NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY CUM ENTRANCE TEST (NEET)
Admissions to all seats of MBBS/BDS courses will be done through NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY CUM ENTRANCE TEST (UG), 2018. NEET 2018 is scheduled to be held on 06th May, 2018.
The seats are classified in the following categories:-
All India Quota Seats
State Government Quota Seats
Central Institutions/Universities/Deemed Universities
State/Management/NRI Quota Seats in Private Medical / Dental Colleges or any Private University
Central Pool Quota SeatsThe responsibility of CBSE is limited to the conduct of the entrance test, declaration of result and providing All India Rank to the Directorate General of Health Services, New Delhi. The Counselling for successful candidates under 15% All India Quota seats is conducted by the MCC/DGHS. The counselling for admission in seats under the control of other States/Universities/Institutions will be conducted as per the notifications issued separately by the authorities concerned.
From NEET 2017, Aadhaar cards have been made mandatory for filling up the online application forms. In order to facilitate such candidates who are not having Aadhaar, the CBSE has specially set up facilitation centres in each city of examination for the purpose of Aadhaar enrolment.
These candidates who have enrolled for Aadhaar and have not received Aadhaar should enter 14 digits Aadhaar Enrolment ID (including slash) printed on the Aadhaar enrolment slip at the time of filling online application form for NEET (UG)-2018.
In case Aadhaar enrolment facility is not available at the facilitation centres, the candidates should submit a request for Aadhaar enrolment. The facilitation centre will issue a registration number to such candidates. This registration number should be entered by the candidates at the time of filling online application form for NEET (UG)-2018.
The above provisions shall be applicable in all states except J&K, Assam & Meghalaya.
The candidates who have passed or appearing in Class XII examination from the states of J&K, Assam & Meghalaya (if not having Aadhaar Card) need to enter the passport number, ration card number, bank account number or any other valid Govt. identity number provided they should select the city of examination in these states only.
NRI candidates in case they do not have Aadhaar card, need to enter the passport number.
Foreign Nationals, Oversees Citizen of India (OCI’s) and Persons of Indian Origin (PIO’s) need to enter the passport number.
Age: He/she has completed age of 17 years at the time of admission or will complete the age on or before 31st December of the year of his/her admission to the 1st year MBBS/BDS Course.
CBSE has fixed the upper age limit for NEET as 25 years on the date of examination with relaxation of 5 years for candidates belonging to OBC/SC/ST category and for candidates with disbilities.
The Age criteria for appearing in NEET (UG) – 2018 are as follows:
For Candidates of Unreserved Category (UR) born on or between 07.05.1993 and 01.01.2002 For Candidates of SC/ST/OBC/PH Category born on or between 07.05.1988 and 01.01.2002
Number of attempts: There is no cap for number of attempts (As per letter no. U.12023/16/2010-ME-II dated 06/12/2017 of MoH & FW). Candidates may appear for the NEET examination as far as they satisfy the age restrictions.
Nativity: Indian Nationals, Non Resident Indians (NRIs), Oversees Citizen of India (OCIs), Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) & Foreign Nationals are ELIGIBLE to appear in NEET (UG)-2017. They are eligible for admission in Medical/Dental Colleges subject to rules and regulations framed by the respective State Governments, Institution and the Government of India.
Foreign nationals may confirm their eligibility from the concerned Medical/Dentals college/state.
Eligibility for 15% All India Quota Seats: Indian Nationals, Non Resident Indians (NRIs), Oversees Citizen of India (OCIs), Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) & Foreign Nationals are eligible for 15% All India Quota Seats.
The Government of Andhra Pradesh & Telangana vide their letter no.13021/C1/2016 dated 06.11.2017 & letter no.7072/C1/2017 dated 07.11.2017 respectively have informed that Government of Andhra Pradesh and Government of Telangana have decided to join and contribute to the All India Quota seats from the admissions of 2018 onwards. Accordingly, the candidates of these States have also become eligible for 15% All India Quota seats (As per letter No. F.No. V.26012/05.2017-MEP/MEC dated 10.01.2018, Directorate General Health Services, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India)
(i) Students from the State of J & K are NOT ELIGIBLE for 15% all India quota seats as these States had opted out of All India Scheme since its inception. If they claim eligibility, they must submit online Self Declaration which will be generated and printed automatically along with confirmation page for the record and to present during counselling. This Self Declaration of the candidates will be verified at the time of counselling and if found to be false at any time, the candidature/admission of such candidates shall be cancelled and criminal proceedings may be initiated against them.
(ii) Candidates from the State of J & K can appear in NEET (UG) for admission to Private Medical/Dental Colleges or any Private/Deemed University and Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune subject to the fulfilment of eligibility conditions.
Marks in qualifying examination: Candidates must have passed any of the qualifying examinations or appearing in the qualifying examination in 2018. Also the candidate must have passed in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Bio-technology and English individually and must have obtained a minimum of 50% marks taken together in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Bio-technology at the qualifying examination. In case of candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes or Other Backward Classes, the marks obtained in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Bio-technology taken together in qualifying examination shall be 40% marks and for persons with locomotor disability of lower limbs, minimum of 45% marks for Gen-PH and 40% marks for SC-PH/ST-PH/OBC-PH are required.
Pattern of the Entrance Test:
A single paper containing 180 objective type questions
Four options with single correct answer) from Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany & Zoology) to be answered on the specially designed machine-gradable sheet using Ball Point Pen provided by CBSE at examination centre only.
Duration – 03 hours.
Language of the Question Papers:
Candidates qualifying NEET would be eligible for All India Quota and other quotas under the State Governments/Institutes, irrespective of the medium in which the examination is taken by a candidate, subject to other eligibility criteria.
Candidates can opt for Question Paper in either of the following languages –
HINDI, ENGLISH, ASSAMESE, BENGALI, GUJARATI, KANNADA, MARATHI, ORIYA, TAMIL, TELUGU and URDU.
Option of medium of Question Paper should be exercised while filling in the application form and the option once exercised by candidates cannot be changed later. Candidates opting for English would be provided Test Booklet in English only.
Bilingual question papers will be provided to candidates opting for Hindi or vernacular languages, i.e. in Hindi and in English or in selected language and in English.
In case of any ambiguity in translation of any of the questions, its English version shall be treated as final.
Physical world and measurement|
Laws of Motion|
Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism|
Work, Energy and Power|
Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents|
Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body|
Properties of Bulk Matter|
Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation|
Atoms and Nuclei|
Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory|
Oscillations and Waves|
Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry|
Structure of Atom|
Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties|
Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure|
States of Matter: Gases and Liquids|
General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements|
p- Block Elements|
d and f Block Elements|
s-Block Element (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals)|
Haloalkanes and Haloarenes|
Some p-Block Elements|
Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers|
Organic Chemistry- Some Basic Principles and Techniques|
Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids|
Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen|
Chemistry in Everyday Life|
Diversity in Living World|
Structural Organisation in Animals and Plants|
Genetics and Evolution|
Cell Structure and Function|
Biology and Human Welfare|
Biotechnology and Its Applications|
Ecology and environment|
Eligibility criteria for Admission:
(a) Marks in NEET:
General Category – the minimum marks would be at 50th percentile in NEET
SC/ST/OBC – the minimum marks would be at 40th percentile.
GEN PH – the minimum marks would be at 45th percentile
SC-PH/ST-PH/OBC-PH – the minimum marks would be at 40th percentile
The percentile shall be determined on the basis of highest marks secured in the All India common merit list in National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test for admission to MBBS/BDS courses.
(b) Marks in qualifying exam: Candidates must have passed any of the qualifying examinations or appearing in the qualifying examination in 2018. Also the candidate must have passed in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Bio-technology and English individually and must have obtained a minimum of 50% marks taken together in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Bio-technology at the qualifying examination. In case of candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes or Other Backward Classes, the marks obtained in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Bio-technology taken together in qualifying examination shall be 40% marks and for persons with locomotor disability of lower limbs, minimum of 45% marks for Gen-PH and 40% marks for SC-PH/ST-PH/OBC-PH are required.
Eligibility for 15% All India Quota Seats
(a) Indian Nationals, Non Resident Indians (NRIs), Oversees Citizen of India (OCIs), Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) & Foreign Nationals are eligible for 15% All India Quota Seats.
(b) Candidates from J & K are NOT ELIGIBLE for 15% all India quota seats as these States had opted out of All India Scheme since its inception. However, candidates from these States can appear in NEET (UG) for admission to Private Medical/Dental Colleges or any Private/Deemed University and Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune subject to the fulfilment of eligibility conditions.
Merit List for Counselling under 15% All India Quota:
The merit list of the eligible and successful Candidates will be prepared by the CBSE on the basis of score obtained in the NEET (UG) – 2018. The merit list will be equal to the number of seats available for allotment in MBBS/BDS courses under 15% All India Quota. There shall also be a waiting list equal to 4 times of the merit list or so if required by DGHS. The list of successful candidates (Merit List/Waiting List) shall be forwarded to the Directorate General of Health Services (Medical Examination Cell), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India for the purpose of allotment of seats by Online Counselling to 15% All India Quota Seats.
Eligibility for seats under the control of States/Universities/Institutions/ AFMC/Central pool Quota
(a) Indian Nationals, Non Resident Indians (NRIs), Oversees Citizen of India (OCIs), Persons with Indian Origin (PIOs) & Foreign Nationals are eligible for admission in Medical/Dental Colleges subject to rules and regulations framed by the respective State Governments, Institution and the Government of India.
(b) Foreign nationals may confirm their eligibility from the concerned Medical/Dentals College/State.
Merit List for seats other than 15% All India Quota
CBSE will provide All India Rank. Result will be given to the DGHS, Ministry of Health and Family welfare, Govt of India to provide the same to the Admitting Authorities.
Admitting Authorities will invite applications for Counselling and merit list shall be drawn based on All India Rank by the Admitting Authorities subject to their applicable rules.
In case of two or more candidates obtaining equal marks in the NEET (UG) – 2017, the inter-se-merit of such candidates shall be determined in order of preference as follows:
Candidates obtaining higher marks in Biology (Botany & Zoology) in the Test.
Candidates obtaining higher marks in Chemistry in the Test.
Candidates with less number of attempted wrong answers in all the subjects in the Test.
Candidates older in age to be preferred.
Counselling for seats under 15% All India Quota:
Online counselling would be conducted by the Medical Counselling Committee of the Directorate General of Health Services.
Counselling and admission other than 15% All India Seats
Candidates wishing to apply for admission in State Medical Colleges/Universities/Institutions using merit list of NEET – 2018 shall follow the instructions of the State Government and/or authorities of the medical/dental colleges/Institution/University concerned for counselling.
Important Dates & other info
Schedule for on-line submission of application forms|
08.02.2018 to 09.03.2018 (up to 23.50 hrs.)|
Last date for successful final transaction of fee|
10.03.2018 (up to 23.50 hrs.)|
Date of uploading of Admit-Cards on website|
2nd week of April 2018|
Date of Examination, NEET(UG) – 2018|
Display of OMR Sheet|
Will be intimated through website|
Display of Answer Key|
Will be intimated through website|
Declaration of Result|
Gen/OBC – Rs.1400/-
SC/ST/PH – Rs.750/-
Time Schedule NEET (UG)-2018
Entry in the Examination Hall : 7.30 AM to 9.30 AM
Checking of Admit Cards by the invigilator : 9.30 AM to 9.45 AM
Distribution of Test Booklet : 9.45 AM
Seal of the Test Booklet to be broken/opened to take out the Answer Sheet : 9.55 AM
Latest Entry in the Examination Hall : 9.30 AM
Test Commences : 10.00 AM
Test Concludes : 01.00 PM
Material to be brought on the day of examination: Admit Card, Passport size Photograph
Rough Work: All rough work is to be done in the Test Booklet only. The candidate will not do any rough work or put stray mark on the machine gradable Answer Sheet.
Use of Blue/Black Ball Point Pen only: Pen will be provided at the centre for writing of particulars on the Test Booklet and responses on the Answer Sheet.