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National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), Eligibility Criteria, Exam Schedule, Exam Pattern, Admit Card and Selection Process

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), Eligibility Criteria, Exam Schedule, Exam Pattern, Admit Card and Selection Process
National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), Eligibility Criteria, Exam Schedule, Exam Pattern, Admit Card and Selection Process

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About NEET 2018

NEET is held by the Central Board of higher secondary education every year on the first Sunday of May. All medical (MBBS/BDS) colleges that don't conduct their own entrance exams, accept NEET for their admission process. It is held for the All India Quota seats (15%) in all Medical/Dental colleges across India under Medical Council of India/Dental Council of India with approval of Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. Only colleges like AIIMS and JIPMER, which conduct their own entrance tests, don't accept admissions through NEET.


Eligibility Criteria for NEET 2018

The following are the eligibility criteria for NEET 2018:

  • Lower Age Limit is 17 years as of 31st December 2018 and Upper Limit is 25 years (5 years relaxation for SC/ST/OBC)
  • Candidate should have passed in Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology, English individually
  • Minimum 50% (40% for SC/ST/OBC) aggregate in PCB
  • For UR-PH it is 45% (40% for SC-PH/ST-PH/OBC-PH)
  • Students with 10+2 from open schools or as private candidates are allowed this year but the final hearing of the court on this decision is yet to be held in April and their eligibility can be eliminated

 

Exam Schedule for NEET 2018

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Counselling Dates for NEET 2018 (subject to 2018)

First round of counselling for AIQ, Deemed, CI

12 Jun 2018 – 24 Jun 2018

Last date of joining after first round of counselling for AIQ, Deemed, CI

03 Jul 2018

First round of state counselling

25 Jun 2018 – 05 Jul 2018

Last date of joining after first round of state counselling

12 Jul 2018

Second round of counselling for AIQ, Deemed, CI

06 Jul 2018 – 12 Jul 2018

Last date of joining after second round of counselling for AIQ, Deemed, CI

22 Jul 2018

Second round of state counselling

15 Jul 2018 – 26 Jul 2018

Last date of joining after second round of state counselling

03 Aug 2018

Mop up round of counselling for state

04 Aug 2018 – 08 Aug 2018

Last date of joining after mop up round in state

12 Aug 2018

Forwarding list of students in order of merit, equaling to ten times the number of vacant seats to the medical colleges by the counselling authority for state

13 Aug 2018

Mop up round of counselling for Deemed, CI

12 Aug 2018 – 22 Aug 2018

Last date of joining after mop up round in deemed, CI

26 Aug 2018

Forwarding list of students in order of merit, equaling to ten times the number of vacant seats to the medical colleges by the counselling authority for deemed, CI

27 Aug 2018

Last date of joining in state

18 Aug 2018

Last date of joining in deemed, CI

31 Aug 2018


Application Process

  • The application form for the exam is available here.
  • Fill in the application form and note the registration number for future reference
  • Upload signature and photograph as per the guidelines on the page
  • Pay application fees as per your category

    Category

    Fee

    General, OBC

    Rs 1400

    SC, ST, PH

    Rs 750

  • Take the print-out of the confirmation page and the fee payment proof


Admit Card for NEET 2018

The admit cards are available on official website of NEET Exam. CBSE allows the applicants to download their NEET UG 2018 Admit Card along with a format for affixing of Postcard Size Photograph. The admit card would not be sent by post to the candidates. While downloading admit card, a copy of same will be sent to the registered email id of the candidate. 

UGC NEET 2018 Admit Card Dates are given below:

Admit Card Issuance 17 April 2018
Date of Examination 06 May 2018

Download UGC NEET 2018 Admit Card from here.

 

 

 

Pattern for NEET 2018

The test consists of questions of Physics, Chemistry and Biology based on the syllabus of class XI and XII. Since the syllabus of different Boards may differ slightly, the topics included in the exam are as follows:

Physics

Class XI

Class XII

Physical world and measurement  

Electrostatics

Kinematics

Current Electricity

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

Electromagnetic Waves

Gravitation

Optics

Properties of Bulk Matter

Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation

Thermodynamics

Atoms and Nuclei

Behavior of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory

Electronic Devices

Oscillations and Waves

 


Chemistry

Class XI

Class XII

Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry

Solid State

Structure of Atom

Solutions

Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties

Electro-chemistry

Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure

Chemical Kinetics

States of Matter: Gases and Liquids

Surface Chemistry

Thermodynamics

General Principles of Isolation of Elements

Equilibrium

p-Block Elements

Redox Reactions

d and f Block Elements

Hydrogen

Co-ordination Compounds

S-Block Elements

Haloalkanes and Haloarenes

Some p-Block Elements

Alcohols, Phenol and Ether

Organic Chemistry- Some Basic Principles and Techniques

Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids

Hydrocarbons

Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen

Environmental Chemistry

Bio-molecules

 

Polymers

 

Chemistry in Everyday Life


Biology

Class XI

Class XII

Diversity in Living World

Reproduction

Structural Organisation in Animals and Plants

Genetics and Evolution

Cell Structure and Function

Biology and Human Welfare

Plant Physiology

Biotechnology and its Application

Human Physiology

Ecology and Environment


  • It is an offline (pen and paper based) exam with a total of 720 marks
  • There are sections of 45 questions of Physics, Chemistry, Zoology and Botany
  • Each right answer gives 4 marks
  • Each wrong answer has negative 1 mark
  • The question paper can be attempted in English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Oriya, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu

 

Selection Process for NEET 2018

  • Students above the cut-off marks qualify the exam
  • Depending on the score and the preference list filled by the student, the college is allocated to the student


Last Year Toppers

Navdeep Singh with a score of 697 out of 720 topped the NEET exam in the year 2017.

Archit Gupta and Manish Mulchandani with 99.99 percentile score came in second.

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