NEET is a national level entrance exam for students willing to pursue medical and dental courses in India. This test was previously called as the All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT). In 2016, the government, along with the Supreme Court, passed the decision of replacing all the state PMT exams with NEET.
2016 onward, none of the states had their own medical entrance exams and all the students prepared and applied for NEET. This has brought all the colleges under the purview of one single exam which means there has been an increased number of seats. However, this also means that the students are now competing on a pan India level, thereby, making the exam more competitive.
NEET is a branch of the CBSE board and, hence, is administered by them.
Important Dates For NEET 2018
|Online applications to be released||8th February2018|
|Last date for submitting the application form||9th March 2018|
|Last date for payment of NEET application fee||10th March 2018|
|Date of uploading of Admit-Card||2nd Week of April 2018|
|NEET 2018 Exam Date||6th May 2018|
|Downloading of OMR Answer Sheet||Last week of May 2018 (Tentative)|
|Declaration of NEET 2018 Result||5th June 2018|
There are various factors of eligibility for NEET. You must satisfy ALL the criteria to be eligible. Click below for details of NEET eligibility criteria.
Application form for NEET 2018
NEET application forms has been released on the official NEET website. The following instructions are as per NEET 2018.
Instructions/Steps for filling the form:
It’s important to read and understand the eligibility criteria before you apply for the exam; you also should know and possess all the documents in relation to your domicile and educational qualifications.
- Applications of candidates submitting false and fabricated information will not be considered and such candidates will be further debarred from appearing in examinations conducted by the CBSE. Incomplete application and applications not in accordance with instructions will not be considered and are liable to be rejected. The examination fee deposited will not be refunded in such cases.
- Fee will neither be carried forward to a future examination nor refunded under any circumstances. Submission of online application and remittance of fee would close as per the schedule given and no request for extension of time etc. shall be entertained. Applications once submitted cannot be withdrawn.
- Instructions in the Information Bulletin are liable to change based on decisions taken by the CBSE and other authorities from time to time.
- CBSE reserves the right to withdraw permission, if any, granted inadvertently to any candidate who is not eligible to appear in the NEET (UG) even though the Roll Number and Admit Card has been issued by the Board.
- Candidate’s eligibility for NEET (UG) is purely provisional and is subject to fulfilment of eligibility criteria as prescribed by the MOH&FW/MCI/DCI/Board/MCC.
- In case of any ambiguity in interpretation of any of the instructions/terms/rules/criteria regarding determination of eligibility/conduct of examination/registration of candidates/information contained therein, the interpretation of the CBSE shall be final and binding.
- The conduct of NEET (UG) Examination would be videographed. The candidates are required to keep their head in upright position and face the camera during the videography so that their identity could be clearly established.
- Candidates are advised to regularly check the website www.cbseneet.nic.in for any further updates or information.
- Aadhaar Card is mandatory to fill up NEET application form.
- Open school students cannot apply for NEET 2018.
Requirements of a photo:
- The photo should be recent, taken on or after 1st January 2018. The name of the candidate and the date on which the photograph is taken must be indicated in the photograph.
- Passport size photo with a white background
- Do not wear any accessory and ensure that your face is clearly visible
- Dimension of a passport size photo = 3.5cms (width) * 4.5cms (height)
- Scan it at 200 dpi in a scanner
- Save it as a jpg/jpeg with size between 10kb to 100kb
Requirements of a signature:
- Make a rectangle of 3.5cms (width) and 1.5 cms (height) and sign inside the box.
- Scan it at 200 dpi in a scanner and crop the image.
- Save it as jpg/jpeg with size between 3kb to 20kb
Here are the steps to be followed for applying online for NEET:
Step 1: Log on to the official website
Step 2: Click on “Apply Online”.
Step 3: Read the instructions and click of “Proceed To Apply Online For NEET (UG), 2018”.
Step 4: Enter the required details.
Note: Use a valid and an active mobile number.
Step 5: Upload the image and signature.
Step 6: Pay the requisite amount in one of the prescribed mode.
Application fee for NEET 2018
|Without Late Fee||With Late Fee|
|General/OBC||Rs. 1400||Rs. 2800|
|SC/ST/PH||Rs. 750||Rs. 2150|
- Credit/Debit Card
- Net Banking
- E-wallet of Common Services Centre and other service providers
- a. Mandatory requirement: Aadhar Card
- b. The student should have passed class XIIth or an equivalent exam with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English
- c. A minimum of 50% is required for General category, 45% for General Physically challenged, and 40% for SC/ST/OBC and SC/ST/OBC Physically challenged.
2. 85% State Quota Seat Eligibility:
85% of the total seats of any college will be reserved for home state students through state counselling. The balance 15% would be open for students from other states which will be filled by all India centralized counselling. To apply for the seats in the home state quota, following criteria has to be met:
- a. The aspirant should have completed 10th and 12th grade from the state board
- b. Should possess a valid domicile of the state
- c. Should possess a residency proof of the state
3. Eligibility for 15% All India Quota Seats
- a. The aspirant must be an Indian National or Non Resident Indians (NRI) or Oversees Citizen of India (OCI) or Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) or Foreign Nationals
- b. The candidate should have completed 17 years of age on or before 31st December of the year of admission.
- c. The age limit for applying is 25 years for general category and 30 years for SC/ST/OBC and Physically challenged category
- d. Students from Jammu and Kashmir are eligible to appear for exam only for admission to the AMFC. Pune after self declaration.
Exam Pattern for NEET 2018
|Subject||No. of Questions||Marks|
Language of the Question Papers:-
- Candidates can opt for Question Paper in either of the following languages
- a. HINDI
- b. ENGLISH
- c. GUJARATI
- d. MARATHI
- e. ORIYA
- f. BENGALI
- g. ASSAMESE
- h. TELUGU
- i. TAMIL
- j. KANNADA
- k. 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.
- Candidates opting for Hindi would be provided Bilingual Test Booklet i.e. in Hindi and in English.
- Candidates opting for vernacular languages would be provided Bilingual Test Booklet i.e. 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.
NEET 2018 Syllabus
The NEET Syllabus contains the topics of 11 and 12 class. Along with the syllabus being well defined there are a few books prescribed which you can refer. NEET Exams are given by students all over India to attain the 15% seats reserved in colleges all over India. The CBSE has given a well-defined syllabus for NEET as follows:
NEET Syllabus from Class XI:
Physical World & Measurement
Laws of Motion
Work, Energy & Power
Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body
Properties of Bulk Matter
Behavior 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: Gasses & Liquids
s-Block Element (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals)
Some p-Block Elements
Organic Chemistry- Some Basic Principles and Techniques
NEET Syllabus from Class XII:
Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism
Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents
Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation
Atoms and Nuclei
Isolation of Elements
p- Block Elements
d and f Block Elements
Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers
Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids
Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen
Chemistry in Everyday Life
There will be 180 objective type questions. The duration of the exam will be 3 hours. For every correct response candidates will be awarded 4 marks & one mark will be deducted for incorrect response.
NEET Cut Off 2018
NEET cut off 2018 will be shared only when the NEET 2018 results are out. Meanwhile, take a look at this year’s figures.
|Category||Qualifying Marks out of 720|
|UR – PH||118|
|OBC/SC/ST - PH|
NEET Previous year cut off range
|UR – PH||449-324|
|OBC – PH||322-312|
|SC – PH||315-302|
|ST – PH||NA|
Here are the cut off for the top 7 medical colleges in India.
|S.No.||College||Opening Rank||Closing Rank|
|1||Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi||1||46|
|2||Medical College, Kolkata||18||981|
|3||Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi||20||362|
|4||University College of Medical Sciences, New Delhi||19||80|
|5||Madras Medical College, Chennai||212||945|
|6||Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute||210||728|
|7||Seth G.S. Medical College, Mumbai||65||194|
Exam Centres for NEET 2018
|1||ANDAMAN & NICOBAR||PORT BLAIR||901|
|8||DADRA & NAGAR HAVELI||DADRA & NAGAR HAVELI||911|
|9||DAMAN & DIU||DAMAN||912|
|15||JAMMU & KASHMIR||JAMMU||927|
Best books for NEET 2018
1. The Concept of Physics by HC Verma
HC Verma’s books are well known for their detailed presentation of physical concepts while providing an exhaustive list of MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions). The basics are thoroughly explained which makes this book an ideal and enjoyable study material for competitive exams like IIT-JEE and other state level engineering exams.
2. Objective Physics by Prof. Satya Prakash Arya (MTG Publishers)
Based on NCERT, the level of the questions are not very high. It’s a good book for beginners to get their foundation sorted. It’s recommended to complement this book with the Concept of Physics or any other book from this list to practice the problems.
3. Concepts of Competition Physics For CBSE PMT by Agarwal
Ideal for all kinds of students, Concepts of Competition Physics is the best book for those who are preparing for pre-medical tests. There are a sufficient number of questions to practice with the same level of questions as NEET. The types and difficulty level of the questions are distributed as per the requirement of the medical examination.
4. NCERT Physics by Anil Aggarwal
This is a very important book to build the foundation of the subject. The questions in this book are helpful for understanding the basic concepts in a crystal clear fashion. It’s recommended to have another book along with the NCERT book to practice higher level questions.
1. Physical Chemistry by OP Tandon (G. R. Bathla Publications)
This book covers up the whole syllabus of medical and other medical entrance exams. It is recommended to refer the summary at the end as its useful for quick revision of all the chapters. Questions are divided based on their topics in the exercise section. OP Tondon is sufficient enough for the preparation of all the medical competitive exams. If you are a begineer, we suggest you study NCERT books first before referring OP Tondon.
2. Objective Chemistry (Set of 3 Vols) (S. Dinesh & Co.)
Objective Chemistry is highly recommended for practicing problems. The additional points like brain teasers and tips help you to understand concepts clearly at first glance itself, saving time.With a sufficient number of question to practice, this book helps students to test their knowledge.
3. Modern’s ABC of Chemistry (Part 1 & 2)
The concepts are explained in a simple and systematic manner giving students a chance to understand concepts in the easiest way possible. It also has a number of solved examples which is the highlight of this book which makes it easier for students to refer. Apart from covering the entire syllabus it has a lot of questions on conceptual understanding as well.
4. Organic Chemistry by Himanshu Pandey (GRB Publication)
Though Organic Chemistry contains no theory and no solutions, there is a large collection of questions for students to practice. So according to our in-house experts, this book is for testing your knowledge, and pushing your limits. You can start using this book once you have a little command over the subject. It’s important that you know the basic concepts which is when you can start practicing with this book. There are no solutions but only answers which means that this book is perfect for the toppers or who wants to excel in the subject.
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Listed below are some of the best NEET reference books for Biology:
- Trueman’s Elementary Biology, Vol I and II (English), 27th Edition
- Exploring Biology for Medical Entrances, Volume I and II (English), 5th Edition
- NCERT Xtract – Objective Biology for Class 11 & 12, NEET, AIPMT, AIIMS, JIPMER, BHU, AMU, State PMTs 2nd Edition
- Trueman’s Objective Biology for Medical Entrance Examinations (Set of 2 Vols) (English) 2017 Edition
Solved previous years papers:
- CBSE AIPMT/NEET Physics: 27 Years Chapterwise Explorer (2016–1988) (English)
- CBSE AIPMT/NEET Chemistry: 27 Years Chapterwise Explorer (2016–1988) (English)
- CBSE AIPMT/NEET Biology: 27 Years Chapterwise Explorer (2016–1988) (English)
- 27 Years NEET / CBSE – AIPMT/NEET Topic Wise Solved Papers (Physics/Chemistry/Biology) (1988–2016) (Set of 3 Books) (English) 9th Edition
We also got in touch with Ashley Fernandes, our in-house expert and ex-professor at Patkar College.
He recommends the following books as some of the best books for Biology:-
- Modern’s ABC of Biology for XI & XII – B. B. Arora, A. K. Sabharwal- Modern Publishers
- Exploring Biology (Vol 1 & 2) – Sanjay Sharma & Sudhakar Banerjee – Arihant Publications
- Objective Biology (Vol 1, 2 & 3) – K. N. Bhatia / K. Bhatia – Dinesh Publications
- Medical Entrances Biology (Vol 1, 2 & 3) – Mamta R. Solanki & Lalita Ghotik – Target Publications
1. Modern’s ABC of Biology for XI & XII – B. B. Arora, A. K. Sabharwal- Modern Publishers
The chapters in Modern’s ABC of Biology are explained in simple language which makes it the best pick for students just starting out on their preparations. Considered as an all-inclusive book, Modern’s ABC of Biology has clear and complete details of all concepts with enough colourful diagrams to make it helpful for medical entrance exam preparations. Students are recommended to use this book as it also strictly follows the latest syllabus. It has an exhaustive set of exercises and the latest questions for students to prepare for NEET.
2. Exploring Biology (Vol 1 & 2) – Sanjay Sharma & Sudhakar Banerjee – Arihant Publications
As the name suggests, Exploring Biology explores biology subject in great detail covering in-depth concepts in a simplified manner. This thick book is ideal for those who love the subject and don’t mind getting additional knowledge along the way. Considered to be a preferred choice for Biology lovers, the book contains the best collection of objective questions designed to help with self-study. The book is favoured for mastering the concepts of Class XI Biology curriculum. It also covers in details about the skills required to tackle important questions in different formats in medical entrance examinations.
3. Objective Biology (Vol 1, 2 & 3) – K. N. Bhatia / K. Bhatia – Dinesh Publications
Objective Biology is for the above average student. It comes in a form of a thin booklet and is best for revision once Modern’s ABC of Biology and Exploring Biology are thoroughly done. It contains 3 volumes and 10 years papers which make attempting NEET exams easy. It has all the important points in bullet forms. Students prefer and recommend this book as the theory is neatly explained which makes it a good choice for preparing NEET. This concise book is recommended for revision two to three months before the examination.
4. Medical Entrances Biology (Vol 1, 2 & 3) – Mamta R. Solanki & Lalita Ghotik – Target Publications
Medical Entrances Biology comprises exhaustive notes and MCQs in each chapter which helps to understand student’s conceptual understanding of the subject. The book has an absolute focus on the theory and important tricks and fundamentals to solve tricky questions. Each chapter is provided with an all exhaustive relevant theory presented in a simple and lucid manner that will help the students to grasp the subject in full measure. The difficulty level is on the lines of various competitive examinations like CBSE, AIIMS, CPMT, PMT, AFMC, JIPMER, etc. which would help the students test their knowledge on a broader perspective.
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NEET Result 2018
NEET Results will be declared the 5th of June 2018 on the official website.
NEET Counselling 2018
Counselling is the procedure where students are allotted seats in their respective colleges based on their rank and college preference soon after the NEET results in June 2018. Until then, check out this year’s details to get an idea.
NEET 2018 Admit Card
The CBSE will provide the facility of downloading Admit Cards of NEET (UG) on the Board’s website along with a format for affixing of Postcard size photograph. Candidates are required to download the admit cards from the website and follow the instructions given therein. Candidate may please note that admit cards will not be sent by the post. When candidate will download the Admit Card, a copy of the same in pdf format will also be emailed to the candidate on the registered email id. The Admit Card will bear the candidate’s Roll Number, Name, Father’s Name, Category, Sub-Category, Photograph, Signature, Date of Birth, Language of Question Paper with Name and Address of examination centre allotted. The candidate should carefully examine the Admit Card downloaded by him/her for all the entries made therein.