January 2018 is crucial for NEET 2018 aspirants as the application form will be released in this month. This examination is conducted on national level for offering admission into MBBS & BDS courses. NEET exam is conducted by CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) at exam centers spread in various cities of the nation. Admission in medical & dental UG courses across India is possible after qualifying NEET. It has replaced AIPMT (All India Pre Medical Test) from 2016. All the institutions conducting medical courses considering only the NEET score to shortlist the candidates for admissions. This article is aimed at educating the students about all the important updates about NEET 2018 exam along with the information such as, application form & dates, exam dates, pattern of papers, eligibility, syllabus, etc.
Important Dates: NEET 2018 Exams
The tentative dates for NEET 2018 entrance exam are:
|Application form availability||January 2018|
|Application Submission Last Date||4th week of January 2018|
|Application Fee Deposit Last date||Last week of January 2018|
|Admit Card Issuance||1st week of April 2018|
|Date of Exam||1st week of May 2018|
|Result Declaration||1st week of June 2018|
|Counselling Session||After result declaration|
NEET Application Form 2018
Have a look at below pointers to fetch the important application form details:
- NEET 2018 Application Form will be available through online mode only
- Visit the NEET official website to fill the application form
- Necessary details such as personal info, contact details, qualification, etc.
- Scanned images of photo, signature and impression of index finger in predefined format
- Either use offline or online mode for making fee payment
- Don’t forget to get the printout of confirmation page after paying the fee for further reference
- Candidates need to pay application fee of Rs. 1400/- (for UR & OBC) and Rs. 750/- (for SC/ST & PH)
- Fill an e-challan from Syndicate, SBI, ICICI Bank or HDFC bank if want to pay through offline mode
- You can use either Debit Card or Credit Card to pay fee online
NEET 2018 Eligibility Criteria
It’s important to check the eligibility criteria before registering for NEET exam. Check the below pointers to known about NEET 2018 eligibility:
- Candidates should be Indian citizen. Moreover, candidates, who belong to OCI (Overseas Citizen of India) community, can also apply.
- Candidates hailing from J&K/AP/Telangana reserve the 15% All India Quota including AFMC, Pune just on the grounds of self-declaration.
- Carrying Aadhaar card number is mandatory to apply for NEET exams for Indian candidates
- A candidate should be at least 17 years old as on or before 31st December of the year in which he/ she is taking the admission
- General & OBC candidates can apply till the 25 years of age whereas 30 years is the maximum age limit for other categories
- A candidate must have passed senior secondary or equivalent exam to be eligible for NEET.
- Chemistry, Physics, Biology/Biotechnology with English are compulsory subjects in senior secondary
- Candidates who are appearing in 10+2 can also apply
- The required minimum marks in 12th standard (PCB group) for general category are 50%, 40% for SC/ST & OBC and 45% marks for general-PH
NEET 2018 Exam Pattern
Go through the below points to know the pattern of NEET 2018 examination:
- The paper will contain total 180 questions
- NEET paper is a pen and paper based offline mode exam
- All the questions will be objective type (1 out of 4 will be correct)
- The duration of the exam will be 3 hours
- Question paper will be provided in 8 different languages including English, Hindi, Tamil, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi and Telugu
- 4 marks will be credited to score for each right answer (+4)
- Each wrong answer will harm you with one mark deduction (-1)
|Section||No. of Question||Marks|
MCI (Medical Council of India) is the body that defines the syllabus of NEET exam. Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology are the subjects on which the paper is based. 11th and 12th class level topics of these subjects will be covered in the paper. NEET paper is usually structured after reviewing the syllabus of various states as well as NCERT, COBSE, CBSE.
Preparation Tips for NEET
- Find official syllabus to collect the relevant details for study plan
- Adhere with a timetable for better preparations
- Refer good books and study material for solid preparation
- Mock test & previous question papers are the best things to go through
- Sleep properly, eat nutritious and stay healthy and tension free
- With less time left, don’t try something new
NEET Admit Card 2018
NEET Admit Card 2018 will be available for download from the 1st week of April 2018. Successfully registered candidates will not receive the admit cards individually by post or any other services. The name of the candidate, father’s name, category, roll no, photograph, exam center, reporting date & time, etc. will be mentioned on hall ticket. Candidates are suggested to keep their admit cards safely until process of admission gets over.
NEET Answer KEY
The answer key will be available from the week of the examination only. You can find the answer key on the NEET official website only. Candidates will have the provision to challenge any answer from the key, if they don’t find any answer correct. Candidates have to spend INR 1000 per answer while challenging. The Board will refund the payment if the challenger wins the challenge.
NEET 2018 Result
NEET Results shall be declared online through the official website. Candidates can know their score by entering their roll no. and other details once the result gets declared. An extra printout of the result helps the students get further reference. While preparing the merit lists, the guidelines issued by Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, DGHS, MCI and DCI are followed.
The minimum marks a candidate needs to score to qualify in any entrance are called cut-off marks. The influential factors for a cut-off are no. of participants, level of difficulty, and availability of seats. NEET 2018 cut-off will be released after results in June 2018.
NEET Counselling 2018
The candidates can participate in the counselling process as per their NEET score. MCC of Directorate General of Health Service (DGHS) conducts online counseling for students belonging from 15% All India Quota. The students out of the quota will be counseled by the respective boards.
Candidates will have to pay the counselling charges and choose their preferred colleges when the counselling process will be on the go. The filled choices, rank and availability of seats are the major factors in seat allotment. Once a candidate receives a seat allotment notification, he/she needs to visit the allotted college for fulfill the admission formalities.
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