NEET 2018: Application Form Released, Exam Dates, Pattern, Syllabus

NEET 2018 Application Form has been released now. It is the national level examination for admission to MBBS & BDS courses. CBSE is the conducting authority which organizes the NEET examination every year in various cities across the country. NEET exam is the only gateway for admissions into medical & dental UG courses offered by various government and private medical colleges of the country. All medical institutions consider NEET score for providing admission in MBBS/BDS courses. Through this article, students can get details about NEET 2018 exam including application form, eligibility, exam dates, exam pattern, syllabus, etc.


NEET Application Form 2018
The detailed application procedure is mentioned below:

  • Students can avail the NEET 2018 Application Form via online mode only.
  • No offline application is issued by the authority.
  • Candidates can fill the application from 8th February to 9th March 2018.
  • Aadhaar Card is compulsory to fill the application form.
  • Visit the official website of NEET.
  • Fill all the necessary details like personal, contact, domicile, qualification, etc.
  • Upload the scanned images of photograph & signature in the prescribed format.
  • Make the fee payment by using online mode.
  • After the fee payment, take the three printout of the confirmation page of the application form and keep it safe for further use.
  • The correction period will be opened from 12th March to 16th March 2018.

NEET 2018 New Changes Introduced

newiconAndhra Pradesh and Telangana have joined 15% All India Quota scheme. Candidates of these states need not to submit Self Declaration form now. Candidates from J&K state only, have to submit self declaration form for seats under 15% All India Quota.
newiconIndian students who wish to pursue MBBS/BDS from a foreign Medical Institute, they have qualify NEET (UG) examination.
newiconThe attempt limit has been removed from 2018. Now, candidates may attempt the NEET exam maximum times untill the 25 years of age (30 years for SC/ST). 
newiconNIOS or State Open School or private candidate are not eligible for NEET 2018 exam.
newiconThere will be one set for question paper in all languages.
newiconAs per officials the exam will be bilingual (except language chosen in English).


NEET 2018 Exam Dates

Students can check here the exam dates of NEET 2018 entrance exam:


Dates (Announced)

Application form release

8th February 2018 (Released)

Last date for filling the application

9th March 2018 (11:50 PM)

Last date to submit the application fee

10th March 2018 (11:50 PM)

Correction Window Open

12th to 16th March 2018

Release of admit card

2nd week of April 2018

Exam date

6th May 2018 (10:00 AM to 1:00 PM)

Result announcement

5th June 2018

1st Round Counselling starts

12th June to 24th June 2018


Counseling Dates:

Schedule For Admission

Central Counseling

State Counseling

All India Quota

Deemed + CI

Conduct of Exam

By 6th May 2018

Declaration of Result

By 1st Week of June

1st round of Counseling

12th June – 24th June

12th June – 24th June

25th June – 5th July

Last date of Joining

3rd July

3rd July

12th July

2nd round of Counseling

6th July – 12th July

6th July – 12th July

15th July – 26th July

Last date of Joining

22nd July

22nd July

3rd August

Mop-up round

12th August – 22nd August

4th August – 8th August

Last date of Joining

26th August

12th August

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

27th August

13th August

Last date of Joining

31st August

18th August


Eligibility Criteria

Students should check the eligibility criteria before applying for NEET exam. The eligibility criteria for appearing NEET exam is given below:


  • Nationality: Candidates must be an Indian citizen. OCIs/NRIs/PIOs/FNs candidates are also eligible to apply.
  • J&K: Such candidates are eligible for All India 15% quota only (also eligible for admission in AFMC, Pune) on the basis of self-declaration.
  • Aadhaar Card Requirement: Indian National candidates must have an Aadhaar Number to apply for NEET exam (except J&K, Assam and Meghalaya).

Age Limit:

  • Minimum Age: The minimum age limit is 17 years as on or before 31st December of the year of admission.
  • Maximum Age: The maximum age limit is 25 years (for General candidates) and 30 years (for OBC/SC/ST categories) on the date of exam.



  • Examination: Candidates should have qualified 12th or equivalent exam.
  • Subjects: Subjects Should be Chemistry, Physics, Biology/Biotechnology with English as a compulsory subject.
  • 10+2 appearing students are also eligible to apply.
  • Marks Required: In the qualifying exam (PCB group), students should have obtained at least 50% marks for general, 45% marks for general-PH and 40% marks for SC/ST & OBC.


NEET 2018 Exam Pattern
The exam pattern for NEET 2018 examination is mentioned below:

  • No. of Question: Total 180 questions will be asked in the exam.
  • Exam Mode: Exam will be conducted through offline mode (pen and paper based mode).
  • Type of Question: There will be objective type questions (four options with one correct answer).
  • Subjects: Questions will be asked from Physics, Chemistry & Biology (Zoology & Botany) subjects.
  • Exam Duration: The exam duration will be 3 hours.
  • Language: Question paper will be asked in 11 languages like English, Hindi, Tamil, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Oriya, Urdu Marathi and Telugu languages.
  • Marking Scheme: Four marks will be given for each correct answer (+4 Marks).
  • Negative Marking: One mark will be deducted for each wrong answer (-1 Mark).


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NEET Syllabus
The syllabus is based on a common syllabus prescribed by the MCI (Medical Council of India). The syllabus have topics from Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology subjects.
It has been prescribed after the review of various state syllabus as well as CBSE, NCERT & COBSE. The syllabus is based on the 11th & 12th class standard.
Note: As per the official site, the Syllabus of NEET(UG), 2018 is exactly same as it was for NEET(UG), 2017. There is no change in the syllabus for NEET(UG), 2018.
NEET Preparation Tips

  • Firstly, gather all the details about the officially prescribed from NCERT/CBSE syllabus for the examination.
  • Make a proper time-table for your preparations.
  • Consider the good preparation books and study materials. Do not forget NCERT is most important book
  • Practice mock test & previous year question papers.
  • Solve past years question papers.
  • Practice, Practice and Practice
  • Stay stress free & healthy while preparing for exams.
  • Don't try to include new topics at the end of preparations.