NEET 2018 Notification

NEET UG 2018: Notification, Exam Dates, Pattern & Eligibility Criteria

NEET 2018 Notification:

NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY CUM ENTRANCE TEST (UG) – 2018 (NEET-UG-2018) to be conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), for admission to MBBS/BDS Courses in India.

Medical/Dental Colleges run with the approval of Medical Council of India/Dental Council of India under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, except for the institutions established through an Act of Parliament i.e. AIIMS and JIPMER Puducherry.

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Admissions to all seats of MBBS/BDS courses will be done through NEET (UG), 2018.

The seats are classified in the following categories:

(i) All India Quota Seats
(ii) State Government Quota Seats
(iii) Central Institutions/Universities/Deemed Universities
(iv) State/Management/NRI Quota Seats in Private Medical / Dental Colleges or any Private University
(v) Central Pool Quota Seats

A. Examination Pattern:

The NEET (UG) shall consist of one paper containing 180 objective type questions (four options with single correct answer) from Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany & Zoology). The duration of paper would be 03 hours from
10.00 a.m. to 01.00 p.m.

S No Subject No.Of Questions Marks Duration
1 Botany 45 180 3 Hours
2 Physics 45 180
3 Zoology 45 180
4 Chemistry 45 180
Total 180 720

B. Fee Details:

S No Category Application Fee
1 For OBC/General Rs 1400/-
2 For SC/ST/PH Rs 750/-

C. Important Dates:

SNo Important Events Dates
1 Application form release Feb 8, 2018 (Thursday)
2 Last date for filling the application Mar 9, 2018 (Friday)
3 Last date to submit the application fee Mar 10, 2018 (Saturday)
4 Release of admit card 1st week of April 2018
5 Exam date May 6 2018 (Sunday)
6 Result announcement June 5 2018 (Tuesday)

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D. Eligibility Criteria:


(i) Indian Nationals, Non Resident Indians (NRI’s), Overseas Citizen of India (OCI’s), Persons of Indian Origin (PIO’s) & Foreign Nationals are eligible for appearing in the NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY CUM ENTRANCE TEST (UG), 2018.

(ii) The candidate must have completed age of 17 years at the time of admission or will complete the age on or before 31st December, 2018 i.e. the year of his/her admission to the 1st year M.B.B.S./B.D.S. Course.

(iii) The upper age limit for candidates seeking admission in MBBS/BDS seats shall be 25 years as on the date of examination with a relaxation of 5 years for candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC category and persons entitled for
reservation under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016.

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

(iv) 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.

(v) In respect of candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribes/Other Backward Classes, the marks obtained in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Bio-technology taken together in qualifying examination be
40% instead of 50% for General category candidates.

(vi) In respect of the candidates with benchmark disabilities specified under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016, the marks obtained in Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Bio-technology taken together in qualifying
examination shall be 45% instead of 50% for General category candidates and 40% for SC/ST/OBC candidates.

(vii) Provided that two years of regular and continuous study of Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Bio-technology taken together shall be required at 10+2 level for all the candidates.

(viii) Candidates who have passed 10+2 from Open Schools or as Private candidates shall not be eligible to appear for National Eligibility-cum Entrance Test-UG. Furthermore, study of Biology/Bio-technology as an Additional Subject at 10+2 level also shall not be permissible.

(ix) Those who are appearing in Class XII examination in 2018 can also appear for the entrance test provisionally subject to their fulfilling the conditions later.

(x) As the States of Andhra Pradesh and Telengana have decided to join and contribute their MBBS/BDS seats for the allotment to the candidates under 15% All India Quota from the academic year 2018-19 onward, the candidates belonging to these States shall also be eligible for 15% All India

E. Marks Scheme Details:

Four marks will be given for each correct answer (+4 Marks) and One mark will be deducted for each wrong answer (-1 Mark).

Schedule & Fee Details

Date of Test : 6th May, 2018 (Sunday)
Schedule for on-line submission of application forms 08.02.2018 (Thursday) to
09.03.2018 (Friday) upto 23:50 Hrs. (IST)
Schedule for successful Payment of online fee 08.02.2018 (Thursday) to
10.03.2018 (Saturday) upto 23:50 Hrs. (IST)
Rs.1400/- (INR) Rs.750/- (INR)



  • Candidates can apply ONLY ONLINE.
  • Online submission of application may be made by accessing the Board’s website Instructions for submitting online application and payment of fee
    are available on website.Candidates may remit the fee in the following manner:a. Through any Debit/Credit Card
    b. Net Banking/UPI or
    c. e-wallets of different service provider

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