NEET 2018 – CBSE will announce NEET Result 2018 today, on June 4, 2018, at cbseneet.nic.in. It has been confirmed MHRD Minister Anil Swarup. Candidates who qualify as per result of NEET 2018 can participate in counselling. Around 90000 MBBS and BDS seats will be filled through 15% AIQ counselling and state level counselling on basis of NEET results. CBSE conducted National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2018 on 6th May at 2255 centres. NEET is the national level medical / dental entrance exam. It is conducted for class 12 students who wish to pursue medical programs. Central Board Secondary Education is the exam conducting body. Next year onwards, National Testing Agency or NTA will conduct NEET. Get here complete details of NEET 2018 result date, result, answer key, cutoff, counselling and other information.
Result of NEET 2018 shall be the basis of admission in MBBS, BDS programs in more than 90,000 seats in India. This year, AYUSH admissions will also be on basis of NEET. Note all important dates of NEET 2018 here.
|Online registration / application form filling started||08 Feb 2018|
|Last date for application form||12 Mar 2018|
|Last date for fee payment for application form||13 Mar 2018|
|Application form correction started||15 Mar 2018|
|Last date for application form correction||17 Mar 2018|
|Download admit card||17 Apr 2018|
|NEET 2018 Exam Date||06 May 2018|
|CBSE will release official NEET 2018 answer key and OMR sheet||25-27 May 2018|
|Candidates can challenge NEET 2018 answer key and OMR sheet||25-27 May 2018|
|Declaration of NEET 2018 Result||04 Jun 2018|
As per regulations framed under the Indian Medical Council Act as amended and the Dentists Act as amended, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducts NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY CUM ENTRANCE TEST (UG) – 2018 [NEET(UG)-2018] for admission to MBBS/BDS Courses in India in Medical/Dental Colleges run with the approval of Medical Council of India/Dental Council of India under the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India except for the institutions established through an Act of Parliament e.g. AIIMS and JIPMER Puducherry.
NEET 2018 Latest News And Updates
NEET 2018 one seat reserved for complainant from Kolkata who alleged 180 errors in Bengali question paper. Read more.
NEET 2018 Bonus Marks for wrong questions regarding details are being clarified. Confusion about whether there are any wrong questions, and who is eligible to get bonus marks explained. Check here.
NEET 2018 official answer key has been released by CBSE. The board has published code-wise answer keys at cbseneet.nic.in along with key challenge. Check here.
NEET 2018 OMR sheets have been issued by CBSE. Candidates can login to check recorded responses and also challenge them if they find any discrepancy. Check here.
NEET 2018 Age Limit and NIOS students case regarding final hearing done; age limit will be applicable. However respite for NIOS students are they are allowed to sit for exam. Check here.
NEET Result 2018
CBSE will announce NEET Result on June 4, 2018. Time at which result will be announced will be decided by the board. Prior to publishing result of NEET 2018, answer keys will be released. It will be announced at cbseneet.nic.in. Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is responsible for checking of papers, and declaring result. The board shall prepare merit list as per guidelines laid down by DGHS, MCI, DCI.
NEET State Rank will be published by state counselling bodies in June/July, at the time of counselling. Only those candidates who qualify and register for state counselling will be able to see their state ranks when authorities publish state merit list.
NEET Answer Key
CBSE released official answer keys on May 25, 2018. Candidates could challenge it from May 25, 2018, to May 27, 2018. In order to challenge answer key, candidates had to visit cbseneet.nic.in. On the official website, one could submit challenge with a fee of Rs 1000 per answer. Answer Key of NEET 2018 finalized by CBSE shall be final and binding. Papers will be checked on basis of those answers only.
Display Of OMR Sheets
Along with answer keys, CBSE released OMR sheets. Candidates could login to check scanned copies of their OMR sheets. They could see if the answers scanned by machine are same as the ones they marked in their OMR sheet. CBSE issued NEET 2018 OMR Sheet on May 25, 2018. Candidates could challenge OMR sheets by following same process that was applicable to answer keys – login to NEET 2018 OMR Challenge link at cbseneet.nic.in, submit challenge, pay Rs 1000 per challenge.
Wrong Questions In NEET 2018
NEET 2018 Wrong Questions are doubtful questions or those with ambiguous answers. As per analysis of the question paper by various experts, there are 12 doubtful questions.
- 4 in Chemistry
- 2 in Biology, and
- 6 in Physics.
However, as per official answer key by CBSE, there are no wrong questions. If there are any as per final answer key then the board will award bonus marks for it. Candidates may note that for wrong questions, all students get bonus marks in NEET 2018 whether they have attempted that question or not.
NEET Rank Predictor 2018
As you have a good idea of your marks, won’t you like to know your rank? Before CBSE declares NEET 2018 Result, you can predict your rank using the rank predictor. All you have to do is enter your score and hit predict rank button; predicted rank displays on screen. No registration required!
Which College Will I Get On Basis Of NEET 2018 Result?
Now that exam is over, this is the biggest worry of 13.26 lakh students across India. You can take a look at the closing ranks of past year given below, to get an idea of your chances of admission.
All India Quota Counselling Closing Ranks (archive)
|Category||MBBS Closing Rank||BDS Closing Rank|
NEET Cutoff / Qualifying Marks
Candidates need to score a minimum marks, referred to as cut off, in order to qualify NEET. Only those who score this much marks will get a rank in the exam, others will not. The minimum percentile cutoff is given below. Marks corresponding to these percentiles will be available only after NEET 2018 Result is announced. You can check expected cut off and past year cut offs also.
|S.No||Category||Cut Off Percentile||Cut Off Marks (Expected)|
NEET 2018 Counselling
Firstly, take a look at the likely dates of counselling. These dates were published in a very initial notification published to outline flow of events. Final dates will be published by MCC for 15% AIQ counselling, and state authorities for state level counselling.
|NEET 2018 Counselling||Dates|
|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, equalling 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 orer of merit, equalling 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|
At the time of counselling, candidates will have to first register for it. Then they have to select colleges and courses. After that, the counselling authorities will allot seats to you on basis of your NEET 2018 Result and options selected.
Who will conduct counselling?
MCC will conduct
- All India Quota Counselling
- AFMC Medical Counselling
- Deemed / Central Universities Counselling
- ESI Medical Counselling for IP Wards
Other than that, the following bodies will look after state level medical counselling:
- APDHTE (Arunachal Pradesh),
- NTRUHS (AP)
- DME (Assam)
- GMC Chandigarh (Chandigarh)
- DME Raipur (Chhattisgarh)
- DTE (Goa)
- ACPC (Gujarat)
- Pt BDSUHS (Haryana)
- DME (HP)
- JAKBOPEE (Jammu and Kashmir)
- JCECEB (Jharkhand)
- KEA (Karnataka)
- CEE (Kerala)
- DME (MP)
- DMER (Maharashtra)
- Medical Directorate (Manipur)
- Health And Family Welfare Department (Meghalaya)
- DTE (Nagaland)
- Department of Health and Family Welfare (Odisha)
- BFUHS (Punjab)
- DME (Rajasthan)
- DTE (Sikkim)
- TSCHE (Telangana)
- DME (UP)
- WBMCC (West Bengal)
NEET Admit Card 2018
NEET 2018 Admit Card was released on April 17 for all candidates except NIOS and those whose eligibility was under decision. Then on April 27, the board released hall tickets for all students. Candidates could download it at cbseneet.nic.in. The hall ticket was not sent by post to any applicant. It was compulsory to take the officially issued NEET 2018 admit card plus photographs to exam hall on day of exam. Candidates must note that they need to keep admit card safely until end of admission process.
Admit card contains following details
- Roll number,
- Registration number,
- Entry slot,
- Father’s name,
- Date of birth,
- Address of candidate,
- Signature of parent,
- Examination date,
- Examination time,
- Language of question paper
- Name and address of examination centre,
- IP Address.
NEET Exam Pattern
NEET 2018 was a pen and paper based exam. There were 180 questions in it. All questions were multiple choice type. Candidates had to attempt all questions in 3 hours. Therefore 180 questions had to be attempted in 180 minutes.
Exam schedule was follows:
|Entry In Exam Hall||7:30 AM to 9:30 AM|
|Invigilators Will Check NEET 2018 Admit Card||9:30 AM to 9:45 AM|
|Test Booklet Distribution||9:45 AM|
|Candidates To Break NEET 2018 Question Paper Seal||9:55 AM|
|Last Entry In Exam Hall||9:30 AM|
|Start Of NEET 2018||10 AM|
|End Of Test||1 PM|
NEET 2018 Candidate Login was activated from the day application form was available. It is even available now. Candidate login is at https://cbseneet.nic.in/cbseneet/online/CandidateLogin.aspx. In order to log in, you need to enter registration number and password.
Forgot password, what to do?
Candidate login page has a link for “forgot password”. Click on that if you forget password. Then you will reach the page to retrieve password through three means. You can either opt to get it through OTP or through security question or third option is if you have forgotten mobile number and email ID.
- If you opt for OTP mode then you enter your registration number, name, DOB.
- In the event of choosing security question, you enter registration number, name, DOB, security question, answer.
- If you forgot email ID and number, then you enter registration number, name, DOB, father’s name, mother’s name.
NEET Application Form
Candidates could fill application form at cbseneet.nic.in. One must retain at least three printouts of confirmation page, proof of fee payment, 5 copies of passport size photograph (same as the one scanned), 2 post card size photos (same as in form) after submitting form.
Candidates had to execute following steps to apply:
- Fill online application form after which registration number was generated.
- Then they had to upload photograph as well as signature.
- After that they had to pay application fee.
- Ultimately candidates could submit form online and print confirmation page and fee payment proof.
|General, OBC||Rs 1400|
|SC, ST, PH||Rs 750|
Photograph, signature specifications
In the second step of application form, candidates had to upload scanned copies of passport size photo and signature. Their specifications were as follows.
Photograph had to be a recent, passport size, with white background. It should have had your (candidate’s) name and date of taking photograph. Candidates had to scan the photograph in high quality and save it as jpeg file. Size of the scanned file should have been between 10 kb and 100 kb.
Signature was also to be in jpeg format. Its size had to be between 3 kb and 20 kb.
New In NEET 2018
- Age limit re-introduction from NEET 2018: Now upper age limit is 25 years for general candidates, and 30 years for SC/ST/OBC candidates. General candidate born between 07.05.1993 and 01.01.2002, and SC/ST/OBC/PwD candidates born between 07.05.1988 and 01.01.2002 are eligible.
- Attempts limit removal from NEET 2018: Until last year there was an attempts limit of 3 in NEET. Now the same has been removed. So now candidates do not have to worry how many times they are appearing in NEET.
- Andhra Pradesh and Telangana join NEET system: Their 15% all India quota seats are now added for admission through NEET. Therefore candidates belonging to AP and TS are also eligible for 15% AIQ seats now.
- NEET 2018 For AYUSH Admission Also: Previously the NEET exam was only for MBBS and BDS admissions. But now, Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy admissions will also be on the basis of NEET exam.
- Urdu Another Language For Question Paper: So now total number of languages in which NEET 2018 was held was 11.
- Increase in reservation for DA: Reservation for differently abled candidates increased to 5%. This is in tune with the Rights of Persons with Disability Act, 2016. Previously, reservation was 3%.
NEET Eligibility Criteria 2018
Candidates must ensure that they fulfill eligibility criteria of NEET 2018 before applying. Check all criteria for eligibility here.
- You should pass physics, chemistry, biology/biotechnology, english individually in qualifying exam.
- Also you should have at least 50% aggregate in PCB. If you belong to SC/ST/OBC category then minimum marks requirement is 40%. If you belong o UR-PH category then it is 45%. For SC-PH/ST-PH/OBC-PH, minimum marks requirement is 40% only.
- Lower age limit (as on 31 Dec 2018): 17 years.
- Upper age limit (as on date of exam): 25 years (5 years relaxation for SC/ST/OBC).
Eligibility Of Open School Candidates For NEET 2018
As per NEET 2018 information brochure, candidates from 10+2 from Open Schools or as Private candidates were not eligible. However, as per recent court judgement, they are.
Also now, study of Biology / Bio-technology as an Additional Subject at 10+2 level is permissible.
Important instruction for candidates from Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Jammu and Kashmir
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 Quota seats.
NEET Statistics 2018
CBSE has published detailed statistics of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test. They are as follows.
Total 13,26,725 candidates registered for NEET 2018. 43.7% were male students and 56.3% were female students.
State wise statistics
The exam was held in 11 languages namely Hindi, English, Gujarati, Marathi, Oriya, Bengali, Assamese, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Urdu. Number of candidates who took each language was as follows.
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