About NEET


  1. What is National Eligibility cum Entrance Test-UG (NEET-UG)?

  2. As per the amendments brought in 2016, admissions in 100% seats of MBBS/BDS will be done through NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY CUM ENTRANCE TEST (UG) – 2018 (NEET-UG, 2018) 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. The exceptions to this will be the institutions established through an Act of Parliament i.e. AIIMS and JIPMER Puducherry.

  3. Is it compulsory to take Maths if I want to appear in NEET-UG, 2018?

  4. Mathematics is NOT required for NEET-UG, 2018. But it is essential to have studied Physics, Chemistry and Biology and English in the last two years of the 10 + 2 or equivalent schooling system.

  5. What is the minimum and maximum age for appearing in NEET-UG, 2018?

  6. The candidate has completed age of 17 years at the time of admission or will complete the age on or before 31st December of the year of his/her admission to the 1st year MBBS/BDS Course. The upper age limit for NEET-UG is 25 years as on the date of examination with relaxation of 5 years for the candidates belonging to SC/ST/ OBC category. The cut-off dates for calculating the age of candidates for NEET-UG 2018 (as per the Bulletin) is as follows:

    1. For Candidates of Unreserved Category (UR): born on or between 08.05.1993 and 01.01.2002
    2. For Candidates of SC/ST/OBC/ PH Category: born on or between 08.05.1988 and 01.01.2002
  7. What is the number of attempts for appearing in NEET-UG?

  8. There is no cap for number of attempts (As per letter no. U.12023/16/2010-ME-II dated 06/12/2017 of MoH & FW). Candidates may appear for the NEET examination as far as they satisfy the age restrictions.

  9. Is a candidate who passed class XII with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English subjects from NIOS, eligible to appear for NEET-UG?

  10. Yes, candidate who passed class XII examination with an aggregate of 50% marks in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Bio-Technology and also passed English in the Qualifying Examination from any recognized Board/University, including NIOS, can appear in the NEET-UG subject to fulfilling other conditions.

  11. Through NEET-UG against which seats admissions will be made?

    1. All India Quota Seats.
    2. State Government Quota Seats
    3. Central Institutions/Universities/Deemed Universities
    4. State/Private/Management/NRI Quota Seats in all Private Medical / Dental Colleges or any Private/ Deemed University
    5. Central Pool Quota Seats
  12. What do you mean by All-India quota seats?

  13. 15% seats surrendered by Government Medical/Dental Colleges run as per the approval of MCI/DCI filled through the counseling conducted by DGHS is known as All India Quota seats.

  14. Is there any seat in MBBS/BDS on which admission will be made without appearing in NEET-UG?

  15. No. Admissions in 100% MBBS/BDS seats in Medical/Dental Colleges run with the approval of Medical Council of India/Dental Council of India will be done through the NEET-UG only. The only exceptions are the seats in AIIMS colleges and JIPMER, Puducherry.

  16. What does one mean by PH-1 & PH-2 category?

  17. Differently abled candidates as per MCI guidelines are:

    PH-1 Candidates with locomotor disability of lower limbs from 50% to 70%
    PH-2 Candidates with locomotor disability of lower limbs from 40% to less than 50%

    Detailed information in this regard is available on the website of Medical Counselling Committee – www.mcc.nic.in and on website of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare – www.mohfw.nic.in.

    Candidates may kindly note that in case of selection under PH category, they will be required to produce Disability Certificate from one of the disability assessment boards, mentioned below, before their scheduled date of counselling:

    • Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, Ansari Nagar, Ring Road, New Delhi-110029 (Tel No.011-26190763 & 26163072) All India Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Hazi Ali Park, K. Khadya Marg, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai-400034 (Tel No.022-23544341)
    • Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research, 244, Acharya J.C. Bose Marg, Kolkata-20 (Tel No.033-22235181)
    • Madras Medical College, Park Town, Chennai-600003 (Tel No.044-25305301)
  18. What are the reservation criteria for 15% All India Quota seats?

    1. 15% seats are reserved for SC candidates,
    2. 7.5% seats are reserved for ST candidates,
    3. 27% seats as per Central Act are reserved for non-creamy layer OBC candidates layer OBC candidates only in Central Educational Institutions. Reservation would be applicable to the castes mentioned in the Central list of OBC. Thus, the candidates falling in this list may mention OBC-NCL in the Category Column in application form. Candidates from creamy layer and those who do not come under Central List of OBC are advised to mention their category as Unreserved (UR).
    4. 3% seats are reserved on horizontal basis for Physically Handicapped candidates.
  19. What is the reservation criteria for seats falling under the jurisdiction of States?

  20. It is as per State Reservation Policy.

  21. In how many languages, NEET-UG, 2017 will be conducted?

  22. NEET-UG, 2018 will be conducted in the following languages: HINDI, ENGLISH, GUJARATI, MARATHI, ORIYA, BENGALI, ASSAMESE, TELUGU, TAMIL, KANNADA and URDU.

  23. Can I change the option of language once the form is submitted?

  24. Option of language for the question papers, once exercised, CANNOT be changed after submission of application form. As centres will be allotted based on medium of question paper, candidates need to be very careful in choosing of medium of question paper.

  25. Is there any change in the pattern of NEET-UG? What will be the pattern of NEET-UG 2018?

  26. There is NO change in the pattern of question paper for NEET-UG. The NEET-UG 2018 consists of one paper containing 180 objective type questions (four options with single correct answer) from the subjects Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany & Zoology) to be answered on the specially designed machine-gradable sheet using Ball Point Pen only.

    Usually the number of questions is divided as 45 objective type questions each from Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology.

  27. Will there be negative marking in NEET-UG, 2018?

  28. Yes. Each correct answer will get 04 marks and for each incorrect response, 01 mark will be deducted from the total score.

  29. What are the duration/timings of NEET-UG 2018?

  30. The duration of NEET-UG 2018 will be 03 hours from 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. However, no entry will be allowed after 9.30 a.m.

  31. How to fill up ‘online’ application form for NEET-UG 2018? Are there any guidelines for the students before filling the application form?

  32. Application form for NEET-UG can be submitted only online through website www.cbseneet.nic.in. Details are available under Chapter-4 "Mode of submission of Application Form and fee details" as provided in the Information Bulletin of NEET-UG 2017. Keep the correct details ready before submission of form after carefully reading of Information Bulletin.

  33. How to remit fee for NEET-UG 2018?

  34. The examination fee for NEET-UG 2018 can be remitted in the following manner:

    • Through any Debit/Credit Card using on-line gateway payment facility or
    • Net Banking/UPI
    • e-wallet of various service providers.

    Fee remitted through Indian Postal Order / Demand Draft/ Pay Order/ Cheque/Cash, etc. would NOT be accepted in any circumstances. Such applications would stand rejected and no correspondence on this account will be entertained.

    Once the online application form is submitted successfully by the candidate, it cannot be withdrawn. Claims for refund of application fee will not be entertained under any circumstances.

  35. What are the enclosures that should be attached with the confirmation page to be sent to the NEET-UG offices?

  36. The candidates are NOT REQUIRED TO SEND the print out of the Confirmation Page or any document(s) to the NEET-UG Unit, CBSE.

  37. If mistakenly during filling up of the form, wrong particulars are filled in the online form, how can it be corrected?

  38. An opportunity after a week of last date will be given to the candidates for such corrections, if any. For NEET-UG, 2018, the corrections page will be available from 12.03.2018 (Monday) to 16.03.2018 (Friday). No correction will be allowed thereafter. All the information (especially category) which is correct on the date of submission of form will be considered valid and no change is allowed later.

  39. Is there a grievance redressal system in place to take care of the aspirant grievances in NEET-UG, 2018?

  40. The only correct method of getting the grievance redressal in NEET-UG, 2018 is as described below step by step:

    1. Login with given credentials i.e. application no. and password into your account.
    2. Choose the subjects from the drop-down menu.
    3. Enter the details of request/grievance in a crisp and clear language not more than in 1200 characters.
    4. The reply of request/grievance can be checked online by the candidate after login into his/her account on a subsequent date.
    5. Any Offline requests/grievances or those sent via email by the candidates already registered and desirous of appearing in NEET 2017 will NOT be considered.
  41. Is there any helpline for NEET-UG, 2018 examination for the aspirants?

  42. Yes. Details are given below and are available on the website.

    Name Contact No. e-mail id Service available only on Working Days
    Help Desk 011-22041807, 011-22041808 cbsecc@gmail.com 08:00 am to 08:00 pm
    Toll free No 1800118002 cbsecc@gmail.com 08:00 am to 08:00 pm
    NEET BRANCH 9773720177,78,79 neet.cbse@nic.in 09:30 am to 05:00 pm
  43. If one does not get Admit Card, whom should he contact?

  44. Admit cards will not be sent to candidates. These will be uploaded on website. Candidates need to download the Admit Card from the website only. The Admit cards would be uploaded on the website by 2nd week of April, 2018.

  45. What do the candidates need to bring to the exam centre?

  46. The candidate is required to bring following at the examination centre

    • Admit Card along with passport size photograph affixed on it;
    • One passport size photograph to be affixed on attendance sheet.

    Candidates are advised NOT to bring any other item at the examination centres. There will not be any arrangement for safe keeping of any material at the centre. Neither CBSE nor centre will be responsible for any loss, delay etc.

  47. Can one see images of OMR sheets and Responses on website?

  48. The images of OMR Sheet and Responses captured by the machine will be displayed on the website www.cbseneet.nic.in. For exact date of hosting, candidates may remain in touch with website.

  49. Is there any provision to challenge the response(s) against the OMR grading?

    1. Candidates will be given an opportunity to submit representation against the OMR grading on payment of Rs.1000/- per response challenged.
    2. Rs.1000/- per response will be refunded to candidate if his/her challenge is accepted by the Board.
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