The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) organizes a national level entrance examination called as National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to medical colleges for MBBS and BDS courses in India. This article provides complete information about NEET 2018 for Indian students who aspire a medical career.
NEET examination is conducted once a year, usually in the month of May. From the year 2017, Medical Council of India(MCI) has announced that all medical seats (MBBS/BDS) in any medical/dental college must only be filled based on the NEET examination score.
Table Of Contents
- Eligibility to Appear for NEET Exam
- NEET Exam Registration
- Syllabus for NEET
- Question Pattern
- Exam Preparation
- NEET exam Centers
- Medical Seats In India
- Eligibility for Admission
- Admission Process
- Admission Trends
Eligibility to Appear For NEET Examination:
- The student must have passed or appeared in +2 or equivalent examination from recognized Indian Education Board. Only students who study Physics, Chemistry, Biology are eligible to appear in the NEET examination.
- Minimum Age Limit is 17 years and maximum age limit is 25 years for general candidates as on the date of the examination. For OBC/SC/ST the age limit is relaxed by additional 5 years.
- A total of Three Attempts is allowed to clear the examination – This is introduced during 2017, so the appearance in NEET 2017 will be counted as the first attempt.
- The maximum age limit is 30 years for reserved categories. The age is calculated as of 31st December of the year of admission.
Registration for NEET examination 2018 should be done online on the official website, cbseneet.nic.in. The student should provide their Name, Phone no, Email ID, Date of Birth and Aadhar Number. After registration, you can pay the application fees online via NetBanking, Credit Card or Debit Card. After payment of the fees, you will get the confirmation page. This confirmation page needs to be sent to Assistant Secretary of CBSE. CBSE has intimated that candidates will not be given admit card when this confirmation page does not reach their office
Send the confirmation to the below address:
The Assistant Secretary – NEET ,
Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
Shiksha Kendra, 2, Community Center
Preet Vihar, New Delhi 110092
NEET Syllabus for 2018 is based on the NCERT class 11 and class 12 syllabus. If one is thorough with the NCERT textbooks from start to end, he/she can attempt more than 90% of the questions from NEET examination. The syllabus includes three subjects namely Physics, Chemistry and Biology (botany and zoology). Find complete NEET syllabus here.
- NEET Examination is a single stage test
- The duration of the NEET Test is 3 hours.
- Written Exam with Pen and Paper
- Multiple Choice Question Format
- Apart from English, Question Paper is provided in regional languages such as Hindi, Telugu, Tamil
- Total of 180 questions
- Out of 180 questions, 90 comes from Biology, 45 from Physics and 45 from Chemistry.
- Each right answer gets you 4 marks and each wrong answer takes away 1 mark.
- Total marks for NEET examination = 180 * 4 = 720 Marks
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List of Exam Centers:
|Andaman & Nicobar – Port Blair, Andhra Pradesh – Vishakapatnam, Vijayawada, Arunachal Pradesh – Itanagar, Assam – Guwahati, Dibrugarh|
|Bihar – Patna, Gaya|
|Chandigarh – Chandigarh, Chattisgarh – Raipur|
|Delhi – Central, East, West, South, North|
|Goa – Panaji, Gujarat – Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat, Rajkot|
|Haryana – Faridabad, Gurgaon, Himachal Pradesh – Shimla, Hamirpur|
|Jammu & Kashmir – Jammu, Srinagar, Jharkand – Bokaro, Ranchi|
|Karnataka – Bangalore, Mangalore, Belgaum, Gulbarga, Kerala – Trivandrum, Kozhikode, Ernakulam|
|Lakshadweep – Kavaratti|
|Madhya Pradesh – Bhopal, Ujjain, Indore, Gwalior, Jabalpur|
|Maharastra – Mumbai, Pune, Thane, Nasik, Nagpur, Aurangabad, Manipur – Imphal, Meghalaya – Shillong, Mizoram – Aizawl|
|Nagaland – Dimapur, Kohima|
|Odisha – Bhubaneswar, Berhampur, Rourkela|
|Puducherry – Puducherry, Punjab – Jalandhar, Bhatinda|
|Rajasthan – Jaipur, Kota, Udaipur, Ajmer|
|Sikkim – Gangtok|
|Tamilnadu – Chennai, Trichy, Salem, Coimbatore, Madurai, Telangana – Warangal, Hyderabad, Tripura – Agartala|
|Uttarakhand – Dehradun, Haldwani, Uttar Pradesh – Lucknow, Noida, Varanasi, Jhansi, Ghaziabad, Bareilly|
|West Bengal – Kolkata, Durgapur, Siliguri|
Total Medical Seats
The total medical seats in India is close to 52300. This includes both MBBS and BDS seats. All these 52K seats will be filled based on the NEET UG score. Every student who secures a rank in NEET examination is eligible to apply through All India Quota as well as State Quota. Every government medical college reserves 15% of their seats for All India Quota and the remaining 85% seats for the respective State Quota.
There will be two counselling sessions conducted for medical admissions, one at the centre level and one at the state level. The Medical Council Committee conducts counselling for 15% seats and the state education department conducts counselling for their 85% quota seats.
Apart from the government-run medical colleges, all deemed medical universities/colleges, private run medical and dental colleges, Armed Forces Medical College will also participate in seat allotment process.
Eligibility for Medical Admission
- Students who secure more than 50% in Physics, Chemistry, Biology / Biotechnology and English are eligible to enroll for MBBS and BDS admission. For OBC/SC and ST candidates, 40% marks are sufficient.
- Candidate should get a minimum of 50 percentile in NEET (National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test) examination to become eligible for medical and dental admissions. However, for OBC/ST and SC candidates, 40 percentile is set as the minimum requirement for eligibility.
- General Category – Above 50th Percentile
- Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribes/ Other Backward Classes – Above 40thPercentile
- Physically Handicapped (PH) – 45th Percentile
Medical Admission Process
After the examination, the board publishes the All India Rank for all candidates based on the score obtained in the NEET examination. For 15% All India quota, merit list of successful students will be prepared by the board based on the merit list. Medical counselling committee(www.mcc.nic.in) conducts online counselling for medical admission. After getting the NEET score, students should register with Medical Counselling Committee website and enter their choices of medical college for counselling.
For 85% state quota, the state authorities will invite applications for counselling based on the merit list prepared using the All India Rank.
Previous Year Admission Trends
The expected All India Rank for NEET 2018 will be on similar lines as given below. This is based on previous year admitted students’ starting and closing NEET Ranks for leading medical institutions in India.
|Medical College||Starting Rank||Closing Rank|
|Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi||1||46|
|University College of Medical Sciences, Delhi||19||80|
|New Delhi Municipal Corporation Medical College, New Delhi||124||223|
|Lady Hardinge Medical College, Delhi||20||362|
|Vardhman Mahavir Medical College, New Delhi||24||223|
|Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College, Mumbai||65||194|
|Grant Medical College, Mumbai||72||328|
|Madras Medical College, Chennai||212||945|
|Kolkata Medical College, Kolkata||18||981|
|Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh||27||144|
|Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Medical College, Ahmedabad||232||539|
|R.N.T Medical College, Udaipur||118||906|
|Institute of Medical Science – Benaras Hindu University, Varanasi, UP||69||152|
|King George Medical University, Lucknow||100||277|
|Bangalore Medical College, Bangalore||210||728|
|Sawai Man Singh Medical College, Jaipur||92||280|
|Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram||84||1077|
|Pandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma PGIMS, Rohtak, Haryana||90||4862|
|Shrirama Chandra Bhanj Medical College, Cuttack, Odisha||151||836|
|Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla||165||698|