NEET stands for National Eligibility cum Entrance Test.

The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (UG) is a qualifying cum entrance examination notified under the ‘Regulations on Graduate Medical Education 1997 and BDS Course Regulations, 2007’ by the Medical Council of India as published in the Gazette of India Extraordinary dated 21st December, 2010 and 15st February, 2012 and the Dental Council of India as published in the Gazette of India Extraordinary dated 31st May, 2012. NEET has been introduced by Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) Govt, of India and Medical Council of India (MCI). NEET has been introduced for:

Undergraduate (NEET-UG) Medical Course like MBBS, BDS etc.

Post Graduate (NEET-PG) Medical Courses like M.S, M.D etc.


Admit card for NEET 2018 has been released on 17th April 2018.

NEET replaced AIPMT as the qualifying medical entrance exam in 2016. It is a pen and paper-based exam comprising 180 MCQs from Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany and Zoology). Contrary to several reports circulating in media, NEET Syllabus is to remain unchanged this year, based on the 10+2 curriculum of CBSE.

The qualifying marks for General Category ranged from 131 to 697 for NEET 2017. Medical aspirants can take a look at an expected cut off for NEET 2018 for a better idea of the cut off trends.

How to Download NEET 2018 Admit Card

  • Visit the official website of NEET.
  • Go on “Online Services” section on left down of the page.
  • Click on the “Admit Card NEET(UG)-2018” link.
  • Or directly click on the below link.
  • Admit Card NEET(UG)-2018
  • A new page will open in new tab.
  • Now fill Registration No., Date Of Birth and Security Pin from the captcha.
  • Download the Admit card.
  • Try to make some extra printout of Admit Card.
  • Preserve the Copy of admit card till admission as it is needed at the time of admission in institute allotted.

NEET 2018 New Changes Introduced

  1. Now Aadhaar card is not mandatory to fill the NEET application form.
  2. Candidates can fill application by mentioning alternative Identification Number such as Ration Card, Passport, Bank Account No. or other valid Government ID(such as Driving License, Voter ID etc.).
  3. Andhra Pradesh and Telangana have joined 15% All India Quota scheme. Candidates of these states need not submit Self Declaration form now. Candidates from J&K state only, have to submit self-declaration form for seats under 15% All India Quota.
  4. Indian students who wish to pursue MBBS/BDS from a foreign Medical Institute, they have qualify NEET (UG) examination.
  5. The attempt limit has been removed from 2018. Now, candidates may attempt the NEET exam maximum times.
  6. NIOS or State Open School or private candidate are not eligible for NEET 2018 exam (Final decision Pending).
  7. There will be one set for question paper in all languages.
  8. As per officials, the exam will be bilingual(except language chosen in English).

Exam Dates

CBSE announced the official dates:

Events of NEET 2018Dates (Announced)
Online registration begins from8th February 2018
Last date for filling the application form12th March 2018
Last date to submit fee13th March 2018
Application Form correction window15th March to 17th March 2018
Release of admit card17th April 2018
NEET Exam Date6th May 2018
Display of OMR sheet2nd week of May 2018
Display of Answer Key3rd week of May 2018
Last date to challenge the answer keyLast week of May 2018
Result declaration5th June 2018
Counselling starts (1st round)12th June to 24th June 2018
Seat allotment result declaration4th week of June 2018
Last date of Joining3rd July 2018
Counselling starts (2nd round)6th July to 12th July 2018
Seat allotment begins from3rd week of July 2018
Last date of Joining22nd July 2018

Counselling Dates:

Schedule For AdmissionCentral CounsellingState Counselling
All India QuotaDeemed + CI
Conduct of ExamBy 6th May 2018
Declaration of ResultBy 1st Week of June
1st round of Counselling12th June – 24th June12th June – 24th June25th June – 5th July
Last date of Joining3rd July3rd July12th July
2nd round of Counselling6th July – 12th July6th July – 12th July15th July – 26th July
Last date of Joining22nd July22nd July3rd August
Mop-up round12th August – 22nd August4th August – 8th August
Last date of Joining26th August12th August
Forwarding of the list of students in order of merit, equaling to ten times the number of vacant seats to the medical colleges by the counselling authority.27th August13th August
Last date of Joining31st August18th August

Exam Instructions

CBSE NEET 2018 – General Instructions – Important factors:

  1. Only qualifying NEET 2018 Exam does not make you eligible for a seat in MBBS/BDS, rather, Eligibility, rank in the merit list, medical fitness etc are also important.
  2. Make sure that you do not furnish any wrong information in the CBSE NEET 2018 Online Application Form. It may debar you from appearing in any other Exams/Tests conducted by CBSE.
  3. If you do not fill up the CBSE NEET 2018 Online Application Form completely or you do not follow the Instructions, CBSE will reject it. There will be no fee refund also, so, you better not.
  4. CBSE will not carry forward or refund your Fee under any circumstances.
  5. Also, keep in mind that you would not get any extension of time for filling up the CBSE NEET 2018 Online Application or for remitting the Fee after the scheduled closure.
  6. Once you have submitted the application, you can’t withdraw it, though it’s difficult to imagine why you would want to do that!
  7. Again, mere deduction of Fee is not Payment Proof.
  8. Though farfetched, CBSE reserves the right to make changes in the CBSE NEET 2018 – General Instructions given in the Information Bulletin and other details.
  9. Also, if for any reason, CBSE grants candidature to someone inadvertently, it has the right to withdraw it even after the issue of Roll Number & Admit Card.
  10. Your eligibility is provisional which means it has to be confirmed by Authorities (MOH&FW/MCI/DCI/CBSE/MCC)
  11. And, if there is any misinterpretation or ambiguity regarding any clause in CBSE NEET 2018 – General Instructions or any part of CBSE NEET 2018 Information Bulletin, CBSE’s take will be final and binding.
  12. You must make it a habit to check NEET 2018 Official Website.



Applicants of the NEET 2018, have to follow the below given NEET 2018 dress code rule while appearing for the exam. So, do check the rules and follow the same.

  • Candidates have to wear light half sleeves clothes not having big buttons, brooch/badge, flower etc. with Salwar/Trouser.
  • Candidates have to wear Slippers not shoes.


  1. Male applicants have to wear light coloured clothes such as Jeans, Shirt having half sleeves only, Pant. The shirt buttons have to be medium in size and not bigger.
  2. Wearing Kurta Payjama is not allowed.
  3. Wear only sandals or slippers as shoes are not allowed into the exam hall.

NEET 2018 Dress Code for Girls/ Female Candidate

  1. Female candidates can wear light half sleeve clothes which should not have brooch/badge, big buttons, flowers etc. with trouser / Salwar.
  2. Candidates with Slippers or Sandals having low heels are only allowed and female contenders with shoes are not allowed to enter the exam hall or for writing the exam paper.
  3. Female Muslim applicants can wear traditional dress like Hijab / Burqa. However, those candidates wearing traditional dress have to come in the prescribed time before the commencement of test for undergoing the checking process.
  4. It is said that female applicants are requested to not wear ring, pendants, necklace, nose ring, earrings, or any kind of jewellery as those jewellery have to be checked before entering into the exam centre or hall.

What Items or Things are allowed or not allowed in NEET 2018 Exam Hall

Check out the detailed items that are allowed and not allowed into the exam centre or exam hall for writing the NEET 2018 given below.

S.NoItems / Things AllowedItems/ Things Not Allowed
1Slippers and Sandals onlyShoes
2Trousers / JeansSunglasses
3Half T-Shirt, ShirtShirt or T-Shirts (Full Sleeves)
4Churidar / LeggingsWatches
5Doctor Prescribed lens specs onlyBracelets
6JeansHair Clips/ Big Rubber Bands etc.
7LowersChain / Rings / Necklace etc. (Any type of ornaments or jewellery)
8SalwarBig buttons, badge/brooch T-Shirts
9Mangal SutraBangles are not allowed (only married can wear)
10Tiny Rubber BandSaree (Married or Unmarried)
11Top (Half-Sleeves) / KurtiBurka, Kurta Payjama, Cap

NEET 2018 Barred Items/ Things

Applicants are advised not to carry any barred items to the exam hall for writing the NEET 2018 examination. Below we have listed NEET 2018 Barred Items/ Things

  • Stationery items such as textual material (written or printed), Geometry / Pencil Box, paper bits, Plastic, Calculator, Pouch, Pen, Writing Pad, Scale, Pen Drives, Log Table, Eraser, Electronic Scanners or Pen etc.
  • Various other barred items or things such as wallet googles, hair pin, hair band, handbags, belt, scarf, cap, tabeez / charm etc.
  • Communication devices such as digital watches, mobile phones, Bluetooth, Microphone, earphone, health band, pager etc.
  • Camera or Watch of any type.
  • Any metallic item.
  • All other items or things which can be used for unfair means.