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
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
- Now Aadhaar card is not mandatory to fill the NEET application form.
- 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.).
- 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.
- Indian students who wish to pursue MBBS/BDS from a foreign Medical Institute, they have qualify NEET (UG) examination.
- The attempt limit has been removed from 2018. Now, candidates may attempt the NEET exam maximum times.
- NIOS or State Open School or private candidate are not eligible for NEET 2018 exam (Final decision Pending).
- There will be one set for question paper in all languages.
- As per officials, the exam will be bilingual(except language chosen in English).
CBSE announced the official dates:
|Events of NEET 2018||Dates (Announced)|
|Online registration begins from||8th February 2018|
|Last date for filling the application form||12th March 2018|
|Last date to submit fee||13th March 2018|
|Application Form correction window||15th March to 17th March 2018|
|Release of admit card||17th April 2018|
|NEET Exam Date||6th May 2018|
|Display of OMR sheet||2nd week of May 2018|
|Display of Answer Key||3rd week of May 2018|
|Last date to challenge the answer key||Last week of May 2018|
|Result declaration||5th June 2018|
|Counselling starts (1st round)||12th June to 24th June 2018|
|Seat allotment result declaration||4th week of June 2018|
|Last date of Joining||3rd July 2018|
|Counselling starts (2nd round)||6th July to 12th July 2018|
|Seat allotment begins from||3rd week of July 2018|
|Last date of Joining||22nd July 2018|
|Schedule For Admission||Central Counselling||State Counselling|
|All India Quota||Deemed + CI|
|Conduct of Exam||By 6th May 2018|
|Declaration of Result||By 1st Week of June|
|1st round of Counselling||12th June – 24th June||12th June – 24th June||25th June – 5th July|
|Last date of Joining||3rd July||3rd July||12th July|
|2nd round of Counselling||6th July – 12th July||6th July – 12th July||15th July – 26th July|
|Last date of Joining||22nd July||22nd July||3rd August|
|Mop-up round||–||12th August – 22nd August||4th August – 8th August|
|Last date of Joining||–||26th August||12th 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 August||13th August|
|Last date of Joining||–||31st August||18th August|
CBSE NEET 2018 – General Instructions – Important factors:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- CBSE will not carry forward or refund your Fee under any circumstances.
- 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.
- Once you have submitted the application, you can’t withdraw it, though it’s difficult to imagine why you would want to do that!
- Again, mere deduction of Fee is not Payment Proof.
- Though farfetched, CBSE reserves the right to make changes in the CBSE NEET 2018 – General Instructions given in the Information Bulletin and other details.
- 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.
- Your eligibility is provisional which means it has to be confirmed by Authorities (MOH&FW/MCI/DCI/CBSE/MCC)
- 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.
- You must make it a habit to check NEET 2018 Official Website.
DRESS CODE INSTRUCTIONS
- 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.
NEET 2018 DRESS CODE FOR MALE CANDIDATES
- 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.
- Wearing Kurta Payjama is not allowed.
- Wear only sandals or slippers as shoes are not allowed into the exam hall.
NEET 2018 Dress Code for Girls/ Female Candidate
- Female candidates can wear light half sleeve clothes which should not have brooch/badge, big buttons, flowers etc. with trouser / Salwar.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.No||Items / Things Allowed||Items/ Things Not Allowed|
|1||Slippers and Sandals only||Shoes|
|2||Trousers / Jeans||Sunglasses|
|3||Half T-Shirt, Shirt||Shirt or T-Shirts (Full Sleeves)|
|4||Churidar / Leggings||Watches|
|5||Doctor Prescribed lens specs only||Bracelets|
|6||Jeans||Hair Clips/ Big Rubber Bands etc.|
|7||Lowers||Chain / Rings / Necklace etc. (Any type of ornaments or jewellery)|
|8||Salwar||Big buttons, badge/brooch T-Shirts|
|9||Mangal Sutra||Bangles are not allowed (only married can wear)|
|10||Tiny Rubber Band||Saree (Married or Unmarried)|
|11||Top (Half-Sleeves) / Kurti||Burka, 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.