What is NEET Exam? UG and PG | Phase 1 and 2

by Sharoz Dawa | Posted on Sunday, May 14th, 2017

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NEET-National Eligibility cum Entrance Test

The Supreme Court approved the NEET schedule in place of AIPMT, which was proposed by CBSE (Central Board Secondary Education) and MCI (Medical Council of India). NEET 2018 is the gateway to offer admissions to deserving applicants in MBBS and BDS courses at the best colleges of India.

NEET is the country’s sole medical examination on the basis of which Government Private Medical Colleges all over India would be admitting students. NEET is held for determining admission into MBBS and BDS courses.

The minimum age of candidate to appear in NEET should be 17 years and candidates aged not more than 25 can write the exam. Candidates must have passed their 12th grade from any recognised board such as physics, chemistry or any other subject with English as their score.

Aadhar card is compulsorily needed to complete the application procedure.

The exam would be a paper for 3 hours and available in either English or Hindi. Each correct response would be awarded 4 marks while for a wrong answer 1 mark would be deducted.

NEET is the country’s sole medical Entrance Examination, through which all medical colleges, run by the central and state governments, as well as private institutions and minority institutions, will admit students.


  1. To create an umbrella or single entrance exam for all medical aspirants in India.
  2. Till now admission to the seats was done through national level entrance exams. There were over 25 such different medical entrance examinations in India for admission into various Govt. & Medical Colleges.
  3. On an average a student appeared in the 7-9 entrance exam, thereby causing unnecessary stress on them as well as on parents.
  4. Moreover, giving so many exams creates a lot of financial burden for the parents since each examination involves expenses like application fee and commuting to appear for the entrance test in various cities/at various test centres.so NEET will avoid unnecessary wastage of time, effort & money.
  5. Moreover, multiple exams also pose the challenge of preparing for different syllabus and patterns for students. This further increases the stress among students.
  6. NEET will replace AIPMT and other state-level CET such as Delhi-PMT, MHCET, R-PMT, WBJEE, EAMCET etc.

Paper Pattern of NEET

The entrance examination consists of one paper containing 180 objective type question (four option with single correct answer) from the subject Physics, chemistry and biology (botany & zoology) to be answered on the specially designed machine-gradable sheet using black/blue ball point pen only.

Each correct answer will get 04 marks and for each incorrect response,01 marks will be deducted from the total score. thus, the paper will be of total 180×4=720 marks.

NEET 2018 Application

  • NEET Notification Released – January 2018
  • NEET Application form 2018 starts – January 2018 (declared)
  • Last date to submit the application form – March 2018
  • Application Re-open for 25 yr. and above age candidates– April 2018
  • Application close for 25 yr. and above age candidates–April 2018
  • Admit card release – April 2018 (Revised)
  • Exam date –May 2018

NEET Application Form 2018

Candidates who are above 25 years of age can now fill the application form of NEET 2018. Aspiring candidates can fill the application form of NEET 2018.

The application window of NEET 2018 is now closed for candidates below 25 years’ age.

Earlier, on March 28, Nanded (Maharashtra) had been added to the list of NEET exam centres. Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will now conduct NEET 2018 in 104 examination cities instead of 103.

Earlier, NEET 2018 was scheduled to be conducted in 80 examination cities. Now, the exam conducting authority, CBSE has released a notification that candidates can now edit the examination Centre/city via logging in their accounts. The registered candidates can edit the NEET 2018 examination centres in the month of March.

The online application forms of NEET 2018 opened in the month of January 2018 and closed in March 2018. The exam conducting authority, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released NEET 2018 application forms in online mode only and no other means are available to fill NEET Application Form 2018.

NEET Counselling 2018:

The counselling of NEET 2018 for 15% all India Quota seats will be conducted by the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC of the Director General of Health Services (DGHS), in the month of June 2018.

The NEET 2018 Counselling will be conducted in online mode for all those candidates who will qualify for admissions under all India quota seats in government medical and dental colleges across India.

The counselling NEET 2018 will be conducted for allotment of around 3850 MBBS and BDS seats only. In order to participate in NEET Counselling 2018, qualified candidates will have to first register themselves for the counselling process during the stipulated period announce, schedule and allotment result etc.

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