FAQ for NEET
What is the exam for?
• NEET stands for the National Eligibility Entrance Test. It is a single tier admission national level entrance exam conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Delhi for admission to MBBS/BDS 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 except for the institutions established through an Act of Parliament e.g. AIIMS and JIPMER Puducherry.
• The responsibility of the CBSE is limited to the conduct of the entrance test, declaration of result and providing All India Rank to the Directorate General of Health Services, New Delhi for counselling of 15% All India Quota Seats and providing the result to the State Counselling Authorities and Admitting Institutions
What are the examination dates?
• National Eligibility Entrance Test- 2018 is expected to be conducted on first Sunday of May 2018 from 10:00 am to 01:00 pm. The duration of test would be 3 hours.
What are the eligibility criteria?
• Nationality: The examination is open to Indian Citizens/Nationals only who are eligible for both the 15% All India Quota seats as well as available seats under the control of participating States/Universities/Institutions. Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) are eligible for appearing in the NEET 2018 examination. However, OCIs are not eligible for seats under 15% All India Quota but OCIs may appear in NEET for admission in seats under the control of participating States/Universities/Institutions subject to policies, rules and regulations of the Government of India, respective State Governments and the concerned University/Institution. OCI candidates may verify eligibility norms of participating States/Universities/Institutions before applying for NEET 2018.
Please note that candidates domiciled from the States of Andhra Pradesh; Jammu and Kashmir; and Telangana are NOT ELIGIBLE for the 15% All India Quota seats as these three states have opted out of the All India Scheme since its inception.
• Age Limit:17-25 years for candidates from General category. A candidate who has completed the 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. Candidate must born on/or between 1st January 1994 to 1st January 2002. Further provided that this upper age limit shall be relaxed by a period of 5 (five) years for the candidates of Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes/Other Backward Classes, that is 17-30 years for candidates from SC/ST/OBC category. Candidate must born on/or between 1st January 1989 to 1st January 2002. The upper age limit for candidates seeking admission under available seats in the control of participating States/Universities/Institutions shall be as per their rules and regulations.
• Educational requirement: Any candidate who passes/passed class XII examination with an aggregate of 50% marks in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Bio-Technology) as well as passed English in the Qualifying Examination from any recognized Board/University can appear in the NEET subject to other conditions.
What should be the educational qualification for a candidate?
• CODE 01: A candidate who is appearing in the qualifying examination, i.e., 12th Standard in 2018 whose result is awaited, may apply and take up the said test but he/she shall not be eligible for admission to the MBBS or BDS, if he/she does not pass the qualifying examination with the required pass percentage of marks at the time of first round of Counselling.
• CODE 02: The Higher/Senior Secondary Examination or the Indian School Certificate Examination which is equivalent to 10+2 Higher/Senior Secondary Examination after a period of 12 years study, the last two years of such study comprising of Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Bio-technology (which shall include practical tests in these subjects) and Mathematics or any other elective subject with English at a level not less than the core course for English as prescribed by the National Council of Educational Research and Training after introduction of the 10+2+3 educational structure as recommended by the National Committee on Education.
Note: Where the course content is not as prescribed for 10+2 education structure of the National Committee, the candidates will have to undergo a period of one year pre-professional training before admission to the Medical Colleges.
• CODE 03: The Intermediate/Pre-degree Examination in Science of an Indian University/Board or other recognised examining body with Physics, Chemistry, Biology /Bio-technology (which shall include practical test in these subjects) and also English as a compulsory subject.
• CODE 04:The Pre-professional/Pre-medical Examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Bio- technology and English after passing either the Higher Secondary Examination or the Pre-University or an equivalent examination. The Pre-professional/Pre-medical examination shall include practical test in these subjects and also English as a compulsory subject.
• CODE 05: The first year of the three years’ degree course of a recognised University with Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Bio-technology including practical tests in these subjects provided the examination is a University Examination and candidate has passed the earlier qualifying examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Bio-technology with English at a level not less than a core course.
• CODE 06: B.Sc. Examination of an Indian University provided that he/she has passed the B.Sc. Examination with not less than two of the subjects Physics, Chemistry, Biology (Botany, Zoology)/Bio-technology and further that he/ she has passed the earlier qualifying examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English.
• CODE 07:Any other examination which in scope and standard (Last 02 years of 10+2 Study comprising of Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Bio-technology; Which shall include practical test in these subjects) is found to be equivalent to the Intermediate Science Examination of an Indian University/Board, taking Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Bio-technology including practical tests in each of these subjects and English.
Source: http://cbseneet.nic.in/ To be eligible for competitive entrance examination, candidate must have passed any of the qualifying examinations as enumerated above or appearing in the qualifying examination in 2018. Provided also that to be eligible for competitive Entrance Test the candidate must have passed in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Bio-technology and English individually and must have obtained a minimum of 50% marks taken together in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Bio-technology at the qualifying examination and in addition must have come in the merit list of NEET (National Eligibility Entrance Exam) for admission to MBBS/BDS courses.
How to apply for the examination?
• The official website www.cbseneet.nic.in will be sharing notifications in December regarding NEET-UG 2018 application form. Also, then the news will be shared in the newspaper as well.
• Application form for NEET can be submitted only online. Please check the website for more details about the bank information, fees payments and other rules and regulations.
What are the important dates for NEET 2018?
For exact date, candidate may remain in touch with website http://cbseneet.nic.in/
What is the fee for application form?
|NEET UG 2018 Notification Release Date
||Second week of December, 2017
|NEET 2018 Bulletin on Website (www.cbseneet.nic.in)
||Second week of December, 2017
|Online Application Start Date
||Third week of December, 2017
|Registering Application form Last Date
||Third week of January, 2018
|Correction Windows Opens
||First week of February, 2018
|Download admit card online
||Third week of April, 2018
|Expected Date of Examination, NEET-2018
||First Sunday of May, 2018
|Expected Date of Declaration of Result
||First week of June, 2018
|Counselling Start Date
||Third week of June, 2018
|WITHOUT LATE FEE
||WITH LATE FEE
If more detailed guidelines/instructions for NEET are required, please refer to the Information Bulletin which is available on the website http://cbseneet.nic.in/
What is the exam pattern?
• The Entrance Test shall consist of one paper containing 180 objective type questions (four options with single correct answer) from Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany & Zoology) to be answered on the specially designed machine-gradable sheet using Ball Point Pen provided by CBSE at centre only.
• The duration of test would be 03 hours.
Candidates can opt to take the examination either in Hindi language or in English language. Please opt for the desired language correctly and carefully as the language once selected once will not be changed and will be final. Candidates opting for Hindi language will be provided with the test booklet in both Hindi and English while those opting for English language will be provided with the test booklet in English only.
What are the Important Topics?
• The topics can be divided or segregated based on the frequency/number of questions per topic which have appeared in the NEET conducted in the previous years (preferably from 2013 onwards since the syllabus was completely changed from that year). They are also classified based on the difficulty level of the questions.
• This trend can be used to segregate topics by scheduling and studying topics/chapters from which higher number of questions has been asked followed by the topics from which relatively less number of questions have appeared.
• Chapter-wise Weightage of Biology in NEET
Based on the trend, we have divided the topics into three categories:
These topics have to be reviewed on first priority without exception: Biological
Classification; Animal Kingdom; Sexual Reproduction in Flowering plants; Principles of Inheritance and Variation; etc.
Have to Focus:
These topics are also important but can be placed on second priority:Morphology of Flowering plants; Cell: The Unit of Life; Biomolecules; Transport in Plants;Digestion and Absorption; Locomotion and Movement; Neural Control and Coordination;Chemical Coordination and Integration; Human Reproduction; Reproductive Health; Molecular Basis of Inheritance; Evolution; Human Health and Diseases; Strategies for Enhancement of Food Production; Microbes in Human Welfare; Biotechnology: Principles and Processes; Ecosystem; Environmental Issues etc.
These topics should be covered if you have sufficient time:
The Living World; Plant Kingdom; Anatomy of Flowering plants; Structural Organization in Animals; Cell Cycle and Cell Division; Mineral Nutrition; Photosynthesis in Higher plants; Respiration in plants; Plant Growth and Development; Breathing and Exchange of Gases; Body Fluids and Circulation; Excretory Products and their Elimination; Reproduction in Organisms; Biotechnology and Its Application; Organism and Population; Biodiversity and Conservation etc.
• Chapter-wise Weightage of Chemistry in NEET:
To prepare well for your exams you first need to clear all your basic concepts related to the three parts of chemistry i.e. physical, organic and inorganic. In physical chemistry, try to first understand the concepts in detail. Questions on topics like atomic structure, chemical bonding, redox, thermodynamics and equilibrium find a place every year. It is absolutely necessary to prepare a table containing essential data to be used. Pay special attention to oxidation-reduction, half-cell and standard potential.
For inorganic chemistry, you have to remember so many things as it is mainly a theoretical part, and also revise them time to time so as not to forget it. Inorganic chemistry becomes easier if the study of block elements is taken seriously. Try to focus on exceptions in each and every group of s, p, d and f block elements. For organic chemistry, try to understand the mechanism of reactions, for which you should have crystal clear knowledge about resonance, inductive and electromeric effect, hyperconjugation and various type of reactions, like electrophilic and nucleophilic addition, substitution etc.
• Chapter-wise Weightage of Physics in NEET:
Based on the time taken by an individual topic to prepare and its difficulty level, we can categorize the topics in three broad categories.
Basic and essential:
There are a few topics which are very basic and easy to understand. These are very important as we need to apply them in all the chapters. These chapters are Physical World, Units Dimension and Error, Motion in straight line, Motion in plane, Oscillation (SHM and Waves on string), Structure of Atom
Easy and quick:
There are a few chapters which are very simple – Work Power and Energy, Gravitation, Waves (Sound waves and waves on string), Mechanical Properties of Solids (Elasticity), Thermal Properties of Matter (Heat and Calorimetry), Current Electricity, Magnetism and Matter, Alternating Current, Electromagnetic waves, Wave optics, Nuclear Physics.
Difficult and lengthy:
The chapters which are lengthy and require significant amount of focus and effort are listed below: Forces and Laws of Motion, System of particles, Rotational Motion, Mechanical Properties of Fluids (Surface Tension), Thermodynamics, Kinetic Theory of Gases, Electric Charges, force and Fields, Electric Potential and Capacitance, Moving charges and magnetism, Electromagnetic induction, Geometrical Optics, Dual nature of matter and Radiation, Electronic Devices.
What is the Marking Scheme for the Exam?
• Each item carries 4 marks. For each correct response the candidate will get 4 marks. For each incorrect response one mark will be deducted from the total score. No deduction from the total score will, however, be made if no response is indicated for an item in the answer sheet. The candidates are advised not to attempt such item in answer sheet, if they are not sure of the correct response. More than one answer indicated in a question will be deemed as incorrect response and will be negatively marked.
• For the purpose of evaluation, the Test Booklet code as printed in the Answer Sheet on side-2 will be accepted as final
What are the Materials to be brought on examination venue?
• Aadhar card, Admit card, Passport size Photograph and Post Card Size Photograph affixed on proforma.
• Pen will be provided at the centre for writing of particulars on the Test Booklet and responses on the Answer Sheet.
• All rough work is to be done in the Test Booklet only. The candidate will not do any rough work or put stray mark on the machine gradable Answer Sheet.