NEET 2018: Online Application Begins Today, Exam To Be Held On May 6th

| February 9 , 2018 , 14:20 IST

The Central Board of Secondary Education released the official notification for National Eligibility-CUM-Entrance Test (NEET) for undergraduate medical course admissions 2018 on Friday on its official website. The online application started on Friday and will end on March 9, 2018. This year's exam will be held on May 6th as per the announcement.

Aadhaar was made mandatory for application since last year. Students would need to provide their Aadhaar details in the initial stage of registration. If the detail provided by the candidate in their application does not match with the information provided in the Aadhaar ID, their application will be rejected.

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However, Aadhaar card requirement is not applicable in Jammu and Kashmir, Assam and Meghalaya. For NRIs, passport number is required for the same.

The exam will be conducted in Hindi, English, Urdu, Gujarati, Marathi, Oriya, Bengali, Assamese, Telugu, Tamil and Kannada.

Eligibility criteria         

Educational qualification: Aspirants should have passed class 12 or equivalent exam with physics, chemistry, biology/biotechnology and English individually. Moreover, they must have obtained a minimum of 50 percent marks in physics, chemistry and biology/biotechnology at the qualifying examination.

Age limit: The candidate must have completed the age of 17 years at the time of admission or will complete the age on or before December 31, 2018, i.e. the year of his/her admission to the 1st year M.B.B.S./B.D.S. Course.

Attempt: As per the official website, there is no cap on the number of attempts.

NEET 2018 exam pattern

There will be one paper containing 180 objective type questions (four options with a single correct answer) from physics, chemistry and biology (botany and zoology). The duration of paper would be three hours, from 10 am to 1 pm. Question papers can be obtained in the following languages - Hindi, English, Gujarati, Marathi, Oriya, Bengali, Assamese, Telugu, Tamil and Kannada.

Important dates

Application process begins- February 8

Fee payment begins- February 9

Last date to submit forms- March 9

Correction in application form- March 12 to 16

Fee payment ends- March 19 (11:50 pm)

Admit card display- April second week

Exam date- May 6

Result declaration- June 5

There were speculations that state curriculum might be included in the syllabus. However, CBSE in a note clarified that the syllabus of NEET (UG) 2018 will be exactly same as it was for NEET (UG) 2017.