National Eligibility cum Entrance Test is an admission test in India for candidates who want to pursue Medical (MBBS) or Dental (BDS) courses. It is conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for taking admission in both private and Government Medical Colleges

There are more than 66000 seats that NEET offer for both MBBS and BDS. It was an attempt to bring together all the pre-medical entrance test and medical entrance test held by individual colleges and states.

Undergraduate courses at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi, Postgraduate Institute for Medical Education and Research in Chandigarh, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research JIPMER are outside the NEET’s purview.

National Testing Agency will hold the exam instead of CBSE from 2019.

Eligibility Criteria

For a candidate to be eligible to take NEET 2018, he must fulfil the following eligibility criteria.

  • Candidate must be a citizen of India. However, NRI, POI, OCI and Foreign National Candidates can also apply.
  • Candidates whose date of birth falls on or before 1st January 2003 and should be at least 17 years of age as of 31st December 2018.
  • Candidates appearing for NEET 2019 must have passed class 11th and 12th with a minimum of 5 subjects from a recognized board with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology and English as core subjects.
  • A candidate can take as many attempts as he or she wants as there is no limit on a number of permitted attempts.
  • General candidate with less than 50%, OBC, SC, ST with marks less than 40% and PWD with marks less than 45% in their (PCB) in Higher Secondary examination are not eligible for taking up the examination.

Exam Pattern

The online application for NEET starts on December 1, 2017 and ends on January 2, 2018.

  • NEET from 2019 will be held twice in a year in online format.
  • The first exam will be held between 03 Feb 2019 and 17 Feb 2019.
  • The second exam will be held from 12 May 2019 to 26 May 2019.
  • Candidate can appear for both exams and the best out of both will be taken into consideration.
  • It consists of 4 sections: Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology.
  • Each Section consists of 45 questions each making the total of 720 marks.
  • While every positive answer awards you (+4) a wrong answer you are given a (-1)
  • The exam can be taken in only online mode from 2019 onwards.

Application Procedure

  • The online application for NEET starts on October 1, 2018, and will end on 31st October 2019 for February exam and for May exams online forms will be available from 2nd week of March and will end in the second week of April 2019.
  • Register online and fill up personal and academic details carefully.
  • Upload your photograph and signature carefully.
  • Candidate can use Credit and Debit Card or through Net Banking or e-wallets.

Exam Fee

The application fee across various categories for NEET 2018 is listed below

Category Application Fees
General Rs. 1,400
SC/ST/PWD Rs. 750


The syllabus for Neet primary constitutes the topics covered in class 11 and 12 of the central boards such as CBSE, ISC and state boards. Approximately, 45% of the paper is prepared from class 11th syllabus and 55% from class 12th syllabus.

The subject-wise detailed syllabus is mentioned below.

Subjects Topics
  • Diversity in Living World
  • Reproduction
  • Structural Organization in Animals and Plants
  • Genetics and Evolution
  • Cell Structure and Function
  • Biology and Human Welfare
  • Plant Physiology
  • Biotechnology and Its Applications
  • Human Physiology
  • Ecology and Environment
  • Physical world and measurement
  • Electrostatics
  • Kinematics
  • Current Electricity
  • Laws of Motion
  • Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism
  • Work, Energy and Power
  • Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents
  • Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body
  • Electromagnetic Waves
  • Gravitation
  • Optics
  • Properties of Bulk Matter
  • Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation
  • Thermodynamics
  • Atoms and Nuclei
  • The behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory
  • Electronic Devices
  • Oscillations and Waves
  • Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry
  • Solid State
  • Structure of Atom
  • solutions
  • Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties
  • Electrochemistry
  • Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
  • Chemical Kinetics
  • States of Matter: Gases and Liquids
  • Surface Chemistry
  • Thermodynamics
  • General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements
  • Equilibrium
  • p-Block Elements
  • Redox Reactions
  • d and f Block Elements
  • Hydrogen
  • Coordination Compounds
  • s-Block Element (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals)
  • Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
  • Some p-Block Elements
  • Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers
  • Organic Chemistry- Some Basic Principles and Techniques
  • Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Biomolecules
  • Polymers
  • Chemistry in Everyday Life

Selection and Counselling

JEE Advanced counselling process and seat Allotment is done by Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA). JEE Main counselling is done online. It is a 7 round counselling process and stats from the 4th week of June. It is conducted online.

This involves 5 steps

  • Registration for counselling
  • Choice Filling process (Choices should be in precedence of which Institute we want to get first)
  • Seat Allocation
    • Accepting the allocated seat and proceeding for document Verification at reporting centres.
  • Seat withdrawal and waiting for next round of seat allocation.
    • If the seat allocated is not the seat you desire for then you can withdraw yourself and wait for next round of seat allocation.
    • Candidate can withdraw seat up to 6 round of seat allocation.
  • After seat allocation candidate must pay an amount of Rs. 45000 as seat acceptance fee.


Candidate having more than or equal to cut off marks qualify KVPY and then can appear for the next phase i.e. the interview round. The cut off varies every year for all the 3 streams.

  • No. of students appearing for the exam.
  • The difficulty level of paper.
  • Overall candidate’s performance i.e. if many candidates manage to secure a higher number then the cut off is raised and vice-versa.
  • However, cut off varies from General, OBC, SC and ST based on the category.
Previous years cut off:
YEAR Stream General SC/ST/PWD
2016 SA 50 40
2016 SB 48 34
2016 SX 57 40
2017 SA 45 35
2017 SB 43 33
2017 SX 53 43

NEET Preparation Resources

Subjects Books
  • NCERT Physics Class XI & Class XII
  • Concepts of Physics by H. C. Verma
  • Objective Physics By DC Pandey
  • Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday, Resnick and Walker
  • Fundamental Physics by Pradeep
  • Problems in General Physics by IE Irodov
  • NCERT Chemistry textbooks for Class XI and XII
  • Physical Chemistry by OP Tandon
  • ABC of Chemistry for Classes 11 and 12 by Modern
  • Concise Inorganic Chemistry by JD Lee
  • Dinesh Chemistry Guide
  • Practise books by VK Jaiswal (Inorganic), MS Chauhan (Organic) and N Awasthi (Physical)
  • NCERT Biology Class XI and Class XII textbooks
  • Biology Vol 1 and Vol 2 by Trueman
  • Objective Biology by Dinesh
  • Objective Botany by Ansari
  • Pradeep Guide on Biology
  • GRB Bathla publications for

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