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About NEET UG 2018

About NEET
Name of the Examination National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET)
Conducting Authority Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
Exam Level : U.G.
Frequency of Exam Once a Year
Exam Score Validity One Year
CBSE NEET Exam Date 6th May 2018
Release Date of the CBSE NEET Result 2018 4th June 2018
NEET state wise merit list 23rd June 2018
NEET AIQ counselling starts 12th June 2018
Admission Courses MBBS & BDS
Entrance Test Level National
Contact 011-22019683, 011-22521081
NEET Registered Students Details
Total Registered Candidates 13,26,725
Total Exam Cities 136
Total Exam Centres 2255
Indian Candidates 13,23,672
Non Resident Indians (NRIs) 1842
Overseas Citizens of India (OCIs) 530
Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) 60
Foreign Candidates 621
Detail Total Number
Male Candidates 5,80,648
Female Candidates 7,46,076
Transgender Candidates 1

NEET 2018 State-wise Appeared & Qualified Students

State Name Registered Appeared Qualified Success %
Rajasthan 82000 79057 58738 74%
Delhi 28463 27666 20397 74%
Haryana 30542 29476 21398 73%
Andhra Pradesh 51229 49253 35732 73%
Chandigarh 1344 1309 940 72%
Telangana 46245 44877 30912 69%
Kerala 114214 108907 72682 67%
Punjab 15606 14825 9774 66%
Karnataka 94808 85288 54163 64%
Manipur 6070 5780 3651 63%
Himachal Pradesh 12954 12295 7528 61%
Jharkhand 15337 14838 9039 61%
Odisha 33658 32301 19600 61%
Bihar 66071 63003 37899 60%
Uttar Pradesh 132835 128329 76778 60%
West Bengal 58159 55888 32741 59%
Uttarakhand 12570 12075 7070 59%
Jammu and Kashmir 24103 23085 12515 54%
Madhya Pradesh 48774 46406 23638 51%
Andaman & Nicobar Is 942 912 453 50%
Lakshadweep 342 313 155 50%
Sikkim 820 785 383 49%
Tripura 3283 3150 1496 47%
Chhattisgarh 25148 23773 10919 46%
Goa 3611 3338 1526 46%
Gujarat 74115 72351 32625 45%
Assam 24622 23108 9931 43%
Meghalaya 2760 2515 1049 42%
Dadra & Nagar Haveli 466 454 187 41%
Mizoram 1398 1292 526 41%
Arunachal Pradesh 3763 3475 1402 40%
Puducherry 4573 4462 1768 40%
Maharashtra 182218 177353 70184 40%
Tamil Nadu 120000 114602 45336 40%
Daman & Diu 301 294 100 34%
Nagaland 2171 2045 600 29%
Other 1210 1042 727 70%

NEET 2018 Qualified students by Category

Category Registered Appeared Qualified Pass%
OBC 5,80,160 5,56,621 3,27,575 58.85%
General 4,84,480 4,66,213 2,68,316 57.55%
SC 1,81,217 1,71,856 87,311 50.8%
ST 80,868 75,232 31,360 41.68%

NEET Cutoff: 2018 vs. 2017

Category Qualifying Percentile NEET 2018 NEET 2017
UR 50th Percentile 119 131
SC/ST/OBC 40th Percentile 96 107
UR-PH 45th Percentile 107 118

NEET 2018 Cutoff

Category Minimum Qualifying Percentile Cutoff Marks No. of Candidates Qualified
Unreserved (UR) 50th Percentile 119 6,34,897
Unreserved Physically Handicapped (UR-PH) 45th Percentile 107 205
Scheduled Caste (SC) 40th Percentile 96 17,209
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 40th Percentile 96 7,446
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 40th Percentile 96 54,653
SC-PH 40th Percentile 96 36
ST-PH 40th Percentile 96 12
OBC-PH 40th Percentile 96 104
Total Qualified Students 7,14,562
NEET 2018 Counselling Dates
Schedule For Admission Central Counselling State Counselling
All India Quota Deemed + CI
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 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
NEET 2018 Counselling  Details
S. No. Type of NEET Counselling Counselling Body
1 NEET Counselling for 15% AIQ Seats (except in J&K) in Government medical and dental colleges DGHS, on behalf of MCC
2 NEET Counselling for 100% seats in Deemed and Central Universities DGHS, on behalf of MCC
3 NEET Counselling for IP Quota seats in ESIC Colleges DGHS, on behalf of MCC
4 NEET Counselling for Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC) DGHS, on behalf of MCC and AFMC Pune
5 NEET Counselling for 85% State Quota seats and state private colleges Respective State Counselling Authorities
State Wise  NEET Counselling Authority
State / Union Territory NEET State Quota Counselling Authority
Andaman & Nicobar Islands Available Soon
Andhra Pradesh Dr. NTR University of Health and Science
Arunachal Pradesh Directorate of Higher & Technical Education, Itanagar
Assam Directorate of Medical Education, Assam
Bihar, Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Board
Chandigarh Directorate of Research and Medical Education, Punjab
Chhattisgarh Directorate of Medical Education, Raipur, Chhattisgarh
Delhi Faculty of Medical Sciences (FMSC), the University of Delhi
Goa Directorate of Technical Education, Goa
Gujarat Admission Committee for Professional Medical Educational Courses (ACPMEC)
Haryana PT. B. D. Sharma University of Health Sciences, Rohtak
Himachal Pradesh Himachal Pradesh University
Jammu & Kashmir Jammu and Kashmir Board of Professional Entrance Examination (JKBOPEE)
Jharkhand, Jharkhand Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Board
Karnataka, Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA)
Kerala Commissioner of Entrance Examination (CEE), Kerala
Madhya Pradesh Directorate of Medical Education
Maharashtra Directorate of Medical Education (DME), Maharashtra
Manipur Directorate of Health Science, Government of Manipur
Meghalaya Directorate of Higher & Technical Education, Meghalaya
Odisha, Odisha Joint Entrance Examination Board
Puducherry Centralised Admission Committee
Punjab Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot
Rajasthan, Rajasthan Medical Admission Board
Sikkim State HRD Ministry
Tamil Nadu Selection Committee, Directorate of Medical Education
Telangana Kaloji Narayana Rao University of Health Sciences, Warangal
Tripura RIMS (Imphal), AGMC (Agartala), Regional Dental College (Guwahati) Tripura Medical College — Separate lists by each college
Uttarakhand H.N.B Uttarakhand Medical Education University (HNBUMU), Dehradun
Uttar Pradesh Directorate of Medical Education and Training, Uttar Pradesh
West Bengal West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination Board

NEET 2018 Seat Reservation

There are a certain number of seats reserved for various categories in 15% All India Quota. All candidates who belong to these categories will be eligible for admission on reserved seats under AIQ, if they meet the eligibility requirements. Check category-wise reservation below
Reservation of Seats

S. No. Category Reservation percentage
1. OBC (Other Backward Classes) 27%
2. Scheduled Caste (SC) 15%
3. Scheduled Tribe (ST) 7.5%
4. Physically Handicapped (PH) 5%

All the medical colleges in India, excluding AIIMS and JIPMER institutions, will take admissions on the basis of NEET 2018 scores. Candidates who have qualified the exam can start preparing for All India and State level NEET 2018 counselling sessions for the admission.

NOTE:  For government medical colleges, counselling for 15% of the seats is conducted by MCC and for the rest, 85% seat counselling is done by the state counselling authorities. For deemed and central universities the counselling for 100% seats is done by the MCC. On the other hand, counselling for admission to private and self-financed colleges is completely done by the state counselling committees.


NEET 2018 Results

The CBSE administered NEET 2018 was taken by 12,69,922 candidates of which 7,14,562 candidates have qualified for admission counselling of MBBS and BDS seats. A total of 13,26,725 candidates had registered for the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test.

NEET 2018 Toppers: Top 50 toppers (State-wise)

States Number of NEET 2018 Toppers
Delhi 8
Gujarat 7
Andhra Pradesh 5
Rajasthan 4
Uttar Pradesh 4
Haryana 3
Maharashtra 3
Punjab 3
Chandigarh 2
Madhya Pradesh 2
Odisha 2
Telangana 2
West Bengal 2
Bihar 1
Tamil Nadu 1
Others 1