The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for undergraduate admission to MBBS and BDS has been held across the country. A total of 13.36 lakh students who have registered for the CBSE NEET 2018 appeared for the exam at 2255 examination centres across the country. According to reports, this is a substantial increase in the number of registered candidates from the previous year. Last year, more than 11 lakh candidates appeared for the NEET 2017 exams.
Before the exams, there were reports about measures being taken to ensure smooth conduct of the NEET 2018. Many candidates were looking for an easy answer to questions like what will be allowed inside the hall and what type of clothes one should wear for the exams. But as we said earlier, there was no need to panic about anything as CBSE NEET 2018 was like any other entrance exam conducted by CBSE. Everything has gone smoothly for CBSE NEET 2018. The goal of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is to conduct free, fair and smooth examinations so that the most eligible student joins for MBBS and BDS courses in the country.
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CBSE NEET 2018 Exam
NEET – UG is an entrance examination for students who wish to study any graduate medical course – MBBS or BDS in government or private medical colleges in India. NEET- UG replaces the All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT) and all individual MBBS exams conducted by states or colleges themselves. 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.
As per regulations framed under the Indian Medical Council Act-1956 as amended in 2016 and the Dentists Act-1948 as amended in 2016, NEET – UG will be conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), for admission to MBBS/BDS courses in India in medical/dental colleges run with the approval of Medical Council of India/Dental Council of India except for the institutions established through an Act of Parliament like AIIMS, JIPMER Puducherry.
CBSE NEET 2018 Syllabus and Exam Pattern
The NEET 2018 exam was of three hours duration and contained 45 questions from each section – Physics, Chemistry, Botany, and Zoology – totaling to 180 questions. The questions were of multiple choice question (MCQ) type with four choices of answers and carry four marks. The maximum mark for the exam is 720 and for each incorrect answer, one mark will be deducted from the total score.
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CBSE NEET 2018 Exam Date, NEET 2018 Exam Analysis
The NEET 2018 was conducted on Sunday, May 6, 2018. The responsibility of the CBSE is limited to the conduct of the entrance examination, declaration of result and providing All India Rank for the conduct of counseling for 15% All India Quota Seats and for supplying the result to state and other counseling authorities.
Overall NEET 2018 entrance examination was of three hours duration. It had 45 questions each from – Physics, Chemistry, Botany, and Zoology – totaling 180 questions. The nature of the questions was of multiple choice question (MCQ) type with four choices of answers and carry four marks. The maximum mark for the exam was 720 and for each incorrect answer, one mark will be deducted from the total score. There were 12 sets of questions papers. All papers in different languages were same. Paper was held in English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Oriya, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu languages.
NEET 2018 | Physics
Among all the sections, Physics was toughest and lengthy. Even last year too, this section was the toughest one. About 24 questions of Class 12th and 21 questions from Class 11 syllabus were asked. According to reports, Physics section had about 9 moderate, 34 easy and 2 tough questions.
NEET 2018 | Chemistry
Like last year, the Chemistry section was easy to moderate. Out of 45 questions, 20 each were of Class 12th and Class 11th level. Overall, this section had 24 easy, 20 moderate and 1 tough questions.
NEET 2018 | Biology, Botany, Zoology
Biology for medical students has always been an easy paper. This year too Biology section was one of the easiest and less time-consuming. Out of 90 questions that belonged to Biology, Botany, Zoology, most of them were of Class 11th standard. About 46 questions asked from the 12th standard syllabus and 44 questions from the 11th standard syllabus. Overall, this section had 9 difficult questions, 33 moderate questions, and 48 easy questions.
NEET 2018 | What is Good Score?
Overall, in NEET 2018 about 170 questions were based on NCERT and 10 questions were trick-based. Out of total 180 questions, 110 questions were easy; 45 questions were of moderate difficulty level, whereas 25 questions were of high difficulty level. Biology was easy, Chemistry was moderate and Physics was toughest. Marks above 530 should be considered the good score for getting admission into government’s medical colleges. For private medical institutes, the marks can go little low.
CBSE NEET 2018 Answer Keys, NEET 2018 Rank, NEET 2018 Results
So far no question papers and answer keys have been uploaded officially. Some of the independent coaching centres will upload question paper with answers in the evening. CBSE is likely to take some time to update NEET 2018 answer keys or OMR sheet but some of the medical institutes like Allen, Rao, Akash have will share question papers with the correct answer today. Following are the last year answer keys.
Download CBSE NEET 2017 Answer Keys
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|Code B/Q/X||B – Download||B – Download|
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|Code C/R/Y||C – Download||C – Download|
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|Code D/S/Z||D – Download||D – Download|
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CBSE NEET 2018 Cut-Off, NEET 2018 Counselling
Once the NEET 2018 result is out, which is most likely to happen on June 5, we would be able to know about NEET 2018 Cut-Off marks or NEET 2018 Counselling dates. At this moment, it would be premature to guess anything, a lot of things have changed under NEET 2018. So come back again as we will keep updating this page with new information as they come in.