The CBSE is expected to release the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test, NEET UG 2018 exam schedule in the last week of January. In 2017, the online registration commenced from January 31 and continued till March 1. The exam was conducted on Sunday, May 7.

Classification of seats

— All India Quota Seats

— State Government Quota Seats

— State/Management/NRI quota seats in private medical/dental colleges or any private/deemed university central pool quota seats.

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Educational qualification

Aspirants should have passed class 12 or equivalent exam with physics, chemistry, biology/bio-technology and English individually. Moreover, they must have obtained a minimum of 50 per cent marks taken together in physics, chemistry and biology/bio-technology at the qualifying examination.

Aadhaar card requirement

Since last year, CBSE made Aadhaar card mandatory for registration. This is, however, not applicable in Jammu and Kashmir, Assam and Meghalaya. For NRIs, passport number is required for the same.

Age and attempt criteria

A candidate can attempt the paper three times only for the medical entrance exam. Therefore, students who have already sat for NEET 2017 have two more chances.

The CBSE had also introduced maximum age limit to 25 years. After students protest and several petitions, the Supreme Court had ruled against the notice. However, for 2018, there are no updates on whether CBSE will bring back this criterion.

NEET 2018 exam pattern

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.

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