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NEET Syllabus 2018:

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducts the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Exam for aspirants to the various medical and dental colleges in the country. Let us look at the NEET syllabus 2018 in detail.

The preparation for the toughest exam of your career begins with knowing your syllabus, hence the emphasis on NEET syllabus 2018. It is well established that one does not simply breeze through NEET. It requires perseverance, preparation and well, a bit of panicking before finally realizing that the goal is achievable, even if it were challenging.

NEET or the National Eligibility and Entrance Test is a common, nationalized entrance exam for aspiring doctors, viz anyone eyeing a graduate degree in medical courses such as MBBS, dental course (BDS) or a postgraduate degree such as MD or MS in recognized government and private colleges across India.

NEET 2018 Exam Dates

Events Dates (Announced)
Application form release 8th February 2018
Last date for filling the application 12th March 2018 (5:30 PM) (Extended)
Last date for submitting the application fee 13th March 2018 (11:50 PM)
Correction Window duration 15th to 17th March 2018
Release of admit card 17th April 2018 (Released)
Exam date 6th May 2018 (10:00 AM to 1:00 PM)
Answer Key, OMR Sheet, Responses & Test Booklet 25th May 2018
Announcement of Result 4th June 2018
1st Round of Counselling 13th June to 18th June 2018

NEET Trivia

NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY CUM ENTRANCE TEST (UG) – 2018 will be conducted as per regulations framed under the Indian Medical Council Act-1956 as amended in 2018 and the Dentists Act-1948 as amended in 2018.

Mere appearing and qualifying in NEET (UG) does not confer any right to the candidate for admission in MBBS/BDS Courses. The selection and admission to MBBS/BDS seats in any Medical Institution recognized for offering MBBS/BDS Courses is subject to fulfilling the admission criteria, eligibility, rank in merit list, medical fitness and such other criteria as may be prescribed by the Government of India, respective States, Universities and Medical/Dental Colleges.

Overview of NEET 2018 exam pattern

The NEET (UG) entrance test consists of 180 objective type questions, viz Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) from Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany and Zoology) to be answered on the specially designed machine-gradable sheet using Ball Point Pen provided by CBSE at examination centre only.

The exam duration is for three hours.

Candidates are allowed to answer the paper in English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Oriya, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu.

Duration of the Exam: 3 hours (180 minutes)

Total Questions: 180 MCQs (with four options in each question and single correct option)

Marking Scheme: +4 marks (for correct answers), -1 marks (for incorrect answers) and 0 marks (for unanswered)

Subjects Covered: Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany and Zoology)

Eligibility Criteria for NEET

Any student who has completed the age of 17 years at the time of admission or will complete the age on or before 31st December of the year of his/her admission to the 1st year MBBS/BDS Course is eligible to appear for the exam. The upper age limit for NEET (UG) is 25 years as on the date of examination with a relaxation of 5 years for the candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC category and persons entitled for reservation under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016.

The age criteria for appearing in NEET (UG) – 2018 are as follows:

  • For Candidates of Unreserved Category (UR) born on or between 07.05.1993 and 01.01.2002
  • For Candidates of SC/ST/OBC/PH Category born on or between 07.05.1988 and 01.01.2002

Indian Nationals, Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), Overseas Citizen of India (OCIs), Persons with Indian Origin (PIOs) and  Foreign Nationals are eligible for admission in Medical/Dental Colleges subject to rules and regulations framed by the respective State Governments, Institution and the Government of India.

Tips to Crack NEET 2018

  • Supervision of quality academic experts – It is important to be under the guidance of a mentor or an academic expert who are there to guide the students and tell them about their strengths and weaknesses so that they know that they are going on the right track. Solve a sample questionnaire and get it analyzed by your expert.
  • Effective in-depth career counseling– Every different student has a different set of plus points and so each one of them needs special attention so that they know what they are good at. Seek the help of a professional career counselor to understand where your real potential lies. This will help you assess your strengths and weaknesses and work on them.
  • Rectified focus– The previous step will enable students to choose and focus on the correct area of improvement. If you have a problem with finishing your test on your time, work on the speed. If your weak point is Physics, allot more time to solving questions of Physics and then focus on your strong point, say Biology.
  • Vigorous training – It is just not enough to know your strengths and weaknesses and focus on them. One has to regularly practice, read and be updated with the syllabus. Remember, Rome was not built in a day.
  • Insight into syllabus –It is important to know the syllabus of NEET, which is updated every year. The syllabus is available online on the official website of NEET and several external sources. The official website is
  • Cracking the exam– The ultimate step is to crack the exam. Remember to be patient and do not hurry. You have prepared for this and you are now ready.

Subject-Wise NEET Syllabus 2018

CBSE has declared the syllabus for NEET (UG) 2018 will remain unchanged from that of 2017. The Medical Council of India (MCI) announced that the NEET 2018 Syllabus is prepared after the review of various State syllabi as well as those prepared by CBSE, National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) and Council of Boards of School Education in India (COBSE).

The breakdown subject wise is as follows:

  • Biology- 90 questions from NEET 2018 syllabus for Biology
  • Physics- 45 questions from NEET 2018 syllabus for Physics
  • Chemistry- 45 questions from NEET 2018 syllabus for Chemistry

We have mentioned the chapters of each subject of the Syllabus in the tables below.

NEET Syllabus 2018 for Physics

S. No.
Class XI S. No.
Class XII
1. Physical world and measurement 1. Electrostatics
2. Kinematics 2. Current Electricity
3. Laws of Motion 3. Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism
4. Work, Energy and Power 4. Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents
5. Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body 5. Electromagnetic Waves
6. Gravitation 6. Optics
7. Properties of Bulk Matter 7. Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation
8. Thermodynamics 8. Atoms and Nuclei
9. Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory 9. Electronic Devices
10. Oscillations and Waves

NEET Syllabus 2018 for Chemistry

S. No.
Class XI S. No.
Class XII
1. Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry 1. Solid State
2. Structure of Atom 2. Solutions
3. Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties 3. Electrochemistry
4. Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure 4. Chemical Kinetics
5. States of Matter: Gases and Liquids 5. Surface Chemistry
6. Thermodynamics 6. General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements
7. Equilibrium 7. p-Block Elements
8. Redox Reactions 8. and Block Elements
9. Hydrogen 9. Coordination Compounds
10. s-Block Element (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals) 10. Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
11. Some p-Block Elements 11. Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers
12. Organic Chemistry- Some Basic Principles and Techniques 12. Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids
13. Hydrocarbons 13. Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen
14. Environmental Chemistry 14. Biomolecules
15. Polymers
16. Chemistry in Everyday Life

NEET Syllabus 2018 for Biology

S. No.
Class XI S. No.
Class XII
1. Diversity in Living World 1. Reproduction
2. Structural Organization in Animals and Plants 2. Genetics and Evolution
3. Cell Structure and Function 3. Biology and Human Welfare
4. Plant Physiology 4. Biotechnology and Its Applications
5. Human Physiology 5. Ecology and Environment

Analysis of the NEET Syllabus / NEET Chapter-Wise Weightage

NEET Chapter-Wise Weightage 2018 for Physics 

S.No. NEET Important Chapters 2018 Weightage of Chapters in NEET 2018
1. Mechanics 10%
2. Thermodynamics 9.5%
3. Current Electricity 8.1%
4. Dual Nature of Matter & Radiation 7.3%
5. Magnetism & Moving Charges 6.3%
6. Kinematics 6.0%
7. Rigid Body Dynamics 5.6%
8. Work, Energy, and Power 5.2%
9. Planar Motion 4.4%
10. Ray Optics 4.0%
11. Wave Optics 3.3%
12. Kinetic Theory & Thermal Properties of Matter 2.0%
13. Atomic Study 1.3%
14. Waves 1.0%
15. Gravitation 1.0%

Chapter Wise Weightage for NEET 2018 Biology 

S.No. Important Topics for NEET 2018 NEET 2018 Chapter Wise Weightage
1. Human Physiology Biological Classification Molecular Basis of Inheritance 12.0%
2. Biomolecules 10.0%
3. Biological Classification 9.0%
4. Molecular Basis of Inheritance 8.2%
5. Animal Kingdom 7.0%
6. Reproduction 6.6%
7. Ecosystems 5.1%
8. Human Health and Diseases 4.3%
9. Biotechnology: Principles and Processes 3.1%
10. Microbes in Human Welfare 2.7%
11. Genetics 2.1%
12. Plant Kingdom 1.8%
13. Strategies for Enhancement of Food Production 1.4%
14. Cell Biology 1%
15. Plant Anatomy 0.7%

NEET 2018 Syllabus Weightage for Chemistry 

S.No. NEET Important Chapters 2018 Chapter Wise Weightage for NEET 2018
1. Chemical Bonding 12.5%
2. Basic Concepts 10.0%
3. Chemical Equilibrium 8.2%
4. Carbonyl Compounds 7.1%
5. Coordination Compounds 6.7%
6. Organic Chemistry – II 5.6%
7. Reaction Mechanism 5.2%
8. The d and f Block Elements 4.4%
9. IUPAC & Isomerism 4.0%
10. Thermodynamics and Thermochemistry 3.8%
11. Chemical Kinetics 2.2%
12. Haloalkanes and Haloarenes 2.2%
13. Chemistry in Everyday Life 1.3%
14. Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids 1.0%
15. Environmental Chemistry 0.8%

Declaration of Result

(a) The Central Board of Secondary Education will conduct the NEET(UG)–2018, evaluate the Answer Sheets and the result will be hosted on website The CBSE will prepare the merit list as per the directives of, DGHS, MCI and DCI.

(b) No category wise result sheet will be prepared. Once the results are evaluated and ready, CBSE will publish the results on the website and thus, candidates can enter their roll number and download the comprehensive result sheets.

(c) All Candidates appearing in NEET (UG)–2018 must remain in touch with the websites of CBSE, MOHFW, Medical Counselling Committee ( and Participating States/Universities/ Institutions till the conclusion of the final round of Counselling.

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