How to fill NEET Application Form 2018 is a step-by-step tutorial to help candidates with the process of online submission of NEET 2018 application form. CBSE has opened the application forms of NEET 2018 on February 8, 2018. The last date to fill and submit NEET 2018 application form has been extended from March 9 to March 12 (till 5.30 PM). Candidates can make the online payment of application fee upto 11:50 PM on March 13, 2018. CBSE has also removed the Aadhaar requirement for NEET on March 8. NEET 2018 will be held on May 6, 2018 (Sunday). Careers360 brings ‘How to fill NEET 2018 application form’ guide to help students successfully fill the application form of NEET without any hassles, mistakes or time delays. The step-wise manual of ‘How to fill NEET application form 2018’ is prepared on the basis of official instructions provided by CBSE, the exam conducting body of NEET 2018. The application form of NEET 2018 can only be filled in online mode. To successfully fill NEET 2018 application form, a candidate will be required to follow these steps - register, fill NEET application form, upload digital documents and finally make the online payment. Candidates must note that multiple NEET application forms submitted by one candidate are liable to be rejected. Therefore, it is advised that candidates carefully go through the step-by-step guide of how to fill NEET application form 2018 in order to avoid committing any mistakes in the submission of NEET application form. Aspirants who wish to apply for NEET 2018 can check the guide given below along with screenshots to know how to fill NEET 2018 application form.
LATEST: CBSE has opened the NEET UG 2018 Application Corrections window on March 15 at 10:00 AM. Click here for more details.
NOTE: As per interim orders passed by the Delhi High Court on February 26 and February 28, ALL candidates are now allowed to fill the NEET 2018 application form. These include candidates from NIOS/open schools, or those who have completed schooling privately, or with Biology as an additional subject, or with a gap year between Classes 11 and 12, or who have crossed the upper age limit of 25 years (30 years if reserved category). The final verdict on whether they will be allowed to appear for NEET will be made on April 16, 2018. For more details, Click Here.
IMPORTANT - As per the CBSE notification released on March 5, 2018, candidates who have passed their Class 12 from open school or as private candidates can fill their Class 11 academic details in the NEET application form as per the table given below:
Class 11 Academic Details Filling Guide (for open school and private candidates)
Name of School/College
Same as of Class 12
Year of Passing
One year before the passing year of Class 12
Place of Study
State where Class 11 School/College is located
As of Class 12
District where Class 11 School/College is located
As of Class 12
Salient Features of NEET Application Form
Mode of Submission: The application form of NEET 2018 can only be filled in online mode. No offline mode of submitting NEET application form 2018 is accepted by CBSE.
Mobile Number and Email: To register for NEET 2018 and fill the application form, candidates will have to provide a valid mobile number and an Email ID.
No Aadhaar Card: As per Supreme Court interim order of March 6, the CBSE has issued an official notification on March 8 informing candidates that Aadhaar is no longer a mandatory requirement in NEET. All candidates can now apply for NEET before the new last date of March 12 with the use of any valid government ID (ration card, passport, Aadhaar, etc.). NRI candidates can use either Aadhaar Card or Passport. It is mandatory for foreign nationals or Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) or Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) to enter passport details.
Stages of filling NEET application: The process of filling NEET 2018 application form includes these steps - Registration, Filling the application form of NEET, Uploading digital photograph and signature, Making Payment and Printing the confirmation page.
NEET Application Fee: The application fee of registering for NEET and submitting the application form is INR 1,400/- for General/OBC category candidates and INR 750/- for SC/ST/PH category candidates.
NEET 2018 - Important Dates of Filling Application Form
Event of NEET 2018 Application
NEET 2018 registration begins
February 8, 2018
Last date to submit NEET 2018 application form
March 12, 2018 (5:30 PM) - Extended from March 9
Making payment of NEET application form
February 8, 2018 to March 13, 2018 (upto 11:50 PM)
Click here to fill NEET 2018 Online Application Form
Check NEET 2018 Eligibility Criteria
Following interim order issued by Delhi High Court on February 26 and February 28, all candidates who satisfy lower age limit and Class 12 marks criteria will be eligible to apply for NEET 2018. The new NEET rules barring open school candidates, those above the upper age limit, with gap year between Classes 11 and 12, who studied Biology as an additional subject or cleared Class 12 as private candidates, are no longer valid till April 16, 2018. All aspirants of NEET are therefore eligible to apply this year until the final verdict.
The general eligibility criteria of NEET 2018 which was given in the NEET 2018 prospectus was as follows:-
[Except Lower Age Limit and Class 12 minimum marks, none of the other rules given below are valid till April 16, 2018]
Lower Age Limit: Candidate appearing in NEET 2018, should complete 17 years of age on or before December 31, 2018.
Upper Age Limit: The controversial NEET upper age limit rule has been reintroduced for NEET 2018. Candidates applying for NEET 2018 must have been born
Number of Attempts: Candidates can appear for NEET UG exam for a maximum of three times in their lifetime, counting from NEET 2017 onwards. So, if a candidate appeared for NEET 2017, it will be counted as their first attempt and they would be eligible to appear for two times more for NEET UG exam.
Class 11 and 12 Subjects: It is compulsory to have studied Physics, Chemistry and Biology in both Classes 11 and 12.
Biology/Biotechnology as a core subject: Candidates should have studied Biology/Biotechnology as a core subject in Class 12. Study of Biology/Biotechnololgy as an additional/optional subject in Class 12 will make one ineligible for NEET 2018.
Class 12 Qualifying Examination - Candidates must have passed the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English individually at Class 12 level. Also, candidates belonging to general category must have scored at least 50% marks in aggregate across Physics, Chemistry and Biology (PCB), whereas those belonging to SC/ST/OBC must have scored at least 40% on average in PCB. Candidates of general category with physical disability of lower limbs must have scored at least 45% in aggregate in PCB in Class 12.
Open School Students ineligible: Candidates who have completed their Class 12 from an open school or have privately studied, they will not be eligible for NEET 2018.
How to fill NEET Application Form 2018? - Step-by-Step Guide
NEET 2018 application form can be filled in five steps. Given below is the stepwise procedure of how to fill NEET 2018 application form. Candidates are advised to try to fill the application form of NEET 2018 with browsers other than Google Chrome, in case
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Overview of ‘how to fill NEET 2018 application form’
Registering for NEET 2018
Filling Basic Details in NEET Application Form
Uploading the Documents
Printing Confirmation Page
Step-wise Procedure to Fill NEET Application Form 2018
Step 1: NEET 2018 Registration
Procedure to be followed for registering for NEET 2018 is as follows:-
a) Click on the link given above on this page to begin the procedure of filling NEET application form 2018.
b) Candidates will be redirected to the NEET 2018 instruction page as shown below. Read the instruction page of NEET 2018 application form and click on ‘Proceed to Apply Online NEET(UG), 2018’.
c) Candidates will now be redirected to the ‘Registration Page’ of NEET 2018 application form (as shown in screenshot below).
d) On registration page of NEET 2018, provide basic details like Name, Mother’s Name, Father’s Name, Category, Date of Birth, Gender, Nationality, State, Identity type, Aadhaar Card Number (not mandatory as per CBSE Notice of March 8; any Government ID proof can be used), a valid Mobile Number and an Email ID. Note that details entered at this stage must be same as given in Government ID. Candidates must add their name, date of birth and gender as given in the Government ID proof of their choice and should give mother's and father's name as per Class 10 certificate. Given below is the screenshot of this page for candidate’s reference.
To complete the registration process, enter the details asked on the registration page and click on ‘Preview & Next’.
At this point, candidates who belong to the state of Jammu & Kashmir will be asked to fill a self-declaration form in case they wish to opt for admission on 15% AIQ seats. In case one doesn’t want to opt for AIQ admission, click on ‘Oops! Please No’ button to decline.
Now, preview the information and click on ‘Next’.
- Candidates will now be asked to create a password, add a security question, enter the One Time Password (OTP) sent on the mobile number and Email ID they entered at the time of registration. After entering the details, click on ‘Submit’ button for completing the process of NEET registration. Given below is the screenshot for reference.
e) Upon submission, a provisional registration number will be generated (as shown in image below). Candidates must keep it safe since it will be used along with the password created for login purposes.
After noting the provisional registration number, candidates they may choose to close the window, or if in case they wish to continue filling the application form, they may click on ‘Click here to Login’.
Step 2: Filling NEET Application Form 2018
To fill the application form of NEET:-
a) Click on the link given above and ‘Login’ using your provisional registration number and password.
b) On the first page, enter your personal details fields, choose your choice of the language of question paper amongst 11 language options, give three choices of examination centres from the given options and click on ‘Next’. (As shown in the image below.)
c) Candidates will now have to enter their academic details of Class 10, 11and 12. Also, at the end they willl be required to enter the marks scored in Phsyics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology in Class 12. After entering the details, click on ‘Next’. Details such as name of board, year of passing, marks obtained, etc. will be asked (shown in the screenshot below).
d) Now, candidates will be directed to a page where they should enter their residential details, correspondence address, details of parents’/guardians’ occupation, qualification & income, declaration of dress code and security pin. Upon entering the details, click on ‘Preview and Submit’.
e) Candidates will now be directed to the review page. They can review the information added by them and press ‘Back’ button in case they need to make some editions. In case no editions/corrections are required, enter the OTP verification code sent to the registered mobile number and Email ID, enter the securty pin and click on ‘Final Submit’ button given at the bottom of the screen to submit the details filled in NEET Application form 2018.
f) On clicking ‘Final Submit’ button, candidates will be asked once again to confirm that they wish to submit the application form (as displayed in the screenshot). After this stage, no editions will be allowed in the information provided in the application form of NEET 2018 so far. If you are sure about the information entered so far, click on ‘Yes, please do’ button, to finally submit the application.
Note: In case candidates wish to make changes to their application form, they can choose to save the details entered in NEET application form 2018 and logout. Unless candidates click on ‘Final Submit’ button, they will be able to make the editions until the last date of filling NEET 2018 application form, i.e. upto 11:50 PM on March 9, 2018.
Step 3: Uploading Photograph and Signature
At this stage, candidates will be required to upload a digital photograph and signature of the specifications as given in the table below.
a) Click on ‘Upload your recent photograph and signature’, to upload the digital documents (as shown in screenshot).
b) Now, click on ‘Browse’ buttons to upload the photograph and signature. After selecting the location of the documents, click on ‘Next’ (as shown in image below).
c) The uploaded documents will then be displayed on the screen. If no corrections are required, click on ‘Next’. (sample is shown in screenshot below for reference).
d) Now, enter the security pin and click on ‘upload’ to finally upload the photograph and signature.
Specifications of Photograph and Signature
Size and Format
Size- 10 Kb to 100 Kb
Size- 3 Kb to 20 Kb
Step 4: Make Payment of NEET 2018 application fee
Now, the candidates will have to choose the mode of payment and make the payment of requisite application fee of NEET 2018 (as shown in the screenshot given below).
The payment of application fee can only be made through credit card or debit card or net banking. However, if a candidate want to make the payment through offline mode, then he/she can take help of Common Service Centre (CSC) who will make the payment in online mode on candidate’s behalf in return for a nominal fee.
Note that, at the time of making payment, once the candidate selects an option from debit card or credit card or net banking, the interface will show only some banks as option (as shown in screenshot below). Candidates are advised to not panic and click on any of the banks given there. Later, they will be able to access payment modes of all other banks by clicking on ‘other banks’ options.
Now the registration number, candidate’s name and amount to be paid will be displayed on the screen. After checking the details, click on ‘Go to payment’ and to confirm the payment, click on ‘Yes, please do’.
After this, candidates will be directed to the payment interface which will allow them to make payment through any bank they desire.
Candidates can make the payment of NEET application fee 2018 upto 11:50 PM on March 13, 2018.
Mode of Payment
No method of offline payment of application fee like postal order, demand draft, cheque, cash, etc., other than e-wallet services is permissible by CBSE. E-wallet service is available at many Common Service Centres (CSC) which help candidates in making the online payment of NEET application fee in exchange for a small fee. More details about CSC is given at the end of this article.
NEET 2018 Application Fee
Step 5: Taking Print-out of the confirmation page
After successful payment of NEET 2018 application fee, a confirmation page will be generated (as shown in the screenshot below). Generation of confirmation page after making the payment is an indication of successful filling and submission of NEET application form 2018. Below given pointers with regards to confirmation page should be kept in mind.
While the confirmation page of NEET 2018 will be sent on registered email ids of the candidates, candidates should still take at least 3 printouts of confirmation page for future reference.
In case one forgets to take the printouts of confirmation page right after making the payment, candidates should log into their accounts with their provisional registration number and password and then take the printout of NEET 2018 application form submission confirmation page.
The facility to take the printout of confirmation page will not be available after the last date of filling NEET application form 2018 is over.
NEET 2018 Application Form – Important Points
Candidates must keep at least 3 copies of the confirmation page generated after submission of NEET application form 2018.
Besides confirmation page, candidates must also keep the proof of the remittance of NEET application fee.
Candidates are advised to keep at least 5 passport size copies and 2 postcard size copies of the photograph that was uploaded by them in the application form of NEET 2018. Candidates will be required to paste the same in the admit card of NEET 2018.
A self-declaration form will be generated for candidates belonging to the state of Jammu & Kashmir and have opted for All India Quota (AIQ) seats.
Candidates will be given time after the last date of filling NEET application form 2018 is over for making some permissible corrections in the application form. The correction window will be open between March 15 and March 17. However, it is advised that candidates fill NEET 2018 application form with utmost care after going through above mentioned steps.
NEET 2018 Common Service Centres (CSCs)
Common Service Centres (CSCs) have been set up by the government of India to help candidates (especially from rural areas) who do not have proper access to internet to successfully fill and submit the application form of NEET 2018. Candidates may take help of CSCs for complete NEET application form submission process, or they can also take a particular service like making payment of NEET 2018 application fee through offline mode of e-wallet, etc.
There are more than 2.4 lakhs CSCs set up across India. The list of NEET CSCs can be accessed from the official website of CBSE NEET. CSCs charge a nominal fee for the services provided by them. Given in the table below is the fee structure charged by CSCs for different services related to NEET application form submission:-
Assisting in complete process of NEET application form submission
(from preparation of an email-Id to printing of confirmation page)
Uploading scanned documents only
Online Payment of NEET Application fee (e-wallet)
0.5% of transaction fee
Print-out per page