NEET Answer Key 2018 - CBSE will release the official answer key of NEET 2018 in online mode. NEET 2018 answer key for the exam to be conducted by May 10, 2018, will be released tentatively in the first week of June 2018. The link to the official NEET answer key 2018 will be made available here as soon as it is released by CBSE. A few days before the release of NEET 2018 answer key, CBSE will also release the scanned OMR answer sheets containing responses filled by individual candidates. Candidates can compare their responses as marked in OMR sheets against the answers displayed in official NEET answer key 2018 to calculate their score. Candidates will also be given an opportunity to challenge the responses marked in OMR sheet (in case they feel that the responses displayed in OMR sheet are incorrectly marked compared to what they actually marked), and answers given in the official answer key of NEET 2018 (in case one thinks there are errors in answers of NEET answer key). CBSE will charge an amount of INR 1000/- per answer challenged or per OMR response challenged, but this amount will be refunded in case the challenge is accepted by the CBSE Board. After considering all the challenges made by candidates on NEET 2018 answer key, CBSE will also release a revised official answer key containing all the accepted challenges.
The revised NEET answer key 2018 will be released about one week after the declaration of NEET result, which will be announced in the first week of June 2018. Candidates can check here complete details about answer key of NEET 2018, including important dates of the release of NEET official answer key, the method to challenge NEET answer key 2018, previous year question papers and solutions, etc.
NEET 2018 will be a three-hour objective type examination containing questions from Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany & Zoology). As per the review of aspirants of the previous year, NEET 2017 was a moderately difficult exam with Physics being calculation intensive and questions from Chemistry & Biology ranging from easy to moderate. NEET 2018 answer key will display the ‘official’ answers to NEET 2018 entrance as deemed correct by CBSE, the exam conducting body of NEET 2018. Only the answers as displayed on the official answer key of NEET 2018, will be considered for the calculation of final result. Official NEET answer key 2018 will help candidates to correctly determine the marks they are likely to score in the NEET.
Important Dates of NEET 2018 Answer Key
NEET 2018 Entrance Exam
By May 10, 2018
Release of unofficial NEET answer keys
(By Coaching Institutes)
After conclusion of exam
Display of OMR response sheet
Last week of May 2018
Challenging of OMR responses
Two days from the display of OMR sheet
Release of NEET 2018 official answer key
First week of June 2018
Challenging answers of NEET official answer key 2018
Two days from the display of official answer key
Declaration of NEET result 2018
First week of June 2018
Release of Revised Official NEET Answer Key 2018
Second week of June 2018
NEET Question Papers 2018
There will be mainly 12 sets of NEET 2018 question papers, viz. Set A, B, C, D, P, Q, R, S, W, X, Y and Z. These test booklets of NEET 2018 will be in English and Hindi language. The question paper of NEET 2018 will also be available in a total of ten languages, including Hindi, English and vernacular languages namely, Assamese, Bengali, Tamil, Gujarati, Marathi, Oriya, Telugu and Kannada. The language in which NEET question paper 2018 is given to a candidate will depend upon the choice of language chosen by the candidate at the time of filling application form of NEET 2018.
Candidates who opt for English as the choice of language will be given NEET 2018 question paper in English language only.
For those who choose any language other than English, they will be provided with a bilingual test booklet of NEET 2018, one language being the one chosen by them and other being English.
Aspirants of NEET 2018 can download previous year official question papers of NEET as per different sets and their respective solutions/answer keys as well from the links given below.
The question paper of NEET 2018 will contain 180 questions and it will be a 720 marks exam. NEET 2018 will contain negative marking in which four marks will be awarded for every correct response and one mark will be deducted for every incorrect response. The correct answers will be made available by CBSE in the form of official answer key of NEET 2018.
NEET Answer Key 2018
Answer key of NEET 2018 will be made available by CBSE in the first week of June 2018. It will contain official answers as considered correct by CBSE. Candidates will be allowed to challenge the answer key until two days of the release of NEET 2018 answer key. The answer key of NEET will be made available here in the form of a link and window as soon as CBSE releases the official answer key of NEET 2018.
How to calculate NEET 2018 score?
Official answer key of NEET 2018 will help candidates calculate the probable marks they are likely to score in NEET 2018 with the most accuracy. Candidates should go through the following procedure to accurately calculate their NEET 2018 score.
After NEET Answer key 2018 is released by CBSE, candidates must compare the responses as recorded on OMR response sheet (released a few days before the release of answer key) against the answers given in the official answer key of NEET 2018.
At this point, candidates must match the set/code and language of the question paper with the set/code and language of NEET answer key 2018, with which they are comparing. The sets and languages of the answer keys will be mentioned at the top of OMR sheet and NEET answer keys 2018.
Now, calculate the number of correct and incorrect responses. In case more than one response is marked for an answer, candidates must consider it as ‘unanswered’. Following marking scheme will be used to calculate score of NEET 2018:
More than one answer
Put the number of correct and incorrect responses recorded from third step in the formula given below:
NEET 2018 Score= [4*(Number of Correct Responses)] – [1*(Number of Incorrect Responses)]
A candidate can get a maximum of 720 marks in NEET 2018, given that there will be 180 questions in NEET question paper 2018. Out of these 180 questions, Physics and Chemistry will comprise of 45 questions each and 90 questions will be asked from Biology.
How to challenge NEET Answer Key 2018?
Official answer key of NEET 2018 will be released in the first week of June 2018. After the release of NEET 2018 answer key, CBSE will open it for challenges by the candidate. The answer key of NEET 2018 will be available for challenging for two days maximum after display of the answer key.
What is meant by ‘challenging the answer key’?
In case a candidate feels that some of the answers as displayed in the official NEET 2018 answer key are incorrect or there are any errors, they can challenge those particular answers. This process of challenging the answers one deem incorrect is referred to as ‘challenging the answer key’. CBSE charges a fee of INR 1000/- per answer for challenging and in case any challenge is accepted by CBSE (i.e. the answer is changed as a result of challenging of NEET answers by the candidate), then the candidate is reimbursed the fee charged from him/her.
Steps to challenge official answer key of NEET 2018
Step1: Click on the link given below. (The link to challenge the key of NEET 2018 will be made available as soon as the answer key of NEET 2018 is released by CBSE).
Step 2: Enter the Login credentials. At this time candidates will be required to enter their ‘Registration Number’ and ‘Password’.
Step 3: Now, Click on ‘Key Challenge’ tab and select the ‘Test Booklet Code’.
Step 4: Select the question for challenge and click on ‘submit’.
Step 5: Select the answer you think is correct and give your comments for more justification (though giving comments is not mandatory).
Step 6: Now click on ‘confirm’ button and pay the requisite fee for submitting your challenge. The fee can be paid online via debit or credit card. For every answer that is challenged, a fee of INR 1000/- per answer will be applicable.
Step 7: Print the confirmation slip indicating the success of payment and the details of the answers which are challenged.
Challenging NEET OMR Response Sheet
Candidates will be allowed by CBSE to challenge the NEET OMR response sheets as well. OMR response sheet is the image of the responses marked by a candidate in NEET answer sheet at the time of examination. NEET OMR response sheets will be made available a few days before the display of NEET answer key 2018. In case a candidate feels that some of the responses as they appear in the image of NEET OMR response sheet are incorrect or an option other than the option marked by them is marked in the image, then candidates can challenge those responses.
How to challenge NEET OMR response sheet 2018?
CBSE gives a window of about two days from the day of the display of NEET OMR sheet to challenge the responses. The link to challenge the OMR sheet of NEET 2018 will be made available as soon as the provision is made available by CBSE.
Candidates will need to click on the link given below. (The link will be made available when CBSE display the OMR sheets and responses therein on its website).
Now, they will need to enter their login credentials including Registration Number and Password.
Now, they can check the scanned images of their NEET OMR response sheets and challenge the responses they feel are marked incorrectly or are not marked at all (compared to the responses marked by them in the actual examination).
To complete the process of challenging the OMR response sheet of NEET, candidates will be required to pay a requisite fee of INR 1000/- per response challenged by them. In case the challenge is accepted by CBSE, the amount paid by the candidate will be refunded back to him/her.
Previous Year Answer Key of NEET and Question Papers with Solutions
Candidates can check the links given below for accessing previous year official question paper with solutions and answer key of NEET 2017. Previous year NEET answer key and question papers can be used for practising and predicting marks in NEET 2018 examination.
NEET Question Paper 2017- Code A, B, C and D
Question Paper Code
NEET 2017 Official Answer Key
NEET 2017 Question Paper- Code P, Q, R and S
Question Paper Code
NEET 2017 Official Answer Key
NEET Question Paper 2017- Code W, X, Y and Z
Question Paper Code
NEET 2017 Official Answer Key
Candidates will need to score marks equivalent to minimum required percentile in order to qualify NEET 2018 exam. Only those candidates who qualify NEET cutoff 2018 will be considered for further admission and counselling process. The minimum qualifying percentile is different for different categories. Category-wise minimum qualifying cutoff of NEET 2018 can be checked from the table given below.
NEET Qualifying Percentile
Minimum Qualifying Percentile
UR-PH (Unreserved Physically Handicapped)
OBC/SC/ST (Other Backward Classes/Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe)
NEET Result 2018
The result of NEET 2018 will be declared in the first week of June 2018, about a week after the window for challenging NEET 2018 answer key closes. NEET 2018 result will be released in the form of a rank card which will contain scores of candidates as scored in Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany & Zoology) along with NEET All India Rank (AIR) and All India Quota (AIQ) Rank for the qualified candidates. In order to become eligible for further admission and counselling of NEET 2018, candidates will be required to score minimum cutoff requirements as mentioned above.
NEET 2018 is a single window entrance exam for admission to MBBS and BDS courses. It will be conducted by May 10, 2018, and the official NEET answer key 2018 will be released in the first week of June 2018. NEET UG 2018 will be a 720 marks exam, including 180 marks questions from Physics and Chemistry each and 360 marks questions from Biology. Negative marking will be applicable to incorrect responses.
This article has been written on the basis of data collected from NEET 2017. It will be updated as and when NEET 2018 data is released.