NEET Answer Key 2018 - The revised NEET answer key 2018 will be released about one week after the declaration of NEET result, which will be announced on June 4, 2018 by 2.00 pm. The CBSE has closed the NEET 2018 answer key (official), images of OMR response sheet and test booklet codes of the candidates on May 27, 2018, at 5.00 PM. To check and challenge the answer key of NEET, the OMR response sheet and the test booklet code, candidates were required to login through their User ID and password through the link given on this page. The official NEET answer key 2018 was released on May 25, 2018. The update on the CBSE NEET official website as issued on May 24, 2018, read, "The CBSE will display the Answer Key, Images of OMR and Responses to the questions marked by the candidates and Test Booklet Code of the candidates from 25.05.2018".
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Prominent coaching institutes released their NEET 2018 answer keys soon after the exam has been concluded on May 6, 2018. The NEET question paper codes available as per the NEET 2018 question paper codes are AA, BB, CC, DD, EE, FF, GG, HH, KK, LL, MM, NN, PP, QQ, RR, SS, WW, XX YY and ZZ. The respective answer keys of NEET 2018 have been made available by various coaching institutes here with in-depth solutions. Now that the exam is over, candidates can compare their responses against the answers given in NEET answer key 2018 of coaching institutes to estimate their NEET score. Candidates can download the answer key of NEET 2018 of prominent coaching institutes from the article below.
The official answer key of NEET 2018, conducted on May 6, 2018, has been released on May 25, 2018. The link to the official NEET answer key 2018 has been made available here as released by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). 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.
Along with the NEET official answer key, the CBSE will also release the scanned OMR answer sheets of individual candidates. Candidates have been given an opportunity to challenge the responses of OMR sheet and even the answers given in the official answer key of NEET 2018 (in case one thinks there are any errors). CBSE will charge an amount of INR 1000/- per answer challenged or per OMR response challenged, and the amount will not be refunded even if the challenge is accepted by the CBSE Board. After considering all the challenges made by candidates, CBSE will also release a revised official answer key containing the accepted challenges.
Candidates can check here complete details about answer key of NEET 2018, including the official answer key of NEET and as released by coaching centres. Also check the important dates, the method to challenge NEET answer key 2018, previous year question papers and solutions, etc.
NEET 2018 CBSE Answer Key PDF Download (for Code GG)
For the convenience of candidates, the PDF version of the answer key for Code GG of NEET 2018 has been made available for download below. Candidates must note that while all the questions across all the 20 different codes of the NEET question paper were same, there were differences in terms of how the questions were arranged and the options were placed. Check the PDF of NEET 2018 answer key as released by the CBSE and compare the answers given with your own codes.
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How to challenge NEET Answer Key 2018?
Official answer key of NEET 2018 was released on May 25, 2018. CBSE had opened it for challenges by the candidates. The answer key of NEET 2018 was available for challenging for two days, ie. till 5.00 PM on May 27, 2018.
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 even in case any challenge is accepted by CBSE (ie. the answer is changed as a result of challenging of NEET answers by the candidate), then the candidate will not be reimbursed the fee charged from him/her unlike what was the case last year.
Steps to challenge official answer key of NEET 2018
Step1: Click on the link given below.
Step 2: Enter the Login credentials. At this time candidates will be required to enter their ‘User ID/Registration Number’ and ‘Password’.
Step 3: Now, Click on ‘Apply for Key Challenge’ tab.
Step 4: Select the question for challenge. The CBSE's answer will be automatically displayed.
Step 5: In the next two columns, select the answer you think is correct and give your comments for more justification.
Step 6: Now click on ‘Submit’ button. A pop-up message saying "Check that You have incorporated all discrepancies. No change is permissible after final submission" will be displayed.
Step 7: Review the changes on the next page. Once you click 'Final Submit', you will not be able to access the answer key or challenge again.
Step 8: Proceed to 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 9: Print the confirmation slip indicating the success of payment and the details of the answers which are challenged.
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The answer key challenge page will be as given below -
How to challenge NEET OMR Response Sheet 2018?
Candidates were allowed by the 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 had been available along with the NEET answer key 2018 on May 25. In case a candidate felt 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. CBSE had given a window of two days from the day of the display of NEET OMR sheet to challenge the responses, ie. between May 25 and May 27, 2018. The link to challenge the OMR sheet of NEET 2018 is given below.
Steps to challenge NEET 2018 OMR response sheet 2018 -
Step 1: Candidates will need to click on the link given below.
Step 2: Next, they will need to enter their login credentials including Registration Number and Password.
Step 3: Now, they can click on the 'OMR Challenge' tab as displayed on the left side of the screen.
Step 4: A page showing the options of 'Click here to view your OMR Answer Sheet' and 'Click here for OMR Challenge' will be displayed. The first link will show the candidates their individual OMR answer sheets while the second will allow them to challenge any discrepancies.
Step 5: 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. Even if the challenge is accepted by CBSE, the amount paid by the candidate will not be refunded back to him/her.
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The OMR challenge page will be as given below -
NEET Official Answer Key Notice
The CBSE had issued a notice on May 24, 2018, regarding the release of the official answer key of NEET 2018, display of the OMR sheet and test booklet codes of the candidates. Check the notice below -
NEET 2018 tricky question solutions by previous year topper
Candidates of NEET 2018 who were stumped by some of the tricky questions asked in the exam can check here detailed solutions provided by Manish Mulchandani, AIR 3 in NEET 2017 and AIR 10 in AIIMS MBBS 2017. Currently a student of AIIMS New Delhi, Manish Mulchandani clearly explains here answers to some of the tough questions asked in NEET 2018 which candidates will find extremely useful in their preparations for NEET next year. Check the solutions to NEET 2018 by the previous year’s NEET topper below -
Important Dates of NEET 2018 Answer Key
May 6, 2018
Release of unofficial NEET answer keys
Display of OMR response sheet
May 25, 2018
Challenging of OMR responses
May 25 to May 27, 2018
Release of NEET 2018 official answer key
May 25, 2018
Challenging answers of NEET official answer key 2018
May 25 to May 27, 2018
Declaration of NEET result 2018
June 4, 2018 by 2.00 pm*
Release of Revised Official NEET Answer Key 2018
Second week of June 2018
How to download NEET answer key 2018 by coaching institutes?
While CBSE released the official answer key of NEET 2018 on May 25, 2018, the unofficial NEET 2018 answer keys had been released by coaching institutes after the exam was concluded at 1.00 PM on May 6, 2018. The available codes to the exam are AA, BB, CC, DD, EE, FF, GG, HH, KK, LL, MM, NN, PP, QQ, RR, SS, WW, XX YY and ZZ. The links to download NEET answer key 2018 by prominent institutes like Resonance, Allen Kota, Akash, Career Point, etc. have been made available here. The link to download NEET 2018 official answer key and the window to challenge the answers will also be made available here as soon as CBSE releases NEET answer key for this year. To download the answer key of NEET 2018 by coaching institutes, simply click on the links given below and then download/save it.
NEET 2018 Answer Key by Coaching Institutes - Released
Codes AA/ BB/ CC/ DD
Codes EE/ FF/ GG/ HH
Codes KK/ LL/ MM/ NN
Codes PP/ QQ/ RR/ SS
Codes WW/ XX/ YY/ ZZ
The available question paper codes are AA, BB, CC, DD, EE, FF, GG, HH, KK, LL, MM, NN, PP, RR, QQ, SS and WW, XX, YY and ZZ. All the test booklets of NEET 2018 were in English and Hindi languages. The question paper of NEET 2018 was available in a total of eleven languages, including Hindi, English and Urdu, along with other vernacular languages such as Assamese, Bengali, Tamil, Gujarati, Marathi, Oriya, Telugu and Kannada. The language in which NEET question paper 2018 was given to a candidate depended upon the choice of language chosen by the candidate at the time of filling application form of NEET 2018. The question paper of NEET 2018 contained 180 questions and was conducted out of 720 marks. Four marks will be awarded for every correct response and one mark will be deducted for every incorrect response. 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.
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.
NEET 2018 Question Papers - Released
NEET Rank Predictor 2018
The rank predictor tool of NEET 2018 will help candidates know the rank they can expect on the basis of their estimated NEET scores. Candidates simply need to submit the required details through the NEET 2018 rank predictor link given below to be able to check their NEET ranks.
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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 along with the 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.
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)
The result of NEET 2018 will be declared on June 4, 2018 by 2.00 pm, 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 was conducted on May 6, 2018, and the official NEET answer key 2018 was released on May 25, 2018. NEET UG 2018 will be out of 720 marks, including 180 marks for Physics and Chemistry each and 360 marks for Biology. Negative marking will be applicable to incorrect responses.