NEET Official Answer Key 2018 – CBSE has released the NEET result 2018 on June 4, 2018. The option to view and challenge the NEET 2018 official Answer Key was closed on May 27, 2018, at 5.00 PM. The official answer key of NEET 2018 displayed the answers of NEET 2018 questions asked in the exam. The candidates who have not checked the answers provided by the authorities till yet can download the same from here in pdf format. Along with the official answer key of NEET 2018, the CBSE had also released the OMR sheets of candidates as well as the test paper booklet codes. A window of two days was provided by CBSE to view and challenge (in case of any doubts) the NEET 2018 official answer key. The NEET official answer key 2018 was released on May 25, 2018.
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The question paper codes of NEET 2018 were AA, BB, CC, DD, EE, FF, GG, HH, KK, LL, MM, NN, PP, QQ, RR, SS, WW, XX, YY and ZZ. Candidates will be able to login and see their OMR response sheet. The answer key of candidates has been released for the code for which they appeared. Both of these, along with the booklet codes, can be challenged by candidates.
Prominent coaching institutes like Resonance, Allen Kota, Rao IIT Academy, Aakash, etc. had already released NEET 2018 answer key. The question papers and answer keys released by various coaching centres have been made available here for candidates to download.
NEET official answer key 2018 was open for display and for challenging for a period of two days, ie. between May 25 and May 27, 2018. In case a candidate feels the CBSE has given wrong answer for any questions in the official answer key of NEET 2018, then they were allowed to challenge the answer. Candidates were required to pay an amount of INR 1,000/- per answer or response that they challenge in the NEET official answer key. Unlike last year, this amount will not be refunded back to the candidate even if the challenge is accepted by CBSE and the particular answer as given in NEET official answer key 2018 is changed.
NEET 2018 result will be prepared after the CBSE releases the final NEET OMR sheet and NEET 2018 official answer key after processing the challenges made by candidates. Aspirants of NEET can check the article for complete details of the NEET official answer key 2018, including important dates, steps to challenge official answer key of NEET 2018 and more.
NEET 2018 was conducted out of 720 marks. It was a three-hour MCQ type examination with questions asked from three sections namely Physics, Chemistry and Biology (comprising Botany and Zoology). Even before the release of NEET result 2018, candidates will be able to calculate their scores by comparing the answers they marked as per NEET OMR image with the answers provided in official answer key of NEET 2018. Four marks will be awarded for every correct response and one mark will be deducted for every wrong response.
Download CBSE Answer Key PDF (Code GG)
Candidates can click on the below link to check the PDF version of the CBSE answer key for code GG. Note that each of the 20 codes of the NEET 2018 question papers varied in terms of the arrangement of questions and the order in which the options were presented. However, each of the codes contained the same 180 questions. Therefore, with the use of the given PDF of code GG, candidates who were appeared for other codes will also be able to verify the answers to all the questions as given by the CBSE.
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How to check NEET 2018 official answer key?
CBSE released the official answer key of NEET 2018 on May 25, 2018, a few days before the release of NEET 2018 result by June 5, 2018. The NEET official answer key 2018 had also been put open to challenge. Candidates were allowed to check the official answer key of NEET 2018 by logging in through the link given below and entering their NEET Registration Number and Password.
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Through the above link, candidates were redirected to the NEET login window where they can enter their User ID/Registration Number and Password in the fields shown below -
Candidates can check the image below to know how the NEET answer key challenge home screen was displayed-
Candidates can click on the option marked 'Apply for Key Challenge' to be able to see the answers given for each question by the CBSE for their particular question paper code. Below is the sample image of the official NEET Answer Key for Code QQ -
How to challenge NEET official answer key 2018?
The official answer key of NEET 2018 displays the final answers of the NEET 2018 exam on the basis of which CBSE will mark the candidates appeared for NEET 2018 and declares the result. Challenging NEET 2018 official answer key means claiming that the answer as given in the answer key of NEET 2018 is wrong. Candidates were required to pay INR 1,000/- per response challenged. Even if the challenge is accepted by CBSE, this amount will not be refunded back to the candidates. Check the stepwise procedure given below to know how to challenge NEET official answer key 2018.
Step 1: Click on the link given below to challenge the responses of NEET official answer key.
Step 2: Enter your login credentials, ie. registration number and password provided at the time of filling NEET 2018 application form.
Step 3: Next, click on ‘Apply for Key Challenge’ tab to begin the process of challenging responses given in official answer key of NEET 2018.
Step 4: The candidate's NEET 2018 question paper code will be displayed below which the entire list of 180 questions will be given under the first column named 'Select Question(s) to be Challenged'.
Step 5: Select the question/questions whose answer/answers you wish to challenge. The CBSE's answer for the question will be displayed in the next column, marked 'Answer as per CBSE'.
Step 6: Now, select the answer/answers which is correct according to you for every question you chose to challenge. It will be mandatory to enter your 'Remarks' for more justification about why the answer given in NEET official answer key 2018 is wrong and why you think the other one is a correct answer.
Step 7: Next, click on ‘Submit’. A pop-up message stating "Check that You have incorporated all discrepancies. No change is permissible after final submission" will be displayed.
Step 8: On the next page, the challenged answers will be displayed and candidates can click on 'Final Submit' if they are sure about proceeding. Once you click on 'Final Submit', you will not be allowed to check the answers or challenge the answer key again.
Step 9: Select the option of 'Debit Card' on the payment page that is displayed. Make the payment of requisite answer key for successfully submitting the challenges. For every answer challenged in official answer key of NEET 2018, one will be required to pay INR 1,000/- per response challenged.
Step 8: Finally print the confirmation slip of payment as it appears on the screen.
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The answer key challenge page allowed candidates to select any of the 180 questions they wish to challenge. Selecting a question will let candidates access and select their desired answer under the third column titled 'Suggested Answer(s) by the Candidate' as shown in the image below. Candidates were also be required to enter their 'Remarks' in the last column justifying their challenge. -
Once they click on the 'Submit' button, a pop-up message stating "Check that You have incorporated all discrepancies. No change is permissible after final submission" was displayed. Candidates will then be shown all the answers selected by them for challenge and will have the option to 'Final Submit'.
Once candidates select Final Submit, they will be shown another pop-up message saying "Check that You have incorporated all discrepancies. No change is permissible after final submission" was displayed. They were redirected to the payment page -
After selecting the 'Debit/Credit Card of Any Bank' option, candidates will be shown the final payment page where they were required to confirm they are willing to pay the challenge amount -
Candidates were asked to confirm whether they wish to proceed to payment when selecting the 'Go for Payment' option. "Please check your Registration Number, Name and Amount carefully before choosing Card Type in the Next Page", will be the message displayed. Candidates were required to ensure they confirm their challenges and complete payment by 5.00 PM on May 27, 2018.
NEET Official Answer Key 2018 - Important Dates
May 6, 2018
Display of NEET OMR response sheet
May 25, 2018
Period to challenge NEET OMR responses
May 25 to May 27, 2018 (till 5.00 PM)
Release of NEET official answer key 2018
May 25, 2018
Challenging responses in official answer key of NEET 2018
May 25 to May 27, 2018 (till 5.00 PM)
Declaration of NEET result 2018
By June 5, 2018
NEET 2018 Official Answer Key Notice
The CBSE issued an official notice on May 25, 2018, regarding the official answer key of NEET, the release of OMR sheets and the test paper booklet codes of candidates. Candidates will be able to check their NEET answer key (official), OMR sheet responses and test booklet codes by logging on to the offical CBSE NEET website, the link for which will be given on this page. To read the notice regarding details of official NEET answer key, see below -
NEET 2018 Answer Key by Coaching Institutes
Except from NEET 2018 official answer key, the answer key of NEET 2018 by prominent coaching institutes has been released just after the exam. The links to download NEET answer key 2018, as released by coaching institutes, have been made available below.
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
NEET 2018 Question Paper
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NEET Previous Year’s Answer Key
Check the links given below for downloading or checking the previous year answer keys of NEET.
Previous Year Answer Keys of NEET
Test Booklet Codes - Code A, B, C and D
Solutions by Coaching Centres
Official Answer Key of NEET 2017
Test Booklet Codes - Code P, Q, R and S
Solutions by Coaching Centres
NEET 2017 Official Answer Key
Test Booklet Codes - Code W, X, Y and Z
Question Paper Code
Solutions by Coaching Centres
NEET Official Answer Key 2017
NEET 2018 Marking Scheme
Candidates can use the marking scheme of NEET 2018 given below to calculate their scores in NEET.
NEET Marking Scheme
Total Number of Questions