NEET 2018: Syllabus to remain unchanged, announces CBSE
Amita Jain, 20 Jan 2018, #NEET

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), the exam conducting authority of NEET, has declared on its official website that the syllabus of NEET 2018 will remain same as previous year. The CBSE announcement means that candidates seeking to appear for NEET 2018 exam, most likely to be held on May 6, 2018, can continue their preparations for the d-day without expecting any sudden change in syllabus by the exam conducting authorities. “The Syllabus of NEET(UG), 2018 will be exactly same as it was for NEET(UG), 2017. There is no change in the syllabus for NEET(UG), 2018,” reads a notification by CBSE. Since all the other medical entrance exams other than AIIMS and JIPMER have been replaced by NEET, the students from across different states in the country will now be required to prepare for the exam as per the CBSE syllabus that has been the basis of NEET question paper so far.

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The syllabus of NEET exam is recommended by Medical Council of India (MCI) and has been constituted after review of various states’ syllabi and that of NCERT, CBSE and COBSE. It is done to ensure uniformity across the country in deciding the syllabus for one of the major medical entrance exams of India. Given below is an overview of official NEET 2018 syllabus. 


Overview of NEET 2018 Syllabus

The syllabus of NEET 2018 is based on the topics taught at Class 11 and Class 12 level in Physics, Chemistry and Biology (PCB). As per the detailed official syllabus of NEET 2018, CBSE recommends 19 chapters in total from Physics, 30 chapters in total from Chemistry and a total of 10 chapters from Biology, from Classes 11 and 12. Candidates should check the detailed syllabus of each subject of NEET before starting their preparations.


NEET 2018 Exam Pattern

NEET 2018 will be a three-hour duration exam and will contain 180 questions asked from the syllabus of NEET 2018. As per NEET exam pattern 2018, there will be a negative marking in the exam. For every correct response, candidates will be awarded four marks while for every incorrect response, one mark will be deducted. The subject-wise distribution of questions in NEET 2018 exam will be as follows:


Subject-wise Distribution of Questions


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NEET UG is the sole entry point for admission to various MBBS/BDS courses (except for those offered by  AIIMS and JIPMER institutions) in India. For 2018 session, NEET will be held most likely on May 6, 2018, in offline mode. The application forms of NEET 2018 will begin in the first week of February 2018 tentatively.

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