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What after NEET 2018? Roadmap to MBBS, BDS admission in India/Abroad

While the National Eligibility and Entrance Test NEET has standardized the system of medical education in India, the question on what after NEET 2018 remains shrouded in mystery. Different domicile requirements of different states often leave MBBS/BDS aspirants confused. Around 13 lakh aspirants are attempting to pursue MBBS/BDS admissions after appearing in NEET 2018 and the immense competition only means candidates are keen to know detailed information about NEET admissions.


Estimate NEET score with NEET answer key

Although aspirants can breathe a sigh of relief after writing the NEET exam, it is only natural that they would still be brimming with anticipation regarding their performance in the exam. They would want to get an idea of their marks soon after getting out of the exam hall. Hence, CBSE will release the official NEET answer key 2018 in online mode tentatively in the first week of June. Prominent coaching institutes like Allen, Aakash and more have released their own answer keys so that candidates can compare their own responses against the answer key before the announcement of results.

Thanks to the NEET answer key, it is also possible for candidates to estimate their NEET score. However, estimating the rank will only be possible after the results.

Now What after NEET results?

Once the NEET 2018 results are announced by June 5, 2018, the counselling process for MBBS/BDS admissions will begin. Only those candidates who would have scored minimum required qualifying percentile in NEET 2018 will be able to participate in the counselling process and be considered for admissions. 

To qualify NEET 2018, you will need to score at least 50th percentile (40th percentile for SC/ST/OBC). Last year, the NEET qualifying score was 131 marks (out of 720). Following steps will need to be followed after the declaration of NEET result 2018:

  1. Qualify the exam (by scoring NEET cutoff).
  2. Apply for counselling process.
  3. Participate in the counselling and secure admission.

The Medical Counselling Committee or MCC and various state counselling authorities will conduct the counselling process separately. Candidates will need to register separately for all-India counselling and also for state-level counselling authorities for participating in both the counselling process. Only those candidates who qualify NEET 2018 by scoring the minimum qualifying percentile are called for counselling of NEET.


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