NEET (National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test) is conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). It is a national level examination which is responsible for the admission into MBBS and BDS courses. After qualifying this examination, you will be eligible to seek admission in various medical and dental colleges across the country. Tentatively NEET is going to be conducted in the 1st week of May 2018, though an official notification is yet to be out. The official answer for the NEET examination will be available in the second week of June 2018. Here are the answer keys of previous year’s papers, for your reference.
NEET Answer Key 2017
Official NEET Answer key is released one month after the commencement of the exam which will be around 2nd week of June in 2018.
|Registration Begins||Last week of January 2018|
|Last date of online registration||1st week of March 2018|
|Last date to submit application fee||1st week of March 2018|
|Form correction window||1st week of March to the 2nd week of March 2018|
|Admit card||4th week of April 2018|
|Date of Examination||2nd week of May 2018|
|ANSWER KEY release||2nd week of June 2018|
|Last date to challenge the answer key||3rd week of June 2018|
|Result declaration||4th week of June 2018|
|Counselling round 1||1st week of July 2018|
|Seat allotment||3rd week of July 2018|
|Counselling round 2||1st week of August 2018|
|Seat allotment||2nd week of August 2018|
Official NEET answer key 2017 & NEET Answer Key 2016
The CBSE released its official answer key for NEET 2017 on June 15th 2017. You can check the official NEET answer key 2017 and NEET answer key 2016 from the below mentioned table.
|2017||NEET Answer Key 2017|
|2016 Paper 1||(NEET answer key 2016 paper 1) – Click here to download|
|2016 Paper 2||(NEET answer key 2016 paper 2) – Click here to download|
NEET Previous Year Question Papers
|Exam and Year||Links|
|NEET 2017||Set A – NEET 2017 Question Paper Set A|
|Set B – NEET 2017 Question Paper Set B|
|Set C – NEET 2017 Question Paper Set C|
|Set D – NEET 2017 Question Paper Set D|
|NEET 2016 Phase 1||Phase 1 – NEET 2016 Question Paper – Phase I|
|Phase 2 – NEET 2016 Question Paper – Phase II|
|AIPMT 2015 (Re-test)||NEET 2015 Question Paper/AIPMT|
|AIPMT 2014||NEET 2014 Question Paper/AIPMT|
|AIPMT 2013||NEET 2013 Question Paper/AIPMT|
To know more about NEET question papers, click here.
Steps to download the official answer key
Step 1: Visit the official website of NEET 2018 (cbseneet.nic.in).
Step 2: Then click on the notification towards the right side of the page, for the answer key.
Step 3: You can then download the answer key to cross check your answers from the OMR sheets given to you.
How to calculate the score using the answer key ?
To calculate the score using the answer key one should have fair idea about the NEET exam pattern and the marking scheme. Please follow the below mentioned tables to understand the NEET exam pattern and the marking scheme.
NEET Examination Pattern
|Subject||No. of questions|
Each correct question in the examination will award you +4 marks and 1 mark would be deducted for every wrong answer. Note that no marks will be awarded/deducted for an unmarked question.
|Question Type||Marking Scheme|
NEET Score= Total correct answers*4+ Total Incorrect answers* (-1)
How to challenge the official answer key ?
If you have any complaints related to the NEET 2018 answer key, you can submit your query to the CBSE in an online mode with the supporting documents and a fee of 1000/- per question, which is payable through the debit/credit card before the prescribed date. Your query will be addressed by the subject experts/committees constituted by the CBSE. The recommendations made by the committee with regards to the answer key will be considered to be final. If the complaint filed is found to be genuine, the fee would be refunded, which is paid while filing the complaint.
The complaints which are received after the prescribed the time or without the payment will not be addressed. The complaints received by e-mail/fax will not be considered.
Steps to challenge the official NEET Answer key
1) Login using the NEET registration number and password.
2) Click on ‘Key Challenge’ tab and select the answer booklet code.
3) Select question to challenge and submit.
4) Select answer and give comments/justification for the answer.
5) Click on ‘Confirm’ tab and pay the required fee for challenging the answer key.
6) The payment of the fee can be done using a debit/credit card. For each answer key challenge the candidate has to pay 1000/-.
7) Take a printout of the confirmation slip showing details of the answer key challenged.