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Neet 2018: Information about submission of application form, payment of fee

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The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is going to conduct the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) UG 2018 on 6th May 2018.

The CBSE has issued an information bulletin. The bulletin contains important information regarding the submission of   application form and payment of fee



A candidate can apply for the NEET (UG) only online by logging on to

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Before submission of application form, make the following preparations:

(i) The information desired to be filled in the online application such as names of Father/Mother and Candidate with correct spellings, Aadhaar Number/ Aadhaar Enrolment Number/Registration Number Issued by CBSE Facilitation Number/ Passport number/Ration Card Number/Bank Account Number/Other valid Govt. Identity Card Number, Date of Birth, Address, Mobile Number, E-mail ID, etc. may be kept ready. For more details about the information to be filled in, candidates may go to link “Replica of Application- 2018” on the website.

(ii) The candidates have to provide the Aadhaar/Identity details as given below:

Category of Candidates Types of permissible IDs
Indian Nationals of all states Aadhaar Number, Aadhaar Enrolment Number (EID) or Registration Number issued
by Facilitation Centre.
Indian Nationals belonging to
Assam, Meghalaya or Jammu &
Aadhaar Number, Aadhaar Enrolment Number, Registration Number issued by
Facilitation Centre, Ration Card Number, Bank Account Number, Passport Number
or Number of any other Identity Card issued by Government.
NRIs Aadhaar Number, Passport Number
Foreigners/OCI/PIO Passport Number

(iii) Candidate should have scanned images of his/her latest Photograph (size of 10 Kb to 100 Kb) and Signature (size of 3 Kb to 20 Kb) in JPG format only, for uploading as part of the submission of online application.

(iv) Decide the mode of payment of fee,
 Through any Debit/Credit Card using on-line gateway payment facility or
 Net Banking/UPI
 e-wallet of various service providers

(a) If decided to pay fee through Debit/Credit Card, check the validity of the Card and keep it ready while logging on to website for submitting application form.

(b) If decided to pay fee through Net Banking/UPI, follow the instructions as communicated during the online processing.

(c) If decided to pay the fee through e-wallet, follow the instructions as communicated during the online processing.

(d) Keep the statements of bank/Net Banking transaction receipt/e-wallet receipt bearing Application/ Registration Number for future reference.

(e) Print the Confirmation Page (Step-4) of online application after completion of Step-3 i.e. payment through debit/credit card/ Net Banking/UPI/E-Wallet.

(f) Failure to complete Step-2 of Online Application and further payment of fee as per Step-3, final Submission of Online The application will remain incomplete and unsuccessful in all modes of payment of fee.

(g) Generation of confirmation page confirms the correctness and final submission of application form. If confirmation page has not been generated, this means that application has not been submitted successfully.


 Log on to website

 Download the Information Bulletin and Replica of Application – 2018 and read it carefully to understand eligibility criteria and other requirements for submission of online application.

 Go to the link “Apply On-line” and open the same.

 Read the instructions and procedure for on-line submission of Application Form carefully. At the end of this page, following four links to apply online are given:

(a) Fill in the on-line application form Step-1 and note down the registration number.
(b) Upload images of photograph and signature in JPEG format at Step-2 of the application.
(c) Make payment of fee as per available options in Step-3.
(d) Take print out of Confirmation page(s) at Step-4 of online application form and preserve it for future reference alongwith copy of proof of fee deposited.

 Open the link “Proceed to apply online NEET (UG) – 2018”.
 Follow the instructions and complete the process of submission of application form.
 Kindly follow the instructions carefully and submit the information. At the end of this page, two links “Next and

Preview” and “Reset” are given. If you are satisfied that filled in information is correct then Click “Next and Preview” otherwise

“Reset”. After opening “Next and Preview”, information submitted can be checked and if information is correct, go for “Next” otherwise go for “Back”.

 After this step the candidates will create password and enter OTP sent on their registered mobile phone. On submission, the Provisional Registration Number of the candidate will be generated and displayed on screen. The Provisional Registration Number will also be sent on the registered E-mail Id and mobile phone of the candidate.

 At this stage the candidate will be given an option to continue filling-up his application by clicking on the link “Continue” or completing the form “Later”. If “Later” is selected the candidate can log-in to his account at any time before the last date to complete the application form.

 By Clicking on the “continue” the candidate may submit the required information and complete the step-1 of application form. At any time during this step the candidate may keep on saving the data filled in the application form. At the end of this step, the candidate may preview the data filled up by them before finally submitting the form.

 After submission of data at Step -1, programme will automatically take you to second link for uploading of photograph and signature.

 After uploading of photograph and signature, programme will automatically take you to step-3 for payment of fee.

 Follow the instructions and remit the fee. After successful remittance of fee, programme will take you to step-4 to take print out of Confirmation Page.

 Follow the instructions to take the print out of Confirmation Page. Please keep the confirmation page and proof of payment of fee safely for any future reference.

 All the four links for online submission of application form, uploading of photograph and signature, payment of fee and to take print out of confirmation page can also be used separately/individually.

 Facility of submission of application form, uploading of photograph and signature, payment of fee and printing of the Computer Generated Confirmation Page will be de-activated as per given schedule. Hence, candidates are required to complete the process within the prescribed duration only.

 A copy of the confirmation page and self-declaration, as the case may be, will be emailed on the registered email id of the candidate for future reference after successful submission.

 Candidature of the candidates will not be accepted if fee is not paid even after the successful submission of application form and issue of registration number.

 Candidates are expected to be well versed with the technology of online submission of application form and without any help they are capable in submission of application form online. In case, any candidate is having any problem, such candidate may visit any of the Common Services Centres for submission of application form and payment of fee. The Common Services Centres have been setup as per a scheme of the Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India.

The details of the Common Services Centre are given on the website and


(a) The candidate, before submitting the application form online, shall satisfy his/her eligibility to appear in the test. The candidate is required to go through the Information Bulletin carefully and acquaint himself/herself with all requirements with regard to the submission of the Application Form.

(b) The Candidate should fill his/her complete postal address with the pin code and e-mail address (own or parents only) for future correspondence.

(c) Candidate must ensure that mobile numbers, e-mail ID filled in the online Application form are his/her own as Board will make communications by SMS or e-mail on given mobile number and e-mail ID only.

(d) It will be the responsibility of the candidate to ensure that filled-in postal and contact details in the Application Form are correct. Candidates must also ensure that address and contact details given by them be such at which candidate may be able to get the communication till the counselling is over.

(e) Candidate should not give the postal address, contact number and e-mail ID of Coaching Centres in their Online Application Form.

(f) Candidates should fill Code Number against the column provided for Qualifying Examination passed. If a candidate does not fall within the qualifications prescribed as per Code numbers 02 to 07, he/she should furnish complete details and fill up qualifying examination Code as 01.

(g) Candidates appearing in Class XII in 2018 should fill up qualifying code as 01.

(h) The Application Form other than online mode will not be accepted, in any case.

(i) The Candidates are not required to send the confirmation page of his/her Online Application form to the Board. However he/she is advised to preserve sufficient copies of the Confirmation Page alongwith the proof of fee paid for any future reference.

(j) Candidates from State of J & K are required to submit online Self Declaration as indicated in para – 3(b) of Chapter-3 for seats under 15% All India Quota. Appendix-III.

(k) Request for change in any particulars in the online Application shall not be entertained under any circumstances.

(l) Incomplete Applications shall be rejected.

(m) Candidates are advised to submit only one Application Form. If a candidate submits more than one Application Form, his/her candidature will be cancelled.

(n) The candidates should bear in mind that any online transaction password generated on the NEET website while
registering/submitting the form will be valid for 15 minutes only. After the lapse of this period, candidates need to click on the link “RESEND” OTP to generate new OTP.


Schedule for on-line submission of application 08.02.2018 (Thursday) to 09.03.2018 (Friday) upto 23:50 Hrs. (IST)
Schedule for successful payment of online fee 08.02.2018 (Thursday) to 10.03.2018 (Saturday) upto 23:50 Hrs. (IST)
Correction in Application Form 12.03.2018 (Monday) to 16.03.2018 (Friday)
Date of uploading of Admit Cards on website 2nd Week of April, 2018
Date of Examination, NEET (UG) – 2018 06.05.2018 (Sunday)
Display of OMR Sheet Will be intimated on website
Display of Answer Key Will be intimated on website
Declaration of Result 05.06.2018 (Tuesday)
Rs.1400/- (INR) Rs.750/- (INR)

 In addition to examination fee, service/processing charges will also be paid by the candidate for online payment of fee through Debit/Credit Card/UPI/Net Banking/e-wallet alongwith applicable taxes by the respective banks. Details of the same are available on Board’s website.
 The candidates must note that after submission of the application form it cannot be withdrawn. Claims for refund of application fee will not be entertained.
 Candidates are advised that fee should not be paid from the account/Debit Card/Credit Card of Cyber Café as refund, if any from the CBSE will be credited in the same account from which it has been paid to the CBSE.


 Candidate should fill particulars by selecting the following in the online application Form:

Name as per Aadhaar card
Date of Birth as per Aadhaar card
Gender as per Aadhaar card
Mother’s Name as given in High School Certificate
Father’s name as given in High School Certificate

 Nationality
 Self Declaration Appendix-III
 Category
 Permanent Address
 Aadhaar Number/Aadhaar Enrolment Number/Registration Number issued by Facilitation Centre/Passport Number/Ration Card Number/Bank Account Number/Any other valid Govt. Id. Number
 State/District of Birth
 Father’s/Guardian’s/Mother’s Occupation Appendix-VI
 Father’s/Guardian’s/Mother’s Educational Qualifications Appendix-VI
 Father’s/Guardian’s/Mother ’s total annual Income Appendix-VI
 Question Paper Language
 Year of Class XII/Equivalent passed/appearing
 Percentage of marks/Grade in class X/ Equivalent & XII/ Equivalent
 State/District of class X, XI & XII
 Religion
 Minority Status
 Disability Status
 Type of Institution of class XII/ Equivalent
 Belonging to Rural/Urban area
 State to which the applicant belongs to, see Appendix-V
 Qualifying examination code (Refer para – 4 of Chapter-3)
 School Education Board see Appendix-VII
 Choice of Examination Centre see Appendix-II

Enter the date, month and year of birth as per English calendar. The Date of Birth should be as per Aadhaar.

(a) Candidates are advised to use following photographs:
 Passport size photographs with white background indicating clearly the name of candidate alongwith the date of taking the photograph to be used for uploading on online Application and for Counselling/Admission.
 The photograph must be taken on or after 01/01/2018 indicating clearly the name of candidate alongwith the date of taking the photograph as shown below. Photograph should not have cap or goggles.

 Spectacles are allowed if being used regularly. POLAROID and COMPUTER generated photos are not acceptable.
Applications not complying with these instructions or without clear photographs are liable to be rejected. Candidates may please note that if it is found that photograph affixed is fabricated i.e. de-shaped or seems to be manipulated or digitally edited, the form of the candidate will be rejected and the same would be considered as using unfair means practices and candidate would accordingly be dealt with as per the rules of unfair means.
(b) The candidates are required to upload their signature in the appropriate box given in the online Application Form in running handwriting. Writing full name in the Box in Capital letters would not be accepted as signature and the Application Form would liable to be rejected.
(c) Ensure that photograph and signature are uploaded in the respective fields.
(d) The candidates are required to upload their photograph as shown above. The system will allow uploading of photograph with one face only by using the technique of face-detection.
(e) Further, it is mandatory for the candidate to bring an additional passport size photograph indicating clearly the name of candidate alongwith the date of taking the photograph for affixing it on the specific space in the attendance sheet on the day of examination.

Information related to candidature will be available in the candidate’s login account. If confirmation page is not shown in login account, candidates are advised to immediately complete Step-3 of online Application and get the printout of confirmation page (Step-4) to complete the process within the prescribed last date of transaction of fee. The confirmation page is the only proof of payment and Updation of fee in the account of the candidate.

The CBSE will provide the facility of downloading Admit Cards of NEET (UG) on the Board’s website. Candidates are required to download the admit cards from the website and follow the instructions given therein. Candidate may please note that admit cards will not be sent by post. When candidate will download the Admit Card, a copy of the same in pdf format will also be emailed to the candidate on the registered email id. The Admit Card will bear the candidate’s Roll Number, Name, Father’s Name, Category, Sub-Category, Photograph, Signature, Date of Birth, Language of Question Paper with Name and Address of examination centre allotted. The candidate should carefully examine the Admit Card downloaded by him/her for all the entries made therein.


Aadhaar was introduced in the year 2017 successfully. 97% candidates registered for the NEET(UG), 2017 with the help of Aadhaar number/Aadhaar Enrolment number/Aadhaar Registration Number. Remaining 3% candidates registered the application form with Bank Account number/Passport number/Ration card number and other Government valid Identity Cards. Accordingly, the same practice is being followed for NEET (UG), 2018.
(a) The use of Aadhaar for the candidates of NEET (UG)-2018 will result in accuracy of the candidates’ details. This will also help in ascertaining identities of the candidates at the examination centres in a convenient and hassle free manner. Aadhaar obviates the need for producing multiple documents to prove one’s identity.
(b) The provisions of the Aadhaar Act and Regulations under the Act have come into effect from 14th September 2016 and notifications to this effect have been published in the Official Gazette. Section 57 of the Aadhaar Act 2016 permits the use of Aadhaar number for establishing the identity of an individual for any purpose pursuant to any law or any contract to this effect.
(c) Accordingly, CBSE has decided to use Aadhaar for the candidates in NEET (UG)-2018, and notifies the following:
i) Candidates, who are in possession of Aadhaar, shall enter Aadhaar number, name, date of birth & gender in online
application for NEET (UG)-2018 for the purpose of his/her identity and authentication thereof.
ii) Candidates not yet enrolled for Aadhaar, are hereby required to make application for Aadhaar enrolment in case he/she is entitled to obtain Aadhaar as per section 3 of Aadhaar Act. Such applicant may visit any Aadhaar enrolment centre (list available at to get enrolled for Aadhaar.
iii) In order to facilitate such candidates who are not having Aadhaar, the CBSE has specially set up facilitation centres in each city of examination for the purpose of Aadhaar enrolment. The candidates can approach such facilitation centres who will not charge any amount from any applicant for Aadhaar enrolment. The list of the facilitation centre is available on These candidates who have enrolled for Aadhaar and have not received Aadhaar should enter 14 digits Aadhaar Enrolment ID (including slash) printed on the Aadhaar enrolment slip at the time of filling online application form for NEET (UG)-2018.
iv) In case Aadhaar enrolment facility is not available at the facilitation centres, the candidates should submit a request for Aadhaar enrolment. The facilitation centre will issue a registration number to such candidates. This registration number should be entered by the candidates at the time of filling online application form for NEET (UG)-2018.
(d) The above provisions shall be applicable in all States except J&K, Assam & Meghalaya as per Aadhaar Act.
(e) The candidates who have passed or appearing in Class XII examination from the states of J&K, Assam & Meghalaya (if not having Aadhaar) need to enter the passport number, ration card number, bank account number or any other valid Govt.
identity number provided they should select the city of examination in these States only.
(f) NRI candidates if not having Aadhaar, need to enter the passport number.
(g) Foreign Nationals, Oversees Citizen of India (OCI’s) and Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) need to enter the passport number.


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