Last-Minute Strategies for NEET (UG) 2018 Candidates

NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY CUM ENTRANCE TEST (UG), 2018 (NEET-UG-2018) will be conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on 6th May 2018 for admission to MBBS/BDS Courses in India in Medical/Dental Colleges run with the approval of Medical Council of India/Dental Council of India under the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India except for the institutions established through an Act of Parliament i.e. AIIMS and JIPMER, Puducherry.

Last-Minute Time Management Strategies for NEET (UG) 2018 Candidates

The responsibility of the CBSE is limited to the conduct of the entrance examination, declaration of result and providing All India Rank to the Directorate General Health Services, Government of India for the conduct of counselling for 15% All India Quota Seats and for supplying the result to state/other Counselling Authorities. According to CBSE, 13.36 lakh students are registered for the NEET (UG) 2018. 
At this juncture, here, an attempt has been made to provide the last-minute Time Management Strategies for scoring better marks and grab admission in the Best Medical Colleges.

Let’s Go
  •   NEET (UG) 2018 has 180 Objective/Multiple Choice Questions with Four Option with a single correct answer to be answered in 180 Minutes i.e in 3 Hours.
  •   This is a competitive examination. The candidate has to answer the question or solve the problems to the maximum number. In general, question papers for the competitive examinations are set to examine the candidate’s knowledge of the given subject of study,   speed and accuracy levels, judging capacity, and logical thinking.
  •   No competitive examination has 100% difficult questions. The Question Paper Setters are never intended to trouble the candidates by giving questions which are not possible to answer. The Questions Paper is set to assess the educational and psychological standards of the candidates.
  •   In NEET (UG) 2018, 180 Objective/Multiple Choice Questions will be given to be answered in 180 minutes. That means all questions carry equal marks. The easy questions and the difficult questions carry the same marks. Hence, it is not a wise thing to waste excessive time to solve any one question.
  •   It is always good to read the question, try to solve the problem, if it is found difficult and is taking excessive time, then leave it and go ahead for another question. It is always better to solve and answer easy questions first. Ideal time allotment for a question in NEET is 90 seconds.
  •   Once you completed answering all the easy questions, then go back to the first page and start answering the difficult ones.
  •  In order to save time, the experts suggest that the students should give a unique marking for the questions based upon the difficulty level of the questions. For instance, the student may be able to answer the question at the first glance if the question is easy to be answered, all such questions may be given a tick mark after answering the question and making necessary responses in the Answer Sheet. Then you need not waste your time by reading the same question further.  Then the candidate may allot a DOT (.) mark for the difficult questions which can be answered with a little bit of exercise. And then the candidate may allow a cross mark for the questions which cannot be answered. This method saves much of the time and avoids confusion.
  •  Elimination Method works better to find the right answer within no time. You need not try all the answers. First, read the question, and then go to the options. You may be aware of the possible wrong answers to the question as you are well-prepared for the examination. If 2 options out of the 4 are found wrong or incorrect or irrelevant, then it is very easy to find the right answer from the remaining 2 options. This logic works better. 
  •   NEET (UG) 2018 has 180 questions from Biology, Physics and Chemistry subjects. i.e 90 from Biology, 45 from Physics and 45 from Chemistry. It is good to start with the subject you are well prepared for, you like the most and love the most. The better answering of the questions from your favourite subject shall boost your confidence and it matters a lot.
  •   Experts suggest that the candidates should focus on time management and save enough time to come back to the unanswered questions.
  •   Sometimes, many difficult questions may be there in the questions paper in a serial order. Do not be discouraged or disappointed. In such cases, many easy questions are given in a serial order elsewhere in the question paper.
  •   You are going to write the exam well because you practised and prepared well for the examination.
  •   Be Brave and Mindful. Do not feel tense. All the registered candidates are not serious competitors. You are well prepared and you are going to write the exam well.
  •   Try to be calm and peaceful just before the examination. Do not discuss any kind of subject matters with your friends just before the examination. The Students are expected to practice success secrets in studies for better results in the examination.
  •   Follow all the conditions of the Examination. Follow the directions of the invigilator or the supervisor. Read all the instructions of the CBSE carefully, and follow them scrupulously.
  •   Sometimes, a few little things may cause great inconvenience. Avoid such things.
  •   Here, a list of Barred Items by the CBSE and Dress Code prescribed the CBSE are furnished with reference to CBSE website. Please follow them.

The candidates are not allowed to carry the following items inside the examination centre under any circumstances. The candidates will be subjected to extensive and compulsory frisking before entering the examination centre with the help of highly sensitive metal detectors.
(a) Any stationery item like textual material (printed or written), bits of papers, Geometry/Pencil Box, Plastic Pouch, Calculator, Pen, Scale, Writing Pad, Pen Drives, Eraser, Calculator, Log Table, Electronic Pen/Scanner etc.
(b) Any communication device like Mobile Phone, Bluetooth, Earphones, Microphone, Pager, Health Band etc.
(c) Other items like Wallet, Goggles, Handbags, Belt, Cap etc.
(d) All ornaments like Ring, Earrings, Nose-pin, Chain/Necklace, Pendants, Badge and Brooch etc.
(e) Any Watch/Wrist Watch, Bracelet, Camera, etc.
(f) Any metallic item
(g) Any eatable item opened or packed, water bottle etc.
(h) Any other item which could be used for unfair means, for hiding communication devices like camera, Bluetooth device etc. No arrangement will be made at the centres for keeping any articles/items belonging to the candidates. In case any candidate is found in possession of any of the barred items inside the centre, it will be considered as use of unfair means and action will be taken against the candidate in accordance with the relevant provisions.


The candidates are instructed to follow the following dress code while appearing for NEET (UG):
(a) Light clothes with half sleeves not having big buttons, brooch/badge, flower etc. with Salwar/Trouser.
(b) Slippers, sandals with low heels and not the shoes.
In case, candidates are coming in the customary dress for appearing in the examination, they should report at least an hour before the last reporting time i.e. 9.30 AM so that they could be frisked properly.
It is desired from the candidates to follow instructions issued by the CBSE strictly, in case of dress code. This will help them in the fair conduct of the examination.

This is the Schedule of the NEET (UG) 2018
Reference: CBSE Website
NEET (UG) - 2018

1.  Date of Examination, NEET (UG), 2018
06/05/2018 (Sunday)
2.  Fee Details
Submission of online application forms
08.02.2018 (Thursday) to 09.03.2018 (Friday) up to 23:50 Hrs. (IST)
Schedule for successful payment of the online fee
08.02.2018 (Thursday) to 10.03.2018 (Saturday) up to 23:50 Hrs. (IST)
On-line correction of data in application form
15.03.2018 (Thursday) to 17.03.2018 (Saturday)
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*
The date will be intimated on website
Display of Answer Key*
The date will be intimated on website
Declaration of Result*
05th June 2018 (Tuesday)
*For exact date, the candidate may remain in touch with the website.
Rs.1400/- (INR)
Rs.750/-  (INR)

Time Schedule National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test NEET (UG), 2018
Entry in the Examination Hall
7:30 AM 
Checking of Admit Cards by the invigilator
7.30 AM to 9.45 AM
Distribution of Test Booklet
9.45 AM
Seal of the Test Booklet to be broken/
opened to take out the Answer Sheet
9.55 AM
Latest Entry in the Examination Hall
09.30 AM
Test Commences
10.00 AM
Test Concludes
01.00 PM
Declaration of Results 
By 5th June 2018 (Tuesday)
Material to be brought on the day of examination
Admit Card and Passport size Photograph
Rough Work
All rough work is to be done in the Test Booklet only. The candidate will not do any rough work or put stray mark on the machine gradable Answer Sheet.
Use of Blue/Black Ball Point Pen only
Pen will be provided at the Centre for the writing of particulars on the Test Booklet and responses on the Answer Sheet

Please visit the CBSE’s Official website:   Official Website of CBSE

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