NEET Exam 2018 – Check Answer Key Here

Published on:31/01/2018

The NEET exam will take place on 6th May 2018. The answer key will be available on the same day after the exam. This National Eligibility cum Entrance Test is conducted by CBSE to screen applicants for MBBS and BDS courses in all government and private medical colleges. The Central Board of Secondary Education or CBSE will upload the official answer key whereas many coaching centres will provide their own answer key to cross check. The Board will also publish the OMR sheets which will help the candidates to check their answers from the answer key. The code wise question paper and solution will be published in PDF format.

Important Dates of NEET Exam 2018:




6th May 2018

Answer Key Availability

6th May 2018

OMR Sheet Release

2nd Week of May 2018


1st Week of June 2018

Types of Answer Keys:

There are two types of answer key available online; official and unofficial.

  • Official Answer Key: The official answer key will be published by CBSE on NEET website. On this PDF file, there will be the correct answers of all the questions of NEET exam 2018. Usually, the answer keys are released a day or two day just after the exam. CBSE also gives you option to challenge the answer if you have any confusion. The official answers are considered as authentic as they are released by the conducting body itself.
  • Unofficial Answer Key: There are many coaching centres who also release the answer keys on their respective websites. No candidates can challenge the unofficial answer key. Most of them release the answer key before Board publishes the official one. It will help the curious students to assess their performance on the exam day.

Steps to Download NEET 2018 Official Answer Key:

  • Visit official website of NEET exam
  • On the homepage, select the link for official answer key
  • The pdf file for Answer Key will be displayed on screen
  • You need to download it and cross check with check with your own answer.

Steps to Calculate the NEET Scores from Official Answer Key:

Before calculating the NEET score from the answer key, you need to know the marking scheme of the exam. For every correct answer, they will be awarded 4 marks and 1 mark will be deducted from total. No mark will be awarded or deducted if the candidates have left blank or marked more than one answer. Find the exam pattern and marking scheme of the exam here:


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Now calculate your score by counting 4 marks for correct answer and -1 for wrong answer.

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