NEET 2018 Paper Analysis – Check out Expected Cut Off, Answer Key, and Result Date

Last Modified: 31 Jan 2023

NEET 2018 exam was successfully conducted on 06 May. Check out complete paper analysis.

07 May 2018: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has successfully conducted the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) on 06 May 2018 from 10 AM to 01 PM. The medical entrance examination for admission to MBBS and BDS courses was conducted in English, Hind, Urdu and other regional languages such as Gujarati, Bengali, Assamese, Marathi, Kannada, Oriya, Telugu, and Tamil.

As per the NEET UG 2018 statistics released on the official website, a total of 13,26,725 candidates have registered for the exam which was conducted across 136 cities at 2255 examination centres. The official answer key for NEET is expected to be released in this month. The NEET 2018 result is expected to be declared on 05 June. This year’s paper was easier in comparison to last year’s paper as per the initial responses from students and experts. Let’s have a detailed analysis:

NEET 2018 Paper Analysis

Out of the total 180 questions, 110 questions were of easy level, 45 of moderate difficulty level, and 25 of high difficulty level. Students found the Physics section to be toughest. Chemistry was of moderate difficulty while Biology was the easiest. 


Physics is considered to be the most difficult section in the exam. This year’s Physics paper was of moderate level difficulty with a lot of calculation-based questions. That’s why the students found this section a bit lengthy.


Students found this section easy with a major number of questions from the syllabus. An equal number of questions were asked from class XI and XII syllabi.


Biology forms the major portion of NEET question paper with 90 questions. The questions were direct and simple. 70-80 percent of paper was from the syllabus.

NEET 2018 Expected Cut Off

Here is the expected cut off for NEET 2018 as shared by experts:

  • For General category (50th percentile) – 130 (+/- 5) marks
  • For OBC/SC/ST (40th percentile) – 110 marks

AIQ (All India Quota) cut off is expected to be 510-540 marks. Students have to secure marks between 510 and 540 for admission to government medical college under AIQ/State quota counselling.

NEET 2018 Answer Key

Many unofficial answer keys have been released by various education portals. However, the official answer key will be released on the official website within this month. Candidates should keep an eye for updates. After the release of official answer key, candidates will be allowed to raise objections to the answers (if any) on payment of ₹ 1000/- per objection raised.

NEET 2018 Result

The Neet 2018 result will be prepared on the basis of final answer key (updated after the objections) and updated on the official website. The merit list will be prepared according to the directives of DGHS, MCI, and DCI. No category-wise merit list will be prepared.

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