NEET 2018 unofficial answer key released, CBSE to publish official key
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Sunday conducted the NEET 2018 exam. The CBSE will display the OMR sheet and the answer key of the exam now. However, the board has not yet given any firm date for the release of official answer key. NEET 2018 result is likely to be declared on June 5.
Over 13 lakh candidates took the test at 2,225 examination centres in 136 cities across India on May 6. There were 180 questions to be answered, with a total of 720 marks. This included 45 questions each from physics and chemistry and 90 questions from biology. Each question was of the objective type with four choices.
Here is the unofficial answer key provided by Toppr.com
(The NEET 2018 unofficial answer key has been provided by Toppr.com, a private institute. HT does not take the responsibility for any of its findings.)
Here is a NEET 2018 post-paper analysis from the experts at Toppr.com and BasicFirst
“In terms of difficulty level, NEET 2018 was slightly easier than last years’ papers. Most questions were not time consuming. There were similarities between the weightage of marks in this paper, and the 12th standard syllabus.
Physics was the toughest section amongst the three. However, this section was lengthy. There were 24 questions asked from the 12th standard syllabus and 21 questions from the 11th standard syllabus. This section had 2 difficult questions, 9 moderate questions and 34 easy questions. There were many calculation-based questions.
Chemistry was the moderate section amongst the three. This section was not lengthy. There were 20 questions asked from the 12th standard syllabus and 20 questions from the 11th standard syllabus. This section had 1 difficult question, 20 moderate questions and 24 easy questions. Most questions were based on simple concepts.
Biology was the easiest section. However, this section was not lengthy. There were 46 questions asked from the 12th standard syllabus and 44 questions from the 11th standard syllabus. This section had 9 difficult questions, 33 moderate questions and 48 easy questions. However, this section was easier than last year, and had very few application-based questions. Most of them were directly from NCERT and were concept based. Most students found the paper moderate and expected marks in the range of 350-400.”
– Mr. Rajshekhar Ratrey, VP Educational Content, Toppr.com (a personalised learning app)
“NEET 2018 was easy to moderate with 170 questions based on NCERT and only 10 questions were found tricky as interlinking two topics. Minimum marks expected to qualify NEET for any college is 135+-5. However, students opting for government colleges would require 510+-5. Out of the total 180 questions, 110 questions were found easy; 45 questions were of moderate difficulty level, whereas 25 questions were of high difficulty level. Biology was found to be the easiest of all, Chemistry was easy to moderate while students found Physics to be the toughest.”
– Prof UdayNath Mishra, Chief Academic Officer, BasicFirst (an aptitude-based, omni-channel training initiative)