NEET 2017 will be conducted by CBSE in a pen and paper based mode on May 7, 2017. NEET is a single entrance test conducted for admissions to approximately 52,305 MBBS and BDS seats in India. As per a Supreme Court’s directive of 2016, NEET has replaced All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT) as well as all state level medical entrance tests and will now enable admission to all government, private and deemed medical and dental colleges/ universities across the country. Candidates who wish to appear in NEET 2017 can check all the information below such as eligibility, exam pattern, syllabus, important dates, procedure to fill application form and result etc.
Important – According to a notification released on February 3, 2017, CBSE has rolled back the bar on three attempts and the examination taken in 2017 will be treated as the first attempt irrespective of attempts taken in previous years.
Till 2016, the Supreme Court had allowed States and Union Territories (UT) to conduct their own entrance tests. However, the court directed that the single-exam system would have to be implemented from the 2017 -18 sessions which will be known as NEET.
The upper age limit for NEET is 25 years as on the date of examination with relaxation of five years for candidates belonging to OBC/ SC/ ST category.
A maximum of Three (3) attempts are allowed in the medical entrance examination for every candidate.
What was proposed?
However, earlier it was recommended by Union Health Ministry, that there would be no upper age limit to appear in NEET 2017.
The union health ministry had approved a recommendation of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) by removing upper age limit and adding unlimited number of attempts to take the examination. However, the ministry had also said that the final decision on this would be taken by the Medical Council of India/ Dental Council of India. Read the full information here.
NEET 2017 Important Highlights of Approval by MoHFW
|1.||Age limit and unlimited number of attempts||To be prescribed by Medical Council of India/ Dental Council of IndiaI. As on date, minimum age of 17 years as on December 31, 2017 with 25 years as upper age limit and to a maximum of 3 attempts. To be applied on 15% all India quota seats also|
|2.||Foreigners allowed to appear in NEET||Foreign/OCI/PIO/NRI candidates may be allowed to appear in NEET. Candidates may also be allowed to participate in 15% AIQ counselling but with applicable terms and conditions (fee, service rule and bond etc)|
|3.||OCIs eligibility||Foreign/NRI/OCI/PIO candidates are eligible for 15% AIQ seats as per applicable conditions|
|4.||Codes of qualifying examination||Present codes will be continued. Equivalence cause for foreign candidates will be there. CBSE will have to consult Medical Council of India/Dental Council of India|
|5.||Merit List of NEET||The cut off at 50 and 40 percentile for open and reserved categories as prescribed under NEET regulations will not be interfered|
|6.||Category and Domicile||CBSE have to collect information and make it available with the result sheet for determination by the various counselling authorities across the country|
|7.||Result sheet||CBSE may provide the result in secured CDs in appropriate number to Dte.GHS for the purpose of disbursal to all counselling authorities.The result sheet may provide percentile score and all India rank for the qualified candidates.All India Quota rank may also be provided by CBSE.|
Aadhaar card will be necessary to fill NEET application form
On the same lines of JEE Main, the CBSE may also introduce Aadhaar card in NEET application form. Read the full information here
NEET 2017 will be conducted in six vernacular languages
The union health ministry has said that NEET will be conducted in six regionals languages apart from Hindi and English. Read the full information here
Where will NEET 2017 scores be accepted?
- 15% All India Quota seats in Government medical and dental colleges in all states and UTs of India
- 85% state quota seats for MBBS and BDS admissions in all states and UTs of India
- MBBS and BDS seats in all private and deemed medical colleges across the country including minority institutions such as CMC Vellore and CMC Ludhiana
- MBBS and BDS seats in Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Banaras Hindu University (BHU) and Aligarh Muslim University (AMU)
While Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducts NEET 2017, admission to 15% All India Quota seats in government medical and dental colleges is filled by the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) through online counselling. Similarly, admission in 85% State Quota seats in government medical and dental colleges is filed by the Directorate of Medical Education for their respective states. Further, from 2017, the Directorate of Medical Education will conduct counselling for MBBS and BDS seats in private and deemed medical universities including central universities and minority institutions based on NEET 2017 merit list.
NEET 2017 Admission Criteria
|Distribution of NEET MBBS/BDS Seats||Admission through NEET 2017|
|All India Quota 15% seats||To be filled at All India Level as per applicable regulations, using NEET merit list|
|State Quota 85% seats (in Government medical colleges owned and controlled by State Govt)||Admission process is to be undertaken and completed by the Directorate of Medical Education of concerned states using NEET scores and as per applicable regulations and /or their eligibility criteria and reservation policy etc.|
|MBBS and BDS seats in private and deemed medical colleges/universities (including the minority institutions- CMC Vellore and CMC Ludhiana)||To be filled by the Directorate of Medical Education of concerned states using NEET scores as per applicable regulations and/or their eligibility criteria and reservation policy etc.|
|MBBS and BDS admissions in Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), BHU and AMU||To be filled using NEET scores through counselling conducted by the institute itself.|
Medical Institutes Exempted from NEET 2017 Session
- 7 AIIMS institutions across the country
- JIPMER, Puducherry and Karaikal
The examination calendar of NEET 2017 will be released by the Central Board of secondary Education (CBSE), tentatively, in the month of January, 2017. Candidates can check below for the tentative examination schedule mentioned below and it will be updated as and when the schedule for 2017 will be announced.
NEET 2017 Important Dates
NEET 2017 applications to be released
January 31, 2017
Last date for submitting the application form
March 1, 2017
Submitting NEET application form (with late fee)
Second week of March*
Date of uploading of Admit-Card on website
April 15, 2017
NEET 2017 Exam Date
May 7, 2017
Downloading of OMR Answer Sheet
Last week of May*
Declaration of NEET 2017 Result
June 8, 2017
*Subjected to change; Will be intimated later by CBSE
Candidates who wish to appear in NEET 2017 can check below for the eligibility criteria as declared by the CBSE. Candidates who will fail to meet the requirements will not be considered for admission under any circumstance:
- Candidate must be an Indian National,Overseas Citizen of India, Non Resident Indian, Foreign National and Person of Indian Origin (PIO)
- Candidates must be at least 17 years of age at the time of admission or will complete the age as on before December 31, 2017
- The age limit for General Category candidates is 25 years as on date of the examination. This means that candidates must have born or between May 8, 1992 and January 1, 2001
- The age limit for SC/ST/OBC candidates is 30 years (a relaxation for 5 years is given). This means that candidates must have born or between May 8, 1987 and January 1, 2001
- A candidate can avail maximum number of three (3) attempts in NEET. The earlier attempts in AIPMT/NEET will be counted against three permissible attempts. The candidate who ahve already exhausted their allowed three attempts are not eligible to apply for NEET 2017.
- Candidates must have appeared/qualified Class 12th exam with Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology (PCB), Mathematics or any other elective subject with English at a level not less than the core course for English as prescribed by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT)
- Candidates belonging to General category must have secured at least 50% marks in PCB. However, SC/ST/OBC candidates have to obtain a minimum of 40% marks in PCB
- Candidates who have passed the B.Sc examination of an Indian University with not less than 2 of these subjects-Physics, Chemistry, Biology) Botany and Zoology)/Biotechnology
NEET Reservation of seats in government medical colleges under 15% All India Quota
|OBC (as per a central act, seats are reserved for OBC candidates in Central institutions)||27%|
NEET Reservation For Physically Handicapped candidates
The qualified loco-motor disable Physical Handicap candidates should get themselves examined and certified at one of the under mentioned disability assessment boards, constituted at four metro cities:
- All India Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Hazi Ali, Park, K. Khadya Marg, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai Pin Code: 400 034
- Madras Medical College, Park Town, Chennai Pin code: 600003
- Vardhman Mahavir Medical College & Safdarjang Hospital, Ansari Nagar, (Ring Road), New Delhi Pin Code: 110029
- Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research, 244, Archarya J.C. Bose Marg, Kolkata-20
Note: PH certificate issued by any other hospital/board will not be accepted
The online registration for NEET 2017 has been released on January 31, 2017. Candidates are advised to carefully read the eligibility criteria before filling up the application form. The last date for online registrations of NEET 2017 is March 1, 2017. However, candidate can fill the application form till second week of March with a late fee amount.
The requisite application fee for NEET 2017 is Rs. 1400 for General/OBC candidates and Rs. 750 for SC/ST/PH candidates, which has to be paid through Credit Card/Debit Card/Net Banking /Bank Challan.
Candidates can check below the steps to fill NEET 2017 application form:
- NEET 2017 application form will be available from last week of January, 2017 in online mode only
- Before applying , Candidates are advised to ascertain their eligibility criteria
- Candidates who will not follow the instructions mentioned in NEET 2017 brochure will not eligible to appear in NEET 2017
- In case of any discrepancy, candidates are advised to keep the following documents with them
- 3 printouts of confirmation page
- Application fee proof
- Copies of identical photos uploaded in application form
- Any correction in NEET 2017 application form will be done on the official website only
- Candidates can only submit one application form. Multiple applications will not be accepted
The syllabus of NEET 2017 has been released by exam conducting authority, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). The syllabus is based on Class 11 and 12 subjects, topics and chapters. After recommendations from the MCI, CBSE has made a uniform syllabus after reviewing syllabus from various state boards, COBSE and NCERT.
The admit cards of NEET 2017 will be released on April 15, 2017. NEET 2017 admit cards will be released in online mode and candidates have to download them by entering their registration id and date of birth. This must be noted that the admit cards will be released for those candidate only whose application forms will be successfully accepted by the exam conducting authority, CBSE.NEET admit card 2017 will consist of candidate’s name, exam centre address, exam date and time etc.
Candidates who are planning to appear in NEET 2017, must check the last year question paper and sample papers. NEET 2017 sample paper will provide a basic idea that what would be the standard of questions.Further, this would also help candidates in improving question solving skill, time management skills etc.
NEET 2017 will be held in a pen and paper based mode on May 7. The question booklet will consist of questions from the syllabus prescribed by the exam conducting authority, CBSE. The exam will be held for 3 hours duration at the various examination centres across the Country and Abroad. Candidates can check below for the exam pattern of NEET 2017:
NEET 2017 Exam Pattern
|NEET 2017 exam date and time||May 7, 2017 (tentative)- 10:00 am to 01:00 pm|
|Exam mode||Pen and Paper|
|Exam duration||3 hours (180 minutes)|
|Language||English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Oriya and Kannada|
|Number of questions||180 multiple choice questions (MCQs)|
|Distribution of questions||90 questions from Biology and 45 questions each from Physics and Chemistry|
|Marking Scheme||+4 for each correct response
-1 for each incorrect response
|The Medical Council of India (MCI) recommended the NEET 2016 for admission to MBBS/BDS courses across the country after review of various State syllabi as well as those prepared by CBSE, NCERT and COBSE.
NEET in ten languages
Candidates can opt for NEET 2017 question paper in either of the following ten languages:
Note: Option of medium of question paper must be exercised while filling up the question paper and the option once hosen will not be changed. Candidates opting for English would receive question paper in English only. Candidates opting for Hindi would receive NEET question paper in Hindi and English. However, candidates opting for regional language would receive question paper in selected medium and English.
NEET Exam Day Guidelines 2017
Candidates are advised to reach the exam centres at least 1 hour before the commencement of examination. This must be noted that the examination hall will be opened 45 minutes before the examination time allotted. Candidates are advised not to carry any textual or digital material inside the examination hall otherwise a unfair means case will be marked against them. Further, such candidates will be debarred from taking NEET permanently and a criminal action will be taken against them.
NEET 2017 Exam Day Guidelines
|Entry starts||07:30 am to 09:30 am|
|Checking of NEET 2017 admit card starts||09:30 am to 09:45 am|
|Distribution of NEET 2017 question booklet||09: 45 am|
|Seal of the Test Booklet to be broken/ opened to take out the Answer Sheet||09:55 am|
|Last entry in NEET 2017 examination hall||09:30 am|
|NEET 2017 begins||10:00 am|
|NEET 2017 ends||01:00 pm|
What material can be brought inside NEET 2017 examination hall?
Candidates are advised to bring the following materials at NEET 2017 examination centers
- NEET 2017 admit card
- Passport size photograph
- Post card size photograph affixed on proforma
Can we carry pens inside NEET 2017 examination hall?
All required stationery items will be provided by the invigilator inside the examination hall.
NEET 2017 answer key will be released by CBSE, tentatively in the month of June, 2017. With the downloaded answer key, candidates can know their marks based on the marked response. Based on the evaluated marks, candidates can figure out their total score and know their probable all India ranking with the help of rank predictor.
The result of NEET 2017 will be declared on June 8 in online mode. The score cards of NEET 2017 will consist of the following:
- Particulars of the candidate such as Name, Date of Birth and Category
- Marked obtained in Physics, Chemistry and Biology
- Total marks obtained
- Total percentile secured
- NEET All India Rank
- NEET Category Rank
- NEET All India Quota Rank (for 15% seats)
- Cut off score for counselling under All India Seats
- Result of the candidate- whether qualified NEET or not
Important Highlights related to previous years of NEET Examination
|Number of Candidates Registered||5,79,707||6,32,625||8,02,594|
|Number of Candidates Appeared for AIPMT||5,23,701||3, 74, 386||7,31,223|
|Number of appeared Male Candidates||46271 ( qualified male +female)||1,80,957||1,83,424 (qualified)|
|Number of appeared Female Candidates||46271 (qualified male +female)||1, 93, 429||2,26,049 (qualified)|
|Number of Qualified Transgender||–||–||4|
|Number of Candidates Qualified for 15% All India Quota||18115||NA||19,325|
|Total Number of MBBS and BDS Seats and Colleges under 15% All India Quota||MBBS Seats: 2156 BDS Seats: 249||MBBS Seats: 3179
BDS Seats: 250
|3819 MBBS and BDS seats|
The cut off score is the minimum qualifying marks required in order to pass the entrance exam. NEET 2017 Cut off score depends on many factors such as number of applicants, difficulty level of the exam and marking scheme etc. Candidates can check below for the cut off score of NEET 2017 as prescribed for their caste categories:
NEET 2017 Cut off Score
|Category||Cut off percentile|