The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, or NEET, is the national level medical entrance test conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). It has replaced the All India Pre-Medical/Dental Test (AIPMT). Through NEET-UG 2017 score card aspirants will secure admission in MBBS and BDS courses offered by various government and private colleges across the country.This year the exam was conducted in two phases. Here is a glimpse of NEET 2017 for students who will be appearing in this prestigious medical exam.
NEET (UG) 2017 Exam
NEET 2017 Eligibility Criteria
- Indian nationals or Overseas Citizen of India (OCI).
- Those attaining minimum age of 17 years on 31st December of the year of admission.
- The maximum age limit is 25 years for general candidates and 30 years for reserved categories.
- Students must have passed or appearing in Class 12 or equivalent examination from any recognized board with Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Bio-technology or any other elective subject with English.
- Students must have secured minimum 50% marks in PCB group for general candidates and 45% (for general PH) and 40% (for SC/ST/OBC categories).
- Aadhaar, the 12-digit unique identification number, has been made an integral part of the application form to check fraud including impersonation. The Aadhaar number has been mandatory for registration of candidates for the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE-Main) —for admission into Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and other engineering and technology institutes.
NEET 2017 Important date (Announced)
- Submission of on-line application forms –January 31, 2017 (Tuesday) to March 1, 2017 (Wednesday)
- Availability of admit card – April 15, 2017
- Examination date (NEET 2017) – May 7, 2017
- Results declaration – June 8, 2017
- NEET Counselling – After declaration of result
NEET 2017 Exam Pattern
Conducted in offline mode (or pen and paper mode), the duration of exam will be of three hours. The question paper will have a total of 180 multiple choice questions (MCQs). Four marks will be awarded for each correct response and one mark will be deducted for each incorrect answer. The exam can be given in both Hindi and English languages.
The syllabus of NEET medical exam 2017 includes Physics, Chemistry, Zoology and Botany. The exam is based on a common syllabus notified by the Medical Council of India (MCI). Candidates should have officially prescribed syllabus beforestarting preparation for the exam.
NEET 2017 UG Pattern of Question Paper
NEET question paper consists of 180 questions, which are divided into four parts:
- Physics (45 questions)
- Chemistry (45 questions)
- Zoology (45 questions)
- Botany (45 questions)
NEET 2017 Application form
Applicants can only fill application forms through online. The application forms will be available from the first week of December. Candidates must go through the eligibility criteria and instructions carefully before filling online application form. Once aspirants are done with filling up of application form they must send the confirmation page (print out) along with other relevant documents at the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) address.
NEET 2017 Admit Card
The admit cards for exams will be provided via online mode through the official website of NEET. Aspirants have to download admit cards from the first week of April 2017. The admit cards will NOT be sent by post. The admit card entails exam information such as date, centre, name and roll number of the candidate.
NEET 2017 Result
The CBSE shall publish the result of NEET 2017 in the first week of June 2017. Students can check results through the official website of the board. Students are advised to take the printout of the exam’s result and keep it safe till the admission procedure. A merit list will be prepared for admission on the basis of marks secured by students in entrance test.
NEET Counselling 2017
The Directorate General of Health Services will organize the counselling for 15% All India Quota through online mode. Admissions to students will be given as per the ranks scored by them in NEET 2017. Counselling for state quota, central institutions and universities or many others will be organized by their respective counselling authorities. During the counselling process, students will be asked to select medical and dental colleges as per their choices. Seats will be allotted to students as per choices filled by them and availability of seats in particular institutes.
The official websites for counselling related information under 15% All India seats are:
- Directorate General of Health Services – www.mohfw.nic.in
- Medial Counselling Committee – www.mcc.nic.in
The official website of the Board for National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET)- cbseneet.nic.in (All the test related information will be available on this website. Candidates are advised to regularly check NEET website for latest updates/Events/notice.)