NEET 2017 application form, eligibility,exam pattern, syllabus, admit card

National Eligibility cum Entrance Exam 2017 for MBBS-BDS Admission

NEET 2017 Exam Schedule has been out.

NEET 2017 is the National Eligibility Entrance Test. CBSE to hold NEET 2017 for MBBS/BDS admission in all medical and dental colleges in India. Candidates can fill NEET 2017 application form if they satisfy eligibility criteria. Now NEET examination has replaced all medical entrance exams in India except AIIMS and JIPMER. Previously, CBSE held All India Pre Medical / Dental Test (AIPMT) and on similar lines will hold NEET on exam date 7th May, 2017. Government and private colleges will offer admission in academic session 2017-18 on result of NEET examination. Get here complete details of NEET 2017 application form, exam dates, exam pattern, syllabus, admit card, result.

Since official dates of NEET 2017 are yet to be announced, you can go through expected dates in the meantime.

Events Dates
Available of NEET 2017 application form 31st January, 2017
End of application form submission, Registration, Fees Transaction ends on 1st March, 2017
Availability of NEET 2017 admit card 15th April, 2017
Date of exam (NEET- 2017) 7th May, 2017
NEET Answer Key and OMR display May, 2017
Declaration of NEET 2017 Result 8th Jun, 2017


Total number of colleges in India that teach MBBS course: 462.

Overall number of MBBS seats in India: 63835.

Number of seats in 15% All India Quota for which scores of NEET / AIPMT were considered last year: 7593.

Colleges where NEET scores will be considered for MBBS/BDS admission from 2017-2018:

  • Government medical and dental colleges
  • Private colleges

NEET Eligibility Criteria

NEET 2017 eligibility criteria prescribed by CBSE is in tune with MCI, DCI norms. Applicant must be of minimum age. Other than that, he / she must have studied requisite subjects in class 10+2.

  • Candidate must be at least 17 years old as on 31 December of the year of admission. Also, upper age limit is applicable for 15% AIQ seats; which is 25 years as on 31 Dec of the year of the entrance examination. Upper age limit is relaxable by 5 years for SC, ST, OBC.
  • Students of class 12th (who will appear for exam in March / April 2017) can also appear for NEET 2017.
  • Subject combination specifications for National Eligibility Entrance Test include compulsory subjects Physics, Chemistry, Biology / Bio Technology as well as elective subjects. Ensure that you conform to at least one qualifying examination code as per NEET 2017 information brochure.

NEET Exam Pattern

For the purpose of preparation, candidates need to know the syllabus, exam pattern, and difficulty level of exam. With this in mind, CBSE is going to highlight both syllabus and exam pattern in information brochure. Exam pattern of NEET 2017 shows the number of questions, question paper language, time duration, marking scheme. Syllabus describes the subjects from which there will be questions in the exam. You can also know about the difficulty level of the exam by going through past year’s question papers of NEET and AIPMT.

NEET 2017 Exam Pattern as per last year’s exam

Subject Number of questions
Physics 45
Chemistry 45
Botany (Biology) 45
Zoology (Biology) 45
Total 180

Key aspects of NEET medical entrance exam that you may know are following

  • Duration of exam -3 hours
  • Mode – Pen and paper based
  • The language of question papers – Hindi, English, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil, and Telugu.
  • Type of questions – All questions in NEET are multiple choice type.

Marking scheme

  • +4 for correct answer
  • -1 for incorrect answer

NEET Syllabus 2017

There will be physics, chemistry, botany, zoology questions in the question paper. All questions will be of class 11, and class 12 level studies. Apart from studying physics, chemistry, botany, zoology (biology) of XI and XII, it is important to ensure covering all topics of NEET syllabus.


Class XI Class XII
Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory Atoms and Nuclei
Gravitation Current Electricity
Kinematics Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation
Laws of Motion Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents
Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body Electromagnetic Waves
Oscillations and Waves Electronic Devices
Physical world and measurement Electrostatics
Properties of Bulk Matter Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism
Thermodynamics Optics
Work, Energy and Power


Class XI Class XII
Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry Solid State
Structure of Atom Solutions
Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties Electrochemistry
Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure Chemical Kinetics
States of Matter: Gases and Liquids Surface Chemistry
Thermodynamics General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements
Equilibrium p- Block Elements
Redox Reactions d and f Block Elements
Redox Reactions Coordination Compounds
s-Block Element (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals) Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
Some p-Block Elements Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers
Organic Chemistry- Some Basic Principles and Techniques Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids
Hydrocarbons Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen
Environmental Chemistry Biomolecules
Chemistry in Everyday Life


Class XI Class XII
Diversity in Living World Reproduction
Structural Organisation in Animals and Plants Genetics and Evolution
Cell Structure and Function Biology and Human Welfare
Plant Physiology Biotechnology and Its Applications
Human physiology Ecology and environment

Syllabus of NEET comprises such topics that student usually studies in physics, chemistry, biology in 10+2, in all major boards of education. It is good to go through complete syllabus to know exact topics.


Important Points About NEET 2017:

  • NEET 2017 is single common medical entrance exam in India. In other words, only some MBBS / BDS entrance exams will be there except National Eligibility Entrance Test, such as AIIMS MBBS Entrance Exam 2017, and JIPMER MBBS Entrance Exam 2017.
  • There will be 8 (eight) languages in which NEET 2017 question paper is to be framed. These include Hindi, English, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil and Telugu.
  • Candidates can apply online for NEET as soon as the online application form is available.
  • Prior to the exam, all applicants can download NEET 2017 admit card and know assigned exam centers and roll numbers.
  • In order to qualify for counselling, you must score NEET qualifying cut off marks in NEET 2017 Result.

NEET 2017 Language Of Exam Question Paper

Under the directions of the Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Shri J P Nadda, after rigorous and extensive consultations with State Governments about their examination pattern and other related aspects, it has been decided that the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET-UG) from AY 2017-18 will be conducted in following 8 languages:

  1. Hindi
  2. English
  3. Gujarati
  4. Marathi
  5. Bengali
  6. Assamese
  7. Telugu and
  8. Tamil

In addition to this, the candidate qualifying NEET will be eligible for All India quota and other quotas under the State governments/Institutes irrespective of the medium in which candidate has taken the exam, subject to other eligibility criteria.

This is in continuation with the meeting of Union Health Minister Shri J P Nadda with the Health Ministers and Health Secretaries/representatives of 18 States/UTs in May this year towards implementation of NEET across States. The Joint Secretary – Medical Education Mr. A.K Singhal stated ‘the collaborative efforts of Central Health Ministry with the State health Ministries have lead to this decision so as to bring parity for the students who have taken the State Board exams’.

NEET and its implementation in regional languages is the outcome of Governments commitment to bringing about transparency in medical education and removing malpractices.

Statistics of NEET

Several changes were made last year to the MBBS BDS admission process. A number of medical and dental entrance exams were canceled at the last moment because it was finally decided that NEET will be the single common medical/dental entrance exam.

Figures of registered and qualified candidates were officially released by CBSE after declaring NEET result. They give a good insight into the level of competition one can expect in the upcoming NEET exam.

A total of 8,02,594 number of candidates had registered for NEET exam. Out of them, 4,09,477 had qualified.

Category Marks range Qualifying criteria Number of candidates
Others 685 – 145 50th Percentile 1,71,329
OBC 678 – 118 40th Percentile 1,75,226
SC 695 – 118 40th Percentile 47,183
ST 599 – 118 40th Percentile 15,710
UR & PH 474 – 131 45th Percentile 437
OBC & PH 510 – 118 40th Percentile 597
SC & PH 415 – 118 40th Percentile 143
ST & PH 339 – 118 40th Percentile 36

Marks scored by Top 10 candidates: 685, 682, 678, 677, 676, 675, 672, 671, 669, 668.

NEET 2017 Application Form

Before filling up NEET application form 2017, make sure that you are eligible for the entrance exam. The Central Board of Secondary Education will utilize details of NEET UG 2017 Application Form to maintain applicant details. Hence take all caution to ensure that you enter correct and verifiable data only in the form. We suggest all applicants refer official documents and certificates while applying for the exam; to avoid mistakes in it.

You will have to fill in various details in the form such as name, date of birth, category, class 10 and 12 marks, city where you wish to appear for the exam. Application form correction of NEET 2017 may or may not be available, depending upon the decision of the Board. At the time of filling up, the form makes all entries correct so that you do not have to worry about form correction.

NEET 2017 Application Form Registration Opens January 2017
NEET 2017 Application Form Registration Ends February 2017
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Insofar, CBSE has not announced any details of NEET UG 2017. All details on this page are as per last year’s AIPMT and NEET official information brochure. These are only for reference. As soon as CBSE NEET UG 2017 information brochure is released all details will be updated here.

Through NEET, there will be offer of admission in the following types of seats

  • All India Quota Seats
  • State Government Quota Seats for those states whose state governments are opting for NEET
  • Private or Management or NRI quota seats in all private medical and dental colleges or any private or deemed university.

Age limit: – Candidate should be at least 17 years old as on 31 Dec of the year of exam.

NEET 2017 Admit Card

NEET UG 2017 admit card is the hall ticket for the entrance exam. It is the document that helps you gain entry in the exam center. The admit card is important as it contains test taker’s details and also when and where to appear for the exam (exam venue name-address, exam reporting time).

CBSE usually releases admit card of NEET at least one month before the exam. Although you will see a public notification on the issue of hall ticket, we advise candidates to keep in touch with the website to know about the availability of the same.

NEET 2017 Admit Card Issue 15th April 2017
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NEET 2017 Answer Key

Once the exam is over, CBSE will release answer keys. NEET 2017 answer key shall, in fact, contain correct answers indicated as option number / alphabet of all the questions. The main purpose of issuing official answer keys is to help test takers know of correct answers and at the same time make the admission process fair and transparent. It is relevant to note here that the exam conducting body will make use of final official keys to calculate exam marks.

NEET 2017 Answer Key Release May 2017
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NEET 2017 Result

You can check NEET 2017 result online. Every year CBSE publishes AIPMT / NEET results at and at the same time notify it on the main website. Test takers can check National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) 2017 result there. In order to log in, enter roll number and date of birth.

NEET 2017 Result Declaration May 2017
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How To Prepare For NEET 2017?

NEET UG 2017 preparation consists of five key factors namely,

  1. Exam pattern
  2. Syllabus
  3. Theoretical understanding of concepts
  4. Application of theory in problem-solving
  5. Speed and accuracy

Know the NEET 2017 Exam Pattern. As mentioned above, it is expected that the exam pattern of NEET UG 2017 will be similar to that of AIPMT / NEET held last year. In the event that question / marks distribution remains the same, then you can know that there are to be 180 questions overall. Physics, Chemistry, Botany, and Zoology will have 45 questions each. Hence you should pay attention to all these four subjects.

Go through all topics given in NEET 2017 Syllabus. If you have paid attention to class 11 and 12 level Physics, Chemistry, Biology, then preparation for NEET UG 2017 will be easier. Now all you need to do is download exam syllabus, as well as check that you have covered all topics. If any topic is left out, study the same from CBSE recommended books such as NCERT, or from any book that you are better able to understand the topic from.

Study topics from the syllabus and understand theory to form strong basics for NEET preparation. In other words, a good grasp of theoretical concepts is important in the first place. Although the exam contains multiple choice objective type questions, still knowing theory only will help you apply them properly. It is advisable to refer one or two good books only, instead of several, for this purpose.

Practice questions for NEET exam. There are many good books available that have multiple choice questions specifically for NEET 2017. Solve as many questions, as you can, to develop an ability to answer questions based on an understanding of the topic.

NEET 2017 previous year solved papers and practice tests are important. Attempt all of them in a simulated exam environment for best results.

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