NEET 2017 – National Eligibility cum Entrance Test

This year NEET 2017 examination is conducted in order for admission to BDS/MBBS courses which are offered by all private and government medical colleges in India. NEET 2017 would be organized by the CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) in offline mode.

NEET is conducted once every year in the month of May. The previously existing AIPMT exam was replaced by NEET exam in the year 2016 onwards. As per the last order released by Hon. Supreme Court, no other exam except NEET would be conducted in order for admission into BDS/MBBS courses in India from the year 2017.

Here in this article you would get latest updates about NEET 2017 including its application form, exam dates, exam pattern and syllabus.

NEET 2017 Exam Dates

NEET 2017 Application Form available First week of December 2016
Last date to submit the application form (without late fee) Last week of December 2016
Receipt of confirmation page in CBSE (without late fee) Second week of January 2017
Last date to submit the application form (with late fee) Last week of January 2017
Receipt of confirmation page in CBSE (with late fee) First week of February 2017
Admit Card Release Date First week of April 2017
NEET 2017 Exam Date First week of May 2017
Result Declared First week of June 2017
NEET Counselling After Result Announcement

NEET 2017 Application Form

The NEET 2017 application procedure is an online process.

You would have to visit the official website and download the NEET Application Form. Once you have downloaded the application form you would have to fill up all the necessary details mentioned in the application form. After completely filling up the application form, candidates would have to send the confirmation page along with all the necessary documents to the following address mentioned below:

The Assistant Secretary (NEET)
Central Board of Secondary Education,
Shiksha Kendra, 2, Community Centre,
Preet Vihar, Delhi-110 092

Application Fee:

The application fees can be paid either through online/offline process:

  • Online Process: Candidates would have to pay the fees through debit/credit card using online payment gateway.
  • Offline Process: Candidates would have to make the payment through the bank challan.

Following is the application fee of NEET exam:

Fee Fee without late fee Fee with late fee
For SC/ST/PH Rs.550/- Rs.1550/- (Rs.550 + 1000)
For OBC/General Rs.1000/- Rs.2000/- (Rs.1000 + 1000)

NEET 2017 Eligibility Criteria

Nationality: Candidates need to be of Indian Nationality or Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) in order to be eligible.

Age Limit: Candidates need to be a minimum of 17 years of age as on 31st December of the year of admission whereas he/she should not exceed 25 years of age for general category and 30 years of age for reserved category in order to be eligible.

Education Qualification: Candidates need to have cleared or currently appearing class 12th or equivalent exam from any recognized board with Chemistry, Physics, Biology/Bio-technology or any other elective subject with English. Candidates need to have secured at least 50% marks in PCB group for general category and 45% for general PH and 40% for ST/SC/OBC category.

NEET 2017 Exam Pattern

The NEET 2017 exam would be conducted in offline mode (written exam) for a duration of 3 hours.  The question paper would consist of a total of 180 multiple choice questions. 4 marks would be given for every correct answer and 1 mark would be deducted for every incorrect answer. The question paper would be in both English or Hindi language. The NEET 2017 Exam Patter is given below:

Subjects Number of questions in each section Total Marks
Zoology 45 180
Botany 45 180
Physics 45 180
Chemistry 45 180
Total 180 720

NEET 2017 Syllabus

The NEET syllabus would consist of 4 parts, i.e. Chemistry, Physics, Botany and Zoology. The syllabus contains the 11th and 12th board (CBSE & NCERT) academic syllabus. Apart from these, some part comes from the other boards syllabus. The syllabus would include common syllabus notified by the Medical Council of India(MCI). Candidates need to make sure they are well prepared before appearing for the exam.

NEET 2017 Seat Reservation

Below we have mentioned the Seat reservation for different categories:

Category Seat Reserved
Schedule Caste (SC) 15%
Schedule Tribe (ST) 7.5%
OBC (Other Backward Class) – Non Creamy Layer 27%
PH (Physically Handicapped) 3% seats (on horizontal basis)

NEET 2017 FAQ’s Frequently Asked Questions

What exactly is National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET)?
What is NEET-I ?
What is NEET – II ?
Through NEET against which seats admissions will be made?
Is there any change in the pattern of AIPMT and NEET ?
Is there any change in the syllabus of AIPMT and NEET?
Whether the examination will be offline or online?
What is the syllabus for NEET – II 2016?
Which are the cities where NEET – II 2016 will be held?
If a candidate for any reason not appearing or appeared in the examination, is there any provision for fee refund?
What is the Entry time at the Examination Hall?
What is the minimum and maximum age for appearing in NEET-II, 2016 for 15% all-India quota seats?
. Is candidate from Andhra Pradesh, J&K and Telangana studying in Mumbai and Domicile of Maharashtra eligible for 15% All India Quota seats?

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  1. HI Sir,

    is NEET only for private colleges or government colleges?plz…explain sir
    & ts eamcet 2 and 1 are seperate exam or same?explain it also sir…plz

    • Hi,
      There is alot of news regarding the NEET but there is no such official update regarding it, hence once the official notification is released we would update you on the same.

  2. if my i am an obc caste student then what should be my score ton secure a seat in government college….plz sir rply soon

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