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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
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|
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:
|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)|