NEET 2017 will be conducted by CBSE in a pen and paper based mode on the first week of May, 2017, tentatively. NEET is a single entrance test conducted for admissions to approximately 52,305 MBBS and BDS seats in India. As per a Supreme Courts directive in 2016, NEET has replaced the 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.
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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.
There is no upper age limit to appear in NEET 2017, recommends Union Health Ministry
The union health ministry has 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 has also said that the final decision on this will 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
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 no upper age limit and and unlimited number of attempts. To be applied on 15% all India quota seats also
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)
Foreign/NRI/OCI/PIO candidates are eligible for 15% AIQ seats as per applicable conditions
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
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
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
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
Third week of January, 2017
Last date for submitting the application form
Submitting NEET application form (with late fee)
Date of uploading of Admit-Card on website
NEET 2017 Exam Date
Downloading of OMR Answer Sheet
Declaration of NEET 2017 Result
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 or Overseas Citizen of India
Candidates must be at least 17 years of age as on December 31, 2017
The age limit for General Category candidates is 25 years
The age limit for SC/ST/OBC candidates is 30 years
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)
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:
Vardhman Mahavir Medical College & Safdarjang Hospital, Ansari Nagar, (Ring Road), New Delhi-110029
All India Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Hazi Ali, Park, K. Khadya Marg, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai-400 034
Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research, 244, Archarya J.C. Bose Marg, Kolkata-20
Madras Medical College, Park Town, Chennai- 600003
Note: PH certificate issued by any other hospital/board will not be accepted
The online registration for NEET 2017 will be released, tentatively, in the month of January, 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 will be February, 2017. However, candidate can fill the application form till March, 2017 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 third 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, tentatively, in the month of April, 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. To help candidates, Careers360 has provided sample paper of AIPMT Sample Papers of year 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, NEET 2013, AIPMT 2014, AIPMT 2015, NEET 2016 Phase 1 and 2.
NEET 2017 will be held in a pen and paper based mode. 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
Pen and Paper
3 hours (180 minutes)
English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil and Telugu
Number of questions
180 multiple choice questions (MCQs)
Distribution of questions
90 questions from Biology and 45 questions each from Physics and Chemistry
+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 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
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
Last entry in NEET 2017 examination hall
NEET 2017 begins
NEET 2017 ends
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. Besides, coaching institutes like Aakash, Allen, Career Point and Bansal etc will also release the answer key for NEET 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 in the month of June, 2017 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
Number of Candidates Appeared for AIPMT
3, 74, 386
Number of appeared Male Candidates
46271 ( qualified male +female)
Number of appeared Female Candidates
46271 (qualified male +female)
1, 93, 429
Number of Qualified Transgender
Number of Candidates Qualified for 15% All India Quota
Total Number of MBBS and BDS Seats and Colleges under 15% All India Quota
MBBS Seats: 2156 BDS Seats: 249
MBBS Seats: 3179
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
Cut off percentile
NEET Merit List 2017
Based on the cut off score of NEET, the exam conducting authority will declare a merit list for 15% All India Quota seats. Only NEET 2017 All India Quota qualified candidates will be allowed to participate in the 15% All India Quota counselling and accordingly seats will be allotted as per the candidate’s rank and preference.
NEET Counselling 2017
The Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) will conduct NEET Counselling for 15% All India Quota seats, tentatively in the month of June/July, 2017. The counselling will be conducted in two rounds in online mode for allotment of MBBS and BDS seats in government medical and dental colleges across the country.
NEET 2017 Participating States
According to the Supreme Court’s order, it is mandatory for each state to participate in NEET 2017 exam. Further, every state will accept NEET 2017 scores only for providing admissions in medical and dental colleges in their respective state.
States Participating in NEET 2017
Jammu and Kashmir
NEET 2017 FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
Question: What is NEET?
Answer: National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is the single entrance exam conducted for admissions to MBBS and BDS seats across the country. No other entrance examination either at state level or institute level is valid.
Question: When NEET 2017 will be conducted?
Answer: NEET 2017 will be conducted on first Sunday in the month of May, 2017.
Question: Who will conduct NEET?
Answer: Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will conduct NEET.
Question: How many times NEET will be conducted in a year?
Answer: NEET will only be conducted once a year.
Question: How long is the validity of NEET?
Answer: The validity of NEET is of one year only, i.e. for the current year.
Question: Where NEET will be conducted?
Answer: NEET will be conducted different exam centres across the country.
Question: Will NEET 2017 be held in two phases?
Answer: No, NEET 2017 will be conducted once in the first week of May, 2017.
Question: What will be the mode of NEET 2017 application forms?
Answer: NEET 2017 application forms will be released in online mode only.
Question: What is the age limit to appear in NEET 2017?
Answer: Any candidate who is 17 years age as or on December 31, 2017 can appear in NEET 2017. The maximum age limit for General category candidate is 25 years. However, it is 30 years for SC/ST/OBC candidates.
Question: When NEET 2017 applications will be released?
Answer: NEET 2017 application forms are expected to release in the second week of January, 2017.
Question: Apart from AIIMS and JIPMER, what are the others exams to be conducted for admissions to MBBS and BDS programmes in the country?
Answer: Apart from AIIMS and JIPMER, only NEET 2017 will provide admissions to MBBS and BDS programmes in government, private and deemed medical colleges in India, according to the Supreme Court’s order.
Question: How government medical colleges will provide admissions to candidates under 85% state quota seats?
Answer: Admissions to government medical colleges in 85% state quota seats will be provided on the basis of state merit list drawn on NEET 2017 results.
Question: Would candidates belonging to J&K, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana have to follow the same rules and guidelines in comparison to candidates belonging to other state?
Answer: Yes, the guidelines of NEET 2017 will be similar to every candidate irrespective of their domicile of any state.
Question: When NEET 2017 result will be declared?
Answer: NEET 2017 result will be declared in the first week of June, 2017.
Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
Shiksha Kendra, 2 - Community Centre,
Preet Vihar, Delhi-110092
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