NEET Exam Pattern 2017

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test Undergraduate (NEET UG)

NEET Exam Pattern 2017

NEET Exam Pattern 2017NEET Exam Pattern 2017: The exam conducting authority of NEET, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has declared the exam pattern of NEET 2017. It is advisable for the candidates to completely go through the exam pattern because it helps in understanding the nature of syllabus, number of questions and marking scheme etc. NEET 2017 is scheduled to be conducted on May 7, 2017, tentatively for offering admissions to MBBS and BDS programme in government, private and deemed medical colleges/institutions and universities across India.

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Highlights of NEET 2017 Exam Pattern


Candidates can check below for the NEET exam pattern 2017:

Exam pattern of NEET 2017



Exam Date

May 7, 2017 (tentative)

Exam mode

Pen and paper

Number of questions


Types of Questions

Multiple Choice Questions


English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil and Telugu

Marking Scheme

+4 for each correct response and -1 for each incorrect answer

Check below for the detailed exam pattern of NEET 2017:


Exam mode: The exam will be conducted in a pen and paper based format. Candidates will have to mark their responses in OMR answer sheet provided using a ball –point pen. The stationery will be provided to candidates inside the examination hall.


Number of questions: NEET 2017 question booklet will consist of 180 questions from all the three subjects. Physics and Chemistry section will consist of 45 questions each, while, Biology section will comprise of 90 questions.


Types of questions: NEET 2017 question paper will have objective type questions only, which means, each questions will consist of 4 responses, wherein, candidates will choose the most appropriate answer from the given options. Questions will be based on NEET syllabus as prescribed by CBSE, the exam conducting authority.


Language: NEET 2017 question paper will be conducted in six vernacular languages apart from English and Hindi. The vernacular lanuages are Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil and Telugu. Candidates will get their question paper in language preferred during filling up the application form.


Syllabus: NEET 2017 question booklet will consist of multiple choice questions from Physics, Chemistry and Biology taught during 10+2/HSC level after review of various stat syllabus as well as NCERT, CBSE and COBSE.


Marking Scheme: Each question in NEET 2017 question paper will consist of 4 marks. For each correct response, candidates will get 4 marks, whereas -1 mark will be deducted for each incorrect response. No marks will be allotted for unmarked question.


Marking Scheme of NEET 2017

Each correct response


Each incorrect response


Unmarked questions

No marks

Qualifying marks in NEET 2017:


According to the official prospectus of NEET, in order to qualify NEET 2017, a candidate belonging to unreserved category have to secure a minimum of 50th percentile in NEET, while, a SC/ST/OBC candidate have to obtain 40th percentile. In respect to physically handicapped candidate, the minimum percentile is 45th.


NEET 2017 qualifying marks


Qualifying Percentile


50th percentile


40th percentile


45th percentile

The result of NEET 2017 will be declared, tentatively, in the month of June, 2017. The result will be declared in the form of score card consisting of candidate’s name, percentile secured, 15% All India Quota cut off score, result status and all India rank etc.



Stay tuned to for more news and information on NEET 2017


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