NEET 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, for offering admissions to 100% MBBS and BDS seats in government, private and deemed medical colleges/institutions and universities across India.
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Highlights of NEET Exam Pattern 2017
Candidates can check below for the NEET exam pattern 2017:
NEET 2017 Exam Pattern
May 7, 2017
Pen and paper
Number of questions
Types of Questions
Multiple Choice Questions
English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil,Telugu, Oriya and Kannada
+4 for each correct response and -1 for each incorrect answer
Check below for the detailed NEET Exam Pattern 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.
NEET 2017 Subject wise Number of Questions
Number of 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 eight vernacular languages apart from English and Hindi. The vernacular lanuages are Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Oriya and Kannada. Candidates will get their question paper in language preferred during filling up the application form.
Candidates can opt for NEET 2017 question paper in either of the following languages:
Highlights of language of the NEET question paper:
Candidates wil have to choose a medium of NEET question paper while filling up the application form
Language of the question paper once chosen will not be changed
Candidates who will select English as a medium of question paper will receive NEET 2017 paper in English only
Candidates who will select Hindi as a medium of question paper will receive NEET question paper in Hindi and English
Candidates who will chose regional language as a medium of question paper will receive question paper in selected language and in English
In case of any problem in translation of any question, the English version of the same will be treated as final
Exercising option of regional language will be available as per the following details:
Medium of question paper
English and Hindi
All examination centres
Assamese, Hindi and English
Examination centres in Assam
Bengali, Hindi and English
Examination centres in West Bengal
Gujarati, Hindi and English
Examination centres in Gujarat
Marathi,Hindi and English
Examination centres in Maharashtra
Tamil,Hindi and English
Examination centres in Tamil Nadu
Telugu, Hindi and English
Examination centres in Andhra Pradesh & Telangana
Oriya,Hindi and English
Examination centres in Odisha
Kannada, Hindi and English
Examination centres in Karnataka
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
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
The result of NEET 2017 will be declared on June 8, 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.
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