NEET 2017 Answer Key


NEET 2017 Answer KeyNEET 2017 Answer Key: The answer key of NEET 2017 has been released now. Candidates who appeared in NEET 2017 on May 7 can download answer key of NEET from this page. CBSE has provided question booklets with sets- A/P/W, B/Q/X, C/R/Y, D/S/Z to candidates in the exam. Candidates can download NEET answer key of all codes. The NEET answer key to be declared coaching institutes like Aakash, Resonance, Allen Kota etc. The answer key of NEET to be available for all the sets of question booklet provided to candidates during the exam. The NEET 2017 answer key contains the correct responses to all the questions asked in the exam. The answer key of NEET 2017 is available online and links to download the same to be provided on this page. With the help of NEET answer key, candidates can calculate their probable score and predict their chances for admission to approximately 90,000 MBBS and BDS seats in Medical and Dental colleges across the country.The official answer key of NEET will be published by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in the 2nd week of May 2017. Candidates will also be able to challenge NEET answer key 2017 on payment of Rs. 1000 per question. Prior to releasing NEET 2017 answer key, the OMR response sheet of the candidates will also be uploaded online. Candidates must ensure to download response sheet to match their marked response with the answer key of NEET.To know how to download and use NEET 2017 answer key, the procedure to calculate score, challenging of official keys and more details, read the article given below.

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NEET 2017 Answer Key by Coaching Institutes

NEET 2017 Question Papers

NEET 2017 exam had 4 sets of question booklets with codes – A/P/W, B/Q/X, C/R/Y, D/S/Z . The NEET 2017 question papers of all the codes are provided in the table given below:

Questions Paper (Code-wise) Questions Papers
Code A/P/W Download here
Code B/Q/X Download here
Code C/R/Y Download here
Code D/S/Z Download here

NEET 2017 Official Answer Key

Candidates can download NEET answer key as and when released by CBSE from the table below:

S.No. NEET 2017 Answer Key Downloading Link
1. Code- A/P/Q Click Here
2. Code- B/Q/X Click Here
3. Code- C/R/Y Click Here
4. Code- D/S/Z Click Here

How to use NEET 2017 Answer Key to calculate NEET Score?

To calculate the probable score of NEET 2017, candidates must follow the marking scheme as defined by CBSE. Refer to the table below to know the marking scheme along with other relevant details about the paper

Particulars NEET 2017 Marking Scheme
Total Number of MCQs to be asked in exam 180 (Physics & Chemistry- 45 each, Biology- 90 (Botany+Zoology)
Total Marks 720
For marking a correct answer +4
For answering an incorrect answer -1
Marking more than one answer/unattempted questions No mark

After going through the 
marking scheme from the table above, candidates must start matching their responses with the keys given in NEET 2017 answer key. Candidates must note down the total number of correct and incorrect marked answers and then use the formula given below to get NEET score:

Calculation of NEET 2017 Score (Out of 720 marks) = Total number of correct answers x 4 – Total number of incorrect answers x 1

After calculating NEET 2017 score, candidates can use the tool NEET 2017 rank predictor to know the estimated rank. By entering NEET score, basic personal and academic details, candidates can predict their NEET 2017 rank.

To use NEET 2017 Rank Predictor- Click Here

How to Challenge NEET 2017 Answer Key

If candidates have any doubts regarding official NEET answer key provided by CBSE, they can challenge it online by paying a non-refundable fee of Rs. 1000 per question. The candidates can pay the requisite fee via electronic payment gateway. Request for challenge through fax, email or any other mode will not be accepted. The answers challenged by candidates will be reviewed by the expert committee. If the discrepancies in answer key are accepted, the fee will be refunded to the candidates. The decision made by the review committee on the challenges will be final and no further communication will be entertained.

Steps to Challenge NEET 2017 Answer Key

Candidates have to follow the steps given below to challenge the official NEET answer key 2017:

  • Click on the link which will be provided on this page
  • In the login window, enter NEET 2017 registration number and password
  • Click on ‘Key challenge’ tab and select answer booklet code
  • Select the question for challenge and then click on ‘Submit’ button
  • Select the response and give justification for the answer
  • Click on ‘confirm’ tab and pay the requisite fee for challenging the answer key
  • After the challenge is successfully submitted, take a print out of the confirmation slip showing details of the challenged answer key(s)

NEET 2017 Cutoff

After calculating NEET score, candidates can check the cutoff percentile determined by CBSE to know if they have qualified the exam. The qualifying marks vary for each category. Check the category-wise qualifying marks in the table given below:

S. No. Category NEET 2017 Cutoff Percentile
1. Unreserved Category 50th Percentile
2. Physically Handicapped Category 45th Percentile
3. SC/ST/OBC 40th Percentile

NEET 2017 Expected Cutoff

Experts of various coaching institutes will release the expected NEET 2017 cutoff along with the exam analysis on the exam day. The NEET 2017 expected cutoff score will be provided in the table below.

S.No. Name of Institutes Expected NEET Cutoff 2017 by Experts
1. NEET 2017 Cutoff and exam analysis by Aakash Click here
2. NEET 2017 Cutoff and exam analysis by Resonance Click Here
3. NEET 2017 Cutoff and exam analysis by Allen-Kota Click Here
4. NEET 2017 Cutoff and exam analysis by Career Point Click Here

NEET Cutoff 2016

As per NEET 2016 cutoff, unreserved category candidates whose score was equal to or more than 145 qualified the entrance exam and were eligible to apply for various MBBS and BDS courses offered by Medical and Dental colleges of the country. The category-wise qualifying percentile along with marks range of NEET 2016 is as given below:

S. No. Category Marks Range Qualifying criteria No. of candidates
1. UR 685 – 145 50th Percentile 171329
2. UR & PH 474 – 131 45th Percentile 437
3. OBC 678 – 118 40th Percentile 175226
4. OBC & PH 510 – 118 40th Percentile 597
5. SC 595 – 118 40th Percentile 47183
6. SC & PH 415 – 118 40th Percentile 143
7. ST 599 – 118 40th Percentile 15710
8. ST & PH 339 – 118 40th Percentile 36

NEET 2016 Cutoff Rank – Based on counselling rounds

In the previous year, through NEET, open category candidates who secured upto 5,849 ranks were allotted MBBS seats in government Medical colleges under 15% All India Quota. Whereas, in BDS courses, unreserved candidates till 8,448 ranks were allocated seats.

Top Ten Medical College Cutoff Rank

Candidates can check the closing rank of the top ten medical colleges declared for admission for the academic session 2015-16 below:

S. No. Name of the Medical Colleges 2015 closing rank
1. Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi 28
2. VMMC & Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi 56
3. University College Of Medical Sciences, New Delhi 97
4. Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi 117
5. Government Medical College, Chandigarh 158
6. Seth G.S. Medical College, Mumbai 216
7. King George’s Medical University, Lucknow 386
8. Stanley Medical College, Chennai 2039
9. Pt. Bhagwat Dayal Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Rohtak 674
10. Grant Medical College and Sir JJ Group of Hospitals, Mumbai 565

NEET Question Paper 2016

In the year 2016, NEET was held in two phases. Candidates can download the question paper and answer key of NEET 1 and NEET 2, 2016, from the tables given below:

NEET 2016 Question papers Links to download different sets of question papers
NEET 1 Question Paper Code W Code X Code Y Code Z
NEET 2 Question Paper Code AA Code XX Code RR Code ZZ

NEET 2016 official answer key

NEET Answer Key Links to download
NEET 2016 Paper 1 Answer key Download Here
NEET 2016 Paper 2 Answer key Download Here

NEET 2017 Result

NEET Result 2017 will be declared on June 8, 2017, in the online mode. The result will contain the final NEET 2017 Score obtained by the candidates, overall rank and other related details. No scorecard or rank card will be sent to candidates through post or email. Admission to around 52000 MBBS and BDS will be offered on the basis of NEET 2017 Score.

NEET 2017 Counselling

The counselling of NEET 2017 will start in the month of June. The counselling will be held in two rounds in the online mode. The counselling of NEET for 15% All India quota seats in Government medical and dental colleges will be conducted by Medical Council Committee (MCC). For rest of the 85% state quota seats, centralised counselling will be organised by the designated authority.

NEET 2017 Answer Key Dates

Candidates appeared NEET 2017 can keep track of all the important dates of events related to NEET answer key from the table given below:

S.No. NEET 2017 Answer Key Events Important Dates
1. NEET 2017 exam May 07, 2017
2. NEET 2017 unofficial answer key to be available on May 07, 2017
3. NEET 2017 OMR sheet to be uploaded on 2nd week of May 2017
4. NEET 2017 official answer key to be issued on 2nd week of May 2017
5. Challenging of NEET 2017 official answer key 2nd week of May 2017
6. NEET result 2017 June 8, 2017

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