NEET 2017 – National Eligibility Entrance Test 2017 will be organised on May 7, 2017, in the offline mode. The candidates submitted the NEET 2017 Application form between January 31 to March 1, 2017, in the online mode. Currently, facility to revise NEET 2017 exam centres is open as CBSE has added 23 new cities in the list of NEET 2017 exam centres. The Applicants can change the NEET 2017 examination city from March 23 to 27, 2017. A total number of 11,35,104 candidates registered for NEET 2017, this is the highest number of applications received for NEET till date. Admission into approximately 52,305 MBBS and BDS seats will be offered on the basis of NEET 2017 score. Anyone who secured 50% marks in the General category and completing at least 17 years at the time of admission will be eligible to appear for NEET 2017. For the detailed information on schedule, eligibility, exam pattern, marking scheme and application correction of NEET 2017, read the article below.
Latest: Facility to revise NEET 2017 exam centre is open
NEET 2017 age limit to be removed, no limitation on attempt
NEET 2017 Admit Card will be released on April 15
How to Prepare for NEET 2017 in 3 Months
The official dates of NEET 2017 has been announced, the candidates can check the complete schedule from the table below.
|S.No.||Admission Events||Important Dates (Tentative)|
|1||Opening of Online Application Form||January 31, 2017|
|2||Last date for Submission of Online Application Form||March 1, 2017|
|3.||Opening of NEET 2017 Application Form Correction Window||March 7, 2017|
|4.||Closing date of NEET 2017 Application Form Correction||March 12, 2017|
|5.||Facility to change the NEET 2017 exam centre||March 24 to 27, 2017|
|6.||Issuance of Admit Card||April 15, 2017|
|7.||Entrance Examination||May 7, 2017|
|8.||Display of OMR Sheet||May 2017|
|9.||Display of Answer Key||4th week of May 2017|
|10.||Result||June 8, 2017|
|12.||Second Round of Counselling||June 2017|
The admit card of NEET 2017 will be issued on April 15, 2017. The Candidate should note that admit cards will not be sent by post. When candidate will download the Admit Card, a copy of the same in pdf format will be emailed to the candidate on the registered email id. It will consist of the applicant’s name, exam centre address, exam date time and more. The admit card will be provided to only those applicants successfully submitted the application form. The released admit card can be downloaded by the applicants by submitting their registration id and date of birth. Applicants will have to make sure to keep the admit card safe till the admission procedure is complete.
Steps to be followed to download the NEET 2017 admit card
The candidates need to follow the listed steps to downlaod the hall ticket of NEET 2017.
- Access the link provided here (it will be hosted here on April 15, 2017)
- The NEET 2017 admit card window portal will be displayed on the screen.
- The candidates need to enter the registration number and date of birth in the respective fields.
- Click on the ‘submit’ column
- NEET 2017 Hall ticket will be dispalyed on the screen
The candidates need to download and 2 to 3 copies of the NEET 2017 admit card. The candidates who do not have the internet facility can visit the common service centre set up by the CBSE to download the NEET 2017 admit card. The amount to be paid in order to get the NEET 2017 hall ticket is Rs. 10.
As per the latest notification of CBSE, the number of NEET 2017 exam centres has been increased to 103 from 84. The candidates can login using the registration credentials and change the NEET 2017 exam centres from March 24 to March 27, 2017. These cities will be acting as the exam centres to provide the applicants access to the examination near their residential area. The exam centres will be allotted to the applicants according to the choices of centres chosen by the applicants while filling the application form. In the previous session, there were 80 cities, for this session 27 new cities has been added. Candidates can click on the given link to access the exam cities and other details.
The syllabus of NEET 2017 has been notified by the Central Board of Secondary. Questions related to the subjects of Physics, Chemistry and Biology will constitute the question paper of NEET 2017. For the detailed NEET 2017 Syllabus, click on the link. The syllabus of these subjects will be similar to the NCERT syllabus of 10+2 qualifying examination and will be made after reviewing State syllabi as well as those prepared by CBSE, NCERT and COBSE.
The entrance examination of NEET 2017 will be held in offline mode. The national level medical entrance examination will be 3 hours long and will be held across the nation for all eligible medical aspirants. The conducting authority of the examination is the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).
|1||Day of Examination||May 7, 2017|
|2||Mode of Examination||Offline (Pen and Paper Based)|
|3||Types of Questions||Multiple Choice Questions|
|4||Exam Duration||3 hours|
|5||Number of Questions||180 Questions|
|6||Distribution of Questions||45 Questions each from Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Zoology.|
|8||Language||English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada.|
Will NEET 2017 be conducted in Regional Languages?
Yes, NEET 2017 will be conducted in regional languages. Originally the national examination was scheduled to be held only in English, Hindi, Bengali, Assamese, Marathi, Gujarati, Telegu and Tamil, however, the Union Health Ministry recently announced their plan to add Kannada as a conducting language after much public request. Check details here.
To prepare for NEET 2017, the applicants can have a look at the sample papers provided here. Sample papers help the applicants to know the pattern of the examination and give an in-depth knowledge of the syllabus which will be present in the upcoming examination. Preparing for NEET 2017 with the help of sample papers increases the chances of the applicants scoring high marks in the examination and will also understand the syllabus better.
The previous year question papers of NEET can also be solved by the applicants to get more exposure and practice. Since NEET was introduced in 2016, applicants can also solve the past papers of AIPMT to get some practice regarding how the exam pattern and distribution of syllabus was done. The AIPMT past question papers also serves as great instruments in helping the applicants build their knowledge regarding the examination which will help the applicant in scoring high marks.
NEET 2017 Exam Day Instructions
On the day of the examination, the applicants are required to reach the examination centre at least 1 hour before the exam starts. No material is to be carried by the applicants except for their admit card, passport size photograph and postcard size photograph affixed on the proforma. Applicants do not have to carry any stationary as everything will be provided inside the examination hall by the invigilator. The examination will start at 10:00 A.M and will end at 1:00 P.M.
|S.No.||NEET 2017 Exam Day Events||Time|
|1||Entry for all applicants start||7:30 AM to 9:30 AM|
|2||Checking of Admit Cards Starts||9:30 AM to 9:45 AM|
|3||NEET 2017 Test Booklet Distributed||9:45 AM|
|4||Last Entry inside Examination Centre||9:30 AM|
|5||Start of Entrance Examination||10:00 AM|
|6||Conclusion of Entrance Examination||1:00 PM|
The application procedure of NEET 2017 is over. The correction procedure of NEET 2017 Application Form has started from March 7, 2017. It is a one time opportunity where the candidates can rectify their mistakes in NEET 2017 Application Form. The correction window will close on March 12, 2017. Also, the candidates can submit their complaints related to NEET 2017 Application Form. Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will open the NEET 2017 Correction window in second week of March 2017. The last date to fill and submit the NEET 2017 application form was March 1, 2017. The Aadhar Card was mandatory to fill and submit the NEET 2017 Application form. Any applicant who fails to fulfil the required eligibility criteria will be disqualified from the admission process. Failure to fill the application form will disqualify the applicant from participating in the examination.
Steps to Fill the NEET Application Form
- Registration will have to be done by the applicant before filling the online application form.
- After registration, the applicant will have to fill in their personal details, contact details, domicile, qualifying details, and choice of examination centre and select a security question.
- Before submission, the applicant can preview and check the application form for any mistakes. After checking the application form, submission of form can be done.
- Uploading of the applicant’s photograph, signature and right-hand index finger impression will have to be done according to the specifications required.
- Finally, payment of the required application fees will have to be done and then a print-out of the submitted application form can be taken for future use.
NEET 2017 Application Fee
The application fee can be remitted through online mode only. Below is the application fee for different categories.
|1||General/OBC Category||Rs. 1400|
All medical aspirants will have to be meet the required criteria to be eligible to sit for NEET 2017 entrance examination. The criteria set by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will have to be met by all applicants for admissions. Inability to meet the required criteria will lead to the disqualification of the applicant from the admission process. Listed below are the eligibility criteria that every NEET applicant has to fulfil.
Eligibility Criteria for 15% All India Quota Seats
- Nationality: Must be of Indian Nationality.
- Age: The candidate should be at least 17 years old at the time of admission.
- Upper Age Limit: The upper age limit is 25 years and for the reserved category candidates, there is relaxation of 5 years i.e. 30 years. It is to be noted that previously there was no upper age limit for NEET
- Educational Qualifications: The applicants should have qualified 10+2 with Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Mathematics and any other elective subject with English at a level, not less than the core course as prescribed by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT). Otherwise, the applicants should have passed B.Sc Examination of an Indian University with not less than 2 of the following subjects – Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Botany/Zoology and Biotechnology.
- Marks Required: General category applicants should have secured at least 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology together in 10+2 examination while the Reserved category applicants should obtain minimum 40% marks.
- Domicile: Students from Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Jammu and Kashmir are not eligible for the 15% All India Quota Seats.
Eligibility Criteria for Seats under States/Universities/Institutions/AFMC
- Age: Must be 17 years on or before December 31, 2017.
- Nationality: Applicant must be Indian however, Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) are eligible for admission depending upon the respective states.
- Upper Age Limit: According to the different states/universities/institutions.
NEET 2017 Salient Features
|1||Examination Name:||National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET)|
|2||Conducting Body||Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)|
|5||Courses Offered||MBBS and BDS|
|6||Number of Seats Offered||52,305 MBBS and BDS seats|
|7||Duration of Course||
|8||Exam Duration||3 hours|
|9||Mode of Examination||Offline Mode|
|10||Types of Question||Multiple Choice Questions with a single correct response.|
|11||Number of Questions||180|
|13||Syllabus||Consisting of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and General Knowledge|
|14||Minimum Required Percentile for NEET 2017||
|15||Examination Date||May 7, 2017|
NEET 2017 Seat Quota Details
The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) offers seat quota to various categories. 15% of All India Quota Seats in the Government medical and dental colleges in all participating states and Union Territories of India will be filled using NEET scores. For the remaining 85% State Quota seats also, NEET 2017 Score will be used, the counselling will be organised by the respective states and Union Territories. NEET 2017 scores will also be accepted by private and deemed medical colleges across the country as well as Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Banaras Hindu University (BHU) and Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).
The Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) is responsible for the seat allotment process of eligible applicants in the 15% All India Quota Seats through online counselling while the remaining 85% seats are filled by the Directorate of Medical Education of the respective states.
|S.No.||Seat Quota Category||Method to Fill the Medical/Dental Seats|
|1.||15% All India Quota Seats||Will be filled at All India Level as per the criteria using NEET 2017 Merit List.|
|2.||85% State Quota Seats (Govt. Colleges)||Admission will be done using NEET scores and as per the eligibility criteria of the state by the Directorate of Medical Education of the respective states.|
|3.||Private and Deemed Medical Colleges/Universities||Using NEET scores and as per the criteria of the state, admissions will be done by the Directorate of Medical Education of the state.|
|4.||Armed Forces College, BHU and AMU||Seats to be filled using NEET scores and counselling will be held by the institute itself.|
NEET 2017 Participating States
All states of India will be participating in NEET 2017. As per the directive of the Supreme Court, all admissions will be done only through NEET 2017 scores (with some exceptions). No state will conduct their own entrance examination and counselling will be done by the states to fill their seats using the NEET scores only. The participating institutes are:
|S.No.||NEET 2017 Participating States||Details|
|1||Andhra Pradesh||Click Here|
|9||Himachal Pradesh||Click Here|
|10||Jammu and Kashmir||Click Here|
|14||Madhya Pradesh||Click Here|
|21||Tamil Nadu||Click Here|
|22||Uttar Pradesh||Click Here|
|24||West Bengal||Click Here|
NEET 2017 Participating Institutes
|S.No.||NEET 2017 Participating Institute||Details|
|5.||KIIT University||Click Here|
|7.||Manipal University||Click Here|
|8.||Katihar Medical College||Click Here|
|11.||BLDE University||Click Here|
|12.||Adesh University||Click Here|
|13.||Amrita University||Click Here|
|14.||GITAM University||Click Here|
|15.||SRM University||Click Here|
|16.||Sikkim Manipal University||Click Here|
NEET 2017 Non-Participating Institutes
The following institutes are exempted from participating in NEET 2017. The institutes listed below are free to conduct their own medical entrance examination as they had been doing ever since the institutes started. AIIMS and JIPMER are also well known national level medical institutes and hence are not brought under NEET. Being exempted from AIPMT, these institutes are not included to participate in NEET 2017.
|S.No.||Non – Participating Institutes||Details|
|1||All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS)||Click Here|
|2||Jawaharlal Institute of Medical Education and Research (JIPMER)||Click Here|
Reservation of seats will be offered to applicants applying for the 15% All India Quota Seats. Different percentage of seats is given to various categories. Applicants can apply for admission through their respective category provided they meet the required criteria.
|S.NO||Category of the Applicant||Percentage of Reservation|
|1||Scheduled Tribe Category||7.5%|
|2||Scheduled Caste Category||15%|
|4||Physically Handicapped Category||3%|
Applicants applying under the Physically Handicapped Category will have to produce their Disability Certificate from one of the disability assessment boards available at the four metro cities listed below:
- Vardhman Mahavir Medical College
- All India Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
- Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research
- Madras Medical College
Statistics of Previous Year AIPMT/NEET Examination
Given below are the important statistics of the previous year’s medical entrance examination.
|S.No.||Details||AIPMT 2014||AIPMT 2015||NEET 2016|
|1.||Number of Applicants Registered||616982||6,32,625||8,02,594|
|2.||Number of Applicants who Appeared for the Exam||5,23,701||3, 74, 386||7,31,223|
|3.||Number of Qualified Male Applicants||258282||1,80,957||3,69,649|
|4.||Number of Qualified Female Applicants||321322||1, 93, 429||4,32,930|
|5.||Number of Qualified Transgender||–||–||15|
|6.||Number of Applicants Qualified for 15% All India Quota||18115||NA||19,325|
|7.||Total Number of MBBS and BDS Seats and Colleges under 15% All India Quota.||MBBS Seats: 2156 BDS Seats:249||MBBS Seats: 3179
BDS Seats: 250
|3819 MBBS and BDS seats|
The result of NEET 2017 will be declared tentatively on June 8, 2017. The applicants will be able to access the result online which will be available for download. Submission of the applicant’s id and date of birth will have to be done to check the result. The result of an applicant will consist of his/her name, date of birth, category, marks secured in each subject, total percentile, NEET category rank, NEET All India Quota Rank, NEET All India Rank, cutoff score and the final result. Based on the result, the merit list of NEET 2017 will be prepared by the admission committee.
The merit list of NEET 2017 will be released by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) after the declaration of the result. The merit list will consist of the name of all the applicants who have qualified the examination. CBSE will be releasing two types of merit list – Merit list for applicants under 15% All India Quota Seats and Merit list for applicants under the 85% State Quota Seats. The state merit list will be handed over to the states and they will create their own state merit list based on their norms and regulations. Admissions of each state will be done through the ranking of the applicant in the state merit list. According to the ranking in the merit list, the applicants will be called in for counselling and seat allotment.
The cutoff of NEET 2017 is the minimum required marks that an applicant needs to secure to qualify the examination. Each category will have a different cutoff on account of the reservation policies of India. To qualify for the counselling session, the minimum required cutoff must be scored by the applicant. Each state body also releases their own cutoff. CBSE will announce the cutoff along with the result of NEET 2017. Given below is the cutoff of NEET 2017:
|S.No.||Category of Applicants||Minimum Required Percentile|
|1||General Category||50th Percentile|
|2||SC/ST/OBC Category||40th Percentile|
|3||Physically Handicapped||45th Percentile|
The counselling session of NEET 2017 will start tentatively in the 4th week of June 2017. The conducting committee of the counselling process will be the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC). The counselling will be held in online mode to offer admission to eligible applicants under the 15% All India Quota seats. Applicants who have qualified the examination and are present in the merit list will have to register themselves online for counselling and fill their choices for college and course. Mock counselling will also be conducted online before the final allotment of seats for all applicants to help refine the selection of colleges and courses of the applicants. Final allotment of seats will be done based on the ranking of the applicant in the merit list and his/her given preference. After being successfully allotted seats, the applicant will have to report at their allotted institute for document verification and payment of fees.
The counselling procedure of the 85% State Quota seats will be done by the counselling committee of the respective states. Applicants will be allotted seats according to their ranking in the state merit list. The mode of counselling will depend on the states and after allotment the applicants will have to undergo document verification and fee payment.
Below are the highlights of this notice:
|1.||Foreign/OCI/PIO/NRI Candidates||Foreign/OCI PIO/NRI may be allowed to appear for the National Eligibility Entrance Test and accordingly will be allowed to participate in 15% All India Quota Counselling. However, the terms and conditions will be applicable as per fee, bond and service rule|
|2.||Eligibility of Foreign/OCI/PIO/NRI Candidates||Eligibility of the Foreign/OCI/PIO/NRI category candidates will be as per the applicable conditions.|
|3.||Codes for Qualifying Examination||The codes for the qualifying examination for the session 2017 will remain as they were in 2016. For Foreign candidates equivalence clause should be there. Also, Central Board of Secondary Education will consult the Medical Council of India/Dental Council of India in this regard.|
|4.||NEET 2017 Merit list||The qualifying percentile for General and reserved category will remain same i.e, 50% and 40% respectively.|
|5.||Domicile and Category||The information regarding the domicile and category of the candidates will be collected by the Central Board of Secondary Education and provided to the various state authorities for the purpose of counselling.|
|6.||Result Sheet||CBSE may provide the results of NEET 2017 in secured Cds for the purpose of distribution to DOHS, Dte. OHS and counselling authority. The result sheet will provide percentile score and All India Rank of the qualified candidates. CBSE will also release the All India Quota Rank|
Why NEET was Introduced?
The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) has successfully replaced the All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT). Under the directive of the Supreme Court of India in 2016, NEET was re-introduced as a centralised medical entrance examination which would replace AIPMT. All state medical entrance exams were dissolved and admissions will now be based on the ranking of the medical aspirants in NEET 2017. Counselling will be done separately by each state to fill the medical and dental seats available in their regions respectively.
NEET was introduced by the government as a means to centralise the entire medical admission process thereby making it easier for students who wish to study medicine and make a career in the medical field. Qualifying NEET allows easy access to any medical institutes without having to sit for various examinations. It also reduces the cost of admissions for applicants and provides a simpler path to get admission into the medical institutes across the nation.
Highlights of Centralizing NEET 2016 Counselling in the Participating States
There have been many attempts in the year 2016 to centralise counselling of NEET 2017. According to many authorities, centralising the counselling session will save a lot of time and money of all applicants since the entire process will be done in one place at a specified time. Listed below are some highlights of the centralising movement of NEET Counselling:
- The states of Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra filed petitions to make counselling a centralised procedure in order to make the admission procedure easier for all applicants Click here
- The Supreme Court of India ordered Madhya Pradesh to hold combined counselling. The admissions done earlier were cancelled and fresh counselling was done to admit applicants.
- The state of Punjab also conducted centralised counselling except for three colleges Read here
- The Supreme Court of India also orders Maharashtra to hold combined counselling. However, old admissions were to remain untouched and only new admissions were to be done through the centralised counselling.
- Madhya Pradesh was directed to give preference to domicile applicants by the Supreme Court.
NEET 2017 FAQ
Q.Will I be eligible for the 15% All India Quota Seats if i belong to the states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana or Jammu and Kashmir?
Ans: The applicants belonging to the states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Jammu and Kashmir are not eligible for admission under the 15% All India Quota Seats. Counselling will be held by these states and all seats will be filled under the state quota seats.
Q.How will the states prepare the state merit list for admissions?
Ans: The state merit list will be prepared by the admission committee of the respective states by referring to the merit list released by CBSE as well as keeping the eligibility criteria of the state in view.
Q.Will NEET 2017 be held in two phases?
Ans: No, NEET 2017 will not be held in two phases.
Q.Why are AIIIMS and JIPMER not included under NEET 2017?
Ans: AIIMS and JIPMER are not included under NEET 2017 since they have always been independent institutions of national repute who have been conducting their own national level medical entrance examination before the introduction of NEET.
Q.When will the registration process of NEET 2017 start?
Ans: The registration process of NEET 2017 started on January 31, 2017, in online mode. The candidates can fill and submit the application form till March 1, 2017
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