Changes in NEET 2018

Changes in NEET 2017

• According to latest Govt. Notification NEET is the only medical entrance exam in the country (except AIIMS and JIPMER).

• Candidates can now choose any one of the 8 languages which includes English, Hindi, Assamese, Gujarati, Tamil, Bengali, Telugu and Marathi.

• Candidates registering for NEET 2017 must possess the AADHAR Card. Candidate has to fill his AADHAR Card number while filling the Application Form. Check The Notification

• Candidates can now pay the Registration fees by Paytm Also


NEET 2017 Exam Pattern

NEET 2017 Exam is on the same pattern as its older version. Candidates must carefully check the NEET 2017 Exam Pattern so as to prepare well for the entrance test. The NEET 2017 exam will be of 3 hours duration & timings will be from 10:00 to 01:00 PM. The exam will be conducted in offline mode, that is it will be a pen-paper based test.

The candidates can choose the language of the test booklet during the NEET 2017 Application Process. The candidates who choose English will be provided English question booklet during the exam whereas the candidates choosing Hindi shall receive a bilingual (both Hindi and English) Question Booklet.

Update: Apart from Hindi and English, NEET can be given in many regional languages as well. Now students can choose Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi,Telugu, Kannada and Tamil to give NEET 2017.

There are 180 multiple choice questions with one correct answer to be marked by the candidate in the OMR sheet. The NEET 2017 includes 45 questions in every section based on each subject namely Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany and Zoology). For every correct answer 4 marks will be awarded and for every incorrect answer 1 mark will be deducted.


NEET 2017 Syllabus

• NEET Syllabus will be from 4 subjects; Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology

• Questions will come from all the above mentioned subjects

• NEET 2017 Syllabus will be from 11 and 12 class books (NCERT and CBSE)


NEET 2017 Result

NEET 2017 Result will be declared post display of the NEET 2017 Answer key. The expected date for NEET 2017 result declaration is in the first week of June 2017. The candidates who qualify the minimum marks requirement are eligible to apply for NEET 2017 Counselling.

The candidates are required to score the minimum marks mentioned in the table below to qualify for admissions to various Medical/Dental Colleges/Institutes/Universities or AFMC:




equal to 360 marks



equal to 288 marks

General PH


equal to 324 marks

Reserved PH


equal to 288 marks

Along with the NEET result, the merit list for qualified candidates will also be released. The counselling and allotment process will be done on the basis of Merit list prepared. The inter-se-merit for candidates with same total marks are resolved by giving preference to candidates in the following order.

1. Marks in Biology

2. Marks in Chemistry

3. Fewer incorrect answers.

4. Candidate older in age.


NEET 2017 Counselling

After declaration of the NEET 2017 Result and NEET 2017 Cut off, the candidates will have to participate in NEET 2016 Counselling. The Counselling Procedure for NEET 2017 will be conducted by Medical Counselling Committee (MCC), Directorate General of Health Sciences after NEET 2017 Result

Declaration :

Qualified candidates can register for NEET 2017 Counselling by following the steps given below:

Online Registration: Candidates have to register themselves to participate in the NEET 2017 Counselling. Candidates have to mention the roll number, name, date of birth, mobile number etc. The candidate receives a Login ID & password on the registered mobile number & email ID. Candidates have to login with the received ID & password for the further process.

Choice Filling & Locking: Candidates are required to make a choice of their desired courses & colleges. After the selection of courses & colleges, candidates have to lock the Choices.

Seat Allotment: Seat Allotment is conducted in three rounds. Seats are alloted to a candidate on the basis of their ranks in NEET and choices filled during online registration for counselling process.


NEET 2017 Reservation Criteria

NEET 2017 Reservation, as mentioned by the MHRD ministry varies for different categories. A total of three hundred and Fifty Five Participating MBBS Colleges & Three Hundred Participating Dental colleges have been listed by MCI, which fall under the ambit of NEET 2017. These colleges shall offer a total of 43,740 MBBS seats & 24,840 Dental seats across India. The table below gives the seat reservation for the various categories for NEET 2017:


NEET 2017 Cut off

The table below explains the category wise cut-off for NEET 2016. It is expected that the cut off for NEET 2017 will b



Scheduled Caste


Scheduled Tribe




Physically Handicapped


Category , Marks Range , Qualifying Criteria & No. Of Candidates



50th Percentile




40th Percentile




40th Percentile




40th Percentile




45th Percentile




40th Percentile




40th Percentile




40th Percentile



NEET 2017 Preparation Tips

NEET 2017 is one of the most important exams for medical aspirants in India. It is relatively new and so a lot of candidates might be facing trouble in getting to know about the guidelines regarding the examination, counseling procedures and the seat allotment. However, they should not worry, as NEET exam will follow a pattern which would be somehow similar to the now scraped AIPMT exam. The exam will have questions from the various topics spanning Physics, Chemistry, Zoology, and Botany subjects. Below are some tips which may come in handy to those aiming for a good rank in the NEET 2017 exam.

1. Follow NCERT Text Book: Since the exam is conducted by CBSE, its more likely that the topics would be asked from the NCERT textbooks prescribed in CBSE syllabus for 10+2. These books will not only help you clear all your concepts but will also give you a basic foundation of the pedagogies to be followed and the tricks to be mastered for the same.

2. Take tests: Mock Tests will help you to get familiar with the examination pattern and attune your preparation for the exam day. You can also keep track and measure your performance in the tests which will help you make in winning strategies to get through the NEET exam.

3. Keep taking breaks: It is always advisable to consume things in chunks. That’s why the students must study taking short breaks in between for recreational activities such as reading magazines, watching movies etc. to get the stress out of their mind and gain extra-ordinary focus on the exam.

4. Daily and Weekly Study Planner: Make a daily and weekly schedule for your preparation. Following a study schedule will help you in improving your performance. It is advised not to make a static routine for studying. Rather, it must be a dynamic one and with complete analysis. They may distribute the whole day into a fraction of hours and track their activities either constructive or destructive during the day and at night, sit down with the report and optimize the performance gradually from destructive to constructive. This may boost your performance thereafter in the exam.

5. Important Books for NEET 2017: Below is a curated list of books which may help you to get through the NEET 2017 Preparation:

1. Physics: CBSE PMT set of 3 Volumes by P. Aggarwal

2. Pradeep’s Biology

3. SC Verma (Part-1 and 2) ABC Chemistry

4. Arihant Organic Chemistry

5. MTG (Biology Today) CBSE PMT (Subscription) Dinesh Chemistry Class 11

6. Dinesh Class 12 Chemistry

7. Trueman’s Biology Volume 1

8. Trueman’s Biology Volume 2

9. Truemans Objective Biology

10. AC Dutta for Botany (Oxford Publication)

11. HC Verma for Physics Vol 1

12. HC Verma for Physics Volume 2

13. Morrison Boyd for Organic Chemistry

14. Peter Atkins and Julio de Paula for Physical Chemistry



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