Complete Expert Review On Application Form, Dates, Pattern & Syllabus of NEET-2017
National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test, more commonly known as NEET UG is a medical entrance exam which is conducted for admission to MBBS and BDS courses across all Medical and Dental colleges in India. The Official Notification of NEET 2017 will be released in the mid of January.
The exam will contain questions from the PCB stream of education at High School level. The mode for conducting exams will be Offline of 3 hours duration. The test paper would consist of a total of 18o questions.
The final result for the NEET 2017 exam will be declared till the month of June 2017 after which CBSE will start conducting counseling for the seats available at colleges which are participating in NEET 2017. In the year 2017, the NEET exam will be conducted for approximately 60,000 seats in medical and dental colleges.
NEET-UG exam has replaced AIPMT. As per the directives of the Supreme Court of India, NEET will the only exam conducted for admission into any medical and dental college in India from 2017 onwards. NEET exam has been introduced to bring transparency in the admission process for MBBS and BDS courses where every institutions sell themselves due to the acute demand in the Medical stream and also spare students the stress of appearing in multiple medical entrance exams.
What is NEET exam?
NEET is the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test conducted by CBSE for admission to Medical and Dental Government Colleges managed by both Central and State governments as well as privately owned Universities and Institutes. The exam is conducted once every year in the month of July – August. Candidates can register online for NEET which usually commences in the month of May every year.
In a rather monumental decision, Supreme court re-introduced NEET as a single tier entrance exam from this year to replace AIPMT as well as State and University level medical entrance tests for admission to MBBS and BDS program. Therefore, 15% All India Quota seats managed by DGHS, Government of India as well as remaining 85% seats distributed among all the states will be filled through NEET.
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 Important Dates
The schedule for NEET 2017 will be out in December 2016 and there will be a one-month window to fill the application form. The table below elucidates the tentative schedule for NEET exam.
ü NEET 2017 Application Form available First half of January 2017
ü Last Date to fill NEET 2017 Application Form Last Week of January 2017
ü Receipt of Confirmation page by CBSE (without late fee) Last week of January 2017
ü Last date to submit application form (with late fee) Last week of January 2017
ü Receipt of Confirmation page by CBSE (with late fee) First week of February 2017
ü Admit Card Release date First week of April 2017
ü NEET 2017 Exam date First week of May 2017
ü NEET 2017 Result Declaration First week of June 2017
NEET 2017 Eligibility Criteria
Before applying to NEET 2017, a candidate must ascertain that they fulfill the eligibility criteria required for NEET 2017. A brief overview of the eligibility criteria for NEET 2017 is given below:
1. Nationality: The candidate must be an Indian citizen or an Overseas Citizen of India (OCI).
2. Age Limit: The candidate must be of minimum 17 years of age on December 2017. The maximum age limit for applying to NEET 2017 is 25 years for general category candidates. Reserved category candidates will have a relaxation of 5 years in maximum age limit.
3. Academic Eligibility: A candidate must have either passed or appearing in the 10+2 or any equivalent examination from a recognized board of education with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology/Biotechnology as subjects of study. The candidates must also have scored a minimum of 50% marks in HSC. For reserved category (SC/ST/OBC) candidates, the minimum percentage required is 40%. Physically handicapped students from general category must have secured 45% marks.
NEET 2017 Registration
The NEET 2017 Registration will begin in the month of January 2017. It will be an online process and there will be no offline application forms. The application form can be accessed through the official webiste of NEET. Along with the application form, CBSE will also release an information booklet which must be consulted by the student during form filling to avoid any mistake. The basic steps involved in applying to NEET 2017 exams are given below:
1. Registration on the NEET 2017 official website by providing name, date of birth, email id, and phone number.
2. Filling details in the application form. The candidate must enter correct details so as to avoid rejection at any stage of selection.
3. Uploading images on the official website. The images required are candidate’s photograph, signature, left hand thumb impression, and self-declaration. These should be scanned and uploaded at the required stage of application process.
4. The next step is payment of application fee. Application fee could be paid either in the online mode using a valid debit/credit card or in the offline mode using e-challan generated during form filling.
5. The last step in the application form is to send the confirmation page generated after completion of application form to CBSE. Candidates whose confirmation page do not reach the CBSE office on time will not be issued admit crad for NEET 2017. The confirmation page should be sent to the below address:
The Assisstant Secretary (NEET)
Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
Shiksha Kendra, 2, Community Center
Preet Vihar, New Delhi 110092
NEET 2017 Application Fee
The NEET 2017 application fee must be paid within 4 days of the registration. Claims for refund after submission of fee and application form will not be entertained under any circumstances. The table below gives the registration fee for various categories:
CATEGORY WITHOUT LATE FEE & WITH LATE FEE
Rs. 2800 (1400 + 1400)
Rs. 2150 (750 + 1400)
Online Mode: Candidates can pay fee through Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking/Paytm as online mode.
Offline Mode: Candidates can pay fee through Bank Challan
NEET 2017 Admit Card
NEET 2017 Admit Card will be issued only for those applicants who complete the application process before the last date. The candidates can download and print the NEET 2017 Admit Card in the first week of April 2017. The candidates are advised to print multiple copies of the NEET 2017 Admit Card to avoid any discrepancy later.
The steps to download the NEET 2017 Admit Card are as follows:
• Open the official website of NEET 2017.
• Click on the link to download the NEET 2017 Admit Card.
• Log in using the registration number and the date of birth mentioned during the NEET 2017
• Post log in, the NEET 2017 Admit card appears on the screen.
• Download the NEET 2017 Admit Card and print two-three copies of the same.
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:
CATEGORY QUALIFYING MARKS OUT OF TOTAL 720 MARKS
equal to 360 marks
equal to 288 marks
equal to 324 marks
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
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
Category , Marks Range , Qualifying Criteria & No. Of Candidates
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