NEET 2017 Complete Information – Eligibility Criteria, Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Dates, Application,Result, Counselling

NEET 2017 will be conducted by CBSE for admission to undergraduate medical and dental courses in India. The exam will be held in pen and paper (offline mode) based format. Students planning to take this exam should know complete information about NEET. In this article StudMonk presents detailed article on NEET 2017 Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Important Dates, Application Form Process, Result and Counselling.

NEET – Information at a Glance

  • Exam Name: National Eligibility cum Entrance Test
  • Commonly known as: NEET
  • Category: Undergraduate
  • Level: National
  • Conducting Authority: Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)

NEET Complete Information

Will NEET be tough this year? Will it have questions from Biomolecules topic? What will be the exam date? Whether or not I will be eligible? All such queries will be answered in this article. Read below to know more.

NEET 2017 Syllabus

Knowing the syllabus is very important for NEET aspirants. The syllabus helps you know which topics have to be studied. Starting preparation for any exam without knowing its syllabus is like shooting without an aim.

StudMonk has divided the syllabus in three categories Physics (Classes XI and XII), Chemistry (Classes XI and XII) and Biology (Classes XI and XII).

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NEET 2017 Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible to appear for this exam, candidates must fulfill its eligibility criteria at the time of applying. Check below and know whether you will be eligible.

  • Nationality – The candidate must be a citizen on India or Overseas Indian Citizen (OCI)
  • Age Limit – Applicant must be at least 17 years old as on December 31, 2016. The age limit is 25 years for general and 30 years for SC / ST / OBC category candidates

He/She must be born on or between:

  1.  01/01/87 to 01/01/2000 (SC/ST/OBC Category)
  2.  01/01/92 to 01/01/2000 (Other Category)

The eligibility criteria for All India Quota Seats is different.

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NEET 2017 Complete Information

NEET 2017 Complete Information

NEET 2017 Paper Pattern

NEET will be conducted in pen and paper based format at different centers as fixed by the exam authority. The exam will be for 3 hours. Check the below table for complete NEET 2017 Exam Pattern:

NEET 2016 Exam Pattern Detail of NEET 2016 entrance exam
Exam Mode Pen & Paper Based
Language of Paper English or Hindi
Types of questions Multiple choice questions with single answer correct
Number of Questions 180


Distribution of Questions

  • Physics – 45
  • Chemistry – 45
  • Zoology – 45
  • Botany – 45

Total – 180 Multiple Choice Questions


Marking Scheme

  • For correct answer: +4 marks are given
  • For incorrect answer: -1 mark is deducted

The exam pattern for NEET must be referred before starting your preparation.

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NEET 2017 Important Dates

This section helps you know the date of final exam, application form filling and submitting, result, counselling and other important events related to NEET. Check the below table for tentative NEET Important Dates.

Events Important Dates
NEET 2017 application form January 31, 2017
Last date to fill application form March 1, 2017 
Last date for correction in NEET application form March 8, 2017
NEET 2017 Admit Card April 15, 2017
NEET 2017 Exam Date May 7, 2017
Downloading of OMR Answer Sheet of NEET 2017  May-June, 2017
Downloading of Answer Key of NEET 2017 Fourth week of May 2017
NEET 2017 Result  June 8, 2017
NEET 2017 Counselling Third week of June 2017
Academic session 2017 First week of July 2017

NEET 2017 Application Procedure

NEET form will be available in online mode only. The application procedure for this exam usually involves 4 important steps:

  1. Registration
  2. Uploading photograph and signature
  3. Fee payment
  4. Taking print of payment confirmation page

Before applying for the exam, candidates are advised to read the eligibility criteria completely so that their forms don’t get rejected.

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NEET 2017 Admit Card

Once the application form is filled and submitted, you need to download the admit card. It is the most important document without which you will not be allowed to take the test. Therefore download the card and safe keep it for future reference. NEET Admit Card will include candidate’s name, roll number, category, exam center, exam date and time, photograph etc. In order to download the card, the applicant need to enter their registration number and date of birth.

NEET 2017 Answer Key

Once the exam gets over, candidates look for correct answer key to know whether they have marked all answers correctly. Soon after the exam, StudMonk release NEET answer key to help such candidates gauge their exam performance and calculate tentative score. The official answer key, though is released almost after one month of the exam.

NEET 2017 Result

Result for NEET will be announced on June 8, 2017. The result for only those candidates will be declared who pass the entrance exam. Depending on the marks scored by the candidates, CBSE will prepare merit list. The successful candidates can go for counselling to get admission in country’s best college.

NEET 2017 Counselling

The Medical Counselling Committee (MCC), Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) will conduct NEET 2017 Counselling for allotment of MBBS and BDS seats under 15% All India Quota. It will be done online and might involve two rounds.

*Disclaimer: The above information is based on NEET 2016 data. We will update the page once CBSE releases latest information on NEET 2017. Keep visiting the page for updates.

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