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Latest Updates About NEET 2017 Exam – Exam. Dates, Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern, Admit Card, Reservation of Seats, Results, Counselling.

NEET exam 2018

NEET (National eligibility cum entrance test), is organized by the CBSE on national level on yearly basis. This is one of the most reputed medical examination held on the national level. This is a combined entrance examination that paves the way for admission into all the government and private medical colleges of India for specified courses. By passing NEET Exam, students can get admission in the graduate programmes of MBBS/ BDS or PG programmes of MD/MS, in any government or private medical colleges of India. NEET has successfully replaced the AIPMT (All India Pre Medical Test) exam.

As per the Supreme court judgement only NEET is eligible for conducting the exam for admission into the undergraduate courses of MBBS/BDS and PG courses of MD/MS. NEET 2017 Exams for PG level has replaced all other medical exams except the list of following exams-

  • AIIMS, New Delhi
  • JIPMER, Puducherry
  • PGIMER, Chandigarh
  • NIMHANS, Bengaluru
  • SGPGIMS, Lucknow
  • Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum

Eligibility for NEET Exam

In order to become eligible for the entrance exam of the NEET 2017, the applicants are required to fulfill the following criteria –

  • The applicant should have done his 12th standard with the combination of the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Bio-technology and Mathematics or any other elective subjects with English, from any recognized board.

  • Applicants who are appearing for their 12th standard exams are also eligible.

  • In the PCB group of subjects, he/ she should have scored at least 50% of the marks. The relaxation of marks is given for reserved category of applicants, which is as follows-

  • SC/ST/OBC -40%.

  • Physically Handicapped – 45%

  • The applicant should not be less than 17 years of age and should not be more than 25 years of age by 31st Dec. of the year of the exam. The upper age limit of the applicants of reserved category is relaxed by 5 years. Hence up to 30 years of age they are eligible to appear for the exam.

  • The applicant should be an Indian citizen or should belong to the category of OCI (Overseas citizen of India).

Distribution of Seats for Reservation


Percentage of seats reserved out of the total allocated seats

OBC ( Non creamy layer)


SC (Schedule Caste)


ST(Schedule Tribe)


PH ( Physically Handicapped)


Allocation of Seats as per quota for NEET 2017 Exam

Under the purview of the guidelines of the CBSE for NEET 2017 Exam the total numbers of seats in the medical colleges across all over India is assigned under the quota for All India and the quota for the state. The details of which are as follows-

Quota Category

Percentage of Seats

Method to fill the seats

All India seats


On the basis of NEET scores/Merit list,2017.

State quota


NEET scores+ eligibility criteria set by the Medical directorate of the respective states/UT.

Private/Deemed Medical colleges


Same as above.

Armed forces colleges, BHU,AMU


NEET scores+ counselling by the respective institutions.

NEET Exam Admission Process

Application Form Filling

Applicants must visit the official website of the NEET to obtain the application form in the 1st week of December. It should be noted that the candidates can apply only online. One should fill the application form and afterwards must also send the confirmation page along with the specified documents.

How to Apply

  • Access the official website of the NEET ( Then you should click on the “Apply Online” option as below image.

  • Then fill your required personal details like –your name, mobile number, date of birth, valid email id etc.

  • You will also be asked to fill your educational qualification details, so fill these columns.

  • You will be given option to select the medium of your exam and the centre of exam., select any one of them as per your choice.

  • Upload your digital photo and signature. Also you must submit the scanned copy of the index finger of your right hand.

  • Make payment and enter its details in the application form.

  • Finally take the print copy or the hard copy of the confirmation page for the purpose of its use in future.

Application Fee To Be Paid

Application Form Fee

Without late Fee

With late Fee



Rs 2800.



Rs. 2150

The Application Fee can be paid by either of the 2 methods –

  • Candidates can pay online through the net-banking gateway, Credit Card or Debit Card.
  • If online method of fee payment is not suitable for the candidate, then he should pay the fee by the bank e-challan method. 

NEET Exam Pattern (Syllabus)

CBSE will conduct the NEET 2017 Exam. The exam is taken only by Pen and Paper based mode or offline mode only. It is not a computer based exam. The duration of the exam is 3 hours and it is held simultaneously across all over India at its different exam centres.

About the NEET 2017 Exam


Number of Subjects

Physics, Chemistry, Botany/ Zoology

Type of question

Objective, multiple choice.

Duration of the exam


Number of questions




Marking Scheme

4 marks

Negative Marking

1 marks

Here are further details about the pattern of marking distribution and number of questions in different subjects-


No. of questions

















 Note – For each correct answer 4 marks will be given and for each incorrect answer 1 marks will be deducted.

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NEET Exam Important Dates

For the undergraduate course, check the important NEET 2017 Exam Dates

Avail Application Form from

1st week of December, 2016.

Closing Date for submission of Application Form

( without late fee)

End week of December, 2016.

Closing date for submission of Application form

( with late fee)

Till 2nd week of January,2017.

Confirmation page receipt (without late fee)

2nd week of Jan.,2017.

Confirmation page receipt (with late fee)

1st week of Feb. 2017.

Admit Card issuance

1st week of April, 2017 .

NEET 2017 Exam date

1st week of May, 2017.

Result announced

23 June, 2017.

Start of counselling process

Soon afterwards the declaration of the result

NEET 2017 Exam Admit Card

Applicants must know that Admit cards for the aforesaid exam will not be sent by the post. Rather the applicants are required to look for the Admit cards online. By the 1st week of April, 2017, the Admit Cards can be downloaded from the official website of the NEET. The Admit Cards are mandatary and it should be carried by the applicants on the centre of the examination.

NEET 2017 Exam Result

The CBSE will declare the result of the Exam in the 1st week of June. Candidates awaiting the declaration of their exam results for NEET can check the website of the CBSE in the 1st week of the June.

NEET 2017 Exam Counselling

The counselling of candidates will begin soon afterwards the declaration of the results. The DGHS (Directorate of Health Services) will do the counselling for admission into the 15% of All India quota seats for candidates. While the respective state directorate will take care of the counselling for the rest of the seats.

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Q. What is the minimum and maximum age limit for general and reserved category?

For general category minimum age is 17 years and max. 25 years. For reserved category max. age limit is 30 years.

Q. In how many stages the NEET exams is conducted?

 It is conducted in only one stage.

Q. If the score card of NEET exam remains valid for the next year admission also?

No the results of NEET exams remains valid only for the given year.

Q. What is the marking scheme for the NEET exam? If there is any negative marking also?

Yes, there is a negative marking scheme in the NEET exam. For every correct answer 4 marks is added whereas for every incorrect answer 1 marks is deducted.

Q. When one can get the application form of the NEET 2017 Exam?

 One can get the Application form online from 1st week of December, 2016.

Q. What is the mode of the NEET 2017 exam?

It will be a pen and a paper based exam. There is no provision for the computer based test.

Q. What is the pattern of NEET exam?

It will have an objective pattern of questions of multiple choice.