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NEET 2017: Application Form, Dates, Pattern & Syllabus

NEET is a medical entrance exam conducted for admission to MBBS and BDS courses across Medical and Dental colleges in India. The Official Notification of NEET 2017 will release in January 2017.

The exam will have questions from the PCB stream of education at HSC level. It will be an offline exam of 3 hours duration. There will be a total of 180 questions in the test paper. 

The result for the NEET 2017 exam will be declared by the month of June 2017 after which CBSE will conduct counselling for the seats available at colleges participating in NEET 2017. In 2017, the NEET exam will be conducted for approximately 60,000 seats in medical and dental colleges. Check NEET Cut off

NEET Application Form 2017NEET ReservationNEET Syllabus

NEET-UG exam has replaced AIPMT. As per the directive of the Supreme Court of India, NEET will the only exam conducted for admission to any medical and dental college in India from 2017 onwards. NEET exam has been introduced to bring transparency to the admission process for MBBS and BDS courses and also spare students the stress of appearing in multiple medical entrance exams. 

Latest Update-  NEET 2017 Notification is delayed. The Reason is inclusion of 6 new languages. Candidates opting these languages are demanding NEET syllabus and study material in particular languange. Due to unavailability of the sources. CBSE is taking time to release the NEET 2017 notification.

NEET 2017 Important Dates

The schedule for NEET 2017 will be out in January 2017 and there will be a one-month window to fill the application form. The table below elucidates the tentative schedule for NEET exam. 

NEET 2017 Application Form availableJanuary 2017
Last Date to fill NEET 2017 Application FormFebruary 2017
Receipt of Confirmation page by CBSE (without late fee)February 2017
Last date to submit application form (with late fee)February 2017
Receipt of Confirmation page by CBSE (with late fee)February 2017
Admit Card Release dateFirst week of April 2017
NEET 2017 Exam dateFirst week of May 2017
NEET 2017 Result DeclarationFirst week of June 2017
NEET 2017 CounsellingAfter Result Declaration


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 studentsfrom general category must have secured 45% marks.


NEET Reservation

NEET 2017Reservation, as mentioned by the MHRD ministryvaries 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 variouscategories for NEET 2017:

Scheduled Caste15%
Scheduled Tribe7.5%
Physically Handicapped3%
NEET Participating Dental CollegesNEET Participating Medical Colleges

NEETApplication Form 2017

TheNEET 2017 Registrationwill 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 website 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 2017Application 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:

CategoryWithout Late FeeWith Late Fee
GeneralINR 1400Rs. 2800 (1400 + 1400)
SC/ST/PHINR 750Rs. 2150 (750 + 1400)

NEET Application fee can be submitted by Online and Offline mode.

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

Changes in NEET 2017

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 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 Application Process.
  • 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 Syllabus

NEET Paper is set from class 11 and class 12 syllabus Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology. Candidates preparing for the exam should start from NCERT books of these subjects. This will clear their basic fundamentals. They can also check previous year sample papers to know important and most frequenty asked questions.

  • 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)

Read More:NEET Syllabus

NEET Result 2017

NEET 2017Resultwill 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:

CategoryQualifying marks out of total 720 marks
General50% which is equal to 360 marks
SC/ST/OBC40% which is equal to 288 marks
General PH45% which is equal to 324 marks
Reserved PH40% which is 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 Counselling 2017

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 Cut off 2017

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

CategoryMarks RangeQualifying CriteriaNo. of Candidates
OTHERS685-14550th Percentile171329
OBC678-11840th Percentile175226
SC595-11840th Percentile47183
ST599-11840th Percentile15710
UR & PH474-13145th Percentile437
OBC & PH510-11840th Percentile597
SC & PH415-11840th Percentile143
ST & PH339-11840th Percentile36


NEET 2017 Preparation Tips

NEET 2017 is one of the most important exams for medical aspirants. It is relatively new and so a lot of candidates might find themselves at recieving end. However, they should not worry, as NEET exam will follow a pattern similar to the now scraped AIPMT exam. The exam will have questiond from familair 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, there is a high probability of topics being asked from the NCERT textbooks prescribed in CBSE syllabus for 10+2. These books will not only help you clear your concepts but will also give you a comprehnesive idea about the important topics to study. 

2. Take tests: Mock Tests will help you get in tone with the examination and attune your preparation for the big day. You can also keep track of your perfromance and areas where you need improvement by taking tests on a regular basis. 

3. Keep taking breaks: It is important to not stress yourself out and prepare with a cool mind. For this you need to punctuate your preparation with regular intervals of break. You can read fiction, watch documentaries or movies, listen to music, take a walk or indulge in any other recreational activity. 

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. Through careful planning you can not only cover all the topics asked in NEET exam but also will be left with ample time for revision. 

5. Important Books for NEET 2017: Below is a list of books which may prove to be helpful during your tryst with 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


NEET 2017 Contact Details

In case of any queries related to exam, results,admission ,Candidates can contact undersigned for help :-

NameContact NumberEmail IdTimings
Help desk011-22041807,011-22041808cbsecc@gmail.com9:00 a.m. -7:00 p.m.
Contact Number1800118002cbsecc@gmail.com9:00 a.m. -7:00 p.m.
NEET Branch011-22019683,011-22521081aipmt.cbse@nic.in9:00 a.m. -7:00 p.m.
Special Helpline Number9599590192, 9599590193, 9599590194, 9599590195, 9599590196aipmt.cbse@nic.in9:00 a.m. -7:00 p.m.

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