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NEET 2017 - National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test

NEET is a National level entrance test conducted for admission in MBBS/BDS programs after class 12. This year around 11 lakh candidates will appear for the exam as indicated by CBSE. As a result of a massive number of applications received, 23 new exam centers have been added in the existing list of NEET exam centers.

Latest Update: NEET 2017 Admit Cards are supposed to be released on April 22, 2017 at But candidates are facing problem in downloading NEET Admit Card as the website is down. Keep surfing for the latest updates. 

Candidates can download it by entering their Registration Number and Date of Birth. After downloading, a passport size photograph has to be affixed on the admit card. The authorities will also send a pdf format of the same on their registered email ids.

NEET is an offline mode exam with 180 objective type questions. There are 4 sections i.e. Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany and Zoology) with an equal number of questions in each section. The duration of the NEET Exam is 3 hours. Negative marking is also applicable in the exam.NEET Exam Pattern & Syllabus includes topics from Class XI and Class XII CBSE Syllabus. NEET Exam Pattern

Collegedunia team collected cut off, exam papers and difficulty level data for AIPMT 2014, AIPMT 2015 & NEET 2016 and prepared some interesting insights. Solve Free Previous Year Question papers 

  • NEET 2017 is only national & state level exam for MBBS & BDS Admission in India, it has replaced all state level entrance exams for medical courses
  • As per analysis of last two year NEET Cut Off data, NEET 2017 Cut Off is expected to rise by 15%
  • Cut Off for General Category students increased from 5% to 21% between shift of AIPMT 2015 to NEET 2016
  • For NEET 2017, the expected cut off can increase by 9-10% i.e candidates need to score at least 460 marks which means solving 153 questions right.
  • In 2015 AIPMT Cut Off increased by 3.2% from 2014 and its grand avatar NEET 2016 reported average 9% rise in cut off
  • Class XIth & Class XIIth Syllabus Share in 2015 was 95 & 85 in AIPMT 2015 and 88 & 92 in NEET 2016

Read our complete paper Analysis of NEET and How it differs from AIPMT & to know the trend of how many questions were sourced from Class XI and XII syllabus.

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NEET 2017 Latest Updates

NEET 2017 Exam Highlights

    Date of NEET UGMay 07, 2017
    Conducting BodyCBSE
    Mode of NEET UGOffline
    Medium of NEET UGEnglish, Hindi and Other Regional Languages
    Duration of Exam3 hours (10:00 AM to 01:00 PM)
    Type and Number of Questions180 Objective Type Questions
    SectionsPhysics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology
    Courses OfferedMBBS and BDS
    Seats Offered52305 seats in total

    NEET 2017 Application Form 

    The NEET 2017 Registration has now begun on the official website of CBSE. Since NEET Registration is an online process, thus do not send a hard copy of the NEET Application Form. Along with the NEET application form, CBSE has also released an information booklet which includes guidelines to fillt the application form. Check HOW TO APPLY FOR NEET

    Registration will be done online by providing name, date of birth, e-mail ID and phone number. Candidates must keep a passport sized photograph, signature and left hand thumb impression ready in the required format before applying for NEET. After registering and uploading the images, pay the application fee using online mode (debit/credit card or UPI App/Net Banking) or offline mode (e-challan).

    The last step in the application form is to send the confirmation page generated after completion of the application form to CBSE. Candidates whose confirmation page does not reach the CBSE office on time will not be issued admit card for NEET 2017. The confirmation page should be sent to the below address:

    The Assistant 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 the refund after submission of fee and application form will not be entertained under any circumstances. There is no convenience of late fee submission in NEET 2017. NEET Application fee can be submitted by Online and Offline mode.

    • Online Mode: Candidates can pay the fee through Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking/Paytm.
    • Offline Mode: Candidates can pay fee through Bank Challan

    The table below gives the registration fee for various categories:

    CategoryApplication Fee
    GeneralINR 1400
    SC/ST/PHINR 750

    How to Apply for NEET 2017

    NEET 2017 is a four step process where the candidates have to initially register online and fill the application form with the details asked. They have to then upload a scanned image of a passport photograph and a signature followed by the payment of application fee. There is no provision of late fee submission or late submission of the NEET Application form.  How to Apply for NEET 2017 (हिंदी मे पढें )

    The details to fill the NEET 2017 Application form such as size and format of photo & signature are given below:

    • Candidates can use only one valid e-mail ID and mobile number for applying.
    • Also, the candidate must possess a valid Adhaar Card or if the candidate has already applied for the same then they must enter the enrolment number.
    • The photo size in NEET 2017 Application must vary between 10 Kb to 100 Kb while the size of the signature must be between 3 Kb to 100 Kb. The images must be in JPEG format only.
    • The payment gateway must be decided before filling the application for NEET 2017 if you choose the online mode.
    • Take multiple copies of the NEET Application form after submission.

    NEET 2017 Eligibility

    Before applying, a candidate must ascertain that they fulfill the eligibility criteria required for NEET 2017. A brief overview of the NEET 2017 Eligibility 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 minimum 17 years of age as on December 2017. The maximum age limit was set 25 years for general category candidates. However, SC removed the upper age limit cap. Reserved category candidates will have a relaxation of 5 years in maximum age limit.
    3. Academic Eligibility: A candidate who has either passed or his 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 is eligible. They 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 Reservation

    NEET 2017 Reservation, is set by MHRD as per the guidelines set by the Government of India. The candidates belonging to OBC can avail the maximum reservation in NEET 2017 of 27%. 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 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:

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

    NEET 2017 Result 

    NEET 2017 Result will be declared post display of the NEET 2017 Answer key. It will be published on the official website on June 08, 2017. The candidates who qualify the minimum marks requirement will be eligible to apply for NEET 2017 Counselling.

    The candidates are required to score 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

    Tie Breaker

    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. The candidates with higher marks in Biology is given higher rank.
    2. If the tie still continues to exist, the candidates with higher marks in Chemistry is given preference.
    3. In case the tie persists, the NEET Answer sheet with fewer incorrect answers is given preference.
    4. If tie exists, then candidate older in age is given higher rank.

    NEET 2017 Counselling

    After declaration of the NEET 2017 Result and NEET 2017 Cut off, the candidates will have to participate in NEET 2017 Counselling. The NEET 2017 Counselling 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 allotted to a candidate on the basis of their ranks in NEET and choices filled during online registration for counselling process.

    The centralised counselling for All India 15% quota seats will be done by MCC. Counselling for rest of the 85% seats will be conducted by Directorate of the respective states. Around 60,000 MBBS and BDS seats will be filled on the basis of NEET 2017 counselling.

    NEET 2017 Seat Intake

    NEET 2017 seats will be divided according to 2 quotas-15% All India quota and state level quota. The 15% All India quota seats will be filled through centralized counselling. For rest of the seats all the participating states will conduct their own counselling procedure.

    • The 15% All India Quota Counselling will be organised by Medical Council Committee(MCC). Remaining 85% seats will be headed by Directorate of Medical education of particular state. Note that students belonging to Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Jammu and Kashmir are not eligible for participating in All India Quota seat allotment.
    • All deemed medical colleges, private colleges, Armed Forces Medical College as well BHU, Aligarh Muslim University will also participate in NEET 2017 seat allotment.
    • Approximately 52,305 MBBS and BDS seats will be filled on the basis of NEET 2017 score. Check NEET Seat Intake for MBBS and BDS

    NEET 2017 State Counselling

    NEET Counselling is divided into two phases: All India Quota and State Level Quota. The All India Quota Counselling is carried out by MCC (Medical Counselling Committee) while State Counselling will be conducted by the respective state exam authority. Here is the brief about NEET Counselling for various participating states:

    NEET 2017- Haryana State Counselling

    MBBS/BDS admissions in state of Haryana will be done on the basis of NEET 2017 Score. The Counselling Process will be conducted by the PTBD Sharma University of Health Sciences, Rohtak.  Haryana NEET Counselling will be conducted for 85% of State quota seats.

    • PTBD Sharma University of Health Science, Rohtak will conduct Haryana NEET MBBS/BDS Counselling.
    • The Application Form for the Haryana NEET counselling will be available from June 2017
    • Candidates have to apply online for the counselling. The Counselling Fee for Haryana NEET MBBS admission is Rs. 3000/- for General Category and Rs. 750/- for reserved Categories.
    • There are total 1250 MBBS seats and 800 BDS seats in Haryana
    • Candidates will be allotted seats according to their state ranks in NEET 2017.
    • Candidates have to physically present during the admission process in the Allotted Colleges

    Check out Haryana NEET Counselling  

    NEET 2017- Rajasthan State Counselling

    All the medical/dental colleges in Rajasthan will be admitting students upon their NEET scores for the academic session 2017-18. Admission will be granted as per the NEET 2017 Rajasthan State Merit List. There are a total of 1138 MBBS and 85 Dental seats available in 9 government medical and 2 dental colleges of Rajasthan.

    The tentative schedule for Rajasthan State Counselling through NEET 2017 is given below:

    Start date of online registration form required for counsellingAugust 26, 2017
    Last date for submitting the online registrationsSeptember 01, 2017
    Publishing of first round of allotmentSeptember 05, 2017
    Printing of allotment letter by the candidatesSeptember 06 to September 08, 2017
    Reporting of candidate at allotted college against first round of counseling and biometric verificationSeptember 06 to September 08, 2017 (till 05:00 PM)
    Submission of reporting status by collegeSeptember 14, 2017
    Second round of seat allotmentSeptember 23 to September 24, 2017
    Reporting of candidates at allotted colleges against second roundSeptember 24 to September 26, 2017

    All the important information regarding NEET Rajasthan State Counselling Quota is given below:

    • NEET Rajasthan Application form- To be able to participate in Rajasthan state counselling, candidates must fill the application form that will be available in August 2017.
    • Counselling fee- Candidates must pay a counselling fee of INR 2000/- (INR 1200/- for SC, ST category candidate of Rajasthan state domicile). Other taxes will apply.
    • Seat Allotment- The seat allotment process will be held in online mode. 85% of the state quota seats in Rajasthan will be allotted through NEET 2017. The allotment of seats will be done on the basis of NEET Merit List as well as candidate’s college preference during application form-filling.

    Read more about Rajasthan MBBS/BDS Counselling through NEET 2017

    NEET 2017- Karnataka State Counselling

    The MBBS and BDS admissions in Karnataka for academic session 2017-18 will be done through NEET. Candidates interested in participating in Karnataka State Counselling have to fill a separate NEET 2017 application form which will be released in June.

    • Eligibility Criteria- Class 12th pass students who have obtained minimum 50% marks in class 12 and NEET 2017 can apply for Karnataka State Counselling.
    • Counselling for All India Quota seats-The admission under All India Quota(15% of total seats) will be done on the basis of NEET 2017 counselling. It will be organized by MCC (Medical Counselling Committee)
    • Counselling for State level Quota seats- For rest of the seats under state quota (85% of total seats), a separate counselling process will be conducted by KEA (Karnataka Examinations Authority)
    • Available MBBS/BDS seats in Karnataka- Candidates are eligible for around 8325 seats through Karnataka state Counselling.

    Check full details about Karnataka NEET Counselling

    NEET 2017– Odisha State Counselling for MBBS & BDS

    Odisha Joint Entrance Exam (OJEE) Authority will conduct the NEET 2017 Counselling in Odisha for 85% State Quota Seats. OJEE Authority will release a list of qualified Candidates with state rank after the declaration of NEET result.

    • Minimum Qualifying mark for different category students are 145 (50th Percentile) for General, 131 (45th percentile) for PWD, 118 (40th Percentile) for SC/ST and SC/ST PWD candidates 118 (40th Percentile
    • NEET Odisha Counselling Application Form - Qualified candidates need to apply online at OJEE website
    • Eligibility-All NEET qualified candidates with Domicile of Odisha are eligible for the counselling process
    • Fees Structure for Candidates Getting admission in Government Colleges through NEET Odisha Counselling will be 30000 Per Annum for MBBS & BDS both. For Private Colleges 5,50,000 for MBBS and 2,50,000 for BDS

    Schedule for Counselling will be released by DMET (Directorate of Medical Education & Training) on its official website, find below the tentative schedule of the process:

    Online Registration & Application For MBBS/BDS AdmissionAugust 23-25, 2017
    Publication of List of Registered CandidatesAugust 26, 2017
    Document VerificationAugust 26-29, 2017
    Choice Filling & LockingAugust 30-31, 2017
    Allotment & Download of Allotment LetterSeptember 2, 2017
    Provisional AdmissionSeptember 3-6, 2017

    Read More about NEET Odisha Counselling & also find the List of Medical & Dental Colleges in Odisha participating in Odisha counselling.

    NEET 2017- Maharashtra State Counselling

    The Medical/ Dental Colleges of Maharashtra will accept NEET 2017 Scores for MBBS/BDS Admission 2017-18. The Counselling for All India Quota (15% of all seats) will be done by Medical Council of India. However, seat allotment for State quota seats (85% of all seats) will be conducted by DMER Maharashtra.

    • The Counselling is expected to start from the second week of June 2017
    • The Seat allotment to All India Quota seats will be done by MCI on the basis of Merit Prepared. The Merit List prepared considering the performance of candidates in NEET Exam.
    • The Seat allotment to the State Quota Seats will be done as per the reservation policy of DMER Maharashtra on the basis of State Merit List.
    • The candidates will be allotted seats on the merit-cum-preference basis.
    • The Allotment of seats does not guarantee candidate's’ admission. Candidates are required to report at the institute in person for documentation and verification purposes.

    Read More About Maharashtra NEET Counselling

    NEET 2017- Punjab State Counselling

    The Counselling for 85% state quota seats in Punjab will be conducted by Baba Farid University of Health and Sciences on the basis of NEET 2017 score. The application form for Punjab MBBS Admission through NEET 2017 is expected to be available in the month of July – 2017 after the announcement of NEET 2017 Result. Some of the important highlights for Punjab NEET Counselling are mentioned below.

    • There are approximately 1050 seats available in MBBS courses across various Government and Self-financed Medical Colleges in the state of Punjab.
    • Candidates must be a resident of the state of Punjab and should have studied last 2 years of qualifying paper in an institution located in Punjab.
    • The application fee for Punjab State Counselling is INR 3000/- which can be remitted via both online and offline mode.
    • Reservation in Punjab State quota seats would be applicable as per the prevailing norms and rules of Government of Punjab.
    • 15% seats in all Private Medical Colleges and Guru Gobind Singh Medical College, Faridkot and a specific number of seats in Government Medical Colleges are reserved for NRI (Non-Resident Indian) candidates.

    Read More About Punjab NEET Counselling

    NEET 2017- Jharkhand State Counselling

    The Medical and Dental colleges of Jharkhand will accept NEET 2017 scores for 2017-18 admission. JCECE Board will conduct Jharkhand MBBS 2017 Counseling in July 2017 in online mode for 85% state quota seats.  

    • Candidates holding a good ranking in the merit list will be called for the JCECE MBBS Counselling Process.
    • The allotment of seats will be done on the basis of merit-cum-preference basis.
    • Merit List for Jharkhand MBBS 2017 will be published by JCECE Board after the declaration of NEET 2017 Result.
    • A fee of INR 750 (INR 500 for reserved categories) has to be paid as counselling fee.
    • Selected candidates have to produce original documents at the institute in person for the document verification process.

    Check Jharkhand NEET Counselling

    NEET 2017- Bihar State Counselling

    Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Board will conduct counselling for the MBBS/BDS admission in Bihar through NEET 2017 scores. Qualified candidates can apply for the counselling after the declaration of NEET result. The counselling will be for the 85% state quota seats.

    • The Application form for the Bihar NEET 2017 Counselling will be available in the month of June 2017.
    • Candidates have to register online for the Bihar NEET  2017 counselling process
    • Counselling Fee is Rs. 600 (For General Category) and Rs. 300/- (For reserved Category)
    • There are total 1350 MBBS seats in Bihar
    • Merit List will be published on the Basis of Bihar NEET State rank
    • Candidates have to be physically present on the day of seat allotment with all the documents (Original and Copies) required  

    Check out Bihar NEET Counselling

    NEET 2017- Tripura State Counselling

    MBBS/BDS admissions in the state of Tripura are done on the basis of NEET 2017 Score and the choices filled in the registration form. The Tripura NEET Counselling process will be conducted online (85% State Quota seats) by Tripura Medical Council.

    • Seat allotment is conducted in three rounds. The first round of counselling starts in the last week of June 2017, second round in the second week of July and third round in the fourth week of July.
    • Application Form for Tripura NEET counselling will be available in the month of June.
    • All NEET qualified candidates with Domicile of Tripura are eligible for the counselling process. They must produce Tripura Residence Certificate at the time of counselling.
    • Counselling fee is Rs.3000/- for General category and Rs.750 for Reserved categories candidates
    • 3 medical colleges in Tripura accepting NEET 2017 Scores are Tripura Medical College, RMIS and Agartala Government Medical College

    There is a total of 186 MBBS seats in Tripura.

    Read More About Tripura NEET Counselling

    NEET 2017 Exam Dates

    The schedule for NEET 2017 has been released. Candidates can apply for NEET on the official website. The last date of form submission is March 01, 2017. The table below elucidates the tentative schedule for NEET exam. READ MORE ABOUT NEET EXAM DATES

    Release of CBSE NEET 2017 NotificationJan 31, 2017 
    NEET 2017 Application Form will be available fromJan 31, 2017
    Last date to register for NEET 2017 March 01, 2017 
    Last Date to submit Application Fee for NEET 2017March 01, 2017 
    NEET 2017 form correction windowMarch 7- March 12
    NEET 2017 Admit Card can be downloaded fromApril 15, 2017  April 22, 2017
    NEET Exam is scheduled onMay 07, 2017
    NEET 2017 Result will be announced onJune 08, 2017

    NEET 2017 Form Correction

    CBSE has provided one-time form correction facility to NEET Applicants. They can login under candidate’s login on to make the changes. Candidates can edit the following details in their filled in application form:-

    • Date of Birth
    • Gender
    • Category
    • Disability Status
    • State Codes of Eligibility
    • Medium of Question Paper

    The form correction window will close on March 12, 2017. Candidates making changes in the details such as category have to pay the extra fee( if applicable). They can pay it via Debit card/credit card or net banking. Candidates are advised to keep a printed copy of correction slip produced after submission of edited NEET application form.

    NEET 2017 Admit Card

    NEET 2017 Admit Card will be issued only to those applicants who complete the application process before the last date. The candidates can download and print the NEET 2017 Admit Card in the third week of April 2017. The candidates are advised to print multiple copies of the NEET 2017 Admit Card to avoid any inconvenience 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.
    • The NEET 2017 Admit card will appear on the screen.
    • Download the NEET 2017 Admit Card and print two-three copies of the same.

    NEET 2017 Exam Centers

    The number of exam centers for NEET 2017 has been increased from 80 to 84. The new cities added to the list are Aurangabad, Udaipur, Bareilly and Jhansi. Also, 3 cities have been removed namely Silchar, Kolhapur and Devangre. NEET 2017 will be conducted in 36 states and Union Territories. Candidates can choose their preferences for centers while filling up NEET application form. CBSE will allocate test center on the basis of their availability. 

    NEET 2017 Exam Pattern

    NEET 2017 Exam pattern is similar to last year. There will be 3 sections in the exam namely Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany and Zoology). Candidates must carefully check the NEET 2017 Exam Pattern so as to prepare well for the entrance test.


    60 x 3


    Exam duration is 3 hours


    Each of 4


    Each Correct Answer will be awarded 4 marks 


    -1 mark

    -ve Score

    1 mark is deducted for every wrong answer. 



    Exam type

    NEET 2017 is pen paper based test



    Question type

    Questions will be of objective type



    Total questions

    There are 180 questions in NEET Exam

    • The NEET 2017 exam will be of 3 hours and timings will be from 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM.
    • The exam will be conducted in offline mode, that is it will be a pen-paper based test.
    • There are 180 multiple choice questions with one correct answer to be marked by the candidate on the OMR sheet.
    • The NEET 2017 includes 45 questions in every section from 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.

    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. Check NEET Previous year paper analysis 

    NEET 2017 Syllabus

    NEET Paper is set from class 11 and class 12 syllabus of Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology. 

    • NEET Syllabus is available on the official website under Downloads section.
    • NEET Syllabus is prepared as per the recommendations of Medical Council of India and cover topics from CBSE Board, State Boards and NCERT.
    • Candidates preparing for the exam should start from NCERT books of Physics, Chemistry and Biology. This will clear their basic fundamentals. 
    • They can also check previous year sample papers to know important and most frequently asked questions.Check NEET Sample Papers

    As per previous year trends, important topics to study in Physics are Mechanics, Modern Electronics and Electronics. In Chemistry candidates should pay more attention to Physical Chemistry and Organic Chemistry. For Biology, more emphasis should be laid on  Genetics, Ecology, Physiology and Plant diversity topics. Most of the candidates found Physics and Chemistry section more difficult than Biology last year. Also In Biology, Botany questions were tougher than Zoology questions.

    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 receiving end. However, they should not worry, as NEET exam will follow a pattern similar to the now scrapped AIPMT exam. The exam will have questions from familiar 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 comprehensive idea about the important topics to study. 

    2. Take tests: Mock Tests will help you get in tune with the examination and attune your preparation for the big day. You can also keep track of your performance 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. Trueman's 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



    Candidates can check section wise difficulty level of previous years’ NEET exam. The analysis is based on test takers’ feedbacks. Biology section was the most difficult one followed by Chemistry and Physics. 45 questions were asked from each subject. In Biology, questions from Botany were slightly more difficult as compared to Zoology. In Physics, more marks were assigned to class 11th Mechanics. Questions in Chemistry were of average difficulty level with more focus on class 12 Physical Chemistry.

    Overall, NEET 2016 paper was of moderate difficulty level. Candidates can check the image below to get a detailed understanding of section wise difficulty in the previous edition of NEET.

    NEET 2017

    NEET – Class 11 and 12 Questions Distribution

    Candidates can find below the analysis of section wise question distribution in NEET 2016 from various topics covered in Class 11th and 12th syllabus.


    In Zoology, more questions were asked from class 12th syllabus than class 11. As shown in the graph below, only 3 questions were asked from class 11th syllabus while the rest were from class 12th. Human physiology had the maximum number of questions (12) followed by Reproduction.


    Class 11th syllabus had more weightage in the NEET Botany section. Almost 35 questions were asked from class 11 topics. Plant Diversity had the maximum weightage followed by Cell Biology and Division. The topic wise distribution of questions in Botany section of NEET is provided in the interactive graph below.


    In Chemistry, equal weightage was given to class 11th and class 12th inorganic topics – 7 questions from syllabus of each class. In class 12th Chemistry, more focus was given to Physical Chemistry. The questions from Chemistry in NEET were of moderate difficulty level.

    Physics Section

    Candidates preparing for Physics should focus more on Class 11 Mechanics. Around 12 questions were asked from this chapter, out of which 8 questions were easy to attempt.  Electrodynamics was next on the list with 11 questions.

    The topic wise distribution of questions in NEET Physics section from Class 11and 12 are mentioned below.


    NEET 2017 Cut off 

    NEET 2017 Cutoff will be published in the month of June after declaration of results. The list consists of  All India category wise ranks of qualified candidates. All the participating states will then prepare their merit list for counselling procedure. Candidates can check below NEET 2016 Cutoff for top medical colleges.

    NEET 2016 CUTOFF

    Public Medical CollegesOpening RankClosing Rank
    Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi17643
    Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh735109
    Grant Medical College and Sir JJ Group of Hospitals, Mumbai10458243
    Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore8222347
    Medical College, Kolkata178196096
    B. J. Medical College, Ahmedabad7120508
    Tilak Municipal Medical College, Mumbai22830268
    Sawai Man Singh Medical College, Jaipur9956117
    Madras Medical College, Chennai162114921
    Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi3511397


    NEET PG 2017

    NEET PG 2017 is organized by NBE (National Board of Examination) for admission to MS/MD or PG Diploma courses. The candidates must have passed MBBS degree or Provisional MBBS Pass Certificate issued by an institute recognized by Medical Council of India or State Medical Council.

    • Upload the scanned image of passport sized photograph and signature during the application process for NEET PG 2017
    • The Application fee for NEET PG 2017 is INR 3750 for general candidates (INR 2750 for reserved category candidates)
    • NEET PG 2017 will be conducted at allotted test center among 41 test cities mentioned by NBE.
    • The candidates have to carry NEET PG 2017 Admit Card, Colored passport size photograph and Photo ID which was uploaded while filling the NEET PG 2017 Application Form.

    NEET PG Highlights

    NEET PG Exam contains 300 objective type questions to be solved in 3 hours 30 minutes. The NEET PG syllabus is set as per the regulations of Graduate Medical Education. The salient features of NEET PG 2017 are tabulated below:

    Date of NEET PGDecember 2017
    Conducting BodyNBE (National Board of Examination)
    Mode of NEET PGOnline
    Medium of NEET PGEnglish
    Duration of Exam3 hours 30 minutes
    Type and Number of Questions300 Objective Type Questions
    Courses OfferedMS/MD/PG Diploma
    Seats Offered23686 seats in total

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    Ravi Darsena

    what would be if not qualifies for all india 15% quota? May i suppose to apply for rest 85% seats in the domicile state or any other state of choice?

    04 Feb, 2017 22:39

    Hi Ravi, AIPMT is now changed to NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) and some amendments in exam format have been made by the Hon. Supreme Court from 2016. Under NEET exam, candidates can seek admission in any private/govt. medical or dental college of India (except AIIMS & JIPMER). As per Supreme Court norms, candidates must have qualified AIQ (All India Quota) to get a seat through AIQ 15% in other states and candidates who have qualified NEET exam can apply for admission in medical/dental colleges in their respective states. For further details please click on the link

    08 Feb, 2017 13:16
    Ayushmaan Mishra

    I have already appeared for NEET/AIPMT Exam thrice earlier, am i eligible for NEET 2017

    03 Mar, 2017 16:57

    Hi Ayushmaan, if you have already appeared for AIPMT, you may attempt for NEET, it doesn’t matter how many times you have attempted AIPMT exam because as per the Supreme Court norms, candidates can appear for NEET thrice only. NEET exam just started in 2016 itself, so no one would have completed three attempts. Therefore you are eligible. For eligibility criteria, please find the link

    03 Mar, 2017 17:17
    Palak Khanna

    How to pay application fee through e-wallet?

    24 Feb, 2017 15:46

    Hi Palak, when you make payment on official website, there will be given option for online or offline payment, you just need to click on online button. After selecting online, a page will be appeared and you will find gateways of payment by credit card, debit card, e-challan and Paytm. Thus you can choose Paytm option and make payment by e-wallet.

    24 Feb, 2017 18:45
    Karan Kumar

    What do you mean by All-inda Qouta seats ?

    24 Feb, 2017 15:58

    Hi Karan, AIQ is Constituted for those NEET qualified candidates, who want seat in college of another state. Every government college has to allot 15% of available seats to the student, belong to other state and rest of 85% are reserved for domicile students. Please note – candidates of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and J&K are not eligible for AIQ.

    24 Feb, 2017 18:38
    Karan Kumar

    If one does not get Admit Card, whom should he contact?

    24 Feb, 2017 15:58

    Hi Karan, admit card will not be sent to the candidate by post or any way. Well, details are out about application procedure and admit card can be downloaded from the official website only on announced date and the date of releasing admit card is April 15, 2017.

    24 Feb, 2017 18:53

    I am seeking admission to MBBS in North Bengal Medical College. I have applied for NEET 2017. But who will conduct the counselling for admission - Centre or State?

    24 Feb, 2017 16:00

    Hi Arindam, as per the Hon'ble Supreme Court order the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has constituted a Medical Counseling Committee (MCC), which conducts the online counseling for 15% AIQ NEET admission in India. If you are a domicile of West Bengal and seeking admission in the same state then you need to contact the State Government/Admission Authority & Directorate of Medical Education for the same. Please Note – Medical Counseling Committee (MCC) will not be able to guide candidates seeking admission in non AIQ seats.

    02 Mar, 2017 12:48
    Ayushmaan Mishra

    What is the procedure to apply for MBBS Colleges in Madhya Pradesh?

    03 Mar, 2017 17:00

    Hi Ayushmaan, in Madhya Pradesh, admissions are accepted on the basis of NEET score. To get admission in MBBS College, you have to register for NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test). The procedure for medical/dental admission is common in all colleges of India (except AIIMS & JIPMER). Well, the details are out for application of NEET 2017. You may get more details about the procedure and Important dates by clicking on the link given

    03 Mar, 2017 17:11

    I have uploaded the images in the form but the size are not matching the dimension specified by CBSE. How do I correct the application form?

    24 Feb, 2017 16:02

    Hi Arindam, you have to scan and upload the image again. Before that, you need to make some changes to the image. Open your image in MS paint by clicking on open with and then resize with the size prescribed by the CBSE and then save it in JPEG/JPG format. Same you can do by any online photo software and can upload the image on the correction date announced by CBSE.

    24 Feb, 2017 19:00
    deepak kumar

    Is there any change in the pattern

    24 Feb, 2017 16:02

    Hi Deepak, no, there is no change in the pattern of the exam, it is just like AIPMT. The syllabus and time duration are same as before. NEET exam have been conducted by CBSE and follows the syllabus of NCERT books as AIPMT and you need to go thoroughly the subjects Physics, chemistry and Biology through NCERT books.

    24 Feb, 2017 18:51
    deepak kumar

    For how many attempts a student can appear for NEET exam?

    24 Feb, 2017 16:02

    Hi Deepak, as per the orders of Hon’ble Supreme Court, only three attempts are allowed for each NEET aspirant.

    02 Mar, 2017 15:08

    I want admission in JIPMER, Pondicherry in MBBS course. WIll JIPMER conduct separate entrance for MBBS or do I apply for NEET 2017?

    24 Feb, 2017 16:02

    Hi Arindam, No, JIPMER doesn’t accept the NEET score to MBBS admission as JIPMER established by a separated act, it doesn’t come under the rules and regulations of NEET. For MBBS admission, JIPMER conducts own entrance test ‘JIPMER? MBBS”and the registration going to be started from march of 27, 2017and the last date of application is May of 3, 2017.

    24 Feb, 2017 18:41
    Ruby Goyal

    kya main neet hindi main de sakti hun

    03 Mar, 2017 18:50

    Hi Ruby, yes, of course, you can write NEET exam in Hindi, as the NEET exam is conducted in eight languages including Hindi.

    03 Mar, 2017 18:53
    deepak kumar

    What is the reservation criteria for 15% All India Quota Seats?

    24 Feb, 2017 16:02

    Hi Deepak, all medical/dental colleges (except AIIMS & JIPMER) in India are bound to give seats on the basis of NEET scores only. As per the orders of Supreme Court, 85% seats are reserved for domicile candidates and 15% seats are reserved for AIQ (All India Quota). In AIQ, non domicile candidates can get admission in colleges other states by qualifying NEET exam. Students from the state of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and Jammu & Kashmir are not eligible for AIQ. The AIQ seats are reserved as follows:

    1. 15% seats are reserved for SC candidates.
    2. 7.5% seats are reserved for ST candidates.
    3. 27.5% are reserved for OBC candidates.
    4. 3% for physically Handicapped candidates.

    02 Mar, 2017 14:32
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