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NEET 2017 Exam Pattern

NEET Exam Pattern– NEET is an offline mode examination with 180 objective type question. Through NEET exam pattern, a candidate will get the idea of the pattern of questions, marking scheme, duration and syllabus. Check Here NEET Practice Papers

There are 3 sections namely Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Biology section is subdivided into Zoology and Botany. Here we provide you all the detailed information regarding NEET 2017 Exam Pattern. Get Here Tips to Crack NEET 2017

Here are some quick facts about NEET Exam Pattern:

  • NEET is an offline mode test.
  • NEET Syllabus will have questions from Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology.
  • NEET exam is a MCQ (Multiple-Choice Questions) test.
  • The exam will be conducted in 10 languages- English, Hindi, Tamil, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada and Oriya.
  • Negative marking prevails in NEET for marking wrong answers.
  • There will be a total of 180 objective type questions.
  • The duration of test is 3 hours.
  • 4 marks will be awarded for each correct answer.
  • 1 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.
  • Each section will have 45 questions.

The distribution of questions in NEET 2017 is given below:

SubjectTotal No. of Questions
Biology (Zoology + Botany)90

What is NEET Exam Pattern?

NEET is conducted in offline mode for all the aspirants. NEET exam comprises 4 sections namely Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology. Each section consists of 45 questions. The syllabus for NEET is based on the class 11th and 12th curriculum prescribed by CBSE. Candidates can check the major highlights of NEET exam pattern mentioned below.


3 Hours


Exam Duration is 3 hours


+4 Marks


Each Correct Answer will be awarded 4 marks


-ve mark

-ve Score

1 mark will be deducted for an incorrect answer



Exam type

NEET 2017 is a pen paper based test



Question type

Questions will be of objective type


180 MCQ

Total questions

There are 180 questions in NEET 2017

  1. Exam Mode – NEET 2017 exam will be conducted in Pen and Paper based mode. Candidates will be provided with OMR sheet on which they have to fill their responses. Only ballpoint pen is to be used while filling response. The stationery will also provide to the candidates in NEET exam centers.
  1. No. of Questions – NEET 2017 question paper will have 180 questions. 45 questions from each section. There are 4 sections in exam Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology. 
  1. Type of Questions – NEET questions will be Multiple choice questions. There will be four choices to question. Candidates have to choose most the appropriate.
  1. Languages – NEET 2017 can be given in 10 languages namely English, Hindi, Tamil, Gujarati, Telugu, Bengali, Assamese, Marathi, Oriya and Kannada. Candidates will have to fill their preferred language while filling the form. Once form is saved candidate cannot change the language. 
  • Candidates choosing English language will get question paper booklet in English only.
  • Candidates choosing Hindi as a language will get bilingual question booklet in Hindi and English.
  • Candidates choosing any vernacular language will also get bilingual question booklet in that language and English.
  • If any ambiguity occurs in translation of language then its English translation would be treated as final. 

Note –  Option for the vernacular language will be available as follows:

Medium of PaperExamination Centers
English and HindiAll over India
English, Hindi and AssameseExam Centers in Assam
English, Hindi and BengaliExam Centers in West Bengal
English, Hindi and GujaratiExam Centers in Gujarat, Dadra and Nagar Haveli
English, Hindi and MarathiExam Centers in Maharashtra
English, Hindi and TamilExam Centers in Tamil Nadu
English, Hindi and TeluguExam Centers in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana
English, Hindi and KannadaExam Centers in Karnataka
English, Hindi and OriyaExam Centers in Odisha
  1. NEET 2017 Marking Scheme – Each question in NEET 2017 test paper will carry 4 marks. For every correct answer, the candidate will be awarded 4 marks. In case of the wrong answer, there will be a negative marking of 1 marks. For unattempt questions, there will be no negative marking. In case, the candidate has marked two answers to a question, it will be treated as a wrong answer and 1 marks will be deducted. Hence, the candidate must only select one option out of the four. Check Here NEET Paper Analysis

NEET Exam Pattern for Physics

  • The Physics paper in NEET 2017 will have 45 questions.
  • Each correct answer will be awarded 4 marks.
  • 1 mark would be deducted as penalty for marking wrong the answer.
  • In NEET 2016, there were-
  1. 10 questions that were marked easy
  2. 27 questions were of moderate level
  3. 8 questions were of difficulty level

NEET Preparation Books for Physics

Other than the standard NCERT books, candidates can also refer to some of the Physics books given below:

NEET Physics Books

NEET Syllabus for Physics

The examination syllabus for NEET 2017 will be notified by the Medical Council of India. Candidates can find the syllabus in Appendix-1 of the Information Bulletin which will be released on the official website along with the application form. Check Here Last 10 Years’ Trend Analysis for NEET Physics

NEET Physics Syllabus consists topics from NCERT, CBSE and COBSE. MCI has prepared a common syllabus for all the students across the India. NEET Physics syllabus consists of the topics from class 11th and 12th.

Class 11Class 12
Physical World and MeasurementElectrostatics
KinematicsCurrent Electricity
Laws of MotionMagnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism
Work, Energy and PowerElectromagnetic Current and Alternating Current
Motion of System of Particles and Rigid BodyElectromagnetic Waves
Properties of Bulk MatterDual Nature of Matter and Radiation
ThermodynamicsAtoms and Nuclei
Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic TheoryElectronic Devices
Oscillations and Waves -

NEET 2016 Physics Paper Analysis

There were direct questions in the paper. The test comprised less analytical questions. NEET 2016 Physics paper was comparatively easier from last year. Questions were asked from various topics such as Electrostatics, Magnetic Field, Vectors etc.

TopicQuestions from the topicMarks
Power Calculation in AC14
Charging and discharging in capacitor14
Banking in circular motion14
Horizontal Circular Motion14
Vertical Circular Motion14
Electrical Instruments14
Power Calculation14
Electromagnetic Waves14
Coulomb’s Law in Electrostatics28
Archimedes Principle in Fluid Mechanics14
Magnification in Gravitation14
Escape Velocity14
Gravitation Potential14
Magnetic Field28
Magnetic Properties14
Solenoid in Magnetic Effects of Current14
Vector Algebra in Mathematical Tools28
Newton Law of Motion in Mechanics14
The Rectilinear Motion14
Bohr Model of atom14
De Broglie’s Principle14
Photoelectric Effect in modern physics14
Centre of Mass in Rigid Body Dynamics14
Circuit Problems in Semiconductor14
Logic Gates of Semiconductor Devices14
The Transistors14
String Waves in SHM14
Doppler Effect of Sound Waves14
Resonance Tube in Sound Waves14
Adiabatic Processes in thermodynamics14
The Calorimetry14
Kinetic Theory of Gases in thermodynamics14
Diffraction in waves14
Young’s Double Slit Experiment of wave optics14
Grand total45180

NEET Exam Pattern for Chemistry

  • The Physics paper in NEET 2017 will have 45 questions.
  • Each correct answer will be awarded 4 marks.
  • 1 mark would be deducted as penalty for marking wrong the answer.
  • In NEET 2016, there were-
  1. 14 questions that were marked easy
  2. 16 questions were of moderate level
  3. 15 questions were of difficulty level

NEET Preparation Books for Chemistry 

Other than the standard NCERT books, candidates can also refer to some of the Chemistry books given below:

NEET Chemistry Books

NEET Syllabus for Chemistry

NEET Chemistry syllabus also consists of topics from class 11th and 12th. These topics are taken from the CBSE, NCERT and COBSE syllabi. Candidates can check out the topics of NEET chemistry syllabus below: 

Class 11Class 12
Some Basic Concepts of ChemistrySolid State
Structure of AtomSolutions
Classification of Elements and Periodicity in PropertiesElectrochemistry
Chemical Bonding and Molecular StructureChemical Kinetics
States of Matter: Gases and LiquidsSurface Chemistry
Thermodynamicsp-Block Elements
EquilibriumGeneral Principles and Processes of Isolation of Compounds
Redox Reactionsd- and f-Block Elements
HydrogenCoordination Compounds
s-Block Element (Alkali and Alkaline Earth Metals)Halo alkanes and Halo arenes
Some p-Block ElementsAlcohols, Phenols and Ether
Organic Chemistry – Some Basic PrinciplesAldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids
HydrocarbonsOrganic Compounds containing Nitrogen
Environmental ChemistryBiomolecules
-Chemistry in Everyday Life

NEET 2016 Chemistry Paper Analysis

Organic chemistry was a bit tricky. This subject is usually easy but it was tough this time. The chapter-wise distribution of marks in Chemistry are described below:

TopicQuestions from the topicMarks
Chemical Bonding416
coordination compounds14
D-Block elements14
Hydrogen gas14
Metallurgy process14
P-Block elements416
Periodic Table of chemistry312
Alcohol compounds14
Aldehydes and Ketones compounds28
Chemistry in everyday life28
Ether compounds14
Hydrocarbon in organic28
Isomerism of compounds28
Polymers and uses14
Structure of atom14
Chemical Equilibrium14
Chemical Kinetics28
Gaseous State of matter14
Ionic Equilibrium in chemistry14
Solid State of matter28
Solution and its colligative properties28
surface chemistry14
Grand Total45180

Check Here Analysis of Last 10 Years for NEET Chemistry

NEET Exam Pattern for Biology

  • The Biology paper in NEET 2017 will have 45 questions from each Botany and Zoology.
  • Each correct answer will be awarded 4 marks.
  • 1 mark would be deducted as penalty for marking the wrong answer.
  • In NEET 2016, there were-
  1. 31 questions that were marked easy
  2. 38 questions were of moderate level
  3. 21 questions were of difficulty level

NEET Preparation Books for Biology 

Other than the standard NCERT books, candidates can also refer to some of the Biology books given below:

NEET Biology Books

NEET Syllabus for Biology 

NEET biology syllabus comprises of syllabus of Botany and Zoology. The syllabus includes the topics from class 11th and class 12th. Check out the topics of Biology Syllabus:

Class 11Class 12
Cell Structure and FunctionBiology and Human Welfare
Diversity and Living WorldBiotechnology and its Application
Human PhysiologyEcology and Environment
Plant PhysiologyGenetics and Evolution
Structural Organization in Plants and AnimalsReproduction

NEET 2016 Biology Paper Analysis

Biology includes two subparts, that is, Botany and Zoology, the questions were very standard. It covered questions from class 11 and class 12. The questions were taken in a very balanced way making it a standard question paper. Although some questions were beyond the NCERT. The chapter-wise distribution of marks in Biology are described below:

TopicQuestions from the topicMarks
General Knowledge in Animal Diversity14
Circulatory System in animals14
Digestive System of animals28
Respiratory System of animals28
The Animal Kingdom416
 Amino Acids in bio molecules14
Carbohydrate in bio molecules14
Application of Biotechnology14
DNA Fingerprinting in bio technology28
Operon Model in bio tech14
Polymerage Chain Reaction14
Endocrine Glands in system312
Analogous Organs in evolution14
Homologous Organs14
Origin of Life14
Theory of Evolution14
The disease of cancer14
Immunology from disease312
Nervous System in Human Physiology14
Respiratory System in Human Physiology28
Biological Classification of Living World14
Microbes useful to human welfare28
The Water Pollution14
Reproduction in female28
Reproduction in human28
Reproductive Health28
Structural Organization of Animal14
Division of cell28
The Cell Organelles14
Cell Biology14
Cell Cycle14
Cell Cycle and division14
Cell: The unit of life14
Cell basics14
Biological Classification in living world14
Kingdom of plants520
Biodiversity and Conservation312
Issues of environment14
Organism and Population: ecology14
molecular basis of inheritance in genetics14
Principle of Inheritance and variation416
Mineral Nutrition in plants14
The process of Photosynthesis520
growth and development of plants14
Sexual Reproduction in flowering plants520
Anatomy of Flowering Plants28
Plants Morphology416
Grand Total90360

Check Here Last 10 Years Trend for NEET Biology

NEET 2017 Exam Day Instructions

There are some important things which a candidate must keep in mind on the examination day. Some general guidelines and instructions have been provided below –

  • The Test Centre will open 2 hours and 30 minutes before the commencement of the exam.
  • Candidates would have to be present at the exam centre by 9:30 a.m.
  • No candidate will be permitted inside the test centre after 9:30 a.m.
  • They must carry the admit card with and produce it upon asking at the Exam Center.
  • They must reach the exam hall with a post card size photograph duly affixed on the admit card and the Performa attached.
  • They must not carry any of the prohibited items inside the exam hall.
  • They must check the test booklet and ensure that it contains as many pages as are written on top of the cover page.

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NEET 2017 Test Booklet

NEET 2017 Test Booklet will contain the objective-type questions which are supposed to be answered by the candidate. Any kind of tampering the booklet before the start of the exam will lead to serious action against the candidate.

Some important points about the NEET 2017 Test Booklet are given below:

  • The candidate will be given a sealed Test Booklet fifteen minutes prior to the beginning of the exam.
  • As soon as the candidate gets the Booklet, he should fill in all the details on the cover using the Ball Point pen provided at the Exam Centre.
  • The candidate must not open the Test Booklet unless told by the Invigilator.
  • The instructions for opening the Test Booklet will be provided five minutes before the commencement of the examination.
  • The candidate should take out the Answer Sheet carefully and check that the Test Booklet Code printed on Side-2 of the Answer Sheet is the same as that printed-on Test Booklet.
  • In case of any discrepancy, the candidate must immediately report it to the invigilator and ask for a replacement.
  • The candidate should fill in his details with the ball point pen on both the sides.
  • After the invigilator indicates that the test has begun, the candidate can start the test.
  • Before leaving the exam hall, the candidate should hand in the answer sheet to the invigilator.

NEET Sample Question Paper 2017

To be able to excel in NEET 2017, it is essential to practice as many NEET Sample Question Papers 2017 as possible. These will help you have a fair idea about the expected NEET Exam Pattern 2017 and also prepare well for the practical assessment. It is mandatory for each candidate to clear NEET Cut off 2017 to be able to qualify for admission in Government Colleges. This article gives you complete details on NEET Exam Pattern 2017, marking scheme, important books and last year’s paper analysis. 

Candidates should try to identify the important topics and questions that have come in the previous year NEET question papers. They can set timers to assess their accuracy and speed in answering all the questions. There are separate sample questions for all the subjects.

About NEET 2017

NEET 2017 will be conducted by CBSE on May 07, 2017. NEET Exam will be held in multiple slots for admission to MBBS and BDS courses. Approximately 52,305 seats will be filled through NEET 2017 this year. For NEET 2017, around 11 lakh students have registered for the exam. 

As a result of massive applications received, 23 new exam centers have been added in the existing list of NEET exam centers.



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