NEET 2017 PATTERN & SYLLABUS
NATIONAL LEVEL ONLINE TEST
NEET 2017 will take place in May 2017. It is conducted for admission to MBBS and BDS courses. There are 3 sections namely Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Biology sections will have 45 questions each from Zoology and Botany. There will be 45 questions from both Chemistry and Physics each, thus making a total of 180 questions. For every correct answer candidate will be given 4 marks and 1 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer. Here we provide you all the detailed information regarding NEET 2016 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.
|Exam Mode||Offline Mode (Pen and Paper based test)|
|No. of Sections||4 sections|
|Subjects||Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology|
|No. of Questions||180|
|Marking Scheme||4 marks for every correct response|
|Negative Marking||1 mark for every incorrect response|
|Medium of Question Paper||English, Hindi, Tamil, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi and Telugu|
|NEET 2017 Syllabus||NEET 2017 Preparation Tips||NEET 2017 Paper Analysis|
The exam paper mainly has three sections: Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. Biology is divided in two sub-sections- Zoology and Botany. Each section is compulsory and a candidate must not skip any section. The table below explains the distribution of questions for each section.
|Subject||Number of Questions|
The paper will have a total of 180 objective questions. Each question will have four responses and only one of them would be correct. Candidates are required to mark any one of them on the sheet.
The duration of the test will be a total of 180 minutes or 3 hours. The question paper will be available in both English and Hindi. Students are required to select the medium of their question papers during the NEET 2017 Application Form. Those who opt for question paper in English will be given a Test Booklet in English only. However, those who opt for Hindi would be provided a Bilingual Test Booklet, that is, the questions will be both in English and Hindi.
Each question in NEET 2017 test paper will carry 4 marks. For every corrcet answer the candidate will be awarded 4 marks. In case of wrong answer, there will be a negative marking of 1 marks. For unattempted 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.
To understand the NEET 2017 exam pattern, the candidate is advised to solve previous years’ question papers and solve a lot of practice sets. By going through ample number of questions, it is possible for the candidate to get an idea about which type of questions are likely to appear in the examination and what will be the overall difficulty level of the paper.
Summarised in the table below, the student can find details regarding the paper pattern for NEET 2017 –
|Mode of Exam||Pen and Paper based|
|Type of Questions||180 Objective type questions|
|Duration of Exam||3 hours or 180 minutes|
|Language of the paper||Available in both English and Hindi|
|Subjects to be tested||Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany & Zoology)|
|Marking Scheme||For each correct answer – (+4) marks for each wrong answer – (-1) mark for each un-attempted answer – No marks deducted or awarded|
Read About NEET 2017Syllabus
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.
The class-wise syllabus for different subjects is given below –
|Class XI||Class XII|
|Physical World and Measurement||Electrostatics|
|Laws of Motion||Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism|
|Work, Energy and Power||Electromagnetic Current and Alternating Current|
|Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body||Electromagnetic Waves|
|Properties of Bulk Matter||Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation|
|Thermodynamics||Atoms and Nuclei|
|Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory||Electronic Devices|
|Oscillations and Waves|
|Class XI||Class XII|
|Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry||Solid State|
|Structure of Atom||Solutions|
|Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties||Electrochemistry|
|Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure||Chemical Kinetics|
|States of Matter: Gases and Liquids||Surface Chemistry|
|Equilibrium||General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Compounds|
|Redox Reactions||d- and f-Block Elements|
|s-Block Element (Alkali and Alkaline Earth Metals)||Halo alkanes and Halo arenes|
|Some p-Block Elements||Alcohols, Phenols and Ether|
|Organic Chemistry – Some Basic Principles||Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids|
|Hydrocarbons||Organic Compounds containing Nitrogen|
|-||Chemistry in Everyday Life|
|Class XI||Class XII|
|Cell Structure and Function||Biology and Human Welfare|
|Diversity and Living World||Biotechnology and its Application|
|Human Physiology||Ecology and Environment|
|Plant Physiology||Genetics and Evolution|
|Structural Organization in Plants and Animals||Reproduction|
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 –
|NEET 2017 Results||NEET 2017 Cut off||NEET 2017 Counselling|
NEET 2017 Test Booklet will contain the objective-type questions which are supposed to be answered by the candidate. Any kind of tempering with 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:
NEET Exam Answer sheet is the OMR Sheet in which candidates select their answers from the questions and options given in the test booklet. Candidates have to mark their answers in the answer sheet provided.
Some important points about the answer sheet are mentioned below
Details on the OMR Sheet –
The OMR Answer Sheet has two sides.
Side 1 of the sheet will contain the following columns -
The OMR Sheet is to be filled in neatly and accurately by the candidate with Blue/Black ball point pen provided at the Centre. The use of pencil on OMR sheet is not allowed and any OMR sheet filled in with pencil would be summarily rejected for evaluation.
Side 2 of the Answer Sheet will contain the following columns –
The information on this side is also to be filled in by the candidate with a Blue/Black Ball Point Pen provided at the Centre. With each column, there will be four circles corresponding to the four alternative responses. The candidate must mark one of these circles.
Check NEET 2017 Practice Paper
The use of unfair means will not be tolerated in NEET 2017 and a candidate must not indulge in any such activity, even by mistake. Participating in any activity that allows the candidate to gain an advantage over other candidates is referred to as practice of unfair means.
The following fall under the category of unfair means –
If a candidate is found to have indulged in any unfair means during the course of the examination or before or after the examination, they would be considered to have used unfair practices and booked under UNFAIRMEANS (U.F.M.) case.
Such candidates would be debarred from taking this examination permanently in future and shall also be liable for criminal action and /or any other action as deem fit by the Board.
Hence, it is absolutely essential for the candidates to ensure that they are aware of what exactly constitutes as unfair practices and then, to not indulge in them.
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