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NEET 2017 Exam Pattern

NEET Exam Pattern – CBSE has defined the NEET Exam pattern for the basic understanding of NEET question paper. Through NEET exam Pattern, Candidate will get the idea of Syllabus, duration of exam and types of question coming in NEET 2017. 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 2017 Exam Pattern. 

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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.

Exam ModeOffline Mode (Pen and Paper based test)
No. of Sections4 sections
Duration3 hours
SubjectsPhysics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology
No. of Questions180
Marking Scheme4 marks for every correct response
Negative Marking1 mark for every incorrect response
Medium of Question PaperEnglish, Hindi, Tamil, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada and oriya
  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 Ball point pen is to be used while filling response. The stationery will also provided 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 chose most appropriate answer.
  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 prefered language while filling the form. Once form is saved candidate can not change the language. 
  • Candidates choosing English language will get question paper booklet in English only.
  • Candidates choosing Hindi as a language will get billingual question booklet in Hindi and English.
  • Candidates choosing any vernacular language will also get billingual 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 lanuguage 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 Maharshtra
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
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  1. NEET 2017 Marking Scheme – 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.

NEET 2017 Exam Section

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. 

SubjectNumber 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. 

NEET 2017 Exam Syllabus

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 –

Physics Syllabus

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 consist the topics from class 11th and 12th.

Class XIClass XII
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 

Chemistry Syllabus

NEET Chemistry syllabus also consist 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 XIClass XII
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

Biology Syllabus

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

Class XIClass XII
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

Check NEET 2017 Preparation Tips

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.
  • The candidate must carry the admit card with and produce it upon asking at the Exam Center.
  • The candidate must reach the exam hall with a post card size photograph duly affixed on the admit card and the Performa attached.
  • The candidate must not carry any of the prohibited items inside the exam hall.
  • The candidate 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 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:

  • 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 2017 Answer Sheet

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 

  • The Answer Sheet will be placed inside the sealed Test Booklet.
  • The Test Booklet must not be opened before the invigilator’s announcement.
  • Side-2 of each Answer Sheet will have a pre-printed Test Booklet Code A, B, C and D.
  • The candidate must ensure that the Test Booklet Code printed on Side-2 of the Answer Sheet is the same as that printed on Test Booklet.

Details on the OMR Sheet –

The OMR Answer Sheet has two sides.

Side 1 of the sheet will contain the following columns -

  • Roll Number of the candidate
  • Name of the candidate
  • Name of the candidate’s father
  • Centre Number
  • Name of the Examination Centre
  • Signature of the candidate

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 –

  • Roll Number of the candidate
  • Centre Number
  • Test Booklet Number
  • Question 001 to 180

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.

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