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NEET 2017 Answer Key released by Aakash, Allen, Career Point and Resonance

Last Updated - March 17, 2018

NEET 2018 will be conducted on May 6, 2018 for admission into undergraduate medical and dental courses. To prepare well, candidates must solve the previous year’s question to get a hold on the type of questions asked in the exam. 

NEET 2017 Answer Key was released by reputed coaching institutes like Aakash, Resonance, Allen Kota etc. soon after the exam. The answer key will enable candidates to evaluate and analyze their performance. 

The exam is conducted every year by CBSE to admit candidates into MBBS and BDS courses across the various medical and dental colleges participating in NEET.

NEET Answer Key 2017 by Aakash InstituteClick Here
NEET Answer Key 2017 by Allen Career InstituteClick Here
NEET Answer Key 2017 by Career PointClick Here

The exam is conducted every year by CBSE to admit candidates into MBBS and BDS courses across the various medical and dental colleges participating in NEET. Application process for NEET 2018 has already commenced and the last date to fill the form is March 9, 2018.

NEET 2017 Paper Analysis

NEET 2017 comprised of three subjects: Physics, chemistry, Biology (Botany & Zoology). Each subject had 45 questions and each question carried 4 marks with a penalty of 1 mark for every wrong answer. Candidates must be aware of the NEET Exam Pattern before appearing for the exam.

In this article, we have covered a detailed summary of NEET 2017 paper analysis so that candidates can assess the areas they need to pay more attention to.

NEET 2017 Paper Analysis: Physics

Physics had a total of 45 questions. The section was lengthy and included lengthy calculations. A lot of questions were asked from private publications and NCERT textbooks did not carry much weightage. This section was pretty balanced as per the NEET syllabus and the important topics.

The difficulty level ranged from moderate to difficult as most of the concepts were not tough to solve but they included extensive calculations. Hence, this section tends to be lengthy.

Here is a weightage-wise dissection of the most important chapters in NEET 2017 Physics section

ChapterChapter-wise % Weightage
Mechanical Properties11
Current Electricity8.9
Dual Nature of Matter & Radiation6.7
Magnetism & Moving Charges6.7
Rigid Body Dynamics6.7
Work, Energy and Power6.7

NEET 2017 Paper Analysis: Chemistry

NEET chemistry section had 45 questions which was well balanced between organic and inorganic chemistry. Chemistry section was comparatively easier. Just like Physics, chemistry section also covered some questions beyond the NCERT textbook. However, the questions were pretty direct and thus, not such a hassle for students since they did not require much time. If one knew the formula well, then chemistry section was a no brainer. 

Here are the chapters with most weightage in the chemistry section

ChapterChapter-wise % Weightage
Basic Concepts13
Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids8.9
Chemical Bonding6.7
Coordination Compounds6.7
Thermodynamics and Thermochemistry4.4
Alkanes, Alkenes and Alkynes6.7

NEET 2017 Paper Analysis: Biology

The biology section was divided into botany and zoology with 45 questions eeacheach for both. The biology section was of easy to moderate difficulty. The question paper gave equal weightage to Class 11 and Class 12 syllabus. In biology, the whole syllabus was important as it was evenly distributed in terms of important topics. Genetics and biotechnology were the toughest topics in NEET 2017. 

Refer to the following table for a better understanding of the important topics in Biology.

ChapterChapter-wise % Weightage
Biological Classification10
Principles of Inheritance and Variation7.8
Morphology of Flowering Plants6.7
Cell: The Unit of Life6.7
Animal Kingdom4.4

Display of OMR Sheet

There is an opportunity for candidates to access their NEET OMR Sheet, from the CBSE’s official website. The OMR sheets would be published by CBSE on its website in the last week of May 2018. Candidates can check their OMR sheet with the help of following steps:

  • Visit the official website of CBSE-
  • Enter your login credentials- User ID/Registration Number and password.
  • Click on ‘submit’ button.
  • The OMR Sheet would appear on the screen.
  • Candidates should download and save this OMR Sheet for future reference.

Challenging official answer key

The announcement of official answer key will be done with publication of OMR sheet on official website. Once these are released, CBSE will allow the candidates to register their grievance (if any) with regards to the official answer keys through an answer key challenge procedure. Candidates would be allowed to submit their grievance only via online mode by submitting a fee of INR 1000 per question. The fee will be refunded only if the challenge is found to be correct. Challenging of answer is allowed only for a specific time period which will be notified by CBSE on its website.

Candidates must perform the following steps in case they want to challenge NEET 2018 official answer key.

  • Visit the official website of CBSE.
  • Fill the detailed form provided for this purpose on the website.
  • Mention all the answer for which you want to challenge the official answer key.
  • Upload the supporting document/documents and the required fee.
  • Click on submit.
  • After successful completion of document updating and fee payment process, a window will appear on the screen that would confirm the successful submission of the challenge.
  • Candidates should take a snapshot or printout of the screen displaying above message for future reference.

The entire procedure will be conductd online and no offline aplications for the same will be entertained.

How to Tally NEET 2018 scores?

Candidates would be able to evaluate their scores by comparing their OMR Sheet and official answer key released by CBSE. The answers can be tallied by comparing the answers marked in answer key with published answer key. If the answer matches, candidate will be rewarded with 4 marks, whereas penalty of 1 mark will be levied for marking incorrect response.

Based on this, candidates will be able to get a rough idea of how much they will score in NEET 2018. It is necessary for candidates to meet the minimum required cut off as released by CBSE. Once qualified, candidates will be called for NEET counselling process.

NEET 2017 Cut Off

The cut off for NEET 2018 would depend upon various factors like:

  • Number of applicants for exam
  • Seats available
  • Difficulty level of the question paper
  • Marking Scheme for particular year and other related factors

The cut off also varies from college to college and course to course. For your, reference we have tabulated the expected cut off (based on previous year cut off trends) for NEET 2018.

CategoryCut Off
General50 percentile
OBC/ST/SC40 percentile
PH45 percentile
PH belonging to OBC/SC/ST40 percentile



Anadya Jaiswal

What will be the cut off for OBC candidates in neet 2018

21 Apr, 2018 12:08
Akansha Expert

Hi Anadya Jaiswal, To get the OBC category cutoff of NEET 2018 please check this link: Neet cutoff link .

21 Apr, 2018 16:29
shivam prabhakar

Plz inform neet cutoff of OBC student

20 Apr, 2018 22:40
Akansha Expert

Hi Shivam Prabhakar, To get the OBC category cutoff of NEET 2018 please check this link: neet cutoff link .

21 Apr, 2018 18:12
manasa taddi

how many marks should be scored for neet for bc this year 2018

08 Apr, 2018 12:44
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Manasa, To get information about the NEET score through this link: NEET Cutoff List.

08 Apr, 2018 14:25
Ranjeeth lahari

what may be cutoff marks for NEET for SC this year 2018..?

06 Apr, 2018 08:28
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Ranjeeth, You get information about NEET Cutoff for Sc students through this link: NEET Cutoff List

06 Apr, 2018 12:35
Sharuk Khan

Is there any document other than PRC which will be applicable in Assam neet counselling

29 Mar, 2018 19:31
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Sharuk Khan, To get information regarding the Assam NEET Counseling by this link: NEET Information

30 Mar, 2018 12:54
sk nehayet

Please inform me your coaching centre in Kolkata.

29 Mar, 2018 19:27
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Sk Nehayet, All the centers in Kolkata are fully equipped to provide best NEET coaching to the aspirants. The top institutes in this region are listed below:

  1. Aakash Institute
  2. Bhatia Medical Coaching Institute
  3. Abharav Education
  4. Singh Vision Classes
  5. Dreamz Education Centre
  6. New Age Knowledge Solutions Ltd
  7. Takshyashila
  8. C. Tutorial
  9. Leapbig Education
  10. Toppers Academy

30 Mar, 2018 13:02
Manmath Sethi

Please clarify whether wards of Bank employees are eligible for Punjab MBBS admission

15 Mar, 2018 21:13
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Manmath, NEET is compulsory for the MBBS program. To get more information about the Eligibility Criteria of NEET through this link: NEET Eligibility Criteria.

23 Mar, 2018 15:26
Siddhita Bankar

What type of photo is required n is it mandatory to have white background in photo

14 Mar, 2018 22:02
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Siddhita, You get information about the Photo specifications through this link: Photo Specifications.

22 Mar, 2018 12:00
In Search Of Justice

Sir what's the obc reservation in assam medical mbbs 2018

13 Mar, 2018 21:59
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Sir, You get information about the OBC Reservation of NEET through this link: NEET Reservation

20 Mar, 2018 15:15

I asked about state qouta reservation

29 Mar, 2018 23:09
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Jahirul, Reservation for Seats Other than All India Quota

  • Merit List will be released by the state based on candidates’ All India Rank.
  • Under the state quota, 85% of the seats are filled through state counseling conducted separately by each state/Union Territory.
  • Candidates must contact their respective state counseling authority to know the dates and procedure for the same.

For more details please check the given link: NEET Reservation Details

30 Mar, 2018 12:07
Uddhav Ghodake

I am looking for veterinary college in Maharashtra. My brother has done 3 years of diploma in Electronics and Telecommunications. Ha had subjects like Physics, Chemistry and English but not Biology . is he eligible for BVSc cources

13 Mar, 2018 00:20
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Uddhav, No, he is not eligible for the BVSc program because the basic Eligibility of BVSc is The basic eligibility for this course is 10 2 with subjects Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English with a minimum of 50% in aggregate from CBSE/ICSE/State Board or equivalent. Students who have appeared in 10 2 or any other intermediate level examination and are awaiting results can also apply for the program and can be admitted on a provisional basis.

15 Mar, 2018 14:53
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