About 3,74,368 appear for the NEET (previously called as AIPMT) exams out of which 18,610 candidates were selected and about 3722 were in waiting last year. CBSE conducts the NEET exams for which it has allotted 2200 seats (approx) for MBBS and 200 seats (approx) for BDS. NEET entrance exam was be conducted on May 1st 2016. This makes NEET exam competitive and tough since there are only 15% merit positions in medical and dental colleges all over India. Now, to appear for this exam, you need to know all the important information related to this exam. Thus, we have compiled all you need to know to appear for the NEET Exams as listed below.
NEET Important Dates
The exam dates for 2017 is mentioned below is as per the notification is given by the NEET on the official website click on the exam date to know more. Application forms for NEET 2017 will be out in the First week of December 2016 as per the AIPMT 2016 notice. We are still waiting for the NEET forms.
|NEET 2017||Important dates|
|Online Registration starting from||First week of December 2016|
|Last Date of Online Registration (without Late Fees)||Last week of December 2016|
|Receipt confirmation page||2nd Week of January|
|Last date of online Registration (With Late Fee)||Last week of January|
|Receipt confirmation page||1st Week of February 2017|
|Date to issue Admit Cards||1st Week for April 2017|
|Examination Date||1st Week of May 2017|
|Result Declaration||1se Week of June 2017|
Note: You can also check the latest updates for NEET on Embibe. Also, check the entire schedule for NEET 2017 on the official website.
NEET will follow the same eligibility rules for AIPMT. It will also incorporate the state exams within it. However, Jammu and Kashmir might have some other rules as an exception because they have the concession that their state government has autonomy in certain matters regarding medical exams and need not follow the central government.
Eligibility for 15% All India Quota Seats:
The candidate applying for NEET 2017 must be a citizen of India or an Overseas Citizen of India.
- Candidates must have completed the age of 17 years as on or before 31st December of the year of Admission.
- The upper age limit is 25 years (There will be 5 years relaxation for the SC/ST/OBC candidates) as on or before 31st December of the year of Admission.
- Candidates who belong to J&K, AP and Telangana are eligible to appear the exam only for the admission to the AFMC, Pune on the basis of self-declaration.
Number of attempts:
There is no limit on the number of attempts.
For Seats in Participating Bodies:
- The OCI (Overseas Citizen of India) may also appear for the exam according to the rules of government of India.
- The upper age limit shall be considered as per the rules of states/ universities/ institutions for those candidates, seeking admission under the control of participating Institutions/ Universities/ States.
12th Board (or equivalent exam):
The candidates must have passed the 10+2 or its equivalent examination with Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology with English.
The minimum percentage required is as follows:
- General category: 50%
- SC/ST/OBC: 40%
- General PH(Physically Handicapped): 45%
- SC/ST/OBC Handicapped: 40%.
Candidates must show their passing certificates complying with the percentage criteria at the time of first round of counseling.
Note: Marks obtained in math shall not be considered for admission to MBBS/BDS courses.
A few conditions for overseas candidates/ foreign nationals (This is from the NEET 2016 FAQ list)
If a candidate born in the US and studied in India and holding OCI Card wants to apply for NEET 2017 is he/she is eligible for NEET 2017?
Yes. Indian Nationals and Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) are Eligible for appearing in the NEET 2017. (And thus most likely for the NEET as well). However, OCIs are not available for seats under 15% All India Quota. Eligibility of OCI candidates for admission under seats in the control of participating States/Universities/Institutions shall be ascertained before applying for NEET.
Is candidate from Andhra Pradesh, J&K and Telangana studying in Mumbai and Domicile of Maharashtra eligible for 15% All India Quota seats?
Yes, if in case the candidate is not eligible to seek admission to MBBS/BDS seats in Medical/Dental Colleges in the State of Andhra Pradesh, J&K and Telangana. The candidate is also required to submit a self-declaration to this effect. The format is at Appendix-III of Information Bulletin. This problem might be resolved entirely in 2017 because of NEET.
About oversea’s candidates in general:
Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) may also appear in NEET for admission in seats under the control of participating States/Universities/Institutions subject to rules and regulations of the Government of India, respective State Governments and the University/Institution concerned. OCI candidates may verify eligibility norms of participating States/Universities/Institutions before applying for NEET 2017. The upper age limit for candidates seeking admission to seats under the control of participating States/Universities/Institutions shall be as per their rules and regulations.
Whether the examination will be offline or online?
NEET- 2017 will be an offline pen and paper test.
NEET – Reservation of seats in selection of ‘top’ candidates
The reservations of seats for NEET 2017 will be as follows:
|Category||% wise reservation of seats|
|PwD||3% seats (horizontal basis)|
NEET Exam Pattern
The total time duration for NEET 2017 will be 3 hours.
|Subject||No of question||Marks|
Overall NEET 2016 Cut off (Category wise)
|Category||Marks Range||No. of Candidates||Category||Marks Range||No. of Candidates|
|UR||685 – 468||14315||UR – PH||466 – 214||430|
|OBC||468 – 465||230||OBC – PH||213 – 210||10|
|SC||468 – 352||2815||SC – PH||209 – 130||75|
|ST||466 – 303||1427||ST – PH||213 – 118||23|
Last years (2015) Cutoff for NEET:
|Category||Marks Range||Rank Range||Category||Marks Range||Rank Range|
|UR||695 – 453||1 – 14052||UR – PH||449 – 324||15149 – 61494|
|OBC||453 – 450||14053 – 14905||OBC – PH||322 – 312||62218 – 67788|
|SC||453 – 324||14200 – 61238||SC – PH||315 – 302||66314 – 73737|
|ST||451 – 288||14481 – 83162||ST – PH||NA||NA|
Category-wise Qualifying marks of 2015:
NEET requires an individual to grasp and retain a lot as the syllabus is vast. Unlike JEE Exams, to crack the NEET you need to be fast since the time is limited and the number of question are comparatively more. The paper pattern of the NEET exam is mostly based on the grasping and retaining power of the candidate. You require knowing the syllabus for the 11th and 12th class in order to crack the NEET exam.
The syllabus for the exam is very vast and requires a significant amount of preparation, which includes:
The major Units in Physics include:
Physics will require a concrete understanding of theory, so get your basics in place!
In your Biology you need to prepare the following units:
- Biology and human welfare
- Biotechnology and its applications
- Plant Physiology
- Diversity in the living world
- Genetics and evolution
- Human Physiology
- Ecology and Environment
- Structural organisation in animals and plants
- Cell structure and function
I. Registration Fee
- General/OBC – Rs 1400/-
- SC/ST/PH – Rs. 750/-
II. Documents Required
- Class X certificate OR Birth Certificate (for age and name verification)
- Class XII (or equivalent examination) certificate
- And scanned copy of photographs
For the candidates belonging to AP, J&K & Telangana state must submit the self-declaration form in part 2 of the application form. Other documents depend on specific cases, eg candidates applying for caste/name change/NCL/PwD, or for candidates whose board exams are outside India or are not recognized by the CBSE board.
III. Registration Procedure
- Go to the official website and log in.
- Read the information Brochure.
- Click on “Apply Online”.
- Fill the Online Application Forms.
- Upload Photograph and Signature in JPEG Format or left-hand thumb impression.
- Make Payments through Debit/Credit card/Net Banking & E-challan (Payments through Cash, Cheque or DD will not be accepted).
- Submit the application form and take a printout of Final Application Form.
- Take print out of the confirmation page of online application form.
- All the instructions to fill the application form will be given in detail on the official website.
Note, this is the official website for registration.
Other important links
Some Participating Universities/Institutions
- Pandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma University of Health Sciences Rohtak, Haryana
- Himachal Pradesh University
- Directorate of Medical Education, Madhya Pradesh
- Directorate of Medical Education, Govt. of Chhatisgarh
- Directorate of Higher & Technical Education, Arunachal Pradesh
- NIC, Andaman & Nicobar Islands
- Directorate of Health Sciences, Manipur
- Department of Health and Family Welfare, Meghalaya
- Directorate of Medical Education & Training, Odisha, Bhubaneswar
- Government medical college & Hospital Chandigarh
- Medical Education Department, Rajasthan
- Faculty of Medical Sciences, Delhi University
- AFMC (Armed Forces Medical College), Pune
- Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (UP)
- Jamia Hamdard University, New Delhi
For the latest information with all the relevant information on eligibility, institutes, dates, etc. you can check the official website of NEET. The information brochure for NEET 2017 is also available, so read the details carefully.
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