NEET Exam Overview
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) organizes a national level entrance exam called as National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for students who wish to pursue undergraduate medical course (MBBS) or dental course (BDS) or a postgraduate course (MD / MS) that are offered by various government and private medical colleges in India. The Central Board of Secondary Education NEET – UG for MBBS and BDS courses will replace the All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT) and all individual MBBS exams conducted by various states or colleges. The NEET Test was announced by the Government across India for students seeking admission into Medicine, both Undergraduate and Postgraduate. In this article we provide you the complete information about NEET 2017 Exam.
Course Duration – MBBS: The duration of MBBS course is 4 years and 6 months followed by internship of one year.
BDS: The course is divided into 4 years of training and 1 year compulsory rotatory internship.
NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) – The Supreme Court approved, the NEET schedule in place of AIPMT, which was proposed by CBSE (Central Board Secondary Education) and MCI (Medical Council of India).
NEET Exam Eligibility
Indian National and Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) are Eligible for appearing in the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET-UG) . The applicants must have completed age of 17 years at the time of admission or will complete the age on or before 31st December of the year of his/her admission in the 1st year of M.B.B.S. /B.D.S. course. For reserved applicants upper age limit for seeking admission under 15% All India Quota Seats in Medical/Dental Colleges run by the Union of India, State Government, Municipal and other local authorities in India except in the State of Andhra Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir is 25 years as on 31st December of the year of the entrance examination. Upper age limit shall be relaxed by a period of 5 (five) years for the candidates of Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes/Other Backward Classes.
The applicants must have qualified 12th standard or equivalent examination from a recognized board in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Bio-technology and English individually and must have obtained a minimum of 50% marks taken together in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/ Bio-technology at the qualifying examination. For candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribes or Other Backward Classes, the marks obtained in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Bio-technology taken together in qualifying examination be 40%. Further, for persons for locomotory disability of lower limbs, the minimum of 45% marks for General-PH and 40% marks for SC-PH/ST-PH/OBC-PH are required. Those who are appearing Class XII examination in 2017 can also appear for the entrance test provisionally subject to their fulfilling the conditions later.
NEET Exam Syllabus
The NEET 2017 syllabus will be prescribed by the Medical Council of India. The syllabus will be based on Class 11th & Class 12th subjects, chapters & topics. The syllabus will consist of four sections: Physics, Chemistry, Zoology & Botany. The NEET 2017 syllabus is given here:
Physics (45 Questions):
Class XI : Physical world and measurement, Laws of Motion, Kinematics, Work, Energy and Power, Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body, Gravitation, Properties of Bulk Matter, Thermodynamics, Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory, Oscillations and Waves.
Class XII: Electrostatics, Current Electricity, Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism, Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents, Electromagnetic Waves, Optics, Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation, Atoms and Nuclei, Electronic Devices.
Chemistry (45 Questions):
Class XI: Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry, Structure of Atom, Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties, Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure, States of Matter: Gases and Liquids, Thermodynamics, Equilibrium, Redox Reactions, Hydrogen, s-Block Element (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals), Some p-Block Elements, Organic Chemistry-Some Basic Principles and Techniques, Hydrocarbons, Environmental Chemistry.
Class XII: Solid State, Solutions, Electrochemistry, Chemical Kinetics, Surface Chemistry, General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements, p-Block Elements, d and f Block Elements, Coordination Compounds, Haloalkanes and Haloarenes, Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers, Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids, Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen, Biomolecules, Polymers, Chemistry in Everyday Life.
Biology (45 Questions from each Botany & Zoology):
Class XI: Diversity in Living World, Structural Organisation in Animals and Plants, Cell Structure and Function, Plant Physiology, Human physiology.
Class XII: Reproduction, Genetics and Evolution, Biology and Human Welfare, Biotechnology and Its Applications, Ecology and Environment.
NEET Exam Pattern
NEET UG will be conducting in the month of May 2017 through offline mode. NEET UG will have 180 questions divided in 4 equal sections for Physics (45 questions) , Chemistry (45 questions) , Botany (45 questions) and Zoology (45 questions). Total time to complete 180 questions would be 3 hours (180 minutes) and have 0.25 or (1/4) negative marking. Each correct answer will award you to attain 4 marks and there will be negative marking, wrong answer will detained your 1 mark.
Note– For more details about NEET 2017 Syllabus and Examination Pattern, candidates are requested to visit official website of NEET
How To Apply for NEET Exam
Interested and eligible candidates can apply through online mode. Candidates need to visit www.cbseneet.nic.in official website to apply online. The application forms will be available from the 1st week of December 2017. The applicant candidates are advised to go through the eligibility criteria & instructions carefully before they start application process. After filling application form in all respects, candidates need to send the application form along with requisite documents to the following address:
The Assistant Secretary (NEET),
Central Board of Secondary Education,
Shiksha Kendra 2, Community Centre, Preet Vihar,
Delhi – 110092
NEET 2017 Application Form and How to apply- www.cbseneet.nic.in
The candidates have to pay the application fee to complete the application process. The application fee can be paid through online (using debit/ credit card) or offline (using bank challan) mode. The application fees for different categories are as follows-
General & OBC Candidates need to pay Rs. 1000/- (Rs. 2000/- with late fee)
SC/ST/PH Candidates need to pay Rs. 550/- (Rs. 1550/- with late fee)
Important dates for NEET Exam (Tentative)
|Commencement of applications||1st week of December 2016|
|Last date to submit applications (without late fee)||Last week of December 2016|
|Receipt of confirmation page in CBSE||2nd week of January 2017|
|Last date to submit application form (without late fee)||Last week of January 2017|
|Receipt of confirmation page in CBSE (with late fee)||1st week of February 2017|
|Availability of admit card||1st week of April 2017|
|Examination date (NEET 2017)||1st week of May 2017|
|Results declaration||1st week of June 2017|
NEET Exam Results:
Declaration of NEET UG Results: Both Phase 1 and Phase 2 NEET exam results declared on 17th August, 2016.