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  1. NEET

About

The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test or NEET is the country’s sole medical entrance examination through which all medical colleges, run by the central and state governments, as well as private institutions and minority institutions, will admits students. NEET 2017 (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) will be held for providing admissions to MBBS/BDS courses, offered by all government and private medical colleges in India. A one-tier exam, it commences once a year in the month of May. All seats (MBBS/BDS) in any medical/dental college will be filled by the score of NEET examination only.

Eligibility

  1. The minimum age limit is 17 years as of 31st December of the year of admission
  2. The maximum age limit is 25 years for general candidates and 30 years for reserved categories as of 31st December of the year of admission
  3. The candidate must have passed or should be appearing for 12th or any equivalent examination from any recognized board with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Bio-technology or any other elective subjects with English
  4. In 10+2 or HSC, the candidate must have secured a minimum of 50% marks in the General Category and 40% marks in the OBC/SC/ST categories
  5. There is no limit to the number of attempts till the age of 25 years
  6. Aadhar Card is mandatory for the application process

Registration

  • Visit the official website of the respective authority
  • Find and click on the ‘Apply Online’ link
  • Read the important instructions and complete the online registration process
  • After successfully completion of the online registration, please note down the registration number
  • Once you fill and submit the online application form, you’ll be automatically redirected to the fee payment page
  • The NEET UG 2017 application fee is Rs. 1000/- for General and OBC category candidates and Rs. 500/- for SC/ST/PH category candidates
  • Make the payment after choosing the necessary mode
  • Applications of candidates without a confirmation page generated online will be treated as cancelled

Dates

The application procedure of NEET 2017 will begin tentatively in December 2016. Candidates can check all important dates below:

Events Dates
NEET 2017 Application Form Available Jan 31, 2017
Application Form Submission Deadline Mar 1, 2017
Admit Card Release Date Apr 15, 2017
NEET 2017 Exam Date May 7, 2017
Result Declaration Jun 8, 2017

Syllabus

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  1. 01.Alternating Current
  2. 02.Atoms and Nuclei
  3. 03.Behavior of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory, Properties of Bulk Matter
  4. 04.Current Electricity, Electrostatics and Electromagnetic Induction
  5. 05.Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter
  6. 06.Electromagnetic Waves
  7. 07.Electronic Devices
  8. 08.Gravitation
  9. 09.Heat and Thermodynamics
  1. 10.Kinematics
  2. 11.Laws of Motion
  3. 12.Motion of System of Particles
  4. 13.Rigid Body
  5. 14.Work Energy Power
  6. 15.Optics
  7. 16.Oscillations and Waves
  8. 17.Physical World and Measurement
  1. 01.Basic Organic Chemistry
  2. 02.Alcohol Phenol Ether
  3. 03.Aldehydes Ketones Carboxylic Acids
  4. 04.Biomolecules
  5. 05.Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
  6. 06.Chemical Kinetics
  7. 07.Chemistry in Everyday Life
  8. 08.Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties
  9. 09.Coordination Compounds
  10. 10.S-Block, P-Block, D-Block and F-Block Elements
  11. 11.Electrochemistry
  12. 12.Environmental Chemistry
  13. 13.Equilibrium
  1. 14.General Principles and Process of Isolation of Elements
  2. 15.Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
  3. 16.Hydrocarbons
  4. 17.Hydrogen and its Compounds
  5. 18.Polymers
  6. 19.Redox Reactions
  7. 20.Solid State
  8. 21.Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry
  9. 22.Structure of Atom
  10. 23.Surface Chemistry
  11. 24.Thermodynamics
  12. 25.Solutions
  1. 01.Anatomy of Flowering Plants
  2. 02.Animal Kingdom
  3. 03.Application of Biotechnology
  4. 04.Biodiversity and Conservation
  5. 05.Biological Classification
  6. 06.Biomolecules
  7. 07.Biotechnology Principles and Processes
  8. 08.Breathing and Exchange of Gases
  9. 09.Cell
  10. 10.Cell Division
  11. 11.Chemical Control and Integration
  12. 12.Circulation of Body Fluids
  13. 13.Digestion and Absorption
  14. 14.Ecosystem
  15. 15.Environmental Issues
  16. 16.Evolution
  17. 17.Excretory Products and Their Elimination
  18. 18.Human Health Diseases
  19. 19.Human Reproduction
  20. 20.Microbes in Human Welfare
  21. 21.Mineral Nutrition
  1. 22.Molecular Basis of Inheritance
  2. 23.Morphology in Flowering Plants
  3. 24.Movement and Locomotion
  4. 25.Neural Control and Coordination
  5. 26.Organisms and Populations
  6. 27.Photosynthesis
  7. 28.Plant Growth and Development
  8. 29.Plant Kingdom
  9. 30.Principles of Inheritance and Variation
  10. 31.Reproduction in Organisms
  11. 32.Reproductive Health
  12. 33.Respiration in Plants
  13. 34.Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants
  14. 35.Strategies for Enhancement in Food Production
  15. 36.Structural Organization in Animals
  16. 37.The Living World
  17. 38.Transport in Plants

Pattern

  • The exam will be 3 hours long; in pen-and-paper mode
  • The question paper will be available in English or Hindi
  • The question paper will consist of 45 questions each from Physics and Chemistry and 90 questions from Biology; making it a total of 180 questions
  • 4 marks will be awarded for each correct answer, while 1 mark will be deducted for each incorrect answer
  • The paper will be worth a maximum of 720 marks

Preparation

  • It is very important to have a thorough understanding of the NCERT syllabus which is the main material for the type of questions set by CBSE.
  • Certain subtopics are extremely important for NEET. If you find that you are weak in a subtopic listed in the above article, spend more time reading that first; for these topics are and have been in focus for the past few years.
  • Don’t just read stuff;remember it. NEET won’t test you solely on your concepts; there’ll be a lot of cramming required as well. Read about how to remember stuff you read here.
  • Solve past year papers and sample papers. Find as many NEET/AIPMT question papers and sample papers as you can and then attempt them. Allow yourself only 3 hours for each paper and ensure you attempt them in an exam-like atmosphere to help you manage time and deal with pressure.
  • Analyse your performance across tests and come up with a good strategy to tackle the real paper.
  • Consider keeping revision notes. Maintain them by jotting down any new formulas or concepts you come across, in the form of bullet points. These will come in handy when the exams are close and will help you revise much faster. Without these notes, you'll have to resort to reading through the entire chapter again, which will only waste valuable time.
  • Practice is half your NEET preparation. Try solving different types of problems in Physics, and improve your speeds in Biology and Chemistry. Toppr offers you an extensive question bank where you can practice fresh questions to test your knowledge, accuracy, and speed.

Study material

    Physics

    • NCERT for 11th and 12th standards
    • Trueman’s Elementary Biology, Vol-I & Vol-II
    • Companion Biology by K. Bhatti (Dinesh Publication)
    • Objective Biology by Dinesh
    • AIIMS Explorer by M.T.G Publication
    • Trueman’s Objective Biology

    Chemistry

    • NCERT for 11th and 12th standards
    • P. Tandon - Physical, Organic, Inorganic Chemistry Books by G.R. Bathla Publications
    • Objective Chemistry for NEET by R.K. Gupta

    Biology

    • AIIMS Explorer by MTG publication
    • Trueman’s Objective Biology
    • NCERT Biology of Class XI and XII
    • Objective Biology by Dinesh
    • Pradeep Publication’s Biology
    • GRB Bathla’s Publication’s for Biology

Previous year papers

It is often said that previous year papers are the best ways to judge your preparationand this holds true for NEET as well. Solve all the previous papers of NEET within the set time limit,focusing on frequently-asked questions, topics and patterns. You could also try solving question papers of other examinations such as JIPMER, RPET, and AIIMS for more diversity in practice or if you are planning to appear for Medical Entrance Exams other than NEET/AIPMT 2017. Since the JEE Main papers are set by the same body, you may also attempt current and past papers of JEE Main.

Qualification

Candidates, based on their category, will have to score a minimum number of marks to be deemed as ‘qualified’. They are:

Category Marks
General 360
OBC/SC/ST 288
General - PH 324
OBC/SC/ST - PH 288

However, scoring these many marks does not guarantee a seat in the colleges offering admission through NEET. Admissions are offered only on the basis of the prepared merit list.

Colleges

Here is a list of some of the top medical colleges in India. NEET will be conducted only for the top 15% in the National Quota in government medical/dental colleges all over India. Outside the allocated 15% of all-India Quota seats, certain states, union territories and universities have also consented to use the NEET 2017 merit list for admission to MBBS/BDS seats. Some of the colleges offering admission through NEET 2017 are:

  • Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi
  • Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi
  • King George Medical College, Lucknow
  • Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
  • Christian Medical College, Ludhiana
  • Grant Medical College, Mumbai
  • BJMC, Ahmedabad
  • BJMC, Pune
  • Kolkata Medical College, Kolkata
  • Assam Medical College, Dibrugarh, Assam
  • Patna Medical College, Patna
  • Madras Medical College, Chennai
  • University College of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
  • Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute
  • Seth GS Medical College, Mumbai
  • VMCC and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi
  • Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh
  • Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla
  • SMS Medical College, Jaipur
  • RNT Medical College, Udaipur
  • NDMC Medical College, New Delhi
  • SCB Medical College, Cuttack

Find the complete list of colleges offering admission through NEET 2017 here.

Besides these, Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC) also has NEET as its primary elimination round. One of the most prestigious medical colleges to study in, you can find everything you might want to know about it here.

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