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What is NEET?

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 admit students. The AIPMT is now considered as NEET Phase I or simply NEET I for students who appeared in it, while the one to be held on 24th of July will be known as NEET II. To clear the chaos, the pre-medical test will be omitted from 2017.

Can I appear for NEET?

Eligibility for NEET depends on 2 factors : Age criteria and Percentage in 10+2 or equivalent.

Check your eligibility for NEET 2017 below.

  • Age
  • Year of attempt
  • No. of attempts
Enter your age
The candidate should have completed the age of 17 years and should not be more than 25 years as on or before 31st December 2017.
The Students from SC, ST and PwD category are given a relaxation of 5 years.
Year of Appearing in 12th / Equivalent Exam
Students who have cleared their 12th exam (or equivalent) in 2009 to 2016 are eligible. Students who will appear for their 12th exam (or equivalent) in 2017 are eligible.
How many times have you appeared for NEET before?
There is no attempt limit till the age of 25years

Percentage Criteria

Category Class/Degree Percentage
General 10+2 or HSC 50%
OBC/SC/ST 10+2 or HSC 40%
PH/PWD 10+2 or HSC 45%

How do I register for NEET 2017?

The NEET application form for 2017 is available online on the official website.

The application fee for the exam is listed in the table below :

Reservation Status Fee
General/OBC Rs. 1000/-
SC/ST/PH Rs. 500/-

Procedure to Submit Application Form:

  1. Visit the official website of the respective authority
  2. Find the link to ‘apply online’ and click the same
  3. Read the important instructions and complete first part of your application which is online registration
  4. After successfully completion of the online registration, please note down the registration number
  5. Once you fill and submit the online application form, you’ll be automatically redirected to fee payment page
  6. Choose the mode of payment and make necessary payment
  7. Candidates who haven’t received their online generated confirmation page their applications will be treated as cancelled

What are the NEET exam dates?

Aspirants can check out the complete NEET 2017 schedule here:

Important dates
Phase 1 (AIPMT) First week of May 2017
Phase 2 First week of May 2017
Result First week of June 2017
Counselling After Result Announcement
Academic session 2017-17 Oct 1, 2017 (Tentative)

What is the syllabus for NEET 2017?

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  1. 01. Physical world and measurement
  2. 02. Kinematics
  3. 03. Laws of motion
  4. 04. Work power and energy
  5. 05. Motion of system of particles and rigid body
  6. 06. Gravitation
  7. 07. Properties of Bulk matter
  8. 08. Thermodynamics
  9. 09. Behavior of perfect gases and kinetic theory
  10. 10. Oscillations and waves
  1. 11. Electrostatics
  2. 12. Current electricity
  3. 13. Magnetic effects of current and magnetism
  4. 14. Electromagnetic induction and alternative currents
  5. 15. Electromagnetic waves
  6. 16. Optics
  7. 17. Dual nature of matter and radiation
  8. 18. Atoms and nuclei
  9. 19. Electronic devices
  1. 01. Some basic concepts in chemistry
  2. 02. Atomic structure
  3. 03. Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties
  4. 04. Chemical bonding and molecular structure
  5. 05. States of Matter: Liquids and Gases
  6. 06. Chemical thermodynamics
  7. 07. Redox reactions and electrochemistry
  8. 08. Chemical kinetics
  9. 09. Surface chemistry
  10. 10. General principles and processes of isolation of metals
  11. 11. Hydrogen
  12. 12. s-block elements
  13. 13. p-block elements
  14. 14. d and f block elements
  1. 15. Environmental chemistry
  2. 16. Purification of organic compounds
  3. 17. Basic principles of organic chemistry
  4. 18. Hydrocarbons
  5. 19. Solid State
  6. 20. Solutions
  7. 21. Halo alkanes and Haloarenes
  8. 22. Alcohols
  9. 23. Phenols and Ethers
  10. 24. Aldehydes
  11. 25. Ketones and Carboxylic Acids
  12. 26. Organic compounds containing nitrogen
  13. 27. Polymers
  14. 28. Bio-molecules
  15. 29. Chemistry in everyday life
  1. 01. Diversity in Living World
  2. 02. Structural Organization in Animals and Plants
  3. 03. Cell Structure and Function
  4. 04. Plant Physiology
  5. 05. Human physiology
  1. 06. Reproduction
  2. 07. Genetics and Evolution
  3. 08. Biology and Human Welfare
  4. 09. Biotechnology and its Applications
  5. 10. Ecology and Environment.

What is the NEET exam pattern?

The exam is pen and paper based. It is available in English or Hindi (chosen during application). The exam is made up of 180 multiple choice questions with a single option correct for duration of 3 hours (10 AM to 1PM).

  • Physics45 Questions
  • Chemistry45 Questions
  • Zoology45 Questions
  • Botany45 Questions

Marking Scheme - +4 for every correct answer and -1 for every incorrect answer.

How should I prepare?

  • It is very important to understand the NCERT syllabus which is the main material for the type of questions set by CBSE.
  • First cover all the subtopics that are listed as important above. If you find that you are weak in a sub topic occurring there, give more time to read that first, for these topics are actually in focus and have been for the past years.
  • Solve the past year papers and sample papers – Find AIPMT Question papers of the sample papers and try to attempt them keeping time for 3 hours and simulating exam situation which will make you get used to exam time management and pressure handling.
  • Consider keeping revision notes – Maintain revision notes as and when you go through a formula or a concept as bulletin points. This will be useful closer to the exam and will be a good revision pattern that takes lesser time.

From where should I study?

Biology

  • Theory books :
    Trueman’s elementary biology Vol-I & Vol-II, Companion biology by K.Bhatti (Dinesh publication).
  • Objective books :
    Objective biology by Dinesh, AIIMS explorer by MTG publication, Trueman’s objective biology.

Physics

  • Theory books :
    Concepts of Physics by H.C.Verma, NCERT Physics: CBSE PMT by Anil Aggarwal, NCERT- Physics Part 1 and Part 2.
  • Objective books :
    Physics for Medical Entrance Examinations by D.C Pandey (Arihant Publications).

Chemistry

  • Theory books :
    GR Bhatla publications by O.P Tondon.
  • Objective books :
    O.P Tondon by GR Bhatla publications, a book by Arihant publications.

Where can I find NEET's sample papers?

For NEET 2017, solve all AIPMT previous year question papers; focus on the frequently asked questions, topics and pattern. Also, focus on question papers of other exams like JIPMER, RPET and AIIMS if you are looking for a diverse practise and chances are that you will appear for more medical entrance exams other than NEET 2017.

  1. AIPMT 2015
  2. AIPMT 2014
  3. AIPMT 2013
  4. AIPMT 2012
  5. AIPMT 2011

When do I qualify?

Separate merit list/wait list will be prepared and declared by the CBSE according to the direction of Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, DGHS, MCI and DCI. After declaration of the result an All India merit list gets prepared by the Central Board of Secondary Education according to the eligibility conditions of Medical Council of India and Dental Council of India.

Category Marks Range Rank Range (All India Quota Seats)
UR 695 – 453 1 – 14052
OBC 453 – 450 14053 – 14905
SC 453 – 324 14200 – 61238
ST 451 – 288 14481 – 83162
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What colleges do I get through NEET?

Here is a list of some of the top medical colleges in India. NEET will be conducted only for the 15% of national quota in government medical/dental colleges all over India. Apart from the 15% allocation of all India Quota seats certain states, union territories and universities have also consented to use the merit list of NEET 2017 for admission to MBBS/BDS seats under their control:

States

  • Haryana
  • Himachal Pradesh
  • Madhya Pradesh
  • Andaman and Nicobar
  • Arunachal Pradesh
  • Manipur
  • Meghalaya
  • Odisha
  • Rajasthan
  • Chandigarh

Universities

  • University of Delhi
  • Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune
  • Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
  • Hamdard University, New Delhi

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