The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is held every year to help students secure admission to the top medical institutions in India. This year, students competed for 63985 medical seats in private, central and state-funded institutions. Excluding AIIMS and JIPMER, NEET is widely considered to be one of the main medical entrance examinations for students in India. All major dental and medical colleges offer students admission on the basis of their scores in this exam only.
More than 11 lakh candidates gave NEET 2017 in 103 cities. This year, the examination was conducted in 10 different languages - English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Bengali, Assamese, Gujarati, Oriya and Kannada.
- The minimum age limit for NEET is 17 years on 31st December of the year of admission.
- The maximum age limit for NEET is 25 years for General candidates and 30 years for Reserved categories.
12th or Other Equivalent Examination: Students must have passed or should be appearing for their 12th or equivalent examination from a recognized board with Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology or any other elective subject with English. Along with this, the candidate should fulfill the following criteria:
- 10+2 or HSC with 50% marks for General Category i.e. the candidate must have passed in subjects like Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Biotechnology with a minimum aggregate of 50%.
- 10+2 or HSC with 40% marks for OBC, SC and ST Categories i.e. the candidate must have passed in subjects like Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Biotechnology with a minimum aggregate of 40%.
- The qualifying marks for candidates in PH and PwD categories stands at 45% marks for Gen-PH and 40% for SC-PH, ST-PH and OBC-PH candidates with locomotory disability of lower limbs.
No. of attempts: There is no limit on the number of attempts till the age of 25 years.
Highlights of NEET application form 2017:
- It is advised that candidates read the information brochure carefully before filling up the application form for NEET 2017.
- The NEET 2017 form is available online only and no other mode will be accepted by the exam conducting authorities.
- Before starting the procedure to fill the application form, candidates must be ready with a unique email ID and a valid phone number.
- All the fields mentioned in the application form are mandatory and must be filled.
- The NEET 2017 form fee amount can only be paid via Credit or Debit Cards, Internet Banking or E-Challan at the designated banks only.
- After successful completion of the NEET 2017 application form, candidates must take 2 to 3 printouts of the confirmation page.
Details to be filled in the NEET 2017 Application Form:
- Candidate’s Name
- Date of Birth
- Mother’s Name
- Father’s Name
- Mobile Number
- Email ID
- Qualifying Examination
- Year of Passing Class X
- Name of School Where the Candidate Cleared Class X
- Percentage Obtained in Class X
- Year of Passing Class XII
- Name of School Where the Candidate Studied Class XII
- Percentage Obtained in Class XII
- Contact Details
- State Domicile
- Parent's or Guardian’s Details
Choice of Examination Location:
Enter the name of three examination codes for locations where you take the exam. The examination centre will then be allocated as per availability.
How to Apply
Candidates can follow these steps to fill and submit the NEET 2017 application form:
- Visit the official website of NEET.
- Click on the ‘Apply Online’ link.
- Fill all personal, academic and exam centre details in the application form.
- Pay the application fee through debit or credit card or any other prescribed mode.
- Take a printout of the confirmation page and keep it safe for further use.
How to fill the NEET 2017 Application Form:
Step 1: Fill the Application Form and Note Down your Registration Number
- Visit the official website.
- Click on the ‘Apply Online’ link.
- Read all the instructions carefully and click on ‘Proceed to Apply Online’.
Fill Registration Details:
- Enter details like Candidate’s Name, Mother’s Name, Father’s Name, Date of Birth, Aadhaar Number, Mobile Number, Email Address and Security Pin.
- After entering all the details, click on the ‘Submit’ button.
Fill Personal Details (Application Form):
Choose State, Gender, Category, PwD status, Marital Status, Place of Residence and Aadhar Card Number (optional).
Enter your House Number, Locality, City, State, District, Pincode, Email Address, Mobile Number and Land Line Number.
Domicile Details: Mention your State Domicile, House Number, Locality, City, State and District.
Guardians Details: Choose the Qualification, Occupation and Annual Income details of your guardians.
Qualification Details: Enter your Name, Address, School Board, Type of Institution, Year of Passing and Percentage obtained in Class 10.
Qualifying Examination Details: Choose the Qualifying Exam Code, School Board, Year of Passing or Appearing, Type of Institution, Name, and Address of the School, Study, Passing or Appearing for Class 12, District of Class 12, Percentage Obtained and your Roll number (if allotted).
Choose the language you want to give the exam in, along with three choices for your examination centre. Choose your security question and password, enter the security pin and click on the ‘Next’ button. A review page will then open where you can check all the details you have entered before clicking on the ‘Submit’ button. After submitting your details, your registration number will be displayed. Note it down for further use.
Step 2: Upload Images
Click on the ‘Upload Scanned Images’ button. Then click ‘Choose File’ to select your photograph and signature and then click ‘Next’. The preview of both images will appear after which you can click the ‘Upload’ button to upload them.
Step 3: Application Fee Payment
Click on the ‘Make Payment’ option and choose your method of fee payment i.e. debit or credit card, netbanking, CSC e-wallet etc. Choose your respective bank and click ‘Go for payment’. Enter the card details and pay the application fee.
Step 4: Confirmation Page
After finishing the fee payment process, candidates will be able to take a printout of the application form. We suggest taking at least 4 printouts of the confirmation page for future reference purposes.
NEET 2017 Application Form Correction
Applicants have been provided a chance to make corrections in the NEET 2017 Application Form. They can do this by logging into their account between 7th and 12th March, 2017.
|Category||Application Fee (Without Late Fee)|
|General and OBC||1400/-|
|SC, ST and PH||750/-|
The application procedure of NEET 2017 will begin tentatively in December 2016. Candidates can check all important dates below:
|NEET 2017 Online Applications to be Released||January 31, 2017|
|Last Date for Submitting the NEET 2017 Application Form||March 1, 2017 (till midnight)|
|Payment of NEET Application Fee||January 31 to March 1, 2017 (till midnight)|
|NEET Application Form Correction Opportunity||March 24 to 31, 2017 (11:59 pm)|
|NEET Application Window Reopens||March 31, 2017|
|Last Date for NEET 2017 Application - Reopened Window||April 5, 2017|
|Date for Uploading Admit Card on the Website||April 15, 2017|
|NEET 2017 Exam Date||May 7, 2017|
|Downloading the OMR Answer Sheet||Third or Fourth Week of May, 2017|
|Declaration of NEET 2017 Result||June 8, 2017|
- The exam will be conducted in a Pen and Paper Based format. Candidates will have to mark their responses in the OMR answer sheet, provided during the exam, using a ballpoint pen.
- The NEET 2017 question booklet will consist of 180 questions from all three subjects. Physics and Chemistry will account for of 45 questions each, while Biology will account of 90 questions.
|Subjects||Number of Questions|
|Biology (Botany + Zoology)||90|
- All questions will be of multiple-choice type, with 4 options and only 1 correct choice.
- The NEET 2017 question paper will be conducted in eight vernacular languages apart from English and Hindi. These languages are Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Oriya and Kannada.
- Each question in the NEET 2017 question paper will carry 4 marks. Correct answers will yield 4 marks while incorrect answers will result in a deduction of 1 mark. No marks will be given or deducted for unmarked questions.
|SR. NO.||CLASS XI||CLASS XII|
|1.||Physical World and Measurement||Electrostatics|
|3.||Laws of Motion||Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism|
|4.||Work, Energy and Power||Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents|
|5.||Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body||Electromagnetic Waves|
|7.||Properties of Bulk Matter||Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation|
|8.||Thermodynamics||Atoms and Nuclei|
|9.||Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory||Electronic Devices|
|10.||Oscillations and Waves|
|SR. NO.||CLASS XI||CLASS XII|
|1.||Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry||Solid State|
|2.||Structure of Atom||Solutions|
|3.||Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties||Electrochemistry|
|4.||Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure||Chemical Kinetics|
|5.||States of Matter: Gases and Liquids||Surface Chemistry|
|6.||Thermodynamics||General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements|
|8.||Redox Reactions||D- and F-Block Elements|
|10.||S-Block Element (Alkali and Alkaline Earth Metals)||Haloalkanes and Haloarenes|
|11.||Some P-Block Elements||Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers|
|12.||Organic Chemistry - Some Basic Principles and Techniques||Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids|
|13.||Hydrocarbons||Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen|
|16.||Chemistry in Everyday Life|
|SR. NO.||CLASS XI||CLASS XII|
|1.||Diversity in the Living World||Reproduction|
|2.||Structural Organisation in Animals and Plants||Genetics and Evolution|
|3.||Cell Structure and Function||Biology and Human Welfare|
|4.||Plant Physiology||Biotechnology and Its Applications|
|5.||Human Physiology||Ecology and Environment|
- Make a Study Schedule: You should prepare a good timetable for your exam preparation. Make sure to include little intervals between study hours. Preparing as per a timetable will help you cover all parts of the syllabus.
For better time management, check the Toppr schedule.
- Prepare as per the Syllabus: Before you start preparing for the exam, you should gather complete information about the officially prescribed syllabus.
- Work on Weaker Areas: Students are often very strong in one subject and weak in others. You have to work hard and try to solve the weaker topics with the help of your teacher, friends and parents. This will let you overcome your fears effectively and help you get better at understanding concepts in the future.
- Gather Good Study Material: For NEET, preparing from the best study NEET books is really beneficial. Try to refer books which contain the complete CBSE syllabus. To score well, it is necessary to study NCERT as well as other books prescribed for NEET preparation. For better understanding, you can refer to Toppr learn.
- Maintain Your Health: While preparing for NEET, you should always take care of your health as it helps you concentrate on your studies. Avoid junk and oily foods and make a strict diet plan. Do meditation and yoga exercises to remain fit and achieve a better state of mind.
- Practice Online Mock Tests: Mock tests can help you in cracking the NEET exam effortlessly. They are available for each and every subject and cover all chapters and topics. Mock tests will improve your skills, knowledge, performance and time management. Find NEET Question papers and try to attempt them by setting a time limit of 3 hours to simulate a real exam situation.
- 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
- Concepts of Physics by H.C. Verma
- NCERT Physics: CBSE PMT by Anil Aggarwal
- NCERT - Physics - Part 1 and Part 2
- Physics for Medical Entrance Examinations by D.C. Pandey
- Organic, Inorganic and Physical Chemistry by O.P Tandon
- NCERT Books
- Objective Chemistry for NEET by R.K. Gupta
Previous Years' Papers
For NEET 2017, solve all of NEET and AIPMT previous year’s question papers. Focus on frequently asked questions, topics and patterns. Also focus on question papers of other exams like JIPMER, RPET and AIIMS if you’re looking for more practice. Chances are, you’re likely going to appear for more medical entrance exams other than just NEET 2017.
The Admit Card of NEET 2017 is available online only. Candidates can the below steps to download it correctly.
- Click this link to start downloading the NEET 2017 Admit Card.
- After clicking the link, you will find three boxes asking for the registration number, date of birth and security pin.
- Enter your details in each box and click on the ‘Submit’ button.
- You will now be redirected to your NEET 2017 Admit Card in pdf format.
- You can now download it and take printouts.
What other formalities have to be completed after downloading the NEET Admit Card 2017?
After downloading the Admit Card or obtaining it through the CSC centre, candidates need to follow the following procedure:
- Paste a postcard-sized photograph in the space provided on the NEET 2017 Admit Card or Hall Ticket.
- The postcard size photograph should be 4x6 cm in size, with a white background.
- A photograph posted will be cross-checked by the invigilator to ensure the candidate’s authenticity.
- Furthermore, candidates are also required to paste a passport-sized photograph on the attendance sheet during the NEET 2017 exam.
Details included in the NEET 2017 Admit Card
The NEET 2017 Admit Card contains specific details of the candidate and exam, such as the candidate’s name, roll number, registration number, address of examination centre and instructions to be followed inside the examination hall.
Check below for all information that the NEET 2017 Admit Card or Hall Ticket contains:
- Candidate’s Name
- Roll Number
- Registration Number
- Date of Examination
- Timing of Examination
- Question Paper Language
- Date of Birth
- Address of Candidate
- Centre Address
- Signature of Parent
- Signature of Candidate
- Important instructions to be followed
- A space provided to affix postcard-sized photograph
According to an official notification, in order to secure a MBBS or BDS seat in government, private and deemed medical colleges and universities in India, a candidate belonging to the Unreserved category has to score a minimum of 50th percentile in NEET 2017. In comparison, a candidate belonging to SC, ST or OBC categories has to score a minimum percentile of 40th. For candidates with a locomotory disability of the lower limbs, the minimum percentile is 45th. The percentile will be determined on the basis of higher marks secured in All-India common merit list in NEET 2017.
|ST, SC and OBC||40th percentile|
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.
Candidates can check the below table for the NEET 2016 Cut-off under the All-India Quota for seats:
NEET Cut-off score under 15% for All India Quota seats
|Category||Range of Marks||No. of Candidates|
|Unreserved||685 - 468||14315|
|OBC||468 - 465||230|
|SC||468 - 352||2815|
|ST||466 - 303||1427|
|Unreserved and PH||466 - 214||430|
|OBC and PH||213 - 210||10|
|SC and PH||209 - 130||75|
|ST and PH||213 - 118||23|
NEET Overall Cut-off (Category-wise)
|Category||Range of Marks||Qualifying Criteria||No. of Candidates|
|Unreserved||685 - 145||50th Percentile||171329|
|OBC||678 - 118||40th Percentile||175226|
|SC||595 - 118||40th Percentile||47183|
|ST||599 - 118||40th Percentile||15710|
|Unreserved and PH||474 - 131||45th Percentile||437|
|OBC and PH||510 - 118||40th Percentile||597|
|SC and PH||415 - 118||40th Percentile||143|
|ST and PH||339 - 118||40th Percentile||36|
This year, NEET 2017 was of moderate difficulty. Compared to last year's paper though, this year was slightly tougher. Here's the detailed paper analysis:
Physics is generally considered to be the toughest out of the three subjects. This year's paper was of a moderate level; with a lot of calculation-based questions. Compared to last year though, the paper was slightly tougher and lengthier.
The weightage of questions in Physics was just slightly imbalanced, with 24 and 21 questions from class 11 and class 12 respectively. The paper had 19 questions from Mechanics, 5 from Thermodynamics and Kinetic Theory, 9 from Electrodynamics, 5 from Optics and Wave Optics and 7 from Modern Physics.
This year, Chemistry exam was also of moderate level. Many questions were conceptualised and application-based. It was also observed in Set R that question number 87 (Chemistry) doesn't have any correct option.
The paper had 12 questions from Physical Chemistry, 14 from Organic Chemistry, 12 from Inorganic Chemistry and 4 questions from General Chemistry.
In Biology, the weightage of questions was almost equally balanced between the syllabi of classes 11 and 12. The paper had 11 questions from Reproduction, 15 from Genetics and Evolution, 7 from Biology and Human Welfare, 4 from Biotechnology, 9 from Ecology, 11 from Diversity in Living Organisms, 7 from Structural Organisation in Plants and animals, 7 from Cell Structure and Functions, 6 from Plant Physiology and 13 from Human Physiology.
Additional Highlights of the NEET 2017 Exam
- Most of the questions were based on concepts given in NCERT. One can conclude that 60-70% of the complete paper was a clear reflection of NCERT.
- Overall, questions involved different level of skills – with some being knowledge-based and some being analytical. Questions in Physics were very demanding in terms of being multi-conceptual, hence time-consuming. Questions based upon diagram; however, were less in number this time.
- One has to agree that a change in trend was witnessed this year as the difficulty level was higher since questions required exceptional calculation skills. While in biology, the proportion of questions tilted towards Class XII i.e., 51% from Class XII and 48% from Class XI. Physics and Chemistry saw a nearly equal share of XI and XII Class syllabus.
- CBSE continued its tradition of nearly 7% ambiguous questions, giving jitters to NEET aspirants.
- It can also be suggested that many options in questions, particularly in Biology, were applicative but the concepts themselves were relevant to information found in NCERT textbooks. This comes as a warning to the future NEET aspirants, who would require additional training to match these expectations.
CONCLUSION: This year clearly saw more emphasis being laid on application based questions in all three subjects.
|NEET 2017||May 7, 2017|
|NEET 2017 Answer Key (by coaching Institutes)||May 7, 2017 (after 1:00 pm)|
|NEET 2017 Answer Key (Official)||Last Week of May, 2017|
|Display of OMR Sheet for NEET 2017||Last Week of May, 2017|
|Dates for Challenging the NEET 2017 Answer Key||Last Week of May, 2017|
|NEET 2017 Result||June 8, 2017|
How to Download the NEET Answer Key?
Candidates have to go through the following steps, mentioned below, to download the NEET Answer Key 2017:
- Visit the official link.
- Click on the respective answer key link.
- The answer key of all sets will appear on the screen.
- Download it and compare the responses with the answer key.
- Don’t forget to take a printout of the answer key for further use.
How to Challenge the Answer Key?
If a candidate has any complaint related to the NEET 2017 Answer Key, the same should be submitted to the CBSE board online; with all the supporting documents and a fee of Rs. 1000 per question through Credit or Debit Card. The request of the challenge must be submitted within the prescribed dates. The challenges against the official NEET 2017 Answer Key will be referred to Subject Expert or Committees constituted by CBSE for this purpose. The recommendations of the Committees pertaining to answer discrepancy will be final.
If the complaint filed by a candidate is found to be genuine, the fee will be fully refunded while filing the complaint. Any complaints received after the stipulated date and without the requisite fee will not be considered under any circumstances. Complaints received by E-mail or Fax will also not be considered.
NEET Answer Key Challenge – Step by Step Procedure
- Go to ‘Candidate Login’ and enter your NEET 2017 ‘Registration Number’ and ‘Password’.
- Now click on the ‘Answer Key Challenge’ tab and select ‘Answer Booklet Code’.
- Select the question for the challenge and then click on the ‘Submit’ button.
- Select your answer and give comments and justifications for your answer.
- Click on the ‘Confirm’ tab and pay the requisite fee for challenging the Answer Key.
- For each answer key challenged, you have to pay a fee of Rs. 1000 via your Debit or Credit Card.
- You can now take a printout of the confirmation slip that showcases the detail of the Answer Key challenged.
You can check the NEET Answer Key 2017 with detailed solutions, for Sets A to Z, over here.
CBSE will declare the NEET 2017 result on 8th June, 2017. All candidates who have appeared for the exam will be able to check the result online. On the day of result declaration, the NEET 2017 cut-off will also be released. No scorecard will be sent to candidates via post or any other offline mode. In order to check the result, students have to enter their Registration Number and Date of Birth. Candidates in the merit list, based on their marks in the entrance exam, will be eligible to appear for the counselling round. For counselling related details, check Toppr-NEET counselling.
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 and 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
For the complete list of colleges offering admission through NEET 2017, click here.
Asking doubts and clearing them are important while preparing for NEET. Toppr brings you a community, which has survived the test of time and wants to help out every NEET aspirant. When doubts arise, ask questions to your teachers and friends immediately and avoid postponing them. You can also discuss your queries on Toppr’s forum to get an edge over others:
Some common questions that NEET aspirants have asked in the past are:
- How do I prepare for NEET without coaching?
- What are some tips to crack NEET?
- I’m a State Board student; how do I go about preparing for NEET?
- What are some hurdles I might face before NEET?
- What are some of the most important chapters in NEET 2017 syllabus?
- What all colleges are participating in NEET 2017?