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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. It is a one tier exam, commences once in a year in the month of May. All seats (MBBS/BDS) of 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. Candidate must have passed/appearing 12th or equivalent examination from any recognized board with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Bio-technology or any other elective subject with English.
  4. In 10 + 2 or HSC, the candidate must have secured a minimum of 50% marks for General Category and 40% marks for OBC/SC/ST.
  5. There is no attempt limit till the age of 25 years.
  6. Aadhar Card is mandatory for application.

Registration

  • Visit the official website of the respective authority.
  • Find the link to ‘apply online’ and click the same.
  • Read the important instructions and complete first part of your application which is online registration.
  • 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 fee payment page.
  • The NEET UG 2017 application fee is Rs. 1000/- for General and OBC category candidate and Rs. 500/- for SC/ST/PH category candidates.
  • Choose the mode of payment and make necessary payment.
  • Candidates who haven’t received their online generated confirmation page their applications will be treated as cancelled.

Dates

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

Events Dates
NEET 2017 application form available Jan 31, 2017
Last date to submit the application form Mar 1, 2017
Admit Card release date Apr 15, 2017
NEET 2017 Exam Date May 7, 2017
Result Declared 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 a 3 hour paper, based in pen and paper mode.
  • The question paper will be available in English or Hindi.
  • The paper will consist of 45 questions each from Physics and Chemistry, and 90 questions from Biology, making a total of 180 questions.
  • Each correct answer will be awarded 4 marks, while for each incorrect response, 1 mark will be deducted.
  • The paper will be worth a maximum 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.
  • There are certain subtopics which are extremely important for NEET. If you find that you are weak in a sub topic as listed in the above article, give more time to read that first, for these topics are actually in focus and have been for the past years.
  • Don’t just read stuff; remember stuff. 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 the past year papers and sample papers - Find as many NEET/AIPMT question papers and sample papers as you can, then attempt them. Allow yourself only 3 hours for each paper, and ensure you attempt the papers in an exam-like atmosphere to help you manage time and deal with exam-pressure.
  • Analyze your performance across tests, and come up with a good strategy to tackle the real paper.
  • Consider keeping revision notes – Maintain revision notes to jot 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. Practice is half of NEET preparation. Try solving different types of problems in Physics, and improve your speeds in Biology and Chemistry. Toppr offers you a 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 MTG publication
    • Trueman’s objective biology

    Chemistry

    • NCERT for 11th and 12th standards
    • O.P Tandon - Physical, Organic, Inorganic chemistry books by GR Bathla publications
    • Objective Chemistry for NEET by RK Gupta

    Biology

    • RD Sharma – Objective Mathematics Part 1 and Part 2 (NCERT difficulty)
    • Course in mathematics for JEE - Tata Mcgraw Hill publications
    • The Pearson Guide to complete mathematics for JEE - S L Loney
    • Arihant series books by Dr S K Goyal and Amit Agrawal

Previous year papers

It is often said that previous year papers are the best ways to judge your preparation; And it holds for NEET as well. Solve all the previous papers of NEET with the time limit set, focus on the frequently asked questions, topics and pattern. You could also try solving question papers of other examinations such as JIPMER, RPET, and AIIMS for more diverse question 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 the 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 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. Some of the colleges offering admission through NEET 2017 are listed below:

  • 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 a complete list of colleges offering admission through NEET 2017 here.

Besides these, AFMC is a college which 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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