NEET 2017

NEET is all India Combined test for All MBBS/BDS sets across all states. It started with first NEET examination in 2013. The responsibility of the CBSE is limited to the conduct of the entrance examination, declaration of result and providing merit list to the Counseling Authorities.

About NEET Exam

Eligibility Criteria

(i) The candidate should be Indian National and must have completed the 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 to the 1st year M.B.B.S./DENTAL Course.

(ii) The upper age limit is 25 years for All India Pre-Medical /Pre-Dental Entrance Examination as on 31st December of the year of the entrance examination.

 Further provided that this upper age limit shall be relaxed by a period of 5 (five) years for the candidates of Scheduled Castes/Schedule Tribes/Other Backward Classes. Candidate must born on or between

(a) 01.01.87 to 01.01.2000 (SC/ST/OBC Category)

(b) 01.01.92 to 01.01.2000 (Other Category)

 (iii) There is no attempt limit.

 The candidate must have passed in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English individually and must have obtained a minimum of 50% marks taken together in Physics, Chemistry and Biology at the qualifying examination. In respect of candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribes or Other Backward Classes the marks obtained in Physics, Chemistry and Biology taken together in qualifying examination be 40% instead of 50% for General Candidates. Those who are appearing in plus two examinations can also appear for the entrance test provisionally subject to their fulfilling the conditions later.

 Qualifying Criteria

In order to be eligible for admission to MBBS/BDS courses for a particular academic year, it shall be necessary for a candidate to obtain minimum of marks at 50th percentile in ‘National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test, held for the said academic year. However, in respect of candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes, the minimum marks shall be at 40th percentile. In respect of General candidates with locomotory disability of lower limbs, the minimum marks shall be at 45th percentile. The percentile shall be determined on the basis of highest marks secured in All -India common merit list in ‘National Eligibility-cum- Entrance Test for admission to MBBS /BDS courses’. Provided when sufficient number of candidates in the respective categories fail to secure minimum marks as prescribed in National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test held for any academic year for admission to MBBS/BDS Courses, the Central Government in consultation with Medical Council of India/Dental Council of India may at its discretion lower the minimum marks required for admission to MBBS/BDS Courses for candidates belonging to respective categories and marks so lowered by the Central Government shall be applicable for the said academic year only.

No candidate who has failed to obtain the minimum eligibility marks as above shall be eligible for admission to MBBS/BDS courses.

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Exam Pattern & Syllabus for NEET

Pattern of the Entrance Examination:


The Entrance Examination shall consist of one paper containing 180 objective type questions (four options with single correct answer) from Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany & Zoology) to be answered on the specially designed machine- gradable sheet using Ball Point Pen only. The duration of paper would be 03 hours.

 This test will be conducted in two phases in 2016:

  1. NEET-1: On May 1. AIPMT to be treated as NEET-1 for students who have already applied for it. 6,67,637 candidates from 1,040 centres in 52 cities will appear for it
  2. NEET-2: On July 24. Those who have not applied for AIPMT can take it.

 NEET-2016 will have one 3-hr paper with 180 objective-type questions on Physics, Chemistry and Biology

 Language of the Question Papers:

  1. All candidates can opt for Question Paper either in English or in Hindi. ØCandidates seeking admission under 15% All India quota seats and in AFMC should appear in the examination either in English or Hindi only.
  2. Candidates who have passed/appearing their class XII or equivalent qualifying examination from the State Boards of Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Gujarat, Maharashtra, TamilNadu and west Bengal and seeking admission in the institutions located in the State concerned under State Quota seats only can opt for Question Paper in their respective Regional Language i.e. Telugu, Assamese, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil and Bengali.
  3. Candidates seeking admission under State Quota seats of more than one State should appear in the examination either in English or Hindi only.
  4. Candidates opting for English would be provided Test Booklet in English only and the candidates opting for other languages would be provided Test Booklet in English with translation in the language as per choice of the candidate.
  5. Candidates opting for Question Paper in Regional languages should choose Centre Cities within the geographical limit of the State concerned.
  6. Option of Question Paper should be exercised while filling in the application form and the option once exercised by candidates cannot be changed later.
  7. In case of any ambiguity in translation of any of the questions,its English version shall be treated as final.

Syllabus for this Exam:

The Medical Council of India (MCI) recommended the following syllabus for National eligibility-cum-Entrance Test for admission to MBBS/BDS courses across the country (NEET -UG) after review of various State syllabi as well as those prepared by CBSE, NCERT and COBSE. This is to establish uniformity across the country keeping in view the relevance of different areas in Medical Education.


Class 11, 12:

Physical world and measurement, Electrostatics, Kinematics, Current Electricity, Laws of Motion, Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism, Work, Energy and Power,    Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents, Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body         Electromagnetic Waves, Gravitation Optics, Properties of Bulk Matter, Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation, Thermodynamics Atoms and Nuclei, Behavior of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory, Electronic Devices, Oscillations and Waves.


Class 11, 12:

Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry Solid State, Structure of Atom Solutions, Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties Electrochemistry, Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure Chemical Kinetics, States of Matter: Gases and Liquids, Surface Chemistry, Thermodynamics, General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements Equilibrium, p-Block Elements, d and f Block Elements, Redox Reactions, Hydrogen, Coordination Compounds, s-Block Element (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals), Haloalkanes and Haloarenes, Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers, Organic Chemistry, Some Basic Principles and Techniques, Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids, Hydrocarbons Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen, Environmental Chemistry, Biomolecules Polymers, Chemistry in Everyday Life.


Class 11, 12:

Diversity in Living World, Reproduction, Structural Organisation in Animals and Plants, Genetics and Evolution, Cell Structure and Function, Biology and Human Welfare, Plant, Physiology Biotechnology and Its Applications, Human physiology, Ecology and environment.

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Tips and Strategy for NEET-2016

According to the expert teacher and the successful students who have cracked this examination convincingly,  following four points is must-to-do for all candidates.

Planning: The first and simple strategy to crack this exam is planning. You must have heard “One who fails to plan, plans to fail”. Hence you must plan your study in advance. If you are really excited and willing to join one of the top Medical College in India, you must gear yourself from 12th class onwards. Minimum 1 year hard core preparation would fetch you good marks and hence all India ranking. And hence the ideal time to start the preparation is from 11th std.

Selective study: The second step is selective study. As a candidate you must understand the difference between smart work and hard work. It means you don’t need to read everything and know everything. You must be selective in your approach towards which text book is to be followed for study and revision.

Discipline: The third step is to formulate a roadmap till your exam. So that you would have the clear cut picture of your preparation level and exam date. A candidate is expected to have a disciplined way of study which means consistency and continuity.

Time Management: And the last but not the least is Time Management which is very essential. Try to practice the questions in a given time frame. You should also make a frame of mind that which section of question paper requires how much time.

In the mean time a candidate must follow the below guidelines for better improvement:
Ø  Identify your weaker area and try to strengthen it.
Ø  More brush up of your strong area.
Ø  Revise and repeat the syllabus time and again.
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