NEET 2017 Exam Dates Exam Pattern Syllabus

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What is NEET ? NEET is an all India test. It stands for “National Eligibility cum Entrance test”. The test’s primary aspect is to conduct exam for the medical courses. The test is a single window of entrance for all colleges. Whether these are private or public colleges.

The test is under the office of CBSE. The board calls the dates and announcements with regards to this exam. All MBBS/BDS courses in government and private colleges accept its score. So, a student with NEET score can eligible to apply to such colleges.

The exam is an objective test. It has one tire to complete. The exam starts around the month of May. This is an annual test. It takes place once every year. The allocation seats for medical courses happen with its score. There are no other means for a student to apply.

To check the latest updates the aspirants can search online. The 2017 NEET is due for this year. It becomes necessary to keep track of changes. As it is possible that some minor events affect the outcome of the test. The aspirants can follow this post. As it keeps on updating. So, that there is no information missing for the need of it.

NEET Result

The NEET results updates are viewable from here. If an aspirant wants to check the results. They can do so by visiting the link for details. Moreover, the aspirant can check out this section for further clarifications. In future, any updates will reflect in this section.

The passing criteria in NEET are different for different categories. The aspirants of the general class need to score 50% percentile to pass. The aspirants of SC/ST/OBC need to score 40% percentile to pass. The PWD aspirants need to score 45% percentile.

If during results two or more candidates acquire same marks. In that case, their inter-se merit decides preference. This means that the candidate’s age will factor in. So, the older candidate will have a clear edge in such a situation.

The percentile system of checking is there to assess the comparisons. The data shows how well a candidate is when compared to others in the same test. So, this means that the percentile is there to assess the skill level. Moreover, it helps to not restrict the results on the basis of marks themselves.

As an example, if an aspirant answer 85% of questions correctly. They are in the 99th percentile rank. This shows that the results are not on the basis of percent of the correct answer. However, on the evidence of percentiles. This is not bound by the number of correct answers.

Percentile helps to rank the candidate on the standardised tests. The interpretation of score does not confine to the attempts of right answers. So, if a candidate scores are near to or equal to 80% of the rest of the candidates. This leads to 80th percentile. He or she has an 80 as the percentile rank.

This leads to the method of calculating the score. On the basis of score secured out of the maximum score in the test. So, a test score of 75% in this test with a maximum number of 1000 candidates. Makes the score of 750. The percentage of the aspirant in not affected by his or her merit. When compared to other candidates who took the test.

To keep oneself updated the aspirants can visit this section of the article. This section updates fast as soon as there is a release. So, to keep oneself abreast. The aspirant needs to cultivate an eagerness. So, that it helps to score well on each aspect of this test.

The National Board of Education releases the following results. First the all India 50% of the MD/MS/PG Diploma courses quota. All states come under it except for few. These are J&K, Andhra Pradesh and the newly formed state of Telangana.

After that, the state quota seat results for MD/MS/PG Diploma courses is out. In here also the results of few states are exempt. These are Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and J&K.

Then the results of all MD/MS/PG diploma courses for the private colleges. All the private medical colleges receive their results. All these colleges courses results are for the UGC universities and other institutions.

Moreover, after this, the results of admission to PG medical courses in the AFMS institutes is out for the pupil.

At last, the admission result of DNB CET Board speciality courses is out for the pupil. The above-mentioned trend continues throughout the year. With some minor changes, here and there.

NEET Application Form

In NEET 2017 the CBSE has come out with one correction opportunity in application filling. So, if the aspirant has made mistakes in application. He or she have one chance to correct it.

The notice released on March 7, 2017, allows for correction in the following fields.  One is Identification identity. The second id date of birth. The third gender and state code. After that the category and disability status. At last, the medium of question paper and examination centre.

So, corrections for the above fields is possible. Other fields are not possible for a change. The aspirant cannot change the value in those fields. Once the aspirant has entered the correct value. He or she should make sure that the values are correct. As there is no second chance to change the data.

The aspirants can change the data. Starting from March 7 at 10 am (Tuesday) until March 12, 2017 (Sunday, 11:59 pm). The change in category filed invites an additional fee. The fee is payable through Credit Card/ Debit Card. Moreover, through internet banking also.

The online application form filling started on January 31, 2017(Tuesday). The application filing closes on March 1, 2017 (Wednesday). The aspirants should take care of these dates. As it will not change under whatsoever circumstances.

The CBSE has introduced online filling of application form. No other type of form filling is permissible. As per the Supreme Court order of 2016. All the colleges of medical science. Whether private of government colleges. All the admissions to the MMBS/BDS courses will take place with the NEET scores.

So, the filling of NEET becomes important rather imminent. The aspirant should keep in mind that this is the way forward. If he or she wants to practice medical science as a career.

The filling of application form is a four-stage process. First, the aspirant needs to download the brochure with information. Second, do the registration once he or she has gone through the brochure. Third, upload the digital images with signature. Along with the right-hand index finger impression and pay the application fee.

Fourth, the fee is payable online or in offline mode. Once the fee is through the confirmation page is visible for the record. The aspirants can go through the NEET’s eligibility criteria. So that there are no confusions with regards to the filling of the application form.

NEET Infographic

NEET Application Fees

The general category aspirants need to pay INR 1400 as a fee. The SC/ST/PH aspirants need to pay INR 750. The aspirants should note that the fee is a one-time payment. Moreover, there is no refund. Once the aspirant pays the fee it is final.

The aspirant needs to make sure that the fee is final. Moreover, make sure that the amount confirmation is there in your statement. As there is a chance that there is a confirmation page and yet no fee confirming from the account. To avoid such a situation. It is always in the interest of the aspirant to do a double check.

If the fee is not in the NEET account. The information may or may not reach you on time. Hence it may happen that the aspirant may receive the failure email. After that, the last date to pay the fee is over.

After all the hard work. It should not happen that because of fee pay failure. The aspirant is missing out of this important exam. As all the allocation of seats is through this exam. It becomes important to take measure to minimise the risk.

Always double check with the application process. To avoid the mistakes. It may happen without the aspirant’s knowledge. So, the aspirant needs to check again with the process. Moreover, make sure there is nothing which might cause concern at a later stage.

NEET Seats

The NEET 2017 is the national entrance test. The test is under the office of CBSE. Moreover, there are about 400 medical colleges. Both private and public colleges combined. The total number of seats is about 50,000. This figure is in public through the honourable Supreme Court verdict.

The NEET has replaced the AIPMT entrance test. This has come about after the 2016 Supreme Court order. Up till 2016, the aspirants gave AIPMT to sit for the medical seats in various colleges.

As per the Supreme Court order, there can be no other exams. The NEET is the standard now. So, all the admissions to various colleges are through NEET. All the MBBS/BDS courses in India is achievable through this exam.

The NEET is a single exam to fill colleges seat. Both in states and in the Centre. This applies to the private colleges as well. The previous exams of state level. Such as CET, KEAM and WBJEE. All those exams are redundant now.

However, the aspirants should note. That the AIIMS and JIPMER exams are under the respective colleges. They are not under the NEET. These two are still separate. The Supreme Court order does not apply to these two exams.

NEET Exam Pattern

The mode of the exam is offline. This means that the exam is pen and paper mode. The aspirant can go through the official notification with regards to this. The details will explain in the notification. As to what pen is in accordance with the exam rule.

The aspirant needs to carry enough pens with themselves. So, that they are better prepared for the D-day. In the case of one pen not working properly. The aspirant can use the other and minimise the risks.

The total number of questions in the test is 180 questions. There is only one booklet of question paper. All the questions and answers are present on the same booklet. The aspirant needs to fill out the OMR sheet. While the sheet is in process of filling the aspirant needs to take care while marking the answers.

As there is no provision to use an eraser or a blade to rectify the answer. Once the aspirant marks answer on the OMR sheet it is final. Due diligence while marking the answers is important. As this single OMR sheet decides the future of the aspirant.

The questions are of objective type. Each question has four optional answers to choose from. The aspirant needs to mark the correct answer. While doing so if the aspirant marks two options. In that case, the question is now invalid. Therefore, aspirants should make sure that they mark only a single option.

NEET is a three hours’ duration of the exam. There is no provision to provide extra time to the aspirants. The aspirants should take this into consideration. There should be sufficient time keeping aside for revising as well. Apart from this the aspirant also needs to carve out some time for the formal formalities. These are singing on the attendance sheet and other requirements under the invigilator.

The question papers contain four sections. These are Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology.

The aspirant needs to have a good command over these subjects. So, that they can perform well in the merit list. The higher grades in Botany and Zoology will make an impression during the counselling.

NEET Test is in several languages. This is because of the nature of this country’s formation. These languages are as follows: English, Hindi, Tamil, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi and Telugu. Because of this, all the aspirants have an equal playing field.

The Physics section contains 45 questions. The chemistry section also contains 45 number of questions. Moreover, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology each contain 45 number of questions. Thus, the total number of question in the exam is 180.

NEET Eligibility

The aspirant’s minimum age to take this test is 17 years. However, the minimum age for the SC/ST/OBC aspirant is 25 years. For the overseas aspirants, the age is per the rules under the state and central government. The age as on the 31sDecemberer of the preceding year of the exam.

The general category aspirant needs to have 50% marks in 12th. To sit in this test. For the SC/ST/OBC aspirants. The minimum marks are 4o%. Moreover, for the Gen-PH aspirants, the minimum marks is 45%.

The qualifying percentile in the NEET is 50th percentile. 45th percentile for the Gen-PH aspirant. Moreover, it is 40th percentile for the SC/ST/OBC aspirants.

NEET Syllabus

NEET 2017 syllabus is a brain child of the Medical Council of India. The syllabus is according to class 11 and class 12th. The chapters and topics related to science and mathematics are the most important ones. As these set the foundation for a medical career in future.

The syllabus is of four sections. These sections are physics, chemistry, zoology and botany. The syllabus is a product of the careful study of several syllabi of the state and central educational boards. So, that the best portions out of the course are fruitful for test taking.

The boards are Board of School Education, Central Board of Secondary Education. Plus, the National Council of Education Research and training.

Download Neet Syllabus

NEET Exam Dates?

The NEET came out with the 2017 notification on 31st Jan 2017 (Tuesday). Those aspirants who are prepping up for NEET can go through it. To keep oneself updated please visit this section for any changes. Whether those changes are minor or major. It will show up on this section of the article.

The last date of submission of form is 1st march 2017 (Wednesday). The aspirants need to take care while they fill up the form. If there is a mistake, then it is possible to correct it.

However, to do so the aspirant need to do it in set time frame. The dates are from 7th march (Tuesday) to 12 march (Sunday) 2017. The aspirant can use this facility once.

Moreover, the admit card release date is 15th April 2017 (Saturday). The exam will take place on 7th May 2017. Once the test is over. The results will come out on 8th June 2017 (Thursday). The counselling of students will start after the results are out.

The test is of superior standards. The CBSE board takes full care of its students. If for some reason there are doubts. The aspirant can approach the website of NEET. Moreover, the board is more than happy to resolve the questions through its contact form.

To keep oneself in the race. The students need to keep themselves updated with regards to dates. So, that there is no loss due to the lack of data. The aspirants can visit this page from time to time to clarify any doubt. Moreover, all the updates about the exams are available in this section.

On 3 Feb 2017 (Friday) the CBSE rolled back the notification of limiting the attempts. To a maximum of 3 times. This has come after the Supreme Court judgement on this matter. So, the test of 2017 will become the first attempt for this test. Rejecting counting the previous attempts as non-valid.


Are NEET 2017 application forms out?

The NEET application form is out on the website. The aspirants can visit the website to fill the forms.

When is NEET result declaration?

The NEET result declaration date is 8th June 2018.

Does NEET have negative marking?

Yes, the NEET test carries a penalty of 1 mark for wrong selection of an answer.

How NEET merit list prepared?

The NEET merit list is according to the percentile system. There is a qualifying percentile for each category of aspirants.

Which year did NEET become the All-India test for medicine?

The NEET came into existence after the Supreme Court order.

What is the NEET 2017 exam date?

The NEET 2017 exam date is 7th May 2017 (Sunday).

The NEET status for Tamilnadu 2017?

Due to the political situation in Tamilnadu. The NEET bill is yet to receive the Governors approval. Moreover, a bill exempts the Tamilnadu aspirants from sitting for NEET 2017.

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