The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test or NEET-UG is a entrance examination in India, for students who wish to study any graduate medical course (MBBS), dental course (BDS) in government or private medical colleges in India. NEET-UG (Undergraduate), for MBBS and BDS courses, will be conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).
NEET-UG replaced the All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT) and all individual MBBS exams conducted by states or colleges themselves.
IMPORTANCE OF NEET
NEET is introduced to create an umbrella or single entrance exam for all medical aspirants in India.
Out of 25 different Medical Entrance Examinations in India, on an average, a student appears in 7-9 entrance exams, thereby causing unnecessary stress on them as well as on parents.
Giving so many exams creates lot of financial burden for the parents since each examination involves expenses like Application Fee & commuting to appear for the entrance test in various cities / at various test centers.
Multiple exams also pose the challenge of preparing for different syllabi and patterns for students which further increase stress among students.
NEET is introduced to avoid unnecessary wastage of time, effort, money & stress.
HISTORY OF NEET
• Initially NEET was proposed in year 2012.
• But Supreme Court cancelled the NEET exam on 18th July 2013.
• On 4th May 2014, CBSE planned to re-conduct AIPMT.
• NEET, was declared illegal and unconstitutional by Supreme Court of India in 2013. However, it was restored on April 11, 2016.
The Supreme Court in May 2016 again gave the green signal for the CBSE to hold National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) 2016-17 in two phases. First phase was held on 1 st May 2016 and 2 nd phase on 24 th July 2016.
NEET 2017 Eligibility Criteria
Candidates should have passed or expecting to be passed in 12th standard or equivalent qualification with 50% (General), 40% (SC/ST), 45% (Differently able) aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology.
Details will be released soon by Medical Council of India.
NEET exam pattern will be simple objective type containing total180 questions.
Physics 45 questions
Chemistry 45 questions
Botany 45 questions
Zoology 45 questions
Every question has an equal weightage of 4 marks for a right answer and a negative marking of 1 mark for each wrong answer.
NEET Exam Syllabus
Candidates can check complete syllabus on the official site that is http://cbseneet.nic.in/cbseneet/Docs/ExaminationSyllabus.pdf
Frequently asked questions (FAQs)*
What is National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET)?
For the current year, the All India Pre-Medical/PreDental Entrance Examination conducted by CBSE for 15% all India seats has been changed to National Eligibility cum Entrance Test as per the directives of Hon’ble Supreme Court of India delivered in various decisions on NEET.
Through NEET against which seats admissions will be made?
NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY CUM ENTRANCE TEST- 2017 is applicable for admissions to the following:- i. All India Quota Seats. ii. State Government Quota Seats where the State Government concerned so opts. iii. Private/Management/NRI Quota Seats in all Private Medical / Dental Colleges or any Private/Deemed University.
Is there any change in the pattern of AIPMT and NEET ?
NO. There is no change in the pattern of AIPMT and NEET.
Is there any change in the syllabus of AIPMT and NEET?
NO. There is no change in the syllabus of AIPMT and NEET.
Whether the examination will be offline or online?
NEET – 2017 will be an offline pen and paper test.
What is the examination date for NEET 2017?
The examination will be in May 2017.
What is the syllabus for NEET 2017?
The Question Paper of NEET 2017 shall be based on the syllabus as notified by the Medical council of India which is as of the Information Bulletin of NEET 2017 available on the website www.aipmt.nic.in
What will be the pattern of NEET 2017?
The NEET 2017 will consist of one paper containing 180 objective type questions (four options with single correct answer) from the subjects Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany & Zoology) to be answered on the specially designed machine-readable sheet using Ball Point Pen only.
What are the duration/timings of NEET 2017?
The duration of NEET 2017 will be 03 hours.
How to fill up ‘online’ application form for NEET 2017? Are there any guidelines for the students before filling the application form?
Application form for NEET can be submitted only online through website
www.aipmt.nic.in. Keep the correct details ready before submission of form
after carefully reading of Bulletin.
If any candidate face problem in filling up of form, to whom can he approach?
Candidate can take the assistance of Facilitation Centres for submission of
application form. Common Services Centres will act as the Facilitation Centres this time and will provide the services against the fee prescribed.
If any candidate faces any problem in remittance of fee, to whom can he/she approach?
Candidates can approach the concerned Banks on contact numbers which are available on the official website of the NEET 2017.
How to find out the nearby HDFC Bank/ICICI Bank/Syndicate Bank/State Bank of India, etc. for fee remittance?
The website www.aipmt.nic.in has a link – Help, to show nearby branches of
HDFC Bank/ICICI Bank/Syndicate Bank/State Bank of India for facilitating
candidates to make payment by e-challan.
If a candidate for any reason not appearing or appeared in the examination, is there any provision for fee refund?
No. Once the online application form is submitted successfully by the candidate, it cannot be withdrawn. Claims for refund of application fee will not be entertained under any circumstances.
What is the minimum and maximum age for appearing in NEET 2017 for 15% all-India quota seats?
A candidate who 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 MBBS/BDS Course and is an INDIAN NATIONAL.
The upper age limit for candidates seeking admission under 15% All India Quota Seats is 25 years 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/ Scheduled 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 01/012000 (Other Category)
Is candidate from Andhra Pradesh, J&K and Telangana studying in Mumbai and Domicile of Maharashtra eligible for 15% All India Quota seats?
Yes, if in case, the candidate is not eligible to seek admission to MBBS/BDS seats in Medical/Dental Colleges in the State of Andhra Pradesh, J&K and Telangana. The candidate is also required to submit a self-declaration to this effect. Format is at Appendix-III of Information Bulletin.
What will be the information filled by a candidate from one State and domicile of another State in the application form against the column - State to which candidate belongs?
For example, a candidate from Andhra Pradesh and domicile of Gujarat should fill Andhra Pradesh against the column – State to which candidate belongs.
What are the enclosures that should be attached with the confirmation page to be sent to the Board’s?
The candidates are NOT REQUIRED TO SEND the print out of the Confirmation Page or any document (s) to the NEET Unit, CBSE.
If mistakenly during filling up of the form, wrong particulars are filled in the online form, how it will be corrected?
Candidates are requested to read the Bulletin carefully before submission of
application. They should keep the entire information ready as per Replica of
NEET 2017. No correction will be allowed after submission of Application form.
Verify the information before final submission of data. All the information
(especially category) which is correct on the date of submission of form will be considered valid and no change is allowed later.
Is a candidate passed class XII with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English subjects from NIOS, eligible to appear for AIPMT?
Yes, candidate passed class XII examination with an aggregate of 50% marks in
the subjects of Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Bio-Technology and also passed English in the Qualifying Examination from any recognised Board/University can appear in the NEET subject to fulfilling other conditions.
If a student studied up to class 11th from CBSE Board from KSA/abroad and class XII from CBSE School in India, will he/she be eligible to appear in NEET?
Yes. All Indian Nationals are Eligible to appear in the NEET for 15% All India
Is it compulsory to take Maths if I want to appear in NEET 2017?
Mathematics is not required for NEET 2017.
Is the candidate passed 12th class in the subjects of English, Hindi, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physical education and appeared/appearing for Biology subject from another Board will be eligible for NEET 2017 ?
No. Any examination equivalent to class XII examination of a recognized
Board/University comprising of Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology including practical test in these subjects and English is only eligible to appear in NEET 2017.
Can a candidate, appearing in Class XII in the year 2017, is eligible to appear in NEET2017?
Is the availability of forms will be online or can it be purchased from any bank or institution.?
The application forms are available online only. A candidate can apply by logging into website www.aipmt.nic.in. Forms are not available in any bank or institution.
For how many attempts / numbers a student can appear for NEET?
There is no attempt limit.
Can one send confirmation page of online application through courier?
No. Form is not required to be sent to CBSE. It is 100% Online procedure for
submission of NEET application form.
How does one know the complete guidelines/instructions for NEET 2017?
The Guidelines for NEET 2017 will be available in the Information Bulletin of
NEET 2017 which will be is available on the website www.aipmt.nic.in.
What do you mean by All-India quota seats?
Seats available under 15% merit positions in Government Medical Colleges filled through the counselling conducted by DGHS is known as All India Quota seats.
Will there be negative marking in NEET 2017?
Yes. Each correct answer will get 04 marks and for each incorrect response, 01 mark will be deducted from the total score.
How long the result of NEET 2017 is valid?
The result of successful candidates of NEET 2017 is valid for the academic
session 2017-18 only.
Is there any helpline for NEET 2017 examination for the aspirants?
Yes. Details available on website.