NEET 2017

NEET 2017 – National Eligibility Entrance Test 2017 will be organized on May 7, 2017, in the offline mode. The candidates submitted the NEET 2017 Application form between January 31 to March 1, 2017, in the online mode. Currently, facility to revise NEET 2017 exam centers is open as CBSE has added 23 new cities in the list of NEET 2017 exam centers. The Applicants can change the NEET 2017 examination city from March 23 to 27, 2017. A total number of 11,35,104 candidates registered for NEET 2017, this is the highest number of applications received for NEET till date. Admission into approximately 52,305 MBBS and BDS seats will be offered on the basis of NEET 2017 score. Anyone who secured 50% marks in the General category and completing at least 17 years at the time of admission will be eligible to appear for NEET 2017.

NEET 2017 Important Dates

The official dates of NEET 2017 has been announced, the candidates can check the complete schedule from the table below.

S.noAdmission EventsImportant Dates (Tentative)
1Opening of Online Application FormJanuary 31, 2017
2Last date for Submission of Online Application FormMarch 1, 2017
3Opening of NEET 2017 Application Form Correction WindowMarch 7, 2017
4Closing date of NEET 2017 Application Form CorrectionMarch 12, 2017
5Facility to change the NEET 2017 exam centreMarch 24 to 27, 2017
6Issuance of Admit CardApril 15, 2017
7Entrance ExaminationMay 7, 2017
8Display of OMR SheetMay 2017
9Display of Answer Key4th week of May 2017
10Combined Higher Secondary Level 10+2 CHSL 2016 Tier II Exam04/06/2017 (Descriptive)
11ResultJune 8, 2017
12CounselingJune 2017
13Second Round of CounselingJune 2017

NEET 2017 Admit Card

The admit card of NEET 2017 will be issued on April 15, 2017. The Candidate should note that admit cards will not be sent by post. When candidate will download the Admit Card, a copy of the same in pdf format will be emailed to the candidate on the registered email id. It will consist of the applicant’s name, exam centre address, exam date time and more. The admit card will be provided to only those applicants successfully submitted the application form. The released admit card can be downloaded by the applicants by submitting their registration id and date of birth. Applicants will have to make sure to keep the admit card safe till the admission procedure is complete.

Steps to be followed to download the NEET 2017 admit card

The candidates need to follow the listed steps to download the hall ticket of NEET 2017.

Access the link provided here (it will be hosted here on April 15, 2017)

The NEET 2017 admit card window portal will be displayed on the screen.

The candidates need to enter the registration number and date of birth in the respective fields.

Click on the ‘submit’ column

NEET 2017 Hall ticket will be displayed on the screen

The candidates need to download and 2 to 3 copies of the NEET 2017 admit card. The candidates who do not have the internet facility can visit the common service centre set up by the CBSE to download the NEET 2017 admit card. The amount to be paid in order to get the NEET 2017 hall ticket is Rs. 10.

NEET 2017 Exam Centers:

As per the latest notification of CBSE, the number of NEET 2017 exam centers has been increased to 103 from 84. The candidates can login using the registration credentials and change the NEET 2017 exam centers from March 24 to March 27, 2017. These cities will be acting as the exam centers to provide the applicants access to the examination near their residential area. The exam centers will be allotted to the applicants according to the choices of centers chosen by the applicants while filling the application form. In the previous session, there were 80 cities, for this session 27 new cities has been added. Candidates can click on the given link to access the exam cities and other details.

NEET 2017 Syllabus

The syllabus of NEET 2017 has been notified by the Central Board of Secondary. Questions related to the subjects of Physics, Chemistry and Biology will constitute the question paper of NEET 2017. For the detailed NEET 2017 Syllabus, The syllabus of these subjects will be similar to the NCERT syllabus of 10+2 qualifying examination and will be made after reviewing State syllabi as well as those prepared by CBSE, NCERT and COBSE.

NEET 2017 Exam Pattern

The entrance examination of NEET 2017 will be held in offline mode. The national level medical entrance examination will be 3 hours long and will be held across the nation for all eligible medical aspirants. The conducting authority of the examination is the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).


1Day of ExaminationMay 7, 2017
2Mode of ExaminationOffline (Pen and Paper Based)
3Types of QuestionsMultiple Choice Questions
4Exam Duration3 hours
5Number of Questions180 Questions
6Distribution of Questions45 Questions each from Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Zoology
7Negative MarkingYes
8LanguageEnglish, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada

Highlights of NEET Eligibility Criteria 2017

Candidates can check below eligibility criteria for NEET 2017:

Earlier, CBSE had said that the number of attempts a candidate can avail at NEET is limited to three and candidates who had already exhausted their three attempts will not be eligible to appear in NEET 2017. However, as per a new notification released on February 3, 2017, CBSE has rolled back a limitation of three attempts and the examination taken in 2017 will be treated as the first attempt irrespective of previous attempts

The candidate must have completed age of 17 years at the time of admission or will complete the age on or before 31st December, 2017 i.e. the year of his/her admission to the 1st year M.B.B.S./B.D.S. Course

Indian Nationals, Non Resident Indians (NRI’s), Overseas Citizen of India (OCI’s), Persons of Indian Origin (PIO’s) & Foreign Nationals are eligible for appearing in the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (UG), 2017


The upper age limit for candidates seeking admission in MBBS/BDS seats shall be 25 years as on the date of examination with a relaxation of 5 years for candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC category. This means that Candidates of Unreserved Category (UR) must have born on or between 08.05.1992 and 01.01.2001. Candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC Category must have born on or between 08.05.1987 and 01.01.2001 to appear for NEET 2017.

The candidate must have passed in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Bio-technology and English individually and must have obtained a minimum of 50% marks taken together in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/ Bio-technology at the qualifying examination. For candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribes or Other Backward Classes, the marks obtained in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Bio-technology taken together in qualifying examination must be minimum 40% instead of 50% for General candidates. Further, for persons for locomotor disability of lower limbs, the minimum of 45% marks for General-PH and 40% marks for SC-PH/ST-PH/OBC-PH are required.

The candidates appearing for Class XII examination in 2017 can also appear for the entrance test provisionally subject to their fulfilling the conditions later.

Minimum Percentage in 10+2 or HSC for NEET 2017

CategoryMarks in 10+2 or HSC examination


This year NEET will be conducted in 10 languages including English, Hindi and 8 regional languages. Still, the candidates qualifying NEET would be eligible for All India Quota and other quotas under the State Governments/Institutes, irrespective of the medium in which the examination is taken by a candidate, subject to other eligibility criteria.