Students aiming to pursue medicine as a career are aware how important it is to cross the hurdle and crack the NEET exam. Bagging a good rank increases one’s chances of securing a seat in one of the top medical colleges. NEET being a highly competitive exam requires an unshakable belief in your abilities. We at Aakash are highly committed to providing the best resources to our students and help them achieve their dreams.
Until 2016, the pre-medical test conducted for admissions to MBBS and BDS courses was AIPMT. In April 2016, the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India passed a verdict to replace AIPMT with NEET. NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) is conducted by CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education), for admissions to MBBS/BDS in India. All medical and dental colleges that are approved by Medical Council of India are eligible to admit students in the above courses through the NEET score. We have curated a list of everything that you want to know about NEET, right from the NEET exam pattern, to the important dates, eligibility and more.
NEET Exam Pattern
|Mode of Exam||Offline (Pen and Paper)|
|Number of Questions||180 Multiple Choice Questions; with negative marking|
|Exam Duration||3 hours|
|Subjects||Physics, Chemistry, Zoology and Botany|
|Question Paper Languages||English, Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi, Bengali, Assamese, Telugu, Tamil, Oriya, Kannada|
|Subject||Number of Multiple Choice Questions|
Marking Scheme for NEET 2017
- The question paper will carry a maximum of 720 marks, divided equally among 180 questions.
- All questions will be Multiple choice type, with four options and only one correct answer
- 4 marks will be awarded for every correct answer.
- There will be negative marking. 1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.
- Only 1 correct answer per question is allowed
- Use only black/blue ball point pen to mark answers.
- Multiple answers to a single question will be taken as an incorrect answer.
Eligibility for NEET 2017
To appear for NEET 2017, you must meet the following eligibility criteria.
Nationality – Indian Nationals, Overseas Citizens of India, Non-Resident Indians, Person of Indian Origin, and Foreign Nationals
Age Limit –
- Minimum – 17 years at the time of admission or complete the age on or before 31st December of the year of admission
- Maximum – 25 years as on the date of conduct of examination, relaxation of 5 years for students from OBC/ST/SC category.
Qualification – Students applying for NEET 2017, should have passed or appeared for the 12th or equivalent exam from any board recognized by the Government of India; with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology, and English. Minimum aggregate of 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology and should have passed all subjects individually, while the criteria for the same is 40% for the students from reserved category.
Aadhar Card – Aadhar Card is mandatory for all students appearing for NEET 2017, except the candidates who are residents of Assam, Meghalaya, and Jammu and Kashmir.
|The start of NEET 2017 application process||31st January 2017|
|The Last date to submit NEET 2017 application form||1st March 2017|
|Last date to correct NEET 2017 application form||8th March 2017|
|Admit cards can be downloaded from||15th April 2017 (tentative)|
|Online date of examination||7th May 2017|
|OMR answer sheet can be downloaded from||May-June 2017 (tentative)|
|Declaration of Results||8th June 2017|
For more thorough details, please visit the official CBSE website and read the information bulletin.
We at Aakash wish you all the best. Here’s hoping you come out with flying colours.
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