The National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) is conducted by CBSE for admissions to under graduate courses, i.e., MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery) and BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery) or postgraduate course (MD / MS) in government or private medical and dental colleges across India. NEET-UG replaced the All India Pre-Medical Test(AIPMT) and all individual MBBS exams conducted by states or colleges themselves. However, many colleges and institutes had taken a stay order and conducted private examinations for admission to their MBBS and BDS courses. All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT), is now known as NEET.
The total number of seats offered under NEET are 53,430. All private colleges have 25,840,government colleges have 27,590,NEET coucelling seats 3,521and NEET basis seats 35,461.
NEET is for admission into 15% seats in government medical and dental colleges and in all private medical and dental colleges all over India except Andhra Pradesh, Telangana. These states do not participate in NEET (15% all India quota).
The paper is available in Hindi, English, Gujrati, Marathi, Odiya, Bengali, Assamese, Telugu, Tamil and Kannada. Almost 11 lakh students appear for this exam annually. The application fees for the form are Rs. 1400 for General/OBC and Rs. 750 for SC/ST/PH categories. There are almost 1900 centres that conduct NEET. The registration procedure starts in the last week of January.
1. Age criteria – Same as that of AIIMS
2. Aggregate marks – For General Category – 50% (Physically Handicapped, PH – 45%) and for OBC/SC/ST – 45% (PH – 40%)
3. No. of subjects – Same as that of AIIMS
4. No. of Attempts – A student can take only 3 attempts at NEET exam.
5. Year of Passing – Same as that of AIIMS
6. Nationality – Same as that of AIIMS
Mode of Exam – Offline mode only (pen and paper based mode).
Exams Pattern – The exam duration is 180 minutes (3 hours). Question paper will include total of 180 questions from physics, chemistry, botany and zoology subjects. 4 marks are awarded for each correct answer and 1 mark is deducted for each wrong answer.
The distribution of questions in these subjects are as follow:-
Sl. No. Subject No. of Questions Marks
1 Physics 45 180
2 Chemistry 45 180
4 Zoology 45 180
3 Botany 45 180
Total 180 720
Each question will consist of 4 multiple choice answers from which candidate have to choose the most appropriate answer out of them. Marks will be allotted as follow:-
Each correct answer 4 mark
Each wrong answer 1 marks
Questions not answered or marked for review No marks
Cuttoff Marks – The NEET score is given out of 720 marks. The category-wise number of candidates who qualified NEET 2017, along with the marks required to qualify in each category, are mentioned in the table below.
Category NEET 2017 Qualification Percentile NEET 2017 Qualifying Score Number of Candidates Qualified
General 50th Percentile 131 5,43,473
OBC 40th Percentile 107 47,382
SC 40th Percentile 107 14,599
ST 40th Percentile 107 6,018