The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, or NEET, is the national level medical entrance test conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). It has replaced the All India Pre-Medical/Dental Test (AIPMT). Through NEET-UG 2017 score card aspirants will secure admission in MBBS and BDS courses offered by various government and private colleges across the country. This year the exam was conducted in two phases. Here is a glimpse of NEET 2017 for students who will be appearing in this prestigious medical exam.
NEET (UG) 2017 Exam:
NEET 2017 Eligibility Criteria
- Indian nationals or Overseas Citizen of India (OCI).
- Those attaining minimum age of 17 years on 31st December of the year of admission.
- The maximum age limit is 25 years for general candidates and 30 years for reserved categories.
- Students must have passed or appearing in Class 12 or equivalent examination from any recognized board with Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Bio-technology or any other elective subject with English.
- Students must have secured minimum 50% marks in PCB group for general candidates and 45% (for general PH) and 40% (for SC/ST/OBC categories).
NEET 2017 Important dates (Tentative*)
- Commencement of applications – 1st week of December 2016
- Last date to submit applications (without late fee)– Last week of December 2016
- Receipt of confirmation page in CBSE – 2nd week of January 2017
- Last date to submit application form (without late fee) – Last week of January 2017
- Receipt of confirmation page in CBSE (with late fee) – 1st week of February 2017
- Availability of admit card – 1st week of April 2017
- Examination date (NEET 2017) – 1st week of May 2017
- Results declaration – 1st week of June 2017
Conducted in offline mode (or pen and paper mode), the duration of exam will be of three hours. The question paper will have a total of 180 multiple choice questions (MCQs). Four marks will be awarded for each correct response and one mark will be deducted for each incorrect answer. The exam can be given in both Hindi and English languages.