CBSE NEET-2017 FOR UG and PG Medical courses admissions

Looking for CBSE NEET entrance exam date? Want to know how to apply for 2017 CBSE NEET entrance examination? Check out this article to clear your doubts concerning to CBSE NEET entrance examination 2017.

NEET (or National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) is an entrance exam that is conducted for admission to undergraduate courses like MBBS/BDS or post graduate courses like MD/MS in any private or government medical colleges in India. The exam will be organized by CBSE (or Central Board of Secondary Education). NEET is actually a replacement of AIPMT as well as other state level exams that were individually conducted by various institutes and universities at their level.

AIIMS, JIPMER, PGIMER are exempted from NEET as they were established under separate laws. These institutes will conduct their own entrance exams.

Important dates of CBSE NEET exam:

  • Online application starts: 31st January 2017 (Tuesday)
  • Last date to apply: 1st March, 2017 (Wednesday) (Till 00.00 midnight)
  • Admit cards can be downloaded from: 15th April, 2017 and onwards
  • NEET Exam commencement date: 7th May, 2017 (Sunday)
  • NEET exam result declaration date: 8th June, 2017 (Thursday)

Eligibility Criteria of NEET 2017:

Age criteria:

For General/OBC candidates: The age of the candidates must be between 17 and 25 years. And the DOB should be between 8/5/1992 and 1/1/2001.
For reserved category candidates: The age of the candidates must be between 17 and 30 years. And the DOB should be between 8/5/1987 and 1/1/2001. Note that the reserved category candidates will be granted 5 years of relaxation in age.

Educational qualification:

Candidates who are interested to apply for CBSE NEET must have qualified their 10+2 in PCB stream i.e. Physics, Chemistry and Biology from a recognized board. If a candidate is appearing in 10+2, then also he/she is eliglble to appear for CBSE NEET Exam.

CBSE NEET Exam Pattern

  • The examination will be conducted in Offline mode only in which answers will have to be marked on OMR sheets.
  • Duration of the exam will be of 3 hours and timing will be 10 AM to 1 PM.
  • Total number of questions: 180 questions
  • 45 questions will be asked from each section i.e. Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Zoology & Botany).
  • Each correct answer will reward 4 marks to the candidate.
  • While for each negative answer, 1 mark will be deducted.

CBSE NEET recommended books for preparation:

  • NCERT books for Physics, Chemistry, Biology
  • NEET - UG Common entrance Test Master Guide by R.Gupta's
  • 28 years chapterwise solutions for Physics and Chemistry by Arihant
  • Complete NEET Guide for Biology, Physics and Chemistry by MTG
  • New Pattern Chemistry by R K Gupta
  • Concise Inorganic Chemistry by J D Lee
  • Organic Chemistry for JEE by Roberty Neilson Boyd
  • Trueman's Elementary Biology Vol 1 and Vol 2
  • Dinesh Objective Biology

How to apply for CBSE NEET exam

  • Application forms are available online only so interested candidates can apply to this exam through official site of CBSE NEET i.e.
  • Firstly, candidates will have to click on Apply Online link available at the footer of the home page.
  • Now, candidates will have to fill all the personal details carefully followed by clicking on Final Submit.
  • Now, candidate can note down the registration number displayed at the screen.
  • In the next section, candidates will have to upload photograph (10 KB-100 KB), right-index finger impression, signature (3 KB-20 KB).
  • After completing this section, candidates will have to pay the requisite fees of the exam.
  • And, finally print the confirmation page of CBSE NEET Exam.

Application Fees:

The application fees can be paid online through Debit card/Credit Card/Net Banking/E-wallet.
For General/OBC candidates: 1400 INR
For reserved category candidates: 750 INR

Admission process of CBSE NEET exam

Admission will be purely based on the merit list that will be prepared after the declaration of the results.
AIR of all the candidates will be prepared and then admitting authorities will invite applications for counseling.


Author: K Mohan17 Feb 2017 Member Level: Platinum   Points : 2

While the author gave all details pertaining to the NEET exam, he has not given any idea about making corrections on the details already submitted and accepted by the CBSE board. Since it is online application some candidates failed to read the rules and uploaded their photos without name and only date mentioned on that. However the applications were accepted and even confirmation came on the mobile. But the college authorities are telling that incomplete application would be rejected by CBSE and there is no clarification in this respect. Can the author throw some light on this ?

Author: Ravi17 Feb 2017 Member Level: Gold   Points : 1

I agree with Mohan sir. As of now, there is no such correction notification from CBSE. I hope they will add correction link on the official site after the application filling process is over. After the correction link becomes active, I will add a paragraph about that link in this article.

Author: Partha K.19 Feb 2017 Member Level: Gold   Points : 4

This is an extremely useful and timely article. This article would help innumerable students who are going to appear in NEET in 2017. Not only the students of the current year, the article would benefit the aspirants of the next year also. The author has briefly but succinctly covered imprtant dates, eligibility conditions (especially the age-related conditions will be very helpful), procedure to applyonline, examination fee for all categories and the admission process after the declaration of results. The author has also mentioned the important books necessary for the examination.
I find the article very helpful. However, if the last year's (2016) cut-off marks for different categories would be indicated, it would be more useful for setting a target.
The author has also clarified that separate entrance examinations are held for admission in AIIMS, GIPMER and PGIMER.
I thank the author for this timely article.

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