National-Eligibility-cum-Entrance-Test (NEET) – 2017 (UG)

National-Eligibility-cum-Entrance-Test (NEET) – 2017 (UG)

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Last updated on October 15th, 2017 at 12:15 am

NEET 2017 Result has been declared. Follow the link to check your result.

Update: NEET 2017 Results to be delayed beyond 8th June 2017. Discover why on the link

Update: Madras HC stays all decisions regarding NEET 2017 until 7th June 2017. For more details, follow the link

Update: Candidates can download their admit cards from the link

Update: The application portal is closed now.

Update: As per a notification by MCI, NEET 2017 will be counted as the first attempt for each candidate irrespective of his/her previous attempts at NEET/AIPMT. 


NEET exam or National-Eligibility-cum-Entrance-Test is an annual entrance test for admission to MBBS/BDS courses in India. The exam was started in 2013, as a replacement to then AIPMT, following which it remained in uncertainty over its conduction. Twice in the small period of 4 years since 2013, the NEET exam has been abolished and reinitiated. However, in 2016, the Honorable Supreme Court of India finally directed the NEET exam for admission to all govt. and private medical colleges (except AIIMS and JIPMER) in India, replacing AIPMT.

Current Status

From 2017, the NEET exam will be the only entrance exam for all MBBS/BDS admissions at the UG level. However, unlike its previous counterpart, AIPMT, the NEET exam is a single-stage exam i.e. it doesn’t involve any Pre and Main exam. Also, as mentioned before, the NEET 2017 exam will serve as a single window for all medical and dental admissions in the country.

Must Read: Discover National-Eligibility-cum-Entrance-Test (NEET UG 2018).

List of Contents

  1. Date of examination.
  2. Language of examination.
  3. Language-based test centers.
  4. Type of Exam.
  5. NEET 2017 UG Syllabus.
  6. Eligibility.
  7. How to Apply?
  8. Admit Card.
  9. Examination Pattern.
  10. Result.
  11. Information Brochure
  12. Important Links.
  13. Test Centers.
  14. Important Dates.

What’s New?

Number of Attempts

The number of attempts for NEET 2017 has been limited to 03. Attempts used before NEET 2017 will not be considered in NEET – 2017.

Date of Examination

The NEET exam will be held on 7th May 2017 (Sunday) from 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM.

Language of Examination

The NEET exam 2017 for UG admissions will be conducted in a total of 10 languages including the following:

  1. English.
  2. Hindi.
  3. Gujarati.
  4. Oriya.
  5. Kannada.
  6. Marathi.
  7. Telugu.
  8. Tamil.
  9. Assamese.
  10. Bengali.

Candidates opting for any language (except ENGLISH) shall have a bilingual question paper i.e. will be printed in two languages – ENGLISH & the language opted.

Availability of Language based on test centers

The choice of test centers for the NEET 2017 exam will be governed by the language of question paper opted by the candidate.

Language chosenTest Centers Available
English & HindiAll Examination centers in India.
AssameseExamination centers located in Assam.
BengaliExamination centers located in West Bengal.
GujaratiExamination centers located in Gujarat, Daman, Dadra, and Nagar Haveli.
MarathiExamination centers located in Maharashtra
TamilExamination centers located in Tamil Nadu
TeluguExamination centers located in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
OriyaExamination centers located in Odisha.
KannadaExamination centers located in Karnataka.

Type of examination

The NEET exam will be a Pen/Paper based examination.

NEET Exam Syllabus

The syllabus for NEET 2017 UG exam is

Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for the NEET 2017 exam as follows:

  1. Nationality: Indian National, NRIs, Oversees citizen of India (OCI), Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) and foreign nationals (FN) are eligible to appear for the NEET 2017 exam.
  1. Age: The applicant must have completed 17 years of age on or before 31st December 2017. Also, a general category candidate shall not be older than 25 years of age (30 years for SC/ST/OBC).
  1. Date of Birth: A general category applicant born in between 8th May 1992 and 1st January 2001 is eligible for NEET 2017 exam.

But in the case of reserved category students (SC/ST/OBC), only those applicants born in between 8th May 1987 and 1st January 2001 stand eligible for NEET exam.

  1. Number of Attempts: The number of attempts available to each candidate shall be restricted to a maximum of 03 irrespective of his/her category.
  1. Qualifying Examination: The applicant must have either passed 12th std exam in the past or must be appearing for 12th std exam in 2017.

In both these cases, a candidate must have studied/be studying Physics, Chemistry, Biology/biotechnology and English as subjects in 12th std from a recognized board.

Also, candidates must have passed the 12th std exam with a minimum aggregate of 50% (40% for SC/ST/OBC) in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology together from a recognized board.

In the case of physically handicapped students, the minimum aggregate is 45% for General category students and 40% for SC/ST/OBC category students.

Suggested: Read in detail about the NEET PG 2018 Examination. 

How to Apply?

Application Fee

The application fee for the NEET exam was Rs. 1400 for Gen/OBC category students (Rs. 750 for SC/ST/PH).

The application fee for NEET exam had to be paid only via ONLINE modes i.e.

  1. Debit Card/Credit Card
  2. NetBanking
  3. UPI
  4. e-wallets

Documents to be kept ready

Candidates were required keeping the following documents ready before applying for NEET exam.

  1. Aadhar Card/Aadhar enrollment number for Indian Nationals. But in the case of AP, Telangana and J & K residents, any ID issued by Govt of India shall be applicable.
  2. Scanned Passport sized color photograph against a white background with Name of Candidate and date of taking photo printed below it. – JPG format – (10 to 100 Kb size).
  3. Scanned Signature – JPG format – (3 to 20 Kb).

Application Process

The application portal for NEET 2017 UG exam is closed now. The portal was open until 1st March 2017.

To apply for the NEET exam, the candidate had to follow the link and click on “Proceed to Apply for NEET 2017 (UG)” after reading the instructions.

The application procedure for NEET 2017 exam was divided into following 5 steps:

Step 1: Filling in Application and generating Registration number

The process for NEET exam use to begin by filling the application form visible on your computer screen. The application form will ask the candidate about his/her personal details such as name, father name, address etc. Fill up these details as per your Aadhar card and enter a valid email id and phone number. After filling these up click on “Continue” button to continue. This will generate a reg. no, useful for all further queries and correspondence. The same will also be emailed and messaged to the candidate on his/her contacts.

After completing this step the candidate can continue filling the remaining form or log in later the complete the rest of the thing.

Step 2: Documents Uploading

As the name suggests, at this stage the candidate has to upload his/her scanned signature and photograph. The dimensions for the same are mentioned above. After successfully uploading the documents, click on “Continue” to pay the application fee.

Step 3: Payment of Application fee

This is the 3rd stage of applying for NEET exam. At this stage, the candidate has to pay the application fee for NEET 2017 UG exam which is Rs 1400 for Gen category students and Rs. 750 for SC/ST candidates. After successful payment of the application fee, the candidate will be asked to take a print out of the “Confirmation page”.

Step 4: Printing out the Confirmation Page

After completing the above three steps successfully, the candidate will be asked to take a printout of the “Confirmation page”. The same will also be emailed to the candidate’s mail id for all future references. Please keep the “Confirmation page” safe for all future references.

This completes your application form for NEET 2017 UG exam.

Candidates must remember the fact that no “Confirmation Page” or any other documents are to be sent to NEET 2017 office as a part of the application.

Admit Card

The admit cards for the NEET exam have been published on the NEET 2017 official website. Candidates can download their respective cards from the link

Examination Pattern

The NEET 2017 UG exam will be a 3-hour long Pen/paper exam comprising of 180 questions. The whole question paper will have questions pertaining to three subjects.

Subject 1 – Physics.
Subject 2 – Chemistry.
Subject 3 – Biology (Zoology and Botany).

For each correct answer, a candidate will gain 4 marks while he/she will lose 1 mark each for every incorrect answer. No deductions will be made for unanswered questions.


The result for NEET exam will be declared on 8th June 2017 on NEET 2017 official website.

Test centers

The list of test centers for NEET 2017 UG exam is available on the link

Official website of NEET 2017 UG
Login for NEET
Admit Card Download
Aadhar Notice
Exam Centers
Information Brochure


Important Dates

Online Applications for NEET exam31st January – 1st March 2017
Date for Correction of formYet to be announced
Publication of Admit Card15th April 2017
NEET (UG) 2017 Examination Date7th May 2017 (10:00 am – 01:00 pm)
Declaration of Result8th June 2017

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