NEET-National Eligibility cum Entrance Test

The exam conducting authority of NEET, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has declared the exam pattern of NEET 2017. It is advisable for the candidates to completely go through the exam pattern because it helps in understanding the nature of syllabus, number of questions and marking scheme etc. NEET 2017 is scheduled to be conducted on May 7, 2017, for offering admissions to 100% MBBS and BDS seats in government, private and deemed medical colleges/institutions and universities across India.

Exam mode: The exam will be conducted in a pen and paper based format. Candidates will have to mark their responses in OMR answer sheet provided using a ball –point pen. The stationery will be provided to candidates inside the examination hall.


Number of questions: NEET 2017 question booklet will consist of 180 questions from all the three subjects. Physics and Chemistry section will consist of 45 questions each, while, Biology section will comprise of 90 questions.


NEET 2017 Subject wise Number of Questions

Subjects Number of Questions
Physics 45
Chemistry 45
Botany+Zology 90


Types of questions: NEET 2017 question paper will have objective type questions only, which means, each questions will consist of 4 responses, wherein, candidates will choose the most appropriate answer from the given options. Questions will be based on NEET syllabus as prescribed by CBSE, the exam conducting authority.


Language: NEET 2017 question paper will be conducted in eight vernacular languages apart from English and Hindi. The vernacular lanuages are Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Oriya and Kannada. Candidates will get their question paper in language preferred during filling up the application form.


Candidates can opt for NEET 2017 question paper in either of the following languages:

Hindi English Telugu Tamil Oriya
Kannada Marathi Assamese Bengali Gujarati

Highlights of language of the NEET question paper:

  • Candidates wil have to choose a medium of NEET question paper while filling up the application form
  • Language of the question paper once chosen will not be changed
  • Candidates who will select English as a medium of question paper will receive NEET 2017 paper in English only
  • Candidates who will select Hindi as a medium of question paper will receive NEET question paper in Hindi and English
  • Candidates who will chose regional language as a medium of question paper will receive question paper in selected language and in English
  • In case of any problem in translation of any question, the English version of the same will be treated as finalNEET Syllabus: NEET 2017 question booklet will consist of multiple choice questions from Physics, Chemistry and Biology taught during 10+2/HSC level after review of various stat syllabus as well as NCERT, CBSE and COBSE. 

    Marking Scheme: Each question in NEET 2017 question paper will consist of 4 marks. For each correct response, candidates will get 4 marks, whereas -1 mark will be deducted for each incorrect response. No marks will be allotted for unmarked question.


    Marking Scheme of NEET 2017

    Each correct response +4
    Each incorrect response -1
    Unmarked questions No marks

    Qualifying marks in NEET


    According to the official prospectus of NEET, in order to qualify NEET 2017, a candidate belonging to unreserved category have to secure a minimum of 50th percentile in NEET, while, a SC/ST/OBC candidate have to obtain 40th percentile. In respect to physically handicapped candidate, the minimum percentile is 45th.


    NEET 2017 qualifying marks

    Category Qualifying Percentile
    General 50th percentile
    ST/SC/OBC 40th percentile
    PH 45th percentile

    The result of NEET 2017 will be declared on June. The result will be declared in the form of score card consisting of candidate’s name, percentile secured, 15% All India Quota cut off score, result status and all India rank etc.

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