NEET 2017

The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test or NEET-UG is an entrance examination in India, for students who wish to study any graduate medical course (MBBS/ dental course (BDS)) in government or private medical colleges in India. NEET-UG (Undergraduate), for MBBS and BDS courses, are conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). NEET-UG replaced the All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT) and all individual MBBS exams conducted by states or colleges themselves in 2013.

Undergraduate courses at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi, Postgraduate Institute for Medical Education and Research in Chandigarh, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research JIPMER are outside the NEET’s purview, as these institutes were set up by separate laws.

NEET Eligibility

  • He/she has completed age of 17 years at the time of admission or will complete the age on or before 31st December of the year of his/her admission to the 1styear MBBS/BDS Course.
  • The upper age limit for NEET-UG is 25 years as on the date of examination with relaxation of 5 years for the candidates belonging to SC/ST/ OBC category.
  • The number of attempts which a candidate can avail at NEET-UG examination shall be limited to 3 (three) uniformly to all the candidates. The examination taken in 2017 will be treated as the first attempt irespective of previous attempts.
  • Indian Nationals, Non Resident Indians (NRI’s), Overseas Citizen of India (OCI’s), Persons of Indian Origin (PIO’s) & Foreign Nationals are eligible for appearing in the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (UG), 2017.
  • The candidate must have passed in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Bio-technology and English individually and must have obtained a minimum of 50% marks taken together in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/ Bio-technology at the qualifying examination.

NEET 2017 marking scheme

Question paper comprises of 180 questions which include 45 questions from Physics, 45 questions from Chemistry and remaining 90 questions from Biology. For each correct answer, candidate would be awarded +4 marks while for each wrong response he/she would get -1 marks. Thus a total of maximum 720 marks was possible.

NEET 2017 Counselling

The counselling of NEET 2017 for admissions to MBBS and BDS seats in All India Quota has begun from 12 noon on July 3. This is as per the schedule released by the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC). CBSE has released the Rank Letters for all candidates who have successfully secured the 15% All India Quota seats through NEET Result 2017 from July 4 onwards. The NEET 2017 Counselling is being conducted in online mode for all those candidates who will qualify for admissions in government medical and dental colleges across India. The counselling of NEET 2017 for All India Quota is being conducted for allotment of around 13,000 MBBS and BDS seats only. States will be conducting separate two-round counselling process for admission to state quota seats in government and private colleges. In order to participate in NEET Counselling 2017, qualified candidates will have to first register themselves for the counselling process during the stipulated period announce, schedule and allotment result etc.
Click here to go to MCC website and begin counselling.

NEET 2017 Counselling Schedule (for All India Quota)

Candidates can check by clicking here the counselling schedule of NEET 2017 as released by the committee after declaration of NEET Results on June 23. The counselling table mentions the dates on which the online procedure for medical admissions through NEET 2017 will take place through online mode.

NEET 2017 Counselling Schedule

NEET 2017 State Counselling

The counselling for admission under 85% state quota seats (except in Andhra Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Telangana) will be conducted by medical education department or an authority appointed by the state government. It must be noted that according to a Supreme Court directive, counselling for private, central and deemed universities will be done along with the government colleges, which means, state will conduct a common centralized counselling for admissions to all colleges located in that particular state. Further, CBSE will conduct a state merit list for each state and Union territory (UT) and forward it to respective states.

The exam conducting authority, CBSE, will also prepare a merit list for participating medical colleges and forward it to concerned medical colleges for counselling process. Allotment of MBBS and BDS seats in Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University (BHU) and Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi will also be done by the respective medical colleges on the basis of NEET 2017 scores.

NEET 2017 Counselling Scheme & FAQs

Click here to download complete NEET 2017 Counselling Scheme and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about NEET 2017.

NEET 2017 Cut off under 15% All India Quota seats

Category No of Candidates Marks Range
GEN 543473 697-131
OBC 47382 130-107
SC 14599 130-107
ST 6018 130-107
GEN & PH 67 130-118
OBC & PH 152 130-107
SC & PH 38 130-107
ST & PH 10 130-107



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