NEET 2017 is national level medical/dental entrance exam. National Eligibility cum Entrance Test is conducted by CBSE. The paper is held offline, with questions from physics, chemistry, biology, and is of 720 marks. Only marks obtained in the medical entrance exam are used for ranking purpose. In other words, the All India Rank in NEET 2017 depends upon marks in exam only. Get here complete details of NEET 2017 such as dates, application form, admit card, result, cut off, counselling.

NEET 2017

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NEET 2017 Important Dates

CBSE NEET 2017 notification out 31 Jan 2017
Availability of NEET 2017 application form 31 Jan 2017
Registration for NEET ends on 1 Mar 2017
Transaction of fees concludes 1 Mar 2017
Availability of NEET 2017 Admit Card 22 Apr 2017
Date of exam 7 May 2017
Timing – 10 AM to 1 PM
NEET 2017 Results declaration 8 Jun 2017

NEET 2017 Latest News

There are lot of rumors flying around on social media. It is difficult to identify what is true and what is not. NEET is no stranger to controversies. Last year NEET had to be held twice for similar controversies.


Some of the news stories on NEET 2017 that have been seen lately have been about paper leak, date of release of answer key, anti cheating guidelines.

CBSE has released a clarification regarding the Kannur incident where a female student was asked to remove her innerwear. The clarification states that the incident was unfortunate and due to overzealous female frisking staff. The board has informed that it would sensitize its staff in future to avoid such incidents and has asked the school Principal to tender an unconditional apology to the student.

The biggest news story as of now is that 9 students from Madurai have filed a joint writ petition in Madras High Court Bench seeking a direction to Centre to cancel NEET 2017 that was conducted on 7th May 2017. The basis of their argument is that the exam framed in other languages were different from the one in English and thus students did not get a fair treatment. Newspapers have reported that CBSE has been ordered notice returnable by a week however an interim injunction has not been imposed.

That students appeared in the exam are confused over the fate of National Eligibility cum Entrance Test is apparent over social media. Some want a re-exam, while many others do not. It is understandable that medical entrance exams are tough in nature, and on top of it this sort of confusion is enough to make any teenager nervous.

Amid all this chaos, CBSE is set to release the NEET 2017 official answer key at While there is no fixed date for it, it is anticipated that the answer key will be available in the last week of May. This brings the candidates closer to the results. Officially, date on which result will be announced is 8th June 2017.

Candidates are requested to not believe in rumors or false news straight away. CBSE regularly updates its official websites,, and if there is any news it wishes to convey about answer key, result, re-exam (if any!), then it will be updated on the official websites. Until then, focus on the remaining medical entrance exams AIIMS 2017 which is on 28th May 2017 and JIPMER 2017 that is on 4th June 2017.

NEET 2017 Exam Pattern

NEET 2017 exam pattern describes question distribution and marking scheme. CBSE sets the question paper according to official NEET exam syllabus. There are equally numbered questions on physics, chemistry, botany, and zoology. To quickly grasp the paper pattern, read the table below.

Subject Questions Marks
Physics 45 180
Chemistry 45 180
Botany 45 180
Zoology 45 180
Total 180 720

Next, you can note the marking scheme which is like this.

  • For every correct answer, the candidate gets 4 marks.
  • An incorrect answer deducts 1 mark as negative marking.

Overall, total marks = number of correct answers x 4 – number of incorrect answers x 1.

NEET 2017 Admit Card

Download hall ticket from Admit card of NEET UG 2017 was issued around two-three weeks prior to the exam. Only if candidates have submitted application form they got the hall ticket. A few significant points about the same are given in below points.

  • NEET admit card contains exam date, time, venue among other details.
  • In order to download admit card, candidates can login to official website by entering application number and date of birth.
  • Check that all information in the National Eligibility Entrance Test admit card are correct.
  • Candidate can appear for NEET exam only at the exam center assigned as per the hall ticket.

On exam day, bring officially issued admit card of NEET 2017, identity proof and other relevant documents along with a pen.

NEET 2017 Answer Key

Answer key of NEET 2017 is available after the exam. Immediately post exam candidates can go through answer keys that coaching centers and experts release. Also then they can check official answer key by CBSE. The board makes all efforts to make exam a fair and transparent one. Most important purposes of answer keys are as follows.

  • Anyone who has appeared for it can know all correct answers.
  • Going a step further candidates can calculate marks obtained in National Eligibility Entrance Test. For the purpose of calculating scores, know marking scheme from above.
  • Official answer key by CBSE can also be contested. Follow instructions by CBSE to do so.

OMR Answer Sheet

After the exam, CBSE scans and evaluates OMR sheets. Candidates can view OMR answer sheets and recorded responses at the official website. Instructions regarding how to check answer sheets are released along with answer keys.

Once the answer key is out, all that remains is checking exam result. CBSE releases results of all the exams it conducts at In addition, the board also notifies announcement of NEET results at Post-exam processes begin with the display of OMR sheet, answer key, and then finally the declaration of NEET result 2017. All the events that take place after the result of NEET 2017 displays are done by counselling committees.

NEET 2017 Result

Result is announced by CBSE. The result indicates marks and rank. The exam conducting body evaluates answer sheets of each test-taker, after taking into consideration queries on OMR and answer keys. Then marks are calculated. This leads to the announcement of results.

How to check result?

  • Regularly check results page as well as NEET official website after exam.
  • As soon as result is announced at, click on result link.
  • You will now reach the page where result is hosted at
  • Log in. In order to log in enter credentials same as used for admit card.
  • Download rank card.

NEET 2017 Counselling – MCC Counselling

Counselling of National Eligibility Entrance Test is organized by the Medical Counselling Committee. Candidates who obtain 50th percentile (or 40th percentile in case of SC/ST/OBC, 45th percentile in case of PwD) are eligible for NEET counselling. MBBS/BDS admission in 15% all India quota seats is taken care of by NEET counselling. States and colleges may hold separate seat allotment processes.

NEET 2017 Quick Navigation

Important Dates Application Form
How To Apply Admit Card
Application Form Correction Answer KeyPaper Analysis
Eligibility Result
Facilitation Centres OMR Answer Sheet
FAQs Counselling
Colleges and Seats Cut Offs
Rank Predictor
Exam Pattern  Syllabus
Sample Papers  Question Papers
Important Books  Preparation

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