About NEET

About NEET

NEET 2017 (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) is a national level medical entrance test regulated by the CBSE Board.

It is held for providing admissions in MBBS/BDS courses offered by all government and private medical colleges in India. It is a one tier exam, commences once in a year in month of May.

From the year 2016 onwards, NEET exam has replaced AIPMT exam. All seats (MBBS/BDS) of any medical/dental college will be filled by the score of NEET examination only. As per the last order by Hon. Supreme Court, no other exam except NEET will be held for offering admission into MBBS/BDS courses in India from the year 2017.

The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is scheduled to be held tentatively in the 1st week of May, 2017.

The entrance examination which will be held in offline mode will be conducted to offer admissions to medical aspirants all over the nation who fit the eligibility criteria set by the admission committee.

Registrations for all interested applicants will start tentatively in the 2nd week of December, 2016. Admissions into all government, private, deemed medical and dental institutes of the nation will be done based on NEET 2017.


Salient Features of NEET

  • Examination Name: National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET)

  • Conducting Body: Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)

  • Exam Category: Undergraduate

  • Exam Level: National

  • Courses Offered: MBBS and BDS

  • Number of Seats Offered: 52,305 MBBS and BDS seats

  • Duration of Course: MBBS:- 4½ years with 1 year compulsory rotating internship ; BDS:- 4 years with 1 year compulsory rotating internship

  • Exam Duration: 3 hours

  • Mode of Examination: Offline Mode

  • Types of Question: Multiple Choice Questions with a single correct response.

  • Number of Questions: 180

  • Negative Marking: Yes

  • Syllabus: Consisting of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and General Knowledge

  • Minimum Required Percentile for NEET 2017: General Category:- 50% ; Reserved Category:- 40% ; PwD Category: 45%

  • Examination Date: 1st week of May, 2017 (Tentative)