NEET ExamNational Eligibility cum Entrance Test

Introduction - NEET

NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) previously AIPMT Exam is a national level entrance test for MBBS/BDS admissions after 12th class. NEET PG is organized by NBE (National Board of Examination) for admission to MS/MD or PG Diploma courses. The candidates must have passed MBBS degree or Provisional MBBS Pass Certificate issued by an institute recognized by Medical Council of India (MCI) or State Medical Council (SMC).

NEET is one of the most important and relatively new exams for medical aspirants. The exam will follow a pattern similar to the old AIPMT pattern. The exam will have questions from topics Physics, Chemistry, Zoology, and Botany.

NEET - Exam Highlights

Conducting Authority CBSE
Mode of Exam Offline
Subjects Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology
Type and Number of Questions 180 Objective Type Questions
Courses Offered MBBS and BDS
Exam Duration 3 hours (1 hour for each section)
Marking Scheme +4 for each correct answer
-1 for each incorrrect answer
Official Website aipmt.nic.in

NEET PG Highlights

Conducting Authority NBE (National Board of Examination)
Mode of Exam Online
Date of NEET PG Dec'17
Type and Number of Questions 300 Objective Type Questions
Courses Offered MS/MD/PG Diploma
Exam Duration 3 hours & 30 minutes

Eligibility

  1. Nationality: The candidate must be an Indian citizen or an Overseas Citizen of India (OCI)
  2. Age Limit: The candidate must be minimum 17 years of age as on December 2017. The maximum age limit was set 25 years for general category candidates. However, SC removed the upper age limit cap. Reserved category candidates will have a relaxation of 5 years in maximum age limit
  3. Academic Eligibility: A candidate who has either passed or is appearing in the 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology/Biotechnology (PCB) as subjects of study are only eligible

Syllabus

The question Paper is set from class 11 and class 12 syllabus of Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology.

  • NEET Syllabus is available on the official website cbseneet.nic.in and the syllabus comprises of topics from CBSE Board, State Boards and NCERT
  • Candidates preparing for the exam should start from NCERT books of Physics, Chemistry and Biology
  • Exam Analysis: Last year, most candidates found Physics and Chemistry section more difficult than Biology. And in Biology, Botany questions were tougher than Zoology questions

Syllabus for Biology

  • Biology is further divided into 2 sub-sections - Zoology and Botany and a total of 90 MCQs are asked from Zoology and Botany (45 MCQs from both sub-sections)
  • NEET Syllabus for Biology consists of 30 major topics
  • For Biology section, 11th Class CBSE Syllabus is given more weightage than the topics of 12th Class CBSE Syllabus in NEET
  • Last 5 years NEET exam trends shows that important topics to focus on are Principles of Inheritance and Variation followed by Molecular Basis of Inheritance and Morphology of Flowering Plants, Reproduction and Biological Classification

Syllabus for Chemistry

  • NEET Syllabus for Chemistry consists of 18 major topics and a total of 45 MCQs are asked
  • For Chemistry section, 12th Class CBSE Syllabus is given more weightage than the topics of 11th Class CBSE Syllabus in NEET
  • Last 5 years NEET exam trends shows that important topics to focus on are Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure followed by Equilibrium and Hydrocarbons

Syllabus for Physics

  • NEET Syllabus for Physics consists of 23 major topics and a total of 45 MCQs are asked
  • For Physics section also, 12th Class CBSE Syllabus is given more weightage than the topics of 11th Class CBSE Syllabus in NEET
  • Last 5 years NEET exam trends shows that important topics to focus on are Mechanical Properties, Current Electricity, Semi- Conductors and Laws of Motion

Exam Dates

The medical entrance exam is held on the first Sunday in the month of May every year. Hence, it is likely that NEET 2018 exam date could be Sunday, 6th May, 2018.

Exam Pattern

The exam pattern will be similar to last year. There will be 3 sections - Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

  • The exam will be of 3 hours and pen-paper based
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) - 45 MCQs from each section
  • For every correct answer, 4 marks are given and 1 mark will be deducted for incorrect answer

Exam Centers

The exam will be conducted in 36 states and Union Territories. The number of exam centers has been increased from 80 to 84. The new cities added to the list are Aurangabad, Udaipur, Bareilly and Jhansi.

Results

Just like last year, NEET 2018 Results is likely to be declared on the official website in the last week of June 2018.

For admissions to various Medical, Dental Colleges, Institutes or AFMC, candidates are required to score minimum marks mentioned in the table below:

Category Qualifying marks out of total 720 marks
General 50% which is equal to 360 marks
SC/ST/OBC 40% which is equal to 288 marks
General PH 45% which is equal to 324 marks
Reserved PH 40% which is equal to 288 marks

CutOffs

NEET 2017 Cutoff will be published in the month of June after declaration of results. The list consists of All India category wise ranks of qualified candidates. All the participating states will then prepare their merit list for counselling procedure. Candidates can check below the previous year cutoff for top medical colleges.

  • NEET Cut Off has been comparatively low this year
  • Minimum cut off marks for General category is 131 marks. Physically Handicapped (PH) category 118 and 107 marks for rest of the candidates

Counselling

After declaration of NEET Results and Cut-offs, the candidate will have to participate in the NEET Counselling. Qualified candidates can register for the counselling by following the steps given below:

  • Online Registration: Candidates have to register themselves on the official website
  • Filling Choice: Candidates are required to make a choice of their desired courses & colleges
  • Seat Allotment: Seat Allotment is conducted in three rounds. Seats are allotted to a candidate on the basis of their ranks in the exam and choices filled during online registration for counselling process

The centralised counselling for All India 15% quota seats will be done by MCC. Counselling for rest of the 85% seats will be conducted by Directorate of the respective states. Around 60,000 MBBS and BDS seats will be filled on the basis of counselling.

Preparation Tips

  1. Take Mock tests: Mock Tests will make you in sync tune with the examination and sync your preparation for the exam day
  2. Follow NCERT Textbooks: NCERT books will clear your concepts and will also give you a better idea about the important topics to study
  3. Devise a Study Plan: Make a daily and weekly schedule for your preparation
  4. Take Regular breaks: It is important to not stress yourself out and prepare with a relaxed mind

Introduction

Exam Trends

Exam Highlights

NEET PG Highlights

Eligibility

Syllabus

Syllabus for Biology

Syllabus for Chemistry

Syllabus for Physics

Exam Dates

Exam Pattern

Exam Centers

Results

CutOffs

Counselling

Preparation Tips