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NEET Exam Pattern 2017

NEET 2017 will be held in a pen and paper based mode. The question booklet will consist of questions from the syllabus prescribed by the exam conducting authority, CBSE. The exam will be held for 3 hours duration at the various examination centres across the Country and Abroad. Candidates can check below for the exam pattern of NEET 2017:

NEET 2017 Exam Pattern
NEET 2017 exam date and time May 7, 2017 (tentative)- 10:00 am to 01:00 pm
Exam mode Pen and Paper
Exam duration 3 hours (180 minutes)
Language English, Hindi and Vernacular
Number of questions 180 multiple choice questions (MCQs)
Distribution of questions 90 questions from Biology and 45 questions each from Physics and Chemistry
Marking Scheme +4 for each correct response
-1 for each incorrect response
Syllabus The Medical Council of India (MCI) recommended the NEET 2016 for admission to MBBS/BDS courses across the country after review of various State syllabi as well as those prepared by CBSE, NCERT and COBSE.

Selection Process

NEET Eligibility Criteria 2017

Candidates who wish to appear in NEET 2017 can check below for the eligibility criteria as declared by the CBSE. Candidates who will fail to meet the requirements will not be considered for admission under any circumstance:

Candidate must be an Indian National or Overseas Citizen of India

Candidates must be at least 17 years of age as on December 31, 2016

The age limit for General Category candidates is 25 years

The age limit for SC/ST/OBC candidates is 30 years

Candidates must have appeared/qualified Class 12th exam with Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology (PCB), Mathematics or any other elective subject with English at a level not less than the core course for English as prescribed by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT)

Candidates belonging to General category must have secured at least 50% marks in PCB. However, SC/ST/OBC candidates have to obtain a minimum of 40% marks in PCB

Candidates who have passed the B.Sc examination of an Indian University with not less than 2 of these subjects-Physics, Chemistry, Biology) Botany and Zoology)/Biotechnology


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