NEET-UG -

National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test-(NEET-UG) (NEET-UG - 2016)

Pen & Paper | National Level Exam
Important Dates
Registration Date
May 26, 2016
Admit Card Date
Aug 08, 2016
Test Date
Jul 24, 2016
Result Date
Aug 17, 2016

NEET-UG 2016 - Exam Pattern

Exam Paper Type : Pen & Paper    |     Exam Duration : 3.0 Hr

Section Duration Marks # Questions
Physics 45 Minutes 180 45
Chemistry 45 Minutes 180 45
Biology (Botany & Zoology) 90 Minutes 360 90
  • Candidates can opt for Question Paper either in English or in Hindi.
  • Option of medium of Question Paper should be exercised while filling in the application form and the option once exercised by candidates cannot be changed later.
  • Candidates opting for English would be provided Test Booklet in English only and the candidates opting for Hindi would be provided Bilingual Test Booklet i.e. in Hindi and in English.
  • In case of any ambiguity in translation of any of the questions, its English version shall be treated as final.

Total Questions:-180

Total Marks:-720

Total Duration:-3 hours

Marking System:-

  • For each correct response the candidate will get 4 marks.
  • For each incorrect response one mark will be deducted .
  • More than one answer indicated in a question will be deemed as incorrect response and will attract negative mark.

NEET-UG Exam Prepartions FAQ

1) If a candidate is opting Oriya as medium of question paper, would he be eligible for 15% All India Quota?

Candidates qualifying NEET would be eligible for All India Quota and other quotas under the State Governments/Institutes, irrespective of the medium in which the examination is taken by a candidate, subject to other eligibility criteria.

2) What is the minimum qualification for appearing in NEET-UG for candidates of unreserved category?

  • Any examination which in scope and standard (Last 02 years of 10+2 Study comprising of Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Bio-technology; Which shall include practical test in these subjects) is found to be equivalent to the Intermediate Science Examination of an Indian University/Board, taking Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Bio-technology including practical tests in each of these subjects and English.
  • Provided that to be eligible for competitive entrance examination, candidate must have passed any of the qualifying examinations as enumerated in Bulletin or appearing in the qualifying examination in 2017.
  • Provided also that to be eligible for competitive Entrance Test 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 as mentioned in clause (2) of regulation 4 on Graduate Medical Education Regulations 1997.

3) Is there any change in the pattern of NEET-UG?

No. NEET-UG-2017 will be on the similar pattern which was in 2016.

4) What is the minimum qualification for appearing in NEET-UG for candidates of reserved category?

  • Any examination which in scope and standard (Last 02 years of 10+2 Study comprising of Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Bio-technology; Which shall include practical test in these subjects) is found to be equivalent to the Intermediate Science Examination of an Indian University/Board, taking Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Bio-technology including practical tests in each of these subjects and English.
  • Provided that to be eligible for competitive entrance examination, candidate must have passed any of the qualifying examinations as enumerated in Bulletin or appearing in the qualifying examination in 2017.
  • In respect of the candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes or Other Backward Classes, the marks obtained in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Bio-technology taken together in qualifying examination shall be 40% marks instead of 50% marks for General Candidates.

5) Is a candidate passed class XII with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English subjects from NIOS, eligible to appear for NEET-UG?

Yes, candidate passed class XII examination with an aggregate of 50% marks in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Bio-Technology and also passed English in the Qualifying Examination from any recognized Board/University can appear in the NEET-UG subject to fulfilling other conditions.

6) What is the minimum qualification for appearing in NEET-UG for candidates of physically handicapped category?

  • Any examination which in scope and standard (Last 02 years of 10+2 Study comprising of Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Bio-technology; Which shall include practical test in these subjects) is found to be equivalent to the Intermediate Science Examination of an Indian University/Board, taking Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Bio-technology including practical tests in each of these subjects and English.
  • Provided that to be eligible for competitive entrance examination, candidate must have passed any of the qualifying examinations as enumerated in Bulletin or appearing in the qualifying examination in 2017.
  • Further, for persons with locomotor disability of lower limbs, minimum of 45% marks for Gen-PH and 40% marks for SC-PH/ST-PH/OBC-PH are required.

7) What will be the pattern of NEET-UG ?

The NEET-UG  consists of one paper containing 180 objective type questions (four options with single correct answer) from the subjects Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany & Zoology) to be answered on the specially designed machine-gradable sheet using Ball Point Pen only.

8) What is the minimum qualification for appearing in NEET-UG for candidates of Foreign Nationals?

  • Any examination which in scope and standard (Last 02 years of 10+2 Study comprising of Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Bio-technology; Which shall include practical test in these subjects) is found to be equivalent to the Intermediate Science Examination of an Indian University/Board, taking Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Bio-technology including practical tests in each of these subjects and English.
  • Provided that to be eligible for competitive entrance examination, candidate must have passed any of the qualifying examinations as enumerated in Bulletin or appearing in the qualifying examination in 2017.
  • Provided further that the students educated abroad seeking admission into medical colleges in India must have passed in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Bio-technology and English up to the 12th standard level with 50% marks and their equivalency determined as per regulations of the Medical Council of India and the concerned University.

9) What is the minimum age for appearing in NEET-UG ?

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 1st year MBBS/BDS Course.

10) What is the maximum age for appearing in NEET-UG ?

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.

11) What are the cut off dates for calculating the age of a candidate?

For Candidates of Unreserved Category (UR):- born on or between 08.05.1992 and 01.01.2001.
For Candidates of SC/ST/OBC Category :- born on or between 08.05.1987 and 01.01.2001.

12) Is there any change in the syllabus of NEET-UG?

No. Syllabus of NEET-UG, 2017 will be similar to the syllabus of 2016.

13) What is the syllabus for NEET-UG?

The Question Paper of NEET-UG shall be based on the syllabus as notified by the Medical council of India which is at Information Bulletin of NEET-UG available on the official website .

14) Will there be negative marking in NEET-UG ?

Yes. Each correct answer will get 04 marks and for each incorrect response, 01 mark will be deducted from the total score.