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NEET-UG -

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

Pen & Paper | National Level Exam
NEET-UG FAQ

Q - How will one know the result of the NEET-UG?

A -

The result of NEET-UG will be uploaded on the official website as per schedule.

How to Prepare

Preparation Strategy

Make a proper Time Table

It is very important that you make a timetable and stick to it and you will have an exact idea of what you are required to study and the time required for it.

Concept clarity rather than routes learning

It is essential that you have a clear idea of the formulas and concepts rather than rote learning of things for the papers. While you might require it for memorizing formulas it is important that for other stuff you make sure you clear your basics and concepts before moving on.

Prepare Notes

It is very important make small notes or a comprehensive list of formulas on each covered topic and chapter which will come in handy at the time of revision. This will require you to be regular with your work but will surely make things easy at the time of revision.

Seek guidance

It is not possible for you to know everything in your syllabus, at least not at the time of preparation. Sooner or later you will run into a concept or so which will give you trouble and then it is best you seek guidance from an instructor or a teacher. It is necessary that you clear your doubts at regular intervals and don’t prolong things for long. Getting into a good coaching class is nothing to be ashamed off and if anything a regular coaching class will enable you to avoid roadblocks in your preparation.

Sample Papers

Even though there may be a complete change in the exam pattern or the expected questions altogether,it is important that you practice on the sample and previous years question papers of MBBS Exams. You will know the existing pattern and have a fair idea of the type of questions to expect in the paper along with the time constraint.

Mock tests

The paper pattern, duration of the paper and the number of questions to be attempted in the given amount of time is not something you will be able to pick up on the day of the examination. A Mock Test tests a student’s abilities as it not only provides a similar feel of real exams but also helps in building speed and confident to face the exam. Furthermore, they can improve their performance to get an extra edge in actual exams.

Time management

Time management can be learned through thorough practice and regular test taking. So it is important that you practice it and practice it well.

Negative marking

Most the entrance examinations will have negative marking and everyone would suggest you stay clear of questions are not sure about. But some experts are of the opinion that you answer the questions in which you are confused between an option or two because there will also be a chance of getting it right.

 

NEET-UG 2016 Question Paper Format

questions 180
of Questions
duration 3.0 Hr
Durations
online Pen & Paper
Exam Type
marks 720
Total Marks
marks 4.0 Mark
Correct Question Mark
marks -1.0 Mark
Negative Marking

NEET-UG 2016 News and Updates

Tamil Nadu: Medical Aspirants Launch State-Wide Protest Opposing NEET
March 20, 2017 04:05 PM

A students’ wing called Dravida Kazhakam (DK) launched a statewide two-wheeler campaign on March 18, 2017, opposing National Eligibility cum Entrance Test in Tamil Nadu. Jayakumar, State General Secretary of DK launched the campaign and T. Kamraj, State Joint Secretary of DK., is leading it. ...Read more

Petition Filed in Supreme Court to Fill 5,000 Vacant Medical Seats
October 27, 2016 07:59 AM

Sankalp Trust has filed a petition in the Supreme Court to fill 5,000 vacant MBBS/BDS seats in various private medical and dental colleges across the country for the academic session 2016-17. The trust has pleaded before the court to fill the vacant seats through centralised counselling and by NEET ...Read more

NEET-UG 2016

NEET UG is basically an entrance exam conducted in India for candidates who desire to study any graduate medical course (MBBS), dental courses (BDS) in private or government medical colleges in India.

  • As per regulations framed under the Indian Medical Council Act-1956 as amended in 2016 and the Dentists Act-1948 as amended in 2016, NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY CUM ENTRANCE TEST (UG) [NEET(UG)] will be conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), for admission to MBBS/BDS Courses in India in Medical/Dental Colleges run with the approval of Medical Council of India/Dental Council of India under the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India except for the institutions established through an Act of Parliament e.g. AIIMS and JIPMER Puducherry.
  • The responsibility of the CBSE is limited to the conduct of the entrance examination, declaration of result and providing All India Rank to the Directorate General Health Services, Government of India for the conduct of counselling for 15% All India Quota Seats and for supplying the result to state/other Counselling Authorities.

NEET-UG 2016 Conducting Body

Central Board of Secondary Education, Delhi conducts National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (UG). NEET (Undergraduate) for BDS and MBBS courses would be organized by the CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education),Delhi for admission to MBBS/BDS Courses in Medical/Dental Colleges run with the approval of Medical Council of India/Dental Council of India under the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. The first NEET-UG exam was conducted in 2016. The first education board to be set up in India was the Uttar Pradesh Board of High School and Intermediate Education in 1921, which was under the jurisdiction of Rajputana, Central India, and Gwalior. In 1929, the government of India set up a joint Board named "Board of High School and Intermediate Education, Rajputana".

NEET-UG Contact Details

Address Central Board of Secondary Education NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY CUM ENTRANCE TEST Unit Shiksha Kendra, 2, Community Centre Preet Vihar, Delhi – 110092
Phone no 1800118002
Website http://www.cbse.nic.in/
Type National
Mode Pen & Paper

NEET-UG FAQ

1) What is National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET)?

For the current year, the All India Pre-Medical/PreDental Entrance Examination conducted by CBSE for 15% all India seats has been changed to National Eligibility cum Entrance Test as per the directives of Hon’ble Supreme Court of India delivered in various decisions on NEET.

2) What is the responsibility of CBSE for NEET-UG ?

The responsibility of the CBSE is limited to the conduct of the entrance test, declaration of result and providing All India Rank to the Directorate General of Health Services, New Delhi for counselling of 15% All India Quota Seats and providing the result to the State Counselling Authorities and Admitting Institutions.

3) Is the availability of forms will be online or can it be purchased from any bank or institution.

The application forms are available online only. A candidate can apply by logging into official website . Forms are not available in any bank or institution.

4) How to fill up ‘online’ application form for NEET – II ? Are there any guidelines for the students before filling the application form?

Application form for NEET – II can be submitted only online through official website . Details are available under “Mode of submission of Application Form and fee details” as provided in the Information Bulletin of NEET – II. Keep the correct details ready before submission of form after carefully reading of Bulletin.

5) If any candidate face problem in filling up of form, to whom can he approach?

Candidate can take the assistance of Facilitation Centres for submission of application form. Common Services Centres will act as the Facilitation Centres this time and will provide the services against the fee prescribed. 

6) Who can appear in NEET-UG ?

  • Indian Nationals
  • Non Resident Indians (NRIs)
  • Oversees Citizen of India (OCIs)
  • Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs)
  • Foreign Nationals are eligible to appear in NEET (UG).

7) What is the number of attempts for appearing in NEET-UG?

The number of attempts which a candidate can avail at NEET-UG examination shall be limited to 3 (three) uniformly to all the candidates. The candidates who have already appeared in AIPMT/NEET on three occasions are not allowed to take this examination.

8) In how many languages, NEET-UG will be conducted?

NEET-UG will be conducted in the following languages:

  • HINDI    
  • ENGLISH
  • ASSAMESE    
  • BENGALI
  • GUJARATI    
  • KANNADA
  • MARATHI    
  • ORIYA
  • TAMIL    
  • TELUGU.

9) If I am opting Assamese as language of question paper, can I get the centre of examination in Delhi?

No. If any candidate is opting vernacular language as medium of question paper, he will be allotted centre only in respective States of particular vernacular language. In the present case, examination centre could be only in Assam.

10) If any candidate faces any problem in remittance of fee, to whom can he/she approach?

Candidates can approach the concerned Banks on contact numbers which are available on the website of the NEET-UG.

11) If a candidate is opting English as medium of question paper, in which language candidate will be provided Test Booklet?

Candidates opting for English would be provided Test Booklet in English only.

12) 1If a candidate for any reason not appearing or appeared in the examination, is there any provision for fee refund?

No. Once the online application form is submitted successfully by the candidate, it cannot be withdrawn. Claims for refund of application fee will not be entertained under any circumstances.

13) If a candidate is opting Hindi as medium of question paper, in which language candidate will be provided Test Booklet?

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.

14) If a candidate is opting vernacular language as medium of question paper, in which language candidate will be provided Test Booklet?

Candidates opting for vernacular languages would be provided Bilingual Test Booklet i.e. in selected language and in English. In case of any ambiguity in translation of any of the questions, its English version shall be treated as final.

15) Can I change the option of language once the form is submitted?

Option once exercised, cannot be changed after submission of application form. As centres will be allotted based on medium of question paper, candidates need to be very careful in choosing of medium of question paper.

16) Can CBSE fix the examination centre in any city other than the three options exercised by the candidates?

Yes. Board reserves its discretion to fix the centre in other city than that of options exercised by the candidate.

17) Can a candidate opt Imphal as centre city if residing in Delhi?

Candidates are advised to select the centre city in their State of residence or in neighbouring city only.

18) Can a centre be allotted by the CBSE manually?

No. Centre allocation is made through computer with no human intervention.

19) Can a candidate change its centre city after allotment of roll number?

In no case, centre city can be changed.

20) What are the enclosures that should be attached with the confirmation page to be sent to the Board’s?

The candidates are NOT REQUIRED TO SEND the print out of the Confirmation Page or any document (s) to the NEET-UG Unit, CBSE.

21) If one does not get Admit Card, whom should he contact?

Admit cards will not be sent to candidates. These will be uploaded on website. Candidates need to download the Admit Card from the website only.

22) Can one send confirmation page of online application through courier?

No. Form is not required to be sent to CBSE. It is 100% Online procedure for submission of NEET-UG application form.

23) 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.

24) 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.

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

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

26) 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.

27) 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.

28) 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.

29) 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.

30) 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.

31) 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.

32) 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.

33) 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.

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

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

35) 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 .

36) 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.

37) How will one know the result of the NEET-UG?

The result of NEET-UG will be uploaded on the official website as per schedule.

38) How long the result of NEET-UG is valid?

The result of successful candidates of NEET-UG is valid for the academic session 2017-18 only.

39) How the CBSE will declare the result?

CBSE will declare the result based on the qualifying criteria provided by Medical/Dental Council of India wherein All India Rank will be given to the candidates in percentile rank.

40) What is the meaning of percentile rank?

A percentile rank is the percentage of score that fall below a given score in a group.

41) How the merit list will be prepared by the States?

States will prepare their own merit list based on All India Rank keeping in view the category of candidates.

42) How the merit list will be prepared for 15% All India Quota seats?

Based on All India Rank and the reservation roster provided by DGHS, merit list for All India quota will be prepared.

43) What do you mean by All-India quota seats?

15% seats surrendered by Government Medical/Dental Colleges run as per the approval of MCI/DCI filled through the counseling conducted by DGHS is known as All India Quota seats.

44) Through NEET against which seats admissions will be made?

NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY CUM ENTRANCE TEST- is applicable for admissions to the following:-

  • All India Quota Seats.
  • State Government Quota Seats where the State Government concerned so opts.
  • Private/Management/NRI Quota Seats in all Private Medical / Dental Colleges or any Private/Deemed University.

45) Who will conduct Counselling after NEET-UG ?

  • For 15% All India Quota seats, counseling will be conducted by the DGHS.
  • For seats under the control of States/Universities/Institutions, their respective authorities will conduct the counseling.

46) Is there any seat in MBBS/BDS on which admission will be made without appearing in NEET-UG?

No. Admissions in 100% MBBS/BDS seats will be done through the NEET-UG only.

47) Is admission in AIIMS and JIPMER Puducherry will also be through NEET-UG?

No,you are not allowed.

48) Is a candidate from Andhra Pradesh/J&K/Telangana studying in Maharashtra, eligible for 15% All India Quota seats?

In case, the candidate is not eligible to seek admission to MBBS/BDS seats in Medical/Dental Colleges in the State of Andhra Pradesh, J&K and Telangana, he will be eligible for 15% All India Quota seats. The candidate is also required to submit a self-declaration to this effect.