NEET 2017: Everything You Need to Know About This Test

NEET 2017: The Supreme Court has re-introduced NEET in the year 2016 as a common entrance test for admission to Medical and Dental programmes in private colleges, government-run medical colleges, deemed universities and minority institutions. However, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Jawarharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) and Postgraduate Institute for Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh will conduct their own exams for admitting candidates into undergraduate medical programmes.

Who was in Favour of NEET?

MCI and IMA had welcomed the Apex court’s judgment whereas; some states were opposing this new structure. Therefore, in the year 2016 states was given choice of conducting their own entrance test but from the year 2017 NEET will be sole basis of MBBS and BDS admission.

About NEET 2017

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is a common national level medical entrance test for aspirants seeking admission to MBBS and BDS programme in various medical institutions located across the country. The Central Board of Secondary Education is the concerned authority conducting this exam in the year 2017 in offline mode.

Why NEET was discontinued in the year 2013?

NEET was first firstly decided to take place from 2012 onwards however due to some official reasons it had deferred by MCI and CBSE and was conducted on 5 May 2013 for the first time. Thereafter, several states including Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, West Bengal & Tamil Nadu had sturdily opposed this exam due to differ in its syllabus from state board exam syllabus.

115 petitions were filed and based on which the Supreme Court had to cancel this exam on 18 July 2013. Though, NEET was announced illicit and undemocratic by Supreme Court of India in 2013, however it was resumed on April 11, 2016.

Why NEET Exam Has Resumed From 2016?

Undoubtedly, it’s a welcome step taken by the Supreme Court which will give a huge relief to thousands of students and worried parents who were previously made to run here and there all across the country for appearing in different entrance tests conducted by various medical schools.

With the introduction of NEET, they will only have to appear in single medical entrance test to accomplish their dream of becoming doctor.


From the year 2017, NEET UG is being conducted by CBSE at national level as a single undergraduate medical entrance test for admission to MBBS and BDS programme. Looking into the important highlights of its exam pattern, are as follows:

  • NEET UG will be possibly conducted in offline mode i.e. Pen and Paper mode in 2017.
  • There will be one paper in the exam which will consist of 180 questions and all will be objective type multiple choice questions only.
  • The paper will consist of questions from Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology.


NEET Post Graduate will be a single post graduate medical entrance exam conducted for admission to MD/MS/PG Diploma Courses from 2017 onwards. Therefore, candidates are exempted from appearing in several entrance tests for admission to postgraduate medical programmes. Coming to the exam pattern of NEET PG are as follows:

  • NEET PG will be am online i.e. computer based exam.
  • The paper will consist of 240 questions in total.