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NEET: Eligibility, Study, Syllabus, Exam Pattern and Don’ts

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NEET: Eligibility, Study, Syllabus, Exam Pattern and Don’ts

NEET (2017 - 2018) Exam Syllabus, Eligibility, Study Material & Exam Pattern

By Reggie Menacherry 04th Sep, 2017 02:21 pm

The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is a national-level entrance test for medical students. This exam is conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education every year in May for candidates who aspire to take admission in Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) and Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) medical courses. Students can get admission to any government and private medical/dental colleges in various cities across the country when they clear this test. From 2016, AIPMT has been replaced by NEET. This article presents complete information that aspirants should know to clear this competitive exam. 

NEET Eligibility:
• The minimum age limit is 17 years as on or before 31st December of the year of admission. The maximum age limit is 25 years for the General category and 30 years for other backward categories (OBC) candidates. 

• Candidates must have cleared the Class 12 exam by securing 50% marks in aggregate. Students appearing for the Class 12 exam (in 10+2) are also eligible to apply.

 • The number of attempts which a candidate can avail for NEET is limited to 3. 

Which documents are required for NEET? 
• A candidate must be an Indian citizen. Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) are also eligible.

• Providing the Aadhaar Card number is mandatory for students applying for NEET. Candidates must submit the Aadhaar Card number or enrollment number while filling the application form. 

• For students of Assam, Jammu & Kashmir and Meghalaya, the Aadhaar Card is not required to apply for NEET. They can fill in the application form with the ration card number, bank account number, passport number or number of any other identity card issued by the Government of India.

NEET Study Material: NCERT books of Class 11 and 12 are the sole preparation tool to clear this national-level exam. Refer to previous year question papers and solve them accordingly. You can get the best study material prepared by subject experts on the TopperLearning website. 

NEET Syllabus:
Understanding the syllabus is always the first step to prepare for any examination. The syllabus is entirely designed according to the requirement and the questions will never come out of it.

NEET Syllabus for Physics

Sr. No.

Class 11

Class 12

  1. 1.      

Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory

Atoms and Nuclei

  1. 2.      

Gravitation

Current Electricity

  1. 3.      

Kinematics

Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation

  1. 4.      

Laws of Motion

Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents

  1. 5.      

Motion of Systems of Practices and Rigid Body

Electromagnetic Waves

  1. 6.      

Oscillations and Waves

Electronic Devices

  1. 7.      

Physical World and Measurement

Electrostatics

  1. 8.      

Properties of Bulk Matter

Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism

  1. 9.      

Thermodynamics

Optics

10. 

Work, Energy and Power

 

 

NEET Syllabus for Chemistry

Sr. No.

Class 11

Class 12

  1. 1.      

Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure

Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers

  1. 2.      

Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties

Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids

  1. 3.      

Environmental Chemistry

Biomolecules

  1. 4.      

Equilibrium

Chemical Kinetics

  1. 5.      

Hydrocarbons

Chemistry in Everyday Life

  1. 6.      

Hydrogen

Coordination Compounds

  1. 7.      

Organic Chemistry: Some Basic Principles and Techniques

d and f Block Elements

  1. 8.      

Redox Reactions

Electrochemistry

  1. 9.      

s-Block Element (Alkali and Alkaline metals)

General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements

10. 

Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry

Haloalkanes Haloarenes

11. 

Some p-Block Elements

Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen

12. 

States of Matter: Gases and Liquids

p- Block Elements

13. 

Structure of Atom

Polymers

14. 

Thermodynamics

Solid State

15. 

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Solutions

16. 

-

Surface Chemistry

 

NEET Syllabus for Biology

Sr. No.

Class 11

Class 12

  1. 1.      

Cell Structure and Function

Biology and Human Welfare

  1. 2.      

Diversity in Living World

Biotechnology and its Applications

  1. 3.      

Human Physiology

Ecology and Environment

  1. 4.      

Plant Physiology

Genetics and Evolutions

  1. 5.      

Structural Organisation in Animals and Plants

Reproduction

NEET Exam Pattern:

Knowing the NEET paper pattern helps NEET aspirants in preparation. Candidates are given 3 hours to complete the paper. The paper consists of 180 multiple choice questions with a single correct answer. The exam pattern can be understood with the points below: 

• The question paper consists of 180 multiple choice questions with a single correct answer. 

• The question paper is in 10 languages.

• The exam duration is 3 hours. 

• 4 marks are awarded for each correct response. 

• There is negative marking for incorrect answers. One mark is taken away for each wrong answer. 

• Questions are asked from Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Zoology and Botany) subjects. 

• The exam is conducted offline (pen and paper) mode. 

Sr. No.

Section

No. of questions

Marks for each question

Total Marks

  1. 1.      

Physics

45

4

180

  1. 2.      

Chemistry

45

4

180

  1. 3.      

Zoology

45

4

180

  1. 4.      

Botany

45

4

180

 

Total

 

 

720

Don’ts for NEET:

Yes, there are some important points that you need to keep in mind while preparing for NEET. You must consider these points before entering the examination hall. 

• No water bottles, cold drinks, tea, coffee or snacks.

• No stationery items such as a pen, scale, writing pad, pen drive, eraser, calculator and pencil box.

• No Smartphone, earphones, health bands and hair beads. 

• No ornaments such as rings, earrings, nose-pin, chain/necklace, pendant, badge and brooch. 

• You can only wear clothes with half-sleeves, no big buttons on them, brooch/badge, flower with salwar/trousers.

• You also cannot wear shoes but slippers or sandals. Girls you may wear slippers and sandals with low heels. 

NEET is held every year in May. The application form for the 2018 exam will be available from the first week of December 2017 on the official website. The entrance exam is to be held in the first week of May 2018. The result is expected to be announced in the first week of June 2018. Candidates can check their results by entering their roll number and required details on the website. 

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