NEET 2017,Application Process, Important Dates, Eligibility, Cut-off, Counselling

Sep 2016

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"This article is updated post NEET 2017 notification is officially announced on 31st January 2017"
NEET 2017 (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) is a single window entrance exam for 52,304 MBBS & BDS seats in the private & govt. medical colleges of India (except AIIMS & JIMPER). As per Hon. Supreme Court order from 2016 the AIPMT is now changed to NEET. There were lot of orders by Supreme Court in the NEET 2016-17 academic year admission process and much clarity has come now for the NEET 2017-18 academic year. 

A special note on the admission process via various counseling has been added on 24th June, 2017. Please note the following points as mentioned below for the admission counseling process via NEET:

1. 15% seats admission in any government medical college in India (except AIIMS, JIPMER and colleges located in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and J&K) will be taken via AIQ counseling held by DGHS centrally (NEET). 

2. Rest 85% seats admission in govt. medical college will be taken by state counseling held by government. These 85% seats are only for the state domicile students. 

3. 100% seats admission in all 34 private deemed university in India will be taken via AIQ counseling held by DGHS centrally. 

4. Private colleges (NOT Private Deemed University) which is affiliated to a state govt university in any state will take admission for its 100% seats ONLY via state govt. counseling. Most of the states will block these states for their own state domicile students only (e.g- Maharashtra). But there are some non-govt. quota seats as well in some private medical colleges (Only in Karnataka, UP and Bihar) for which the admission is open to outside State students as well. 


NEET 2017 Eligibility Criteria to appear (New Criteria introduced)

  • Candidate should have completed 17 years of age as on 31st Dec 2017
  • Candidate should have Indian nationality or be overseas citizen of India (OCI)
  • Age Limit (New Criteria which has changed again on 31.03.2017)
    • No Age Limit (as per Supreme Court order on 31st March, 2017). Age Limit of 25 years for General Category and 30 years for other categories has been removed
  • NEW CRITERIA OF RESTRICTED ATTEMPTS INTRODUCED: The number of attempts which a candidate can avail at NEET-UG examination shall be limited to 3 (three) uniformly to all the candidates. However as per new notification on 3rd Feb, 2017, writing NEET 2017 will be counted as FIRST ATTEMPT. It means everyone can give NEET exam in 2017 irresepctive of their number of attempt in the past. 
  • 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)-2017.
  • Candidates should have scored minimum 50% marks in class 12th PCB (Physics, Chemistry, Biology). For SC/ST/OBC, minimum marks in class 12th PCB should be 45%. 

NEET 2017 Elgibility criteria for seats under the control of states/universities/institution/AFMC/Central Pool Quota

  • Indian Nationals, Non Resident Indians (NRIs), Oversees Citizen of India (OCIs), Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) & Foreign Nationals are eligible for admission in Medical/Dental Colleges subject to rules and regulations framed by the respective State Governments, Institution and the Government of India.
  • Foreign nationals may confirm their eligibility from the concerned Medical/Dentals college/state

NEET 2017 Elgibility criteria for 15% All India Quota Seats

  • Indian Nationals, Non Resident Indians (NRIs), Oversees Citizen of India (OCIs), Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) & Foreign Nationals are eligible for 15% All India Quota Seats
  • Candidates from Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Jammu & Kashmir (J&K):
    • Students from the States of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and J & K are NOT ELIGIBLE for 15% all India quota seats as these States had opted out of All India Scheme since its inception. If they claim eligibility, they must submit online Self Declaration which will be generated and printed automatically along with confirmation page for the record and to present during counselling.
    • Candidates from the States of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and J & K can appear in NEET (UG) for admission to Private Medical/Dental Colleges or any Private/Deemed University and Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune subject to the fulfilment of eligibility conditions.


NEET 2017 Important Dates (FINAL RELEASED)


Events Dates
NEET 2017 Application Form Release Jan 31, 2017 
NEET 2017 Application Form Last date to Submit March 1, 2017
NEET 2017 Application Fees Last Date Jan 31 to March 1, 2017
Admit Card Uploading Date Apr 15, 2017
NEET 2017 Exam Date May 7, 2017
Answer Sheet Downloading 4th week of May 2017
NEET 2017 Exam Result June 08, 2017

NEET 2017 exam language & centres

  • Hindi
  • English
  • Assamese
  • Bengali
  • Gujarati
  • Marathi
  • Tamil
  • Telugu 
  • Kannada (Added Recently)
  • Odiya (Added Recently)

NEET 2017 Admission & Reservation

Reservation of Seats in government medical colleges under 15% All India Quota
  • 15% seats are reserved for SC candidates
  • 7.5% seats are reserved for ST candidates
  • 27% seats as per Central Act are reserved for non-creamy layer OBC candidates only in Central Educational Institutions. Reservation would be applicable to the castes mentioned in the Central list of OBC. Thus, the candidates falling in this list may mention OBC-NCL in the Category Column in application form. Candidates from creamy layer and those who do not come under Central List of OBC are advised to mention their category as Unreserved (UR)
  • Differently abled candidates as per MCI guidelines are: PH-1: Candidates with locomotor disability of lower limbs from 50% to 70% PH-2: Candidates with locomotor disability of lower limbs from 40% to less than 50% 3% seats are reserved on horizontal basis for Physically Handicapped candidates (only for locomotor disabilities of lower limbs between 50% to 70%, provided that in case any seat in this 3% quota remains unfilled on account of unavailability of candidates with locomotor disability of lower limbs between 50% to 70% then any such unfilled seat in this 3% quota shall be filled up by persons with locomotor disability of lower limbs between 40% to 50% before they are included in the seats of respective category, as per Certificate of Locomotor Disability) in 15% All India UG quota seat. Candidates who considered themselves eligible for this category are advised to ensure their eligibility by getting themselves examined at any Government Medical College/District Hospital/Government Hospital. However, candidates may kindly note that in case of selection under PH category, they will be required to produce Disability Certificate from one of the disability assessment boards, constituted at the four metro cities, mentioned below, before their scheduled date of counselling:
    • Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, Ansari Nagar, Ring Road, New Delhi-110029 (Tel No.011-26190763 & 26163072)
    • All India Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Hazi Ali Park, K. Khadya Marg, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai-400034 (Tel No.022-23544341)
    • Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research, 244, Acharya J.C. Bose Marg, Kolkata-20 (Tel No.033-22235181)
    • Madras Medical College, Park Town, Chennai-600003 (Tel No.044-25305301)


How to apply in NEET 2017 

  • Candidates can apply ONLY ONLINE only
  • Aadhar Card is made mandatory to apply for NEET 2017
  • Online submission of application link -
  • Application fees for General/OBC - Rs. 1,400
  • Application fees for SC/ST/PH category students - Rs. 750


Important points to note for overall medical admission process from the year 2017:
1. All government & private medical college will take admission via NEET scores only (except AIIMS & JIPMER) 
2. There will be only 3 medical entrance exams in India from 2017 academic year:
3. Except AIIMS (for its 7 campus across the country) & JIPMER (for Puducherry & Karaikal campus) all other private and government medical colleges will take admission via NEET 2017 scores only. No State government (not even Union Territories) led entrance exam will be allowed from 2017. There was an exception given only for year 2016 to some states who took admission via their state medical exams. 
4. Private unaided college (which is affiliated to a State University) or a Deemed University including minority colleges like CMC Vellore, CMC (Ludhiana) will be able to take admission via State centralised admission counselling process only which will be conducted by respective states DME department (Directorate of Medical Education) . No separate application or admission process will be conducted by private unaided college or deemed university. 
E.g - Deemed University like BVP, D.Y Patil will take admission via Maharashtra State medical admission counselling being conducted by DMER. 
This will help the students to apply at only one place and will save them application cost and hassle to go for individual private college/deemed university admission process all over India.
AFMC, AMU and BHU will conduct their own admission counselling process for admission via NEET 2017 scores. 
5. In government medical colleges, admission will happen via two ways:
a. 15% of government medical college will be filled by NEET centralised counselling under All India Quota. 
b. 85% of government medical college will be filled by State government. These seats can be taken by its State domicile students only. 
6. Any quota seats like management quota or NRI quota seats will be filled only via NEET score. Students who apply via these categories will have to give NEET exam. Most probably even these quota seats will be filled via State government admission counselling (though this is not confirmed). 
7. Central Government of India has notified that next year 10,000 additional medical seats will be added by improving infrastructure in 58 identified government medical colleges. News Link
8. AIIMS (only Delhi campus) has also increased it seats from 72 to 100 from 2017 (next year). News Link
9. We can expect private medical college association like COMEDK, UPUMCWA etc. to be abolished next year as the State govt. will take the responsibility to fill the seats in private medical college of their states. 
10. Though the admission process has been regulated to a higher extent, SC or central government has still not regulated the fees structure of private medical colleges. We will need to wait if we see certain regulations on fees. 
11. Some states like Maharashtra has kept the domicile as eligibility criteria to even apply in private medical college but other states have not followed this. We do expect that more states will follow the domicile criteria. 
Hope this give all of the prospective students much clarity on how the admission process for government and private medical college in India will be conducted next year in 2017. 
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