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NEET- The common gateway

Updated on October 27, 2016

All about NEET

NEET(National eligibility cum entrance test) is for those who has been dreamt about becoming a doctor at any cost, not compromising on their dream. The various Exams conducted state wise and national wise have been outdated with the latest verdict of Supreme court making NEET as a common entrance test for all Government and private institutions. Students pursuing school academics parallelly take medical entrance coachings for NEET. NEET has replaced AIPMT for UG courses in medical institutions for MBBS and BDS.

NEET test dates:

There are two phases of NEET, I and II. Candidates who attended NEET I can also appear for NEET II. NEET I will be conducted in the first week of May and followed by Phase II in the month of July. The counseling will be held in the month of September by Medical Counseling Committee (MCC).Candidates, who had already registered during the first counseling but did not get a seat, can also exercise their choices for MBBS and BDS programs and colleges.

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has formed a Medical Counseling Committee (MCC) for allotment 15% All India Quota MBBS and BDS seats through centralized NEET counseling 2016. The counseling is conducted in online mode for allotment of around 3850 MBBS and BDS seats.


NEET is being conducted so far only in offline (paper and pen) mode. The NEET exam consists of a single paper with 180 objective type questions with four options provided, of which only one should be selected. The aspirant has to mark the correct answer on the OMR sheet provided with the NEET paper using a blue/ black ball point pen ONLY.

The 180 multiple choice questions in the NEET paper are equally distributed among subjects as given below:

Physics - 45 MCQs; Chemistry - 45 MCQs; Botany - 45 MCQs and Zoology - 45 MCQs

The test is conducted for a duration of 3 hours. The time schedule for NEET II is as given below:

Entry -7.30 AM to 9.30 AM

Invigilator check -9.30 AM to 9.45 AM

Distribution of Test Booklet -9.45 AM

Latest Entry -9.30 AM

NEET exam starts - 10.00 AM

NEET exam ends - 01.00 PM

Marking scheme:

4 marks for every correct response

1 mark to be deducted for every incorrect response

No negative marking is made if no response is indicated for a question on the answer sheet.

More than one answer marked a question will be assumed as incorrect response and will carry negative marks.

NEET syllabus:



1. Physical world and measurement Electrostatics

2. Kinematics Current Electricity

3. Laws of Motion Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism

4. Work, Energy and Power Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents

5. Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body Electromagnetic Waves

6. Gravitation Optics

7. Properties of Bulk Matter Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation

8. Thermodynamics Atoms and Nuclei

9. Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory Electronic Devices

10. Oscillations and Waves



1. Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry Solid State

2. Structure of Atom Solutions

3. Classification of Elements and Periodicity in



4. Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure Chemical Kinetics

5. States of Matter: Gasses and Liquids Surface Chemistry

6. Thermodynamics General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements

7. Equilibrium p- Block Elements

8. Redox Reactions d and f Block Elements

9. Hydrogen Coordination Compounds

10. s-Block Element (Alkali and Alkaline earth


Haloalkanes and Haloarenes

11. Some p-Block Elements Alcohols, Phenols, and Ethers

12. Organic Chemistry- Some Basic Principles and


Aldehydes , Ketones and Carboxylic Acids

13. Hydrocarbons Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen

14. Environmental Chemistry Biomolecules

15. Polymers

16. Chemistry in Everyday Life



1. Diversity in Living World Reproduction

2. Structural Organization in Animals and Plants Genetics and Evolution

3. Cell Structure and Function Biology and Human Welfare

4. Plant Physiology Biotechnology and Its Applications

5. Human physiology Ecology and environment

Must focus topics

Thermal conduction & Newton’s Law of Cooling

Heat engine efficiency increases while sink temperature is lowered

Floating cylinder in SHM

Organ pipes


Doppler’s effect

Questions based on ‘E= -dV/dR.


LC oscillations

Concentric charged spheres

Thermal or heating effects of current

Electrical circuit concepts

Motion of charge in Uniform Magnetic Field


Magnetic field and Dipole moment of circulating charges

Properties of bar magnet and its time period of SHM

Self Induction

Radiation pressure and energy

EM waves

Young’s double Slit Experiment

Radioactive Decay

Resolving power & Magnification of microscopes and Telescope.

These topics carry a good weightage for one to score notable mark. It is advisable to go through AIPMT syllabus and past years question paper for better guidance.


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