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NEET 2017 Exam Pattern and Language of the PMT Question Papers

Pattern of the NEET 2017 UG Entrance Test:-

The Entrance Test shall consist of one paper containing 180 objective type questions (four options with single correct answer) from Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany & Zoology) to be answered on the specially designed machine-gradable sheet using Ball Point Pen provided by CBSE at examination centre only.

Duration of NEET 2017 Test

The duration of test would be 03 hours.

Language of the NEET 2017 Question Papers:-

  1. Candidates can opt for Question Paper in either of the following languages (As per letter nos. V.11025/35/2012-MEP(Pt.) dated 08.12.2016 & 16.01.2017 received from MoH&FW).











  2. Option of medium of Question Paper should be exercised while filling in the application form and the option once exercised by candidates cannot be changed later.
  3. Candidates opting for English would be provided Test Booklet in English only.
  4. Candidates opting for Hindi would be provided Bilingual Test Booklet i.e. in Hindi and in English.
  5. Candidates opting for vernacular languages would be provided Bilingual Test Booklet i.e. in selected language and in English.
  6. In case of any ambiguity in translation of any of the questions, its English version shall be treated as final.
  7. Option of Vernacular languages will only be available as per following details:-


     Medium of Question Paper

     Examination Centres


     English and Hindi Medium

     All Examination Centre Cities


     English, Hindi & Assamese

     Examination Centre Cities in Assam


     English, Hindi & Bengali

     Examination Centre Cities in West Bengal


     English, Hindi & Gujarati

     Examination Centre Cities in Gujarat, Daman, Dadra & Nagar Haveli


     English, Hindi & Marathi

     Examination Centre Cities in Maharashtra


     English, Hindi & Tamil

     Examination Centre Cities in Tamil Nadu


     English, Hindi & Telugu

     Examination Centre Cities in Andhra Pradesh & Telangana


     English, Hindi & Oriya

     Examination Centre Cities in Odisha


     English, Hindi & Kannada

     Examination Centre Cities in Karnataka 

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. (As per letter no. V.11025/35/2012-MEP(Pt.) dated 08.12.2016 received from MoH&FW).

Scoring and Marking for NEET 2017

(a) Each item carries 4 marks. For each correct response the candidate will get 4 marks. For each incorrect response one mark will be deducted from the total score. No deduction from the total score will, however, be made if no response is indicated for an item in the answer sheet. The candidates are advised not to attempt such item in answer sheet, if they are not sure of the correct response. More than one answer indicated in a question will be deemed as incorrect response and will be negatively marked.
(b) For the purpose of evaluation, the Test Booklet code as printed in the Answer Sheet on side-2 will be accepted as final.


(Please see the text for details and explanations)


Mode of Examination

Paper Based Test


Duration of Examination

3 hours (Three hours)


Date of Examination

Sunday, 07th May, 2017


Location of Examination Centres

Tentatively 84 cities in India


Language of Paper



Type of Examination

Objective Type


Number of Questions

One Paper of 180 Question


Type of Objective Questions

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)


Distribution of Questions

Physics : 45

Chemistry: 45

Biology (Botany & Zoology) : 90


Distribution of Type of Questions

MCQs 180


Marking Scheme

Correct Answer : One mark (+)4

Incorrect Answer: Minus one-third ()1

Unanswered : 0


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