As per the amended regulation in 2016, the Indian Medical Council Act-1956 and the Dentists Act-1948  NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY CUM ENTRANCE TEST (UG) – 2017 [NEET(UG)-2017] will be regulated by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). Hence, for the admission MBBS/BDS Courses in India, in their respective colleges go parallel with the approval of Medical Council of India/Dental Council of India under the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. This particular test (NEET -UG) replaced the All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT) and all individual MBBS exams conducted by states or colleges themselves in 2013. In this scenario, the only exception for the institutions established through an Act of Parliament e.g. AIIMS and JIPMER Pondicherry.


Answer key is another helpful mode through which students get a rough idea about how they perform in their entrance exam. The answer key contains all the answers of those questions asked in the entrance test. Now days, with the help of internet students can easily access the previous year answer key, which helps them to know or learn the pattern, style, questions asked in the examination. NEET tentative answer key (by coaching institutes) is usually declared after 2-3 hours of the NEET exam.  Candidates also have a privilege to go the official website of CBSE and check for any updates on the same.

While cut off for the NEET 2017 examination goes category wise.  As an obvious scheme, the OBC, SC, and the ST candidates are given little relief in comparison with the general category. Hence the cut-off of goes as General Category Candidate 50% (Candidate has to score 360 total marks out of 720) , OBC, SC, and ST Category Candidates 40 %  (which means 288 marks out of 720).


As per the decision Honourable Supreme Court, there will be a single medical entrance exam all over India for admissions into medical and dental colleges. The total number of seats offered under NEET is 53,430 which is distributed accordingly.

Colleges                     No. of seats offered

All private colleges                   25,840

All government colleges           27,590

NEET Counselling seats           3,521

NEET Basis seats                   35,461



Rank predictor is another tool or a mode which helps the student to estimate their presumed rank. With this particular tool the students weather they qualify the entrance exam or not and eligible in to appear in NEET counselling of 15% all India quota or not. This isn't the final rank obviously, but it certainly gives an idea about the official rank announced by the respective authority on the result date.


The NEET results are only through online approach, the result for the same will is 8th June 2017. Thus, by the same result the authority will make a merit list. Hence, no different merit list is made for the reserved category candidates. Following this the counselling sessions starts from 3rd or 4th week of June 2017.  


The NEET centralised counselling will be administered by the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC). MCC is constituted by the Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. 15% of An All India Quota seats conduct online counselling for MBBS and BDS courses. Hence, only the 15%, who fall under the merit list will be eligible to attend the counselling session of NEET 2017. Thereafter as per the rank secured and choices exercised at the time of counselling the candidates are allotted the seats.