NEET: The National Testing Agency conducts NEET exam to provide admission into MBBS/BDS Courses and other undergraduate medical courses in recognized/approved Medical/Dental & other Institutes/Colleges in India. Please make a note, if you want to get admission in MBBS/BDS programmes across the country then you compulsory need to take NEET exam. Let’s uncover most interesting facts about this exam.
NEET Eligibility Criteria
Who can take NEET is a matter of concern. Let me ease this out for you by illustrating minimum eligibility for appearing in NEET exam below:
Age Criteria: Candidates should attain an age of 17 years at the time of admission or they are likely to meet this criterion on or before 31 December of the year of his/her admission. The upper age criterion is 25 years with relaxation of 5 years for the candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC-NCLcategory and PwD Candidates.
Note: Indian Citizens/ Overseas Citizens of India who are planning to pursue UG medical course from a foreign Medical/ Dental Institute also need to apply and qualify NEET exam.
Minimum Education: Candidates should have passed 12th level exam or its equivalent with at least 50% marks average in PCB (45% for PwD & 40% for SC/ST/OBC). They should have studied Chemistry, Physics, Biology/Bio-technology and English as compulsory subjects in class 12. Appearing candidates are also permitted to apply.
How to Apply Online for NEET?
Please note, you can apply for NEET in online mode only through its official website. Applications submitted through other channels are restricted. One candidate needs to submit only one application. We suggest you to read and follow instructions provided in the information brochure before you start applying online.
Steps to Apply Online
Step 1: The first step is registration. You can register yourself either using your own or parents unique email ID and mobile number.
Step 2: Fill up the application form and note down the system generated application number.
Step 3: Upload scanned copy of your passport size photograph (size: 10 kb to 200 kb), Post Card size photograph (Size: 50 kb -300 kb), Signature (file size: 4kb -30kb), and Left hand thumb impression (file size: 10 kb-50 kb) in JPG/JPEG format.
Step 4: Make payment of application fee using debit Card/Credit Card/Net-banking/UPI and keep receipt of the same for future reference.
- General: Rs.1500/-
- General-EWS/ OBC-NCL: Rs.1400/-
- SC/ST/PwD/Transgender: Rs.800/-
NEET Exam Pattern
Here is the prescribed pattern for NEET:
NEET is a Pen & Paper-based test, where you need to answer questions on the specially designed machine gradable sheet using Ball Point Pen.
The exam will be conducted over duration of 3 hours.
For each correct response, candidates are awarded with 4 marks.
1 mark will be deducted from total for every incorrect attempt.
Medium of questions paper: English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Odia, Tamil, Telugu Urdu
|Subject||No. of questions||Marks||Type|
|Physics||45||180||Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) with four options andsingle correct answer/best option|
|Biology(Botany & Zoology)||90||360|
Go through the prescribed syllabus for Physics, Chemistry and Biology:
|Class 11||Class 12|
|Physical world and measuremen||Electrostatics|
|Laws of Motio||Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism|
|Work, Energy and Power||Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents|
|Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body||Electromagnetic Waves|
|Properties of Bulk Matter||Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation|
|Thermodynamics||Atoms and Nuclei|
|Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory||Electronic Devices|
|Oscillations and Waves|
|Class 11||Class 12|
|Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry||Solid State|
|Structure of Atom||Solutions|
|Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties||Electrochemistry|
|Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure||Chemical Kinetics|
|States of Matter: Gases and Liquids||Surface Chemistry|
|Thermodynamics||General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements|
|Redox Reactions||d and f Block Elements|
|s-Block Element (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals)||Haloalkanes and Haloarenes|
|Some p-Block Elements||Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers|
|Organic Chemistry-Some Basic Principles and Techniques||Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids|
|Hydrocarbons||Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen|
|Chemistry in Everyday Life|
|Class 11||Class 12|
|Diversity in Living World||Reproduction|
|Structural Organisation in Animals and Plants||Genetics and Evolution|
|Cell Structure and Function||Biology and Human Welfare|
|Plant Physiology||Biotechnologyand Its Applications|
|Human physiology||Ecology and environment|
Majorly, there are four steps involved towards admission process for undergraduate medical programmes:
Step 1: Confirm your eligibility for NEET exam.
Step 2: Apply online for NEET by following the instructions given in the information brochure.
Step 3: Appear for NEET exam.
Step 4: Qualify the test and accordingly appear for counseling process for further admission.
Frequently Asked Questions
Ques: What will be the mode of availability of NEET application form?
Ans: NEET application form would be available online at its official website. You can’t apply through any other channels.
Ques: What is the mode of exam?
Ans: NEET is a pen paper based exam.
Ques: How many questions are there in the exam?
Ans: The total number of questions is 180 of 720 marks. Each question will carry 4 marks.
Ques: Is there any negative marking in the exam?
Ans: 1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect response.
Ques: What is the official website to apply for NEET exam?
Ans: One can apply online for NEET exam by visiting its official website which is- https://neet.nta.nic.in/.