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What is NEET exam ?

What is NEET ?

NEET, which stands for National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test, is an annual examination conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). NEET formerly known as AIPMT(All India Pre-Medical Test) exam. It is conducted in pen and paper mode and is available in 13 languages. The main purpose of NEET exam is to provide admission to undergraduate medical courses in all medical institutions across India. NEET was first proposed by the Government of India In year 2012 but held on 5 May,2013 for the first time.

Who is Eligible for NEET?


NEET is open to all MNS (Military Nursing Service) aspirants seeking admission to the BSc Nursing Course conducted at Armed Forces Medical Service Hospitals for the year 2023. Additionally, NEET is also required for students who wish to practice medicine in India or pursue their post-graduation in India after completing their undergraduate degree from abroad.

1. To appear for the NEET exam, the applicant must be 17 years old as of December 31. 

2. There is no upper age limit for the NEET exam. 

3. The applicant must be either a citizen of India or an Overseas Citizen of India (OCI).

NEET Syllabus and Exam Pattern

  • The NEET question paper consists of three subjects: Physics, Chemistry, and Biology
  • The Syllabus consists the core concepts of all the three subjects of both class 11th & 12th which is prescribed by the NCERT
  • Biology has two sections in it Botany and Zoology
  • The Exam will be of 200 minutes (3 hours 20 minutes)
  • The total marks for all three subjects combined is 720 
  • The Marks further divided for each subject is 

                      1. Physics = 180
                      2. Chemistry = 180
                      3. Biology = 360

  • To secure admission in a good MBBS college, it is advisable to aim for a score of more than 650
  • there is a negative marking in this exam. for each correct answer student will get 4 marks but for each incorrect answer there will be deduction of 1 mark.
  • The syllabus for NEET is based on the CBSE syllabus, and the exam tests the candidate’s knowledge in these subjects.

12th Class Marks and Number of Attempts


1. Students must have passed their 12th class exams to be eligible to appear for the NEET exam. 

2. Students must secure at least 50% marks in their 12th for appearing in NEET.

3. It is 50% for General/Gen EWS, 40% for SC/ST/OBC and 40% for Person with Disabilities.

4. There is no restriction on the number of times a student can attempt the NEET exam, as per the guidelines set by the NTA.

Over the Years no, of students for registering for NEET exam and no. of students who appeared for the NEET exam has been improving. In the NEET 2023 exam, which was conducted on 7 may 2023, more than 20 lacs students registered and appeared for the exam.

MBBS Course and Fees


After securing admission in an MBBS college, students are required to complete a 5 and a half year MBBS course. This includes 4.5 years of academic coursework and a 1-year internship. The fees for an MBBS course can range from 4 lakhs to 15 lakhs rupees, depending on the college.

NEET-PG for Post Graduation


After completing their MBBS, most students choose to appear for the NEET-PG exam to pursue their post-graduation in medicine. NEET-PG is administered by the National Board of Examination and is held once a year. 

NEET-PG is a qualifying exam for admission in Govt. and private colleges for Post Graduate and Diploma Program in India.

Students who want to study further for Doctor of Medicine(MD), Master of Surgery(MS) and Diplomate of National Board(DNB) and Diploma Course appear for NEET-PG exam. 

The exam duration is 210 minutes(3 hours 30 minutes), and the syllabus covers all 19 subjects studied during the MBBS degree.

The Exam is Computer based which has 200 MCQs(Multiple Choice Questions) in English Language.

For each correct answer Student is given 4 marks and for each wrong answer 1 mark is deducted.

There are only 162 Exam centers in India for this Exam.

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