About The NEET(UG) Exam

About NEET

The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (Undergraduate) (or NEET (UG)), formerly the All-India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT), is an all-India pre-medical entrance test for students who wish to pursue undergraduate medical (MBBS), dental (BDS) and equivalent AYUSH (BAMS, BUMS, BHMS, etc.) courses in government and private institutions in India and also, for those intending to pursue primary medical qualification abroad. The exam is conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA).
NEET-UG is a single entrance test for admissions to more than 66,000 MBBS and BDS seats across India. NEET-UG is common all India entrance test for admissions to medical colleges in India including the All-India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) which until then conducted separate entrances.

Exam Pattern & Structure

There are a total of 180 questions asked in the exam, 45 questions each from Physics and Chemistry, 90 questions from Biology.

Each correct response fetches 4 marks and each incorrect response gets -1 negative marking.

The exam duration is 3 hours (180 mins). The exam is of 720 marks (maximum marks).

NEET-UG syllabus consists of the core concepts of Physics, Chemistry and Biology taught in classes 11 and 12 as prescribed by the NCERT.

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As per the orders of Honorable Supreme Court, there will be a single medical entrance exam all over India for admission into medical and dental colleges. The colleges will not be able to conduct their own medical entrance exam and thus all will accept students based on NEET Score. After the declaration of the results, an All-India Rank (AIR) is allotted to each candidate and a merit list is released.

The Medical Council of India conducts counselling (allotment of seats according to merit and candidate choice) for 15% state seats, central institutes and deemed universities.

The counselling for remaining 85% state quota seats and private colleges is done by the medical boards of respective states.

States prepare their separate merit list on basis of NEET-UG results. The total number of seats offered under NEET are 66,000 which is distributed accordingly. For more details, please click LEARN MORE

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