NEET (National Eligibility and Entrance Test)
The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test or NEET-UG is a qualifying entrance examination in India, for students who wish to study any graduate medical course (MBBS), dental course (BDS) or postgraduate course (MD / MS) in government or private medical colleges in India. NEET-UG (Undergraduate), for MBBS and BDS courses, will be conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). NEET-UG replaced the All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT) and all individual MBBS exams conducted by states or colleges by themselves. However, many colleges and institutes have taken a stay order and conducted private examinations for admission to their MBBS and BDS courses. The All India Institute of Medical Sciences will be also being conducting its own separate examination. Other institutes such as the Armed Forces Medical College and Banaras Hindu University have opted to admit students on the basis of the NEET-UG.
In order to be eligible for admission to MBBS/BDS Courses for a particular academic year, it shall be necessary for a candidate to obtain minimum of marks at 50th percentile in National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test to MBBS/BDS Courses held for the said academic year. However, in respect of candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes, the minimum marks shall be at 40th percentile.
NEET test formats:
The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test shall consist of objective type questions to be solved in the paper-pencil modes for the following three main sections-
|Section III||Biology (Botany/ Zoology)|
|Total Marks Allotted||720|
The applicants should be Class XII passed with a minimum of 50% marks obtained in the following subjects- Chemistry, Physics, Biotechnology/ Biology and English respectively. In addition to this, the qualifying age of all the applicants is minimum 17 years and maximum 25 years counted from 31st December of the concerned year. A minimum relaxation of 5% marks shall be granted to the General Category of Physically Challenged candidates and 10% for the SC/ST/OBC/SC-PH/OBC-PH/ST-PH respectively for this purpose.
approx 16 USD
approx 9 USD
Once a year.
3 hours * Number of paper the candidate is appearing.
Various centres spread across 33 states in India.
Test Materials are always available with private tutors or coaching institute or other General Book Stores. More information can be found on internet as well.
Central Board of Secondary Education
One academic year