What is NEET UG?
NEET UG stands for National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Undergraduate courses. It is a national-level entrance exam conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for admission to undergraduate medical (MBBS), dental (BDS), and AYUSH (BAMS, BHMS, BSMS, etc.) courses in Indian colleges and universities. NEET UG is the only entrance exam for undergraduate medical courses in India, and it replaced all other state and national-level medical entrance exams in 2013.
Age Limit: The candidate should be at least 17 years old as on December 31 of the year of admission. There is no upper age limit for NEET UG 2023.
Academic Qualifications: The candidate should have passed Class 12 or its equivalent with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology, and English as compulsory subjects from a recognized board.
Minimum Marks: The candidate should have obtained a minimum of 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology/Biotechnology (taken together) in their Class 12 or equivalent examination. For candidates belonging to reserved categories (SC/ST/OBC), the minimum required marks are 40%.
Nationality: The candidate should be an Indian citizen or an Overseas Citizen of India (OCI). Candidates belonging to Nepal, Bhutan, or Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) can also apply for NEET UG 2023, subject to eligibility conditions.
It is important to note that eligibility criteria may be subject to change, so it’s important to regularly check the official website of the National Testing Agency for updates.
Mode of Exam: NEET UG is a pen and paper-based offline exam.
Duration of Exam: The exam duration is three hours (180 minutes).
Types of Questions: The exam comprises multiple-choice questions (MCQs) with a single correct answer.
Number of Questions: There are a total of 200 questions in the exam, with 50 questions each from Physics, Chemistry, Botany, and Zoology.
Marking Scheme: Each question carries 4 marks, and for each correct answer, the candidate is awarded 4 marks. For each incorrect answer, 1 mark is deducted as negative marking.
Language of Exam: The exam is conducted in 13 languages, including English, Hindi, and regional languages such as Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, etc.
Syllabus: The NEET UG syllabus is based on the Class 11 and Class 12 syllabus of Physics, Chemistry, and Biology/Biotechnology subjects of the CBSE and other state boards.
Note: It’s important to note that the exam pattern may be subject to change, so it’s important to regularly check the official website of the National Testing Agency for updates.