An Overview of NEET

Posted By : Udita , on 18 Dec, 2022


The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (Undergraduate) or NEET (UG) is an exam for students wishing to pursue their undergraduate courses in medical (MBBS), dental (BDS) and AYUSH (BAMS, BUMS, BHMS, etc.) in government and private institutions in India and also, for those intending to pursue primary medical qualification abroad. It is one of the largest exams in India in terms of registered applicants and a single entrance test for admissions to MBBS and BDS colleges across India. NEET is conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA), which provides the results to the Directorate General of Health Services under Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and State Counselling Authorities for seat allocation.

After the enactment of NMC Act 2019 in September 2019, NEET-UG became the sole 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 exams. NEET (UG) syllabus consists of the core concepts of Physics, Chemistry and Biology taught in classes 11 and 12 as prescribed by the NCERT. The exam consists of a total of 200 questions from Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology ,out of which 180 has be answered. Each correct response fetches 4 marks and each incorrect response gets -1 negative marking. The exam duration is 3 hours 20 minutes (200 min). The exam is of 720 marks (maximum marks).

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