The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test-Under Graduate (NEET-UG), formerly the All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT) is an entrance examination in India for students who wish to study undergraduate and postgraduate medical courses (MBBS, MD, MS) and dental courses (BDS, MDS) in government or private medical colleges and dental colleges in India. The undergraduate NEET (UG), for MBBS and BDS courses, is currently conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA), which provides the results to the Directorate General of Health Services at the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Prior to 2019, the test was administered by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in partnership with Prometric Testing Pvt Ltd headquartered in the USA. NEET-UG replaced the All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT) and all individual MBBS exams conducted by states or colleges themselves in 2013. However, many colleges and institutes had taken a stay order and conducted private examinations for admission to their MBBS and BDS courses. Last NEET-UG was held on 6 May, 2018 and results were declared on 4 June of the same year.
NEET-UG is a single entrance test for admissions to more than 66,000 MBBS and BDS seats across India.Undergraduate courses at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi and Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) are outside the NEET’s purview, as these institutes were set up by separate laws.
NEET was declared illegal and unconstitutional by the Supreme Court of India in 2013. However, it was restored on 11 April 2016, after a five-judge Constitution bench recalled the earlier verdict and allowed the Central Government and the Medical Council of India (MCI) to implement the common entrance test until the court decides afresh on its validity.
She/he should be 17 years old at the time of admission or should be 17 years of age on or before 31st December of the year of his/her admission to the 1st year MBBS/BDS Course and is must be an Indian national.
The upper age limit for the candidates seeking admission under 15% All India Quota Seats is 25 years as on 31 st December of the year of the entrance exam. This upper age limit shall be relaxed by a period of 5 (five) years for the candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes/Other Backward Classes.
Note: Students from Andhra Pradesh and J&K are NOT ELIGIBLE for the 15% all India quota seats as both these states had opted out of the All India Scheme ever since its initiation. Nevertheless, students from the states are eligible for 100% seats for MBBS/BDS in Medical/ Dental Colleges in the States of Andhra Pradesh and J&K.
QUALIFYING CRITERIA FOR NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY-CUM-ENTRANCE TEST: To be eligible for admission to MBBS/BDS courses for a particular academic year, a candidate must attain a minimum of marks at 50th percentile in ‘National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test, held for the said academic year. In respect of General candidates with disability of lower limbs, the minimum marks shall be at 45th percentile and for the candidates from Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, and Other Backward Classes, the minimum marks shall be at 40th percentile. The percentile will be based on the highest marks obtained in All-India common merit list in ‘National Eligibility-cum Entrance Test for admission to MBBS/BDS courses. Any candidate who fails to secure the minimum eligibility marks mentioned above will not be eligible for admission to MBBS/BDS courses.
|SUBJECT||No. of Question||Marks|
|Biology(Bot + Zoo)||90||360|
|Class XI||Class XII|
|Physical-world and measurement||Electrostatics|
|Laws of Motion||Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism|
|Work, Energy and Power||Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents|
|Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body||Electromagnetic Waves|
|Properties of Bulk Matte||Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation|
|Thermodynamics||Atoms and Nuclei|
|Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory||Electronic Devices|
|Oscillations and Waves|
|Class XI||Class XII|
|Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry||Solid State|
|Structure of Atom||Solutions|
|Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties||Electrochemistry|
|Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure||Chemical Kinetics|
|States of Matter: Gases and Liquids||Surface Chemistry|
|Thermodynamics||General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements|
|Equilibrium||P- Block Elements|
|Redox Reactions||d and f Block Elements|
|S-Block Element (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals)||Haloalkanes and Haloarenes|
|Some p-Block Elements||Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers|
|Organic Chemistry- Some Basic Principles and Techniques||Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids|
|Hydrocarbons||Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen|
|Chemistry in Everyday Life|
|Class XI||Class XII|
|Diversity in Living World||Reproduction|
|Structural Organisation in Animals and Plants||Genetics and Evolution|
|Cell Structure and Function||Biology and Human Welfare|
|Plant Physiology||Biotechnology and Its Applications|
|Human physiology||Ecology and environment|