Find the FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) pertaining to NEET UG, the undergraduate entrance test for admissions into MBBS programs.
(1) What is NEET?
National Eligibility Entrance Examination (NEET) is an All India Level Common Entrance Examination for Undergraduate and Post-Graduate Medicine aspirants.
National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test for Under Graduates (NEET-UG)
National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test for Post Graduates (NEET-PG)
National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test for Super Specialties (NEET-SS)
(2) Who will conduct NEET in India?
Only MCI (Medical Council of India) or a body designated by it will be responsible for the conduction of the examination and it will prepare the national and state merit lists as well.
(3) What is MCI?
MCI is a statutory body which regulates medical colleges, affiliation, new colleges etc. It maintains standards of medical education and recognizes medical qualification besides registering doctors to practice in India.
(4) What are the advantages of NEET?
• NEET UG is a single window common entrance examination (NEET MBBS)
• Common syllabus throughout the country for entrance examination
• MCQ pattern of questions (single response) would be followed for MBBS entrance
• Obviously there is less stress on students as there is only one national entrance examination. Consequently medical aspirants need not to appear for several entrance examinations, one for each institute or state.
• Undoubtedly it will save student’s cost of attempting different medical entrance examination.
• It ensures equal opportunities for rural and financially weaker section of deserving aspirants
• Greater uniformity and convenient for all candidates across the country
• Avoids malpractices, and saves resources as well
• Online Conduction of Examinations (from 2013)
• More importantly reservation of seats as applicable to the states is intact.
• A student is sure to thrive with multiple career opportunities after his/her MBBs.
(5) What is NEET-UG?
NEET-UG is the Common Entrance Test for MBBS Admissions.
(6) Is NEET-UG applicable for Dental and Pharmacy?
(7) What is the language of NEET-UG?
The language of the entrance would be English. However in some of the states like Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, the test would be in English and multi-lingual as at present these states are conducting their entrance in Local Languages.
(8) What is the eligibility criterion for appearing NEET-UG?
The aspirant must have passed 12th class examination, with a minimum of 50% (General category) and 40% (Reserved category) in aggregate of Physics, Chemistry and Biology from a recognized board before admission.
Minimum 17 years at the time of taking admission and the upper age limit is relaxed by five years for SC/ST/OBC candidates.
(9) Is NEET-UG online too?
From 2013 MCI has proposed to conduct it online as well.
(10) What is the format of question for NEET-UG?
You will have to answer single response type 180 MCQs in 3 hrs.
(11) What are the subjects and marks allocation (Pattern )?
45 MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions) each from physics, chemistry, botany and zoology
(12) What is the application fees?
Rs. 1000 (Unreserved category) and Rs 800 (Reserved category)
(13) What is the evaluation procedure of the test?
a. Marks in Biology section of paper (Higher marks will be placed higher in the rank)
b. Marks in Chemistry section of paper (Higher marks will be placed higher in the rank)
c. Marks in Physics section of paper (Higher marks will be placed higher in the rank)
d. Total number of negative responses (Fewer negative responses will be placed higher in the rank)
e. Date of birth (older person will be placed higher in the rank).
(13-a) Is there any negative marking for incorrect response?
No. there is negative marking for incorrect response.
(14) Number of Attempts for NEET UG.
A students can go for a maximum of three attempts.
(15) What about the management quota of private medical and dental colleges?
MCI has no interference in this regard.
(16) What are the National and State quota? What is NEET Merit List and Rankings
Reservation of seats as applicable to the states is considered for all common entrance examinations under NEET.
The National merit list will be used for admission to 15% all-India quota
The state merit list will be used by respective state quota admissions
Jammu and Kashmir and Andhra Pradesh will not participate the national pool.
Note: A student can take his/her admission into any of the NEET affiliated MBBS college in India using his National Rank.
Similarly by using State Rank the student can take admission in any of the affiliated colleges in the state from where he/she has got her domicile or pursued Std. XI and XII Science.
(17) Is AFMC (Armed Forces Medical College) merging with NEET-UG?
Yes, from the academic year 2013-14 it would merge with NEET UG Common Entrance Test. Students need to mention their choice for AFMC while filling the application form.
(18) Is there any cut-off marks for NEET-UG?
MCI has announced in its booklet for NEET UG that the merit list may be prepared using percentile score and there may not be any cut-off level.
(19) Is 12th Board marks has any weightage for entry into MBBS?
12th Board marks has no weightage for NEET UG Entrance.
(20) Is the syllabus of NEET UG a replication of CBSE syllabus?
There is a notable difference. The final syllabus of NEET UG is a merger of Both the CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) and various state syllabuses.
(21) Whether Jammu and Kashmir and Andhra Pradesh will participate the national pool (15% all-India quota).
No. Jammu and Kashmir and Andhra Pradesh are protected by articles 371A and 371D Constitution of India respectively. Thus they may take part in NEET but their respective state merit list allow them to fill their 100% seats.
(22) What is the eligibility criteria to appear NEET UG?
Candidate must have passed in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology and English Individually. Passed 12th class examination with a minimum of 50% (General category) and 40% (Reserved category, SC, ST, OBC) 45% (candidates with locomotory disability of lower limb) in aggregate of Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology from a recognized board before admission.
However for a candidates who has appeared for the above said examination but the result has not been declared may be provisionally permitted to take up NEET UG, besides he/she fulfills the aforementioned eligibility criteria before admission to the MBBS course .
(23) Eligibility for Admission to MBBS:
For a candidate in order to be eligible for admission to MBBS Course for a particular academic year, it is mandatory for him/her to score minimum of marks at 50th percentile in ‘National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test’ to MBBS course held for the said academic year. However, for candidates belonging to SC, ST, OBC, the minimum marks shall be at 40th percentile. For candidates with locomotory disability of lower limbs, the minimum marks shall be at 45th percentile.
The percentile would be determined on the basis of highest marks secured in the All-India common merit list in ‘National Eligibility-cum, Entrance Test for admission to MBBS course.
(24) I need some more information from official sources whom should I contact:
Please access the following link:
There has been a separate contact no. provided by MCI for NEET UG, which appears as:
|Under Graduate||Telephone: 011-32223122
Disclaimer: The above furnished information refers to MCI’s notifications published in its websites i.e.,http://www.mciindia.org/NEET/NEETUG.aspx and various press release both from print and electronic media. Though we are trying to update our website from time to time, we don’t guarantee you anything as it may change in due course. Always refer MCI’s website or government announcements.