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What is NEET exam?

The National Eligibility and Entrance Test or NEET-UG is an entrance examination for 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, are 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 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.

Undergraduate courses at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)in New Delhi, Postgraduate Institute for Medical Education and Research in Chandigarh, Jawarharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research JIPMER are outside the NEET ’s purview, as these institutes were set up by separate laws.

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NEET Eligibility Criteria:

The students are advised that before filling up the application form they must look up for the eligibility criteria. Criteria may differ as per the State or All India basis. Application form will be available from first week of December, after that interested candidates may go for registration process.

  1. Candidate must have cleared their 10+2 with subjects-Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology and English which is considered to be the Compulsory subject.
  2. The candidate must have acquired their minimum aggregate of 50%(general) and 40%(ST/SC/OBC) and for PH general the minimum of 45% and for ST/SC/OBC handicapped is 40%
  3. Candidates who are appearing for the qualifying examination can also apply for NEET as they are required to show their passing certificate along with the %criteria at the time of counselling session of the 1st
  4. Marks which are acquired in Maths will not be considered for admission to MBBS/BDS courses

85% Quota for State Seats

85% of the seats of MBBS/BDS will be reserved through states counselling and the remaining 15% seats will be filled up through All India centralised counselling.

So the criteria for states quota (85%):-

  1. Candidates must be having the domicile of the state
  2. Candidates must be having a proof of his/her residency
  3. Candidates must have finished their schooling or appearing in (10+2) from the state

For All India Quota Seats (15%)

  1. Candidate must be the citizen of India
  2. Candidate must be of at least 18yrs old as on before 31st December
  3. 25yrs is the upper age limit and there is a relaxation of 5yrs for ST/SC as on before 31st December of the yr of admission
  4. Candidates who are basically from J & K, Telangana and AP are only eligible for the admission to the AFMC, Pune on the basic of self emphatic

Eligibility for Seats in Participating Bodies

Some of the Institute or Universities that are participating in NEET are as such:-AFMC (Armed Forces Medical College), BHU (Banaras Hindu University), University of Delhi and Jamia Hamdard University.

  1. As per the norms and conditions of the Universities and Institutes the upper age limit is taken into consideration
  2. As per the rules of the government of India the overseas citizen of India is also eligible to apply for NEET

Exam pattern of NEET

NEET: Exam Table

Online submission of application forms First week of April 2023
Dates of examination May 2023
Declaration of results Last week of June 2023

Language: Hindi and English

Marking scheme: + 4 for correct answer and -1 for wrong one, unmarked questions no marks

Exam mode: The exam will be conducted in a pen and paper based format. Candidates will have to mark their responses in OMR answer sheet provided using a ball–point pen. The stationery will be provided to candidates inside the examination hall.

Number of questions: NEET question booklet will consist of 180 questions from all the three subjects. Physics and Chemistry section will consist of 45 questions each, while, Biology section will comprise of 90 questions.

Types of questions: NEET question paper will have objective type questions only, which means, each questions will consist of 4 responses, wherein, candidates will choose the most appropriate answer from the given options. Questions will be based on NEET syllabus as prescribed by CBSE, the exam conducting authority.

Language: NEET question paper will be bilingual in language, i.e. in English and Hindi both. Candidates will get their question paper in language preferred during filling up the application form.

Marking Scheme: Each question in NEET question paper will consist of 4 marks. For each correct response, candidates will get 4 marks, whereas -1 mark will be deducted for each incorrect response. No marks will be allotted for unmarked question.

Here are some Best Books suggested by Kshitij Education Inida for NEET Preparation:

  • NCERT Biology of Class XI and XII
  • Trueman's Biology Vol 1 and 2
  • Objective Biology by Dinesh
  • Pradeep Publication's Biology
  • GRB Bathla's Publication's for Biology
Physics :
  • Concepts of Physics by H. C. Verma
  • NCERT- Physics Part 1 and Part 2
  • D C Pandey Objective Physics
  • Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday, Resnick and Walker
  • Problems in General Physics by I. E. Irodov
  • NCERT Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry by O.P. Tandon
  • Organic Chemistry by Morrison and Boyd for Organic Chemistry
  • Modern’s ABC of Chemistry for class 11th and 12th
  • Concise Inorganic Chemistry by J. D. Lee for Inorganic Chemistry
  • Dinesh Chemistry