National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is a national level medical entrance exam. It is organized to provide admissions in MBBS, BDS & Ayush Courses.It will be conducted once in a Year in Offline mode. With effect to new changes introduced by HRD ministry in the year 2019, National Testing Agency (NTA) is the newly formulated body which will conduct NEET Entrance test every year.Candidates have to qualify this entrance test to get admission in well known medical institutions in the country including JIPMER and AIIMS.



Exam Mode: The examination will be conducted through offline mode (paper based).

Number of Question: It will contain only one question paper which comprises of 180 questions.

Type of Question: Questions will be objective type. Each question will contain four optional answers; students are required to mark the correct answer only.

Exam Duration: The exam duration will be three hours

Subjects: The question papers will be composed of four sections i.e. Physics(45), Chemistry(45), Botany(45) and Zoology(45).

Question Paper Language: The language of the question will be English, Hindi, Tamil, Assamese, Oriya, Kannada, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Urdu, and Telugu.

Total Marks: The question paper will bear total 720 maximum marks.

Marking Scheme: Each question will contain four marks. Total four marks will be given for each correct answer.

Negative Marking: There will be negative marking in this examination; one mark will be deducted for each incorrect response



Candidates must be the citizen of India.

NRIs (Non-Resident Indians), OCIs (Overseas Citizen of India), PIOs (Persons of Indian Origin) & Foreign Nationals can also apply

Candidates seeking for admission in UG medical courses in abroad are required to qualify NEET exam.

Age Criteria:

There is lower age limit for NEET. The applying candidate must have completed minimum 17 years of age

The upper age limit is 25 years as on the date of examination. Candidates above 25 years are provisionally permitted to appear and their candidature is subject to the outcome of pending Petitions before the Hon’ble Supreme Court.

Qualification Criteria:

Qualifying Exam: Candidates must have passed the higher/senior secondary examination or its equivalent after a period of 12 years study.

Subjects: Candidates must pass the above qualifying examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology along with English as mandatory subject.

Minimum Marks: Candidates must secure minimum 50% marks (GEN & GEN-EWS), 45% marks (GEN PH) & 40% marks (SC, ST & OBC-NCL) taken together in PCB subjects.

Appearing Candidates: Candidates who are in 12th standard can also apply. They must have to show the passing certificates complying with the percentage criteria at the time of first round of counseling.

NIOS or State Open School or private candidates are eligible to apply for NEET exam as per last year High Court of Delhi order. However, the candidate’s eligibility depends on the final verdict of the special leave petitions filed by Medical Council of India.