NEET UG Entrance Exam Eligibility, Syllabus 2023

All you need to know about India’s Most Prestigious Exam that which is the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET UG Entrance Exam), available in one place.

The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test-Undergraduate a.k.a NEET UG Entrance Exam is an all-India entrance exam that is conducted for admissions into Undergraduate medical courses in government and private colleges. It aims to set a benchmark when it comes to fair and transparent assessments, which will eventually ensure quality candidates and education in India. Perhaps this is why almost 16 lakh students have registered for this exam in 2021, the highest ever turnout.

The authority that supervises its conduction is the National Testing Agency (NTA), which ensures the efficiency and effectiveness of the assessments. These help the NTA and NEET to further its mission of identifying and bridging the gaps in the current assessment system. This can only be possible by designing a system that only picks the best subject matter experts in their respective fields.

Today, therefore, we shall dive more into this exam and get to know the various facets of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test i.e. the NEET Exam.

NEET UG Highlights 2023


National Eligibility cum
Entrance Test (Undergraduate)


National Testing Agency


Undergraduate Medical


Conducted Annually
(Once every Year)


3 Hours
(180 Minutes)

  • +4 for a correct answer.
  • -1 for incorrect answer.
  • 0 if question left unattempted.
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology (Zoology + Botany).
  • 02:00 PM
  • To
  • 05:00 PM.
  • 10 EXAM TYPE
  • Offline
  • NEET-UG Entrance Exam Eligibility

    The NEET UG Exam is given not just by people within the geographical boundaries of India, but also by NRIs and OCIs/PIOs. Every year, NEET even sees several international candidates as well.

    The eligibility criteria for each category of candidates differ from the other, which warrants the need to specify each of them differently. Below, you shall find the eligibility details of all types of candidates listed separately.

    For Indian Citizens

    • 1
      Candidates must’ve completed at least 17 years of age at the time of admission or before the 31st December of the year of admission. This is applicable for all categories irrespective of General or Reserved
    • 2
      The maximum Age for giving the NEET UG Entrance Exam is 25 years for General candidates and 30 years for the Reserved candidates i.e. SC/ST/OBC-NCLand PwBD category.
    • 3
      Currently, the candidates from the UT of J&K and Ladakh cannot appear under the 15% All India quota, for the MCC/DGHS counseling that’s for admission into the MBBS/BDS seats. However, they can do so for the counseling by the J&K Board of Professional Entrance Examinations (JKBPEE)
    • 4
      If eligible, J&K candidates can fill an “online Self Declaration Form”, which is generated and can be printed along with the Confirmation Page. They’ll be eligible for Private/Deemed Universities, Medical and/or Dental Colleges, along with AIIMS, JIPMER, and AFMC
    • 5
      Minimum 50% marks in PCB subjects in 10+2 for General category students, 40% for SC/ST/OBC candidates, and 45% for PwDs.

    For OCI/NRI and Foreign Nationals

    • 1
      Certificate of confirmation from the Indian Diplomatic Mission of their country of residence.
    • 2
      Only those foreign applicants will be accepted who either have the above, or a valid passport of the country of origin.
    • 3
      The eligibility of OCI and PIO Cardholders is determined by MHA notifications.


    • Code 01

      To be chosen by candidates who have appeared for Class XII in 2022. However, candidates need documentary proof of the fact that they’ve passed the Class XII exam with the required percentage.

    • Code 02

      To be chosen by ICSE candidates having English + PCMB (Bio/Biotech), with any elective of choice instead of Maths as well. This is also for students who’ve finished their 10+2 from the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) or state open school. Private candidates from the state boards (having bio/biotech as an additional subject) as well as those taking a drop/gap can also opt for this code.

    • Code 03

      To be chosen by candidates who have passed Intermediate/Pre-Exam degree in PCB subjects plus English as a compulsory subject. However, students choosing this code must also have appeared for practicals in these subjects.

    • Code 04

      To be chosen by candidates who have completed pre-professional/pre-medical exams, having English + PCB (Bio/Biotech), and having given practical tests in all these subjects.

    • Code 05

      To be chosen by candidates who have passed the Class 12 qualifying exam and a 1st-year university level exam (with practicals) in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology/Biotechnology.

    • Code 06

      To be chosen by candidates who passed Class 10+2 with English + PCB (Bio/Biotech) and B.Sc examination with not less than 2 subjects out of Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology.

    • Code 07

      To be chosen by candidates who have completed 2 years of theory and practicals in English + PCB (Bio/Biotech) and have passed any other examination that’s equivalent to a university-level intermediate science exam.Foreign candidates also have to choose this code, only if the equivalence of their qualifying exam is proved to be at par with India’s Class 12 boards.

      The Association of Indian Universities (AIU) is the one that determines this equivalence and even converts grades into marks (if the candidate’s score is in grades)

    Documents Required

    Passing Certificate

    Passing Certificate

    Of Class X

    in JPG/JPEG Format

    Candidate’s Signature




    Scanned Postcard size photograph

    Scanned Postcard

    size photograph

    (4” to 6”)

    NEET-UG Application Process

    This is hands down, the most important step when it comes to your NEET UG Entrance Exam as it is this that determines your candidature. Therefore, it’s important to completely understand the application process as well as follow it thoroughly.

    01 Logging In
    Logging In

    After logging in to NEET Website and filling in the requisite details like name, D.O.B, etc, as mentioned in the Senior Secondary/University Certificate. Candidates need to give at least 1 out of the following as ID Details:

    • 1
       Last 4 digits of Aadhaar Number
    • 2
       School I-card number
    • 3
       Class XII admit card with photo
    • 4
       EPIC Number
    • 5
       Ration Card
    • 6
       Passbook with Photo
    • 7
       Number of any govt-issued photo ID

    NRIs need to give the last 4 digits of Aadhaar, while OCI and foreign nationals need a Citizenship Certificate Number. Otherwise, both can submit passport numbers.

    NEET UG Entrance Exam Fees 2023

    Category Of Candidate & Fees Payable

    1 General


    15,000 INR

    2 General (EWS)

    General (EWS)

    1,400 INR

    3 SC/ST/PwBD/3rd Gender

    3rd Gender

    800 INR

    4 Candidates outside Outside India

    Candidates outside
    Outside India

    7,500 INR

    NEET-UG Syllabus

    The syllabus of the NEET UG Entrance Exam mainly consists of certain important topics of classes XI and XII from Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. As the course is fairly extensive, below is a general idea about the syllabus.



        Magnetism and Electromagnetism
        Matter (including Bulk Matter) and Radiation
        Electricity and Electrostatics


        Structure of Atom
        States of Matter
        S and p-block elements
        Organic, Surface, and Environmental Chemistry
        Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
        Coordination Compounds
        Alcohols, Phenols, and Ethers
        Aldehydes, Ketones, and Carboxylic Acids


        Genetics and Evolution
        Cell Structure and Function
        Ecology and Environment

    NEET UG Pattern 2023

    Candidates must familiarize themselves with the exam pattern and adapt their preparation accordingly. Below is a breakdown of said pattern, along with other vital information that would help the candidate strategize their preparation.

    PHYSICS Section A 35 140 Assamese
    Section B 15 40 Bengali, Odia
    CHEMISTRY Section A 35 140 English
    Section B 15 40 Gujarati
    BOTANY Section A 35 140 Hindi,Urdu
    Section B 15 40 Multiple Choice Questions Kannada,Malayalam
    ZOOLOGY Section A 35 140 Marathi
    Section B 15 40 (MCQs) Tamil,Telugu
    Total Marks 720 Punjabi

    NEET UG Exam 2023 Important Dates

    Registration Window Opens 6th April 2023
    Last Date of Registration 20 May 2023
    Application Correction Window opens May 2023
    Fees Deadline May 2023
    Date of Issuance of Admit Cards 12 July 2023
    NEET Exam 2023 07 May 2023
    Answer Key 31 July 2023
    Last Date to Submit Challenge Answer Key 6th Aug 2023
    Announcement of Result To be Notified
    Start of Counseling Session To be Notified