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.
National Eligibility cum
Entrance Test (Undergraduate)
National Testing Agency
(Once every Year)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
|SUBJECT||SECTION||NUMBER OF QUESTIONS||MARKS (Each question carries 4 marks)||TYPE OF QUESTIONS||LANGUAGE MEDIUMS|
|Section B||15||40||Bengali, Odia|
|Section B||15||40||Multiple Choice Questions||Kannada,Malayalam|
|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|
Q1. What if there’s an ambiguity in the translation of a question for Hindi and Regional Language students?
Q2. Can NRIs opt for seats reserved for Indians?
Q3. Is there any provision for re-checking/re-evaluation?
Q4. What reservations are applied in the All India Quota seats?
Q5. Can students carry a water bottle to the exam hall?
Q6. Does NEET Exam passing and qualifying ensure UG admissions 100%?