About NEET - National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (Undergraduate)
The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (Undergraduate) or NEET (UG), formerly the All India Pre-Medical Test, is an all India pre-medical entrance test for students who wish to pursue undergraduate medical (MBBS), dental (BDS) and AYUSH (BAMS, BUMS, BHMS, etc.) courses in government and private institutions in India and also, for those intending to pursue primary medical qualification abroad.
NEET-UG is a single entrance test for admissions to more than 66,000 MBBS and BDS seats across India. The exam is conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA), which provides the results to the Directorate General of Health Services under Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and State Counselling Authorities for seat allocation.
After the enactment of NMC Act 2019 in September 2019, NEET-UG became the sole entrance test for admissions to medical colleges in India including the All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) which until then conducted separate exams.
|Ministry of ducation (MoE), Department of Higher Education (TS-1) Section (https://www.educat ion.gov.in/en/higher _education)||National Testing Agency (NTA)||Information Bulletins issued by NTA for the Exams conducted by it.||www.nta.ac.in||For information about NTA and the exams conducted by it.|
|Information Bulletin of NEET (UG)||https://neet.nta.nic.in//||Information relating to NEET (UG)|
Exam pattern and structure
There are a total of 200 questions asked in the exam, 50 questions each from Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology. Each correct response fetches 4 marks and each incorrect response gets -1 negative marking. The exam duration is 3 hours (180 mins). The exam is of 720 marks (maximum marks).
In 2022, there was an abrupt change in pattern of question paper. The paper consisted of two sections: A and B in all four subjects, i.e Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology. Section A consisted of 35 compulsory questions and Section B consisted of 15 questions out of which 10 questions were supposed to be filled.
|No. Of Question(s)||Mark(s)**(Each Question Carries 04 (Four) Marks)||Type Of Question(s)|
|Note: Correct option marked will be given (4) marks and Incorrect option marked will be minus one (-1) mark. Unattempt/Unanswered Questions will be given no marks.|
NEET (UG) syllabus consists of the core concepts of Physics, Chemistry and Biology taught in classes 11 and 12 as prescribed by the NCERT.
The National Testing Agency (NTA) has been made the nodal agency for conduct of all India competitive exams and conducts NEET (UG) from 2019. The Central Board of Secondary Education conducted NEET between 2013 and 2018 before the setting of NTA.