NEET- National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (UG)


NEET- National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (UG)

About NEET UG Exam

NEET- the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test was conducted earlier in the year which replaced the All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT), Central Board of Secondary Education English and Foreign Languages entrance exams, and Common Management Entrance Test (CMAT). National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, NEET, is an examination conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education, CBSE to provide admissions into undergraduate MBBS and BDS courses in Medical and Dental colleges in India. 

About National Testing Agency (NTA)- NEET-UG

The National Testing Agency or National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) was established by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India in July 2015 to serve a single purpose: conduct, administer and maintain standards of academic accreditation across the higher education system in India. 

              The major role of the agency is to establish testing facilities at all accredited institutions. The decisions pertaining to admission will be taken by the respective institution. Similarly, evaluation of exams at every level, awarding ranks, etc., is the sole jurisdiction and power of respective evaluators (NCERT/ CBSE).

NEET UG Exam Details

NEET-UG was conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). It 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.

On 16 January 2018, the Supreme Court of India has decided that the exam will be conducted only once a year by the National Testing Agency (NTA) from 2019 onwards. It also approved a Central Government proposal that envisages granting of one-year relaxation to students above 25 years of age seeking admission to postgraduate medical courses.

NEET UG Eligibility Criteria

Age Limit: 

Applicant must have completed 17 years at the time of admission or will complete that age on or before 31st December of the year of his/her admission to the first year MBBS/BDS Course and there is no upper age limit.


Indian Nationals, Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), Overseas Citizens of India (OCIs), Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) & Foreign Nationals are eligible to appear in NEET-UG.


Applicant must have passed in Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology, and English individually and must have obtained a minimum of 50% marks taken together in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology/Bio-technology at the qualifying examination. For SC/ST & other Backward Classes, the minimum marks shall be 40% in aggregate in the above subjects.

The applicant who is appearing for the qualifying examination and those who have completed 10+2 level education but awaiting results can also apply for NEET.

How to Apply For NEET UG/ Application process

The candidates who wish to apply for NEET, must visit the official website of NTA and click on the link titled “NEET” which will redirect them to the online application form.

  1.  The candidates will have to fill in their personal and academic details and submit the same. 
  1. The candidates must upload their recent passport size photograph (3.5 cm x 4.5 cm), signature, left-hand thumb impression, and post-metric SC/ST or OBC certificate (if applicable) in JPG format only (the size of the image should not exceed 100 kb). Specification regarding the uploading of photographs and signature
  1. While filling in their personal details, the candidates will have to fill out their state code of eligibility as mentioned in their domicile certificate also known as a resident proof certificate issued by the municipality or regional council or any other authority set up for this purpose by the state government concerned.
  1. The candidate will be allowed to fill their choice of cities for the exam center according to their preference during the form filling process.

NEET UG Syllabus Structure


Class XIIClass XI
Current ElectricityLaws of Motion
Magnetic Effects of Current and MagnetismWork, Energy and Power
Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating CurrentsMotion of System of Particles and Rigid Body
Electromagnetic WavesGravitation
OpticsProperties of Bulk Matter
Dual Nature of Matter and RadiationThermodynamics, Oscillations and Waves
Atoms and NucleiBehaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory
Electronic Devices 


Class XI
Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry
Structure of Atom
Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties
Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
States of Matter: Gases and Liquids
Redox Reactions
s-Block Element (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals)
Some p-Block Elements
Organic Chemistry- Some Basic Principles and Techniques
Environmental Chemistry
Class XII
Solid State
Chemical Kinetics
Surface Chemistry
General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements
p-Block Elements
d and f Block Elements
Coordination Compounds
Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers
Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids
Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen
Biomolecules, Polymers and Chemistry in Everyday Life


Class XIClass XII
Diversity in Living WorldReproduction
Structural Organization in Animals and PlantsGenetics and Evolution
Cell Structure and FunctionBiology and Human Welfare
Plant PhysiologyBiotechnology and Its Applications
Human PhysiologyEcology and Environment

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test UG Exam Pattern

Type of Questions: Multiple choice questions (MCQs) with four options out of which one option is correct.

A total number of questions: There will be a total of 180 multiple-choice questions (MCQs). The duration of the exam would be 3 hours.

Subjects: Physics and Chemistry (45 questions each), Zoology and Botany (45 questions each)

Marking Scheme: For every correct answer 4 marks will be awarded and 1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test UG Cut off Score                

CategoryNEET 2021 cutoff         NEET cut-off marks
General                           50th percentile                      720-138 
SC/ST/OBC  40th percentile    137-108
General-PwD  45th percentile    137-122
SC/ST/OBC-PwD   40th percentile                        121-108 

NEET UG Preparation Tips

The preparation for the NEET UG exam is a tough nut to crack. But with a systematic and planned approach, it is not impossible to clear the exam. Here are some tips that can help you score high in the NEET UG examination:

1. Solving previous year’s papers will help you understand the paper pattern, number of questions, and marking scheme.

2. Go through the syllabus thoroughly and prepare according to it.

3. Make your own notes while studying so that revision is easy later on.

4. Watch videos and tutorials to understand difficult concepts better. They also help in visualizing the concepts clearly which makes learning more effective.

5. Give equal time to all subjects and topics as every topic has an equal weightage in the exam. Do not skip any topic or subject thinking that it is easy or not important because you never know what can come in the exam.

6. Do not get stuck on a particular question while solving a test paper, just mark it for review and move on to other questions first and then solve them later on when you have time left after solving other questions.


Students are advised to be careful while starting an online coaching program for NEET. They should make sure that the institute provides them with a proper syllabus and also that they can deliver the actual content that they claim themselves to be on their websites.

          With increasing competition, it is crucial that students choose a good institution to prepare for the NEET exam.

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