About NEET

The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test i.e. NEET (UG) is a medical entrance examination in India for admission to various government and private medical colleges and dental colleges to study graduate medical and dental courses i.e. MBBS and BDS. Indian citizens/ OCI who intend to pursue MBBS/ BDS from a foreign medical/ dental institute also need to qualify NEET (UG).

NEET (UG) is conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA), an independent, autonomous and self-sustained premier organisation, established by Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India (GOI).

NEET (UG) is conducted once in a year tentatively in the month of May. A student can appear in NEET exam as many times as permitted to him/her by the minimum and maximum age limit criteria.

The exam is conducted in 11 different languages, which are English, Hindi, Bengali, Assamese, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Odia, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu.

Paper Pattern

NEET (UG) exam has 180 objective type questions from 3 subjects Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany and Zoology) with 45 questions from Physics & Chemistry each and 90 questions from Botany and Zoology.

SubjectsNumber of QuestionsTime AllowedMaximum MarksMarking Scheme
Physics453 hours180+4 for correct answer, -1 for incorrect answer
(Biology + Zoology)
Total 180720

Eligibility criteria for appearing in NEET (UG) is as set forth by Indian Medical Council Act 1956 and the Dentists Act 1948 and as amended in 2018.

A candidate who is appearing in the qualifying examination, i.e., 12th Standard in the year of exam, whose result is awaited, may apply but he/she shall not be eligible for admission to the MBBS or BDS, if he/she does not pass with the required pass percentage of marks.

The age limit criterion is:

  1. A candidate must have completed age of 17 years at the time of admission or shall complete that age on or before 31st December of the year of his/her admission to 1st year of MBBS/BDS course.
  2. The upper age limit is 25 years as on the date of examination subjected to a relaxation of 5 years for the candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC category and also, candidates entitled for reservation as per the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016.

Physics Syllabus

Physical World and MeasurementElectrostatics
KinematicsCurrent Electricity
Laws of MotionMagnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism
Work, Energy and PowerElectromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents
Motion of System of Particles and Rigid BodyElectromagnetic Waves
Properties of Bulk MatterDual Nature of Matter and Radiation
ThermodynamicsAtoms and Nuclei
Behavior of Perfect Gas and Kinetic TheoryElectronic Devices
Oscillations and Waves

Chemistry Syllabus

Some Basic Concepts of ChemistrySolutions
Structure of AtomElectrochemistry
Classification of Elements and Periodicity in PropertiesChemical Kinetics
Chemical Bonding and Molecular StructureSurface Chemistry
States of Matter: Gases and LiquidsGeneral Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements
Thermodynamicsd and f Block Elements
EquilibriumCoordination Compounds
Redox ReactionsHaloalkanes and Haloarenes
HydrogenAlcohols, Phenols and Ethers
s-Block ElementsAldehydes, Ketones and  Carboxylic Acids
p-Block ElementsOrganic Compounds Containing Nitrogen
Organic ChemistryBiomolecules
Environmental ChemistryChemistry in Everyday Life
Solid State

Biology Syllabus

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



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