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Know more in detail about NEET-UG – National Eligibility Entrance Test

18 August,2022  |  By Brainwonders

detail about NEET-UG

The primary aim of the NEET exam is to streamline the admission process in medical courses. Hence, the NEET exam was framed in order to replace several medical examinations all over the country.

Table of Contents:

  • About NEET UG
  • NEET UG Highlights
  • NEET UG Exam Details
  • NEET UG Eligibility Criteria by NTA 
  • NEET Exam Syllabus
  • NEET UG Exam Pattern
  • Marking Scheme of NTA NEET

About NEET UG 

The full form of the NEET-UG is the National Eligibility and Entrance Test for Undergraduates. The NEET full form test is primarily used to fill medical and dental seats in all Indian medical institutes. To view a full state-by-state list of all MBBS and BDS seats across India, organised by category and college type (government, private, central, etc.).

NEET UG Highlights

Name Of The Test NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test)
Conducting Authority NTA (National Testing Agency)
Mode of Exam Pen-paper based (offline mode)
Number of candidates registered Approximately 18.7 lakh registrations
Exam Duration (Revised) 200 minutes
Seats Offered Admission to MBBS and BDS and other courses seats under 15% All India Quota and 85% State quota
Courses Offered MBBS, BDS, AYUSH and other related Courses
Number of Questions 180 out of 200 questions must be answered (MCQs)
Type of questions Objective-type questions (MCQs) having 4 possible answers, one of which is accurate
Subjects Physics, Chemistry, and Biology (Botany & Zoology)
Number of Questions from each section

Physics – 45/50 questions to be answered

Chemistry – 45/50 questions to be answered

Biology (Botany + Zoology) – 90/100 questions to be answered

Language The question paper is asked in 13 languages – English, Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Punjabi, Assamese, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu, Malayalam, Marathi, and Odia
Marking Scheme 4 marks are alloted for each correct answer
Negative Marking 1 mark is exempted for each wrong answer
Total Exam centres Approximately 497 cities in India as well as 14 Cities Outside India

NEET UG Exam Details

Exam National Eligibility Entrance Test
Conducted By National Testing Agency
Frequency Once a year
Application Mode Online
Application Fee

General: Rs.1600/-

General-EWS/ OBC-NCL: Rs.1500/- 

SC/ST/PwD: Rs. 900/-

Outside India: Rs.8500/-

Mode of Exam Offline
Duration of exam 3 hours
Type of questions Objective

Number of questions

Email ID  [email protected]
Official Website

NEET UG Eligibility Criteria by NTA 

Parameters Details
Qualifying Exam

Candidates must have passed 12th with PCM (Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology) and English as core subjects from a recognised board.

Class 12th students are also eligible to apply for NEET.

Age limit  Candidates must have completed 17 years 
Maximum Age limit The upper age limit for the NEET has been eliminated, and anybody can now apply for the medical admission test.
NEET Eligibility Marks

The class 12 percentage necessary for the NEET test is different for each category. NEET eligibility criteria in class 12 are simply aggregate marks for PCB subjects. 

UR - 50%

OBC/SC/ST - 40%

PWD - 45%

Number of Attempts for NEET No restrictions on the number of attempts 
Nationality Indian nationals, NRIs, OCIs, PIOs, and Foreign Nationals are all eligible to apply

NEET Exam Syllabus

NEET Exam syllabus consists of all three PCB subjects you learned in your 12th. The concepts you must have learned in your 11th and 12th are included in the NEET exam. 

Physics Chemistry Biology
  • Physical world and measurement
  • Laws of Motion
  • Kinematics
  • Work, Energy and Power
  • Motion of System of Particles
  • Gravitation
  • Properties of Bulk Matter
  • Thermodynamics
  • Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory
  • Oscillations and Waves
  • Electrostatics
  • Current Electricity
  • Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism
  • Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents
  • Electromagnetic Waves
  • Optics
  • Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation
  • Atoms and Nuclei
  • Electronic Devices.
  • 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
  • Thermodynamics
  • Equilibrium
  • Redox Reactions
  • Hydrogen
  • s-Block Element (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals)
  • Some p-Block Elements
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Some Basic Principles and Techniques
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Solid State, Solutions
  • Electrochemistry
  • Chemical Kinetics
  • Surface Chemistry
  • General Principles and 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
  • Chemistry in Everyday Life
  • Diversity in Living World
  • Structural Organisation in Animals and Plants
  • Cell Structure and Function
  • Plant Physiology
  • Human physiology
  • Reproduction
  • Genetics and Evolution
  • Biology and Human Welfare
  • Biotechnology and its Applications
  • Ecology and Environment.

NEET UG Exam Pattern

Mode of Exam Pen-paper based
Expected number of Applicants Around 18 lakhs
Exam Duration 200 minutes (03 hours 20 minutes)
Number of Questions 200 questions (MCQs) – 180 should be attempted
Type of questions Objective type
Subjects Questions are asked from PCB including Botany & Zoology
Questions from sections

Section A has 35 questions, Section B has 15 questions (answer any 10) for a total of 45 questions.

Section A (35 questions) of Chemistry, Section B (35 questions) of Chemistry (15 questions, answer any 10) =45 questions

Section A (35 questions), Section B (15 questions, answer any 10) = 45 questions in Botany.

Section A (35 questions) and Section B (15 questions, answer any 10) = 45 questions in Zoology.

Marking Scheme of NTA NEET

NEET Subjects Section Total questions Marks
Physics A 35 (Compulsory) 140
B 15 (Any 10 to be attempted) 40
Chemistry A 35 (Compulsory) 140
B 15 (Any 10 to be attempted) 40
Biology A 35 (Compulsory) 140
B 15 (Any 10 to be attempted) 40
Total   180 to be attempted out of 200 720

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