The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is a sole entrance exam that is conducted for admissions to all the medical, dental and Ayush related courses for students across India. NEET is solely conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) the sole governing body under the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. The NTA was formed under Section 14 of National Medical Commission Act,2019 by the Government of India. This act empowers the NTA to conduct NEET Exam for admissions to all the undergraduate courses of Medical, Dental and Ayush seats.
The NEET exam replaces the All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT) entrance exam that was previously conducted for admissions to MBBS, BDS and AYUSH courses in the year 2019. The students who are interested to get admissions and study the above courses are required to qualify the NEET exam and attend counselling sessions for the allotment seats.
The students who are interested to join BAMS course are required to qualify the NEET exam and also attend the counselling sessions conducted by MCC for All India Quota (AIQ) Seats and KEA counselling for allotment of seats in case of Ayush colleges in Karnataka. The students have to attend the different counselling sessions conducted by different states for allotment of BAMS seats in their respective states.
|Level||All India Level|
|Frequency||Once in a year|
|Mode||Pen & paper (Offline)|
|Language||English, Bengali, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Oriya, Marathi, Assamese, Urdu, Kannada and Gujarati|
|Course||MBBS, BDS, BAMS, BHMS, BUMS|
|Significance||The exam is required for the students to join professional courses related to Medical, Ayush|
|Examination Fee||General (UR)- Rs 1500/-
General- EWS/ OBC (NCL)- Rs 1400/-
SC/ ST/ PwD/ Transgender- Rs 800/-
|Centre||36 state across India|
|Marking Scheme||Negative marking for wrong answers|
|Who can apply?||The students who have completed PUC or 10+2 with Physics/Chemistry/Biology(PCB) combinations with 50% aggregate can apply for this exam|
|Age Limit||Candidates should be at least 17 years as of December 31 of the admission year|
|Subjects / Syllabus||Subjects of undergraduate level|
|Cut-off||Percentile ≥ 90 to get admission into a reputed college. Other colleges accept percentile within 50-85 range|