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NEET (National Eligibility and Entrance Test) is the exam for filling about 91,927 medical seats across the country. Now, this is the only national-level entrance exam in India for admission in medical colleges for MBBS and BDS courses. 

As per the Supreme Court’s order in 2016, NEET would be the only examination to fill the All India Quota Seats as well as the State Level Quota seats across the country. The examination is also valid for filling the private college seats across the country.

Official NEET 2024: Important Dates, Application, Eligibility, Syllabus, Exam Pattern & Result

General Details regarding NEET

Official NEET 2024: Important Dates, Application, Eligibility, Syllabus, Exam Pattern & Result

Important dates of NEET 2023

 Event  NEET 2023 dates 
 NEET exam notification 2023 December, 2022
 NEET UG 2023 registration date by NTA First week of April, 2023
 Last date to fill NEET application form Third week o April, 2023
 Last date for application fee payment  Last week of April, 2023
 Correction window of NTA NEET application   form  First week of May, 2023 
 NEET exam date  Last week of June or First week of July, 2023

New Changes in NEET Exam Pattern 2023

Official NEET 2024: Important Dates, Application, Eligibility, Syllabus, Exam Pattern & Result

  • Duration: The duration of the NEET 2023 examination will be 200 minutes (03 hours 20 minutes) and will be conducted from 02:00 PM to 05:20 PM (IST). 
  • Choices: NEET 2023 paper will have choices in answering questions which means the total number of questions will be more than 180 but a student will have to answer 180 questions only.
  • Test Pattern: NTA has decided to provide a choice in Section ”B” for each section/subject in NEET 2023.

    Consequently, the pattern has two sections. Each of the subjects has 2 sections –

    • Section A – 35 Questions
    • Section B – 15 Questions
  • Out of these 15 questions appearing in section B, candidates could attempt any 10 of these questions. Hence, the total number of questions remains the same. 

  • In fact, this time, extra 20 minutes are added, summing up the total time duration to be 200 minutes for NEET-UG 2023.  In the event where a candidate has attempted more than 10 questions from section B, only the first 10 attempted questions will be considered for evaluation

NEET 2023 Exam pattern – Section wise distribution

S. No. Subject
No. of Questions
Total Marks
Section A:  35 + Section B: 10 (15 provided, 10 to be answered) = 45
2Chemistry    Section A:  35 + Section B: 10 (15 provided, 10 to be answered) = 45180
3ZoologySection A:  35 + Section B: 10 (15 provided, 10 to be answered) = 45180
4BotanySection A:  35 + Section B: 10 (15 provided, 10 to be answered) = 45180


Official NEET 2024: Important Dates, Application, Eligibility, Syllabus, Exam Pattern & Result

Official NEET 2024: Important Dates, Application, Eligibility, Syllabus, Exam Pattern & Result

Marking Scheme for NEET

  • Total Marks: The total marks for the exam is 720 (all papers).
  • Marking Scheme: For each right answer, candidates will get 4 marks.
  • Negative Marking: 1 mark will be deducted from the total for any wrong answer. For multiple answers to a single answer, 1 mark will also be taken away.
  • Challenging a key: If, after the process of challenging a key, more than one option is found to be correct, then any/all one of the multiple correct options which are marked will be awarded 4 marks
  • All options correct: If all options are found to be correct, then 4 marks will be awarded to all those who have attempted the question
  • None option correct: If none of the options is found correct or if a question is found to be wrong or is dropped, then all candidates who have appeared will be awarded 4 marks regardless of the fact whether the question has been attempted or not attempted by the candidate

NEET Exam Day Schedule

Following are the NEET 2023 details, timeline of events that take place on the day of examination are as tabulated below –

EventCorresponding Date and Time
NEET 2023 Exam dateLast week of June or First week of July, 2023
NEET 2023 Exam timing02.00 pm to 05.20 pm 
NEET 2023 Exam Duration 3 hours 20 minutes
Occupying seats in the exam hall by1:15 pm onwards
Last entry time to the exam hall1:30 pm
Invigilator verifies admit cards and makes important announcements1:30 pm to 1:45 pm
Distribution of exam booklets1:45 pm
Candidates fill out particulars in the booklet1:50 pm – 2 pm
Commencement of exams2 pm
Conclusion of exams5.20 pm

NEET score is applicable for admission to the following seats:

  1. All India Quota Seats.
  2. State Government Quota Seats.
  3. Central Institutions/Universities/Deemed Universities.
  4. Central Pool Quota Seats.
  5. State/Management/NRI Quota Seats in Private Medical/Dental colleges or any Private University.

What are the All India Quota Seats?

  • The subject of All India Quota Seats is very important to understand before filling the NEET Application form. Three different kinds of seats are available in all Medical Colleges across the country. 
  • There is a 15 percent All India Quota in the Government Medical Colleges of the country. Students from any part of the country can apply for the 15 percent seats. 
  • This can be understood better in this way: If one government medical college in a state has a total of 100 seats, then out of these 100, 15 seats would be reserved for All India Quota.

NEET Reservation Criteria 

The seats are divided into different categories as:

  1. Scheduled Caste (SC) candidates - 15 % of these seats are reserved.
  2. Scheduled Tribe Candidates and another - 7.5 %
  3. OBC (non creamy layer) candidates - 27 %
  4. Economically Weaker Section - 10%
  5. Physically Handicapped - 5%Official NEET 2024: Important Dates, Application, Eligibility, Syllabus, Exam Pattern & Result


  • Students would be asked to provide their preference while filling the NEET forms. Both the All India Quota Seats as well as the State Level seats can be opted for. However, the selection would be based on the Merit Lists that would be made by CBSE. 
  • Two Merit Lists - one for the All India Rank and another for the State Level Ranks are created and released by CBSE.  Counselling process would be done accordingly. 
  • So, students should know every minute detail while filling the forms for NEET. The allotment of seats is, therefore, important to understand as it can help you decide which colleges to opt for.

Language: NEET Question Paper 2023

  • English will be the main language for the questions. All the vernacular questions will be the mere translation of the English question.
  • The other languages included are Hindi, Bengali, Oriya, Assamese, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada, and newly included Urdu.
  • While filling the Application Form for NEET, the candidates need to decide the language.
  • The English question booklet will also be provided for any preferred vernacular language.
  • The English language question paper will be considered as final in case of any discrepancy.

NEET 2023 Eligibility

For NEET, the following are the eligibility criteria that must be fulfilled by the candidates:

  • Nationality: Indian nationals, OCI, PIO, NRI and foreign candidates can apply.
  • Minimum Age limit: 17 years as of 31st December 2023.
  • Upper age limit: No upper age limit is set for NEET 2023 exam.

In an official announcement made by the National Medical Commission (NMC) on March 9, it was stated that the upper age limit for candidates has been removed. 

  • Educational Qualification: Students must have passed the 12th or equivalent exam from any recognized board.
  • Subjects Studied in the Qualifying Exam: Physics, Chemistry, Biology/ Biotechnology, and English subjects.
  • Minimum marks obtained in PCB Stream: 50% marks (for general), 45% marks (for general PH) and 40% marks for SC/ST & OBC candidates.
  • Candidates appearing in the qualifying exam are also eligible to apply.

Number of Attempts

  • A candidate can attempt the NEET exam three times.
  • Indian Nationals, Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), Overseas Citizen of India (OCIs), Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) & Foreign Nationals are eligible to appear in NEET (UG) 2023.

Eligibility for seats under the control of States/ Universities/ Institutions/ AFMC/ Central Pool Quota:

  • Candidates eligible for admission in Medical/ Dental Colleges: Indian Nationals, Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs), Overseas Citizen of India (OCIs) & Foreign Nationals. Those aspirants are eligible for 15% All India Quota Seats.
  • Foreign nationals can confirm their eligibility from the concerned Medical/Dentals college/state.

Qualifying Percentage

The qualifying percentage will depend on the candidate’s category. Graphical representation for the same is given below:

Official NEET 2024: Important Dates, Application, Eligibility, Syllabus, Exam Pattern & Result

Mock Tests

To help you score better in the exam, EduRev provides various topic-wise practice tests, NEET Mock Tests and NEET Past Year Papers are provided for evaluating yourself by practicing only in the right question. Attempt various tests and previous year question papers which are added in the EduRev's course of NEET Mock Test Series  to enhance your preparation for the final exam.

Tips for NEET Exam

All the NEET aspirants must be aware of all the tips and tricks that will help them to achieve the best possible results. The students must be aware of all the current trends and must analyse the NEET previous year papers  to know everything about what they need to study and how to accomplish it.

NEET 2021 & 2022 Cutoff Statistics

Details of the candidates who qualified for the test on the basis of the minimum qualifying criteria of NEET-UG, 2020 & 2021 are as follows:

Official NEET 2024: Important Dates, Application, Eligibility, Syllabus, Exam Pattern & Result

NEET Previous Year Trend

  • The qualifying marks for General Category ranged from 117 to 715 for NEET 2022, while for SC/ST/OBC it is 116-93.
  • NEET result was announced on September 7, 2022.
  • NEET replaced AIPMT as the qualifying medical entrance exam in 2016.

About NTA Test Practice Centres

  • Many steps are being taken by the agency for the benefit of the students who will be taking the NEET exam. 2,697 Test Practice Centres (TPCs) have been established by NTA across the country for students to make the most of these centres from September 1st, 2019. 
  • This facility can be used by any student who is a NEET aspirant free of cost. An app will also be launched by NTA through which the candidates will be able to choose the nearest Test Practice Centre.
    NEET Cut-off trends for some well-known medical institutes in India.
    NEET Cut-off trends for some well-known medical institutes in India.

NEET 2023 Application Form

Step 1: Registration
Register on the NEET website in order to access the application form. You will receive your ID and password on the registered ID or Mobile No. for future logins.

Step 2: Filling the Application Form
Fill in the required details –  Personal details, Choice of Examination Centre, Academic Details and Address and Details of Parents.

Step 3: Uploading Documents
After carefully filling in the above-mentioned details, upload your passport-sized Photograph, Signature, and Left-Hand Thumb Impression.

Step 4: Fee Payment
This is the final step where you will make the payment via any one of the following methods:

  • Debit/Credit Card
  • Net Banking
  • E-Wallets of different service providers
  • Offline Mode- Via challan

The fees for the various categories are as follows:Official NEET 2024: Important Dates, Application, Eligibility, Syllabus, Exam Pattern & Result

Step 5: Confirmation Page

  • After successful payment, a confirmation page will be generated.
  • Take a print out of the page and keep it safely for future use. Make note that the confirmation page is NOT to be sent to the board.
  • Keep it until the end of the admission and counselling process.

NEET 2023 Admit Card

Candidates who have successfully submitted their application will be able to get the NEET 2023 Admit Card.
Some of the details regarding Admit card are provided here:

  • NEET hall ticket 2023 will be released from May 2023(Tentative).
  • The Admit Card would be issued online to each candidate.
  • A format for affixing of postcard size photograph will be released along with the admit card.
  • In case of any discrepancy found in the admit card, contact with the officials.
  • When a student will download their hall ticket, a PDF copy of the same will be send to the candidate’s registered email ID.
  • Failing to produce necessary documents, the candidate might not be allowed to appear for the exam.

NEET Results 2023

  • The result can be checked online by the students who appeared for the exam.
  • NEET 2023 Result date is yet to be announced.
  • The result will not be prepared category-wise.
  • There will be no provision of re-evaluation/re-checking of the answer sheets.
  • Earlier, the result of NEET had been released by CBSE on September 7, 2022.

NEET 2023 Counselling Procedure

NEET Counselling will be conducted for 15% All India Quota Seats and 85% for State Quota Seats. Seat Allocation will be done as per the rank and score obtained in the exam.

The basic process of NEET Counselling is indicated below for reference:

  • The counselling procedure requires qualified candidates to register online.
  • Once you’ve registered online, you can select the course and colleges as per your preference. Save and lock your choices once you’re done with the selection.
  • The process of seat allotment will be conducted in three rounds based on your rank and the choices filled during the online registration.
  • While most institutes follow a centralized counselling process, some may have their own counselling procedures.

NEET 2023 Admission Process 

  • After counselling, candidates must report to their allotted colleges within the specified time period. For the admission process, candidates must take original documents for verification along with self-attested photocopies.

Documents Required:

  • High School & Intermediate Marksheets
  • High School & Intermediate Passing Certificate
  • NEET Admit card
  • NEET Rank Letter
  • Category Certificate (For reserved category candidates)
  • Birth Certificate
  • 8-10 Passport Sized Photographs
  • Provisional Allotment Letter generated online
  • Identity proof

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q. How many marks did NEET exam have?
Ans: Total Marks: The question paper will bear a total of 720 maximum marks.
Marking Scheme: Each question will contain four marks. Total four marks will be given for each correct answer.

Q. What is the NEET dress code?
Ans: There is strict rules and regulations for the dress code for NEET Exam. The candidates have to follow them blindly.
The rules for the dress code are:

  • Candidates have to wear light half sleeves clothes not having big buttons, brooch/badge, flower etc. with Salwar/Trouser.
  • Candidates have to wear Slippers not shoes.

Things not allowed in NEET Exam:

  • Any stationery item like textual material, bits of papers, Geometry/Pencil Box, Plastic, Pouch, Calculator, Pen, Scale, Writing Pad, Pen Drives, Eraser, Calculator, Log Table, Electronic Pen/Scanners etc.
  • Any communication device like mobile phones, digital watches, Bluetooth, earphone, Microphone, pager, health band etc.
  • Other barred items include wallet, goggles, handbags, hairpin, hair band, belt, cap, scarf, charm/tabeez etc.
  • Any metallic item.
  • Any Watch or camera.
  • Any other item that can be used for unfair means.

Q. What is the eligibility for the NEET exam?

  • Candidates who have completed their schooling through open and distance mode have now been allowed to appear for NEET 2023. Moreover, candidates who have not studied Biology as a regular subject in 10+2 will also be eligible to apply for NEET 2023
  • The minimum eligibility requirement mandates that the applicant should have passed the 10+2 examination. The upper age of candidates applying for NEET should not exceed 25 years on the examination date (5 years relaxation for the SC/ST/OBC candidates).

Q. What are the courses in NEET?

  • The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET ) is conducted for those medical candidates who want to take admission in MBBS and BDS courses.
  • By scoring good marks in the NEET Exam, students can get admission into almost all the private and government medical colleges to pursue MBBS and BDS courses.

Q. What all courses does EduRev offer for NEET preparation? 

EduRev offers courses for NEET preparation for all the subjects and each course offers topic-wise tests, complete chapter tests, detailed notes & video lectures. All these courses are strictly based on NCERT to help students excel during the NEET exam. You can check out EduRev's subject-wise courses through these links: 

Class 11 Biology  
Class 12 Biology 
Class 11 Chemistry 
Class 12 Chemistry 
Class 11 Physics 
Class 12 Physics 

Q. Does EduRev offer chapter-wise tests for NEET preparation? 

Yes, EduRev courses offer topic-wise tests and complete chapter tests for each topic and chapter.

Q. What is the use of the NEET exam?
Ans: National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test, popularly known as NEET is an entrance exam for Science stream (Class 11 & 12) and want to do higher studies in health science-related courses like MBBS, BDS, BAMS, BHMS etc.

Q. How do I prepare for NEET?
Ans: Dedicated practise and revision are the major factors that lead to success in competitive exams like NEET.
Here are some tips that might be helpful during your NEET preparation:

  • Know the syllabus well: Even before you embark on the actual theory, spend a good amount of time understanding the syllabus.
  • Regularity: Clearing NEET is only in your hand; no coaching class and no preparation material can help you qualify for the exam if you don’t put 100 per cent. Daily preparation and practise are essential if you are planning to rely only on self-study for NEET.
  • Quality study material: Yes, that’s the most important element! While selecting the right study material for NEET is a little confusing, with the help of teachers and online expert assistance, you can choose the right one. Solve previous year question papers and take mock tests to improve your speed and accuracy.
  • Make an effective study plan: Goal setting can be used as a strategy to help aspirants bring positive changes into their lives. Plan for the week in advance and figure out chapters that you need to prepare from the beginning.
  • Work on weaker areas: It is possible that you are very strong in one subject and weak in the other. Do not get discouraged by the same. Try and work hard more on the weaker areas to strengthen them. If required, take help from a friend or senior or take extra classes for the subject. It will help in overcoming the fear of your weakness effectively.
  • Practice mock test papers: One of the greatest challenges of the NEET examination is the time limitation. Students have to finish 180 questions in 180 minutes (3 hours). It means they can give a maximum of 1 minute per question. Time management is a mandatory skill that is required for this exam. While practising at home, make sure that you keep the time limitation in mind. See complete solution of NEET previous year question paper; focus on the frequently asked questions, topics and patternYou can mock tests through EduRev's NEET Mock Test Series  

Q. What is the minimum percentage required for NEET?
Ans: Students must have secured a minimum of 50% marks in the PCB group for general candidates and 45% (for General-PWD) and 40% (for SC/ST/OBC candidates).

Q. What is the category rank in NEET?
Ans: You get an AIR (All India Rank) and a Category rank(General/OBC/ST/SC/Physically Handicapped) depending on the category you belong to.

Q. How many times can we attempt NEET?
Ans:  As per the regulatory board for NEET exams, the NTA (National Testing Agency), there is no restriction on the number of attempts for the NEET exams. This is in conformity with the statement on the NEET official website  – “There is no cap for the number of attempts”.

Q. Why is the NEET exam necessary?
Ans: NEET Exam is necessary to get admission for any medical college whether in India or Abroad. NEET stands for National Eligibility cum Entrance Test. The purpose of the NEET is exam is to streamline the process of admission in MBBS and BDS courses.

Q. Is Neet necessary for BHMS?
Ans: Yes, NEET Examination is necessary for MBBS, BAMS and BHMS. And only NEET qualified students can take admission in this course not in India anywhere in the world.

Q. Which book is best for NEET?
Best Biology Books for NEET Preparation:

  • NCERT Biology of Class XI and XII
  • Trueman's Biology Vol 1 and 2
  • Objective Biology by Dinesh
  • Pradeep Publication's Biology
  • GRB Bathla's Publication's for Biology

Best Physics Books for NEET Preparation:

  • Concepts of Physics by H. C. Verma
  • NCERT- Physics Part 1 and Part 2
  • DC Pandey Objective Physics
  • Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday, Resnick and Walker
  • Problems in General Physics by I. E. Irodov

Best Chemistry Books for NEET Preparation:

  • NCERT Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry by O.P. Tandon
  • Organic Chemistry by Morrison and Boyd for Organic Chemistry
  • Modern’s ABC of Chemistry for class 11th and 12th
  • Concise Inorganic Chemistry by J. D. Lee for Inorganic Chemistry
  • Dinesh Chemistry

Q. What is the minimum percentage required for MBBS? How much percentage is required for AIIMS?

Ans: As per AIIMS MBBS cutoff 2022, candidates belonging to General Category were required to score at least 60% marks in the AIIMS MBBS exam, while those belonging to OBC were required to score at least 60% and SC/ST candidates were required to score a minimum of 50% in order to qualify the exam.

Q. How many students appeared in NEET 2022?
Ans: Over 18 lakh candidates have registered to sit for NEET 2022.

Q. How many seats are there in NEET 2022?
Ans: NEET UG 2022 offers 91,927 MBBS seats, 27,698 BDS seats, 50,720 AYUSH seats, and 525 B.VSc & AH seats. A total of 48012 MBBS seats are offered in 322 government medical colleges. 

Q. What is category rank?
Ans: Category rank is your rank in a specific or particular category. Suppose, you have scored 100 marks out of 120 marks and your overall rank is 20 out of 120 total students it may not be the same in your category.

Q. Is NEET necessary to study abroad?
Ans: Yes, For abroad admission in MBBS, now Neet is mandatory and you need to qualify in exam then only you will get NOC(No objection certificate) from MCI to apply in universities abroad. Yes, NEET is made mandatory if one wants to pursue medical courses abroad.

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FAQs on Official NEET 2024: Important Dates, Application, Eligibility, Syllabus, Exam Pattern & Result

1. What is NEET and when will NEET 2023 take place?
Ans. NEET stands for National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, which is a common entrance exam conducted for admission into undergraduate medical courses in various colleges across India. NEET 2023 is expected to take place in May 2023, although the exact date is yet to be announced.
2. What are the important dates to keep in mind for NEET 2023?
Ans. The important dates for NEET 2023 include the release of the application form, the deadline for submission of the form, the release of the admit card, the exam date, and the declaration of results. These dates are usually announced a few months before the exam and can be found on the official website.
3. What are the changes in the NEET exam pattern for 2023?
Ans. The National Testing Agency (NTA) has not yet announced any major changes in the NEET exam pattern for 2023. However, it is expected that the exam may include more questions from the practical or application-based section. Students are advised to keep an eye on the official website for any updates or changes.
4. How is the NEET exam pattern section-wise distribution?
Ans. The NEET exam is divided into three main sections: Physics, Chemistry, and Biology (Botany and Zoology). Each section consists of 45 questions, making a total of 180 questions. The exam is conducted for a duration of 3 hours, and each question carries four marks. There is negative marking for incorrect answers.
5. What are the tips for NEET exam preparation?
Ans. To prepare for NEET exam, students should focus on understanding the concepts, practicing previous year papers, taking mock tests, and revising regularly. It is also important to maintain a healthy lifestyle, eat well, and get enough rest. Students should also make a study plan and stick to it. They can seek help from teachers, coaching centers, or online resources for additional guidance.
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