All about NEET :

National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET):


NEET-UG stands for National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test for Under Graduate Courses. A Common Entrance Test (CET) is conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education, (CBSE), Delhi, for MBBS / BDS Course across the country. This test is conducted for almost all Government and Private Medical Colleges / Universities of India. Admissions in All Medical / Dental Colleges are performed through this test, which have been approved by the Medical Council of India / Dental Council of India that fall under the Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India.

No of Seats in NEET UG: 31000 MBBS Seats (Approx.)

NEET – Important Dates:

  1. Schedule of Submission of Application Forms without late fee: 1st Dec. to 31st Dec.
  2. Schedule of Submission of Application Forms with late fee Rs. 1000: 1st Jan. to 31st Jan.
  3. Receipt of Confirmation page in CBSE without late fee: Till 10th January.
  4. Receipt of Confirmation page in CBSE with late fee of Rs. 1000: Till 5th February.
  5. Date of Receipt of Confirmation page of Application Form from *Remote Areas without late fee: 20th Jan.
  6. Date of Receipt of Confirmation page of Application Form from *Remote Areas with late fee: 5th Feb.
  7. Date of hosting of Admit Card - Application without Late Fee: 1st April.
  8. Date of hosting of Admit Card - Application with Late Fee: Till 10th April.
  9. Date of Entrance Examination: 1st week of May.
  10. Declaration of Result: 1st week of June.

NEET – Pattern of Examination:

NEET is supposed to be conducted in the month of May every year of examination. And, the application form is supposed to be available tentatively in the 2nd week of November every year. A candidate can apply online only.

  1. Total Number of Questions is 180.
  2. Each section of Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology consists of 45 questions.
  3. Every question has four options with single correct answer.
  4. Maximum time for Test is 3 hours with 1/4th negative marking.
  5. Candidates can opt for Question Paper either in English or in Hindi.


  1. The candidates are advised not to attempt such item in answer sheet, if they are not sure of the correct response.
  2. More than one answer indicated a question will be deemed as incorrect response and will be negatively marked.
  3. The candidate will not do any rough work or put any stray mark on the machine gradable Answer Sheet except in the Test Booklet only.
  4. For the purpose of evaluation, the Test Booklet code as printed in the Answer Sheet on side-2 will be accepted as final.
  5. Admit Card, Card Board/Clip Board, Post Card sized Photograph and Blue/Black Ball Point Pen of good quality for writing of particulars on the Test Booklet and responses on the Answer Sheet to be brought on the day of examination.

NEET Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Age Limit:
    1. Minimum age should be 17 years at the time of admission or will complete the age on or before 31st December of the year of his/her admission to the MBBS course and is an Indian National.
    2. The upper age limit for NEET is 25 years as on 31st December, which shall be relaxed by a period of 5 yearsfor SC/ST/OBC category.
  2. XII Academic Eligibility (Minimum percentage):
    1. Minimum of 50% marks for General category (GC), 45% marks for Gen-PH and 40% marks for SC/ST/OBC or SC/ST/OBC-PH category in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology taken together in qualifying examinations.
    2. Students must pass Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology (including practical test) or any other elective subject with English.
  3. Entrance Qualifying Criteria (Minimum percentile):
    1. 50th percentile for GC, 45th percentile for GC-PH, 40th percentile for SC/ST/OBC students in NEET to ensure that no seat remains unfilled.
    2. The percentile shall be determined on the basis of highest marks secured in All India common merit list in NEET for admission to MBBS course.
    3. The percentile shall be determined on the basis of highest marks secured in All India common merit list in NEET for admission to MBBS course.
  4. No state eligibility criteria will be applicable for the students, who take admission under 15% All India Quota Scheme.
  5. A candidate can attempt maximum of three times.

NEET Merit List & Rankings:

  1. NEET body shall provide All India as well as State wise merit list of the eligible candidates on the marks obtained in the NEET.
  2. NEET usage Rank for qualified students:
    1. National Rank: A student can use National Rank to take admission in any of the NEET affiliated MBBS colleges in India.
    2. State Rank: A student can use State Rank to take admission in any of the affiliated colleges in the state from where he/she has done class XI & XII or holds a domicile.
    3. The NEET guidelines refer that 85% of the MBBS seats in the medical colleges across the state be reserved under the state quota. The remaining 15% remain open to candidates from other states.
  3. Admission to AFMC, Pune:  The List of Successful Candidates opted for AFMC shall be forwarded to the Directorate General of Armed Force Medical Service, Ministry of Defence, Govt. of India for Second Stage Screening and Counseling. Candidates are advised to contact AFMC for further details.

NEET Reservation Policy:

  1. Reservation of Seats in Medical Colleges under 15% All India Quotas:
    1. 15% seats are reserved for SC candidates.
    2. 7.5% seats are reserved for ST candidates.
    3. 27% seats are reserved for non-creamy layer OBC candidates.
    4. 3% seats are reserved for PH candidates.
  2. Reservation of Seats in Medical Colleges under State Quotas and private Colleges:
    1. Admission under 85% state quota seats in Govt. medical colleges shall be subject to reservation policy and eligibility criteria prevailing in the State/Union Territory as notified by the respective State/UT from time to time.

Note: Reservation will be made as per 2200 point reservation roster. The mode of implementation of reservation will be available on DGHS website:

NEET – Fee Details





1st Dec. to 31st Dec.

1st Jan. to 31st Jan.



(= Rs.1000+Rs.1000)



(= Rs.550+Rs.1000)



NEET – Mode of Payment & Submission of Application Form:
How to apply:

  1. Candidates can apply only ONLINE.
  2. Online submission of application may be made by accessing the Board’s website The duration of submission of application form, without late fee and with late fees is given in FEE DETAILS/LAST DATE. Instructions for submitting online application, payment of fee and computer generated printout to be sent to CBSE are available on website.Candidates may remit the fee in the following manner:
  3. Candidates may remit the fee in the following manner:
    1. Through Debit/Credit Card/Internet Banking using on-line gateway payment facility, or
    2. Depositing in CBSE Bank Account with Canara Bank or Syndicate Bank directly or depositing in CBSE Account with e-Post Office by downloading the Challan Form from the website of

Please ensure before mailing the print out of the Confirmation Page of online application form that

  1. The applicant has signed the Form at specified place and affixed left hand thumb impression.
  2. The application bears the signature of Parent/Guardian.
  3. The application has been authenticated/signed by the Head of the Institution/Gazetted Officer.
  4. The two similar good quality colour studio photographs with white background (taken on or after 01.11.2012) have been duly pasted in the space earmarked for it.
  5. Further, ensure that application form number & candidate name must have been written on the back of both the photographs.
  6. The Confirmation Page of online application sent by Courier shall not be accepted.

NEET – Submission of Confirmation page:

For sending Computer Generated Confirmation Page of online Application Form, use any good quality A5 size (12” x 10”) envelope and paste the Computer Generated CBSE Address Slip on the envelope and to be dispatched only by Registered/Speed Post to:

The Assistant Secretary (NEET)
Central Board of Secondary Education, (CBSE)
Shiksha Kendra, 2, Community Centre,
Preet Vihar, Delhi-110092
Phone No.: 011-22509256-59, 22059683
Fax No.: 011-22509251


NEET– State Code of Eligibility:

Candidates may choose State Code(s) on the basis of his/her eligibility to claim seats under State Quota in any State. Candidate’s rank in the merit list for 85% State Quota seats will be generated on the basis of the State Code of Eligibility filled in by the Candidates in the application form.

NEET - Important Information:

  1. Application Forms after last date will not be accepted irrespective of the date of booking. Candidates must note that after submission of the application form it cannot be withdrawn.
  2. Students from the States of Andhra Pradesh and J&K are NOT ELIGIBLE for 15% all India quota seats as both these States had opted out of All India Scheme since its inception. If they claim eligibility, they must submit an affidavit, in original on non-judicial Stamp Paper of Rs 10/- duly sworn in before and attested by a Metropolitan Magistrate/First Class Judicial Magistrate.
  3. Candidates who have passed/appearing from the State Boards of Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal and seeking admission in the institutions located in the State concerned under State Quota seats only can opt for Question Paper in their respective Regional Language i.e. Telugu, Assamese, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil and Bengali.

Benefits of NEET:

  1. One common examination for admission into almost all of the MBBS colleges in India.
  2. The students will be free and relaxed after appearing in only one exam.
  3. No need to apply for several entrance examinations.
  4. Stress-level will be considerably reduced.
  5. Substantial financial savings for parents.
  6. NEET will keep away the wastage of time, effort & money.
  7. Since the admission criteria does not include Board marks (apart from minimum eligibility), a student must prepare in a focused manner for NEET.
  8. The new syllabus will establish uniformity across the country keeping in view the relevance of different areas in medical education.

Cut-off percentage of marks and Qualifying criteria in NEET UG-2013 are as follows:--2013 are as follows:-


Marks Range

Cut-off Percentage

Qualifying Criteria

No. of Candidates




50th Percentile





40th Percentile





40th Percentile





40th Percentile





45th Percentile





40th Percentile





40th Percentile





40th Percentile


Note: In the NEET UG - 2013, among the registered candidates, a total of 7,17,127 candidates were eligible to appear, out of which 6,58,040 candidates appeared in the test and 3,66,317 candidates have qualified the test.

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