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NEET 2023: Overview, Exam Date, Application Form, Pattern, Syllabus, Cut Off

19 Jan 2023 10:56:48 AM

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is a national-level entrance examination that is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for admission into undergraduate courses of MBBS, BDS, BAMS and other medical/paramedical courses in India. NEET 2023 exam is held annually by NTA in 13 languages in various Indian and foreign cities. 

NEET exam consists of a total of 200 multiple choice questions (180 applicable questions for an attempt) for a total of 720 marks. 4 marks are awarded for every correct answer while a negative marking of 1 mark is there for every incorrect answer or if more than one option is marked.

NEET 2023 registration is expected to begin from the 1st week of March and will continue till April. NTA has already released the NEET exam date which is on 7 May 2023. Hence, it is advisable that the candidates continue with their NEET exam preparation by solving NEET mock tests and previous year papers. Get all the details regarding the NEET 2023 application form, selection process, eligibility, syllabus, exam pattern, exam dates and more in the article below.

NEET Exam Latest Updates

  • 16 January 2023: NEET UG 2023 registration is expected to begin soon. Check documents required for NEET exam.
  • 15 December 2023: NTA has released NEET 2023 exam date on its website.

NEET 2023 Exam Overview

The following given table gives you an overview of NEET 2023 exam.

NEET 2023 Exam Particulars

NEET Exam Details

Exam Name

National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET)

Conducting Body

National Testing Agency (NTA)

Exam Level

Undergraduate (UG) Exam 

Exam Frequency

Once a year

Exam Mode

Offline or Paper Pencil Based Test (PBT)

Courses Offered Through NEET UG

MBBS, BDS, BAMS, BVSC & AH

Exam Duration

3 hours and 20 minutes

Number of Subjects and Total Marks

Physics (180 marks)

Chemistry (180 marks)

Biology (360 marks)

Total Marks - 720

Total Questions

200 questions

Marking Scheme

+4 for each correct answer

-1 for each incorrect answer

Medium of NEET exam

13 Languages - English, Hindi, Bengali, Urdu, Assamese, Gujarati, Marathi, Odia, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam, Punjabi and Telugu

NEET Helpline Number

011-40759000

NEET Official Website

www.neet.nta.nic.in

What is NEET Full Form?

Candidates should know that NEET full form is the National Entrance cum Eligibility Test. It is a national-level entrance exam that is held once a year by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for candidates who are 12 passed/appearing. By qualifying this exam, a candidate is eligible for admission into MBBS, BDS, BAMS and other medical courses across the country. NEET was first held in the year 2013. Prior to this, it was known as All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT). Furthermore, before 2019, the NEET was conducted by CBSE.

NEET 2023 Important Dates

NTA has released the NEET exam date 2023 on its website. However, the other important dates for NEET UG 2023 exam such as the notification release date, application date and other dates are yet to be released. You can check out the tentative dates for NEET exam in the table given below. 

NEET 2023 Exam Events

NEET Important Dates (Tentative)

NEET 2023 notification release date

To be notified

NEET 2023 registration process begins on

1st week of March 2023 to 1st week of April 2023 (Expected)

NEET 2023 application form correction begins on

2nd week of April 2023

NEET admit card release date

4th week of April 2023

NEET 2023 exam date

7 May 2023

NEET 2023 answer key release

1st week of June 2023

NEET result and final answer key release date

4th week of June 2023

NEET 2023 Application Form

Candidates keen to appear for NEET 2023 exam should note that NEET 2023 application form is expected to be released in the 1st week of March in online mode on NTA website. Candidates will also be given the facility to correct their application form in case they have entered incorrect information in their NEET application forms. In addition to this, one must also ensure that they have uploaded the required documents in correct size and format and have paid the requisite amount of the application fee to avoid rejection of NEET application form. We have provided you the steps to fill out NEET Application Form 2023 below.

Steps to Fill NEET Application Form 2023

  • Visit the NEET 2023 exam official website - www.neet.nta.nic.in
  • Click on the tab that displays NEET application form 2023.
  • Register yourself for NEET exam by entering details such as name, contact details, password, etc. to generate the application number and password
  • Once the credentials are generated, login using those and fill out the NEET application form by entering your educational qualification, personal details, exam city preference, etc.
  • Upload your photograph, signature and other documents in the NEET UG application form. 
  • Lastly, verify all the denials and pay the required amount of application fee to successfully submit the NEET application form 2023.

NEET Application Fee

In the following table, you can check out the NEET application fee 2023 for all the categories of candidates. It is mandatory to pay the fee otherwise your application form will not be accepted.

Category of candidates for NEET Application Fee

NEET 2023 Application Fee

General

Rs. 1,600/-

General EWS and OBC

Rs. 1,500/-

SC, ST, PwD

Rs. 900/-

Outside India

Rs. 8,500/-

Documents to Upload in NEET Application Form 2023

Here is a list of all the documents that must be uploaded while filling out NEET application form 2023. You must ensure that you have uploaded all the documents in the required size and format to avoid rejection of application form. 

Document to upload in NEET 2023 application form

Size

Format

Passport Size Photograph

10kb – 200kb

JPG/JPEG

Post card size photograph

10kb – 200kb

Signature

4kb – 30kb

Left-hand and Right-hand impression

10kb – 200kb

Class X Passing Certificate

50 – 300kb

PDF

Category certificate (SC/ST/OBC/EWS etc)

PwD certificate

Citizenship certificate/ Embassy certificate or any Documentary proof of Citizenship certificate

NEET 2023 Application Form Correction Window

Applicants of NEET 2023 exam have the option to make corrections in their NEET application form by visiting NTA website. The correction window will be active for 3 to 4 days after the NEET registration process gets closed. NEET application form correction facility will provide the candidates to edit the following details.

Mother’s Name

Category

Father’s Name

Nationality

Medium of NEET exam

Person with Disability (PwD)

Gender

State Code of Eligibility

Marks obtained in the qualifying exam

NEET Eligibility Criteria

NEET eligibility criteria consist of fulfilling the age limit, educational qualification and nationality. NEET UG aspirants are advised to go through the following given parameters to know if they are eligible to apply for NEET exam 2023 or not.

NEET Age Limit

The age limit or age criteria for NEET candidates are as follows:

  • The minimum age limit of a candidate applying for NEET exam as on 31 December 2023 should be 17 years.
  • There is no upper age limit for NEET 2023 exam.

NEET Educational Qualification:

Applicants should fulfill the following given NEET educational qualifications that have been mentioned below:

  • A candidate should have passed his/her 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English from a recognized board. 
  • He/She should have obtained at least 50% in Class 12th Board exam.

NEET Nationality

The candidates who belong to the following categories are eligible to apply for NEET exam 2023. 

  • Indian Nationals
  • Non-Resident Indians (NRIs)
  • Overseas Citizen of India (OCI)
  • Persons of Indian Origin (PIO)
  • Foreign Nationals

Number of Attempts for NEET

There is no limit on the number of attempts to appear for NEET exam. A candidate can appear as many times if he/she fulfills the eligibility criteria.

NEET Exam Pattern

NEET 2023 exam pattern is expected to remain the same as that of last year. NEET exam is held in offline mode in 13 languages. There are three subjects in NEET exam, Physics, Chemistry and Biology for a total of 720 marks. There shall be a total of 200 multiple-choice questions (MCQs) in NEET exam. Out of the three subjects, Biology has the maximum weightage. Each question is for 4 marks while a negative of 1 mark will be there for every incorrect answer. The table given below provides you with details on NEET exam pattern.

Section

Sub-Section

Number of Questions

Marks

NEET 2023 Marking Scheme

NEET Physics Exam Pattern

A

35

140

  • Total Marks: 720
  • For Correct Answer: +4
  • For Incorrect Answer: -1

B

15

40

NEET Chemistry Exam Pattern

A

35

140

B

15

40

NEET Biology Exam Pattern (Botany + Zoology)

A

35 + 35

140 + 140

B

15 + 15

40 + 40

How many languages are there in NEET exam?

NTA shall conduct NEET 2023 exam in 13 languages in offline mode. Candidates who opt to appear for the NEET exam in English, Hindi and Urdu can appear for the exam in any exam city in India. However, the candidates who choose to take NEET exam in the other 10 regional languages will have to appear for it from that particular state where the language is extensively used. The languages that will be there in NEET exam have been given below in the table. 

NEET 2023 Languages

English

Hindi

Telugu

Urdu

Bengali

Kannada

Gujarati

Malayalam

Tamil

Marathi

Assamese

Odia

Punjabi

-

NEET 2023 Syllabus

NEET 2023 syllabus consists of three subjects that are Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany+Zoology). The syllabus for NEET remains the same as that of class 11 and class 12, however, one must have a deeper knowledge and understanding of all the concepts in it as the difficulty level of the questions will be tough. One must go through the detailed NEET syllabus to understand the topics that will be asked in the exam.

Best Books for NEET 2023 Exam

In order to prepare for NEET exam, it is crucial to take study from the best books for NEET 2023 exam. Candidates must go through the NCERT books as well as other books that have been mentioned below for Physics Chemistry and Biology.

Books for NEET Exam

Book’s Author/Publisher

NCERT Biology of Class XI and XII

NCERT

NCERT Physics of Class XI and XII

NCERT

NCERT Chemistry of Class XI and XII

NCERT

Objective NCERT at your FINGERTIPS for NEET - Biology

MTG Editorial Board

Objective NCERT at your FINGERTIPS for NEET - Physics

MTG Editorial Board

Objective NCERT at your FINGERTIPS for NEET - Chemistry

MTG Editorial Board

Concepts of Physics

H. C. Verma

NCERT Physics Textbooks

NCERT

D C Pandey Objective Physics for NEET

D C Pandey

NCERT Chemistry Textbooks

NCERT

GRB A Textbook of Physical Chemistry for NEET

O.P. Tandon

Elementary Problems in Organic Chemistry for NEET

M. S. Chauhan

NEET Cutoff Marks

NEET cut off is the minimum marks that must be scored by a candidate to take part in the counseling process. The cut off is released along with the NEET result. Candidates can refer to the following given NEET cut off marks of previous years.

Group/Category

NEET Percentile

NEET cut off 2020

NEET Cut off 2021

NEET Cut off 2022

UR

50th

720-147

720-138

715-117

SC

40th

146-113

137-108

116-93

OBC

40th

146-113

137-108

116-93

ST

40th

146-113

137-108

116-93

UR-PH

45th

146-129

137-122

116-105

OBC-PH

40th

128-113

121-108

104-93

SC-PH

40th

128-113

121-108

104-93

ST-PH

40th

128-113

121-108

104-93

NEET 2023 Admit Card

NTA will release NEET 2023 admit card on its official website. You must note that NEET hall ticket will be released in online mode 10 days before the exam date. NEET admit card shall have important details present on it such as the candidate’s name, exam centre address, reporting time, etc. You must keep the NEET 2023 hall ticket until the completion of the admission process. We shall update the NEET admit card download link below once it is made available to you. 

NEET 2023 Answer Key

NEET 2023 answer key is released by NTA in a few days after the completion of the exam. NTA releases NEET answer key in two stages. It firstly releases the provisional answer key and later on a final answer key. The provisional answer key allows the candidate to raise an objection against it if any. Later on, a final answer key along with the NEET result is released after NTA has scrutinized the objections raised by candidates. 

NEET 2023 Result

NEET 2023 result is declared by NTA on its official website. Candidates will have to log in to the official website of NTA to download NEET result. The result shall contain the candidate’s NEET score out of 720, overall percentile, All India Rank, qualifying status and cut off score.

NEET 2023 Counselling

The Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) will conduct the NEET 2023 counselling for the 15% All India Quota while the State authorities will conduct NEET counselling for the 85% state quota seats. Candidates will have to register themselves online to participate in NEET counselling. The NEET counselling is done in four rounds and the number can be increased or decreased as per the NEET vacancy. 

Once the registration is completed, the candidates will have to fill and lock seat choices. After this process, the set allotment result will be announced. If a candidate accepts the seat then he/she will have to accept the seat and go for institute reporting or else they can wait for seat upgradation and the next round. 

What Courses are Offered Through NEET UG Exam?

NEET exam is held for the candidates to pursue higher education in medical and paramedical courses in India. Here are the courses offered through NEET exam:

  • MBBS
  • BDS
  • Ayurvedic Medicine
  • Homoeopathy Medicine
  • Unani Medicine
  • Siddha Medicine
  • Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry
  • BSc (Hons) Nursing
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy
  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
  • Bachelor of Audiology, Speech and Language Pathology
  • Bachelor of Prosthetics and Orthotics

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