The abbreviation “NEET” stands for National Eligibility cum Entrance Test. The NEET examination is conducted for admission to various institutes offering medical courses throughout the country. The NEET exam is held annually and it is the single exam aspirants are required to clear for admission to any medical institution. There is no examination required at the state or university level post-clearing NEET for admission at the UG level.
The registration for the NEET examination 2023 is yet to be announced by NTA. In the event that they follow suit, the exam registration can be expected to be in the month of April-May 2023. For a very short period of time, correction forms are usually released within a month of registration forms. Therefore, make sure to fill out the application form correctly as well as on time.
Students who wish to pursue bachelor’s degrees in medicine at any institute across the country must take the NEET-UG exam. It is an examination specially established under the one nation one exam policy, and is therefore necessary and accepted by every institute in the nation.
There is no upper age limit for the NEET examination
NEET Exam Pattern and NEET Syllabus
The NEET exam will be a pen and paper-based exam. An OMR sheet will be provided to students which must be marked with a black or blue ball pen. The exam is MCQ-based and students must further increase their knowledge of the exam pattern and syllabus early on to ensure they cover all corners in their preparation.
The exam will be a 3-hour and 20-minute MCQ-based paper. It will consist of 200 questions, of which the candidate must attempt only 180. Each correct answer carries 4 marks and each wrong answer carries -1 negative marking. Unanswered questions are awarded no marks. The paper scored 720 marks in total. The paper is available in English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Oriya, Malayalam, Kannada, Punjabi, and Urdu languages.
The NEET syllabus includes topics from Physics, Chemistry, and Biology, which are part of classes 11 and 12. The candidate must check the official NEET website to find the complete syllabus prescribed by the examination body for the specified year.
To start preparing for the NEET examination, candidates need to go through the exam pattern and the syllabus. After reading through the syllabus, candidates should set up a daily routine that they can follow so that things don’t pile up in the end. Make sure to read through the online resources and mock questions and scanners available before buying offline books.
There are various websites available online that provide the first few mock tests for free. Aspirants for the NEET examination must solve the previous year’s papers to practice and gauge their level of preparation. It will provide you with more information about the exam. NEET is considered to be tougher than Board examinations, despite both sharing the same syllabus, but can still be cracked with the right amount of preparation. Therefore, it’s essential for candidates not to lose their way or fall under a lot of stress or pressure. They should keep working each day and keep an eye on their progress.
Candidates are also advised to indulge in healthy eating and sleeping habits because there’s no wealth without proper health.
Aspirants can register themselves for the NEET exam after the forms are made available by the examination body NTA (National Testing Agency), which is available on their official website https://neet.nta.nic.in. The NEET form is filled in 3 parts first is the Application for online registration second is Filling out the online Application form and the third and final step is the Payment of the examination fee.
Step 1: Registration
- The candidate must visit the official NEET website.
- Click on the link provided for NEET registration on the homepage
- Click on submit the registration and proceed further after reading carefully the terms and conditions and clicking the “I Agree” option.
- Register the online application form and note the system-generated application number.
- Create a password and set up a security question and answer.
- The application number generated after submitting valid personal information shall be used for filling in the application form and for future references.
Step 2 : Filling the online application form
After applying for the online form, the candidate receives a system-generated application number which they must use with the password created during the registration process. They must fill out the basic personal information in the specified columns on the application form. They must provide details of their Secondary School Examination or equivalent Board/University Certificate/Result in capital letters.
- Personal Details
- Parents’ Details
- Academic Details
- Contact Details
- Previous attempts (if any)
Fill out the form and provide all the required documents. Provide accurate information and documents. On the application form, you should upload scanned images, passport-size photos, and signatures along with medium and academic qualifications.
Step 3 : Fee Payment
- After completing steps 1 & 2, choose the payment portal
- Make payment through any of the multiple payment options available in the portal like debit/credit card, net banking, or UPI.
- Examination fees, processing charges, and GST are applicable.
- After successful payment a confirmation page will be generated.
- Download the confirmation page for future reference.
NEET Application Form Correction
NEET correction forms are usually made available after a few weeks of the closing of the main examination forms. Tentatively, it would be at the end of May or mid-June.
FAQs regarding NEET
NEET is conducted every year in offline mode, meaning it’s a pen-paper exam wherein candidates have to mark the answers with a ball pen on the given OMR sheet.
NEET is conducted in many regional languages widely spoken in different parts of the country. For example, Gujarati, Tamil, Marathi, etc.
In the NEET examination, +4 is given for every correct answer whereas -1 is given for every wrong answer. 0 marks are allocated to every question left.
Yes, NEET provides reservations for applicants belonging to the OBC categories, SC, ST, EWS, and PWD. For OBC, it’s around 27%; SC is 15%, ST is 7.50%, EWS is 10% and PWD is 5%.
In answer 55, applicants who qualify for NEET are eligible for 15% of the All-India Quota seats. They can choose to be counselled anywhere in India regardless of their domicile state. However, 85% of the slots are stated quota seats.