What is NEET UG?
NEET-UG stands for the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test conducted to shortlist students for undergraduate programs in medical courses across India’s best medical institutions. The NEET-UG examination is mandatory for medical, dental, AYUSH, and 15% of All India Quota seats of Veterinary courses. The exam is open to Indian Nationals, NRIs (Non-Resident Indians), OCIs (Overseas Citizens of India), PIOs (Persons of Indian Origin) & Foreign Nationals aspirants.
More than 16 Lakh students registered for NEET-UG 2021. The number of applicants has significantly increased from the previous years.
Organizer: NEET-UG is conducted by National Testing Agency or NTA in India.
NEET-UG Eligibility: The eligibility criteria for NEET-UG has been revised by the NTA. Eligibility criteria as per the NEET-UG 2021:
Candidates must have qualified 12th standard exams with Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English.
The minimum 12th standard percentile for NEET-UG (Physics, Chemistry, and Biology aggregate).
- Minimum Age: 17 years by December 31st of the examination year.
- Maximum Age: Currently removed by NTA.
- Candidate must be a citizen of India.
- NRIs (Non-Resident Indians), OCIs (Overseas Citizens of India), PIOs (Persons of Indian Origin) & Foreign Nationals can also apply.
- Candidates seeking admission in UG medical courses abroad are required to qualify the NEET exam.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What is the mode of NEET-UG examination?
NEET-UG is a three-hour offline exam in the Multiple-Choice Questions format. There are 200 questions in the paper, while students are required to attempt only 180 questions. Each question carries 4 marks. For every wrong answer, 1 mark is deducted from the total.
- Are the numbers of NEET-UG attempts limited for candidates?
Post NEET 2020, restrictions on the number of attempts and maximum age limit have been removed by NTA.
- How many languages is NEET-UG conducted in?
NEET is conducted in 13 languages. They are Hindi, English, Punjabi, Assamese, Bengali, Odia, Gujarati, Marathi, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil, and Urdu.