NEET UG 2021 aka National Eligibility cum Entrance Test – Under Graduate is the single entrance /eligibility test for Indian Citizens / Overseas Citizens of India who completed +2 & wish to pursue Undergraduate Medical Courses from a foreign or government or private colleges in India or foreign countries (Medical: MBBS / Dental: BDS / Ayurveda: BAMS / Siddha: BSMS / Unani: BUMS / Homeopathy: BHMS).
NB: If you wish to pursue Undergraduate Medical Courses from Foreign Medical / Dental Institutes, NEET-UG is needed only if you wish to practice in India only.
NEET-UG is an entrance examination that replaced AIPMT (All India Pre- Medical Test) and all individual entrance exams for MBBS exams conducted by the states or various colleges in 2013.
A number of colleges like AIIMS & JIPMER are exempted from the NEET-UG & shall conduct private examinations for admission to their MBBS and BDS courses up to 2019 however admission to all AIIMS like Institutions will also be made through NEET (NMC Act, 2019).
Important Dates and Fee Detail for NEET UG 2023:
Last date of successful transaction of fee through Credit/Debit Card/Net-banking/UPI
December 2020 to January 2021 (up to 11:50 pm)
Fee Payable by Candidate
General-EWS / OBC-NCL*
SC / ST / PwD / Transgender
Processing charges & Goods and Services Tax (GST) are to be paid by the candidate, as applicable
Correction in Particulars of Application Form on the website only
NEET-UG is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) which provides the results to the Directorate General of Health Services at the Ministry of Health (Conducted by Family Welfare & previously conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education/CBSE).
Conduct of NEET UG 2021: As per the regulations of the National Medical Commission Act-2019, Indian Medical Council Act-1956, and the Dentists Act-1948, and other relevant and applicable Acts, as amended from time to time.
The conduct of NEET UG 2021 Examination would be video graphed (Aspirants should keep their head in an upright position and face the camera during the videography so that their identity could be clearly established).
Submission & withdrawal: Applications once submitted cannot be withdrawn.
Submission of false and fabricated information: Applications will be rejected and such candidates will be further debarred from appearing in examinations conducted by NTA (will be prosecuted under applicable laws for a criminal offense and suitably punished).
Incomplete application: liable to be rejected without any further intimation.
Proof of fee payment: payment should be supported by fee payment and generation of Confirmation Page.
Nonrefundable: Once deposited will not be refunded (will neither be carried forward to a future examination nor refunded).
Instructions in the Information Bulletin: may change & shall be updated based on decisions taken by the NTA and other authorities from time to time (Candidates are advised to regularly check the website ntaneet.nic.in for).
Notwithstanding anything contained in the Information Bulletin: the decision of NTA/ MoH & FW/ NMC/ MCI/ DGHS/ DCI/ MoA/ CCIM/ BoGCCH shall be final and binding.
Rights to the admission of the exam:NTA reserves the right to withdraw permission who are not eligible to appear in the NEET (UG) even though the Admit Card has been issued.
Ambiguity in interpretation: any of the instructions/ terms/ rules/criteria regarding the determination of eligibility/conduct of examination/ registration of candidates/information contained therein, the interpretation of the MoH&FW / MCI / NMC / DCI / NTA / MCC / other admitting Institution as applicable shall be final and binding.
Allotment of centers will be done by the Computer (no human intervention) & Candidates should select four Convenient City Codes as their choice of center cities in order of their priority while filling up the online application form.
Candidates may be allotted center in another city irrespective of the city opted by the candidates for appearing in the examination when the number of candidates opting for a city as a center with Regional language (other than English and Hindi) is less than a certain minimum.
Type of Question: Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) with four options and a single correct answer/best option.
Duration: 3 hrs (02:00 pm to 05:00 pm).
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs):
Each Question Carries 04 (four) marks.
To Answer a Question: The candidate has to find the correct answer/ best option for each question,
Each Correct Answer / Best Option: the candidate will get 04 (four) marks.
More than one option is found to be correct: all / any one of the multiple correct/best options marked will be given four marks (+4).
Each Incorrect Answer: 01(one) mark will be deducted from the total score(-1).
Unanswered / Unattempted questions: will be given no marks.
In case, a question is dropped/ ignored: all candidates will be given four marks (+4) irrespective of the fact whether the question has been attempted or not attempted by the candidate.
Study tips to crack NEET UG 2023 with higher scores :
Know the Syllabus. the Pattern & the marking scheme of NEET UG: NEET UG syllabus is a modified combo of various state syllabi, CBSE, NCERT, and COBSE. You need to know the NEET UG syllabus to compare it with your board exam syllabus to understand the common & unknown topic that would help in the time distribution of preparation.
Revision effectively: organize your notes exclusively for the revision purpose, Avoid learning any new topics or materials during the revision because reading new materials at the last moment tends to create allots of confusion.
We advise you to eat healthy avoid too much of sugars, sleep sound for a minimum of 7 hrs, do mild exercise & be always positive.
The counseling for admission to the seats under the control of other States/Universities/ Institutions shall be conducted as per the notifications issued separately by the authorities concerned.
The Counselling for successful candidates under 15% All India Quota seats and all seats of Deemed Universities/Central Universities/Seats of ESIC & AFMC including Delhi University (DU), BHU, AMU, AIIMS & JIPMER will be conducted by the MCC/DGHS for Undergraduate Medical Courses.
NEET UG seats are available under different quotas:
All India Quota Seats
State Government Quota Seats
Central Institutions/Universities/Deemed Universities
State/Management/NRI Quota Seats in Private Medical / Dental /Ayurveda /Siddha /Unani /Homeopathy Colleges or any Private University
Central Pool Quota Seats
All seats including NRI Quota as well as Management Quota, in private unaided/aided minority / non-minority medical colleges shall also be filled on the basis of merit obtained in NEET(UG)
Jurisdiction of Delhi: All disputes related to the conduct of examination and allotment of seats shall fall within the jurisdiction of Delhi only.
Legal person: the legal person in whose name the NTA may sue or be sued is the Senior Director/Director (Administration) of the NTA.
AACCC – AYUSH Admission Central Counselling Committee
AIIMS – All India Institute of Medical Sciences
AMU – Aligarh Muslim University
BAMS – Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery
BD – Bachelor of Dental Surgery
BHMS – Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine & Surgery
BHU – Banaras Hindu University
BoGCCH – Board of Governors of Central Council of Homeopathy
BSMS – Bachelor of Siddha Medicine & Surgery
BUMS – Bachelor of Unani Medicine & Surgery
CCIM – Central Council of Indian Medicine
DCI – Dental Council of India
DGHS – Directorate General of Health Services, Govt. of India
DU – Delhi University
ESIC – Employees’ State Insurance Corporation
EWS – Economically Weaker Section
INI – Institute of National Importance
JIPMER – Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Education & Research
MBBS – Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
MCC – Medical Counselling Committee of Directorate General of Health Services, Govt. of India
MCI – Medical Council of India
MoH&FW – Ministry of Health and Family Welfare MoA Ministry of Ayush
NEET (UG) – National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test for admission to Undergraduate Course