National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) is the qualifying examination for aspirants who wish to graduate as MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine/ Bachelor of Surgery), BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery) or want to pursue postgraduate course (MD / MS) in government or private medical colleges in India.
NEET-UG replaced the AIPMT (All India Pre Medical Test) examinations and state entrance examinations held earlier.
However some of the entrance examinations are outside the purview of NEET, and hence are conducted independently by respective institutes.
Exams outside the purview of NEET are listed below:
Mode of NEET-UG exam: Offline
NEET-UG question type: MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions)
NEET-UG Exam Duration: 3 Hours
Frequency of NEET-UG examination: Once in a year
Sectional Distribution in Exam: Total 180 questions will be asked in NEET-UG examination, equally distributed amid four sections i.e. Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology. Every correct answer will fetch 4 marks to candidates while for wrong answers one mark will be deducted.
Phases in NEET-UG: There is only one phase for the NEET-UG examination.
Age limit: The upper age limit for NEET-UG is 25 years as on the date of examination. Relaxation of 5 years is provided to candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC category and persons entitled for reservation under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016.
The 2018 NEET-UG examination will be held on 6th May 2018.
With preparations being in last leg for the NEET entrance test, it is preferable for the candidates to focus more on improving their speed and accuracy. Along with revision of key notes, students should focus on regular practice of mock tests.