NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) is a national level medical entrance test regulated by the NTA (National Testing Agency)
It is held for providing admissions in MBBS/BDS courses offered by all government and private medical colleges in India. It is a one tier exam, commences once in a year in month of May.
From the year 2016 onwards, NEET exam has replaced AIPMT exam. All seats (MBBS/BDS) of any medical/dental college will be filled by the score of NEET examination only. As per the last order by Hon. Supreme Court, no other exam except NEET will be held for offering admission into MBBS/BDS courses in India from the year 2017.
The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is scheduled to be held tentatively in the 1st week of May, 2019.
The entrance examination which will be held in offline mode will be conducted to offer admissions to medical aspirants all over the nation who fit the eligibility criteria set by the admission committee.
Registrations for all interested applicants will start tentatively in the 2nd week of December, 2018. Admissions into all government, private, deemed medical and dental institutes of the nation will be done based on NEET 2018.
Salient Features of NEET
Examination Name: National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET)
Conducting Body: NTA (National Testing Agency)
Exam Category: Undergraduate
Exam Level: National
Courses Offered: MBBS and BDS
Number of Seats Offered: 52,305 MBBS and BDS seats
Duration of Course: MBBS:- 4½ years with 1 year compulsory rotating internship ; BDS:- 4 years with 1 year compulsory rotating internship
Exam Duration: 3 hours
Mode of Examination: Offline Mode
Types of Question: Multiple Choice Questions with a single correct response.
Number of Questions: 180
Negative Marking: Yes
Syllabus: Consisting of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and General Knowledge
Minimum Required Percentile for NEET 2018: General Category:- 50% ; Reserved Category:- 40% ; PwD Category: 45%
Examination Date: 1st week of May, 2019 (Tentative)