NOTE: Last updated on 10-June-2016 5:00 a.m.

Find the FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) pertaining to NEET UG, the undergraduate entrance test for admissions into MBBS programs.

(1) What is NEET?
National Eligibility Entrance Examination (NEET) is an All India Level Common Entrance Examination for Undergraduate and Post-Graduate Medicine aspirants.

  • National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test for Under Graduates (NEET-UG)
  • National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test for Post Graduates (NEET-PG)

(2) Who will conduct NEET in India?
Presently CBSE is responsible for the conduction of the examination and it will prepare the national and state merit lists as well.

(3) What is MCI?
MCI is a statutory body which regulates medical colleges, affiliation, new colleges etc. It maintains standards of medical education and recognizes medical qualification besides registering doctors to practice in India.

(4) What are the advantages of NEET?

  • NEET UG is a single window common entrance examination (NEET MBBS)
  • Common syllabus throughout the country for entrance examination
  • MCQ pattern of questions (single response) would be followed for MBBS entrance
  • Obviously there is less stress on students as there is only one national entrance examination. Consequently medical aspirants need not to appear for several entrance examinations, one for each institute or state.
  • Undoubtedly it will save student’s cost of attempting different medical entrance examination.
  • It ensures equal opportunities for rural and financially weaker section of deserving aspirants
  • Greater uniformity and convenient for all candidates across the country
  • Avoids malpractices, and saves resources as well
  • More importantly reservation of seats as applicable to the states is intact.
  • A student is sure to thrive with multiple career opportunities after his/her MBBs.

(5) What is NEET-UG?
NEET-UG is the Common Entrance Test for MBBS and BDS Admissions.

(6) Is NEET-UG applicable for Dental?

(7) What is the language of NEET-UG?

For NEET UG 2017, candidates can opt for Question Paper either in English or in Hindi.

(8) What is the eligibility criterion for appearing NEET-UG?
The aspirant must have passed 12th class examination, with a minimum of 50% (General category) and 40% (Reserved category) in aggregate of Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Bio-technology from a recognized board before admission.

Minimum 17 years at the time of taking admission and the upper age limit is relaxed by five years for SC/ST/OBC candidates. READ MORE…

(8a) How to fill up ‘online’ application form for NEET 2016?

Application form for NEET can be submitted only online through website No offline application will be entertained.

(9) What is the format of question for NEET-UG?
You will have to answer single response type 180 MCQs in 3 hrs. READ MORE…

(9a) Whether NEET will be offline or online?

NEET 2016 is an offline pen and paper test.

(10) What are the subjects and marks allocation (Pattern )?
45 MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions) each from physics, chemistry, botany and zoology

(11) What is the application fees?





Rs.1400/- (INR)

Rs.2800/-  (INR)



Rs.750/-  (INR)

Rs.2150/-  (INR)


(12) What is the evaluation procedure of the test?

  • Marks in Biology section of paper (Higher marks will be placed higher in the rank)
  • Marks in Chemistry section of paper (Higher marks will be placed higher in the rank)
  • Total number of negative responses (Fewer negative responses will be placed higher in the rank)
  • Date of birth (older person will be placed higher in the rank).

(13) Is there any negative marking for incorrect response?

Each Item carries 4 marks. For each correct response the candidate will get 4 marks. For each incorrect response one mark will be deducted from the total score. No deduction from the total score will, however, be made if no response is indicated for an item in the answer sheet.

(14) Number of Attempts for NEET UG.

There is no attempt limit.

(15) What are the National and State quota? What is NEET Merit List and Rankings

There would be separate Merit Lists. The counselling for successful candidates under 15% All India Quota seats is conducted by the DGHS and the Counselling for admission in seats under the control of other participating States / Universities / Institutions shall be conducted by their respective Authorities.

Note: A student can take his/her admission into any of the NEET affiliated MBBS college in India using his National Rank.
Similarly by using State Rank the student can take admission in any of the affiliated colleges in the state from where he/she has got her domicile or pursued Std. XI and XII Science. READ MORE…

(16) Is AFMC (Armed Forces Medical College) merging with NEET-UG?

Yes, from the academic year 2013-14 it would merge with NEET UG Common Entrance Test. Students need to mention their choice for AFMC while filling the application form.

The list of successful candidates of NEET who have registered themselves for AFMC on website shall be forwarded to the Directorate General of Armed Forces Medical Service, Ministry of Defence, Government of India for second stage screening and counselling.

(17) Is there any cut-off marks for  NEET-UG?

Merit list is prepared using score obtained in the examination and there may not be any cut-off level.

(18) Is 12th Board marks has any weightage for entry into MBBS?

12th Board marks has no weightage for NEET UG Entrance.

(19) Is the syllabus of NEET UG a replication of CBSE syllabus?

There is a notable difference. The final syllabus of NEET UG is a merger of  Both the CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) and various state syllabuses.

(20) What is the eligibility criteria to appear NEET UG?

Candidate must have passed in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology and English Individually. Passed 12th class examination with a minimum of 50% (General category) and 40% (Reserved category, SC, ST, OBC) 45% (candidates with locomotory disability of lower limb) in aggregate of Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology from a recognized board before admission.

However for a candidates who has appeared for the above said examination but the result has not been declared may be provisionally permitted to take up NEET UG, besides he/she fulfills the aforementioned eligibility criteria before admission to the MBBS course .

(21) Eligibility for Admission to MBBS:

A list of the successful candidates in order of merit based on the score obtained in the examination will be prepared by the Board and forwarded to the counselling authorities for the purpose of allotment of seats.

(21a) How long the result of NEET 2016 is valid?

Only for the current academic session

(22) I need some more information from official sources whom should I contact:

Please access the following link:

You may contact:

Name Contact No. e-mail id
Help Desk 011-22041807,011-22041808
Toll free No 1800118002
NEET BRANCH 011-22019683,011-22521081
SPECIAL HELP LINE FOR NEET 9599590192, 9599590193, 9599590194, 9599590195, 9599590196

Disclaimer: The above furnished information refers to NEET UG information bulletin, various press release both from print and electronic media. Though we are trying to update our website from time to time, we don’t guarantee you anything as it may change in due course. Always refer official website or government announcements.

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157 thoughts on “NEET UG: FAQs

  • pratiksha sahu

    my neet all india rank is 20756 am i going to get a college with this rank?
    govt./private both would do. kindly help

  • rajkumarparakh


  • durga sekar

    how should i prepare for this entrance exam should i learn oly my 12 syallbus or anything else i need suggestions please

  • Samhita

    Is there any sports quota system which I can apply for in order to get into a medical college merged under NEET? If yes, please provide the necessary details.

  • hsb

    are the neet marks going to be considered for paramedical courses?


    In physic or chemistry numericals are coming. In which book should i study from 11 and 12 government textbook

  • seena

    sir i have three year gap aftr 12 so what is ma qualification code

  • harish bhatt

    is their still any management quota for admission in mbbs inspite of neet like before….plzz respond

  • sunny

    sir will there be sports quota reservation in neet UG 2013,for national level sports

  • sona

    whether through NEET, admission to pharmacy college is possible.

  • seena sashi

    sir total 50 % of physics chemistry biology mark is taking or individually 50 % need neet

  • Tek Bahadur

    first mci was saying there will be no negative marking.But now why there will be negative marking?

  • Nethra Reddy

    NEET 2014- will the board marks have weightage? And if there is a weightage- will our score in math be considered or is it just Biology, physics and chemistry?

    • kanchan gill

      no nethra, there will be no weightage for board marks….& it’ll be considering bio, phy, & chem only

    • mayank

      board marks dont have weightage in neet..u only need to qualify…


    when is the one time online correction date?

  • APPU

    sir could you please tell me what will be my qualification code for the neet exams i passed out 10+2(I.S.C Exams) from an icse based school in the year 2012 im preparing for my the neet exams this year at home could you please help me and tell me my code

  • saji panicker K

    what should I do inorder toseek admission through sports quota?what all are its procedings.please give me a reply

  • ashok bannur

    please clarify creamy and non creamy layer concept.because the tasildar has not ready to provide certificate.sir i belongs to cgreade job holder means teacher job and i have not received 450000rupees continuiously.please clarify.

  • Siddharth Dixit

    are the forms available only online..??
    reply soon plzz

  • ranu goyal

    i hav attempted mht cet 3 times..Am i eligible to attempt neet 2013?

  • shikha

    i have done 12th from haryana but resident of delhi under which state i can claim my seat in neet ug

  • ayshamujib

    If i choose Riyadh as my centre ,from where should I get my application form & payment to be made .PLease let me know the mode of payment.

  • viji

    How we should get application form for NEET UG 2013?

  • aparna kumbhare

    schedule and procedure of application for NEET 2013

  • bikash kalita

    Admin; what level of exam NEET will refer? if the level will be Like AIPMT PRELIMS level??


    I am doing my 2nd year in clinical nutrition .Can I appear the NEET exam for 2013

  • mukesh kumar

    i have appeared thrice in aipmt. can i elligible for neet ug 2013. my birth date is 20 march 1993.i passed my 10+2 in year 2010.

  • Isha Gandhi

    Can any body explain with example how state merit list, and National merit list shall be prepared including age consideration?

  • abiya simon

    does cmc included in Neet exam?please reply me fast?

  • Karan Vithalani

    sir i appeared in 12 th 2012 examination then i got admission in homoeopathy can i give neet 2013 exam?

  • kartika

    hey how many government college seats are available?????
    plz reply….

  • Desai

    What will be the management quota eligibility criteria for MBBS admission, In Maharashtra

  • Desai

    My daughter 10+2 is 78% ,Is UG NEET qualifying is must for management quota MBBS admission. Or without apearing NEET can she get admission through management quota?

  • harpal

    my son is 16 years old and have all qualifications for neet. can he appear in neet-13 just for getting experiance of test?

    • Administrator Post author

      Hello Sir, yes of course. Why for getting experience. He can take it with full force and good preparation.

  • kirthi

    Pl let us know whether MBBS admission to Tamil nadu will be based on NEET.
    Is that based on NEET ranking only admission is done or besides this ranking, the marks scored in board exam will be also considered some weightage for admission. If board exam don’t have weightage, better to concentrate on NEET Preparation. This is not clear and clarify on this.

  • rahul

    maximum three attempts,,,,does it mean in continuous years ,,,,or attempts shall be only counted for the year i will appear in exams????plz reply

  • Abdar Ram G

    I am a student of Maharashtra board. My teachers suggest me to take the books of CBSE and NCERT. I can’t decide what to do. Can you help me?

  • V Gopalakrishnan

    Sir, pl clarify those seeking admission to mbbs under NRI quota need to write and qualify in the NEET-UG common entrance test.

  • amolava nath

    sir , i want to know which book i should prefer as a question bank for neet.

  • Snehal Dongre

    wht is d upper age limit for attempting neet-ug? plzz do rply sir

  • aastha awasthi

    if i have obtained 49.8% marks in xii standerd from up board examination (2010) with zoology, botany, chemistry, physics and english subjectes and present time i have appearing in (last year)with (z,b,c) group so can i eligibile for this neet examination. plz reply me.

  • Subham Mukhopadhyay


  • krishh

    please implement neet from 2014 but not in 2013 coz already half of the inter second year state sylabus has completed now and sudenly if u introduce neet we cannot prepare well.. so pz redecide and give a correct conclusion as early as possible..

    • Administrator Post author

      Krish, NEET has already been announced by MCI and the first entrance will be conducted in 2013 by CBSE. Get yourself ready for this.

  • preeti

    is english subject IN 12TH compulsory FOR MBBS ADMISSIION

  • siddhi arthi

    si der any negative marking or not??
    d ans. givin is not clear 2 mi?/

  • Mohammed

    Dear sir,

    A student appeared three time for MHCET.nOW He can appear for NEET UG OR NOT.Reply with any web link.


  • heena

    wht is d upper age limit for attempting neet-ug?

  • Jyoti Tiwari

    What are the colleges under neet 2013?

  • poojan

    what about the gujarat stste board marksof all four semesters

  • parthasarathi manna

    national institutes such as AIIMS,BHU,JIPMER, will be filled up with their respective state merit list or national merit list

  • parthasarathi manna

    my son is studying at rajasthan but domicile of west bengal. which state merit list will be given?

  • Shivangi

    hello sir,
    please tell…would there be any negative marking for an incorrect answer in NEET 2013?

  • aamir

    NRI students elligable to take NEET UG test ,can they apply online?

  • arpita joshi

    sir plz classify that is there negative marking system is applicapable?or if it’s YES than how many many marks r cut off per quastion?????

    plz reply as fast as possible……
    thanx in advance….:)

  • lumbaram

    hello dir sir i passed 11&12 from karnataka and 1 to 10 in rajasthan can i get mbbs seat through karnataka state neet merit plz reply me soon

  • Tani

    hello sir.. i wanna to know that if a student failed in neet than he/she can attempt next year??????
    and if he/she is taking a year gap than he/she can apply next year????
    i am eager to know about that so please reply!!!!!!!

  • Hamsa

    Hi sir it is very hona’ble for me to log in to your site. I need to know an information urgently. iam age of 21 i’ve appeared for eamcet mbbbs for one time but i couldn’t study because of my health problems can i be able to write the neet ug for 2013. i have studied the state syllabus when i was in intermediate, how can i be able to answer the neet ug test? will there be any possibility for me to get qualified?? im very interested in studying mbbs
    please reply me soon……

  • priyanka churoria

    what is the upper age limit for neet 2013 for the general candidate?
    plz specify the correct age.

    • Priyanku Sharma

      I am also worried about this and for that I ranged to MCI today and asked about upper age limit,number of attempts and the possibilities………they said to contact CBSE board because they will conduct NEET………I failed to contact cbse …….if u get any answer please reply………….if any one get anything about this so pls reply…….

      • vitthal bhardwaj

        Minimum age 17&upper 21yr for reserved nd 3 attempts as per information on page

        • vitthal bhardwaj

          17yr +5yr for reserved nd max attempts 3

  • sukanya dutta

    Whats the upper age limit for a “general” candidate .

    Thanking You,
    Sukanya Dutta

  • swastika roy

    i have completed my bsc this year,can i go for neet?

  • Raj Kumar

    Name the private colleges or university which shall come under the NEET 2013 – 2014 for undergraduate MBBS course.

  • resham singh ratnakar

    sir kya neet is year se hi hoga kya?

  • rumana

    sir,hw many times we cn appear in neet.i m a 2009 batch student

  • Deepti

    good.. negative marking gone..
    is this the final one.??

  • Jivan

    Is there any negative marking system?
    Pls. Suggest best books for NEET.

  • sumesh mohan

    sir, the exam is only objective (mcq)or priliminary is objective and main is subjective pls clarify that

  • Arun Chakrabarti

    Let me inform whether NEET 2013 will be held in West Bengal instead of Wbjem.

  • sanket

    neet’s gonna be easier than mht cet……….sylabus wise?

  • balaram swarnakar

    I am twenty years old and appeared in three times in AIPMT exam. WHETHER I AM ELIGIBLE FOR NEET 2013.
    Thanking you.

    Yours faithfully,
    Sangita Swarnakar

    • Administrator

      Dear Sangita, This is indeed a serious question which has been raised by too many NEET UG aspirants. However when there has been no official announcement from MCI, we can’t dare to comment. There was news that a student can attempt NEET UG thrice. Now does it relate to past attempt of AIPMT or state medical entrance, we are absolutely blank. I would suggest you to contact MCI’s helpline for NEET-UG provided in this post and reply us with your findings.

  • jagriti

    sir is confirmed that NEET-UG is going to be held in 2013…sir i m confused whether it helds in 2013 or 2014…….plz. tell me sir…

  • jagriti

    sir i passed class 12th in 2010 and i appeared in state pmt 3times 2010,11,12 but in aipmt 2times in 2011,2012…m i eligible for NEET-UG 2013…Sir plz. tell me as it is important for my career…plz. rply me sir….

  • shreelata

    sir,i appear for CET in 2011,2012.Is i eiligible for neet.Neet has any prelimary exams for this.when will be forms are available for offline and online.what will be age limit for general category.plz rply soon…

    • Administrator

      I think you are eligible. There is no mains exams as it was in the case of AIPMT. For rest of your queries read the same faqs section thoroughly.

  • Abhishek

    If yes then amu internalship will remain for students or not

  • Nitin Kumar Mehrolia5

    sir,my age is 22 and i belongs to sc category .i have utilised all the 3 attempts of aipmt .am i eligible to give neet this year i.e. 2013.please reply soon in my email id .sir it is very urgent for my carrer

  • sumanta mondal

    It is giving wrong information….Age limit is not applicable..There is no upper age limit,,,and also there is no limited chance to take sit NEET-UG as concern


    IS NEET for both mbbs and dental course?? no of seats for mbbs?? is aiims merging with NEET UG??

  • sholanky dey

    will there be prelims and mains exam in NEET

  • himani saini

    is the list of colleges available which will be coming under neet from 2013 onwards?

  • Rohan Borah

    NEET will be held in 2013 or 2014??? please let me know as soon as possible

    • Sadiya

      i was too confused but in tutorial classes it is declared that neet will be for MBBS and for other field GUJCET is been declared and merit for them will be as usual.

  • shanthi

    Can the AP students join in any of the govt. colleges other than those of AP which are approved by MCI?

  • shanthi

    I would like to know if NEET is being held in 2013 0r 2014.If it is in 2013 and A.P students are not included in national merit list why is it necessary for them to appear NEET along with other students of the country

  • priyanka churoria

    i want to know the upper age limit for neet 2013 for the unreserved category?

  • kartavya

    I m in gujarat board i wanna know
    whether neet will be held in gujarat for mbbs admission
    if yes then whats the % to be counted of gujarat board and neet
    that is earlier we had gujcet eentrance exam and we had 40-60 ratio % to be counted 40 of gujarat board and 60 of gujcet

    if neet comes whats the ratio of % to be counted for mbbs entrance examination????

  • prasanna kavare

    iam appeared the maharashtra cet in 2012,but i have no secure marks in this entrance,so i will elligible to neet-ug entrance in 2013?

  • komal rani


  • saravana

    Dear sir, It is told that their will be maximum three attempts allowed in NEET. I have completed my +2 in 2011. If I write NEET in 2013 it is considered as my third attempt or my first attempt? kindly help me Iam afraid.

  • komal rani

    hi, i completed 12th of mine in 2010. my current age is 19. can i give the NEET 2013 ????? PLS REPLY

  • komal rani

    what is pattern, QUESTIONS and marks distribution IN PCB in NEET 2013 . and is their any apitute test in NEET 2013 . WHEN WILL BE THE NEET 2013 APPLICATION FORMS OUT , IN WHICH MONTH ?? PLS DO REPLY .

  • akanksha

    is 50 percentile in NEET sufficient to get admission in GMC? plz do reply

  • tn sriram

    Do the students who are in the present 12th standard from tamilnadu state syllabus face the NEET exam


    Sir,will the AICET(NEET-UG)2013 exam will also be taken in begali for bengali meduim west bengal students? If question will not be in bengali… Then it will be gravest injustice to the west bengal students…They will be sorrowful victim..They will suffer most………Brilliant west bengal students dream to be a Doctor will be smashed…. So please kindly see the matter and answer………….ABHIJIT DAS

  • Sourav sinharay

    Plz. Tell me about percentile score and the required marks for MBBS under state quota as well as national

  • komal rani

    is there any apitute test of 20 marks in NEET 2013

  • komal rani

    is there ay apitute test of 20 marks in NEET 2013 or not

  • Lakshmi nair

    For state rank, 12th school state or domicile, only one of these considered? do we have an option?

  • piyush

    please can you give theweightage of each topic of marks in botany and zoology.if such official communication is there?pl help me.

  • rojita laishram

    will there be negative marking for incrrect answers???plz reply i couldn’t understand in the FAQS…

  • komal Rani

    what does percentile mean ???????????? tell me with example too pls……….

  • aniket

    can a 2012 drop out student apply for neet ug mbbs exam and if he/she scores excellent marks will he get adission to mbbs provided he/she is st candidate.

  • Subham Mukhopadhyay

    if i complete 50% in neet ug exam,then ishould select or not in govt. medical college


    will there be negative marking also or not?

  • makwana Ramesh .n

    What is the language of NEET-UG for Gujarat state students?

  • Pradeep Kishnani

    The books should be exactly same of all the boards before conducting NEET to justify to all the students of India .

  • bishara

    when will be the first NEET exam-in 2013 may or 2014 may? plz confirm…

  • kouhik halder

    what will be the question standard on NEET??
    Is this AIPMT preliminary standard??
    or AIPMT mains standard??
    or easier then preliminary???
    is their any sample question paper available???
    Is higher total marks will get preference or only higher marks in biology will get preference???
    sir,please reply.

    • Administrator

      Higher total marks will get preference. Since this is going to be the first All India Entrance and there has been no indication from MCI for rest of your queries. Most probably it would be of AIPMT preliminary standard.

  • Sohail Ezaz

    If i passed 12th from distance education(nios).Can i go for neet?

  • anushaks

    NEET will be fr students of the academic year 2012-2013 or for the students of 2013-2014?
    plz do reply

  • Athira Anil

    sir, is that true that from 2013 NEET onwards no negative marks for wrong answers

    • Administrator

      Dear Athira, Visit MCI’s (Medical Council of India) official website and you may download the latest official Gazette Notification for NEET UG that clearly states about NEET UG to be held in 2013.

  • ABI

    pls reply me how to prepare\in which pattern does ques wil come\how to score high

  • varsha nandurkar

    Thanks for ur valuable comments and please keep updating us . as it is mentioned that 85% is reserved for state board..can I know if this 85% is reserved for all students studying in state ( state board,cbse,icse)or only for state board students .Where will I get this detail ? second thing how much % will be taken from board exams and NEET?

  • manish

    my dob is 07-02-1996. Am I eligible for NEET ?

  • Bivas

    i have read the news of 180 questions, no negative marks, selection on percentile basis, including of AIIMS, paper in english and hindi….
    Am i wrong wid my news… As your FAQs are showing something different…. (O.o)

  • NEET prep

    Greetings sir!
    Is there negativew marking for NEET UG?
    And will the questions asked be from previous AIPMT papers?

    • Administrator

      (a) Read point (13) What is the evaluation procedure of the test?
      (b) You might have noted present NEET UG syllabus is almost a replication of NCERT syllabus, thus the likelihood of questioning would be very much similar to that of AIPMT. Solve as many AIPMT question papers as you can. This blow will assist you immensely for your test preparation. All the best!

  • varsha

    sir, from when will the forms b distributed n is it only through sbi?

  • sushma shrivatsav

    Is there NEET-UG for andhra pradesh or not.please give me the clear infomation

  • jd mossa

    R neet ug exams in may or feb?what are the reservation categories in this exam and is there any quota for sports catgory ?and is NEET UG applicable for jammu and kashmir?does this exam cover BDS course too?

  • dr santhosh

    hello,my son now studing 1st inter in AP,studied till 10th,in karnataka,is eligeble for karnataka only,i have reservationin karnataka only,since my son studing in ap,will they give,karnataka state rank ,or AP rank i am not eligeble in AP also

  • vandana sinha

    is there any mains exam also for qualifying NEET 2012 ?
    is NEET 2012 and AIPMT 2012 separate or included in same?
    plz reply….

  • vandana sinha

    what is the schedule of NEET-2012 examination ?

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