NEET is a short form for National Eligibility Entrance Test. Formerly called the All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT). It is a masterstroke that every student has to hit if he or she aspires to flourish in the medical field. NEET is a test for qualifying MBBS and BDS programs in Indian medical and dental colleges. These exams are conducted under the surveillance of the National Testing Agency in a nutshell known as NTA.
NTA is an autonomously independent and self-sustained testing organization. Prior to the National Test Agency’s takeover over the possession of conducting the NEET test, this examination was conducted under the supervision of CBSE also known as the Central Board of
Secondary Education provides around 90,000 NEET seats for MBBS and BDS Colleges of India including abroad as well. NEET is conducted annually in May.
Moreover, as per the Government norms, it is mandatory to qualify NEET exam in order to be eligible for studying medical courses.
Eligibility criteria for NEET
- NEET examination is a compulsory taboo that an aspiring candidate has to cross for getting admitted to Indian/Overseas medical universities and institutions in India.
- Limitation of age: age bar for General students is between 17 to 25 years (on or before 31st December of the same year). In case the candidate lies under the category of SC/ST/OBC/PWD the age bar is set at 17 to 30 years.
- All India Quota seats: Foreign aspirants and Overseas Citizens of India (OCI), NRIs, Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) are eligible for the perks of reservation under the total 15% seats of All India Quota. However, the candidates who hail from J&K are not eligible for the perk of the 15% All India Quota.
- Qualification: it is mandatory for each candidate who wants to be eligible for the exam must have appeared in their class 12 board exam:
- Candidate should hold a bachelor’s degree of B.Sc. with any two of Physics, Chemistry, Biology (Botany, Zoology) or Biotechnology from any of the reputed Indian University.
- Moreover, the candidate must have excelled in their first year of the University’s three years’ bachelor’s degree course in PCB.
- Number of Attempts – there is no limitation of attempts as all the candidates can appear for the NEET exam as many times as they want until they surpass the mentioned age limit for appearing in the NEET exam.
Minimum marks required for the individual category
- 50% marks are required for the General category
- 45% marks are mandatory for SC/ST/OBC class.