NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) is a National level entrance test conducted for admission to MBBS/BDS programs after class 12. It is a medical entrance exam for admission to 50000+ MBBS/BDS seats in India conducted by CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) .It has replaced all state level entrance exams. The exam is usually conducted in the month of May. This is a joint entrance examination that is organized by CBSE for enrollment in government medical colleges in all over India. After clearing NEET ,one can opt for MBBS,BDS or AFMC depending upon the marks as per cut off of the colleges . NEET replaced AIPMT in 2016 . It is conducted as a single window examination all across the country. It’s the most important Medical Entrance exam which medicine aspirant cannot miss.
National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test is a common exam for admission to the following:
- All India Quota Seats
- State Government Quota Seats where the State Government concerned so opts
- Private, Management and NRI Quota Seats in all Private Medical / Dental Colleges or any Private/Deemed University.
Eligibility for NEET Exam
- Nationality : The candidate must be an Indian citizen or an Overseas Citizen of India (OCI). Aadhaar card is mandatory to apply for NEET examination.
- Age Limit : The candidate must be minimum 17 years of age .The upper age limit is 25 years as on the date of examination. and for the reserved category candidates its 30 years.
- Academic Eligibility: The candidate must have passed class 12th examination with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate, and must have passed in the subjects Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology and English individually.
- In respect of the candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC categories, the marks obtained in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology taken together in HSC examination is 40% marks. In Jammu & Kashmir, AP and Telangana, such candidates are eligible for All India 15% quota only (also eligible for admission in AFMC, Pune) on the basis of self declaration.