NEET FAQs : Answering General Questions about NEET-UG Exam
NEET-UG is the common entrance examination for admission in MBBS/ BDS courses in all the medical colleges in India. Here we are answering frequently asked questions about NEET exam and MBBS admissions.
What are the entrance exams for MBBS in India?
NEET-UG is the entrance exam for MBBS in India. MBBS admissions in all the medical colleges in all the states, including AIIMS and JIPMER, happens through NEET only.
What is meant by NEET UG?
NEET UG (National Eligibility Entrance Test - Undergraduate) is the single entrance exam for MBBS/ BDS courses in medical colleges throughout India. NEET UG exam is conducted by NTA in pen-paper mode.
How many medical entrance exams are there in India?
Currently there is only one medical entrance exam in India i.e. NEET (replaced AIPMT and all state PMTs). NEET is conducted at two levels - NEET-UG and NEET-PG. AIIMS and JIPMER medical entrance exams for undergraduate courses are not conducted from 2020.
Which subjects are needed for NEET?
The subjects required to qualify for NEET are Physics, Chemistry, Biology/ Biotechnology and English in class 12 or other qualifying exams. The candidate must have passed in these subjects and should obtain a minimum of 50% marks taken together in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/ Biotechnology.
What is the difference between NEET UG and NEET PG?
NEET UG is for admission to undergraduate courses like MBBS and BDS whereas NEET PG is for admission into postgraduate courses like MD and MS in medical colleges.
When did the NEET exam start?
NEET-UG was first conducted in 2013, didn't happen in 2014 and 2015, but re-introduced in 2016 and was conducted in two phases – NEET-I and NEET-II. After that NEET has been conducted every year for MBBS admissions in medical colleges.
How many times NEET is conducted in a year?
NEET (UG) is conducted only once a year in pen and paper mode. The NEET exam is conducted in the month of May every year by National Testing Agency.
Is the NEET exam held after class 10, 11 or 12?
NEET (UG) exam is conducted after class 12. Students appearing for class 12 exams are eligible to write NEET exam provisionally subject to their fulfilling the eligibility criteria later.
Is AIPMT and NEET the same?
There is not much difference in AIPMT and NEET pattern and syllabus, but they are not exactly the same. AIPMT was an All India level medical entrance test for 15% seats in government medical colleges and 85% seats were filled through State PMTs. NEET is the single exam for 100% seats in all medical colleges in India.
What is the difference between PMT and NEET?
The difference between PMT and NEET lies on the scale and the syllabus of the exams. State PMTs were limited to admission in their respective colleges whereas NEET is a national level exam for admission in all the colleges. State PMTs syllabus was limited to individual state syllabus whereas NEET brought a nationalised syllabus after review of various State syllabi as well as those prepared by CBSE, NCERT and COBSE.
Is NEET compulsory for MBBS? Can I take admission in MBBS without NEET?
Yes, NEET is compulsory for pursuing MBBS in any medical college in India. You can't take admission in MBBS course without giving and clearing the NEET (UG) exam.
Is NEET required for pursuing MBBS outside India?
Yes, NEET is required for pursuing MBBS outside India. If a candidate wants to take MBBS admission in any foreign university then he/ she needs to give NEET (UG) exam.
What are the minimum qualified marks in NEET for MBBS in USA/ Abroad?
To qualify for MBBS from USA/ Abroad, a candidate needs to clear NEET with minimum 50th percentile (around 150 marks). To get admission in a good college abroad, it's safe to target 70th percentile. Some colleges outside India also conduct their own exams for MBBS admission.
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