NEET Full Form

By | January 5, 2020

NEET Full Form: National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test

NEET Full Form is National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test, and it is a national level entrance exam conducted National Test Agency (NTA) for those students who want to study undergraduate medical courses (MBBS) and dental courses (BDS) in government or private medical colleges and dental colleges in India.

Before 2019 CBSE used to conduct this exam, in 2013 NEET replace the All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT) and all individual MBBS exams conducted by states or colleges. All the institutes in India which offer MBBS course accept NEET score except All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi and Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) because these two are outside the NEET’s purview with their entrance exam.

NEET Eligibility Criteria

  • The student must be Indian or, Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), or Overseas Citizen of India (OCI), or Persons with Indian Origin (PIO), or Foreign Nationals
  • The student must at least 17 years old
  • The student must have Physics, Chemistry, and Biology in class 12th

NEET Exam Pattern

  • Pen and paper-based exam
  • 3 hours given to the students to complete the exam
  • The exam comprises of 180 question
  • All questions are Objective
  • There is a negative marking for the Wrong Answer

NEET Exam Syllabus

The Question paper is divided into 3 sections Physics, Chemistry, and Biology, and it comprises all the concepts taught in standards 11 and 12 in the Indian School system.

NEET Exam Language

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Telugu
  • Oriya
  • Assamese
  • Kannada
  • Marathi
  • Bengali
  • Gujarati

Number of Applicants

Every year more than 1 million students apply for NEET(UG) exam, for 66,000 medical seats.

Year Number of applicants
2019 1,410,755
2018 1,326,725
2017 1,138,890

The number of Medical Seats in India

Colleges No. of seats offered
All private colleges 25,840
All government colleges 27,590
NEET Counselling seats 3,521
NEET Basis seats 35,461

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