What is NEET Exam?

What is the NEET Exam? – UG & PG


The National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET), originally the All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT), is the entrance exam for Indian medical and dental institutes’ MBBS, BDS and AYUSH (BAMS, BUMS, BHMS, etc.) programmes courses in government and private institutions in India. 

Also for individuals planning to seek a primary medical degree in another country.


The National Testing Agency is in charge of the NEET exam. The test was previously administered by the Central Board of Secondary Education, which is an independent, autonomous, and self-sustaining top testing organisation (CBSE).

The NEET examination, which offers 90,000 seats in India’s MBBS and BDS colleges, is held every year in May.

For seat distribution, NTA transfers the results to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare’s Directorate General of Health Services and State Counselling Authorities.


NEET-UG replaced the All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT) and many other pre-medical exams administered by states and medical colleges.

Candidates interested in studying medicine must have taken and passed Physics, Chemistry, and Biology/Biotechnology as obligatory subjects in their 10th and 12th grades.

The candidate must produce their passing certificate during the counselling round. Mathematics marks are not taken into account in the NEET-undergraduate test (NEET-UG).


NTA also administers NEET post-graduation (NEET-PG), an eligibility-cum-ranking test prescribed as the single entrance examination for admission to several MD/MS and PG diploma degrees, in addition to undergraduate courses.

NTA announces the counselling process as soon as the NEET results are released. The Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) publishes the NEET counselling schedule on their website.

The NEET exam is available in English, Hindi, Marathi, Odia, Tamil, Marathi, Urdu Bengali, Telugu, Kannada, and Assamese and is administered online. 

The examination lasts three hours and requires a candidate to answer 180 questions. Physics, Chemistry, and Biology are the three components of the exam paper (Botany and Zoology).



The total number of MCQ-type questions in the NEET PG Exam Pattern 2021 has been reduced from 300 to 200. As a result, the maximum number of points available in the exam has been cut from 1200 to 800.

Candidates can gain a better grasp of the pattern and syllabus by downloading NEET PG Practice Papers.

20 August, 2021 : The registration and editing period for NEET PG 2021 has been extended through August.

17 August, 2021 : Registration for NEET PG has begun, as has form correction. 


MoHFW has published the NEET PG 2021 Exam Date. The exam will now take place on September 11, 2021. Also, from August 16 to 20, 2021, the NEET PG 2021 Registration and Form Correction window will reopen.

Candidates who complete their internship between July 1 and September 30, 2021, can fill out application forms, while those who have already enrolled can only modify their category. 

The NEET PG Admit Card 2021 will be released 2-3 days before the test dates, but admit cards issued on April 14 would be regarded as null and useless.

NEET Exam 2021: 

On September 12, 2021, the National Testing Agency (NTA) will administer the NEET test. The NEET 2021 admit card will be released in the second week of September by the authorities. 

According to the bulletin, the tentative date for the release of NEET-UG hall tickets 2021 is September 9. On the day of the exam, students must bring a hard copy of their NEET 2021 admit card in order to be eligible to take the exam.

The NTA, the NEET’s regulating authority, oversees the smooth running of this pen-and-paper test (offline test), in which roughly 15-16 lakh students take part. NEET uses a multiple-choice (MCQ) questionnaire to measure students’ knowledge. 


NEET Exam 2021 Important Updates:

  • On August 20, 2021 NTA has announced the allotted NEET exam centre city 2021 on the official website – The allotment of NEET 2021 exam city is done on the basis of preferences of cities selected by the students while filling NEET application form.
  • On August 14, 2021 NTA provided an opportunity to the registered candidates to pay the NEET-UG application form from August 13 to 15, 2021. The opportunity to pay the NEET registration 2021 fees has been provided for the aspirants who could not pay the NEET application fee.
  • On August 11, 2021 NTA opened NEET 2021 application form correction window.
  • On August 6, 2021 The minimum NEET 2021 eligibility criteria for BSc Nursing candidates was released by the NTA. BSc Nursing aspirants must fulfil the basic eligibility criteria as specified by the Indian Nursing Council (INC). Check the B.Sc. Nursing 2021 eligibility criteria below
  1. The minimum age of students should be 17 years as of December 31 of the year of admission
  2. Candidates should have passed Class 12 with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English as compulsory subjects
  3. General category aspirants must have passed the qualifying examination with 45% marks, while for SC/ST/OBC the minimum marks should be 40%
  4. 3% of the reservation will be provided to the Person with Disability (PwD) candidates
  5. However, for admission to a particular college, students must fulfil the college-wise BSc Nursing eligibility criteria as prescribed by the authority. 


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