NEET is the national level entrance examination called National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), formerly it was called All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT).
It is for students who want to study undergraduate and postgraduate medical courses (MBBS, MD, MS) and dental courses (BDS, MDS) in government/private medical and dental colleges across India.
The undergraduate NEET (UG), for MBBS and BDS courses, is currently (first time) conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA), prior to 2019, the test was organized by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).
NEET-UG replaced the All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT) and all individual MBBS exams conducted by states or colleges themselves in 2013.
Exam pattern and structure for NEET-UG
NEET is a fully multiple choice questions pen-paper mode exam. For NEET-UG, there are three subjects Physics, Chemistry, Biology from which questions asked.
There are 45 questions from each Physics, Chemistry and 90 questions from Biology sections. Each correct response gives the candidate 4 marks while 1 mark is deducted for every wrong answer.
No marks are deducted for unattempted question. There is total of 720 marks paper of NEET -UG. The total time duration is of 3 hours.
Scope of NEET
- Admission to UG medical, dental courses in India (except AIIMS and JIPMER).
- Admission to all the AYUSH courses available in the country.
- Admissions to veterinary and other undergraduate medical courses in the country.
- To pursue MBBS and BDS abroad.
Seats all over India:
66,771 MBBS seats and 27,148 BDS seats
NEET CUT-OFF MARKS:
GN category: Candidates will be considered for the NEET 2019 merit list on scoring minimum 50 percent.
SC/ST/others: For those belonging to reserved including SC and ST category, the minimum marks are 40 percentile.
PWD: For PWD candidates it is 45 percentile.
NEET Result 2019 Released
The NEET 2019 was conducted by National Testing Agency on May 5 and May 20. On May 20 the NEET 2019 examination was conducted for Fani-affected Odisha candidates and Karnataka exam takers whose train got delayed.
As many as 14,10,755 candidates had appeared for the exam out of which 7,97,042 cleared the test.