How to apply for National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) UG Medical Entrance Exam

Do you Want to become doctor to serve your nation and society.? How to fulfil your dream? Are you a medical entrance exam aspirant? Looking to appear in National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) UG? This article will help you in understanding "How to apply for NEET 2018 and beyond.


National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is an entrance test which is conducted by CBSE to give the admission to MBBS/BDS Courses offered by medical colleges in India, except for the institutions established through an Act of Parliament e.g. AIIMS and JIPMER Puducherry. Earlier states, centre and private medical colleges used to conduct separate tests for filling these seats. Students used to fill many separate application forms for different examinations. Thus students have to pay separate-separate application fee and have to appear in different tests at different locations across the country. Parents were facing difficulties and expenses in travelling for test and counselling. Private medical colleges were reserving seats for NRI and management quota. This practice was prevailing corruption and exploitation of students. Supreme court of India has given the order to conduct NEET from 2013. Exam was conducted in 2013 but stopped after 2013. Now again it is started from 2016 onward.


A student should has passed 12th (Biology, Physics and chemistry) with 50% marks/ 12th studying students but they must pass their 12th exam with 50% marks within stipulated time. Minimum age is 17 at the time of admission or will complete the age on or before 31st December of the year. Maximum age is 25 years as on the date of examination with relaxation of 5 years for candidates belonging to OBC/SC/ST category. The number of attempts which a candidate can avail at NEET-UG examination shall be limited to three.

Important information

  1. Candidates can apply for NEET (UG) "Online" only. No offline application will be entertained.

  2. The candidates are allowed a maximum of 3 attempts. Appearance in NEET-2017 will be counted as first attempt.

  3. Information Bulletin can be downloaded from the website

  4. Aadhaar number is required for submission of Application Form of NEET

  5. Candidates must retain the following documents with them-Confirmation Page of online Application, Proof of fee paid, At least 2 similar post card size photos, At least 5 copies of identical passport size, Self-Declaration who have opted for seats under 15% All India Quota.
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  7. The fee can be remitted by Credit Card/Debit Card, Net Banking.

  8. It is mandatory for the candidate to bring postcard size (4"X6") photograph indicating the name of candidate along with the date of taking the photograph. Photograph should have white background only. On the reverse side of the photograph, candidate must mention his/her name, Application Form number, roll number of Examination.

how to apply

Central board of secondary education (CBSE) is the apex body to conduct the NEET examination. One can visit the CBSE website for notification and online application. Fee details is as Rs.1400 for UR/OBC candidate and Rs. 750 for ST/SC/PH candidates. Generally, notification comes in November-December and the exam is held in April. Result is declared in June. Material to be brought on the day of examination- Admit Card, Passport size Photograph and Post Card Size Photograph affixed on proforma.

Examination pattern

There is 4 Subject-Zoology, Botany, Physics and Chemistry. Each contains 45multiple choice question, four marks for each question. Total 180 question of 720 marks. Total time allowed is 3 hours.

Passing criteria and merit list

Merit list will be prepared among the qualified candidates only. There are around fifty thousand seats including private medical colleges. Admission in private medical colleges also done through NEET score only. Even the admission under management quota, a student require NEET qualified score. Cut off marks for general category is 470 out of 720 marks.


Candidates who made it in the merit list, called for online counselling. Candidates has to fill the choice of course i.e. MBBS/BDS and choice for college. The official websites for counselling related information under 15% All India seats are Ministry of Health & Family Welfare- and and Medial Counselling Committee website


Based on your score and choice, students will be called to document verification and fee deposit. Admission formalities will be done in medical college in which you are going to get admission. You will be told the date of class start. Reach one day before with your luggage and start your studies.

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