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Detailed Overview About NEET 2023 Exam

NEET is one of the coveted medical entrance examinations held by the National Testing Agency. Qualifying for this exam makes one eligible to get admission to MBBS or BDS courses offered by prestigious medical colleges both at All India and State levels. The NEET application form 2023 was released on March 06, 2023, on the official website, neet.nta.nic.in. As per reports, around 21 lakh candidates have filled out this year’s application form.

As per the NEET exam date, it is scheduled to be held on May 07, 2023. In this article, we have discussed the details associated with the NEET 2023 exam, exam pattern, eligibility criteria, application fee etc.

NEET Exam Date 2023


Candidates can go through the table below to know about the NEET exam dates 2023:

Events NEET Exam Dates 2023
NEET 2023 Exam Notification March 6, 2023
NEET information bulletin 2023  March 6, 2023
NEET 2023 Registration Commences March 6, 2023
NEET application form filling ends April 6, 2023
NEET UG Last date to pay application fee April 6, 2023
NEET 2023 Correction Window Opens To be announced
NEET UG Exam City Intimation To be announced
NEET UG Admit Card To be announced
NEET UG Exam Date May 7, 2023
NEET UG Result To be announced
NEET UG Counselling Commences To be announced

NEET Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who wish to write the NEET examination 2023 have to abide by the eligibility criteria as prescribed by the concerned authorities. Here in the section below, we have provided all the details related to the same.


Candidate should be a permanent citizen of India. Foreign nationals are also allowed to sit in the examination.

Age Limit

The minimum age limit for the NEET 2023 exam is 17 years. However, there is no mention of any upper age limit.

Educational Qualification

Candidate should have qualified class 12th from a recognised with 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology as main subjects.

NEET Application Form

The NEET application form has been released in online mode for all candidates. Candidates who qualify for the basic eligibility are only considered for filling out the application form. Here are some of the steps to fill out the application form for the NEET 2023 exam:

Step 1: Visit the official website of the National Testing Agency, neet.nta.nic.in

Step 2: Find and click on the NEET application form link and then move to the next page

Step 3: Now, go through the detailed instructions and then fill in all the personal, and academic details as asked in the form

Step 4: Upload the documents in the prescribed format as asked

Step 5: Go through the NEET application form and correct any wrong information

Step 6: Pay the application fee using any of the online payment methods and submit the application form

Application Fee

The NEET application form fee has to be paid in online mode only using any of the methods like Debit card, Credit card, Net banking etc. Here is the detailed application fee for all the categories:

Category NEET Application Fee (in INR)
General 1,700
General EWS and OBC 1,600
SC, ST, PwD 1,000
Outside India 9,500

Documents Required with NEET Application Form

  • Adhaar Card.
  • Class 10th Marksheet.
  • Class 12th Marksheet.
  • Passport size photo within 10 Kb to 200 KB.
  • Left thumb impression within 10 Kb to 200 KB.
  • Signature within 4 Kb to 30 KB.
  • Class 10th Passing certificate within 50 Kb to 300 KB.
  • Category certificate within 50 Kb to 300 KB.
  • PWD certificate within 50 Kb to 300 KB.

NEET Admit Card

The NEET admit card is solely released on the official website of NTA. Candidates who have filled out the application form will be able to download the admit card for NEET 2023 exam at least 10 to 15 days before the examination. The admit card will consist of a lot of details like the candidate’s name, roll number, registration number, exam date, shift timing, exam centre details, total duration of the exam and other key instructions.

NEET Exam Pattern

The NEET examination is a single pen-and-paper test held at the All India Level. Here are some of the key points associated with the exam pattern:

  • The examination will be held in the offline mode
  • There shall be four subjects, Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology. Each subject will account for two sections and 50 questions
  • Each correct answer will account for 4 marks and a negative marking of 1 mark is applicable for a wrong answer
  • The questions will be multiple choice based only
  • The NEET 2023 exam will be held in 13 regional languages including Hindi and English
Subject Section Total Questions Total Marks
Physics Section A 35 140
Section B 15 40
Chemistry Section A 35 140
Section B 15 40
Botany Section A 35 140
Section B 15 40
Zoology Section A 35 140
Section B 15 40
Total   200 720

NEET Syllabus

The NEET syllabus should be given utmost importance when preparing for the examination. The topics in the NEET 2023 exam are based on the syllabus of classes 11 and 12. Candidates can go through the detailed syllabus mentioned in the table below.

Physical world and measurement Electrostatics
Kinematics Current Electricity
Laws of Motion Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism
Work, Energy and Power Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents
Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body Electromagnetic Waves
Gravitation Optics
Properties of Bulk Matter Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation
Thermodynamics Atoms and Nuclei
Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory Electronic Devices
Oscillations and Waves  
Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry Solid State
Structure of Atom Solutions
Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties Electrochemistry
Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure Chemical Kinetics
States of Matter: Gases and Liquids Surface Chemistry
Thermodynamics General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements
Equilibrium p- Block Elements
Redox Reactions d and f Block Elements
Hydrogen Coordination Compounds
s-Block Element (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals) Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
Some p-Block Elements Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers
Organic Chemistry- Some Basic Principles and Techniques Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids
Hydrocarbons Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen
Environmental Chemistry Biomolecules
  Chemistry in Everyday Life
Diversity in Living World Reproduction
Structural Organisation in Animals and Plants Genetics and Evolution
Cell Structure and Function Biology and Human Welfare
Plant Physiology Biotechnology and Its Applications
Human physiology Ecology and environment

NEET 2023 Result

Candidates can check the NEET result on the official website of NTA when the same is released by the authorities. The result is announced for all the candidates along with the detailed scorecard. As per statistics, the result is typically announced 40 to 45 days after the NEET 2023 exam is over. Candidates can easily check the marks scored, rank scored, subject-percentile and overall percentile in the NEET result 2023.

NEET Cut Off Marks

NEET cut off marks are announced simultaneously with the result and scorecard. These minimum marks are available for each of the categories. Candidates can tally their marks with the cut off marks to get an insight into their selection status. Those who successfully qualify for the minimum marks NEET 2023 exam are considered for the next round, counselling only. Check out the last three years NEET cut-off marks in the table below:

Category 2022 2021 2020
Unreserved 715-117 720-138 720-147
Reserved 116-105 137-122 128-113
Unreserved PWD 116-93 137-108 146-129
Reserved PWD 104-93 121-108 128-113

NEET Counselling Round

NEET counselling is held for the candidates who are found to be successful in the examination. As per the rules, counselling is held for 15% of the All India Quota and 85% for the state-based medical colleges. MCC is responsible for conducting NEET counselling for successful candidates. Here is a brief of all the stages in the counselling process:

  • NEET Counselling Registration
  • Choice Filling Round and Locking period
  • Document Verification
  • Allotment of Colleges
  • Final Admission Formalities

The counselling round is held in multiple stages. If a candidate fails to secure a seat in the first round then he can re-register for the second round as well.

NEET Participating Colleges

NEET is an All India Level Medical examination hence a lot of coveted medical colleges participate in the same. All the state-based and all India-based medical colleges registered with the government actively participate in the counselling round. The admission is given on the basis of the final marks scored in NEET exam 2023 and cut off score of different medical colleges. Presently, 1200+ colleges are accepting the NEET score, here are the names of a few:

  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi
  • Armed Forces Medical College, Pune
  • Institute of Medical Science, Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Banaras
  • Seth GS Medical College, Mumbai
  • Grant Government Medical College, Mumbai
  • Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry
  • Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC), New Delhi
  • Bangalore Medical College, Bengaluru
  • University College of Medical Sciences, University of Delhi, Delhi
  • BJ Medical College, Ahmedabad
  • Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh
  • Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu
  • National Institute of Mental Health and Neuroscience, Bengaluru, Karnataka
  • Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, UP
  • Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
  • King George’s Medical University, Lucknow, UP
  • Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka

NEET 2023 Mock Test

Candidates are advised to attempt the NEET mock tests before appearing in the examination. These mock tests help a candidate to get an insight into their performance level and areas of improvement. It is highly recommended to attempt at least 1 mock test during the preparations and two to three mocks a month before the NEET examination 2023. In this way, a candidate will get enough chances to improve his accuracy and speed.

NEET 2023: Frequently Asked Questions

What is the NEET eligibility criteria?

The candidate should have qualified class 12th from a recognised board with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as main subjects.

What is the NEET application fee?

The prescribed NEET application fee is Rs 1,700 for the general category.

How many times can I write NEET 2023 exam?

There is no restriction for writing the NEET exam and one can attempt it any number of times.

How many subjects are there in the NEET examination 2023?

NEET exam is going to have questions from Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

Where can I download the NEET syllabus?

You can download the NEET syllabus from the official website of NTA or from this page.


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