NEET : What is Neet?, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, NEET syllabus, Admit Card details

What is NEET?

The National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) is the qualifying test for MBBS and BDS programmes in Indian medical and dental colleges.

full form of NEETNational Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET)
Conducting athorityNTA
Frequencyonce a year
langauges( 11 Languages ) Assamese, Bengali, English,
Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Oriya, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu
Mode of Application Online
Application fee1500₹ (online)
Mode of Examoffline
Exam Duration3 Hours
Exam PatternBiology ( 90 Q. ) , Physics ( 45 Q. ) and Chemistry ( 45 Q. )
Correct : +4 Marks , Wrong : -1 Marks
Total Marks : 720
Next NEET exam 1 August 2021 (Offline)


Medical aspirants can check the NEET eligibility criteria here to know the qualifications, age limit, number of attempts etc. NEET eligibility criteria is separate for the exam and admissions to MBBS, BDS, and other medical courses. Check eligibility criteria for NEET 2021 given below before applying.

Qualification RequirementsPassed 10+2 in PCB and English from a Recognised Board
Age RequirementMinimum Age Requirement – 17 Years ( from December 2021)
No upper age limit
Marks Required in 12thUR – 50%
OBC/SC/ST – 40%
PWD – 45%
No. Of Attempts limit No Restriction
NationalityIndian Nationals
NRI, OCI, PIO and Foreign Nationals

Student Appearing V/s Seat Available

yearStudent AppearedSeats Available
20201366945 158002

Exam pattern

Total Questions asked180
Exam duration3 Hour
Subject BreakdownPhysics
Total Questions – 45
Total marks – 180

Total Questions – 45
Total marks – 180

Total Questions – 90
Total marks – 360
Types of QuestionsMCQ
Marks criteria+4 marks for correct answer
-1 Negative marking for a wrong one

How to download your admit card?

Step 1: Click on the candidate login

Step 2: Enter the NEET application number, date of birth and security pin

Step 3: NEET admit card will be displayed

Step 4: Download the admit card and check the details

Step 5: Print the same if details are correct.

Details under admit card ?

  • NEET Application number and Roll no
  • Name
  • Father’s name
  • Mother’s name
  • Birth date
  • Gender
  • Category
  • Residential address
  • The medium of the NEET question paper.
  • Test Centre details
  • NEET exam date and time

What to carry along with Admit card on exam date?

  • A passport size photograph to be pasted in the attendance sheet at NEET 2021 exam hall. Photo must be same as uploaded in application of NEET 2021.
  • A valid original Photo ID – PAN Card/ Passport/ Ration Card/ Aadhaar Card/ Any Govt ID
  • PwD certificate (only for PwD candidates)
  • Proforma of NEET exam admit card with a postcard size photo pasted on it


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