The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (Undergraduate) or NEET (UG), formerly known as the All-India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT), is an all-India pre-medical entrance test for students interested in studying medicine at the undergraduate level (MBBS), dental (BDS), and AYUSH (BAMS, BUMS, BHMS, etc.) courses in government and private institutions in India and abroad.
NEET was supposed to start in 2012, however, it was postponed. However, the CBSE and the Medical Council of India postponed this exam by a year for a variety of reasons. The test, which was held for the first time on May 5, 2013, across India for students seeking admission to undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, was announced by the Indian government.
Pattern and Syllabus
The exam consists of 180 questions, 45 from each of the four disciplines: physics, chemistry, botany, and zoology. Each accurate response receives four points, while each erroneous response receives a minus one point. The exam will last 3 hours (180mins). The exam is worth 720 points (maximum marks).
A single medical entrance exam is held across India for admission to medical and dental institutes, as per Supreme Court directives and the NMC Act 2019. Colleges and universities will be unable to conduct their own medical entrance exam and will accept students based on their All-India Rank in NEET (UG). The All-India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT) has been renamed NEET.
The medical boards of the respective states conduct counselling for the remaining 85 percent of state quota seats and private colleges. On the basis of the NEET-UG results, each state creates its own merit list. The total number of seats available through this exam is 66,000, which are distributed accordingly.
25,840 total private colleges
27,590 in all government colleges
3,521 NEET counselling seats
35,461 seats are available on a first-come, first-serve.
NEET Passing Rates
|Category||Minimum Qualifying Percentile|
|Unreserved (UR)||50th Percentile|
|Unreserved Physically Handicapped (UR-PH)||45th Percentile|
|Scheduled Caste (SC)||40th Percentile|
|Scheduled Tribe (ST)||40th Percentile|
|Other Backward Classes (OBC)||40th Percentile|
The exam’s competition is increasing year after year and it’s getting worse! To crack and qualify for a medical seat, one must have the best strategy. A study planner, extensive revisions, mastering the NCERT syllabus from classes 11 and 12, becoming familiar with question papers, and much more should all be part of the strategy.
The first thing that aspirants should be aware of is the official NEET syllabus. They can compare the NEET syllabus to the syllabus of their respective board exams. It is advantageous because if there are common chapters, candidates will not have to prepare separately for them. This can provide extra time to prepare for topics not covered in the syllabus.
NEET Reservation Criterion 2021
Through a booklet, the National Testing Agency (NTA) has announced the NEET reservation criteria for 2021. The union government has agreed to grant a 27 percent quota to Other Backward Classes (OBC) and 10% reservation to Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) under the All-India Quota (AIQ) scheme, according to the most recent update on NEET-UG 2021 reservation criteria.
Nearly 1,500 OBC and 550 EWS applicants will benefit from the seat reservation decision for NEET 2021. Previously, central institutions were granted NEET-UG reservations for OBC and EWS. State medical and dental colleges would now be eligible for reservation under the All-India Scheme. Candidates should keep in mind that the NEET reservation requirements for 2021 are governed by the Government of India’s reservation guidelines.
With the exception of EWS and OBC, Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) seats account for 15% and 7.5 percent, respectively (ST). While applying for NEET admissions, medical applicants must fill up their NEET-UG reservation criterion.
NEET Reservation Criteria for a 15% AIQ
NEET reservation criteria would be offered to 27 percent of OBC and 10% of EWS categories, according to the most recent update. All India Quota (AIQ) seats will account for 15% of total seats in all government MBBS/BDS colleges. NEET-UG reservation criteria will be used to allocate seats under the 15% AIQ scheme.
The Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) will conduct counselling for the 15% seats available for admission in all government medical and dental institutes on behalf of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). In government medical colleges, according to the NEET 2021 reservation criterion, a specific percentage of seats are reserved category-wise in the 15% AIQ.
Exclusion Criteria for NEET
From the year 2019, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has introduced an EWS quota in NEET-UG admissions. This quota reserves 10% of places in government medical colleges for individuals from financially disadvantaged backgrounds. The following are the differentiating factors for the EWS category in NEET 2021 reservation. It should be highlighted that candidates whose families own any of these will be disqualified.
The family’s annual income cannot exceed 8,00,000.
5 acres or more of agricultural land
A residential flat with a square footage of 1000 square feet or more is considered large.
A residential site of 100 square yards or more is necessary in notified areas
A residential plot of 200 square yards or more is required in locations other than the notified municipalities.
Reservation Criteria for NEET EWS Colleges
The list of colleges that accept NEET 2021 EWS reservations is provided below. In addition, candidates from unreserved categories will be eligible for this reservation.
1. New Delhi’s Lady Harding Medical College
2. New Delhi’s University College of Medical Sciences
3. New Delhi’s VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital
4. New Delhi’s RML Hospital Medical College
5. Varanasi’s BHU Institute of Medical Sciences
NEET QUOTA IN AP & TS
Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences, Vijayawada, conducts MBBS Admission Counselling for the Andhra Pradesh State Quota. All government colleges in the state of Andhra Pradesh allocate 85 percent of MBBS seats to students who are local to the state. NTR University allots management quota and NRI quota seats in private medical colleges in addition to government colleges.
Telangana NEET Counselling 2021 would take place entirely online. The Kaloji Narayana Rao University of Health Sciences in Telangana would be in charge of the counselling process. Telangana has been a part of the 15% All India Quota scheme since 2018. Counselling is currently underway for the 85 percent state quota seats.
The mechanism of seat allocation will be based on rank, college choices, and the availability of seats. Candidates who have passed NEET-UG 2021 must complete an application form and indicate the assistance line centre where their documents will be verified. Students must pay Rs. 3,500 registration and verification fee for OC/BC students and Rs. 2,900 for SC/ST students.