NEET Exam FAQ's
Our expert answers the most frequently asked questions about the NEET Exam on Google in simple and understandable words to help prospective students.
There is no limit to the number of attempts for the NEET exam. Candidates can appear for the exam as many times as they wish, as long as they fulfill the eligibility criteria.
Yes, as per the regulations of the Medical Council of India (MCI), Indian students must qualify for the NEET exam to be eligible to study MBBS abroad.
The qualifying cutoff for the NEET exam is determined based on the performance of all candidates appearing in the exam. It varies each year and is different for each category:
- General/Unreserved candidates: 50th percentile
- SC/ST/OBC candidates: 40th percentile
- Persons with Disabilities: 45th percentile
The application fee for the NEET exam varies depending on the candidate’s category:
- General/Unreserved and OBC-NCL candidates: INR 1,500
- SC/ST/PWD candidates: INR 800
- NRI/OCI/PIO candidates: INR 7,500
Candidates can apply for the NEET exam by filling out the online application form available on the official website of the National Testing Agency (NTA). The application process typically begins in December, and candidates must submit the form along with the required documents and fees before the deadline.
The NEET exam syllabus is based on the 10+2 curriculum prescribed by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT). It covers topics from Physics, Chemistry, and Biology (Botany and Zoology) subjects.
The NEET exam consists of 180 multiple-choice questions that cover Physics, Chemistry, and Biology (Botany and Zoology). The duration of the exam is 3 hours. The marking scheme is as follows:
- 4 marks for each correct answer
- 1 mark deducted for each incorrect answer
- No marks are deducted for unattempted questions
The NEET exam is conducted once a year, usually in the month of May. The exact date is announced by the National Testing Agency (NTA) on their official website.
To be eligible for the NEET exam, candidates must fulfill the following criteria:
- Be an Indian citizen, Non-Resident Indian (NRI), Overseas Citizen of India (OCI), or Person of Indian Origin (PIO)
- Have completed 10+2 or equivalent examination with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology/Biotechnology as core subjects from a recognized board
- Have obtained a minimum of 50% marks (45% for persons with disabilities and 40% for SC/ST/OBC category candidates) in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology/Biotechnology combined
- Be at least 17 years of age at the time of admission or by December 31st of the year of admission
The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is a national-level entrance exam conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for admission to undergraduate medical (MBBS), dental (BDS), and AYUSH courses in India. It is a single entrance examination that replaces various state-level and private medical entrance exams.
Physics, Chemistry, Botany & Zoology are the main subject of NEET.
We recommend that students study classes 11 & 12 Books of Physics, Chemistry, Botany & Zoology to get good marks because as per NTA (National Testing Agency), MCQ from NEET is based on NCERT Pattern.
There is a total of 92 chapters that are covered in NEET. You must study 11 chapters in Biology (Botany + Zoology), 15 chapters in Physics & 14 chapters in chemistry in Class 11. In class 12, You must study 10 chapters in Biology (Botany + Zoology), 15 chapters in Physics & 16 chapters in Chemistry.
While preparing for NEET, you should always give NCERT books a privilege.
But we are also aware that NCERT books are not so well explained. For in-depth knowledge to solve MCQ, you can select a guide that is simple and easy to understand.
There are many books available in the market. You should always choose a book based on your compatibility, not on what others recommend.
Always focus on time management because it will help you during the examination. You should focus more on MCQ solving and for that, you can purchase the last 30 years’ question bank from any good publication on the market.
Many times, we have read the whole chapter completely but while solving MCQs, we face problems. After studying one chapter,
Solve as many MCQs as you can from that chapter. Just make a routine and follow it strictly because as there is a saying ‘Rome was not built in one day’
Yes, NEET is easy for a student who studies every day under a fixed set of routines. But it is going to be very difficult for someone who is studying for 10 hours one day and not a single minute the others. Time management and healthy routines are all your need that is required to pass NEET with good marks. No need to do anything out of the line, just stick to your routine and follow it sincerely. Take proper rest, play some games, and focus on your studies.
No, there is not a single question from mathematics. But if you have a good grip on mathematical calculation, it will be helpful in solving the MCQ from physics.