Medical Entrance Exams Post 10+2

National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET)

As per regulations framed under the Indian Medical Council Act-1956 as amended in 2018 and the Dentists Act-1948 as amended in 2018, NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY CUM ENTRANCE TEST (UG) is conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), for admission to MBBS/BDS Courses in India in Medical/Dental Colleges run with the approval of Medical Council of India/Dental Council of India under the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India except for the institutions established through an Act of Parliament i.e. AIIMS and JIPMER Puducherry.



The following candidates can apply for the exam

  • Indian citizens
  • Overseas Citizens of India (OCI)
  • Persons of Indian Origin (PIO)
  • Non Resident Indians (NRIs)

Age Limit:

  • Candidates should have attained a minimum 17 years of age on or before 31st December at the time of admission.
  • The maximum age limit for candidates is 25 years (General and OBC category) and 30 years (reserved categories).


  • Candidates must have cleared the class 12th examination.
  • Students appearing for the 10+ 2 examination in 2018 can also apply, provided they submit proof of their eligibility later on.
  • Candidates should have studied Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology along with English as compulsory subjects to apply for NEET.
  • Candidates should have obtained a minimum of 50% marks (general), 45% marks (general-PH) and 40% marks (SC/ST and OBC) in the qualifying examination.

In 2016, NEET replaced AIPMT as the entrance exam for undergraduate medical/dental courses after the final verdict by Supreme Court. Therefore, candidates can now find all important updates related to the exam on since CBSE is the conducting body for NEET.

NEET Exam Pattern

NEET is a pen and paper based (offline mode) examination. Here the exam pattern is listed in tabular form (for NEET 2018):

Mode of examination

Offline (Pen and paper)

Duration of examination

3 hours

Type of questions

Multiple choice questions (4 options with 1 correct answer).

Language of question paper

English, Hindi, Bengali, Assamese, Tamil, Telugu, Gujarati, Marathi, Kannada, Oriya, Urdu

Total Marks


Total Number of Questions


Marking Scheme

4 marks will be given for each correct answer

Negative marking

1 mark deducted for each wrong answer

The table given below enlists a subject-wise distribution of questions and marks allotted to each subject in NEET 2018.


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NEET Syllabus

MCI (Medical Council of India) prescribes a common syllabus for NEET. NEET syllabus comprises of topics from the class 11th and 12th syllabus of Chemistry, Physics, Botany and Zoology. It is designed in collaboration with CBSE, NCERT & COBSE.

NEET Syllabus from Class 11th




Physics world and measurement, Laws of motion, Kinemetics, Work, Energy and Power, Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body, Gravitation, Properties of Bulk Matter, Thermodynamics, Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory, Oscillations and Waves.


Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry, Structure of Atom, Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties, Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure, States of Matter: Gases and Liquids, Thermodynamics, Equilibrium, Redox Reactions, Hydrogen, s-Block Element (Alkali, Alkaline earth metals), Some p-Block Elements, Organic Chemistry-Some Basic Principle and Techniques, Hydrocarbons, Environmental Chemistry.


Diversity in Living World, Structural Organisation in Animals and Plants, Cell Structure and Function, Plant Physiology, Human Physiology

NEET Syllabus From Class 12th




Electostatics, Current Electricity, Magnetic Effects of Current and Magentism, Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents, Electromagnetic Waves, Optics, Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation, Atoms and Nulei, Electronic Devices.


Solid Sate, Solutions, Electrochemistry, Chemical Kinetics, Surface Chemistry, General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements, p-Block Elements, d and f Block Elements, Coordination Compounds, Haloalkenes and Haloarenes, Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers, Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids, Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen, Biomolecules, Polymers, Chemistry in Everyday Life


Reproduction, Genetics and Evolution, Biology and Human Welfare, Biotechnology and Its Applications, Ecology and Environment.

NEET Participating States:

Most of the states participate in NEET. Here you can take a look at the complete list of states:

Tripura, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Pondicherry, Assam, Bihar, UP, Uttarakhand, Chattisgarh, Delhi, Goa, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Haryana, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Telangana

NEET Reservation Seats

Scheduled Tribe Category (ST)


Scheduled Caste Category (SC)


OBC Category


Physically Handicapped Category


NEET Counselling

The counselling process of NEET starts from the 3rd week of June. Candidates who clear NEET and meet the cutoff must proceed for the counseling procedure. Medical Counseling Committee (MCC) of Directorate General of Health Service (DGHS) will conduct the counseling for 15% All India Quota seats through online mode.

Counselling for 85% State Quota seats is conducted by the counselling committees of respective states. Candidates can submit their college preferences while registering for online counselling. They must also pay the requisite fee during the counselling process.

Candidates will be allotted seats on the basis of their NEET rank, their choice of college and availability of seats in those colleges. After the allotment of seats, candidates need to report at the allotted colleges to complete the admission process.

Admission Process for NEET

Once the candidates have been allotted a college through NEET counselling, they must report to the allotted college within the stipulated time frame to secure a seat. The following documents will be required at the time of Admission

  • High School & Intermediate Mark sheets
  • High School & Intermediate Passing Certificate
  • NEET Admit Card
  • NEET Rank Letter
  • Category Certificate (For reserved category candidates)
  • Birth Certificate
  • Passport Sized Photographs
  • Provisional Allotment Letter
  • Identity proof

All India Pre-Veterinary Test (AIPVT)

All India Pre-Veterinary Test (AIPVT) is a very popular test conducted by the Veterinary Council of India. The test is conducted for the candidates seeking admissions into the programs B.V.SC. and A.H. The seats that get filled through this test comprises of 15% of Pan India (the state of Jammu and Kashmir is an exception) and 85% of the state quota seats in the respective states.

Purpose - Admission in 5 year B.V.Sc. & A.H. degree courses in Veterinary Colleges.

Eligibility: Class 12 PCB

Apply: Online, By Post

Activity: January, February



The All India Institute of Medical Sciences MBBS Entrance Examination is a national level undergraduate medical entrance exam conducted by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, for admissions to MBBS programmes offered in AIIMS, New Delhi and the eight other AIIMS campuses.

AIIMS MBBS Exam Events Details

Exam name

All India Institute of Medical Sciences MBBS Entrance Exam

Commonly Known as

AIIMS MBBS Entrance Exam

Conducting Body

All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

Exam Category


Exam Level


Exam Cities

155 (Tentative)

Seats available


Participating Institutes

9 AIIMS Institutes in New Delhi, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Jodhpur, Patna, Raipur, Rishikesh, Guntur and Nagpur

Minimum age limit

17 years of age as of December 31

Other National Level Medical Entrance Exams

• CMC-Vellore

• CMC-Ludhiana



• Manipal (MBBS)

• MGIMS-Wardha


• BHU Medical

Note: Many of these exams have now been replaced by NEET and only the counselling is done by the respective colleges for final seat allocation.