All you need to know about National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET)

NEET is considered medical entrance examination in India which every candidate willing to be a doctor needs to pass.
In order to pursue any medical course at graduate or at postgraduate level, from government or private universities, a student need to pass NEET. It is a worldwide approved examination conducted by CBSE every year to test the overall knowledge of students regarding medicine. This exam does not allow any student from non-Medicinal background or somebody with below average scores to get admission into Medical colleges in India. NEET is one of the most talked about exam in India among Medical students, children prepare for it from their school days itself.

This examination permits one to study in government medical and dental colleges and Private colleges all over India except for states like Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
Before the examination starts, a list of rules and guidelines is prepared as per the directions of Supreme court of India, DGHS, MCI and DCI. This list is is meant to be followed strictly by the students appearing for the examination.

Some Important facts and figures about NEET Examination.

  • The exam is conducted only in one mode, i.e Pen and Paper.
  • To ensure that students don’t cheat in the examination, the medical council themselves provide students with all the necessary stationery items required for writing the exam.
  • Candidates can write their exam in 10 different languages including English, Hindi and Bengali.
  • A student loses one mark for every wrong answer while for every correct answer plus 4 marks are credited.


CBSE has given guidelines on the dress code and other instructions that are to be followed while appearing for exam, these instructions are clearly given in admit card, and thus we share them with you so that students can be prepared in advance, Candidates must note that no arrangement will be made for them to keep their unrequired items in the examination centres. In case any candidate is found with the items that weren’t allowed by the authorities, strict actions will be taken against her/him. Because of the tough NEET competition in India, students earlier used to apply for foreign universities. Countries like Russia, Ukraine, China and Georgia provides students with high quality of education at affordable rates, but from 2018 onwards, students willing to study MBBS in abroad will also have to appear for NEET. This step has been taken to prevent mediocre medical aspirants from getting a degree from foreign medical colleges merely on the basis of money or connections.


Thus, every student willing to become a doctor will have to appear for NEET from 2018 onwards.  As the government aims at improving the quality of education thus it becomes necessary for them to scrutinise every candidate before sending them abroad, as these candidates represent our country.

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