NEET 2023: Application Form, Exam Date, Eligibility Criteria

NEET 2023: Application Form, Exam Date, Eligibility Criteria

The National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct NEET 2023 exam in July 2023. NEET is a national level entrance exam for admission into MBBS/BDS courses provided by most of the medical colleges/universities in India. The exam will be conducted in pen and paper based mode. Medical Aspirants can appear for the exam as per their convenience. NEET is one of the major medical entrance exams in the country. Therefore, its preparation should be done accordingly.

The scores obtained by candidates in NEET Exam will determine his/her admission in the UG medical courses. It is important for the aspirants to know everything about the exam before appearing for it. Through this article, aspirants can get complete information on the NEET 2023 Examination. Hence, Candidates should skim through the article for in-depth details on the exam.

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NEET 2023 Important Dates

Given below is the schedule of the NEET 2023 Examination. Further changes will be updated based on the latest official notification.

Application form availabilityDecember 2022
Last Date to submit the formDecember 2022
Admit card releasingApril 2023
Exam DateSeptember 2023
Result announcementSeptember 2023

Information at a Glance

  • Submission of NEET 2023 online application form may start from December 2023.
  • You are restricted to apply for NEET exam in online mode. There is no provision of offline submission of application form.
  • Students can submit their application form through NTA official website- nta.ac.in / www.ntaneet.nic.in only.
  • Students must provide their own mobile number and email address.
  • Students need to upload their photograph (between 10 kb – 200 kb) and signature (between 4 kb – 30kb) in JPG/JPEG format.
  • They don’t need to send/submit confirmation page or any other documents to NTA by post/fax/hand.
  • Submitting false information will restrict you to appear in future exams conducted by NTA.
  • The exam fee once deposited will not be refunded under any circumstances. The possible application fee will be Rs.1400/- for unreserved category and Rs.750/- for OBC/ SC/ST/PwD/Transgender. Service/Processing charges & GST will be payable as per the rules.
  • Students can make payment of application fee through credit card, debit card, net banking and e-challan.

NEET Eligibility Criteria 2023

Applicant must satisfy the eligibility criteria laid down by the authority. Ineligible candidates will not be allowed to take the NEET examination.

Age limit: A candidate must have completed 17 years of age on or before 31st December 2023. Upper age for candidates from General category is 25 years and 30 years for candidates from OBC/SC/ST categories.

  • For Unreserved Category: born on or between 05.05.1998 and 31.12.2006
  • For SC/ST/OBC/PwD Category: born on or between 05.05.1993 and 31.12.2006

Educational Qualification: A candidate must have qualified class 12th with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology and English as compulsory subjects.

Percentage Required: A candidate must have scored minimum 50% marks in the class 12th.

NEET Application Form 2023

Aspirant for NEET 2023 can avail the application form via online mode only. The form can be obtained by visiting the official website of the NTA. Candidates need to register for the exam before proceeding for the application form. Once the registration is done, the login details will be sent to the registered Email ID and mobile number. Using these details, candidates need to login and fill the NEET application form. Candidates will be required to upload the scanned copy of signature and photograph while filling the form. They will also have to pay a certain amount of application fee for the exam. The applications received without the payment will be considered invalid.

What do you need to keep ready?

  • Details such as your name, mother’s name, father’s name, Aadhaar Number (last 4 digits)/ Passport number/ Election Card (EPIC No.)/Ration Card Number/ Bank Account Number/Other valid Govt. Identity Card Number, Address, Date of Birth, Mobile Number, email id etc. must be kept ready.
  • Photograph: size of 10 kb to 200 kb in JPG/JPEG format
  • Signature: size of 4 kb to 30 kb in JPG/JPEG format
  • Students have to provide one of the following identity details:
  • Indian Nationals of all States: Aadhaar Number (last 4 digits), Ration Card Number, Election Card (EPIC No.), Bank Account Number, Passport Number or Number of any other ID card issued by Government.
  • Foreign Nationals/ OCI/PIO: Passport number
  • NRIs: Aadhaar Number (last 4 digits), Passport Number

Instructions to apply online for NEET 2023

  • You need to read the information brochure and confirm eligibility for the exam.
  • Candidates have to provide a complete postal address with pin code and email address (own or parents) for future communication with NTA.
  • Candidates must ensure that they are providing their own mobile number and email address.
  • Candidates belong to the State of J & K need to submit online Self Declaration for seats under 15% All India Quota.
  • The application form must be filled and submitted in online mode. There is no need to send confirmation page or any other documents to the authority.

Application Fee

The candidates from the General /OBC category need to pay Rs. 1400/- whereas, candidates belonging to SC/ST/PH categories need to pay Rs. 750/-. The fee can be paid through Credit card/Net banking/Debit card/UPI/E-wallet.

NEET 2023 Exam Pattern

Candidates can take a look at the exam pattern for NEET 2023 given below-

  • Exam Mode: Pen and Paper Mode
  • Duration: Three Hours
  • Exam Language: English, Hindi, Tamil, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Oriya, Urdu, Marathi and Telugu
  • Subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology
  • Types of Questions: Objective (MCQs)
  • Marking Scheme: +4 marks will be awarded for the right answer
  • Negative Marking: 1 mark will be deducted for the wrong answer
SubjectsNo. of QuestionTotal Marks
Physics45180
Chemistry45180
Botany45180
Zoology45180
Total180720

Other highlights of exam pattern:

  • Option of question paper medium should be exercised during filling the online application form. The option, once exercised, won’t be changed further.
  • Candidates, who have opted English, they will get test booklet in English only.
  • Candidates, who have opted Hindi, they will get test booklet in English and Hindi.
  • Candidates, who have opted regional language, they will get test booklet in regional language and English.
  • Option of choosing regional language will follow the following rules:
    Question Paper Medium Exam Centres
    English and HindiAll exam centre cities
    English and BengaliExam centre cities belong to West Bengal and Tripura
    English and AssameseExam centre cities belong to Assam
    English and KannadaExam centre cities belong to Karnataka
    English and GujaratiExam centre cities belong to Gujarat, Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli
    English and OdiaExam centre cities belong to Odisha
    English and MarathiExam centre cities belong to Maharashtra
    English and TamilExam centre cities belong to Tamilnadu
    English and UrduAll exam centre cities
    English and TeluguExam centre cities belong to Andhra Pradesh and Telangana

NEET 2023 Syllabus

The syllabus for NEET exam will be based on the curriculum prescribed by the medical council of India for class 11th and 12th. Candidates need to furnish the topics from the subject physics, chemistry, zoology and botany.

Class 11th Syllabus Class 12th Syllabus
Physics Physics
Physical world and measurementElectrostatics
KinematicsCurrent Electricity
Laws of MotionMagnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism
Work, Energy and PowerElectromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents
Motion of System of Particles and Rigid BodyElectromagnetic Waves
GravitationOptics
Properties of Bulk MatterDual Nature of Matter and Radiation
ThermodynamicsAtoms and Nuclei
Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic TheoryElectronic Devices
Oscillations and Waves
Chemistry Chemistry
Some Basic Concepts of ChemistrySolid State
Structure of AtomSolutions
Classification of Elements and Periodicity in PropertiesElectrochemistry
Chemical Bonding and Molecular StructureChemical Kinetics
States of Matter: Gases and LiquidsSurface Chemistry
ThermodynamicsGeneral Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements
Equilibriump- Block Elements
Redox Reactionsd and f Block Elements
HydrogenCoordination Compounds
s-Block Element (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals)Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
Some p-Block ElementsAlcohols, Phenols and Ethers
Organic Chemistry- Some Basic Principles and TechniquesAldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids
HydrocarbonsOrganic Compounds Containing Nitrogen
Environmental ChemistryBiomolecules
Polymers
Chemistry in Everyday Life
BiologyBiology
Diversity in Living WorldReproduction
Structural Organisation in Animals and PlantsGenetics and Evolution
Cell Structure and FunctionBiology and Human Welfare
Plant PhysiologyBiotechnology and Its Applications
Human physiologyEcology and environment

Preparation Tips for NEET 2023

The exam time can be quite scary, but candidates need not fret as we’re providing some useful tips for the NEET exam which will help the students in preparing for the exam. Candidates need to study whole-heatedly for the exam. Here are the tips they can utilize during studies-

  1. Make a time table that suits you. Don’t bombard it with unrealistic goals.
  2. Always start studying from the NCERTs first and then follow reference books.
  3. Avoid cramming the topics and apply logic wherever required.
  4. Solve mock tests and previous year papers to enhance your performance.
  5. Revise the topics you’ve learned at the end of the day.
  6. Avoid wasting time on unnecessary activities on social media. Indulge in outdoor activities to freshen up the mind.
  7. Maintain your physical and mental well being by consuming healthy food. Avoid skipping meals.

Recommended Books for NEET Exam

You need to start preparation with the basics i.e. NCERTs and then follow the reference books given below-

  1. Concepts of Physics by H.C Verma
  2. Objective Physics by D.C Pandey
  3. Fundamental Physics by Pradeep Publications
  4. Chemistry by R.K Gupta
  5. Biology by Trueman- Vol 1 and 2
  6. Biology book by Pradeep Publications
  7. Objective biology by Dinesh
  8. Physical Chemistry by O.P Tandon
  9. Organic Chemistry by Morrison and Boyd

NEET Admit Card 2023

The admit card for NEET 2023 Examination can be downloaded from the official website of NTA. The admit card will contain the details such as exam date, venue, reporting time etc. Candidates should keep a printout of the admit card for further use. The admit card must be carried to the exam hall, without it the entry will be denied to the students. Candidates need to paste a photograph on the admit card and one photograph also needs to be carried along with the admit card. The admit card will not be sent by post or by any means other than the one mentioned.

Result

You can check the result from the official website. The result will be announced after the careful evaluation of the answer sheet. Students can download their results for future reference. To download the result, candidates need to log in using their credentials. The NEET result will be considered by the most of the medical colleges across the country for admission into UG programmes.

NEET Counselling 2023

Here is the quick overview of NEET 2023 counselling process:

Counselling for Seats Under 15% All India Quota and all seats in Central Institutions Including AFMC, ESI, BHU, Delhi University (DU) & AMU and Deemed Universities

The Medical Counselling Committee of the Directorate General of Health Services will conduct the counselling process. All related information will be available at its official website www.mcc.nic.in. If you have any queries related to counseling you may reach:

The Assistant Director General (ME)

Directorate General of Health Services,

Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi-110 108

E-mail: aiqpmt-mcc@nic.in

Counselling and Admission for seats other than 15% All India seats

Candidates willing to get admission in State Medical Colleges/ Universities/Institutions based on NEET UG 2020 merit then need to follow the instructions as provided by the State Government and/or authorities of the Medical/Dental colleges/Institution/University concerned for counselling. The counselling process for private medical colleges excluding deemed will be with the respective state governments.

Frequently Asked Questions

Ques: Will NEET be conducted twice or once in 2020?

Ans: Last year, NEET was supposed to be conducted twice a year. Later, it has been decided that the exam will be conducted once for the respective year. But, in 2020, people are expecting that the exam will be conducted twice. As per the latest update, the exam will be held once a year.

Ques: Will NEET 2023 be conducted in online or offline mode?

Ans: NEET will be conducted in pen and paper mode.

Ques: What is the exam duration of NEET UG 2023?

Ans: NEET will be conducted over duration of 3 hours.

Ques: Does the authority allot an exam centre manually?

Ans: No, centres are allotted to candidates by computer with no human intervention.

Ques: Is it possible to change my exam centre city after the allotment of roll number?

 Ans: No, it won’t be possible to make changes in the exam centre or city under any circumstances.

Ques: Who are eligible to take NEET UG exam?

Ans: Following categories of candidates can take part in NEET UG exam:

  • Indian Nationals
  • Non Resident Indians (NRIs)
  • Overseas Citizen of India (OCI)
  • Persons of Indian Origin (PIO)
  • Foreign Nationals

Ques: Do I need to appear in NEET for getting admission into AIIMS and JIPMER, Puducherry?

Ans: No, you don’t need to appear in NEET for admission into AIIMS and JIPMER.

Ques: In how many regional languages, NEET 2023 is going to be conducted?

Ans: NEET UG is going to be conducted in following regional languages:

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Assamese
  • Bengali
  • Gujarati
  • Kannada
  • Marathi
  • Odia
  • Tamil
  • Telugu
  • Urdu

Ques: Will there be any changes in NEET syllabus in 2023?

Ans: Currently, it has not been notified yet. If there are any such changes we will notify it to you through this post.

Ques: Will there be negative marking in the exam?

Ans: Yes, there will be a negative marking in the exam. One mark will be deducted for every incorrect response.

Disclaimer: We have furnished information in the post based on last year brochure. The content may be changed/updated after the release of NEET 2023 brochure/notification. 

202 thoughts on “NEET 2023: Application Form, Exam Date, Eligibility Criteria

  1. Please give chance for MBBS ,I have age 36 years,Actually My ambition is MBBS,till Nov-19,one chance is there via Jipmer before ,But now single chance also removed by the NEET exam,How I should read MBBS ,please again plz remove for upper age limit,plz how achieve my goal,Just think genious &MHRD & MCI,Just remove upper age limit,age limit is against poor peopl

  2. Sir by mistake I filled ur in category section where as i belong to obc category . Can we make changes in category section during correction period .

  3. I am from Sri Lanka. I am planning to sit NEET 2020 with a view to getting to a medical faculty in India.
    Do I have to submit my grade 12 results sheet with the application.
    Are there medical faculties in India where I can get admission without sitting NEET

  4. Sir my daughter born 27/3/2003…. Can she write neet exam… She will be 16 yrs 9months old…. Belong to obc… Can she apply for exam

    1. Your daughter should be born on or between 05.05.1990 and
      31.12.2003 (for OBC) to apply for NEET 2020. I think she can apply. Read other criteria as well.

  5. Sir my dob is 9-5-2000 & 2018 I passout cls 12th exam & I have 65persent in chemistry and 80in biology bt 49in physics can I eligible for 2020 neet exm plz tell me

  6. sir, my DOB is 31/8/1996.I belong to unreserved category. Am i eligible to appear NEET exam in 2020 &2021

      1. If an NRI who has not studied English in 12th. Will they be eligible? If not is there any English certification that can be achieved to be eligible?

  7. Sir my dob is 31.03.1996 … im in General catagory … im continuing my msc in Biotechnology …. & also prepair for neet ..

    Can i eligible for neet 2020 ???

    1. You are not meeting the age criteria. Candidates who are appearing in class 12th exam are eligible. So, i think you’ll be eligible next year.

    1. I don’t think that the age cap will be removed this year also. As per the criterion, you are not eligible. Wait for the official notification, if any, released in this regard.

    1. Yes, best out of the two will be considered for admission (however it is not finalized whether NEET will be conducted twice or once in 2020).

  8. Sir i am preparing for neet from mumbai bt i am from rajasthan i have domicile of raj. then it can be possible that i give exam at mumbai and i participate counselling of raj.where i give exam mumbai or rajasthan?

  9. hello sir/mam
    iam from imphal and if i give neet 2020 in delhi than councelling will be done in my state manipur or in delhi where i give entrance exam please reply soon

    1. This time it is highly expected that NEET exam will be conducted twice a year. If so then you can take both the exams and best out of them would be considered for admission.

  10. Hi,
    I cleared my IB this year with Bio, Chem, Math and English. I have few questions?
    1. Can I appear for NEET 2020?
    2. To add Physics can I appear through NIOS ? will it be considered for NEET exam?

  11. Sir, actually i repeated neet for 2nd time…..
    At my 1st attempt ai had no any idea what to prepare….at my second attempt i was weak in chemistry….. but this time i was prepared through self study throughout the year…..i worked hard alot….and was full confident to score 550+…..
    But the problem is i have Migrain from 7th class and i took tratment 2-3 times but its not completely irradiated…..
    Actually this time…
    When i was attempting paper(neet2019) i was about to complete half of biology and suddenly headache stat….that was such intense ache that i was anable to sit as well….
    I don’t know what to do now…..should i apply for neet 2020 or left my dream here…..
    I want to give neet 2020 bcoz it’s my dream from 7th class….but now my moral is little low…..i have ery enthusiastic personality…..i had always motivated myself thoughout the year but don’t know this time im feeling so low….
    If u can help me to come out of this…it will be very helpful for me….

    1. Hi Asu,
      I never suggest you to let your dream go away from you. I truly appreciate your motivation and dedication. I suggest you to meet some good doctor in city or good hospital. Migrain can be destroyed if treated well in advance. So, meet some good doctors and focus on your study. Good luck!

    1. Those books are good for practice but not enough.Be thorough with NCERT.then get material of any reputed coaching centre.for further study books are given above.

  12. Sir I dropped this year took coaching only in chemistry and physics.. And my score this year(2019)is 274.. I am SC..
    SHOULD I GIVE DROP THIS YEAR???

  13. Sir I wasn’t given meet in 12 In 2018. Because of my personal problem. I attained it in 2019 and my score is likely to between 250to270 and I know that’iy is difficult to get Admission in gov Bams
    But I know my potential and want to repeat for MBBs in2020 does my decision is Right or wrong
    Old and sir I am uotallu disturbed and confused

    1. Nice to hear that you have a positive attitude and please maintain it for your whole life. Understanding your own potential only lead to success. Just go for it. Prepare hard and achieve more than what you expected. Meanwhile, also discuss to your mentor- they can suggest you even better. Go through all factors around you and make a decision accordingly.

  14. Sir I got 55 in physics
    58 in chemistry
    62 in biology along with 87 in English. Will I be eligible for neet 2020 .please tell the marks eligibility criteria bCz some are telling that the eligibility marks will be 60% in science in 2020

    1. Hi Janhavi,

      Rumours are in every field nowadays. You don’t need to worry as you are eligible for NEET 2020 as per last year brochure. Because, only 50% marks is required in PCB and candidates should be individually pass in Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Bio-technology and English. If someone is telling you about 60% marks then tell him/her to show the official notification. In the absence of official notification, these rumours are considered invalid. I suggest you to concentrate on your studies rather than thinking these things. Good luck!

    1. Brother, the information is not wrong. Let me tell you the complete story. The upper age clause was firstly introduced by NTA in brochure in 2019 and later it was removed through an official notification. May be- there will be no upper age limit in NEET 2020. But, the official brochure has not released yet. How can someone write anything in the absence of official brochure of the respective year. I hope there will be no upper age limit in NEET 2020 but no body can confirm till the official notification not released in this regard. Anyway, thanks for sharing your valuable feedback- it’ll for sure help other readers.
      Disclaimer: The information mentioned in the post is just for reference purpose and it will be updated after the release of its respective official notification.

  15. Sir my dob 3.5.1995 kya m 2020 I liy eligible hu

  16. Sir, the 10% reservation for the economically weaker section will not be applicable in neet 2020. Dikha rha h…. Is baare me zara bataiye.

    1. Hi Archana,
      As per my information, it will be implemented. Will you please share the link or something like where you got the news.

    1. Yes Priya you are meeting the age criteria. Do check educational criteria and other required criteria to confirm your eligibility for NEET.

  17. Sir
    Can i prepare for neet2020

    I am got 52.5%in board of class 12
    Chemisty 40
    Physics 49
    Biology 53

    Can i prepare for neet2020

  18. I had appeared neet2017,2018 and going to appear for Neet 2019.So, my question is if I can appear for neet 2020 ? Is there any limit in no of attempts ?

    1. Hi Ashish,
      You should be pass in Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Bio-technology and English along with 50% marks in PCB.

  19. Neet exam dene k liye total 50% hone chahiye pcb me ya sirf ek subject m 50% hone chahiye? Aur english m bhi percent depend krte hai? Plz reply…

    1. Yes, it was proposed to be held twice in 2019 but due to some reason later decided to conduct once last year. This year, it is highly expected that the exam will be held twice a year. However, it will be confirmed only after the release of its official notification.

  20. Sir ,
    SC/St upper age limit kitani hai.kiya neet exam me age limit hata di gai hai. Sir please reply……….?

    1. Hi Purnima,
      SC/ST category ke liye upper age limit 30 saal hain. Iska matlab candidates should be born on or between 05.05.1990 and 31.12.2003. Halaki, pichle kuch saalo m aisa dekha gya tha ki upper age limit baad m notification k dwara hataya gya but wo us saal k liye tha bus. Agar aap information brochure ko read kare to avi v upper age limit 30 saal hai SC/ST ke liye.

      1. Sir 05,05,1990se 05,05,2020ko 30year me entry karega matlab he can appear if a people d o b is less than that pls reply

    1. Hi Sandeep,
      Biology/Bio-technology and English should be studied in class 12th and candidates should have achieved 50% marks in aggregate in Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Bio-technology and English. Relaxations can be availed by reserved category candidates.

  21. I am doing my 12th now..as we know boards r in march.. So can i give d exam in feb???
    If i am eligible in giving exam in feb thn can i also give the exam in may???
    Can i give both exams???

    1. Hi Vidhi,
      You asked two important questions and i am answering both of them below:
      First question: Candidates who are appearing in the qualifying exam can take the test.
      Second question: You can appear in both the exams- best out of the two will be considered as final result.

  22. Sir my DOB is 31/03/2003 Am i eligible for neet 2020 if neet is conducted twice in 2020 then may i eligible for feb 2020

  23. Sir my DOB is 31/03/2003 am I eligible for neet 2020 if neet conducted twice in 2020 then may i eligible for Feb neet 2020

  24. I have chemistry as an additional subject and I passed in chemistry with 50% marks …am I eligible for neet ??

  25. Sir, I will be in class 12 this year i.e.2019 .Am I eligible for neet 2020? I will be 17 in september.can i apply before board results of 12?

    1. 50% marks needs to be achieved in aggregate in Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Bio-technology and English. You should have at least passing marks in all the four subjects.

  26. I am studing at mauritius A level . Can i appear for 2020 neet exams . I have phy chem maths english as main subject as subsidaruy i have biology..cam i appear for neet exams ..

  27. Sir my age will be not 17 year at the time of 2019 form submission..
    But according to nta rules before 31 of dec.2020 my age will be completed.. 17 years at march…
    Kindly tell me i am elgible or not to apply neet application.

    1. As per the officialy, age of candidates should be 17 years at the time of admission or will complete that age on or before 31st December of the year of his/her admission to the 1st year MBBS/BDS Course. It means you are eligible.

    1. As per your DOB, you are eligible for the exam. Unreserved category candidates should have 50% marks in Physics,Chemistry and Biology/Bio-technology taken together in qualifying examination. For more information please read the eligibility criteria.

  28. Hello, pls let me know, is there any criteria for being resident of a place for more than 8 yrs to appear in NEET…bit worried about cos my father is in transferable job.

    1. If there would upper age cap then you won’t be eligible. Unreserved category should be born on or between 05.05.1995 and
      31.12.2003.

  29. Hi Sir, my name is Swathi. My DOB 14/08/2002. Am I eligible for dec19 Neet and Neet for May2020. I’m now in 11th std. Will be studying 12 during dec19

  30. I have taken computer science subject and dropped biology since I wanted to do away with engineering. I’ll be doing engineering only but for my satisfaction purpose I want to answer NEET exam by studying biology at home. Am I eligible to just answer Neet exam?

  31. If a student is pass with physics,chemistry & math in class 12th . And if he apply for biology as single subject in 2019,can he appear in NEET 2019 exam.

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