Last updated: 24 Apr 2021
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National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test or NEET is a common entrance exam conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA). It is the sole governing body for all the admissions to seats available in Medical, Dental, AYUSH colleges in India.
The NEET exam is conducted for admission in various departments like Medical, Dental, AYUSH (Ayurveda, Unani, Sidda, Homeopathy) courses at undergraduate level for getting admissions in good reputed colleges or institutes, which are MCC approved and recognised by MCI in India and abroad.
The NEET exam is for the students who are interested to join MBBS, BDS, BAMS, BUMS, BSMS, BHMS courses after completing their PUC or 10+2 classes. The aspiring students are required to qualify the NEET exam for getting admission to these courses across India and Abroad.
The admissions to colleges in done under NEET counselling in 2-modes:
1. NEET Admission under Merit Quota
The best performing students with better rankings can avail admission to Medical/Dental/AYUSH college under merit quota. Each college has different parameters for providing the merit seats like NEET rankings and PUC or 10th scores etc. So, the students should be aware of all the aspects before attending counselling sessions.
2. NEET Admission under Management Quota
The students can also claim Medical/Dental/AYUSH seats under management quota. The students who are interested in management quota seats are also required to qualify NEET exam and attend the management counselling sessions and choose their colleges under management.
The NEET Exam is mandatory for the following courses:
The students who have completed their PUC or 10+2 with 50% aggregate in subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Biology from recognised boards are eligible to apply for NEET Exam.
Age Limit and No of Attempts for NEET Exam
The students appearing for NEET Exam should have completed minimum 17 years of age at the time of admissions. The upper age limit is 25 years for General Category students and 30 years for OBC/SC/ST Category students. There is No restriction on the number of attempts for the NEET exam.
The NEET Exam is mandatory for all the Indian students interested to study in MBBS/BDS courses in abroad colleges. The aspiring students should be a minimum of 17 years of age as on 31st December of that academic year. The upper age limit is 25 years for General Category students and 30 years for OBC/SC/ST Category students and there is No restriction on the number of attempts for the NEET exam.
Note: The Medical Council of India (MCI) has given exemption for the students of NEET 2020 Batch due to global Covid 19 Pandemic situation. Hence, the students who have qualified NEET 2020 Exam are Not Required to attempt NEET 2021 Exam for admissions to MBBS/BDS courses in abroad colleges.
The NEET exam is the sole entrance exam for getting admissions to Medical/Dental/AYUSH courses offered by colleges across the country. All the colleges offering these courses should be recognised by MCI and should distribute seats according to the MCC counselling. The NEET exam is also mandatory for all the Indian students interested to join MBBS/BDS in abroad countries.
The NEET exam is considered as the basic parameter for all the aspirants to join their dream courses.