NEET UG (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Undergraduate) is a medical entrance examination conducted in India for admission to MBBS/BDS and other undergraduate medical courses. As the exam is highly competitive, it is important for candidates to understand the rules and regulations before appearing for the exam.
Candidates appearing for the NEET UG exam must fulfill the following eligibility criteria:
1. Age Limit: Candidates must be a minimum of 17 years old as of December 31 of the year in which they are seeking admission. The upper age limit is 25 years for general category candidates and 30 years for reserved category candidates.
2. Academic Qualification: Candidates must have passed their 10+2 or equivalent examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology, and English as compulsory subjects. Candidates must score a minimum of 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology/Biotechnology. For reserved category candidates, the minimum percentage required is 40%.
3. Nationality: Candidates must be citizens of India or Overseas Citizens of India (OCI).
4. Number of Attempts: There is no limit on the number of attempts for the NEET UG exam.
The NEET UG exam is a three-hour computer-based test consisting of 180 multiple choice questions (MCQs). The paper is divided into three sections – Physics, Chemistry, and Biology (Botany and Zoology). For each correct answer, candidates will receive four marks, and for each wrong answer, one mark will be deducted.
The exam pattern for NEET UG is as follows:
Subject | Number of Questions | Maximum Marks
——- | —————— | ————-
Physics | 45 | 180
Chemistry | 45 | 180
Biology (Botany and Zoology) | 90 | 360
Total | 180 | 720
The NEET UG syllabus is based on the topics covered in Class 11 and 12 NCERT textbooks in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. The syllabus for NEET UG is as follows:
1. Physical World and Measurement
3. Laws of Motion
4. Work, Energy, and Power
5. Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body
7. Properties of Bulk Matter
9. Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory
10. Oscillations and Waves
1. Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry
2. Structure of Atom
3. Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties
4. Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
5. States of Matter: Gases and Liquids
8. Redox Reactions
10. s-Block Elements (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals)
1. Diversity in Living World
2. Structural Organization in Animals and Plants
3. Cell Structure and Function
4. Plant Physiology
5. Human Physiology
7. Genetics and Evolution
8. Biology and Human Welfare
9. Biotechnology and Its Applications
10. Ecology and Environment
Candidates can download the NEET UG exam admit card from the official website of the National Testing Agency (NTA). The admit card contains important details such as the candidate’s name, roll number, exam center, and timing. Candidates must carry the admit card and a valid photo ID proof to the exam center. Candidates who fail to produce the admit card will not be allowed to appear for the exam.
NTA has prescribed a dress code for the NEET UG exam. Candidates are required to wear light clothes with half sleeves, without any big buttons, brooches, or badges. The clothes should not have any embroidery, flowers, or ornaments. Shoes are not allowed, and candidates can wear slippers or sandals with small heels.
Candidates are not allowed to bring any electronic gadgets such as mobile phones, calculators, smartwatches, or any other communication device into the exam hall. Stationery items such as pens, pencils, erasers, or rulers are also not allowed. The exam center will provide rough sheets for calculations.
The NEET UG result is declared on the official website of NTA. Candidates can check their result by entering their roll number and date of birth. The result includes the candidate’s score, rank, and percentile. Candidates who qualify for the NEET UG exam are eligible for counseling and admission to undergraduate medical courses.
Here are some additional rules and regulations for the NEET UG exam:
1. Dress code: Candidates are required to wear light clothes with half sleeves, not having big buttons, brooch/badge, flower, etc. with salwar/trouser. Shoes are also not allowed. However, candidates are permitted to wear slippers or sandals with low heels.
2. Prohibited items: Candidates are not allowed to carry any textual material, printed or written, bits of papers or chits, any electronic device such as mobile phones, pager, calculator, etc., any metallic item or any other material that can be used for unfair means.
3. Reporting time: Candidates are advised to report at the examination center at least two hours before the commencement of the exam.
4. Admit card: Candidates must carry a printout of their admit card along with a passport size photograph and a valid photo identity card issued by the government of India or their respective state government.
5. Biometric verification: Candidates are required to undergo biometric verification (thumb impression and photograph) before entering the examination hall.
6. Exam duration: The NEET UG exam will be conducted for three hours from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
7. Marking scheme: Each question carries four marks, and one mark will be deducted for each incorrect response.
8. Covid-19 guidelines: Candidates must follow all the Covid-19 guidelines issued by the government during the exam, such as wearing a mask, maintaining social distancing, and using hand sanitizers.
It is essential to follow all the rules and regulations for a smooth and hassle-free examination experience.
In conclusion, NEET UG is a highly competitive exam, and it is essential for candidates to know the rules and regulations before taking the exam. Candidates must fulfill the eligibility criteria, follow the exam pattern and syllabus, and strictly adhere to the dress code and prohibited items list. Candidates should prepare well for the exam and try to secure a good rank to get admission to their desired medical college.