NEET Exam for UG Medical Admissions


Medical Council of India has come to a decision for conducting a new All India Level Common Entrance Examination for admission of students to the UG Medical Courses from the year 2013 and this examination is called as NEET-UG, which means National Eligibility Entrance Test. For finalization of syllabus for this examination, MCI previously released common core syllabus and invited responses from people about the syllabus. Based on the responses a final syllabus has also been introduced by the council.

Eligibility Criteria to apply for NEET-UG Exam:

For applying to this examination candidates must meet the following eligibility requirements:

Must have completed their class 12 examination by securing not less than 50% of marks if they belong to general category and for candidates belonging to reserved category, the required qualifying percentage of marks is 40%

Qualifying marks should have been obtained by candidates as an aggregate in biology, chemistry and physics subject from a recognized board of education.

Candidates must have secured above 70% of marks in biology alone at the 12th standard examination

The minimum age limit to apply is 18 and maximum limit is 28 years

Syllabus for NEET-UG Examination:

The question paper for NEET-UG exam will have 180 questions with 45 questions each from Botany, Zoology, Physics and Chemistry subjects. Duration of the examination will be three hours. After review of different state class XI and XII syllabi of physics, biology and botany subjects and in consultation with CBSE and NCERT, a final list of chapters has been prepared by MCI for NEET-UG examination as given below:

Physics Class 11 chapters:

Oscillations and Waves

Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory


Properties of Bulk Matter


Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body

Work, Energy and Power

Laws of Motion


Physical world and measurement

Physics Class 12 chapters:

Electronic Devices

Atoms and Nuclei

Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation


Electromagnetic Waves

Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents

Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism

Current Electricity


Chemistry Class 11 chapters:

Environmental Chemistry


Organic Chemistry- Some Basic Principles and Techniques

Some p-Block Elements

s-Block Element (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals)


Redox Reactions



States of Matter: Gases and Liquids

Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure

Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties

Structure of Atom

Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry

Chemistry Class 12 chapters:

Chemistry in Everyday Life



Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen

Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids

Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers

Haloalkanes and Haloarenes

Coordination Compounds

d and f Block Elements

p- Block Elements

General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements

Surface Chemistry

Chemical Kinetics



Solid State

Biology Class 11 chapters:

Human physiology

Plant Physiology

Cell Structure and Function

Structural Organization in Animals and Plants

Diversity in Living World

Biology Class 12 chapters:

Ecology and environment

Biotechnology and Its Applications

Biology and Human Welfare

Genetics and Evolution



Until the academic year beginning from 2011, AIPMT examination of CBSE was followed as the mode of selection of candidates for the MBBS and BDS courses offered by Medical colleges in India. MCI announced its decision to conduct NEET examination for admission of students to the UG Medical course for the academic year 2012 and this created confusion among students as to whether to prepare for AIPMT or NEET-UG examination. However, since the Supreme Court issued an order to defer NEET UG Examination for one year, for the year 2012 also AIPMT score will be followed as the criteria for selection of candidates. Therefore, it is believed that NEET will come into picture from 2013.

Need for National Eligibility Entrance Examination (NEET-UG):

MCI is planning to introduce NEET examination since it feels that a common entrance examination at all India level is essential for:

Ensuring uniform admission procedure all over the country for MBBS

For setting of minimum standards for admission to MBBS course

For saving of resources

To curb malpractices in the process of admission


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6 Responses to “NEET Exam for UG Medical Admissions”

  1. 6

    I have score 973 rank in chandigarh can I get admission in chd in sc category in Chandigarh

  2. 5

    In medical collage admision 11th & 12th standard marks will be counting or only for neet exams marks counting?

  3. 4

    we are sumit a application but hallticket will not came

  4. 3

    2 Is there any negative marking in NEET exam.

  5. 2
    dr prasadd:

    Respected Sir,

    Kindly give details of age eligibility for my daughter’s date of birth is 26 jan 1996 can she apply,what is the procedure to apply in such case

  6. 1
    Kiron Pai:

    My daughter is a US citizen as well as an OCI(Overseas citizen of India). Is she eligible to write the NEET as an Indian citizen?