National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET-UG) has been administered by NTA since 2019 for admission to undergraduate medical education, with the approval of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The National Testing Agency (NTA) was established by the Ministry of Education (MoE), Government of India (GoI), as an individual, autonomous, and self-sustaining renowned testing organization under the Societies Registration Act (1860), with the goal of improving equality and excellence in education by developing and administering international standardized tests.

NEET (UG) has been a qualifying entrance exam since 2020 for admission to the MBBS/BDS programs at AIIMS and JIPMER (despite the fact that such medical institutions are governed under separate statutes) since 2019.

NEET UG Exam Overview

Particulars Details
Exam NameNational Eligibility cum Entrance Test
Exam Conducting Authority National Testing Agency 
Exam Level National 
Courses MBBS and BDS
Academic Level Undergraduate 
Application mode Online 
Exam frequencyOnce a year
Age limit 17 years +
Application fees Rs. 1600/-
Exam mode Offline
Exam time 3 hours 20 minutes
No. of Questions200
No. of participating colleges942

NEET UG Eligibility Criteria

NEET eligibility marks 2023The 10+2 percentage required for the NEET 2023 exam is different for each category and can be found below. NEET eligibility marks in class 12 are only considered for PCB subjects and are as follows: UR – 50%, OBC/SC/ST – 40%, PWD – 45%
NEET 2023 Qualifying ExamCandidates must have a 10+2 or equivalent from an accredited board, with PCB, Biotechnology, and English as core subjects. Aspirants with a 10+2 or equivalent are also able to apply for NEET.
Age Limit for NEET 2023They were 17 years old at the time of admission or will be 17 on or before December 31st of the year of their admission to the first year of the Undergraduate Medical Course.
NationalityOverseas Citizens of India (OCI) intending to pursue Undergraduate Medical Courses in a Foreign Medical/ Dental Institute must also qualify for NEET (UG).

NEET UG Exam Pattern

Sr. No.Subject(s)Section(s)NumberOfQuestion(s)Marks**(Each Questioncarries 04 (Four)Marks)Type OfQuestion(s)

Total Marks720

Mode of Examination 

Exam Name NEET UG Exam
Mode of Examination Pen & Paper-based Test (Offline)
Duration3 Hrs 20 Minutes
Medium Of Question PapersEnglish Hindi Assamese Bengali Gujarati Malayalam Kannada Marathi Odia Tamil Telugu Urdu Punjabi

NEET UG Exam Important Dates and Time Schedule

EventsTime Schedule
Online Submission of Application Form06 March to 06 April 2023(up to 09:00 PM)
Last date of successful transaction of feethrough Credit/Debit Card/Net-Banking/UPI06 April 2023 (up to 11:50 PM)
Date of Examination07 May 2023 (Sunday)
Timing of Examination02:00 PM to 05:20 PM(Indian Standard Time)
Display of Recorded Responses and AnswerKeysTo be announced later on the website
Declaration of Result on the NTA websiteTo be announced later on the website

NEET UG Exam Application Fees

Category of CandidateCentres In India(Fee in ₹)Centres OutsideIndia (Fee in ₹)
General ₹ 1700/-

₹ 9500/-
General-EWS/ OBC-NCL*₹ 1600/-
SC/ST/PwBD/Third Gender₹ 1000/-

NEET UG Counselling Procedure 

NEET UG 2023 is a national-level entrance exam for admission to medical colleges/universities in India that offer MBBS, BDS, and other nursing undergraduate courses. NEET 2023 will be administered by the National Testing Agency (NTA). 

Candidates with NEET scores can apply for admission to MBBS/BDS and NEET programs at various reputed government and private medical colleges in India. Admissions are also available in prestigious medical institutions such as AIIMS, JIPMER, AFMC, and others.

Step 1: Create a New User Account

Candidates must register for NEET UG counseling 2023 by clicking on the link provided above. Submit information such as the stream (Medical/Dental), NEET UG roll number, application number, candidate’s name, birth date, security pin, and so on, and then click the ‘Submit’ button. 

The agreement page will be displayed on the screen, and aspirants will have the option to click ‘I Agree’ or ‘I Do Not Agree’. If the candidates want to proceed with the application process, they must click the ‘I Agree’ button. The login information will be displayed on the screen. Candidates will now be asked to write down their login information and password, which should be protected by a security question.

Step 2 – Provide Personal Information

Candidates will be required to submit information such as their mother’s name, father’s name, and address details in this step of NEET UG counseling 2023. Click the ‘Submit’ button. It should be noted that these details cannot be changed by the candidates later; thus, the information provided should be similar to the documents candidates will submit at the time of admission.

Step 3 – Counseling Payment

Candidates must pay a non-refundable registration fee as well as a refundable tuition fee. The fees can be paid online using a credit/card/debit card/net banking method.

Non-Refundable Registration Fee    
15% AIQ/ Central UniversitiesFee
URINR 1,000
Deemed Universities 
All CategoriesINR 5,000

Refundable Tuition Fee
15% AIQ/ Central Universities 
URINR 10,000
Deemed Universities 
All CategoriesINR 2,00,000

Step 4 – Registration Slip

After the successful submission of details, the registration slip will be displayed on the screen which can be printed as it will be useful in the further admission process. To continue with the process, click on the ‘Login’ button.

Choice Filling

Step 5 – Available Choices

The ‘Available Choices’ link will be enabled as and when the counseling process starts. On the left side of the screen, the available choices will be displayed on the screen. Candidates who will submit the fees for both 15% AIQ/Central Universities and Deemed Universities will be eligible to apply for both the category of seats.

Step 6 – Select the choices

Candidates need to click on the ‘+’ button available with each preference to select the choices. As the candidates select a particular preference, the choices will be transferred from the left-hand side of the screen to the right-hand side. After selecting choices, candidates will be asked to click on the ‘Save & Continue’ button to save and continue with the process or the ‘Save & Go to Home Page button to save the options and exit.

Candidates can move up, move down, and delete the choices. The upper arrow and the down arrow will move the choice up or down respectively by one step. The delete option will delete the selected choice. Aspirants can also click on a selected choice and drag it to a particular choice to interchange the choices

Choice Locking

Step 7 – Choice Locking

It is mandatory to lock the choices for the final submission of preferences in NEET UG 2023 counseling. The choices can be modified until they are locked. If in case, candidates do not lock the choices then the filled choices will be considered final and will automatically get locked on the notified date.

Step 8 – Take a Printout

It is advisable to take a printout of the filled choices as it could be beneficial for candidates in the further NEET UG counseling process. If the candidates have not locked their choices then also they can take a printout of the chosen preferences after the choice-locking process is over.

Step 9 – Seat Allotment

After every round of counseling, the seat allotment result will be declared. NEET counseling results, released in the form of the seat allotment list and seat allotment letter, will release the seat allotted to the candidates. Candidates can check their name, roll no., allotted category, candidates’ category, allotted college, quota, and course in the NEET seat allotment list. The seat allotment letter is an important document that needs to be submitted at the time of reporting to the allotted college along with other mandatory documents.

Step 10 – Reporting to the Allotted College

Candidates should report to the allotted college to complete the admission formalities. At the time of reporting to the allotted college, candidates must submit the original copy of the mandatory documents as given below

Admission in State Medical Colleges / Universities / Institutions / Government medical colleges for seats in 15% All India Quota: 

  • The counseling for admission to the seats under the control of State Governments/ UT
  •  Administrations / State Universities/ Institutions shall be conducted by the designated

authorities of the state governments as per the notifications issued separately by the authorities concerned.

  • During counselling, the eligibility criteria, self-declaration, various documents, and so on of the eligible candidates will be verified in accordance with the norms specified by the respective authorities and/or Medical / Dental Colleges. NTA accepts no responsibility for the accuracy/genuineness of the information/documents submitted during the application process.
  • Seats in medical colleges shall be reserved for respective categories in accordance with applicable laws in the State/Union Territory concerned.
  • Admission to Undergraduate Medical Courses in Private Medical Colleges is subject to the policies of the Government of India/State/Union Territory.

State Wise Counselling Authorities

StatesConducting Authorities
Andaman NicobarAndaman and Nicobar Islands Institute of Medical Science (ANIIMS), Portblair
Andhra PradeshDr YSR University of Health Sciences
Arunachal Pradesh Directorate of Higher and Technical Education, Itanagar
Assam Directorate of Medical Education, Assam
BiharBihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Board (BCECEB)
ChandigarhGovernment Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Chandigarh
ChhattisgarhDirectorate of Medical Education (DME), Raipur
Dadra and Nagar HaveliDirectorate of Medical & Health Service
DelhiGuru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU).
Goa Directorate of Technical Education
GujaratAdmission Committee for Professional Undergraduate Medical Courses (ACPUGMEC)
Haryana Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER), Haryana
Himachal PradeshAtal Medical & Research University, HP
Jammu & Kashmir Board of Professional Entrance Examinations (BOPEE)
Jharkhand Jharkhand Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Board (JCECEB),
KarnatakaKarnataka Examination Authority (KEA), Bangalore. 
Kerala Commissioner of Entrance Examinations (CEE), Kerala
Madhya Pradesh The Directorate of Medical Education (DME), Madhya Pradesh 
MaharashtraDirectorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER
Manipur Directorate of Health Services, Government of Manipur.
Meghalaya North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences.
Mizoram Department of Higher & Technical Education, Government of Mizoram
OdishaOdisha Joint Entrance Examination (OJEE) cell
PuducherryCentralised Admission Committee (CENTAC).
PunjabBaba Farid University of Health Sciences (BFUHS), Faridkot
RajasthanOffice of the Chairman, NEET UG Medical and Dental Admission/Counselling Board and Principal & Controller, SMS Medical College and Hospital, Jaipur 
Tamil Nadu Directorate of Medical Education (DME), Tamil Nadu
Telangana Kaloji Narayana Rao University of Health Sciences, Warangal, Telangana
TripuraDirectorate of Medical Education, Health & Family Welfare Government of Tripura
Uttar PradeshDirectorate of Medical Education and Training (DMET), Lucknow
UttarakhandHNB Uttarakhand Medical Education University
West BengalWest Bengal Main Computerised Counselling (WBMCC)

State Wise Counselling Process

StatesConducting Authorities
Andaman Nicobar(Click Here)
Andhra Pradesh(Click Here)
Arunachal Pradesh (Click Here)
Assam (Click Here)
Bihar(Click Here)
Chandigarh(Click Here)
Chhattisgarh(Click Here)
Dadra and Nagar Haveli(Click Here)
Delhi(Click Here)
Goa (Click Here)
Gujarat(Click Here)
Haryana (Click Here)
Himachal Pradesh(Click Here)
Jammu & Kashmir (Click Here)
Jharkhand (Click Here)
Karnataka(Click Here)
Kerala (Click Here)
Madhya Pradesh (Click Here)
Maharashtra(Click Here)
Manipur (Click Here)
Meghalaya (Click Here)
Mizoram (Click Here)
Odisha(Click Here)
Puducherry(Click Here)
Punjab(Click Here)
Rajasthan(Click Here)
Tamil Nadu (Click Here)
Telangana (Click Here)
Tripura(Click Here)
Uttar Pradesh(Click Here)
Uttarakhand(Click Here)
West Bengal(Click Here)

NEET UG Exam Reservation Policy

(GEN- EWS)10%
Scheduled Caste (SC) 15%
Scheduled Tribe (ST)7.5%
Persons with Disability (PwD)5% seats in each of OPEN, GEN-EWS,OBC-NCL, SC, and ST category seats

NEET UG Exam Admit Card

  • The Admit Card will be given to applicants on a provisional basis, subject towards the fulfillment of the eligibility requirements.
  • The candidate must download the Admit Card from the NTA website ( and appear for the Examination at the designated location on the date and time specified on their Admit Card.
  • No candidate will be permitted to appear at the examination center on a date or time that is not specified on his or her admit card.
  • Candidates who are unable to download their admit cards from the website may contact the Help Line between the hours of 10:00 am and 5:00 pm, or they may send an email to NTA at
  • Candidates are advised to carefully read the instructions provided in this Information Bulletin along with the Admit Card and to heed them devoutly while the examination is being administered.

NEET UG Exam Documents Required

  • The most recent photo should be either in color or black and white, with the face and ears visible to 80% of the viewer (without a mask) on a white background.
  • JPG file extension for scanned images, signatures, and left- and right-hand finger and thumb impressions (clearly legible).
  •  Scanned Category Certificates, Citizenship Certificates, and PwD Certificates should all be in pdf format, as appropriate (clearly legible).
  • The scanned passport photo should be between 10 kb and 200 kb in size (clearly legible).
  • The scanned Postcard photo (4″ x 6″) should be between 10 kb and 200 kb in size and be clearly legible.
  • The scanned signature should be between 4 and 30 kilobytes in size (clearly legible)
  • vii. According to the template, the size of the scanned left and right hand fingers and thumb impressions should range from 10 kb to 200 kb.
  • The size of the scanned copy of the category certificate (SC/ST/OBC/EWS, etc.) should be between 50kb and 300kb in pdf format, according to clause viii (clearly legible).
  • The PwD certificate’s scanned image should be between 50 kb and 300 kb in size and be clearly legible.
  • The Class 10 pass certificate’s scanned image should be between 50 kb and 300 kb in size (clearly legible).
  • The size of the scanned copy of the citizenship certificate, the certificate issued by an embassy, or any other document proving citizenship should be between 50 kb and 300 kb (clearly legible).

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is NEET UG Exam?

A. The National Testing Agency (NTA) has been conducting the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) (UG) since 2019 with the encouragement of the Ministries of Health and Family Welfare and Human Resource Development (now known as the Ministry of Education), for admittance to an undergraduate medical degree in all medical institutions, including those governed by any other law in force.

Q. Can Candidates require to send/submit any document(s) including Confirmation Page to NTA through Post/ Fax/ By Hand?

A. No. Candidates are not required to send/submit any document(s) including Confirmation Page to NTA through Post/Fax/WhatsApp/Email/by Hand

Q. Whether the NEET examination will be offline or online?

A. NEET (UG) exam is Pen & Paper-based Test, that needs to be answered on a specially designed machine gradable OMR sheet using a ballpoint pen.

Q. When did NEET UG Counselling start?

A. NEET UG 2023 Counselling will be organised by MCC from the month of April 2023.

Q. How many rounds are there in NEET counseling?

A. NEET UG will commence in four rounds.

Q. What is the NEET 2023 exam date?

A. NEET 2023 exam date is May 7, 2023

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