The National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) is the qualifying test for MBBS and BDS programs in Indian medical and dental colleges. It is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). The examination is conducted in the month of May every year. Those who wish to study medical courses abroad, need to qualify NEET before they join international institutes.
A candidate who desires to study medical courses should study Physics, Chemistry, Biology / Biotechnology subjects in Class 10th and 12th and must pass these subjects. The candidate has to show their passing certificate at the time of the counseling session.
Other than undergraduate courses, NTA also administers NEET post-graduation (NEET-PG), an eligibility-cum-ranking examination prescribed as the single entrance examination for admission to various MD/MS and PG diploma courses.
The NEET exam is conducted in 11 languages — English, Hindi, Marathi, Odia, Tamil, Marathi, Urdu, Bengali, Telugu, Kannada, and Assamese. The duration of the examination is three hours and the candidates need to answer 180 questions. The exam paper is divided into three sections — Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany and Zoology).
As soon as NEET results are announced, NTA declares the counselling process too. The schedule for NEET counselling gets uploaded on the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) website – http://mcc.nic.in/