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NEET UG 2016- National Eligibility cum Entrance Test - for under graduate courses

In 2013, with the approval of the Central Government of India, the Medical Council of India (MCI) had made provision for a single eligibility cum entrance examination, namely, "National Eligibility cum Entrance Test" (NEET) for admission to MBBS course in each academic year. Similarly, the Dental Council of India (DCI) had also notified that admission to BDS courses in each academic year shall be through National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET).

Both the MCI & the DCI had notified that the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) shall conduct NEET -UG for admission to the under-graduate medical courses i.e. MBBS and BDS programmes.

Thus, NEET-UG 2016 (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Under Graduate courses) was conducted at an all India level aims to relieve the need of students to appear in multiple tests and promote merit in admission process. NEET UG will allow class XII students to sit in a single entrance examination to get admission to almost all medical colleges in India, including private medical colleges.

A single merit list will be created for the MBBS and BDS seats across the country, which will show state, minorities and SC/ST quotas.

Accordingly, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducted the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for admission to MBBS and BDS Courses (NEET UG 2016) in the academic session 2016-17 was conducted on 24 July, 2016.

In 2013 NEET UG has replaced the AIPMT as the national level single entrance tests for all medical aspirants in India. NEET 2013 had replaced a lot of state level and institute level medical entrance exams like GGSIPU CET, DUMET,AFMC, KEAM (Medical).

The responsibility of the CBSE is limited to the conduct of NEET-UG, declaration of NEET-UG result and providing merit list to the Counselling Authorities.

But after the first edition of NEET, it was cancelled and again replaced by AIPMT and other state level exams.

Read news:

Supreme Court strikes down NEET (dated 19 Jul, 2013)

Goodbye NEET, Welcome Back AIPMT 2014 (dated 17 Oct, 2013)


NEET UG 2016 Syllabus

To know the NEET 2016 Syllabus click on the following relevant links:

NEET UG 2016 Notification

Click here to view NEET-UG 2016 exam notification, released by CBSE.

NEET UG 2016  Dates

National Entrance cum Eligibility Test (NEET UG) 2016 For MBBS & BDS Admissions will be conducted on 24 July, 2016

NEET UG 2016 Exam Pattern

NEET (UG) Entrance Examination shall consist of one paper containing 180 objective type questions (four options with single correct answer) from Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany & Zoology) to be answered on the specially designed machine-gradable sheet using Blue/Black Ball Point Pen only.

The duration of paper would be 03 hours.

There Shall be 45 Questions each from the Subjects Physics, Chemistry and 90 Questions from Biology (Botany and Zoology).

NEET Medical Colleges

There are about 314 medical colleges in the country. Out of these 144 colleges are being run by State and Central Governments and the remaining 170 colleges are under private managements. Out of these 170, there are about 50 deemed universities. Total available seats in Government colleges are estimated at 16398 and 19085 in private medical colleges.

It is estimated that there are about 31,000 seats on offer for MBBS and also another 11,000 seats available in PG medical courses. The MCI also also made it clear that State Quotas and Reservations in Medical Colleges would remain intact as National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) will draw up ranks / merit lists at national and state levels separately for General Category, SC, ST and OBC and PD candidates.

NEET UG 2016 Counselling for Medical & Dental Seats

The counselling for the medical and dental seats would be done online on the basis of your rank in NEET UG 2016. The online counselling will be conducted by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS),

Click here for the complete schedule of NEET UG 2013 counselling.

MBBS Colleges in India

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