Medical Entrance Exams: A Brief Outline


NEET latest update available on NTA website: https://nta.ac.in, contact details : C-20 1A/8, Sector 62, IITK Outreach Centre, Noida-201309, Ph- 0120-6895200, Email-genadmin@nta.ac.in. NEET 2021 official notification is expected in the 1st week of August 2021. But due to COVID-19, there have been many delays and uncertainty has increased related to the academic calendar which could affect NEET 2021 Dates.  As per the official notice released by MoE, NEET 2021 syllabus will remain unchanged. However, considering the reduction of syllabus by various boards, NEET 2021 Question paper will have internal options. Exact changes in NEET Exam Pattern will be released with the official brochure. Till that time candidates are advised to follow the previous year’s pattern. 
NEET 2021 will be conducted in offline mode. The candidates have to mark the answers in an OMR sheet.
NEET 2020 had been conducted successfully in 2 phases on Sep 13 & Oct 14, 2020. Candidates scoring more than or equal to 147-720 in GN and 113-146 in other categories have qualified NEET Cut off and are eligible for the admission process. The online counselling process is conducted by MCC for 15% AIQ seats. Candidates can check the revised dates and process of stray vacancy counselling round from the official website. 
From 2019 onwards the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET UG) conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). It was being conducted by the CBSE till 2018. The responsibility of the NTA will limited to the conduct of the entrance examination, declaration of result and providing All India Rank to the Directorate General Health Services (DGHS), New Delhi, Government of India for the conduct of counseling for 15% All India Quota Seats and for supplying the result to state/other Counseling Authorities.
Candidates seeking admission in AFMC for MBBS Course will register online through NEET and they will also have to register at www.afmc.nic.in. The links of the AFMC websites for registration & online application will be activated after allotment of Roll Numbers to the candidates appearing in NEET.
                                      
Test Pattern of National Level Medical Entrance Exams
NEET UG: The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Under Graduate course (NEET UG) consists of total 180 objective type multiple choice questions from Physics, Chemistry, Biology (Botany and Zoology). Physics and Chemistry part each having with 45 marks while Biology part contains 90 questions. Each correct answer will be awarded 4 marks and for each incorrect answer or more than one answer 1 mark will be deducted from the total score. Maximum marks are 720. Duration of test is 3 hrs. Mode of test is offline (pen & paper).
AIIMS & JIPMER: The AIIMS 2021 is conducted by the All India Institute of Medical Science institution, New Delhi. AIIMS is the national Level Entrance test which is organized every year. AIIMS Exam will be done through NEET 2021. The NEET examination will only be the national level Medical entrance for allocation of MBBS seats across India from 2020-2021. The AIIMS and JIPMER examinations that are conducted along with NEET for providing Medical seats till date are cancelled as per the instructions from central government. As per the decision of Health Ministry and under NMC act, institutes of national importance like AIIMS and JIPMER are merged into NEET, which means admission to MBBS courses in AIIMS and JIPMER will be through NEET-UG from2020?

Process of Counselling for NEET-UG: The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on behalf of Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) will be conducting the online counselling for all NEET Under Graduate (MBBS/BDS) aspirants in the 4th week of October for the session 2020-21. For the online counselling process, the candidates will be required to register online with DGHS as and when the registration process of the NEET 2020 starts. Candidates are required to go for registration at official website of Medical Counseling Committee (www.mcc.nic.in).