The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test - Undergraduate or NEET-UG is the national level competitive examination. The aspiring medical students appear in it for securing admissions to various government, private, or foreign medical institutions. The candidates appearing for NEET-UG can secure admissions into undergraduate medical courses like MBBS, BDS, BAMS, etc.
The NEET - UG 2023 eligibility criteria are specified by the National Test Agency (NTA). It is crucial to be aware of and meet these eligibility criteria before you begin applying for this competitive examination.
Below are the details of the eligibility criteria for NEET - UG 2023.
The following points include the eligibility criteria for students who wish to apply for NEET UG 2023.
There is no upper age limit anymore. However, the lower age limit of this entrance exam is that candidates must be at least 17 years old as of December 31, 2023.
The applicants must have passed their 10+2 or equivalent examination from any recognized board before appearing for this entrance. Candidates who are currently appearing for their 10+2 examinations may also appear for this examination.
This examination is meant for admission into medical courses and hence, Biology/Biotechnology is one of the compulsory subjects along with Physics, Chemistry, and English that students should have studied in classes 11th and 12th standard.
The restrictions on the number of attempts for NEET have been removed. Hence, as per the eligibility criteria for NEET-UG, candidates will be allowed to appear for the entrance exam as many times as they would like, depending upon other factors of eligibility.
Overseas Indian Citizens (also referred to as OCI), Foreign aspirants, Persons of Indian Origin (PIO), and Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) are entitled to reservation of seats in various medical colleges under the 15% of All India Quota seats. The candidates who are residents of J&K are, however, not eligible for these 15% seats reserved under the All India Quota.
The applicants applying for the NEET-UG examination who have completed their education from outside the country are required to fulfil the eligibility criteria for NEET in order to be able to appear for the NEET UG entrance exam.
The eligibility criterion specifies that the last examination to be passed by the NRI/Foreign students should be equivalent to a Class 12th qualification in their respective country. All the foreign/NRI candidates should have studied Physics, Chemistry, and Biology as their major subjects. Moreover, they must have passed the theory as well as the practical test in each of the three subjects as well as English as the qualifying examination.
Here are the sequenced steps for registering and applying to appear in the NEET UG 2023.
All candidates applying for NEET-UG are required to pay an application fee in order to complete the NEET application form submission process successfully. Here is the fee for different categories.
The application fee can be paid online using a debit or credit card, Net Banking, or Paytm/ UPI/ Google Pay.
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