NEET UG 2023 Registration (Open) Dates, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Syllabus

NTA NEET UG 2023 Exam Date: The National Testing Agency (NTA) has announced the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test Undergraduate (NEET UG) 2023 Notification. The NEET UG 2023 Application Process Started on 06th March 2023. NEET UG 2023 will be held on 07th May 2023.  Other Updates like Notification Date, Eligibility, and Syllabus can be Found from below Article.

NEET UG 2023 Notification Released and Registration Opens NEET-UG 2023 Applications will be accepted from 06 March to 06 April 2023. Online applications are invited for National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (UG) – 2023 [NEET (UG) – 2023] to be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). Section 14 of the National Medical Commission Act, 2019 provides for holding of a common and uniform National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to undergraduate medical courses in all medical institutions including those governed under any other law. Thus, admission to MBBS courses in AIIMS, New Delhi, JIPMER and all AIIMS like institutions will also be made through NEET. NEET (UG) – 2023 shall be conducted in 11 languages, including English and Hindi.

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NEET UG Notification 2023 PDF – Prospectus Download

NTA has Released NEET-UG 2023 Notification and Started Accepting Applications for NEET exam across the country in 13 languages. Download the prospectus from the below link.


The revised NEET-UG notification by the NTA includes the details on 27% reservation to candidates belonging to Other Backward Class (OBC) and 10% for Economically Weaker Section (EWS) in all medical UG seats of the central pool. The reservation approved by the central government on July 29, will take effect from the current academic session 2023-24.

NEET 2023 Overview

The National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) UG will be conducted by the NTA from 2019 onwards. This Test was being conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) till 2018. NEET (UG) is applicable for admission to MBBS/BDS Courses in India in Medical/Dental Colleges run with the approval of Medical Council of India/Dental Council of India under the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India except for the institutions established through an Act of Parliament i.e. AIIMS and JIPMER Puducherry.

The responsibility of the NTA will be limited to the conduct of the entrance examination, declaration of result and providing All India Rank to the Directorate General Health Services, Government of India for the conduct of counseling for 15% All India Quota Seats and for supplying the result to state/other Counselling Authorities.

In order to ensure social distancing norms, the number of cities where the examination will be conducted has been increased from 155 to 198.

NEET (UG) 2023: Exam Overview

Examination NEET (UG) 2023 Entrance exam
Article category Admissions
Exam type National level exam
Conducting Authority National Testing Agency (NTA)
Academic session 2023-2024
Course offered MBBS course in AIIMS, New Delhi, JIPMER and all AIIMS like institutions
Date of Examination  06th March 2023
Last Date of Application 06th April 2023
Mode of examination Online (Computer Based Test)
Official website

PATTERN OF TEST: The NEET (UG) – 2023 shall consist of one question paper containing 180 multiple-choice questions (four options with a single correct answer) from Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany & Zoology). The schedule of examination activities and other important information are as follows:

NEET (UG) 2023: Important Dates

Event Dates
Online Submission of Application Form 06 March 2023 to 06 April 2023 (up to 9:00 PM)
Last date of successful transaction of fee through Credit/Debit Card/Net-Banking/UPI / Paytm 06 April 2023 (up to 11:50 PM)
Announcement of the City of Examination To be intimated later on the website
Downloading of Admit Cards from the NTA


To be intimated later on the website
Date of Examination 07th May 2023
Duration of Examination 200 minutes (03 hours 20 minutes)
Timing of Examination 02:00 PM to 05:20 PM (IST)
Centre, Date, and Shift of NEET (UG) – 2023


As indicated on Admit Card
Display of Recorded Responses and Answer Keys To be announced later on the website
Declaration of Result on NTA website To be announced later on the website


About NEET (UG) – 2023

The NEET (UG) is being conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) since 2019 with the approval of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the Ministry of Human Resource Development (which is now known as the Ministry of Education), in pursuance of the direction of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India vide Judgement dated 22.11. 2018 in C.A. No. 11230 of 2018 in the matter of CBSE Vs. T.K. Rangarajan & Ors. (Para 22).

Thus, the admission to MBBS courses in AIIMS, New Delhi, JIPMER and all AIIMS like Institutions will also be made through NEET.

Admissions to all seats of Undergraduate Medical Courses will be done through NEET (UG) – 2023. The following are the seats available under different quotas:

  • All India Quota Seats
  • State Government Quota Seats
  • Central Institutions/Universities/Deemed Universities
  • State/Management/NRI Quota Seats in Private Medical / Dental /Ayurveda /Siddha /Unani
  • /Homeopathy Colleges or any Private University
  • Central Pool Quota Seats
  • All seats including NRI Quota as well as Management Quota, in private unaided/aided minority / non- minority medical colleges shall also be filled on the basis of merit obtained in NEET(UG) – 2023.

NEET (UG) 2023: Application FEE

Category of Candidate In India (Fee in ₹) Outside India (Fee in ₹)
General ₹ 1700/- ₹. 9500/-
General-EWS/ OBC-NCL* ₹ 1600/-
SC/ST/PwBD/Third Gender ₹ 1000/-
Processing charges & Goods and Services Tax (GST) are to be paid by the candidate, as applicable

Processing charges & Goods and Services Tax (GST) are to be paid by the candidate, as applicable

Important Websites

The official website of the NTA for NEET(UG)-2023 is All the test-related information, as amended from time to time (if any), will be available on this website only. Candidates must regularly view this website for latest updates.

The official websites for counseling of 15% All India seats, Central Institutions/University and Deemed Universities related information is as under:

For MBBS/BDS Courses:

  • Ministry of Health & Family Welfare: and
  • Medical Counselling Committee:


  • Ministry of AYUSH:
  • AYUSH Admission Central Counselling Committee:

For remaining seats, kindly check the website(s) of concerned State(s)/ Institution(s).
Notwithstanding anything contained in the Information Bulletin, the decision of NTA/MoH&FW/ NMC/ MCI/DGHS/DCI/MoA/CCIM/BoGCCH shall be final and binding.
Merely appearing and qualifying in NEET (UG) – 2023 does not confer any right to the candidate for admission to Undergraduate Medical Courses. The selection and admission to Undergraduate Medical Courses seats in any Medical Institution recognized for offering Undergraduate Medical Courses is subject to fulfilling the admission criteria, eligibility, rank in merit list, medical fitness and such other criteria as may be prescribed by the Government of India, respective States, Universities, Institutions and Medical/Dental/Ayurveda/Siddha/Unani/Homeopathy Colleges.

NEET UG 2023 – Exam Pattern

NMC (National Medical Commission) has notified the syllabus of NEET (UG) – 2023. The Question Paper will be based on the given syllabus (Appendix-IV) which is available on the NMC website. Furthermore, to rationalize the decision of reduction in the syllabus by various School Education Boards, the NTA has taken a decision to provide choice in Section “B” for each of the 4 (four) Subjects.

The Test pattern of NEET (UG) – 2023 comprises four Subjects. Each subject will consist of two sections. Section A will consist of 35 Questions and Section B will have 15 Questions, out of these 15 Questions, candidates can choose to attempt any 10 Questions. So, the total number of questions and utilization of time will remain the same.

The pattern for the NEET (UG) – 2023 Examination for admission in the Session 2023-23 is as follows:

Type Of Question(s): MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions).

Subject(s) Section(s) No. Of Question(s) Mark(s)*
*(Each Question Carries 04 (Four)
SECTION A 35 140
SECTION A 35 140
SECTION A 35 140
SECTION A 35 140


Subject Type of Question Duration Number of
Physics Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) with four options and single correct answer/best option 02:00 p.m. to
05:00 p.m.
45 180
Chemistry 45 180
Biology (Botany &
90 360
Total 180 720

Important Note:

  • Each question carries 04 (four) marks.
  • For each correct answer/best option, a candidate will get 04 (four) marks.
  • For each incorrect answer, 01(one) mark will be deducted from the total score.
  • To answer a question, the candidate has to find, for each question, the correct answer/ best option.
  • However, after the process of the challenge of the key, if more than one option is found to be correct then all/any one of the multiple correct/best options marked will be given four marks (+4). Any incorrect option marked will be given minus one mark (-1). Unanswered/Unattempted questions will be given no marks. In case, a question is dropped/ ignored, all candidates will be given four marks (+4) irrespective of the fact whether the question has been attempted or not attempted by the candidate.

Mode of Examination

NEET (UG) – 2023 is a Pen & Paper-based Test, to be answered on the specially designed machine gradable OMR sheet using Ball Point Pen provided at the Centre. Moreover tampering with the OMR at any stage will lead to debarring of the candidature for 3 years.

Duration of Test

The duration of the test would be three (03) hours and 20 minutes.

Medium of the Question Papers: –

Candidates can opt for a Question Paper in any one of the following 13 languages:

English Hindi Assamese Bengali Gujarati Malayalam Kannada
Marathi Odia Tamil Telugu Urdu Punjabi

Option of medium of Question Paper should be carefully chosen while filling in the Application Form. The option once chosen cannot be changed.

Candidates opting for English would be provided Test Booklet in English only.

Candidates opting for Hindi would be provided with a Bilingual Test Booklet in English and Hindi.

Candidates opting for Regional languages would also be provided with a Bilingual Test Booklet in selected Regional language and English.

In case of any ambiguity in the translation of a question in the test, its English version shall be treated as final and the decision of NTA shall be final in this regard.

Candidates qualifying for NEET (UG) – 2023 would be eligible for All India Quota and other quotas under the State Governments/Institutes, irrespective of the medium of the examination, subject to other eligibility criteria.

NEET (UG) 2023: Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility for appearing in NEET (UG) is as per related Regulations is as follows: –
He/she has completed the age of 17 years at the time of admission or will complete that age on or before 31 December of the year of his/her admission to the first year of Undergraduate Medical Courses.
 The upper age limit for NEET (UG) is 25 years as of the date of examination with a relaxation of 5 years for the candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC-NCL category and PwD Candidates.

Qualifications and Qualifying Examination Codes

To be eligible for NEET (UG) – 2023, candidates need to refer to the following table for qualifying examination criteria.

CODE: 01 A candidate who is appearing in the qualifying examination, i.e., 12th Standard in 2023, whose result is awaited, may apply and appear in the test but he/she shall not be eligible for admission to the Undergraduate Medical Courses if he/she does not pass the qualifying examination with the required pass percentage at the time of first round of Counselling.
Candidates who have appeared or are appearing at the qualifying Examination with English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology as the main subjects and expect to pass the Examination with the required percentage of marks are also eligible to apply and appear in the Competitive Entrance Examination. However, their candidature will be considered only if they provide documentary evidence of having passed the qualifying Examination with the required subjects and percentage of marks.


CODE: 02 The Higher/Senior Secondary Examination or the Indian School Certificate Examination which is equivalent to 10+2 Higher/Senior Secondary Examination after a period of 12 years study, the last two years of such study comprising of Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Bio-technology (which shall include practical tests in these subjects) and Mathematics or any other elective subject with English at a level not less than the core course for English as prescribed by the National Council of Educational Research and Training after the introduction of the 10+2+3 educational structure as recommended by the National Committee on Education.
Candidates who have passed 10+2 from Open School or as private candidates shall not be eligible to appear for the ‘National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test’. Furthermore, study of Biology/Biotechnology as an Additional Subject at 10+2 level also shall not be permissible.*
*The candidates who have passed 10+2 level with Biology as an additional subject will also be eligible for MBBS Entrance Examination (as per Hon’ble High Court Order No. 2341/-W/DHC/WRIT/D-1/2019 dated 24/09/2019 in the Writ Petition (C) No. 6773/2019.
If the institute has to consider an examination of an Indian University or of a foreign/university to be equivalent to the 12th Class under 10+2 scheme/intermediate science examination, the candidates shall have to produce a certificate from the concerned Indian University/Association of Indian Universities to the effect that the examination passed by him/her is considered to be equivalent to the 12th class under 10+2 scheme/intermediate science examination.
*(NOTE: The proviso in italics has been the subject matter of challenge before the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi, Hon’ble High Court of Allahabad, Lucknow Bench and Hon’ble High Court of Madhya Pradesh at Jabalpur. The provisions of the regulations disqualifying recognized Open School Board candidates and the candidates who have studied Biology/Biotechnology as an Additional Subject has been struck down. The Medical Council of India has preferred Special Leave Petitions before the Hon’ble Supreme Court and Appeals in the Hon’ble High Courts. Therefore, the candidature of candidates in the NEET (UG)-2023 who have passed the qualifying examinations i.e. 10+2 from National Institute of Open Schooling or State Open Schools or as private candidates from recognized State Boards; or with Biology/Biotechnology as an additional subject shall be allowed but subject to the outcome of Special Leave Petitions/Appeals filed by the Medical Council of India)


CODE: 03 The Intermediate/Pre-degree Examination in Science of an Indian University/Board or other recognized examining body with Physics, Chemistry, Biology
/Biotechnology (which shall include practical tests in these subjects) and also English as a compulsory subject.


CODE: 04 The Pre-professional/Pre-medical Examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology and English after passing either the Higher Secondary Examination or the Pre-University or an equivalent examination. The Pre-professional/Pre-medical examination shall include practical tests in these subjects and also English as a compulsory subject.


CODE: 05 The first year of the three years degree course of a recognized University with Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology including practical tests in these subjects provided the examination is a University Examination and candidate has passed the earlier qualifying examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/ Biotechnology with English at a level not less than a core course.


CODE: 06 B.Sc. Examination of an Indian University provided that he/she has passed the B.Sc. Examination with not less than two of the subjects Physics, Chemistry, Biology (Botany, Zoology)/Biotechnology and further that he/ she has passed the earlier qualifying examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English.
CODE: 07 Any other examination which in scope and standard (Last 02 years of 10+2 Study comprising of Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology; which shall include practical test in these subjects) is found to be equivalent to the Intermediate Science Examination of an Indian University/Board, taking Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology including practical tests in each of these subjects and English.

NEET (UG) 2023: Age limit

He/she has completed 17 years of age at the time of admission or will complete that age on or before 31 December of the year of his/her admission to the first year Undergraduate Medical Course.

Accordingly, the lower age limit shall as under:

For Candidates of General (UR)/General-EWS born on or before 31.12.2006
For Candidates of SC/ST/OBC-NCL/PwBD Category

NEET (UG) 2023: Admission Process

An All India Merit List of the qualified candidates shall be prepared on the basis of All India Rank in the Merit List of the NEET (UG) – 2023 and candidates shall be admitted to Undergraduate Medical Courses from the said list only, with existing reservation policy. NTA will only provide All India Rank to candidates while Admitting Authorities will invite applications for Counselling and a merit list shall be drawn based on All India Rank by the Admitting Authorities. Admission to Undergraduate Medical Courses within the respective categories shall be based solely on All India Rank as per merit list of NEET (UG) – 2023.
Admission to 15% All India Quota, shall be as per the provisions of the Statutory Regulation of MCI/NMC/DCI, the judgments of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India and the procedure prescribed by the MCC under the DGHS. Similarly, for admission to 85%, State Quota shall be also as per the provisions of the Statutory Regulations of MCI/NMC/DCI, the judgments of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India and the prescribed rules and regulations by the State/Union Govt. or its designated authority.

How to Apply – NEET UG 2023

  • Candidates can apply for NEET (UG)-2023 through the “Online” mode only.
  • Submission of the Online Application Form may be done by accessing the NTA website The Application Form in any other mode will not be accepted.
  • Only one application is to be submitted by a candidate.
  • Candidates must follow the instructions given in the Information Bulletin and on the NTA website strictly. Candidates not complying with the instructions shall be summarily disqualified.
  • Candidates must ensure that the e-mail Address and Mobile Number provided in the Online Application Form are their own or Parents/Guardians’ only as all information/ communication will be sent by NTA through e-mail on the registered e-mail address or SMS on the registered Mobile Number only.

Important Links for NEET (UG) 2023

Official Website Click Here
Notification Click Here
Information Bulletin Click Here new
Application Click Here

NEET (UG) 2023 Counselling

The Counselling for successful candidates under 15% All India Quota seats and all seats of Deemed Universities/Central Universities/Seats of ESIC & AFMC including Delhi University (DU), BHU, AMU, AIIMS & JIPMER will be conducted by the MCC/DGHS for Undergraduate Medical Courses. The counselling for admission to the seats under the control of other States/Universities/Institutions shall be conducted as per the notifications issued separately by the authorities concerned.

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