National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for MBBS in India




The minimum marks in NEET for admission to MBBS to be 50% and 40% for SC, ST and OBC candidates

In a controversial move, the Medical Council of India (MCI) has issued a notification making the ‘National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test’ (NEET) the sole qualification for MBBS courses as well as post-graduate medical admissions in all medical colleges across the country. The notification dated December 21 has stated that henceforth marks obtained in mathematics at the Plus Two level, too, would be considered for admission to the MBBS course.

An all-India as well as a state-wise merit list of candidates should be prepared on the basis of the marks obtained in the NEET, the notification stipulated, adding that the minimum marks in NEET for admission to an MBBS course would be 50%. It would be, however, 40% for SC, ST and OBC candidates, and 45% for disabled persons. ‘‘No candidate, who has failed to obtain the minimum eligibility marks shall be admitted to MBBS course in the academic year (concerned),’’ the notification states. The notice, however, doesn’t specify the minimum marks required to appear for NEET.

Reservation of seats shall be as per the laws prevailing in the states/union territories concerned, it said, adding that minimum marks could be lowered in case sufficient number of candidates are not available from reserved categories.
The notification said it was being issued with the ‘‘previous approval of the central government’’. What is most controversial about the notification is the fact that the NEET had been made the sole admission criterion for ‘all’ admissions, including those being offered by unaided minority/non-minority institutions.

Already, the All India Medical Association (AIMA) has shot off a letter to the union health ministry crying foul. The AIMA president, Deen Dayal Naidu, has said that the MCI Board had exceeded its brief in notifying the NEET when the matter was still pending before the Supreme Court. The plan for the common entrance test has been opposed in the apex court by some states as well as associations of unaided colleges.

‘‘None of the 13 expressly defined roles of the MCI, as found in clause 33 of the Regulations, empowers the MCI to dabble with the admission procedure,’’ said Naidu.

According to Dr Naidu, neither the Union health ministry nor the Union Cabinet had been taken into confidence by the MCI. AL Somayaji, senior advocate and former additional advocate-general of Tamil Nadu, said the NEET was an ‘‘unreasonable restriction’’ on unaided educational institutions and it directly interferes with the rights of such institutions.

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  • have all the state pmts joined?plz reply…i have to appear for pmts next year in 212 so plz inform me…

    shreya on 24 Jul 2011
  • sir, is neet has two tests like preliminary and mains in april 2012, is the syllabus changed or not for neet medical stream

    paras ram on 28 Jul 2011
  • If NEEt is conduct in 2012 then what about oter exams like MGIMS, AIIMS, AFMC, CMC, etc. will be conducted or not?

    Gajanan Shendre on 04 Aug 2011
  • Dear Sir,
    I am appearing for 12th Std Maharashtra state exam this FEB 2012. I want to appear for PMT & NEET & other medical entrance exams for MBBS besides State CET. Can you inform me when the application forms are available for these tests & their Syllabubs details.

    Vyshnavi P. Rao on 06 Aug 2011

    RADHA on 10 Aug 2011

    RADHA on 10 Aug 2011
  • sir,
    will there be two exams (prelims and mains) for NEET 2012? What about the syllabus? Will there be any change in the syllabus which is published in the website of medical council of india?

    nadira on 13 Aug 2011
  • Respected sir .
    Is the course remain same as for AIPMT or it change? what is the approx cutoff for OBC camdidat.plz inform me

    siddharth anand on 31 Aug 2011
  • Sir,
    Being a student of 10+2, if I opt for ‘A’ group i.e. clear the 12th standard with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics first and after that I separately appear for Biology subject and clear it, then do I become eligible for Medical entrances and hence medical admission?


    Gauharabbas on 19 Sep 2011
  • Sir,
    Being a student of 10+2, if I opt for ‘A’ group i.e. clear the 12th standard with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics first and after that I separately appear for Biology subject and clear it, then do I become eligible for Medical entrances and hence medical admission?

    Thanks and regards,

    Gauharabbas on 19 Sep 2011
  • sir what about ipe? will there be ipe weightage?what is the syllabus for neet?

    keerthi on 06 Oct 2011
  • sir’ if neet is conduct in 2012 then what about the rest of all exams like afmc ,cme ,aiims , and is neet iz also have two entrence like pre and mains ,,,,,,,,,,,
    plz reply,,,,,,,

    mohd aaftab khan

    aaftab on 17 Nov 2011
  • I BELONGS TO S.C. CAST AND I HAVE GOT 55 percent mark . can i appear NEET 2013

    Gangadhar Sethi on 15 Mar 2012
  • is there weightage for neet. and when will be neet exam be held for andhra.

    k.paul on 20 Apr 2012
  • Sir, is there any fresh notification/circular to consider 40% weightage of the CBSE board Exam besides the 60% NEET score for 2013 and 2014?

    Shantanu on 21 Apr 2012
  • minimum how many marks should be their in ipe for o.c for getting MBBS seat

    Rushikesh on 17 May 2012
  • I will appreciate, if can send me the latest NEET, notification, or can you tell me the source of information about latest updates on NEET.


    Waseem on 18 May 2012

    SHIBASHISH on 09 Jun 2012
  • I have passed my board exam at 10+2 level with more than 50% marks individually in physics,chemistry,biology and english but i have failed in mathematics,am i still eligible neet?

    Roneet Mitra on 13 Jun 2012
  • Does this mean that colleges like Christian Medical College, JIPMER, AIIMS, AFMC and others will not conduct their seperate entrance exams and there will only be a single entrance exam, i.e. the NEET through which the admission to all these MBBS colleges will be granted?

    Pritica on 24 Jul 2012
  • what is the approx cutoff for OBC camdidat??? and will there be 11th as well as 12th portion in neet syllabus?????
    .plz inform me

    mitali on 04 Dec 2012
  • i have lots of questions consern to NEET . like .. where to write exam ? what are the syllabus ?

    Priyanka . shah on 05 Dec 2012
  • sir i belong genral categary . and ——-i am passed 10+2 – 60% but physics and chemistry -55% and bilogy 47% i can apply neet exam 2013 please givs ans me sir

    shashikant mishra on 05 Dec 2012
  • Dear sir, what are the minimum limit to give neet exam whether any special passing required
    pl guide me

    Pallavi Baghel on 06 Dec 2012
  • neet exam fillup this session only online or offline?how the processing?

    banani das on 06 Dec 2012
  • sir my age is 22 ccan i apply for neet exam please tel i have lot of aim on my life

    pradeepkumar.m on 07 Dec 2012
  • I have passed my class 12 from maharashtra state with subject physics chemistry biology mathematics english sanskrit i also given cet of my state i am not taking admission in any where which code of qualifing exam which i give

    jaydeep ashok more on 11 Dec 2012
  • Can apply for both all India 15% quota & 85% state quota simultaneosly? OR will only one of them be allowed?

    Sainik School Satara on 11 Dec 2012
  • i send entrence exam. fee but i i can not be print conformaton form my

    kumud ujesh shirsat on 13 Dec 2012
  • Can a student who wishes to appear in JKCET go for NEET also? if so please let us know.

    sabeena amin on 18 Dec 2012
  • I din write my name and date of photo taken below to my photo in confirmation page will they accept my form plz tell me…
    for neet 2013

    rahul mishra on 22 Dec 2012
  • sir what is the fee /cast of application form & how much rupees draft shuld be attached with application form ? what is the Total fees in first yr ,2nd yr , 3rd yr ,4th yr( plz give the Fee details year viz)?
    kindly inform me timely

    A K Yadav on 29 Dec 2012
  • SIR my form no.1660315 & DOB 20-11-90 i want to know my form accepted or not. i send my form dated 31-12-12

    priyasingh on 08 Jan 2013
  • Respected sir/madam please tell me the correct information about marks how many marks it is conducted for and are they negative marks please tell me kindly please send me soon………….

    Indraja on 09 Jan 2013
  • Respected sir/madam please tell me the correct information about marks how many marks it is conducted for and are they negative marks please tell me kindly please send me soon…………. When will the hall tickets come

    Indraja on 09 Jan 2013
  • i indicated as OBC categories, while i am posseeing state
    certificate i don’t have OBC certificate hence want to
    they willas OBC

    narsan on 14 Jan 2013
  • HOW TO CHECK THAT OUR FORM IS BEING ACCEPTED OR NOT ,my reg. no. is 1090024 and date of birth is26/06/1995

    BHUPENDER on 22 Jan 2013
  • Will mathematics marks be considered for mbbs course through neet?mathematics is my forth or additional subject.hence,its marks wont be included in my plus two results’ grand total.

    shilpi gupta on 23 Mar 2013
  • how many candidates appeared for ALL INDIA NEET MEDICAL ENTRANCE EXAMS 2013

    LATA MOHAN on 06 Jun 2013
  • i am from delhi cai i get a seat in govt. college in maharashtra in 85% state quota. Is it necessary to be the resident of maharashtra if my father is in defence? if i apply for the addmission in marashtra will my 15% all india quota be cancelled????????????????? please send me the answer soon…

    Deepak kumar on 08 Jun 2013
  • What is the procedure of NEET UG counselling?? When the counselling will start? tell the counselling procedure of both state and all india.plz reply soon..

    Deepak kumar on 08 Jun 2013
  • respected mam/sir plz tell me that for reappearing NEET EXAM i shall repeat my 12th std boards exam again?please my reqest reply me soon

    KRISHNA DWIVEDI on 12 Jun 2013
  • respected mam/sir i have secured 49.17% in 12th exam from maharashtra board i secured less percantage due to my personal problem of my family so nw i want to improve my result so for reappearing my board exam when should i give exam in october or in february.for improving my result which syllabus i study old one or the new revised syllabus ??? and also i have to repeat my NEET EXAM?? please mam/sir guide me i am very much confused please help me by giving your advice..please i need it

    KRISHNA DWIVEDI on 12 Jun 2013
  • sir
    i am a sc cag and neet ug 53 perc marks
    sclect in mbbis yes ya no

    LAXMAN NARNA on 03 Jul 2013
  • sir I have secured 245 marks in neet and want to know whether I get admission anywhere or not sir plz send me some detail of that on my mb no that is 9026257362

    arfa shaheen on 29 Aug 2013