NEET UG 2023: Overview, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Dates, Preparation Strategy

Get an overview of NEET UG 2023, including eligibility criteria, exam dates, and preparation strategies. Learn about the courses offered, exam patterns, and marking schemes. Register now and clear the NEET UG exam to get admission to prestigious medical colleges in India.

NEET UG 2023: Overview, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Dates, Preparation Strategy

The wait is over!!!

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has begun accepting registration for the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test-Undergraduate (NEET UG 2023). Candidates can submit their NEET UG application form 2023 until April 6, 2023. The NEET UG exam 2023 will take place on May 7 in 485 cities.

According to Section 14 of the National Medical Commission Act of 2019, the NEET (UG) must be administered as a common and uniform National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test [(NEET (UG)] for admission to undergraduate medical education in all medical institutions. Similarly, according to Section 14 of the National Council for Indian System of Medicine Act of 2020, there would be a consistent NEET for admission to undergraduate courses in each of the disciplines, which means BAMS, BUMS, and BSMS courses in the Indian System of Medicine in all Medical Institutions authorized by this Act. NEET would also be required for admission to BHMS programs as per National Commission for Homeopathy Act, 2020.

MNS (Military Nursing Service) aspirants who wish to enroll in the BSc Nursing Program being conducted at Armed Forces Medical Service Hospitals for the year 2023 need to clear the NEET exam. The NEET result will be used to shortlist candidates for the four-year BSc Nursing program.


The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), now known as the Ministry of Education (MoE), of the Government of India (GOI), founded the National Testing Agency (NTA) as an independent, autonomous, and self-sustaining premier testing body for conducting efficient, transparent, and international standard exams to assess candidates' competency for admission to premier higher education institutions. 

The NEET consists of 200 multiple-choice questions from Physics, Chemistry, and Biology (four possibilities with a single correct answer). The duration of the exam will be 03 hours 20 minutes. NEET question paper 2023 will be accessible in 13 languages i.e. English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu. 




Exam name

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET)

Conducting body

National Testing Agency (NTA)

Minimum eligibility

+2 with Physics, Chemistry, Biology

Minimum age

17 years

Exam Date 

7th May 2023 (Sunday)

Timing of Examination 

02:00 PM to 05:20 PM (Indian Standard Time)

Exam mode

Offline – Pen and paper mode

Type of Questions 

Objective-type questions (MCQs)

Number of questions in NEET 2023


Total Marks

720 marks

Marking Scheme

Each correct answer will fetch 4 marks & 1 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.

Official website

Important Instructions:

  • Applicants can only use the website's ( "Online" mode to apply for NEET (UG) 2023

  • You can submit the online application form by visiting the NTA website ( Any other manner of submission of the application form will be rejected.

  • A candidate is only allowed to submit one application.

  • The instructions provided in the Information Bulletin and on the NTA website must be properly followed by candidates. Applicants who do not follow the rules will be automatically disqualified. Applicants must make sure that the email address and mobile number they submit in the online application form are their own or solely those of their parents or guardians, as NTA will only provide information/communications to the registered e-mail address or SMS to the registered Mobile Number.

  • All candidates are expected to upload address proof (Present & permanent address) during the online application of NEET (UG) 2023. The address proof may include a Voter ID card, AADHAAR Card, Passport, Domicile Certificate, etc. Both documents (if applicable) are to be combined and uploaded as one PDF file. If your current and permanent addresses are the same, then the same document will be sufficient.


  • NEET is mandatory for Indian/Overseas candidates for admission to a medical University in India

  • Age Limit: The minimum age limit for NEET is 17 years on 31st December of the year of admission. There is no upper age limit for the NEET exam.

  • All India Quota seats: Foreign nationals and Overseas Citizen of India (OCI), NRIs, and Person of Indian Origin (PIO) is entitled to the reservation under 15% All India Quota seats. Candidates from J & K are not eligible for 15% All India Quota seats

  • Qualification: Those who are pursuing or have completed the 12th grade may apply for NEET. Their admittance is only verified after they pass the 12th grade exam.

  • Number of Attempts: There is no restriction on the number of attempts for the NEET exams. Candidates can attempt NEET as many times as they wish.



Application fee


Rs. 1700/-

General-EWS/ OBC-NCL*

Rs 1600/-

SC/ST/PH/Third gender Candidates

Rs. 1000/-

Centres outside India fee

Rs 9500/-


  • MBBS 

  • BDS

  • BSc Nursing

  • BSc Life Sciences

  • Veterinary courses

  • BAMS

  • BSMS

  • BUMS

  • BHMS degree courses


  • Go to the website 

  • Click on the application form link and register

  • Login and fill out the form

  • Upload documents, make fees payment, and submit

  • Download the application confirmation page and save it for future reference


The NEET exam is one of the most demanding admission exams in India, with thousands of students taking it each year. Yet, only a small percentage of students pass NEET and gain admission to their preferred medical schools. Considering the degree of competition, a NEET candidate should be prepared ahead of time if he or she actually wishes to score highly. By starting early, you will have more time to polish your study strategy and increase your chances of success. Here are some preparation ideas for the NEET exam:

  • Understand the syllabus and pattern of the NEET exam

The first stage in exam preparation is to comprehend the syllabus and pattern. It is critical to look over the syllabus for all three subjects (Physics, Chemistry, and Biology) and grasp the topics that will be addressed in the exam.

  • Make a study plan

After fully understanding the NEET exam material, the next step is to create a study strategy. Make a plan for how long you'll spend studying each day and what subjects you'll cover. You must be practical in your strategy and make every effort to adhere to it.

  • Don’t Forget NCERT Books

There is a ton of study material available for the NEET exam. In order to fully understand the topics, it is crucial to find material that is relevant to the curriculum. Most of the NEET test questions can be readily solved If a student properly studies NCERT books, they can easily solve most of the NEET exam questions. All of the major subjects and topics, as well as their explanations and precise examples, are covered in NCERT books. They explain every topic in a very detailed manner, and the language used is also quite simple and to the point.


  • Take NEET mock tests

Mock tests are an excellent method to review the material you've studied and get a sense of the format of the real exam. Take as many mock tests as you can to increase your chances of success. Participating in mock tests on a regular basis might help you recognize your talents and work on your weaknesses. Achieve your goals for NEET with Edrona’s Mock Test that fits your needs