The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET-UG) for admission of students to undergraduate courses in 335 medical colleges of the country is scheduled to be held on May 13 next year, the MCI today said even as the nod of the Ministry of Health in this connection is awaited.


The Council also uploaded core syllabus on which NEET-UG will be based and students can download the same from its website.


Meanwhile, an element of uncertainty continued on the exam with the Ministry of Health's notification in respect of NEET still awaited.


As per the new admission protocol, there will be a single qualifying exam in which all students wishing to join medical courses must attend. Students have to apply separately to the colleges they wish to study in the order of their preference. However the admission will be strictly made out of the scores they obtain in the Common admission test. So you have to score high if you wish to study at the college of their choice.


With the approach of the new restructured academic curriculum you have to undergo different methodology of teaching and testing; at a more challenging pedestal.


Subject wise allocation of marks: NEET entrance examination, would have 30% marks each for Physics and Chemistry and 40% marks for Biology.


Setting of Question Paper: NEET entrance examination, will have a single paper of 250 questions (75 questions from physics and chemistry each and 100 from Biology) and be of 3 hours duration. Questions will have four options with single correct answer and three distracters.


Type of Paper/Questions: MCQ pattern of questions would be followed for NEET entrance.


Eligibility Criteria: The student would have passed 12th class examination securing minimum of 50% in aggregate of Physics, Chemistry and Biology from a recognized board before admission.

Conduct of Examination: Advertisement for NEET entrance examination, would be sent in last week of November in all major newspapers of the country and applications collected both online and offline by January 15th 12.00 Noon. Admit cards will be dispatched by April 15th and the exam would be
conducted on a Sunday of May.