NEET 2023

NEET 2023

Mode of ExamOffline
Level of ExamNational Level


The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), which is now known as the Ministry of Education (MoE), Government of India (GOI) has established the National Testing Agency (NTA) as an independent, autonomous and self-sustained premier testing organisation for conducting efficient, transparent and international standard tests in order to assess the competency of candidates for admission to premier higher education institutions.

NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY CUM ENTRANCE TEST [ NEET (UG) – 2023] will be conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) on Sunday, the 17 July 2023 (Sunday) in Pen and Paper mode in 13 languages, as a uniform entrance examination for admission to MBBS/BDS/BAMS/BSMS/BUMS/BHMS and other undergraduate medical courses in approved/recognized Medical/Dental /AYUSH and other Colleges/ Deemed Universities /Institutes (AIIMS & JIPMER) in India, as per Section 14 of The National Medical Commission (NMC) Act, 2019 and relevant Graduate Medical Education Regulations (GMER) 1997, as amended from time to time. The languages in which the NEET (UG) 2023 would be conducted are : English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu.


NEET 2023 exam date was announced by the National Testing Agency (NTA) on April 6. The advance intimation to NEET 2023 exam city has been announced on June 28. The NEET 2023 admit card is expected to be released in the first week of July 2023, 15 days prior to the exam. The NEET exam date 2023 is July 17. The application form's last date was extended twice, from May 6 to May 15 and further till May 20. The application correction window was open from May 24 to May 27, till 9 pm. NTA had reopened the correction window again from June 14 to June 16, 9 pm for the candidates to change their category, if applicable, and pay the additional fee applicable due to change in the category. This page brings a detailed list of events and NEET 2023 dates for the aspirants who are planning to appear for the exam this year. Although the aspirants are requesting for postponing the NEET 2023 exam date, NTA has not responded to any of the student requests and has indicated that the exam will be conducted on the stipulated date and time. 

NTA had released the NEET 2023 notification on the official website which includes the NEET UG 2023 exam dates and other information. The exam dates refer to the schedule for the release of the application form, admit card, answer keys, results, etc. followed by the counselling registration, document upload, seat allotment process, etc. It is important to keep a track of all the events related to NEET 2023, because, without that, one is bound to miss an important event. To know more about the NEET 2023 exam dates, read the complete article.

NEET 2023 Exam Dates 

NEET exam dates 2023 have been announced. Know the schedule of NEET 2023 for all events here. 

NEET 2023 Events

NEET 2023 Dates 

NEET 2023 notification



NEET 2023 application date

06-March-2023 to 06-April-2023 (11.50 pm)

12-April-2023 (9 pm)

15-April-2023 (9 pm)

NEET 2023 application correction window

08-April-2023 to 10-April-2023 (9 pm)

NEET 2023 advance intimation of exam city


NEET 2023 admit card

4 May 2023

NEET 2023 exam date


NEET 2023 provisional answer keys

June 2023 (tentative)

NEET 2023 final answer keys and result

June 2023 (tentative)

OBC-NCL (Other Backward Classes)-NCL (Non-Creamy Layer) as per the Central List of Other Backward Classes available on the National Commission for Backward Classes. The candidates falling in this list (available on ) may mention OBC-NCL in the Category Column. State-listed OBC-NCL Candidates who are not in OBC-NCL (Central List) must choose General.

1. Candidates can apply for NEET (UG) - 2023 through the “Online” mode only through the website

2. 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.

3. Only one application is to be submitted by a candidate. 4. Candidates must strictly follow the instructions given in the Information Bulletin and on the NTA website. Candidates not complying with the instructions shall be summarily disqualified.

5. 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.

6. Instructions for filling Online Application Form:

 Download Information Bulletin and Replica of Application Form. Read these carefully to ensure your eligibility

Follow the steps given below to Apply Online:

Step 1: Registration Form:

Register for the Online Application Form and note down the system-generated Application

Number. The candidate should provide the required details while filling the Online

Application Form. The candidate must also create a PASSWORD and choose Security

Question and enter an Answer. After successful submission of the personal details, an

Application number will be generated and it will be used to complete the remaining Steps of

the Application Form and will also be required for all future reference/correspondence. For

subsequent logins, the candidate will be able to login directly with the systemgenerated Application Number and Password created.

Step 2: Application Form:

The Candidates can log in with the system-generated Application Number and pre-created

Password for completing the Application Form including filling up personal details, choosing

the Question Paper medium and Examination Cities, providing the details of Educational

Qualifications, and uploading the images and documents (if any).

Upload Scanned Images of Candidate’s recent Passport size Photograph, Postcard size

Photograph, Signature, Left and Right hand Fingers and Thumb impression, Category

Certificate (if applicable), Citizenship Certificate (if applicable), and PwD Certificate (wherever


i. The recent photograph should be either in colour or black and white with 80% face

(without mask) visible including ears against a white background.

ii. Scanned photographs, signature, and Left and Right hand Fingers and Thumb impressionsshould

be in JPG format (clearly legible).

iii. Scanned Category Certificate (if applicable), Citizenship Certificate (if applicable), and PwD

Certificate (wherever applicable) should be in pdf format (clearly legible).

iv. The size of the scanned passport photograph should be between 10 kb to 200 kb (clearly legible).

v. The size of the scanned Postcard photograph (4”x6”) should be between 10 kb - 200 kb (clearly


vi. The size of the scanned signature should be between 4 kb to 30 kb (clearly legible)

vii. The size of scanned and Left and Right hand Fingers and Thumb impressions as per the Template

provided (Appendix-XXIV) should be between 10 kb to 200 kb.

viii. The size of the scanned copy of the Category certificate (SC/ST/OBC/EWS etc.) should be in

pdf between 50kb to 300kb (clearly legible).

ix. The size of the scanned copy of the PwD certificate should be between 50 kb to 300 kb (clearly


x. The size of the scanned copy of Class 10 pass certificate should be between 50 kb to 300 kb

(clearly legible).

xi. The size of the scanned copy of the Citizenship certificate/Embassy certificate or any

Documentary proof of Citizenship certificate should be between 50 kb to 300 kb (clearly legible).

Please check your photographs and signature before submission of the Application Form. In case the

photograph or signature is blurred or not visible to identify the identity of the candidate then, theapplication will be rejected.

Step 3: Fee Payment: After completing Step 1 and Step 2, the candidates have to pay the requisite examination fee. The fee can be submitted online only through Net Banking, Credit Card, Debit Card, UPI, or Paytm Services. Processing charges and GST as applicable are chargeable to the candidate (in addition to the examination fee) by the concerned Bank/Payment Gateway Integrator.

The Confirmation Page of the online Application Form will be generated only after successful payment by the Candidate. In case the Confirmation Page is not generated after payment of fee, then the candidate may have to approach the concerned Bank/Payment Gateway (in the helpline number and e-mail given in the Information Bulletin) for ensuring the successful payment or for obtaining the refund of duplicate/multiple payments].

Download, save and print a copy of the Confirmation Page of the Application Form (which would be downloadable only after successful remittance of fee) for future reference.

All 3 Steps can be done together or at separate timings. The submission of the Application of a candidate could be considered successful and his/her candidature would be confirmed only on the successful transaction/receipt of the prescribed application fee from him/her.

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.



Eligibility to appear in NEET (UG) – 2023 Eligibility for appearing in NEET (UG), as per related Regulations of NMC and DCI are as follows:-

  1.  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 of the Undergraduate Medical Course. Accordingly, the lower age limit shall be as under: For Candidates of General (UR)/General-EWS born on or before For Candidates of SC/ST/OBC-NCL/PwBD 31.12.2005 Category 5.1.2 Upper age limit: As per Letter No. U-11022/2/2023-UGMEB, dated 09 March 2023 received from National Medical Commission (NMC), Under Graduate Medical Education Board (UGMEB) regarding the upper age limit, that there should be no upper age limit as decided in the fourth NMC meeting held on 21 October 2023
  2.  Indian Citizens/ Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) intending to pursue Undergraduate Medical Courses in a foreign Medical/ Dental Institute also need to qualify for NEET (UG).

Criteria for NRI / OCI / Foreign Nationals

  • Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), Overseas Citizens of India (OCI), and Foreign Nationals are eligible for admission in Medical /Dental Colleges subject to rules and regulations framed by the respective State Governments, Institutions, and the Government of India, as the case may be. The NRI and OCI Applicants/Candidates have to upload a Certificate from the concerned Indian Diplomatic Mission in the country of their residence in support of their claim as an NRI/OCI Candidate, along with their online Application Form for NEET (UG) - 2023 and retain the original of such document for producing it at the time of Counselling / Admission to the Courses covered under NEET (UG). Similarly, a foreign applicant for NEET (UG) 2023 shall also upload Documentary Proof (e.g. relevant pages of a valid passport or a Certificate from the Competent Authority in the country of his/her nationality regarding his/her citizenship status) in support of his/her Nationality, along with online Application Form.
  • The Embassy Certificate and Citizenship Certificate or any Documentary proof of Citizenship are given in Annexures - XIV A and XIV B. Foreign nationals may confirm their eligibility from the concerned Medical/Dental/ College/State.

 Eligibility of OCI cardholders for NEET (UG):

  • The Ministry of Home Affairs vide Notification dated 4 March 2021 specified the rights to which an OCI cardholder shall be entitled under the Citizenship Act, 1955. Clause (4) (ii) of the said Notification reads as under: “(4) parity with Non-Resident Indians in the matter of,- (ii) appearing for the all India entrance tests such as National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, Joint Entrance Examination (Mains), Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced), or such othertests to make them eligible for admission only against any Non-Resident Indian seat or any supernumerary seat: Provided that the OCI cardholder shall not be eligible for admission against any seat reserved exclusively for Indian citizens.” The above Notification provides the following Explanation: “The OCI Cardholder (including a PIO card holder) is a foreign national holding passport of a foreign country and is not a citizen of India.” Similarly, the PIO cardholder and foreign nationals shall not be eligible for admission against any seat reserved exclusively for Indian citizens. 

Participation of UT of J&K Ladakh in All India Quota

  • Students from UT of J&K and Ladakh were not eligible for 15% All India Quota seats as erstwhile J&K opted out of the All India Scheme since its inception. So far as the UT of J&K is concerned, the matter for inclusion of the UT in the All India Quota is under deliberation and any decision in this regard shall be placed on the website of NTA in due course. Hence, the candidates from J&K qualifying NEET (UG)-2023 shall not be entitled to participate in the counselling conducted by MCC/DGHS for admission to the MBBS / BDS seats under the All India 15% quota. However, depending upon their marks/ score, they would be able to participate in the counselling conducted by the J&K Board of Professional Entrance Examinations (JKBPEE) for admission to MBBS/ BDS Courses in the Medical Colleges in J&K. For details, the website of JKBPEE ( and Directorate of Medical Education, J&K Administration, may be visited by the candidates from J&K from time to time for latest updates. The Candidates from the UT of J&K, if they claim eligibility, must submit an online Self Declaration which will be generated and printed automatically along with Confirmation Page for the record and they need to present the same during counselling. The Self-Declaration Form is given in Appendix-II. If the declaration is found to be false at any time, the candidature/admission of such candidates shall be cancelled and criminal proceedings may be initiated against such candidates. Candidates from the UT of J&K can appear in NEET (UG) 2023 for admission to Private Medical/Dental/ Colleges or any Private/Deemed University and AFMC, AIIMS, JIPMER subject to the fulfillment of respective eligibility conditions.
  • However, from the academic year 2023-23, the students of UT of Ladakh shall be eligible for admission to 15% of All India Quota seats.

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., 12 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 subject 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 class 12 Higher/Senior Secondary Examination after a period of 12 years of 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 Class 12 from Open School or as private candidates shall not be eligible to appear for the ‘National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test’. Furthermore, a study of Biology/Biotechnology as an Additional Subject at Class 12 level also shall not be permissible.* *The candidates who have passed Class 12 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 12 Class under 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 12 class under intermediate science examination.



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 test 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 Preprofessional/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 the 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 syllabus 2023 includes topics from Physics, Chemistry, and Biology Class 11 and 12 curricula. The NEET exam syllabus is designed after considering the syllabus of state boards, CBSE, ICSE, NIOS, COBSE of Class 11 and 12. Knowing the NEET 2023 syllabus will help students in the preparation for each and every topic. The intent of the NEET syllabus 2023 by NTA is to help candidates understand the topics to be covered in the NEET exam.

To provide a fair idea to aspirants, the syllabus of NEET 2023 in the article has been divided into two parts - topics covered in Class 11 and topics covered in Class 12. As per the MoE press release, the NEET question paper will be prepared on the lines of JEE Main, where students have to answer 75 questions out of 90. So, as per the brochure, NTA has increased the total number of NEET questions to 200 out of which candidates will have the option to answer only 180 questions based on NEET syllabus 2023.

Application Start Date :

6th March 2023

Application End Date :

6th March 2023

Exam Date :

7th May 2023

Result Date :
Conducted By :

National Testing Agency

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