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Why is NEET Required for Indian Students to study MBBS?

In case you wonder if NEET is required to get you to accomplish your dream of becoming doctor, the answer is yes! NEET is mandatory for Indian students to pursue their medical career in India or even Abroad. It makes pursuing a medical career easier for Indian students who wish to practice medicine in India after MBBS or the equivalent course Abroad. If you want to know more about the NEET, the requirements of NEET for MBBS Degree, and more, then we suggest you read this blog till the end.

What is NEET?

NEET- National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test is a common entrance test for Indian students seeking to pursue medicine in India and Abroad. The exam is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) every year in pen and paper mode as a uniform entrance examination for admission to the medical universities/colleges in India. NEET is conducted in 13 languages - English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu.

Is NEET Required for MBBS Program?

Through NEET score, Indian students who seek admission to study MBBS or any equivalent course can get admission at the Top Medical Universities without any hassle. NMC/the erstwhile MCI provides NEET qualified candidates the registration number which is required for admissions to the medical courses.  

To get into a renowned medical university Abroad for MBBS degree, students must score well in NEET not just qualify the exam. All Universities have their own set of rules and regulations for MBBS admission. Some universities abroad conduct their own entrance examination while others don’t. However, for Indian students to study medicine abroad it is mandatory to qualify NEET.

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Who can apply for NEET?

Medical aspirants who have qualified 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Students should have 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. According to the NMC’s fourth meeting held on 21 October 2021, there is no age limit to apply for NEET.

  1. Citizens or applicants belonging to the following nationalities are eligible to apply for NEET.
  2. Indian Nationals
  3. Non-Residents Indians (NRIs)
  4. Overseas Citizen of India (OCI)
  5. Persons with Indian Origin (PIO)
  6. Foreign Nationals

Why is NEET important for Indian Students?

NEET is a common eligibility test for Indian students who want to study medicine. It is an exam to check the student’s basic knowledge about the field they want to pursue in their career. Through NEET score, Medical Universities Abroad identifies the student’s ability to perform in their MBBS journey. 

NEET provides equal opportunity to all students who want to study medicine. It reduces the student’s burden of preparing for many exams and allows them to focus only on one exam to get admission to the Top Medical University for MBBS degree.

NEET allows Indian students to pursue medicine at the university of their choice, which is approved by the NMC. It lets the students accomplish their dream of becoming doctors at an affordable cost. Qualifying NEET not only gets the students to their dream university but it is also a key that holds their future. 

Once the students qualify NEET, the NMC provides the registration number. This allows the students to appear for the Foreign Medical Graduates Examination(FMGE), a licensure examination conducted by the National Board of Examinations for graduate medical students to practice medicine in India after their MBBS Degree from the Top Medical Universities Abroad. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How many marks are required in NEET for MBBS?
The minimum marks required in NEET for MBBS Abroad is 150. However, according to last year’s NEET cut-off marks, the maximum score is 720. Students who wish to get into the Top Medical universities for their MBBS degree must clear NEET before applying for the exam.

Q: How many times NEET is conducted in a year?
A: NEET-UG is conducted once a year by the National Testing Agency.

Q: How many times can one appear for NEET-UG?
A: One can appear for NEET-UG as many times as he/she wants. There is no limit as to how many times a candidate can appear for the exam. 

Q: How many questions will be asked from each section?
NEET-UG shall consist of 200 multiple choice questions from Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany & Zoology). Which would be divided into two sections - Section A and Section B. Each subject carries 35 marks in Section A and 15 in Section B which gives a total of 720 marks. Candidates are given a choice to answer all the questions in Section A and from Section B, candidates can attempt only 10 questions out of the 15 choices.

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