NEET and AIPMT Expalained

PMT is a pre-medical test; NEET has now replaced it for admission into medical and dental colleges in India. The PMT exam was the old exam conducted at a national level for gaining entrance into the medical colleges of India. It was called AIPMT. Presently, it has been replaced by the NEET exam, which stands for National Eligibility cum Entrance Test. It is conducted in May each year. It is usually the first week.

Exam pattern of NEET Examination. 

Factors in the Exam Pattern


Exam Mode

Pen and Paper-based. Primarily offline, candidates are given an OMR sheet to mark the answers with a black or blue ballpoint pen


3 hours


English, Hindi, Marathi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Oriya, Kannada and Urdu

Type of question

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)

Number of Questions

Total 180 Questions

Exam Sections


45 que’s

180 marks


45 que’s

180 marks

Biology (Botany and Zoology)

90 que’s

360 marks

Total Marks in NEET 2023

720 Marks

Marking Scheme

4 marks for each correct answer

-1 mark for a wrong answer

Eligibility criteria:

1. The individual must be 17 or would complete the same by the 31st of December of the year of admission.

2. A minimum of 50% aggregate in Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology) in the unreserved category is required, and for reserved category students like OBC, SC, and ST it is 40%.

3. The maximum number of attempts is 3.

4. The upper age limit is none, having been removed recently by the Supreme Court.

As per the details above, Class 12 aspirants must secure the NEET qualifying percentile to be eligible to appear for the entrance exam. Candidates can check the NEET total marks required to appear for the test can be checked below.

  • General category candidates must obtain at least 50% in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English in Class 12 or equivalent exams.

  • While SC/ST/OBC aspirants need to secure at least 40% to pass 10+2 and appear for the NEET exam

  • PwD candidates must obtain 45% to pass the board exam and take the NEET test.

Subject-wise Exam pattern.


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