NEET 2023: Exam Date (Soon), Check NEET UG Date, Syllabus, Pattern & Notification

National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test 2022 ( NEET )

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The NEET 2023 exam date is expected to be announced by NTA, the exam authority by December 2022. Know the important details regarding the test such as NEET 2023 exam date, syllabus, best books for preparation and more here on this page.

NEET 2023 Exam Dates, Syllabus and Best Books for Preparation

All about NEET 2023 Exam

NEET 2023 exam date is expected to be announced by the National Testing Agency (NTA) by December this year. As per reports by a national daily, the NEET UG 2023 exam is likely to be conducted in the first week of May and the NEET 2023 application forms are likely to be released by March. As per the tentative schedule, NTA will release the NEET 2023 notification by December 2022, which will carry information such as exam date, application dates, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, exam cities, etc. NEET 2023 is expected to be taken by around 18 lakh aspirants all over the country and abroad. The removal of the upper age limit and inclusion of BSc Nursing courses through NEET has made the biggest and sole medical entrance exam to be even more coveted. In this article by Shiksha.com, we will discuss all about NEET 2023 including the exam date, syllabus, best books for preparation and other necessary information. Let us take a look at the expected NEET 2023 exam date in the next section. 

Generally, students start preparing right after their Class 10 or even before that. Being the highly competitive exam that NEET is, you need to start preparing at least two years in advance. To help you guide about the preparation, we bring to you the important information about the test. As NEET 2023 dates are expected to be announced anytime soon, students must be focusing on the exam preparation in full fervour. Candidates who appeared for NEET last year and have decided to drop the year, should also gear up and not lose any time to prepare for NEET UG 2023.

Also Read: NEET UG 2023 Expected on May First Week; Application Forms to be Released by March: Reports

NEET 2023 Exam Date (Expected)

The table below brings the expected exam dates for NEET 2023.

Events

Expected Dates

NEET 2023 notification or exam date announcement

First week of December 2022

NEET 2023 registration process

First week of March 2022 to First week of April 2022

NEET 2023 application correction process

Second week of April 2022

NEET 2023 admit card

Third week of April 2023

NEET 2023 exam date

First week of May 2023 (May 7)

NEET 2023 answer key release

First week of June 2023

NEET 2023 result and final answer key

Fourth week of June 2023

NEET 2023 Eligibility Criteria

Below mentioned are the basic or primary eligibility criteria for NEET 2023.

  • Candidates must have attained the age of 17 years at the time of admission or will attain the same by December 31, 2023. Accordingly, the minimum date of birth of candidates should be December 31, 2006.
  • Candidates should be of either Indian origin, NRI, or Overseas Citizens of India category.
  • Applicants should have passed or appeared in the Class 12 Board exam in the Science stream with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as core subjects.
  • Candidates should secure a minimum aggregate of 50 per cent and 45 per cent (Reserved category candidates).

Also Read: NEET Eligibility Criteria

NEET 2023 Application Form

NTA will release NEET 2022 application form online. NEET 2023 application process starts with registration, followed by filling details in the application form, uploading documents, and paying application fee. Candidates will have to register first to submit the application form for NEET 2023. Registration for NTA NEET 2023 will start most likely in the first week of March. The whole application process will be held online for the exam. Candidates are advised to check the eligibility criteria before applying for NEET 2023 exam. As part of registration, candidates will have to provide basic details such as name, date of birth, nationality, gender etc. Candidates should have a valid email Id and mobile number for registration. After filling details in the application form for NEET 2023, candidates will have to pay the fee online to complete the process. NTA opens the application correct window to modify certain details in the NEET 2023 application form. In case a candidate changes the category during the application, the application fee will also be impacted and he/she will have to pay the extra fee amount, if applicable.

Also Read: All about NEET 2023 application process

NEET 2023 Exam Pattern

The NEET exam pattern and structure underwent several changes in the past two years. While the entire structure changed in the year 2021, the duration was increased by 20 minutes in 2022. It is expected that the NEET 2023 exam pattern will remain the same. Let us take a look at the highlights of the NEET 2023 pattern.

Particulars

Details

Mode of the examination

Offline

Duration of the examination

Three hours and Twenty Minutes

Type of questions

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

Total number of Questions

200 (180 applicable questions for attempt)

Total Marks

720

Negative marking

Yes

Marking Scheme

+4 for each correct answer

-1 for each incorrect answer

Total sections in the question paper

3 (Two sections for each subject)

Section A - 35 questions

Section B- 15 questions (10 to be attempted)

Subjects

Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany + Zoology)

Now let us take a look at the exam structure.

NEET Exam Structure

There will be three subjects from which questions will be asked, namely, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. The Biology subject is further divided between Botany and Zoology. The table below brings the detailed structure of the NEET question paper.

Sections

Number of Questions

Total Marks

Physics Section A

35

140

Physics Section B

15

40

Chemistry Section A

35

140

Chemistry Section B

15

40

Botany Section A

35

140

Botany Section B

15

40

Zoology Section A

35

140

Zoology Section B

15

40

NEET 2023 Syllabus

The NEET 2023 syllabus will be announced by NTA along with the exam’s notification and information brochure. The NEET syllabus is in line with the Class 12 Board exam and includes subjects and topics from Class 11 and Class 12 of the Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects. Below is a snapshot of the NEET 2023 syllabus for each subject.

NEET 2023 Syllabus for Physics

The table below brings the Physics syllabus for NEET 2023 from Class 11 and Class 12.

Class 11

Class 12

Physical World and Measurement

Electrostatics

Kinematics

Current Electricity

Laws of Motion

Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism

Work, Energy and Power

Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents

Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body

Electromagnetic Waves

Gravitation

Optics

Properties of Bulk Matter

Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation

Thermodynamics

Atoms and Nuclei

Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory

Electronic Devices

Oscillations and Waves

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Also Read: NEET UG Physics-Class 11 Syllabus

NEET UG Physics-Class 12 Syllabus

NEET 2023 Syllabus for Chemistry

The following table brings the important topics from the NEET syllabus 2023 for Chemistry.

Class 11

Class 12

Basic Concepts

Solid State

Structure of Atom

Solutions

Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties

Electrochemistry

Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure

Chemical Kinetics

States of Matter: Gases and Liquids

Surface Chemistry

Thermodynamics

General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements

Equilibrium

p- Block Elements

Redox Reactions

d and f Block Elements

Hydrogen

Coordination Compounds

s-Block Element (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals)

Haloalkanes and Haloarenes

Some p-Block Elements

Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers

Organic Chemistry- Some Basic Principles and Techniques

Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids

Hydrocarbons

Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen

Environmental Chemistry

Biomolecules

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Polymers

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Chemistry in Everyday Life

Also Read: How to Study Chemistry for NEET

Physical Chemistry Chapters for NEET

NEET 2023 Syllabus for Biology

The following table brings the important topics from the NEET syllabus 2023 for Biology.

Class 11

Class 12

Diversity in Living World

Reproduction

Structural Organisation in Animals and Plants

Genetics and Evolution

Cell Structure and Function

Biology and Human Welfare

Plant Physiology

Biotechnology and Its Applications

Human Physiology

Ecology and Environment

Also Read: How to prepare for NEET Biology?

NEET 2023 Best Books for Preparation

There are a plethora of books available for NEET preparation. According to experts and toppers, NCERT books are considered to be NEET 2023 best books for preparation. However, to secure a high score as well as to expand the preparation base, referring to other popular books is a good decision. Hence, here we bring to you the list of top books to refer to for NEET 2023 preparation.

NEET books for Chemistry

Some of the best books for NEET Chemistry are:

  • NCERT Chemistry textbooks for Class 11

  • NCERT Chemistry textbooks for Class 12

  • Dinesh Chemistry Guide

  • Organic Chemistry by Morrison and Boyd for Organic Chemistry

  • Organic Chemistry Objective by Arihant

  • Modern’s ABC of Chemistry for Class 11 and Class 12

  • Physical Chemistry by OP Tandon

  • Physical Chemistry by P Bahadur

  • Concise Inorganic Chemistry by JD Lee

  • Practice Books by VK Jaiswal (Inorganic), MS Chauhan (Organic) and N Awasthi (Physical)

NEET books for Biology

This section carries the highest weightage in the NEET paper. Some of the best books for NEET Biology are:

  • NCERT Biology Class 11 Textbook

  • NCERT Biology Class 12 Textbook

  • Trueman's Biology Vol 1 and 2

  • Objective Biology by Dinesh
  • Objective Biology by Ansari

  • Pradeep Publication's Biology

  • Biology by GR Bathla Publications

  • SC Verma Biology

NEET books for Physics

Some of the best books for NEET Physics are:

  • NCERT Textbook for Class 11 Physics

  • NCERT Textbook for Class 12 Physics

  • Objective Physics by DC Pandey

  • Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday, Resnick and Walker

  • Concepts of Physics by H C Verma

  • Fundamental Physics by Pradeep

  • Problems in General Physics by IE Irodov

NEET 2023 will be conducted in 13 languages, namely, English, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Assamese, Bengali, Odia, Gujarati, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam. The exam will be conducted in over 500 cities across India and abroad.

Conducted once a year, NEET is taken over 15 lakh candidates each year. For NEET 2022, over 18 lakh candidates applied and 95 per cent of them appeared for the exam. NEET is the entrance exam for MBBS, BDS, BSc Nursing, BAMS, BHMS, BUMS, BSMS and other medical courses offered in India.

NEET 2023 Preparation

NEET preparation is a long-term method and aspirants generally start preparing two to three years in advance. They first start by completing the Class 11 syllabus followed by Class 12 syllabus. According to the toppers, since the syllabus is similar to the Board exams, it is not much of a challenge to balance Board exam preparation with that of NEET preparation. A majority of students enrol on coaching institutes to prepare for the exam, but there are exceptions as well. Some of the preparation tips as suggested by experts and toppers are given below.

  • Know the exam pattern and structure of NEET
  • Assess the topic and chapter-wise weightage of the NEET syllabus
  • Select the books and study materials to refer for NEET
  • Take ample mock tests and solve previous years' NEET question papers
  • Revise

NEET Question Papers

As NEET is conducted in a paper-pencil-based mode, test-takers are given the hard copy of the question papers at the end of the exam to be carried out in the exam hall. NTA also uploads previous years' question papers on the official website of the exam for each code and set. NEET 2022 question papers were of the sets Q, R, S and T. Each set had six sub-sets. The question papers are available in 13 languages. Solving previous years' question papers is a must for the aspirants and is an integral part of the preparation process.  

Read More:

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FAQs Regarding NEET 2023

Q: In which month will NEET 2023 be conducted?

A: NEET 2023 is likely to be conducted in May. Although the schedule for NEET was delayed for the past two years, NTA has been endeavouring to conduct the exam in its original or pre-pandemic timeline from 2022 onwards.

Q: How many students will appear for NEET 2023?

A: Approximately 18 lakh candidates are expected to appear for NEET 2023. As per the previous year’s data, over 18 lakh candidates had applied for NEET 2022 exam.

Q: What should be my date of birth for appearing in NEET 2023?

A: As per the NEET eligibility criteria, candidates should be minimum 17 years of age as on December 31, 2023. Hence, their date of birth should be at least January 1, 2006.

Q: When will NTA release the NEET 2023 notification?

A: NTA is expected to release the NEET 2023 notification by the end of 2022, i.e. by the fourth week of December, or by the first week of January 2023.

Q: When will the NEET 2023 registration process begin?

A: The NEET 2023 registration process is expected to begin in the first week of March.

Q: Will NEET 2023 be conducted twice?

A: Although NTA and the Ministry of Education are mulling the idea to conduct NEET twice a year, it has not been materialised yet. NEET 2023 is also expected to be conducted once a year, unless it is decided otherwise.

Q: Will the NEET 2023 exam pattern and syllabus remain the same?

A: It is expected that the NEET 2023 exam pattern and syllabus will remain the same as the last year. In case any change is introduced, it will be stated in the NEET 2023 information brochure.

Q: Will NEET be discontinued from next year?

A: As of now, there has been no information regarding NEET getting cancelled or discontinued. Students who are preparing for NEET 2023 must continue the preparation as per plan and do not get distracted or diverted from their goals.

Q: Will there be a common entrance exam for NEET, JEE and CUET from next year?

A: UGC Chairman M Jagadesh Kumar has indicated the idea to conduct a common entrance exam for NEET, JEE and other top undergraduate level common entrance exams. However, the idea is at a nascent stage and no official announcement has been made yet.

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JEE is related to the engineering field, whereas NEET is related to the medical field. JEE and NEET are both held on an annual basis, and with limited seats, passing these exams becomes more difficult for students. Furthermore, the number of seats in medical colleges is much lower than in enginee...JEE is related to the engineering field, whereas NEET is related to the medical field. JEE and NEET are both held on an annual basis, and with limited seats, passing these exams becomes more difficult for students. Furthermore, the number of seats in medical colleges is much lower than in engineering colleges. Due to the lesser number of seats available in medical colleges and the high level of competition in NEET getting into a good medical college is challenging. As for difficulty level, National Eligibility cum Entrance Test is slightly tougher than Joint Entrance Examination-Mains but easier than Joint Entrance Examination-Advanced, but that is subjective, as seats are comparatively limited in National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, making it more competitive. Least Difficult: JEE Mains. Difficult: NEET. Most Difficulty: JEE Advanced. I hope this will help you.

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Yes, you can do choice filling in round 2 of NEET UG counselling. MCC regulations state that you do not have to re-register if you already registered for Round 1. For NEET UG Counseling 2022, the round 2 choice filling and locking process is currently in progress. The deadline for choice filling ...Yes, you can do choice filling in round 2 of NEET UG counselling. MCC regulations state that you do not have to re-register if you already registered for Round 1. For NEET UG Counseling 2022, the round 2 choice filling and locking process is currently in progress. The deadline for choice filling is today. MCC will then release the lists of students who were assigned to medical and dental colleges for round 2. After this round, a fresh process for the mop-up round of NEET UG will be done by MCC. This process is the same for state NEET counselling too.

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The round two counselling results are expected on November 11 at the official website of the Medical Counselling Committee. The NEET UG Counseling 2022 Round Two Choice Filling and Locking Process has been extended until today, November 9, per the most recent updates. The results will be announce...The round two counselling results are expected on November 11 at the official website of the Medical Counselling Committee. The NEET UG Counseling 2022 Round Two Choice Filling and Locking Process has been extended until today, November 9, per the most recent updates. The results will be announced by MCC after the choice-filling process is complete. The NEET UG exam is conducted for admission to medical and dental colleges in India.

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