Common syllabus throughout the country. 

MBBS entrance examination, would have 30% marks each for Physics and Chemistry and 40% marks for Biology.

Type of Paper/Questions:
MCQ pattern of questions would be followed for MBBS entrance. Multi-lingual paper would be considered in MBBS entrance examination only. In certain states(Tamil Nadu, UP, MP) where the exam is currently conducted both in English and the local language.
Setting of Question Paper:
MBBS 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.

The student would have passed 12th class examination securing minimum of 50% for General category & 40% for Reserved category in aggregate of  Physics, Chemistry and Biology from a recognized board before admission.

 The common entrance test (CET) for admission to Medical Under/Post-graduate Courses across the country i.e. National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test for Medical Under/Postgraduate Courses – MBBS/MD/MS/Diploma (NEET-UG/PG ) shall be held from 2012 .

Need for National Eligibility Entrance Examination (NEET)

It was felt that common entrance examination is essential as it:

● Ensures uniformity across the country,

● Sets a minimum standard and

● Is convenient for the candidates.

● Saves resources.

● Takes care of malpractices


i. To counter act disparities in existing syllabus in inter & intra states and to ensure level playing field acommon syllabus is proposed for all the examinations including MBBS entrance, MBBS exit examination & PG entrance examinations and Superspecialties entrance examinations.

ii. Reservation of seats as applicable to the states would be taken care of in all common entrance examination

Based on the recommendations of undergraduate (UG) curriculum committee and post-graduate (PG) curriculum committee, MCI also intends to conduct licentiate examination after internship completion to qualify for Indian Medical Graduate (IMG) status. The UG and PG curriculum committees after various discussions opined that IMG licentiate examination and common entrance examination for PG i.e. National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET-PG) would be separate. The essential reason is that IMG examination shall assess the minimum defined standards for a competent doctor relevant to Indian needs whereas the NEETPG examination is intended for ranking with explicit need to differentiate students for merit. The UG/PG committees suggested to hold the NEET-PG prior to internship so that a candidate spend time for preparing during internship.