NEET UG : 97% Increase In MBBS Seat

Mar 21, 2023, 16:45 IST

The number of MBBS colleges in India has increased by 71%, according to the minister of health and family welfare Bharti Praveen Pawar. Since 2014, the number of medical colleges has expanded from 387 to 660.

The Medical Education Department of Uttar Pradesh announced that 13 new medical colleges will open in the academic year 2023–2024 and that 1,300 additional MBBS seats will be added to state-run medical colleges.

He added that there has been a staggering 97% growth in MBBS seats under his tenure. 101,043 seats are open right now, up from 51,348 in 2014; 52,778 of the seats are in government medical institutions, and the remaining 48,265 are in private medical colleges.

The number of PG seats in medicine has increased by 110 percent across the nation, claims Pawar. Prior to 2014, there were 31,185 seats in the country. Currently, 65,335 seats are available.

Diplomate of National Board (DNB)/Fellow of National Board applicants will fill 13,246 of the total number of PG seats (FNB). 1621 PG seats are available in the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons.

The Medical Council of India (MCI) and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India determine the distribution of MBBS seats across states in India. The distribution is primarily based on the population of the state and the number of medical colleges in the state.

Each state in India has a certain number of MBBS seats available for admission, which are distributed among the various medical colleges in the state. The exact number of seats available in each state and medical college may vary from year to year, depending on factors such as the number of applicants and the availability of resources.

5370 seats in private medical schools and 4925 seats in government colleges are available in Maharashtra. There are 64 institutions in the state, of which 30 are public and 34 are private medical schools.

Tamil Nadu provides a total of 11225 MBBS seats through NEET 2023, followed by Andhra Pradesh with 5635 seats, Gujarat with 6600 seats, Uttar Pradesh with 9253 seats, and Telangana with 7415 seats.

Also, the Department of Medical Education in Uttar Pradesh has said that it will expand its MBBS seat matrix by 1300 seats. These seats will be made available by state-run colleges, and the new medical colleges will start classes in 2023–24.

Registrations for NEET UG 2023 are live and will end on 6th April. You can register for the exam through NTA’s official website The exam will take place on 7th May and the result will be announced on the official website by the last week of May or June.

Steps To Register For NEET UG Exam 2023

  1. Step - Visit the official website of the National Testing Agency (NTA) for NEET UG at
  2. Step - Click on the "Registration" button on the homepage of the website.
  3. Step - Read all the infomation and then click on the "Proceed to Apply Online for NEET (UG) - 2023" Option.
  4. Step - Fill in the required details such as personal information, academic details, and communication details in the NEET application form.
  5. Step - Upload scanned images of your photograph, signature, and left-hand thumb impression as per the specified format and size.
  6. Step - Pay the application fee using any of the available payment modes.
  7. Step - After successful payment, take a printout of the confirmation page for future reference.

It's important to ensure that you provide accurate and complete information while filling out the application form. Also, make sure to check the eligibility criteria before applying for NEET UG 2023.

The National Testing Agency (NTA) conducts NEET UG, a national-level entrance examination for students who wish to pursue undergraduate medical courses (MBBS/BDS) in India. NEET UG is the only entrance examination for admission to undergraduate medical courses in India.

The NEET UG examination consists of a single paper with 180 multiple-choice questions (MCQs) from Physics, Chemistry, and Biology (Botany and Zoology). The duration of the test is three hours. Each correct answer carries four marks, and there is a negative marking of one mark for each incorrect answer.

Candidates can apply for the NEET UG application process by visiting the official website of NTA NEET at The application fee varies depending on the category of the candidate and candidates can pay fees online using any of the available payment modes.

NTA conducts NEET UG once a year, and the authority announces the dates for the examination in the month of November/December. Candidates are advised to keep a check on the official website of NTA NEET for the latest updates and announcements regarding NEET UG.

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