NTA Releases Clarification on SC/ST Certificate for NEET (UG)-2023

Mar 16, 2023, 16:45 IST

NEET (UG) 2023: The official notice regarding the Information Bulletin for NEET UG 2023 has clarified that there is no specific date mentioned for the SC/ST certificaterequired for the concerned candidates.

This clarification was made in the Public Notice for NEET UG 2023.  In other words, students from the SC/ST category can submit their certificates anytime without worrying about missing the deadline.

NTA Releases Clarification on SC/ST Certificate for NEET (UG)-2023

The National Testing Agency (NTA)  has recently released an important notice for those who are aspiring to take the NEET UG exam. As per the notice, there is no cutoff date for submitting the SC/ST certificate, which is beneficial for the candidates belonging to these categories.

Clause 6.2.3 of NEET UG 2023 Information Bulletin

To be clear, SC candidates must upload their Caste certificate and ST candidates must upload their Tribe certificate (Appendix XA) during the online application process for NEET (UG) 2023, in line with the latest government guidelines. In case any candidate from the SC/ST categoryis unable to upload their certificate, they must submit a declaration acknowledging the same.

NEET Application Form 2023

  • NEET 2023 Application Form has been released on the official website, neet.nta.nic.in. The last date to fill NEET application form is April 6, 2023.
  • To apply for the NEET UG exam, students should visit the official website and fill out the application form.
  • Additionally, they can choose the language they feel most comfortable with for the exam. The NEET UG exam is an important step for students who want to pursue a career in medicine, and it is essential to apply before the deadline.

NEET Eligibility Criteria 2023

NEET 2023 Eligibility Criteria is as follows:

  • The minimum percentage required for Class 12th is 50% for GN/EWS and 40% for SC/ST/OBC, with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology as the subjects.
  • Additionally, candidates must be 17 years old by December 31, 2023, to appear for the exam.

NEET application form 2023 fees

  • Candidates who belong to the General category will now have to pay INR 1700, while those belonging to the General-EWS/OBC-NCL category will have to pay INR 1600. Finally, SC/ST/PwD candidates will have to pay INR 1000.
  • Additionally, NEET 2023 registration is available for candidates outside India.
  • To complete the application process, applicants must upload a photograph, signature, and category certificate.
  • Furthermore, the registration fee for NEET 2023 is INR 9500 for centers outside India.

Question Paper Pattern

  • NEET 2023 will follow the same question paper pattern as the previous years. The organizers have not announced any changes yet.
  • As a result, the NEET question paper consists of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) only. This means that you will need to select the correct answer from the given options.
  • Moreover, NEET 2023 will be conducted in 13 languages, including Hindi and English. This offers greater flexibility for students to take the exam in their preferred language.
  • Additionally, to prepare for the exam, it is recommended that you download and solve code-wise papers.
  • NEET exam consists of 200 questions that are evenly divided among four subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Zoology, and Botany.
  • Each subject is further divided into two parts, namely Part A and Part B, with 35 and 15 questions, respectively, in each part. However, in Part B, you need to answer only 10 out of the 15 questions.
NEET 2023 NEET Exam Pattern
Exam Mode Offline (Pen and Paper)
Questions Type Multiple Choice Questions
Total Questions 200 (Need to answer 180)
Total Marks 720
Exam Duration 3 hours 20 minutes
Negative Marking -1 for each wrong answer
Languages and Medium of Paper English, Hindi, Gujarati, Kannada, Odia, Punjabi, Malayalam, Marathi, Assamese, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu

NEET Syllabus

  • NEET syllabus is based on the biology, chemistry, and physics curriculum from classes 11 and 12 of the NCERT.
  • For instance, the biology syllabus comprises 10 units, with 5 from each class.
  • The chemistry syllabus includes 30 chapters, while the physics syllabus includes 10 and 9 chapters from classes 11 and 12, respectively.

NEET 2023 Cut off

To qualify for NEET, candidates must score at least 50% if they belong to the GN/EWS category, 45% if they belong to the GN-PwD category, and 40% for OBC/ST/SC/PwD categories.

Furthermore, In the previous year, NEET qualifying marks for the General category ranged from 117 to 715, and for OBC/SC/ST categories, it was between 104-116.

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