NEET 2023 – Students Queries, Experts Answers


NEET 2023 – Students Queries, Experts Answers

What is the mode of the NEET 2023 exam?

NEET 2023 is a pen-paper test conducted in the offline mode where
in OMR sheets must be filled with answers

Will NEET 2023 be conducted twice?

No. NEET is so far conducted annually. Officially, no statement has been passed, suggesting otherwise. NEET 2023 shall be conducted on 7th May 2023.

Is there any limit to the number of attempts for NEET exams?

There are no restrictions on the maximum NEET attempt limit 2023.

Are there any changes in NEET? If so, what are they?

NEET now serves as the single entrance exams to seek admissions for medical courses across the country dismissing JIPMER and AIIMS

Who conducts NEET exams?

The NTA (National Testing Agency) is the regulatory body for NEET exams since the year 2019

Can I appear for NEET exams if I have a year gap between class 11 & 12?

Yes, you can appear for NEET exams with a year gap. The previously set out amendment by the MCI was revoked by Delhi High Court wherein now candidates with a gap of a year can appear for NEET

I have crossed 25 years of age, can I take up NEET?

Officials have uprooted the rule on upper age limit, where there is no such cap now. Hence, candidates must meet the lower age limit of 17 years compulsorily, however, there is no restriction on the upper age limit. But, all other criteria should be met

What are the basic eligibility criteria for NEET 2023?

Candidates must ensure they meet the following criteria compulsorily:

Must have attained 17 years of age as of December 31st of that year. If born on December 31st, that is also considered.

Must have completed class 12 or equivalent exams from a centrally recognized or state board with major subjects being – Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English

Qualifying marks – general category – 50% for SC/ST/OBC, it is 40%

OCIs, PIOs, NRIs and foreign nationals can apply

I am an open school candidate. Can I apply for NEET 2023?

Yes, Candidates passing 10+2 as private candidates or from open schools with Physics, Chemistry and Biology, and shall have obtained a minimum of 50% marks taken together in Physics, Chemistry and Biology in the case of general category and 40% Marks in the case of the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, and Other Backward Classes will also be eligible for NEET.

I studied Biology as an additional subject in 10+2, will I be permitted?

Yes. Candidates who have studied biology as an additional subject shall be permitted

What is the application fee for NEET?

General category – 1700 rupees

EWS – 1600 rupees

Other Categories – 900 rupees

What is the mode of payment of the application fee?

Can be done through online mode, net banking, debit/credit cards or even UPI through SBI/Canara/ICICI/HDFC.

How to fill the NEET Application form?

Candidates must visit the official website to fill the NEET application form

I made an online payment, but my confirmation page has not been generated yet ?

This is due to the bank server connectivity issue. If you face this issue, it is recommended to wait for at least 24 hours. If it is not yet generated, pay the fee once again and take a printout of the confirmation page. The excess amount will be refunded automatically into the same account from where the amount was remitted. Contact the bank if the issue still persists.

When I was to submit my application form, my session was displayed as expired when I tried to submit it consequently the form was left unsubmitted. What to do?

Candidates must ensure that they submit the application form within a maximum time span of 30 minutes as the session expires immediately after 30 minutes. Save one part of the form as a draft, continue this similarly before starting a new one. This way, data is not lost. It is recommended to keep the required data handy before commencing

What is the proof for fee payment made to the NTA for NEET?

Generation of confirmation page means the fee is successfully paid. Details of the payment will be given in the bottom-most part of the confirmation page.

Should I upload a photo with white background, date, and name at the bottom?

The photographs must be taken on or after 01.01.2023 preferably indicating clearly the name of the candidate along with the date of taking the photograph. Photographs should not be with cap or goggles. The focus needs to be on the face (80% face coverage, ears clearly visible, white background.

Can I draw out my NEET application form and hence candidature? Would I get a refund?

Application once submitted cannot be drawn out. The application fee is not refundable.

Which fields can be edited in the correction window?

NTA provides the correction window facility once the application form filling concludes. Only some fields can be rectified such as – birthplace, question paper medium, choice of NEET exam cities, address, academic details, parents’ name

Can class 12 qualifying code be edited in the NEET application form?

Yes, the qualifying code can be edited. Login credentials should be used for the same

Can I change/update my photograph through the correction window?

Those candidates who have uploaded a blurry image will be informed through mail to upload a clear image as per the specifications laid down by the NTA. These images must be uploaded within the specified time period. Login credentials are sufficient to upload a passport size photo

Will my application be rejected if I upload an image with no name and a white background?

Officials have issued a notice that photos without a name, date or white background will not be rejected

In the application form, can address be changed?

The address can be edited through the NEET correction window facility. One must use login credentials to make this change

In the already submitted form, can the language preference be changed?

No, the option of language once submitted cannot be changed. This is because allotment of centers is carried out basis the medium of the question paper

What would state of eligibility be if class 10 and class 12 both are studied in different states?

It is not a matter of concern as candidates can apply to any state except J&K for AIQ seats in NEET. However, the best pick, in this case, would be to choose the state where the permanent address of the candidate is or to go for the state where the applicant has complete domicile eligibility for 85% state quota seats

If, after class 12, I have taken up the improvement exam, what year should I mention in my NEET application form?

Candidates can enter the earliest year of passing if they have taken up an improvement exam to obtain good scores and not because they didn’t achieve success. If not cleared and preparing to appear again for some subjects, then enter as appearing and select code 01 as the code of the qualifying exam

By mistake, If I have made payment for the application fee twice, will I get the excess back as a refund?

Yes, the fee that is not updated will be refunded in a matter of 7 working days

Any changes in the NEET exam pattern?

The Test pattern of NEET (UG) – 2023 comprises four Subjects. Each subject will consist of two sections. Section A will consist of 35 Questions and Section B will have 15 Questions, out of these 15 Questions, candidates can choose to attempt any 10 Questions. So, the total number of questions and utilization of time will remain the same.

Topics – Physics, Chemistry, Zoology & Botany

Number of questions – 200

Maximum marks – 720 marks

Exam medium – 13 languages

Exam mode – offline, pen-paper test

How many questions will appear from each section?

Physics – 50 questions

Chemistry – 50 questions

Zoology – 50 questions

Botany – 50 questions

What will the syllabus for NEET be?

NEET Syllabus covers NCERT syllabus from classes 11 & 12 of Physics, Chemistry, Zoology and Botany subjects


Which type of questions will be asked?

Objective type questions will be asked.

What is the marking scheme for NEET 2023?

4 marks will be allotted for every right response. 1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect response. No marks will be awarded if left unanswered.

Unable to check application status, Would I be able to download NEET Admit card 2023?

You must enter the password and registration number to download the admit card. One can download the admit card if the candidate has a confirmation page and status cannot be checked.

Unable to get admit card, whom to contact?

If unable to download the admit card from the official website, get in touch with the exam conducting officials immediately. It can be intimated to the officials through e-mail.

What documents should I carry?

Along with the admit card, one must carry these to the exam centre – passport size photo, one photo affixed onto the attendance sheet, valid Id proof

Particulars printed on my admit card are incorrect, what to do?

You can mail the conducting authority at –

I have misplaced my application number, how to retrieve it?

If forgotten or lost, you can retrieve it by:


Visiting official website

Clicking on ‘forgot registration number’ option under current events

Login with name, parents’ name, DOB, security pin and category

For downloading the admit card, an application number will be sent on the mail id registered

What to do if I misplaced my NEET admit card?

After downloading the NEET admit card, candidates will be sent a soft copy of the same to their registered mail ID. In case it is lost, you can check your mail and retrieve it

When to enter the examination hall?

The NEET exams commence from 2 pm onwards. One can enter the hall 2 hours prior, from 12 pm onwards. No candidate shall be allowed to enter the Examination Centre after 1:30 pm.

What to do 1 day before the NEET exams?

Stay positive

Have a calm mind frame 

Avoid panicking, indulge in relaxing activities

Skim through some question papers to see if you have not missed out on anything. Avoid solving questions

Have a sound sleep, your mind needs to relax

What dress code should be followed?

NEET Dress code

Male candidates-

Wear light colours, T-shirts/half-sleeved shirts. Full shirts are not permitted

Kurta-pyjamas are not allowed

No fancy pockets, zips, big buttons or even embroidery

Wear trousers

Wear sandals, slippers as shoes are not permitted

Female candidates-

Prefer light colours. Avoid elaborate prints, embroidery, zips, sleeves, brooches, buttons

Wear sandals and slippers (low-heeled), shoes are not permitted, strictly

Suggested to not wear jewellery, belts, watches or any such accessories

Are there any differences between the answer key released by coaching institutes and the official set of answer keys?

Yes, there is a difference. The official set of answer keys is released by the NTA whereas the ones released by coaching institutes may not be as accurate as of the official ones. These answer keys are released just so students get an approximate score. However, these cannot be considered as the final ones

I obtained a certain rank as per the answer key released by a coaching institute. How accurate is the rank?

One needs to ensure not to consider these as the final ranks/scores. This is just for one to get an idea, an approximate figure. Candidates must wait until the final set of answer keys are released officially by the NTA. In any case of discrepancy, you can then challenge the question by paying a non-refundable processing fee of ₹ 200/- per question challenged.

Can we challenge the response against OMR grading?

Yes, candidates will be provided with a chance to challenge the OMR sheet and NEET UG Answer key 2023. The fee for each equation to challenge is Rs 200/- and this is a non-refundable amount. Once challenged, responses are verified by NTA, if found correct, answer key shall undergo a revision, thus the preparation of the revised set of answer key leading to the declaration of results. Please note that candidates will not be intimated about the acceptance or rejection of challenge. You will have to visit the official site and check for it

What is percentile rank?

It is the percentage of a score falling below a particular score in a group. It can be calculated as provided below:


Formula based on score:


Your score * 100/topper’s marks


Formula based on rank:


Total number of candidates – rank/total number of candidates * 100  

Does NTA release the NEET result 2023 and state merit list together?

No. Only the NEET results will be announced. State merit list will not be released on the day of the result declaration. Candidates selected under the 15% AIQ category are eligible to take part in the counseling process. The state counseling officials use NEET scores to generate the state merit list for candidates seeking admissions under the 85% state quota. Based on the merit rank in the state rank list, admissions will be allowed to the medical institutes.       

What to do if my NEET result 2023 does not get me admission to a good medical college? Not willing to drop a year one more time.

If this is the case, you can still wait for the state merit list to be released. But you have to apply for 85% state quota seats if you are a domicile of that state.

How is NEET score card different from NEET rank letter?

Name of the candidate


NEET cut-off

Percentile score

AIR (All India Rank)

Category rank

NEET rank letter is available for download to only the 15% AIQ merit list candidates 

How will NEET cut off 2023 be decided?

Once the results are released, the NEET cut-off will also be announced. The cut-off will be decided based on these aspects – the total number of candidates appearing for exams, level of difficulty of exams, availability of seats under each category, and institutes.

What is the expected cut-off for NEET 2023?

NEET cut-off is determined by the factors mentioned above, which can be decided only after the exam takes place. Once the exam concludes, the experts at various coaching institutes compose the cut-off for NEET-UG and release it..

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