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NEET 2023: Exam Date & Paper Pattern | Registration Date & Application Form 

NTA has released its Examination schedule for 2023-24 & also released Exam date for NEET 2023 However, the NTA has not announced the NEET 2023 registration date & application form release date till now. Based on the previous year's exam date and other factors like COVID 19, we have predicted various dates like NEET 2023 registration date & application form release date in this blog. Know the important details like when NEET 2023 exam registration can start, the exam pattern, marking scheme & any changes in the exam pattern here 

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What is the NEET 2023 Exam & Who will conduct NEET Examination?

Lakhs of aspirants aspire to become doctors every year in our country, for which they have to clear the NEET exam to secure a seat in a good medical college across the nation. But before starting his preparation, one should be aware of what is the NEET exam; NEET Exam pattern 2023, NEET 2023 expected exam date etc. It will help them to get a proper understanding of the exam and what should be the proper strategy to clear this exam in a minimum time frame.

The National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) is the qualifying test for MBBS and BDS programs. It is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). The test was previously administered by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). A candidate who wishes to study medical courses needs to have Physics, Chemistry and Biology as their compulsory subjects in Class 12th. As per the Government of India, it is a mandated requirement to qualify NEET Exam to study MBBS courses in India and abroad. Class 12 & 12 Pass students may apply for the NEET exam.

Have a look at Chemistry Syllabus for NEET 2023.

NEET 2023 Exam Date: -

Aspirants preparing for NEET 2023 must know the exam date in advance. This helps serious aspirants in certain ways.

  • It allows the serious aspirants to set short-term as well as long-term targets.
  • Aspirants can be mentally ready for the exam at that time.
  • They can plan their goals and targets in advance. 
  • It allows them to take out time for a proper revision prior to the exam

Have a look at the Previous Year's NEET Exam Date & Year wise trends:

We all know that COVID 19 has affected the exam schedule significantly. This is the main reason why there is so much uncertainty regarding the NEET 2023 exam date. Before COVID 19, the NEET exam was conducted on the first or the second Sunday of May. Check the previous NEET exam dates: 

NEET 2018 - 6th May (Sunday) 

NEET 2019 - 5th May (Sunday) 

NEET 2020 exam date: However, COVID 19 lockdown caused a lot of disruption to students' exam preparation. Considering that NTA postponed the NEET 2020 exam and later it was conducted on the 13th of September 2020 (Sunday). This allowed students to make up for their academic losses. 

NEET 2021 Exam Date: NTA then decided in 2021 to go back to the original schedule. NEET 2021 was originally scheduled to take place on Sunday, August 1, 2021. It was postponed due to student protests and the second COVID wave. The final NEET 2021 exam date was set for 12 September 2021. 

NEET 2022 Exam Date: NTA is trying to get back on track by moving back the exam date. This is evident from the NEET 2022 exam date, which is scheduled to take place on 17 July 2022. This is a significant shift of 2 months from the previous two years.

Year Registered Students
2018 13.26 Lakh
201915.19 Lakh
202015.97 Lakh
202116.14 Lakh
202218.72 Lakh

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NEET 2023 Expected Date: When NEET 2023 Exam can be held?

Before going to predict the NEET 2023 exam date. Let's first discuss some important facts which may affect the NEET 2023 exam date.

1. COVID Era is over: We have successfully dealt with the COVID pandemic and our lives are back on track. NTA would like NTA to conduct May in a similar way to what was done in the pre-pandemic period.

2. NEET 2022 Exam Date: Considering the NEET 2022 exam date, aspirants who are preparing for NEET 2023 and subsequent years can expect their NEET 2023 exam date to be in the last week of May 2023 or the first week of June 2023.

3. Class 12 CBSE Board Exam Pattern Change: Students can also expect NEET 2023 exam will be held earlier than the previous year's schedule due to the change in the CBSE board examination pattern. 

Last year, the board announced two sets for class 12 students to help them prepare for "unprecedented situations" such as the Covid-19 pandemic. It takes considerably longer to complete the two terms and the corresponding exams. Because of this, NTA has to shift or postpone NEET and JEE exams to July or September months. But from this year, CBSE will be conducting only one terminal exam i.e annual board exams. So, CBSE has decided to wrap up the annual session quite early. 

This increases the likelihood that NTA will conduct NEET 2023 in May, as it was before the COVID 19 pandemic.

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NEET 2023 Important Dates:

There are several important dates students should follow before and after NEET exam. These are :

  • Application form release date for NEET 2023 Exam
  • Application form submission date for NEET 2023 Exam
  • Application form corretion window for NEET 2023 Exam
  • NEET 2023 admit card release date
  • NEET 2023 exam date
  • NEET 2023 Answer Key release date
  • NEET 2023 final result
  • NEET 2023 Counselling start date
    Below are the expected dates for all these important events.

Events Dates
NEET 2023 Application Form Release Date 2nd Week of January 2023
Application Form Submission DateLast Week of February 2023
Application Form Correction Window1st - 2nd Week of March 2023
NEET UG Admit Card 20232nd Week of April 2023
NEET 2023 Exam Date1st or 2nd Week of May 2023
NEET 2023 Result2nd Week of July 2023
NEET 2023 Counselling Start Date1st Week of August, 2023

What is the NEET 2023 Exam Pattern & NEET Marking Scheme :

Knowing and understanding the exam pattern & marking scheme is the basic requirement to clear the NEET exam. Here is the key information regarding NEET 2023 exam paper pattern is given below: -

Exam Mode Offline
Total Number of Questions 200 Questions (180 Mandatory)
Total Marks720
Duration3 Hours 20 Minutes
Question typeMultiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Marking Scheme
+4 Marks for each correct answer
-1 Mark for each wrong question
Number of SectionSection A: 35 Questions
Section B: 15 Questions (Only 10 Qs to attempt)
SubjectsPhysics, Chemistry and Biology

From the above NEET Pattern & Marking Scheme table, it's clear that for every correct answer +4 ( plus four) marks will be awarded & there is a Negative marking for incorrect answers in NEET Exam, i.e. students will be penalised -1 ( minus one) for every wrong answer. Negative marking makes NEET Exam more competitive because it guarantees that aspirants who have prepared well & thoroughly score higher than students who depend on random answer guessing.

Major Changes in the NEET 2021 & 2022 Exam Pattern:

In the last two years, many changes have been made to the NEET exam format and its structure. The structure was changed completely in 2021. However, the time taken to complete the exam increased by 20 minutes in 2022.

Number of Sections: There will be two sections – A and B; in each subject. Section A will consist of 35 questions and Section B will have 15 questions, out of these 15 questions, aspirants can choose to attempt any 10 questions. So, the total number of questions in the NEET exam pattern 2022 is 200, out of which 180 need to be attempted.

Duration: The duration of the NEET exam has also been increased by 20 minutes and total time is 3 hours 20 minutes, earlier it was only 3 hours. This change has been introduced in the NEET 2022 for the first time and there are high chances that NTA will carry forward this in the coming years and keep it in 2023 also.

NTA has announced the NEET 2023 exam date:

As per the notification by NTA on 15th December 2022, NEET 2023 exam will be held on May 7th 2023.

Will there be any changes in the NEET 2023 Paper Pattern?

This might be a puzzling question for the NEET 2023 aspirants as the NTA has made significant changes in the NEET exam pattern. And it has been seen that whenever the changes are made in the exam pattern, it is followed in the upcoming years. So, the NEET 2022 exam pattern will be followed in the NEET 2023 as well.

If any change is made in the NEET exam pattern, we will update it here.

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