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NEET 2024 - Registration (Started), Exam Date (5 May), Syllabus, Eligibility

11 January,2024  |  By Brainwonders

NEET 2023

NEET Exam Overview

NEET Result 2024: Are you gearing up for the NEET 2024 exam? If so, you'll want to stay informed of the latest news and updates. The National Testing Agency (NTA) is expected to release a detailed notification about the upcoming NEET exam soon, which will provide all the necessary information – from application dates and fees to exam patterns, syllabuses, and exam centres.

NTA announced that the NEET 2024 exam would be conducted on to be soon, marking the official start of the registration process. We already have a tentative timeline for when the NEET 2024 application form will be made available; it's likely the first week of March or thereabouts. In addition, those who wish to apply should also prepare to pay an application fee of INR 1,600 for General category candidates (although NTA may decide to increase this amount at any time).

So keep yourself updated with the important announcements regarding the NEET 2024 exam!

With time running out, it's time to start getting organised and ready for the big day. This year, the exam is set to be conducted in a paper-pencil format and over 200 minutes, from 2 pm to 5.20 pm (IST) across an estimated 500 cities in India and abroad.

The exam pattern is expected to remain the same as last year, but with an increased number of exam centres and test-takers. After the declaration of results, many students have requested the NTA to push back the exam date by at least one month. However, while this decision is awaited, the counselling process for both state quota seats and All India Quota seats is already progressing quickly. It is likely to be completed by early January. The reporting for AIQ seats is scheduled for December 28th.

The approaching NEET UG 2024 brings both excitement and anxiety for many students. Be sure to begin your preparations before the last minute - start now and make sure you're fully ready for the big day!

What is NEET Exam?

Are you preparing to pursue a future in medicine? Are you looking for the one exam that will decide your admission into MBBS, BDS, BSc Nursing, BAMS, Veterinary, and other medical/paramedical courses in India? Look no further than the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET)!

Every year, over fifteen lakh students appear for the NEET UG exam with hopes of achieving their dream of a successful career in medicine. This 3 hour 20 minute exam is held in thirteen different languages and conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) offline. This is your chance to take a leap of faith and start on your way to fulfilling all your ambitions! So take advantage of this lifetime opportunity, and get set to ace your NEET exam.


Particulars Details
Exam name National Eligibility cum Entrance test
Conducting body National Testing Agency
Minimum eligibility 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, Biology
Minimum age 17 years age
NEET 2024 date May 5, 2024
Courses offered MBBS, BDS, AYUSH, BVSc & AH
Number of registered candidates (as per 2023) 20,87,462
Number of candidates appeared ( as per 2023) 20,38,596
Official website

NEET UG exam dates 2024

Events  NEET 2024 dates
NEET 2024 notification February 9 2024
NEET 2024 registration date February 9 2024
Last date to fill NEET application form 2024 March 9, 2024
NEET 2024 correction window date To be announced
Allotted exam city details To be announced
Release of NEET-UG admit card To be announced
NEET exam date 2024 May 5, 2024
Result declaration June 14, 2024
Commencement of NEET UG counselling To be announced

NEET 2024 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates seeking admission to NEET UG 2024 must ensure that they meet the criteria set forth by NTA. To be eligible for the entrance exam, applicants must abide by the following parameters: 


Eligibility for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is open to citizens and applicants of the following nationalities: 

  • Indian Nationals
  • Non-Resident Indians (NRIs)
  • Overseas Citizen of India (OCI)
  • Persons of Indian Origin (PIO)
  • Foreign Nationals
Age Limit

The age criteria and age limits for NEET candidates are given below

  1. As of December 31, 2024, the minimum age for any candidate will be 17 years.
  2. Furthermore, the upper age limit of 25 years for general category candidates and 30 years for reserved category candidates have been removed.
Minimum Qualification
  1. To be eligible for NEET 2024, applicants must have completed Class 12 or equivalent from a recognised institute and Board. 
  2. Individuals who are due to complete their Class 12 examinations in 2024 can apply for this exam. 
  3. Furthermore, applicants who have obtained their Class 12 or equivalent from an Open School are also eligible to apply.
Mandatory subjects
  1. To qualify, applicants must have completed Class 12 or equivalent, in which they were required to study Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. 
  2. Those who have pursued Biology as an additional subject upon completing their studies are also eligible to apply.
Minimum marks required in the Qualifying examination
  1. General category: 50 per cent
  2. PWD category: 45 per cent
  3. SC/ST/OBC: 40 per cent

NEET 2024 Application Process

The National Testing Agency (NTA) is expected to release the NEET UG Application Form 2024 in March 2024. Applicants are required to complete and submit their application by the first week of April. To those who have completed the application process, NTA will provide a correction window from the second week of April and onwards, allowing candidates to edit certain fields in the application form as needed. You can find detailed instructions for completing the application process below.

  1. Visit the NEET 2024 official website and click on the tab that states "Application Form." 
  2. After reading all the instructions, register an account with your details, such as name, contact information, password, etc. 
  3. Upon successful registration, you will receive a generated Application Number and Password. 
  4. Log in to the platform with these credentials, fill out the application form with personal and educational details, your preferred exam medium and city, and upload a photograph and signature. 
  5. To finish up, pay the application fee online through credit/debit cards, net banking, Paytm, or UPI.

NEET Application fee

The application fees are given below in the table:

Category NEET 2023 Application Fee( in INR)
General 1,600
General EWS and OBC 1,500
SC, ST, PwD 900
Outside India 8,500

NEET 2024 Exam Centres

The National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) 2024 exam centres will be operating out of 500 cities across India. The total number of test centres has increased from 3,570 last year to a new high this year. When applying for the exam, candidates must enter their preferred exam city in preferential order. NTA will then use this information to allocate an appropriate exam centre, which will be detailed on the candidate's admit card.

Before releasing the admit card, NTA will announce the specific cities in which test centres are located. An advance intimation of the chosen city will also be given to allow test-takers time to plan their journey accordingly. By doing so, candidates can be better prepared for the exam day.

NEET 2024 Syllabus

The National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) 2024 will consist of three subject areas: Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. These topics are similar to those found in CBSE Class 11 and 12. It is anticipated that the NEET syllabus 2024 will remain identical to the previous year's syllabus. Some topics of the syllabus may have yet to be covered in classes, so it is highly recommended that prospective candidates review the syllabus before beginning their preparation for taking the test.

NEET 2024 Exam Pattern 

The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for 2024 will follow the same examination pattern as the year before. The paper-pencil-based test will be two hours long and include 200 multiple-choice questions from Physics, Chemistry, and Biology, with Biology further split into Botany and Zoology. Each subject has two sections: Section A includes 35 questions, and Section B includes 15, only 10 of which must be answered. For each correct answer, students will receive four marks and a negative marking scheme of -1 mark for incorrect answers. No points are deducted or awarded for any extra unanswered or attempted questions. A summary of the exam structure is outlined in the table below.

Sections Number of Questions Total Marks
Physics Section A 35 140
Physics Section B 15 40
Chemistry Section A 35 140
Chemistry Section B 15 40
Botany Section A 35 140
Botany Section B 15 40
Zoology Section A 35 140
Zoology Section B 15 40

NEET 2024 Preparation Tips

Candidates preparing for NEET 2024 must know the exam pattern and syllabus. To prepare effectively, it is important to shortlist books for studying and reference. NCERT textbooks should be a priority when completing topics in the syllabus. It would help if you also drafted an appropriate timetable for studying and revision. Solving mock tests and sample papers further provides an understanding of one's weak and strong areas so that preparation becomes subject or topic-wise specific. This ensures that all sections are given equal attention, as the exam has equal weightage for every segment. Regular practice tests must be conducted to equip oneself for the exam best.

NEET 2024 Answer Keys

The NTA is set to release the answer keys for NEET 2024 within a month of the exam. The answer keys will outline the correct answers, making it possible for test-takers to calculate their estimated scores. Suppose there are discrepancies between the answer key and the candidate's answers. In that case, candidates can seek a challenge against one or more answers by submitting their objections in the given format and paying a fee of INR 200. The challenges will be reviewed by an expert panel put together by NTA, and NTA will release the final answer keys along with the results. Both official and unofficial answer keys will be available. You can access unofficial answer keys from coaching institutes on the day of the exam, which you can use to assess an estimated score before being compared to the NEET provisional answer keys.

NEET 2024 Mock Test

NEET mock tests are released by the National Testing Agency (NTA) to offer practice for potential exam-takers. You can take these tests online, and it is advisable also to take offline mock tests conducted by coaching institutes to understand one's strengths and weaknesses better. The questions can range from very simple to complex – solving them helps candidates gain experience in solving different questions and prepares them for their eventual exam day. It is important to review one's performance after taking the mock tests, as this will assist in devising an effective preparation strategy.

NEET 2024 Admit Card 

The National Testing Agency (NTA) is expected to release the NEET Admit Card 2024 approximately one week before the examination date. It is a critical document that must be brought to the exam centre on the day of the exam and retained until the entire admission process is complete. Candidates who have successfully registered for the exam must log onto the official NTA NEET website and log in with their credentials to download their admit card or hall ticket.

The Admit Card will display details such as a candidate's personal information, the exam date and time, the exam centre name and address, and instructions for the day of the exam.

To obtain the Admit Card, please follow these steps:

  1. Visit the NEET 2024 website – - to access your Admit Card. 
  2. Click on the 'NEET 2024 Admit Card Download link and fill out the form with the most recent updates on your health and travel. 
  3. Then, log in using your Application Number, Security Pin and Password.
  4. Once logged in, you can download your Admit Card. 
  5. Make sure to print multiple copies of your Admit Card for future reference.

Candidates will need to download their admit card and affix a recent colour passport-sized photograph in the designated area of the admit card (4 "x6"). The photograph should be the same as the one uploaded with the application form. Parents' signatures are also required on the NEET Admit Card but must be made in the presence of an Invigilator during the examination, as per instructions.

The difficulty level of last year's National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) was moderate to tough, as per the analysis. Questions were in-line with expectations and evenly distributed across the Class 11 and 12 syllabi of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). Among the subjects, experts found physics to be the most challenging, followed by Chemistry and Biology.

NEET 2024 Result

The National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET 2024) scorecard will be released within 45 days of completion of the examination. Candidates can access their results in PDF format on the official website. The scorecard will contain important information, such as the name of the candidate, roll number, overall score out of 720, percentile score, All India Rank, qualifying status, and cut-off scores. To know your NEET 2024 result, all candidates are required to log in to the website using an approved username and password.

NEET Cutoff Marks (Opening & Closing)

Category NEET cutoff percentile NEET cut-off 2024 scores NEET cut-off 2023 scores
Unreserved 50th percentile To be announced 720-137
Unreserved PWD 40th percentile To be announced 136-107
Reserved 45th percentile To be announced 136-121
Reserved PWD 40th percentile To be announced 120-107

NEET Participating Institutes

Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi King George's Medical University, Lucknow
Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi Christian Medical College, Vellore
Armed Forces Medical College, Pune Madras Medical College, Chennai
Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University College of Medical Sciences, University of Delhi, Delhi
Institute of Medical Sciences Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi Lady Hardinge Medical College, Delhi

NEET 2024 Counselling

The Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) will facilitate the counselling process for 15% of All India Quota (AIQ) seats. In comparison, State Authorities are responsible for administering NEET Counselling for 85% of State Quota seats. The entire procedure is done via an online system, whereby applicants must register and fill in their respective seat preferences before locking them. After all these steps, seat allotment results will be announced. Candidates who wish to join the institute allotted to them must confirm their seat by attending institute reporting. Those unsatisfied with the allocated seat may opt for seat upgradation and participate in subsequent rounds of NEET UG counselling, with a total of four rounds. The overall number of rounds could increase or decrease depending on seat vacancies.

Courses Offered Through NEET UG

  • MBBS
  • BDS
  • Ayurvedic Medicine
  • Homoeopathy Medicine
  • Unani Medicine
  • Siddha Medicine
  • Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry
  • BSc (Hons) Nursing
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy
  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
  • Bachelor of Audiology, Speech and Language Pathology
  • Bachelor of Prosthetics and Orthotics.

In India, the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is the accepted score for admission to 612 Medical, 323 Dental, 914 AYUSH, and 47 BVSc & AH colleges. In addition, 15 AIIMS and two JIPMER campuses also accept NEET scores for admission this year. BSc (Hons) Nursing programs will also follow this admission process, although the seat matrix has yet to be released. According to current data, 92,627 MBBS, 52,728 AYUSH, 27 948 BDS, 603 BVSc, and 487 BSc nursing seats are available across the country.


Now you have a clear pathway about how to go about your NEET exam to pursue your dream of becoming a doctor.

Suppose you are still trying to figure out your career. In that case, Brain Wonders Career Counselling can help you make an informed decision about your career, whether it's pursuing a medical career through NEET or any other path you have in mind. With our experienced counsellors, you can explore the right curriculum, familiarise yourself with the admission process and start planning for success.

FAQs Regarding NEET UG 2024

Q1: When will NEET UG 2024 happen?

Ans: The National Testing Agency (NTA) has announced that the NEET UG 2024 exam will be held on May 7th. This date was included in the common exam calendar, which also schedules other entrance exams such as JEE Main and ICAR AIEEA. NTA is yet to announce the related dates for application submission and admit card release.

Students are advised to prepare for the upcoming NEET UG 2024 examination, keeping in mind the announced date. NTA will release further updates soon on the official website of NTA.

Q2: Who organises the NEET UG exam?

Ans: National Testing Agency (NTA) organises the NEET UG exam. They have been conducting NEET since 2019. 

Q3: What was the difficulty level of NEET?

Ans: The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is a rigorous exam for aspiring medical professionals. According to experts and past test-takers, Physics is typically the most difficult section, and Biology is the easiest. However, it should be noted that each section's difficulty level may vary for NEET 2024.

Q4: When will the NEET 2024 admit card be released?

Ans: The National Testing Agency (NTA) expects to release the NEET 2024 Admit Card approximately one week before the exam date. According to past trends, this is anticipated to occur in the fourth week of April or the first week of May, around May 3rd or May 4th. Before the Admit Card's availability, NTA will issue an advanced notification with an Exam City Slip for all candidates, detailing their respective examination city.

Q5: Can I make changes to the NEET 2024 application form?

Ans: Yes, Candidates who have registered for NEET 2024 can make changes in their application within the specified dates without incurring any additional cost, apart from a change in the category, which may affect the fee. NTA has specified the editable fields, and alterations will not be allowed beyond these. Candidates must take extra care when filling out the application form to ensure accuracy.

Q6: Will the NEET 2024 exam pattern remain the same as last year?

Ans: The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) exam structure remains unchanged from the previous year. This paper-pencil-based assessment, which is two hours in duration, will present 200 questions for participants to answer. Of these, 180 questions must be attempted for a correct response. With 720 available marks and each correct answer awarded four points, one mark will be deducted for every incorrect reply. 

Q7: Will the NEET UG syllabus 2024 change?

Ans: At this time, there is no indication of a change in the exam syllabus for NEET UG. Therefore, the NEET 2024 syllabus is expected to remain the same as the previous year. Moreover, since the syllabus for NEET UG is the same as those of Classes 11 and 12, students should be able to understand and complete it.

Q8: What are all the language options available for NEET UG 2024?

Ans: The National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) UG question paper is available in 13 languages: Hindi, English, Tamil, Urdu, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Odia, Assamese, Kannada, Malayalam, Punjabi and Telugu. Candidates must specify their language preferences in the application form and choose an appropriate exam centre.

Q9: What are the eligibility criteria for NEET?

Ans: Candidates wanting to be eligible for NEET must have passed their Class 12 Board exam from a recognized institute and board in the Science stream with an aggregate of at least 50 per cent (40 per cent for OBC/SC/ST and 45 per cent for PwD category candidates). In addition, applicants must meet the age requirement of being at least 17 years old as of December 31st of the year of admission. 

Q10: Is there any upper age limit for taking NEET-UG?

Ans: On March 9th, 2022, the National Medical Council (NMC) removed the upper age limit criterion for NEET 2024 eligibility. Although a lower age limit of 16 years as of December 31st of the academic year still applies, all applicants can now sit for the exam irrespective of age. Before this, the Court of Appeals had been considering the case. However, candidates must still meet the lower age limit criteria to be considered eligible for the exam.

Q11: How many times can I appear for NEET?

Ans: NTA has announced that there are no restrictions on the number of attempts a candidate can take to complete the NEET Exam. As the exam is conducted once per academic year, candidates are only permitted one attempt per year. The exam is open to any qualified candidate who wishes to pursue a career in medicine and would like to gain admission into a medical college in India. NTA encourages all applicants to use this opportunity and adequately prepare for the exam fully.

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