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Conquering the NEET UG 2024: A Comprehensive Guide

The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) Undergraduate is a highly competitive exam for aspiring medical professionals in India. Cracking NEET grants admission to coveted MBBS, BDS, and other medical courses across the country. 

As per the reports, the total number of applicants for the the NEET UG 2024 exam received around 25 lakhs. Which is the highest number in the few past years. NEET is the only admission exam available in India for undergraduate programs in medicine and paramedicine. 

With the exam date approaching on May 5th, 2024, this blog serves as a one-stop guide for NEET UG 2024 aspirants. We’ll delve into the latest updates, exam patterns, admit card details, and everything you need to know to succeed.

Latest Updates (as of May 3rd, 2024):

  • The NEET UG 2024 exam will be conducted on Sunday, May 5th, 2024.
  • The National Testing Agency (NTA) has confirmed there will be no change in the exam date despite the ongoing Lok Sabha elections.
  • The application window closed on March 16th, 2024.
  • The admit cards were released on May 1st, 2024. Candidates can download them from the official NTA website:

NEET UG 2024 Highlights 

Name of the Exam NEET UG
Level of Exam Undergraduate (National level) exam
Conducting Body NTA (National Testing Agency)
Mode of Exam Offline paper-pen based 
Exam frequency Once a year
Exam duration 3 hours and 20 minutes 
Total Questions 200 (180 to be attempted)
Number of exam cities 557 (India), 14 (abroad)
Languages/ Medium of exam 13 languages 
Accepting colleges1,613 colleges 
Courses offered through NEET UGMBBS, BDS, BSc Nursing, BAMS, etc. 
NEET Exam official website, 

NEET UG 2024 Exam Pattern

  • The NEET UG exam is a single-day, offline (pen and paper-based) test.
  • It comprises four subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Botany, and Zoology.
  • Each subject holds 70 marks, for a total of 720 marks.
  • Every subject is divided into two sections: A and B.
    • Section A: 35 questions (140 marks) – compulsory attempt for all.
    • Section B: 15 questions (45 marks) – attempt any 10 questions.
  • The exam duration is 3 hours and 20 minutes.
  • All questions are Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) with four answer choices.

NEET UG Registration Process (for future reference):

  • The registration window typically opens in February and closes in March.
  • Registration is done online through the NTA website.
  • You’ll need to create an account, fill out the application form, upload scanned documents (photograph, signature, etc.), and pay the application fees.
  • Carefully review all details before submitting the application form.

NEET UG 2024 Admit Card:

  • The NEET exam admit card is your essential entry document for the exam hall.
  • Download it from the official NTA NEET website using your application number and date of birth.
  • Ensure all details on the admit card are accurate, including your name, photograph, exam center address, and exam timings.
  • Carry a printout of the admit card along with a valid photo ID proof to the exam venue.

NEET UG 2024 Exam Result:

  • The expected result declaration date for NEET UG 2024 is June 14th, 2024.
  • The results will be available on the NTA website.
  • You’ll need your application number and password to access your scorecard.
  • The scorecard will display your marks obtained in each subject and your overall NEET UG rank.

Preparation Tips for NEET UG exam

  • Start your preparation early: Begin with a well-structured study plan at least a year before the exam.
  • Focus on understanding concepts: Don’t just memorize facts. Strive to understand the core principles behind each topic.
  • Practice with mock tests and previous year’s papers: Familiarize yourself with the exam format and time management strategies.
  • Join a coaching institute (optional): Coaching institutes can provide valuable guidance and structured learning materials.
  • Maintain a healthy routine: Get adequate sleep, eat nutritious food, and exercise regularly to stay focused and energized.
  • Manage stress effectively: Take breaks, practice relaxation techniques, and stay positive throughout your preparation.

By following these guidelines and staying updated with the latest information, you’ll be well on your way to conquering the NEET UG 2024 exam. Remember, success in the NEET exam requires dedication, hard work, and a strategic approach. We wish you the very best in your medical entrance exam journey!

Further Resources:

  • National Testing Agency (NTA) Official Website:
  • NEET UG Syllabus and Sample Papers: You can find these resources on the NTA website or through various educational portals.

Remember: This information is accurate as of May 3rd, 2024. It’s always advisable to stay updated with official announcements from the NTA website for any changes or clarifications.

 Frequently Asked Questions

What are the eligibility criteria for the the NEET UG exam?

As per the eligibility criteria for the NEET exam students should pass the 12th class with 50% marks in PCB, and 40 % required for the SC/ST/OBC and reserved category students. Candidates must be 17 years old to attempt this exam. 

Which course can I pursue after the NEET exam?

The NEET exam is the gateway to admission in multiple medical paramedical courses. There are so many courses available after NEET UG, as we mentioned in the list below:
BSc Nursing 
BHMS, etc.

Who will conduct the NEET exam every year?

The National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct the NEET exam. The Indian government has verified NTA. 

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