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NEET Exam 2024 - Updates, Registration, Exam, Preparation Tips, etc.

The NEET Exam 2024 is the gateway to medical education in India. The nationwide exam conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) is your chance to secure a seat in MBBS, BDS, and other medical courses across the country. Aspiring doctors and dentists of India, mark your calendars! The National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) is around the corner, and this year holds some crucial updates you must be aware of.  Let’s break it down:

What is the NEET?

NEET is a single national entrance exam for admission to undergraduate medical (MBBS), dental (BDS), and AYUSH courses in government and private institutions across India. It’s also mandatory to pursue these qualifications abroad.

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Updates Regarding NEET Exam Registration

NEET Exam registration forms have been released as of February 9, 2024. NTA  releases the official notification for the NEET Application Form on the official website, i.e., As per the latest notification, the last submission date for the application form is March 9, 2024

There is no age limit for the NEET exam 2024, and there is also no limit to the number of attempts. Eligible candidates can assess the NEET Exam application form in 2024. The NTA released the syllabus for the exam, and the good thing is that the syllabus has been reduced from 97 chapters to 79 chapters. 

NEET Exam 2024 Dates

Important Events Dates
NEET 2024 notification by the NTA
February 9, 2024
NEET Exam 2024 application form date
From February 9 to March 9, 2024
NEET 2024 application correction window
The second week of March 2024
NEET 2024 Admit Card
Last week of April 2024
NEET 2024 Exam Date
May 5, 2024
NEET 2024 OMR sheet and answer key shee
The first week of June 2024
NEET 2024 result date
June 14, 2024

NEET Exam 2024 Highlights

NEET exam details are summarized in the table below. Candidates can complete every exam component.

Particular Details
NEET Full Form
National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test
Exam Mode
Conducting Body
NTA (National Testing Agency)
Exam Level
Undergraduate (UG) Exam for National Level
Exam Frequency
Once in a year
Total Registration (2023)
20,87,462 Candidates
Courses offered through the NEET exam
MBBS, BDS, BSc, Nursing, BAMS, BVSC, AH, etc.
Exam Fees
INR 1,700 for the General category
INR 1,600 for OBC
INR 1,000 for the Reserved category
INR 950 for Foreign students
Total Duration of the NEET exam
3 hours, 20 minutes
Total Number of Questions
200 (180 to be attempted)
Marking Scheme
+4 each correct answer
-1 each wrong answer
Total Marks
Language of Exam
Total number of seats
MBBS- 1,09,015
BDS- 27,868
BVSc & AH- 603
NTA NEET Helpline Number
NEET Official Website

NEET Exam 2024 Eligibility Criteria

Here’s a summary of the NEET eligibility criteria for 2024:

Educational Qualification:



Additional notes:

  • It is now mandatory for all Indian citizens who want to pursue medicine abroad to qualify for NEET UG 2024.
  • Telangana and Andhra Pradesh are now part of the 15% All India Quota scheme.
  • A new section on ethics, integrity, and aptitude in medical practice has been introduced in the NEET 2024 exam.

NEET Exam 2024 Application Process

The NEET 2024 application process is currently open and will close on March 9, 2024. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to apply:

Step 1: Registration

Step 2: Application Form Filling

Step 3: Document Upload

Step 4: Fee Payment

Step 5: Submit the Application Form

Important points to remember:

NEET Exam 2024 Syllabus

The National Medical Commission (NMC) released the official NEET syllabus 2024 on October 6, 2023. It covers three major subjects: physics, chemistry, and biology. To deepen your knowledge, download the NEET syllabus for 2024. 

Download Here: NEET Syllabus 2024

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How to Prepare for the NEET Exam 2024?

NEET exam preparation should start well in advance since the competition is quite high. With approx. 20 lakh students for the NEET examination, we must ensure hard work and practice to crack the exam. Candidates can refer to the tips that are provided below so that they can get a good score.

  • Applicants should carefully review the exam pattern and syllabus before preparing for the NEET exam. 
  • Make a study plan or strategy and write short notes for easy understanding. 
  • Solve & analyze the previous year’s question papers. 
  • Practice with NCERT book 11 or 12 in class, which is very important. Around 70-80% of questions are directly related to NCERT books. 
  • Maintain the proper balance between NEET practices and other activities. 
  • Do a lot of exercise with mock tests 
  • Students should need to invest the last two years in NEET preparation.

NEET Exam Pattern 2024

Exam Mode: Pen and Paper Based (Offline)

Duration: 3 hours, 20 minutes

Total Marks: 720

Number of Questions: 200 (Physics: 50, Chemistry: 50, Biology: 100)

Marking Scheme:

  • Each correct answer carries 4 marks.
  • There is a negative marking of 1 mark for each incorrect answer.
  • No marks are deducted for unattempted questions.

Subject-wise distribution of questions:

Subjects Section A (35 Que) Section B (Que) Total (Attempted)
10 attempts
10 attempts
10 attempts

Important Points:

  • The NEET exam is going to be held in 13 languages; the question papers will be in English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu.
  • Candidates can choose the language of the question paper while filling out the application form.
  • Calculators, log tables, electronic devices, and other similar materials are not allowed in the examination hall.
  • Only black ballpoint pens are allowed for writing answers.

NEET Exam 2024 Admit Card

Expected Release Date: The NEET UG admit card is expected to be released in the first week of May, potentially around May 1st, 2024. This is based on the previous year’s predictions.

Official Website: Monitor the official NEET website, for the latest updates on the admit card release date. It will be announced there first.

Exam Date: Remember, the NEET 2024 exam itself is scheduled for May 5th, 2024.

Downloading the Admit Card: Once released, you can download your admit card by following these steps:

  1. Visit the official NEET website.
  2. Look for the “NEET Admit Card” link, usually in the Latest News section.
  3. Log in using your registration Number and Date of Birth.
  4. Download and print a copy of your admissions card for future reference.

Important Note: The admit card is a crucial document for appearing in the NEET exam. It contains important information like your exam center, roll number, reporting time, and exam day guidelines. Make sure you download and print your admit card well in advance of the exam date.

NEET Exam Centre for 2024

NEET Exam 2024 centres will be located in 554 cities across India. Last year, the NEET exam was conducted in 499 cities in India and 14 international cities. There were more than 4,000 NEET exam locations in all. As expected, there are more NEET UG 2024 centers overall than there were the previous year to accommodate more candidates from more geographic areas. Along with the information brochure, NTA has released the list of cities or exam centers for NEET 2024. 

NEET Exam 2024 Cutoff

The NEET Exam 2024 cutoff will be released along with the result. The table shows the NEET 2023 cutoff marks and percentiles for the last year. 

Category NEET 2023 Cutoff Percentiles NEET Cutoff Marks

NEET 2024 Results

The NEET Results 2024 will be declared on June 14, 2024. The NEET UG result will be declared in online mode in the form of a scorecard. Candidates will have to download the scorecard in PDF format. The NEET 2024 result will carry the following details:

  • Candidates Name 
  • Subjects wise marks
  • Subjects wise percentile 
  • Total score
  • All India Rank

NEET 2024 Counseling

The NEET UG counseling process is conducted by the Medical Counseling Committee (MCC) for 15% of All India Quota (AIQ) seats and by the respective state counseling bodies for the remaining 85% of state quota seats.

General Steps:

  • Registration

    Register online on the MCC website (for AIQ seats) or the website of your state counseling body (for state quota seats).

  • Choice Filling

    Fill in and lock in your choices of colleges and courses based on your preferences and eligibility.

  • Seat Allotment

    Seats will be allotted based on your rank, choices filled, and seat availability.

  • Document Verification

    Get your documents verified at the designated center.

  • Reporting to the College

    Report to the allotted college with all the required documents to complete the admission process.

Important Dates (Tentative):

  • NEET 2024 Exam Date: May 5, 2024
  • NEET 2024 Result Declaration (Expected): June 2024
  • NEET 2024 Counseling Registration (Expected): July 2024

Courses offered Through NEET UG

NEET UG is the gateway to admission to multiple medical opportunities: 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How many scores are required to crack the NEET exam?

To pass the NEET exam, general-category students are required to score between 720 and 135, while reserved-category students need to get a score of 130 to 105. 

Can 12th-grade students apply for the NEET exam?

Yes, appearing students can apply for the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET). He/she needs to submit the related documents to prove their eligibility at the time of NEET counseling.

What are the minimum marks required in Class 12?

The minimum marks vary by category

  • General (UR): 50%
  • OBC, SC, ST: 40%
  • PWD: 40%
Can I apply if I'm still awaiting my Class 12 results?

Yes, you can apply provisionally if you’re appearing for your Class 12 exams in 2024.

Is there an upper age limit for NEET?

No, there is no upper age limit for NEET.

Exam Pattern and Syllabus:

What is the exam pattern for NEET 2024?

The exam will have 180 MCQs (45 each from Physics & Chemistry and 90 from Biology). The duration is 3 hours.

Has the syllabus for NEET 2024 been changed?

Yes, the syllabus has been revised and reduced to focus on core concepts. You can find the updated syllabus on the NTA website.

Are there any changes in the number of questions or exam duration?

Yes, the syllabus has been revised and reduced to focus on core concepts. You can find the updated syllabus on the NTA website.

Are there any changes in the number of questions or exam duration?

No, the number of questions and exam duration remain the same as in previous years.

Preparation and Resources:

What are some good resources for preparing for NEET?

NCERT textbooks are the foundation but consider coaching institutes, mock tests, previous year papers, and online resources. 

What are some tips for effective preparation?

Start early, focus on understanding concepts, practice regularly with mock tests, manage time effectively, and stay motivated.

Why is the NEET exam conducted in India?

The NEET exam helps find the perfect candidates who are ready to make a career in medicine. In India, applicants to AYUSH, dental, and medical programs must pass the NEET exam. Students are chosen based on their merit, thanks to this standardized test. In certain states and universities, the NEET exam is also required for admission to veterinary science and other allied health science programs.


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