National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) is a national competitive exam conducted for medical aspirants seeking admission to the top medical institutions in the country. It is considered one of the toughest entrance exams to qualify in India, where approximately 15 lakh students attempt it every year.

As a part of the "One Nation One Examination" policy, the Indian government introduced NEET as a proposal to replace several exams with a single exam. From 2020 onwards, it was decided that NEET will be the only medical entrance exam required for admission to AIIMS and JIPMER institutions, replacing the previously existing system of several entrance exams administered at the state level. NEET exam is conducted offline in pen and paper mode in thirteen languages.

Under the direction of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, NTA (National Testing Agency) conducts NEET each year. NTA's sole focus is on conducting the examination fairly and providing the merit list and results to the DGHS.

Now let's look into NEET UG 2024 in detail.

NEET 2024: What's New?

The National Testing Agency has made several modifications to the NEET 2024 examination process. They are mentioned below.

  • NTA has removed the 25-year age restriction from the age eligibility requirements for NEET 2024.
  • Revised NEET 2024 Exam Pattern: The NEET 2024 paper comprises four subjects which will include two sections- Section A and Section B. Section A will have 35 questions, and Section B will have 15 questions, making a total of 40 questions for every subject. Students have to attempt any 10 questions from Section B. So, there will be a total of 200 questions in the paper, out of which only 180 questions are to be attempted.
  • Increase in Duration of Time: Students will now get an additional 20 minutes to complete the NEET 2023 question paper.
  • Application Fee Increase: The application fee for the General, SC/ST/OBC categories has been increased by Rs. 100. The fee for NRIs, which was 7500 INR last year, is now 8500 INR.
  • Reservation of Seats Through NEET 2024: For NEET 2024, the National Medical Commission has reserved 15% for the All-India Quota seats and 85% for the State Quota seats.
  • NEET 2024 Exam Centres Increase: For NEET 2024, the authority has increased the total number of exam centres to 543 cities in India and 14 abroad.
  • There won't be two phases to the registration process.
  • Six additional factors have been added to the already existing three factors in the tie-breaking formula.

NEET 2024 (UG): Highlights

All the crucial information about the NEET 2024 exam is given in the table below. The aspirants will have a basic understanding of the NEET 2023.

Name of the Exam National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET)
Conducting Body National Testing Agency (NTA)
Level of the Exam Undergraduate Examination (National)
Number of Times Exam Conducted Yearly Once
Total Registrations 1,872,343 for 2023
Mode of the Exam Offline Mode (Pen & Paper)
Academic Qualification 10+2 or Equivalent, with PCB (Medical Stream)
Courses Offered Through NEET MBBS, BDS, BAMS, B.V.SC, & AH
Exam Fees
  • Rs. 1,700 /- for General
  • Rs. 1,600 /- for OBC
  • Rs.1000/- for Reserved Category
  • Rs. 9,500 /- for Foreign Nationals
Exam Duration 3 hours and 20 minutes
Subjects and Total Marks
  • Physics - 180 marks
  • Chemistry - 180 marks
  • Biology (Botany & Zoology) - 360 marks
  • Total Marks - 720
Total number of Questions 200 questions (180 to be attempted)
Marking Scheme
  • +4 for each right answer
  • -1 for each wrong answer
Number of Exam Cities
  • 554 - India
  • 14 - Abroad
Total Languages NEET 2024 conducted 13 Languages - English, Hindi, Bengali, Urdu, Assamese, Gujarati, Marathi, Odia, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam, Punjabi, and Telugu
Number of Accepting Colleges 2015 colleges
NEET Helpline Numbers 011-40759000
Official NEET Website https://neet.nta.nic.in

NEET 2024 Exam Dates

The entire NEET 2024 Schedule is provided below:

Events Dates
NEET 2024 Official Notification To be announced
2024 NEET application form date 9 February 2024
Last date to fill NEET 2024 Application form 16 February 2024
Last date to submit the fees for NEET 2024 Application Form 16 February 2024
NEET 2024 Correction Window Form 20 March 2024
NEET 2024 Admit Card Release April 2024
NEET 2024 Exam 5 May 2024
NEET 2024 Result 14 Jun 2024
NEET 2024 Counselling for 15% All India Quota Seats To be announced
NEET 2024 Counselling for 85% State Quota Seats To be announced

Analysis of the NEET UG 2023 Paper

It was stipulated that the difficulty level of the NEET 2023 exam was moderate to difficult level. Students can look into the subject-wise analysis of the NEET 2023 question paper.

  • Physics Section - 10-12% of the questions were tough, and there were more numerical questions in this section.
  • Chemistry Section - The class 11th and 12th syllabus carried weightage in this section. It was said to be relatively easy to moderate level difficult.
  • Biology Section - It was time-consuming even though it was easy. More than half of the questions were asked directly from NCERT textbooks.
Difficulty Level of NEET Physics Overall - Easy to Moderate
Easy:45-46%
Moderate:40%
Difficult:10-12%
Physics High Weightage Topics Current, Electricity, Optics, Motion, Mechanical Properties of Fluids, and Magnetics
Difficulty Level of NEET Chemistry Overall - Moderate
Easy:30-35%
Moderate:40-45%
Difficult: 25%
Chemistry High Weightage Topics Chemical bonding, Solutions, Molecular structure, and Mole Concept
Difficulty Level of NEET Biology Overall – Easy
Easy:50-51%
Moderate:40%
Difficult: 9-10%
Biology High Weightage Topics Cell Division and Tissues, Plant Cell and Cell Cycle, Plant Kingdom, Plant Physiology, Diversity & Inheritance, and Human Physiology

NEET 2024 Answer Key

Along with the recorded answer and scanned image of the OMR sheet, NTA will also publish the official NEET answer key 2024. After the release of the provisional answer key, candidates may object to the answers that they find wrong in the provisional answer key in the NEET 2023 by paying a fee.

Below are the expected release dates for the NEET 2024 answer key.

Events Dates
NEET 2024 Exam Date 5 May 2024
Release of Unofficial answer key of NEET (mostly by coaching centres) To be notified
Display of official NEET 2024 OMR Sheet & provisional answer key To be notified
Challenging answers of NEET 2024 answer key To be notified
Challenging Recorded Response of NEET 2024 obtained from OMR Answer Sheet To be notified
Release date of Final NEET 2024 answer key To be notified
NEET 2024 Result To be notified

How to Download the NEET 2024 Answer Key?

To download the NEET answer key, the candidate should follow these steps.

  • Visit NEET's official website.
  • On the NEET Homepage, the applicant must search for the "Provisional Answer Key" option.
  • Fill in the details required and submit.
  • The applicant can download the answer key solution as per their set of NEET question papers.
  • To assess how many of the answers are right, the applicant must download the NEET answer key and go through the answers.

How to Challenge the NEET Answer Key 2024?

The candidates can challenge the official NEET answer key if they believe it contains any mistake by paying an extra fee. The steps to challenge NEET Answer Key are as follows:

  • Open NEET's official website.
  • To access the answer key download portal for the NEET exam, click on the "Raise Objection" link under the notification.
  • The following step is to use the "+" icon in the NEET to challenge that answer key.
  • The NEET exam objection question must be chosen by the candidates, and 200 Rs per question must be paid.

NEET 2024 Question Paper and Exam Pattern

On the NEET exam day, NTA will release the NEET 2024 question papers on the website. Candidates are also allowed to take the question paper outside the exam hall. There are 4 sets of question papers. Each of the four sets in the NEET question paper is further subdivided into six different codes. The codes for the NEET 2023 question paper are Q (Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4, Q5 and Q6), R (R1, R2, R3, R4, R5 and R6), S (S1, S2, S3, S4, S5 and S6) and T (T1, T2, T3, T4, T5, T6). Although the questions in the various sets of question papers alter, the topics and degree of difficulty remain the same in all the question papers.

The four sections of the NEET question paper are Chemistry, Physics, Botany, and Zoology. All of these sections' questions are broken down into two sections, A & B, each of which contains 35 and 15 questions, respectively. In section B of the NEET exam, applicants must attempt 10 questions. There will be 200 questions in the NEET 2024 question paper, out of which 180 are to be answered. Each question in the NEET exam has 4 options, and the candidates are required to mark the correct answer on the OMR sheet. The NEET 2024 exam format has not changed from the previous year. The NEET question paper was available in 13 languages, including Hindi and English. Malayalam and Punjabi were added as new languages last year. While carrying the booklet outside the exam room, candidates were required to submit the OMR sheet. On the official NEET website, NTA publishes NEET question papers from previous years, which candidates can solve for practice.

Results of NEET 2024

The NTA will publish the NEET 2024 Results online on its official website. By entering the Roll number with other required information on the website, candidates can check their results. Along with the category rank, NTA will also publish the All India Rank and All India Quota Rank. Aspirants must pass the NEET 2024 exam in order to be accepted into medical institutions like AIIMS, JIPMER, etc. The steps listed below should be followed by candidates to download their NEET exam results.

  • The candidate must go to https://nta.ac.in/, which is the NEET website's official address.
  • Candidates who successfully completed Phase 2 registration will have access to their NEET results for download.
  • To get the NEET result, candidates must log in using their email address and password.
  • Additionally, a copy of the NEET result will be sent by the National Testing Agency to the candidate's registered email address.

2024 NEET Merit List

Following the release of the JEE 2024 official answer key, the authority will announce the NEET merit list. The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), the organization in charge of NEET counselling, will receive the merit list from NTA. Based on the candidates' combined marks, the NEET merit list will be created. The three different NEET Merit Lists released by the National Testing Agency are listed in the table below.

Type of Merit List Details
NEET Merit List Overall for India
  • All applicants who appear for the NEET in the All India Rank will have their names and ranks released by the National Testing Agency.
  • The candidates can view the total rankings around the nation as per their All India Rank.
  • The DGHS, the NEET counselling authority, will get the merit list of the All India Rank & All India Quota from the National Testing Agency.
  • Based on eligibility requirements and state of domicile, the State Medical Council of India publishes its merit list for admission to the state's medical colleges.
  • The State Medical Council is responsible for creating the state merit list, and it will do so based on the applicant's residency.
All India Quota Merit List of 15%
  • The Medical Council Committee will create the merit list for the 15% All India Quota.
  • The All-India Quota rank will be used for counselling rather than the State Rank.
  • Candidates do not need to fill out a self-declaration form in order to participate in the 15% All-India Quota in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
  • If the Director-General of Health Services deems it necessary, there will be a waiting list that is approximately four times the merit list.
  • Candidates who live in Jammu & Kashmir must submit a self-declaration form.
State Level Merit List of 85%
  • The State Medical Council and Directorate General of Health Services will get the merit list from the National Testing Agency in order to fill the remaining 85% of the seats.
  • The respective State Medical Council will issue separate merit lists for NEET counselling and invite candidates for counselling.

NEET Cutoff Marks (Opening & Closing)

The table below provides information on the NEET cutoff patterns over the previous three years for aspirants. They will have a better understanding of the exam's level of difficulty.

Category 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unreserved 701-134 720-147 720-138 715-117
Unreserved PWD 133-120 146-129 137-108 116-93
Reserved 133-107 128-113 137-122 116-105
Reserved PWD 133-107 128-113 121-108 104-93

Process for NEET 2024 Counselling

After the results are announced, the NEET 2024 counselling process will be held within a month of the results being announced. 15% of the All India Quota (AIQ) seats and 85% of the State Quota seats would be selected for counselling. The AIQ counselling process will be carried out by the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC), while the State Counselling for NEET 2024 will be carried out by the relevant state agencies. There will be four counselling rounds/sessions: Rounds 1, 2, and 3, as well as a Round for stray vacancies. Qualified candidates must register by filling out the form, attaching the required documents, and paying the registration fee after the NEET 2024 counselling notification is released. The choice filling and process of claiming the seats will come next. To claim a seat, candidates must download the seat allocation order, show up at the institute, and meet the admission requirements. They might decline the seat allotted in the first round and can compete in the second round to upgrade. Candidates will be qualified to take part in the mop-up and stray-vacancy rounds if they are not given a seat in the first two rounds.

Programmes Offered Through NEET UG

The entrance exam for several medical and paramedical programmes is the NEET UG:

  • MBBS
  • BDS
  • Ayurvedic Medicine
  • Homoeopathy Medicine
  • Unani Medicine
  • Siddha Medicine
  • Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Nursing (included this year, 2023)
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy
  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
  • Bachelor of Speech, Audiology, and Language Pathology
  • Bachelor of Prosthetics and Orthotics.

There are a total of 542 medical colleges, 313 dental colleges, 914 AYUSH colleges, and 47 BVSc & AH colleges in India that will acknowledge NEET results. There are a total of 15 AIIMS campuses and 2 JIPMER campuses that also accept this exam score for admission. This year, admission to the B.Sc. (Hons) Nursing programme will also happen through the NEET exam; however, the seat matrix has not yet been made public.

Participating Institutions for NEET 2024

The eminent medical schools/institutes in India that accept NEET scores are listed below.

  • Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi
  • Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
  • Armed Forces Medical College, Pune
  • Kasturba Medical College, Manipal
  • Institute of Medical Sciences BHU, Varanasi
  • King George's Medical University, Lucknow
  • Christian Medical College, Vellore
  • Madras Medical College, Chennai
  • UCMS, DU, Delhi
  • LHMC, Delhi

Admit Card NEET 2024

The date of release of NEET 2024 Admit card has not been announced yet. The admit card will most likely be released online in the fourth week of April 2024. Registered candidates have to visit the official website, log in using their NEET 2024 application number and password, and download the hall ticket in PDF format. At the exam centre, the admission card is mandatory for identification, without which they will not be permitted entry.

Candidates will have to print their Admit cards and then paste a current postcard-sized photo—preferably the same one they uploaded with their application form—in the space designated in the sizes of 4" x 6."

Candidates are required to get their admit cards signed by a parent or guardian before entering the NEET examination hall. It is necessary to be signed in front of the invigilator while leaving the applicant signature area blank. Candidates must read the guidelines and instructions on the NEET 2024 admit card in addition to their personal information just after downloading the admit card. If they find any discrepancy in the information provided, immediately contact NEET support or the regional office of NEET.

Centres for NEET 2024 Exam

The NTA has not released the candidates' advance city allotment information for NEET 2024. There were four thousand NEET 2023 exam centres, which are spread throughout 499 Indian cities and 14 international locations. NEET was conducted in four thousand centres across 497 cities in India, and 14 International locations last year. While filling out the application, candidates were required to select four test cities in the order of their choice. They will be informed of the finalised exam location on the NEET Admit Card.

NEET Application Form 2024

The NEET 2024 application process will be conducted entirely offline. Here are the steps to register and fill out the NEET 2024 application form.

  • Visit the official NEET website.
  • Click on the tab of the Application form.
  • Register with your personal information, such as name, contact information, password, etc. and click submit.
  • It will generate the application number and a password.
  • Log in using these credentials once they've been generated. Now start the application process by entering your personal and educational information, selecting your preferred exam medium and exam city, and then upload the photo and signature as per the format and size mentioned in the exam notification.
  • Online payment options for the application fee include credit/debit cards, net banking, PayTM, and UPI.

NEET Application Form Correction: The NTA has not released the application correction dates yet. The NTA will notify the candidates about the date son tis official website soon.

As for 2022, from 24th May to 27th May 2023, until 9 PM, the NEET 2022 application correction window was initially available. On 14th June, NTA reopened it, but just for the 'Category' change option. Changes could no longer be made after 16th June at 9 PM. Only applicants who had completed the application process after paying the application fee were eligible to use NTA's rectification service.

To make changes, they had to log in to the NTA NEET 2022 website using their registration credentials. Mobile number, Email address, and Nationality were some fields that could not be rectified. Candidates who want to rectify the category have to pay the fees as per the category chosen in the rectification process.

NEET Eligibility Requirements 2024

Candidates for the NEET UG 2024 entrance test are recommended to confirm that they meet the requirements given by NTA before submitting an application. Candidates are eligible for the exam if they meet the requirements listed below.

Nationality

Citizens or applicants from the following nationalities may submit an application for NEET:

  • Indian citizens
  • Indian non-residents (NRIs)
  • Indian citizens living abroad (OCI)
  • Individuals of Indian Origin (PIO)
  • Foreign Nationals

Age Limit

The following are the age restrictions or requirements for NEET candidates:

  • By 31st December 2024, candidates must be at least 17 years old.
  • The NMC has eliminated the upper age limit of 30 years for applicants in the reserved category and 25 years for general category candidates.

Minimum Educational Qualification

The following educational requirements should be met by the applicants:

  • The applicant must have completed Class 12 or its equivalent from a recognised board.
  • Candidates may apply for NEET 2024 even if they will be taking the Class 12 exam or its equivalent in 2023.
  • Candidates who have graduated Class 12 or its equivalent from an open school are also qualified.

Compulsory Subjects

  • Candidate must have successfully completed Physics, Chemistry, and Biology in Grade 12 or equivalent.
  • Candidates having Biology as an additional subject in their Class 12 or equivalent are also eligible.

Minimum Scores Needed to Pass the 12th Qualifying Exam:

  • General Category: 50%
  • PWD category: 45 per cent
  • SC/ST/OBC: 40 per cent

Candidates have to fulfil these eligibility criteria without fail.

Preparation Tips for NEET 2024

  • Aspirants preparing for the NEET UG exam should first familiarise themselves with the exam format, pattern, and syllabus.
  • The preparation books for NEET 2024 preparation must then be narrowed down. Candidates must use NCERT books in order to finish the topics in the syllabus.
  • A schedule for NEET preparation must be created by candidates. This needs to be adhered to in order to finish the preparation on time and have enough time to revise.
  • The completion of mock tests and sample papers is a critical part of NEET UG 2024 preparation.
  • Since each section in the exam has the same weightage, candidates should focus equally on each section to achieve a good result.
  • Give the mocks to identify the weaknesses and work upon them to boost the exam scores.

NEET Syllabus for 2024

The NEET syllabus for 2024 is likely to be unchanged from previous years. Physics, Chemistry, and Biology are the subjects asked in the NEET exam. The NEET syllabus includes the chapters and topics of CBSE Classes 11th and 12th syllabus. Before beginning their entrance exam preparation, candidates are suggested to thoroughly go through the syllabus. Here is the list of chapters that are included in the syllabus of NEET 2024.

Physics Syllabus of Class 11th

  • Physical world and measurement
  • Kinematics
  • Properties of Bulk Matter
  • Thermodynamics
  • The behaviour of Perfect Gas & Kinetic Theory
  • Laws of Motion
  • The Motion of Particle System & Rigid Body
  • Work, Energy and Power
  • Gravitation
  • Oscillations and Waves

Physics Syllabus of Class 12th

  • Electrostatics
  • Current Electricity
  • Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism
  • Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents
  • Electromagnetic Waves
  • Optics
  • Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation
  • Atoms and Nuclei
  • Electronic Devices

Chemistry Syllabus of class 11th

  • Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry
  • Structure of Atom
  • Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties
  • Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
  • States of Matter: Gases and Liquids
  • Thermodynamics
  • Equilibrium
  • Redox Reactions
  • Hydrogen
  • s-Block Element (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals)
  • Some p-Block Elements
  • Organic Chemistry- Some Basic Principles and Techniques
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Environmental Chemistry

Chemistry Syllabus of class 12th

  • Solid State
  • Solutions
  • Electrochemistry
  • Coordination Compounds
  • Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
  • Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers
  • Chemical Kinetics
  • Surface Chemistry
  • Biomolecules
  • Polymers
  • d and f Block Elements
  • p- Block Elements
  • General Principles & Processes of Isolation of Elements
  • Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen
  • Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids
  • Chemistry in Everyday Life

Biology Syllabus of class 11th

  • Diversity in Living World
  • Structural Organisation in Animals and Plants
  • Cell Structure and Function
  • Plant Physiology
  • Human physiology

Biology Syllabus of class 12th

  • Reproduction
  • Genetics and Evolution
  • Biology and Human Welfare
  • Biotechnology and Its Applications
  • Ecology and environment

You can also visit our syllabus page [hyperlink] to have a detailed overview of the syllabus and its related aspects.

NEET Mock Exam 2024

The NTA releases NEET mock exams to aid candidates in their exam preparation. The actual exam is conducted offline, although the mock test can be taken online. You can visit the official website - https://www.nta.ac.in/quiz - to register for the mock tests.

To evaluate their preparation, candidates should take offline mock exams. After taking the mock test, it is crucial to analyse it in order to identify any weak topics. It will enable the candidate to enhance their performance by modifying the study plan. Candidates who ace the mock test will develop their problem-solving skills.

NEET Exam Day Guidelines for 2024

To help students relax and have a stress-free exam day, NTA offers exam day instructions. NTA for NEET released some additional exam day instructions last year. The following general instructions for the NEET UG 2024 exam day are available to candidates:

  • Candidates should arrive at the testing location at least one hour prior to the reporting time, which is 12.30 PM, so they can properly go through the security checks and frisking routine.
  • Candidates must occupy the designated seat.
  • On the NEET Admit card, they must attach a passport-size photo of themselves.
  • Candidates had to consent to the conducting authority videotaping the exam. To allow for a clear identification of who they are, they must maintain an upright posture and face the camera.
  • All applicants are given masks at the exam centres as part of the COVID-19 safety measures, which also provide for staggered entry and exit, contactless registration, and seating arrangements that maintain social distance.

Due to the high number of candidates, the NTA adheres to strict rules to uphold the fairness and discipline of NEET.

Dress Code for NEET

The NEET 2024 dress code is one of the key regulations. The NTA has established a specific dress code on the exam day. The following are a few crucial guidelines for NEET UG 2024's dress code:

  • Half-sleeved, light-coloured clothing is permitted, and not long or full sleeves.
  • Candidates are forbidden to wear ornaments like rings, necklaces with pendants, anklets, earrings, etc.
  • Candidates who wore religious attire, in particular, were required to arrive at the examination centre at least an hour before the reporting time.
  • Low-heeled sandals and slippers were acceptable footwear. There were no shoes allowed.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

No, the candidate cannot alter their preferred language for the NEET 2023 exam after registering because centres are assigned based on the language of the NEET question paper.

When ranking candidates, the NTA will use the tie-breaking procedure if two or more candidates receive the same score.
  • Candidate getting higher marks/percentile score in Biology (Botany & Zoology) subject, followed by,
  • Candidate with higher marks/percentile score in Chemistry subject, followed by,
  • Candidate with higher marks/percentile score in Physics subject, followed by,
  • Candidates with less proportion of the number of attempted incorrect answers and correct answers in all the subjects,
  • Candidate with less proportion of a number of attempted incorrect answers and correct answers in Biology (Zoology & Botany) subject, followed by
  • Candidate with less proportion of a number of attempted incorrect answers and correct answers in Chemistry subject, followed by
  • Candidate with less proportion of a number of attempted incorrect answers and correct answers in Physics subject, followed by
  • Candidate older in age, followed by
  • Application number in ascending order
If there is still a tie, which is highly unlikely, then both candidates are given the same NEET UG rank.

Yes. One mark is deducted for each wrong answer.

No. Once the NEET 2023 application form is submitted, it cannot be withdrawn under any circumstances. Additionally, the candidates' NEET application fee will not be refunded.

This year's NEET 2023 exam followed the same format, with the exception of a 20-minute time increase.
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