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NEET UG 2024: Answer Key, Result Syllabus, Process, Pattern, Eligibility etc.

NEET UG 2024 (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) is a national medical entrance test. Students who wish to pursue their career in the medical field, like MBBS, BDS, BAMS, BHMS, BNYS, BSMS, BUMS, etc. From India and Abroad have to qualify for this entrance test. As per the official notice released by the NTA, the NEET UG 2024 exam will be conducted on May 05, 2024. The exam was held in 545 India and 14 cities abroad. The NTA conducts the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) exam in 13 languages. 

The National Medical Commission (NMC) announced the upper age limit for appearing in the exam had been scrapped. Earlier, the upper age limit for General category candidates was 25 years, and that of the reserved category candidates was 30 years. Last year, the exam underwent many changes in exam pattern, location of the test, admission process and more. Throughout this article, more details on NEET 2024 notification, dates, eligibility, application, exam pattern, syllabus, preparation tips, timetable, etc.

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Why NEET NEET UG 2024?

Before going into the deep, let us look at some of the silent features of the NEET UG 2024 Exam, which will provide you with the answer to why to choose this Entrance Exam or, in simple words, why the NEET exam is for NEET is a joint entrance examination for medical aspirants. It determines the students’ qualification or eligibility for MBBS/BDS/Ayush and other undergraduate medical courses in approved/recognized medical colleges in India and MBBS abroad.

  • NEET UG 2024 is the national-level examination for admission to MBBS, BDS, BAMS, BHMS, BUMS, BNYS, BSMS, Nursing and other medical or paramedical courses nursing in India. CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) is the conducting authority that organizes the NEET examination every year, and the exam was Conducted on May 05, 2024.
  • NEET UG 2024 application form is available online mode only.
  • An Aadhaar card is mandatory for all Indian citizens to fill out the application form.

Quick Facts

Before discussing the NEET UG 2024 entrance exam, like the Application form, important dates, eligibility, exam pattern, syllabus, NEET cutoff, counselling etc., let’s look at a Quick fact about NEET.

Name of ExaminationNational Eligibility cum Entrance Test (UG) or NEET-UG
Conducted byNational Testing Agency (NTA)
Level of NEET ExaminationNational-level
NEET UG 2024 CategoryUndergraduate
Mode of ExamOffline Mode (Pen, Paper)
Duration of Examination3 hours
Total Number of Questions200 Multiple Choice Questions
Languages available for the ExaminationEnglish, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi, Odia, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, Punjabi

NEET UG 2024 Exam Dates

The National Testing Agency (NTA) will be released the NEET 2024 Application form dates at Below have mentioned the NEET essential dates.

EventsDates (Tentative)
NEET 2024 exam notificationJanuary 2024
NEET 2024 Registration DateJanuary 2024
The last date to fill NEET application form is 2024February 2024
Last date for application fee paymentTo be announced
NEET 2024 correction window dateFebruary 2024
Correction window last date2nd week of June
Allotted exam city detailsTo be announced
Release of NEET-UG admit cardTo be announced
NEET exam date05 May 2024
Result declaration2nd week of june
Commencement of NEET UG counsellingTo be announced

NEET UG 2024 OCI Eligible Candidates Notice

NTA has released the OCI Eligible Candidates Notice 2024.

NEET UG 203 Notice
NEET UG 203 Notice

How to Apply to NEET UG 2024?

  • Visit the official website:
  • Click on the tab “NEET UG”, visible on your screen.
  • Click on the “New Registration” Link mentioned in the Important Link section.
  • The screen of guidelines will appear. Read and follow carefully.
  • Enter your credentials and upload all the necessary documents.
  • After filling in all the details, save and proceed to the Payment option.
  • You have successfully registered after making payment through net banking/credit/ debit card.
  • Download your form for future use.
  • Visit the official website:
  • Click on the tab “NEET UG”, visible on your screen.
  • Click on the “New Registration” Link mentioned in the Important Link section.
  • The screen of guidelines will appear. Read and follow carefully.
  • Enter your credentials and upload all the necessary documents.
  • After filling in all the details, save and proceed to the Payment option.
  • You have successfully registered after making payment through net banking/credit/ debit card.
  • Download your form for future use.

Read Also: MBBS NRI Quota Fees

Application Fees (Category-wise)

Here are the reference application fees mentioned in NEET-UG 2024:

GeneralINR 1,700/-
General-EWS/ OBC-NCL*INR 1,600/-
SC/ST/PwD/TransgenderINR 1000/-
Outside India (Fee in ₹)INR 9500/
NOTE: Processing charges & Goods and Services Tax (GST) are to be paid by the candidate as applicable

*OBC-NCL (Other Backward Classes)-NCL (Non-Creamy Layer) as per the Central List of Other Backward Classes available on the National Commission for Backward Classes. The candidates on this list (available on ) may mention OBC-NCL in the Category Column. State-listed OBC-NCL Candidates not in OBC-NCL (Central List) must choose General.

Eligibility Criteria

For NEET UG 2024, you must remember the Eligibility Criteria. The NEET 2024 eligibility criteria include minimum and maximum age requirements, educational requirements, subjects studied in the qualifying exam, status of the qualifying exam, category, and nationality. Aspirants can go through the below-mentioned requirements, which are mandatory for aspirants to be eligible for NEET. Let’s look at the eligibility criteria for appearing NEET exam given below.

ParametersEligibility criteria
NationalityCandidates eligible for NEET 2024 include:
Indian Nationals
Foreign Nationals
Age requirement for NEET Aspirants applying for NEET 2024 must have completed a minimum of 17 years of age at the time of admission as of 31 December 2023.
Minimum QualificationCandidates must have passed 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology, and English as core subjects from a recognized board.
Minimum marks required in the qualifying examinationGeneral – 50%, OBC/SC/ST – 40%, PWD – 45%

Read Also: MBBS NRI Quota Fees

Exam Pattern

The NEET (UG)-2024 exam pattern comprises two Sections. Each subject will consist of two sections. Section A will consist of 35 Questions, and Section B will have 15 questions; out of these 15 Questions, candidates can choose to attempt any 10 Questions. So, the total number of questions and time utilisation will remain the same.


NEET 2024 syllabus will be based on a standard syllabus prescribed by the NMC (National Medical Commission). It will be prescribed after reviewing various state syllabus and CBSE, NCERT & COBSE. You may gather the basic Class 11 Syllabus and Class 12th Syllabus.

For NEET (UG)-2024, the National Medical Commission of India (NMC) recommends a syllabus for admission to MBBS/BDS/ BAMS/ BSMS/ BUMS/BHMS courses across the country after review of various State syllabi as well as those prepared by CBSE, NCERT, and COBSE. This establishes uniformity across the country, considering the relevance of different areas in medical education.

Highly Recommended Books

The table is related to NEET 2024 recommended book; the candidates must follow these Class 11,12 NCERT books for exam preparation.

SubjectEssential Books for NEET 2024
PhysicsNCERT Physics Part 1 and Part 2 texts for Classes XI and XII, Concepts of Physics by HC Verma, Objective Physics by DC Pandey, Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday, Resnick and Walker, Fundamentals of Physics by Pradeep, Problems in General Physics by IE Irodov
ChemistryNCERT Chemistry textbooks of Class XI and XII, Physical Chemistry by OP Tandon, Organic Chemistry by Morrison and Boyd, ABC of Chemistry for Classes 11 and 12 by Modern, Concise Inorganic Chemistry by JD Lee, Dinesh Chemistry guide and practise books by VK Jaiswal, MS Chauhan and N Awasthi for Inorganic, Organic and Physical Chemistry portions respectively.
BiologyNCERT Biology texts of Class XI and Class XII, Biology Vol 1 and Vol 2 by Trueman, Objective Biology by Dinesh, Objective Botany by Ansari, Pradeep Guide on Biology, GRB Bathla publications for Biology

Preparation Tips

There are given Important Tips related to NEET 2024.

  • Firstly, know all the details about the officially prescribed syllabus for the examination.
  • Practice mock tests & previous year’s question papers.
  • Make a proper timetable for your preparations.
  • Consider books and study materials for good preparation.
  • Stay stress-free & healthy while preparing for exams.

Caste Certificate Proforma for NEET

A caste certificate is not required while filling out the neet application form. It will be needed during the admission procedure once you get allotted a college. You will need your valid caste certificate and domicile if admitted through State quota counselling. Click Here to know me about the caste certificates.

NEET Application Form statistics

The exam statistics mention the number of candidates who appeared in the NEET UG.

CandidatesNEET 2022 (in Lakh)NEET 2021 (in Lakh)NEET 2020 (in Lakh)NEET 2019 (in Lakh)NEET 2018 (in Lakh)NEET 2017 (in Lakh)
Registered male8075387.106.806.855.804.97
Registered female10647949.038.388.347.466.41

NEET 2023 Exam Centres


Read also: NEET 2024 Exam Centre Lists.

Admit Card

Admission Seeker who has registered can download the admit card for NEET 2024 online. The students’ names, exam centre addresses, timings for the exam and other details will be present on the admit card of NEET 2024. All students must bring the admit card to the examination centre and a passport-size photograph. Failure to present the admit card at the exam centre of NEET will make the candidates ineligible to attempt the exam.

  • No candidate will be allowed to appear at the Examination Centre on the Date and Timing other than that allotted to them in their Admit Card.

Dress Code

Due to many applicants, the NTA follows strict policies to maintain the discipline and fairness of the NEET 2024 Exam. Among the essential policies is the dress code for NEET 2024. (1) Light clothes with long sleeves are not permitted. However, in case of candidates come in cultural/ customary dress at the Examination Centre, they should report at least an hour before the last reporting time, i.e. 12.30 pm, so that there is enough time for proper frisking without any inconvenience to the candidate while maintaining the sanctity of the examination.

Exam Day Guidelines

The Examination Centre will be opened two (02) hours before the commencement of the test. No candidate shall be allowed to enter the Examination Centre after 1:30 pm. Therefore, candidates must ensure they leave home well in advance, considering all facts like traffic, location of the centre, weather conditions, etc. Candidates are expected to take their seats immediately after the opening of the Examination Hall for more information about the NEET 2024 Dress Code for males and females.

Answer Key

The important answer key for NEET 2024 will be released within a week of the examination. NEET-UG 2024 Answer Key will be published online mode through the website. The aspirant may have an opportunity for an online challenge against the answer key. All right answers to the questions asked in the offline entrance examination of NEET 2024 will be in the answer key. Students have to pay Rs. 1000/- per answer challenged.


According to Official instructions, National Testing Agency (NTA) releases the NEET result 2024 on The result will release via online mode through the website. Students can check their results by entering their roll number and other required details. The scores secured by the candidates in the NEET 2024 exam will be available in the result. NEET has to be downloaded by the candidates since it will be required during the NEET admission process.

NEET 2024 Cutoff

To qualify for the NEET UG 2024 Entrance Examination, the Candidate needs minimum marks. It will be based on the number of students who appeared in the exam, difficulty level and availability of seats. The minimum qualifying marks should be 50% for general, 45% for General-PH and 40% for reserved categories. During the NEET counselling process, the counselling authorities of NEET 2024 will release their merit lists containing names or ranks of candidates called for various rounds of counselling. NEET 2024 cutoff will be the minimum entry requirement for preparing different merit lists.

CategoryQualifying CriteriaMarks RangeNo. of Candidates
UR/EWS50th Percentile720 -1371014372
OBC40th Percentile136 -10788592
SC40th Percentile136 -10729918
ST40th Percentile136 -10712437
UR/EWS & PH45th Percentile136 -121405
OBC & PH40th Percentile120 -107179
SC & PH40th Percentile120 -10750
ST & PH40th Percentile120 -10823

Counselling Procedure

Candidates applying for Medical/Dental Colleges in India must register for NEET counselling 2024. Counselling for 15% of All India Quota seats will be done by the Directorate General of Health’s Medical Counselling Committee. Seats will be allotted to students according to their rank and choice filling. Counselling of NEET will be conducted in two rounds in online mode. To learn about the State-wise NEET 2024 Counselling Procedure.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

When will the NEET 2024 exam be held?

The NEET UG 2024 exam was conducted on May 05, 2024.

What is the mode of the NEET 2024 exam?

The mode of Examination is offline. NEET exam is a pen-paper-based test.

Who is the authorising body to conduct NEET-UG 2024?

National Testing Agency (NTA) is the conducting body of the NEET exam

How can I fill out the NEET Application form?

Aspirants must fill out their NEET-UG 2024 application form by visiting the official website and registering for the NEET exam.

When will the Counselling for NEET 2024 begin?

After announcing the NEET result, the authorities will release a NEET 2024 counselling process schedule. The official dates for NEET-UG 2024 counselling will be updated under this section as soon as there is an official notification.

When will registration for NEET-UG 2024 start?

The National Testing Agency will start registration soon on the official website.

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