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NEET Exam Syllabus 2024

Update on 2024-04-15

All You Must Know About NEET 2024

For all Indian students who want to become surgeons or doctors or study abroad, NEET is one of the most important exams they can attempt. This exam has high significance for all future medicos. It is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) every year.

NEET is the abbreviation of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test. Your admission prospects to medical colleges are decided based on how much you score in this examination. There are lakhs of students every year who prepare for the NEET exam. It is a huge deal and demands a lot of attention and dedication. To know all the details about NEET 2024, read this article.


What is the importance of NEET 2024?

Before you attempt NEET 2024, let us once remind ourselves of the significance of this ambitious examination. Let us get to the details:

Single Entrance Exam: NEET is a single entrance exam for most undergraduate medical courses in India, like MBBS, BDS, and Ayush. If you want to get admission to any medical college for UG, you must attempt and qualify for the NEET exam. NEET has also replaced the entrance exams of premium institutes like AIIMS and JIPMER.

Selection of Merit: The NEET exam ensures that only deserving students get the perfect opportunity to study medical subjects from premium institutes. There is no chance of any biased or favoured decision. Everything becomes very transparent. If you work harder, you will score more, and automatically, things will work out in your favour.

International Recognition: The NEET exam is not only considered for admission to Indian colleges. However, several foreign medical universities accept the students after they qualify for the NEET exam. This examination can even open the doors of studying MBBS from foreign colleges.
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Cost Savings: Once you qualify for the NEET examination, you can pursue an MBBS from a Government Organization at cheap fees. This makes your entire study for five years very cost-effective.

Key Highlights of NEET 2024

Attribute Details
Examination Name National Eligibility cum Entrance Test
Organizing Body National Testing Agency
Minimum Qualification Completion of 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology
Minimum Age Aged at least 17 years
NEET 2024 Date May 5, 2024
Offered Courses MBBS, BDS, AYUSH, BVSc & AH
Registered Candidates (2023) 20,87,462
Appeared Candidates (2023) 20,38,596
Official Website


How Will NEET 2024 be Conducted?

If you wonder who will conduct NEET 2024, NTA will arrange NEET 2024. It will be organized in offline mode (pen and paper-based exam) for the aspirants. Currently, reports say that 20lakh students almost applied for the NEET examination.

Through NTA conducting this exam, the Medical Counselling Committee grants the NEET seats. This is done through an all-India-based counselling process. Besides, the state also conducts a counselling process for state government medical colleges. Check out the breakdown of the NEET 2024 exam date below:

Event Date
NEET 2024 Schedule Announcement February 2024
NEET 2024 Registration Begins February 2024 (The NEET 2024 registration date is exactly not disclosed)
Deadline for NEET 2024 Application March 2024
NEET 2024 Correction Window Opens March 2024
Allotment of Exam Cities April 2024
Release of NEET-UG Admit Card April/May 2024
NEET exam date 2024 May 5, 2024
Declaration of Results June 2024
The Commencement of NEET UG 2024 Counseling July 2024


What are the NEET 2024 Eligibility Criteria?

Read the NEET eligibility criteria for 2024 as mentioned below:

1. The minimum NEET 2024 age limit requirement for applying for the NEET 2024 exam is 17 years. You should be at least 17 by December 31 of the year you enter the MBBS Course study. There is no upper limit for age to become eligible for NEET application.

2. You should have passed or are pursuing 12th standard boards with Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English as the compulsory subjects. Besides, you must score a minimum of 50% in PCB for qualifying NEET; if you have the SC/ST/OBC-NCL quota, you need to score a minimum of 40% in PCB.

3. You can apply for the NEET exam only if you are an Indian, Non-resident Indian (NRI), Overseas Citizen of India(OCI), or a Foreign national.


What is the NEET 2024 Application Process?

It is a straightforward and easy-to-follow process. Keep all the documents ready and start following the steps mentioned below:

Step 1: First, you need to go to the official website of NEET 2024. Over there, click on the “Apply Now” button.

Step 2: Start filling out all your details, both personal and academic.

Step 3: You will also need to specify your preferences regarding the examination centre location.

Step 4: Then, start uploading the documents asked on the website.

Step 5: Pay the fees applicable to you, and finally, click on the submit button.

Step 6: Print out the application form and keep a copy with you for reference.


What are the Documents you need to Apply for NEET 2024?

To apply to NEET 2024, you need to keep the following documents ready:

  1. A valid Proof of Identity like your Adhaar Card, Driver's License, Bank account passbooks, etc.
  2. You need to remember all your details like scores of 10th and 12th boards, active email address and contact number,
  3. You must upload your passport photo, signature, and the impression of your left thumb.


What is the subject-wise mark distribution for NEET 2024?

You must understand that you must be very strategic in your NEET exam preparation. The competition is tough, so you must know everything about NEET 2024. Let us check the marks distribution of the paper.

Subject Section Total Questions Questions Attempted Total Marks
Physics A 35 35 140
Physics B 15 10 40
Chemistry A 35 35 140
Chemistry B 15 10 40
Botany A 35 35 140
Botany B 15 10 40
Zoology A 35 35 140
Zoology B 15 10 40

The NEET 2024 examination Pattern is mentioned below:

Particular Details
Exam Name NEET 2024
Exam Mode Conventional paper-based examination
Exam Duration 200 minutes (3 hours and 20 minutes)
Offered Courses MBBS, BDS, Nursing, and AYUSH (BAMS, BUMS, BHMS)
Total Questions 200 (180 questions for actual attempt)
Total Marks 720
Question Type Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) with four options
Subjects Physics, Chemistry, Biology (Botany & Zoology)
Section-wise Questions Physics – 45 questions; Chemistry – 45 questions; Biology (Botany + Zoology) – 90 questions
Language Available in 13 languages including English, Assamese, Hindi, Bengali, Malayalam, Gujarati, Kannada, Odia, Tamil, Marathi, Urdu, Telugu, and Punjabi
Marking Scheme +4 marks for each correct response
Negative Marking Deduction of 1 mark for each incorrect answer


What are the Tips for NEET 2024?

  • Stay Consistent: Cramming everything in one go is challenging. Study a little each day.
  • Understand Concepts: Instead of memorizing, learn the basic principles of each topic.
  • Practice Regularly: Practice sample copies and previous year's questions to get the hang of the examination pattern.
  • Make Notes: Note the important points as you study. It allows for quick revisions.
  • Stay Healthy: Follow a healthy diet, rest properly, and take short breaks during your study routine to keep your mind alert.
  • Stay Positive: If you believe in yourself, be confident. A positive attitude works in fighting off challenges.
  • Revise Regularly: You should immediately start at the eleventh hour. Revise often to reinforce the learning of the NEET 2024 syllabus.
  • Manage Time: As you write your final exam, practice time management. Only spend a small quantity of time dealing with a single question.
  • Seek Help When Needed: Do not feel bold and turn to teachers or peers for assistance when you feel stuck.
  • Stay Away from Distractions: Silent study places should be preferred, while mobile phones and social networks should be avoided.


What is the Procedure After NEET 2024?

After the NEET exam in 2024, NTA sends answer keys to candidates where they can crosscheck their answers and get an estimated score. If the candidates would like to file a challenge regarding any of the answers, they must pay Rs 200, but the money still needs to be refunded.

The final answer key is released before the result. Last, challenges are off the table once the last key is out.

NTA releases the result of NEET 2024 on Candidates' scores, details, rank, category, and category-wise cutoff points for general, SC, ST, and OBC categories are reflected in the result. The provided information assists the candidates in judging their performance.


Overview of NEET 2024 Result

Aspect Details
Official Websites for NEET,,
Result Download Period Available for download within 90 days post-NEET 2024 result announcement
Result Validity Valid for the academic session 2024-25
Validity for Overseas Medical Studies Applicable for three years for candidates pursuing medical education abroad
Admission Criteria 15% All India Quota seats, 85% State Quota seats, Seats in Central Universities, Seats in Deemed Universities, Central Pool seats, Management/NRI seats,  2 JIPMER campuses & 15 AIIMS institutes
Courses Available MBBS, BUMS, BDS, BAMS, BSMS, BHMS, B.V.Sc BNYS, and AH courses

NEET 2024 Result Cutoffs

Candidate Category NEET Cutoff Percentile NEET Cutoff Scores (2024) NEET Cutoff Scores (2023)
General 50th percentile To be disclosed 720-137
SC/ST/OBC 40th percentile To be disclosed 136-107
General-PH 45th percentile To be disclosed 136-121
SC/ST/OBC-PH 40th percentile To be disclosed 120-107


All India Quota (AIQ) Seats for NEET 2024 Counselling

  1. The NEET 2024 counselling is allotted seats in AIQ that are 15% of the MBBS/BDS seats available across states.
  2. In the case of MBBS and BDS at Banaras Hindu University, the seats are all under the All India Quota.
  3. Under the All India Quota, all MBBS seats at all AIIMS campuses in India are included.
  4. Apart from the seats leading secondary medical and dental courses, the AIQ also includes JIPMER, Gujarat, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh seats.
  5. Seats in Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Vardhman Mahavir Medical College (VMMC), Delhi University (DU), and Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Medical Sciences (ABVIMS) are also mentioned.
  6. The entire seating capacity of the Faculty of Dentistry with Jamia Millia Islamia is part of the All India Quota.
  7. The All India Quota for NEET 2024 counselling also includes seats available at the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC).


Final Words

NEET 2024 is one of the biggest challenges coming up this year. It would help if you kept working hard, revised all the concepts for the examination, and never gave up on your scores. Try mock tests and stay updated with the NEET website for the NEET syllabus 2024. This will help you to get all the necessary information at the right time. All the best!

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