NEET UG 2024 Exam Date (May 5): Registration (Ends March 9), Eligibility, Syllabus, Pattern, Admit Card, Result, Latest News

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NEET UG 2024 Exam (Registration till March 9)

NEET UG 2024 Exam is scheduled to be conducted on May 5, 2024. With only 2 months remaining for the exam to be held, preparation should be commenced by aspirants in full swing. The registration process for NEET 2024 was initiated on February 9, 2024, at neet.ntaonline.in. Before the deadline of March 9, 2024, the NEET Application Form 2024 must be submitted by candidates along with the required fee amount. The application window will be opened for candidates who have made the application fee payment.

The NEET 2024 exam is held in offline mode (Pen and Paper), with 200 questions to be attempted in 3 hours and 20 minutes. Notably, NMC has revised eligibility criteria to include students with Biology or Biotechnology as additional subjects in class 12. NTA NEET Syllabus 2024 PDF consists of 79 units instead of 97. This change has been introduced due to amendments in the curriculum of various state boards. Admit cards will be available 3 to 4 days before the exam. NEET UG, formerly AIPMT, offers seats in MBBS, BDS, AYUSH, BSc Nursing, and BVSc courses nationwide. Stay updated for NEET result, NEET Eligibility Criteria 2024, cutoff, and preparation tips.

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NEET UG 2024 Highlights

Based on the updated NEET 2024 Information Bulletin, NEET UG 2024 will only be conducted in India. Candidates can refer to the table given below to gain insights on this national-level entrance exam conducted by NTA in pen and paper mode. 

Particulars

Details

Exam Name

  • National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET UG)

Conducting Body 

  • National Testing Agency (NTA)

Exam Level 

  • National Level

Examination Category

  • Undergraduate Level (UG) after 10+2 Level 

Exam Frequency 

  • Once a year 

Total Registrations 

  • 20.87 lakh (2023)

Number of Exam Centres

  • 554

Total Number of NEET Applicants

  • Over 20.87 lakh (2023)

Total Number of NEET Participants

  • 2,024,390

Total Number of NEET Qualifying Candidates

  • Around 11.45 lakh (2023)

Exam Mode

  • Offline pen and paper based exam (held in allocated centres)

Courses Offered through NEET 

Exam Fees 

  • INR 1,700 (General)
  • INR 1,600 (General-EWS, OBC-NCL)
  • INR 1,000 (SC/ST/PwBD/Third Gender)
  • INR 9,500 (Outside India)

Exam Duration 

  • 3 hours 20 Minutes (200 minutes)

Number of Subjects and Total Marks

  • Total marks to score - 720
  • Number of Subjects - 4
  • Physics (180 marks)
  • Chemistry (180 marks)
  • Botany (180 marks)
  • Zoology (180 marks)

Total Questions 

  • 200 (with optionals, so 180 to be attempted)

Marking Scheme 

  • +4 for each correct answer
  • -1 for each incorrect answer
  • 0 marks for non-attempted answers

Number of Exam Cities

  • 554 (India), 14 foreign centres in 2024

Language/Medium of Paper

  • 13 Languages in all including English, Hindi, Bengali, Urdu, Assamese, Gujarati, Marathi, Odia, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam, Punjabi and Telugu

NEET 2024 Participating Colleges

  • AYUSH Colleges
  • Medical Colleges
  • Dental Colleges
  • BVSc & AH Colleges
  • AIIMS Colleges
  • JIPMER
  • Check out the full list of participating colleges here (Link Acticvated soon)

Total Number of Seats 

  • MBBS - 83,000 (Tentative)
  • BDS - 27,300 (Tentative)
  • BAMS - 52,750 (Tentative) 
  • BVSc & AH - 525 (Tentative)
  • AYUSH- 52,750 (Tentative)
  • B.Sc Nursing- 90,100 (Tentative)

NEET Helpline 

  • 011-40759000

Official Website 

  • neet.ntaonline.in (for 2024)
  • neet.nta.nic.in (for 2023)

To know about the complete process of application fee payment, check out NEET 2024 Application Fee and Payment Methods!

NEET 2024 Exam Dates

The following table contains timelines on NEET 2024 application form, NEET 2024 admit card, NEET 2024 exam date, etc. 

Event

Important Dates (Tentative)
Release of NEET 2024 Application Form OnlineFebruary 9, 2024 (Out)
NEET 2024 application form last dateMarch 9, 2024
NEET 2024 application form re-opensMarch 2024
Online Correction in NEET 2024 Application FormMarch 2024
Announcement of NEET 2024 City of ExaminationMarch or April 2024

NEET 2024 Admit Card Release Date

Last week of April or first week of May 2024

NEET Exam Date 2024

May 5, 2024 (Sunday) 

NEET Exam Date 2024 for Manipur

May 5, 2024 (Sunday) 

Provisional Answer Key Release Date for Manipur

May 2024

Last Date to Challenge Provisional Answer Key for Manipur

May 2024

NEET Answer Key Release Date

May or June 2024

NEET 2024 Result Date

June 14, 2024

NEET 2024 Cutoff Release

Second week of June 2024

NEET 2024 Counselling Round 1 Registration

July 2024

NEET 2024 Round 1 Choice Filling & Locking

July 2024

Round 1 Seat Allotment Result

July 2024

Uploading of Documents on the MCC portal

July 2024

Reporting/ Joining

July 2024

NEET 2024 Counselling Round 2 Registration

August 2024

NEET 2024 Round 2 Choice Filling & Locking

August 2024

Round 2 Seat Allotment Result

August 2024

Uploading of Documents on the MCC portal

August 2024

Reporting/ Joining

August 2024

NEET 2024 Counselling Round 3 Registration

August or September 2024 

NEET 2024 Round 3 Choice Filling & Locking

August or September 2024 

Round 3 Seat Allotment Result

August or September 2024 

Uploading of Documents on MCC portal

August or September 2024 

Reporting/ Joining

August or September 2024 

NEET 2024 Counselling Stray Vacancy Registration

September or October 2024

NEET 2024 Stray Vacancy Choice Filling & Locking

September or October 2024

Stray Vacancy Seat Allotment Result

September or October 2024

Reporting/ Joining

September or October 2024

Year-Wise NEET Exam Date Trends

Year

No. of Registered Candidates

NEET exam date

2024

20,00,000+ (Expected)May 5, 2024

2023

20,38,596

May 7, 2023

2022

18,72,343

July 17, 2022

2021

16,14,777

September 12, 2021

2020

15,97,435

September 13, 2020

2019

15,19,375

May 5, 2019

2018

13,26,725

May 6, 2018

NEET 2024 Exam - Important Changes and Updates

Stay informed about NEET UG 2024 Exam changes with these key updates:

  1. Exam Format Remains Offline: Despite rumors, NEET 2024 will continue to be conducted in the traditional pen-and-paper (offline) format.

  2. Syllabus Reduction: The NEET UG 2024 syllabus has been revised due to reductions in the class 12th syllabus by state boards during the lockdown, now comprising 79 units instead of 97.

  3. Confirmed Syllabus Release: NTA re-released the NEET UG 2024 syllabus on November 22, 2023, addressing errors by publishing FAQs Regarding NEET 2024 Syllabus by NTA for better clarity.

  4. Tweaked Eligibility Criteria: The National Medical Commission has updated NEET UG 2024 eligibility criteria, allowing students with Biology or Biotechnology as additional subjects in Class 12.

  5. Minimal Changes in Exam Pattern: While there are a few adjustments, the core structure of the NEET exam is unchanged, with 180 multiple-choice questions, each carrying four marks. A new section focusing on medical ethics called 'Ethics, Integrity, and Aptitude in Medical Practice' has been introduced.

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How to Fill NEET Application Form 2024 @neet.ntaonline.in

Candidates can fill out the application form for NEET UG 2024 Exam by visiting NEET 2024's official website (neet.ntaonline.in). 

Steps to Apply Online For NEET 2024 Exam @neet.ntaonline.in:

The NEET 2024 application process enables students to take the entrance test and pursue admission into their desired colleges. It involves several steps, including:

  • Step 1- Head over to the official website of NEET 2024

  • Step 2- Click on the NEET (UG) Website and Registration button 

  • Step 3- Fill in all the relevant details in the NEET 2024 Application Form as required. These include Full Name, Father’s Name, Date of Birth, Email ID, and educational qualification 

  • Step 4- Mention the present address as well as the permanent address of the candidate with the correct pin code, locality, district, city/town/village, state, and country

  • Step 5- Choose a secure password and select a security question and a security pin of your choice during the NEET application form 2024 process

  • Step 6- Mention your category (whether General/SC/ST/OBC/PwD). Remember that once selected, the category of the NEET 2024 exam cannot be changed later. Mention if a scribe is required (for PwD category candidates) 

  • Step 7- Select the medium of question paper you would like to appear for on the NEET exam date 2024 and make your choice of exam center

  • Step 8- Upload documents such as the Class 10 and 12 mark sheet and passing certificates

  • Step 9- A passport-size color photograph of the candidate and a postcard-size color photograph (dimensions: 4”x6”) need to be uploaded in the size 10KB to 200KB 

  • Step 10- A photograph of the signature of the applicant with black ink on white paper (size: 4KB to 30 KB) will need to be uploaded 

  • Step 11- A photograph of the left thumb impression of the applicant (size: 10KB to 200KB) has to be uploaded 

  • Step 12- The NEET application form 2024 fees must be paid by the applicant through the SBI/HDFC/ICICI/Canara Bank/Paytm Payment Gateway or through Debit Card/Credit Card/Net banking/UPI/Wallet. 

  • Step 13- Print the fee payment receipt for future use 

  • Step 14- Click submit and wait for verification by the concerned authorities to appear for the NEET 2024 exam.

Documents Required to Fill NEET Application Form 2024:

Prepare all required documents in standard digital formats before filling out the NEET 2024 application form to streamline the process and avoid server timeouts. Here's a list of required details and documents for filling out the NEET 2024 application form:

  • Identity card: Verified IDs such as an Aadhaar card, pan card, ration card, passport, bank account passbook, or some other government photo ID card are required and accepted.

  • Personal details: Personal and communication details like the candidate and parents' name, date of birth (DOB), temporary and permanent address, active email ID, and personal mobile number.

  • Images: Candidates need scanned images of a recent passport-size photograph, signature, postcard-size photograph, and left thumb impression.

Also read: Documents Required for NEET 2024 Application Form

NTA NEET 2024 Eligibility Criteria

Aspirants need to check the eligibility criteria before applying for admission through NEET exam, as specified by the NTA. Only the candidates who fulfilled the NEET Eligibility Criteria 2024 will be granted admission based on the exam score. 

Before applying for the NEET 2024 exam, candidates need to understand the eligibility criteria. Here are the key points to consider:

  1. Age Criteria: Candidates must be a minimum of 17 years old to participate in NEET 2024. They should attain this age before December 31, 2024, according to NTA guidelines.

  2. Nationality: Eligible applicants for NEET 2024 can belong to the following categories:

    • Indian Nationals
    • Overseas Citizen of India (OCI)
    • Persons with Indian Origin (PIO)
    • Non-Resident Indian (NRI)
    • Foreign Nationals
  3. Minimum Marks Required: For UR category applicants, a minimum of 50% in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics in Class 12th is mandatory. SC/ST and OBC-NCL category candidates need to achieve a minimum of 40%, while PWD category candidates require 45% marks for eligibility.

  4. Minimum Qualification: Candidates must have completed Class 12 from a recognized Board to be eligible for the NEET 2024 exam.

  5. Subjects Required: NEET aspirants should have English, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology as core subjects in Class 12th. Additionally, students with a PCM background and Biology as an additional subject are also eligible to apply for NEET 2024, following the latest eligibility criteria from the NMC as of November 22, 2023.

NEET UG 2024 Exam Pattern

In the NEET exam pattern 2024, each subject's syllabus is divided into Section A and Section B. Section A contains 35 questions, while Section B has 15 questions with options. Candidates must answer 10 out of the 15 questions in Section B. They have 200 minutes (3 hours 20 minutes) to mark their answers on the provided OMR sheet. Here are some more details on the NEET Exam Pattern 2024.

  • Language Medium: Candidates can attempt the NEET 2024 exam in any of the preferred 13 languages like Hindi, English, Telugu, Bengali, Kannada, Gujarati, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil, Marathi, Assamese, and Urdu.

  • Mode of Examination: The NTA NEET UG 2024 exam will be conducted in offline mode widely known as pen and paper mode.

  • Marks per Question: Each right answer to questions in NEET UG 2024 exam carries a maximum of 4 marks.

  • Negative Marking Scheme: For every wrong answer a candidate makes on the NEET 2024 exam date, the negative marking will be 1 mark per answer.

  • Time Duration: The maximum time allotted for the NEET exam 2024 is 3 hours and 20 minutes. Previously, the time duration for NEET 2024 exam was 3 hours. In 2022, the exam duration was increased by 20 minutes.

  • Syllabus: Questions from subjects like Chemistry, Physics, Botany, and Zoology will be asked to the candidates during the NEET 2024 exam.

Refer to the NEET 2024 exam pattern tabulated below to know more:

Subjects

Number of Questions

Marks

Physics

Section A- 35 + Section B- 15

180

Chemistry

Section A- 35 + Section B- 15

180

Biology

100

360

Attempting NEET 2024 Exam Paper the Right Way

The table below provides key information to help students approach the NEET UG 2024 paper effectively and achieve higher scores.

Subjects

Section A - No. Of Questions

Section A Total Marks

Subjects

Section B - No. Of Questions (to be attempted out of 15)

Section B Total Marks

Time allotted per MCQ

Total time allotted (Subject-wise)

NEET Physics

35

140 marks

10

40

  • Numerical based questions must be attempted in less than 2 min.
  • Non-numerical based questions must be attempted in less than 1 min.

55 minutes

NEET Zoology

35

140 marks

10

40

Must be attempted in less than or equal to a minute

40 minutes

NEET Botany

35

140 marks

10

40

Must be attempted in less than or equal to a minute

40 minutes

NEET Chemistry

35

140 marks

10

40

  • Calculation-based questions must be attempted in less than or equal to 1.5 minutes
  • Theoretical-based questions must be attempted in less than or equal to 1 minute

45 minutes

Total

140

560 marks

40

160 marks

On average, students must spend more than 3 minutes on 2 questions

180 minutes

NEET UG Syllabus 2024

There are 20 units in Physics and Chemistry and 10 units in Biology, as per NTA’s updated syllabus released on November 22, 2023. Check out all the units included in NEET 2024 Syllabus provided below:

NEET 2024 Physics Syllabus

NEET 2024 Biology Syllabus

NEET 2024 Chemistry Syllabus

Physics and Measurement

Diversity in Living World

Physical Chemistry: Some Basic Concepts in Chemistry

Kinematics

Human Physiology

Physical Chemistry: Atomic Structure

Laws of Motion

Structural Organisation in Animals & Plants

Physical Chemistry: Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure

Work, Energy and Power

Cell Structure and Function

Physical Chemistry: Chemical Thermodynamics

Rotational Motion

Plant Physiology

Physical Chemistry: Solutions

Gravitation

Reproduction

Physical Chemistry: Equilibrium

Properties of Solids and Liquids

Genetics and Evolution

Physical Chemistry: Redox Reaction and ElectroChemistry

Thermodynamics

Biotechnology and its Applications

Physical Chemistry: Chemical Kinetics

Kinetic Theory of Gases

Biology and Human Welfare

Organic Chemistry: Purification and Characterisation of Organic Compounds

Oscillations and Waves

Ecology and Environment

Organic Chemistry: Some Basic Principles of Organic Chemistry

Electrostatics

-

Organic Chemistry: Hydrocarbons

Current Electricity

-

Organic Chemistry: Organic Compounds Containing Halogens

Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism

-

Organic Chemistry: Organic Compounds Containing Oxygen

Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents

-

Organic Chemistry: Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen

Electromagnetic Waves

-

Organic Chemistry: Biomolecules

Optics

-

Organic Chemistry: Principles Related to Practical Chemistry

Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation

-

Inorganic Chemistry: Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties

Atoms and Nuclei

-

Inorganic Chemistry: P Block Elements

Electronic Devices

-

Inorganic Chemistry: D and F Block Elements

Experimental Skills

-

Inorganic Chemistry: Co-ordination Compounds

NEET 2024 Question Paper

The NEET question paper 2024 is divided into four parts based on each subject: Physics, Chemistry, Botany, and Zoology. Each part comprises two sections: Section A and Section B. Section A contains 35 compulsory questions, while Section B contains 15 optional questions, out of which students need to attempt only 10. Below is the NEET UG 2024 question paper pattern for reference.

Subjects

Sections

Number of questions

Total Marks for Each Section

Physics

Section A

35

140

Section B

15

40

Chemistry

Section A

35

140

Section B

15

40

Botany

Section A

35

140

Section B

15

40

Zoology

Section A

35

140

Section B

15

40

Total

200

720

NEET 2023 Question Papers for all sets have been released by NTA on its official website. Aspirants can refer to NEET 2023 question paper or NEET Previous Years’ Question Papers for better understanding and to chalk out a preparation plan. 

Preparation Tips for NEET UG 2024 Exam

With just five months left until the NEET UG 2024 exam on May 5th, it's crucial to prepare effectively for one of India's toughest exams. Here are some essential preparation tips for NEET 2024:

  1. Start with Important Topics: Begin your preparation by focusing on essential topics, covering Biology and either Physics or Chemistry simultaneously. This balanced approach helps you tackle both challenging and easier subjects efficiently.

  2. Thoroughly Study NCERT Books: A significant portion of the NEET syllabus is derived from Class 11 and 12 NCERT books. Ensure thorough reading of every line in NCERT, and supplement your studies with additional materials only after completing NCERT readings. Keep track of all references from external sources.

  3. Utilize Diagrams for Clarity: Incorporate diagrams into your study routine to facilitate better understanding. Visual aids enhance comprehension, aid memory retention, and accommodate diverse learning styles. Diagrams promote active engagement, aid in conceptual understanding, and improve problem-solving skills, especially in Physics.

  4. Enhance Memorization Techniques: Memorization is essential for mastering chemical equations, diagrams, and formulas required for NEET 2024. Utilize sticky notes to jot down important equations, diagrams, and formulas, and place them strategically above your study area. Regular review of these notes will aid in effective memorization over time.

NEET 2024 Mock Test

NEET Mock Test is usually uploaded on their official website by the NTA. Those who utilized the tool before appearing for the test on the NEET UG 2024 exam date gained an added advantage. The mock tests can be taken from the official website or can be opted for from coaching centres that specialize in NEET UG coaching.

These mock tests vary in difficulty level from very easy to difficult and can be opted online or offline. Aspirants must have ideally started solving at least one mock test paper per day at least 1 month before the NEET UG 2024 exam date.

NEET 2024 Admit Card @neet.ntaonline.in

To obtain the NEET 2024 Admit Card, candidates need to visit the official NTA website and log in using their registration/application number or Roll Number and password. The admit card will be available for download in PDF format. Candidates must print the admit card and affix a recent postcard-sized photograph (4"x6") in the designated space. The admit card must be signed by the candidate's parent/guardian, with the candidate leaving their signature blank. The admit card is mandatory for entry into the examination center. Following the exam, the nta nic in result will be published on the official website approximately 15-20 days later. Candidates should regularly check the official website for updates on the availability of the NEET UG 2024 Admit Card .

NEET admit card 2024 details to look out for -

  • Name of the aspirant

  • Date of birth

  • Father’s name

  • QR code

  • Application number

  • Gender

  • Roll number

  • NEET 2024 exam date and time

  • Category of aspirants

  • Sub-category

  • Address of the student

  • Reporting time and time

  • NEET exam centre details and address

  • Language (medium) of NEET question paper

  • Passport-size photograph (as uploaded in the application form)

  • Exam centre number

  • The IP address as well as date of downloading of NEET admit card

  • Signature of the candidate (to be done in the exam hall in front of the invigilator)

  • Space to paste passport-size picture (the same that was used during registration)

  • NEET-UG senior director signature

  • Signature of parent

  • Other general instructions that aspirants need to follow

How to Download NEET 2024 Admit Card?

Candidates can download the admit card of NEET 2024 by following these steps:

  1. Head over to the official website

  2. Find the login pageNEET 2022 admit card login page

  3. Enter your application no, password, and security pin to download the NEET 2024 admit card

  4. Click on sign in

  5. Access your dashboard

  6. Find the NEET 2024 admit card doc and download it on your device or computer system

  7. Verify all details like name, roll number, address, exam center, etc.

  8. Take multiple printouts of the NEET admit card 2024 and keep them stored with you for future reference

NEET 2024 Reservation Criteria

Candidates are offered seats based on the following reservation criteria set by the authorities.

Reserved Categories

Percentage of Seats Reserved

Other Backward Classes (OBC) Non – Creamy layer

27%

Scheduled Caste (SC)

15%

Economically Weaker Section (EWS)

10%

Scheduled Tribe (ST)

7.5%

Physically Handicapped

5%

NEET Exam 2024 Tie-Breaking Criteria

There are often cases where two students get the same marks in the NEET exam. In such situations, the NTA has a NEET tie-breaking criteria that helps moderators come to a conclusion. Below-mentioned is the NEET tie-breaking criteria in order of priority if two people get the same marks in NEET 2024.

  • Tie-Breaking Criteria 1: To break the initial tie, a candidate who scored higher marks in biology will be given the first preference or a higher rank. 
  • Tie-Breaking Criteria 2: If the NEET exam 2024 tie still exists, then the aspirant who has scored high marks in chemistry will be provided with a higher rank.
  • Tie-Breaking Criteria 3: If the tie still does not break, then as per the third criterion for breaking the tie, candidates scoring more marks in the physics subject will be given a higher rank. 
  • Tie-Breaking Criteria 4: A candidate who has fewer incorrect responses in comparison to correct responses in Biology will be preferred over the other.
  • Tie-Breaking Criteria 5: A candidate who has fewer incorrect responses in comparison to correct responses in Chemistry will be preferred over the other.
  • Tie-Breaking Criteria 6: A candidate who has fewer incorrect responses in comparison to correct responses in Physics will be preferred over the other.
  • Tie-Breaking Criteria 7: Lastly, if the tie still persists after applying all the above-mentioned methods, then the candidate older in age will be directly allocated a higher rank.

NEET UG 2024 Paper Analysis

The unofficial paper analysis based on student's reaction for NEET 2024 exam will be released immediately after the NEET 2024 exam is conducted on May 5, 2024. Till then, students can refer to the detailed subject-wise NEET 2023 exam analysis information below. 

  • All questions asked in the paper was from NCERT class 11 and 12 syllabus and nothing was asked out of the syllabus.
  • NEET UG chemistry paper was considered to be the toughest, especially the inorganic chemistry questions.
  • Biology was deemed as the easiest part. In this section, students found the Zoology section to be easier than Botany.
  • NEET 2023 physics section got a reception of mixed reactions - some found the section to be of moderate difficulty and others found it to be the toughest.

NEET 2024 Merit List

NEET UG 2024 Merit List

The merit list for NEET UG 2024 will be curated based on the marks obtained by students in the UG medical entrance examination. Students whose name will appear in the merit list will be eligible to participate in the AIQ or State level NEET UG counselling 2024. For more clarity regarding the NEET UG 202 merit list, check out the pointers below:

  • Components of Merit List: The All India Quota (AIQ) merit list consists of the names of the students, their All India Rank, Scores Obtained and gender.  It does not consider the candidate’s category as the merit list is AIQ. It also displays the number of candidates who registered vs the number of candidates who have appeared for the NEET UG exam. 
  • Types of AIQ ranks: The names and personal information of candidates who applied through a quota are included in the All India 50% Quota Rank Merit list and the All India 50% Category rank list. All that is required of applicants is to visit the NTA’s official website and get the list.
  • Separate NEET 2024 Merit List for State Admissions: Finally, NEET Merit List 2024 is also prepared by the state medical bodies. It is mostly curated to compare state-level candidate scores. In addition, the counselling process is conducted based on the applicant's eligibility following the release of the NEET 2024 merit list.

How to download NEET UG Merit List 2024?

Candidates must go through the steps given below to know the steps to download NEET UG 2024 merit list. Here are the steps -

  • Step 1 - Visit NTA’s Official Website: Head over to the NEET National Testing Agency’s official website neet.nta.nic.in., as the merit list is published by the exam conducting body of NEET UG 2024 exam. 
  • Step 2 - Go to the Public Notice Section: In the left corner of the landing page, candidates will find a section named “Public Notice”. 
  • Step 3 - Click on the Rank List Link: Candidates must click on the link named as  “NTA Declares the Result/NTA Scores/Rank of National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (UG) – 2024”. A consolidated PDF will appear on the screen, where candidates can find any information related to merit list, result, names of toppers, total number of students who have appeared for NEET UG 2024 exam and much more information. 
  • Step 4 - Download the PDF: Candidates should download the NEET UG 2024 Merit/rank list PDF and save the PDF for future reference.

NEET Answer Key 2024

The NTA releases the NEET 2024 final answer key along with OMR Sheets on its official website after the exam has been conducted. Refer below to find out how to download the NEET answer key 2024.

How to Download Provisional NEET Answer Key from Official Website

  • Visit the NEET 2024 official website

  • Log in with your credentials like roll number and password

  • Click on the download link for the 'NEET 2024 Answer key'

  • Check for discrepancies and find out an estimate as to how well you’ve fared in the NTA NEET exam 2024

How to Calculate Final Score using NEET Answer Key?

  • Download the official NEET answer key from the main website.

  • Cross-check the marked answers and calculate the total number of right responses and wrong answers.

  • Assign +4 for correct answer and deduct -1 for wrong answers.

  • Subtract the total marks calculated from the maximum marks, i.e, 720.

  • Calculate NEET UG score 2024 = (4 x no. of correct answers) – (1 x no. of incorrect answers)

NEET 2024 Result

NEET Result 2024 is scheduled to be released in June  2024. The NEET 2024 Result scorecard is made available for all the candidates who appeared for the exam. The scorecard has the candidate’s subject-wise and total marks, percentile, and most importantly, the All India Rank (AIR). Those who clear the NEET result 2024 are able to move forward to counselling rounds.

NEET Result 2024: Overview

Events

Important Dates

NEET result official website

neet.ntaonline.in

NEET 2024 result download timeline

Up to 90 days post the declaration of result

Validity

2024

How to Download NEET UG Result 2024 ?

Test takers can download the NEET 2024 Result by following the steps given below.

  • Visit NTA's official website @neet.ntaonline.in
  • Scroll down to the section named as "Candidate's Activity"/
  • Click on 'NEET (UG) 2024 Score Card'.
  • New login page will appear.
  • Enter login credentials like Application Number, Date of Birth and Security Pin.
  • NEET UG 2024 result will be displayed. Save it as PDF and take a printout for future use.

NEET UG 2024 Topper Names

Every year the competition to secure the topmost rank gets intense. Students burn the midnight oil to see themselves as the toppers of the NEET UG 2023 exam. NEET 2024 topper's name will be updated here after the official result PDF is released by NTA on its official website. Till then, candidates can go through the list of toppers in NEET 2023 exam. To give students an idea of what it takes to become a topper, they can refer to the table given below to understand better about NEET 2023 topper names, AIR, scores, percentile, and state.

AIR

Name

Gender

Percentile

Marks Obtained

Category

State

1

Prabanjan J

Male

99.9999019

720

OBC - NCL

Tamil Nadu

1

Varun Chakravarthi

Male

99.9999019

720

SC

Andhra Pradesh

3

Kaustav Bauri

Male

99.9998568

716

General

Tamil Nadu

5

Dhruv Advani

Male

99.999068

715

OBC-NCL

Karnataka

6

Surya Siddhartha

Male

99.999068

715

General 

Tamil Nadu

7

Shriniketha Ravi

Male

99.999068

715

General

Maharashtra

8

Swayam Shakti Tripathy

Male

99.999068

715

OBC - NCL

Odisha

9

Varun S

Male

99.999068

715

General 

Tamil Nadu

10

Parth Khandelwal

Male

99.999068

715

General

Rajasthan

12

Sayan Pradhan

Male

99.999068

715

General

West Bengal

13

Harshit Bansal

Male

99.999068

715

General

Delhi

14

Shashank Kumar

Male

99.999068

715

General

Bihar

15

Kanchani Geyanth Raghu Ram Reddy

Male

99.999068

715

General

Telangana

What is a Good Rank/ Score for NEET 2024?

Candidates often wonder, "how to get a good rank in NEET 2024?" The answer is by creating a well-planned NEET preparation strategy. Aspirants need to understand every aspect of the NEET exam, especially previous years' exam analysis. They also need to focus on understanding more about the exam pattern, cutoff trends, important tips to improve rank, and more. Refer here to understand What is a Good Score in NEET UG 2024 and how to achieve the same. 

NEET UG 2024 Admission Process

For admissions to MBBS and BDS courses, here's the NEET UG 2024 admission process:

Stage 1: NEET 2024 Online Application Process

This is the initial stage where NEET 2024 online registration begins. Aspirants need to fill and submit the application form before the specified deadline.

Stage 2: Availability of NEET 2024 Admit Card

During this stage, the NEET admit card 2024 is released. Candidates can download it from the official NEET website (neet.nta.nic.in).

Stage 3: Conducting of NEET UG 2024 Exam

The primary stage for all aspirants is the NEET UG 2024 exam, where they appear for the examination.

Stage 4: Declaration of Official Answer Key

Following the NEET 2024 exam, the provisional answer key is released, followed by the final answer key. This allows candidates to assess their performance in the NTA NEET exam.

Stage 5: NEET 2024 Result Announcement

After the final answer key is released, aspirants can anticipate the announcement of the NEET 2024 result.

Stage 6: Admission Process through Four NEET 2024 Counselling Rounds

After NEET 2024 result declaration, the counselling rounds commence for seat allotment. There are four NEET counselling rounds: Round 1, Round 2, Mop-up round, and Stray Vacancy Round.

NEET Cutoff 2024 (Expected)

NEET Cutoff 2024 is released along with the results. The NEET cutoff 2024 marks along with the percentile is listed on the final scorecard. If the candidates score more than the minimum NEET cutoff 2024 criteria and make it to the final merit list, then they will be considered qualified. Aspirants can then move to the NEET 2024 counselling process. 

NEET Cutoff 2023 Score - Previous Years

Reservation Category

NEET 2024 Cutoff Percentile

NEET 2024 Cutoff Score

OBC & PH/ SC & PH

40th

120 – 107

ST & PH

40th

120 – 108

OBC/ SC/ ST

40th 

136 – 107

Unreserved/ EWS

50th 

720 – 137

Unreserved / EWS – PWD

45th 

136 – 121

NEET 2024 Counselling

NEET 2024 Counselling is the last stage of the admission process. It helps candidates get admission in the medical college of their dream. It is conducted for the 15% All India Seats and the 85% State Quota Seats. The Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) manages the AIQ (All India Quota) counselling. Meanwhile, the respective state authorities overlook the NEET counselling 2024 for the states.

There are four rounds of counselling where seats are filled and locked on the basis of rank and category quotas. The necessary documents and registration fee has to be paid to lock a seat in a reputed medical college. Candidates may let go of seats in the first round in hopes of upgrading their seat in the next round. 

NEET counselling decides which medical college will be allocated to the candidates based on the marks one scores, the rank one gets in the NEET 2024 exam, choice filling, and seat availability.

Steps to Register for NEET UG 2024 Counselling Rounds

  1. Visit the official website of MCC
  2. Search for the UG medical tab
  3. Click on the registration link
  4. Enter all the required details
  5. Upload all the documents as requested
  6. Choose the preferred colleges and institute
  7. Submit the application form

The MCC NEET 2024 counselling AIQ seats comprises the following:

  • 15% MBBS/BDS Seats of States
  • 100% MBBS Seats of AIIMS across India
  • 100% MBBS/BDS Seats of BHU
  • All India Quota of JIPMER (Karaika/ lPuducherry)
  • All India Quota seats of DU/ AMU/ ABVIMS/ VMMC
  • All India Quota Seats of ESIC
  • AIQ Seats of Faculty of Dentistry (Jamia Millia Islamia)

Documents Needed for NEET Counselling 2024

Given below are the documents required for NEET 2024 counselling session.

  • NEET UG Admit Card 2024
  • Class 10 certificate and mark sheet (for date of birth)
  • NEET Rank Letter or Scorecard
  • Class 12 certificate and mark sheet
  • ID proof (Aadhar/ Driving License/ PAN Card/ Passport)
  • Provisional Allotment Letter
  • Eight passport-size photographs
  • PwD Certificate (if applicable)
  • Caste Certificate (if applicable)

NEET 2024 Seat Allotment

The NEET 2024 seat allotment round is conducted by the Director-General of Health Services (DGHS) on behalf of MCC. It is a crucial step that brings candidates one more step closer to their dream college. The seat allotment of NEET 2024 comprises 3 rounds including a mop-up round. Candidates need to wisely choose the colleges they want admission to and confirm the same as soon as they are allotted a seat. Learn more about the NEET 2024 seat allotment process here.

Documents that Need to be Submitted for NEET Seat Allotment 2024 Admission

  • NEET UG admit card 2024
  • Certificate/ Mark sheet of class 10
  • Disability certificate (If applicable)
  • The rank letter or result of NEET 2024
  • 7-8 passport size photograph
  • Mark sheet or certificate of class 12
  • A valid ID proof issued by the Government
  • NEET UG Seat allotment letter

Medical Colleges Accepting NEET 2024 Scores Pan India

NEET Participating Medical Colleges in 2024: Doctor is considered to be the noblest profession of all. If a candidate wants to serve humankind and carve a name for themselves too, then this is the best profession for such individuals. To become the best doctor, you need to study in one of the best NEET UG 2024 colleges. Here's a curated list of top NEET 2024 colleges to give wings to your future.

NEET 2024 Exam Scores - College Highlights

Detail    

Specifications

Total no. of colleges in India accepting NEET 2024 scores 

1257 NEET 2024 medical colleges 

Type of NEET 2024 colleges 

Government and Private colleges 

Admission Process for NEET 2024

Admission done based on NEET 2024 scores 

Courses Offered by Medical Colleges in India accepting NEET 2024 scores

Some of the courses offered by the medical colleges are: 

Average Fees

INR 7,000 to INR 25 lakh

Top Medical Colleges in India Accepting NEET 2024 Exam scores: NIRF Ranking 

A NIRF ranking is released by the Ministry of Education every year that comprises the top medical colleges in India. Aspirants can refer to the table given below: 

Top Medical Colleges in India accepting NEET 2024 scores

NIRF Ranking

All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi

1

Christian Medical College, Vellore

3

National Institute of Mental Health & Neurosciences, Bangalore

4

Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

6

Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research

7

Kasturba Medical College, Manipal

9

King George’s Medical University, Lucknow

10

NEET 2024: Best Medical College & Seats

Students can refer to the table below to check the approximate number of MBBS seats that are offered by the top government colleges across the country.

College Name

Estimated Seats

(AIIMS-Delhi) All India Institute of Medical Sciences

100

(PGIMER-Chandigarh) Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research

110

BHU Varanasi

250

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, TN

100

Christian Medical College, CMC, Bangalore

100

National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro Sciences, Bangalore

20

King George’s Medical University, UP

250

Kasturba Medical College, Manipal

250

JIPMER-Pondicherry (Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research)

187

NEET UG 2024 Choice Filling

NEET UG 2024 Choice Filling provides candidates with the opportunity to shortlist and select an institute of their choice. Aspirants will be offered admission based on the availability of seats, preferences filled during choice filling, marks secured in the NEET 2024 exam, and fulfilment of eligibility criteria.

The NEET 2024 Choice Filling Process is conducted subsequently after the counselling process. The NEET 2024 Counselling and choice filling are conducted online, and therefore all information regarding the same will be published on the official website of NTA at neet.nta.nic.in. A detailed understanding of the same is provided in the NEET UG 2024 Choice Filling.

NEET Contact Details

Here are the details of the conducting authority in case candidates have any doubts or they want to resolve a discrepancy.

National Testing Agency (NTA)

Address: C-20 1A/8, Sector 62
IITK Outreach Centre, 
Noida-201309

Email: ntanationaltestingagency@gmail.com

NEET 2024 Best Reference Books and Study Material

Reference books complement standard textbooks and expand students' understanding. While NCERT is essential for NEET 2024, additional resources offer deeper insights and enhance exam preparation. These books cover the syllabus comprehensively and boost the likelihood of achieving high scores. Here are some recommended books for NTA NEET 2024 exams.

NEET 2024 Physics Reference Books:

  • Objective Physics by DC Pandey

  • Concepts of Physics by H. C. Verma

  • Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday, Resnick, and Walker

  • Fundamental Physics by Pradeep

  • Physical Chemistry by OP Tandon

  • Problems in General Physics by IE Irodov

NEET 2024 Chemistry Reference Books:

  • ABC of Chemistry for Classes 11 and 12 by Modern

  • Dinesh Chemistry Guide

  • Concise Inorganic Chemistry by JD Lee

  • Practice books by VK Jaiswal (Inorganic), MS Chauhan (Organic), and N Awasthi (Physical)

NEET 2024 Biology Reference Books:

  • Biology Vol 1 and Vol 2 by Trueman

  • Pradeep Guide on Biology

  • Objective Botany by Ansari

  • GRB Bathla publications for Biology

  • Objective Biology by Dinesh

<INACTIVE> How to Attempt NEET Question Paper in 200 minutes?

Preparing for the NEET 2023 exam requires rigorous study, adept time management, and effective handling of pressure. As candidates aim to tackle 180 questions within the 200-minute timeframe, efficiency becomes paramount. To optimize their approach, candidates need a meticulously planned strategy. Below is a meticulously crafted expert time management plan to aid NEET 2023 aspirants in efficiently navigating the question paper within the allotted time.

NEET 2023 Subjects

Number of Questions Asked in Section A

Section A Total Marks

Number of Questions in Section B (10 to be attempted out of 15)

Section B Total Marks

Time allotted per MCQ in NEET 2023 exam

Total time to be allotted (Subject-wise)

NEET Physics 2023

35

140

10

40

For numerical-based questions - less than or equal to 2 minutes

For non-numericals based questions - less than or equal to 1 minute

55 minutes

NEET Botany 2023

35

140

10

40

Less than or equal to 1 minute

40 minutes

NEET Zoology 2023

35

140

10

40

Less than or equal to 1 minute

40 minutes

NEET Chemistry 2023

35

140

10

40

For calculation based questions -  less than or equal to 1.5 minutes

For theoretical based questions - less than or equal to 1 minute

45 minutes

Important Dates

NEET 2024 Important EventsDates
Exam Date 05 May, 2024

Want to know more about NEET

FAQs about NEET

Are there any limits to attempting the NEET exam in 2024?

No, there is no upper age limit to appear for NEET 2024 exam.

In total, how many questions marks are asked in the NEET 2024 Exam?

Overal, NEET UG 2024 Exam comprises of 200 questions. Out of which, aspirants need to attempt 180 questions. Each correct answer gives students +4 marks while every wrong answer brings -1 mark deduction. Thus, making the total marks to be 720 in NEET UG 2024 exam.

What is the NEET Exam Date 2024?

The NTA NEET UG 2024 exam date is May 7, 2024. Students will be able to access the admit card for the same 3-5 days prior to the test. Aspirants must visit the exam center carrying the admit card and 1 ID proof to secure entry into the premises. Failure to do so will result in instant dismissal from the test.

What is the safest score in the NEET exam?

Candidates should aim to score at least 600+ or 650+ in the test to get a shot at bagging admission at topmost colleges. Anything lower than this will put you in a tough spot as most renowned institutions' cutoffs are above 650. So, the range of 600-700 can be deemed as the safest score in the NEET test.

Will there be an application form correction window?

Yes, once the official registration and application form filling process of NEET 2023 is completed, aspirants are allowed to make some changes. However, when the form correction window opens, many areas are fixed and can’t be changed. Only a few fields are up for rectification. So, ensure that you fill all the details correctly in the first go itself.

Can I wear jeans on NEET exam day?

Based on the dress code presented by the NTA for NEET exam day, students are advised not to wear jeans or track pants. Students are instead requested to wear trousers. Similarly, wearing watches, jewellery, metal bands, etc. are also banned. One must follow all the guidelines diligently for a hassle-free exam experience.

When will NEET application form 2024 be released?

NTA will release the NEET 2024 application form in March 2024. Students will be allowed to send in their personal details, fill in academic information, upload documents, and pay the fees during this window.

How many applicants are expected to appear for NEET 2024 exam?

Previously, in NEET 2023, 20,87,000+ students applied for the test. Based on the trend, it is expected that NEET 2024 exam will receive 20 lakh+ applicants.

What must be my date of birth while appearing for the NEET 2024 test?

Based on the NEET eligibility criteria 2024, students should be of minimum 17 years of age as of December 31, 2023. Therefore, a candidate’s date of birth should be at least before January 1, 2006.

Is it true that a common entrance exam will replace JEE, NEET, and CUET test from next year?

UGC Chairman M Jagadesh Kumar indicated the idea of conducting a common entrance exam for JEE, NEET, and other top UG level entrance exams. However, the idea is still at an early stage and no official announcement around it has been made yet. For NEET 2024, NTA has announced the dates of the biggest medical entrance exam. JEE Main and CUET exam date will soon follow.

How to prepare for NEET 2024?

To ace the NEET 2024 exam, candidates should learn concepts in-depth, refer to the right books, know the exam pattern, study with novel practices, solve mock tests, practice regularly, eat healthily, take timely leisure breaks, and give their best in the exams. Most importantly, be confident in what you know and success shall come to you!

Will the NEET 2024 syllabus be reduced?

Yes, there has been an official announcement by NTA regarding the NEET 2024 syllabus reduction.

Will NEET 2024 be conducted twice in online mode?

No. NEET 2024 will be conducted once in pen and paper mode.

What is the mode of the NEET 2024 exam?

NEET exam will be based on a pen-paper test model, which is conducted in offline mode.

What is the qualifying cut-off for NEET 2024?

One can expect NEET 2024 qualifying cut-off to be around 50th percentile for General/ EWS, 45th percentile for GN/ EWS-PwD, and 40th percentile for SC/ST/OBC.

What is the full form of the NEET exam?

The full form of the NEET 2024 exam is signified as the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test.

When will the NEET 2023 Admit Card be released?

The NEET 2024 admit card will be made available to the candidates 3 days before the NEET 2023 exam date.

What is the difficulty level of NEET?

The difficulty level of the NEET exam can range anywhere from moderate to tough. Generally, physics is considered to be the toughest section while Biology and Chemistry are the easier ones. However, with a well-structured plan, you can ace all the subjects.

Apart from MBBS, which other courses am I eligible to take admission in using the NEET 2024 scores?

NEET 2024 scores allow candidates to take admission in BDS, Veterinary, AYUSH, BSc (Hons) Nursing, and other paramedical as well as medical courses.

Who will conduct NEET 2024?

The NEET exam 2024 will be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA).

How can I prepare for NEET at home?

Students can prepare for the NEET exam 2024 at home with NCERT books. You can also refer to other study material, solve last year’s papers, attempt mock tests, and revise daily to score higher marks in the medical entrance exam.

Is NCERT at your fingertips for NEET Preparation?

Yes, most of the candidates refer to this book for NEET Preparation because of how in-depth it covers the NEET 2024 syllabus.

Which are the best books recommended to crack NEET 2024?

Apart from NCERT books, candidates can refer to 40 Days Biology for NEET by S Chakravarty, GR Bathla publications for Biology, 40 Days Chemistry for NEET by Sudhanshu Thakur, Boyd for Organic Chemistry, Concepts of Competition Physics for CBSE, PMT by Agarwal, Concepts of Physics by H C Verma, etc.

How many attempts are there in NEET?

You can appear for as many NEET exam times as you want. As long as you fulfill the minimum eligibility criteria, there is no limit on how many times you can take the NEET exam. 

Is it better to join coaching classes for NEET 2024?

You can join coaching classes for NEET 2024 if you feel unprepared and you’re not able to learn properly in college. Coaching classes will fill the gap between teaching and learning. 

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I got 500+ marks in NEET 2023. Can I get MBBS seat in low fee?

-Hemesh sahuUpdated on July 16, 2023 11:15 PM
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Pranav Mishra, Student / Alumni

In order to get a seat in MBBS college offering low fees, students have to aim to secure marks higher than 650. Only then, you'll be able to get into a government college where fees are on the lower side. If students score around 500-550 marks, they can opt for these institutions that have slightly lower fees than others.

  •  Dr B.S.A Medical College, Delhi
  • Sardar Patel Medical College, Bikaner
  • R.N.T. Medical College, Udaipur
  • Netaji Subhash Chandra College, Jabalpur
  • Siddartha Medical College, Vijayawada

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Can I get Medical seat with 365 NEET marks?

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Pranav Mishra, Student / Alumni

Yes, you can get admission in colleges that accept scores between 300-400 marks. All the falling under these score bracket are private institutions, One can also secure admission in better colleges through management quota. Given below are colleges aspirants can explore between marks 300-400.

  • Dr. DY Patil Education Society Deemed University, Kolhapur
  • Guntur Medical College, Guntur
  • Dr. R. N. Cooper General Hospital, Mumbai
  • Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Medical College, Jabalpur
  • S.C.B. Medical College, Cuttack
  • Pandit Raghunath Murmu Medical College, Baripada
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Pranav Mishra, Student / Alumni

No. 256 score is well below the cutoff mark level of the Govt. Thiruvarur Medical College. Students must score at least 600-625 marks to be considered for a seat at this college. Even after using the reservation criteria, getting a seat with 256 marks is not possible. Instead, you can try opting for these colleges in Tamil Nadu.

  • Tiruvannamalai Medical College, Tiruvannamalai
  • Velammal Medical College, Hospital & Research Centre 
  • Tagore Medical College and Hospital, Chennai
  • PSG Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, Coimbatore

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