NEET 2024 Exam Details - Syllabus, Dates, Pattern, Eligibility, Sample papers

Overview : NEET 2024

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is conducted for MBBS and BDS admission to all medical and dental colleges of the country. Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will conduct NEET 2024 in the first week of May in the offline mode. NEET application form 2024 will be available in last week of December 2017. In order to be eligible for NEET, applicants should have passed class 12 with Physics, Chemistry and Biology from CBSE/state board. NEET 2024 question paper will consist of 180 objective type questions (MCQs) based on class 12 topics. NEET result will be announced only for those who will score the minimum qualifying marks as per their category. Based on the rank, a merit list will be prepared. As per the rank, aspirants will be called for NEET counselling for 15% All India Quota seats to be conducted by Medical Counselling Committee (MCC). The remaining seats will be filled by designated state admission committee. Applicants can check NEET 2024 registration, dates, criteria, result, cutoff, counselling information in the article below.

NEET elements Details

Exam name

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test

Commonly known as


Exam category


Exam level


Programmes offered



3 hours

Mode of exam

Offline (Pen & Paper based)

Exam type


Eligibility Criteria

He/she has completed age of 17 years at the time of admission or will complete that age on or before 31 December of the year of his/her admission to the first year Under graduate Medical Courses .

  • Nationality: Indian Citizens/ Overseas Citizens of India intending to pursue MBBS/ BDS from a foreign Medical/ Dental Institute also need to qualify NEET (UG).

  • Age Limit:The upper age limit for NEET (UG) is 25 years as on the date of examination with relaxation of 5 years for the candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC-NCL category and PwD Candidates.

  • The Age criteria for appearing in NEET (UG) - 2024 is as follows

    For Candidates of General (UR)/General-EWS born on or before 31.12.2003
    For Candidates of SC/ST/OBC-NCL/PwD Category born on or before 31.12.2003

  • Academic Qualification: Candidate must have qualified class 12 with Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology from CBSE/any state board or any equivalent examination from recognised university.

Marks Obtained: General category candidates must secure 50% taken together in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology, while SC/ST/OBC students should secure 40%. The person with locomotor disability of lower limbs from general and reserved category must secure 45% and 40% respectively

NEET 2024 Important Dates

NEET (UG)- 2024 through ONLINE mode Only

Events Dates

Last date of successful transaction of fee through Credit/Debit Card/Net-banking/UPI

02 December 2019 to 01 January 2024 (up to 11:50 pm)

Correction in Particulars of Application Form on website only

15 January 2024 to 31 January 2024

Downloading of Admit Cards from NTA website


Date of Examination


Duration of Examination

180 minutes (03 hours)

Timing of Examination

02:00 pm to 05:00 pm

Declaration of Result on NTA website by

04 June, 2024

NEET 2024 : Application Form

NEET 2024 Online registration steps

Steps NEET registration process

Step 1

Apply for Online Registration using your or parents unique Email Id and Mobile No.

Step 2

Fill in the Online Application Form and note down the system generated Application No.

Step 3

Upload scanned images of Candidate’s latest Passport size Photograph (size: 10 kb to 200kb),Post Card size photograph (4”X6”)(Size:50kb-300kb) and Candidate’s Signature (file size: 4kb - 30kb), Left hand thumb impression (file size: 10 kb-50 kb) in JPG/JPEG format. (In case of any eventuality of left thumb being unavailable, right hand thumb impression may be used.), Class X Passing Certificate (file size: 100 kb to 400 kb) in JPG/JPEG format. For photography, the focus needs to be on face (80% face coverage, ears clearly visible, on white background).

Step 4

Pay fee using SBI/Syndicate/HDFC/ICICI/Paytm Payment Gateway through Debit Card/Credit Card/Net-banking/UPI and keep proof of fee paid safely for future reference. In case the Confirmation Page is not generated after payment of fee then the transaction is cancelled, and amount will be refunded to the candidate’s account. However, the candidate has to make another transaction of fee, in case the Confirmation Page is not generated.

1. Download, save and print copies of Confirmation Page after successful remittance of fee and keep copies safely for future reference.

2. All the 4 Steps can be done together in one go or at different times.

Fee Payable by Candidate :

General : Rs. 1500/-

General-EWS/ OBC-NCL* : Rs. 1400/-

SC/ST/PwD/Transgender : Rs. 800/-

Processing charges & Goods and Services Tax (GST) are to be paid by the candidate, as applicable

NEET 2024 Registration Trends

The candidates who have registered for NEET in the previous years is mentioned in the table. In the year 2024, total 11,26,725 candidates applied for NEET.

S. No Year Number of candidates applied










Exam Centres

The exam centres of NEET 2024 are the list of centres in various cities where the examination will be held. In the year 2024, the entrance test was held in 1921 NEET exam centres. While filling the application form, candidates will be required to select a city and centre. The selection of NEET exam centres 2024 will be allotted on first come first serve basis. The allocation of NEET 2024 exam centres will be on the basis of availability of seats in the selected city. Click Here for Exam Centers

Admit Card

The NTA will provide the facility of downloading Admit Cards of NEET (UG) - 2024 on the NTA website. Candidates are required to download the Admit Cards from the website and follow the instructions given therein. Candidates may please note that Admit Cards will not be sent by post. When candidate will download the Admit Card, a copy of the same in PDF format will also be emailed to the candidate on the registered email id. The Admit Card will bear the candidate’s Roll Number, Name, Father’s Name, Category, Sub-Category, Photograph, Signature, Date of Birth, Language of Question Paper with Name and Address of examination Centre allotted.

Exam Day Guidelines

All the aspirants must follow the instructions mentioned below at the exam centre:

  • Reporting at centre: The Examination Centre will open two (02) hours before the commencement of the test. No candidate shall be allowed to enter the Examination Centre after 1:30 p.m. Therefore, candidates must ensure that they leave home well in advance considering all facts like traffic, location of the Centre and weather conditions, etc.Candidates are expected to take their seats immediately after the opening of the Examination Hall.

  • Dress Code: As per the guidelines, candidates who will be appearing for NEET 2024 must wear half sleeves top/shirt. The clothes should be light in color. Only candidates wearing chappals and sandal will be allowed to appear for entrance test. All female applicants are not allowed to wear any ornament like bracelets, necklace or any metallic accessory.

  • Things to carry during NEET 2024: Aspirants must carry NEET admit card along with original Aadhaar card, one postcard and passport size photograph as per the specifications

  • Things restricted in NEET 2024: Candidates cannot carry stationery items, communication devices, ornaments, watches, eatables, or any metallic item which can be used as unfair means are prohibited in the exam centre.

NEET 2024 Exam Pattern

The exam pattern of NEET 2024 defines the structure of the entrance test. NEET question paper consists of 180 objective type questions. The maximum time allotted to complete the test is three hours (3 hours). Candidates can check complete NEET exam pattern from the table below.

S. No Particulars NEET Paper Pattern


Mode of exam

Pen and Paper Test (P&P)



3 hours


Number of question



Type of questions

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)


Distribution of questions

45 – Physics,

45 – Chemistry,

90 – Biology (Botany+Zoology)



English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil, Oriya, Kannada and Telugu


Total marks



Marking scheme

+4 marks for correct answer


Negative marking

-1 mark will be deducted for an incorrect response


Unanswered questions

No marks to be deducted



Concept of class 11 and 12

NEET 2024 Syllabus

NEET syllabus 2024 is based on the topics of class 11 and 12. The questions in NEET 2024 syllabus will be asked from Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany+Zoology). The exam includes 180 questions and with each section containing 45 questions. NEET syllabus is recommended by the Medical Council of India (MCI) after reviewing the syllabus of various state boards, CBSE, Council of Boards of School Education in India (COBSE) and National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT). Click Here for Syllabus

Sample Papers

Aspirants preparing for NEET 2024 can practice through the sample papers for better preparation. By solving NEET sample papers, aspirants can enhance their time management skills and accuracy level. With the use of NEET 2024 sample papers, applicants will be familiar with the section-wise weightage of questions covered in the test. Once students solve NEET sample papers, they can match their answers to analyse their performance. Candidates can download previous year NEET sample papers using the link provided on the sub-head


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