NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) is an all-India medical entrance examination conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). It is the gateway for admission to undergraduate medical (MBBS) and dental (BDS) courses in government and private medical colleges across India, except for AIIMS and JIPMER institutions.

Here’s the General Information About NEET Exams:

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Age Limit: The minimum age limit for candidates appearing for NEET is 17 years as of December 31st of the year of admission. The maximum age limit is generally 25 years (relaxation of 5 years for reserved categories).
  • Educational Qualifications: Candidates must have passed 10+2 or equivalent examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology, and English as core subjects from a recognized board.
  • Minimum Marks: General category candidates must have scored at least 50% marks in PCB (Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology) taken together in the qualifying examination. For SC/ST/OBC candidates, the minimum marks requirement is usually 40%.


  • NEET syllabus typically comprises topics from Physics, Chemistry, and Biology (Botany and Zoology) of the 11th and 12th standard level as prescribed by the NCERT.

Exam Calendar:

  • NEET exams are typically conducted once a year, usually in the months of May or June. However, for the specific date and calendar for NEET 2024, you would need to refer to official notifications from the National Testing Agency (NTA) closer to the exam date.
NEET 2024 Notification          March 2024
NEET 2024 Application Process         1st week of March 2024 to 1st week of April 2024
NEET 2024 Application Correction    2nd week of April 2024
NEET Admit Card  4th week of April 2024
Mode of Application  Online
Mode of ExaminationOffline
NEET 2024 Exam Date           5 May, 2024
NEET 2024 Answer Key1st week of June 2024
NEET 2024 Result2nd week of June 2024

Exam Pattern:

  • NEET is usually conducted in offline (pen and paper) mode.
  • The exam consists of 180 multiple-choice questions (MCQs) with a duration of 3 hours.
  • There are 45 questions each from Physics, Chemistry, Botany, and Zoology.
  • Each correct answer earns you +4 marks, while each incorrect answer results in a deduction of -1 mark.
SectionNumber of QuestionsMarks for Each Correct AnswerNegative Marking

NEET Exam Overview 2024:

  • The table presents essential details about the NEET 2024 Exam, providing applicants with key information necessary for their preparation.
NameNEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test)
Conducting BodyNational Testing Agency (NTA)
Courses OfferedMBBS (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery)
BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery), AYUSH and different related Courses
Eligibility CriteriaAge: Minimum 17 years as of December 31, 2024

NEET 2024 Reservation Percentage:

  • Here are the usual reservation categories:
CategoryReservation Percentage
Scheduled Castes (SC)15%
Scheduled Tribes (ST)7.5%
Other Backward Classes (OBC)27%
Economically Weaker Sections (EWS)10%
Physically Handicapped (PH) / PWD5%

NEET 2024 Application Process online:

1. RegistrationCreate an account on the official NEET website.
2. Fill ApplicationProvide personal, academic details, and exam center preference.
3. Upload DocumentsUpload scanned copies of photograph, signature, and other documents.
4. PaymentPay the application fee online using various modes of payment.
5. Confirmation PagePrint the confirmation page for future reference.

NEET UG 2024 Application Fees:

  • The application fee for NEET 2024 will be officially announced with the release of the NEET 2024 notification and application form.
CategoryApplication Fee (in INR)
Foreign Nationals9500

Preparing for NEET 2024 Requires a Strategic:

  • Focusing on essential subjects initially is a straightforward approach. It’s advisable to study Biology alongside another subject concurrently. This method enables covering more subjects efficiently within a shorter timeframe.
  • Develop a study schedule that allocates sufficient time for each subject. Ensure a balance between theory, practice, and revision. Stick to your schedule diligently.
  • Utilize NCERT textbooks as the foundation for your preparation. Additionally, refer to other recommended study materials, question banks, and previous years’ question papers for practice.
  • Practice solving questions regularly to improve your speed and accuracy. Allocate time for solving mock tests and sample papers to simulate exam conditions.
  • Schedule regular revision sessions to reinforce your learning and ensure better retention of concepts. Make concise notes for quick revision before the exam.
  • Don’t hesitate to seek clarification from teachers, tutors, or classmates if you encounter doubts or difficulties with any topic.
  • Maintain a positive attitude and believe in your abilities. Stay motivated and focused on your goal of cracking NEET 2024.