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NEET 2024: Exam Date, Eligibility, Syllabus, Preparation Tips

About NEET-UG 2024 - What’s New?

Last updated date: 18th Mar 2023
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The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET 2024), conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA), is a national-level medical entrance exam for undergraduate admissions to MBBS, dental, AYUSH and nursing courses in India. The exam is a gateway to the top medical institutes in the country, including AIIMS and JIPMER. The NEET 2024 is a pen and paper-based exam in 13 languages. The NEET 2024 syllabus will be the same as last year’s, covering Physics, Chemistry, and Biology based on Classes 11 and 12 syllabi.

Students Can Expect the Following Changes in the NEET 2024 Exam:

  • It is not mandatory for candidates to show their Aadhar card to fill out the NEET 2024 application form. However, keeping a valid ID proof handy is necessary.

  • Students will be able to appear for the NEET 2024 exam in any of the two languages they prefer, in addition to the standard English language.

  • There are no restrictions on the number of attempts a student can take in NEET 2024.

  • Admission to BSc Nursing courses will also be made through NEET 2024.

  • State Open School, NIOS, or private candidates cannot appear in the NEET 2024 exam.

  • It is now mandatory for all students who want to pursue medicine abroad and are Indian citizens to qualify for the NEET UG 2024 exam.

  • Telangana and Andhra Pradesh are now a part of the 15% All India Quota scheme.\

NEET 2024 Overview

Name of the exam

NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test)


Pen and paper-based 


3 hours


MBBS, BDS, AYUSH, Veterinary, etc. 


English, Hindi, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi, Odia, and Urdu.


Physics, Chemistry, and Biology (Botany and Zoology)

Total number of questions

200 (to attempt - 180)

Total Marks


Type of questions

MCQs containing 4 options with 1 correct answer

Section-wise number of questions 

Physics – 45 

Chemistry – 45 

Biology (Botany + Zoology) – 90 

Marking Scheme 

4 marks for each correct answer, 1 mark deducted for each wrong answer, no marks for the non-attempted questions. 

Official website

NEET-UG 2024 Tentative Schedule

Since no official notification has been out yet, here is a table with the speculated NEET 2024 schedule predicted by the NEET experts based on previous trends.


Dates (tentative)

Release of NEET 2024 notification

December 2024

NEET 2024 Application form process

First week of April 2024

Opening of the Correction Window 

April 2024

Admit Card release date 

Third week of April 2024

NEET 2024 exam date 

May 2024

NEET 2024 result announcement

Last week of June 2024

NEET 2024 Eligibility

Read below the primary eligibility criteria required to sit in NEET UG 2024.

  • The minimum age requirement to appear in NEET 2024 is 17 years during admission or before December 31, 2024. Therefore, students born on or after December 31, 2006, are eligible. The upper age limit for General category candidates is 25 years, and for other categories, it is 30 years.

  • Applicants of the general category must have passed Class 12 in PCB and English from a recognised board with a minimum of 50% marks, while it is 45% for PWD and 40% for OBC/SC/ST categories.

  • Students should be Indian Nationals, NRIs, OCIs, PIOs or Foreign Nationals.

NEET 2024 Application Form 

NTA will release the NEET 2024 application form on its official website-, and candidates can start registering from the first week of April 2024 (tentatively).

Steps to Fill NEET 2024 Application Form

  1. Visit the official website of NTA NEET 2024 and click on the ‘New Registration’ tab.

  2. Fill in basic details like name, contact number, DOB, email, etc. and click submit.

  3. Your login credentials (ID and Password) will be created and registration completed.

  4. Start filling in the NEET 2024 application form by providing personal details, choosing the exam centre and medium, and academic details.

  5. Now, upload the documents like passport-size photograph, academic certificates, category certificates, signature, thumb impressions, etc. in JPG and PDF formats.

  6. Pay the NEET application fee via UPI, debit card, credit card, net banking, or e-wallet.

5 Strategies to Prepare for NEET-UG 2024 

Competing with around 15 lakh NEET 2024 candidates requires hard work, dedication and smart guidance from experts. So, to do things differently from others that will make you crack NEET 2024 with flying colours, refer to the essential NEET 2024 preparation tips below.

  1. NEET 2024 aspirants must make handwritten notes to gain conceptual clarity and increase retention.

  2. Divide the chapters in all the subjects into easy, medium, and difficult levels and weightage. Start by preparing topics with the most weightage and those you find difficult.  

  3. Go through NCERTs line by line; make notes and highlight facts. Then study the same topics in elaboration from the NEET 2024 extra study material.

  4. Focus on Biology diagrams, Physics numerical and Chemistry reactions, and work on retaining them till the exam. 

  5. Don’t ignore the power of solving important questions from previous years’ question papers and sample papers and giving as many mock tests as possible.

NEET 2024 Study Material

There is a plethora of free study material available for NEET preparation on Vedantu’s website and app. Check out some of the free NEET 2024 study resources here.

  • NEET 2024 Complete Study Material

  • NEET-UG Previous Year Question Papers with Solutions

  • NEET 2024 Sample Papers

  • NEET 2024 Important Questions

We hope this detailed information about NEET 2024 exam date, application form, exam pattern and preparation strategy will significantly help the aspirants. For more guidance and better preparation, don’t forget to visit Vedantu’s website or app and take leverage of its free NEET 2024 study resources.

FAQs on NEET 2024: Exam Date, Eligibility, Syllabus, Preparation Tips

1. Will there be NEET in 2024?

Yes, it is expected that the NTA will release the NEET 2024 notification by December 2023. NEET 2024 exam is expected to be conducted in May 2024.

2. How many times will NEET be conducted in 2024?

There are speculations that NTA and the Ministry of Education may conduct the NEET 2024 Exam twice a year, but nothing has been officially declared yet. So, NEET 2024 will be conducted only once in 2024 until further notification.

3. Can I crack NEET 2024 without coaching?

It is not impossible to crack the exam without coaching; it's undoubtedly quite challenging, though. Expert guidance and curated study material will not only help you crack NEET 2024, but you can be among the toppers as well. So, choose reliable coaching like Vedantu to get the best of both worlds.