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The National Testing Agency (NTA) conducts the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, NEET UG every year for medical aspirants. This year, NTA will conduct NEET 2024 on May 5 in pen and paper-based mode which is offline. The authority released the NEET 2024 application form on February 9, 2024 at

NEET 2024 highlights

Exam nameNational Eligibility cum Entrance test
Conducting BodyNational Testing Agency
Minimum eligibility10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, Biology
Minimum age17 years age
NEET 2024 dateMay 5, 2024
Courses offeredMBBS, BDS, AYUSH, BVSc & AH
Number of registered candidates (as per 2023)20,87,462
Number of candidates appeared ( as per 2023)20,38,596

Who conducts the NEET exam 2024?

NEET 2024 will be conducted in the offline mode which is pen and paper-based by the National Testing Agency (NTA). Over 20 lakh aspirants appear for NEET UG every year for admission to MBBS, BDS, BSc Nursing and AYUSH courses. While NTA is responsible for conducting the exam, the NEET seats in India are granted by the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) through All India Quota counselling and by the state conducting bodies for 85% of state quota counselling sessions.

NEET Exam Dates

A detailed understanding of the schedule will keep candidates updated on key events such as the NEET application form, correction window, admit card, and NEET exam date. Check the table below for the NTA NEET 2024 dates.

NEET UG exam dates 2024

EventsNEET 2024 dates
NEET 2024 notificationFebruary 9 2024
NEET 2024 Registration dateFebruary 9 2024
Last date to fill NEET application form 2024March 9, 2024
NEET 2024 correction window dateTo be announced
Allotted exam city detailsTo be announced
Release of NEET-UG admit cardTo be announced
NEET exam date 2024May 5, 2024
Result declarationJune 14, 2024
Commencement of NEET UG counsellingTo be announced

NTA NEET 2024 eligibility criteria

Applicants must comply with NEET eligibility criteria 2024 before filling out the application form. The following are the NEET 2024 eligibility criteria:

  • Minimum age requirement: Candidates must have completed 17 years by 31 December 2024 to appear for NEET 2024.
  • Nationality: Candidates must be Indian citizens, Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), Overseas Citizens of India (OCIs), Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs), or Foreign Nationals.
  • Educational qualifications: Students who have either passed or are appearing in 10+2 or equivalent are eligible to apply for NEET-UG 2024.
  • Subjects studied: Aspirants interested in applying for NTA NEET 2024 must have studied physics, chemistry, biology, and English at a recognized board.
  • Qualification exam marks: Candidates must score at least 50% in physics, chemistry, and biology in the qualifying examination. For candidates from SC, ST, and OBC-NCL categories, the minimum mark requirement is 40%.

NEET 2024 Application process

The NEET application process is a five-step process candidates need to follow to apply. The documents and details candidates should keep handy when filling out the NEET application form 2024 should be reviewed beforehand.

The last date for NEET 2024 registration will be announced by the NTA along with the brochure. Every candidate wishing to appear for the test must fill out the form before the last date.

  • NEET application process 2024- Steps to follow   
    Registration for the NEET 2024
  • Filling out the application form
  • Uploading of images
  • Application fee payment
  • Forms for the NEET are to be printed

NEET application form: Documents required 

  • One valid identity proof, such as an Aadhaar card, ration card, bank account passbook, passport, or any other government photo ID card.
  • Personal details: Detailed information about the candidate and parents, such as their name, date of birth, permanent address, active email address, and mobile number.
  • Images: An image of a recent passport-sized photograph, a postcard-sized photograph, a signature, and the impression of the left thumb.

NEET Admit Card 2024

The NTA issues admit cards for the NEET-UG 2024 to applicants who successfully register. The NTA NEET admit card 2024 is a vital document for applicants and admission authorities during the admissions process. For downloading the NEET exam admit card 2024, candidates must provide their registration number, date of birth, and security pin.

By entering this information, candidates who successfully register can download their NEET admit card 2024. A PDF version of the NEET hall tickets displays all the information entered in the NEET application form 2024.

NEET 2024 admit Card - Details included 
The NEET admit cards contain some details that candidates should check before downloading. These are:

  • Name of the Candidate
  • Father’s name
  • Date of birth
  • Gender
  • Application number
  • Roll number
  • QR code
  • Category of applicant
  • Sub-category
  • NEET 2024 exam date and time
  • Reporting time and time for last entry
  • Address of aspirant
  • Language (medium) of question paper
  • NEET exam centre name and address
  • Exam centre number
  • Passport-size photograph (uploaded in the application form)
  • Signature (uploaded during registration)
  • The IP address and date of downloading of admit card
  • Space to paste passport size photograph (same as used during registration)
  • Signature of the candidate (to be done in the exam hall in front of the invigilator)
  • Signature of parent
  • NEET-UG senior director signature
  • Other general instructions to be followed

NEET 2024 exam pattern 

Before taking the test, applicants must be familiar with the NEET exam pattern 2024. Detailed information about the NEET exam pattern, including the length, number, and weightage of questions, as well as its marking scheme, can be found in the table below.

NEET exam pattern 

Mode of examOffline
Duration of exam3.20 hours
Total number of questions200 questions out of which candidates have to attempt 180
Total marks720 marks
Sections3 sections - Physics, Chemistry, Biology
Number of questions35 + 15 questions
Sectional marks180 marks
Number of questions35 + 15 questions
Sectional marks180 marks
Number of questions100 questions
Sectional marks360 marks
NEET 2024 Marking scheme
  • +4 marks for a correct answer
  • -1 marks for an incorrect answer
  • 0 marks for an unattempted answer

NEET result: Overview

NTA NEET official
NEET 2024 results can be downloadedUp to 90 days from the date of the NEET result 2024
Validity of resultFor the academic session 2024-24
For candidates wishing to pursue medicine abroad, the NEET result will be valid for three years
Admission through NEET 2024 result
  • 15% All India Quota seats
  • 85% State Quota seats
  • Seats in Deemed Universities
  • Seats in Central Universities
  • Management/NRI seats
  • Central Pool seats
  • 15 AIIMS institutes
  • 2 JIPMER campuses
Courses offered through NEETMBBS, BDS, BUMS, BAMS, BHMS, BSMS, BNYS, B.V.Sc and AH courses

NEET cutoff

CategoryNEET cutoff percentileNEET cut-off 2024 scoresNEET cut-off 2023 scores
Unreserved50th percentileTo be announced720-137
SC/ST/OBC40th percentileTo be announced136-107
Unreserved-PH45th percentileTo be announced136-121
SC/ST/OBC-PH40th percentileTo be announced120-107

NEET 2024 Counselling

The Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) conducts NEET counselling based on NEET 2024 scores for 15% of all AIQ seats in government colleges and 100% for deemed/central universities, ESIC/AFMS, AIIMS, and JIPMER. The state counselling authorities conduct counselling for the remaining 85% of state quota seats.

The NEET AIQ counselling 2024 process comprises four rounds: rounds 1, 2, mop-up, and stray vacancies. A seat gets allocated according to the choices selected by applicants, the rank in the NEET 2024, and the availability of seats and reservations. NEET UG 2024 counselling process includes registering, choosing courses, and paying the registration fee.

Applicants who qualify as part of the NEET 2024 All India Quota, are eligible to participate in the counselling process. The vacant seats after round two in NEET 2024 counselling in AIQ will be returned to the respective states.

The AIQ for NEET counselling 2024 includes the following:

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

Is it compulsory to take the NEET exam?

The difficulty of NEET exam can vary based on individual preparation, knowledge, and skills. Candidates need to focus on thorough and consistent preparation, regardless of the perceived difficulty level. In India, the NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) exam is mandatory for students who wish to pursue undergraduate medical (MBBS/BDS) and dental courses in government or private medical colleges across the country. Through NEET, admission is also granted to AYUSH and BVSc & AH seats in India.

What is the NEET exam for?

The NEET exam is conducted in India for several purposes:

Admission to Medical and Dental Colleges: NEET is the entrance examination for admission to undergraduate medical (MBBS) and dental (BDS) courses in government and private medical colleges across India. It standardizes the admissions process and ensures that candidates are selected based on merit.

Admission to AYUSH Courses: NEET is also applicable for admission to undergraduate AYUSH courses (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, and Homoeopathy) in various colleges across the country.

Admission to Veterinary and other Allied Sciences: Some states and universities consider NEET scores for admissions to veterinary science and other allied health science courses.

Which stream students can take the NEET exam 2024?

The NEET exam in India is primarily for students who have pursued the Science stream in their 10+2 education. Specifically, students who have studied Physics, Chemistry, and Biology as their main subjects in the 10+2 curriculum are eligible for the NEET exam.

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