NEET UG (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test UG)

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 NEET UG 2024

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National Eligibility cum Entrance Test 2024 is a national level Examination being conducted for admission to Under Graduate Medical Courses in various approved/recognized Medical/Dental/Aayush and other Colleges/Universities/Institutes in India, which include top medical institutions like AIIMS, JIPMER, AFMC.  NEET (UG) 2024 is conducted by National Testing Agency (NTI) every year.

NEET UG 2024 Notification:

NEET UG 2024: NEET 2024 application form is yet to be released. NEET Exam Dates and NEET Result dates are yet to be declared in the notification. 

NEET UG 2024 Exam Dates 

The following dates are tentative. On the release of the official notification, the final dates will be updated.

NEET 2024 Events Dates (Announced)
Application form available 1st week of March 2024
Final date to submit the Application form 1st week of April 2024
Fee submit on the last date 1st week of April 2024
Application form correction 2nd week of April 2024
NEET (UG) Admit Card 4th May 2024
NEET 2024 Exam Date 5th May 2024
Result Declaration 1st week of June 2024
Beginning of the counseling 2nd week of June 2024

NEET UG 2024 Application Form:

  1. NEET UG 2024 application forms are available from March 2024.
  2. Candidates can apply for NEET UG 2024 online only.
  3. Candidates should take every care while filling up the application form with the correct details. However, an opportunity will be afforded to carry out corrections, if any by making the correction window available in April 2024. 
  4. Candidates must register online with their email ID and mobile number. Upload scanned photo and sign.
  5. Pay the prescribed fee as mentioned below.
  6. Candidates can pay fees as applicable to them either online or offline mode.  The following paragraphs provide the procedure for payment of fees by the candidates.
    1. Online Payment is through Debit Card/Credit Card/Net banking facility
    2. Offline payment of fee is through E-Challan payable at HDFC, SBI, ICICI Banks
  7. Once the application is submitted successfully, candidates get the confirmation page.

Application fee: NON-REFUNDABLE

Category

Without late fee

General/OBC

Rs. 1700 /-

General -EWS/ OBC - NCL

Rs. 1600 /-

SC/ST/PH

Rs. 1000/-

International Candidates

Rs. 9500 /-

NEET UG 2024 Application Form

NEET UG 2024 Eligibility:

Candidates need to check their eligibility before applying for NEET-UG 2024.

  1. The candidate should be an Indian or Overseas Citizen of India (OCI).
  2. Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs)/Overseas Citizens of India (OCI)/Foreign Nationals are also eligible to apply, subject to fulfillment of applicable clauses.
  3. Must have completed 17 years of age on or before 31st December 2024 and there is no upper age limit. Candidates appearing for 10+2 (12th) in 2024 are also eligible to apply.
  4. The candidate who passed/appearing Class XII or equivalent exam with Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Biotechnology, or other elective subjects with English (PCB Group).
  5. The percentage should be a minimum of 50% for the General category. For PH candidates it is reduced to 45% and for SC/ST/OBC candidates it is 40%.
  6. There is no limit on the number of attempts to apply for NEET UG 2024.
NEET UG 2024 Eligibility Criteria

NEET UG 2024 Exam Pattern:

  1. NEET UG 2024 entrance exam is held for courses MBBS/BDS.
  2. Questions are going to be asked from subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Zoology, and Botany.
  3. The medium of the Question Paper will be 8 languages Hindi, English, Assamese, Gujarati, Bengali, Marathi, Tamil, and Telugu.
  4. Mode: The exam is conducted in offline mode i.e. Pen and Paper based
  5. Duration: The exam is conducted for 3 Hours of duration.
  6. There will be a total of 180 questions in the question paper.
  7. Each question carries 4 marks and 1 mark is deducted for every wrong answer.
NEET UG 2024 Exam Pattern

NEET UG 2024 Syllabus:

National Technical Agency (NTA) clarified that the same syllabus of 2021 will be applicable for the year 2024, in view of no changes proposed.  The examination will be offline with pen and paper mode.  The duration of the examination will be 3 (three) hours.  The question paper will be of objective type (Multiple choice).  The Syllabus for NEET UG 2024 shall be based on topics covered in 11th and 12th Classes in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.

NEET-UG 2024 Syllabus

NEET UG 2024 Admit Card:

NTA shall release ADMIT CARDS for NEET UG 2024 as per the schedule being announced and candidates are required to visit the official website NEET 2024 admit card, enter his/her details of DOB and Registration Number, security pin and download Admit Card.

The Admit Card consists of four Pages.  First Page consists of the Examination Centre details and self-declaration (undertaking) form regarding COVID-19 (this might be withdrawn in wake of latest downward trend of Covid cases).  Page 2 has Important Instructions for candidates.  Pages 3 and 4 have Advisory for candidates regarding Covid-19, which might eventually withdraw.

Candidates are required to carry the Admit Card to the examination hall on the day of examination, in absence of which entry is prohibited.

NEET UG 2024 Test Centres:

List of NEET UG 2024 Test Centres will be notified by NTA in their Information bulletin being released along with the schedule of examination.  Last year (2021), NEET UG was conducted at 3,885 Test Centres, across 200 Cities in India, in addition to International Test Centres at Dubai and Kuwait.  It is expected that this year, NIT is going to increase these Test Centres in India and abroad furthermore to facilitate the Candidates intending to appear for NEET UG 2024.

NEET UG 2024 Results & Score Card:

THE NEET UG entrance exam is organized by the NTA (National Testing Agency). The answer paper evaluation and results announcement is also taken care of by NTA only. The results will be declared in the 4th week of  September 2024. After the results are released candidates can download the scorecard.

NEET UG 2024 Counselling:

NEET UG 2024 counseling is going to be organized by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) for 15% All India Quota seats. For the State Quota and central universities, institutions and others will be conducted by their counseling authorities. Candidates have to choose the colleges according to their requirements. The seat will be allotted depending on choices made by the candidate and the availability of seats.

NEET UG 2024 Counselling

NEET UG 2024 General Instructions:

  1. Candidates are not permitted entry into the examination hall after the gate is closed. No candidate is permitted to leave the examination hall till the end of the exam.  Candidates are permitted to move out of the examination hall one at a time and they must wait at their allocated seats for instructions from the Invigilator to leave.
  2. In their own interest, candidates are advised to visit the examination Venue a day before to understand the arrangements being made in the Centre to avoid any confusion/inconvenience on the day of the examination.
  3. If a candidate is required to attend the examination in the attire as per his/her custom, such of the candidate needs to reach the examination hall at least an hour before for a thorough examination.
  4. Entry into the Examination Hall/Test Centre is on the production of Admit Card and valid Identification proof in original. All candidates are required to undergo frisking.
  5. Candidates are allowed to carry the following items only:
    1. Admit Card along with a self-declaration (Undertaking) form duly filled in A4 size paper.
    2. Personal Identification Card
    3. A simple transparent ballpoint pen
    4. One photograph to be pasted on the attendance sheet
    5. Transparent water bottle plus transparent sanitizer (50 ml).
  6. Candidates must carry with them one of the following valid Personal ID Proof in original and produce it when demanded by the authorities at the examination hall.
    1. PAN card
    2. Aadhar Card
    3. Voter ID
    4. Driving Licence
    5. 12th Class Board Admit or Registration Card
    6. Passport
    7. Ration Card
  7. Attested photocopies/scanned copies in the Mobile phone are not considered.

  8. Candidates are not permitted to carry with them as their personal belongings, the following items into the examination hall:
    1. Electronic Devices (TAB/LAPTOP/MOBILE) or other prohibited items mentioned in the Information Bulletin of NTA.
  9. Footwear including shoes and garments with large buttons are not allowed on the day of examination.
  10. Admit Cards duly filled in with the details therein are required to be dropped in the designated drop box while leaving the examination hall at the end of the test. Failure to comply with this might result in the non-evaluation of the question paper of the respective candidate.
  11. White Papers (5 Nos) shall be provided to each candidate to carry out rough work. Candidates are required to write their Roll Number on the first sheet and drop the same at the designated drop box while leaving after the test.
  12. All Examination Centres are equipped with CCTV and the process of examination is under its surveillance. Hence, candidates who resort to any kind of unfair or unlawful practices in the examination are liable for disqualification.
  13. Candidates are advised to check updates on NTA’s website from time to time in addition to checking their inbox on the registered email ID and SMS in their registered Mobile number for updated information on NEET UG 2024.
    1. Candidates have to use a BLUE/BLACK ballpoint pen to mark the answers.

TIPS TO ASPIRING CANDIDATES TO CRACK NEET UG 2024

NEET UG exam has assumed much importance being the lone medical entrance exam conducted in India. This Entrance Examination is mandatory for candidates seeking admission to various Medical Courses in Government Medical Colleges/Institutes across India and admissions to AIIMS and JIPMER. Previous entrance examinations to AIIMS and JIPMER have been substituted by NEET UG.  This situation has led to tough competition among aspiring candidates intending to get admission into prestigious AIIMS/JIPMER and Government Medical Colleges.  In view of its great demand and keeping in view of the expensive fee structure in Private Medical Colleges, NEET UG has turned out to be a difficult and challenging task for the candidates to secure the highest rank/marks in NEET UG 2024.

So, hard work, a strong academic background right from the 10th class itself, and sincere efforts with planned preparation are essential to secure the highest marks in NEET UG 2024.  The following few tips may help candidates to prepare well and achieve success in the impending NEET UG 2024.

  • Candidates must understand the syllabus and exam pattern of NEET UG 2024
  • Keep a hard copy of the complete syllabus till the examination and go through the same from time to time to ensure that no topic is missed. In accordance with the topics in the syllabus select/procure suitable study material or books.
  • Draw a timetable covering the entire syllabus leaving at least a month’s time for revision of the entire syllabus of Class 12th before the examination dates. Leave at least a fortnight’s time before NEET UG 2024 for revision of the syllabus. Students must utilize the time available beyond their school timings right from 10th class onwards and learn to focus on their studies without any distractions.
  • Carry out appropriate analysis/review of your study pattern and find out loose ends/mistakes and make adjustments/corrections accordingly.
  • It is always advisable to make notes of all topics being studied for revision purposes.
  • Time Management in solving the problems/answers is more important. So, focus on mock tests/solving previous question papers setting a prescribed time limit, and ensuring to learn time management which will eventually help in the main examination.
  • Set appropriate goals by dividing one topic at a time and accomplish them on daily basis. Though the syllabus initially appears to the candidate as voluminous, over time, with accomplishing the goals every day, one can understand that the entire syllabus can be covered successfully before the examination.
  • Students should first attempt to study the theory part and understand the same thoroughly. Then the student should start solving the problems.  Such an approach will enable the student to understand problem-solving in a logical way that will help in solving problems correctly in the NEET UG 2024, within the timeframe.
  • List out doubts/clarifications required on the topics and seek help from the Seniors or Faculties from time to time.
  • Students can also consider joining a crash course, which will help them to master the subjects in a planned strategic manner with appropriate guidance from the faculties.
  • Another important tip for the students is to avoid distraction from the main goal of preparation for the examination. Strong determination alone helps the students to avoid diversion from attention or focus on the main goal.
  • Studying non-stop for long hours would deplete the productivity of the students. Hence, students are required to take this into account while preparing their timetable to ensure that there will be a minimum “recess time” to refresh themselves before commencing the next session of study. No doubt, students tend to study for long hours before examinations.
  • To enhance productivity, it is a must to rest or relax at defined intervals, which does not mean watching the blue screen.  Students should relax by doing short workouts or meditation etc. which will enhance their concentration on their studies.

FAQS:

The application can be submitted online only.
Yes. For every wrong answer, 1 mark is deducted.
No, according to the order of Hon. Supreme Court, no other examination will be held for MBBS/BDS admission except NEET from the year 2018.