NEET 2024 Exam Date OUT! Know Everything about Registrations, Eligibility Criteria, Syllabus & Exam Pattern

  •  Content Writer : Ashmeet Kaur
  • 08-02-2024

The NEET 2024 exam is scheduled for May 5, 2024. Although the official release date for the NEET application form 2024 is yet to be confirmed, it is expected to be in the second week of February 2024, along with the information brochure. Recent reports suggest that the NEET 2024 registration date will likely be announced this week.

Notably, there have been significant changes to the NEET syllabus and eligibility criteria for 2024. 

Exam Name

NEET 2024

Conducting Authority

National Testing Agency (NTA)

Level of Exam

Undergraduate (UG) 

Frequency of Exam

Once a year

Exam Mode

Paper Pencil Based Test (PBT) or Offline

Courses Offered Through NEET UG

MBBS, BSc Nursing, BDS, BVSC, BAMS & AH

Medium of Paper

13 Languages - English, Hindi, Punjabi, Gujarati, Bengali, Assamese, Marathi, Odia, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam, Urdu and Telugu

NEET Official Website

neet.nta.nic.in 

Important Dates

Dates

NEET 2024 related information

February 2024 - March 2024

NEET 2024 Application Process

April 2024

Application Correction

May 2024

Admit Card

5 May 2024

Exam 

June 2024

Result

Syllabus

The NEET syllabus for 2024 has been updated, and the NTA released the syllabus PDF in October. This syllabus is the same as what was provided by the National Medical Commission (NMC) earlier. The NTA decided to share the NEET syllabus PDF before the information brochure or application form to help students plan their studies better. Unlike before, the chapters are not categorized into Class 11 and Class 12.

In Chemistry, the NMC NEET syllabus has been divided into three parts: Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, and Physical Chemistry. Some chapters or topics have been removed from all three subjects, and a few new topics have been added. These changes aim to align the NEET syllabus with the syllabus of State Board exams for both Class 11 and Class 12. Click on the below-mentioned link to know about NEET 2024 Syllabus. 

NEET 2024 Syllabus by NTA

Eligibility Criteria

If you've studied or are currently studying Biology/Biotechnology along with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and English, you can still appear for the NEET exam. This information comes from an official notice by the National Medical Commission (NMC).

For eligibility, you need to be an Indian citizen. However, non-resident Indians (NRI), Overseas Citizens of India (OCI), Persons of Indian Origin (PIO), and foreign nationals can also take the NEET exam if they want to pursue MBBS or other medical courses in Indian institutes that consider NEET scores.

Regarding age, you should be at least 17 years old at the time of admission or will reach that age by December 31, 2024, or the year's last date. In simpler terms, your minimum birthdate should be December 31, 2007. Importantly, there's no upper age limit for NEET.

In terms of education, you must have passed Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology, and English individually in your qualifying exam. The required overall percentage is 50% for General category, 45% for General-PWD, and 40% for Reserved category candidates.

Exam Pattern

The NEET exam is a pen-and-paper test, meaning you'll answer on a physical question paper, and it lasts for three hours and 20 minutes. The test comprises 200 questions from Physics, Chemistry, and Biology, but you only need to answer 180 of them. The questions are multiple-choice, and you mark the correct answer by shading the corresponding circle on the OMR sheet with a blue or black ballpoint pen.

Each subject has two sections: Section A with 35 questions and Section B with 15 questions. You must answer all 35 questions in Section A, but in Section B, you choose 10 out of the 15 questions. The National Testing Agency (NTA) will announce the final NEET paper pattern along with the official notification and information brochure. Keep in mind that there might be changes in the NEET exam pattern for 2024.

In Conclusion

As the countdown to the NEET exam 2024 intensifies, prospective medical aspirants find themselves on the edge of their seats, awaiting key announcements that will shape their academic futures. The scheduled date for the NEET 2024 exam, set for May 5, 2024, looms large, casting a spotlight on the second week of February as a crucial period for aspiring doctors.

While the official release date for the NEET 2024 application form remains unconfirmed, expectations are high that it will be unveiled in tandem with the information brochure during the second week of February.
Stay up-to-date for any further information related to the exam 2024 notification!