NEET UG 2024 Eligibility Criteria, Admission, Qualification Required

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Jul 11
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Dr Raj Patel
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NEET UG Eligibility Criteria, Admission, Qualification Required

Overview of National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) 

National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) is a national competitive exam conducted in India, designed for students who aspire to pursue undergraduate medical courses in various prestigious medical institutes across the country. It's recognized as one of India's most rigorous entrance exams, with around 1.8 million candidates taking the test each year. 

Before the NEET exam, various states and prestigious institutions like AIIMS and JIPMER conducted their own medical entrance exams. NEET exam was first proposed in 2012 and was introduced as part of the "One Nation One Examination" policy by the Indian government, with the intention to replace the All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT) and other state-level exams.  

From the year 2020, the NEET exam has been established as the sole entrance examination for admissions to all medical institutions in India, including the All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and the Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER), which had their own exams before this policy was implemented.

 

 NEET UG Highlights

Name of the ExamNational Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET)
Conducting BodyNational Testing Agency (NTA)
Level of the ExamUndergraduate Examination (National)
Number of Times Exam is ConductedYearly Once
Total Registrations1,872,343 for 2023
Academic Qualification10+2 or Equivalent, with PCB (Medical Stream)
Courses Offered Through NEETMBBS, BDS, BAMS, B.V.SC, & AH
Exam Fees

₹ 1,700 /- for General

₹1,600 /- for OBC

₹1000/- for Reserved Category

₹ 9,500 /- for Foreign Nationals

Exam Duration3 hours and 20 minutes
Subjects and Total Marks

Physics - 180 marks

Chemistry - 180 marks

Biology (Botany & Zoology) - 360 marks

Total Marks - 720

Total number of Questions200 questions (180 to be attempted)
Type of Questions:MCQs containing 4 options with 1 correct answer
Marking Scheme4 marks for each correct answer, 1 mark deducted for each wrong answer, and no marks for the non-attempted questions.
Number of Exam Cities

554 - India

 14 - Abroad

Total Languages NEET UG Exam 2024 is conducted13 Languages - English, Hindi, Bengali, Urdu, Assamese, Gujarati, Marathi, Odia, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam, Punjabi, and Telugu
Number of Accepting Colleges2015 colleges
NEET UG Exam Helpline Numbers

011-69227700, 011-40759000

 

Email: neet@nta.ac.in, neet1@nta.ac.in

Official NEET Exam Websitehttps://neet.nta.nic.in

 

(Note - The above information may vary or lack some recently updated data. Refer to the official website of NEET UG to get updated information.)

 

Programs Offered Based On NEET UG 2024 Cut-off Score

The entrance exam for several medical and paramedical programs is the NEET UG: 

Top Institutions Accepting NEET UG Exam Score

  • Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi
  • Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
  •  King George's Medical University, Lucknow
  •  Christian Medical College, Vellore
  • Armed Forces Medical College, Pune
  •  Kasturba Medical College, Manipal
  •  Institute of Medical Sciences BHU, Varanasi
  •  Madras Medical College, Chennai
  •  UCMS, DU, Delhi
  •  LHMC, Delhi

 

In India, NEET UG marks are accepted by 542 medical institutions, 313 dentistry colleges, 914 AYUSH colleges, and 47 BVSc & AH colleges. 

NEET UG 2024 Cut-Off

CategoryNEET 2024 Cut-off PercentileNEET Cutoff Scores 2024
SC/ST/OBC40th163-129
SC/OBC-PH40th145-129
ST-PH40th141-129
General50th720-164

 

NEET Cut-Off Scores Year-wise 

YearGeneralOBCSC/ST
2024720-164163 - 129145 - 129
2023720-137136-107136-107
2022715-117116-93116-93
2021720-138137-108137-108
2020720-147146-113146-113
2019701-134133-107133-107

 

NEET Cut-off Rank in Top Government Colleges

Name of Medical CollegesNEET 2023 Cut-Off RankNEET 2022 Cut-Off Rank NEET 2021 Cut-Off Rank
VMMC & Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi107129143
University College of Medical Sciences, New Delhi304217215
Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi485550414
Government Medical College, Chandigarh54431337720
Seth G.S. Medical College, Mumbai656697773
King George's Medical University, Lucknow109714571623
Stanley Medical College, Chennai200247386146
Pt. Bhagwat Dayal Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Rohtak2569279326379
Grant Medical College and Sir JJ Group of Hospitals, Mumbai16232045

 

 

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All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi576153
Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry277302227

 

NEET UG Eligibility Criteria 2024

CriteriaDetails
NationalityIndian Nationals, NRIs, Overseas Citizens of India, Persons of Indian Origin, and Foreign Nationals are eligible to apply.
Educational QualificationStudents must have passed 10+2 or equivalent in Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology, and English.
Age LimitCandidates must be at least 17 years old by December 31, 2025. With no upper age limit.
Number of AttemptsNo limit on the number of attempts.
Year of Passing

Students who are appearing for their board exams in the year 2024 are eligible.

 

Students who have appeared for the Class 12 exam and appearing for an improvement exam are eligible.

 

Also, students who have taken an improvement exam in 2024, can mention the year of the exam with a better score.

Minimum Marks in Qualifying ExamGeneral category: 50%, OBC/SC/ST: 40%, PwD: 45%

 

NEET UG 2024 Exam Syllabus                                                  

Chemistry

Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry

 

Structure of Atom

 

Hydrocarbons

 

Organic Chemistry- Some Basic Principles and Techniques

 

Some p-Block Elements, s-Block Elements (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals)

 

States of Matter: Gases and Liquids

 

Hydrogen

 

Redox Reactions

 

Equilibrium

 

Thermodynamics

 

Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure

 

Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties

 

 Environmental Chemistry

Solid State

Solutions

Electrochemistry

Chemical Kinetics

Surface Chemistry

Processes & Principle of Isolation of Elements

p- Block Elements

d and f Block Elements

Coordination Compounds

Haloalkanes and Haloarenes

Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers

Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids

Biomolecules

Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen

Polymers

Chemistry in Everyday Life

 

Physics

Physical World & Measurement

Kinematics

Laws of Motion

Work, Energy, and Power

Gravitation

Motion of System of Particles & Rigid Body

Properties of Bulk Matter

Thermodynamics

Behaviour of Perfect Gas & Kinetic Theory

Oscillations and Waves

Electrostatics

Current Electricity

Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism

Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents

Electromagnetic Waves

Optics

Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation

Atoms and Nuclei

Electronic Devices

 

Biology

Plant Physiology

Cell Structure and Function

Structural Organisation in Animals and Plants

Diversity in Living World

Human physiology

Reproduction

Genetics and Evolution

Biology and Human Welfare

Biotechnology and Its Applications

Ecology and environment

 

 

(Note - The above-given syllabus may vary from the actual syllabus of NEET UG 2024, do refer to the official website of NEET for updated information.)

 

NEET UG 2024 Counselling 

After the NEET UG exam results are out, you can register for counselling if you have cleared the specified cut-off. Here we will see the highlights of NEET UG counselling and the step-by-step registration process. 

NEET UG Counselling Highlights

Mode of NEET UG 2024 CounsellingOnline
Types of NEET UG 2024 CounsellingCentral and States
Types of Seat Quota for NEET UG 2024 Counselling

All India Quota (AIQ)

State Quota (SQ)

Ratio of Seat Types of NEET UG 2024 Counselling

AIQ – 85%

SQ – 15%

Institutes Participating in NEET UG  2024 CounsellingAll government and private medical, dental, and certain nursing colleges

 

NEET UG Counselling Registration 

To register yourself for the NEET UG counselling process, go to the official website of the Medical Counseling Committee (MCC), select ‘New Candidate Registration’, and enter all the necessary details such as  NEET UG roll number, parent’s name, date of birth, etc. Credentials will be generated for you to log in and complete the registration process. 

Once you have filled out all the necessary details, you have to pay the registration fee and complete the NEET UG counselling registration. Now, you can take a printout of the registration confirmation page and wait for a reply from the Medical Counseling Committee.

 

NEET UG Cut-off Based MBBS, BPT, BOT, BDS and BSc Nursing Colleges

College/UniversityProgram OfferedFees
Shri Balaji Institute of Nursing, RaipurBSc NursingClick
Geetanjali Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Udaipur

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)

 

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Shantam Institute Of Nursing, Naroda, AhmedabadBSc NursingClick
Venkateshwara Institute of Medical Sciences (VIMS), Gajraula

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)

 

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Trishna College of Paramedical & Polytechnic, Delhi

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT)

 

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Thakur College of Pharmacy and Nursing, BidarBSc NursingClick
Bihar Institute of Health Education and Research Studies (BIHERS), PatnaBachelor of Occupational Therapy (BOT)Click
Ruxmaniben Deepchand Gardi Medical College (RDGMC), Ujjain

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)

 

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Tagore College of Physiotherapy, Chennai

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT)

 

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Mewar University (MU), Chittorgarh

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (BOT)

 

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Kalka Dental College and Hospital, Meerut

Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)

 

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Sri Ramachandra Faculty of Dental Sciences, ChennaiBachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)Click
Maharaja Aggarsain College of Paramedical, Barwala

Bachelor of Vocation (B.Voc) in Dental Technician

 

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Maitri College Of Dentistry And Research Centre (MCDRC), DurgBachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)Click

 

 

 

Docthub can help you find colleges offering a different range of courses you can enroll yourself in by using your NEET UG score.   

 

FAQs 

1. What is the full form of UG in NEET?

The full form of NEET is National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test. To know about NEET UG read this blog. 

 

2. How many seats are there in NEET in 2024?

There are more than 90k seats under NEET 2024, and over 75k MBBS seats under NEET UG exam. 

 

3. Can I crack NEET in 1 month?

This completely depends on you. If you have already completed the syllabus of NEET UG then there is a good probability that you can crack the NEET exam.  

 

4. How can I get admission after NEET exam?

You will be offered admission based on your NEET UG score. You need to register for the counselling process if you have cleared the NEET exam cut-off. 

 

5. What is the process of NEET selection?

The selection process for the NEET UG exam is based on the score you managed to score in the exam. For more information on the NEET UG exam, read this blog.