NEET UG 2024: Registration, Fees, Updates | MBBSQuora


NEET UG, NEET-UG, or the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test Undergraduate is a prominent entrance exam for students willing to become doctors. Qualifying in this exam enables students to take admissions in MBBS, BDS, and similar Ayush (Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha, and Homeopathy) courses in public and private institutions in India. The National Testing Agency (NTA) conducts this national level medical entrance exam.

NEET UG exam tests candidates/students on subjects at their 12th level schooling. The covered subjects are physics, chemistry, and biology. Its format includes MCQs (multiple choice questions) in or around 14 Indian languages. This exam is not just an entrance exam; it is a very important step for students to fulfil their dream of getting into the healthcare profession. It ensures a standardised assessment criterion to maintain the meritocracy and quality in the selection of candidates for medical education in India.


The registration for NEET UG starts with the announcement of the NEET-UG exam date. Candidates have to go through the official website of NTA and follow the instructions mentioned there.

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates need to refer to the official website to know the eligibility criteria for NEET-UG in detail. Usually, the criteria is as follows:

Exam Pattern

The NEET-UG exam lasts for 3 hours and 20 minutes. It contains questions from physics, chemistry, and biology. As per the exam pattern, the question paper has two sections – A and B. Section A carries 35 questions while section B has 15 questions. Candidates have to answer at least 10 questions from Section B.

Exam Syllabus

The NEET-UG exam lasts for 3 hours and 20 minutes. It contains questions from physics, chemistry, and biology. As per the exam pattern, the question paper has two sections – A and B. Section A carries 35 questions while section B has 15 questions. Candidates have to answer at least 10 questions from Section B.

PhysicsChemistry Biology (Zoology and Botany)
Physical world and measurement Some basic concepts in chemistry Diversity in living world
Kinematics Atomic structure Structural organisation in animals and plants
Laws of motion Chemical thermodynamics Human physiology
Work, eEnergy, and power Chemical bonding and molecular structure Cell structure and function
Rotational motion Equilibrium Genetics and evolution
Gravitation Solutions Reproduction
Properties of solids and liquids Chemical kinetics Biology and human welfare
Kinetic theory of gases Redox reactions and electrochemistry Biotechnology and its applications
Thermodynamics Classification of elements and periodicity in properties Plant physiology
Electrostatics d and f- block elements Reproduction in plants
Oscillations and waves P-block elements Genetics and evolution
Current electricity Purification and characterisation of organic compounds Ecology and environment
Magnetic effects of current and magnetism Some basic principles of organic chemistry
Electromagnetic waves Coordination compounds
Electromagnetic induction and alternating currents Organic compounds containing halogens
Dual nature of matter and radiation Hydrocarbons
Optics Organic compounds containing oxygen
Electronic devices Principles related to practical, chemistry
Experimental skills Organic compounds containing nitrogen
Atoms and nuclei

NEET Physics Syllabus

NEET Chemistry Syllabus

NEET Biology Syllabus

Exam Date

The National Testing Agency (NTA) announces the dates for NEET-UG exam every year, which usually falls in May. Candidates need to stay in touch with the official website to stay updated with the test dates.

Tentative Dates for NEET UG 2024

Online Submission of Application Form 9 February 2024 to 9 pm on 9 March 2024
Last date of successful transaction of fee through Credit/Debit Card/Net-Banking/UPI
Up to 11:50 pm on 9 March 2024
Corrections in particulars
To be updated on the official website
Announcement of city of examinations
To be updated on the official website
Download of admit card
To be updated on the official website
Exam Date
5 May 2024 (Sunday)
Exam Duration
3 hours and 20 minutes (200 minutes)
Timing of NEET UG Exam
2:00 pm to 5:20 pm (IST)
Announcement of test centres
To be announced on the official website
Display of recorded responses
To be announced on the official website
Official website,
Declaration of result on the NTA website
14 June 2024

Test Centers

The NTA conducts the NEET UG Exam in all major towns and cities of India. It is held in or around 500 towns/cities of India and 14 outside the country. These NEET UG exam centres may have slight changes as per the latest announcements. However, the tentative test centres for NEET UG 2024 are in alphabetical order:

02 Amaravathi
09 Bhagalpur
12 Bidar
17 Daman & Diu
29 Kurukshetra
34New Patna
35Port Prayagraj
45Visakhapatnam, etc..

Frequently Asked Questions

What chapters do the NEET curriculum have and what chapters are important to study?

The NEET curriculum has around 97 chapters in all three science subjects – physics, chemistry, and biology. As a candidate of the NEET UG, you need to study all chapters well. Having a good grasp of the NEET syllabus/curriculum will help you score higher.  

What is the scoring system for the NEET UG 2024?

The scoring system is the same as last year. You will get 4 points for a correct answer and one negative point for an incorrect answer. And you will get nothing if you do not give any response to a question or leave it unanswered. 

Can I upload my photo with my name, a date, and a white background?

Uploading a photo with the white background, candidate name, and date was compulsory. As per the latest announcements, you can upload your passport-size photo without a white background,  your name, and date.   

What is the NEET UG application fee?

As a general category student, you need to pay INR 1600. You need to pay only INR 1500 as the NEET UG application fee if you are a candidate from OBC or general-EWS. For an SC, ST, and transgender candidate, the application fee is only Rs 900. As an NRI or foreign candidate, you need to pay INR 8 500. GST is also applicable for all category students. 

Can I enrol myself for the NEET UG if I studied biology as an additional subject at my 10+2 level schooling?

Yes, you can appear at the NEET UG exam with biology or biotechnology as an additional subject at your 12th exam.  

How many attempts do I make for the NEET UG exam?

Earlier, a candidate took the NEET UG three times. At present, there is no limit on the number of attempts for the NEET UG. You can sit in this exam several times as per your wish. 

I have an age gap between my study at 11 and 12 grades. Can I still take the NEET UG?

Yes, you can take this entrance exam if you have a gap of one year in your 12th grade study. 

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