Everything you should know about NEET

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The National Testing Agency (NTA) conducts the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) Examination annually. The National Testing Agency (NTA) was set up by the Ministry of Education (MoE), formerly known as the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). NTA is an autonomous, independent, and self-sustained premier testing organization for conducting transparent, efficient, and international standard tests. NEET is the uniform and common NEET UG examination for admission to UG medical education in all medical institutions.

Likewise, according to Section 14 of the National Commission for Indian System of Medicine Act 2020, there shall be a common NEET (UG) examination for admission to undergraduate courses for each of the disciplines i.e. BUMS, BAMS, and BSMS courses. This exam is also applicable to admission to the BHMS course, which was mentioned in the National Commission for Homeopathy Act, 2020.

The NTA conducts NEET (UG) in different languages i.e. Hindi, English, Bengali, Assamese, Kannada, Gujarati, Marathi, Malayalam, Odia, Tamil, Punjabi, Telugu, and Urdu. This article ‘Everything you should know about NEET’ covers all important information related to the exam date, exam pattern, marking scheme, syllabus, and many more.

Everything you should know about NEET

NEET (UG) Exam 2024: Exam Date

  • The National Testing Agency (NTA) has released an official notification that the organization will conduct the NEET (UG) Exam 2024 on May 5, 2024, across India.

NEET (UG) Exam 2024 Exam Date

May 5, 2024

NEET Exam Pattern

  • The National Testing Agency conducts the NEET (UG) annually and information regarding the exam patterns is also released with the information brochure.

  • As per the NEET 2023 exam pattern, a question paper included 200 multiple-choice objective questions from the 3 subjects i.e. Chemistry, Physics, and Biology.

  • Positive Marking: 4 marks

  • Negative Marking: 1 mark for each wrong answer

  • Total Marks: 720

                                     Exam Pattern based on NEET (UG) Exam 2023

Exam Mode

Offline (Pen-Paper based)

The candidate provided an OMR sheet from the examination center, which was filled with a Black and Blue ballpoint pen

Exam Duration

3 hours & 20 minutes


Hindi, English, Punjabi, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada, Gujarati. Bengali, Tamil,  Oriya, Assamese, Malayalam, and Urdu

Type of Questions


Total number of questions

200 (180 question attempt by candidate)

Marking scheme

+4 (One correct answer)

-1 (Deduct for incorrect answer)


Physics, Chemistry, and Biology (Botany and Zoology)

NEET (UG): Question Paper Pattern

The 200 questions are based on Chemistry, Physics, and Biology, which are divided into Zoology and Botany. The pattern of questions is as follows:


Number of Questions

Total Marks

Physics Section A



Physics Section B



Chemistry Section A



Chemistry Section B



Botany Section A



Botany Section B



Zoology Section A



Zoology Section B



NEET (UG): Total Marks Subject Wise


No. of Questions

Total Marks













NEET (UG): Syllabus for Physics

Class 11th

Class 12th

  • Kinematics

  • Gravitation

  • Physical world and measurement

  • Properties of Bulk Matter

  • Laws of Motion

  • Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body

  • Oscillations and waves

  • Thermodynamics

  • Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory

  • EM Waves

  • Electrostatics

  • Atoms and Nuclei

  • Optics

  • Current Electricity

  • Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism

  • Electronic Devices

NEET (UG): Syllabus for Chemistry

Class 11th

Class 12th

  • Structure of atoms

  • Basic Concepts of Chemistry

  • Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties

  • States of the matter: Gases and Liquids

  • Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure

  • Hydrogen

  • Thermodynamics

  • Redox reaction

  • s-Block Element (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals)

  • Environmental Chemistry

  • Organic Chemistry- Some Basic Principles and Techniques

  • Solutions

  • Chemical Kinetics

  • d and f Block Elements

  • General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements

  • Electrochemistry

  • Surface Chemistry

  • Biomolecules

  • Coordination Compounds

  • Chemistry in Everyday Life

  • Polymers Alcohols, Phenols, and Ethers

  • p- Block Elements

  • Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids

  • Haloalkanes and Haloarenes

NEET (UG): Syllabus for Biology 

Class 11th

Class 12th

  • Cell Structure and Function

  • Plant Physiology

  • Diversity in Living World

  • Human Physiology

  • Structural Organisation in Animals and Plants

  • Reproduction

  • Genetics and Evolution

  • Ecology and Environment

  • Biology and Human Welfare

  • Biotechnology and its Applications


1. National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct the NEET (UG) 2024 on which date?

Ans: May 5, 2023

2. What are the total marks of the NEET (UG) examination?

Ans: The total mark of the NEET (UG) examination is 720.

3. What is the actual duration of the NEET (UG) examination?

Ans: The duration of the NEET (UG) examination is 3 hours and 20 minutes.

4. What is the mode of NEET (UG) examination?

Ans: Offline mode

5. Which color of pen is used to fill the OMR sheet in the NEET (UG) examination?

Ans: Black and Blue ballpen