NEET Exam Date 2024 OUT (May 5): Check Application Form (Feb 9-March 9), Admit Card & Result Dates

National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test 2024 ( NEET )

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The NEET 2024 exam date is May 5, 2024. NTA announced the rest of the NEET UG dates for 2024, such as the application and result, along with the application form and information brochure release. The NEET application form 2024 process is underway from February 9, 2024, to March 9, 2024. The duration to apply for NEET 2024 is one month. Based on the student requests and other external factors, the National Testing Agency (NTA) may extend or reopen the NEET 2024 application last date. Aspirants are requesting NTA to extend the last date of submitting the NEET form 2024 since they are facing technical difficulties, or due to a non-verified Aadhaar Number or unlinked mobile number. 

After the conclusion of the NEET 2024 application process, the correction window will be opened tentatively in the first week of April 2024. The admit card for NEET 2024 will be out tentatively in the first week of May 2024, three to four days before the exam date. After the exam is conducted, the NEET 2024 provisional answer keys will be released within a month of conducting the exam, around the first week of June 2024. The result and final answer keys will be declared on June 14, 2024

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Q:   What is the last date to submit the NEET 2024 application form?

A:

The last date to submit NEET 2024 application form is March 9, 2024. Based on the previous years' trends, the date may get extended. Last year, although the last date of NEET application process was not extended, NTA had reopened the application window for few days duration. Based on student requests and external factors, such as technical glitches on the official website, there is a possibility that NTA will extend the NEET 2024 application form filling last date beyond March 9. However, since there is no confirmation yet, candidates are expected to complete the application process at the earliest and not wait till the last moment.  

 

Q:   When will NEET 2024 be conducted?

A:

NEET 2024 will be conducted on May 5, 2024, from 2 PM to 5.20 PM (IST). NTA will conduct the exam in 554 cities across India and abroad. Around 20 lakh candidates are expected to appear for the exam. Given the high level of competition, the difficulty level of the exam is expected to be higher than last year. NEET is a paper-pencil based test (PBT) consisting of a total of 200 multiple-choice questions (MCQs). Out of this, candidates had to attempt 180 questions. The total marks of the exam is 720.

Q:   What is the schedule for NEET exam 2024?

A:

NEET or the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test involves various stages or events. The dates for each event are announced by the exam conducting body, National Testing Agency (NTA), in advance. The first and foremost stage is the announcement of the exam date. NTA has released the exam date of NEET 2024, which will be held on May 5. To elucidate better, the following table brings the sequence-wise events and the dates (official and tentative) of NEET.

Events

Dates 

NEET 2024 exam date announcement

September 19, 2023

NEET 2024 registration process

February 9, 2024, to March 9, 2024

NEET 2024 application correction process

First week of April 2024

NEET 2024 advance intimation to exam city slip

Fourth week of April 2024

NEET 2024 admit card

First week of May 2024

NEET 2024 exam date

May 5, 2024

NEET 2024 answer key release

First week of June 2024

NEET 2024 result and final answer key

June 14, 2024

NTA has announced the application dates and result date in the information brochure, along with the NEET 2024 application form. 

Q:   What is the timing of the NEET examination?

A:

The duration of NEET exam is three hours and 20 minutes. The exam will commence at 2 PM and conclude at 5.20 PM as per the Indian Standard Time (IST). The timing for the international centres varied as per the local timings. NEET is a continuous test with no breaks allowed in between. Candidates needed to report to the exam centre at least one hour prior to the exam timing. Moreover, candidates were not be allowed to leave the exam hall before the stipulated duration as well.

 

NEET 2024 Exam Dates

Take a look at the table below for the complete schedule of NEET 2024 exam

DatesUpcoming Exam Dates

09 Feb '24 -

09 Mar '24

NEET 2024 Application Process

ONGOING

Apr '24

NEET 2024 Application Correction

TENTATIVE

May '24

NEET 2024 Admit Card

TENTATIVE

05 May '24

NEET 2024 Exam

Jun '24

NEET 2024 Answer Key Release

TENTATIVE

14 Jun '24

NEET 2024 Result

NEET Exam Dates 2024 Important Events

NTA schedules NEET UG dates for multiple events including application, admit card, exam, answer key, result and counselling. The overall duration may range from approximately seven to eight months. Below are the salient features of the NEET 2024 exam dates and the related events. As of now, NTA has only announced NEET 2024 important dates for application, exam and result. 

  • NEET exam date 2024 announcement: NTA announced the NEET exam date 2024 on September 19, 2023, through a common exam calendar for the academic year 2024-25. The NEET 2024 exam date by NTA has been announced to be held on May 5, 2024
  • NEET 2024 application dates: The application form for NEET was released online on February 9, 2024. The last date of application is March 9, 2024, 5 PM, and the application fee has to be paid till 11.59 PM on the same date. NTA will also provide a correction facility for a window of approximately three days after the conclusion of the application process.  

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  • NEET 2024 Eligibility Criteria
  • List of Documents Required for NEET 2024 Application Form
  • NEET 2024 advance intimation of exam city slip: The advance intimation of examination city slip is a document which is released before the admit card, carrying the exam city name. NTA will tentatively release the NEET 2024 advance intimation of the exam city slip in the fourth week of April 2024.
  • NEET 2024 admit card date: The admit card or hall ticket for NEET will be released by NTA in the first week of May 2024, three to four days before the exam date. The NEET admit card is a mandatory document to be carried to the NEET exam centre and must be preserved till the counselling process is over. 
  • NEET 2024 exam date: NEET 2024 will be held on May 5, 2024, from 2 PM to 5.20 PM, Indian Standard Time (IST) across the designated exam centres located in India and abroad.
  • NEET 2024 answer key date: The provisional answer key for NEET 2024 will be released by NTA in the first week of June 2024, tentatively a month after the conduct of the exam. Candidates will be able to submit challenges against the NEET 2024 answer keys and OMR sheets within the stipulated date. 
  • NEET 2024 result date: NTA will declare the NEET 2024 result on June 14, 2024. The NEET 2024 cutoff will also be released along with the NEET 2024 result, in the scorecard and the official press release.
  • NEET 2024 counselling: The counselling for NEET 2024 is likely to begin from the third week of July 2024. The entire duration of NEET counselling 2024 is expected to be three to four months. NTA’s role will be over with releasing the NEET 2024 scorecards. 

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NEET Exam Timetable

The following table brings the NEET exam timetable, or the exam day event-wise timings.

NEET Exam Day Events NEET Exam Day Timings
NEET 2024 Exam Timing 2 PM to 5.20 PM
NEET 2024 Exam Centre Entry Begins 11.30 AM
NEET 2024 Exam Centre Last Entry 1.30 PM
Sitting on the Exam Hall 1.15 PM
Announcement of Important Instructions by Invigilators 1.15 PM to 1.30 PM
Distribution of NEET 2024 Test Booklet  1.45 PM
Writing of particulars on the NEET Test Booklet 1.50 PM

Q:   When did the NEET 2024 registration start?

A:

NTA has started the NEET 2024 registration on February 9, 2024. The last date of application is March 9, 2024. NEET 2024 will be conducted on May 5. NTA may extend the last date of application, or reopen the application window. NEET 2024 application process will be conducted online. Candidates will have to fill and submit the application form in an online mode along with the payment of the application fee. The actual dates for the NEET 2024 registration and application processes will be announced by NTA through an official notification on NTA and NEET websites. 

Q:   What is the NEET admit card 2024 release date?

A:

NTA is expected to release the NEET 2024 admit card in the first week of May, three to four days prior to the exam date. Prior to the release of the NEET 2024 admit card, NTA will released the advance intimation of exam city slip for NEET 2024, tentatively in the fourth week of April. The document mentions the city of the NEET exam centre allotted to candidates. Generally, NTA does not release the NEET admit card release date in advance. Registered candidates will have to log in to the NEET website with the registration credentials to download the admit card of NEET 2024.

 

Q:   When will NTA release the official answer key for NEET 2024?

A:

NEET 2024 provisional answer key will be released by NTA tentatively in the first week of June along with the OMR sheets. Candidates will be given the opportunity to submit challenges against those within the stipulated date by paying a fee of INR 200 per question. The fee amount may change for NEET 2024 as per the discretion of NTA. Candidates will have to log in to the NEET website with their registration credentials to download the response sheets as well as the NEET 2024 provisional answer keys and calculate their estimated score. NTA will release the final answer keys of NEET 2024 in the second week of June, after the declaration of the result. 

 

Q:   When will NTA release the NEET 2024 result?

A:

The result of NEET 2024 will be declared by NTA on June 14, 2024. The NEET result will be declared in an online mode. Candidates will have to log in with their registration credentials or application number and date of birth, and download their scorecard in PDF format. NTA will also release the merit list containing the name, Roll Number, All India Rank and Percentile of the candidates. Along with the NEET 2024 scorecard, NTA will release the NEET 2023 cutoff marks or the qualifying marks/scores.

 

NEET Exam Date Year-wise Trends

Ever since the pandemic struck the nation, not just NEET, the academic schedule across streams underwent massive upheaval. Needless to say, NEET exam dates were also postponed between 2020 and 2022. The table below brings the original and postponed NEET UG dates.

Year

Exam Date

NEET 2024

05-May-2024

NEET 2023

07-May-2023

06-Jun-2023 (For Manipur candidates)

NEET 2022

17-Jul-2022

NEET 2021

12-Sep-2021

NEET 2020

13-Sep-2020

NEET 2019

05-May-2019

 

FAQs Regarding NEET 2024 Important Dates

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding NEET 2024 Important Dates. 

Q:   Till when can I pay the NEET 2024 application fee?

A:

The NEET 2024 application fee payment last date is March 9, 11.50 PM, which is exactly a month after the commencement of the application process. The application process has started on February 9, 2024. It is very important to complete the NEET 2024 application process by paying the requisite application fee. Unless a candidate pays the application fee, the process will not be considered to be complete and he/she will not be eligible to appear for the exam. After paying the application fee, candidates will have to save and print the NEET 2024 application confirmation slip till the end of the admission process.

Q:   Will the NEET 2024 application form submission last date extend?

A:

NTA released the NEET 2024 application form on February 9, 2024. The last date to register and pay the application fee is March 9, 2024. The application window will last for a month and the last date to submit the NEET application form may be extended by a few days. It is difficult to predict at the moment whether the NEET 2024 application form submission last date will be extended or not. In general, NTA extends or reopens the application window for NEET based on student requests, or if the process is hampered due to technical glitches or other external factors. 

 

 

Q:   Will NEET 2024 be delayed?

A:

NEET 2024 is scheduled to be conducted on May 5, 2024. NTA announced the exam date on September 19, approximately eight months in advance. NTA has decided the exam date after much deliberation and assessing situations such as Board exam schedule, other exams, etc. Hence, it is unlikely that NEET 2024 will be delayed. Over the past few years, NEET exam date was delayed owing to the pandemic situation, which affected the overall academic calendar. To bring back normalcy, NTA has scheduled NEET UG 2024 in May, similar to the pre-pandemic era after much brainstorming and assessing other entrance exam dates. Last year, the exam was conducted on May 7, 2023, from 2 PM to 5.20 PM.

 

Q:   Is NEET 2024 date confirmed?

A:

Yes, NEET 2024 exam date is confirmed to be held on May 5, from 2 PM to 5.20 PM. NTA announced the NEET exam date for 2024 on September 19, 2023 through an official notice. Hence, it is considered to be confirmed. NTA announced the NEET 2024 exam date through an official notification, along with the dates of other entrances such as JEE Main CUET UG, CUET PG and UGC NET. The application process and other schedule are expected to be announced in the first week of March.

 

Q:   Will there be any change in the NEET exam date 2024?

A:

NEET 2024 exam date has been announced by the National Testing Agency (NTA) on September 19. The exam will be held on May 5, 2024. NTA has announced the NEET 2024 exam date along with other top entrance exams such as JEE Main 2024, CUET UG 2024, UGC NET 2024, etc. Hence, it is considered that NTA has decided the date after much deliberation. NTA has released the exam date after assessing a number of factors such as Board exam schedule, other entrance exams, impact on academic calendar, etc. It is unlikely that the NEET 2024 exam date will change. The NEET 2024 exam date will only change in case of an unavoidable situation. 

 

Q:   Will NEET be conducted twice in 2024?

A:
Although earlier NTA was mulling the idea of conducting NEET twice a year, now it has been confirmed that the exam will be held only once a year in a paper-pencil based mode. NTA communicated this information through an RTI response where it was stated that NEET will be conducted once a year. This has quashed the possibility of conducting NEET twice a year.
 

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