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NTA NEET (UG) 2024 National Eligibility-Cum-Entrance Test : National Testing Agency

Organisation : National Testing Agency (NTA)
Exam Name : National Eligibility-Cum-Entrance Test NEET (UG) 2024
Last Date : 09 March 2024
Exam Date : 05 May 2024 (Sunday)
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NTA National Eligibility-Cum-Entrance Test

The NEET (UG) is being conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) since 2019 with the approval of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the Ministry of Human Resource Development. NEET (UG) for admission to undergraduate courses in each of the disciplines i.e. BAMS, BUMS, and BSMS courses of the Indian System of Medicine in all Medical Institutions governed under this Act. NEET (UG) shall also be applicable to admission to BHMS course under National Commission for Homeopathy.

Eligibility of NEET (UG)

Eligibility for appearing in NEET (UG), as per related Regulations of NMC and DCI are as follows:-
1. He/she has completed 17 years of age at the time of admission or will complete that age on or before 31 December of the year of his/her admission to the first year of the Undergraduate Medical Course. Accordingly, the lower age limit shall be as under: For Candidates of General (UR)/General-EWS born on or before 31.12.2007For Candidates of SC/ST/OBC-NCL/PwBD Category

2. Upper age limit: As per Letter No. U-11022/2/2022-UGMEB, dated 09 March 2022 received from National Medical Commission (NMC), Under Graduate Medical Education Board (UGMEB) regarding the upper age limit, there is no upper age limit.

3. Indian Citizens/ Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) intending to pursue Undergraduate Medical Courses in a foreign Medical/ Dental Institute also need to qualify for NEET (UG).

Important Dates of National Eligibility-Cum-Entrance Test

Online Submission of Application Form 09 February 2024 to 09 March 2024 (up to 05:00 PM)
Last date of successful transaction of fee through Credit/Debit Card/Net-Banking/UPI 09 March 2024 (up to 11:50 PM)
Date of Examination 05 May 2024 (Sunday)
Duration of Examination 200 minutes (03 hours 20 Minutes)
Timing of Examination 02:00 PM to 05:20 PM (Indian Standard Time)
Declaration of Result on NTA website 14 June 2024

How to Apply for NEET (UG)?

1. Candidates can apply for NEET (UG) – 2024 through the “Online” mode only on the website
2. Submission of the Online Application Form may be done by accessing the NTA website The Application Form in any other mode will not be accepted.
3. Only one application is to be submitted by a candidate.
4. Candidates must strictly follow the instructions given in the Information Bulletin and on the NTA website. Candidates not complying with the instructions shall be summarily disqualified.

5. Candidates must ensure that the e-mail address and Mobile Number provided in the Online Application Form are their own and/or Parents/Guardians only as all information/ communication will be sent by NTA through e-mail on the registered e-mail address or SMS on the registered Mobile Number only. NTA will NOT be responsible for any incorrect credentials.

6. Instructions for filling Online Application Form:
Download Information Bulletin and Replica of Application Form. Read these carefully to ensure your eligibility.

Follow the steps given below to Apply Online:
Step 1: Registration Form:
Register for the Online Application Form and note down the system-generated Application Number. The candidate should provide the required details while filling the Online Application Form. The candidate must also create a PASSWORD and choose Security Question and enter an Answer.

After successful submission of the personal details, an Application number will be generated and it will be used to complete the remaining Steps of the Application Form and will also be required for all future reference/correspondence.

For subsequent logins, the candidate will be able to login directly with the system-generated Application Number and Password created.

Step 2: Application Form:
The Candidates can log in with the system-generated Application Number and pre-created Password for completing the Application Form including filling up personal details, choosing the Question Paper medium and Examination Cities, providing the details of Educational Qualifications, and uploading the images and documents (if any).

Upload Scanned Images of Candidate’s recent Passport size Photograph, Postcard size Photograph, Signature, Left and Righthand Fingers and Thumb impression, Citizenship Certificate (if applicable) and PwBD Certificate (wherever applicable:
i. The recent photograph should be either in colour or black and white with 80% face (without mask) visible including ears against a white background.
ii. Scanned photograph, signature, and Left and Right hand Fingers and Thumb impression should be in JPG format (clearly legible).
iii. The size of the scanned passport photograph should be between 10 kb to 200 kb (clearly legible).
iv. The size of the scanned Postcard photograph (4”x6”) should be between 10 kb – 200 kb (clearly legible).
v. The size of the scanned signature should be between 4 kb to 30 kb (clearly legible)
vi. The size of scanned and Left and Right hand Fingers and Thumb impressions as per the Template provided (Appendix-XVIII) should be between 10 kb to 200 kb.
vii. The size of the scanned copy of the PwBD certificate/UDID (Swavlamban) card should be between 50 kb to 300 kb (clearly legible)

Step 3: Fee Payment:
After completing Step 1 and Step 2, the candidates have to pay the requisite examination fee. The fee can be submitted online only through Net Banking, Credit Card, Debit Card, UPI. Processing charges and GST as applicable are chargeable to the candidate by the concerned Bank/Payment Gateway Integrator.

The Confirmation Page of the online Application Form will be generated only after successful payment by the Candidate. In case the Confirmation Page is not generated after payment of fee, then the candidate may have to approach the concerned Bank/Payment Gateway for ensuring the successful payment or for obtaining the refund of duplicate/multiple payments.

** Download, save and print a copy of the Confirmation Page of the Application Form (which would be downloadable only after successful remittance of fee) for future reference.

** All 3 Steps can be done together or at separate timings. The submission of the Application of a candidate could be considered successful and his/her candidature would be confirmed only on the successful transaction/receipt of the prescribed application fee from him/her.

General Instructions of NEET (UG)

1. Merely appearing and qualifying in NEET (UG) – 2024 does not confer any right to the candidate for admission to Undergraduate Medical Courses. The selection and admission to Undergraduate Medical Courses seats in any Medical Institution recognized for offering Undergraduate Medical Courses is subject to fulfilling the admission criteria, eligibility, rank in the merit list, medical fitness, and such other criteria as may be prescribed by the Government of India, respective States, Universities, Institutions and Medical/ Dental/ Ayurveda/ Siddha/ Unani/ Homeopathy Colleges.

2. Applications of candidates submitting false and fabricated information will be rejected and such candidates will be further debarred from appearing in examinations conducted by NTA. Such candidates will also be prosecuted under applicable laws for a criminal offense and suitably penalized.

3. Incomplete applications and applications not in accordance with instructions are liable to be rejected without any further intimation.
4. The examination fee once deposited will not be refunded. The fee will not be carried forward to a future examination.
5. Applications once submitted cannot be withdrawn. Candidates must note that mere deduction of fee from the bank account is not proof of fee payment. The payment should be supported by fee payment and generation of the Confirmation Page.

6. Instructions in the Information Bulletin may change /be updated based on decisions taken by the NTA and other authorities from time to time. Candidates are advised to regularly check the website for any further updates or information.

7. NTA reserves the right to withdraw permission, granted inadvertently if any, to a candidate who is not eligible to appear in the NEET (UG) – 2024 even though the Admit Card has been issued by the NTA.
8. Candidate’s eligibility for NEET (UG) – 2024 is purely provisional and is subject to fulfillment of eligibility criteria prescribed by the NMC / DCI / NCISM /NCH / CCIM / CCH / Ministry of Health & Family Welfare / Ministry of AYUSH, as the case may be.

9. In case of any ambiguity in the interpretation of any of the instructions/ terms/ rules/ regulations/ criteria regarding the determination of eligibility/ information contained therein, the interpretation of the NMC/ DCI/ NCISM/ NCH/ CIM/ CCH/Ministry of Health & Family Welfare / Ministry of AYUSH, as the case may be, shall be final and binding.

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