National Eligibility cum Entrance Test - Undergraduate
National Eligibility cum Entrance Test - Undergraduate

NEET UG Preparation 2024: Check Subject-Wise Strategy to Ace the Exam

The NEET UG 2024 preparation will help the aspirants to strategise their study plan, manage time, and clear doubts that they have been facing while preparing for the examination. Candidates can take a look at the following preparation guides.
NEET Preparation

NEET Preparation

NEET Preparation 2024:  The National Testing Agency on December 15, 2022, announced the NEET exam 2023 dates on its official website. NEET UG 2023 took place on May 07, 2023. Further, on June 13, 2023, the NEET UG results 2023 were declared. Since the NEET UG 2023 cycle has been completed, it is important that students appearing for the NEET UG exam 2024 should have a thorough preparation strategy in order to ace the examination. NEET UG preparation is an important aspect for students appearing for the examination. 

The main aim of the NEET UG preparation is to help candidates plan their studies in a better way, the preparation also helps candidates to manage their time in a way where they can cover most of the topics. Preparation also boosts candidates' confidence and brings down their nervousness. Before preparing for the NEET exam 2023, candidates should be aware of the basic details of the examination. Since the NEET entrance exam is competitive, it requires thorough preparation. 

During the NEET preparation, candidates should have a fair idea of the NEET syllabus as well as the NEET exam pattern and marking scheme as the information given will help aspirants in their preparation. NCERT books for classes 11 and 12 are the most important study material for candidates. Since NEET is a competitive exam, aspirants begin their preparation two years in advance for the entrance exam. The NEET exam is conducted by the National Testing Agency, and the exam takes place every year. 

How to Prepare for NEET 2024

Students who are going to appear for NEET this year are required to have a thorough preparation strategy if they wish to crack the exam. Ideally, the candidates are advised to begin with their NEET preparation when they are in class 11. However, if in case candidate begin their preparation a year later, then they are required to strategise their study plan to cover most of the subjects and topics

NEET Preparation Tips 

The right NEET preparation strategy will help the candidate to get their desired score. While preparing for the medical entrance, candidates should evaluate themselves on a weekly basis and check where they are lacking and which area is their strongest. 

Take a look at the most important tips candidates need to follow while preparing for the medical entrance exam: 

Understand the Exam

The first and foremost step for a candidate is to know what the NEET UG exam is and what type of candidate is eligible to appear for the examination. Candidates first need to check their NEET eligibility and then apply for the exam. Once the candidate is eligible and has filled out the form, the next step in preparation is to know the syllabus. 

Study NEET Exam Syllabus 

Candidates are advised to check the NEET UG syllabus in order to start their preparation. The syllabus is an important aspect of NEET preparation as candidates will get to know the subjects and topics of the examination. After going through the syllabus, candidates should read about the NEET exam pattern as well as the marking scheme. 

Look out for the right study material

Studying from the right study material makes a lot of difference for students preparing for the NEET exam. Candidates should always refer to recommended books by renowned authors. Along with books, candidates can also refer to study guides and previous years' question papers. Candidates can get these previous year's guides from coaching institutes, online, and in markets.  

Make Small Notes 

While preparing for the medical examination, candidates are advised to prepare for the small notes which help them in the later stages. These notes prove to be very important for candidates while they are doing revision. Candidates can quickly brush up on their revision with these notes. 

Identify the strong and weak points 

This tip can be useful when the candidate regularly practises the previous year's question paper, and mock exam as with regular practice candidates will easily identify the areas where they need more practice and even those areas in which they have prepared well. Aspirants should put in extra effort to prepare for the weak areas. After identifying the underlying causes of their weak areas, they should begin to improve those areas.

NEET Preparation 2023: Tips and Tricks to Ace Exam

  • Make important notes 
  • Do subject-wise preparation 
  • Regularly solve the mock test and the previous year's question
  • Read NCERT books 
  • Avoid getting nervous before the examination 
  • Do thorough revisions 

NEET Exam Pattern 2024

NEET exam pattern 2024 sheds light on the mode of examination, duration of exam, how many marks have been divided to a particular section and whether the examination consists of a negative marking scheme or not. Candidates must know that the medical entrance has two sections for each subject, each having 35 and 15 questions. Further, aspirants are required to attempt 10 out of 15 questions in the second section. The entrance exam will be conducted in 15 languages across India.

During the entrance exam, candidates will be given an OMR sheet wherein they have to make their answers with a ballpoint pen. Aspirants should have a fair idea of how to work on those OMR sheets. The NEET 2024 pattern also includes a number of questions from each subject.



Examination Mode


NEET exam duration

Three hours and Twenty Minutes

Question type


Total number of Questions

200 (180 applicable questions for attempt)

Total Marks


Does the paper have a negative marking


Marking Scheme for NEET exam

4 marks for correct answer and -1 mark for wrong answer

Number of sections in the exam

The exam has three sections ( 2 sections for each subject has been dedicated)

Section A - 35 questions

Section B- 15 questions (10 to be attempted)


Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany + Zoology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What time frame should be the ideal duration for NEET preparation?

Ideally, candidates should begin their NEET exam preparation a year in advance. However, candidates can also prepare at least six to eight months before the exam. As earlier the candidate begins with preparation, the better the score they can expect.

What is the actual difficulty level of the NEET examination?

The difficulty level for the NEET exam is considered between moderate to tough. It depends on the student’s preparation as well.

Which section of the NEET carries the highest marks weightage?

Till last year, the maximum number of weightage was dedicated to the Biology section. However, this year onwards, all three subjects will have equal weightage.

Which is the easiest section or subject in the NEET exam?

The NEET research found that the exam's Physics subject was the most challenging. The degree of difficulty may change section by section this year.

Name of books candidates refer to for NEET preparation?

Books including NCERT books, Concepts of Physics by H.C. Verma, Physics for NEET by C.P. Singh, 40 Days Biology for NEET by S. Chakravarty, GR Bathla publications for Biology, Objective Chemistry by R.K. Gupta, are a few of the best books for NEET preparation.