NEET UG 2024: 24+ Lakh Candidates to Sit for Exam

  • NEET UG 2024 conducted by NTA on May 5 from 2 pm to 5:20 pm
  • Exam held in 557 cities across India and 14 cities abroad
  • Over 24 lakh medical aspirants competing for around one lakh MBBS seats
  • Hall ticket mandatory for entry; available on
  • Admit card must display candidate’s photograph, signature, and roll number barcode
  • If essential details missing, candidates advised to download admit card again.
  • Admit card consists of three pages: enter details, self-declaration form, photograph, and instructions
  • Candidates must paste postcard-sized photograph on page 2 before arriving at the centre
  • Dress code: casual attire, no long sleeves or shoes; slippers or sandals recommended
  • Candidates in customary dress to report by 12:30 pm; reporting time at exam centre is 11:30 am
  • Last entry into exam hall at 1:30 pm; no entry allowed post this time
  • Banned items prohibited; security procedures in place
  • No bio-breaks allowed during first hour after exam starts and last half-hour
  • Biometric attendance and frisking at entry; repeated for bio-break or toilet break
  • Over 10 lakh male, 13 lakh female, and 24 third gender candidates registered
  • NEET UG 2024: pen-paper-based test, duration 3 hours and 20 minutes

NEET UG 2024 permitted items

  • NEET UG admit card: Must be downloaded from the NTA website, with postcard-sized photograph affixed on designated space (page 2)
  • Valid ID proof: Preferably Aadhaar card with photograph, e-Aadhaar, ration card, Aadhaar enrolment number with photo. Other valid government-issued IDs accepted include PAN card, driving license, voter ID, Class 12 admit or registration card, passport, original school identity card with photo
  • Personal transparent water bottle: Allowed
  • Additional photograph: Same as uploaded on NEET UG application form, to be pasted on attendance sheet
  • PwD certificate and scribe-related documents: Required if applicable
  • NTA urges candidates to refrain from unfair means
  • Zero-tolerance policy towards malpractices
  • Measures include multistage biometric authentication, surprise visits by flying squads, utilisation of AI tools for discrepancy detection, thorough invigilation supervision

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