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NEET Preparation Tips 2024 - Strategy, Time Table, Study Material

NEET Preparation Tips 2024 - Strategy, Time Table, Study Material

Edited By Manisha Tiwari | Updated on Feb 08, 2024 03:18 PM IST | #NEET
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The National Testing Agency (NTA) conducts the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for students aspiring to become doctors. Over 21 lakh students striving to practice medicine in the country essentially sit NEET UG every year. Therefore, it is imperative to put the best step forward for candidates who wish to crack the test in one go. To increase the chances of qualifying for NEET 2024, it is necessary to know how to prepare for the exam in the best possible way.

The ideal age for NEET preparation depends on the individual's academic readiness, dedication and personal circumstances. The NEET UG 2024 preparation tips will guide medical aspirants to strategise their study schedule, manage time, and clear doubts that are necessary to qualify for the entrance exam. To help the candidates, Careers360 brings some important tips on how to prepare for the NEET exam. The article will acquaint the candidates with quintessential NEET preparation tips to crack the entrance exam.

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How to start NEET preparation: Make a realistic study schedule

NEET UG preparation needs hard work, as well as smart work. Therefore making a pragmatic study schedule is the first step towards building a comprehensive plan on how to prepare for the NEET exam. It is obligatory to stick to the schedule to avoid piling tasks for later. Candidates should set realistic targets as per their capacity as aiming for superficial targets will only lead to disappointment and consequently, it will affect performance.

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According to Shailendra Maheshwari Director of Career Point, “It is quite obvious that a study schedule has to be there for the preparation of any competitive exam. In particular, if we talk about NTA NEET then there are four subjects – Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology. It is required to prepare a tentative study plan to cover all the subjects effectively.”

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How to study for NEET: Know the exam pattern

Understanding the exam pattern of NEET UG is crucial if students wish to score a good rank. The paper pattern of NEET 2024 gives an idea about the mode of the test, total number and type of questions, marking scheme and more.

NEET UG 2024 exam pattern

Factors in Exam Pattern


Mode of NEET question paper

Pen and paper based mode

Duration of the NEET exam

3 hours and 20 minutes

Question type

Multiple Choice Questions

Total number of questions asked in NEET 2024

200 questions, out of which aspirants have to solve 180 questions

Section-wise questions

Physics (35+15)

Chemistry (35+15)

Botany (35+15)

Zoology (35+15)

Total marks in NEET

720 Marks

NEET marking scheme 2024

4 marks will be given for each correct answer

1 mark will be deducted for each wrong attempt

No marks for unanswered questions

Preparation tips for NEET 2024: Know the syllabus

Before starting the preparation, candidates need to know the syllabus of NEET well as it forms the base of the study schedule. The entire preparation would be of no use if the candidates are not aware of the sections, chapters, and concepts that are in the NEET syllabus 2024.

For formulating a strategy for NEET preparation 2024, it is crucial to know the details of the syllabus. Dividing the time to be spent on each section can be done only when a candidate knows the syllabus thoroughly.

How to study for NEET: Study from the best books

Syllabus of NEET is vast and a lot of material is available to prepare for the exam. Therefore, one of the greatest tips on how to prepare for NEET is to know the best possible books.

Even though it goes without saying that NCERT books are the most important ones that have to be prepared thoroughly, other relevant resources can also help to prepare the entire NEET syllabus 2024. The list of best books for NEET 2024 are mentioned below.


  • Concepts of Physics by H. C. Verma

  • Objective Physics by DC Pandey

  • Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday, Resnick, and Walker

  • Fundamental Physics by Pradeep

  • Problems in General Physics by IE Irodov

  • Physical Chemistry by OP Tandon

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  • ABC of Chemistry for Classes 11 and 12 by Modern

  • Concise Inorganic Chemistry by JD Lee

  • Dinesh Chemistry Guide

  • Practise books by VK Jaiswal (Inorganic), MS Chauhan (Organic), and N Awasthi (Physical)


  • Biology Vol 1 and Vol 2 by Trueman

  • Objective Biology by Dinesh

  • Objective Botany by Ansari

  • Pradeep Guide on Biology

  • GRB Bathla publications for Biology

How to prepare for NEET: Previous year exam analysis

Leading coaching institutes will be releasing the analysis of the examination done by the academic experts. Nevertheless, the previous year's analysis of the NEET UG exam will help the candidates in NEET exam preparation.

  • Previous year experts suggested that the NEET exam last year was of moderate difficulty level.

  • Among all three subjects, Physics was the easiest to attempt as compared to Chemistry which was relatively tough. The difficulty level of Biology was identified as a moderate level.

  • In the Physics section, both numerical and assertion-based questions were asked. Some questions required lengthy calculations however, overall the section was easy.

  • As per the exam analysis by a coaching institute, the Zoology section was difficult in comparison to the Botany section.

  • The Chemistry section was found to be toughest. The questions were compiled from every topic.

How to study for NEET: Subject-wise important topics

Candidates while preparing for the exam, must focus on the NEET chapter-wise weightage which is evaluated based on the analysis of the previous year's question papers which will help in the preparation of the exam. The chapter-wise weightage of NEET also allows the candidates to identify the importance of a topic and the number of marks it is likely to fetch.

Important topics from NEET





Mole concept

Morphology of flowering plants

Waves & sound

Chemical & Ionic equilibrium

Sexual reproduction in flowering plants

Capacitors & electrostatics


Biotechnology and its applications


Coordination chemistry

Cell cycle

Electromagnetic induction

Chemical bonding

Cell division


Chemical thermodynamics

Biodiversity and conservation


Chemical kinetics

Human reproduction



Photosynthesis in higher plants



Optics & modern physics

How to prepare for NEET: Related topics

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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

1. What should be the daily routine to crack NEET 2024 with good rank?

To crack the NEET 2024 candidates must form a solid strategy to motivate themselves through the preparation journey. Undoubtedly, every candidate must be having his/her routine but the key is to find what works best for you. Studying early in the day often helps. Short breaks in the study schedule help in the long run. Candidates must study and practice for NEET 2024 with an unwavering focus.

2. What are the best books for NEET 2024?

The NCERT books are considered to be the best books for NEET 2024. Other important books are mentioned in the article above. 

3. How do I crack NEET 2024 by self-study?

Preparing for NEET by Self-study requires a lot of self-motivation. The preparation for NEET 2024 can be a tedious task thus making a pragmatic timetable can be very helpful. Also, keeping track of the mistakes done and working on improving them can be beneficial. Making notes after concluding a chapter will help while revising the topic in the future.

4. Is NEET a tough exam?

Difficulty level of NEET cannot be presumed. However, seeing the past trends it can be said that the NEET is relatively a moderate exam. Competition increases with the increase in number of applicants every year while the number of seats does not increase in the same proportion. To get an MBBS seat it is very important to secure a good rank in NEET 2024.

5. Is NCERT enough for the Biology section?

NCERT is without a doubt the best source to learn Biology. The text of NCERT diagrams & their labelling, tables & their data should be learned & memorised thoroughly. Candidates should essentially go through examples provided by CBSE/NCERT for question practice. However, other textbooks of Biology can also be helpful.

6. How many hours should I study for NEET?

Experts and toppers suggest that every day at least 5-6 hours of sincere study can be fruitful in achieving a good score in NEET 2024.

7. Will NEET be a computer-based test?

No, NEET is conducted in pen and paper mode. 


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Questions related to NEET

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Hello aspirant,

Neet is the most prominent exam for getting admission in medical colleges in India. All government medical College give admission on the basis of you neet score.

To give you the accurate information, I require the name of college you are targeting. So I suggest you to ask another query on our portal with complete question with college name.

Thank you

Hope this information helps you.

Hello aspirant,

Yes AIIMS have cardiology course.

The three-year DM in Cardiology programme at AIIMS Delhi is available as an Advanced Masters degree. AIIMS Delhi charges INR 3335 in total tuition for the DM in Cardiology programme. There are 25 spots available for this course.

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Hello aspirant

You haven't mentioned your category to which you belong.

If you belong to general category  then sorry to say wirh 131 marks in Neet you won't get medical seat .

See the  admission to medical colleges depends upon cut off and certain factors including number of students appeared in exam,  Toughness level of exam and previous year's cut off  etc .

Now this year's cut off is high ( as cut off keeps changing every year )

Cut off neet 2024 for general category candidate is 50th percentile  ie 720- 164

For sc/st/obc - 163 -129

Hello aspirant

Neet cut off for BAMS varies with university and keeps changing every year . Cut off depends upon various factors such as number of candidates appeared in exam, difficulty level of exam, availability of seat and previous year's cut off etc.

The neet qualifying marks 2024 for General category is 50th percentile ie 720- 164

Looking at previous year's cut off trends , the candidate must score 400 +  marks to get bams seat in private college . For government colleges cut off is still high ie 450+

For rank and college prediction you may visit the links given below

I can't definitively say whether you will get a free MBBS seat in Telangana for 2024 with a score of 435.
The cutoff for SC category in Telangana for NEET 2024 admissions isn't available yet. The official authority, Kaloji Narayana Rao University of Health Sciences (KNRUHS), will release the cutoffs after the counselling process

As of June 2024, the Hyderabad High Court has directed the Telangana government not to admit students under the sports quota for MBBS admissions this year.

Keep an eye out for official announcements from KNRUHS regarding the NEET 2024 cutoffs and counselling schedule

I hope it helps!

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