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NEET Total Marks 2024, Pass Marks & Marking Scheme

NEET Total Marks 2024, Pass Marks & Marking Scheme

Edited By Raushan Kumar | Updated on Jun 21, 2024 10:42 AM IST | #NEET

The National Testing Agency has established the NEET Total Marks 2024 to 720. These NEET total marks are distributed as follows: 360 marks allocated to Biology, 180 marks designated for Physics, and another 180 marks for Chemistry. NTA specifies the NEET UG passing marks, as well as, marks to qualify for the medical entrance exam. NEET is an undergraduate medical entrance examination for granting admission to medical UG courses across the country.

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"What is the qualifying percentile required to appear for NEET 2024?", “What is the pass marks for NEET” and “What marks are enough out of total marks of NEET for granting admission in government colleges” among others are the questions related to the pre and post-phase of the entrance examination. The queries regarding the NEET 2024 passing marks for both the pre and post-phase of the exam are different.

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For pre-NEET UG preparation, aspirants can use the NEET 2024 total marks to analyse the subject/topic-wise distribution of NEET marks. While after the NEET 2024 exam, aspirants can analyse the total marks to be obtained in NEET or calculate their predictable scores using the answer key. Aspirants can go through the article pass marks for NEET 2024, as well as, the exam pattern, and benefits of total marks for both pre and post-phase of medical entrance test.

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What are NEET passing marks out of 720?

The NEET 2024 cut-off for general category candidates is the 50th percentile. While for SC/ST/OBC and general-PH aspirants, the NEET qualifying marks are the 40th and 45th percentile, respectively. As per the previous year's cutoff, the NEET passing marks for the general category were 720-137, while NEET exam pass marks for OBC/ST/SC were 136-107. Aspirants must note that the category-wise NEET total marks cutoff are released along with the result.

NEET 2024 cut-off marks- Category wise

The previous year's NEET cut-off for the general category was 720-137. However, for OBC/SC/ST candidates, it was 136-107. In general- PH category was 136-121 and for Sc/ST/OBC- PH was 120-107.

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NEET 2024 exam pattern

Medical aspirants wishing to pursue medical courses should know the NEET exam pattern to boost their preparation efforts. The exam pattern of NEET 2024 gives details of the type of exam, mode of paper, language, duration, question type, marking scheme, and more. Candidates can go through the examination pattern of NEET 2024 from the table below.

NEET 2024 paper pattern

Factors in exam pattern


Exam date

May 5, 2024

Exam mode

Pen and Paper-based. Primarily offline, candidates are given a NEET 2024 OMR sheet to mark the answers with a black or blue ballpoint pen


3 hours 20 minutes


English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu

Question type

Multiple Choice Questions

Total number of questions in NEET

200 Questions (Students have to attempt 180 questions)

Exam sections


35 + 15 questions


35 + 15 questions


35 + 15 questions


35 + 15 questions

Total marks in NEET 2024

720 Marks

Marking Scheme

  • 4 marks for each correct answer
  • 1 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer

NEET Exam total marks 2024 to appear for the exam

As per the above details, Class 12 aspirants must secure the NEET qualifying marks to be eligible to appear for the further admission process. Candidates can check the NEET pass mark 2024 required to appear for the test from the below-listed points.

  • The NEET qualifying marks for General category candidates is 50% in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English in Class 12 or equivalent exam
  • While SC/ST/OBC aspirants need to secure at least 40% to pass 10+2 and appear for the NEET exam
  • PwD candidates must obtain 45% to pass the board exam and take the NEET exam
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Benefits of NEET total marks 2024

After going through the aforementioned examination pattern, candidates can go through the below-mentioned benefits of total marks of the NEET 2024 exam for both pre and post-medical exams.

NEET Qualifying Marks 2024

While preparing for the medical entrance test aspirants should know the NEET 2024 paper pattern which is mentioned above. Candidates, while going through the NEET paper pattern 2024 understand the structure of the medical entrance test. It must be noted that the NEET 2024 question paper comprises 200 questions (180 need to be attempted) and each correct question has a weightage of 4 marks which means the NEET 2024 total marks are 720. The NEET 2024 exam paper is divided into three sections i.e. Physics, Chemistry, Biology.

The total questions in NEET Biology is different whereas, the number of questions in Physics and Chemistry is the same. NEET Chemistry and Physics comprises 50 questions (45 need to be attempted) which means the NEET 2024 total marks for Physics and Chemistry are 180 marks. The question paper of NEET 2024 for Biology consists of 100 questions (90 need to be attempted) and has 360 marks which will be half of the total questions asked. Knowing the section-wise distribution of NEET UG 2024 total marks guides aspirants about which subject and section need to be focused more on cracking the medical entrance test.

Section-wise distribution of NEET total marks


Number of questions

Maximum marks to be attempted


35 + 15 questions



35 + 15 questions



35 + 15 questions



35 + 15 questions



200 (180 questions need to be attempted)


NEET total marks 2024 after the exam

Candidates after appearing for NEET 2024 exam can take high benefits out of the total marks. Before the declaration of the NEET result, candidates can calculate their probable marks. Candidates can get their probable NEET marks with the release of the NEET answer key and by following the marking scheme. Candidates can follow the below-mentioned steps to get the NEET 2024 total score after the completion of the exam.

Steps to calculate the NEET score

  • Candidates can tally their answers with the NEET official answer key 2024, after its availability.
  • Students are advised to keep an eye on the code of the NEET 2024 question paper and the answer key while tallying.
  • Aspirants can find the sets and language of the answer key on the top of both, the NEET answer key and OMR sheet
  • Medical aspirants will then have to count the correct and incorrect responses to know their NEET score in 2024. In case, more than one answer is marked for a question, candidates must consider it to be unanswered.
  • The marking scheme of NEET UG 2024 given below will be used to calculate scores
  • Candidates have to use the below-mentioned formula for calculating their scores


NEET 2024 score = [4*(Number of Correct Responses)] – [1*(Number of Incorrect Responses)]

NEET Marking scheme

Type of Response


Correct response

+4 marks

Incorrect response

-1 mark

No response marked

0 mark

Answer with more than one response marked

-1 mark

NEET 2024

The National Testing Agency (NTA) conducts the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test. NEET UG is a single gateway for granting admission to medical undergraduate courses across the country. NEET 2024 will be conducted for admission to over 1 lakh MBBS, 28,088 BDS, 52,720 AYUSH, 525 BVSc, and AH seats in the colleges of India. NTA NEET is held in a pen-paper mode for all the registered candidates.

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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

1. What is the total marks of NEET 2024?

The total marks of NEET 2024 is 720.

2. NEET 2024 total marks is beneficial for whom?

Knowing about the total marks is highly beneficial for all the medical aspirants for both pre and post of the NEET 2024 exam.

3. How is the total marks of NEET 2024 distributed?

 As per the NEET exam pattern, the total marks is distributed sectionally.

4. For those preparing for the examination, how NEET 2024 total marks is beneficial?

Candidates can use the total marks of NEET 2024 to know about the subject-wise weightage.

5. What are the benefits of NEET 2024 total marks after the examination is over?

By using the NEET answer key 2024, candidates can calculate their probable score for the medical entrance test.

6. How many marks are required to clear NEET?

To qualify the medical entrance exam, candidates must secure the minimum cutoff marks for NEET 2024. 


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A score of 620 is considered very good in the context of NEET preparation. It indicates a strong grasp of the subjects and suggests that he is on the right track. Typically, a score of 620 would place him in a high percentile among NEET aspirants. indicates a strong performance and a solid foundation for NEET. With continued effort, strategic preparation, and consistent practice, he is well-positioned to achieve a high rank in the final NEET exam. I would suggest you to be supportive and understanding, providing emotional and moral support throughout his preparation journey.

Hello student

With a score of 583 in the NEET 2024 exam, your chances of getting into a government or semi-government medical college in Maharashtra depend on various factors, including:

- Category: General, OBC, SC, ST, or EWS

- Number of candidates who appeared for the exam

- Number of seats available in government and semi-government colleges

- Last year's cutoff scores for different categories and colleges

Based on the NEET 2024 qualifying cutoff, here are the scores for different categories ¹:

- UR/EWS: 720-164

- OBC: 163-129

- SC: 163-129

- ST: 163-129

Keep in mind that these are qualifying cutoffs, and the cutoffs for government colleges will be higher.

To get a better understanding of your chances, you can use a NEET college predictor tool or consult with a career counselor. Additionally, you can also consider private medical colleges or other states for admission.

Hello aspirant,

Regretfully, your odds of being admitted to a government medical college are low based on your grades; nevertheless, you can apply to private and regarded medical colleges. There are very good private medical colleges in Bangalore which offers good scope.

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