The NEET 2024 exam conducted successfully on May 5, 2024, in 557 cities within the country and 14 cities abroad. Students from various places gave their best during the exam. NEET exam is important for those aiming for medical careers as it decides their admission to MBBS/BDS courses in top medical colleges across the country. 

In this article, we will talk about the NEET 2024 paper, students reactions, and how difficult it was. You can also find a detailed analysis on our YouTube Channel, the link to which is provided at the bottom of this page.

NEET 2024 Overview
Mode of ExaminationPen and paper-based
Total Questions180 questions
SectionsPhysics, Chemistry, Biology 
(Botany & Zoology)
Question TypeMultiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Duration3 hours
Marking Scheme+4 for every correct answer,
-1 for every incorrect answer


NEET 2024 Answer Key

The National Testing Agency (NTA) will release the official NEET Answer Key 2024 after some time for processing. Meanwhile, experts at Step Up Academy, Bhopal, have already prepared and released a highly accurate NEET Answer Key 2024. This helps bridge the gap and gives students an initial idea of their performance. You can find direct links to download the NEET 2024 Answer Key from our platform.

Click Here to Get NEET 2024 Answer Key PDF 

How to Calculate Your Marks Using NEET 2024 Answer Key?


Once the NEET answer key is out, candidates can utilize it to estimate their probable scores in the NEET 2024 exam. They can compare their answers on the NEET OMR sheet with the official NEET 2024 answer key.

To calculate their NEET 2024 Score, candidates need to count their correct and incorrect responses. Then, they can determine their marks using the marking scheme provided below.


Formula to Calculate NEET 2024 Score

Candidates can calculate their score by using the below formula:

NEET 2024 Score = [4xNumber of Correct Responses)] – [1x(Number of Incorrect Responses)]

NEET 2024 Question Paper Pattern
SubjectNumber of QuestionsTotal Marks
Biology90 (Botany + Zoology)360


NEET 2024 Paper Analysis


NEET 2024 is generally considered to have a moderate to challenging difficulty level. Many candidates expressed dissatisfaction with the Physics section, citing highly complex questions, particularly numeric problems. Experts have also assessed Indias premier medical entrance exam as moderately difficult overall. Students can also check the detailed analysis on our YouTube Channel @neetstepupacademy.

NEET 2024 Students Reaction


The NEET 2024 Paper Analysis, based on student feedback, presents diverse experiences across subjects. In Physics, students found Section B to be easier compared to the moderately difficult and lengthy Section A, possibly due to its more conceptual questions.

Physical Chemistry demanded more calculations than usual, challenging some students with its quantitative requirements. However, Biology was generally very easy for most students, with only one question falling outside the NCERT syllabus. This made the Biology section predictable and straightforward for those well-prepared with standard study materials. This feedback underscores the importance of balanced preparation across all sections and subjects. Here are some key points from the students feedback on the NEET Exam 2024:

  • The exam was of a moderate-difficulty level.
  • Biology was the easiest section of the paper.
  • Questions were entirely based on NCERT.
  • No questions were asked from the deleted syllabus.
  • Physical Chemistry included more calculation-based questions.
  • Organic Chemistry was quite challenging.
  • Most questions were statement-based.
  • NEET 2024 question paper was easier than last year.

NEET 2024 Result Date

The NEET 2024 Result is scheduled to be declared on June 14, 2024, by the National Testing Agency (NTA). Along with the result, NTA will also announce the NEET cut off marks. Following this, the counselling process for NEET 2024 will commence.



NEET 2024 Counselling

NEET 2024 Counselling is anticipated to begin in the third week of July 2024. The entire counselling process is expected to span three to four months.



Does NEET 2024 Paper Leak ? 


On 5th May 2024, the National Testing Agency (NTA) conducted the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test Undergraduate (NEET UG) 2024 exam across 557 cities in India and 14 cities abroad, spanning multiple exam centers. However, there have been claims on social media suggesting that the question paper was leaked.


At one center in Rajasthan, Girls Higher Secondary Adarsh Vidya Mandir, Sawai Madhopur, Hindi medium students reported receiving English question papers. The NTA acknowledged this error, labeling it as a "mistake of wrong question paper." Nevertheless, they dismissed the allegations of a paper leak.


According to a senior NTA official, "The instances of paper leak being claimed are completely false… In an isolated incident at Girls Higher Secondary Adarsh Vidya Mandir, students were given English medium question paper by mistake. By the time the invigilator could correct the mistake, students had already exited the exam hall with the question paper forcefully."


Under the rules, students are permitted to leave the exam hall only after the exam with the question paper. However, some students left forcibly. Consequently, the question paper began circulating on the internet around 4 pm. However, the official stressed that by that time, the exam had already commenced at all other centers. Therefore, there was no NEET UG question paper leak.


Click here to download the official notice released by NTA regarding fake post circulating about NEET 2024 Paper Leak