The National Medical Commission (NMC) released the updated NEET syllabus 2024 PDF at nmc.org.in. As per the latest update, the NEET 2024 syllabus has been revised with the removal, additions, and modifications of specific chapters and topics from Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.

The NEET syllabus 2024 will encompass subjects from both classes 11 and 12 focusing on Physics, Chemistry, and Biology subjects. The purpose of the NEET 2024 syllabus released by the authority is to provide candidates with a clear understanding of the subjects and topics that will be included in the NEET UG exam.

The NEET 2024 exam is scheduled to be held on May 5 in offline mode. The chapter-wise weightage in NEET 2024 highlights important topics to assist the students in assessing the significance of each chapter in relation to the marks they are expected to obtain. NEET UG exam will assess candidates on Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects. Read the article to learn more about the NEET syllabus, the deleted syllabus for NEET 2024 and more.

NEET 2024 Exam Pattern

The NEET exam pattern has remained consistent with a few updates over the years. You can find the NEET exam pattern provided below for reference.

Exam Name NEET – National Eligibility cum Entrance Test
Conducting Authority National Testing Agency (NTA)
Exam Mode Offline Mode (Pen & Paper Mode)
Tentative No. of Applicants 20,00,000 +
Duration of Exam 3 hours & 20 minutes or 200 minutes
Seats Offered Admission of approximately 1.3 lakh MBBS and BDS seats under 15% All India Quota and 85% State Quota
Courses Offered MBBS, BDS, AYUSH, and other related Courses
Number of Questions 200 Multiple Choice Questions (20 Optional)
Types of Questions Objective-type questions 4 answer options for each question only 1 option is correct
Subjects Physics, Chemistry, and Biology (Botany + Zoology)
Number of questions from each Subject Physics: 45 questions

Chemistry: 45 questions

Biology (Botany + Zoology): 90 Questions

Language NEET Question paper will be available in 13 languages – English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu
Marking Scheme For each correct answer: 4 marks are awarded
Negative Marking 1 mark is deducted for every wrong answer
Number of Attempts Unlimited

NEET Syllabus 2024 Reduced or Not?

The NEET Syllabus 2024 has been reduced along with some minor adjustments. The lingering question among many NEET aspirants has been conclusively addressed through the release of a recent notice from the NMC. The initial rumors were reduced from a circulating PDF on social media, but official confirmation has now put those speculations to rest.

According to the PDF available online, the NMC has implemented certain changes to the NEET Syllabus for 2024. You can find the comprehensive NMC-approved NEET 2024 Syllabus PDF on the official NEET website. To stay updated on upcoming changes to the NEET Syllabus for 2024, it’s advisable for candidates to bookmark this page or follow the official NMC website.

NEET Physics syllabus 2024 – Deleted and Added Topics List

The authority has deleted and added some topics in the NEET Physics syllabus. Check the tables below to learn about the topics that have been reduced and added to the NEET Physics syllabus 2024.

Physics Reduced syllabus NEET 2024

Unit name NEET Deleted Syllabus topics
Physics and measurement Scope and excitement; nature of physical laws; Physics, technology, and society Need for measurement: Length, mass, and time measurements, accuracy and precision of measuring instruments.
Kinematics Elementary concepts of differentiation and integration for describing motion, Scalar and vector quantities: Position and displacement vectors, general vectors, general vectors and notation, equality of vectors, multiplication of vectors by a real number
Laws of Motion Equilibrium of concurrent forces, lubrication
Rotational Motion Momentum conservation, centre of mass of uniform rod
Gravitation Geostationary satellites
Properties of Solids and Liquids Shear, modulus of rigidity, poisson’s ratio; elastic energy, Reynold’s number, Qualitative ideas of Black Body Radiation, Wein’s displacement law, and Green House effect, Cp, Cv, Newton’s law of cooling and Stefan’s law
Thermodynamics Heat engines and refrigerators
Oscillations and Waves Free, forced and damped oscillations (qualitative ideas only), Resonance, Doppler effect
Electrostatics Free charges and bound charges inside a conductor, Van de Graaff generator
Current Electricity The flow of electric charges in a metallic conductor, Carbon resistors, color code for carbon resistors, Potentiometer-principle and applications to measure potential difference, and for comparing emf of two cells; measurement of internal resistance of a cell
Magnetic effects of current and magnetism Concept of magnetic field, Oersted’s experiment, Cyclotron, Magnetic dipole moment of a revolving electron, Earth’s magnetic field and magnetic elements, Permanent magnets
Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Current LC oscillations (qualitative treatment only)
Optics Reflection and refraction of plane wave at a plane surface using wavefronts, Scattering of light- blue colour of the sky and reddish appearance of the sun at sunrise and sunset, Optical instruments: Human eye, image formation and accommodation, correction of eye defects (myopia and hypermetropia) using lenses, Microscopes and astronomical telescopes (reflecting and refracting) and their magnifying powers.
Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation Davisson-Germer experiment (experimental details should be omitted; only conclusion should be explained)
Atoms and Nuclei Isotopes, isobars; isotones, Radioactivity- alpha, beta, and gamma particles/ rays and their properties decay law
Electronic Devices Energy bands in solids (qualitative ideas only), conductors, insulators, Junction transistor, transistor action, characteristics of a transistor; transistor as an amplifier (common emitter configuration) and oscillator, Transistor as a switch

Physics Syllabus NEET 2024: Added topics

Unit name NEET Syllabus Physics Added topics
Gravitation Motion of a satellite, time period and energy of a satellite
Properties of Solids and Liquids Pressure due to a fluid column; Pascal’s law and its applications. Effect of gravity on fluid pressure
Kinetics Theory of Gases RMS speed of gas molecules, Avogadro’s number
Magnetic effects of current and magnetism Effect of temperature on Magnetic Properties
Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation Dual nature of radiation
Experimental Skills Familiarity with the basic approach and observations of the experiments and activities:

1. Vernier callipers-its use to measure the internal and external diameter and depth of a vessel.

2. Screw gauge-its use to determine thickness diameter of thin sheet/wire.

3. Simple pendulum-dissipation of energy by plotting a graph between the square of amplitude and time.

4. Metre Scale – the mass of a given object by the principle of moments.

5. Young’s modulus of elasticity of the material of a metallic wire.

6. Surface tension of water by capillary rise and effect of detergents.

7. Co-efficient of Viscosity of a given viscous liquid by measuring terminal velocity of a given spherical body.

8. Speed of sound in air at room temperature using a resonance tube.

9. Specific heat capacity of a given (i) solid and (ii) liquid by method of mixtures.

10. The resistivity of the material of a given wire using a metre bridge.

11. The resistance of a given wire using Ohm’s law.

12. Resistance and figure of merit of a galvanometer by half deflection method.

13. The focal length of;

(i) Convex mirror

(ii) Concave mirror, and

(iii) Convex lens, using the parallax method.

14. The plot of the angle of deviation vs angle of incidence for a triangular prism.

15. Refractive index of a glass slab using a travelling microscope.

16. Characteristic curves of a p-n junction diode in forward and reverse bias.

17. Characteristic curves of a Zener diode and finding reverse breakdown voltage.

18. Identification of Diode. LED,. Resistor. A capacitor from a mixed collection of such item

NEET Chemistry syllabus 2024

Certain topics have been removed and added in the NEET Chemistry Syllabus. Refer to the tables below to understand the specific topics that have been reduced and included in the updated NEET syllabus 2024 for Chemistry.

NEET Chemistry syllabus 2024: Deleted topics

Unit name NEET Syllabus Deleted topics
Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry General Introduction: Important and scope of chemistry
Atomic Structure Atomic number, isotopes and isobars. Concept of shells and subshells, dual nature of light
Chemical Thermodynamics Third law of thermodynamics- Brief introduction
Some p-Block Elements Atomic number, isotopes and isobars, Concept of shells and subshells, dual nature of matter and light
Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen Cyanides and Isocyanides- will be mentioned at relevant places
Environmental Chemistry Environmental pollution: Air, water and soil pollution, chemical reactions in atmosphere, smogs, major atmospheric pollutants; acid rain ozone and its reactions, effects of depletion of ozone layer, greenhouse effect and global warming-pollution due to industrial wastes; green chemistry as an alternative tool for reducing pollution, strategy for control of environmental pollution.
Polymers Classification- Natural and synthetic, methods of polymerization (addition and condensation), copolymerization. Some important polymers: natural and synthetic like polyesters, bakelite; rubber, Biodegradable and non-biodegradable polymers.
Chemistry in Everyday Life Chemicals in medicines- analgesics, tranquillisers, antiseptics, disinfectants, antimicrobials, antifertility drugs, antibiotics, antacids, antihistamines.


Chemicals in food- preservatives, artificial sweetening agents, elementary ideas of antioxidants.


Cleansing agents- soaps and detergents, cleansing action

NEET Chemistry syllabus 2024: Added topics

Unit name NEET Syllabus Added topics
Atomic Structure Nature of electromagnetic radiation, photoelectric effect; Spectrum of the hydrogen atom. Bohr model of a hydrogen atom – its postulates, derivation of the relations for the energy of the electron and radii of the different orbits, limitations of Bohr’s model
Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure Kossel – Lewis approach to chemical bond formation, the concept of ionic and covalent bonds, Elementary idea of metallic bonding, Fajan’s rule
Chemical Thermodynamics Fundamentals of thermodynamics: System and surroundings, extensive and intensive properties’ state functions, types of processes
Redox Reactions and Electrochemistry Electrolytic and metallic conduction, conductance and their in electrolytic solutions, molar conductivities variation with concentration: Kohlrausch’s law and its applications


Electrochemical cells – Electrolytic and Galvanic cells, different types of electrodes, electrode potentials including standard electrode potential, half-cell and cell reactions, emf of a Galvanic Cell and its measurement: Nernst equation and its applications, Relationship between cell potential and Gibbs’ energy change: Dry cell and lead accumulator, Fuel cells

Chemical Kinetics Pressure, collision theory of bimolecular gaseous reactions (no derivation)
d and f Block Elements Transition Elements
Purification and Characterization of Organic Compounds Purification – Crystallisation. sublimation, distillation, differential extraction, chromatography – principles and their applications


Qualitative analysis – Detection of nitrogen, sulphur, phosphorus and halogens


Quantitative analysis (basic principles only) – Estimation of carbon. hydrogen. nitrogen. halogens. sulphur. phosphorus.

Calculations of empirical formula and molecular formulae: Numerical problems in organic quantitative analysis

Hydrocarbons Classification of isomerism. IUPAC nomenclature, general methods of preparation, properties, and reactions
Organic Compounds Containing Halogens General methods of preparation, properties, and reactions; Nature of C-X bond: Mechanisms of substitution reactions

Uses; Environmental effects of chloroform, iodoform freons, and DDT

Principles Related to Practical Chemistry Detection of extra elements (Nitrogen, sulphur, halogens), in organic compounds; Detection of the following functional group, hydroxyl (alcoholic and phenolic), carbonyl (aldehyde and ketones) carboxyl, and amino groups in organic compounds.

The chemistry involved in the preparation of the following:

Inorganic compounds: Mohr’s salt. potash alum

Organic compounds: Acetanilide. p-nitro acetanilide, aniline yellow, iodoform

·       The chemistry involved in the titrimetric exercises – Acids. bases and the use of indicators. oxalic-acid vs KMnO4. Mohr’s salt vs KMnO4

·       Chemical principles involved in the qualitative salt analysis
Chemical principles involved in the following experiments:
1. Enthalpy of solution of CuSO4
2. Enthalpy of neutralisation of strong acid and strong base
3. Preparation of lyophilic and lyophobic sols
4. Kinetic study of the reaction of iodide ions with hydrogen peroxide at room temperature.

NEET Biology syllabus 2024

The NEET Biology Syllabus 2024 has undergone changes, with the removal of specific topics and addition of new ones. To get detailed information about the reduced and added topics, consult the tables below.

Biology Reduced Syllabus NEET 2024

Unit name NEET Deleted Syllabus topics
Diversity in Living World Three domains of life, Tools for study of Taxonomy – Museums, Zoos, Herbaria, Botanical gardens, Angiosperms, Angiosperms classification up to class, characteristic features and examples
Structural Organization in Animals and Plants Morphology, anatomy and functions of different systems (digestive, circulatory, respiratory, nervous and reproductive) of an insect (cockroach). (Brief account only)
Plant Physiology Transport in plants: Movement of water, gases and nutrients; Cell to cell transport-Diffusion, facilitated diffusion, active transport; Plant – water relations – Imbibition, water potential, osmosis, plasmolysis; Long distance transport of water – Absorption, apoplast, symplast, transpiration pull, root pressure and guttation; Transpiration-Opening and closing of stomata; Uptake and translocation of mineral nutrients-Transport of food, phloem transport, Mass flow hypothesis; Diffusion of gases (brief mention)


Mineral nutrition: Essential minerals, macro and micronutrients and their role; Deficiency symptoms; Mineral toxicity; Elementary idea of Hydroponics as a method to study mineral nutrition; Nitrogen metabolism-Nitrogen cycle, biological nitrogen fixation


Seed dormancy; Vernalisation; Photoperiodism

Human Physiology Digestion and absorption; Alimentary canal and digestive glands; Role of digestive enzymes and gastrointestinal hormones; Peristalsis, digestion, absorption and assimilation of proteins, carbohydrates and fats; Caloric value of proteins, carbohydrates and fats; Egestion; Nutritional and digestive disorders – PEM, indigestion, constipation, vomiting, jaundice, diarrhea


Reflex action; Sense organs; Elementary structure and function of eye and ear

Reproduction Reproduction in organisms: Reproduction, a characteristic feature of all organisms for continuation of species; Modes of reproduction – Asexual and sexual; Asexual reproduction; Modes-Binary fission, sporulation, budding, gemmule, fragmentation; vegetative propagation in plants
Biology and Human Welfare Tobacco abuse, Improvement in food production; Plant breeding, tissue culture, single cell protein, Biofortification; Apiculture and Animal husbandry
Ecology and Environment Habitat and niche, Population and ecological adaptations, Nutrient cycling (carbon and phosphorous); Ecological succession; Ecological Services-Carbon fixation, pollination, oxygen release


Environmental issues: Air pollution and its control; Water pollution and its control; Agrochemicals and their effects; Solid waste management; Radioactive waste management; Greenhouse effect and global warning; Ozone depletion; Deforestation; Any three case studies as success stories addressing environmental issues.

Biology syllabus NEET 2024: Added topics

Unit name NEET Syllabus Added topics
Structural Organization in Animals and Plants Family (malvaceae, Cruciferae, leguminoceae, compositae, graminae)


Morphology, anatomy and functions of different systems (digestive, circulatory, respiratory, nervous and reproductive) of an insect (frog). (Brief account only)

Cell Structure and Function Classification and nomenclature of enzymes
Genetics and Evolution Protein biosynthesis
Biology and Human Welfare Dengue, Chikungunya

NEET 2024: Best Reference Books

NEET books are the best resources that a candidate has to refer to when preparing for the exam. It is generally advisable to begin preparing using NCERT. It is the best-recommended book to begin your preparation. After you’ve finished studying from NCERT, you may go on to other books. The subject-specific books are listed below.

Best Books for NEET Physics 

  • Concepts of Physics by HC Verma
  • NCERT Physics by Anil Aggarwal
  • Objective Physics by DC Pandey

Best Books for NEET Chemistry 

  • Organic chemistry by Himanshu Pandey (GRB Publications)
  • Physical Chemistry by OP Tandon
  • Objective NCERT at Fingertips for NEET Chemistry by MTG editorial board

Best Books for NEET Biology 

  • Trueman’s Objective Biology for NEET- Vol 1 & 2
  • Objective NCERT at Fingertips for Biology by MTG editorial board
  • Complete NEET Guide Biology


1. What is the full form of NEET?

The full form of the NEET examination is the ‘National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test’. It’s a national-level medical entrance test conducted in India for admission to MBBS, BDS, BAMS, BSMS, BUMS, BHMS, and other undergraduate medical courses.

2. What are the changes in the NEET 2024 pattern?

The NEET 2024 examination will consist of a total of 200 multiple-choice objective-type questions, out of which candidates are required to answer 180 MCQs. The NEET exam 2024 will be graded on a total of 720 marks.

3. Who is the competent authority to specify the syllabus of NEET 2024?

The National Medical Commission (NMC) is the competent authority to specify the NEET 2024 syllabus for all eligible candidates.

4. Why knowing the syllabus of NEET 2024 is important for aspirants?

In order to ace the examination, it is essential for medical aspirants to familiarize themselves with the NEET 2024 syllabus.


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