NEET 2024 Syllabus Released by NMC; Exam Date May 5, Download Reduced Syllabus PDF

The National Medical Commission (NMC) has released the NEET 2024 syllabus. The exam is scheduled to be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) on May 5, 2024, across major cities in India and abroad. Till last year, NTA announced the NEET syllabus along with the information brochure and notification. This year, NMC has released the syllabus of NEET 2024, raising speculations regarding the reduction in the syllabus.

The NMC notice states, “It is notified to all the stakeholders, especially to the aspiring candidates that the Under Graduate Medical Education Board, an autonomous body under the National Medical Commission has finalised the NEET (UG) 2024 syllabus.

The same has been uploaded on NMC’s website for the reference of the public at large. The stakeholders are advised to refer to the updated syllabus for NEET (UG) 2024 for the preparation of the study material and for preparation of NEET (UG) examinations for the academic session 2024-25.”

After comparing the NEET 2024 syllabus with the previous year, it is seen that some chapters have been reduced in each of the three subjects, on the other hand, some of the units, or topics and chapters have been modified as well.

Click here to download the NEET 2024 syllabus released by NMC.

NEET 2024 Syllabus

Changes Introduced in NEET 2024 Syllabus

Unlike last year, the syllabus is not segregated into Class 11 and Class 12 syllabus. On the other hand, the Chemistry syllabus is divided into Physical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Inorganic Chemistry. The following table brings the updated NEET syllabus 2024 for all three subjects, namely, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

Physics & MeasurementPhysical Chemistry

Basic Concepts of Chemistry

Diversity in Living World
KinematicsStructure of AtomStructural Organisation in Animals and Plants
Laws of MotionChemical Bonding and Molecular StructureCell Structure and Function
Work, Energy & PowerChemical ThermodynamicsPlant Physiology
Rotational MotionSolutionsHuman Physiology
Properties of Solids and LiquidsRedox Reactions and ElectrochemistryGenetics and Evolution
ThermodynamicsChemical KineticsBiology and Human Welfare
Kinetic Theory of GasesInorganic Chemistry

Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties

Biotechnology and Its Applications
Oscillations and Wavesp-Block ElementsEcology and Environment



Electrostaticsd- and f- Block Elements
Current ElectricityCoordination Compounds
Magnetic Effects of Current & MagnetismOrganic Chemistry

Purification and Characterisation of Organic Compounds

Electromagnetic Inductions & Alternating CurrentsSome Basic Principles of Organic Chemistry
Electromagnetic WavesHydrocarbons
OpticsOrganic Compounds Containing Halogens
Dual Nature of Matter and RadiationOrganic Compounds Containing Oxygen
Atoms and NucleiOrganic Compounds Containing Nitrogen
Electronic DevicesBiomolecules
Experimental SkillsPrinciples Related to Practical Chemistry

In Physics, one or more topics have been removed from the units of Physical World and Measurement, Kinematics, Motion, Properties of Bulk Matter, Current Electricity, etc. In Chemistry, topics of Environmental Chemistry, Chemistry in Everyday Life, Polymers, etc. In the Biology subject, topics from Plant Physiology, Human Physiology, Reproduction, Ecology and Environment, etc.

In terms of addition, units of Experimental Skills in Physics and Chemistry, Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure, Purification and Characterisation of Chemical Compounds, etc. have been added.

List of Reduced Chapters in NEET 2024 Syllabus

Take a look at the list of chapters which have been removed from the NMC NEET syllabus 2024.


Unit I: Physical-world and Measurement

  • Physics: 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.

Unit I: Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry

General Introduction: Important and scope of chemistry.

Unit II: Structural Organisation in Animals and Plants

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

Unit II: 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; addition and subtraction of vectors. Relative velocity.

Unit II: Structure of Atom

Atomic number, isotopes and isobars, Concept of shells and subshells, dual nature of matter and light.

Unit IV: 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.

Unit III: Laws of Motion

Lubrication (under the Equilibrium of Concurrent Forces chapter)

Unit XI: Some p-Block Elements

Important compounds of silicon and a few uses: silicon tetrachloride, silicones, silicates and zeolites, their uses.

Unit V: 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, diarrhoea.

Unit V: Rotational Motion

Momentum conservation, and centre of mass motion.

UNIT XIII: Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen

Cyanides and Isocyanides- will be mentioned at relevant places.

Unit I: 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.

Unit VI: Gravitation

Geostationary satellites.

UNIT XIV: 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.

Unit III: Biology and Human Welfare

Improvement in food production; Plant breeding, tissue culture, single cell protein, Biofortification; Apiculture and Animal husbandry.

Unit VII: Properties of Bulk Matter/Properties of Solids and Liquids

  • Shear, poisson’s ratio; elastic energy.  Reynold’s number,  Anomalous expansion. Specific heat capacity: Cp, Cv- calorimetry; change of state – latent heat. Qualitative ideas of Black Body Radiation, Wein’s displacement law, and Green House effect.
  • Newton’s law of cooling and Stefan’s law.

UNIT XV: 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.

Unit V: Ecology and Environment

Organisms and environment: Habitat and niche; Population and ecological adaptations

Ecosystem Patterns: Nutrient cycling (carbon and phosphorous); Ecological succession; Ecological Services fixation, pollination, oxygen release.

Biodiversity and its conservation: Sacred Groves.

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.

Unit VIII: Thermodynamics

Heat engines and refrigerators.

UNIT XVI: Chemistry in Everyday Life

• Chemicals in medicines- analgesics, tranquilizers, antiseptics, disinfectants, antimicrobials, antifertility drugs, antibiotics, antacids, antihistamines.
• Chemicals in food- preservatives, artificial sweetening agents, elementary idea of antioxidants.
• Cleansing agents- soaps and detergents, cleansing action.

Unit X: Oscillations and Waves

  • Free, forced and damped oscillations (qualitative ideas only), resonance.
  • Doppler effect

Unit V: Surface Chemistry

Adsorption-physisorption and chemisorption; factors affecting adsorption of gases on solids,
catalysis homogeneous and heterogeneous, activity and selectivity: enzyme catalysis; colloidal
state: distinction between true solutions, colloids and suspensions; lyophillic, lyophobic
multimolecular and macromolecular colloids; properties of colloids; Tyndall effect, Brownian
movement, electrophoresis, coagulation; emulsions- types of emulsions.

Unit I: Electrostatics

Van de Graaff generator.

Unit X: Haloalkanes and Haloarenes

  • Haloalkanes: Nomenclature, nature of C –X bond, physical and chemical properties, mechanism
    of substitution reactions. Optical rotation.
  • Haloarenes: Nature of C-X bond, substitution reactions (directive influence of halogen for
    monosubstituted compounds only).
  • Uses and environmental effects of – dichloromethane, trichloromethane, tetrachloromethane,
    iodoform, freons, DDT.

Unit II: Current Electricity

The flow of electric charges in a metallic conductor, Carbon resistors, colour 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.

Unit III: Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism

Concept of magnetic field, Oersted’s experiment.  Magnetic dipole moment of a revolving electron. bar magnet as an equivalent solenoid, magnetic field lines; Earth’s magnetic field and magnetic elements. Electromagnetic and factors affecting their strengths. Permanent magnets.

Unit IV: Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents

LC oscillations (qualitative treatment only)

Unit VI: 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.

Unit VII: Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation

Davisson-Germer experiment (experimental details should be omitted; only conclusion should be explained).

Unit VIII: Atoms and Nuclei

Isotopes, isobars; isotones. Radioactivity- alpha, beta and gamma particles/ rays and their properties decay law.

Unit IX: 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.

NEET 2024 Important Dates

Except for the NEET 2024 exam date, no other schedule has been announced yet. The following table brings the NEET 2024 important dates, for the announced date, as well as tentative ones.

EventsDates (Tentative)
NEET 2024 exam date announcementSeptember 19, 2023
NEET 2024 registration processFirst week of March 2024 to First week of April 2024
NEET 2024 application correction processSecond week of April 2024
NEET 2024 admit cardFirst week of May 2024
NEET 2024 exam dateMay 5, 2024
NEET 2024 answer key releaseFirst week of June 2024
NEET 2024 result and final answer keySecond week of June 2024

As per the above table, the subject in which the highest number of chapters reduced by NMC from the NEET syllabus is Physics, followed by Chemistry and Biology.

NEET is the biggest and only entrance exam for admission to medical and allied courses such as MBBS, BDS, BSc Nursing, BAMS, BUMS, BHMS, BSMS, BVSc & AH, among others. Over 20 lakh candidates are expected to appear for the exam. The NEET 2024 application form is expected to be released in the first week of March 2024 along with the notification and information brochure.

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