NEET 2021: The National Testing Agency (NTA) has released the notification for National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test NEET (UG) – 2021. The eligible and interested candidates can apply for NEET 2021 from the official website up to August 06, 2021. The exam will be held on September 12, 2021. The admit card is now available on the official website. For more details about NEET 2021 Notification, Application Form, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Previous Year Question Paper, please go through this article.
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The National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET-UG) 2021 for admission to undergraduate medical education is conducted every year by the National Testing Agency (NTA). National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) is a single medical entrance exam conducted in India for admission in MBBS, BDS, AYUSH Courses (BUMS, BHMS, BAMS, etc), Nursing, etc. 15% All India Quota seats are filled based on NEET Air MCC counseling. Rest seats are filled based on state-level counseling. The admission will be purely based on the All India Rank secured in NEET 2021.
|Application Form||Click Here|
|Eligibility Criteria||Click Here|
|Admit Card||Click Here|
|Exam Pattern||Click Here|
|Answer Key||Click Here|
|Previous year question paper||Click Here|
|National Test Abhyas||Click Here|
|Official Brochure||Click Here|
|Official Notice||Click Here|
|Information brochure releases date||13 Jul 2021|
|Online Application||13 Jul 2021|
|Last date to submit the online form||06 Aug 2021|
|Online fee can be paid until||07 Aug 2021|
|Correction in the application form can be done from||08-12 Aug 2021|
|Announcement of the City of Examination||20 Aug 2021|
|Admit Card||06 Sep 2021|
|NEET 2021 Exam Date||12 Sep 2021|
|Release of response sheet and question paper||Available Soon!!|
|Display of NEET 2021 answer key||Available Soon!!|
|Declaration of NEET 2021 Result||Available Soon!!|
NEET 2021 Eligibility Criteria
The National Testing Agency (NTA) has fixed some important parameters for NEET 2021. Candidates should check their Education Qualification, Age Limit, Reservation, etc To detailed please go through this given Below:-
Lower Age: Candidate must be completed the age of 17 years or above at the time of admission or on before 31 December of the first year of admission tin Undergraduate Medical Courses.
Upper Age: Candidate must be completed 25 years as on the date of examination. There is a relaxation of 5 years for the candidates belonging to the SC/ ST/ OBC-NCL category and PwD Candidates. hence the upper age limit for the reserved category is 30 years.
- Indian Nationals.
- Non-Resident Indians (NRIs).
- Overseas Citizen of India (OCI).
- Persons with Indian Origin (PIO).
- Foreign Nationals.
Subjects with Mark in 10+2 and Board
- The candidate should have studied Physic, Chemistry, and Biology/ Biotechnology in 10+2 as compulsory subjects, from national or state boards.
- However, private candidates students of the open board and those who studied biology as additional subjects are not eligible to apply.
Later, this was also challenged in the court, the case is still pending. Hence, these candidates can also apply. however, the final decision depends on the verdict of the court.
The category-wise minimum required percentage give below:
|UR||50%||Phy + Chem + Bio/ Biotech|
|SC/ ST/ OBC – NCL||40%|
For Foreign Nationals
A student who has studied abroad and wishes to seek admission to medical colleges in India must have passed the subjects Physics, Chemistry, Bio/ Biotechnology, and English up to Class 12th level. they should obtain 50% marks and their equivalency is determined by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) as per the regulation of MCI and concerned universities.
NEET 2021 Application Form
The Application Form for the NEET 2021 is available on the Official Website as per the schedule. No other modes of application are allowed. NTA will not be responsible for any wrong/ incorrect information given by the candidates in their online application forms. National Testing Agency (NTA) reserves the right to cancel the admission in case of any discrepancy found in the data submitted at any point in the admission process. As application may be rejected in case any false information is submitted. Candidates are hereby informed that the details provided in the online Application Form will be used for all future references and no modification can be done subsequently. Candidates are advised to be very careful while filling the application form.
|General – EWS/ OBC-NCL*||Rs 1400|
|SC/ ST/ PwD/ Transgender||Rs 800|
|Outside India (Fee in ₹)||Rs 7500|
*OBC-NCL (Other Backward Classes)-NCL (Non-Creamy Layer) as per the Central List of Other Backward Classes available on the National Commission for Backward Classes. The candidates falling in this list may mention OBC-NCL in the Category Column. State list OBC-NCL Candidates who are not in OBC-NCL (Central List) must choose General.
Mode Of payments
Multiple online payment methods are available as Debit/Credit card/ Netbanking/UPI through State Bank of India/Syndicate Bank/HDFC Bank/ICICI Bank/Paytm for online payment. Processing charges & Goods and Services Tax (GST) are to be paid by the candidate, as applicable. For canceled transactions, the amount will, automatically, be refunded to the concerned credit/debit card after the last date of online submission of the Application Form or the process of Fee Reconciliation. If the application fee once paid will not be refunded under any circumstances.
Document/ Things for filling Online Application Form
- Some important document is needed while fill filling the online application form given below:
- Scanned Class 10 Certificate with the size of 100kb to 300kb in JPG/ JPEG format.
- 12 Marksheet (if available)
- One valid id Proof
- Disability Certificate (if available)
- Caste Certificate (if applicable)
- Scanned copy of the candidate’s Post Card size photograph (4” X6”) (Size: 50 kb – 300 kb) in JPG/ JPEG format.
- Scanned copy of the candidate’s latest passport size photograph (size: 10 kb to 200 kb) in JPG/ JPEG format Background should be white. Photographs must be taken on or after 01.09.2019 preferably. (80% face coverage, ears visible, on white background)
- Scanned copy of the candidate’s Signature (size: 4 kb to 30 kb) in JPG/ JPEG format.
- Left-hand thumb impression (In case of any eventuality of left-hand thumb being unavailable, right-hand thumb impression may be used.) – file size: 10 kb to 50 kb) in JPG/ JPEG format.
- Debit/Credit card/ Netbanking/UPI details.
Permissible Ids for NEET 2021
- Indian Nationals of all States:
- Aadhaar Number (last 4 digits)
- Class XII Roll number issued by the Board
- Election Card (EPIC No.)
- Ration Card
- Bank Account Passbook with Photograph
- Passport Number or Number of any other Photo Identity Card issued by the Government.
- Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) – Passport Number, Aadhaar (last 4 digits).
- Foreign Nationals/ Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) / Persons with Indian Origin (PIO) – Passport Number.
How To Apply
Before the actual filling of the application candidates are advised to check the “Replica of Application Form”.
Candidates are required to apply online using the link ntaneet.nic.in. Detailed instructions for filling up online applications are available on the above-mentioned Website. One candidate shall submit only one application form. Multiple applications, i.e. more than one application from a candidate may get rejected. The candidates can apply through Online mode by following four steps are given below:
First Steps: Register on the official website of NTA.
Second Steps: Fill the entire application form with the correct details and note down the system generated Application No.
Third Steps: Upload the needed document like a scanned photo, signature, thumb impression, Class 10th certificate.
Fourth Steps: Pay the application fee in the available mode.
NEET 2021 Application Form Correction
Candidates can make appropriate changes in their application form online at ntaneet.nic.in. Correction Facility is available for correction in candidate particulars in the application form including choice centers, photographs, and signature online at ntaneet.nic.in. The registered Candidate, even from J&K candidates who have filled the application form offline avail of this facility under their respective logins using application number and passwords.
NEET 2021 Admission Procedure
An All India Merit List of the qualified candidates shall be prepared based on All India Rank in the Merit List of the NEET (UG) – 2021 and candidates will be admitted to Undergraduate Medical Courses from the list only, with existing reservation policy. Admission to Undergraduate Medical Courses within the respective categories shall be based solely on All India Rank as per the merit list of NEET (UG) – 2021. Similarly, for admission to 85%, State Quota shall be also as per the provisions of the Statutory Regulations of MCI/ NMC/ DCI, the judgments of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, and the prescribed rules and regulations by the State/Union Govt. or its designated authority.
NEET 2021 Admit Card
Admit cards will be available before 15 days of the exam date on the official website ntaneet.nic.in. candidate can download admit cards through Login Id and password. No, admit card will be sent to the candidate’s address through post and mail. After downloading the admit card, ensure that the data is printed as per the application form submitted by you. The candidates are advised to read the instructions on the Information Bulletin as well as on the Admit Card carefully and follow them during the conduct of the examination. In case of any discrepancy in the particulars of the candidate or his/her photograph and signatures shown in the Admit Card and Confirmation Page, the candidate may immediately approach the Help Line between 10.00 am to 5.00 pm.
NEET 2021 Reservation
NTA prepares an All India Merit List of qualified candidates based on performance in the Entrance exam. The candidate offered is admission based on the List in MBBS/ BDS courses as per the existing reservation policy. Candidates can check the reservation policy of seats in all India quota and seat quota seats in the table given below:
Note: In case of seats filled by the State Medical Colleges/Universities/Institutions / Private Medical colleges under other than 15%. All India Quota, the reservation policy of the concerned State Govt. shall apply.
NEET Exam Pattern
The NEET 2021 Question paper has a total of 180 questions and the candidates get 3 hours to answer all the questions. NEET 2021 question papers will be available in almost 11 languages. In the question paper, 180 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) with four options and single correct answer/best option of 720 marks from Physics (45 questions), Chemistry (45 questions), Biology (Botany & Zoology) 90 questions. Each question carries equal marks. The candidate can check the question paper, that you will be going to face in the exam. Once you take a look, we can discuss the exam pattern in detail.
To have a look at the question paper click here
|Subject||Type of Question||Duration||Number of Questions||Marks|
|Physics||Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) with four options and a single correct answer/best option||02:00 p.m. to 05:00 p.m.||45||180|
|Biology (Botany & Zoology)||90||360|
Mode of Examination: it is a Pen & Paper-based test, to be answered on the specially designed machine gradable sheet using Ball Point Pen.
Duration of Test: Three (03) hours.
Marking schemes: Questions are of Multiple Choice type and will have four options for each question. 4 (Four) marks are awarded for each correct answer and -1 (negative one) for each wrong answer. If in case, a question is dropped/ignored, all the candidates will be awarded 4 marks irrespective of the question attempted or not attempted by the candidate.
The medium of Question Papers
- Candidates can opt for Question Paper in any one of the following 11 languages: English Hindi Assamese Bengali Gujarati Kannada Marathi Odia Tamil Telugu Urdu.
- Question Paper should be carefully chosen while filling in the Application Form. The option once chosen cannot be changed.
- Candidates opting for English would be provided Test Booklet in English only.
- Candidates opting for regional languages would also be provided a Bilingual Test Booklet in selected Regional languages and English.
Translation of question: In case of any ambiguity in translation of a question in the test, its English version shall be treated as final and the decision of NTA shall be final in this regard.
Language: NEET is held in 11 different languages – English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Oriya, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu.
The option of regional languages will be available as per the following table only:
|The medium of Question Paper||Examination Centres|
|English||All Examination Centres|
|Hindi||All Examination Centres|
|English and Assamese||Examination Centres in Assam|
|English and Bengali||Examination Centres in West Bengal and Tripura|
|English and Gujarati||Examination Centres in Gujarat Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli|
|English and Kannada||Examination Centres in Karnataka|
|English and Marathi||Examination Centres in Maharashtra|
|English and Odia||Examination Centres in Odisha|
|English and Tamil||Examination Centres in Tamil Nadu|
|English and Telugu||Examination Centres in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana|
|English and Urdu||All Examination Centre|
NEET 2021 Bell Timing
It must be noted Examination Centre will be opened two (02) hours before the commencement of the test. No candidate will be allowed to enter the Examination Centre after 1:30 p.m. Therefore, candidates must ensure that they leave home well in advance considering all facts like traffic, location of the center, weather conditions, etc. Candidates are expected to take their seats immediately after the opening of the Examination Hall. Specific timing is given below:
|Day of Examination||Timing|
|Timing and Duration of Examination||02.00 pm to 5.00 pm (3 hours)|
|Last Entry to the Examination Centre||1.30 pm|
|Sitting on the seat in the Examination Hall/Room||1.15 pm onwards|
|Announcement of Important Instructions and Checking of Admit Cards by the Invigilator||1.30 pm to 1.45 pm|
|Distribution of Test Booklet by the Invigilator||1.45 pm|
|Writing of particulars on the Test Booklet by the Candidate||1.50 pm|
|Test Commences||2.00 pm|
|Test Concludes||5.00 pm|
NEET 2021 Exam Day Instruction
Candidates must bring ONLY the following documents on the day of examination at the test center. Candidates who will not bring these will not be allowed to sit in the examination.
- A printed copy of Admit Card downloaded from the NTA website with passport size photograph (same as uploaded on the Application form pasted on it).
- One passport size photograph (same as uploaded on the Online Application Form) for pasting on the specific space in the attendance sheet at Centre during NEET (UG) – 2020 Examination.
- One Post Card Size (4” X6”) color photograph with white background should be pasted on the Proforma downloaded with the Admit Card. The proforma with Post Card size photograph shall be handed over to the Invigilator in the Examination Hall.
- Any one of the authorized photo IDs (must be original and valid and like PAN card/ Driving License/ Voter ID/ Passport/ Aadhaar Card / Ration Card/ Class XII Roll number issued by the Board/ any other valid photo ID issued by the Government.
- PwD certificate issued by the Competent Authority, if claiming the relaxation under PwD category.
- Scribe (Letter of Undertaking of using own scribe), if applicable.
Candidates cannot carry the following items in the examination hall:
- Any stationery item like textual material (printed or written), bits of paper.
- Geometry/ Pencil Box
- Plastic Pouch.
- Writing Pad.
- Pen Drives.
- Log Table.
- Electronic Pen/Scanner.
- Mobile Phone.
- Health Band.
- Any Watch/ Wristwatch.
- ornaments/ metallic item.
- Any food items opened or packed, water bottles.
- Other items like a microchip, camera, Bluetooth device, etc.
Expectations for Diabetic Students: Only diabetic students are allowed to take eatables. The student can carry sugar tablets, fruits (like Banana, Apple, Orange), and transparent Water Bottles.
NEET 2021 Dress Code
NTA has the specified dress code for NEET 2021 Exam and all the candidates must follow it.
Item Allowed: Light color cloth and slippers, sandals with low heels
Item not Allowed: long sleeves and shoes.
If due to any cultural/ customary dress candidates break the dress code then they must reach the Examination Centre, at least an hour before the last reporting time i.e. 12.30 pm so that there is enough time for proper frisking process.
NEET 2021 Syllabus
There are a total of 180 Questions, 45 from Physics, 45 from Chemistry, and 90 from Biology/ Biotechnology as applicable from class 11th ad 12th syllabus. Important topics are given below:-
|Syllabus of class 11th||Syllabus of class 12th|
|Physical-world and measurement||Electrostatics|
|Laws of Motion||Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism|
|Work, Energy, and Power||Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents|
|The motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body||Optics|
|Properties of Bulk Matter||Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation|
|Thermodynamics||Atoms and Nuclei|
|The behavior of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory||Electronic Devices|
|Oscillations and Waves|
|Syllabus of class 11thS||Syllabus of class 12th|
|Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry||Solid State|
|Structure of Atom||Solutions|
|Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties||Electrochemistry|
|Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure||Chemical Kinetics|
|States of Matter: Gases and Liquids||Surface Chemistry|
|Thermodynamics||General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements|
|Equilibrium||p- Block Elements|
|Redox Reactions||d and f Block Elements|
|s-Block Element (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals)||Haloalkanes and Haloarenes|
|Some p-Block Elements||Alcohols, Phenols, and Ethers|
|Organic Chemistry- Some Basic Principles and Techniques||Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids|
|Hydrocarbons||Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen|
|Chemistry in Everyday Life|
|Syllabus of class 11th||Syllabus of class 12th|
|Diversity in Living World 1 2 2 3 3 4 4 5 5||Reproduction|
|Structural Organisation in Animals and Plants||Genetics and Evolution|
|Cell Structure and Function||Biology and Human Welfare|
|Plant Physiology||Biotechnology and Its Applications|
|Human physiology||Ecology and environment|
NEET 2021 Answer key and OMR sheets
After the exam, OMR Answer Sheets, Recorded Response by the Machine of all Cut off the candidates scanned images and Official Answer Key will be uploaded on the website ntaneet.nic.in. The candidate can download it use to predict the score in the exam. The exact date of display of the images of OMR Answer Sheets and Responses would be communicated after the examination on the NTA website. To do so, candidates have to match the answer key with that in OMR allocate marks as per marking scheme 4 marks for correct answers and deduction of 1 mark for each incorrect answer.
The candidate can challenge the answer key as well as, OMR sheet of NEET. For this, the Candidate has to pay Rs. 1000 have to pay. The challenge will be checked by NTA and the valid change made according to it. The updated Answer key will be the final answer key of NEET.
NEET 2021 Result and Cut Off
The result of the NEET 2021 announced merit list. NTA first Calculate the raw scores of the candidate then based on the cut-off, determined the rank.it is announced on the website and contain marks of candidate in each subject along with percentile score.
The cut off is determined in percentile. A candidate who scores more than the cut-off percentile is included in the merit list. The cut-off NEET 2021 is as follows
|UR – PH||40%|
|ST – PH||40%|
|SC – PH||40%|
|OBC – PH||40%|
The merit list for 15% All India quota seats candidates and other seats released separately. If there is a tie during the allocation of rank, the following process will be used to break the Tie
- Candidates with higher marks/percentile in Biology get a higher rank.
- higher marks/percentile in chemistry get a higher rank.
- Candidates with less proportion of the number of correct-incorrect answers get a higher rank.
- If none of the above works, then the older candidate gets the rank.
Quota / Seats
Through NEET 2021 candidates get admission in the following seats:
- All India Quota Seats
- State Government Quota Seats
- Central Institutions/Universities/Deemed Universities
- State/Management/NRI Quota Seats in Private Medical / Dental /Ayurveda /Siddha /Unani/Homeopathy Colleges or any Private University
- Central Pool Quota Seats
- All seats including NRI Quota as well as Management Quota, in private unaided/ aided minority/non- minority medical colleges shall also be filled based on merit obtained in NEET(UG) – 2020
NEET 2021 Counselling
Counseling for Seats Under 15% All India Quota and all seats in Central Institutions Including AIIMS, JIPMER, AFMC, ESI, Delhi University (DU), BHU, AMU, and Deemed Universities.
Online counseling would be conducted by the Medical Counselling Committee of the Directorate General of Health Services for Undergraduate Medical Courses. Information for online counseling would only be available on Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) website (mcc.nic.in) for Undergraduate Medical Courses. Qualified candidates are advised to read the counseling-related information carefully and understand the course of action to be taken by them for appearing in the Counselling. Any query related to 15% All India Quota, Central Institutions including AIIMS, JIPMER, AFMC, ESIC, Delhi University (DU), BHU & AMU, and Deemed Universities.
About NTA (National Testing Agency)
MHRD established the national Testing Agency (NTA) to create a body that can conduct entrance Exams in India.it is an independent, autonomous, and self-sustained body which Objective is to:
- Conduct efficient, transparent, and international standardized tests to assess the competency of candidates for admission.
- Research on educational, professional, and testing systems to identify gaps in the knowledge systems and take steps for bridging them.
- Produce and disseminate information and research on education and professional development standards.
Frequently Asked Question (FAQ)
Question: Will NEET be held twice a year and in online mode?
Answer: No, NEET will be held once a year and in offline mode. This has been officially announced by NTA.
Question: What is the age limit to appear for NEET 2021?
Answer: The lower age limit to apply for NEET is 17 years. However, the upper age limit to appear for NEET remains a dilemma. This is because, in the year 2020, NTA announced that the upper age limit to appear for NEET is 25 years. However, the upper age limit was eliminated by the supreme court of India, and the candidates above 25 years of age were allowed to apply for NEET, until any further notice by SC. The elimination of the upper age limit is an interim order. The case is still in court. So whether or not in 2020 there is an upper age limit will be cleared with the release of the NEET 2021 Information Brochure.
Question: What Is 15% All India Quota in NEET?
Answer: The 15% all India Quota means that out of all the seats available in the medical colleges of the nation, 15% seats are reserved for the candidates who score 50 percentile and above in General category; 40 percentile and above in UR-PH, ST, ST-PH, SC, SC-Ph category; and 45 percentile in the OBC and OBC-PH category. The rest of the 85% seats is available for the state quota admission for other remaining candidates.
Question: How is the counseling for NEET 2021 done?
Answer: For the 15% All India Quatoa the counseling is done by MCC. It is online centralized counseling. For the rest of the seats, state-wise counseling is done by the respective state counseling authorities.
Question: What is the exam pattern for NEET?
Answer: The candidates have to attempt a total of 180 questions of a total of 720 marks. Each question carries 4 marks and there is a negative marking of 1 mark for any wrong answer marked. The questions will be asked from Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. All the questions are MCQ type. From Physics and Chemistry, there will be 45 questions each and from Biology, there will be 90 questions.
Question: In what language NEET is conducted?
Answer: NEET is conducted in 11 different languages – English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Oriya, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu.
Question: What is the syllabus for NEET?
Answer: The NEET syllabus contains topics from classes 11 and 12 Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. The syllabus is defined by MCI and the same is made available with the information brochure of NEET.
Question: Is there is any reservation policy followed in NEET?
Answer: Yes, there is. 15% of seats are reserved for SC candidates, 7.5% of seats are reserved for ST candidates and 27% reserved for OBC candidates.