NEET 2021 official notification is expected in the last week of January. But due to COVID-19, there have been many delays and uncertainty has increased related to the academic calendar which could affect NEET 2021 Dates. Check Steps to Fill NEET 2021 Application Form
Moreover, the possibility of changes in NEET syllabus is also there as CBSE has reduced the Class XII syllabus by 30%. The Education Minister has also directed NTA to evaluate the current situation and provide the revised NEET syllabus.
NEET 2021 aspiring candidates have also requested the authorities to conduct the exam twice a year in the online mode. Any changes in NEET Exam Pattern will be released with the official brochure. Till that time candidates are advised to follow the previous year’s pattern. Check NEET Exam Pattern
NEET Latest Updates
- Jan 13: Till the time of declaration of NEET 2021 Exam Date candidates can download NEET Sample Papers for preparation. Click Here
NEET 2020 had been conducted successfully in 2 phases on Sep 13 & Oct 14, 2020. Candidates scoring more than or equal to 147-720 in GN and 113-146 in other categories have qualified NEET Cut off and are eligible for the admission process. The online counselling process is conducted by MCC for 15% AIQ seats. Candidates can check the revised dates and process of stray vacancy counselling round from the official website. Check NEET Counselling
NEET 2021 Exam Date
|Release of application form||January 2020|
|Last date for submission of application form||February 2021|
|Availability of admit card||April 2021|
|NEET 2021 Date||May 2021|
|Declaration of result||June 2021|
|Counselling will commence from||2nd week of June 2021|
- Study Plan and Timetable for NEET 2021: Check Monthly Preparation Plan
- Online Resources & Applications for NEET 2021 Preparation
- NEET Rank List, Topper List, and Marks vs Rank Analysis
NEET 2021 Highlights
|Conducting authority||National Testing Agency|
|Number of registered aspirants in the previous session||15.97 lakh aspirants|
|Total Candidates appeared for NEET 2020||90%|
|Credentials Required to Login NEET Portal||Roll number, date of birth and security pin|
|NEET Cutoff percentile||UR - 50 SC/ST/OBC - 40 UR PWD - 45|
|Validity of NEET Result||For academic session|
|Admission through NEET|| |
15% All India Quota seats
85% State Quota seats
|Courses offered through NEET||MBBS, BDS, BUMS, BAMS, BHMS, BSMS, BNYS, etc.|
NEET Latest News 2021
So far there is no update regarding any change in the exam by the authorities. However, candidates can expect a change in the syllabus as CBSE has already the syllabus for class XI and XII. Changes, if any, shall be updated as and when available.
- The mode of exam, pattern, marking scheme, distribution of marks, duration, etc apparently remains the same.
- No changes in the eligibility criteria have been announced.
- NEET is the common exam for all medical aspirants, this will also apply to AIIMS and JIPMER. After qualifying NEET candidates will become eligible to get admission in more than 75,000 MBBS seats and 25,000 BDS seats across the country.
NEET 2021 Eligibility Criteria
Before applying for the examination, candidates must check NEET 2021 eligibility criteria set by NTA. Candidates who will satisfy the eligibility criteria will be allowed to appear in the examination.
|Nationality||Indian nationals, OCI, NRIs|
|Qualifying Exam||Must have passed the 10+2 examination or its equivalent in PCB|
|Qualifying Marks||GN - 50% marks GN-PH - 45% SC/ST & OBC - 40%|
|Age Limit||17 years as on 31st Dec, 2021 No current upper age limit|
NEET 2021 Application Form
Students can fill NEET 2021 Application Form online by visiting the official website of NTA NEET i.e. ntaneet.nic.in. NEET 2021 Registration will tentatively begin in the month of January 2020. Steps of NEET Registration Process are:
- Step 1: Registration - After visiting the official website, candidates will have to click on the ‘NEET 2021 application for’ button and register with a valid unique email ID and phone number.
- Step 2: Filling the Application Form - Enter personal details, academic details, choice of medium of paper, and the candidate’s preferred test center.
- Step 3: Uploading of Documents - Upload passport size photograph, signature, a left-hand thumb impression, class X certificate, PwD certificate as per the guidelines of NTA. Check NEET 2021 Document Upload Guidelines
- Step 4: Payment of Fees - NEET application fee is INR 1500 for GN, INR 1400 for EWS, and INR 800 for other category candidates which can be paid online.
- Step 5: Submit Form - The last step is to save and submit the application form.
NTA will also open NEET Form Correction for a specified period of time only. Candidates can edit details: Mother’s Name, Father’s Name, Gender, Category, Person with Disability, State Code of Eligibility, Nationality. Only successfully registered candidates can avail of this facility.
NEET 2021 Exam Pattern
Those who plan to ace the exam should be aware of the accurate exam pattern. Students can refer to the overview of NEET 2021 Exam Pattern mentioned below –
|Subjects||Physics, Chemistry, Biology (Zoology and Botany)|
|Type of Questions||Multiple Choice Questions|
|Number of Questions|| |
Physics – 45
Chemistry – 45
Biology – 90 (Zoology – 45 and Botany- 45)
|Total Marks||720 marks|
|Marking Scheme|| |
Correct Answer: +4
Incorrect Answer: -1
No/Multiple Answers: 0
|Medium of Paper||English/ Hindi/ Urdu, Telugu, Bengali, Kannada, Gujarati, Tamil, Marathi, Assamese, and Oriya (As per the location of Candidate)|
Must Read Subject Wise NEET Exam Pattern:
NEET 2021 Syllabus
NEET syllabus is divided into 3 sections – Chemistry, Physics, and Biology (Zoology and Botany) and the questions asked in the exam are from Class 11 and 12. The details of NEET Syllabus are mentioned below:
- NEET Biology syllabus is further divided into 2 sections i.e. Zoology and Botany. The weightage of biology is 50% in NEET
- From the physics section, candidates have to cover 10 Units from class XI syllabus and 11 Units form class XII syllabus. The overall weightage of this section in NEET is 25%.
- The maximum number of Units that students have to prepare are from chemistry i.e. 14 and 16 from Class XI and XII respectively. The weightage of this section in NEET is 25%.
NEET 2021 Syllabus Reduction (Expected)
NTA has not made any announcement regarding NEET 2021 Syllabus Reduction. However, based on the 30% reduction decided by CBSE from class IX to XII candidates can expect the following topics to be removed from NEET syllabus.
|Class XI||Class XII|
|Physical World and Measurement along with Nature of Physical Laws||Electric Charges and their Conservation Electric Dipole|
|Motion in a straight line||Current Electricity|
|Motion’s Law||Magnetic effects along with moving charges|
|System of rotational motion of particles||Induction, Wave and Spectrum of Electromagnet, Alternating Current|
|The universal law of gravitation||Ray Optics and Optical Instruments|
|Mechanical properties of Solid||Dual Nature of radiation and matter|
|The Fundamental idea about Chemistry||Chemical Kinetics|
|Structure of Atom||Solid state and Solution|
|Classification of elements and Periodicity in Properties||D and F Block Elements|
|Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure||Haloalkanes and Haloarenes|
|Diversity of Living Organism||Reproduction in Organism|
|Structural Organisation in Animal and Plants||Genetics and Evolution|
|Plant Physiology||Biology and Human Welfare|
NEET Sample Paper 2021
Students can utilize practice papers to get acquainted with the exam pattern and syllabus. Since NEET 2021 will have negative marking, attempting multiple practice papers will help candidates lower their chances of receiving penalties on their questions. Download Previous Year NEET Sample Papers
Check Latest NEET Question Papers & Answer Keys
|NEET Paper Code||NEET Question Paper||NEET Answer Key|
|E1, F1, G1, H1||Download||E1, F1, G1, H1|
|E2, F2, G2, H2||Download||E2, F2, G2, H2|
|E3, F3, G3, H3||Download||E3, F3, G3, H3|
|E4, F4, G4, H4||Download||E4, F4, G4, H4|
|E5, F5, G5, H5||Download||E5, F5, G5, H5|
|E6, F6, G6, H6||Download||E6, F6, G6, H6|
NEET Mock Test 2021
- NEET Official mock test can be accessed from the official website of NTA NEET i.e. nta.ac.in. Mock tests are available in online mode, candidates can also download them.
- Solving NEET sample papers or taking the mock test will help the candidates to improve their time management skills. They will be able to get a clear picture of the type of questions that can be asked in the examination.
- Candidates can visit the official website and click on the mock test link and go about the test. Read More on NEET Mock Test
Best Books for NEET 2021
Candidates must be thorough with their class 11th and 12th NCERT books and must go through the same at least twice before referring to any other book as they are considered to be the best source for NEET preparation. Some of the books are mentioned below. Check Subject Wise NEET Important Books
|Name of the Book||Publications/ Author Name|
|Objective NCERT at your fingertips for NEET AIIMS – Physics||MTG Editorial Board|
|Complete NEET Guide: Biology||MTG Editorial Board|
|Organic Chemistry for NEET A Textbook for Inorganic Chemistry||M.S Chouhan R.K Gupta|
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NEET 2021 Preparation Guide
To crack NEET it is important for any candidate to have an ideal strategy and study plan comprising of subject-wise tips, recommended books, and coaching, if required. It is important for candidates to follow a proper schedule and study plan to ace the examination.
|Subject Wise Preparation Tips|
|Biology Preparation Tips|| |
|Physics Preparation Tips|| |
|Chemistry Preparation Tips|| |
Online Resources for NEET Preparation
Some of the best online resources for NEET preparation are mentioned below:
- Physics Galaxy
- Biology NEET Inspection
- Darwin - NEET 2020 Preparation
- AskIITians - IIT JEE, NEET, SAT, CBSE, ICSE Prep
- Aakash iTutor: NEET & IIT-JEE
- NEET Practice
- Pre-PG Prep: NEET, AIIMS-MCQs, NEET PG Test Series
- Khan Academy
- Exam Fear Education
- Career Point
NEET Admit Card 2021
NTA will release NEET 2021 Admit Card for all the successfully registered candidates which can be downloaded from the official website
- Successfully registered applicants will be able to download their NEET Admit Card by logging in to their accounts.
- Candidates must keep in mind that NEET Admit cards will not be sent to them via post, and will only be available in online mode.
- NEET 2021 admit card will contain details like candidate’s name, exam date, time, exam center details, candidate’s DOB etc.
Essential Documents to Carry in Examination Hall
The candidate has to carry the following documents to NEET Exam center:
- Admit Card along with passport size photograph affixed on it.
- One passport size photograph to be affixed on Attendance Sheet.
- Valid Original Identity proof, PwD certificate, if applicable.
|NEET 2021 Exam Centers||NEET 2021 Dress Code & Exam Day Guidelines|
|NEET 2021 Reservation||NEET 2021 Validity|
|NEET Subject Wise Paper Analysis||Best Coaching Institutes for NEET|
|NEET 2021 Rank Predictor||NEET Marks V/s Rank|
NEET Result 2021
NEET result 2021 will be declared soon after the conclusion of the exam. Medical aspirants who attended the exam can check their results on the official website of NTA NEET.
- NEET Result 2021 will be announced in the scorecard format.
- NEET result will be applicable for admissions in all the medical colleges in India including AIIMS and JIPMER.
- Candidates should save a copy of their NEET Scorecard for future references.
- The important details mentioned in your NEET 2021 Scorecard are Subject wise Percentile score obtained, Overall Percentile score, Total marks scored out of 720, NEET AIR – All India Rank, NEET category rank, NEET 2020 Cut off.
NEET 2021 Merit List
The National Testing Authority (NTA) will release the NEET Merit list and provide it to the counselling body i.e. DGHS (Directorate General of Health Services), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The merit list will be derived on the basis of the marks obtained by the candidates. Three types of merit lists will be prepared by the authorities:
|NEET Merit List||Rank Provided|
|All India Merit List||All India Rank (AIR)|
|AIQ Merit List||All India Quota (AIQ) Rank|
|States’ Merit Lists||State Rank|
NEET Cutoff 2021
Candidates who wish to pursue MBBS/BDS abroad also need to pass the exam by securing NEET Cut off percentile and scores of the previous year.
|Category||NEET Cut off percentile||NEET cut off scores|
- NEET Cut Off for Grant Medical College, Mumbai
- NEET Cut Off for Bangalore Medical Colleges
- NEET Cut off for West Bengal Medical Colleges
- NEET Cut off for Goa Medical Colleges
NEET Counselling 2021
Medical Counselling Committee MCC conducts NEET Counselling. The steps of counseling are mentioned below:
- First of all, candidates have to register and make a payment.
- After that, you will get the opportunity of Choice Filling and Seat Locking.
- Then the result of the counselling round will be declared.
Who is Eligible for NEET Counselling?
- Candidates qualifying NEET are eligible for admission.
- For GN category the qualifying percentile is 50.
- For OBC/SC/ST category the qualifying percentile is 40.
- For GN-PH category the qualifying percentile is 40.
- For OBC/SC/ST-PH category the qualifying percentile is 40.
Best Medical Colleges in India 2021
|Name of the College||NIRF Score 2020||NIRF Ranking 2020||NIRF Ranking 2019|
|All India Institute of Medical Sciences, AIIMS Delhi||90.69||1||1|
|Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, PGIMER Chandigarh||80.06||2||2|
|Christian Medical College, CMC Tamil Nadu||73.56||3||3|
|National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro Sciences, Karnataka||71.35||4||NA|
|Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, UP||70.21||5||4|
|Banaras Hindu University, BHU UP||64.72||6||6|
|Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, Kerala||64.39||7||5|
|Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research, Pondicherry||63.17||8||8|
|Kasturba Medical College, Karnataka||62.84||9||7|
|King George`s Medical University, UP||62.20||10||10|
NEET 2021 FAQs
Ques. What will be NEET 2021 Exam Date and when will NTA announce the dates of all the events?
Ans. NEET 2021 Exam Date is expected to be released in the month of January 2021. Based on previous years NEET Exam Date could be in the first week of May 2021.
Ques. Is NEET 2021 postponed or cancelled?
Ans. No. NEET 2021 is not postponed or cancelled but the announcement of exam dates has been delayed. Earlier in the month of Dec 2020, the Education Minister has also said that the team will have a discussion about conducting NEET 2021 in an online mode and will release the dates of all the events accordingly.
Ques. When will NEET 2021 Application form be released?
Ans. NEET 2021 Application forms are expected to be released in the month of January 2021. But this year due to COVID-19 candidates can expect a delay in the application process as the whole session has been delayed.
Ques. NTA had cancelled NEET exam centers outside India for the 2020 examniation. So will NEET 2021 be conducted in foreign countries?
Ans. In the year 2020, the exam centers outside India were cancelled due to COVID-19. Depending on the conditions of this year the authority will decide the exam centers in India.
Ques. NEET 2020 examination was conducted in two sessions. Will NEET 2021 will also be conducted in two sessions?
Ans. NTA has not announced anything about the exam being conducted two times from 2021. But there are chances that NEET will be conducted two times in the upcoming years.
Ques. Will NEET 2021 be conducted in an online mode as candidates are continuously requesting Education Minister via tweeter for the same?
Ans. In the live session, the education had said that the team will think about conducting NEET 2021 in an online mode but did not make any announcement related to the same on any platform.
Ques. My age is 16 years, can I apply for NEET 2021 or is there any age limit?
Ques. Do I have to send my filled NEET application form to NTA?
Ques. Who will be conducting authority of NEET 2021?
Ans. NTA is the conducting authority of NEET and the 2021 examination will also be conducted by NTA.
Ques. What are the changes introduced in NEET 2021 syllabus?
Ans. So far no such announcement has been made by NTA. However, CBSE has reduced the syllabus of class XI and XII so there are chances that NTA will make some changes in the syllabus also.
Ques. Is there any reduction in NEET 2021 Syllabus?
Ans. No. NTA has not mentioned anywhere about NEET 2021 Syllabus reduction. All the candidates are advised to keep following the official website to get the latest updates about NEET Syllabus.
Ques. If I get compartment in class 12 can I apply for NEET 2021?
A. Yes. Compartment students can apply for NEET 2021. However, during the time of admission candidates will have to provide the class 12 pass certificate and must score the required percentage of marks.
Ques. What percentage is required in Class 12 for NEET 2021 for the GN category candidates?
Ans. For General category candidates the pass percentage is 50% or above in the PCB in Class 12. Candidates scoring this percentage can apply for the exam.
Ques. I am not from India so can I apply for NEET 2021?
Ans. Yes, Foreign nationals, Overseas citizen of India, Non-resident of India, Persons of Indian Origin can apply for NEET 2021. If these candidates fulfill the NEET eligibility criteria then they can easily apply for the exam.
Ques. I am studying in class XII which will complete in March 2022. So can I apply for NEET 2021?
Ans. Yes, candidates appearing in the 12th class are eligible to apply for NEET 2021.
Ques: Can I edit my exam center preferences in NEET 2021?
Ques. Can Foreign Nationals apply for NEET? What is the eligibility requirement?
Ques. Can I change my exam center preferences through NEET form correction window?
Ques. If a candidate is opting Oriya as a medium of question paper, would he be eligible for 15% All India Quota?
Ques. If I am opting Assamese as a language of question paper, can I get the center of examination in Delhi?
Ques. Can I change the option of language once the form is submitted?
Ques. What are the duration/timings of NEET 2021?
Ques. If any candidate faces any problem in remittance of fee, to whom can he/she approach?
Ques. My date of birth is December 11, 1998, can I apply for NEET exam?
Ques. I am a general category female candidate, my parents' income is less than 5 lakhs, do I need to pay the NEET application fee?
Ques. I have some problems with my CBSE enrolment process for class 12 board exam, can I apply for NEET?
Ques. I am doing B.Sc. from DU, can I apply for NEET?
Ques. Who will be the conducting body of NEET counselling 2021?
Ans. Directorate General of the Health Services of the Medical Counselling Committee conducts NEET Counselling. The counselling will be conducted online for which candidates need to register at the official website of MCC.
Ques. When will NEET counselling 2021 start? How many rounds will be there in counselling?
Ans. The registration for NEET counseling 2021 will start in the month of July 2021. There will be a total of 3 rounds of counselling including mop-up round.
Ques. When will NEET Result 2021 be declared?
Ques. What details should I check in my scorecard after the declaration of NEET Result 2021?
Ans. The important details mentioned in your NEET 2021 Scorecard are Subject wise Percentile score obtained, Overall Percentile score, Total marks scored out of 720, NEET AIR – All India Rank, NEET category rank, NEET 2021 Cut off.
Ques. Will NEET 2021 scorecard include or show my state ranking?
Ques. How can I check my NEET 2021 AIQ closing rank?
Ans. In NEET 2021 scorecard, the subject-wise percentile, total marks, NEET AIR, AIQ Rank of a candidate, etc will be mentioned.
Ques. What is the expected NEET 2021 cut off for Madras Medical College, Chennai?
Ans. Last year the AIQ closing rank of this college was 1614. So if you score more than 640 marks then the chances are higher than you can get admission in this college.
Ques. What should be my NEET 2021 Rank to get admission in LHMC, Delhi?
Ans. As per the cut off trend of the previous year you need to score the rank around 400 to get admission in LHMC under AIQ quota.
Ques. Can I get into Grant Medical College, Mumbai with NEET 2021 Rank of 300?
Ans. Yes. If your NEET 2021 Rank is between 300 to 400 then chances are very high to get admission in Grant Medical College, Mumbai under AIQ quota. The state counselling rank could be lower also.
Ques. I am from Ranchi and planning to take admission in Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences, Ranchi. Can I get a seat with 600+ marks under AIQ quota?
Ans. Last year for the general category NEET AIQ cut off of this college was 614 marks. So if a candidate scores more than 614 marks then the chances are higher to get admission in this college. However, for the ST category, the cut off marks were 485.
Ques. What is NEET cut off of BDS colleges in Karnataka’s Government Dental Colleges?
Ans. The cut off range is between 560 to 570 of BDS colleges in Karnataka. For reserved categories, the range is lower in comparison to the general category.
Ques. When will NEET 2021 OMR sheets be available?
Ans. NEET 2021 OMR sheets will be released online 2-3 weeks after the conclusion of the exam.
Ques: When will NEET Answer Keys be released?
Ans: NEET Answer Keys will be released for all 24 codes. Check Here
Ques. Can I challenge NEET Answer keys?
Ans. Yes, candidates can challenge NEET answer keys by making a payment for each challenge which is INR 1000. Also, candidates need to submit the proof while raising an object against the answers. If their objection found valid then candidates will get their fees back along with positive marks for those questions. The last date to raise objections is Sep 29 till 2:00 PM and fees can be paid till 4:00 PM.
Ques. Who can appear in NEET for 15% All India Quota Seats?
Ques. Against which all seats will the admission be made?
- All India Quota Seats.
- State Government Quota Seats
- State/Private/Management/NRI Quota Seats in all Private Medical/Dental Colleges or any Private/ Deemed University
- Central Pool Quota Seats
Ques: When will NEET 2021 Admit Card be released?
Ques. How shall I make notes while preparing for NEET 2021?
Ans. The preparation of notes is one of the most commonly ignored sections by a majority of students. Notes can be made by Kyepoints or Keywords or Sticky Notes that can be pasted in your standard books while reading and highlighting texts using markers. You can pen down your notes in a notebook solely for this purpose.
Ques. What techniques should be adopted to clear basic concepts?
Ans. Focus on the key topics which are discussed in classes, assignments, and even e-classes since these are the areas where the emphasis on basics is the most. Along with it, one can go through the textbooks in accordance with time and in a planned manner.
Ques. From where should I prepare notes? Standard textbooks or guides?
Ans. To prepare notes that carry authentic information it is necessary that you prepare them from standard textbooks. No matter which book you are following, it should be from a recommended publisher/author. Guides usually carry wrong information, making your chances of wrong attempt higher.
Ques. Should I follow the probability rule while answering MCQs?
Ans. The probability rule should not be the focus point while preparing and answering MCQs. The focus should be laid upon clearing the basics.
Ques. Is there any NEET News regarding changes in Exam Pattern and Syllabus?
Ans. No. The authority has not released any such NEET News yet. However, candidates are advised to keep visiting the official website of NTA NEET to get the latest updates.
Ques. How many sections are there in Biology NEET Syllabus?
Ans. As per the current exam pattern and syllabus, Biology NEET Syllabus is divided into 2 sections i.e. Zoology and Botany.
Ques. If I clear NEET 2021 then can I get admission in JIPMER or AIIMS Delhi?
Ans. Yes. After qualifying NEET 2021 candidates will become eligible for admission in all the colleges offering MBBS programs including AIIMS and JIPMER.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.