NEET 2021 Registration, Exam Dates, Syllabus, Pattern, Practice Papers, and Cut off

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    Every year the official notification of NEET release in the month of December. But the current session has already been delayed due to COVID-19 hence there are chances of postponement of NEET 2021 application process. Moreover, the possibility of changes in NEET syllabus is also there as CBSE has reduced Class IX-XII syllabus by 30%. However, NTA has not released any official notice on all these matters. 

    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 2020 and are eligible for the admission process. The online counselling process is conducted by MCC for 15% AIQ seats. Check NEET Counselling 2020

    NEET 2020 Counselling Latest Updates

    • Nov 23: Gujarat NEET counselling seat allotment result to be out on Nov 23, cutoff expected to increase by 33 to 76 marks. Check Here
    • Nov 22: UP NEET Counselling 2020 Round 2 Registration Process to Begin from November 24. Check Here
    • Nov 19: 400 Seats to be reserved in Tamil Nadu Medical Colleges under 7.5% quota for Govt School Students of state. Check Here
    • Nov 18: J&K MBBS Admission 2020 Merit List through NEET Counselling has been released. Check Here
    • Nov 17: West Bengal NEET Counselling round 1 seat allotment result 2020 released at Check Here
    • Nov 16: CG NEET 2020 First Merit List released. Check Here
    • Nov 11: MP NEET Merit List to be out today, choice filling from Nov 12-15, 2020. Read More
    • Nov 10: Odisha NEET 2020 Counselling registrations to start from today i.e. Nov 10 and the last date is Nov 18. Check Here
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    NEET 2021 Important Dates

    EventsDate (Tentative)
    Release of application formDecember 2020
    Last date for submission of application formJanuary 2021
    Availability of admit cardApril 2021
    Date of ExamMay 2021
    Declaration of resultJune 2021
    Counselling will commence from2nd week of June 2021

    Reasons that could affect NEET 2021 Exam Date

    • Due to COVID-19 schools are closed and because of the high strength of students in the schools, we can expect that the school could be the last place to open after the lockdown is over. 
    • However, all the students are attending the classes in the online mode but still to complete the whole syllabus online is the biggest challenge. 
    • This may lead to the delay in the final exams of class 12 which could further lead to the delay of NEET 2021.

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    NEET 2021 Highlights

    Exam NameNEET 
    Conducting authorityNational Testing Agency
    Number of registered aspirants in the previous session15.97 lakh aspirants
    Total Candidates appeared for NEET 202090%
    Credentials Required to Login NEET PortalRoll number, date of birth and security pin
    NEET Cutoff percentileUR - 50 SC/ST/OBC - 40 UR PWD - 45
    Validity of NEET ResultFor academic session
    Admission through NEET 

    15% All India Quota seats

    85% State Quota seats

    Courses offered through NEETMBBS, BDS, BUMS, BAMS, BHMS, BSMS, BNYS, etc.

    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 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 – 

    • Exam mode and duration: The exam is conducted in offline mode for a duration of 3 hours. 
    • Marking Scheme: Every question in the paper carries 4 marks. Candidates will be rewarded 4 marks for every correct response. 1 mark will be deducted from the total score for every incorrect response. There is no negative marking for unattempted questions.
    • Candidates are given a question paper, and they have to mark their responses in the provided OMR sheet.
    • NTA determines the NEET 2021 Exam Pattern with the aim of shortlisting the most deserving candidates for medical courses. Exam Pattern details for the exam are tabulated below:
    SpecificationsPattern and syllabus
    SubjectsPhysics, Chemistry, Biology (Zoology and Botany)
    Type of QuestionsMultiple Choice Questions
    Number of Questions

    Physics – 45

    Chemistry – 45

    Biology – 90 (Zoology – 45 and Botany- 45)

    Total -180

    Total Marks720 marks
    Medium of PaperEnglish/ Hindi/ Urdu, Telugu, Bengali, Kannada, Gujarati, Tamil, Marathi, Assamese, and Oriya (As per the location of Candidate)

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    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 – Biology syllabus is further divided into 2 sections i.e. Zoology and Botany and the weightage of both the sections is equal with an overall weightage of 50% in NEET. Candidates have to cover 5 Units each form class XI and XII while preparing for biology. 
    • NEET Physics Syllabus – 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%. 
    • NEET Chemistry Syllabus – The maximum number of Units that students have to prepare are from chemistry i.e. 14 and 16 from Class XI and XII respectively. However, the syllabus of chemistry is considered easy by most of the candidates. The overall weightage of chemistry in NEET is 25%. 

    NEET Study Notes for Biology

    Candidates can go through the Study Notes for NEET 2021 Biology section from the links provided in the table below: 

    NEET Biology TopicWeightage
    Human Physiology12.0%
    Biological Classification9.0%
    Molecular Basis of Inheritance8.2%
    Animal Kingdom7.0%
    Human Health and Diseases4.3%
    Biotechnology: Principles and Processes3.1%
    Microbes in Human Welfare2.7%
    Plant Kingdom1.8%
    Strategies for Enhancement of Food Production1.4%
    Cell Biology1%
    Plant Anatomy0.7%

    NEET 2021 Important Topics and Section Wise Ideal Attempts

    Important Topics in Physics for NEET 2021

    Theory-based problems include questions from Modern Physics, Magnetism, Heat and Thermo Dynamics, Oscillations, etc. Magnetic Effects of current covers more marks than any other unit in NEET Physics section as per previous years’ paper analysis. Candidates must make sure that they cover these topics thoroughly to score decent marks in the Physics section: 

    • Electrodynamics 
    • Wave Optics 
    • Semiconductors 
    • Modern Physics 
    • Rigid Body Dynamics 
    • KTG & Thermodynamics 

    Good Attempts in Physics: Most of the candidates appearing for NEET are weak in mathematics whereas physics requires some mathematical calculation. Hence candidates need more focus and accuracy while attempting this section.With an accuracy level of 60 to 70%, you can score well in this section. Try not to get any negative score in this section to maintain marks. 

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    Important Topics in Chemistry for NEET 2021 

    Some of the most important questions in Chemistry are derived from the following topics: 

    • Atomic Structure
    • Chemical Bonding 
    • Chemical Equilibrium and Acids 
    • P Block Elements 
    • Apart from this, you must solve the numerical problems regularly in order to perfect problem-solving abilities 

    Good Attempts in Chemistry: Chemistry is considered one of the easiest sections in NEET. As per the experience of the test takers it is the scoring section of the exam. That means you have to attempt more m=number of questions from this section with higher accuracy. If you attempt around 35 questions with an accuracy level of 80% then you can score around 100 to 105 marks.

    Important Topics in Biology for NEET 2021

    Biology is mainly segregated into Botany and Zoology and there has been a steady rise in the level of difficulty in the last couple of years. Some of the important topics are as follows: 

    • Planning diversity and classification in Botany
    • Reproductive Health, biodiversity, polygenic inheritance, mendelian disorders etc. 
    • Classification of Kingdoms and human physiology also one of the important topics of NEET. 

    Good Attempts in Biology: The maximum number of questions are asked from the Biology section. To score higher in this section you have to attempt around 70 questions with an accuracy level of 70%. Read More NEET Biology Preparation Tips

    NEET Practice Papers 2021

    Sample papers are a must during the preparation of any exam, the advantages of having a good practice on sample papers are as follows:

    • Candidates get a practical experience of the exam, they become well aware of the time restrictions and kinds of questions asked.
    • Candidates are bound to commit mistakes as they generally focus on studying from multiple sources. Checking your performance constantly should not take a back seat.
    • The two pillars of an exam like NEET are speed and accuracy. Sample papers can be immensely helpful in enhancing one’s capability in the same.
    • Scores in sample papers will help the candidate to figure out which strategies are working and otherwise. This way candidates can be confident about their strategies in the exam. 
    Download NEET 2021 Practice PapersCheck NEET Question Paper Pattern

    NEET Mock Test 2021

    NEET Official mock test can be accessed from the official website of NEET i.e. 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

    • NTA has also launched the Abhyaas app for NEET Preparation. Earlier the questions and Mock tests were only available in the English Language but now candidates can access the same in the Hindi Language also. Lakhs of candidates are already using the app for NEET 2020 Preparation. Read More

    Free Online Video Lectures for NEET

    NEET video lectures are available on the official website of NTA to help NEET aspirants to score well in the exam. The exam conducting authority has launched the content-based video series for NEET Preparation. The steps to access the video lectures are as follows:

    • Visit the official website of NTA i.e.
    • You will be redirected to the page containing the name of different subjects. 
    • Choose the video lecture by clicking on the subject. 

    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. Since syllabus for NEET is determined by CBSE, therefore NCERT gives you an extra edge. For further practice and to be familiar with twisted questions, students can follow the books mentioned below. Know MoreNEET Important Books

    Name of the BookPublications/ Author Name
    Physics Books for NEET Preparation
    The Concept of PhysicsH. C. Verma
    Objective PhysicsD. C. Pandey
    Fundamental PhysicsPradeep Publications
    Physics for Medical Entrance Examinations D.C. Pandey 
    Objective NCERT at your fingertips for NEET AIIMS – Physics MTG Editorial Board 
    Complete NEET Guide MTG Editorial Board 
    NEET 2019 Physics Guide – 5th Edition Disha Publications 
    Chemistry Books for NEET Preparation
    Physical Chemistry 

    Problems in Physical Chemistry by Narendra Awasthi, Physical Chemistry by OP Tandon

    Organic Chemistry

    Organic Chemistry by Morrison and Boyd, Organic Chemistry by MS Chouhan

    Inorganic Chemistry

    Concise Inorganic Chemistry by JD Lee, A Textbook for Inorganic Chemistry by R.K Gupta

    Biology Books for NEET Preparation
    Biology Volume 1 and 2Trueman
    BiologyPradeep Publications
    Objective BiologyDinesh
    Complete NEET Guide: Biology MTG Editorial Board 
    NEET 2019 Biology Guide – 5th EditionDisha Publications 

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    NEET 2021 Rank Predictor 

    Collegedunia has come up with its exclusive NEET 2021 Rank Predictor in order to assist the candidates in estimating their rank range on the basis of their expected NEET score. Collegedunia Rank Predictor uses the opening and closing ranks of previous year counseling data and lists the colleges suitable for you. You can also use filters for more specific results. Check NEET Rank Predictor

    For example, Sonal a candidate of the General category is expecting a score of 540 in NEET. Her expected rank range as per her score is 250001-370000.

    NEET Rank Predictor

    Eligibility Criteria for NEET 2021

    As per NTA, candidates willing to appear in NEET 2021 should qualify the eligibility criteria mentioned below. 

    • Age Limit – Candidates must attain 17 years of age by December 31, 2021 to sit for NEET 2021. There is no upper age limit for NEET 2021 as per an interim order of the Supreme Court. However, the candidature of aspirants more than 25 years of age is subject to the Supreme Courts' orders.
    • Educational Qualification – Candidates who have completed or appearing in class 12th with minimum 5 subjects including English, Chemistry, Physics as compulsory subjects can apply. Candidates of distance learning or private students and those who have biology as an additional subject are also eligible for the exam. 
    • Minimum Percentage Required – General candidates should score a minimum 50%, general PwD – 45%, OBC/SC/ST – 45% and OBC/SC/ST PWD – 40%.
    • Number of Attempts – There is no limit on the number of attempts for NEET 2021. Candidates can appear for the exam as many times as they want.
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    Changes in NEET by NTA

    Some key changes have been observed in NEET. A few of these changes have been introduced to curb issues like impersonation and other malpractices to the candidate verification process. Here’s a brief of the changes introduced by NTA:

    • NEET UG Replaces AIIMS MBBS and JIPMER: With AIIMS and JIPMER admissions also brought under NEET. NEET is the only medical entrance examination for all candidates who wish to apply for MBBS or BDS Courses in the country. 
    • Application Fee Increased: Application Fee for NEET has been increased. For the general category it is INR 1500, for GEN-EWS/OBC-NCL INR 1400, and for SC/ST/PwD and Transgender it is 800. Whereas, last year the application fee was INR 1400 for General category and INR 750 for SC/ST/OBC and Transgender candidates. 
    • Uploading of Scanned Images: Till last year candidates had to upload a scanned image of their photograph and signature only. From this year onwards, candidates have to upload their postcard size photograph, left-hand thumb impression and class X passing certificate as well.
    • Exam Centers: This year, the exam will be conducted in 155 cities including Ladakh, the latest entry in the list of NEET exam centers. 
    • Self-declaration Mandatory for Ladakh and Kashmir candidates: Aspirants from Kashmir and Ladakh need to fill in the form of self-declaration for seat allotment under AIQ.

    Read More Changes in NEET

    NEET 2021 Application Form

    NEET 2021 Application Process is over. With JEE Main’s registrations reopening, there were speculations about NEET registrations reopening too. However, the requests were rejected by the authorities. Documents and other details required to fill the application form were:

    • Applicant’s name, father’s name, mother’s name, address, date of birth, mobile number, email id
    • Scanned copies of Class X passing certificate, left-hand thumb impression, passport size photograph, postcard size photograph and signature in the given size and format. Check NEET 2021 Photo Size, Dimension, Format and Other Details
    • Aadhaar Number (last 4 digits), Class XII Roll Number, Election Card (EPIC No.), Ration Card No., Bank Account Passbook with Photograph, Passport Number or Number of any other Photo Identity Card issued by Government.
    • If the fee is paid online and the status is not ‘OK’, it indicates that the transaction is canceled. In such cases, the candidates have to pay the fees again and ensure the ‘OK’ status. Any additional deducted amount will be automatically refunded to the source account after the last date of online submission of the Application form. 
    NEET Registration Trends

    As we can see from the infographic (mentioned above) the number of applicants for NEET exam has been increasing each year. But, since the number of seats available is limited, only top scorers will be given the opportunity to pursue their lifelong dream of becoming a doctor in India’s most reputed medical institutes. 

    NEET 2021 Application Form Correction

    NTA will open NEET Form Correction for the candidates.

    • Candidates can edit details: Mother’s Name, Father’s Name, Gender, Category, Person with Disability, State Code of Eligibility, Nationality.
    • Application forms can be accessed by logging in to their accounts at the official website of NTA.
    • Only successfully registered candidates can avail of this facility. 

    NEET 2021 Common Service Centers

    Common service centers are to help candidates on various issues. Some of the candidates from rural areas do not have access to high-speed internet due to which they might face problems while downloading the admit card, answer key, etc. Hence various Common Services Centers CSC are set up by the NTA throughout the country. 

    • These centers are equipped with high-speed internet facilities and providing their services in remote areas. 
    • CSC charge a very low fee for their services. 
    • To avail the CSC facility, you can locate the nearest center by visiting their official website i.e.
    • You can also call on this number -18001213468 to locate a center near you.

    The fee chart of services provided by CSC is given below:

    Facility offeredFees in INR
    Downloading Admit card, Answer key, OMR sheet10
    Filling out responses with respect to answer key25
    Document printing5 per page

    The services of Common Services Centre (CSC) provided by the Ministry of I.T., Government of India under the Digital India initiative. The center has also helped candidates during the time of the online application process, form correction, uploading documents, etc.    

    NEET Admit Card 2021

    NTA will release the Admit Card for all the successfully registered candidates which can be downloaded from the official website (or follow the link provided above).

    • A total of 10,65,935 students have downloaded their NEET admit cards in last session. 
    • No candidate will be allowed to enter the exam center without NEET 2021 Admit Card as the invigilator will use the hall ticket to cross-check the identity of the candidate. 
    • 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.
    • In case of any discrepancy in the particulars of the candidate as visible in the admit card, candidates must approach the helpline.

    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.
    • One Post Card Size (4”X6”) color photograph with white background should be pasted on the Proforma downloaded with the Admit Card and should be handed over to Invigilator at Centre.
    • Duly filled Self Declaration/ Undertaking form. 

    NEET Helpline Number – 0120-6895200

    Mobile No: 8287471852, 8178359845, 9650173668, 9599676953, 8882356803

    NEET 2021 Exam Centers

    • NTA increased the exam centers from 2546 to 3843.  
    • Candidates will be allotted one of their choices as their exam center based on the 3 locations as the most suitable exam centers filled by them during the time of registration.
    • Details like exam center, essential guidelines, exam day, and time are mentioned in NEET Admit card.
    • Candidates are requested to visit the allocated exam center once prior to the actual exam day in order to avoid any last-minute rush and confusion.

    Check List of NEET 2021 Exam Centers – State Wise

    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 Result 2021 will be announced after careful evaluation of the answer sheet of students.
    • The result will be applicable for admissions in all the medical colleges in India including AIIMS and JIPMER.
    • Candidates should save a copy of their results 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 Toppers of Previous Year

    AIR RankCandidate’s NameGenderCategoryMarks obtainedPercentile ScoreState
    1Soyeb AftabMaleUR72099.9998537Odisha
    2Akanksha SinghFemaleUR72099.9998537Delhi
    3Tummala SnikithaFemaleUR71599.9995611Telangana
    4Vineet SharmaMaleUR71599.9995611Rajasthan
    5Amrisha KhaitanFemaleUR71599.9995611Haryana
    6Guthi Chaitanya SindhuFemaleUR71599.9995611Andhra Pradesh
    7Satwik GodaraMaleUR71199.9994879Haryana
    8Srijan RMaleOBC (NC)71099.9985369Tamil Nadu
    9Karthik ReddyMaleUR71099.9985369Karnataka
    10Matravadia MaanitMaleUR71099.9985369Gujarat

    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 

    Overall NEET Merit List For All India

    AIR will include the rank numbers and names of all candidates who appear for NEET 2021. It will not take into accord the candidate’s category or their stance towards the AIQ reservation. 

    • All India NEET Merit List 2021 will consist of the name of all the candidates who have appeared for NEET 2021.
    • With the help of this merit list, candidates can check the overall positions of all the candidates who have appeared for NEET 2021.
    • In this merit list the factors like qualifying status and the state from which a candidate belongs will not be considered while making this merit list.
    • NTA will provide the All India Rank and AIQ Merit List along with other required information to DGHS.
    • State medical councils prepare their own merit lists for counselling based on factors such as the applicant’s eligibility on the basis of their domicile requirement. 
    • A state merit list will be released by the state medical councils and it will depict the state rank of candidates on a comparative scale with applicants from the same state. 

    Merit List for 15% of ALL India Quota Seats 

    NTA will prepare the merit list for 15% of the All India Quota (AIQ) admissions by numbering the candidates who qualify NEET 2021 by scoring equal to or more marks equivalent to the cutoff. 

    • The merit list will have equal number of names as seats under All India Quota. 
    • For such candidates, counselling will be done on the basis of their All India Quota Rank and not their state rank. 
    • There will also be a waiting list equal to 4 times the merit list or so if required by the DGHS (Director General of Health Services)
    • Andhra Pradesh and Telangana will now participate in 15% All India Quota Counselling and do not require a self declaration form anymore. 
    • Candidates from Jammu and Kashmir still need to produce the self declaration from for participating in All India Quota Counselling. 

    Merit List 85% of Seats

    For the remaining 85% of the seats, NTA will forward the results to DGHS, to be forwarded to the state medical councils and mandated authorities. 

    • Admitting authorities will invite candidates for counselling and a separate merity list will be released on the basis of All India rank. 
    • State counselling will be conducted by the respective counselling authorities. Candidates must check their websites to stay updated. 
    • Deemed private universities will conduct their own counselling procedure
    • Candidates who wish to take admission in AFMC must apply separately on their website since they will hold a second screening process.

    NEET 2021 Tie-Breaking Criteria

    If two or more candidates score equal marks, than the following process of comparison shall be followed to resolve the situation:

    • Candidate with higher marks in Zoology and Botany will be prioritized.
    • Candidate with a better score in Chemistry shall be preferred.
    • Candidate with lesser incorrect answers shall be prioritized.
    • As the last resort to, if the tie persists, candidate older in age will be preferred.

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    NEET Statistics of Qualified Candidates of 2020 Session

    CategoryNumber of qualified candidates
    OBC PwD233
    SC PwD70
    ST PwD18

    Read More NEET Statistics of 2020 by NTA

    NEET Cutoff 2021

    Candidates who wish to pursue MBBS/BDS abroad also need to pass the exam by securing NEET Cutoff percentile and scores of the previous year.

    CategoryNEET Cut off percentileNEET cutoff scores

    NEET AIQ Opening & Closing Ranks 

    InstituteOpening RankClosing Rank

    NEET Cut off for Top Medical Institutes – Previous Years

    Name of Medical Colleges2019 closing rank2018 closing rank2017 closing rank2016 closing rank
    Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi32584944
    VMMC & Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi15710782106
    University College of Medical Sciences, New Delhi171165185128
    Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi489314369263
    Government Medical College, Chandigarh360254278162
    Seth G.S. Medical College, Mumbai638296297408
    King George's Medical University, Lucknow908703725506
    Stanley Medical College, Chennai457235203,8582,264
    Pt. Bhagwat Dayal Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Rohtak182511781,4811,035
    Grant Medical College and Sir JJ Group of Hospitals, Mumbai132911221,018408

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    NEET Counselling 2021

    Directorate General of the Health Services of the Medical Counselling Committee 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 counselling round will be declared. 
    • If you are able to get the seat after the first round of counseling then you have to report to your respective college for further process otherwise you can apply for the second counseling round. Click Here to Apply for NEET Counselling

    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.

    NEET 2021 Reservation Criteria

    The 10% Economically Weaker Section reservation will be applicable in NEET 2021. Only those applicants who had marked themselves as EWS while filling the category column in NEET Application Form will be able to take this benefit. The reservation criteria are mentioned below:

    NEET Reservation
    General Economically Weaker Section (GEN – EWS)10%
    Scheduled Caste (SC)15%
    Scheduled Tribe (ST)7.5%
    Other Backward Caste (OBC-NCL)27%
    Persons with Disabilities (PwD)5%

    Note: The PwD candidates who want to avail 5% reservation have to get their certificate of disability made in one of the 12 designated centers.

    NEET Answer Keys 2021

    NTA will release the answer keys for all the codes. Candidates can check the answer keys of all the codes of the previous year. 

    NEET Answer Key

    NEET Paper CodesNEET Official Answer Keys
    E1 – E6


    F1 – F6


    G1 – G6


    H1 – H6


    NEET Question Papers 

    Paper CodeLanguageDownload Link
    E1, F1, G1, H1EnglishDownload
    E2, F2, G2, H2EnglishDownload 
    E3, F3, G3, H3 EnglishDownload 
    E4, F4, G4, H4 EnglishDownload 
    E5, F5, G5, H5EnglishDownload
    E6, F6, G6, H6EnglishDownload

    NEET Paper Analysis of Previous Year

    NEET 2020 was conducted in two phases. Phase 2 exam section-wise paper analysis is mentioned below. However, the overall difficulty level of NEET 2020 Phase 2 exam was easy to moderate. Read More

    NEET Physics Paper Analysis

    • Questions from Physics were tough in comparison to questions from Chemistry and Biology sections
    • Questions were conceptual and tricky to solve. 
    • Some questions were lengthy and time consuming. 

    NEET Chemistry Paper Analysis

    • Questions from chemistry were of moderate difficulty level.
    • Most of the questions were from the NCERT syllabus. 
    • Questions were easy to solve. 

    NEET Biology Paper Analysis

    • Candidates had rated Biology as easy.
    • Direct theoretical questions were there in this section. 
    • Questions were fact-based.

    NEET Phase 1 Paper Analysis

    NEET Physics Paper Analysis

    • In terms of Paper Analysis, out of all the sections, candidates found Physics to be the toughest again.
    • But most of the questions were direct and can be solved by using direct formula.
    • There were direct questions from topics like Energy, Mass, Newtons Laws of Motion. 
    • Questions on semiconductors were also there and easy to solve. 
    • From the current electricity question about color code was asked. 

    NEET Biology Paper Analysis

    • Test takers rated Biology to be the easiest section. 
    • Some tricky questions were also there in NEET and candidates found difficulty in solving those questions. 
    • The weightage of the Botany section was more in comparison to other sections. 
    • Most of the questions were directly from the NCERT syllabus. 

    NEET Chemistry Paper Analysis

    • Questions from this section were lengthier which required extra time to solve questions. 
    • Theoretical questions were a little difficult to solve. 
    • All the 3 subsections i.e. Organic, Inorganic, and Physical chemistry has an equal number of questions in the paper. 
    • Overall this section was easy to solve and scoring also. 

    Distribution of Questions in Terms of Difficulty Level

    Difficulty LevelEasyMedium Difficult
    SubjectNumber of QuestionsTotal MarksNumber of QuestionsTotal MarksNumber of QuestionsTotal Marks
    Biology (Botany + Zoology)13 + 1310411 + 2012419 + 14132

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      Best Medical Colleges in India 2021

        Name of the CollegeNIRF Score 2020NIRF Ranking 2020NIRF Ranking 2019
        All India Institute of Medical Sciences, AIIMS Delhi90.6911
        Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, PGIMER Chandigarh80.0622
        Christian Medical College, CMC Tamil Nadu73.5633
        National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro Sciences, Karnataka71.354NA
        Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, UP70.2154
        Banaras Hindu University, BHU UP64.7266
        Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, Kerala64.3975
        Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research, Pondicherry63.1788
        Kasturba Medical College, Karnataka62.8497
        King George`s Medical University, UP62.201010

        NEET Helpline Numbers

        Considering the COVID-19 pandemic, for the help of candidates, NTA has come up with an exclusive helpline, candidates can contact the authorities regarding exam-related queries through text messages or SMS services. The helpline shall be operational from 9.30 AM to 5.30 PM. Read More

        NTA SMS Helpline for COVID-19
        NTA Text Helpline No 18178359845
        NTA Text Helpline No 28700028512
        NTA Text Helpline No 39650173668
        NTA Text Helpline No 49599676953
        NTA Text Helpline No 58882356803

        NEET Helpline for Transactions: For transaction related queries, Click Here

        National Testing Agency

        Block C-20 1A/8 ,Sector- 62

        IITK Outreach Centre, Gautam Buddh Nagar

        Noida-201309, Uttar Pradesh (India)

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        Mobile: 0120-6895200 (NTA Helpdesk)

        NEET 2021 FAQs

        Ques. When will NEET 2021 Application be released?

        Ans. NEET 2021 Application forms are expected to release in the month of December 2020. But this year due to COVID-19 candidates can expect a delay in the application process as the whole session has been delayed. 

        Ques. Who will be conducting authority of NEET 2021?

        Ans. NTA is the conducting authority of NEET and 2021 examination will also be conducted by NEET. 

        Ques. Will NEET 2021 exam postponed?

        Ans. There is no such announcement has been made yet by the officials. But there are chances of delay in all the dates. 

        Ques. Will NEET 2021 be conducted in foreign countries because NTA had cancelled the 2020 exam centers outside India?

        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: Can I edit my exam center preferences in NEET 2021?

        Ans: Yes. You can edit your exam center preferences. NTA will provide a timeline for NEET Form Correction and all the successfully registered candidates can edit their details in the application form along with the change in exam center preference and uploading of new documents as per the required specifications. 

        Ques. Can Foreign Nationals apply for NEET? What is the eligibility requirement?

        Ans. Yes, Foreign National can apply for NEET 2021. Students applying as Foreign Nationals must have passed Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology, and English in Class XII with 50% marks, as per regulations of the Medical Council of India and the concerned University. You will be needing your passport number as ID proof to complete the registration process and take the exam. 

        Ques. Can I change my exam center preferences through NEET form correction window?

        Ans. Yes, NTA will provide NEET Form Correction Window. Candidates can now change their exam city preferences through the correction window. The decision has been taken considering the chaos in the country due to the nationwide lockdown. 

        Ques. If a candidate is opting Oriya as a medium of question paper, would he be eligible for 15% All India Quota?

        Ans. Candidates qualifying NEET would be eligible for All India Quota and other quotas under the State Governments/Institutes, irrespective of the medium in which the examination is taken by a candidate, subject to other eligibility criteria.

        Ques. If I am opting Assamese as a language of question paper, can I get the center of examination in Delhi?

        Ans. No. If any candidate is opting vernacular language as medium of question paper, he will be allotted center only in respective States of particular vernacular language. In the present case, examination center could be only in Assam.

        Ques. Can I change the option of language once the form is submitted?

        Ans. The option once exercised, cannot be changed after submission of the application form. As centers will be allotted based on the medium of question paper, candidates need to be very careful in choosing the medium of the question paper.

        Ques. What are the duration/timings of NEET 2021?

        Ans. The duration of NEET 2021 will be 03 hours i.e. from 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. However, no entry will be allowed after 9.30 a.m.

        Ques. If any candidate faces any problem in remittance of fee, to whom can he/she approach?

        Ans. Candidates can approach the concerned Banks on contact numbers which are available on the website of NEET 2018.

        Ques. Do I have to send my filled application form to NTA?

        Ans. The candidates are not required to send the print out of the Confirmation Page or any document (s) to NTA.

        Ques. I am from Rajasthan Board, my age is 14 years, can I apply for NEET exam?

        Ans. No, you cannot apply for NEET 2021 exam as you are not meeting the age criteria. A candidate must have achieved 17 years of age by December 31, 2021 to sit for NEET 2021.

        Ques. My date of birth is December 11, 1998, can I apply for NEET exam?

        Ans. Yes, you can apply for as you are above 17 years of age.

        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?

        Ans. If you fall under GEN-EWS category, then your application fees shall be INR 1400. If not, you’ll have to pay the general category fee of INR 1500.

        Ques. I have some problems with my CBSE enrolment process for class 12 board exam, can I apply for NEET?

        Ans. No, till your class 12 board registration is not accepted, you cannot apply for NEET 2021, as you are not eligible.

        Ques. I am doing B.Sc. from DU, can I apply for NEET?

        Ans. Yes, but no lateral entry provision is

        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?

        Ans. NEET 2021 Result date will be declared soon after the completion of exam. 

        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?

        Ans. The state wise cut off list will be released by the respective states and not be mentioned in your NEET scorecard. 

        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?

        Ans. Candidates from the following categories can apply for NEET 2021 - • Indian Nationals • Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) • Overseas Citizen of India (OCIs) • Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) • Foreign Nationals are eligible to appear in NEET (UG)-2021 for 15% All India Quota Seats.

        Ques. Against which all seats will the admission be made?

        Ans. Admission will be made to the following seats through NEET 2021
        • 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? 

        Ans. NTA will NEET Admit Card and candidates can download the admit card by visiting the official website of NTA. 

        *The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College

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        Tanishka Shah

        Can NEET be given by student already studying in BSc ?

        23 Nov, 2020 23:02

        Hii Taniksha, Greetings from collegedunia. Yes, you can apply for NEET entrance exam after your B.Sc. but You must have minimum 50% in class 12th to apply for the exam as a general Category.

        24 Nov, 2020 08:30

        Can I gvie NEET alongwith JEE?

        22 Nov, 2020 23:27

        Hii Rashmi, Greetings from collegedunia. Yes, you can prepare for both JEE and NEET at the same time. If you are good in Math and Biology then you can take PCMB and do simultaneous preparation for both the exams.

        23 Nov, 2020 10:07
        Nafisa Khatoon

        Is there separate exam for admission in AIIMS?

        21 Nov, 2020 21:34

        Hi Nafisa

        There is no separate exam for AIIMS as they will accept the NEET score for admission in various UG medical courses.

        21 Nov, 2020 21:55
        Sandesh Kumar

        Can NEET be given from any center in India other than that in domicile state?

        20 Nov, 2020 22:50

        Hi Sandesh, you can give neet from the center you have choosed while filling the form even including the domicile state. For more details visit: NEET 2020

        23 Nov, 2020 19:43
        Vanshika Chandra

        What is the NEET syllabus for 2021?

        19 Nov, 2020 22:52

        Hi Vanshika, for NEET syallbus please click here.

        20 Nov, 2020 01:17
        Ibashisha Mukhim

        Can NEET exam be given by NRI?

        18 Nov, 2020 21:56

        Hello Ibashisha,

        Yes, NRI can give NEET if they wish to join any Indian Medical College. To know about the eligibility, kindly visit – NEET Eligibility.

        18 Nov, 2020 22:00
        Ankita Sasmal

        What is the maximum limit to give NEET?

        17 Nov, 2020 19:32

        Hi, CBSE also set an upper age limit for unreserved candidates at 25 years and reserved candidates at 30 years stating that, “The upper age limit for NEET-UG is 25 years as on the date of examination with relaxation of 5 years for the candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC category”.

        17 Nov, 2020 22:41
        Sheetal Chib

        Can NEET exm be given by 16 years old students?

        16 Nov, 2020 19:05

        Also, A 16 year old cannot apply for the exam. Candidates must have completed 17 years as on December 31, 2021 to be eligible to appear for the examination.

        16 Nov, 2020 22:06

        Can a 24 year old candidate apply?

        15 Nov, 2020 22:56

        Hi, CBSE also set an upper age limit for unreserved candidates at 25 years and reserved candidates at 30 years stating that, “The upper age limit for NEET-UG is 25 years as on the date of examination with relaxation of 5 years for the candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC category”.

        15 Nov, 2020 23:12

        What is the maximum age to apply for NEET?

        12 Nov, 2020 22:20

        Hi, There is no upper age limit to apply for NEET till the Supreme Court passes its judgment on it.

        12 Nov, 2020 22:49

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