NEET 2021 Exam Date is expected to be delayed for June/July due to the postponement of class 12 board exams. NTA General Director has also said that the authority will try to release NEET 2021 Exam Date by early March. Candidates who have passed or appearing for class 12 can fill NEET 2021 Application Form in an online mode soon after the declaration of dates.
Aspirants must note that MoE had released the notice stating that NEET 2021 syllabus will remain unchanged. Other important changes like mode of exam, pattern of exam, etc will be released with the NEET 2021 official brochure. Check NEET Exam Pattern
NEET 2021 will be conducted twice from this year and to build a good preparation strategy candidates should download NEET Sample Papers. Last year candidates who had scored more than or equal to 147-720 in GN and 113-146 in other categories had qualified the NEET Cut off and participated in the admission process. Read the article to know more about NEET 2021 Exam Date, Registration, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus, and much more.
NEET 2021 Exam Date
|NEET 2021 Application Form Date||1st week of March 2021|
|Last date to fill NEET Application Form||4th week of March 2021|
|Availability of admit card||4th week of April 2021|
|NEET 2021 Date||1st / 2nd week of July 2021|
|Declaration of result||4th week of July 2021|
|Counselling will commence from||August 2021|
Reasons affecting NEET Exam Date
Due to COVID-19 schools remained closed for a longer period of time. However, all the students had attended the classes in the online mode but still to complete the whole syllabus in online mode is the biggest challenge. Therefore considering the current situation various boards had postponed the class 12 exam dates to the month of May 2021. Such delays and uncertainty in the academic calendar have affected NEET 2021 Exam Date.
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NEET 2021 Highlights
|Official website of NTA NEET||ntaneet.nic.in|
|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
NEET 2021 will be conducted twice from this year as the Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has given go ahead for the same. The mode of exam, pattern, marking scheme, distribution of marks, duration, etc apparently remains the same.
- The syllabus will also remain unchanged.
- No changes in the eligibility criteria have been announced.
- NEET 2021 Exam Date could fall in the month of July as the class 12 board exams will be conducted in the month of May/ June 2021. So to avoid any clash the exam could be conducted in the month of July 2021.
NEET 2021 Eligibility Criteria
According to NEET 2021 Eligibility Criteria, a candidate who has passed or appearing for the class 12 exam can register for NEET. The upper age limit has been relaxed but candidates have to fulfill the lower age limit i.e. 17 years. Read More NEET 2021 eligibility criteria
|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 upper age limit|
NEET 2021 Registration
NEET 2021 Registration can be completed online by visiting the official website of NTA NEET i.e. ntaneet.nic.in. NEET 2021 Application Form date is expected in the 1st week of March. The steps for NEET 2021 Registration are mentioned below:
- Step 1: NEET Registration - Visit the official website register online by providing accurate details to generate NEET Registration No. and Password.
- Step 2: Filling NEET Application Form - Use your registration and password to login to the official website and enter your personal and academic details, test center as per your preference.
- Step 3: Uploading of Documents - Upload passport size photograph, signature, and other documents are per the guidelines of NTA. Check NEET 2021 Document Upload Guidelines
- Step 4: Payment of NEET Registration Fees - NEET application fees can be paid online i.e. INR 1500 for GN, INR 1400 for EWS, and INR 800 for other category candidates.
- Step 5: Submit NEET Application Form - The last step is to save and submit the application form.
NEET 2021 Form Correction window will also be opened by NTA. During that time candidates will be allowed to edit a few details only like:
- Mother’s and Father’s Name
- Gender and Category
- Person with Disability status
NEET 2021 Exam Pattern
NTA has not announced any changes in NEET 2021 Exam Pattern yet. However, the authority has decided to conduct the exam twice (annually) from this year. Also, considering the reduction in the syllabus by various boards, NEET 2021 Question paper will have internal options. Other important changes in NEET Exam Pattern like mode of exam, etc will also be released with the official brochure.
|Frequency of NEET Exam||2 times a year|
|Distribution of Questions in NEET 2021||Physics: 45, Chemistry: 45, Biology: 90 divided into Zoology:45 & Botany: 45|
|Type of Questions||180 Multiple Choice Questions|
|Total Marks||720 marks, Correct Answer: +4, Incorrect Answer: -1|
|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
MoE had released the official notice stating that NEET Syllabus 2021 will remain unchanged. Candidates will have to prepare for NEET 2021 based on the complete syllabus of class 11 & 12. The 3 subjects that you need to prepare are – Chemistry, Physics, and Biology (Zoology and Botany).
|NEET Subject Wise Syllabus||Total Units in Syllabus||Weightage|
|NEET Biology Syllabus|| |
Class 11 – 5 Units
Class 12 – 5 Units
|NEET Physics Syllabus|| |
Class 11 – 10 Units
Class 12 – 11 Units
|NEET Chemistry Syllabus|| |
Class 11 – 14 Units
Class 12 – 16 Units
NEET Sample Paper & Mock Test 2021
Candidates can download the previous year's language-wise NEET question papers and answer keys from the links provided below. To download more NEET Sample Paper then click here: Previous Year NEET Sample Papers
|NEET Paper Code||Language||NEET Question Paper||NEET Answer Key|
|Paper Codes - E1, F1, G1, H1||English||Download||E1, F1, G1, H1|
|Paper Codes - E1, F1, G1, H1||Hindi||Download||E1, F1, G1, H1|
|Paper Codes - E1, F1, G1, H1||Kannada||Download||E1, F1, G1, H1|
NEET Mock Test 2021
NEET Mock Test are available at the official website of NTA i.e. nta.ac.in. Candidates can appear for subject-wise mock tests for free at NTA’s website. 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.
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 & Coaching
Candidates can build a preparation strategy based on the weightage of topics. This way you can segregate the important topics and give special attention.
|Important Topics||Weightage of Topics||Check Detailed Topic Wise Preparation|
|Human Physiolgy||12%||Biology Preparation Tips|
|Coordination Compounds||9%||Chemistry Preparation Tips|
|Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure, Solutions etc||5%|
|Optics||10%||Physics Preparation Tips|
|Electro statistics, Electronic Devices, Thermodynamics etc||9%|
|Current Electricity, Electromagnetic induction and alternating currents etc||8%|
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. Also Read Self Preparation Tips for NEET 2021
Best Coaching Centers for NEET
NEET coaching centers provide both online and offline classes. Students can also ask for the demo class before finalizing the coaching Institute. Students should also enquire about the strength of the class and check the experience of the faculties by meeting them. Some of the top coaching centers in India are:
- Aakash Institute
- Allen Institute
- Elite Academy
- EDU Pace Academy
Before choosing any coaching center candidates can check the links of state-wise top coaching centers provided below:
|NEET Coaching Centers in Bangalore||NEET Coaching Centers in Delhi|
|NEET Coaching Centers in Mumbai||NEET Coaching Centers in Kolkata|
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
NEET Admit Card 2021 will be released a month before the exam date on the official website. Successfully registered applicants will be able to download their NEET Admit Card by logging in to their accounts. Read How to Download NEET 2021 Admit Card?
- Candidates can check the important details like exam date, time, exam center details, etc in their NEET admit card 2021.
- Candidates will have to carry the NEET Admit Card 2021 along with a valid ID proof to the exam center.
|NEET 2021 Exam Centers||NEET 2021 Dress Code & Exam Day Guidelines|
|NEET 2021 Reservation||NEET 2021 Validity|
|NEET Subject Wise Paper Analysis||NEET 2021 Rank Predictor|
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 Cut off 2021
Candidates who are planning to appear for the exam will have to qualify NEET Cut off percentile and scores in order to get admission in MBBS, BDS, and AYUSH programs. In the 2020 session due to vacant seats in AYUSH and BDS programs, the authority had reduced the qualifying percentile by 10. Check the original and revised percentile in the table below.
|Category||Original NEET percentile||Revised NEET percentile for BDS & AYUSH programs|
- NEET Cut Off for Grant Medical College, Mumbai
- NEET Cut Off for Bangalore Medical Colleges
- AYUSH NEET Cut off & Counselling
NEET Cut off scores
Candidates can also check the original and revised cut-off marks mentioned in the table below. However, aspirants must note that the change in the percentile and scores was only for the 2020 session and it is not necessary the authority will reduce the cut off for the upcoming session also.
|Category||Original NEET Cut off scores (2020)||Revised AYUSH cut off scores (2020)|
NEET Counselling 2021
Medical Counselling Committee MCC conducts NEET Counselling for 15% AIQ seats. The all India level counselling is conducted in 3 rounds and if the seats still left vacant after the completion of round 3 then the authority will conduct the mop rundof counselling. The steps of counseling are mentioned below:
- First of all, candidates have to register for NEET Counselling at the official website of MCC 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 in an online mode.
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 Ranking 2020||NIRF Ranking 2019|
|All India Institute of Medical Sciences, AIIMS Delhi||1||1|
|Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, PGIMER Chandigarh||2||2|
|Christian Medical College, CMC Tamil Nadu||3||3|
|National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro Sciences, Karnataka||4||NA|
|Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, UP||5||4|
|Banaras Hindu University, BHU UP||6||6|
|Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, Kerala||7||5|
|Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research, Pondicherry||8||8|
|Kasturba Medical College, Karnataka||9||7|
|King George`s Medical University, UP||10||10|
What is NEET Exam?
NEET is National Eligibility cum Entrance Test conducted by NTA i.e. National Testing Agency. NEET is the only entrance test for those who wish to get admission to MBBS, BDS, AYUSH, Veterinary, and other medical courses in India. Last year around 16 lakh candidates had registered for the exam out of which 85-90% of candidates had appeared for the exam. Moreover, AIIMS and JIPMER MBBS exams have been dissolved and for admission to these institutes, you have to appear for the NEET exam only. 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 FAQs
Ques. What will be NEET 2021 Exam Date and when will NTA announce the dates of all the events?
Ans. NTA is expected to announce the NEET 2021 Exam Date in the 1st week of March 2021. The date of NEET 2021 could fall in the month of July 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. Is there any change introduced in the NEET 2021 Exam Pattern?
Ans. The authority has agreed to conduct NEET twice from this year onwards. No other major changes have been introduced yet.
Ques. When will NEET 2021 Application form be released?
Ans. NEET 2021 Application forms are expected to be released in the month of March 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. What is NEET Latest News for 2021 session?
Ans. Till now there is no NEET latest news. Candidates are waiting for the announcement of NEET Exam Dates which are expected in the month of March.
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. But recently education minister in his live session with KV school students said that the syllabus will remain unchanged for NEET 2021.
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.