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National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is an entrance examination for admission to MBBS courses in various medical colleges all across the country. Earlier, different medical institutes like AIIMS and PGIMER used to conduct separate medical entrance tests for admission in their MBBS courses. But from the 2020-21 academic session, NEET is deemed to be a centralized medical examination for candidates to get admission to undergraduate medical programmes, i.e. MBBS and BDS in India. It is expected that NEET 2021 will take place in May 2021.
NEET 2021 will be conducted in pen and paper mode throughout the country. Candidates will have to follow the exam pattern set by the NTA. The pattern will be divided into 3 main sections: Physics, Chemistry, and Biology, and will pose a total of 180 questions.
Applicants will have the liberty to take NEET 2021 in any of the 11 languages offered: Hindi, Tamil, English, Assamese, Oriya, Kannada, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Urdu and Telugu. There will be a reservation criteria in place for individuals who come from the economically weaker sections, Scheduled Caste (SC) category, Scheduled Tribe (ST) category), Other Backward Caste (OBC) and PwD (Persons with Disabilities) category. These will be 10%, 15%, 7.5%, 27%, and 5% respectively. Read NEET Reservation
NEET 2021 will tentatively be conducted in 155 cities, including Ladakh and will house more than 2,546 test centers. Check NEET Exam Centers
|Release of application form||November 2020|
|Last date for submission of application form||December 2020|
|Last date for fee payment||December 2020|
|Correction window availability||January 2021|
|Availability of admit card||April 2021|
|Date of Exam||May 2021|
|Release of OMR & Answer Key||Within a week from the date of exam|
|Declaration of result||June 2021|
|Counselling will commence from||2nd week of June 2021|
Before applying for the examination, candidates must check the eligibility criteria set by the National Testing Agency (NTA), India. Only those candidates who will satisfy the eligibility criteria will be allowed to appear in the online examination. Below is the eligibility of the Examination. Students should take a quick view of all the details before making an application.
|Nationality||Candidates who are Indian nationals, OCI (Overseas citizens of India), and NRIs can apply for the examination.|
|Qualifying Exam||Candidates must have passed the 10+2 examination or its equivalent from an accredited Board or University. Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology should have been mandatory subjects in the qualifying exam.|
|Qualifying Marks||Candidates must obtain at least 50% marks in case of General category, 45% for General-PH category candidates and 40% marks for SC/ST & OBC category candidates in the qualifying exam. Those who still have to appear in their qualifying exam after NEET 2021 can also apply for NEET, but their admission will be provisional subject to their result.|
|Age Limit||The minimum age limit for the applicant should be 17 years as on 31st Dec, 2021. There is no current upper age limit for NEET. However, this provision is conditional on the basis of the decision made by the supreme court of India. There is no limit on the number of attempts a student can make.|
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. Here we present you a complete NEET 2021 preparation guide addressing all your concerns.
NEET is one of the most challenging exams among medical aspirants. Thus, it is important for candidates to follow a proper schedule and study plan to ace the examination.
|Sectional Preparation Tips|
|Biology||Get thorough with NCERT books atleast 2-3 times. Each diagram and table is important. Practice all MCQs given in the ncert and make notes out of it.|
|Physics||Be clear with the concepts. You should be capable of analysing the basic concept behind a question that is flashed to you. Practice questions on a regular basis.|
|Chemistry||To study Chemistry it is important to read NCERTS carefully and read to understand, memorise and practice. For Organic Chemistry, you need to study all reaction mechanisms. NCERT will help you in Inorganic Chemistry. For Physical Chemistry, get your concepts clarified and make notes.|
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Students can utilize practice papers to get acquainted with the exam pattern and syllabus. It will also benefit them in gaining speed & precision required to score well in NEET 2021. The sample papers will aid candidates in identifying the important topics and the weightage of marks. Since NEET 2021 will have negative marking, attempting multiple practice papers will help candidates lower their chances of receiving penalties on their questions. Applicants can attempt sectional as well as whole practice papers for NEET 2021. It is important to time oneself when attempting any mock test.
|Concepts of Physics (Part I and II)||H. C. Verma|
|Fundamental Physics (Volume I and II)||Pradeep Publications|
|Physical Chemistry||P. Tandon|
|Concise Inorganic Chemistry||J.D. Lee|
|Biology for NEET Volume 1 and Volume 2||Arihant Publications|
|Complete AIPMT NEET Guide: Biology||MTG Learning Media|
According to the Medical Council of India, the result of NEET shall be valid for a period of three years from the date of declaration of result, entitling a candidate to pursue MBBS or equivalent medical courses including pre-medical/language course,if any, followed by MBBS or equivalent medical course. Also, this is a part of eligibility criteria as suggested by the Medical Council. So it is now clear that the NEET scores are valid and required for studying medical science even outside India.
Students can apply for the NEET 2021 online examination by visiting the official website (ntaneet.nic.in). The registration for NEET 2020 will tentatively begin in the first week of November 2020. Candidates will be able to fill out the application form till the beginning of December 2020. The entire procedure will include entering personal details, academic details, choice of medium, and the candidate’s preferred test center. The next step will include uploading scanned documents and paying the requisite application fee.
The application process to apply for the examination include these steps:
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.
Post the filling of the application form, one must download the system generated application number.
Students are required to upload scanned copies of a passport size photograph, a post size photograph, their signature, a left-hand thumb impression, as well as a class X passing certificate.
The documents required at the time of registration are as follows:
|Name of Document||Size of Document||Format|
|Passport Size Photograph||10 to 200 kb||JPG|
|Post Card Size Photograph||50 to 300 kb||JPG|
|Signature||4 to 30 kb||JPG|
|Left hand thumb impression||10 to 50 kb||JPG|
|Class 10th Passing Certificate||100 to 400 kb||JPG|
The payment of fees can be made using SBI/Syndicate/HDFC/ICICI/Paytm Payment Gateway through Debit Card/Credit Card/Net-banking/UPI and proof of the transaction must be kept in hand for future reference. The application fee will be non-refundable after the transaction has been made. The fees for NEET 2021 are listed below:
|General-EWS (OBC)||INR 1400|
|SC / ST / PH||INR 800|
NTA will release the NEET 2021 Admit Card through online mode for candidates who have successfully registered for the entrance test. To download the admit card, eligible candidates need to submit their application number as well as their date of birth.
NEET 2021 admit card is likely to be available in the 1st week of April 2021. Candidates must showcase the admit card at the time of the examination along with an authorized ID proof, otherwise the candidate will not be able to give the examination.
The admit card will include the following information: roll number, name, father’s name, category and subcategory, photograph and signature, date of birth, language of question paper, exam center address, and reporting time and date.
Go to the official website of NTA NEET - ntaneet.nic.in
Click on ‘NEET 2021 Admit Card’ Button
Enter Application Number, Date of Birth, Security Pin, and press ‘Submit’
You will be able to see your NEET 2021 Admit Card
Download and print 4 hard copies of the NEET 2021 Admit Card for the future
According to government regulations, there needs to be a reservation for candidates who come from socially or economically restricted backgrounds. Although an official notice hasn’t been released by the NTA, the reservation criterion is expected to be the same as before.
|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%|
A merit list will be released by the state based on the candidate’s All India Rank for NEET 2021. Under the state quota, 85% of the seats are filled through state counselling on the basis of the candidate’s domicile and eligibility. The All India Quota will secure a 15% reservation for applicants who will then be featured on the AIQ merit list.
NEET 2021 will be conducted in a paper based mode for all prospective candidates. Candidates will have to answer all the questions on a omr sheet with a black or blue ballpoint pen, so there will be very little room for error. The questions will be formulated in an MCQ format and candidates will have 3 hours to answer 180 questions. There will be 45 questions posed from Physics, and Chemistry. There will be a total of 90 questions from Biology, 45 from Botany and Zoology each. For NEET 2021, candidates will be given +4 marks for each correct answer, and 1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.
|Mode of Examination||Offline i.e. Pen and Paper based|
|Duration of Exam||3 hours (180 minutes)|
|Total Subjects||Physics, Chemistry, Biology (Zoology + Botany)|
|Number of Questions||180 (45 for each section)|
|Type of Questions||Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)|
|Marking Scheme||+4 for correct answer, -1 for incorrect answer. Candidates will be penalized for every wrong answer and 1 mark will be deducted for every wrong attempt.|
The syllabus of the medical entrance examination will consist of topics from Physics, Chemistry, Biology (Zoology and Botany. Questions will appear from the subjects that appear in class 11th as well as 12th NCERT and CBSE syllabus. However, some questions will be asked from other boards too. The syllabus for the examination of various subjects is given below:
|Physical World and Measurement||Electrostatics||Kinematics|
|durrent Electricity||Laws of Motion||Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism|
|Work, Energy, and Power||Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents||Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body|
|Properties of Bulk Matter||Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation||Thermodynamics, Oscillations and Waves|
|Atoms and Nuclei||Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory||Electronic Devices|
|Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry||Solid State||Structure of Atom|
|Solutions||Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties||Electrochemistry|
|Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure||Chemical Kinetics||States of Matter: Gases and Liquids|
|Surface Chemistry||Thermodynamics||General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements|
|Equilibrium||p-Block Elements||Redox Reactions|
|d and f Block Elements||Hydrogen||Coordination Compounds|
|s-Block Element (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals)||Haloalkanes and Haloarenes||Some p-Block Elements|
|Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers||Organic Chemistry - Some Basic Principles and Techniques||Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids|
|Hydrocarbons||Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen||Environmental Chemistry|
|Biomolecules, Polymers and Chemistry in Everyday Life||-||-|
|Genetics and Evolution||Plant Physiology||Cell Structure and Function|
|Ecology and Environment||Reproduction||Diversity in Living World|
|Reproduction||Human Physiology||Biology and Human Welfare|
|Biotechnology and Its Applications||Structural Organization in Animals and Plants|
In order to be eligible for admission to MBBS and BDS programs offered by the institutes, candidates must score requisite cut off. The cut off is released after every round of seat allotment. For determining NEET Cut- off, certain parameters are considered such as the total number of seats available, the number of candidates that appeared in NEET, number of medical seats and the level of difficulty of the exam.
|OBC, SC & ST||288|
|UR – PH||324|
|OBC, SC, ST – PH||288|
The cut- off for SC/ST/OBC category (40th percentile) is 133- 107 and for unreserved PwD candidates (45th percentile) it was announced as 133- 120 in 2017. It has increased to 360 in the Unreserved and 288 in the OBC, SC and ST in 2019.
NEET 2021 answer key will be released by the conducting authority after a few days of the examination. Candidates can check the answer key for each set of questions from the official site. Candidates can download the answer key by entering their application numbers and password on ntaneet.nic.in.
The answer key of the examination will be available on the official website tentatively around the first week of NEET 2021. Alongside the NEET 2021 answer key, candidates will also receive their test booklet codes and omr response sheets.
The answer keys will be helpful to cross-check answers. Candidates can make a rough idea about their score. After the provisional answer keys have been released, candidates can submit any objections to the NTA board. A charge of INR 1000 will be placed on every answer that a candidate decides to challenge. If the answer is accepted by the board, the NTA will refund the entire amount.
Visit the official NEET 2021 website
Click on ‘Candidate Login’ link on the left side of the page
Enter your NEET 2021 Registration Number and Password
You can then view the answer key and download it for future use.
NTA will tentatively be released in the first week of June 2021. Applicants will be able to download their result by entering their Date of Birth, Roll Number, and security pin. The NEET 2021 scorecard will depict the candidate’s overall marks, sectional marks, percentile as well as their AIR Rank as per their category and quota.
Applicants will be able to apply for admission to more than 76,000 medical, 27,0000 dental, 52,000 AYUSH, 1205 AIIMS and 200 JIPMER seats. Applicants will be able to apply for BHMS, BDS, MBBS, BAMS, BSMS, BNYS and AH courses.
The result will be released in online mode only and there will be no postal service available for NEET 2021 result. It will be valid for one year only, therefore the scores can only be utilized for the 2021-22 session. There are also more than 400 foreign medical colleges that accept NEET results.
In cases where two applicants end up obtaining the same marks, a tie breaking criteria is utilized for the selection of inter-state merit or AIR (All India Rank). Primarily, candidates who score higher in Biology will be given preference in NEET 2021. If that does not apply, candidates who score higher in Chemistry will be given preference. If that does not apply, candidates who have a lesser number of incorrect answers or are older in age will be given weightage.
NEET 2021 Result will be announced by the NTA after the final answer keys have been published. The following steps need to be utilized to check the result:
Visit the official website i.e. ntaneet.nic.in
Under the online services tab, one must click on NEET Result
Enter the required details - Roll number, Date of Birth, Security Pin, and then submit the details
Download NEET 2021 Scorecard
After qualifying NEET 2021, aspirants will have to attend counselling process for final admission in the course they desire. Candidates can check NEET Counselling 2021 details below:
NEET 2021 Counselling process will be initiated by the Medical Counselling Committee, who will simultaneously deal with the 15% seats awarded under the All India Quota (AIQ) category.
NEET 2021 counselling process is tentatively scheduled to be released in June 2021, after the release of the result.
Candidates must pay the counselling fee during the fee payment facility period. Seats will be allocated individually.
Applicants will have to carry the following documents during the counselling process: NEET 2021 Admit Card, NEET 2021 Result/Rank Letter, Class X and XII Certificate and Marksheet, 8 passport size photographs, NEET 2021 Seat Allotment Letter, Identity Proof, Caste/Category Certificate (if applicable).
Most of the elite medical colleges in India accept NEET scores. From 2020, AIIMS, PGIMER and JIPMER have also been included in the list and they won't have separate exams any more. Some of the top colleges for MBBS and BDS are as follows:
|Top 10 MBBS Colleges||Top 10 BDS Colleges|
|AIIMS, New Delhi||Maulana Azad institute of Dental Sciences, Delhi|
|Armed Forces Medical College, Pune||Government Dental College & Hospital, Mumba|
|Christian Medical College, Vellore||Nair Hospital Dental College, Mumbai|
|St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore||Manipal College of Dental Science, Manipal|
|JIPMER, Puducherry||Government Dental College & Research Institute, Bangalore|
|Faculty of Medical Sciences(King George’s Medical University), Lucknow||Faculty of Dental Sciences(King George’s Medical University), Lucknow|
|Grant Government Medical College & Sir J.J. Group of Hospital, Mumbai||Christian Dental College, Ludhiana|
|Institute of Medical Sciences, Varanasi||SDM College of Dental Sciences, Dharwad|
|Seth GS Medical College & KEM Hospital, Mumbai||Post Graduate Institute of Dental Science, Rohtak|
|Kasturba Medical College, Manipal||Dr.R.Ahmed Dental College & Hospital, Kolkata|
Ques. How shall I make notes while preparing for NEET 2021?
Ans. 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 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 probability rule while answering MCQs?
Ans. Probability rule should not be the focus point while preparing and answering MCQs. Focus should be laid upon clearing the basics.
*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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