NEET 2021


    NEET 2021 Application Form, Dates, Eligibility, Pattern and Syllabus

    Urvashi Singhal Urvashi Singhal
    Exams Prep Master

    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

    NEET 2021 Important Dates:

    EventsDate (Tentative)
    Release of application formNovember 2020
    Last date for submission of application formDecember 2020
    Last date for fee paymentDecember 2020
    Correction window availabilityJanuary 2021
    Availability of admit cardApril 2021
    Date of ExamMay 2021
    Release of OMR & Answer KeyWithin a week from the date of exam
    Declaration of resultJune 2021
    Counselling will commence from2nd week of June 2021

    Are you Eligible for NEET 2021?

    NEET 2021 Eligibility

    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.

    Particulars Details 
    NationalityCandidates 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.

    NEET 2021 Preparation Guide

    NEET 2021 Preparation Guide

    To crack NEET it is important for any candidate to have an ideal strategy and study plan comprising of subject-wise tips, recommended books, and coaching, if required. Here we present you a complete NEET 2021 preparation guide addressing all your concerns.

    Preparation Tips for NEET 2021

    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.

    1. Begin from Scratch: Since you have an year to prepare for the test, start from brushing your basics, since they formulate the major portion of the examinations because even if the questions are not asked directly, the basics hhelp you solve complex problems.
    2. Create a rational timetable: Following a timetable plays a major role in the preparation of any examination. Hence, it is necessary to frame a rational schedule which not only provides you ample time to study but also some relaxing hours. The sudy time should be divided amongst all subjects as per your abilities so that no section remains untouched.
    3. Practice Regularly: Get thorough with the syllabus and practice questions as much as you can. Syllabus once covered, and then left idle will not fetch you marks. Attempt questions on a repeated basis.
    4. Adopt Mock Tests Mantra: Mock Tests have come out be a blessing in recent times with the advancement of technology. Almost all coaching institutes online, and other educational websites, provide the facility of attempting mock tests that not only lets you know the kind of questions that might appear in the examination but also the analyse the time you consume to attempt the paper.
    Sectional Preparation Tips
    BiologyGet 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.
    PhysicsBe 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.
    ChemistryTo 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.

    Best Coaching Institutes for NEET 2O21

    Aakash Educational Services LimitedPlot No.: 8, Aakash Tower, Pusa Road, New Delhi – 110005, India CIN: U80300DL2007PLC169398 Telephone: +91-11–47623456 Fax: +91-11–47623472 Email:
    NEET PrepS-15, 2nd floor Uphar Cinema Market, above Red Chilli Restaurant, Green Park Extension, New Delhi, 110016 Telephone: 8527521718 Email:
    Vidyamandir ClassesAggarwal Corporate Heights, 3rd Floor, Plot No. A - 7, Netaji Subhash Place, Opposite Wazirpur Depot, Pitam Pura (011) 45221191 / 93 Telephone: 8588801214 Email:

    NEET 2021 Sample Papers:

    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.

    Read Previous Year NEET Sample Papers

    NEET 2021 Recommended Books:

    Concepts of Physics (Part I and II)H. C. Verma
    Fundamental Physics (Volume I and II) Pradeep Publications
    Physical ChemistryP. Tandon
    Concise Inorganic Chemistry J.D. Lee
    Biology for NEET Volume 1 and Volume 2Arihant Publications
    Complete AIPMT NEET Guide: Biology MTG Learning Media

    NEET 2021: Validity and Study Abroad

    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.

    NEET 2021 Registration Process

    NEET 2021 Registration Process

    Students can apply for the NEET 2021 online examination by visiting the official website ( 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 DocumentSize of DocumentFormat 
    Passport Size Photograph10 to 200 kbJPG
    Post Card Size Photograph50 to 300 kbJPG 
    Signature4 to 30 kbJPG 
    Left hand thumb impression10 to 50 kbJPG 
    Class 10th Passing Certificate100 to 400 kbJPG
    • 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: 

    Category Fee (INR)
    General INR 1500 
    General-EWS (OBC) INR 1400 
    SC / ST / PH INR 800

    Check  NEET Photosize and Signature Details

    NEET 2021 Admit Card

    NEET 2021 Admit Card:

    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. 

    How to Download NEET 2021 Admit Card? 

    • Go to the official website of NTA NEET -

    • 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 

    NEET 2021 Reservation

    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. 

    Categories 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%

    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 Exam Pattern

    NEET 2021 Exam Pattern

    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. 

    Parameters NEET 2020
    Mode of Examination Offline i.e. Pen and Paper based 
    Duration of Exam3 hours (180 minutes)
    Total Subjects Physics, Chemistry, Biology (Zoology + Botany)
    Number of Questions180 (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.
    Maximum Marks 720

    NEET 2021 Syllabus

    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:

    NEET Physics Syllabus

    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 
    Electromagnetic waves Gravitation Optics 
    Properties of Bulk Matter Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation Thermodynamics, Oscillations and Waves 
    Atoms and NucleiBehaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory Electronic Devices 

    NEET Chemistry Syllabus

    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--

    NEET Biology Syllabus

    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 

    Read  Detailed NEET Syllabus

    NEET 2021 Exam Centers

    NEET 2021 Exam Centers

    • NTA will disclose the list of NEET 2021 exam centers in the first week of December 2020.
    • Candidates have to select the exam city and test center they wish to appear in during the application process. 
    • Exam centers will be allotted according to the choice of language made by the candidate in their application form.
    • Applicants must choose one out of the 10 languages provided in the official brochure.

    NEET 2021 Cutoff

    NEET Cut Off

    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. 

    Unreserved (UR)360
    OBC, SC & ST288
    UR – PH324
    OBC, SC, ST – PH288

    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

    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

    • 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. 

    How to check the NEET 2021 Answer Key? 

    • 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.

    NEET 2021 Result

    NEET 2021 Result

    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. 

    How to check NEET 2021 Result? 

    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: 

    1. Visit the official website i.e. 

    2. Under the online services tab, one must click on NEET Result

    3. Enter the required details - Roll number, Date of Birth, Security Pin, and then submit the details 

    4. Download NEET 2021 Scorecard 

    NEET 2021 Counselling

    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). 

    Top Colleges for MBBS and BDS Accepting NEET Score

    NEET 2021: Top Colleges for MBBS and BDS

    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 CollegesTop 10 BDS Colleges
    AIIMS, New DelhiMaulana Azad institute of Dental Sciences, Delhi
    Armed Forces Medical College, PuneGovernment Dental College & Hospital, Mumba
    Christian Medical College, VelloreNair Hospital Dental College, Mumbai
    St. John’s Medical College, BangaloreManipal College of Dental Science, Manipal
    JIPMER, PuducherryGovernment Dental College & Research Institute, Bangalore
    Faculty of Medical Sciences(King George’s Medical University), LucknowFaculty of Dental Sciences(King George’s Medical University), Lucknow
    Grant Government Medical College & Sir J.J. Group of Hospital, MumbaiChristian Dental College, Ludhiana
    Institute of Medical Sciences, VaranasiSDM College of Dental Sciences, Dharwad
    Seth GS Medical College & KEM Hospital, MumbaiPost Graduate Institute of Dental Science, Rohtak
    Kasturba Medical College, ManipalDr.R.Ahmed Dental College & Hospital, Kolkata

    Frequently Asked Questions

    NEET 2021 FAQs

    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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    vishal bind

    i am pursuing mbbs .can i apply for neet ??

    31 Dec, 2019 00:20
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Vishal, yes, you can apply for NEET exam as minimum eligibility for this exam is intermediate only.

    31 Dec, 2019 11:06
    Shivyanshu prabhakar

    Can candidate name is corrected in neet 2020 form

    25 Dec, 2019 00:20
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Shivyanshu, yes, you can make correction in your name using form-correction window which will be enabled from Jan 15, 2020.

    26 Dec, 2019 17:44

    How many marks should I score to get government medical seat ?(OBC category)

    23 Dec, 2019 00:20
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Priya, this depends on the college/university in which you are applying for admission as cut off marks vary for each college.

    23 Dec, 2019 12:52

    Few persons are asking me like this. They are doing BSc Nursing/Botany/Zoo etc., What is the code no to be put in application form for exam passed? is it plus 2 or is there any code for BSC i year/2 year passed/studying ?please tell me

    09 Dec, 2019 00:20
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Jagadisan, candidates who are pursuing any 3-year degree course from a recognized university will fall into the category of Code-5.

    09 Dec, 2019 10:28

    hello this is Sarma, My daughter studied up to 10th in KSA, intermediate 2years in India, what is her eligibility criteria, like domicile...….any idea

    06 Dec, 2019 20:28

    Sir can i able to give neet 2020 examination because i could not give 12th final exam last year because of my health issues and this year i wish to repeat the board exam . please sir suggest me.

    03 Dec, 2019 15:19
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Nilutpal, yes, you can appear in NEET exam this year provided you satisfy all the eligibility criteria for this exam. You can check all the NEET eligibility criteria from here: NEET Eligibility Criteria

    03 Dec, 2019 16:11
    Kuni Sudan

    I'm a Basic student ,can I apply Neet

    19 Oct, 2019 12:01
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Kuni, yes, you can apply for NEET provided you have done intermediate in PCB. You can also check other Eligibility Criteria for this exam in detail from here.

    09 Nov, 2019 15:51


    17 Oct, 2019 00:20
    Latif khan

    Hello sir, I'm Abdul Latif khan from BALAGHAT, I have completed 12th pcb group pass out MP open board bhopal in2016, 44%,

    30 Sep, 2019 11:05
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Latif, you will be eligible only if you belong to reserved category as for general category, students need to score at least 50% aggregate in intermediate.

    30 Sep, 2019 11:55
    ujala anokha

    my DOB is 11 feb 2003 so i am eligibal for 2020 or not . Please reply me

    29 Sep, 2019 20:58
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Ujala, yes, you are eligible for the exam as candidates who were born on or before December 31, 2004 are eligible. You can check other Eligibility Criteria for NEET 2020 from here.

    30 Sep, 2019 12:59

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