NEET 2021 Application Form, Registration Process, Fees, Eligibility, and Documents Required

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    NEET 2021 Application Forms are expected to be released in the first week of December 2020. The application forms for 2021 will be made available in an online mode only and all the eligible candidates who have passed 10+2 in PCB with 50% marks will be able to apply for the exam. Check NEET Eligibility

    Candidates will be required to fill in the details carefully in the application form like education, personal, communication, etc. The application for NEET 2021 will be around INR 1500 for GN category which can be paid online. Other than that you will also be required to upload the documents as per the format prescribed by NTA. Read More

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    After the completion of the online application process, candidates will also get the opportunity to correct details like Mother’s Name, Father’s Name, Gender, Category, Person with Disability, State Code of Eligibility, Nationality during the time of form correction. Read the article to know more about NEET 2021 Registration Steps, Eligibility, Documents required to fill the form, and much more. 

    NEET 2021 Application Form Dates 

    EventsDate (Tentative)
    Release of application formDecember 2020
    Last date for submission of application formJanuary 2021
    Last date for fee paymentJanuary 2021
    Correction window availabilityFebruary 2021

    NEET 2021 Eligibility Criteria 

    Qualifying Exam10+2 or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology and English as core subjects (Biology/Biotechnology as additional subjects will be considered) in both Class 11 and 12 from a recognized board.
    Minimum Age RequirementCandidates must be of 17 years in age as on December 31, 2021. 
    Maximum Age LimitThe upper age bar for NEET has been removed by NTA. Although candidates above 25 years are permitted to appear for NEET 2021 but their candidature is subject to the outcome of pending petitions before the Supreme Court. 
    Qualifying MarksUR – 50%, OBC/ SC/ ST – 40%, PWD – 45% (minimum aggregate marks only for PCB subjects)
    Maximum AttemptsNo limit on the permitted number of attempts.
    NationalityIndian Nationals, NRIs, OCIs, PIOs & Foreign Nationals

    Students must check whether they are eligible to apply for NEET 2021or not.Check Detailed NEET 2021 Eligibility Criteria

    Documents Required for NEET Application Form

    The following documents are required for the process of NEET Registration: 

    1. 10th class mark sheet
    2. 12th class mark sheet
    3. Scanned copy of candidate’s passport-sized photograph
    4. Scanned copy of candidate’s signature
    5. Scanned copy of postcard size photograph
    6. Scanned copy of left-hand thumb impression
    7. Valid ID proof

    Specification of Documents


    Latest photograph with White background & 80% face coverage of 10 Kb to 200 Kb size

    Postcard size picture

    80% face coverage with white background of 50 kb - 300 kb size


    Sign with black pen on White Background​ of 4 Kb to 30 Kb size

    Left-hand thumb impression

    Left-hand thumb with Blue ink on white paper of 10 kb to 50 kb size

    Class 10 passing certificateCertificate of size 100 KB to 400 KB

    Valid ID Proofs for NEET 2021 Registration

    Candidate’s categoryType of Permissible ID Proof
    Indian Nationals of all statesAadhaar 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.
    NRIsPassport Number, Aadhaar Number (last 4 digits)
    Foreign Nationals/OCI/PIOPassport Number 

    Note: Aadhaar card number is no more mandatory to register for NEET exam. Foreign candidates have to provide Passport Number as ID Proof. 

    How to Fill NEET Online Application?

    Filling the NEET application form consists of four simple steps as indicated below:

    NEET 2020 Registration

    Step 1 – Registration

    The first step is to generate your login credentials i.e. NEET Registration Number and Password. This can be down by following these steps -

    • Visit the official website and click on the ‘New Registration’ link.
    NEET Registration
    NEET Registration
    NEET Registration
    NEET Registration
    • Read the instructions carefully and click on ‘Apply Online’. The details to be filled in the application form are as follows – 
    Nameas per ID Proof
    Date of Birthas per ID Proof
    Parents’ Nameas given in High School Certificate

    Other Details Required for NEET Registration are:

    NEET Documents
    Note:Once you click on ‘Final Submit’, you will not be allowed to change any details. Therefore, candidates are advised to review their application form carefully.

    Step 2 – Uploading Scanned Images

    • Post successful filling of application form, you will be issued NEET Login credentials. Enter the same and sign in again to complete NEET Application Form.
    • Next step is scanning and uploading Passport size, Post Card size Photo, Signature, Left hand thumb impression and Class X Passing Certificate in the form as per the Guidelines for Uploading of Photo & Sign in NEET Form. A brief about the specifications are as follows:
    NEET image Upload
    Passport Size Photograph10 – 200kbJPGThe photo must have candidate’s name & date when the photo was taken
    Signature4 – 30 kbJPGSign must be done with a blue or black pen on white background
    Post Card Size Photograph50 – 300kbJPGThe dimensions for the same should be 4”X6”
    Left-hand thumb impression10 – 50kbJPG

    In case of any eventuality of left-hand thumb impression being unavailable, right-hand thumb impression can be used.

    Class X Passing Certificate100 – 400kbJPGCandidate must upload a scanned copy of X Passing Certificate. 

    Step 3 – Payment of NEET Application Fee

    • After filling the form, candidates have to pay the application fee through UPI App/ Debit card/ Credit Card/ Net Banking/ E-wallet
    • Service/processing charges per transaction & GST (applicable @18%) to be paid by the candidate.
    • The application fee of NEET 2021 is INR 1500 for General candidates. For General – EWS & OBC candidates, the application fees is INR 1400 and INR 800 for SC/ ST/ PwD and transgender candidates.
    In addition to examination fee, service/processing charges will also be paid by the candidate along with Service Tax, for online fee payment.
    – After final submission of fee, the form cannot be withdrawn. Any claims for refund of application fee will not be entertained.  

    Step 4- Download Confirmation Page

    • If your application status shows ‘Confirmed’, it means your application is accepted by the exam authorities.
    • Take a print out of NEET 2021 Application Form as well as of the confirmation page.

    NEET 2021 Application Form Correction 

    NTA will release the official notification about the reopening of the Form correction facility. Candidates will be able access the application form correction option from the official website through their login credentials. 

    Fields that can be modified

    Mother’s NameFather’s NameGenderCategory
    State Code of EligibilityPerson with DisabilityNationality--

    NEET 2021 Correction Window Guide

    Step 1: Visit the official website

    Step 2: Click on the Candidates Login Link provided on the left-hand side of the portal.

    Step 3: Edit the details and click on "Preview and Submit"

    Step 4: Make Payment for your changes, only if applicable for that particular change. 

    Step 5: Take a print out of the correct form for future references.  

    Check List for Filling NEET 2021 Application Form

    Candidates must ensure the following details after completing NEET 2021 Registration:

    • Eligibility Criteria for NEET 2021 must be met by the candidate. 
    • Correct choosing of gender from male/female/transgender categories. 
    • Correct selection of Category from General/ General – EWS/OBC-NCL/SC/ST correctly. 
    • Candidates from the PwD category must fill the relevant column in the online application form. 
    • Candidates must keep a printout of the confirmation page. 

    How to Resize Images Using MS paint?

    Candidates often face the issue of unacceptable image size, they can follow these steps to resize and compress scanned images of their photograph and signature through MS Paint, to the desired specifications mentioned in NEET official notification. 

    1. Click on the “” key and search for paint
    2. Open ‘MS Paint’ in your computer
    3. Press ‘Ctrl+O’ and browse to the scanned images of your photograph/signature.
    4. Now, press ‘Ctrl+W’ to open “Resize and Skew” window
    NEET Image Resize
    1. Switch to Pixels instead of Percentage
    2. Enter the specified pixels mentioned in notification for Photograph/Signature
    3. Go to File tab and click on “Save As”
    4. Choose ‘JPG/JPEG’ format and save the image in the desired location on your desktop.

    What if you forget your NEET Application Login?

    In case you forget your credentials for NEET Application Login, do not panic follow these simple steps to retrieve the particulars.

    1. Visit official website and go to candidate log in.
    2. Click on ‘Forgot Password’.
    3. You will be redirected to the password generation page.
    4. Reset your password by generating an OTP or by answering the security question.
    5. Fill up the fields and enter your new password.

    NEET Common Service Centres/ Facilitation Centers

    Last year NTA has provided the Common Service Centres (CSC) to help candidates in filling and submitting the online Application Form along with the payment of the application fee. 

    ServicesFee (Rs)
    Preparing email, Submission of Application Form and Print out25
    Online payment of Fee0.5% of the transaction
    Downloading of Admit Card/OMR/Answer Key10
    Online claim for Responses/Key25
    Print out per page5

    Helpline Numbers for NEET 

    NameContact No.Email IDWork Timings
    Help Desk011-22041807 011-22041808ntacc@gmail.com8 am to 8 pm
    Toll Free No.1800118002ntacc@gmail.com8 am to 8 pm
    NEET Branch9599590192 9599590193neet.nta@nic.in9:30 am to 5 pm 

    NEET Registration Statistics 2020 v/s 2019

    Number of candidates registered15,19,37515,97,435
    Number of Candidates Present14,10,75513,66,945
    Number of Candidates Absent1,08,6202,30,490
    Indian Nationals15,16,06615,93,907
    Open category5,34,0724,75,534
    Number of Cities154155
    Number of Languages1111
    Number of centres2,5463,862
    Number of Centre / Deputy Centre Superintendent5,9709,680
    Number of rooms64,0001,33,120
    Number of invigilators1,28,0002,66,240
    Number of Observers3,6005,818
    Number of City Coordinators163195

    NEET 2021 Application Form FAQs 

    Ques. Are any corrections allowed in NEET 2021 application form?

    Ans. Yes. NTA will open NEET 2021 Application Form Correction Window. Candidates can make the changes within the stipulated time frame. Candidates can correct only these details: Mother’s Name, Father’s Name, Gender, Category, Person with Disability, State Code of Eligibility, Nationality

    Ques. Can we submit the application form for NEET offline?

    Ans. No. Submission of NEET Application form and payment of Application fee can be done via online mode only. For any kind of assistance regarding the filling, submission of payment of fee, candidates can contact the nearest Common Services Center.

    Ques. What is the age limit for appearing in NEET 2021? How many attempts are allowed?

    Ans. It is mandatory that the candidate has achieved the age of 17 years by December 31, 2021. The upper age limit for NEET has been removed. There are no restrictions on the number of attempts also, a candidate can sit for NEET any number of times if they fulfill the rest of the NEET eligibility criteria. However, the candidature of candidates appearing who are more than 25 years of an age is subject to the orders of Supreme Court. 

    Ques. Is it permissible to change or retrieve the password of NEET application form 2021? How?

    Ans. Yes. It is possible to retrieve the password of NEET. In case a candidate forgets the password, he/she can retrieve the same through the following steps:

    Through OTP (One Time Password) on Registered Mobile Number: Candidates will need to enter their ‘Registration Number’, ‘Candidate’s Name’ and ‘Date of Birth’.

    Answering the Security Questionset while registering: Candidates can also retrieve the password by answering a bunch of security questions.

    Forgot Mobile number and Email ID: In order to retrieve the password through this method, candidates will need to have to enter personal details.

    Ques. Can we attach the photo without name and date printed on it?

    Ans. It is mandatory to have the candidate’s name and date of clicking the picture on the passport-sized photograph. Take multiple copies of the photograph since the same will be required for the Admit Card and throughout the admission process.

    Ques. If a candidate is not appearing for the exam, can the application fee be refunded?

    Ans. No, the Application Fee is non-refundable, irrespective of whether the candidate sits for the exam or not.

    Ques. Can OCI candidates appear for NEET 2021 if they don’t have an Aadhar Card?

    Ans. Yes, for such candidates, Passport details will be required instead of Aadhar Card.

    Ques. Do we need to send a hard copy of the Application Form to NTA’s office?

    Ans. No documents must be sent to NTA. The entire application process will be conducted online.

    Ques.  I have failed in one subject but my average is above 50%, Can I apply?

    Ans. No, if you have failed in one subject you cannot apply.

    Ques.  I am an NRI in Dubai and how can I apply for general seat for NRI?

    Ans. NRI candidates are eligible to apply for a general seat. They can also apply for All India Quota. The ID Proof required would be their passport.

    Ques. My name on Aadhaar card is different than that on the 12th mark sheet, will I face a problem for verification or not?

    Ans. For verification, your name should match on both documents. 

    Ques. Are foreign nationals, Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs), Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) and Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) candidates eligible to apply for 15% all India quota seats?

    Ans. Yes, all foreign nationals, Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs), Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) and Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) candidates are eligible to apply for 15% all India quota seats. They will have to show their passport No. as ID Proof.

    Ques. If a candidate has appeared in state as well as institutional level exams three times, but hasn't appeared in AIPMT/NEET even once, will they be eligible to appear for NEET 2021?

    Ans. Yes, if a candidate has never appeared for AIPMT/NEET, then they can avail a maximum of three chances to appear in NEET provided they also fulfil the upper age limit criteria.

    Ques. I live outside India and do not possess an Aadhaar Card, Can I apply for NEET 2021?

    Ans. Candidates outside India may apply using their passport number.

    Ques. I have recently submitted the request for an update in their Aadhaar details due to some error, can I fill my NEET application form with the old Aadhaar number?

    Ans. Yes, you can apply for NEET. While submitting the updating details, the Aadhaar center also issues a 14 digit Aadhaar enrollment ID/UR number printed on the slip. You will be required to enter this new number.

    Ques.  In case of any problem in filling the online form? Who can be approached?

    Ans. If the candidates are facing any problem in submitting the NEET 2021 Application Form, they can contact Common Services Centers. They will act as Facilitation Centers this time and provide their services against the fee prescribed.

    Ques. If a candidate has passed class XII with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English from NIOS, is he/she eligible to appear for NEET-UG?

    Ans. Yes, the applicants who have passed 10+2 from open school with 50% and fulfil the other eligibility criteria can apply and appear for NEET 2021.

    Ques. When will NEET 2021 application form be available?

    Ans. The application form for NEET 2021 will be available from January 2021 at The entire application procedure will be conducted in online mode only.

    Ques. What documents are of importance while filling NEET Application Form 2021?

    Ans. Candidates must keep their 10th and 12th marksheet close by while filling the form. They will also be required to upload scanned copies of their passport sized photograph and signature.

    Ques.  How many time can I appear for NEET? Has the regulating body removed the attempts limit for NTA NEET?

    Ans. Yes, the number of attempts limit has been removed by NTA. Now, you can appear for NEET as many times as you wish to till the time you satisfy the NEET Eligibility.

    Ques. What are some precautions to keep in mind while filling the application form of NEET 2021?

    Ans. Candidates must keep their login passwords of NEET safe with them and not share it with anyone. It is a good habit to keep changing your password and always remember to logout from the NEET portal after you update, fill or submit the application form of NEET 2021 as per security measure. Before submitting the form, check all the details carefully since they cannot be changed later.

    Ques. How can I fill the NEET application form 2021 and pay the application fee if I don’t have any access to the internet?

    Ans. NTA will be employing the help of ‘Common Service Centers’ or ‘Facilitation Centers’ through which candidates who don’t have access to the internet can fill and submit their application forms of NEET 2021. Candidates who fill NEET 2021 application form through Common Service Centers will be required to pay the application fee of NEET 2021 through e-wallets. A nominal fee will be charged for every service.

    Ques. How to calculate your age for application?

    Ans. You can calculate your age through online Age Calculator for NEET 2021. The age calculator gives your age as per your DOB and the date on which you want to calculate. Set the date December 31, 2021 for the date you want to calculate the age.

    Ques. What is the application fee category wise?

    Ans. NEET 2021 Application Fee for various categories is as follows:

    • General – INR 1500
    • For General- EWS /OBC - INR 1400
    • For SC/ST/PwD and Transgenders - INR 800

    Ques. When will NTA release NEET 2021 Application Form Replica? 

    Ans. NTA releases a replica of NEET Application form which contains all steps to apply or register online for the examination. It contains images of how to fill the form and upload the documents step-wise. This provision has been followed by the authorities in past years and is expected to be continued. NEET Application Form Replica will be released in PDF format shortly. 

    Ques. Are spectacles allowed in the photograph being affixed on the form?

    Ans. Spectacles are allowed if being used regularly.

    *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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    Divakar sharma

    Can I apply for the exam 4 times?

    23 Nov, 2020 23:15

    Hii Divakar, Greetings from collegedunia. The number of attempts limit has also been removed from NEET eligibility i.e you can appear for the entrance exam as many times as they would like.

    24 Nov, 2020 07:30
    Vikram Dewan

    Is Neet twice a year in 2021?

    19 Nov, 2020 23:19

    Hi Vikram

    It is possible that Neet exam 2021 maybe conducted twice. But still there is no news about it.

    21 Nov, 2020 15:53

    Can I appear for NEET next year if my 12 class result is withheld?

    18 Nov, 2020 22:05

    Hi, In order to be eligible for NEET 2020, candidates must qualify 12th class examination with Chemistry, Biology, Physics and English subjects. For General category candidates, it is mandatory to score 50% marks in 12th grade, whereas SC/ST/OBC category candidates must score 40% marks to become eligible for NEET 2020.

    18 Nov, 2020 23:05
    Sadim Ansari

    Can I apply having compartment in physics in class 11?

    16 Nov, 2020 19:11

    Hi, As long as you have passed your compartment exam which may include the mandatory subjects for NEET, you may apply for upcoming year for NEET. 

    16 Nov, 2020 22:06
    Shivkumar Dama

    What is meant by Free Exit for NEET counselling?

    10 Nov, 2020 23:44

    Hi Shiv, free exit means that you can retain the seat alloted to you in the first counselling. candidates who do not report the allotted institute in the first round will be considered free exit. For details visit: NEET 2020

    11 Nov, 2020 12:26
    Ananya Pandey

    When will the registrations begin for the first round of NEET 2020 counselling?

    10 Nov, 2020 23:42

    Hi Ananya, the counselling will begin from 10 november 2020. For details visit: NEET COUNSELLING

    11 Nov, 2020 12:41
    Lakshay Kakkar

    Can I register from my home?

    08 Nov, 2020 22:59

    Hii lakshay, Greetings from collegedunia. Yes, you can register for NEET from home as registration is done online by Visiting the official website and the clicking on the ‘New Registration’ link. For more details Click Here

    09 Nov, 2020 06:47
    Saksham Mahajan

    Can a 4 times dropper apply for the exam?

    08 Nov, 2020 22:10

    Hi Saksham, Yes, A dropper is eligible to appear for NEET Exam until he atifies the age criteria.

    08 Nov, 2020 22:42
    Deep Jyoti Das

    Do I need to submit my 12th class marksheet while registration?

    06 Nov, 2020 22:46

    Hii Jyoti, Greetings from collegedunia. No, you don't have to submit 12th class marksheet while registration but you have to submit after the Exam while counseling.

    07 Nov, 2020 10:44

    Is it possible to change my exam center after registration?

    06 Nov, 2020 22:34

    Hi Neha, Candidates must choose the NEET exam centres carefully as they will not be able to change the centre after it has been allocated.

    08 Nov, 2020 23:01

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