NEET 2021: Registration, Application Dates, Fee and Steps to Apply

    Neha Rani Neha Rani
    Exams Prep Master

    Registration process for NEET 2021 will be started by 1st week of December 2020 by National Testing Agency(NTA). Candidates can fill the application form on the official website of NTA. Application form will be available on the website for about one month. Students should note that the form shall be filled before the last date as there may be server issues on the last date. Also, the application deadline shall not be extended further and so the candidates are advised to complete the application process within the provided time frame. NEET 2021 exam is likely to be conducted by the 1st week of June 2021.

    NEET is an entrance examination for the candidates who aspire for a career in the field of medical science. Every year NEET is conducted for admission in MBBS and BDS courses for over 475 colleges in the country.

    NEET 2021: Schedule of Examination

    NEET 2021 is likely to be conducted in the 1st week of June by NTA. NEET Registration for 2021 is likely to be started by the 1st week of December,’20 and the last date to fill the application will end by 1st week of January 2021. The detailed examination plan are discussed below:


    Tentative Date

    Release of application form

    1st week of December 2020

    Last date to fill the application form

    1st week of January 2021

    Opening of form correction portal

    3rd week of January 2021

    Closing of form correction portal

    Last week of January 2021

    Admit Card Release

    1st week of May 2021

    Date of NEET 2021 Exam

    1st week of June 2021

    NEET 2021 How to Fill Application Form

    NEET 2021: How to Fill Application Form

    The application for NEET 2021 shall be filled online on the official website of NTA. The process to fill up application form for NEET are discussed below:

    • Register and create registration id and password

    • Proceed to fill the application form(as shown in the image below)

    • Enter all the personal details required in the form

    • Upload scanned copy of passport size photograph and signature

    • Upload scanned copy of thumb impression

    • Pay the application fee through online mode

    • Submit the application form

    • Print the application acknowledgement for future reference.

    NEET 2021:Suggestions to Fill Application Form

    While filling the application form candidates need to be very attentive and careful. There are lots of silly mistakes that may cause undesirable results. Below mentioned are some suggestive measures that must be kept in mind while filling the application:

    • Candidates must enter valid email address and phone number as it will be used for all the communication related to the examination. 

    • Payment must be successfully completed as the application will be considered incomplete without payment. If multiple transactions are done then the spare amount will be refunded.

    • Candidates shall not submit multiple applications as it will result in the rejection of candidature.

    • The scanned photograph shall contain the name of the candidate on it and the date on which the photograph was clicked.

    NEET 2021 Eligibility Criteria

    NEET 2021: Eligibility Criteria

    To appear in NEET 2021 examination a candidate must have:

    • Passed/Appeared/Appearing class 12 with science subjects that shall include Biology

    • Must be at least 17 years of age.

    • Must score 50%(general), 40%(SC/ST) marks in class 12

    • Criteria for marks in class 12 may vary between the colleges. Candidates are advised to verify before applying.

    • There is no upper age limit to appear in NEET as this decision is pending with the apex court.

    NEET 2021 Application Fee

    NEET 2021: Application Fee:

    Application fee for NEET 2021 varies according to the categories of the candidates. The application fee for the reserved category is half the fee of the General category candidate. The category-wise amount for the application are tabulated below:





    Other Backward Classes(OBC)


    Scheduled Caste(SC)


    Scheduled Tribe(ST)


    Physically Handicapped(PH)


    Mode of Payments:

    Payment can be made through various online modes such as net banking, credit and debit cards, BHIM-UPI, Online/E-Wallets like PhonePe, Paytm, PayPal, PayUmoney, Lazypay etc. Payment through credit card will attract an extra charge of 1-3% of the total amount. If any candidate is unable to make online payment then S/he can pay through e-challan. The e-challan shall be generated from the website and it needs to be paid by cash at any branch of State Bank of India. After the payment the transaction number is required to be mentioned online and then the whole process will be completed. Candidates should note that even in the case of e-challan the final submission of the application form must be done online.

    NEET 2021 Form Correction

    NEET 2021: Form Correction:

    If any candidate has entered incorrect information in the application form then it can be rectified through the form correction portal provided on the official website of NTA. NEET form correction window will be available by the third week of January and it will be available for around 15 days. The candidates can check the form and rectify the mistakes online. The details that can be edited includes all the personal details including photograph and signature. Candidates must be very careful while editing the form as the application once submitted cannot be edited again. 

    NEET 2021 FAQs

    NEET 2021: FAQs

    Question: Can I fill the application form offline?

    Ans. No. The application form shall be filled by the candidate only on the official website through online mode.

    Question: Can I make the payment for the application offline?

    Ans. Yes. Offline payment can be made through e-challan by depositing the amount in any branch of SBI. However the final submission is to be made online.

    Question: Can I fill a new application form if I made mistakes in the old form?

    Ans. No. Multiple applications will be rejected and the candidate will not be allowed to take the exam. The candidates are advised to edit the application during the form correction period.

    Question: My amount deducted from the bank account payment is pending. What should I do?

    Ans. Any extra amount deducted from the account will be refunded automatically. However, if there is unusual delay you can contact the concerned bank. 

    Question: Should I send the hard copy of the application form to the NTA office?

    Ans. No. There is no need to send any copy of the application as the entire process is online.



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