NEET 2021 Exam will be conducted on 12th September 2021. Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan announced on Monday (July 12). The exam will take place in 11 languages, including Hindi and English in offline mode. However, students are demanding to postpone the exams to October 2021. The exam will be conducted once only. National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is a single entrance examination for admission to undergraduate medical courses in India. Now, the admission to MBBS Course in AIIMS, and JIPMER is also through NEET 2021. Moreover, the National Testing Agency (NTA) conducts this entrance examination. The responsibility of NTA is to invite online applications, conduct the exam, result declaration, and then to provide All India Rank to the Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India.
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- Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan announced on Monday (July 12) that the National Testing Agency (NTA) will be conducting NEET 2021 entrance exam on September 12.
- NEET 2021 Exams is likely to get postponed to October 2021. However, the Education Ministry will soon conduct a live meeting announcing the exam dates and other details.
- JIPMER B.Sc Nursing Admission 2021 will be based on NEET 2021 Scores.
- NTA has announced NEET 2021 exam date, i.e 01st August 2021 (Sunday). Moreover, ending the speculations, NTA has mentioned in its official notification that the exam will be conducted in offline mode only (Pen & Paper based). It will further take place in 11 languages, including English and Hindi.
- NEET 2021 Application Form shall be out soon. The direct link to apply will be provided here as soon as it is activated by the NTA.
- The Education Ministry has announced that the NEET Syllabus remains the same for the 2021 session. However, now candidates will be given a choice to answer the questions. Hence, in this session, candidates will be given 20% more questions to choose from.
NTA NEET UG 2021
The number of students who appear for the exam has increased over the years. Through NEET, students can admission to both government and private medical colleges. Wherein, around 85% of seats are available under State Quota and 15% of Seats are available under All India Quota. Moreover, all the seats including NRI Quota as well as Management Quota in Private Unaided/ Aided Minority/ Non-Minority medical colleges are filled through NEET-UG 2021.
|Release of Application||13th July 2021|
|End of the application process||7th August 2021|
|Correction window opens||8th to 12th August 2021|
|Announcement of City Examination||20th August 2021|
|Availability of Admit card||3 days before exam|
|NEET 2021 Exam|
|Availability of Answer key||To be Announced|
|Declaration of Result||To be Announced|
|Starting of Counselling||To be Announced|
Is there any change in NEET 2021 by NTA?
- There is a slight change in the NEET Exam Pattern, as now the question paper will 20% more questions. Hence, candidates will have the option to choose which question they want to attempt. This decision is taken considering the pandemic situation.
- NTA was considering the request of conducting the exam in online mode. However, through an official notice, it has announced that NEET 2021 exam will be a Pen & Paper-based test only.
NEET 2021 Eligibility Criteria
Candidates must check out the eligibility criteria before filling the application form. It is necessary for all applicants to satisfy the eligibility conditions. The eligibility criteria are prescribed by the NTA. In addition, the criteria are as per the Indian Medical Council Act – 1956 and the Dentist Act 1948 as amended in 2018. Further, the NEET 2021 Eligibility Factor comprises the age criteria, qualifications, reservations, etc. The eligibility conditions are further explained below in detail.
- Applicant should have passed 10+2 from a recognized board.
- In addition, the candidate should have passed with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology and English as core subjects.
- The Qualifying Marks for UR are 50% and 45% (UR PWD). Whereas, for Reserved Category it is 40%.
Nationality and Age-Criteria
- The Nationality of the Candidate must be Indian/ NRI/ OCI/ PIOs or Foreign Nationals.
- The minimum required age is 17 years as of 31st December 2021.
- Further, there is no upper age limit. Now the candidates above 25 years can also participate.
Number of Attempts
- There is no restriction, thus students can appear for the exam as many times as they want.
- Furthermore, students planning to study abroad should note that their NEET Score is valid for 3 years only.
NEET Application Form 2021
The NEET Application Form is released on the Official Website (ntaneet.nic.in). Thus, the candidates cannot access the form through any other mode. Further, the other important details regarding the application process are as follows:
- Candidates must submit only one application. As the submission of multiple forms leads to the rejection of the registration form.
- Further, to complete the registration process, candidates have to provide a valid mobile number and email ID. Candidates shall provide correct details as all the communication is done through it only.
- The candidates do not need to send a printed application form to the board further.
- Moreover, candidates can edit their forms after submission as well. It can be done during the NEET application correction 2021 process. However, this facility is provided for a limited period of time. The complete details regarding this process are mentioned in this article.
Stages Of Application Process
- Online Registration: The students have to register first by providing basic information about themselves. After providing the asked information, the registration ID and password are sent over the mail or SMS. These shall further be your login credentials.
- Filling Up Details: After completing the registration process, students need to enter other details such as exam centre choice, qualification, address, etc.
- Uploading Of Scanned Image of Photograph & Signature: Candidates have to upload scanned images of asked documents. Make sure that you upload the image as per the prescribed specifications. The forms of candidates who do not upload the documents correctly are not accepted. Moreover, the required specifications to upload the documents are as follows:
- Passport Size Photo (10kb to 200 kb)
- Post Card Size Photo (50kb-300kb)
- Signature (4kb to 30kb)
- Left-Hand Thumb Impression (10kb to 50kb)
- Class X Certificate (100 kb to 400kb)
NEET Application Fee 2021
- The applicants can pay the fee in both online and offline mode.
- For online mode, the payment can be made through Debit Card/ Credit Card or Net Banking. Further, for offline mode, the SBI E-Challan facility is provided at the SBI branch. The NEET Application Fee for each category as per last years’ records is as follows:
|General / Unreserved||INR 1500/-|
|General- EWS / OBC-NCL||INR 1400/-|
|SC / ST / PwD / Transgender||INR 800/-|
NTA NEET Application Form Correction 2021
The NTA allows students to edit the submitted application forms. Candidates who made any mistake while filling the form can correct them. However, the NEET 2021 Application Form Correction window shall be open for a limited period. Therefore, applicants need to ensure that they edit and submit the edited form before the due date. Only successfully registered candidates can avail of this facility. Furthermore, the editable fields during the correction time are as follows:
- Mother’s Name
- Father’s Name
- State Code of Eligibility
- Person with Disability
MBBS & BDS Seats Available through NEET UG 2021
Exam Centre of NEET UG 2021
As per the last years’ records, the NEET Exam Centres are increased from 2546 to 3862. The exam centers are set up in 155 cities across the country. Candidates can choose the preferred exam city during the registration. However, after the issuance of the NEET admit card, it cannot be changed. Hence, it is important to choose them wisely. Furthermore, the other questions related to NEET 2021 exam centre that you might have are discussed below.
List of NEET Exam Cities
Sr.No. CITY_CODE STATE CITY 1 1101
Andaman & Nicobar Islands
PORT BLAIR 2 1201
GUNTUR 3 1202 KURNOOL 4 1203 NELLORE 5 1204 TIRUPATI 6 1205 VIJAYAWADA 7 1206 VISAKHAPATNAM 8 1301 ITANAGAR/NAHARLAGUN 9 1401
GUWAHATI 11 1403 SILCHAR 12 1404 TEZPUR 13 1501
GAYA 14 1502 PATNA 15 1601
CHANDIGARH/MOHALI/PANCHKULA 16 1701
BHILAI/DURG/BHILAI NAGAR 17 1702 BILASPUR 18 1703 RAIPUR 19 1801
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
DADRA & NAGAR HAVELI 20 1901
Daman & Diu
DAMAN 21 2001
DELHI/NEW DELHI 22 2101
PANAJI/MADGAON/MARGAO 23 2201
AHMEDABAD 24 2202 ANAND 25 2203 BHAVNAGAR 26 2204 GANDHINAGAR 27 2205 GODHARA 28 2206 PATAN 29 2207 RAJKOT 30 2208 SURAT 31 2209 VADODARA 32 2210 VALSAD 33 2301
FARIDABAD 34 2302 GURUGRAM 35 2401
HAMIRPUR 36 2402 SHIMLA 37 2501
Jammu and Kashmir
JAMMU 38 2502 SRINAGAR 39 2601
BOKARO 40 2602 JAMSHEDPUR 41 2603 RANCHI 42 2701
BELGAUM/BELGAVI 43 2702 BENGALURU 44 2703 DAVANAGERE 45 2704 DHARWAD 46 2705 GULBARGA/KALABURGI 47 2706 HUBLI 48 2707 MANGALURU 49 2708 MYSURU 50 2709 UDUPI 51 2801
ALAPPUZHA 52 2802 ANGAMALY 53 2803 ERNAKULAM 54 2804 KANNUR 55 2805 KASARAGOD 56 2806 KOLLAM 57 2807 KOTTAYAM 58 2808 KOZHIKODE/CALICUT 59 2809 MALAPPURAM 60 2810 PALAKKAD 61 2811 THIRUVANANTHAPURAM 62 2812 THRISSUR 63 4701
LEH 64 2901
KAVARATTI 65 3001
BHOPAL 66 3002 GWALIOR 67 3003 INDORE 68 3004 JABALPUR 69 3005 UJJAIN 70 3101
AHMEDNAGAR 71 3102 AKOLA 72 3103 AMRAVATI 73 3104 AURANGABAD (MR) 74 3105 BEED 75 3106 BULDHANA 76 3107 JALGAON 77 3108 KOLHAPUR 78 3109 LATUR 79 3110 MUMBAI 80 3111 NAGPUR 81 3112 NANDED 82 3113 NASHIK 83 3114 NAVI MUMBAI 84 3115 PUNE 85 3116 SATARA 86 3117 SOLAPUR 87 3118 THANE 88 3201
IMPHAL 89 3301
SHILLONG 90 3401
AIZAWL 91 3501
DIMAPUR 92 3502 KOHIMA 93 3601
ANGUL 94 3602 BALASORE/BALESWAR 95 3603 BERHAMPUR 96 3604 BHUBANESHWAR 97 3605 CUTTACK 98 3606 ROURKELA 99 3607 SAMBALPUR 100 3701
PUDUCHERRY 101 3801
AMRITSAR 102 3802 BATHINDA 103 3803 JALANDHAR 104 3804 LUDHIANA 105 3805 PATIALA 106 3901
AJMER 107 3902 BIKANER 108 3903 JAIPUR 109 3904 JODHPUR 110 3905 KOTA 111 3906 UDAIPUR 112 4001
GANGTOK 113 4101
CHENNAI 114 4102 COIMBATORE 115 4103 CUDDALORE 116 4104 KANCHIPURAM 117 4105 KARUR 118 4106 MADURAI 119 4107 NAGERCOIL 120 4108 NAMAKKAL 121 4109 SALEM 122 4110 THANJAVUR 123 4111 THIRUVALLUR 124 4112 TIRUCHIRAPPALLI 125 4113 TIRUNELVELI 126 4114 VELLORE 127 4201
HYDERABAD 128 4202 KARIMNAGAR 129 4203 KHAMMAM 130 4204 RANGAREDDY 131 4205 WARANGAL 132 4301
AGARTALA 133 4401
AGRA 134 4402 ALLAHABAD/PRAYAGRAJ 135 4403 BAREILLY 136 4404 GHAZIABAD 137 4405 GORAKHPUR 138 4406 JHANSI 139 4407 KANPUR 140 4408 LUCKNOW 141 4409 MEERUT 142 4410 NOIDA/GREATER NOIDA 143 4411 VARANASI 144 4501
DEHRADUN 145 4502 HALDWANI 146 4503 ROORKEE 147 4601
24 PARGANA(NORTH) 148 4602 ASANSOL 149 4603 BARDHAMAN/BURDWAR 150 4604 DURGAPUR 151 4605 HOOGHLY 152 4606 HOWRAH 153 4607 KHARAGPUR 154 4608 KOLKATA 155 4609 SILIGURI
How to Choose NEET UG 2021 Exam Centre?
- While filling the application form, a candidate has to choose preferred exam cities.
- In addition, a candidate can lock three choices. Then the authorities allot exam centre out of the entered choices considering other factors.
From where can I get the Address of the allotted NEET Exam Centre?
- The Exam Centre Address is mentioned on the issued NEET Hall Ticket.
- Exam Centre is allotted on a First Come First Serve basis.
- Furthermore, you must check the distance to the exam centre from where you reside.
NEET 2021 Admit Card
The Hall Ticket of NEET 2021 releases online on NTA official website. Candidates can thus download it from there by entering the login credentials. It is basically an entry pass without which no candidate can sit for the exam. In addition, candidates must check for discrepancies in the hall ticket. If there is an error, one should contact the official authority. The contact details are provided below. Further, candidates should also carry an ID proof along with the admit card. The invigilator refers to the ID to verify that the registered student has appeared for the exam.
How to Download NEET 2021 Admit Card?
- Visit the NTA NEET official website – www.ntaneet.nic.in or click on the direct link provided in the article.
- Click on the “Admit Card” link.
- Then you are redirected to the login page, enter the credentials.
- After a successful login, your Admit Card appears on the screen.
- Check for discrepancies
- If everything is fine, then download it and take out at least 2-3 copies.
What to do in case of a discrepancy in my NEET 2021 admit card?
- You should immediately report to the authorities.
- A candidate can contact the officials either through mail or over the phone. The NEET Helpline number and Mail ID are provided below for reference.
- Moreover, a candidate must ensure that no discrepancy is there in the admit card on the exam day.
Dress Code For NEET 2021
The exam conducting body has made some strict rules regarding the NEET Dress Code. Thus, candidates appearing for the exam have to follow the dress code. Furthermore, some of the rules set by the NTA are as follows:
- Candidates are advised to wear light-colored clothes
- Only sandals and slippers are allowed.
- Candidates can wear short sleeves clothes.
- No Metal Items such as belts are allowed.
- Further, students should not carry any accessories along with them.
National Eligibility cum Entrance Exam Day Guidelines
The NEET 2021 Exam Day Guidelines for aspirants appearing for the test are as follows:
- It is important to be clear about the exam schedule. Candidates must be aware of the exam starting time, or when the exam centre entry gate closes to avoid unnecessary trouble.
- Candidates should check whether they are having their Admit Card or not. No candidate can sit for the test without it.
- The candidate should know the Dress Code and hence should be dressed accordingly on the exam day.
- Moreover, a candidate should not carry any barred item to the exam centre. In addition, electronic devices, stationery items, printed or any kind of paper, eatables are not allowed inside the exam hall.
- Further, before taking the test, candidates should go through the guidelines. So, that the paper is attempted in the correct way.
NEET 2021 Exam Pattern
The students appearing for the exam should have complete knowledge of the NEET exam pattern. It helps to boost the preparation procedure. Thus, students can get a good score in the entrance exam. Through exam pattern, candidates can get information about the mode of exam, time duration, marking scheme, and medium of paper.
Also, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Health Ministry has announced that the NEET will be conducted twice from this year.
|Mode of the Exam||Offline (Pen & Paper-based Test)|
|Time Duration||3 Hours|
|Exam Shift||One Shift only|
|Total Marks||720 marks|
|Number of Questions||180 Questions|
|Number of Sections||Three- Physics, Chemistry, and Biology|
|Marks per Question||4 marks|
|Negative Marking||Yes. -1 for the wrong answer|
|Medium of Paper||English/ Hindi/ Urdu, Bengali, Telugu, Gujarati, Tamil, Kannada, Oriya, Marathi, Assamese|
Distribution Of Questions
|Subjects||No. Of Questions||Marks|
|Biology (Botany or Zoology)||90 (45 – 45 Each)||360|
NEET 2021 Syllabus
The Medical Council of India (MCI) prescribes the NEET 2021 Syllabus. Considering the COVID-19 pandemic situation, the authorities may cut the 30% Syllabus. Moreover, the questions are usually from the 11th and 12th-course subjects. In addition, the candidates should have in-depth knowledge of the exam syllabus. The topics to be covered subject-wise are further mentioned below.
Physics Chemistry Biology
NEET 2021 National Testing Abhyas
National Testing Abhyas is the NTA official app for NEET Preparation. This mobile application was launched on May 20, 2020, by the NTA along with the Education Ministry. The sole aim of designing this app is to provide proper guidance to the students in the preparation process. Daily Test on National Testing Abhyas combines relevant academic content with an artificial intelligence-driven platform to ensure that students score good marks. Moreover, the application is compatible with both the Android and iOS Versions. NEET aspirants can further find a number of mock papers on this app in English and Hindi language.
After solving mock tests, the acquired score, correct answers with explanation, and complete analysis of the paper can be viewed. Hence, this app helps the students in preparing in the most effective way.
|Available at||Play Store & App Store|
|Mobile Application – Update Size||22.6 MB|
NEET Preparation Tips 2021
In order to get a good NEET Score, candidates can go through the below-mentioned NEET 2021 Preparation Tips. The tips and tricks for NEET preparation are as follows:
- The students should have complete knowledge of the exam syllabus. In addition, it helps students in formulating a strategy, which can help them in getting a good score.
- Then as soon as you have the complete details, prepare a proper time-table. Wherein, you need to set short-term goals. Make sure that you mention all the details, as to how much time you can finish the syllabus.
- Further, make sure that you do not refer to a lot of books as that may confuse you.
- Do not forget to start the preparation with your NCERT books.
- Moreover, students should try and study for at least 5-6 hours every day.
- Candidates should also take care of other things. In addition, make sure that you eat right and take proper sleep.
- In addition, students should try and solve as many question papers. It shall help you in understanding the exam pattern better.
- Candidates should also try to finish the complete syllabus at least 2-3 months before the exam date.
- Furthermore, the weightage in the percentage of each topic is given below subject-wise. Candidates can refer to it and make a proper timetable for themselves.
NEET 2021 Question Paper
The question paper is made available soon after the NEET UG 2021 Exam. It is released in online mode only. Moreover, the candidates who appear for the exam can calculate a rough score with it. As it is released along with the answer key. Further, the exam conducting body releases the NEET Question Paper in PDF format. Therefore, candidates can download it easily. Candidates planning to appear for the exam can also refer to it. By solving papers, you can identify the weak areas.
NEET Answer Key 2021
NEET 2021 Solution Key is released along with the question paper. It contains answers to all the questions that are asked in the exam. In addition, it is released on the NTA official website. It is released in pdf format, to ensure candidates can download it easily. Moreover, students can also challenge the answer key. However, for each question, a candidate has to pay 1000 rupees. Note that the result is prepared as per this answer key.
NEET Result 2021
The National Testing Agency (NTA) usually takes a month to evaluate the papers. NEET 2021 Result is further released in online mode. Thus, the candidates have to visit the official website to check their results. In addition, the scores are announced in the form of a percentile. Candidates who score the qualifying marks are further eligible for counselling. As now admission to AIIMS and JIPMER is through NEET Exam only, thus candidates who clear the exam are eligible for admission to these institutes as well. Furthermore, the result can be made available in the form of a merit list. The complete format and details regarding a merit list are mentioned below.
NEET 2021 Merit List
The merit list is released for indicating the names of all the selected candidates. Moreover, the candidates are ranked in order of merit in it. This list is basically made for segregating students on the basis of merit. Candidates must check the rank list carefully. As it is possible, that there could be two students of the same name. Thus, do check the other provided details as well. The NEET Merit List 2021 is released in different formats. Moreover, the rank list is released in the following manner.
- NTA NEET Overall Merit List
- NEET MBBS State-Wise merit List
- Category-wise Rank List
- Gender Wise Rank List
- AIQ and Course Wise Merit List
NEET Cut off 2021
Candidates seeking admission have to qualify for the NEET 2021 Cut off percentile and marks. Admission to MBBS, BDS, AYUSH courses is granted only if the candidate has a score equal to or more than the cut-off. Moreover, the cut-off marks are determined considering a few factors such as the no. of students who appeared for the exam, difficulty level, and highest score attained. NEET cut-off also varies for different category students.
NTA NEET 2020 Cut off
|Category||Marks Range||No. of Candidates|
|UR & PH||146-129||99|
|OBC & PH||128-113||233|
|SC & PH||128-113||70|
|ST & PH||128-113||18|
NEET 2020 Percentile
NEET Percentile was revised last year due to vacant seats in BDS and AYUSH programs. It was reduced by 10. Further, the original and revised category-wise percentile are mentioned in the table below.
|Category||Original Percentile||Revised Percentile|
|SC/ ST/ OBC||40%||30%|
|SC/ ST/ OBC-PH||40%||30%|
NEET Counselling 2021
The Directorate General of the Health Services conducts the NTA NEET Counselling. In this admission round, candidates have to appear in person along with a set of documents. In addition, the round of counselling takes place in online mode by Medical Counselling Committee (MCC). Further, the counselling is conducted in three rounds. However, if the seats are left vacant after the three rounds. Then a mop-up round is conducted for filling up the vacant seats.
|If you have got a seat in the college||You can either accept or apply for the next round|
|Not got a seat in the First||Can be eligible for the second round|
NEET Seat Allotment 2021
Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on behalf of the Medical Counseling Committee carries out the seat allotment process. Wherein, the seats are allotted to the students as per their NEET Score, filled-in choices, Seat Matrix, and Reservation Policy. NEET Seat Allotment List is published separately for each round of counseling. Moreover, seat allotment of 85% state quota seats is done by the respective state counselling authorities.
However, DGHS is responsible for seat allotment of 15% All India Quota seats, and 100% seats in Deemed or Central Universities, AIIMS, JIPMER, AFMC, and ESIC institutes.
|Course||No. of Colleges||No. of Seats|
Previous Years’ NEET Seat Matrix
The seat matrix indicates the no. of seats available for admission in each medical college. Further, the tables provided below indicate MBBS/ BDS Seat Matrix. Note that the seat allotment is carried out as per the seat matrix.
|Name of the College||Total AIQ Seats (MBBS)|
|Institute of Medical Sciences, BHU Varanasi||84|
|Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi||37|
|VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi||63|
|B.J Medical College, Ahmedabad||37|
|King George’s Medical University, Lucknow||37|
|Stanley Medical College, Chennai||38|
|Siddhartha Medical College, Vijayawada||23|
|Seth GS Medical College, Mumbai||27|
|Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram||30|
|SMS Medical College, Jaipur||38|
BDS Seat Matrix
|Name of the College||Total AIQ Seats (BDS)|
|Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, Delhi||6|
|Postgraduate Institute of Dental Sciences, Rohtak||15|
|Nair Dental College and Hospital||9|
|Faculty of Dental Sciences||50|
|RUHS College of Dental Sciences, Jaipur||6|
|Government Dental College, Thrissur||8|
|Regional Dental College, Guwahati||6|
|Mahatma Gandhi PG Institute of Dental Sciences, Puducherry||6|
|Government Dental College, Nagpur||7|
|Faculty of Dental Sciences, KGMU, Lucknow||9|