NEET 2021: 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. 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, Government of India. Further, candidates can go through this article to get more information about the NEET 2021 exam, application process, syllabus, eligibility criteria, etc.
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- 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.
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 NTA NEET 2021.
|Events||Important Dates (Tentative)|
|Release of Application||– January 2021 –|
|End of the application process||– February 2021 –|
|Correction window opens||– 3rd week of February 2021 to last week of February 2021 –|
|Availability of Admit card||– 4th week of March 2021 –|
|NEET 2021 Exam||2nd May 2021|
|Availability of Answer key||– 2nd week of May 2021 –|
|Declaration of Result||– 1st week of June 2021 –|
|Starting of Counselling||– 2nd week of June 2021 –|
Is there any change in NEET 2021 by NTA?
The NEET Official Notification is not out yet. However, a few changes are expected due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Furthermore, the expected changes are as follows:
- The exam can be conducted Twice for this session considering the situation due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- NTA has requested the Health Ministry to consider the request of conducting the exam in online mode (Computer Based Test). However, nothing has been confirmed by the authorities.
- The NEET 2021 Syllabus remains the same. Candidates will have more choices to answer the question.
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 is prescribed by the NTA. In addition, the criteria is as per the Indian Medical Council Act – 1956 and the Dentist Act 1948 as amended in 2018. Further, the NEET 2021 Eligibility Factor comprises of 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 is 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 NTA 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 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
Exam Centre of NEET 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 Centres
Andaman & Nicobar Islands
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
|DADRA & NAGAR HAVELI|
Daman & Diu
Jammu and Kashmir
How to Choose NTA NEET 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.
NTA NEET 2021 Admit Card
The Hall Ticket of NEET 2021 is released in online mode on the 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 Hall Ticket?
- 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 is 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.
NEET 2021 Exam Pattern
The students appearing for the exam should have complete knowledge of the NTA NEET exam pattern. It helps to boost the preparation procedure. Thus, students can get a good score in the entrance exam. For this session, the authorities have informed that there will no change in the Exam Pattern. The other important details about the exam pattern are as follows:
|Mode of the Exam||Online|
|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|
Distribution Of Questions
|Subjects||No. Of Questions||Marks|
|Biology (Botany or Zoology)||90 (45 – 45 Each)||360|
NEET Exam 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.
NEET Exam Preparation Tips
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 time table for themselves.
NEET 2021 Question Paper
The question paper is made available soon after the NEET 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.
National Eligibility cum Entrance Test Answer Key
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.
NTA NEET Result 2021
The National Testing Agency (NTA) usually takes a month to evaluate the papers. NEET BDS/ MBBS 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 rank 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 Counselling 2021
The Directorate General of the Health Services conducts the Counselling rounds. The NTA NEET 2021 Counselling starts soon after the result declaration. 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|
Previous Years’ NEET Seat Matrix
The seat matrix indicates the no. of seats available for admission in each medical college. Moreover, the MBBS AIQ Seats available in each college are mentioned in the below table.
|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|