NEET OMR Sheet 2021: The OMR Sheet consists of the answers that are asked in the exam. Whereas, the Response Sheet is the one that is provided to attempt the exam answers. The OMR Sheet is made available on the official website for the exam. Moreover, the NEET 2021 Exam is conducted in Offline Mode using Pen and Paper. That means the NTA provides you with OMR Sheet to answer. So, in this article, we have provided complete details about NEET OMR Sheet 2021. The article also covers details regarding the Exam Guidelines, Tips for the Day before Exam, etc.

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NEET OMR Sheet 2021

Candidates can check the dates of the NEET Response Sheet. The OMR Sheet is released in the form of the NEET Answer Key. The NTA uses OMR Sheet to capture the answers or responses of the candidates. The OMR is also called Optical Mark Reading/ Recognition. Through NEET, as many as 80,055 MBBS, 26,949 BDS, 52,720 AYUSH, and 525 BVSc & AH seats are offered in 542 medical, 313 dental, 914 AYUSH, and 47 veterinary colleges in India.  In addition, the dates of NEET UG 2021 are as follows-

EventsImportant Dates
Declaration of OMR– Announced –

Check NEET OMR Sheet 2021

How to Download NEET Response Sheet 2021?

The NEET OMR Sheet is released via online mode on NTA NEET Official Website ( Thus, candidates can download the response sheet from the official website. The step by step guide to download the response sheet is as follows:

  • Click on the Direct Link, this shall lead you directly to download the OMR Sheet.
  • Now, two options appear on the screen to download the Response Sheet of NEET
  • The First option is to log in using the Application Number and Password and the second option is by submitting your Application Number and Date of Birth.
  • Now, click on the relevant link to download the question paper and respective OMR Sheet.
  • Download the OMR Sheet and start cross-checking your answers.

Forgot Registration Id/ Login Credentials

If in case, you have forgotten your Registered Login Credentials, then you can easily retrieve it back following the steps provided below-

  • Visit the NTA NEET Website or click on the link provided in the article for the application procedure. This link directly redirects you to the Forgotten Application Number page.


  • Enter the details that are mentioned in the image and click on the submit button.
  • In this way, you can get back your NEET Application Number.

How to Reset Password for NEET 2021 Log In?


  • You get two options to retrieve your login credentials. Either through OTP/ Security Question.
  • If you have selected OTP, then you have to enter the following details.
  • If you have selected through Security Questions, then you have to enter the following details


  • After choosing the desired option, click on the submit button and reset your password.

NEET OMR Sheet Key Challenge

The candidates can challenge the released answer key. However, candidates have to follow certain criteria for the same. Moreover, a sum of 1000 rupees has to be submitted for the same. The mentioned fee is however as per the last years’ records. If it is revised, then we shall update that out here. Further, the Challenge Facility is provided for a limited period of time, therefore, the candidates must challenge the answer, before the deadline date.

Challenging Fee per QuestionRs 1000/-
Mode of PaymentOnline through Debit/ Credit/ Internet Banking
Refund PolicyNon-Refundable

Releasing NEET 2021 Response Sheet

The NEET 2021 OMR Sheet can be challenged via online mode only. Candidates can challenge the answer key by paying a fee of Rs 1000/- for each question. The payment has to be done through Credit/ Debit Card/ Net Banking. The Processing Fee is refunded if the challenge is correct. Moreover, candidates must note that no challenge is accepted without payment.

How to Challenge the NEET Answer Key  2021?

The candidates have to follow certain steps to challenge the NTA NEET OMR Sheet. Therefore, the following are the steps to challenge the answer key.

  • Firstly, visit the Official Website of NTA NEET 2021 –
  • Now log in using your Application Number and Password.
  • Click on “Apply for Key Challenge”
  • You can see the 180 Questions palette displayed on the screen. These questions are in a sequence.
  • Now, select the question that you want to challenge.
  • The number next to the question under the column “Answer as per NTA” stands for the correct Answer Key used by NTA.
  • Once you select any question for the challenge, you can see four options under the column- “Suggested Answer by the Candidate”
  • If you want to challenge then, you can use any one or more of the options by clicking on the checkbox.
  • After clicking on the option, for all the Questions you want to challenge, scroll down, and click on the Submit option.
  • You can now see the list of the questions that you have challenged.
  • Click on the Final Submit and make the payment of the OMR Key Challenge.
  • You need to pay an amount of Rs 1000/- for the NEET OMR Key Challenge.
  • After the successful payment download and take the printout of the receipt.
  • If your challenge is correct, then your money is refunded back.

Things To Do a Day Before the NEET Exam

The last 24 Hours are very important for your Health and Mind. So, if you are highly concerned with getting good marks in the exam, then you need to make your state of mind and body fit and relax. So, here are a few tips that shall help you to keep yourself happy and confident about the exam.

  • Revise a few formulas and terms before the day of the exam. This is very important. Don’t rush for all the books and notes. Just follow a few important formulas and short terms.
  • Watch Your Favorite Movies, Go for a Walk, Read some good books or magazines. You can also play your favourite game as well. This shall help your brain to exercise properly.
  • Do a 10-Minute Meditation. Doing meditation or concentration helps your mind and body relax. Not only this but doing meditation also helps you get a good sleep.
  • Sleep for at least 8 hours, having a good sleep can help you feel fresh and confident.
  • On the day of the exam, wake up early, meditate, or exercise. Revise for an hour if you feel like it.
  • Drink lots of water before heading to the NEET Exam Centre. Keep yourself hydrated.

You can check the sample of NEET OMR Sheet 2021 for a better understanding-

neet 2019 omr sheet sample

How to Mark the Responses of NTA NEET Response Sheet?

NEET Response Sheet has to be attempted using a ballpoint pen. The OMR sheet is given along with the NEET Exam Paper at the examination hall. All you have to do is mark your answers on the given circle. But, before answering the questions, you need to mark all the necessary details. Darken the details as mentioned in the NEET 2021 Test Booklet. Only the Black/ Blue Ballpoint pen can be used to darken the answers.

List of the Particulars that has to be marked

  • Name of the candidate
  • Roll Number
  • Examination Centre Code
  • Category
  • Mobile Number

The Invigilator also guides you on how to fill in the OMR Sheet PDF Information. Hence, after filling in all the details, you can attempt the questions.

Steps to Mark NEET 2021 Response Sheet

The steps to fill the OMR Sheet of NEET 2021 are as follows-

  • Use a Ballpoint Pen (Blue/Black) to fill the responses in the sheet.
  • Fill in the circles properly while marking the answer. It is because sometimes the machine cannot detect the correct answers that are marked. Thus, it is considered as “Not Responded” or “Wrongly Marked”.

How to Darken the NEET OMR Sheet- Check Sample

Correct ways of Marking NEET OMR Sheet 2019

Thus, the complete answer NEET 2021 Answer Key shall look somewhat like this.neet omr answer sheet 2019

Candidates must note that only one OMR Sheet is provided during the exam. Therefore, we advise you to fill in the details carefully and correctly.

NEET OMR Sheet 2021 – Answer Key PDF

The National Testing Agency also release an Answer Key in the form of an OMR Sheet. The NEET OMR Sheet PDF comprises the correct answers to questions that are asked in the exam. Candidates can tally the answers using the OMR Answer key of NEET 2021. Hence, with the help of the NEET UG Answer Key, candidates can match their responses and calculate their scores. Through the answer key, candidates can also predict their score and rank, they will receive in the exam.

Strategies to Attempt and Fill the NEET OMR Sheet 2021 Fast and Correctly

Now that you have got the idea of how to mark and fill the OMR Sheet, let us discuss how to attempt the NEET Question Paper 2021. The NEET paper consists of a total of 180 Questions with 3 Hours of Time Duration. So, here’s how you need to strategize and solve.

  • Out of 180 Questions, attempt all the easy doable questions. As a result, this saves a lot of time.
  • If you have practised well, then you can roughly answer around 100 to 120 Questions with accuracy. Attempting these many questions help to get into the merit list.
  • Skip the questions that you find is difficult. Make a target of completing the question paper within 2 Hours and 30 Minutes.
  • Keep the last 30 Minutes only for revision and attempting the left-over questions.
  • Remember, do the guesswork only if you are confused with two options. Guesswork can lead to negative marking.
  • Stay Calm and Relaxed. Do not panic, this can disturb your time management.

Order Of Attempting the NEET 2021 Question Paper

If you planning to attempt the questions section-wise, then you can definitely use these techniques.

  • Start with the easiest section first. In the NEET, the Biology section is the easiest one. This is because, in Biology, most of the questions are directly asked. Another benefit of solving the NEET Biology Paper- It has the maximum number of marks and questions which are easy. Therefore, in the Biology section, you can attempt a maximum number of questions with less amount of time. Make a target to complete this section in 30 to 40 Minutes.
  • Then, go for the Chemistry Section. This section is a mixture of both easy, moderate, and difficult questions. However, this year, we are expecting Chemistry to be moderate. If you are well familiar with the Formulas and Concepts, then you can easily attempt 50% of the questions within an hour.
  • Then comes the NEET Physics. For this section, keep at least 1 Hour 15 Minutes for attempting. Since, this section is quite lengthy and time-consuming, therefore, keep it for the last.
  • Keep 15 to 30 minutes for revision purposes. Mark the answers carefully. The answers once marked cannot be changed.

NEET Result 2021

NEET OMR Result carries the qualifying marks and rank of the candidate. Candidates can check the result from the official website of NTA. To check the individual result, you have to submit your Registration ID, Date of Birth, and Captcha Code. The OMR Sheet is released on the day of the exam to mark your answers. The answer key is released soon after the completion of the exam in the form of an Answer Sheet.


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