NEET 2021 Updates: Application Form, Exam Date, Eligibility, Syllabus

Filed in Exam by on June 8, 2021

NEET 2021 Application Form can be completed from 3rd February 2021. NTA will organize the examination on 3rd May 2021. The exam will be conducted Once a Year in Offline mode. National Testing Agency (NTA) conducts the NEET exam. Through this article, we have provided complete details regarding NEET 2021 updates.


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About NEET

The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test-Under Graduate (NEET (UG)), succeeded from All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT) is an entrance examination in India for students who wish to study undergraduate medical courses (MBBS) and dental courses (BDS) in government or private medical colleges and dental colleges in India.

The undergraduate NEET (UG), for MBBS and BDS courses, is currently conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA), which provides the results to the Directorate General of Health Services at the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

NEET-UG replaced the All India Pre-Medical Test(AIPMT) and all individual MBBS exams conducted by states or colleges themselves in 2013. NEET-UG is a single entrance test for admissions to more than 66,000 MBBS and BDS seats across India.

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NEET 2021 Exam Dates

Candidates can check below various official NEET exam dates:

Events Dates
Application form release 2nd December 2019
Last date for Submission of application form 6th January 2021 (Extended)
Last date of the successful transaction of fee 7th January 2021
Application form correction starts 15th January 2021
Last date for correction in the application form 31st January 2021
NEET (UG) Admit Card 27th March 2021
NEET 2021 Exam Date 3rd May 2021
Answer key 2nd week of May 2021
Result announcement 4th June 2021
Counseling date 2nd week of June 2021

 Get Complete NEET 2021 Dates and Schedules

NEET 2021 Application Form Correction

  • Candidates can do NEET Application Form Correction from 15th to 31st January 2021.
  • The correction process can be done through online mode only.
  • Candidates are notified through SMS/e-mail regarding correction in photograph or signature.
  • Candidates are also able to correct in particular fields like – Date of Birth (D.O.B), Identification, Gender, State Code, Category, Exam Medium, Exam Center, Disability Status, Exam Qualification or Percentage, Parents’ Name, etc.

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NEET 2021 Application Form

Candidates can check the following details regarding NEET 2021 Application Form:

  • Candidates can fill the NEET 2021 Application Form online mode.
  • You can fill one application form only. Filling more than one application form will lead to the cancellation of forms.
  • The application form for NEET 2021 has been released from 2nd December 2020 by NTA.
  • The last date to fill the application form will be till 6th January 2021.
  • Candidates must provide a working phone number and email Id at the time of registration to get login credentials.
  • Candidates must submit recent photographs, signature, left-hand thumb impression & class 10th passing certificate in the prescribed format to avoid rejection of images later.
  • There is no need to send the printout of the application form to the board.

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NEET 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must check the following NEET Eligibility Criteria before registering for the exam:

  • Nationality: Indian Nationals, Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), Overseas Citizen of India (OCI), Persons with Indian Origin (PIO) and Foreign Nationals citizens are eligible to apply for NEET (UG).
  • India Citizens & Overseas Citizens of India intending to pursue UG medical courses from foreign institutions also need to qualify NEET UG.
  • Eligibility for 15% All India Quota Seats: Candidates belonging to UT of J&K and Ladakh are eligible to apply under 15% All India Quotas only based on self-declaration. If they claim eligibility, they must submit an online Self- Declaration which will be generated and printed automatically along with a confirmation page for record and to present the same during counseling/admission. Other candidates can fill in any state/UT against this choice.
  • Age limit: Candidates must have completed a minimum of 17 years of age on or before 31st December 2021. The upper age limit is 25 years as on the date of examination (5-year relaxation is given to SC, ST, OBC-NCL & PwD candidates).
  • Candidates above 25 years are provisionally permitted to appear and their candidature is subject to the outcome of pending Petitions before the Hon’ble Supreme Court.
  • Qualification: Candidates must have completed the 12th level or equivalent examination.
  • Mandatory Subjects: Students in their 12th level must have Physics, Chemistry, and Biology/Biotechnology with English as a mandatory subject.
  • Percentage: Candidates in the 12th level must have secured a minimum of 50% marks for General & General-EWS categories; 45% marks for PH & 40% marks for SC/ST/OBC category candidates in the PCB group.
  • Appearing: Candidates are appearing in their qualifying exam or waiting for their results are also eligible for NEET (UG).

NEET 2021 Exam Pattern

Candidates must check below NEET Exam Pattern before starting the exam preparation:

  • Exam Mode: NEET 2021 exam will be conducted through offline (pen-paper based) mode.
  • Questions Type: The question paper will contain an objective types of questions.
  • Medium: The question paper will be available in English, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Oriya, Assamese, Telugu, Tamil, Urdu, and Kannada Languages.
  • No questions: There will be a total of 180 questions in the paper.
  • Total Marks: The paper will be a total of 720 marks.
  • Duration: The NEET exam duration is 3 hours.
  • Marking Scheme: Each correct answer will award 4 marks.
  • Negative Marking: 1 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.

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NEET 2021 Syllabus

NEET Syllabus for UG courses is a common syllabus prescribed by MCI (Medical Council of India). Candidates can prepare from the syllabus of Class 11th& 12th topics studied in each subject. Check the detailed syllabus of NEET-UG 2021 online.

NEET (UG) contains topics from Physics, Chemistry & Biology subjects. Some of the topics from each subject will be as:

Physics: It contains Laws of Motion, Electrostatic, Electromagnetic Waves, Electronic Devices, Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory, Properties of Bulk Matter, Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation, etc.

Chemistry: Topics are some basic concepts of chemistry, Equilibrium, Hydrogen, Electro Chemistry, Surface Chemistry, Electrochemistry, Alcohol, Phenols and Ethers, p-Block Elements, etc.

Biology: Some basic topics are Human Physiology, Plant Physiology, Reproduction, Ecology & Environment, Cell Structure and Function, Diversity in Living World, Biology and Human Welfare, etc.

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NEET 2021 Preparation Tips

Go through various NEET preparation tips given below to enhance your exam preparation and qualify for the test:

  • Candidate must make a study timetable & follow that timetable strictly.
  • The candidate must check NEET 2021 syllabus & exam pattern before starting the exam preparation.
  • Practice from previous year’s question paper and sample papers.
  • Take care of your health while preparing for the exams.
  • Focus on weaker topics first and keep practicing.
  • Practice online mock tests.

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NEET 2021 Admit Card

NTA will provide NEET 2021 Admit Card by 27th March 2021. NEET Admit cards will be made available online mode. The board will also send admit cards (copies) in PDF format to candidates’ registered email ID. Candidates will have to also fix their passport size photograph on the admit card.

A candidate who will not bring the admit card to the examination hall under any circumstance will not be permitted to give an exam. An invigilator will check the admit card of each candidate for identification.

Along with admitting card, candidates also have to bring a passport size photographs, ID cards, and PWD category certificates (if any).

NEET 2021 Answer Key

NEET 2021 Answer Key will be released in the second week of May 2021. Through the NEET answer key, candidates will be able to check their answers & can predict their marks on the entrance test. Candidates will have to login through their user ID & password to check the answer key.

The authority will also allow the candidate to make an online challenge against the answer key. Candidates will have to pay a fee per answer to challenge the answer key.

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NEET 2021 Cut-Off

Candidates will have to score more than the NEET 2021 Cut-Off marks to qualify the examination. The NEET Cut-off will depend upon various factors like no. of candidates appearing in the exam, the difficulty level of the exam, students’ performance, etc.

Looking back at previous trends, the minimum cut-off percentile to qualify the exam is 50% for general category & 45% for PH category and 40% for other reserved categories. After releasing the cut-off, the authority will also release a cut-off under 15% of All India Quota seats for different categories.


NEET 2021 Result

Students who will appear in the exam will be able to check the NEET 2021 Result through online mode. The NEET Result will be declared on 4th June 2021. No candidate will receive the result through offline mode.

Candidates have to log in with their details by entering their roll number & Date of Birth(D.O.B) to check their results. Candidates are advised to take the printout of their results for further use. No category-wise result sheet will be prepared.

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NEET 2021 Merit List

NEET 2021 Merit list will be released by NTA through online mode. The merit list of the successful & eligible candidates who will opt. for 15% of All India Quota seats will be based on marks obtained in the NEET (UG) 2021.

Admission to MBBS/BDS within the respective category will be based on the All India Rank (AIR) as per the merit list.

Also, there will be tie-breaking criteria for candidates who will score equal or the same marks. As per the rules of tie-breaking criteria, preference will be given in the below order:

  • Candidates who will score the highest marks in Biology (Zoology or Botany).
  • Scores the highest marks in Chemistry.
  • Attempts less number of incorrect answers in all the subjects.
  • If even after applying all the above rules, the tie remains then students who will be older will be considered.

NEET 2021 Reservation Policy

NEET 2021 Reservation of seats under 15% All India Quota is discussed below:

Category Reservation
SC 15%
ST 7.5%
OBC 27%
PwD 5%

NEET 2021 Counselling

NEET 2021 Counselling will be held online mode. The counseling will start by the second week of June 2021. Candidates will have to attend the counseling process which will be conducted by Medical Counselling Committee (MCC).

The state counseling authorities will organize state-level counseling separately.

The authority will also release seats other than 15% of the All India Quota. In this case, the counseling authority will draw the merit list of the candidate in the respective category.

Students are required to register first for counseling and then fill in their choice of preferences. After that, seats will be allotted to the candidates as per the reservation policy, availability of seats, etc.

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