NTA successfully conducted NEET 2020 on 13th September 2020. The multiple postponements of NEET caused a long delay in academic year 2020-21. Now, due to this, NEET 2021 Registrations are also been delayed by over 2 months. There is no official announcement on NEET 2021 yet. Check Application Process
Latest Updates on NEET 2021-
- 10th Dec 2020: Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal announced in his live webinar that NEET 2021 will not be postponed.
- 10th Dec 2020: In his live webinar, Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal hinted that NEET 2021 might be conducted in CBT mode this year.
- 26th Nov 2020: NTA will soon be revising the syllabus for NEET 2021.
- 16th Oct 2020: NTA has finally announced the NEET 2020 Result and Final Answer Keys for exam held on 13th September. Check Final Answer Keys
NTA doubled the NEET exam centers considering the social distancing regulations and safety of the candidates. Hence, 15 lakh test takers were able to take the exam safely. Read More
NEET 2021 Highlights
|NEET Full Form||National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (Under Graduate)|
|Conducting body||National Testing Agency (NTA)|
|Mode of exam||Offline (Pen and Paper)|
|Number of questions||180|
|Number of Sections||3; Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotech|
|Type of Questions||Multiple Choice (MCQs)|
|Marking Scheme||+4 for every correct answer
-1 for every incorrect answer
|Score range||-180 to 720|
|Total time||180 minutes|
|NEET Helpdesk Number||8287471852 | 8178359845 | 9650173668 | 9599676953 | 8882356803|
NEET 2021 Examination Dates (Expected)
Given below is the schedule for NEET 2021:
|NEET 2021 Registrations||Last week of December 2020|
|Correction Window||January-February 2021|
|NEET Admit Card||mid-April 2021|
|NEET 2021 Exam date||1st week of May 2021|
|NEET 2021 Result declaration||June 2021|
|Commencement of NEET Counselling||July 2021|
NEET 2021 Application Process
Application process for NEET 2021 will begin soon as NTA releases the official information brochure. Application process can be completed in online mode only. Candidates must have a working mobile number and an email ID to fill NEET 2021 Application Form.
Required Details For NEET 2021 Registration Form
Find the following required documents/information to fill the NEET 2021 Application form-
- Name of the candidate
- Date of birth
- Name of the father and mother
- Nationality of the candidates
- Self Declaration form (You have to download the form from Appendix III of Information Bulletin)
- District of birth
- Occupation, education and total salary of Father/Mother
- Language of question paper
- Whether you are the single child of your parents or not
- Appearing and year of passing year of class XII
- Obtained grade or marks in class XII
- Whether you are belonging from rural or urban area
- State in which you are belonging
- Qualifying examination code
- School Education board
- Preferable examination centre.
- Scanned copy of passport size photograph and signature of the candidates
- Scanned copy of your left thumb impression
- Valid ID proof
You do not need your Aadhar card for NEET 2021 registration process. Also, the foreign students and NRIs can apply for NEET 2021 exam if they provide their valid ID proof and passport number.
|Category of the candidate||Type of Allowed ID Proof|
|NRIs||Last four digits of Aadhar Number, passport number|
|Foreign Nationals/OCI/PIO||Passport Number|
|Indian Nationals of all states||Last four digits of Aadhar Number, passport number/ number of any photo identity proof, Class XII Roll number, ration card number, ESIC number, bank account number|
Before filling NEET Application form, candidates are advised to carefully read the NEET 2021 instructions and agree to the terms and conditions mentioned at the bottom of instructions page. You should know how to apply for NEET 2021 in order to avoid mistakes in the application form.
How to Fill NEET 2021 Application Form?
Filling the NEET 2021 application form is a four-step process. The process involves registration, filling in the application form, uploading documents, paying an application fee and printing out of confirmation page. The detailed process is mentioned below:-
Step 1: Registration at ntaneet.nic.in
Candidates will have to fill in their basic and personal information to complete the online registration.
- Enter the registration details i.e. Name, Father’s Name, Mother’s Name, DOB, Phone Number and email address
- After successful registration, a unique user ID and password will be sent via SMS which you can use for NEET Login.
- In case you forget the registration number, you can visit the site and click on ‘Forgot Registration Number’ to regenerate it.
Step 2: Fill the Application Form
Candidates will have to log in at ntaneet.nic.in using their credentials to fill NEET 2021 Application form.
- Read the instructions carefully to fill the online Application form.
- Fill the application form with your important personal details such as Address, Academics, category, etc.
- Candidates have to select the choice of examination center and date of exam.
- Candidates will also have to choose the language they want to take the test in.
- Candidates need to upload their recent color photograph and signature in jpeg format.
|Photograph||10 – 100kb||JPG||Photo must have candidate’s name & Date when the photo was taken|
|Signature||3 – 20 kb||JPG||Sign with a blue or black pen on white background|
Step 3: Payment of NEET Application Fee
- After filling the Application form, candidates have to pay the application fee through UPI App/Debit card/Credit Card/Net Banking/E-wallet.
- The application fee (expected) of NEET 2021 is INR 1500 for General & INR 1400 for General-EWS/OBC candidates and INR 800 for SC/ST/PH candidates.
- After the fee has been submitted and acknowledgement has been received, candidates can submit the Application form.
- Fee once paid will not be refunded to the candidates.
Step 4: Submission and printout
- Review the details in the Application form, make changes, if necessary and click on ‘Submit’ button.
- Application number will be generated after successful submission of NEET 2021 Application Form.
- Take a print out of the Application form for future use.
Application Form correction facility is made available to candidates to rectify any errors they made while filling the form.
How to Resize the Images with the Help of MS-Paint to Fill NEET 2021 Application Form?
Sometimes, the aspirants face difficulties while filling the application form, related to ‘unacceptable image size’. Therefore, the aspirants are required to resize and compress the scanned image of the signature and photograph with the help of MS-Paint.
- Choose option in order to get MS Paint option.
- Now, you have to click MS Paint option.
- Click ‘Ctrl+O’ in order to start the browsing of the scanned image of photograph and signature.
- If you are done with the previous step, then, you have to press ‘Ctrl+W’ in order to open a new window, “Resize and Skew”.
- Now, you can change the size to ‘Pixels’ from ‘Percentage’. The above figure will help you to better understand.
- Select the specified pixels to change the size of your scanned photograph and signature.
- If you choose the specific pixel, then you have to choose the ‘Save As’ option from the ‘File tab’.
- At last, choose the format, either JPEG or JPG, from the list and then save the format of the image.
How to Retrieve Login ID and Password?
You do not require to panic if you forget the password. The aspirants need to read the following steps to retrieve the login ID and password.
- Visit the official website of NEET 2021 exam.
- Choose ‘Forgot password’ option.
- In the next step, you can reset your password from the password generation page.
- Now, you will get an OTP to the registered phone number.
- Lastly, you should fill in the information and set a new password.
NEET 2021 Application Form Correction
NEET 2021 application form correction process allows the candidates to rectify their form as per their requirement. Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, the aspirants do not get the access of application correction and are unable to modify their form, hence, NTA has decided to extend the date. NEET 2021 Application correction form facility is open till July 20, 2021.
NEET 2021 Correction Window Dates
Date for form correction will be update once full schedule is released.
|Availability of application form||TBA|
|NEET 2021 Registration Date – Closed||TBA|
|NEET Application Form Correction Started||TBA|
|Application form re-opens||TBA|
Steps to Correct NEET 2021 Application Form
In the following, the detailed steps of correcting the application form has been discussed:
- Go to the official site of NTA that is ntaneet.ac.in.
- Now, you have to provide the registration number and password once you click the candidate login link.
- Now, click on the correction link for modifying their NEET 2021 application form.
- Once, the above dialogue box is displayed, the candidate should need to complete the details in the application form.
- Before submitting your form, check it once. Better, you cross-check your application in the preview section.
- If you modify any section, it will be visible in ‘red’ colour.
- After completing the verification process, the aspirants would be asked to submit the one time password (OTP). The OTP would be received in your registered phone number.
- In the next step, click on the ‘Final Submission’ option
- Do not forget to download the self-generated correction slip for further requirement.
What Particulars Can You Correct In NEET 2021 Application Form?
The below mentioned table is the example of understanding how to correct the following fields in NEET 2021 application form.
|Fields||Correction Allowed For||Correction Not Allowed For|
|Identification Identity||Who have applied for NEET with IDs other than Aadhaar card||Who used Aadhar Card for NEET Application Form|
|Date of Birth||Who used IDs other than Aadhar Card||Who used Aadhaar Card for NEET Application Form|
|Gender||Who used IDs other than Aadhar Card||Who used Aadhaar Card for NEET Application Form|
|Examination Center||Tripura candidates, on the basis of language selection||None except the ones who belong to Tripura|
|State Code of Eligibility||Everyone can edit these fields|
|Percentage of Marks obtained in Qualifying Examination|
|Name of Parents|
In case of correcting the NEET 2021 Application form, such as the category of the aspirants, payable via credit/debit card/net banking, the aspirants require to pay an additional fee.
Do not need to be worried. Your modification in correction form will not affect your merit list or candidate status. Only need to modify the correction carefully, since you will get only one time to correct it.
How to Remove Discrepancy from the Uploaded Scanned Images?
NTA also allows the candidates to remove the discrepancy from your uploaded images (that is from passport size photograph and from signature). In this regard, NTA will send you an email and sms for re-uploading your scanned passport size photo and signature.
In order to re-upload the photo and signature, the candidates can click here. In addition, read the following content to understand the summary of NEET 2021 instructions-
- Accepted format of the picture: JPG/PNG/JPEG
- Size of the photograph: 20 KB to 200 KB
- Only plain and white coloured background is acceptable in passport size photo
- Do not forget to upload your scanned copy photograph within the mentioned time frame provided by NTA.
NEET 2021 Eligibility
All candidates must ensure that they fulfil the NEET 2021 eligibility criteria set by the National Testing Agency before applying for NEET. After clearing the eligibility criteria, the applicant can fill the application form. As per the information, eligibility criteria for NEET 2021 is:
- Minimum Age Limit – 17 years of age by December 31, 2020.
- Maximum Age Limit – There is no upper age limit for NEET 2021 as per an interim order of Supreme Court.
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- Indian Nationals
- Non-Resident Indians (NRIs)
- Overseas Citizens of India (OCIs)
- Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs)
- Foreign Nationals
- Candidates must have passed class XII or students appearing for class XII exam are eligible.
- Candidates must have Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology as mandatory subjects in class XII.
- Candidates must also satisfy the minimum percentile required for each category in Class XII, i.e.
NEET 2021 Eligibility Criteria for NRI/Foreign Students
- The NRI or the foreign students have to pass Chemistry exam for taking admission into the Indian Medical Colleges.
- Both the GCSE or International Baccalaureate applicants are eligible to apply NEET 2021 exam.
- According to MCI regulatory and the association of Indian Universities, the NRI/Foreign students score 50% in Chemistry, Physics, Biotechnology/Biology and in English.
Eligibility Criteria to Take Admission in Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune
- The admission process is regulated by the Government of India, Ministry of Defence and by the Directorate General of Armed Force Medical Services.
- For further query related to screening process, the aspirants should check the official website of NEET 2021.
- In order to gather detailed information about rules and regulations, the candidates can contact AFMC.
NEET 2021 Qualifying Examination Codes
|Qualification and Qualifying Examination Codes|
|Code 1||The candidates will not take admission if they do not pass 12th exam or fulfil the criteria of the first round.|
|Code 2||If the aspirants complete 10+2 higher or senior secondary exams within 12 consistent years and if the aspirants study Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology, Mathematics or any elective subject with English in the last two years, are able to apply.
However, if the aspirants complete their 10+2 from any private organisation or from NIOS, then they are not eligible to apply for NEET 2021.
|Code 3||The aspirants of intermediary/pre degree examination in Science from the Indian Board/University are able to apply. They only have Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology, Mathematics or any elective subject (compulsory).|
|Code 4||Pre-medical or pre-professional test with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology, Mathematics or any elective subject or pr-university or equivalent tests.|
|Code 5||In the first year (in case of a three year’s degree course), practical tests will be included in Physics, Chemistry, Biotechnology/Biology with English.|
|Code 6||If the B.Sc pursuing candidates (of any Indian University/board) has qualified with not less than two of subjects (Physics, Chemistry, Biotechnology/Biology, Mathematics, Zoology) can apply for NEET 2021 exam.|
|Code 7||Qualified other tests apart from the aforementioned subjects or courseworks, which should be equivalent to the intermediate science exam from any Indian University/ Board. They only have Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology, Mathematics or any elective subject (compulsory).
In case of foreign students, practical tests will be included.
NEET 2021 Eligibility Criteria for 15% All India Quota Seats
To participate in the counselling process, the aspirants should apply through online. MCC conducting counseling process will be completed in two rounds.
- All the NRIs, Foreign students, PIO and OCI are eligible apart from Indian Nationals to participate in the 15% AIQ counselling process.
- Some of the states such as Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir are not eligible to participate in the 15% AIQs.
- The aspirants from the aforementioned states can take admission to any Deemed/Private Universities or in Dental/Medical institutes/colleges. In addition, they can also enroll their names in Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune.
- The students in the waiting list can get guidance from DGHS (Director General of Health Services).
- At the beginning of the year, the candidates from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh can take part in the AIQ Scheme.
NEET 2021 Eligibility Criteria for 85% State Quota Seats
It is applicable to state aspirants. In order to know the counselling dates and event venue, the aspirants should contact the authority. Read the following content to identify the 85% quota AIQ criteria:
- 10th and 12th degree should be passed out from the states
- The candidates should possess valid state domicile and genuine proof of their state residency.
- Foreign nationals, NRIs, PIOs, OCIs are also eligible along with the Indian Nationals to attend state quota.
Eligibility Criteria of NEET 2021 Regarding Available Seats in Participating Bodies
Apart from AFMC, Pune there are some other Universities such as Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Uttar Pradesh, Jamia Hamdard University, Delhi also invite the participants to take part in the NEET 2021 admission process.
On the other hand, the candidates from overseas, need to check the eligibility criteria such as upper and lower limit of age from the preferable colleges/universities apart from checking the rules of Government of India.
For better understanding, you should read the NEET eligibility criteria for foreign aspirants
NEET 2021 Reservation Process
As per the above discussion, 15% All India Quota Seats for BDS/MBBS coursework is filled based on the NEET 2021 score of the aspirants. On the other hand, 85% seats for the coursework will be filled after the state conducting counselling process. However, 10% seats are occupied for GEN-EWS candidates and are filled according to the government policy.
NEET 2021 Reservation Criteria
There are three types of NEET 2021 reservation criteria, these are:
- 85% State Quota Seats
- 15% All India Quota Seats
- In 15% All India Quota Seats, the aspirants from Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir, will not be eligible.
Seat Reservation in All India Quota is as follow:
|Category||Reservation of seats|
|OBC (Non Creamy Layer)||27%|
Approximately 60,000 seats are available for All India Quota. And hence, the aspirants will get a chance to take admission in the best NEET colleges of the country. Before you take part in the NEET counselling process, the students have to submit a self-declaration form.
Few Important Changes in NEET 2021 Reservation Process
- The states like Telengana and Andhra Pradesh can participate in 15% All India Quota Seats.
- Jammu and Kashmir and UT Ladakh do not take part in AIQ after J&K Reorganisation Act, 2019.
Reservation for General-Economically Weaker Sections
In January session, 124th Amendment Bill under Indian Constitution by the Parliament. On the other hand, General Quota candidates that are EWS aspirants are applicable for 10/5 reserved jobs and education.
The eligibility criteria under EWS are as follows:
- Gross Annual Income of family should be less than INR 8 Lakh
- Family ownership of the agricultural land should be less than 5 acres
- Ownership of residential flat is less than 1000 sq ft
- Ownership of residential plot has to less than 100 sq yards
- Ownership of residential plot must need to less than 200 sq yards (unnotified municipalities)
Who are the deserving candidates to fall under the EWS category?
The aspirants, whose family income is lower 8 Lakh per annum and who are not belonging from SC/St/OBC reservation category, are eligible to experience the advantages of EWS reservation quota. However, to get the EWS reservation benefits, the deserving aspirants should submit the ‘Income and Asset Certificate’ to the authority.
Reservation for Disabled Candidates under AIQ
- 5% seats under All India Quota seats are available for Physically disabled aspirants.
- If the candidates would have locomotor disability and if the percentage of disability falls under 40%, then the aspirants can apply for the scheme.
- PwD aspirants should show the disability certificate while they are going to apply for the quota and want to get the benefit.
Reservation Under State Quota Seats
In order to participate in the state counselling process, the aspirants should check the official state counselling websites. The state counselling process is conducted by the respective state authorities or by union territories.
- The state reservation criteria vary from state to state and it is dependent upon several criteria. These are vernacular languages, popular distribution and the ratio of male to female.
- During the online form fill up process, the aspirants should submit the state code in the application process. On the other hand, state domicile copy is also required to be uploaded during NEET 2021 Registration.
Reservation in AIIMS/JIPMER/Deemed Universities/Central Universities/Seats of ESIC and AFMC including AMU/BHU
Since the year 2019, no separate admission test is taken by NEET colleges/universities. It is completely lying under NEET exam. Although, from the admission test to reservation policy, it is not lying under AIQ or Non-AIQ seats.
- Conducting authority: DGHS/AACCC/MoA
- Reservation policy: It is dependent upon the respective university/college/institution respectively.
- Register at: MCC website for BDS/MBBS coursework
- Register at: AACCC website, basically for the undergraduate medical coursework.
Documents Needed for Claiming Reservation
Find the following content in order to understand the issuing documents in certificate formats. It is released by Nodal authorities in NEET 2021 information bulletin:
|PwD (Locomotor Disability)||Constituted Medical Board at particular Central Government Hospitals|
NEET 2021 Admit Card
Due to the outbreak of Corona, NEET Admit card 2021 will be released on 15 days priot to the exam date. A PDF copy of the hall ticket is sent to the candidate’s registered email ID when he/she will download their hall ticket.
Candidates without the hall ticket are not allowed to appear for the exam. NEET score is valid for the next three years of appearing the exam. In case of any discrepancy found in the hall ticket, candidates have to contact the officials immediately. NEET Admit Card 2021 must be preserved until the admission process is complete.
Steps to Download NEET 2021 Admit Card
In order to download the NEET Admit Card, the aspirants are required to visit the official website of NTA.
- Once you enter the website, you will need to click on “NEET 2021 Admit Card Link”.
- Now, you have to provide the required credentials such as “Application number”, “security pin” and “date of birth”.
- Now, you have to click the submit button
- You can now download your NEET Admit Card
- You are advised to save the soft copy for further reference.
Available Details in the NEET Admit Card 2021
If you find any discrepancy in the below mentioned details, then you need to contact the NTA authority.
- Roll number of the candidate
- Father’s Name
- Examination Roll Number
- Candidate’s Application Number
- Exam date and timing
- Exam Center Name & Address
- Date of Birth
- Language of Question Paper
Following is the sample copy of NEET 2021 admit card:
Steps to Download NEET 2021 Admit Card If You Forget the Application Number
In order to retrieve the application number of NEET Admit Card 2021 in the easiest way, then you should go through the below mentioned steps.
- Go to the official website of NTA
- Choose “Forgot Application Number”
- Provide the detailed information such as name of the student, name of the father and date of birth.
- Now, the aspirants should select the retrieve application number option
- You can find the application number.
Steps to Download the NEET 2021 Admit Card if You Do not have Internet Connection
- The aspirants will find a section, namely ‘Common Services Centres’. Candidates the information related to the form fill up, enrolment for Aadhaar card, downloading of NEET admit card etc.
- The applicants, who are from remote areas and they do not have access to the internet, can also complete the exam process.
- Candidates only need to provide a nominal fee for using CSC. Find the below mentioned table in order to know the charge for the respective services:
|Preparation of e-mail, how to fill the application form, print out||INR 25|
|Payment of application fee||0.5% of the transaction fee|
|Downloading of NEET Admit card, OMR Sheet and Answer Key||INR 10|
|Online Information for Answer Key||INR 25|
|Printout Charges per page||INR 5|
What are the Essential Documents Need to Carry with NEET 2021 Admit Card?
- The candidates must carry the print out copy of the downloaded NEET admit card. If they do not bring it to the exam hall, they do not get permission to enter the exam hall.
- Carry one of your ID Proofs.
- In order to paste a photo on the attendance sheet, you need to take one passport size photograph.
- If applicable, the aspirants should carry PwD certificate.
- Do not forget to bring 4”*6” sized (postcard size) colour photograph with white background on the proforma. It will be available with the NEET 2021 admit card. You should hand over this proforma to the invigilator.
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NEET 2021 Exam Dates
There is no official announcement on NEET 2021 Exam Dates by NTA or Ministry of Education till date. Usually, registrations start by the 1st week of December. But, those have not commenced yet, candidates can expect some delay in the exam date of NEET 2021
Some Information Related to NEET 2021 Exam:
- The applicants might get the flexibility to change the exam centres if NTA allows the same amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Once the applicants fill the application, they would get a text message from the end of NTA. It would provide the detailed information like NEET helpline number, exam date, exam centre and other few essential details.
- 17 years plus aged aspirants are eligible to appear in the NEET 2021 exam.
- On the other hand, the intermediate science graduate can apply for NEET 2021, even if they get less than 50% score.
- Total number of questions 180
- Mode of exam will be offline (pen paper based).
- The aspirants will need to answer objective type and multiple questions.
- Total number of marks will be 720
- Duration of test: 180 minutes
Time Schedule of NEET 2021 (UG) Examination
|Latest entry to the exam centre||1.30 PM|
|Sitting in Exam hall||1.15 PM|
|Announcement of NEET instructions and checking of NEET admit card||1:30-1:45 PM|
|Distribution of exam booklets||1:45 PM|
|Writing particulars on test booklet by candidates||1.30 PM|
|Test Commences||2:00 PM|
|Test Concludes||5:00 PM|
|Release the Result||Delayed (To be announced)|
|Material to be brought on examination day||NEET Admit Card and Passport size photograph|
|Rough Work||Aspirants will be allowed to do it only in the Test booklet|
|Use of Blue/Black Ball Point Pen only||Pen will be given to the candidates from the exam center|
NEET 2021 Instructions for Exam Day
- Before 2.5 hours, NEET exam centres will be opened. On the other hand, if you try to enter the exam center after 9.30, you do not get the permission to enter. Better, you are suggested to reach the exam center before one hour at least.
- Do not forget to carry your NEET admit card.
- They also need to bring a passport sized photograph, since it will be pasted on the attendance sheet by the invigilator.
- It is better that not to carry any personal belongings to the exam center, since you will not be allowed to carry the items to the exam hall.
- You should follow the NEET Dress code.
- The aspirants are not allowed to bring mobile phones or any digital instruments.
- If any aspirants will find it with their digital instruments, then the exam will be cancelled.
Guidelines For the Disabled Aspirants in NEET 2021 Exam
In order to understand the revised rules and regulations for the aspirants, the disabled candidates require to follow the below mentioned guidelines:
- With the technology upgradation, NTA needs to start a comprehensive and uniform policy for the disabled aspirants.
- The regular aspirants will not get the chance to experience any additional advantage or criteria
- The disabled candidates will get the opportunity to get the help of a reader or scribe or lab assistant in the exam hall, as per their requirements.
- The disabled aspirants will avail this opportunity only when they submit their disability certificate to the authority. The certificate is the evidence of the candidates, that he/she is unable to write and hence, he/she needs a scribe in the exam hall (on his behalf).
- NTA will give the flexibility to the disabled candidate to choose their own scribe for the NEET 2021 exam. In this regard, the disable candidates will get the chance to meet the scribe before two dates of the exam.
- On the other hand, the scribe should not be qualified more than matriculate.
- Only one scribe is allowed for each of the papers.
- The disabled candidates will also get the liberty to ask for multiple scribes for completing your paper (only in case of any emergency).
- The applicants also need to mention the mode of written exam such as large print/computer or Braille.
- They will get the scope to test their system before the NEET 2021 exam date. Hence, they will be able to rectify the system if they get any discrepancy.
- The disabled aspirants are allowed to bring the gadgets such as braille slate, geometry kit, communication chart, electronic devices, talking calculator, braille measuring tape etc.
- The ground floor of the exam center is preferably chosen for the disabled candidates.
- They can also ask for the supplementary sheets as well, based on their requirement.
- Likewise, the hearing impairment aspirants will get alternative objective questions.
- The examination body of NTA will give several reading materials such as e-text or Braille and special computer screen reading software to the candidates, if they enroll their names for open examination.
NEET 2021 Exam Centres
NTA is organizing NEET 2021 at 2,546 exam centres in 154 cities all over the country. There has been a continuous increase in exam centres since the last few years. Candidates can provide 3 most preferred exam cities while filling the application form. Once allotted, the exam centres cannot be changed under any circumstances. Allotment of exam centres is performed using an automated computer based system and there is no human interference to prevent any information leaks. Few points to note are given below.
- Entering the exam center will not be allowed if a candidate is not able to provide NEET Admit Card 2021 and Proforma with photograph.
- You must also adhere to the NEET 2021 Dress Code in order to enter the exam center.
- English, Hindi and Urdu languages are available at all exam centres while regional languages are available according to the vernacular language of a particular state.
- If the aspirants are willing to continue their study in AYUSH (Ayurveda, Naturopathy, Yoga, Siddha, Homeopathy and Unani), then they also need to appear for the NEET 2021 exam.
- NTA has brought wide opportunity for the candidates from rural areas.
How to Choose NEET 2021 Exam Centres?
NTA allocates the exam centres of NEET 2021 entrance test.
- At first, the aspirants are required to mention the name of three preferable exam centres, while they complete the NEET 2021 form fill up process.
- After logging into the account, the candidates will need to mention their choice of preferences along with providing the detailed information.
- If you submit your form, you do not get the opportunity to edit the application.
- Better, the aspirants are advised to double check every entry as per the accessibility, comfort and convenience.
- Online exam (eight several settings) booking slots is based upon the concept of ‘first come, first serve’.
NEET Exam Center and their Corresponding codes
|Andaman & Nicobar||Port Blair||1101|
|Chandigarh||Chandigarh / Mohali / Panchkula||1601|
|Chhattisgarh||Bhilai/ Durg/ Bhilai Nagar||1701|
|Dadra & Nagar Haveli||Dadra & Nagar Haveli||1801|
|Daman & Diu||Daman||1901|
|Delhi/New Delhi||Delhi/New Delhi||2001|
|Goa||Panaji/ Madgaon/ Margao||2101|
|Jammu & Kashmir||Jammu||2501|
|Gulbarga / Kalaburgi||2705|
|Kozhikode / Calicut||2808|
|Noida / Greater Noida||4410|
|West Bengal||24 Pargana||4601|
NEET 2021 Exam Center: Depending on the Language
The aspirants will get the opportunity to complete the exam in their preferable language, among 10 varieties of languages. Find the following table to identify the enlisted languages and the corresponding exam center:
|Languages you prefer||NEET 2021 Exam Centre|
|English, Hindi and Assamese||NEET Examination Centres in Assam|
|English and Hindi||All NEET 2021 examination centres and cities|
|English, Hindi and Gujarati||NEET Examination Centres in Gujarat, Daman, Dadra and Nagar Haveli|
|English, Hindi and Bengali||NEET Examination Centres in West Bengal and Tripura|
|English, Hindi and Marathi||NEET Examination Centres in Maharashtra|
|English, Hindi and Telugu||NEET Examination Centres in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana|
|English, Hindi and Tamil||NEET Examination Centres in Tamil Nadu|
|English, Hindi and Kannada||NEET Examination Centres in Karnataka|
|English and Urdu||All NEET Examination Centres 2021|
|English, Hindi and Oriya||NEET Examination Centres in Odisha|
NEET 2021 Exam Pattern
NEET is conducted in online mode only. The question paper has objective type questions. There are 180 questions divided into four sections. Duration of NEET 2021 is 180 minutes. For each correct answer, 4 marks are awarded and for each incorrect answer, 1 mark is deducted from candidates’ score.
NEET 2021 syllabus is covered based on the basic concepts of class 11 and class 12, set by MCI (Medical Council of India) and DCI (Dental Council of India). NEET question paper is available in Hindi, English, Gujarati, Marathi, Oriya, Bengali, Assamese, Telugu, Tamil, Urdu and Kannada languages.
Before you know about the detailed description related to the NEET 2021 exam, you should know about the marking scheme, time duration and other factors related to the exam. Hence, find the below mentioned table:
|RESULT OF QUESTION||IMPACT|
|Popularly known as||NEET 2021|
|Conducted by||NTA, MCI|
|Number of questions||180|
|Type of questions||Multiple choice questions (MCQs)|
|Mode of examination||Offline (Pen and paper based)|
|Sections||Three (Physics, Chemistry and Biology)|
|Total score||720 marks|
|Duration of exam||3 hours|
Complete details about NEET 2021 exam pattern are mentioned below:
|Section||No. of Question||Marks|
Medium of Exam in NEET 2021
The aspirants will have flexibility to choose the language among 2 official languages and 9 regional languages. Find the following table to identify the available medium of NEET 2021 exam:
English, Hindi and Urdu
All States and Cities
Andhra Pradesh and Telangana
West Bengal and Tripura
Gujarat, Daman and Diu, Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Apart from Hindi and English, the aspirants are eligible to choose any of the languages out of 9 languages for appearing into the NEET 2021 exam.
NEET 2021 Syllabus
MCI (Medical Council of India) decides the common syllabus for NEET 2021 exam. NEET 2021 Syllabus includes Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects. Candidates can check the detailed NEET 2021 Syllabus below:
NEET 2021 Physics
There are a total 19 chapters in class XI and XII Physics syllabus. 10 chapters are from class XI, while 9 chapters are from class XII syllabus. The following table shows the detailed information about the NEET 2021 Physics exam.
|Chapters from Class XI||Chapters from Class XII|
|Physical world and measurement||Electrostatics|
|Laws of Motion||Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism|
|Work, Energy and Power||Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents|
|Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body||Electromagnetic Waves|
|Properties of Bulk Matter||Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation|
|Thermodynamics||Atoms and Nuclei|
|Behavior of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory||Electronic Devices|
|Oscillations and Waves||–|
NEET 2021 Chemistry
NEET 2021 Chemistry syllabus is broad compared to the other subjects. There are approximately 30 chapters. For instance, there are 14 chapters and 16 chapters from class XI and class XII respectively.
|Chapters from Class XI||Chapters from Class XII|
|Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry||Solid State|
|Structure of Atom||Solutions|
|Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties||Electrochemistry|
|Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure||Chemical Kinetics|
|States of Matter: Gases and Liquids||Surface Chemistry|
|Thermodynamics||General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements|
|Equilibrium||p- Block Elements|
|Redox Reactions||d and f Block Elements|
|s-Block Elements (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals)||Haloalkanes and Haloarenes|
|Some p-Block Elements||Alcohols, Phenols, and Ethers|
|Organic Chemistry- Some Basic Principles and Techniques||Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids|
|Hydrocarbons||Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen|
|–||Chemistry in Everyday Life|
NEET 2021 Biology
Compared to the other two subjects, the biology syllabus is way more concise. Zoology and Botany are the two consisting chapters of Biology. It is consisting of 10 chapters. There are 5 chapters in class XI and class XII (in each).
|Chapters from Class XI||Chapters from Class XII|
|Diversity in Living World||Reproduction|
|Structural Organization in Animals and Plants||Genetics and Evolution|
|Cell Structure and Function||Biology and Human Welfare|
|Plant Physiology||Biotechnology and Its Applications|
|Human physiology||Ecology and environment|
Weightage of Each Section of NEET 2021 Syllabus
To get a high score in NEET 2021 exam, each of the applicants should go through the following section wise weightage. It helps them to understand the allotted marks of each section and can find out the importance of the chapters and hence, can prepare themselves accordingly. ‘
Weightage of Physics in NEET 2021
Physics is the more complicated section than the other two sections. Consequently, the candidates spend most of the time solving this section. On the other hand, the Physics section is comparatively time consuming. The candidates have to solve eight difficult questions out of 45. It is suggested to give extra effort on Mechanics and Magnetism, while you do revising.
|NEET 2021 Important Chapters||Weightage of Chapters in NEET 2021|
|Dual Nature of Matter & Radiation||7.3%|
|Magnetism & Moving Charges||6.3%|
|Rigid Body Dynamics||5.6%|
|Work, Energy, and Power||5.2%|
|Kinetic Theory & Thermal Properties of Matter||2.0%|
Weightage of Chemistry in NEET 2021
For NEET 2021 exam, Chemistry is considered as the moderately difficult section. As per the trend of last year’s question pattern, the aspirants might get more questions from class XII compared to class XI. On the other hand, 24 and 21 questions will come from class XII and class XI respectively. Physical Chemistry and Organic Chemistry carry most of the weightage in NEET 2021 exam.
|NEET 2021 Important Chapters||Weightage of Chapters in NEET 2021|
|Organic Chemistry – II||5.6%|
|The d and f Block Elements||4.4%|
|IUPAC & Isomerism||4.0%|
|Thermodynamics and Thermochemistry||3.8%|
|Haloalkanes and Haloarenes||2.2%|
|Chemistry in Everyday Life||1.3%|
|Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids||1.0%|
Weightage of Biology in NEET 2021
It is assumed that Biology is the easiest section than the rest of the sections. Most of the questions will come from the chapters like Plant Diversity and Human Physiology.
|NEET 2021 Important Chapters||Weightage of Chapters in NEET 2021|
|Human Physiology Biological Classification Molecular Basis of Inheritance||12.0%|
|Molecular Basis of Inheritance||8.2%|
|Human Health and Diseases||4.3%|
|Biotechnology: Principles and Processes||3.1%|
|Microbes in Human Welfare||2.7%|
|Strategies for Enhancement of Food Production||1.4%|
Best Books for NEET 2021
Though, NCERT is the basic text book for the exam, which will be helpful to build your concept based learning. However, for developing in-depth knowledge, the aspirants are advised to go through the below mentioned books. It will help you to score high marks.
Best Books for Physics NEET 2021 Preparation
|Book Name||Author Name|
|Concepts of Physics||H.C. Verma|
|Fundamentals of Physics||Halliday, Resnick and Walker|
|Objective Physics||D C Pandey|
|Complete NEET Guide||MTG Editorial Board|
Best Books for Chemistry NEET 2021 Preparation
|Book Name||Author Name|
|Physical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Inorganic Chemistry||O.P. Tandon|
|Bull’s Eye Chemistry NEET Edition 2021||Seema Saini and K.S. Saini|
|Organic Chemistry||Morrison and Boyd|
|MTG’s Objective NCERT at your fingertips||MTG Editorial Board|
Best Books for Biology NEET 2021 Preparation
|Book Name||Author Name|
|Objective Biology (Volumes 1 & 2)||GR Bathla|
|Elementary Biology (Volume 1 & 2)||Trueman|
|A Class Book for Botany||A C Dutta|
|Complete NEET Guide: Biology||MTG Editorial Board|
Read More | Best Books for NEET 2021 Preparation
NEET 2021 Preparation Tips
The candidates should read the following NEET preparation tips to get high score in the NEET 2021 exam:
Create a study plan
In order to utilise the time effectively, the candidates should make an effective study plan.
- At first, you have to find out the weakness and work on it. It will help to make you strong on the chapters and hence, you can build your confidence level. Hence, you should study systematically.
- You are advised to make a timetable in order to complete the revision as per the study plan program. On the other hand, the aspirants should need to make a weekly target. It leads to complete the entire NEET 2021 syllabus within the time period.
- It is better to study at least for 6 hours every day. After some time, you should gradually increase the time of studying. Do not study continuously in one section. You should divide the time for each section wisely.
Do not take much pressure. The aspirants should read at least 7 hours everyday. It will help you to keep your mind fresh and alert.
Try to take the help of technology
In order to complete your preparation, the candidates are advised to take help from websites and online apps. Apart from this, you can also rely on YouTube channels.
Give Mock Tests
Mock test is one of the best ways to prepare and revise for NEET examination.
- In addition, the aspirants should need to solve the previous year’s question papers. It leads to making you familiar with the entrance test.
- You can easily understand the exam pattern.
- To maintain the pace of your performance, you are suggested to give mock tests as much as possible.
- As a result, the aspirants can uplift their speed and complete the paper within the time frame.
Make a clear idea about your syllabus
It is your first duty to know the NEET 2021 Syllabus in a detailed manner. First, you have to write down all the topics of each of the subjects. When you complete the revision of one chapter, you should put a tick on it. Hence, you can understand how much you have left to complete your revision.
The aspirants are suggested to reduce their stress and stay positive. Do not need to panic unnecessarily. It will help them to focus more on their study and it is the ultimate step of success.
If you are not confident enough, move to the next question and answer it. Do not waste much time on one question. Otherwise, the candidates will not be able to attempt all the questions.
NEET 2021 Final Answer Keys
OMR sheet, test booklet and Final answer key are declared by NTA in First week of August (tentatively).
Steps to Check NEET 2021 Answer Key
The aspirants will get the NEET answer key only on their official website. In order to download the answer keys, the aspirants should follow the following steps:
- Go to the official website of NEET that is ntaneet.nic.in
- Now, the applicants should select the ‘Candidate Login’ from the home page of the website.
- Once the page opens, you have to provide the details like registration number and password.
- The candidates can get the answer keys for specific paper code on the screen. In addition, they can also find the total number of marked answers.
- Lastly, the candidates need to download the answers and then need to verify it with the answer keys.
For getting more information, check NEET 2021 Answer Keys
How to Challenge Official NEET Answer key?
The candidates will get the flexibility to challenge their response after releasing the answer key from the official website. In this respect, they can challenge the questions only from the attempted paper code, since NTA will publish only those answer keys. To challenge the answer key, candidates must follow the steps mentioned below:
- Log in to their NEET account on the official website.
- Submit the required credentials
- Now, you will find the option like ‘Apply for Key Challenge’ on your dashboard.
- Once you find the option, you should click the ‘KEY Challenge’ tab.
- From the list, you must need to choose the question you want to challenge. Once you select it, you should mention the reason for challenging the answer.
- The candidates have to pay 1000 INR for the challenge of every question. In order to pay the amount, you have to pay through Credit/Debit card or Net Banking.
- If you complete the payment procedure, you can take a print out of the confirmation slip.
The best part of challenging the answer key is, the candidates can get the refund if the board will accept the claim against the response and understand the justification of claiming the question.
Calculation of Score with the Help of NEET Answer Key
The candidates are able to predict their score based on the NEET Answer Key.
- The applicants should have in-depth knowledge about the marking scheme before starting to calculate the expected scores.
- You will get +4 marks for each of the correct answers, while can be deducted by -1 for each of the incorrect answers.
- If you did not attempt any question, your marks will not be deduced.
NEET Total Score= (Total number of correct answers*4)-(total number of incorrect answers*1).
Steps to Mark Answers in the OMR Sheet
- In order to select the answer and to mark it, the aspirants should use either Black or Blue point pen in the OMR Sheet.
- Now, you should fill the circle to indicate the choice of your answer.
- Unless you fill the circle completely, your answers will not be identified by OMR Sheet.
Find the following sample of OMR sheet to find out the process of filling the sheet against the correct answer:
NEET Paper Analysis
Chemistry is the easiest of all sections, while Biology was easy to moderate. Physics was the toughest in NEET 2019.
|Difficulty Level||Number of Questions|
Some of the shortcomings of NEET 2019 question paper were:
- Some questions had two correct answers while some had none.
- There were eight ambiguous questions from various sections
NEET 2020 Sectional Paper Analysis (Physics and Chemistry)
In NEET 2019, the paper pattern was moderate to difficult. Few students found it lengthy. Compared to the questions of previous years, few students find the three sections difficult. More specifically, the Physics section was a little bit tricky. On the other hand, the questions in the Biology section were a little bit easier than the questions of other sections.
Physics and Chemistry:
|SHM & Waves||1||0||0||5%|
|Modern & Electronics||4||2||1||16%|
|Cell Biology and Cell division||1||4||0||5|
|Genetics & Biotechnology||9||7||0||16|
|Structural Organisation in Animal||1||0||0||1|
|Human Reproduction and Reproductive health||3||0||2||5|
|Origin and Evolution||3||0||0||3|
|Human Health and Diseases||2||0||1||3|
NEET 2021 Results
NTA released NEET 2021 Result in online mode through its official website. The result date of NEET 2021 exam will be delayed due to the Covid 19 pandemic. Candidates can check their results by entering their roll number and other required details on the website. NTA will publish both the All India Rank and All India Quota Rank along with the category rank on the website.
In order to take admission into the NEET colleges along with the AIIMS and JIPMER, the aspirants should qualify the NEET 2021 exam.
|Answer key release||To be announced|
|Declaration of NEET result||To be announced|
|NEET counselling starts||2nd week of July 2021|
How to Check NEET Result?
- To check NEET 2021 Result, candidates have to go to the official website.
- Click on the link “NEET(UG) Exam 2021 Results”
- Candidates can check their results by entering their roll number, date of birth apart from the verification code.
- After entering all the details, candidates will be redirected their NEET 2021 Scorecard
- Candidates are advised to check all particulars mentioned in the result and take a print out of it
- Result of NEET 2021 is valid for 3 years now, as per official notification of the government
Sample of NEET 2021 Score Card
Score Card Details of NEET 2021
NEET 2021 scores will be validated for next three years and the validity will begin from the starting of the current year, that is 2021. Hence, you can apply for the admission test of next two years (if you want) by using the same scorecard. The students will find the following information in the scorecard:
- Name of the candidates
- Name of the parents
- Date of birth
- Roll number of the students
- Application number
- Total obtaining marks
- Secured marks in Chemistry, Physics, Biology.
- Total secured percentile.
- NEET Category Rank
- NEET All India Rank
- Exam Qualifying status (Non-qualified or qualified), cut off status.
|Name of the Toppers||NEET score||Percentile score||NEET AIR|
|Bhat Sarthak Raghavendra||695||99.999362||6|
|Madhuri Reddy G||695||99.999362||7|
NEET Marks V/S Ranks 2021
|Ranks range||Marks range||Ranks range||Marks range|
NEET 2021 Cut Off
NTA will publish not only the NEET result, but also they will announce the cut off marks for the exam. An aspirant is required to get the minimum cut off marks to take admission into the NEET colleges/institutions. NEET cutoff marks vary as per the different categories.
NEET cutoff marks is relied upon the below mentioned three factors and these are:
- The number of available seats
- Total number of aspirants appear in the exam
- Level of difficulty of the questions in NEET 2021 exam.
NEET 2021 cut off is published both for the State Level Quota and All India Quota. Based on NEET cut-off, the exam-conducting authority declares the result for candidates as qualified or not qualified.
NEET 2021 Cut Off Score
NEET Cutoff score will be declared once the result of the exam will be out online. In order to enrol the names of the aspirants for BDS/MBBS course work, they will need to meet the qualifying marks. However, the expected NEET 2021 cutoff is written in the following as per the previous years cutoffs:
|Category||Cut off Percentile||Cut off Score||Category||Cut off Percentile||Cut off Score|
|UR||50th Percentile||701-134||UR-PH||45th Percentile||133-120|
|OBC||40th Percentile||133-107||OBC-PH||40th Percentile||119-107|
The top 15% in the merit list, based on the cut-off will be directly elected to participate in NEET counselling process under All India Quota seats.
|Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribes/ Other backward classes||40th percentile|
|Physically handicapped||45th percentile|
|Name of the Institute||Opening Rank||Closing Rank|
|Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi||1||7643|
|Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi||35||11397|
|B. J. Medical College, Ahmedabad||71||20508|
|Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh||73||5109|
|Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore||82||22347|
|Sawai Man Singh Medical College, Jaipur||99||56117|
|Grant Medical College and Sir JJ Group of Hospitals, Mumbai||104||58243|
NEET Cut off for Getting Into the Top Medical Institutes
|Name of the College||Number of Seats||Closing Rank|
|Maulana Azad Medical College||250||32|
|VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital||150||157|
|University College of Medical Science||150||171|
|Govt. Medical College||250||360|
|Seth G.S Medical College||180||638|
|Lady Hardinge Medical College||150||489|
|CSM Medical University||250||3692|
|S. M. S Medical College||250||356|
|Grant Medical College & Sir J. J. Hospital||200||382|
|Pt. B. D. Sharma PGIMS||200||600|
|King George Medical College||NA||506|
|Sardar Patel Medical College||250||1083|
|Madras Medical College||250||501|
|Dr S.N Medical College||250||1128|
|T. D. Medical College||150||747|
|M. G. M. Medical College||100||1375|
|Rural Institute of Med Science & Research||150||1953|
Also find the given link to know more about the NEET Government Colleges Cut Off
NEET 2021 Minimum Qualifying Percentile
NTA will publish the NEET Cutoff percentile marks along with the result and scorecard in August 2021 (tentative). In order to calculate the NEET percentile marks, the aspirants should follow the below mentioned method:
- If a student secures Rank X in NEET 2021 exam and if the total number of candidates appear in the test is Y, then the formula for calculating the NEET percentile is: [(Y-X)/Y]*100.
Tie-Breaker Procedure for NEET 2021
If two or more aspirants get the same number, then the NTA will follow the tie-breaking process. This process is followed for the purpose of assigning ranks. The aspirants should check the tie-break procedure corresponding to the assigning ranks. Read the following tie-breaker process for NEET 2021.
- The aspirants, who have higher scores in Biology, will get higher ranks in the merit list.
- If still the tie among the candidates persists, then who will get a high score in Chemistry, will be able to secure a high rank in the merit list.
- Higher marks and rank will be assigned to those candidates, who have got wrong answers for every incorrect answer (if the tie remains persistent among the aspirants).
- At last, the higher age candidates will be at the top position in the merit list. Age group consideration is the final criteria for breaking the tie among the similar score obtaining candidates.
NEET 2021 Merit List
NEET 2021 Merit list under All India Quota seats will be prepared by NTA on the basis of score obtained by the candidate in the exam. NEET Merit list has as many students as there are seats available for allotment of MBBS/BDS/AYUSH courses under All India Quota.
- NTA will publish two different types of ranks and these are All India Rank (AIR) and All India Quota (AIQ) rank. The merit lists are also separate for two different types of ranks.
- For instance, for both the All India Quota and State Quota, the seat percentage is 15% and 85% respectively. Based on the rank and score, the merit list will be released and the aspirants can find their names respectively.
- On the other hand, according to the NEET 2021 merit list, the admission for AYUSH coursework, 525 BVSc and AH coursework will be done.
Highlights of Merit List
- It can be expected that two merit lists will be published at the end of June (probably). For instance, one is for All India Rankers and the other is for Quota Candidates.
- The All India Merit List will publish the rank of the aspirants along with the cut off score and cut off percentile. Consequently, the total number of candidates appearing for the exam will also be reflected in the merit list.
- On the other hand, NTA will also prepare a separate merit list, which will consist of All India Rank merit List, All India 50% Category rank list, All India 50% Quota Rank merit list, Union Territories/State NEET Merit List.
- Based on the eligibility criteria of the aspirants and as per their domicile requirement, State Medical council will also make their own merit lists in order to organise the counselling process. Hence, the state rank of the aspirants can be depicted on the comparative scale.
Types of NEET Merit List
|NEET Merit List||Rank|
|All India Quota Merit List||
|All India Merit List||
|State’s Merit List||
Eligibility Criteria for NEET Merit List
In order to take part in the NEET entrance test as well as to qualify for appearing in the Merit List, the aspirants should meet the following criteria:
The students, who are studying Science in their +2 level, and who have Physics, Chemistry, and Biotechnology/Biology as compulsory subjects, are eligible for the NEET entrance test.
In order to see the names of the candidates in the merit list as well as to qualify the exam, the General aspirants require to obtain at least 50% marks. On the other hand, the SC/ST/OBC students only require to get 40% marks for qualifying the exam. Similarly, the eligibility cut off marks for the General-Physically Handicapped students is 45%. Consequently, the qualified students can secure their names in the merit list as per their category.
The candidates, who are 17 years old (by 31st December, 2020), are able to apply. Apart from this, there is no restriction of age, everybody can apply for NEET exam. Only the applicants for more than 25 years will need to take permission from the Supreme Court for final orders.
Number of attempts
There is no limitation, the aspirants can apply as many times as they want.
The final year students of class XII can enroll their names for the exam. They will also appear for the admission test on the provision basis.
Merit List for 15% All India Quota Seats
There will be three different types of merit lists, which will be published by NTA for the NEET 2021 candidates. All India Quota Seats are reserved for 15% reserved candidates. Hence, if the reserved category candidates will meet the minimum cut off, they are eligible to come under this particular Merit list.
Data related to the Merit List:
- In order to publish the All India Quota Merit List, NTA is relying upon the All India Quota Rank.
- For the counselling and admission purpose, the NTA will send the AIQ merit list to the General Health Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and to the Government of India.
- The aspirants, who are living in Jammu and Kashmir, should have to submit a self-declaration form
- On the other hand, the aspirants from Telengana and Andhra Pradesh should not be required to submit the self-declaration form to the candidates.
For getting to know, check NEET 2021 Reservation.
Merit List for 85% Seats other than All India Quota Seats
If the candidates are eligible to meet the cutoff score, they will be able to come under the Merit List. NTA will send the result to DGHS for admission procedure, so that the remaining 85% seats fill (after filling the reservation seats).
- The candidates can check the All India Rank from the NEET 2021 Merit List.
- Admitting authorities will publish the cut off and merit list as per the All India Ranking and available seats in the institutes and NEET colleges.
- The counselling process will be conducted by the respective state counselling authorities. However, in order to stay updated, the aspirants should check the official website.
- Likewise, the Deemed Universities will also organise their own counselling process.
In order to get the updates more, the aspirants should check the NEET Seat Allotment process.
NEET 2021 Counselling Details
The qualified candidates can participate in NEET 2021 Counselling in order to get admissions in different medical and dental institutions. In this regard, a call letter will be issued by the NTA. NEET 2021 Counselling will be commenced in August and is expected to be divided into two phases: All India Quota and State Level Quota. The counselling process will be conducted online.
- The All India Quota Counselling is carried out by MCC (Medical Counselling Committee). On the other hand, the Directorate of Health forms the counselling process.
- State Counselling is conducted by the respective state exam authority.
Candidates need to register for counselling and fill their preferences for admission. Seats will be allotted to eligible candidates as per their position in the merit list, category, and availability of seats in NEET colleges. The basic process of NEET Counselling is:
- Qualified candidates must register for the counselling online
- Select the course and NEET colleges as per your preference
- When done, save and lock the choices
- Seat allotment will be conducted in three rounds on the basis of rank and choices filled.
- Some institutes have their own counselling procedures. Therefore candidates must fill accordingly.
Eligibility Criteria for NEET 2021 Counselling
- The aspirants, who will appear in NEET 2021 exam, can apply for NEET Counselling process.
- The SC/ST/OBC and General category students should get the minimum qualifying marks in order to take part in the counselling process.
- Candidates under AIQ (irrespective of the aspirants from Jammu and Kashmir), can come and take part in the 15% All India Quota Counselling.
NEET 2021 Counselling Process
In order to get into the MBBS/BDS coursework, the aspirants should attend the NEET online counselling process. Find the following process in order to identify the NEET 2021 Counselling procedure:
Step 1: Registration
- Go to the official website of MCC that is www.mcc.nic.in
- The aspirants require to submit the roll number and password to login
- Now, the students should submit the detailed information such as name, roll number, contact number, parents name. Once you submit the details, you will need to click the ‘submit’ option.
- Next, you should verify the information and then click ‘Confirm Registration’.
- After that, once the registration slip will be generated, you should save the page.
Step 2: Fee Payment
- The aspirants should submit the fee after completing the registration of NEET 2021 counselling process.
- The counselling fee is needed to be paid through Credit card/Debit card/Net banking. Follow the following table to identify the pay structure:
|Category||Non-Refundable Registration Fee||Refundable Tuition Fee|
|–||15% AIQ/ Central Universities||Deemed Universities||15% AIQ/ Central Universities||Deemed Universities|
|General||INR 1,000||INR 5,000||INR 10,000||INR 2,00,000|
|SC/ST/OBC/PwD||INR 500||INR 5,000||INR 5,000||INR 2,00,000|
Step 3: Choice Filling
- In order to fill the choice, the aspirants should login to the MCC portal.
- Hence, the candidates will be capable to select their preferable college/ institutes. It is noted that the aspirants are flexible to choose any number of choices from the available list of NEET colleges. Besides, if they want, they can add or delete their preferable choices,
- In the next step, the aspirants are required to lock their preference.
- Once, they lock their choice of preference, they cannot change it.
- Now, for future reference, the candidates are required to keep a print out of the filling copy and save it.
Step 4: Seat Allotment
- MCC will prepare the seat allotment list according to the obtaining All India Rank in NEET 2021 and also on the choice of preference, submitted by the aspirants in the registration form.
- In the official website of MCC, the aspirants can find the seat allotment list.
- In this regard, a seat allotment letter will be published. MCC will release the list after each section of counselling.
- Once the aspirants will receive the allotment letter, they need to report to the allotted center and with other required documents to the mentioned time.
Note: Dates given above are subject to change.
NEET 2021 Admission Process
After completing the counselling process and securing a seat in a particular college, Candidates must report to their allotted NEET colleges within the given time frame and must carry the documents given below with them.
- High School & Intermediate Marksheets
- High School & Intermediate Passing Certificate
- NEET Admit card
- NEET Rank Letter
- Category Certificate (For reserved category candidates)
- Birth Certificate
- 8-10 Passport Sized Photographs
- Provisional Allotment Letter generated online
- Identity proof
NEET PG 2021
The full form for NEET PG 2021 is National Eligibility cum Entrance Exam (Post Graduate). NEET PG is conducted every year during January. This year NEET PG was conducted on 5th January. The exam is conducted as test for admission to MD, MS and Post Graduate Diploma Courses in Medical Field.
Students can visit our website for daily updates and NEET News. They can also refer to the official NTA NEET (UG) Website.