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NEET 2021 Exam Dates, Registration Schedule, Admit Card Dates, and Counselling Dates

NEET 2021 exam date is expected to be released by Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (Education Minister) on 03 December 2020. The most probable NEET 2021 exam date by NTA is 2nd May, 2021 because NTA NEET exam is held on the first Sunday of May every year. The exam will be conducted in a single day in pen and paper mode only. NEET 2021 exam dates will consist of various events such as NEET 2021 application form, admit card, exam date, release of answer key, declaration of result, counselling and other processes.

  • NTA has decided to set the NEET 2021 Application Form Date from any one of the dates in the first week of December 2020.
  • To appear in NEET 2021, candidates must register for the entrance exam by filing the application form 2021, uploading of scanned images, application fee payment and taking a printout of the filled application form.

NEET 2021 Exam Dates

All the aspirants are mandatorily advised to carry NEET 2021 admit card along with declaration and ID proof without which no entry will be permitted in the examination hall. Tabulated below is the summary of all the important NEET 2021 exam date by NTA:NEET 2021 Exam Dates

Events NEET 2021 Dates by NTA(Tentative)
Application forms release date December 2020
Last date to fill the application January 2021
Last date to pay the registration fee January 2021
NEET 2021 Application form correction window February 2021
Release of NEET 2021 Admit Card April 2021
NEET 2021 exam date by NTA 02 May, 2021
Release of provisional answer key Yet to Announce
Release of final answer key Yet to Announce
NEET 2021 result June 2021

Read: NEET 2021 list of documents required on exam day

Some Notable Information about NEET Exam 2021:

  • All the candidates will get the opportunity to make corrections where they can correct their form (if necessary) from February 2021.
  • NTA will send a text message to the aspirants who are going to appear for the exams like JEE Main 2021, NEET 2021, specifically containing the helpline number.
  • The age group, more than 25 years, are also capable to take part in the NEET 2021 entrance exam.
  • The aspirants only need to be 17 years old by 31st December, 2021 to apply for the NTA NEET 2021 exam.
  • Furthermore, candidates need to sign a self-declaration form if the candidates from Jammu and Kashmir and Union Territories of Ladakh are willing to claim seats via 15% AIQ.
  • NTA has been offering both the BDS and MBBS degree for the Medical and Dental coursework program in India to the aspirants since the year 2019.

NEET 2021 Exam Day Schedule

Last entry in exam hall 1:30 PM
Sitting in exam hall 1:15 PM Onwards
Announcement of instructions and checking of admit card 1:30-1:45 PM
Distribution of test booklets 1:45 PM
Writing particulars on test booklet by candidates 01:50 PM
Test Commences 02:00 PM
Test Concludes 05:00 PM
Declaration of Results June 2021
Material to be brought on examination day Admit Card and Passport size photograph
Rough Work To be done in the Test Booklet only. Candidates cannot do any rough work or put a stray mark on the machine gradable Answer Sheet.
Use of Blue/Black Ball Point Pen only Pen will be provided at the center for writing of particulars on the Test Booklet and responses on the Answer Sheet

Exam Day Guidelines of NTA NEET 2021

  • The aspirants should reach the exam hall at least an hour before starting the exam. They will not get the permission to enter the hall after 1.30 PM.
  • Candidates should carry the important documents to carry on NEET Exam Day to avoid any hassle before the examination.
  • Candidates should abide by the NEET exam instructions, guidelines and rules.
  • Aspirants must not carry barred items to the exam center.
  • It is advised to the aspirants to follow the dress code to appear in the NEET UG 2021 Examination.
  • Additionally, in case of wearing customary dress, the aspirants are advised to report to the allotted examination hall within 12.30 PM (maximum).
  • Similarly, if the aspirants are caught with any unfair means or if they breach the code of conduct of NEET Exam, then they might be debarred from the exam (if required).

Kindly note down that within the projected timeline, if the aspirants will not claim their seats, the seat will be allotted to the next aspirants, who are next on the waiting list. As a result, those candidates will not get the permission to attend the final round of counselling.

NEET 2021 Registration and Admit Card Date

NEET 2021 Registration will begin from December 2020 and will end in February 2021. Successful registration is the only way of appearing in the NTA NEET 2021 exam. The candidates should keep all the required documents including the admit card in one place prior to the NEET exam date, so that they do not forget to carry them to the exam hall.

Events Dates
Release of Official NEET Application Form 2021 December 2020
First day of NEET Registration 2021 December 2020
Last day of NEET Registration 2021 January 2021
NEET Form Correction Window February 2021
NEET 2021 Admit Card April 2021

NEET 2021 admit card of the aspirants contains roll number, name of the candidates, name of parents, date of birth, photograph and signature, address of the exam centre, reporting time and exam date etc.

Also Check NEET 2021 Seat Allotment Process

NEET 2021 Application Form Date and Process

The NEET 2021 Application process will start from December 2020 onwards where the candidates will be able to fill NEET 2021 application form through online mode only. No offline application form will be accepted.

All aspirants are required to ensure their eligibility criteria before applying for NEET 2021. Following are the steps for filling online application form:

  1. Visit the NTA NEET 2021 official website i.e. ntaneet.nic.in.
  2. Hit the ‘Apply Online’ link on the home page. Read About NEET Login
  3. Fill all the necessary details like name, contact, domicile and qualification.
  4. Upload the scanned images (signature, photograph) in the jpeg format prescribed.
  5. Make the fee payment online or offline.
  6. On successful payment, acknowledgment slip will be generated. Save it for future reference and record.

Note: It is mandatory for Indian citizens to provide an Aadhar card in the NTA NEET 2021 Application form.

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NEET 2021 Correction Window

NTA is expected to open the correction window in February 2021. In order to get the access of the NEET 2021 correction window, the aspirants are required to first visit the official website that is ntaneet.nic.in and then need to provide the application number and password. Hence, you can login to your account and can modify the application form (if required). You are advised to check the form carefully before you submit the final form, otherwise you will not be able to modify it later.

Event NEET Exam Dates
Start date of NEET 2021 correction window February 2021
End date of NEET 2021 correction window February 2021

The National Testing Agency will release the NEET 2021 Answer Key after the exam but the date has been specified yet. The answer key of NEET 2021 will be published in two phases. In the first phase, NTA will release the provisional NEET 2021 answer key. After that the aspirants can challenge the answer key (if they feel, any answer is incorrect). If the objection is valid, NEET provisional answer will be revised by NTA key after incorporating the changes.

In the second phase, the final NEET 2021 answer key will be released by the NEET authority. Apart from the official answer key release, many coaching centers publish the unofficial answer key on their websites.The unofficial answer key will be released within a few days of completing the NEET.

NEET 2021 Result

It can be expected that the NEET 2021 result will be published in the month of June in 2021 by NTA. The candidates can check the result to the official website and can download it by following the same process. NTA will not send the NEET 2021 result to the aspirants through post. The NEET 2021 result will be accompanied by the publication of the final answer key.

Check | NEET 2021 Merit List

NEET 2021 Counselling Dates

NEET 2021 Counselling process allows candidates to opt seats in their preferred NEET score accepting institutes or colleges. This process is expected to start after the declaration of NEET 2021 results.

  • NEET 2021 cut off will be published along with NEET 2021 result.
  • The interested candidates, who are willing to attend All India Quota (AIQ) Counselling process, should register themselves for two rounds of online counselling processes.
  • Seat allocation will be completed based on the category of the candidates, NEET 2021 cut off and rank of the aspirants.
  • To participate in the state counselling process, the candidates should enrol their names in the State Quota process.
Events NEET 2021 Dates by NTA (Tentative)
NEET 2021 Result Declaration June 2021
First round of NEET Counselling for AIQ, Deemed, CI Yet To Announce
Last date of joining after first round of counselling for AIQ, Deemed, CI Yet To Announce
Second round of NEET Counselling for AIQ, Deemed, CI Yet To Announce
Last date of joining after second round of counselling for AIQ, Deemed, CI Yet To Announce
Mop up round of NEET Counselling for Deemed, CI Yet To Announce
Last date of joining after mop up round in deemed, CI Yet To Announce

Note: The aspirants need to claim their seats within the mentioned timeline, otherwise it will be allotted to the next deserving candidates (from the waiting list). Additionally, the counselling process for the students will not be conducted again.

Check the NEET 2021 Participating Colleges for Counselling Process

Since NEET 2021 exam date is around the corner, the aspirants are advised to use this time to solve NEET Sample Papers.

Check Best Books for NEET 2021 Preparations

NEET Exam Dates FAQ

Q.Will NEET 2021 take place twice a year?

No. As no official announcement has been made by NTA so it doesn’t seem that NEET 2020 will be conducted twice.

Ques: What is the new date of NEET 2020 exam ?

Ans: NEET 2020 Examination will be held on 13 September, 2020 .

Ques.Is NEET exam date 2020 postponed?

Ans. NTA has postponed NEET 2020 exam date further to September 13, due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Ques. What is the exam date of NEET 2021?

Ans. NEET 2021 exam might be held in the month of May, 2021 (tentative).

Ques. When will the NEET 2020 result be declared?

Ans. NEET 2020 result will be declared in the second week of October (tentative).

Ques: When will the application form for NEET 2020 available?

Ans: The application form has been released from 2nd December, 2019.

Ques: What is the last date to apply for NEET 2020?

Ans: Last date to submit the application form was 9 February, 2020.

Ques: When will NEET 2020 counselling begin?

Ans: The first round of NEET 2020 counselling is expected to begin from 2nd week of october 2020.

Ques: When will state counselling start for NEET 2020?

Ans: The state counselling of NEET 2020 will begin immediately after the completion of All India counselling.

Ques: Is NEET 2020 going to be tough or easy?

Answer: The number of applicants will rise every year, so the cut off will also increase that is why the exam gets tougher. But you will crack the exam easily just completing all the chapters of physics, chemistry or biology in NCERT.

Ques: Is NEET 2020 admit card released?

Ans: NEET 2020 admit card has been released by NTA and is available for download till 13 september, 2020.

Ques: Can you give me some tips for the preparation of NEET?

Answer: Yes, The preparation tips of NEET are as following:

  • Solve previous year question paper
  • Read all the chapters of NCERT
  • Revise the formulae and important equations
Ques: Is there any use of Admit card after the examination is over?

Ans: Yes, candidates are advised to preserve the admit card till the admission process. NEET Admit call will also be required in the counselling process.

Ques: What is the age criteria for NEET? I am 16, can I give the exam?

Answer: No, you can’t give the exam before 17. Because the candidates should have attained a minimum 17 years of age on or before 31st December at the time of admission. The maximum age limit for candidates is 25 years (General and OBC category) and 30 years (reserved categories).

Ques: What is the percentage criteria of NEET for ST students?

Answer: Eligibility for General is 50% and for SC/ST/OBC it is 40%. Percentage and percentile are different. NEET qualifying percentile is 40 means 105 marks out of 720 for SC/ST. In General, it is 50 percentile which means 130 marks out of 720.

Ques: Where can I check my NEET 2020 result?

Ans: Candidate can check the result on official website:- ntaneet.nic.in/ntaneet/welcome.aspx.