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NEET 2021 Application Form (Out) – Steps for two-sets Registration and Documents Required

The NEET 2021 Application form is out on 13 July, 2021. The official website has also been released by NTA. The candidates who have qualified 10+2 and fulfil the other NEET 2021 Eligibility Criteria will be able to apply for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test 2021.

  • NEET 2021 exam is to be conducted on 12 September, 2021 which was previously scheduled on 01 August, 2021. Check Exam Dates
  • The exam is offline (Pen & paper) mode only.
  • As opposed to the rumours, the exam will only be held once a year so the candidates must prepare thoroughly.
  • The NEET 2021 exam pattern is slightly different from previous year i.e. a total of 200 questions and only 180 questions are to be attempted carrying 720 marks.

For easy, fast submission of data, the Registration process is divided into two sets/phases:

  1. First set of information needs to be filled before last submission of Application Form.
  2. Second set of information needs to be filled before the downloading of Score card/declaration of result.

Candidates who wish to seek admission in MBBS, BDS, BUMS, BAMS, BSMS, BHMS in any college in India must follow the NTA NEET 2021 registration process.

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NEET 2021 Application Form: Points to Remember

  • Candidates need to select the medium of question paper carefully, it cannot be changed in the correction period.
  • Seats will be allotted to candidates randomly.
  • OBC candidates need to select unreserved category.
  • For submitting the NEET 2021 application fee via online mode, candidates need to keep credit card/debit card handy.
  • Students need to keep the confirmation page safe for future reference.
  • No late registrations are accepted.
  • The aspirants need to submit only single form.

NEET 2021 Application Form: Highlights

Attributes Details
Conducting Authority National Testing Agency
Official website neet.nta.nic.in‌
Mode of Registration Online
Examination mode Offline
Application fee -General: 1500 INR -Gen-EWS/OBC: 1400 INR -SC/ST/PH/Persons with disability: 800 INR
Mode of payment Both online and offline
Passing marks of NEET 2021 120 to 180 (average) out of 720 (For general candidates)

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NEET 2021 Application Form Dates

Candidates can find the important NEET 2021 Application Form Dates from below given table:

Event NEET form 2021 Date
NEET Application Form 2021 Release Date (Out) 13 July, 2021
Last date for NEET Application 2021 form submission 6 August, 2021
Last date for fee payment 7 August, 2021 (Upto 11:50 pm)
Application Correction Release Date 8 August, 2021
Last date of Application Correction 12 August, 2021 (Upto 11:50 pm)
Release of admit card 8 September, 2021 (3 days before the exam)
NEET 2021 Exam Date by NTA 12 September, 2021
Declaration of Result To be announced

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NEET 2021 Application Process

The NEET 2021 application process comprises of the following steps:

  • Completing the NEET 2021 Registration Process.
  • Finalizing the NEET 2021 Application form.
  • Uploading a scanned image as per NEET Photo size format, scanned signature, thumb impression and other required documents.
  • Fee payment and checking Status of receipt of online NTA NEET 2021 Application Form with Fee.

NEET Application Process 2021

Details To Enter in NEET 2021 Application Form

  • Name as per Aadhar card
  • Date of birth as per Aadhar card
  • Gender as per Aadhar card
  • Mother’s name as per high school certificate
  • Father’s name as per high school certificate
  • Nationality
  • Self-declaration
  • Category
  • Aadhar number / aadhar enrollment no. / registration no. Issued by facilitation center / passport no. / ration card no./bank account no. / any other valid govt. Id. No.
  • District of birth
  • Occupation of father’s / guardian’s / mother’s
  • Educational qualifications of father’s / guardian’s / mother’s
  • The annual income of father’s / guardian’s / mother ’s
  • Question paper language
  • Are you the only child of your parents
  • Year of class 12th / equivalent passed / appearing
  • Percentage of marks / grade in class 10th / equivalent and 12th
  • Type of Institution of class 12th
  • Belonging to rural / urban area
  • State to which the applicant belongs
  • Qualifying examination code
  • School education board
  • Choice of examination center

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NEET 2021 Eligibility Criteria for Filling Application Form

There are different criteria for different groups of students. Only those candidates who fulfil this criteria can apply for NEET 2021. The NEET 2021 eligibility criteria by NTA is as follow:

  • Both Citizens of India and OCI (Overseas Citizen of India) are eligible to appear for NEET 2021 examination. Apart from these, the NRIs, PIO, and Foreign Nationals can also apply for the exam.
  • Applicants must be over the age of 17 years and less than 25 years (30 for reserved categories) at the time of admission.
  • Candidates must clear 12th standard (10+2) examination from a recognized board.
  • Students must have Biology, Chemistry, Physics and English as compulsory subjects in their Higher Secondary Board Examination.
  • General candidates must have at least 50% aggregate in Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
  • Minimum marks for reserved students are 42% aggregate in the same three subjects.
  • Physically handicapped students should have a score of at least 45%.
  • Students of Jammu & Kashmir, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana are eligible for All India 15% quota only.
  • Aadhar Card is not compulsory for NEET 2021.
  • The aspirants can apply for the NEET entrance test as many times as they want. There is no limitation on permissible attempts.
  • Indian Nationals along with NRIs, OCIs and PIOs can also apply for state quota.

Documents Required for Filling NEET 2021 Application Form

  • Mark sheet of class 10th and 12th
  • Scanned copy of passport and postcard-sized photo of the candidates
  • The signature of the candidates (Scanned copy)
  • Scanned copy of left thumb impression of the students
  • Valid ID proof
Category of the candidates Type of Permissible ID proof
Indian nationals from all states of India Roll number of class XII, EPIC (Election card), last 4 digits of Aadhar card, photograph and original copy of bank account passbook, passport number, any identity card issued by the government, ration card no.
NRIs Last 4 digits of Aadhar card, passport number
Foreign nationals/PIO/OCI Passport number

Note: To register for the NEET exam, the aspirants do not necessarily need to use an Aadhar card but other aforesaid documents are required for NTA NEET 2021 Application Form. The foreign aspirants will be required to show their passport number as ID Proof.

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Documents Required for Foreign Candidates/NRI?

  • Birth Certificate
  • Minimum 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biotechnology/Biology in class XII. Their eligibility will be examined by the Association of Indian Universities as an MCI regulated and concerned University.
  • ID proof
  • Citizenship proof of the respective country
  • Passport number
  • Other testimonials
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) in India can also apply for the NEET 2021 Exam

How to fill NEET 2021 Application Form?

Students can apply for NEET 2021 in online mode only because the NTA NEET 2021 application form is not available offline. The detailed step by step procedure applying for NEET 2021 is given below:

Step 1 – Registration via NEET Application Form Login Page

  • Go to the official NEET 2021 registration website, nta.neet.nic.in.
  • If you are a new user, click on ‘New Registration‘ on NEET Application Form Login Page and fill in the required details.
  • If you are an existing user, click on ‘Candidate Login‘. Now, enter your Application Number and Password to proceed.
  • Type the captcha and then click ‘Preview and Next’.
  • In the next step, read and check the provided information and if the data is valid, click the ‘Next’ button.
  • Select the ‘OTP Verification’ option. Once you click, you will receive an OTP in your registered contact number.
  • Next, choose the ‘Submit’ option.

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Step 2 – Filling NTA NEET 2021 Application Form

  • Login using ID and Password generated in the registration process.
  • Click on the ‘Fill Application Form’ button in the lower part of the homepage.
  • Read the NEET 2021 application instructions carefully and agree to the terms at the end of the page.
  • Click on ‘Proceed to Apply Online NEET (UG)-2021’.
  • Fill in the details as asked including your name, Father’s Name, Mother’s name, category, Gender, Nationality, Proof of identification, etc.
  • Enter your academic qualification details, senior secondary details.
  • Submit the updated contact information for future notifications.

Step 3 – Uploading the Documents

In third step, you have to upload the necessary documents required for filling NEET 2021 Application Form:

  • Upload your recent passport size photograph, signature and thumb impression.
  • The size of your photograph should be 10 Kb to 100 Kb, while the size of the scanned signature should be 3 Kb to 20 Kb. The format of your scanned photograph and signature should be in JPG/JPEG.
  • Size of the left-hand thumb impression should be 10 Kb to 50 Kb. The format of the file should be JPG/JPEG.
  • Scanned images should be the suggested format as per NEET 2021 Information Brochure.
  • Click on ‘Save and Continue’ to save your NTA NEET 2021 Application form and move to the next step.
  • Candidates can edit their application form for NEET 2021 till the fee is not paid. Once the fee is paid, no immediate correction is allowed in the NEET 2021 Application form.Necessary documents required for NEET 2021 Application Form

NEET Document Specification

Documents Specifications Size Format
Photograph
  • Latest photograph
  • White background
  • 80% face coverage, ears should be visible, on white background
10Kb to 200Kb JPG/JPEG
Postcard size picture
  • Should be after September 1, 2019
  • Name and date of taking the photograph can be mentioned
  • Do not take pictures with hat, caps or goggles
  • 80% face coverage, ears clearly visible, on white background
50Kb to 300Kb JPG
Signature
  • White Background
  • Sign with a black pen
  • A signature must be in small letters
4Kb to 30Kb JPG/JPEG
Left-hand thumb impression
  • In case of any eventuality of left-hand thumb being unavailable, right-hand thumb impression may be used
  • Must use of Blue ink on white paper
10kb to 50kb JPG
Class 10 passing certificate
  • The candidate should scan his/her Class X Passing Certificate for uploading
100 KB to 300 KB JPG

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Step 4 – NEET 2021 Application Form Fee

  • When all the uploading is complete, click on ‘Payment’.
  • You need to choose the mode of payment that is offline or online.
  • Bank and other charges may apply.
Category Amount (INR)
General 1500
General-EWS/OBC 1400
SC/ST/PH/Persons with disability 800

Aspirants can complete the payment process by using debit card/ credit card/ Net banking/ UPI or online wallets.

Offline Fee Payment using E-Challan

  • If you choose the offline mode, you are redirected to a new page.
  • Choose one of the banks given in the list, where you want to pay the fee.
  • Banks available are- HDFC Bank, State Bank of India, ICICI and Syndicate Bank.
  • After selecting the bank, generate the E-Challan of the declared bank.
  • Take a print out of the challan.
  • Fill necessary details on the challan generated and approach the bank.
  • Fee can be paid in any branch of the bank.
  • After paying the fees at the bank, you get a receipt or Student’s Copy.
  • Keep the copy safe for future purposes.

Online Fee Payment using NEET Application Form Login Page

  • If you choose online mode, you will be redirected to a page with new options.
  • Choose the payment option as per your suitability.
  • NEET 2021 application fee can be paid using Debit card, Credit Card or through online Net Banking.
  • Extra charges may apply at application correction time.
  • Once the NEET 2021 application fee is successfully paid, a fee receipt is generated.
  • Download the receipt and take a print out.
  • Save the print out of NEET 2021 Application Form PDF for future reference.

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How to Resize Images Using Paint for NEET 2021 Application Form?

If the aspirants face any challenge due to the unacceptable size of the image, then they need to follow the steps for uploading the resized and compressed photographs and signature. In this regard they should use MS Paint.

  • First, open the window key.
  • Now, search and open the paint option by clicking the ‘MS Paint’ option.
  • Click ‘Ctrl+O’ for browsing the scanned copy of the signature and Photograph.
  • Next, click ‘Ctrl+W’ to open the ‘Resize and Skew’ Window.

Resize Images Using Paint for NEET 2021 Application Form

  • Switch to Pixels from Percentage.
  • Next, Provide the specified pixels mentioned in the signature/photograph.
  • Now, open File Tab and select the ‘Save As’ option.
  • Select the JPEG/JPG format for saving the image to the desired location of your system.

How to Remove Discrepancy from the Uploaded Scanned Photographs

If you find a discrepancy in uploading images ,you can remove it. NTA gives the flexibility to the aspirants to remove it. You will get an email and sms from NTA to reupload the images. Read the following instructions mentioned on NTA NEET 2021 application form to understand the brief summary related to the image upload:

  • Accepted format: png/jpeg/jpg
  • Photograph size: 20 Kb to 200 Kb
  • Background of the passport size photo should be white
  • You need to upload the image within the mentioned timeline.
  • Since NTA will not give you a second chance, you should fill the data correctly.

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NEET 2021 Application Form Correction

NEET 2021 Application Form Correction Window is expected to be released after the NEET 2021 registration last date. There are various cases where eligible aspirants who register themselves for the NEET 2021 exam unintentionally enter some wrong information in the NEET 2021 application form. In these cases, they can edit their details in the correction window of NEET UG 2021 and submit the NEET 2021 Application Form correction fee within the due dates.

  • Candidates can log in at nta.neet.nic.in and make corrections in the given time period.
  • Correction window is the last opportunity to make changes in NEET 2021 Application Form
  • If there is a problem with a candidate’s photo or details, they are sent an Email about the discrepancy. Candidates are advised to check their Email regularly.

Steps for Application Form Correction

Here is a step-wise guide for NEET 2021 application form correction to assist aspirants to know the procedure to edit/delete information in the application form.

  • At first, the aspirants should visit the official website of NTA for correcting the application form (If applicable).
  • Now, you have to enter the registration number and password.

NEET 2021 application form correction

  • In the next step, the aspirants need to click the NEET 2021 application form correction link to modify it.

NEET 2021 application form correction link

  • Now the candidates are required to modify the required section in the application form.
  • Before you submit the application form, you are advised to read the form after correction. To cross check the application, the candidates are required to click the ‘preview’ section.
  • Unless you cross check your file, you cannot get a second option to modify it. Hence, you should check it properly.
  • If you make any change in the application form, then you can see the corrections in the ‘red’ colour.
  • Once you complete the verification, you will receive a one time password (OTP). The candidates will get the OTP to their registered mobile number.
  • Now you have to click the ‘Final Submission’ option.
  • At last, you should take a print out of the self generated correction slip for future reference.
  • Also, take a print out of NEET Application Form 2021 PDF for future use.

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What Corrections Can Be Made in the NEET 2021 Application Form?

Students can edit below-highlighted particulars in the application form.

  • State Code of Eligibility
  • Gender
  • Date of Birth
  • ID no of the aspirants
  • Category
  • Disability Status
  • Medium of the exam
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 The aspirants who used IDs other than Aadhar Card Students, 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
Category
Disability Status
Medium
Percentage of Marks obtained in Qualifying Examination
Name of Parents

Forgot NEET 2021 Login Password?

If in case you forget your login password, then you need to follow the below-given steps for retrieving password. Visit the official website at nta.neet.nic.in.

  1. NEET Application Number Forgot? - Steps To Recover Click on ‘Candidate login’ and choose ‘Forget Password‘.
  2. Enter your Application Number, Name, Date of birth.
  3. Enter the secured pin as given on the page.
  4. Click on ‘submit‘.
  5. Next, click on ‘Reset‘ to set the new password.
  6. A new password generated window will appear in front of you.
  7. An OTP will be sent to your registered mobile number or Email ID.
  8. Next, you need to create a new password after entering the OTP.
  9. Finally, you can login into your dashboard

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Is an Aadhaar Card Required for NEET 2021 Application Form?

Those who want to apply for NEET 2021, need to know that an Aadhaar Card is no longer mandatory. Aadhaar guidelines are given below:

  • Candidates need to submit an identity proof. Their Aadhar number serves as one of the identity proofs.
  • Any identification proof can be submitted while filling the NEET 2021 NTA Application form.
  • Candidates can apply with Passport Number, Ration Card, Driving License, Voter ID or any other photo ID proof issued by the Government of India.

Candidates need to fill personal details, academic details and contact information.

Details asked How to fill
Name Enter your full name
Father’s name Enter your Father’s full name
Mother’s Name Enter your mother’s full name
Gender Choose your gender
Date of Birth Fill your birth date
Email ID Enter a valid Email ID
Phone Number Enter your contact number
Nationality Indian or other
Aadhar Number or UID Enter your 12 digit Unique Identification Number
State of Eligibility State from which you have passed 12th standard
Name of Institution Name of the school from which you passed Class XII
Name of the Board Name of your Board in Class 12
Year of Passing Year in which you studied Class XII
Uploading documents Upload your photo, signature and finger impression in JPG format

How to Choose NEET Exam Centers? 

NTA gives an opportunity to the aspirants to choose the NEET exam centers from a wide range of areas. Now, the candidates can also apply for AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy) through NEET 2021 exam.

  • While filling up the application form for NEET 2021, the aspirants are required to select three preferable NEET exam centers.
  • After logging in to the account, you can submit the preferences of exam centres.
  • You will not get the opportunity of editing your preferences, once you submit the application form.
  • Choose the exam centers wisely. More specifically, select the exam centers based on your comfort and convenience.
  • Allocation of the exam center to the aspirants is relied upon on the first come first serve.

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NEET 2021 Applicants Statistics Across Years

As per the statistics of 2020, approximately 15 Lakhs students enrolled their names for the NEET 2021 registration process. However, the competition level among the students compared to the previous year has increased. For instance, read the following table in order to understand the rising competition level among the NEET students over the past years.

NEET 2020, 2019 and 2018 Application Statistics 

Candidates 2020 2019 2018
Students applied for the exam 15,97,435 15,93,452 13,26,725
Aspirants appeared in the exam 13,66,945 14,10,755 12,69,922
Registered Male candidates 7,16,586 6,80,414 5,80,649
Registered Female candidates 8,80,843 8,38,966 7,46,075
Transgender candidates registered for the exam 6 6 1
Appeared transgender candidates in the exam 4 5 1

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Changes in NEET 2021 Application Form

To bring 100% transparency in the entrance test, NTA has brought a few major changes. In a nutshell, the candidates should submit the class X certificates, thumb impression of the left hand and the roll number when they will be appearing for class XII board exam. Besides, the aspirants are required to upload the scanned copy of a photograph, both in postcard size and in passport size.

  • One exam for all Medical candidates: The entrance test of AIIMS and JIPMER has been merged for the medical entrance test.
  • UT applicants are required to submit the self-declaration form: The newly formed Union Territories such as the candidates from Kashmir and Ladakh will be eligible for 15% reserved All India Quota scheme. Therefore, the candidates of such places should submit the self-declaration seat allocation form under AIQ.
  • Hike of application fee: NEET 2021 application fees for the general candidates has been increased to INR 1500, which was INR 1400 in the last year. Apart from this, the aspirants can also upload their live photographs during the form fill up process (if they want).
  • Flexibility in the Edit Window: Most of the Class XII medical students will receive their admit cards for the board exam after completing the registration process for NEET 2021. Hence, the edit window will be re-opened by NTA for those aspirants to punch the roll numbers.
  • Increase the number of exam centers: Since the year 2020, NEET 2021 exam will be conducted across 155 cities including the latest entry from Ladakh.
  • No bar in upper age limitation: The age group for applying for NEET 2021 exam is 17 years to 25 years. However, from this year, the reserved students will get the relaxation of a flat 5 years in the upper age limit.

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What After Completing the NEET 2021 Application Process?

Once the application form process completes, NTA will release the admit card for NEET 2021. Aspirants will not be allowed to enter the examination hall without presenting the admit card. To download the NEET 2021 admit card, the candidates should go to the official website of NTA and enter the information like DOB and Registration No.

Steps to Download the NEET 2021 Admit Card

  • First, you should click “NEET 2021 Admit Card’ from the official website.
  • Now, you have to submit the application number, security pin and date of birth for logging into the account.
  • Next, you should click the submit option
  • You are now able to download the admit card of NEET 2021 exam
  • For future reference, you should keep a print out of the NEET 2021 admit card with you.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Ques: When will be NEET 2021 conducted?

Ans:  NEET 2021 will be conducted on August 1, 2021.

 

Ques: I will turn 17 in the month of May. Can I apply for NEET 2021?

Ans: Yes, you are eligible. The age should be 17 years at the time of admission on or before 31 December 2021.

 

Ques: I mistyped my name in the NEET application form. Can I correct it?

Ans: No, basic details filled at the time of registration cannot be corrected.

Ques: Can I apply for NEET 2021 in offline mode? I do not have an internet connection.

Ans: NEET 2021 application form can be filled online only. You can go to the nearest Facilitation centre for help in applying for NEET.

 

Ques: How do I know when the form correction starts?

Ans: You need to check the official website. The form correction window will tentatively open in July 2021.

Ques: Will the application fee be refunded, if I do not appear in the exam?

Ans: No, The Application fee will not be refunded in any case.

Ques: If I entered wrong details in the application form, can i edit it?

Ans: Yes you can edit it during the form correction window.

Ques: Can an OCI candidates apply for NEET Exam?

Ans: Yes, they can apply for the NEET Exam with the help of passport details.

Ques: Is it necessary to upload scanned photographs with candidates name or photographs taking date?

Ans: Yes it is necessary to upload scanned photographs with name and date of taking.

Ques: Is in case I forget my application number, how can I retrieve it?

Ans: There is an option available i.e. Forget Application Number or I can’t access my account, click on that link and retrieve your password.

Ques: Is self declaration required for every state?

Ans: No it is required only for candidates belonging to J&K, AP & Telangana. Candidates who belong from these states and interested for 15% All India Quota Counseling must have the self declaration documents.

Ques: I am from Telangana, Can I get admission in MBBS courses in Bangalore or Tamilnadu?

Ans: You can get admission in these colleges with the help of All India Quota Counseling process.

Ques: If I choose exam medium as Bengali, will I be eligible for All India counseling?

Ans: Yes.

Ques: If I am selected in AIIMS entrance exam and not in NEET, in that case will I get admission in MBBS courses?

Ans: Yes.

Ques: I am in class 12th appearing from JSOS Boards. Am I eligible for the NEET Exam?

Ans: Yes.

Ques: Do I need to upload an OBC certificate in the NEET Application Form?

Ans: There is no option available in the application form for uploading category certificates.

Ques: Can I get admission into AIIMS through NEET?

Ans: No, AIIMS conducts its own entrance exam for admission.

Ques: What is the qualification for apply NEET Examination?

Ans: Candidates have to pass 10+2 or equivalent examinations with at least 50% marks in aggregate. Candidates must also have Chemistry, Physics, Biology/Biotechnology with English as a compulsory subject. For reserved category the minimum marks should be 40% with the same subjects.

 

Ques: What is the age limit to apply for NEET?

Ans: For general category  the minimum age should be 17 years and the maximum age is 25 years as on or before December 31 of the year of admission.There is a relaxation of 5 years for the SC/ST/OBC candidates.

 

Ques: I have appeared for NEET 3 times before, can I apply for NEET 2021?

Ans: Yes, there is no cap limit for NEET attempts.

Ques: Can NIOS students apply for the exam?

Ans: No, NIOS candidates are not eligible for the NEET exam.

 

Ques: What is the Application fee for NEET 2021?

Ans: The application fee for NEET 2021 is INR 1500 for General, INR 1400 for General-EWS/OBC category and INR 800 for SC/ST/PH category.

Ques: How can I pay the application fee for NEET 2021?

Ans: The application fee payment can be made through online mode only. There are three options to pay the application fee:

  1. Debit/credit card
  2. Net banking/UPI
  3. E-wallet of various service providers.
Ques: What are the documents required during the application process of NEET?

Ans: Scanned photograph and Scanned signature, Left Thumb Impression.

Ques: Is there any need to send the printout of the confirmation page to the CBSE?

Ans: No, there is no need to send the confirmation page to the CBSE.

 

NEET (UG) 2020 Form Correction Window Reopens: Check What Can Be Corrected

NEET 2020 UG Application Form CorrectionThe application form correction window of NEET-UG 2020 is open yet again. Aspirants who have appeared in the exam on 13th September can correct a few details again by visiting the official website. Adding to it, the NEET 2020 Result is likely to be out by 12th October.

The National Testing Agency (NTA) published a notice regarding this decision as most aspirants faced hardships to access NEET Form Corrections window earlier. NEET Application Form correction notice

Aspirants who have taken the NEET 2020 UG can make the corrections online on the official portal – www.ntaneet.nic.in. The deadline for form correction is 30th September 2020, until 5 pm. Aspirants can, however, pay the fee only by 11.50 pm on 30th September. Scrolling down, you will find the details about the fields that can be corrected.

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NEET Form Correction: What Fields Can Be Corrected?

With this facility, specific details can be corrected by the candidates once again on the official website. Mentioned below are the particulars on the NEET UG 2020 registration form that NTA is allowing to make corrections are:

  •  Name of Mother
  •  Name of Father
  •  Candidate’s Gender
  •  Candidate’s Category
  •  Mention Disability (if any)
  •  State Code of Eligibility
  •  Nationality of the Candidate

For other updates related to NEET 2020, aspirants must visit the NEET’s official portal. Aspirants can also contact the following numbers for any queries related to NEET UG 2020 exam – 8700028512, 8178359845, 9650173668, 9599676953, 8882356803.

How to Fill NEET 2021 Application Form: Step by Step guide

NEET 2021 exam date has already been released by NTA and NEET 2021 Application Forms have also been released. Candidates who wish to get admission in MBBS/BDS courses in any government, private or deemed medical institutions of India are required to register for NEET 2021 exam by filling the NEET 2021 Application form. The applications are open till August 6, 2021. Also, the exam has been scheduled to be conducted on September 12, 2021.

Through this article you will know how to fill NTA NEET 2021 Application Form accurately and about the NEET correction window details. Only candidates fulfilling the NEET 2021 Eligibility Criteria will be issued the NEET 2021 admit card.

The total number of seats in Medical admission (MBBS) and Dental Admission (BDS) has been increased to 83075 and 26949 respectively.

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Important Dates of NEET 2021 Application Form 

Exam Activity Dates (Tentative)
NEET Application Form 2021 Release Date July 13, 2021
NEET Application Form 2021 submission closes August 6, 2021 (11:50 PM)
One time application correction window August 8-12, 2021
Availability of NEET 2021 admit card September 2021
NEET 2021 Offline entrance exam September 12, 2021

NEET Registration Statistics

Candidates 2020 2019 2018
Students applied for the exam 15,97,435 15,93,452 13,26,725
Aspirants appeared in the exam 13,66,945 14,10,755 12,69,922
Registered Male candidates 7,16,586 6,80,414 5,80,649
Registered Female candidates 8,80,843 8,38,966 7,46,075
Transgender candidates registered for the exam 6 6 1
Appeared transgender candidates in the exam 4 5 1

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NTA NEET 2021 Registration Process

Candidates who are willing to apply for the exam must have certain documents handy before filling the NEET 2021. A list of required documents for NEET 2021 application form is given below.

  • Identity (ID) Proof: Types of ID proof required for different candidates
Categories of Candidates Types of ID Proof Required
Indian Nationals (except from Assam, Meghalaya and Jammu & Kashmir) Aadhar Card, Ration Card, Driving License, Passport or any other govt. issued Photo ID proof
Indian Nationals from Assam, Meghalaya and Jammu & Kashmir Aadhar Card Number /Aadhar Enrollment Number, Ration Card Number, Bank Account Number, Passport Number or other Government ID card.
NRIs/OCI/PIOs/Foreign Nationals Passport Number
  • Academic details
  • Valid email id and phone number
  • Scanned images of Signature, Right Hand Index Finger impression and Recent Photograph
  • Payment (online/offline mode)

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Required Details for Filling the NEET 2021 Application Form

Candidates need to prepare the following details before filling NEET 2021 Application Form.

  1. Candidate’s Name
  2. Date of Birth
  3. Gender
  4. Mother and Father’s Name
  5. Nationality
  6. Self Declaration Form (To be downloaded from Appendix- III of the Information Bulletin)
  7. Category
  8. District of Birth
  9. Father/Mother/Guardian’s Occupation, Education, Total Salary
  10. Question Paper Language
  11. Whether you’re the only child of your parents
  12. Year of passing/appearing for class XII exam
  13. Marks/Grade in class XII
  14. Type of institution of class XII
  15. Whether you belong to rural/urban area
  16. State to which you belong
  17. Qualifying exam code (Refer to chapter 3 of the Information Bulletin)
  18. School Education Board (Refer to Appendix VII)
  19. Choice of Examination Center
  20. Scanned copy of passport size photograph of the candidates
  21. Scanned copy of candidate’s signature
  22. Scanned copy of left thumb impression
  23. Valid ID proof

Kindly note it down that Aadhar card is no longer necessary for the registration purpose of NEET 2021 exam. The Foreign candidates can also apply for the NEET 2021 exam by providing the ID proof and the 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

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How to Fill NEET 2021 Application Form

Candidates need to follow the given steps on how to fill NEET form:

Step 1: Fill the Online Application Form and save the Registration Number.

NEET application form

  • Aspirants can proceed to fill the Application form by providing their personal and academic details in the NEET 2021 official website.

Details in the Application form

Candidate’s name Includes the details of first name, middle name and last name.
Email id A valid functional email id which can be used for further communication
Mobile number A functional mobile number, so that candidates can receive the notification on the phone regarding the exam. Hence, candidates can download the admit card.
Age Age has to be given in years and months
Date of birth To verify the age Date Of Birth is printed in the format of the date, month and year (DD/MM/YYYY)
Father’s name Name of father as printed in Class Xth Certificate
Mother’s name Name of mother as printed on birth certificate or your Xth certificate
Class X marks Percentage marks obtained in class Xth
Reservation details Upload the certificate issued and registered with government bodies.
Address details Details of street, city, district, pin code etc.
  • Candidate must carefully read the instructions and then ‘Proceed to Apply online NEET (UG) 2021′
  • Choose Apply option if you have registered previous year
  • Tick on checkbox ‘I Agree’
  • Fill the details in the registration form.

NEET registration form

  • After filling the form there are two buttons: ‘Next’ and ‘Reset’. If your information is correct then click on next otherwise Reset and fill the information again.
  • When you complete all the details there are three buttons: ‘Back’, ‘Save as Draft‘, ‘Preview and submit’. If you want to go back to the page then click on the ‘Back’ button. Apart from this, if you want to save the form then click on the ‘Save as Draft’ button. If you want to submit the form then click on the ‘Preview and Submit’ button.
  • When you click on ‘Preview and submit’ then fill OTP and click on ‘Final Submit’ button.

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Step 2: Upload Photo, Signature and Left Hand Index Finger Impression

  • Candidate need to upload the scanned images and signature according to the details and size mentioned below:
  • Recent Photograph (size10 Kb to 200 Kb)
  • Signature (size 4 Kb to 30 Kb)

Necessary documents required for NEET 2021 Application Form

  • Left Hand Index Finger Impression (size 10 Kb to 200 Kb)
  • The photograph must be taken with a white background, and the name of the candidate with the date of photo taken must be in-script at the bottom of the Photograph.
  • All the images must be in JPG format.
  • Click on the ‘Next’ button.

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Step 3: Make Payment of Fee

The application fee structure for NEET 2021 is as follows:

Category Application Fee
General Rs. 1500/-
General-EWS/ OBC- NCL Rs 1400/-
SC/ST/PwBD/ Third Gender Rs. 800/-
Foreign Candidates Rs 7500/-

NEET 2021 application fee can be remitted only in online mode. The various modes of payment are listed below.

  • Credit or Debit Card
  • Net Banking or UPI or Wallet

The available payment or banking gateways are Canara Bank, SBI, ICICI, HDFC, and Paytm Payment Gateway.

Step 4: Print Confirmation Page

  • On successful submission of the NEET 2021 application form, a confirmation page will be generated. Candidates should save the NEET application form PDF and proof of remittance of fee safely for future reference and record.

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Checklist For Completing NEET 2021 Application Form Fill Up process

  • The candidates should meet the NEET 2021 eligibility criteria.
  • Check twice whether you have put the correct gender (male/female/transgender) in the application form
  • Choose the correct category from General/GENERAL-EWS/OBC-NCL/SC/ST.
  • The PwD candidates should fill the relevant column in the online application form correctly.
  • The aspirants should keep a printable copy of the NEET application form PDF.

NEET 2021 Application Form Correction 

NTA is expected to open the NEET 2021 Application Form Correction Window on August 8, 2021. Aspirants can make corrections in any particulars until August 12, 2021.. You should remember that NTA will provide you one time opportunity to rectify errors in your form (if necessary). Better, you provide the accurate and correct information, so that it does not need to be deleted or modified.

Steps to Rectify the NEET 2021 Application Form

In order to facilitate the NEET 2021 application correction process, the aspirants should visit the official website. Next, they need to provide the NEET Application Form login credentials to make the correction.

  1. Once the aspirants open the NEET official website, they need to log in and provide the NEET 2021 Registration number and password.
  2. Choose the option “Click here for corrections in NEET 2021 application form”
  3. Make the edit and then select “Preview and submit” option
  4. Submit the OTP sent to your registered phone number
  5. Do not forget to take a print out of the correct application form and keep it with you for further references.

The candidates can modify the below mentioned categories by submitting the supporting documents:

  • Identification ID no of the candidates
  • Date of birth
  • Gender
  • Category
  • State code of eligibility
  • Disability status
  • Medium of question paper

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Steps to Resize the Images

The candidates might face trouble during the NEET 2021 application form filling process regarding the unacceptable image size. Hence, they need to follow the resize and compress scanned images of the photograph and the signature by using MS Paint.

  • Select “” option for searching MS Paint option
  • Click MS Paint once you find the option in your system
  • Press ‘Ctrl+O’ and start to browse the scanned images of your signature and photograph
  • Next, you have to press ‘Ctrl+W’ for opening a window, namely ‘Resize and Skew”.

Resize Images Using Paint for NEET 2021 Application Form

  • Next you have to change the size from ‘Percentage’ to ‘Pixels’. For better understanding, check the aforementioned figure.
  • Choose the specified pixels, which are you looking for.
  • Once you done in choosing the specified pixels, you have to go to ‘File tab’ and then select ‘Save As’ option
  • Last, you need to select either JPG or JPEG format and then save the image to your desired location in your system.

How to Retrieve Your NEET Application Form Login ID and Password

At times, we forget to save our Application IDs and passwords. This leads to a lot of anxiety in the candidates. However, instead of panicking, the candidates should follow the below mentioned steps for retrieving the password (if you forget). 

  • Go to the official website of NEET 2021 exam
  • Select the ‘forgot password’ option.

Retrieve Your NEET Application Form Login ID and Password

  • Now, you are able to redirect to the password generation page
  • Reset your password. You will either get an OTP to your registered phone number or will need to answer the security questions.
  • Fill in the information and provide your new password.

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Important Things to Keep in Mind

  • Candidates must read the NEET 2021 information brochure carefully before filling application form and ensure that they fulfill NEET 2021 eligibility criteria.
  • NEET 2021 Application form will only be available in online mode.
  • Candidates must preserve the important documents listed below before filling NEET 2021 Application form.
  • Aspirants are advised to fill the Application form of NEET in advance to avoid last minute hassles.
  • Generation of confirmation pages is necessary for successful submission of NEET application form 2021.
  • NTA has released the NEET 2021 exam dates at their official site and just 2 months are left for the exam. So aspirants must buckle up and work on their revision tactics.

Frequently Asked Questions

Ques: Can I purchase NEET 2021 application form through bank or post office?

Ans) No, NEET 2021 application forms will be available only through online mode.

Ques: What documents are to be preserved after completion of NEET application form 2021?

  1. At least three printouts of the Confirmation Page of online Application.
  2. Proof of fee paid (i.e. Bank transaction details supported by confirmation page).
  3. At least 5 copies of identical passport size Photographs that were scanned and uploaded on the Online Application.
  4. Copy of the system generated Self Declaration in respect of candidates from State of J&K who have opted for seats under 15% All India Quota .
  5. The State of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana have decided to join the 15% All India Quota scheme. Hence, candidates of these states need not to furnish Self Declaration as required earlier

Ques: How can I retrieve forgotten NEET account password?

Ans) Passwords can be retrieved easily through OTP. One Time Password will be sent to the candidate’s registered mobile number. This can be used to retrieve the password.

Ques: Is NEET 2021 application form released?

Ans) Yes, NEET application forms have been released.

Ques: What is the mode of payment of NEET Application form?

Ans) Candidates can choose:

  1. Through any Debit/Credit Card using on-line gateway payment facility
  2. Net Banking/UPI
  3. e-wallet of various service providers

Ques: Can we correct the Application form?

Ans) Yes, through the Correction window you can correct the application form.

Ques: Is Aadhaar Card mandatory while filling Application Form?

Ans) Previously it was mandatory to have an Aadhaar card except Assam, Meghalaya and Jammu & Kashmir Candidates but now it is not mandatory to have an Aadhar Card.

Q. Will the admit card be issued to me if I have not paid the application fee after completing the registration process?

A. No, NEET 2021 admit card will not be issued to you if you haven’t paid the application fee after completing the registration process.

Things to keep in your mind while filling NEET 2021 Application Form

NEET will be conducted on 1st August, 2021. The centralized entrance examination, National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET), is conducted every year in various cities across India. NEET focuses on assessing the eligibility of candidates seeking admissions for medical courses in the government or private medical institutions in India.

We all know that for appearing in NEET 2021, the very first step is to fill and submit the online application form. The NEET registration 2021 is expected to start soon on the official website – nta.neet.nic.in.

There are multiple things that you keep in your mind and some things you need to keep handy while filling the NEET 2021 online application form. This article will cover all important points about the documents required for NEET application form.

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Eligibility and Prerequisites for Filling the NEET 2021 Application Form

Before starting filling the NTA NEET 2021 application form , you need to ensure that you are already meeting the NEET 2021 eligibility criteria. This reduces the chance of rejection of your application at the later stage.

  • First you need to ensure that you are meeting the nationality requirements. You can appear in the NEET 2021, only if you are an Indian, an Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI), a Person of Indian Origin (PIO) or an NRI or a foreign candidate.
  • Then ensure that you are meeting the age requirement criteria for NEET 2021. To be eligible, you should be at least 17 years old as on December 31 of the admission year.
  • So in case of NEET 2021, your age should be at least 17 years as on December 31, 2021. There was also an upper age limit criteria of 25 years which has recently been waived of.
  • As the educational qualification requirement, you must have passed 12th standard with at least 50% aggregate marks in the Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects. This requirement of marks is relaxed to 45% for the Gen-PH category and 40% for the SC, ST, OBC, SC-PH, ST-PH and OBC-PH category candidates.
  • NIOS students are not eligible to apply for the NEET Exam.

Things to Keep in Your Mind While Filling NEET 2021 Application Form
Things to Keep in Your Mind While Filling NEET 2021 Application Form

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Things to be Kept in Mind While Filling NEET 2021 Application Form

  • Note that you need to pay INR 1,500 as the NEET 2021 application fee, if you belong to the unreserved category. There is a relaxation of SC,ST and PH categories who need to pay INR 800. General EWS and OBC-NCL candidates are required to pay INR 1,400.
  • You also need to keep the scanned copies of some documents with you while applying for NEET 2021. Firstly, you should have the scanned copy of your recent passport-sized photograph. For more click here
  • Note that the scanned file should be in JPG format and the file size must be between 10 to 100 KB. The photograph needs to be taken with a white background, and you need to write your name and date of the photo taken at the bottom of the photograph before scanning.
  • Then you need to have the scanned copy of your signature and left hand thumb impression. These individual files should be in the JPG format and the file size must be between 3KB to 20KB.
  • It is not mandatory for you to fill the Aadhaar card number in the NEET 2021 application form. Applications without mentioning Aadhaar card number can apply with other ID proof if they have not aadhar card. For detailed information check here
  • Only the students from Assam, Jammu & Kashmir and Meghalaya are excluded from this requirement only if they opt to get the examination center in their states. In such a case, it is fine for them to provide with bank account number, ration card number, passport number or any other valid identity number issued by the government of India or state.
  • In case you do not have your Aadhaar card, firstly you must apply for the same through one of the Aadhaar enrollment centers and then provide the 14-digit Aadhaar Enrolment Id, including the slash “/” while filling the application form.
  • The list of these enrollment centers is available at: www.uidai.gov.in. Then you must produce the Aadhaar card during the counselling. Ensure that all the details mentioned in your Aadhaar card are absolutely correct.
  • In case some information is outdated or incorrect, get the same corrected earlier by visiting the nearest Aadhaar card enrollment center. You need to recheck multiple times that the 14-digit Aadhaar card number that you have entered in the application form is absolutely correct.

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Additional Checks While Filling NEET 2021 Application Form

  • You must not use prefixes (such as Mr./Mrs./Shri) in the names of Mother or Father. Your particulars in the application form must match with those in your current Aadhaar card or the Aadhaar card correction request.
  • You must provide your live mobile number and email address for future communication. You must note down the registration number on the acknowledgement screen of application submission or take its printout for future correspondence.
  • Ensure to keep your debit card, credit card or net banking details ready with you to make the application fee payment.Sometimes, it gets timeout and payment fails, when you take much more time.

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How to Apply for NEET 2021?

You will be able to apply for NEET 2021 once the application form will be available on the NEET official website – nta.neet.nic.in. Note that you will be able to fill the NEET 2021 application form in the online mode only. No offline application form will be accepted for NEET 2021.

The exact date for release of application forms is yet to be declared. Following are the steps for applying to NEET 2021 by filling and submitting the online application form:

  1. Visit the NEET official website – nta.neet.nic.in.
  2. Click the ‘NEET 2021 Registration’ link on the home page.
  3. Fill all the necessary details like personal, contact, domicile and qualification.
  4. Upload the scanned images of signature, photograph and index finger impression in the JPEG format prescribed.
  5. Make the fee payment using the online or offline mode.
  6. On successful payment, the acknowledgement screen appears. Take the printout of the acknowledgement page of the application form and keep it safe for further use.

In case you make some error while filling the application form, you can correct it during the NEET application correction window.

To conclude, these were the simple requirements that you should consider while applying for NEET 2020. It is suggested for the candidates to keep checking the NEET official websitenta.neet.nic.in, for any update.

All the best!!!!!

FAQs

Ques: Is signature also required for filling NEET application form?

Answer: Yes, candidates are required to upload their signature while filling NEET application form.

Ques: Can I upload my right hand thumb impression in the application?

Answer: No, as per the guidelines, you are required to upload your left hand thumb impression.

Ques: I have already appeared for NEET thrice. Can I appear for NEET in 2021?

Answer: Yes, the limit on attempts has been removed so you can appear for the 4th time as well.

Ques: Can I appear for NEET 2021 if I have failed in Class XII?

Answer: No, NEET 2021 eligibility criteria requires candidates to score at least 50% aggregate in Chemistry, Biology and Physics in Class XII.