NEET 2021: Application (Delayed?), Exam Dates, Syllabus (Reduced?)

NEET 2021NEET 2021 will be conducted in the first week of May 2021 through offline (Pen & paper) mode. NTA (National Testing Agency) is the agency which is responsible for organizing NEET entrance test every year. It is a national level entrance test conducted to offer admission into MBBS /BDS courses.

The application process of NEET 2021 will get started in the first week of December 2020. In this article, we have provided complete details related to NEET 2021 application form, exam dates, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, syllabus, etc.

NEET 2021 Highlights

Is NEET exam cancelled for 2021? – No

When can I register for NEET 2021? – November/December, Check application form

Is NEET syllabus reduced for 2021? – Yes (Around 30% may be reduced), Check syllabus

Single National Level Medical Exam? – Yes

NEET 2021 Online or Offline? – Offline

Twice in a Year? No (But planning to conduct)

What is Passing Mark for NEET 2021? 120 to 180 out of 720 (approx for Gen), Check exam pattern

Can I get admission in MBBS with 400 marks in NEET? Yes (quite good score for first-tier private colleges but a bit low for Govt colleges. 480+ is good score for Govt colleges)

Exam Dates Application Form Eligibility

Exam Pattern FAQs Syllabus

NEET 2021 Exam Dates

Students can know below complete NEET Exam dates related to various events like application process, application correction, admit card, etc.

EventsDates 2021 (Tentative)
Release of Application1st week of December 2020
End of application processLast week of December 2020
Correction window opens3rd week of January 2021 to last week of January 2021
Availability of Admit card4th week of March 2021
NEET 2021 Exam1st week of May 2021
Availability of Answer key2nd week of May 2021
Declaration of Result1st week of June 2021
Starting of Counselling2nd week of June 2021

NEET 2021 Application Form

Know complete details related to NEET 2021 Application Form in the below given section:

  • NEET 2021 Application process will be completely carried out through online mode. No other mode for application will be entertained.
  • Candidates are advised to submit only one application form as multiple application submission may lead to rejection of form.
  • Students at the time of registration are instructed to register with their valid email id and mobile number as all the communication or other details will be sent to it.
  • The application process will go through various steps – Online registration, filling up of details in the application, uploading of scanned image of photograph & signature, making payment of application fee and printing of application & fee payment receipt.
  • Students, who have made mistakes while filling the application form of NEET, will be able to make correction in the details of application from third week of January 2021 to last week of January 2021.
  • Sending of printed application form to the board will not be required.

Application Fee:

Payment Mode: NEET 2021 Application fee payment can be done through online & offline mode. For online mode, it will be possible through debit/ credit card or net banking method. For offline mode, fee payment will be possible through SBI E-challan facility at any SBI branch.

CategoryApplication Fee
General / OBC categoryRs.1400
ST/ SC/ PWD/ Transgender categoryRs.750
Check Here – How to Fill NEET 2021 Application Form

NEET 2021 Application Correction

The applicants of NEET 2021 will be able to make correction in the NEET application form. The NEET Application correction will be possible from third week to last week of January 2021. Students will be able to make correction through online mode.

The correction in the details of application will be allowed only in some of the fields. The complete details related to editable and non-editable fields will be informed by the candidates on the website. Also students will be informed regarding correction on their mail id & phone number through SMS.

NEET 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Students must check complete details related to NEET Eligibility in the below given section before applying for it:

Nationality:

  • Candidates who are Indian Nationals/ PIO/ NRIs/ OCI/ Foreign nationals are eligible to apply through NEET for admission in various Medical/ Dental institutions as per the framed regulations.
  • Foreign nationals are required to confirm their eligibility clauses from respective Medical or Dental College of the state.
  • J&K migrants are eligible to apply under the 15% All India Quota only through self declaration basis.

Age Criteria:

  • Applicant must have completed 17 years of age during admission or before 31st December of the year of admission.
  • There will be no upper age limit to apply for NEET.
  • There is no limit on number of attempts to apply for NEET.

Qualification:

  • Qualifying Exam: Students should have passed 12th level or its equivalent from a recognized board or university.
  • Qualifying Subjects: Students should have passed with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/ Biotechnology and English as mandatory subjects in 12th level.
  • Qualifying Marks: Candidates in the 10+2 level should have obtained 50% marks taken together in PCB. Those who belong to unreserved/ ST/SC/OBC category should have obtained 40% marks and for PWD candidates, it is 45% marks.
  • Foreign nationals: Students who have been educated abroad and are planning to take admission in medical colleges of India should have passed their 12th level with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/ Biotechnology & English subjects with 50% marks recognized by AIU as per MCI regulations.
  • Appearing: Students appearing in the 12th level exams will be also eligible to apply for NEET.

Also Check:

NEET Qualification Code

What should I Study for NEET? Check Exam Pattern & Syllabus

Important Links

NEET Exam DatesAdmit Card
Exam PatternPreparation Tips

Click here to check more Frequently Asked Questions.

NEET 2021 Exam Pattern

Students can know details about NEET Exam pattern in the below given section:

  • Mode of Paper: The NEET 2021 paper will be held in offline – Pen and paper mode.
  • Language: Paper will be available in various languages – English, Hindi, Gujarati, Bengali, Tamil, Marathi, Odia, Assamese, Telugu, Urdu and Kannada.
  • Time Duration: 3 hours will be given to complete the paper.
  • Type of Questions: The paper will have objective type of questions.
  • Number of questions: There will be total of 180 questions in the paper.
  • Total Marks: The exam will be of total 720 marks.
  • Marking Scheme: 4 marks will be given for each correct answer. For each incorrect answer, 1 mark will be deducted.

Know distribution of questions and marks for NEET paper in the below given table:

SubjectsNumber of QuestionsMarks
Physics45180
Chemistry45180
Biology (Botany or zoology)90 (45 – 45 each)360
Total180 questions720 marks

NEET 2021 Syllabus

The Syllabus of NEET 2021 will be prescribed by Medical Council of India (MCI). Students will be able to prepare for the entrance test from Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects studied in 11th and 12th level.

Below candidates can check some of the important topics that may be included in the NEET Syllabus:

Physics:

It will contain Laws of Motion, Electromagnetic Waves, Electrostatic, Behavior of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory, Electronic Devices, Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation, Properties of Bulk Matter, etc.

Chemistry:

Some topics will be some basic concept of chemistry, Hydrogen, Equilibrium, Alcohols, Electro Chemistry, P-Block Elements, Surface Chemistry, Electrochemistry, Phenols and Ethers, etc.

Biology:

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

NEET 2021 Preparation Tips

Students can know various NEET preparation tips below which will help them in qualifying the exam with a good score:

  • Know complete information about the NEET syllabus and exam pattern. Also, briefly understand the marking pattern of the exam.
  • Solve sample papers and take mock tests to analyze the preparation standard of NEET.
  • Prepare for the exam through good source of study material which is highly recommended by the teachers and other experienced professionals.
  • Make notes and write down all the important points. Don’t forget to go through these notes.
  • Make timetable for exam preparation & follow it in a disciplined manner for exam preparation.

Also Check:

NEET Books

NEET Exam Instructions & Dress Rules

FAQS (Frequently Asked Questions)

Answer: NEET 2021 Application will get started in the first week of December 2020.

Answer: No, any official information about cancellation of NEET 2021 exam has not been released yet.

Answer: Yes, NTA may reduce 30% syllabus for NEET 2021 exam.

Answer: No, but NTA planning to conduct it two times.

Answer: NEET 2021 entrance test will be organized in the first week of May 2021.

Answer: Yes, Foreign nationals, Overseas citizen of India, Non-resident of India, Persons of Indian Origin.

Answer: No, Kannada medium will only be available for centres or cities situated in Karnataka state.

Answer: NEET 2021 will be held in offline mode.

Answer: Yes, candidates appearing in the 12th level are eligible to apply for NEET.

Answer: No, Kannada medium is only available in the state of Karnataka.

Answer: As per the marking pattern, 4 marks will be given for each correct response. For every incorrect answer 1 mark will be deducted.

Answer: No, changes in centre city after allotment of roll number cannot be done. Candidates are advised to be careful while filling the choice of centre.

Answer: Yes, candidates can make correction in the details of application form during the correction period.

NEET 2021 Admit Card

Students will be able to download NEET admit card in the fourth week of March 2021. NEET admit card can be downloaded by online mode from NTA website. The admit card will not be provided to the students by post and can only be obtained by entering their login details.

The copy of admit card in PDF format will be also sent to the candidates in their registered mail id. Students should also check complete details present in the admit card to be true and accurate. In case of mistake in any of the details present in the admit card, students must contact officials to get it corrected before the exam date.

NEET 2021 Answer Key

NTA will release NEET answer key in the second week of May 2021 by online mode on the website. The answer key will be released first in provisional basis. A link will be provided on the website to download the answer key along with the OMR answer sheets. Students will be also allowed to make challenges against the answer key.

For each challenged question, students will be required to pay sum of Rs.1000 as processing fee. Fee can be paid by the students through online mode. Students will get refund of this fee if the challenge made by candidate will be found true. After this, final answer key will be released on the website.

Also Check:

NEET Question Papers

NEET 2021 Cut Off

NEET Cut Off will be decided based on various factors – difficulty level of the exam, number of candidates appearing for exam, performance of the students in the test, etc. The cut off will be released with the release of result or after it.

The expected cut off marks of NEET 2021 as per the latest trends is 50% marks for general candidates, 45% marks for PH candidates and 40% for reserved category candidate.

NEET 2021 Result

To get NEET 2021 Result, students will be required to enter their login details – Roll number & date of birth. The result will be made available through online mode in the first week of June 2021. The result will be prepared and published on the basis of revised answer key released by the authority.

Category wise result sheet will not be prepared and published on the website. Also, the authority will not be responsible for providing the result through offline mode. After result will be displayed online students must print it for further use in admission procedure.

NEET 2021 Merit List

After the result announcement the NEET merit list will be displayed online on the website. The merit list will be prepared by NTA as per the directions of DGHS, DCI and MCI. As per the merit list of NEET UG, the admission will be done based on AII India Rank for admission into MBBS and BDS courses.

A merit list will be displayed by NTA containing the name of successful candidates who have opted for 15% All India quota seats.

NEET 2021 Reservation

Reservation will be applicable for various categories and cast as per the rules and regulations prescribed by the Government. The criteria for reservation of seats in various government medical colleges under 15% All India quota will be:

Category Reservation
ST7.5%
SC15%
OBC27%
PWD5%

NEET 2021 Counselling

NEET Counselling will get started in the second week of June 2021 through online mode. The counseling of NEET is organized by MCC (Medical Counselling Committee) and MOHFW (Ministry of Health & Family Welfare). Centralized counselling is organized every year by MCC for the NEET qualified candidates.

In the counselling process, students will have to register for counselling, make choice and lock it, allotment of seat and report at the allotted college. Students also have to submit their original /photocopies of documents or certificates. These documents are:

  • 10th & 12th Passing Certificate
  • Mark Sheets
  • NEET Rank Card/ Rank Letter
  • NEET Admit Card
  • Category Certificate (If Applicable)
  • 8 Passport size photograph
  • Birth Certificate
  • Provisional Allotment Letter
  • Identity Proof, etc.

If you have any other query regarding NEET 2021, you can ask your query in the comments section given below.

Displaying 139 Comments
  1. Prashant yadav says:

    Outstanding

  2. Maksud khan says:

    Neet (ug) -2021
    Pls give answer
    Q: What is the upper age limit( gen/obc/SC/ST)
    for NEET-2021
    Q: How many times can I sit for NEET-2021
    Q: What should my minimum age be to be eligible for NEET-2021

  3. Pooja vishwakarma says:

    I comepilte my 12th exam in 2019 so i have no idea neet in exam

  4. jenisha says:

    sir I got 5.8 as pwd can i be eligible for neet 2021

  5. Chikambe N Sangma says:

    I completed my class 12 exam in 2019 , can I write neet exam on 2020

  6. Chikambe N Sangma says:

    I completed my class 12 exam in 2019 Can I write nett exams? On 2021

  7. Deepika Sharma says:

    I scored 85% in my 12th can i get Btech in biotechnology at Thapar Institute Of Engineering And Technology?

  8. Dilip Suthar says:

    Calculator allowed in Neet exam??

  9. Shiv kumar says:

    Kundeswari kashipur

  10. Krishna joshi says:

    I study in class 9th and I want to give NEET exam can I give

  11. Kedarnath sing says:

    Have a nice day

  12. Aman says:

    Kindly let me know if NEET exam centres are in Canada or America for 2021.

  13. Aditya Padole Patil says:

    This information is very important to neet aspirants 2021. So thank for this information.

  14. Arjun says:

    Very helpful for acknowledging
    about NEET.

    Thank you 😊
    team ‘SARVGYAN’

  15. Lakshit gehlot says:

    12th with additional biology
    Eligible for neet

  16. Thanusha says:

    Bio additional subject eligible for NEET exam 2021?

  17. Theepashree says:

    whats the difference between marksheets and 10th and 12th passing certificate??

  18. Sushil Kumar chauhan says:

    Kya hua exam Nahi hoga

  19. Mohd Aadil says:

    Sir , Neet reduced syllabus for 2021 .

  20. Mohd Aadil says:

    Sir, is birth certificate is must for neet ???

  21. Ayesha says:

    Thank you

  22. SUDHANSU SEKHAR SAMAL says:

    Sir I have got 46 41 75 in physics chemistry and biology in 12 ISC. Is it eligible for neet entrance.

  23. shanthi says:

    in the qualification column it is given as ” for PWD it is 45% ”
    please may i know whats this PWD refer to?

  24. Laxman Kumar Durga says:

    Kaise karana hai

  25. Ankana Dutta says:

    Bsc Nursing selection by neet exam

  26. Raheema says:

    Am now 17 am I eligible to apply neet exam

  27. Kasimul haque says:

    I have studying in 12th with pcb from NIOS board am i eligible for neet 2021 plz help me sir plz

  28. Siddhi kamble says:

    What about Neet 2020

  29. rabin says:

    if we get our rank like 6000 will we get seats in mbbs or bds

  30. Spandan S says:

    What will be the qualification code for repeaters ?

  31. vaishnavi dhavale says:

    my birth date is 24th August 2004.I’m eligible for the exam of 2o21

  32. Devesh rathore says:

    Sir, biology is additional subject. Am i capable for neet.

  33. Devesh rathore says:

    Sir, biology is additional subject. Can i capable for neet.

  34. Vijay says:

    should i start reading for neet 2021 now or to wait till the new syllabus gets updated

  35. Anshika says:

    I am an NRI, I have taken Chemistry, Biology, and Physics over the span of two years. In 11th I took Chemistry and physics and in 12th I’m taking Biology. Am I eligible for the exam?

  36. Mantesh MH says:

    I’m a graduate, completed my BAMS degree … Can i apply for neet 2021?

  37. Deva says:

    UG completed graduate can apply for NEET 2021

  38. Bhavya says:

    I want to upload army reservation form .. How and when can i upload it ….

  39. Nagaraju says:

    I am from Andhra Pradesh and Indian citizen and studying Indian school abroad(Malaysia) of CBSC board affiliated , (10th&12th).Our permanent address is in Andra pradesh. Am i eligible to get seat 85% quota of Andra Pradesh or 15% of AIC. Please reply

  40. Nikhil says:

    How much students will appear in 2021 NEET exam? approximatel

  41. Bijendra says:

    I am 40 years can I apply neet 2021

  42. TUSHAR JOSHI says:

    IS NEET IS COMPULSORY FOR BSC NURSING

  43. Shalini says:

    Sir,can a maths students eligibility to neet 2021

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      Students should have passed with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/ Biotechnology and English as mandatory subjects in 12th.

  44. Jyoti says:

    Age criteria for 2021 NEET exam

  45. Jyoti says:

    I born in may2004 am I eligible for NEET 2021 exam

  46. jegan Deenadhayalan says:

    I am Jegan ,i am going to be 30 years old and i have completed paramedical course and working for past 10 years now , Am i eligible to appear for NEET exam 2021? As I wanted to be a doctor since the day i finished schooling due to financial and other circumstances didn’t allow me to pursue that, so i am planning to appear at least now and fulfill my dream if god willing, kindly looking for the response.

  47. Abuzar says:

    Sir now i am study in bums second year kaya main neet ka exam desakti hu

  48. owais shaikh says:

    As per the given guideline of Neet, students appearing for the exam should be min 17-year old before 20 December and I’m currently in 12th but 16 year old and I won’t be 17 year before 20 December. I will be 17 in April 2021. can I appear for meet 2021?

  49. Stuti says:

    What if someone had appeared with no science subject in class X, taken a shift in class XII passed with PCB from Bihar board of open school & examination, eligible for NEET to appear?

  50. Lachu says:

    We need tweleth pass entrance date of bsc nurse in army ,navy , air force

  51. Lachu says:

    We need tweleth pass entrance date in army ,navy , air force

  52. Debashree Mondal says:

    If PCM with fourth sub is Biology in class- XII, am I eligible for NEET?

  53. MD Amir Khan says:

    What documents are required for neet exams.

  54. Shayista says:

    Sir plZz say me upper age limit in2020 my age is 25 plzzzz rply

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      Lower age limit will be 17 years on or before 31st December 2020. There is no upper age limit criteria.

  55. Adeeba says:

    In 2021 I will b in 5th sem of graduation (bsc) will be I eligible۔۔۔۔۔plz reply dena ۔۔۔۔۔۔۔becoz I am preparing ۔۔۔۔۔۔۔

  56. Babli says:

    Sir mene 12 th m 49% aye the obc kya me neet de skti hu?

  57. Hanamant says:

    Sir my dob is 1998 so I’m eligible 2021 neet exam or not sir pls reply me

  58. Dr.S.M.MUHALLIL says:

    I need regular information regarding NEET PG 2021

  59. Sanchit says:

    Kindly let me know if 39yr old can apply for NEET

    • Sarvgyan Team says:

      There will be no upper age limit to apply for NEET. You can apply if you fullfill the complete eligibility provided in the article.

  60. Anwar says:

    What is the syllabus for 2021

  61. Poulami says:

    I am going to complete 17yrs in the month of February. Am I able to appear for NEET 2021??

  62. Archana Gadhavi says:

    My current age is 26 yrs ol Am i eligible for neet ug 2021??

  63. Varsha kulkarni says:

    Is there any quota for Bharatnatyam and NCC in neet ??

  64. rukhsar says:

    Done with 12th boards in 2020 want to appear for neet 2021.
    Am I doing something wrong by dropping my one year for preparation

  65. Gitabawli Deka says:

    What is the link for the submission of application form for NEET 2021

  66. sonam angmo says:

    iam from leh ladakh so will i get all india quota because there is no college and we are ST

  67. Darshan says:

    I completed my 12th in year 2016 and I am college dropper for 4 year can I eligible in neet 2021?

  68. Neha says:

    will neet 2021 be held as 2 exams and how hard will the questions be since aiims and jipmer is cancelle??

  69. Ravi says:

    After NEET exam can I get medical seat anywhere in India of my choice. I am from Andhra Pradesh and studying Indian school abroad.

    Thanks

  70. ASHIA says:

    Sir I am state Himachal category obc but I amount 1400rs paid.you saying not state category allowed. National category allowed. I paid 100 rupees paid why.

  71. radhika says:

    what documents are reqd for NEET exams ??

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