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About NEET 2021

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test or NEET 2021 will be conducted on 12 September 2021. National Testing Agency (NTA) will be conducting the NEET exam 2021. 

The registration for NTA NEET 2021 started on 13 July 2021. The last date to submit NEET 2021 form was 10 August 2021. Unlike the other exams under NTA, NEET 2021 will be held in pen and paper-based mode. In NEET exam 2021, there will be 180 Multiple Choice Questions, and candidates will be allotted 3 hours to complete the same. The questions will be divided among topics like Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

It is expected that more than 13 lakh candidates will be applying for NEET 2021. NEET UG is the basis for admission of around 90,000 seats offered by medical as well as dental, government and private colleges in India. From all the government medical colleges, 15% seats will be reserved for All India Quota seats, which will be allotted by Medical Counselling Committee (MCC), While the remaining 85% state quota seats will be allotted by respective states counselling authorities. Know more about NEET 2021 exam, dates, application form, exam pattern, syllabus, result, ranks, etc. from this page.

Latest News: NEET 2021 will be conducted on 12 September

NEET 2021 Dates by NTA

It is important for aspirants to be familiar with the schedule of NEET 2021 so that they don't miss any deadline. Candidates can check the important dates of NEET 2021 from the table below.


NEET 2021 Dates

NEET Registration starts

13 July 2021

Last date for NEET registration

10 August 2021

NEET Admit Card Date to be issued

August 2021

NEET 2021 Exam Date

12 September 2021

NEET Result to be announced


NEET Application Form 2021

The registration process of NEET 2021 will be completely online. It is important for candidates to fill and submit the NEET 2021 application form before the due date. Also, while filling the NEET registration cum application form, candidates must make sure that the entered details are free from any error. NEET application form 2021 includes 6 steps, which are mentioned below.

  • Step 1: NEET UG online registration
  • Step 2: Filling of NEET application form 2021
  • Step 3: Uploading of scanned images in NEET registration form
  • Step 4: Payment of NEET UG application fee
  • Step 5: Printout of the confirmation page of the submitted NEET 2021 application form

NEET 2021 Application Fee

The application form for NEET 2021 will be accepted only after the payment of the prescribed application fee. The fee can be paid online. The category-wise NEET application form is mentioned in the table below:


NEET application fee (in Rs)


Rs. 1500

General EWS and OBC NCL

Rs. 1400

SC/ST/PwBD/Third Gender

Rs. 800

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NEET 2021 Eligibility criteria

The medical aspirants who wish to appear for NEET 2020 entrance examination must go through NEET eligibility criteria 2020. The NEET eligibility norms will vary with the category of candidates. Candidates must note that if any of them fail to meet any of the eligibility norms of NEET 2020 and have applied for the test, then their candidature will be cancelled on or before the entrance test.

  • Candidates should be of at least 17 years at the time of admission or will complete that age on or before 31 December of the year of his/her admission to the first year Undergraduate Medical Course
  • The age of aspirants should not exceed 25 years (30 years for SC/ST/OBC-NCL) 
  • Students from Jammu and Kashmir UT will not be eligible for 15% of All India Quota seats as the matter is still under discussion and the final decision would be put on the NTA website. From the academic year 2021-22, the students of UT of Ladakh shall be eligible for admission to 15% of All India Quota seats. 
  • Candidates should have appeared class 12/qualifying examination or are appearing for 10+2 in 2020
  • In the qualifying examination, general category candidates must have secured 50% in aggregate with Physics, Chemistry and Biology. While the SC/ST/OBC category must secure at least 40% and 45% for PH category
  • Candidates should have studied Biology/Biotechnology with practical in class 12. Students studied/studying Biology as an additional subject can also apply for the NEET UG 2021

NEET Aadhaar Card mandate

  • Aadhaar card is not mandatory to apply for NEET exam
  • Candidates from Meghalaya, Jammu and Kashmir and Assam can apply using the Passport number, ration card number, bank account number or any other valid Government ID number
  • NRI candidates can apply through Aadhaar card number or passport number
  • PIO, OCI and foreign nationals candidates can apply by passport number

NEET 2021 Exam pattern

NEET 2021 entrance examination will be conducted in pen-and-paper based mode. There will be a total of 180 questions in NEET-UG 2021. As per the press release by NTA, there will be no change in NEET MBBS paper pattern. It is important for candidates to be familiar with the NEET Exam Pattern so that they understand the structure of the question paper.


NEET exam pattern

Mode of examination

Pen and Paper-based Test

Duration of exam

3 hours

Total number of questions

180 multiple-choice questions


45 questions from Physics, 45 questions from Chemistry and 90 questions from Biology

Total marks

720 marks

Marking scheme

4 marks for every correct answer 1 mark to be deducted for an incorrect answer 0 mark for unanswered questions


NEET Syllabus 2021

The syllabus of NEET 2021 will be released by NTA soon. According to the National Testing Agency (NTA), there will be no change in the NEET 2021 syllabus. The syllabus is implemented by the Medical Council of India (MCI) in the year 2013. As per the MCI, NEET UG syllabus is prepared after the review of CBSE syllabi, State Boards, Council of Board Education (COBSE) and National Council of Education Training and Research (NCERT). NEET syllabus contains topics from Physics, Chemistry and Biology topics. Candidates must have knowledge of the NEET syllabus 2021 for better preparation. Once the candidates are familiar with the topics of NEET 2021, they won't be wasting time on unnecessary topics.

How to Score 650+ in NEET 2021

It is almost mandatory for NEET aspirants to score more than 650 marks in the entrance test in order to get shortlisted for the 15% All India Quota category. In order to know how to score 650+ in NEET 2021, candidates must be dedicated and follow a proper schedule and strategy. For a proper NEET preparation strategy, aspirants can go through the interviews of previous years' toppers and experts advice. Also, they can follow the points given below before they start their NEET preparation. Check the important tips given below to score 650+ in NEET 2021.

How to Prepare for NEET UG 2021?

Check the tips on how to prepare for NEET 2021 from the points given below. These points are prepared on the basis of interviews of the toppers of previous years' taken. Also, tips from NEET experts are also considered while preparing the NEET preparation tips given below -

  • Proper knowledge of the exam syllabus
  • Understand the distribution of marks
  • The syllabus will remain the same, therefore candidates can follow the topics that dominated the test in previous years
  • Practise sample papers and old question papers
  • Write NEET Mock Tests
  • After writing the mock tests and finishing the sample papers, candidates are required to analyse their answers and understand their weakness
  • Work on the topics that are giving a hard time
  • Make sure that the speed to complete the test and accuracy

NEET Question Papers

Once the candidates have completed the topics and sub-topics of NEET syllabus, they are advised to solve the NEET question papers. With the help of these NEET question papers, aspirants will get to know about their preparation level. Practising these question papers of NEET will also give an edge to the candidates since they will be familiar with the distribution of questions, the marking pattern, weightage of topics, etc. Candidates can solve at least 2 question papers per day and slowly increase their solving speed and accuracy. Also, they will be able to manage the time in the exam since they will know how much time to spend on each topic.

NEET Exam Centres 2021

The exam centres of NEET 2021 will be located in exam cities provided by the NTA, Check NEET exam centres. It is expected that NEET will be conducted approximately across 2300 NEET exam centres located in 202 cities. While filling the application form for NEET 2021, candidates will be able to select the test city. Here, applicants are advised to select the NEET test city at their convenience. Also, they must remember that the allotment of NEET test centres will be completely based on first come first serve. On the day of the test, candidates must make sure that they have reached the NEET test centre as per the mentioned time along with the admit card and other necessary documents.

NTA NEET 2021 Admit Card

The NEET admit card 2021 will be available to download in September. Candidates will be able to download the NTA NEET hall ticket 2021 using the login ID and password. Candidates can verify their personal details, examination venue, exam timings, roll number and personal details of candidates. It is mandatory for aspirants to carry NEET hall ticket along with them to the reporting exam centre.

The NEET admit card will be available in online mode only, and candidates can follow the steps given below to download the same -

  1. Click on the link provided in this article
  2. Enter NEET registration number
  3. Enter Date of Birth
  4. Click on Submit button
  5. Download and print NEET admit card

NEET Paper Analysis 

As per NEET Paper Analysis 2018, most students agreed that the overall difficulty level of the paper was moderate. Biology was the easiest, however, Physics was a tough nut to crack. Maximum questions were based on CBSE syllabus. The question booklet contained 180 Multiple Choice Questions and was held in 11 languages. Candidates can check NEET analysis 2018 by experts below.

NEET Paper Analysis 2018  Link
NEET Paper Analysis 2018 by Aakash Experts Click here
NEET Paper Analysis 2018 by Allen Experts Click here
NEET Paper Analysis 2018 by Students Click here


NEET Answer Key 2021

The answer key of NEET 2021 will be released for all sets. In other words, NEET answer key 2021 will contain the answers to the questions asked in the entrance examination. Candidates can match their responses from the solutions provided in the answer key. With the help of the NEET answer key, aspirants can calculate their marks. NEET answer key will be released in the last week of September.

NEET  Answer Key by Coaching Institutes

Candidates can download the NEET answer key released by various coaching institutes from this table.

Name of Institute

Link to download NEET Answer Key

NEET 2019 Answer Key Aakash

Click here 

NEET 2019 Answer Key Allen

Click here 

NEET 2019 Answer Key Resonance

Click here 

NEET 2019 Answer Key Rao IIT Academy

Click here 


NEET Result 2021

NTA will release the NEET result in October for the exam conducted on 12 September. NEET result 2021 will be released in the form of a scorecard. NEET scorecard includes subject-wise and overall marks, All Indi Rank (AIR), All India Quota (AIQ) Rank, category rank and percentile score. NEET cut off scores will also be released along with the NEET Result. NEET UG scorecard will be available on this page by entering login ID/application number and password.

NEET Rank Letter 2021

The NEET 2021 rank letter will be available online only to those candidates who are included in the All India 15% quota merit list. The NEET rank letter will contain the student's name, All India Rank (15% quota and category), Aadhaar number, registration number, roll number and category. To download NEET online rank letter, candidates are required to follow the steps given below -

  • Enter registration number
  • Provide roll number
  • Select date of birth
  • Click on the submit button

Note: Candidates are advised to download and take a printout of the NEET rank letter 2021. Also, they must keep the rank letter of NEET 2021 safe until the conclusion of the admission rounds.

NEET 2021 Marks Vs Rank

After the conduct of NEET 2021, the exam officials will be releasing the official NEET Answer Key. Through the provided answers, test takers will be able to calculate their estimated marks. However, the calculation of rank won't be that easy as compared to the estimation of NEET scores. To get a fair idea of the ranks, candidates can check the previous years' result. The relation between NEET rank vs marks will depend upon factors like the difficulty level of the test and the total number of candidates who have appeared for the test. Candidates can expect that the NEET ranks and marks' range will remain similar to that of the previous years.

NEET Cut off 2021

The cut off of NEET 2021 is the minimum qualifying marks to be secured for admission to MBBS and BDS courses. Only candidates who will secure the minimum qualifying NEET-UG cut off will be considered qualified. Based on the NEET-UG cut-off, candidates will be included in the merit list prepared for individual counselling. The last merit rank to be considered for counselling of NEET 2021 will vary in each state depending upon the number of seats available, reservation criteria etc.

Candidates can check the prescribed NEET cut off marks and 2018 cut off marks from the table below.


NEET cut off percentile

NEET cut off marks


50 percentile



40 percentile


General PwD

45 percentile



40 percentile


NEET Merit List 2021

The merit list of NEET 2021 will be released along with the result. NEET merit list 2021 will be prepared on the basis of scores obtained in the medical entrance examination. Only aspirants who will secure the minimum qualifying percentile will be included in the NEET-UG merit list 2021. NTA will release two separate merit list - one for 15% All India Quota seats, while the second one for 85% state quota seats. In case the rank of two or more candidates will be equal, then the authority will follow the tie-breaking method.

NEET Counselling 2021

NTA has not released the counselling dates of NEET 2021.  NEET 2021 counselling for 15% All India Quota, ESIC seats and Central and Deemed Universities will be conducted by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on the behalf of Medical Counselling Committee while the NEET counselling for the remaining 85% state quota seats will be allotted by the respective state counselling authorities. The seat allotment process will be done on the basis of NEET rank, preferences of colleges as well as courses and availability of seats.

NEET 2021 Admission Process & Documents Required

After NEET counselling 2021, candidates must report to their allotted colleges within the specified time period. For the admission process, candidates must take original documents for verification along with self-attested photocopies.

Documents Required for Verification

  • 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 Colleges 2021

All the medical colleges of India, except for AIIMS and JIPMER, will be accepting NEET scores only. After the announcement of the result, these NEET colleges will commence their counselling rounds. These NEET participating colleges will give admission to more than 90,000 MBBS and BDS seats. However, candidates must note that the counselling rounds for the All India 15% quota will vary from the remaining 85% quota seats.

The candidates who have qualified for the pre-admission rounds or the counselling rounds of these NEET colleges must make sure that visit the college and complete the counselling rounds. Aspirants must note that the counselling rounds of NEET colleges may vary from each other. Only after completing the counselling rounds of these NEET participating institutes, candidates will be granted admission.

NEET Reservation Criteria 2021

From 15% All India Quota seats, certain numbers of seats have been reserved for various categories. Candidates from these categories are allowed to participate in NEET counselling 2021 only if they are found eligible. The category-wise NEET reservation criteria can be checked below:


Reservation percentage









NEET 2021 FAQs

Below are some of the frequently asked questions of NEET 2021.

Ques: What is the age limit for NTA NEET 2021?

Ans: There is an age limit for NEET 2021. Candidates appearing for NEET must be at least 17 years old. The upper age of aspirants should not exceed from 25 years (30 years for SC/ST/OBC/PH candidates) 

Ques: I am appearing for Class 12 this year. Am I eligible for NTA NEET 2021?

Ans: Yes, you are eligible for NEET 2021.

Ques: I've appeared for Class 12 from NIOS. Can I apply for NEET 2021?

Ans. No, candidates who are private students ith Biology/Biotechnology as an additional subject  or have appeared for Class 12 board from NIOS will be eligible to appear for the test subject to the outcome of Special Leave Petitions/Appeals filed by the Medical Council of India

Ques: How much should I score in Class 12 to be eligible for NEET 2021?

Ans. To be eligible for NEET 2021, candidates must have scored at least 50% marks (Physically Handicapped: 45%, Scheduled Caste/Tribe: 40% marks) in Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects.

Ques: Can Foreign Nationals apply for NEET 2021?

Ans. Yes, Foreign Nationals can apply for NEET 2021. Students must have secured 50% in Class 12 as per the eligibility requirement.

Ques: What are the timings of NEET 2021?

Ans. The exam timings of NEET 2021 are 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. However, no entry will be allowed after 9.30 a.m.

Ques: Is there any negative marking in NEET Exam?

Ans. Yes, one mark will be deducted for each wrong answer. You can check the detailed exam pattern above.

Ques: Do I have to send my filled application form to NTA?

Ans. No, the candidates are not required to send the application form or any document to NTA. 

Ques: Can I change the language option once the form is submitted?

Ans. No, the language option cannot be changed after the submission of the application form. As centres will be allotted based on the medium of the question paper, candidates need to be very careful while choosing the medium of the question paper.

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