NEET (UG) is one of the toughest medical entrance examinations conducted in India. National Eligibility cum Entrance Test is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for admission to undergraduate (MBBS/BDS/Ayush Courses) every year. As per Government of India, it is a mandated requirement to qualify NEET Exam to study medical courses in India and abroad.

NTA NEET2021 Exam will be conducted on 1st week of May 2021.

NEET 2021 Exam Date
Events Date (Tentative)
Release of application form January 2020
Last date for submission of application form January 2021
Availability of admit card April 2021
NEET 2021 Date May 2021
Declaration of result June 2021
Counselling will commence from 2nd week of June 2021
NEET 2021 Highlights
Particulars Details
Exam Name NEET
Official website
Conducting authority National Testing Agency
Credentials Required to Login NEET Portal Roll number, date of birth and security pin
NEET Cut-off percentile UR - 50 SC/ST/OBC - 40 UR PWD - 45
Validity of NEET Result For academic session
Validity of NEET Result For academic session
Admission through NEET 15% All India Quota seats 85% State Quota seats
Courses offered through NEET MBBS, BDS, BUMS, BA
Eligibility Criteria for NEET 2021

As per NTA, candidates willing to appear in NEET 2021 should qualify the eligibility criteria mentioned below.

Particulars Details
Nationality Candidates who are Indian nationals, OCI (Overseas citizens of India), and NRIs can apply for the examination.
Qualifying Exam Candidates must have passed the 10+2 examination or its equivalent from an accredited Board or University. Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology should have been mandatory subjects in the qualifying exam.
Qualifying Marks Candidates must obtain at least 50% marks in case of General category, 45% for General-PH category candidates and 40% marks for SC/ST & OBC category candidates in the qualifying exam. Those who still have to appear in their qualifying exam after NEET 2021 can also apply for NEET, but their admission will be provisional subject to their result.
Age Limit The minimum age limit for the applicant should be 17 years as on 31st Dec, 2021. There is no current upper age limit for NEET. However, this provision is conditional on the basis of the decision made by the supreme court of India. There is no limit on the number of attempts a student can make.

Before applying for the examination, candidates must check NEET 2021 eligibility criteria set by the National Testing Agency (NTA), India. Only those candidates who will satisfy the eligibility criteria will be allowed to appear in the examination. Below is the eligibility of the Examination. Students should take a quick view of all the details before making an application.

NEET 2021 Application Form

Students can apply for the NEET 2021 online examination by visiting the official website of NTA NEET ( NEET 2021 Registration will tentatively begin in the month of January 2020. The entire procedure will include entering personal details, academic details, choice of medium, and the candidate’s preferred test centre. The next step will include uploading scanned documents and paying the requisite application fee.

The application process to apply for the examination include these steps:

  • After visiting the official website, candidates will have to click on the ‘NEET 2021 application for’ button and register with a valid unique email ID and phone number.
  • Post the filling of the application form, one must download the system generated application number.
  • Students are required to upload scanned copies of a passport size photograph, a post size photograph, their signature, a left-hand thumb impression, as well as a class X passing certificate.
The documents required at the time of the registration are as follows:
Name of Document Size of Document Format
Passport Size Photograph 10 to 200 kb JPG
Post Card Size Photograph 50 to 300 kb JPG
Signature 4 to 30 kb JPG
Left hand thumb impression 10 to 50 kb JPG
Class 10th Passing Certificate 100 to 400 kb JPG
  • The payment of fees can be made using SBI/Syndicate/HDFC/ICICI/Paytm Payment Gateway through Debit Card/Credit Card/Net-banking/UPI and proof of the transaction must be kept in hand for future reference.
  • The application fee will be non-refundable after the transaction has been made.
The fees for NEET 2021 are listed below:
Category Fee (INR)
General INR 1500
General-EWS (OBC) INR 1400
SC / ST / PH INR 800
NEET 2021 Application Form Correction

NTA will open NEET Form Correction for the candidates.

  • Candidates can edit details: Mother’s Name, Father’s Name, Gender, Category, Person with Disability, State Code of Eligibility, Nationality.
  • Application forms can be accessed by logging in to their accounts at the official website of NTA NEET.
  • Only successfully registered candidates can avail of this facility.
NEET 2021 Exam Pattern

Students can apply for the NEET 2021 online examination by visiting the official website of NTA NEET ( NEET 2021 Registration will tentatively begin in the month of January 2020. The entire procedure will include entering personal details, academic details, choice of medium, and the candidate’s preferred test centre. The next step will include uploading scanned documents and paying the requisite application fee.

Those who plan to ace the exam should be aware of the accurate exam pattern. Students can refer to the overview of NEET 2021 Exam Pattern mentioned below –

  • Exam mode and duration: The exam is conducted in offline mode for a duration of 3 hours.
  • Marking Scheme: Every question in the paper carries 4 marks. Candidates will be rewarded 4 marks for every correct response. 1 mark will be deducted from the total score for every incorrect response. There is no negative marking for unattempted questions.
  • Candidates are given a question paper, and they have to mark their responses in the provided OMR sheet.
  • NTA determines the NEET 2021 Exam Pattern with the aim of shortlisting the most deserving candidates for medical courses. Exam Pattern details for the exam are tabulated below:
Specifications Pattern and syllabus
Subjects Physics, Chemistry, Biology (Zoology and Botany)
Type of Questions Multiple Choice Questions
Number of Questions Physics – 45 Chemistry – 45 Biology – 90 (Zoology – 45 and Botany- 45) Total -180
Total Marks 720 marks
Medium of Paper English/ Hindi/ Urdu, Telugu, Bengali, Kannada, Gujarati, Tamil, Marathi, Assamese, and Oriya (As per the location of Candidate)
Break up of Marks and Questions
Subject Number of Questions Marks
Physics 45 180
Chemistry 45 180
Biology 90 360
Total 180 720
Class 10th Passing Certificate 100 to 400 kb JPG
Marking Scheme in NEET 2021
Answer Marks Allotted
Correct Answer +4
Incorrect answer -1
No answer/ Multiple answers 00
NEET 2021 Syllabus

NEET syllabus is divided into 3 sections – Chemistry, Physics, and Biology (Zoology and Botany) and the questions asked in the exam are from Class 11 and 12. The details of NEET Syllabus are mentioned below:

  • NEET Biology Syllabus – Biology syllabus is further divided into 2 sections i.e. Zoology and Botany and the weightage of both the sections is equal with an overall weightage of 50% in NEET. Candidates have to cover 5 Units each form class XI and XII while preparing for biology.
  • NEET Physics Syllabus – From the physics section, candidates have to cover 10 Units from class XI syllabus and 11 Units form class XII syllabus. The overall weightage of this section in NEET is 25%.
  • NEET Chemistry Syllabus – The maximum number of Units that students have to prepare are from chemistry i.e. 14 and 16 from Class XI and XII respectively. However, the syllabus of chemistry is considered easy by most of the candidates. The overall weightage of chemistry in NEET is 25%.
NEET 2021 Preparation Guide

To crack NEET it is important for any candidate to have an ideal strategy and study plan comprising of subject-wise tips, recommended books, and coaching, if required. Here we present you a complete NEET 2021 preparation guide addressing all your concerns.

Preparation Tips for NEET 2021

NEET is one of the most challenging exams among medical aspirants. Thus, it is important for candidates to follow a proper schedule and study plan to ace the examination.

  • Begin from Scratch: Since you have an year to prepare for the test, start from brushing your basics, since they formulate the major portion of the examinations because even if the questions are not asked directly, the basics help you solve complex problems.
  • Create a rational timetable: Following a timetable plays a major role in the preparation of any examination. Hence, it is necessary to frame a rational schedule which not only provides you ample time to study but also some relaxing hours. The study time should be divided amongst all subjects as per your abilities so that no section remains untouched.
  • Practice Regularly: Get thorough with the syllabus and practice questions as much as you can. Syllabus once covered, and then left idle will not fetch you marks. Attempt questions on a repeated basis.
  • Adopt Mock Tests Mantra: Mock Tests have come out be a blessing in recent times with the advancement of technology. Almost all coaching institutes online, and other educational websites, provide the facility of attempting mock tests that not only lets you know the kind of questions that might appear in the examination but also the analyse the time you consume to attempt the paper.
Sectional Preparation Tips
Biology Get thorough with NCERT books at least 2-3 times. Each diagram and table is important. Practice all MCQs given in the NCERT and make notes out of it.
Physics Be clear with the concepts. You should be capable of analysing the basic concept behind a question that is flashed to you. Practice questions on a regular basis.
Chemistry To study Chemistry it is important to read NCERTS carefully and read to understand, memorise and practice. For Organic Chemistry, you need to study all reaction mechanisms. NCERT will help you in Inorganic Chemistry. For Physical Chemistry, get your concepts clarified and make notes.