NEET 2021 Overview

NEET 2021 is a national level entrance examination held across the country. National Eligibility cum Entrance Test acronym as NEET. NEET 2021 is an undergraduate entrance examination organized by the National Testing Agency to provide admission in various undergraduate medical courses such as MBBS, BDS, AYUSH, and BVSc and AH programs. This examination is a direct entry pass to the best medical colleges, institutes and universities in India. 

Due to Coronavirus, a global pandemic causing world-wide shutdown, therefore the year 2020 is a tough time for all. However, now it’s time to gear-up everything by following safety precautions and national guidelines by state and central government.  Schedule for NEET 2021 is supposed to be released in the first week of December 2020. 

For more updates and information regarding important dates, Application, Registration process, Admit card, Results, etc. stay tuned with us, so that you will not miss any necessary update.

NEET Important dates (Exam Date Out)

  Events    Important Dates 
  Official Schedule Date   13th July, 2021
  Registration Date   13th July, 2021
  Last Date of Application    6th Aug, 2021
  Re-correction window date   8th to 12th Aug, 2021
  NEET Admit card releasing date   3 days before the examination
  NEET  2021 Examination   12th Sept 2021
  Answer Keys releasing dates    Not yet declared
  NEET 2021  Results    Not yet declared
  Counselling for seats   Not yet declared
  Final Seat allotment date   to be notified


A national entrance examination NEET 2021 is a big opportunity Indian for medical students who are seeking admission in re-known institutes like AIIMS or JIPMER Puducherry. This year NTA allotted 76928 MBBS, 26949 BDS, 52720 AYUSH, 200 JIPMER and 1205 AIIMS seats through NEET 2021. 

NEET 2021 is a pen-paper based means offline examination. It is conducted once in a year to offer medical admissions. Qualifying NEET-UG Examination is compulsory for all Indian medical aspirants, whether you are applying in national medical colleges or abroad universities. 

NEET 2021 Eligibility Criteria

NEET is a very popular examination among Indian medical students who are preparing to establish their career in the medical field. Medical aspirants seeking admission in MBBS, BDS, or other medical branches will have to apply for NEET. This examination is held in more than 150 cities of India. 

There is a certain eligibility criteria set by NTA to apply for the NEET 2021. Students fulfilling this criterion are eligible to appear in the examination. Students belonging to Union Territories like Jammu and Kashmir are not eligible for All India Quota seats that are up to 15 percent. 

Age of the candidate appearing in the exam should be at least 17 years till 31st December2021. There is no upper limit set by the authorized body NTA for the aspirants. Moreover, the minimum qualification of the candidate should be Higher Secondary Certificate Education. 

Minimum marks required to obtain a Higher Secondary Education is categorized in three broad categories.

  Category   Required marks
  General    50 percent marks.
  General- PWD   45 percent marks.
  ST/SC/ Reserved    40 percent marks.


NEET 2021 Application form

Application form for NEET 2021 examination will be released in the first week of December 2020. NTA has not yet announced the official dates but it will likely be in the first week of December. So, the students who want to appear in NEET 2021 will have to fill application fees. Registration process of NEET is less time consuming and simple. It contains your personal and academic details. Without registration, appearing in exams or taking admission is not possible. 

Registration process of NEET 2021

The entire process of registration is mentioned stepwise. By following these steps you can easily apply for NEET 2021 examination. 

Registration is an online process. Therefore, candidates have to visit the official website of NTA,  To start the application filing procedure, candidates must have a valid contact number and email ID. 

  • Go to the website and click on the online registration link. 
  • Now the second step is to click on New Registration on application form.
  • When the new application will open fill general details that are required for getting a Login ID and password. 
  • After filling the form, you will get an OTP on your registered mobile number. 
  • Fill that OTP number on the application form. 
  • After filling OTP, you will get your application form number.
  • Next step is to login with your application form number and Password. After filling password, click login button. 
  • After completing first step [Login], second step is to Fill NEET 2021 Application form. In this step you have to fill information like personal details, qualifications, address details, etc. Examination center is also chosen in this step. Choose exam centers wisely because you cannot change it later. 
  • In the next step you have to upload scanned copies of required documents. While uploading documents, take care of the specified dimensions set by NTA. 
  • Now the last step is to pay application fees and take a print out for future use. 

Details and documents to be filled in NEET application form

  1. Details like aspirant’s name, gender, date of birth, their nationality, email id and mobile number.
  2. Father’s Name and Mother’s Name
  3. Religion
  4. Candidate’s Category (General/SC/ST/OBC)
  5. Mark “Yes” If Person with Disability otherwise “No” 
  6. Identification Details – any valid ID proofs like, Aadhaar Card, Driving License, Voter’s ID, Passport, or PAN Card.
  7. Identification number
  8. Marks of identification
  9. Educational details
  10. Choice of exam centers
  11. Language of the question paper
  12. Communication Address
  13. Your country, state and Pin code

NEET 2021 Application fees 

NEET application fees vary according to the categories. Paying application fees is the last step of registration. Candidates can pay there either by debit card, credit card e-challan or net banking. 

The application fees for general, general/EWS, ST/SC/PWD is mentioned below. 

  Category    Fees to be paid
  General category   1500
  General/EWS   1400
  ST/SC/PWD   800


NEET 2021 Examination Pattern

As the NEET is an examination conducted for providing admission in medical courses and programs, this examination generally contains questions based on three main subjects Physics, chemistry and biology. Later, biology is divided into two parts called Botany and Zoology. Pattern of examination is of Multiple Choice Type Questions. 

There are a total of 180 questions to be asked in this examination for 720 marks. Each subject contains 45 questions for 180 marks. 4 marks is allotted for each correct answer and 1 mark is deducted for every incorrect answer. 

  Subjects   Marks
  Physics   45 marks
  Chemistry   45 marks


  Botany   45 marks
  Zoology   45 marks


NEET 2021 Syllabus 

Syllabus of NEET examination is generally based on the topics covered in 11th and 12th standard. Topics are briefly mentioned below according to subjects.


Class 11th

 Laws of Motion, Physical world and measurement, Kinematics, Work, Energy, and Power, Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body, Gravitation, Properties of Bulk Matter, Thermodynamics, Behavior of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory, Oscillations and Waves.

Class 12th

 Electrostatics, Current Electricity, Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism, Electromagnetic induction and alternating currents, Electromagnetic waves, Optics, Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation, Atoms and Nuclei, and Electronic Devices.


Class 11th

 Basic concepts of chemistry, structure of the atom, classification of elements and periodicity in properties, chemical bonding and molecular structure, States of Matter: Gases and Liquids, Thermodynamics, Equilibrium, Redox Reactions, Hydrogen, s-block elements, p-block elements, organic chemistry, hydrocarbons, and environmental chemistry.

Class 12th

 Solid-state, solutions, Electrochemistry, Chemical Kinetics, Surface Chemistry, General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements, p, b, and f-block elements, Coordination compounds, Haloalkanes and Haloarenes, Alcohols, phenols, and ethers, Aldehydes, Ketones, and Carboxylic Acids, Organic compounds containing nitrogen, biomolecules, polymers, and chemistry in everyday life.


Botany & Zoology

Class 11th

Structural organization in animals and plants, Diversity in the living world, Cell Structure and Function, Human Physiology and Plant Physiology.

Class 12th

Reproduction, Biology and Human Welfare, Genetics and Evolution, Ecology and Environment and Biotechnology and its applications.

NEET 2021 Examination Language

NEET examination paper held in 10 plus different languages such as Hindi, English, Urdu, Bengali, Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada, Tamil, Assamese, etc. Candidates can attempt examination in either of these language. 

Selection process of NEET 2021

Selection process of NTA is quite simple and Hassle-free. There are few parameters that they take into consideration for choosing the best candidates to grant admission in the best Medical college or institutes of India. Apart from other parameters, marks obtained in current examination and performance are the major parameters. 

Minimum scores obtained for general category candidates should be 50 percentile and minimum 40 percentile for reserved category candidates. 

NEET 2021 Admit Card

As soon as the registration process will be finished, the National Testing Authority will release Admit Cards for registered candidates. It is expected that NTA will release it on 27th March 2021 on its official website. Candidates can download their admit card by using their Login ID and Password. In case of any queries, candidates can contact the helpline numbers. 

NEET 2021 Answer keys

After conducting examination successfully, NTA will release answer keys of NEET 2021. It will be released on the official website of NTA by the first week of May 2021. All you require is to login with provided ID and password to your registered account. However, several other platforms also release answer keys for NEET examination. 

NEET 2021 Results

The results of NEET 2021 will be announced on 4th of June 2021. It will be released on the official portal of NTA. Aspirants have to enter their ID and Password to check the results. However, the merit list will also be announced after a few weeks.

NEET 2021 Cut-off marks 

NEET cut-off marks or percentile is a minimum required score which candidates have to obtain to get admission in their favorite college or university. For NEET 2021 NTA has set cut-off percentile for General category candidate is 50 percentile, 40 percentile for ST/SC/OBC and 45 percentile for physically handicapped candidates to get admission. 

NEET 2021 counselling process

Due to Coronavirus, NEET 2021 counselling will be conducted online. Counselling process will be started from the second week of June 2021. Students who have scored high percentile have higher chances to secure seats in best medical institutes. There are three rounds in the counselling process for the admissions in medical colleges, institutes and universities across nations. Moreover seats are allotted on the basis of merits marks, availability of seats, number of students appeared, etc.

Examination Tips

  • To perform well in examinations, make a time-table and follow it on a daily basis. 
  • Proper time-management is another compulsory thing to be remembered. 
  • Stay updated with the latest notifications and practice online test papers available on the internet.
  • Give equal attention to each subject. 
  • Study limited but be concentrated while you are studying. 
  • Be away from distracting things during examination time. 
  • Use latest edition books and other study material for studies. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Will there be NEET in 2021?

Yes, NEET 2021 examination will be held in the first week of May 2021 by the authorized body NTA.

Is NEET syllabus reduced for 2021?

Yes, NEET 2021 examination syllabus is reduced by 50 percent because of heavy school loss. 

What is the cut-off for NEET 2021?

NEET 2021 Cut-off percentile for general is 50 percentile, 40 percentile for reserved category and 45 percent for physically handicapped aspirants. 

Is NEET 2021 tough?

Well, it is not so much challenging in real terms but it is not very easy as well. Candidates need to practice a lot, follow proper time-tables, make notes and try to attempt online practice papers to crack the examination. 

NEET 2021 upper age limit? 

There is no upper age limit set by NTA.