NEET 2021: Latest News, Exam Date (Sept 12), Online Form (Released), Syllabus, Notification

NEET 2021: Latest News, Exam Date (Sept 12), Online Form (Released), Syllabus, Notification

NEET 2021: The National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct the NTA NEET exam on September 12, 2021. NEET 2021 application form has been released on the official website - neet.nta.nic.in. The NEET form fill up last date 2021 is August 6. NTA has also released the official NEET 2021 notification along with the information brochure. NTA NEET 2021 official notification includes all details on the NEET application form last date and all other important dates.

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As per the latest updates on NEET 2021, the exam cities have been increased from 155 to 201. NEET exam will be conducted in a pen-paper mode in 13 different languages. NEET syllabus 2021 PDF will remain unchanged and includes topics from Physics, Chemistry and Biology. For preparations, candidates can download the NEET 2021 syllabus and NEET mock test papers PDF and start practising.

Through NEET 2021, admission to 83,075 MBBS, 26,949 BDS, 52,720 AYUSH, and 525 BVSc and AH seats including 1,899 AIIMS and 249 JIPMER seats will be granted. Read the article on NEET 2021, dates, application, eligibility, syllabus, exam pattern, preparations, admit card and other details.

NEET 2021 Updates & News

  • July 13, 2021: The official brochure of NEET 2021 has been released at neet.nta.nic.in. The information bulletin of NEET-UG mentions important dates as well as eligibility and admission procedure.
  • July 13, 2021: NTA has released the official notification of NEET 2021. Aspirants can check the official notice on NEET 2021 updates from below.

  • July 13, 2021: As per the NEET 2021 latest news by NTA, authorities has released the application form at NEET 2021 registration website - neet.nta.nic.in. Aspirants can register themselves by paying the application fee for NEET 2021.
  • July 13, 2021: ntaneet.nic.in NEET application form 2021 website has been updated with current academic details. NEET application form can be released anytime. Check NEET website - ntaneet.nic.in.

  • July 13, 2021: NEET 2021 registration website by NTA is not working properly. Check the screenshot below. Candidates are advised not to panic and stay clam.

  • July 13, 2021: NTA will release the NEET application form 2021 today from 5:00 PM. The eligible candidates can complete NEET registration process till the last date.
  • July 12, 2021: As per ntaneet.nic.in latest news, NEET exam cities will increase from 155 to 198. While the number of exam centres will also increase from 3,862 used in the last year.

In order to ensure social distancing norms, number of cities where examination will be conducted has been increased from 155 to 198. The number of examination centres will also be increased from the 3862 centres used in 2020.

— Dharmendra Pradhan (@dpradhanbjp) July 12, 2021
  • July 12, 2021: The education minister Dharmendra Pradhan has announced NEET exam and application form release date. As per the tweet, "The NEET (UG) 2021 will be held on 12th September 2021 across the country following COVID-19 protocols. The application process will begin from 5 pm tomorrow through the NTA website(s)." Check the tweet below.

The NEET (UG) 2021 will be held on 12th September 2021 across the country following COVID-19 protocols. The application process will begin from 5 pm tomorrow through the NTA website(s).

— Dharmendra Pradhan (@dpradhanbjp) July 12, 2021
  • July 7, 2021: NTA has released a notice regarding the fake notice with NEET 2021 exam date circulating on the internet. As per the official notification, the authorities are still in process of finalising an exam date for NEET 2021. NTA has advised candidates to pay no heed to such misinformation.

  • July 6, 2021: Fake notice on NEET 2021 exam dates has been circulating on the internet. Candidates are advised not to take the notice seriously, since NTA has not released the official information brochure of NEET-UG 2021 yet.
  • July 1, 2021: NEET 2021 application form to be released soon at the official website. Candidates are advised to keep tracking the latest updates of the NEET 2021 registration form.
  • June 24, 2021: After the cancellation and postponement of various boards and entrance exams across the nation, the medical aspirants are demanding to postpone NEET 2021.
  • June 23, 2021: According to sources, the NEET 2021 can be shifted to September. However, a final decision in this regard is yet to be taken and the Ministry is in process of reviewing the COVID-19 situation across states and UTs.
  • June 17, 2021: Tamil Nadu high-level committee invites public opinion from residents to study whether NEET-based admission to medical and dental colleges has affected students of Tamil Nadu.
  • June 16, 2021: As per the NEET UG 2021 latest news today, NTA has not released any latest update on NEET 2021. Students are still demanding for the clarity of NEET form fill up dates.
  • June 2, 2021: NTA has launched NEET 2021 official website at neet.nta.nic.in. NTA NEET 2021 registration date to be announced soon.

NEET 2021 Brochure PDF released with major changes

NTA has released the NTA NEET 2021 brochure with the below-mentioned major changes. Aspirants should go through the below-mentioned changes for NEET 2021.To download the NEET 2021 brochure PDF - Click here

  • Changes in the NEET 2021 exam pattern: In the NEET 2021 question paper, a total of 200 questions will be asked from all the section of subjects, out of which candidates need to answer only 180. For each subject (Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology), the questions will be divided into two sections - Section A and B. Section A contains 35 questions while Section B will have 15 questions. Out of these 15 questions, candidates can answer any 10, which makes it 180 questions.
  • Admission to nursing courses: Aspirants can now get admission to BSc Nursing courses through NEET scores
  • EWS Reservation- The reservation of 10% for EWS categories will now only be reserved in National institutes and central universities
  • OBC NCL Reservations - Similarly, 27% of seats will be reserved for OBC NCL categories candidates only in National Institutes and Central Universities
  • Tie-breaking method changed - As per the previous exams, the age of candidates was one of the methods, on the basis of which authorities use to break the tie between two candidates with equal NEET scores. The method of using age to break the tie has been cancelled this year.
  • Two sets to fill the application form - NTA has changed the NEET 2021 application process for medical aspirants. Now the essential fields to be filled at the time of registration till August 6 and the remaining fields have to be filled before the declaration of the NEET result 2021.
  • Non-Disclosure Agreement - On behalf of NMC, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW), NTA use to conduct NEET UG, which is a proprietary Examination for granting medical UG admission in India. This year NTA has released the Non-Disclosure Agreement, which states "The contents of this exam are confidential, proprietary and are owned by NTA/NMC/MoHFW and explicitly prohibits the candidate from publishing, reproducing, or transmitting any or some content of this test, in whole or in part, in any form or by any means, verbal or written, electronic or mechanical or for any purpose. Hangouts, Blogs, etc. using either one’s own account or proxy account (s)."
  • NEET Exam cities increased - NTA has increased the NEET 2021 exam cities to a total of 201 from 155. This year for the first time, Kuwait City is one of the NEET 2021 exam centres and the only one abroad. Earlier, education minister has tweeted that the NEET exam cities will be increased to 198 but later in the brochure it was revised to 201.
  • List of centres issuing disability certificates increased - The disability certificates will be issued at 13 centres, earlier the number of centres was 12. With some changes in the certificate issuing centres, JIPMER Academic Centre has been replaced by Ali Yavar Jung National Institute of Speech and Hearing Disabilities, Bandra, Mumbai. AIIMS, Nagpur has been added to the list of centres issuing disability certificates.
  • Increase in the language of NEET 2021 question paper: NEET (UG) – 2021 will now be conducted in 13 languages i.e. English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu. This year, two regional languages, Punjabi and Malayalam have been added to the medium of NEET 2021 question paper.

What is NEET 2021?

NEET full form - National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is the single entrance test conducted at UG level for admission to medical courses. The most popular medical course after the 12th is MBBS. The full form of MBBS is Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery. In addition to MBBS, through NEET exam admission to BDS, BAMS, BSMS, BUMS, BHMS, and BVSc & AH courses are granted. For 2021 session, NTA is set to conduct NEET on September 12, 2021 in an offline mode. As per NEET UG 2021 latest news, there will be no change in the NEET 2021 exam pattern.

On the basis of NEET 2021, admission to 542 medical, 313 dental, 15 AIIMS, 2 JIPMER, 914 AYUSH, and 47 BVSc & AH colleges will be granted. Out of total registrations, as many as 13.66 lakh registered candidates appeared in the NEET UG exam last year. Out of appeared candidates, only 7.71 lakh candidates qualified NEET paper last year.

NEET 2021 scope

NEET 2021 score will be used for admission to :

  • 15% All India Quota (AIQ) seats

  • 85% state quota medical seats

  • Central and deemed universities

  • State, management, and NRI quota seats in private colleges

  • Central pool quota seats

  • Seats in private unaided, aided minority, and non- minority medical colleges.

  • Mandatory qualification for candidates willing to pursue MBBS or BDS from a foreign medical institute.

Also Read: Do or Die Chapters for NEET 2021

NEET 2021 highlights

Particulars

Details

Name of the examination

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test

Commonly known as

NEET

Exam category

Undergraduate

Exam level

National

Conducting body

National Testing Agency

Programmes covered

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)

Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)

Bachelor in Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry (B.V.Sc & AH)

AYUSH courses - BHMS, BAMS, BUMS, BSNS, BYNS.

Exam duration

180 minutes

Exam mode

Pen-paper mode

Academic qualification

10 + 2 or equivalent with PCB

NEET 2021 Seat intake

83,075 MBBS

26,949 BDS

52,720 AYUSH

525 veterinary sciences

Medical Colleges

542 medical

313 dental

15 AIIMS

2 JIPMER

914 AYUSH

47 BVSc & AH

Previous year number of applicants

15.97 lakh

Previous year number of candidates appeared

13.66 lakh

Previous year number of candidates qualified

7.71 lakh

NEET 2021 registration website

neet.nta.nic.in

NEET exam dates 2021

NTA is the competent authority to release NEET 2021 dates. Candidates must check the table below to know the NEET application form date, admit card, NEET 2021 exam date, result, answer key, and counselling. The table below mentions the important dates for NEET exam.

NTA NEET 2021 dates

Events

Dates

Salient Features

NEET notification

March 12, 2021

NTA has released the notification of NEET exam at neet.nta.nic.in 2021

NEET 2021 application form date by NTA

July 13, 2021, from 5:00 PM

NEET UG 2021 application form will be released in an online mode at NEET official website.

NEET 2021 registration last date

August 6, 2021

Candidates must submit the NEET 2021 registration form by the last date at neet.nta.nic.in

Last date to pay NEET application form fee

August 7, 2021

Candidates will not be allowed to pay the NEET form fee after this date.

NEET application form correction window

August 8 to 12, 2021

Registered candidates will be provided the facility to make changes in the application form of NEET 2021, if any.

Announcement of NEET 2021 exam cities

August 20, 2021

NTA will announce the cities of NEET 2021 exam centres.

Release of NEET 2021 admit card by NTA

3 days before NEET 2021 exam day

The NEET 2021 admit card will be released at neet.nta.nic.in for successfully registered candidates.

NEET 2021 exam date

September 12, 2021 - Announced

NTA will conduct NEET 2021 in an offline mode across the country.

NEET exam answer key by coaching institutes

September 12, 2021

The unofficial NEET answer key 2021 will be released by coaching institutes just few hours after the NEET exam.

Display of NEET OMR sheets of candidates

To be announced

The OMR sheets of NEET 2021 will be released at neet.nta.nic.in. Candidates can report discrepancies in NEET OMR sheet, if any.

NEET provisional answer key by NTA

To be announced

The NEET 2021 provisional answer key will be released at NTA website.

Challenging NEET answer key

To be announced

Candidates can challenge any question in the NEET 2021 provisional answer key by paying the required fee.

NEET final answer key by NTA

To be announced

After solving discrepancies, the final answer key of NEET 2021 by NTA will be published at neet.nta.nic.in.

Declaration of NEET 2021 result

To be announced

The NEET result 2021 will be announced in an online mode. Candidates will have to enter roll number and DOB to download NEET result PDF 2021.

NEET 2021 counselling schedule

To be announced

MCC will announce the dates of NEET counselling 2021 for qualified candidates.

*tentative dates

NEET UG eligibility criteria by NTA

For candidates to appear in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test 2021, they must fulfill the required eligibility criteria. The eligibility criteria of NEET 2021 includes minimum and maximum age requirement, educational requirement, subjects studied in the qualifying exam, status of the qualifying exam, category, and nationality.

  • Minimum age requirement : Candidates applying for NEET 2021 must have completed a minimum 17 years of age at the time of admission as of 31 December, 2021.

  • Maximum age requirement : The provisional maximum age limit for general candidates is 25 years. Candidates belonging to SC, ST, OBC-NCL, and PwD category are offered a relaxation of 5 years in upper age limit. However, the decision on the upper age limit for NEET exam is pending in the Supreme Court. Thus, all candidates are provisionally eligible to sit in NEET UG 2021, as per the SC judgement on April 29, 2019.

  • Nationality : Candidates eligible for NEET 2021 include Indian Nationals, Non Resident Indians (NRIs), Overseas Citizen of India (OCI), Persons with Indian Origin (PIO), and Foreign Nationals.

  • Educational qualifications : Candidates who have either completed or are appearing in 10+2 or equivalent are eligible to appear in NEET exam 2021.

  • Subjects studied : To apply for NEET exam, aspirants must have studied physics, chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology and English as subjects.

  • Minimum marks required in qualifying exam : Candidates must secure atleast 50% marks in physics, chemistry, and biology combined in the 10+2 qualifying exam. For SC, ST, OBC-NCL category candidates the minimum marks required are 40%.

Several NEET aspirants reappear for NTA NEET exam after taking a drop year in between, appear for NEET while pursuing another degree, or complete their 10+2 study from open schooling. For such candidates there are other eligibility requirements which NTA divides under qualification codes. Candidates must check these NEET qualification codes 2021 as they are required to be filled in the NEET application form according to the respective eligibility.

NEET 2021 application form

The NEET 2021 application form date by NTA has been released on July 13. NTA has released the NEET registration form 2021 and information bulletin at neet.nta.nic.in login. The NEET application form can be filled only in an online mode at the NEET official website. Before filling the neet.nta.nic.in 2021 application form candidates must check the list of documents and details to keep handy.

Documents/details required for NEET application form 2021

  • Identity card: IDs such as aadhaar card, ration card, bank account passbook, passport, or any other government photo ID card.

  • Personal details: Personal and communication details such as candidate and parents name, date of birth, permanent and corresponding address, active email ID and mobile number.

  • Images: Scanned images of recent passport size photograph, post card size photograph, signature, and left thumb impression.

How to fill NEET application form 2021?

In order to ensure that the candidate data is submitted quickly, NTA has revised the NEET UG 2021 application form process. NEET registration forms are now to be filled in two sets/phases. The below-mentioned steps have been written on the basis of previous years' trends. The detailed and updated NEET 2021 application process will be updated here soon.

  • Registration : To commence the NEET 2021 registration candidates need to register at neet.nta.nic.in login. After login, candidates will be asked to fill personal, identification, and communication details at the registration page.

  • Filing of application form : After registration candidates will be directed to the NTA NEET 2021 application form which requires information such as caste category, nationality, state code, choice of exam cities, choice of language for question paper, academic qualifications, and details of the parents. The modes available for NEET 2021 question paper and the exam cities for NEET exam can be checked from below.

  • Uploading of images : Step three of application form of NEET 2021 involves uploading of scanned images. The images must be uploaded as per the specifications by the authority to avoid rejection of the NEET-UG application form.

  • Application fee : NEET 2021 application form fee is to be paid in an online mode via Debit/Credit Card/Net-banking/UPI or service provider. After successful payment, a confirmation page will be generated. Candidates who fail to pay the application fee before or on the last date, their application form stands incomplete and thus rejected. The NEET application fee 2021 for each category can be checked from the table below.

  • Print application form : After completing the process, candidates must take print out of the submitted NEET UG application form.

NEET 2021 application form fees - Latest

Categories

General

General-EWS/ OBC-NCL

SC/ST/PwD/Transgender

Application fee

1500/-

1400/-

800/-

NEET correction window 2021

NTA will open the NEET 2021 correction window for successfully registered candidates. The link to the correction window of NEET 2021 will be provided here as released. To use the NTA NEET correction window, students will be required to log in using their application number and password. Candidates will be able to edit details such as personal and academic information, mode of language, exam city, and NEET dress code is chosen. It must be noted candidates will not be allowed to edit the registered email ID and mobile number in the NEET correction window 2021. Students must go through the NEET application form correction guide to edit details in the application form.

How to use NEET UG correction window?

The NEET 2021 correction window is a one time facility for candidates to correct/edit changes in the online application form. Check the step-by-step instructions to use the NEET correction window 2021.

  1. Click on the NEET correction window link which will be provided on this page

  2. Enter NTA NEET application number and DOB to login

  3. Select the link - ‘Click here for corrections in NEET (UG)-2021 Application’

  4. Make changes in the NEET 2021 application form as required

  5. After all corrections, enter the security pin and click on preview and submit

  6. Verify the details, enter OTP received on registered number, and click on final submit

  7. Take a printout of the correction slip for future reference

NEET 2021 common service centres

For the convenience of applicants, NTA has set up Common Service Centres (CSC) for NEET 2021. Since, the entire admission process through NEET is online, having access to high-speed internet becomes a prerequisite. Students who do not have access to the internet can visit CSCs to complete their NEET 2021 registration. Students can also use the CSCs for payment of the application fee, downloading the NEET admit card by NTA, and checking and challenging the NEET answer key 2021. The Common Service Centres for NEET 2021 would charge a nominal fee for the service provided. Students can visit CSCs for completing NEET 2021 application form and availing other services between 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM on all working days.

NEET 2021 CSC charges

Service-related to NEET exam

Fee charged by CSCs

Filling NEET 2021 application form (includes assistance in creating an email id to submitting the NEET form 2021)

INR 25/-

To upload scanned images of documents in the application form of NEET-UG 2021

INR 10/-

For payment of NEET application fee in an online mode

0.5% of the total transaction fee

Printout of the filled NEET application form

INR 5/- per page

NEET 2021 registration statistics

  • More than 15 lakh candidates are expected to register at NEET 2021 registration website. Last year, the NEET exam witnessed a 5.13% increase in the number of total registered candidates. Of the 15.97 lakh candidates who registered for NEET-UG, 13.66 lakh appeared in the exam.

  • Nationality wise NEET registrations: Majority of candidates that is 15.93 lakh who registered for NEET exam last year belonged to Indian nationality. In addition to this, 1869 NRIs registered for NEET, followed by 878 foreigners, 732 Overseas Citizen of India (OCI), and 49 Persons of Indian Origin (PIO).

  • Gender wise NEET registrations : 8.8 lakh female and 7.16 lakh male candidates registered for the NEET exam last year. Additionally, a higher number of female candidates qualified the exam in comparison to male candidates.

  • Language wise NEET registrations : With candidates from across the country participating in NEET exam, the NTA has introduced 9 regional languages for the conduct of the exam. Last year, 12.63 lakh candidates registered for NEET 2021 in English and 2.04 lakh candidates in Hindi. While 1.29 lakh candidates filled the NEET application form in regional languages combined.

  • State-wise NEET registrations : The number of NEET registration from states and Union Territories have witnessed a surge in past years. For last year, Maharashtra witnessed the highest number of NEET registrations at 2.27 lakh followed by Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu at 1.74 and 1.21 lakhs respectively. The lowest number of NEET application forms were filled from Lakshadweep with 300 registrations.

NEET admit card 2021

The National Testing Agency will issue NEET admit card to candidates whose NEET UG 2021 application form will be accepted by it. Candidates will be required to download their NEET admit card 2021 by logging in on the NTA website. The NEET 2021 admit card will mention the candidate details, NEET application number, roll number, exam centre allotted, reporting time, and exam day guidelines. As per the instructions by NTA, it will not send the NEET hall ticket to any candidate individually.

How to download NEET 2021 admit card?

  • Click on the “Download NEET 2021 admit card” link mentioned above.

  • Candidates will be directed to the login window.

  • Enter NEET 2021 application number, password, date of birth and the security pin.

  • NEET admit card 2021 will appear on the screen

  • Download the admit card and take multiple print outs of it

NTA directs that the candidates must verify the details on their NEET admit card 2021 carefully. In case candidates are unable to download or notice any discrepancy in their NEET hall ticket, they must report it to the NTA helpline. In case candidates misplace their admit card, they can download it again from the official website. However, under no circumstances a duplicate NEET hall ticket 2021 will be issued by the NTA.

NEET 2021 exam centres

NEET exam centres are test centres where the NEET UG exam will be conducted. According to last year, there are 3862 NEET exam centres. These exam centres will be in 201 different NEET exam cities across the country. Candidates will have to provide three choices of NEET exam centres 2021 while filling the application form. The choices of NEET 2021 exam centre must be filled in order of preference and convenience.

How to check the allotted NEET 2021 exam centre?

  • Click on the link made available by NTA to check NEET test centre

  • Enter the asked credentials to check NEET allotted exam centre

  • Verify the name and address of NEET exam centre 2021 allotted

  • Check the distance and time to be taken to reach the allotted NEET UG exam centre

  • NEET test centres will be allotted on a first come first serve basis.

NEET exam centres

Check the list of NEET 2021 exam cities and the number of exam centres available below.

NEET Test Cities number - State-wise (Based on previous year)

StateNumber of NEET 2021 exam centres
Andaman and Nicobar Islands2
Andhra Pradesh151
Arunachal Pradesh11
Assam81
Bihar192
Chandigarh32
Chhattisgarh82
Dadar & Nagar Haveli5
Daman & Diu2
Delhi111
Goa15
Gujarat214
Haryana40
Himachal Pradesh35
Jammu & Kashmir99
Jharkhand36
Karnataka298
Kerala322
Lakshadweep1
Madhya Pradesh144
Maharashtra615
Manipur22
Meghalaya9
Mizoram5
Nagaland7
Odisha83
Puducherry15
Punjab28
Rajasthan269
Sikkim2
Tamil Nadu238
Telangana112
Uttar Pradesh320
Uttarakhand43
West Bengal189
Ladakh1
TOTAL3,842

NEET dress code 2021

To ensure a fair play in the NEET 2021 exam, NTA releases strict guidelines with respect to the dress code for the exam and the items which are not permitted inside the examination hall. Candidates not adhering to the prescribed NEET 2021 dress code will not be allowed to enter the NEET test centre. The NEET 2021 dress code is as follows :

NEET dress code for males 2021

  • T-shirts or shirts with half sleeves are permitted.

  • Trousers/bottom wear should not have multiple zip pockets, big buttons, pockets, and embroidery. Kurta pyjamas are not allowed.

  • Shoes are not allowed inside the exam centre. Candidates can wear light sandals or slippers.

NEET dress code for female 2021

  • Girls can wear half sleeves kurtas. Full sleeves are not allowed.

  • Trousers/bottom wear should be simple without fancy buttons, pockets, and embroidery. Salwars are also permitted.

  • Girls can wear very low heel sandals and slippers.

NEET exam pattern 2021

One of the prerequisites before appearing for the NEET exam is to be familiar with the NEET exam pattern 2021. As per NEET 2021 exam latest news, there will be 200 NEET questions out of which candidates need to answer 180. The questions will be divided into two sections for each subject - Section A and B. Section A contains 35 questions while Section B will have 15 questions. Out of these 15 questions, candidates can answer any 10, which makes it 180 questions . As per NEET exam pattern 2021, there will be three sections - physics, chemistry, and biology. Check the table below to know details about the NEET exam pattern such as duration of the exam, nature of questions asked, number of questions asked from each section, weightage of marks from each section, and the marking scheme.

NEET 2021 exam pattern

Particulars

Details

Mode of exam

Offline

Duration of exam

3 hours

Total number of questions

180 questions

Total marks

720 marks

Sections

3 sections - Physics, Chemistry, Biology

Marking scheme

+4 marks for correct answer

-1 marks for incorrect answer

0 marks for unattempted answer

NEET 2021 exam sections and total marks

NEET 2021 mode of language

The NEET exam 2021 will be conducted in 11 languages. Apart from English and Hindi, NTA has introduced 9 regional languages - Telugu, Assamese, Bengali, Kannada, Odia, Gujarati, Tamil, Urdu, and Marathi. The links to the NEET 2021 information bulletin in 11 different languages are mentioned in the table below.

NEET information bulletin language-wise

Language

Prospectus 2021

Previous year prospectus

English

Link mentioned above

Click here

Hindi

Click here

Click here

Telugu

Click here

Click here

Assamese

Click here

Click here

Gujarati

Click here

Click here

Marathi

Click here

Click here

Tamil

Click here

Click here

Bengali

Click here

Click here

Kannada

Click here

Click here

Odia

Click here

Click here

Urdu

Click here

Click here

NEET exam difficulty level

Last year the difficulty level of NEET exam overall was moderate. The NEET question paper last year was largely based on the NCERT syllabus. NEET Physics included both theoretical and numerical questions. NEET test takers found the numerical based questions asked in Physics section of NEET paper tricky and calculative. The level of NEET chemistry section was easy, however, it did include some confusing questions. Majority of questions asked in NEET chemistry were from NCERT. Difficulty level of NEET Biology section, which carries the highest weightage, was easy to moderate last year. 42 questiosn were asked from Zoology while 48 questions were from Botany.

NEET syllabus 2021

The NEET 2021 syllabus is recommended by the National Medical Commission of India (NMC). As per NEET 2021 latest updates, the Education Ministry has confirmed that NEET 2021 syllabus will remain unchanged. The syllabus for NEET 2021 is based on class 11 and 12 course curriculum. The NEET subjects list includes 3 subjects - Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. Candidates can download the NEET syllabus PDF from the links below.

NEET syllabus

Link to download

NEET Syllabus

Click here

NEET Physics syllabus PDF

Click Here

NEET-UG Chemistry syllabus PDF

Click Here

NTA NEET Biology syllabus PDF

Click Here

Subject-wise important topics based on the NEET UG syllabus as constituted by the NMC are discussed in the table below.

NEET 2021 important topics for Physics

Physics topics class XI

Physical world and measurement

Kinematics

Laws of Motion

Work, Energy and Power

Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body

Gravitation

Properties of Bulk Matter

Thermodynamics

Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory

Oscillations and Waves

Physics topics class XII

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

Electronic Devices

NEET 2021 important topics for Chemistry

Chemistry topics class XI

Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry

Structure of 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 Element

P-Block Elements

Organic Chemistry-

Hydrocarbons

Chemistry topics class XII

Solid State

Solutions

Electrochemistry

Chemical Kinetics

Surface Chemistry

General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements

P- Block Elements

D and F Block Elements

Coordination Compounds

Haloalkanes and Haloarenes

Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers

Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids

Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen

Biomolecules

Polymers

NEET 2021 important topics for Biology

Biology topics class XI

Diversity in Living World

Structural Organisation in Animals and Plants

Cell Structure and Function

Plant Physiology

Human physiology

Biology topics class XII

Reproduction

Genetics and Evolution

Biology and Human Welfare

Biotechnology and Its Applications

Ecology and environment

NEET 2021 preparation tips

For candidates to clear the coveted NEET exam 2021, it is crucial to prepare well for the exam. How to prepare for NEET is a common question among aspirants. The NEET preparation strategy should be based on exam pattern, syllabus, types of questions asked, difficulty level of the questions, and past year cutoffs. Below mentioned are some preparation tips for NEET 2021.

  • Familiarize yourself: The very first step before joining the race of NEET 2021 entrance test is to familiarize yourself with the nature of the exam. Candidates must go through all the information related to the exam such as exam pattern, number of sections in the exam, number of questions, marking scheme, and duration of the exam.

  • Know the exam syllabus: To avoid missing out on any important topic, candidates must go through the NEET 2021 syllabus. Candidates should know all the topics from all the three subjects - Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.

  • Books: While preparing for NEET UG exam, candidates must ensure that they study NCERTs for all three subjects line by line. After completing NCERTs candidates can refer to reference books, coaching material, and other guides.

  • Sample papers: Candidates should take mock tests and solve NEET sample papers and past year question papers to get familiar with the nature of the exam. Several coaching institutes release NEET sample paper PDF which can be attempted by aspirants.

  • Revision: Revising all the topics studied is a crucial step when preparing for NEET exam. Lack of revision can result in candidates not remembering the complete details of the topics during exam. Candidates can use short notes and flashcards for revising the topics in an efficient and quick manner.

  • Time Management: The key to ace any entrance test is time management. Candidates should carefully divide their time into syllabus to be covered, revision, and solving sample papers. Spending too much time on one subject or topic can lead to inefficient preparation of the remaining topics.

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NEET 2021 sample papers

One of the most important parts of NEET preparation is solving NEET 2021 sample papers. Solving sample papers and NEET past year question papers helps candidates strategize their exam day strategy and familiarize with the NEET exam pattern. In the NEET sample paper PDF, Physics and Chemistry have 45 questions each, while Biology section has 90 questions. NTA releases NEET question papers after the exam. Candidates can download the NTA NEET question paper PDFs here.

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NEET National Testing Abhyas

NEET 2021 aspirants must also download the National Test Abhyas app released by the NTA. The app contains NEET 2021 mock tests which every candidate must practice. The mock tests are prepared based on the latest syllabus and exam pattern.

Candidates should attempt both section-wise and full length NEET 2021 mock tests. Practicing sectional mock tests/sample paper helps candidates identify scoring areas in each section and strengthen them. The time limit for solving NEET mock tests is designed similar to the actual NEET exam. This gives candidates a real time experience of the NEET exam and helps them handle the time pressure during the exam better. Several coaching institutes release NEET mock tests 2021, which candidates can attempt.

NEET 2021 exam day guidelines

NTA releases instructions to be followed on the day of NEET exam 2021 in the information bulletin. Check the do’s and don'ts for the day of NEET 2021 exam below.

Documents: Candidates must ensure to carry the required documents on the exam day. Those who fail to carry the following documents will not be permitted to enter the NEET 2021 exam centre.

Documents to carry on NEET 2021 exam day

  • NEET 2021 admit card with passport size picture of the candidate pasted on it

  • One passport size picture to be pasted on attendance sheet

  • Proforma downloaded with admit card

  • Coloured postcard size picture pasted on the proforma

  • Valid photo ID card

  • PWD certificate if applicable

Reporting time: As per the instructions by the NTA, the entry to the exam hall will close sharp at 1:30 PM and no candidate will be allowed to enter after that. Thus, candidates must reach the test centre on or before the reporting time.

Dress code: Candidates must follow the prescribed NEET 2021 dress code and avoid carrying any of the prohibited items. In case any candidate wishes to follow religious dress code, they must report to the test centre an hour earlier for a security check. Such candidates also have to declare the same in the NEET UG application form.

Banned items:

  • Accessories include wallets, belts, caps, bracelets, handbags, goggles, and watches.

  • Electronic devices include mobile phones, earphones, bluetooth, pager, and digital watches.

  • Stationery items include pen, papers, geometry box, calculator, and log table.

  • Eatables: Packed or unpacked food items and personal water bottles are not allowed inside the exam hall. Diabetic candidates are allowed to carry their medicines, food, and a transparent water bottle inside the test centre.

Unfair means: After entering the NEET exam hall, candidates must ensure that:

  • They are not carrying any of the prohibited items

  • They do not have any means of cheating

  • They are not indulging in any conversation with fellow candidates.

Candidates found in any of the aforementioned circumstances, will be charged with an unfair means case.

NEET 2021 answer key

Several coaching institutes such as Aakash, Allen Kota, Resonance, will release the NEET answer key 2021 after the conduct of the NEET exam. The answer key of NEET 2021 mentions the solutions to the questions asked in the NEET-UG exam. With the help of NEET 2021 answer key, candidates can calculate their expected score and also predict their NEET rank.

The NEET official answer key will be released by the NTA. Candidates can download the answer key of NEET 2021 following the procedure mentioned below.

How to download the NEET 2021 answer key ?

  • Click on the NEET answer key download link

  • The PDF of NEET 2021 answer key will appear on the screen

  • Verify the question paper code

  • Tally the questions and answers options from your NEET 2021 OMR sheet.

In case of any discrepancy in the solutions marked, candidates can challenge NEET 2021 official answer key. To raise objections for NEET answer key, aspirants will have to pay a fee of Rs. 1000 per question. After the release of the answer key, NTA will release the NEET 2021 OMR sheet to tally the solutions from the answer key. The OMR sheet of NEET 2021 will display the scanned images of question booklets of candidates. In case of any issues, aspirants can challenge the NEET OMR sheet by paying Rs. 1000 per question. After verifying the challenges, NTA will release the final NEET answer key 2021, which cannot be challenged. The result will be prepared on the basis of final NEET 2021 answer key.

NEET 2021 result

NTA will release the NEET result at neet.nta.nic.in login. To download the result of NEET-UG 2021, aspirants need to enter NEET roll number, date of birth and security pin. Aspirants securing NEET cutoff will be included in the result. The NEET UG 2021 result will be used for admission to 15% All India Quota (AIQ), 85% state quota, 100% seats in central/deemed universities, private universities, ESIC/AFMS institutes, 1,899 AIIMS and 249 JIPMER MBBS seats. NEET 2021 results will be valid for one academic year 2021-22.

How to download NEET UG result ?

  • Click on the “NEET 2021 result declared” link available above

  • Login using credentials - NEET 2021 roll number and DOB.

  • NEET result sheet 2021 will be displayed on the screen

  • Verify the details mentioned in NEET scorecard

  • Download and take a printout of NEET result

Details mentioned in NEET-UG result

After viewing the NEET result, candidates must verify all the details carefully. If any discrepancy is found in the result, it must be brought to the notice of NTA at priority basis. The NEET 2021 result pdf will mention the following details :

  • Details of the candidate

  • NEET roll number

  • NEET score

  • Subject-wise NEET percentile

  • All India Rank (AIR)

  • 15% AIQ rank

  • Category wise rank

Calculation of NEET 2021 result

NEET total marks is 720. NEET 2021 score will be calculated based on the marking scheme released by the NTA. According to the marking scheme, candidates are awarded +4 marks for every correct answer and -1 marks are deducted for every incorrect answer. The formula used for calculating NEET 2021 marks is -

NEET marks = 4 X total correct answers - 1 X total incorrect answers

Previous year NEET toppers

In the last year NEET UG result, Soyeb Aftab and Akansha Singh created history by scoring full marks, which is 720 out of 720. Soyeb Aftab secured NEET AIR 1 with 99.9998537 percentile, while Akansha secured NEET rank 2 with percentile 99.9998537. Check the NEET toppers list below.

NEET toppers

Air Rank

Candidate’s Name

Gender

Category

Marks

obtained

Percentile Score

State

1

Soyeb Aftab

Male

UR

720

99.9998537

Odisha

2

Akanksha Singh

Female

UR

720

99.9998537

Delhi

3

Tummala Snikitha

Female

UR

715

99.9995611

Telangana

4

Vineet Sharma

Male

UR

715

99.9995611

Rajasthan

5

Amrisha Khaitan

Female

UR

715

99.9995611

Haryana

6

Guthi Chaitanya Sindhu

Female

UR

715

99.9995611

Andhra Pradesh

7

Satwik Godara

Male

UR

711

99.9994879

Haryana

8

Srijan R

Male

OBC (NC)

710

99.9985369

Tamil Nadu

9

Karthik Reddy

Male

UR

710

99.9985369

Karnataka

10

Matravadia Maanit

Male

UR

710

99.9985369

Gujarat

NEET 2021 merit list

NTA will prepare NEET 2021 merit list based on NEET UG score. The NEET merit list 2021 will include the names of the candidates who have qualified the NEET exam. Candidates whose names are included in the NEET merit list become eligible for admission to MBBS, BDS, AYUSH, and BVsc & AH courses. Based on this NEET merit list 2021, further NEET counselling will be conducted for 15% AIQ and 85% state quota seats.

  • Three types of NEET UG merit lists will be released by the NTA - All India merit List also known as the overall merit list, AIQ merit list, and respective states’ merit list.

  • The overall merit list will mention the All India Rank (AIR) of NEET 2021 qualified candidates.

  • The AIQ merit list will mention the AIQ rank of the candidates which will be used for admission to 15% AIQ seats for medical and dental seats.

  • The state merit list will mention the respective state rank of the candidates which will be used for admission to 85% state quota seats by respective state authorities.

NEET 2021 cutoff

Candidates have to secure a minimum percentile in the NEET exam 2021 to be eligible for further admission process. NTA will release the NEET 2021 cutoff along with the NEET result in the online mode. The category wise minimum percentile for NEET previous year can be checked from the table below.

NEET minimum qualifying criteria

Category

Minimum NEET percentile required

Last year NEET cutoff scores

NEET 2021 cutoff scores

General/General-EWS

50th percentile

720-147

To be announced

SC/ST/OBC

40th percentile

146-113

To be announced

Benchmark Disabilities - UR/GEN-EWS

45th percentile

146-129

To be announced

Benchmark Disabilities -

SC/ST/OBC-NCL

40th percentile

128-113

To be announced

Top medical colleges accepting NEET 2021 scores

Institute name

NIRF ranking

Total number of seats

Last year NEET closing rank

All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi

1

107

51

Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

6

163

19801

Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry

8

249

20143

King’s George Medical University, Lucknow

10

250

1800

Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh

15

150

4636

Vardhman Mahavir Medical College, New Delhi

16

100

1550

Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi

17

300

90

University College of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

19

170

324

Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh

25

150

776

Rajah Muthiah Medical College, Annamalainagar

35

150

15038

Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati

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