NEET Full Form 2021 - What is NEET?

NEET Full Form 2021 - What is NEET?

NEET Full Form: The full form of NEET is the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test. National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test- full form of NEET 2021 on August 1, 2021, in pen and paper mode. The medical entrance test will be conducted for admission to 83,075 MBBS, 26,949 BDS, 52,720 AYUSH, 525 BVSc and AH seats.

Latest Updates for NEET

  • 02 Jun 2021:

    NEET 2021 official website launched; check details here.

  • 13 Mar 2021:

    NEET 2021 Application Form to be released soon along with the brochure.

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For better medical and dental education in India, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) introduced a single entrance examination namely the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test - full form of NEET. Through NEET-UG exam scores, counselling to 15% All India counselling quota seats conducted by Medical Counseling Committee (MCC), on the other hand, counselling for 85% state admissions and private institutes. organized following by respective state admission committees.

The NEET 2021 counselling is also held by MCC for admission to all seats in Deemed and Central Universities, ESIC & AFMC institutes. This is the only examination that fills All India Quota Seats as well as State level quota seats. Read an article on NEET exam full form 2021 for more information on history, objectives, eligibility, latest events, paper pattern, seats and more here.

About NEET 2021- Why it was introduced?

NEET full form exam is mainly conducted to fill medical and dental seats in top medical colleges in India. To check a comprehensive state-wise list of the total MBBS and BDS seats in colleges across India, segregated as per categories, type of college- government, private, central, etc, candidates can click here.

The primary objective of the NEET exam is to streamline the admission process in MBBS and BDS courses. Therefore, NEET full form exam was introduced in order to replace several medical examinations all over the country including AIPMT (All India Pre-Medical Test, National Eligibility cum Entrance Test was introduced by CBSE and the Medical Council of India (MCI). Earlier, medical students had to fill different forms for different medical entrance exams in India.

NEET exam history

NTA NEET full form - National Eligibility cum Entrance Test exam was first proposed to take place from the year 2012 onwards. However, for various reasons, it was postponed for a year by CBSE and the Medical Council of India. It was May 5, 2013, when the NEET exam was set to be held for the first time across the country for aspirants seeking admission for both undergraduate and postgraduate medicine. It was the first-ever medical examination where over 10 lakhs students had registered. On July 18 2013, the Supreme Court gave the decision in support of 115 petitions and cancelled the NEET exam and announced that MCI could not interfere with the admission process done by colleges.

Numerous states including Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Gujarat, West Bengal and Tamil Nadu strongly denied the exam stating that there was a huge variation in the syllabus. Therefore, the NEET exam was declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court of India in the year 2012. However, it was returned on April 11, 2016.

NEET 2021 Eligibility Criteria by NTA

NEET exam full form - The National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test will be conducted in pen and paper mode. As per the authorities, there are some mandatory parameters that an aspirant must fulfil in order to be able to appear in the NEET full form National Eligibility cum Entrance Test. Let’s find out what are those parameters are:

  • Candidates must be a citizen of India.

  • Aspirant age must be at least 17 years as or on December 31, 2021, of the year of admission.

  • Candidate should have a class 12th graduate with an aggregate mark of 50% with subjects like Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology and English individually.

  • A little leverage has been given to candidates who belong to SC/ST/OBC category as the minimum marks required to obtain by them Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology opted together in HSC examination is 40% marks.

  • Since the decision on the upper age limit is pending the Supreme Court, all candidates are provisionally permitted to appear for the exam.

NEET 2021 Important Events

  • Application Form: NTA is expected to release the NEET UG 2021 application form at In order to appear for the entrance exam, the application form must be filled and successfully submitted before the last-mentioned date.

  • Release of the admit card: After the registration process, it’s the NEET admit card that a candidate must keep track on. Please note: NEET admit card 2021 will be made live on the official website 15 days prior to the exam date.

  • Exam date as well as exam day guidelines: The exam date releases along with the official notification, however, there are certain things that an aspirant must be aware of regarding the certain guidelines that ought to be followed. The guidelines are mentioned in detail in the article.

  • Answer Key: Right after the conclusion of the NEET full form exam, aspirants are advised to keep tracking the official website for the unofficial answer key. The NEET official answer key 2021 will be released by the authority after a month of the exam.

  • Result date: The result of the NTA NEET exam declared by the authority online a month after the exam in the form of a scorecard.

Anatomy of NEET exam pattern

NEET full form anatomy addresses details such as exam, mode of paper, language, duration, question type, marking scheme and more. Therefore, aspirants must check out the table mentioned below.

NEET Full-Form Exam Pattern

Factors in Exam Pattern


Exam name


What is the full form of NEETThe full form of NEET is National Eligibility cum Entrance Test

Exam Date

August 1, 2021

Exam Mode

Pen and Paper-based. (candidates are given an OMR sheet to mark the answers with a black or blue ballpoint pen)

Duration and time

3 hours (2:00 PM to 5:00 PM)


English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Oriya, Kannada and Urdu

Question Type

Multiple Choice Questions

Total Number of Questions

180 Questions

Exam Sections


45 questions

180 marks


45 questions

180 marks

Biology (Botany and Zoology)

90 questions

360 marks

Total Marks

720 Marks

Marking Scheme

4 marks for each correct answer

Minus 1 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer

0 mark for unanswered questions

NEET Counselling Process - Final Stage

After getting the scorecard of NEET 2021, candidates can go-ahead for the NEET counseling registration which NTA conducts in three rounds. On the grounds of the marks scored by them in the exam, they will be allotted seats in those three rounds. This process goes on until all the government seats in NEET are filled. The admission to 15% All India Quota seats (AIQ) in government medical colleges will be done by Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) along with Deemed/Central Universities, AFMS and ESIC institutes. While remaining 85% state quota seats will be granted by respective state counselling bodies.

NEET Full-Form - Seats Intake

The basic category wise reservation for 15% AIQ is mentioned in the table, if a candidate wants to go into the details, we suggest them to check NEET 2021 reservation criteria.

Reservation criteria for 15% AIQ for full form of NEET



Scheduled Caste


Scheduled Tribe


Other Backward Castes


Economically Weaker Section


Persons with Disability (PwD)*