NEET 2021

What is the NEET Exam?

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is an entrance examination for students who wish to study undergraduate and postgraduate medical courses (MBBS, MD, MS) and dental courses (BDS, MDS) in government or private medical colleges and dental colleges in India.

NTA conducts NEET once a year to provide admission to the eligible candidates in MBBS/ BDS Courses. NTA offers 63,835 seats through NEET 2021 exam. Candidates have to remember that they can apply for only 15% of seats in each college through NEET. The other 85% will be distributed according to the State government and the college policy. Admissions for all Undergraduate courses in JIPMER and AIIMS will be happening only through NEET Entrance Exam from 2021 academic year onwards.

NEET 2021 exam is conducted online and in 10 different languages, which are English, Hindi, Marathi, Odia, Tamil, Urdu, Bengali, Telegu, Kannada, and Assamese. Candidate needs to answer 180 questions and the duration of the exam is 3 hours. The exam paper is divided into three different sections, which are Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

NEET Introduction
Exam Name National Eligibility cum Entrance Test
Acronym NEET
Conducting body National Testing Agency (NTA)
Level National Level
Category Undergraduate (UG)
Courses Offered MBBS, BDS, (B.V.SC & A.H)
Mode of NEET 2021 Exam Offline
Medium English
NEET 2021 Duration 3 hours
NEET Exam Frequency once a year

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NTA NEET 2021 dates

The dates provided below are as per the official website and you can follow these NEET 2021 exam dates given below to strategize your preparation for this exam.



Salient Features

NEET notification

March 12, 2021

NTA has released the notification of NEET exam at 2021

NEET 2021 application form date by NTA

July 13, 2021, from 5:00 PM

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

NEET 2021 registration last date

August 10, 2021, till 9:50 PM

Candidates must submit the NEET 2021 registration form by the last date at

Last date to pay NEET application form fee

August 10, 2021,till 11:50 PM

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

NEET application form correction window

August 11 to 14, 2021

Registered candidates were 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 has announced 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 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 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

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.

NEET 2021 Eligibility

NEET Eligibility Criteria 2021 has been set by the NTA and all aspiring test takers are expected to fulfil all the criteria. Otherwise, they will be subjected to rejection. Candidates should keep this in mind while applying for NEET. To apply for NEET, Candidates should have qualified in Class 12 or an equivalent exam, with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/ Biotechnology and English as compulsory subjects.

NTA has set the Minimum and Maximum age limit for a candidate to be eligible to take the NEET 2021 exam.
  • The maximum age limit for NEET 2021 is 25 years and 30 years in the case of Reserved category test-takers. Candidates must have completed 17 years of age to be eligible to apply for the NEET examination.
  • All Indian and OCI (Overseas Citizen of India) candidates whose age is below 25 years (General and OBC candidates)/ 30 years (Reserved categories) at the time of admission are also eligible for NEET 2021 exam.

NEET 2021 All India Quota Seats

There are three types of seats available at any medical college across India. Of those three types, one is admission through NEET and these are called NEET All India Quota seats. A total of 15% of the seats will be reserved in this quota. Candidates who are taking the NEET Exam are competing for this 15% of seats in all the medical colleges across India. All applicants must note that students can apply for JIPMER and AIIMS using a valid NEET Score.

In this 15% of the seats, NTA has set reservation criteria and details of which is in the following table:
NEET 2021 Category wise Reservation
Category Reservation
SC Candidates 15% of seats are reserved for SC candidates
ST Candidates 7.5% seats are reserved for ST candidates
OBC Candidates 27% seats as per Central Act are reserved for non-creamy layer OBC candidates only in Central Educational Institutions
PH Candidates 5% seats are reserved on the horizontal basis for Physically Handicapped candidates

NEET 2021 Eligibility for J&K Students

Jammu and Kashmir Students are not eligible for NEET because J&K state has opted out of NEET since NEET's inception. But if candidates from J&K are willing to take NEET then they have to submit self-declaration at the time of registration. This self-declaration will be verified during counselling and if it is found to false then the candidate will be rejected.

The declaration which the candidates should abide by are:
  • He/She is not eligible to appear for MBBS/BDS seats in the State of J&K State and hence not eligible to seek admission in Medical/Dental Colleges of State of J&K.
  • He or she must not be a domicile of the State of J&K.
  • He/she must have declared all these by understanding the rules and its implications.

NEET 2021 Registration

Candidates can register for NEET Exam on the official website. NEET 2021 Application Form will be available from 1st November 2019, and the last date to register is 30th November 2019. Candidates can proceed to the NEET 2021 Application Process and register themselves. After the registration is complete and successful, aspirants will get their NEET 2021 Login credentials through email.
How to apply for NEET 2021?

NEET 2021 form contains the needful information that is mentioned below and candidates may refer to the following steps to apply for NEET

Step 1: The candidate can find the NEET 2021 Application form on the official website.
  • Click on the link "Registration".
  • Enter the required information in the provided space. This must be done carefully.
  • Fill all the required details correctly and save the draft until final submission

Step 2: On finishing Step 2 a second link of the application form for uploading the photograph and signature of the candidate is opened. After this, the candidate will be redirected to Step 3 where Payment of Fee must be done.

Step 3: After the Payment of Fee, candidates have to take a printout of the confirmation page. The last date for paying the fee is 1st March 2021.

NEET 2021 Application Form

For the benefit of candidates, NTA has reopened the application window only for those candidates who have completed Step I in the application process. Those candidates can continue with the remaining Steps - II, III, IV and complete the registration. The dates of the application window are from February 3, 2021 to February 9, 2021 as per official notification.

NTA has announced that candidates can apply for NEET 2021 online on the official website of NTA from 1st November 2019. While applying for the exam a candidate should go through the NEET Application Details. Fee payment can be made using Credit Card/Debit Card, Net Banking/UPI or E-wallet of Common Services Centre and other service providers. Some of the important application fee details are:

NEET 2021 Application fee for General Category candidates: INR 1500/-. For General - EWS/ OBC -NCL the cost is INR 1400/-. Application fee for a reserved (SC/ST/PH) candidate is INR 800/-.

After registration, you will have to pay the application fee to the conducting authority either Offline or through Net Banking to complete the NEET exam registration process. Candidates should have his/her photograph and signature ready while applying for NEET. Details of photograph and signature are given below:

NEET: Photograph and Signature Details
Document Size Format
Photograph 10 Kb to 200 Kb JPG/JPEG
Signature 4 Kb to 30 Kb JPG/JPEG

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