NEET UG 2021: Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Admit Card
Updated On - February 17 2021 by Anusha Pachauri
NEET UG Exam 2021 expected to be held in May 2021. NEET UG 2021 exam date and application date are still awaited from NTA. NEET is organised by National Testing Agency (NTA) at the national level to offer admissions into courses like MBBS/BDS provided by most of the medical colleges/universities approved by MCI/DCI in India. The question paper had 180 Objective questions, which cover all important topics of Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Candidates have to try to attempt a maximum number of question in 3 hours to qualify NEET 2020. Candidates can check the information about NTA NEET UG 2021 exam through the below article.
NEET UG 2021 Latest Updates
From 2021, NEET-UG will be conducted twice in a year.
NEET 2021 Exam Date, Application Form Date Announcement Possibility by Education Minister Today.
Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishak was live on 10 December twitter to discuss with students the upcoming board and competitive examinations.
On reducing NEET 2021 syllabus, the Education Minister said that the discussions are in place and it is possible that the paper pattern may be tweaked.
Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal also dismissed the possibility of cancellation of any exams when answering a query on cancelling NEET 2021
NEET UG 2021 is expected to be held on 02 May 2021 as per the reports.
There is a possibility of a reduction in the syllabus as CBSE has cut board syllabus by 30%. Official statements have not been released yet by NTA.
NEET UG 2021 Important Dates
Candidates can find important dates related to NEET UG from the table given below:
NEET UG Important Dates
NEET registration 2021 starts
Last week of November 2020
Last date to apply online
Availability of admit card
NEET 2021 exam date
02 May 2021
Declaration date of NEET 2021 Result
Start of online counselling
2nd week of June 2021
NEET UG 2021 Application Form
Candidates can fill the NEET UG 2021 Application Form tentatively from December 2020 until January 2021 on the official website of NTA. Check the given below points of NEET UG registration 2021:
Before filling the application form candidates are required to do NEET 2021 registration.
After doing NEET 2021 registration successfully, the login details will be sent to the candidate's registered Email ID or mobile number.
After this, candidates can fill the NEET 2021 Application form by using the login details provided after the NEET 2021 registration was done.
Candidates will fill the Application form online from the official website by filling all the basic and required pieces of information.
Applicants should have scanned images of his/her latest Photograph andSignature in JPG/ JPEG format only, for uploading as part of the submission of the NEET 2021 online application form.
Candidates can also correct the NEET 2021 Application form after submitting it. This will also be done online only.
Applicants will be notified through SMS/e-mail regarding the correction in photograph or signature.
NEET UG 2021 Application Fee
Candidates can check the category wise NEET-UG 2021 Application Fees which is mentioned in the given below table:
NEET Under Graduation 2021 Application Fee
SC/ ST/ PH
Mode of Payment: Candidates can pay the Application Fee through online as well as in offline mode.
For offline mode, it must be paid in cash through E-Challan.
For online mode, the fee can be paid through Credit card/Debit card or Net banking.
How to Login?
Candidates need to login on the NEET login portal to check the details like application form, admit card, result etc
STEPS TO LOGIN:
STEP 1- Go on the official website.
STEP 2- Candidates need to log in using their application number and password.
STEP 3- Click on the ‘sign in’ button to submit the login details after which your dashboard will appear on the screen.
NEET UG 2021 Correction Window
NEET 2021 Form correction window will start tentatively from January 2021. After the successful submission of the application form by the applicants, NEET UG 2021 correction window has been opened by the National Testing Agency (NTA) so that candidates can edit the application form. The corrections/modifications will be allowed in some particulars only like:
Nationality: There is no limitation due to Nationality. Everybody including Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), Overseas Citizen of India (OCI), Persons with Indian Origin (PIO) and Foreign Nationals citizen are eligible to apply for NEET (UG).
Candidates belonging to Jammu &Kashmir states are eligible to apply under 15% All India Quotas only based on self-declaration.
Age limit: The applicants must have completed a minimum of 17 years of age on or before 31st December 2020. Upper age limit for NEET (UG) is 25 years as on the date of examination with relaxation of 5 years for the applicants belonging to SC/ST/OBC
Qualification: Candidates must have completed 12th or equivalent examination from any government recognized board/central.
Mandatory Subjects: Candidate who wants to apply must make sure that they had Physics, Chemistry, and Biology/Biotechnology with English as a mandatory subject in their 12th class level.
Percentage: Applicants in the 10+2 level must have secured a minimum of 50% marks for General categories, 45% marks for physically handicapped (PH) & 40% marks for SC/ST category candidates in PCB group.
NEET UG 2021 Admit Card
National Testing Agency (NTA) released the Admit card online at its official website. Candidates can log in with their application number and DOB or password to download their hall ticket. Candidate must go through the undermentioned guidelines related to NEET 2021 hall ticket for UG courses:
Applicants must have the NEET UG exam 2021 Admit Card. Candidate without admit card and valid photo identity (Aadhaar/ Passport/ Driving License/ Voter ID) will not be permitted to enter in the Examination Hall by the Center-in-Charge.
A photograph of the candidate will be taken at the Centre before asked to take his seat for the examination.
Applicants found carrying any unwanted materials, textual material either printed or written or any other material except those mentioned above inside examination hall will be debarred from appearing in the exam.
Mobile Phones, Bluetooth devices, Calculators, Log Tables, or any electronic devices with facilities of a calculator or will not be allowed in the Examination.
English, Hindi, Tamil, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Oriya, Urdu, Marathi and Telugu
Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology
Total Number of Questions
180 (45 from each subject)
Type of Questions
Objective/ Multiple Choice
+4 marks for each right answer
1 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer
Below is the table for section-wise distribution of the number of questions in NEET UG exam 2021:
No. of Question
Applicants while choosing the regional language will also have to look for the Exam Centers based on their language preference:
Question Paper Medium
English and Hindi
All exam centre cities
English and Bengali
Exam centre belongs to West Bengal and Tripura
English and Assamese
Exam centre belong to Assam
English and Kannada
Exam centre cities belong to Karnataka
English and Gujarati
Exam centre belong to Gujarat, Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli
English and Odia
Exam centre cities belong to Odisha
English and Marathi
Exam centre cities belong to Maharashtra
English and Tamil
Exam centre cities belong to Tamilnadu
English and Urdu
All exam centre cities
English and Telugu
Exam centre belongs to Andhra Pradesh and Telangana
NEET UG 2021 Syllabus
Candidates can check the NEET UG 2021 Syllabus through below details. Candidates can start their preparation by going through NEET 2021 syllabus thoroughly.
For CLASS 11TH –
Physical World and Measurement Kinematics
Laws of Motion
Work, Energy and Power
The behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory
The motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body
Properties of Bulk Matter
Oscillations and Waves
Structure of Atom
Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry
Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
States of Matter
Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties
Diversity in Living
World Human Physiology
Cell Structure and Function
Structural Organization in Animals and Plants
FOR CLASS 12TH –
Atoms and Nuclei
Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation
Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents
Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnesium.
Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
Processes of Isolation of Elements, p, d, f block elements
Phenols and Ethers
Chemical Kinetics and Carboxylic Acids
Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen
Chemistry in Everyday Life.
Ecology and Environment
Genetics and Evolution
Biotechnology and Its Application
Biology and Human Welfare
NEET UG 2021 Preparation Tips
Applicants can check the NEET UG 2021 exam preparation tips and can prepare accordingly:
Applicants must solve all the question paper of previous years and also the sample question papers which will be available online.
This would help the candidate to have a proper idea about the whole pattern of examination.
Time management is very important during the preparation of the exam. Candidates must schedule their time accordingly.
Candidates must focus on weaker topics first and keep practising instead of leaving the difficult parts.
Best Books for NEET Exam Preparation
A multitude of books is available commercially which claims to help students prepare better for the NEET 2021 exam. It can be difficult and confusing at times to choose between popular books available for NEET 2021 preparations. Therefore we took the liberty to handpick a few useful ones that can be easily procured. Check them below:
Important Books to Prepare for NEET 2021
Concepts of Physics by H. C. Verma
Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday, Resnick, and Walker
Physical Chemistry: O.P. Tandon
Modern’s ABC of Chemistry for Class 11th and 12th
Trueman’s Objective Biology for NEET – Vol. I & II
Objective NCERT at your FINGERTIPS for NEET-AIIMS – Biology by MTG
NEET UG 2021 Test Centres
Candidates can check the test centres of NEET-UG 2021 test centre through below given table:
Exam centres for NEET UG 2021
Number of Centres
Andaman and Nicobar
Dadra and Nagar Haveli
Daman and Diu
Jammu and Kashmir
Candidates can check the centres and can choose the test centre accordingly
The NTA will display NEET-Under Graduation 2021 Answer Key of the questions, allowing the applicants to challenge, in case of any doubt in the answer key on the website. For exact date of display of Answer Key, candidates may regularly check updates on NTA website after the examination.
Candidates will be allowed to make an online request against the Answer Key on payment of non-refundable processing fee of Rs.1000/- per answer challenged.
Any objection made by the applicants will be verified by the NTA with the help of its subject experts.
If found correct, the answer key will be revised accordingly, based on the revised Answer Key, the result will again get prepared and declared.
No individual candidate will be informed about the acceptance or nonacceptance of his/her objection.
NEET UG 2021 Reservation Policy
The candidates can check below reservation policy that is followed for the 155 All India Quota seat allotments:
10% seats for General EWS candidates
15% of seats are reserved for SC candidates.
7.5% of seats are reserved for ST candidates.
27% for reserved for OBC candidates.
NEET UG 2021 Cut Off
Applicants must secure a certain percentage of marks to be eligible for the All India based seat allotment. Candidates can check the table given below for the information of NEET-UG cutoff
To check the result, the applicants need to log in by entering their NEET UG 2021 application number & password. After this click on the “Submit” button.
No category wise result sheet will be prepared. As soon as the result will get ready, NTA will display the results on the website and after that, the candidates can download their Result.
The score, as well as, the merit list of the candidate will be displayed onscreen.
The admission under 15% of All India Quota seats and State Quota Seats will be offered based on the rank obtained in NEET UG 202`.
Candidates are required to take a print out of the result for future correspondence
NEET UG 2021 Counselling
Only qualified candidates will be able to participate in the counselling. Counselling details can be checked through below details.
The candidates can make payment for Round 1 counselling from 2nd week of June 2021.
After the results will be announced, the Merit List of the candidates will also be released. The candidates whose name will be there on the merit list will be eligible to appear for NEET-UG 2021 Counseling.
Online counselling will be conducted by the Medical Counselling Committee of the Directorate General of Health Services.
Information for online counselling will only be available on the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) website. Candidates who will be qualified are advised to read the counselling related information properly and understand what is the process for appearing in the Counselling.
Candidates want to apply for admission in State Medical Colleges/Universities/Institutions using merit list of NEET (UG) - 2021 will follow the instructions of the State Government and/or authorities of the Medical/Dental colleges/Institution/University concerned for counselling.
Applicants will have to report at the allotted centres to confirm their allotted seat. The candidate also needs to pay the admission fee after Counselling, if a candidate fails to report at allotted college his/her seat will be allotted to the waiting list candidates.
NEET UG 2021 Highlights
Candidates can check the highlights of NEET UG exam through below details:
To offer admissions in various Undergraduate Medical Courses across India.
National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test- Under Graduation (NEET-UG)
NEET-UG is an entrance exam in India for the candidates who wish to take admissions in various medical courses. It is a single entrance test for admissions to more than 66,000 MBBS and BDS seats across India. NEET-UG replaced All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT) and all individual MBBS exams which were conducted by various states and colleges themselves in 2013.
National Testing Agency (NTA)
NTA is an Indian Government Agency that has been approved by the Union Council Ministers and was established in November 2017 for conducting various entrance examinations for higher educational institutes. The Minister of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India(GOI) has started the National Test Agency(NTA) as an independent and able to maintain itself testing agency for conduct the efficient, transparent and international standard test to access the competency of candidates for admission to premier higher education institutions. The objectives of NTA, inter-alia, include:
To conduct efficient, transparent and international standard tests to assess the competency of candidates for admission.
To research educational, professional and testing system to identify gaps in the knowledge systems and take steps for bridging them.
To identify experts and institutions in setting examination questions.
To produce and disseminate information and research on education and professional development standard.
NEET UG Important Dates
NEET UG 2021 Form Date
24 Feb - 17 Mar 2021 (Tentative)
04 Jul - 20 Jul 2020
26 Aug - 13 Sep 2020
NEET UG 2020 Exam Date
13 Sep, 14 Oct 2020
NEET UG 2020 Result
16 Oct 2020
28 Oct - 16 Dec 2020
National Eligibility cum Entrance Test UG 2021 Exam Pattern
Question Paper Type :
Multiple Choice Questions, Objective
NOTE:1 Mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.
Instructions:Biology consists of total of 90 questions in which 45 are from zoology and rest 45 are from botany.
Frequently Asked Questions
Ques 1: Will NEET be held twice a year and in online mode?
Ques 2: In what language NEET is conducted?
Ques 3: What is neet ug?
Ques 4: How to apply neet ug 2021?
Ques 5: How to apply for NEET UG counselling?
Ques 6: What is NEET UG 2021 admit card releasing date?
Ques 7: I am not from India so can I apply for NEET 2021?
Ques 8: What is the duration for the validity of NEET Scorecard?
Ques 9: How is the counselling for NEET done?
Ques 10: Which book shall I refer for NEET 2021 Preparation?