NEET 2021 Latest News : Exam Dates, Application Form (Soon), Syllabus, Pattern
NEET 2021: National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct National Eligibility cum Entrance Test - NEET exam at 3863 exam centres. As per NEET 2021 latest news, the education minister will announce NEET 2021 exam date by the last week of January. NEET UG exam date will be June/July 2021, due to postponement of CBSE class 12 exams. NEET 2021 syllabus will remain same as the previous year, as per NEET latest update. NEET syllabus 2021 PDF download link is available below. NEET 2021 application form will be released soon at ntaneet.nic.in. Only eligible candidates can apply NEET 2021 on or before the last date. Last year, 15.97 lakh aspirants registered for NEET exam. The registered aspirants can download NEET admit card 2021 using the login credentials. NEET 2021 is conducted for admission to 82,950 MBBS, 26,949 BDS, 52,720 AYUSH, 525 BVSc and AH seats. Admission to 1,899 AIIMS and 249 JIPMER seats will be through NEET exam.
Latest Updates: NEET 2021 application form to be out soon!
NEET 2021 syllabus to remain unchanged: Confirms Education Ministry!
After the exam, NEET answer key by NTA will be released to calculate approximate marks. NEET result 2021 can be downloaded in online mode in scorecard format. Based on NEET marks, Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) will conduct NEET 2021 counselling for 15% All India Quota, all deemed/central universities, ESIC/AFMS, AIIMS and JIPMER seats. While, state counselling authorities to organise NEET state-wise counselling for 85% state quota seats and private universities. Read the article on NEET 2021 dates, application, eligibility, syllabus, exam pattern, preparations, admit card and other details.
NEET 2021 latest news & updates
- January 19, 2021: The Ministry of Education has issued a press release stating that NEET 2021 syllabus will not change. However, candidates will have options to answer the questions in NEET exam. It is expected that NEET questions will increase and aspirants can answer at least 180 questions of them.
January 18, 2021: The Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' during his live interaction session with students said that NEET UG 2021 will be conducted based on the revised CBSE syllabus. The NEET 2021 syllabus will include only the revised CBSE class 11 and 12 syllabus. The NEET 2021 question paper will consist questions on the basis of reduced CBSE syllabus.
January 11, 2021: NEET 2021 exam date by NTA is expected to be released within 10 to 14 days, that is, by the end of January. The Union Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' was quoted saying the same during his live session while answering the students on NEET 2021 questions.
December 31, 2020: As per sources, NTA has written to the Union Health Ministry asking if NEET UG 2021 can be conducted twice a year in an online mode. Students are asking questions such as 'Is NEET twice a year' on social media. No official notification to conduct NTA NEET 2021 twice a year has been released yet.
October 23, 2020: Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, Manish Sisodia, suggested that school syllabus should be reduced by 50 percent owing to COVID-19 pandemic. He further said that the national level entrance exams such as NEET UG should be conducted based on the NEET 2021 syllabus reduced.
What is NEET 2021?
National Eligibility cum Entrance Test is the single entrance test conducted at UG level for admission to medical courses. NTA NEET 2021 will be conducted in an offline mode for admission to MBBS, BDS, BAMS, BSMS, BUMS, BHMS, and BVSc & AH courses. 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 2020 paper.
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.
NEET 2021 highlights
Name of the examination
National Eligibility cum Entrance Test
Commonly known as
National Testing Agency
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)
Bachelor in Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry (B.V.Sc & AH)
10 + 2 or equivalent with PCB
525 veterinary sciences
47 BVSc & AH
Number of applicants (2020)
Number of candidates appeared (2020)
Number of candidates qualified (2020)
NTA is the competent authority to release NEET important dates 2021. Candidates must check the table below to know the NEET 2021 registration date by NTA, application form, admit card, exam date, result, answer key, and counselling. As per the important dates, the tentative NEET 2021 date by NTA is June/July. The table below mentions the important dates for NEET 2021 exam.
NEET 2021 dates
NEET 2021 notification
|NTA will release the notification of NEET 2021 on its website.|
Release of NEET 2021 application form date by NTA
To be announced
|NTA NEET 2021 application from will be released in an online mode.|
Last date to fill NEET application form
To be announced
|Candidates must complete the registration and online application form by the NEET 2021 registration last date|
Last date to pay NEET application form fee
To be announced
|Candidates will not be allowed to pay the fee for NEET UG 2021 application form after this date.|
To be announced
|NTA will open the NEET correction window for registered candidates to make changes in the application form, if any.|
Re-opening of NEET application form for registered candidates
To be announced
|NTA might reopen the application form for registered candidates.|
Release of NEET admit card
To be announced
|The NEET 2021 admit card will be released at ntaneet.nic.in|
NEET 2021 exam date
|NEET UG 2021 exam date|
NEET exam answer key by coaching institutes
|Coaching institutes will release the unofficial NEET 2021 answer key after the conduct of exam.|
Display of NEET OMR sheets of candidates
To be announced
|NTA will release the NEET OMR sheets of candidates to check discrepancies 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 provisional answer key by paying the required fee.|
NEET final answer key by NTA
To be announced
|After solving discrepancies, NTA will release the final answer key of NEET UG 2021.|
Declaration of NEET 2021 result
To be announced
|The NEET result 2021 will be announced by NTA in an online mode.|
NEET 2021 counselling schedule
To be announced
|MCC will announce the dates of NEET counselling for qualified candidates.|
For candidates to appear in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, 2021, they must fulfill the NEET UG 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 maximum age limit for candidates is 25 years. Applicants older than 25 years are not eligible to sit in the NEET UG 2021. However, candidates belonging to SC, ST, OBC-NCL, and PwD category are offered a relaxation of 5 years in upper age limit.
Nationality : Candidates eligible for NEET 2021 admission 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 UG 2021.
Subjects studied : To apply for NEET, 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.
NTA will release the NEET application form and information bulletin on its official website, ntaneet.nic.in. The tentative NEET 2021 registration date by NTA is January. Questions such as 'Is NEET 2021 application form released?' are doing rounds on social media. Candidates must note that the NTA NEET 2021 application form has not been released yet. Filling of NEET UG application form is a 5-step process. The process of application form filling will start on the NEET 2021 registration date by NTA. It must be noted that, no candidate will be allowed to submit their application form after the NEET 2021 registration last date. Before filling the application form of NEET candidates must check the list of documents and details to keep handy.
Documents/details required for NEET application form
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.
Registration : To commence the NEET registration process candidates need to register at ntaneet.nic.in login 2021. 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 NEET UG 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 NEET 2021 application form involves uploading of scanned images. The requirements for uploading images must be read carefully to avoid rejection of the application form.
Application fee : NEET 2021 application form fee is to be paid in an online mode. Candidates can pay via Debit/Credit Card/Net-banking/UPI or service provider. After successful payment, a confirmation page will be generated which confirms the successful submission of NEET application form. 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 application form fees
NEET 2021 registration statistics
NEET 2021 being a national level exam is expected to get more than 15 lakh registrations. NEET last year witnessed a 5.13% increase in the number of total registered candidates. Of the 15.97 lakh candidates who registered for NEET exam, 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. In 2020, 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 2021 mode of language
The NEET 2021 exam 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
The National Testing Agency will issue NEET admit cards to candidates whose NEET 2021 application forms have been accepted by it. Candidates will be required to download their NEET UG admit card by logging in on the NTA website. 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
Details on NEET 2021 hall ticket :
Details of the candidate
NEET application number and roll number
Details of the exam centre allotted
NEET 2021 exam day schedule
Instructions to be followed on the day of NEET exam
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 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 155 different NEET exam cities across the country. Candidates must mandatorily provide their preferences of NEET exam centres 2021 during registration. The process to choose NEET 2021 exam centres has been mentioned below.
How to choose the NEET exam centre?
Register for NEET exam and login using required credentials
In the NEET application form, provide preferences of NEET exam cities 2021
Opt three exam cities in order of preference and convenience
After filling the form, verify the choices made
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.
|State||Number of NEET 2021 exam centres|
|Andaman and Nicobar Islands||2|
|Dadar & Nagar Haveli||5|
|Daman & Diu||2|
|Jammu & Kashmir||99|
Previous year NEET exam centre statistics
Last year, NEET exam was conducted across 3,862 test centres.The number of NEET exam centres in the country witnessed a 51.69 % increase. With 615 centres, Maharashtra had the highest number of NEET UG test centres followed by Uttar Pradesh. While, Ladakh and Lakshadweep had only one NEET test centre The number of invigilators deployed in these exam centres were doubled to 2.66 lakhs.
Instructions to follow in NEET exam centres 2021
On the day of NEET exam it is advised that candidates reach the allotted NEET 2021 test centre atleast an hour before the reporting time.
NEET UG exam will be conducted between 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
The entry gates of the NEET exam centre will be closed by 1:30 PM, after which no candidate will be allowed to enter.
Candidates should also read all the instructions mentioned on the NEET admit card to be followed inside the NEET 2021 exam centre.
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 boys
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 girls
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.
One of the prerequisites before appearing for the NEET exam is to be familiar with the NEET exam pattern 2021. NEET UG exam is conducted in offline mode that is pen and paper mode. The exam is divided into 3 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
Mode of exam
Duration of exam
Total number of questions
3 sections - Physics, Chemistry, Biology
Number of questions
Number of questions
Number of questions
+4 marks for correct answer
-1 marks for incorrect answer
0 marks for unattempted answer
Last year the difficulty level of NEET exam overall was moderate. The NEET 2020 question paper 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 2020 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.
The NEET 2021 syllabus is recommended by the National Medical Commission of India (NMC). As per NEET 2021 latest news, the Education Ministry has confirmed that NEET 2021 syllabus will remain unchanged, however, the question paper will be made in accordance with the reduced CBSE syllabus. The syllabus of NEET 2021 is based on class 11 and 12 course curriculum of 3 subjects - Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. Knowing the NEET syllabus 2021 thoroughly is a must before starting the NEET 2021 preparation. 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
Laws of Motion
Work, Energy and Power
Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body
Properties of Bulk Matter
Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory
Oscillations and Waves
Physics topics class XII
Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism
Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents
Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation
Atoms and Nuclei
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
Chemistry topics class XII
General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements
P- Block Elements
D and F Block Elements
Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers
Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids
Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen
NEET 2021 important topics for Biology
Biology topics class XI
Diversity in Living World
Structural Organisation in Animals and Plants
Cell Structure and Function
Biology topics class XII
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 2021 exam, it is crucial to prepare well for the exam. The competition level in NEET exam is quite high. Thus, strategizing a detailed preparation strategy is a must for NEET aspirants. The preparation strategy for NEET exam 2021 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 UG.
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 should thoroughly go through the complete NEET 2021 syllabus. Candidates should know all the topics, sub topics, chapters, and concepts from all the three subjects - Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.
Books: While preparing for NEET UG exam, NCERTs are the most important set of books to study. 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: Once you have covered the NEET UG syllabus, solving sample papers is the next important step in NEET preparation. Candidates should take NEET mock tests and solve past year question papers to get familiar with the nature of the exam. Several coaching institutes release sample papers which can be attempted by NEET 2021 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.
Important tips for NEET 2021 preparation tips
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, type of questions asked, and difficulty level of the NEET 2021 exam. Exam day strategy using NEET papers also includes deciding which section to attempt first, how much time to dedicate to each section, which questions to answer first and what kind of questions to skip. The sample paper has 3 sections - Physics, Chemistry, and Biology (Botany and Zoology). 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.
|NEET 2019 question paper with answer key of codes Q1 & Q2||NEET question paper with answer key of code Q3 and Q4|
|NEET 2018 question paper with solutions for code EE, FF, GG, HH||NEET 2018 question papers with solutions for code AA, BB, CC, DD|
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.
NTA releases instructions to be followed on the day of NEET exam 2021 in the information bulletin. Before entering the exam hall, candidates will have to undergo a strict security check followed by document verification by invigilators. For smooth conduct of the exam NTA lists down the do’s and don'ts for the day of NEET 2021 exam.
Documents: Candidates must ensure to carry the required documents on the exam day. Those who fail to carry the important documents will not be permitted to enter the NEET 2021 exam centre. Candidates can check the complete list of documents to carry below.
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.
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.
Basic rules and regulations inside NEET exam hall:
Candidates should ensure that the invigilator present in their room signs their NEET 2021 test booklet and answer booklet. Unsigned booklets will not be checked.
Candidates must remember to sign against their name and NEET roll number on the attendance sheet.
After completion of the exam, candidates must submit their answer sheet and the rough sheet used during the exam to the invigilator.
No candidate will be allowed to leave the NEET 2021 exam hall before the completion of the exam duration, that is, 3 hours.
The exam will be conducted between 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM and all candidates will be allowed to leave the exam centre after 5:00 PM.
Several coaching institutes such as Aakash, Allen Kota, Resonance, will release the NEET answer key 2021 after the conduct of the NEET exam. Candidates can check these unofficial answer keys to predict their NEET 2021 score. 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 have to mention the number of questions and provide a specified reason of challenging the answer with a valid answer. For every NEET answer key challenge Rs. 1000 must be paid in online mode using debit/credit cards and net banking.
After the release of the answer key, NTA will release the NEET 2021 OMR sheet, which can be downloaded from the link provided on this page, when available. The OMR sheet of NEET will display the scanned images of question booklets of candidates. NEET OMR sheet 2021 can be used to tally the solutions from the answer key to determine the expected scores obtained in NEET UG 2021 exam. In case of any issues, aspirants will be provided a facility to challenge the NEET OMR sheet by marking each question number. For each challenged question, candidates need to pay Rs. 1000 in online mode.
After verifying the challenges made by candidates in NEET answer key 2021, NTA will release the final answer key. The answers marked in NEET final answer key cannot be challenged. The result will be prepared on the basis of the final NEET 2021 answer key.The result will be announced a few hours after the release of the answer key.
NTA will release the NEET result on its website - ntaneet.nic.in. Candidates can check their result from the link available above. To download the result of NEET-UG 2021, aspirants need to enter NEET roll number, date of birth and security pin. Aspirants securing NEET minimum qualifying percentile will be included in the result of NEET 2021. 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. The admission to 1,899 AIIMS and 249 JIPMER MBBS seats will be allotted through NEET scores. NEET 2021 results will be valid for admission to one academic year 2021-22. Candidates who wish to get MBBS admission abroad must qualify the NEET exam.
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
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
NEET 2020 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 2020 list below.
Guthi Chaitanya Sindhu
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. Aspirants can download the NEET merit list 2021 from the link available above.
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.
NTA will give the NEET UG merit lists to the respective authorities which will conduct NEET 2021 counselling.
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
Minimum NEET percentile required
NEET 2020 cutoff scores
NEET 2021 cutoff scores
To be announced
To be announced
Benchmark Disabilities - UR/GEN-EWS
To be announced
Benchmark Disabilities -
To be announced
Top medical colleges accepting NEET 2021 scores
Total number of seats
NEET 2020 closing rank
Based on the NEET rank, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on behalf of Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) conducts NEET counselling 2021 for admission to 15% AIQ, deemed/central universities, ESIC/AFMS institutes. MCC also conducts AIIMS counselling and JIPMER counselling through NEET scores for 100% seats. The counselling of NEET 2021 is conducted in online mode at mcc.nic.in/UGcounseling. Only two rounds will be conducted for AIQ NEET counselling, while a mop-up round will be held for deemed/central universities, ESIC, AIIMS and JIPMER vacant seats.
While the counselling of NEET 2021 for 85% state quota seats and all seats in private colleges will be done by respective state counselling authorities. For NEET allotment of seats in state quota seats, aspirants need to fulfil the domicile, age, qualification and other eligibility criteria as set by the state. To participate for state-wise NEET counselling, aspirants need to fill the application form mentioning all the details asked. Based on NEET details, the respective authority will release the merit list.
On the basis of NEET rank, choices filled, seats available, reservation criteria and other factors the admission to MBBS, BDS, AYUSH, BVSc and AH courses will be granted. Following are the kind of NEET counselling conducted:
15% All India Quota NEET counselling
Counselling for seats under 15% All India Quota (AIQ) will be conducted by the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC). The schedule for 15% AIQ counselling will be released by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on behalf of the MCC on its official website - mcc.nic.in.
Under 15% AIQ seats NEET counselling, NEET 2021 qualified candidates will be allotted MBBS and BDS seats in government medical colleges, central universities - (Delhi University MBBS colleges (DU), Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Jamia Milia Islamia (JMI) for BDS), ESIC, AIIMS, JIPMER, and AFMC.
85% state quota NEET counselling
Counselling for seats under 85% state quota for each state will be conducted by the respective state authority. The schedule for 85% state quota counselling will be released by the state authorities on their official website.
Under 85% state quota seats NEET counselling, NEET 2021 qualified candidates will be offered admission to respective state medical colleges or universities and private medical colleges.
Deemed university counselling
The counselling for admission to 100% MBBS/BDS seats in deemed universities will be done by the MCC. MCC will not conduct any separate rounds of counselling, rather will conduct combined NEET counselling rounds for admission to 15% AIQ seats in central universities, AIIMS, JIPMER, ESIC, and AFMC institutions.
There is no segregation of 15% and 85% seats for deemed universities.
AYUSH courses NEET counselling
AYUSH Admissions Central Counseling Committee (AACCC), Ministry of AYUSH will conduct the NEET 2021 AYUSH counselling for All India Quota seats. The schedule for AYUSH 2021 counselling will be released on the official website - aaccc.gov.in.
Through NEET 2021 AYUSH counselling, admission to BAMS, BSMS, BUMS, and BHMS AYUSH courses will be granted. Participating institutes include government, government aided, deemed universities, central universities, and national institutes.
For state quota seats, respective state authorities will release the counselling schedule and conduct NEET UG AYUSH counselling.
Type of institute
Number of institutes
Number of seats
80,055 MBBS seats*
26, 949 BDS seats*
52,720 AYUSH courses seats
Veterinary science colleges
525 BVsc & AH seats*
NEET 2021 seat matrix for top MBBS institutes
Total MBBS seats
Institute of Medical Sciences, BHU, Varanasi
Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi
VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi
King George's Medical University, Lucknow
St. John's Medical College, Bengaluru
Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh
JSS Medical College, Mysuru
NEET 2021 seat matrix for BDS institutes
Total BDS seats
Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi
Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, Delhi
Faculty of Dental Sciences, BHU
Mahatma Gandhi PG Institute of Dental Sciences, Puducherry
Postgraduate Institute of Dental Sciences, Rohtak
Bangalore Institute of Dental Sciences & Hospital, Bengaluru
Govt. Dental College & Hospital, Jaipur
After conducting MBBS/BDS counselling for 15% AIQ seats the MCC will release the NEET 2021 counselling result in the form of a seat allotment list. The NEET 2021 seat allotment list will be released in pdf form after each round of counselling. The NEET seat allotment list will include the personal details of the candidate, NEET details, and the college and course allotted to them. Along with the result, MCC will release the NEET 2021 seat allotment letter for each candidate individually and the schedule for reporting to the allotted colleges for securing admission. After release of seat allotment list, the NEET 2021 admission process for the respective round will be completed. Similar process will be followed by the respective state authorities of each state.
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - NEET 2021 Latest News : Exam Dates, Application Form (Soon), Syllabus, Pattern
Question: Who is the conducting authority of NEET 2021?
The official conducting authority for NEET UG 2021 is the National Testing Agency (NTA).
Question: What is the expected date of NEET 2021?
The NEET 2021 exam date has not been announced yet. However, the tentative NEET UG 2021 exam date is May 2.
Question: Is NEET 2021 application form out?
The NTA NEET 2021 application form is expected to release in January 2021.
Question: Is NEET 2021 twice a year?
No official news of NTA to conduct NEET 2021 twice a year has been announced yet.
Question: When will NTA releases the admit card for NEET?
The admit card for NEET releases 15 days prior to the exam date in the online mode.
Question: Who conducts the counselling for NEET 2021?
The Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) conducts NEET counselling 2021 for admission to 15% AIQ, deemed/central universities, ESIC/AFMS, AIIMS and JIPMER institutes through NEET scores for 100% seats. However, the counselling of NEET 2021 for 85% state quota seats and all seats in private colleges is done by respective state counselling authorities.
Question: How many MBBS seats are there in AIIMS, New Delhi?
AIIMS, New Delhi offers 1,899 MBBS seats, which are granted on the basis of NEET scores.
Question: Will NEET 2021 postpone?
No official notification to cancel NEET UG 2021 has been released yet.
Question: Will there be a change in NEET 2021 syllabus?
No, as per the ministry of Education, NEET 2021 syllabus will remain unchanged.
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Questions related to NEET
which medical college be choose if i get 500 Marks in neet for general category ( Uttar Pradesh )
Being from General Category, I believe with a Score of 500/720 in NEET, you have bleak chances in securing a seat in MBBS at any of the State or Government Medical Colleges. However, you must keep hope and apply for the Counselling Procedure.
To know more about NEET Cutoff of Medical Colleges in UP do follow the link below
I would suggest you to take a Drop, if possible, since there are high chances after a 500 in first try in end up with 600+ in the next attempt followed by Admission in some of the Top State or Government MBBS Colleges in Uttar Pradesh.
You may also consider Top Private Medical Institutes, if you have sufficient financial and monetary security. Private Medical Colleges of Maharashtra like DY Patil, Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences, SUM in Odisha as well as those in Karnataka like KMC Manipal and other under COMEDK Medical Counselling like KIMS, Ramaiah and Bangalore Institute of Medical Sciences are all good medical colleges and provide effective medical education.
can i get admission in terna medical colleges if my neet score is 300 if yes then what will be the fees for mbbs?
Terna Medical College, Mumbai admissions are made based on the NEET Entrance examination scores. Candidates need to score minimum qualifying marks to apply for further admission process at TMC, Mumbai.
Maharashtra University of Health Sciences grants affiliation to TMC.
Last year the cut off for mop up round was 485.
You have to fill state quota form for admission in this college.
Its fees is 27 lakh full 5 year course.
You can refer to this link for more information about the College.
Hope this helps!!!
I have done 10 class from AMU and 11, 12th from Jamia .can i eligible for DU quota in 15% AIQ neet counselling.
I think you are referring to 85% Quota seats in Delhi NEET Counselling.
If you have studied 11th standard and 12th standard in any school located in Delhi, then you are eligible to participate in delhi state quota counselling conduced by both mcc as well as ipu. Only for Army college of medical sciences, students from any state with army background are eligible to apply.
I scored 61 in Physics, 42 Biology and 37 chemsitry. I belong to OBC category . am I eligible for appearing in neet?
NEET eligibility marks in class 12 to be considered are aggregate marks only for PCB subjects OBC/SC/ST - 40%. Since you have an aggregate greater than 40% you are elligible to apply for the exam provided you fulfill all the other conditions.
You can refer to the below link for complete details:
I am 28yrs old n belongs to obc 3b category will I b eligible to attend the neet exam in may 2021
Age requirement for giving NEET exam is that the candidates should Born on or before December 31, 2004 . And as there is no age limit , you can appear for the NEET exam which is going to be held in May,2021.
All the best for the exam,
Hope it helps!