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About NEET 2021
The National Testing Agency (NTA) conducted the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) exam on September 12, 2021. in 13 languages. The single national level undergraduate medical entrance exam, NEET 2021 held every year for admission to 542 medical, 313 dental, 914 AYUSH, and 47 BVSc and AH colleges in India.
As per the NEET 2021 latest news, the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) started the round one registrations for NEET 2021 counselling at mcc.nic.in. The choice filling and locking facility will be available from January 20, 2022. The last date to register and fill choices for NEET UG counselling is January 24, 2022. MCC will release the round one seat allotment result on January 29, 2022. Candidates who have qualified in the NEET 2021 securing the minimum cutoff percentile can participate in the NEET 2021 counselling.
Earlier, the NTA released the NEET OMR sheet 2021 again on the official website. Aspirants who did not get their NEET 2021 OMR sheet on registered email ID could download the same by November 14 up to 09:00 PM. NTA released the NEET 2021 results on the official website and via the candidate's registered email IDs. NEET 2021 scorecards were sent to the email IDs provided by the aspirants at the time of registration.
Earlier, the Supreme Court has put a stay on Bombay high court order to conduct a re-NEET exam and ask NTA to declare the NEET 2021 result. Earlier, NTA had released the NEET official answer key on October 15, 2021. NEET OMR sheet by NTA has also been made available on the official website - neet.nta.nic.in. The NEET 2021 result will be declared a few hours after the release of NEET 2021 final answer key.
Candidates can download the NEET answer key, OMR sheet to calculate their approximate scores to be obtained in the medical entrance exam. The official answer key will be released containing the answers to the NEET questions asked. In case of any discrepancy, the NEET answer key can be challenged by paying Rs 1000 per question. While to challenge NEET-UG OMR sheet PDF, aspirants need to pay Rs 200 per question in online mode.
Based on the challenges made, NEET final answer key 2021 will be released few hours before the declaration of the result. NEET 2021 result will be announced in the form of scorecard mentioning the All India Rank (AIR), total and subject-wise marks obtained, personal details. NEET cutoff 2021 will also be declared with the result to know the qualifying status. Based on NEET scores, admission to 15% All India Quota (AIQ), 85% state quota, deemed/central universities, private colleges, AFMS/ESIC institutes, AIIMS and JIPMER campuses.
NEET UG admit card 2021 was earlier released on September 6, 2021, at the NTA official website, neet.nta.nic.in. NT received a complaint on an issue in pasting the postcard size photograph on the second page of the NEET 2021 admit card So, the Candidates who had already downloaded the NEET admit card 2021 were advised to download the hall tickets again from NTA NEET (UG) website neet.nta.nic.in. Candidates needed to carry the NEET admit card 2021 at the exam centre for verification purposes.
The authority, NTA, earlier also released the NEET eligibility criteria for BSc Nursing candidates, which can be checked below. NEET is a pen and paper-based exam conducted for admission to 83,075 MBBS, 26,949 BDS, 52,720 AYUSH, 525 BVSc, and AH seats.
The NEET syllabus 2021 topic-wise was the same as the previous year, however, the number of questions in the NEET question paper increased to 200 but aspirants had to answer only 180 questions. NEET 2021 question paper will contain questions from Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.
NEET UG 2021 Latest News Today:
January 19, 2022: MCC started the registrations for NEET 2021 counselling. The last date to participate in NEET 2021 counselling is January 24, 2022.
January 13, 2022: MCC release the NEET 2021 counselling dates at mcc.nic.in
November 9, 2021: NTA has released NEET OMR sheet 2021 once again on the official website.
November 1, 2021: NTA released NEET 2021 results in the form of the scorecard.
October 28, 2021: The Supreme Court has NTA to declare the NEET UG 2021 result by putting a stay on Bombay High Court decision.
October 15, 2021: NTA has re-opened the NEET phase 2 application form and correction window. Candidates can edit all the fields of NEET phase 2 registration form 2021 till the last date, October 26 at neet.nta.nic.in.
October 15, 2021: NEET UG 2021 answer key and OMR sheet has been released by the NTA. Candidates can download and challenge NEET answer key 2021 PDF by paying the requisite amount in online mode. Check the official notice below.
October 10, 2021: NTA has again extended the NEET 2021 correction window, now to be ended by October 14.
October 1, 2021: NTA has started the NEET UG 2021 registration at neet.nta.nic.in.
September 12, 2021: NEET 2021 conducted from 2 to 5 pm in 202 exam cities. NEET 2021 answer keys (unofficial) by popular institutes released.
September 6, 2021: NTA releases NEET-UG 2021 hall tickets at neet.nta.nic.in. The hall tickets of NEET-UG 2021 can be downloaded until the day of the exam which is September 12, 2021.
September 1, 2021: NTA will be releasing the NEET admit card 2021 soon on the official website. As per the brochure, NEET 2021 hall ticket release date is September 9.
How to contact NTA?
Address: Block C-20 1A/8, Sector-62, IITK Outreach Centre, Gautam Buddh Nagar, Noida - 201309, Uttar Pradesh (India)
Contact number: 0120 6895200
Website: nta.ac.in or ntaneet.nic.in
NEET 2021 Highlights
|Full Exam Name||National Eligibility cum Entrance Test|
|Short Exam Name||NEET|
|Conducting Body||National Testing Agency|
|Frequency of Conduct||Once a year|
|Exam Level||National Level Exam|
|Languages||Assamese, Bengali +9 More|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Application Fee (General)||1500 Rs [Online]|
|Mode of Exam||Offline|
|Mode of Counselling||Online / Offline|
|Exam Duration||3 Hours|
|Number of Seats||158002 Seats|
NEET 2021 Important Dates
Upcoming Dates and Events
19 Jan, 2022 - 24 Jan, 2022
Counselling - Round 1: Registration and payment | Mode: Online Ongoing
20 Jan, 2022 - 24 Jan, 2022
Counselling - Round 1: Choice filling | Mode: Online Ongoing
25 Jan, 2022 - 26 Jan, 2022
Counselling - Round 1: Verification of internal candidates | Mode: Online
27 Jan, 2022 - 28 Jan, 2022
Counselling - Round 1: Processing of seat allotment | Mode: Online
29 Jan, 2022
Counselling - Round 1: Seat allotment result - Start Date | Mode: Online
30 Jan, 2022 - 04 Feb, 2022
Counselling - Round 1: Reporting to the colleges | Mode: Online
07 Feb, 2022 - 08 Feb, 2022
Counselling - Round 2: Verification of seat matrix | Mode: Online
09 Feb, 2022 - 14 Feb, 2022
Counselling - Round 2: Registration and payment | Mode: Online
10 Feb, 2022 - 14 Feb, 2022
Counselling - Round 2: Choice filling and locking | Mode: Online
15 Feb, 2022 - 16 Feb, 2022
Counselling - Round 2: Verification of internal candidates | Mode: Online
17 Feb, 2022 - 18 Feb, 2022
Counselling - Round 2: Processing of seat allotment | Mode: Online
19 Feb, 2022
Counselling - Round 2: Seat allotment result - Start Date | Mode: Online
20 Feb, 2022 - 26 Feb, 2022
Counselling - Round 2: Reporting at the colleges | Mode: Online
28 Feb, 2022 - 01 Mar, 2022
Counselling - Mop-up round: Verification of seat matrix | Mode: Online
02 Mar, 2022 - 07 Mar, 2022
Counselling - Mop-up round: Registration and payment | Mode: Online
03 Mar, 2022 - 07 Mar, 2022
Counselling - Mop-up round: Choice filling and locking | Mode: Online
08 Mar, 2022 - 09 Mar, 2022
Counselling - Mop-up round: Verification of internal candidates | Mode: Online
10 Mar, 2022 - 11 Mar, 2022
Counselling - Mop-up round: Seat allotment processing | Mode: Online
12 Mar, 2022
Counselling - Mop-up round: Seat allotment result - Start Date | Mode: Online
13 Mar, 2022 - 19 Mar, 2022
Counselling - Mop-up round: Reporting at the allotted colleges | Mode: Online
Past Dates and Events
17 Jan, 2022 - 18 Jan, 2022
Counselling - Round 1: Verification of seat matrix by institutes | Mode: Online
09 Nov, 2021 - 14 Nov, 2021
OMR sheet | Mode: Online
01 Nov, 2021
Result | Mode: Online
21 Oct, 2021 - 26 Oct, 2021
Application Correction - Phase 1 and 2 correction window re-opened | Mode: Online
21 Oct, 2021 - 26 Oct, 2021
Application - Phase 2 | Mode: Online
15 Oct, 2021 - 17 Oct, 2021
Answer Key - Download and challenge | Mode: Online
15 Oct, 2021 - 17 Oct, 2021
OMR sheet download and challenge | Mode: Online
06 Sep, 2021 - 12 Sep, 2021
Admit Card | Mode: Online
12 Sep, 2021
Exam | Mode: Offline
11 Aug, 2021 - 14 Aug, 2021
Application Correction | Mode: Online
13 Jul, 2021 - 10 Aug, 2021
Application fee submission | Mode: Online
10 Aug, 2021
Application fee submission date extended | Mode: Online
13 Jul, 2021 - 10 Aug, 2021
Application | Mode: Online
Medical aspirants can check the NEET eligibility criteria here to know the qualifications, age limit, number of attempts etc. NEET eligibility criteria is separate for the exam and admissions to MBBS, BDS, and other medical courses. Check eligibility criteria for NEET 2021 given below before applying.
Is 12th marks important for MBBS? Yes.
What is the age limit for NEET exam? Well, there is no upper age limit for NEET 2021.
How many attempts for NEET ? There is no restriction on number of limits.
Eligibility Criteria for NEET 2021 - Quick View
|Nationality||Indian Nationals, NRIs, PIOs, OCIs and Foreign Nationals|
|NEET 2021 Age Limit||Lower limit :17 years plus as on December 31, 2021 |
Upper Limit: No upper limit
|Qualifying exam details required for NEET||Class 12 or equivalent with PCB. |
|12th percentage required for NEET 2021||Gen/ OBC: Minimum 50% in PCB and aggregate |
SC/ST: Minimum 40%
NEET attempt limit
|No limit as there is no age limit|
|Class 12 Board||Students from recognized boards including NIOS and open schools|
|Biology as an extra subject||Allowed|
NEET 2021 - Eligibility Criteria for MBBS/ BDS/ BUMS/ BSMS courses
|Course||12th percentage required for NEET|
|MBBS/ BDS||Minimum 50% in class 12 (40% for SC/ST and 45% for PwD).|
|BUMS||In addition to above, pass in Urdu or Arabic or Persian language in class 10.|
|BSMS||Pass in Tamil subject in class 10 or equivalent in addition to class 12 criteria given above.|
NEET qualifying marks are given below**
|Cutoff scores (2020)|
50 th Percentile
40 th Percentile
45 th Percentile
|40 th Percentile|
**based on past year.
Mode of Application : Online
Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card | Other
NEET UG phase 2 registration
NTA has re-opened the NEET phase 2 registration and correction window. Candidates can register or edit details of NEET-UG application form phase 2 &1 at neet.nta.nic.in till October 26. As per the latest update, candidates can edit gender, nationality, email ID, category and sub-category in NEET registration form phase 1.
NTA had released the NEET 2021 phase 2 registration on October 1. As per the NEET UG Phase 2 registration dates, aspirants can edit the details till October 10, 2021, by 11:55 PM.
Steps to fill NEET phase 2 registration form 2021
Visit the NTA NEET website, neet.nta.nic.in.
Then, click on NEET 2021 phase 2 registration form.
Log in with the NEET 2021 credentials which were made during the first phase of registration.
Read the instructions carefully for the NEET phase 2 registration 2021.
Fill in the asked details for NEET 2021. Go through all the filled-in details again
After varying all the details, click on the “Submit” button.
Steps for NEET phase 1 registration 2021
- Go to ntaneet.nic.in for NEET 2021 Registration
- Login and fill NEET application form 2021
- Upload photograph, signature and other documents
- Pay NEET application fee
- Print confirmation page for NEET 2021
How to Fill NEET Application Form 2021 in 5 easy steps?
Step 1- Registration for NEET 2021: Fill in personal details like name, parents names, category, Pwd status, gender, nationality, State of eligibility, identification details, mobile and email. Candidates will need to create their own password for NEET 2021 here.
After successful NEET registration, a provisional application number is generated. Candidates must use this NEET application number and password to login.
Step 2- Filling NEET Application Form: While personal details will be autofilled by NTA system, candidates will have to input the medium of NEET Question Paper, four exam cities from the list provided, academic details (Class 10, 11 and 12), address- permanent and correspondence, occupation and income details of parents and lastly dress code for students (in case of religious specifications).
What is NEET 2021 qualifying code?
NTA requires all students to enter their Qualifying Code for NEET 2021. The following describes what to fill in the NEET 2021 qualifying code section.
How to choose qualifying code in NEET?
- Select 01 if candidate is appearing for Class XII in 2021
- Select 02 to 07 for those who have already passed their class 12 in 2020 or earlier.
- Candidates who don't fall under the above must use "others" and enter details.
Step 3 - Upload Documents: Scanned images of Photograph, Signature, Left Thumb Impression, and Class 10 Certificate as per below given specifications. Check the NEET photo requirements 2021 to avoid rejection of NEET 2021 application. All documents must be in JPG/ JPEG format only.
NEET 2021 - Documents to be uploaded with application form
Size and Format
|Passport size photo taken after Sept 1, 2020|
10 to 200 KB
|Postcard size ( 4” X6” ) photo taken after Sept 1, 2020|
Background must be white
|50 to 300 KB|
In black ink on white paper
4 to 30 KB
|Left-hand thumb impression||In blue ink on white paper with no smudges||10 to 50 KB|
|Certificate||Class X Passing Certificate||100 to 400 KB|
Step 4- Pay NEET 2021 application fee: Payable through Debit/Credit card/ Netbanking/ UPI - State Bank of India/Syndicate Bank/HDFC Bank/ICICI Bank/Paytm
|Category||Fee + GST|
|OBC NCL/ Gen -EWS||Rs 1400|
Step 5- Take a printout of the confirmation page: Candidates must save a copy of the confirmation page of NEET exam 2021.
Important Tip: Keep 6 to 8 photographs for NEET 2021 exam day attendance sheet, admit card and medical admissions.
NEET 2021 Exam - Medium of Language
- English, Hindi and Urdu will be available at all exam centres of NEET 2021
- Assamese - only in Assam
- Bengali - only in West Bengal and Tripura
- Gujarati - only in Gujarat, Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli
- Kannada - only in Karnataka
- Marathi - only in Maharashtra
- Odia - only in Odisha
- Tamil - only in Tamil Nadu
- Telugu - only in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana
To correct any mistakes made in the application form, candidates can use the NEET correction window that has been made available by NTA after NEET 2021 registrations close. Changes and corrections will be allowed through NEET candidate login. The correction window of NEET 2021 exam is a one time facility
Corrections allowed in NEET application form 2021: All details/ Photograph/ Signature and Exam cities
NEET Application Statistics over the past years
Number of candidates registered
Number of candidates appeared
Registered Male Candidates
Appeared Male Candidates
Registered Female Candidates
Appeared Female Candidates
Registered Transgender Candidates
Appeared Transgender Candidates
|OBC, EWS||Online||Male||₹ 1400|
|General||Online||Female, Male||₹ 1500|
|General, ST, SC, OBC||Online||Transgender||₹ 800|
|SC, ST||Online||Female, Male||₹ 800|
|General, ST, SC, OBC||PWD||Online||Female, Male||₹ 800|
Physical world and measurement
|Physics: Scope and excitement; nature of physical laws; physics, technology, and society|
|Need for measurement: Units of measurement; systems of units; SI units, fundamental and derived units, length, mass and time measurements; accuracy and precision of measuring instruments; errors in measurement; significant figures|
|Dimensions of physical quantities, dimensional analysis and its applications|
|Frame of reference, motion in a straight line; position-time graph, speed and velocity|
|Uniform and nonuniform motion, average speed and instantaneous velocity|
|Uniformly accelerated motion, velocity-time and position-time graphs, for uniformly accelerated motion (graphical treatment)|
|Elementary concepts of differentiation and integration for describing motion|
|Scalar and vector quantities: Position and displacement vectors, general vectors, general vectors and notation, equality of vectors, multiplication of vectors by a real number; addition and subtraction of vectors|
|Resolution of a vector in a plane-rectangular components|
|Scalar and vector products of vectors|
|Motion in a plane|
|Cases of uniform velocity and uniform acceleration-projectile motion|
|Uniform circular motion|
|Intuitive concept of force|
|Inertia, Newton's first law of motion; momentum and Newton's second law of motion; impulse; Newton's third law of motion|
|Law of conservation of linear momentum and its applications|
|Equilibrium of concurrent forces|
|Static and kinetic friction, laws of friction, rolling friction, lubrication|
|Dynamics of uniform circular motion|
|Centripetal force, examples of circular motion (vehicle on level circular road, vehicle on banked road)|
Work, energy, and power
|Work done by a constant force and variable force; kinetic energy, work-energy theorem, power|
|Notion of potential energy, potential energy of a spring, conservative forces; conservation of mechanical energy (kinetic and potential energies); non-conservative forces; motion in a vertical circle|
|Elastic and inelastic collisions in one and two dimensions|
Motion of system of particles and rigid body
|Centre of mass of a two-particle system, momentum conservation and centre of mass motion|
|Centre of mass of a rigid body; centre of mass of uniform rod|
|Moment of a force, torque, angular momentum, conservation of angular momentum with some examples|
|Equilibrium of rigid bodies, rigid body rotation and equation of rotational motion, comparison of linear and rotational motions; moment of inertia, radius of gyration|
|Values of M.I. for simple geometrical objects (no derivation)|
|Statement of parallel and perpendicular axes theorems and their applications|
|Kepler's laws of planetary motion|
|The universal law of gravitation|
|Acceleration due to gravity and its variation with altitude and depth|
|Gravitational potential energy; gravitational potential|
|Escape velocity, orbital velocity of a satellite|
Properties of bulk matter
|Elastic behaviour, stress-strain relationship|
|Hooke's law, Young's modulus, bulk modulus, shear, modulus of rigidity, Poisson's ratio; elastic energy|
|Viscosity, Stokes' law, terminal velocity, Reynold's number, streamline and turbulent flow|
|Critical velocity, Bernoulli's theorem and its applications|
|Surface energy and surface tension, angle of contact, excess of pressure, application of surface tension ideas to drops, bubbles and capillary rise|
|Heat, temperature, thermal expansion; thermal expansion of solids, liquids, and gases|
|Specific heat capacity: Cp, Cv-calorimetry; change of state-latent heat|
|Heat transfer-conduction and thermal conductivity, convection, and radiation|
|Qualitative ideas of black body radiation, Wien's displacement law, and green house effect|
|Newton's law of cooling and Stefan's law|
|Thermal equilibrium and definition of temperature (zeroth law of thermodynamics)|
|Heat, work, and internal energy|
|First law of thermodynamics|
|Isothermal and adiabatic processes|
|Second law of the thermodynamics: Reversible and irreversible processes|
|Heat engines and refrigerators|
Behaviour of perfect gas and kinetic theory
|Equation of state of a perfect gas, work done on compressing a gas|
|Kinetic theory of gases: Assumptions, concept of pressure, kinetic energy and temperature; degrees of freedom, law of equipartition of energy (statement only) and application to specific heat capacities of gases; concept of mean free path|
|Periodic motion-period, frequency, displacement as a function of time|
|Simple harmonic motion (SHM) and its equation; phase; oscillations of a spring-restoring force and force constant; energy in SHM-kinetic and potential energies; simple pendulum-derivation of expression for its time period|
|Free, forced, and damped oscillations (qualitative ideas only), resonance|
|Longitudinal and transverse waves, speed of wave motion|
|Displacement relation for a progressive wave|
|Principle of superposition of waves, reflection of waves, standing waves in strings and organ pipes, fundamental mode and harmonics|
|Electric charges and their conservation|
|Coulomb's law-force between two point charges, forces between multiple charges; superposition principle and continuous charge distribution|
|Electric field, electric field due to a point charge, electric field lines; electric dipole, electric field due to a dipole; torque on a dipole in a uniform electric field|
|Electric flux, statement of Gauss's theorem and its applications to find field due to infinitely long straight wire, uniformly charged infinite plane sheet and uniformly charged thin spherical shell (field inside and outside)|
|Electric potential, potential difference, electric potential due to a point charge, a dipole and system of charges: equipotential surfaces, electrical potential energy of a system of two point charges and of electric diploes in an electrostatic field|
|Conductors and insulators, free charges and bound charges inside a conductor|
|Dielectrics and electric polarization, capacitors and capacitance, combination of capacitors in series and in parallel, capacitance of a parallel plate capacitor with and without dielectric medium between the plates, energy stored in a capacitor|
|Van De Graaff generator|
|Electric current, flow of electric charges in a metallic conductor, drift velocity and mobility, and their relation with electric current; Ohm's law, electrical resistance, V-I characteristics (liner and non-linear), electrical energy and power|
|Electrical resistivity and conductivity|
|Carbon resistors, colour code for carbon resistors; series and parallel combinations of resistors; temperature dependence of resistance|
|Internal resistance of a cell, potential difference and emf of a cell, combination of cells in series and in parallel|
|Kirchhoff's laws and simple applications|
|Wheatstone bridge, meter bridge|
|Potentiometer-principle and applications to measure potential difference, and for comparing EMF of two cells; measurement of internal resistance of a cell|
|Concept of magnetic field, Oersted's experiment|
|Biot-Savart law and its application to current carrying circular loop|
|Ampere's law and its applications to infinitely long straight wire, straight and toroidal solenoids|
|Force on a moving charge in uniform magnetic and electric fields|
|Force on a current-carrying conductor in a uniform magnetic field|
|Force between two parallel current-carrying conductors-definition of ampere|
|Torque experienced by a current loop in a magnetic field; moving coil galvanometer-its current sensitivity and conversion to ammeter and voltmeter|
|Current loop as a magnetic dipole and its magnetic dipole moment|
|Magnetic dipole moment of a revolving electron|
|Magnetic field intensity due to a magnetic dipole (bar magnet) along its axis and perpendicular to its axis|
|Torque on a magnetic dipole (bar magnet) in a uniform magnetic field; bar magnet as an equivalent solenoid; magnetic field line; Earth's magnetic field and magnetic elements|
|Para-, dia-, and ferro-magnetic substances with examples|
|Electromagnetic and factors affecting their strengths|
Electromagnetic induction and alternating currents
|Electromagnetic induction; Faraday's law, induced EMF and current; Lenz's Law, Eddy currents|
|Self and mutual inductance|
|Alternating currents, peak and RMS value of alternating current/ voltage; reactance and impedance; LC oscillations (qualitative treatment only), LCR series circuit, resonance; power in AC circuits, Wattles current|
|AC generator and transformer|
|Need for displacement current|
|Electromagnetic waves and their characteristics (qualitative ideas only)|
|Transverse nature of electromagnetic waves|
|Electromagnetic spectrum (radio waves, microwaves, infrared, visible, ultraviolet, X-rays, gamma rays) including elementary facts about their uses|
|Reflection of light, spherical mirrors, mirror formula|
|Refraction of light, total internal reflection and its applications optical fibers, refraction at spherical surfaces, lenses, thin lens formula, lens-maker's formula|
|Magnification, power of a lens, combination of thin lenses in contact combination of a lens and a mirror|
|Refraction and dispersion of light through a prism|
|Scattering of light-blue colour of the sky and reddish appearance of the sun at sunrise and sunset|
|Optical instruments: Human eye, image formation and accommodation, correction of eye defects (myopia and hypermetropia) using lenses|
|Microscopes and astronomical telescopes (reflecting and refracting) and their magnifying powers|
|Wave optics: Wavefront and Huygens' principle, reflection and refraction of plane wave at a plane surface using wavefronts|
|Proof of laws of reflection and refraction using Huygens' principle|
|Interference, Young's double hole experiment and expression for fringe width, coherent sources and sustained interference of light|
|Diffraction due to a single slit, width of central maximum|
|Resolving power of microscopes and astronomical telescopes|
|Polarization, plane polarized light, Brewster's law, uses of plane polarized light and polaroids|
|Photoelectric effect, Hertz and Lenard's observations; Einstein's photoelectric equation-particle nature of light|
|Matter waves-wave nature of particles, de Broglie relation|
|Davisson-germer experiment (experimental details should be omitted, only conclusion should be explained)|
|Alpha-particle scattering experiments; Rutherford's model of atom; Bohr model, energy levels, hydrogen spectrum|
|Composition and size of nucleus, atomic masses, isotopes, isobars; isotones|
|Radioactivity-alpha, beta, and gamma particles/rays and their properties decay law|
|Mass-energy relation, mass defect; binding energy per nucleon and its variation with mass number, nuclear fission and fusion|
|Energy bands in solids (qualitative ideas only), conductors, insulators and semiconductors, semiconductor diode-I-V characteristics in forward and reverse bias, diode as a rectifier, I-V characteristics of LED, diode, solar cell, and Zener diode|
|Zener diode as a voltage regulator|
|Junction transistor, transistor action, characteristics of a transistor; transistor as an amplifier (common emitter configuration) and oscillator|
|Logic gates (OR, AND, NOT, NAND, and NOR)|
|Transistor as a switch|
Some basic concepts of chemistry
|General introduction: Important and scope of chemistry|
|Laws of chemical combination, Dalton's atomic theory: Concept of elements, atoms, and molecules|
|Atomic and molecular masses|
|Mole concept and molar mass; percentage composition and empirical and molecular formula; chemical reactions, stoichiometry and calculations based on stoichiometry|
Structure of atom
|Atomic number, isotopes and isobars|
|Concept of shells and subshells, dual nature of matter and light, De Broglie's relationship, Heisenberg uncertainty principle, concept of orbital, quantum numbers, shapes of s, p, and d orbitals, rules for filling electrons in orbitals-Aufbau principle|
|Pauli exclusion principles and Hund's rule, electronic configuration of atoms, stability of half filled and completely filled orbitals|
|Modern periodic law and long form of periodic table, periodic trends in properties of elements-atomic radii, ionic radii, ionization enthalpy, electron gain enthalpy, electronegativity, valence|
|Valence electrons, ionic bond, covalent bond, bond parameters, Lewis structure, polar character of covalent bond, valence bond theory, resonance, geometry of molecules, VSEPR theory|
|Concept of hybridization involving s, p, and d orbitals and shapes of some simple molecules, molecular orbital theory of homonuclear diatomic molecules (qualitative idea only)|
States of matter: gases and liquids
|Three states of matter, intermolecular interactions, types of bonding, melting and boiling points, role of gas laws of elucidating the concept of the molecule, Boyle's law, Charle's law, Gay Lussac's law, Avogadro's law, ideal behaviour of gases|
|Empirical derivation of gas equation|
|Avogadro number, ideal gas equation|
|Kinetic energy and molecular speeds (elementary idea), deviation from ideal behaviour, liquefaction of gases, critical temperature.|
|Liquid state-vapour pressure, viscosity and surface tension (qualitative idea only, no mathematical derivations)|
|First law of thermodynamics-internal energy and enthalpy, heat capacity and specific heat, measurement of U and H, Hess's law of constant heat summation|
|Enthalpy of: Bond dissociation, combustion, formation, atomization, sublimation, phase transition, ionization, solution, and dilution|
|Introduction of entropy as state function, second law of thermodynamics, Gibbs energy change for spontaneous and non-spontaneous process, criteria for equilibrium and spontaneity|
|Third law of thermodynamics-brief introduction|
|Equilibrium in physical and chemical processes, dynamic nature of equilibrium, law of chemical equilibrium, equilibrium constant, factors affecting equilibrium-Le Chatelier's principle, ionic equilibrium-ionization of acids and bases|
|Strong and weak electrolytes, degree of ionization, ionization of polybasic acids, acid strength, concept of pH, hydrolysis of salts (elementary idea), buffer solutions, Henderson equation, solubility product|
|Common ion effect (with illustrative examples)|
|Concept of oxidation and oxidation and reduction, redox reactions oxidation number, balancing redox reactions in terms of loss and gain of electron and change in oxidation numbers|
|Occurrence, isotopes, preparation, properties and uses of hydrogen, hydridesionic, covalent and interstitial; physical and chemical properties of water, heavy water; hydrogen peroxide-preparation, reactions, uses, and structure|
S-block elements (alkali and alkaline earth metals)
|Group I and group 2 elements: General introduction, electronic configuration, occurrence, anomalous properties of the first element of each group, diagonal relationship|
|Group I and group 2 elements: Trends in the variation of properties (such as ionization enthalpy, atomic, and ionic radii), trends in chemical reactivity with oxygen, water, hydrogen and halogens; uses|
|Preparation and properties of some important compounds: Sodium carbonate, sodium chloride, sodium hydroxide, and sodium hydrogencarbonate, biological importance of sodium and potassium. Industrial use of lime and limestone|
|Preparation and properties of some important compounds: Biological importance of Mg and Ca|
|General Introduction to p-block elements|
|Group 13 elements: General introduction, electronic configuration, occurrence, variation of properties, oxidation states, trends in chemical reactivity, anomalous properties of first element of the group|
|Group 13 elements: Boron, some important compounds: Borax, boric acids, boron hydrides, aluminium: Uses, reactions with acids, and alkalies|
|General 14 elements: General introduction, electronic configuration, occurrence, variation of properties, oxidation states, trends in chemical reactivity, anomalous behaviour of first element|
|General 14 elements: Carbon, allotropic forms, physical and chemical properties, uses of some important compounds: Oxides|
|Important compounds of silicon and a few uses: Silicon tetrachloride, silicones, silicates and zeolites, their uses|
Organic chemistry-some basic principles and techniques
|General introduction, methods of purification qualitative and quantitative analysis, classification and IUPAC nomenclature of organic compounds|
|Electronic displacements in a covalent bond: Inductive effect, electromeric effect, resonance and hyper conjugation|
|Homolytic and heterolytic fission of a covalent bond: Free radials, carbocations, carbanions; electrophiles and nucleophiles, types of organic reactions|
|Alkanes-nomenclature, isomerism, conformations (ethane only), physical properties, chemical reactions including free radical mechanism of halogenation, combustion and pyrolysis|
|Alkanes-nomenclature, structure of double bond (ethene), geometrical isomerism, physical properties, methods of preparation, chemical reactions: Addition of hydrogen, halogen, water, hydrogen halides (Markovnikov's addition and peroxide effect)|
|Alkanes-ozonolysis, oxidation, mechanism of electrophilic addition|
|Alkynes-nomenclature, structure of triple bond (ethyne), physical properties, methods of preparation, chemical reactions: Acidic character of alkynes, addition reaction of-hydrogen, halogens, hydrogen halides, and water|
|Aromatic hydrocarbons-introduction, IUPAC nomenclature; benzene; resonance, aromaticity; chemical properties: Mechanism of electrophilic substitution-nitration sulphonation, halogenation, Friedel Craft's alkylation and acylation|
|Aromatic hydrocarbons-directive influence of functional group in mono-substituted benzene; carcinogenicity and toxicity|
|Environmental pollution: Air, water, and soil pollution, chemical reactions in atmosphere, smogs, major atmospheric pollutants; acid rain ozone and its reactions, effects of depletion of ozone layer|
|Environmental pollution: Greenhouse effect and global warming-pollution due to industrial wastes; green chemistry as an alternative tool for reducing pollution, strategy for control of environmental pollution|
|Classification of solids based on different binding forces; molecular, ionic covalent and metallic solids, amorphous and crystalline solids (elementary idea), unit cell in two dimensional and three dimensional lattices|
|Calculation of density of unit cell, packing in solids, packing efficiency, voids, number of atoms per unit cell in a cubic unit cell, point defects, electrical and magnetic properties, band theory of metals, conductors, semiconductors, and insulators|
|Types of solutions, expression of concentration of solutions of solids in liquids, solubility of gases in liquids, solid solutions, colligative properties-relative lowering of vapour pressure, Raoult's law|
|Elevation of boiling point, depression of freezing point, osmotic pressure, determination of molecular masses using colligative properties abnormal molecular mass|
|Van Hoff factor|
|Redox reactions, conductance in electrolytic solutions, specific and molar conductivity variation of conductivity with concentration, Kohlrausch's law, electrolysis and laws of electrolysis (elementary idea), dry cell-electrolytic cells and galvanic cells|
|Lead accumulator, EMF of a cell, standard electrode potential, relation between Gibbs energy change and EMF of a cell, fuel cells; corrosion|
|Rate of a reaction (average and instantaneous), factors affecting rates of reaction, concentration, temperature, catalyst; order and molecularity of a reaction; rate law and specific rate constant|
|Integrated rate equations and half life (only for zero and first order reactions); concept of collision theory (elementary idea, no mathematical treatment)|
|Activation energy, Arrhenius equation|
|Adsorption-physisorption and chemisorption, factors affecting adsorption of gases on solids, catalysis homogeneous and heterogeneous, activity and selectivity: Enzyme catalysis, colloidal state: Distinction between true solutions, colloids and suspensions|
|Lyophillic, lyophobic multimolecular and macromolecular colloids; properties of colloids; Tyndall effect, Brownian movement, electrophoresis, coagulation; emulsions-types of emulsions|
General principles and processes of isolation of elements
|Principles and methods of extraction-concentration, oxidation, reduction electrolytic method and refining, occurrence and principles of extraction of aluminium, copper, zinc, and iron|
|Group 15 elements: General introduction, electronic configuration, occurrence, oxidation states, trends in physical and chemical properties; preparation and properties of ammonia and nitric acid, oxides of nitrogen (structure only)|
|Group 15 elements: Phosphorous-allotropic forms; compounds of phosphorous: Preparation and properties of phosphine, halides (PCI3, PCI5) and oxoacids (elementary idea only)|
|Group 16 elements: General introduction, electronic configuration, oxidation states, occurrence, trends in physical and chemical properties; dioxygen: Preparation, properties, and uses; classification of oxides; ozone|
|Group 16 elements: Sulphur-allotropic forms; compounds of sulphur: Preparation, preparation, properties, and uses of sulphur dioxide; sulphuric acid: Industrial process of manufacture, properties, and uses, oxoacids of sulphur (structures only)|
|Group 17 elements: General introduction, electronic configuration, oxidation states, occurrence, trends in physical and chemical properties; compounds of halogens: Preparation, properties, and uses of chlorine and hydrochloric acid|
|Group 17 elements: Interhalogen compounds oxoacids of halogens (structures only)|
|Group 18 Elements: General introduction, electronic configuration, occurrence, trends in physical and chemical properties, uses|
|General introduction, electronic configuration, characteristics of transition metals|
|General trends in properties of the first row transition metals-metallic character, ionization enthalpy, oxidation states, ionic radii, colour, catalytic property, magnetic properties, interstitial compounds, alloy formation|
|Preparation and Properties of K2Cr2O7 and KMnO4|
|Lanthanoids-electronic configuration, oxidation states, chemical reactivity, and lanthanoid contraction, and its consequences|
|Actinoids: Electronic configuration, oxidation states and comparison with lanthanoids|
|Coordination compounds: Introduction, ligands, coordination number, colour, magnetic properties and shapes, IUPAC nomenclature of mononuclear coordination compounds, isomerism (structural and stereo) bonding, Werner's theory VBT, CFT|
|Coordination compounds: Importance of coordination compounds (in qualitative analysis, biological systems)|
Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
|Haloalkanes: Nomenclature, nature of C-X bond, physical and chemical properties, mechanism of substitution reactions, optical rotation|
|Haloarenes: Nature of C-X bond, substitution reactions (directive influence of halogen for monosubstituted compounds only)|
|Uses and environment effects of-dichloromethane, trichloromethane, tetrachloromethane, iodoform, freons, DDT|
Alcohols, phenols, and ethers
|Alcohols: Nomenclature, methods of preparation, physical and chemical properties (of primary alcohols only); identification of primary, secondary and tertiary alcohols; mechanism of dehydration, uses with special reference to methanol and ethanol|
|Phenols: Nomenclature, methods of preparation, physical and chemical properties, acidic nature of phenol, electrophillic substitution reactions, uses of phenols|
|Ethers: Nomenclature, methods of preparation, physical, and chemical properties uses|
Aldehydes, ketones, and carboxylic acids
|Aldehydes and ketones: Nomenclature, nature of carbonyl group, methods of preparation, physical and chemical properties; and mechanism of nucleophilic addition, reactivity of alpha hydrogen in aldehydes; uses|
|Carboxylic Acids: Nomenclature, acidic nature, methods of preparation, physical and chemical properties; uses|
|Amines: Nomenclature, classification, structure, methods of preparation, physical, and chemical properties, uses, identification of primary secondary and tertiary amines|
|Cyanides and isocyanides-will be mentioned at relevant places|
|Diazonium salts: Preparation, chemical reactions, and importance in synthetic organic chemistry|
|Carbohydrates-classification (aldoses and ketoses), monosaccharide (glucose and fructose), D.L. configuration, oligosaccharides (sucrose, lactose, maltose), polysaccharides (starch, cellulose, glycogen): Importance|
|Proteins-elementary idea of-amino acids, peptide bond, polypeptides, proteins, primary structure, secondary structure, tertiary structure, and quaternary structure (qualitative idea only), denaturation of proteins, enzymes|
|Hormones-elementary idea (excluding structure)|
|Vitamins-classification and function|
|Nucleic acids: DNA and RNA|
|Classification-natural and synthetic, methods of polymerization (addition and condensation), copolymerization|
|Some important polymers: Natural and synthetic like polyesters, bakelite; rubber, biodegradable and non-biodegradable polymers|
|Chemicals in medicines-analgesics, tranquilizers, antiseptics, disinfectants, antimicrobials, antifertility drugs, antibiotics, antacids, antihistamines|
|Chemicals in food-preservatives, artificial sweetening agents, elementary idea of antioxidants|
|Cleansing agents-soaps and detergents, cleansing action|
|What is living?; biodiversity; need for classification; three domains of life, taxonomy and systematics; concept of species and taxonomical hierarchy; binomial nomenclature; tools for study of taxonomy-museums, zoos, herbaria, botanical gardens|
|Five kingdom classification; salient features and classification of monera; protista and fungi into major groups; lichens; viruses, and viroids|
|Salient features and classification of plants into major groups-algae, bryophytes, pteridophytes, gymnosperms, and angiosperms (three to five salient and distinguishing features and at least two examples of each category)|
|Angiosperms classification up to class, characteristic features and examples|
|Salient features and classification of animals-nonchordate up to phyla level and chordate up to classes level (three to five salient features and at least two examples)|
Structural organization in animals and plants
|Morphology and modifications; tissues; anatomy and functions of different parts of flowering plants: Root, stem, leaf, inflorescence-cymose and recemose, flower, fruit and seed (to be dealt along with the relevant practical of the practical syllabus)|
|Animal tissues; morphology, anatomy and functions of different systems (digestive, circulatory, respiratory, nervous, and reproductive) of an insect (cockroach)|
|Cell theory and cell as the basic unit of life; structure of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell; plant cell and animal cell; cell envelope, cell membrane, cell wall; cell organelles-structure and function|
|Endomembrane system-endoplasmic reticulum, Golgi bodies, lysosomes, vacuoles; mitochondria, ribosomes, plastids, micro bodies; cytoskeleton, cilia, flagella, centrioles (ultra structure and function); nucleus-nuclear membrane, chromatin, nucleolus|
|Chemical constituents of living cells: Biomolecules-structure and function of proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids; enzymes-types, properties, enzyme action|
|B cell division: Cell cycle, mitosis, meiosis, and their significance|
|Transport in plants: Movement of water, gases, and nutrients; cell to cell transport-diffusion, facilitated diffusion, active transport; plant-water relations-imbibition, water potential, osmosis, plasmolysis|
|Transport in plants: Long distance transport of water-absorption, apoplast, symplast, transpiration pull, root pressure and guttation; transpiration-opening and closing of stomata|
|Transport in plants: Uptake and translocation of mineral nutrients-transport of food, phloem transport, mass flow hypothesis; diffusion of gases (brief mention)|
|Mineral nutrition: Essential minerals, macro, and micronutrients and their role; deficiency symptoms; mineral toxicity; elementary idea of hydroponics as a method to study mineral nutrition; nitrogen metabolism-nitrogen cycle, biological nitrogen fixation|
|Photosynthesis: Photosynthesis as a means of autotrophic nutrition; site of photosynthesis take place; pigments involved in photosynthesis (elementary idea); photochemical and biosynthetic phases of photosynthesis|
|Photosynthesis: Cyclic and non cyclic and photophosphorylation; chemiosmotic hypothesis; photorespiration C3 and C4 pathways; factors affecting photosynthesis|
|Respiration: Exchange gases; cellular respiration-glycolysis, fermentation (anaerobic), TCA cycle and electron transport system (aerobic); energy relations-number of ATP molecules generated; amphibolic pathways; respiratory quotient|
|Plant growth and development: Seed germination; phases of plant growth and plant growth rate; conditions of growth; differentiation, dedifferentiation, and redifferentiation; sequence of developmental process in a plant cell|
|Plant growth and development: Growth regulators-auxin, gibberellin, cytokinin, ethylene, ABA; seed dormancy; vernalisation; photoperiodism|
|Digestion and absorption; alimentary canal and digestive glands; role of digestive enzymes and gastrointestinal hormones; peristalsis, digestion, absorption and assimilation of proteins, carbohydrates and fats|
|Caloric value of proteins, carbohydrates and fats; egestion; nutritional and digestive disorders-PEM, indigestion, constipation, vomiting, jaundice, diarrhea|
|Breathing and respiration: Respiratory organs in animals (recall only); respiratory system in humans; mechanism of breathing and its regulation in humans-exchange of gases, transport of gases and regulation of respiration, respiratory volumes|
|Breathing and respiration: Disorders related to respiration-asthma, emphysema, occupational respiratory disorders|
|Body fluids and circulation: Composition of blood, blood groups, coagulation of blood; composition of lymph and its function; human circulatory system-structure of human heart and blood vessels; cardiac cycle, cardiac output, ECG, double circulation|
|Body fluids and circulation: Regulation of cardiac activity; disorders of circulatory system-hypertension, coronary artery disease, angina pectoris, heart failure|
|Excretory products and their elimination: Modes of excretion-ammonotelism, ureotelism, uricotelism; human excretory system-structure and function; urine formation, osmoregulation; regulation of kidney function-renin-angiotensin, atrial natriuretic factor|
|Excretory products and their elimination: ADH and diabetes insipidus; role of other organs in excretion; disorders; uraemia, renal failure, renal calculi, nephritis; dialysis and artificial kidney|
|Locomotion and movement: Types of movement-ciliary, fiagellar, muscular; skeletal muscle-contractile proteins and muscle contraction; skeletal system and its functions (to be dealt with the relevant practical of practical syllabus); joints|
|Locomotion and movement: Disorders of muscular and skeletal system-myasthenia gravis, tetany, muscular dystrophy, arthritis, osteoporosis, gout|
|Neural control and coordination: Neuron and nerves; nervous system in humans central nervous system, peripheral nervous system and visceral nervous system; generation and conduction of nerve impulse; reflex action; sense organs|
|Neural control and coordination: Elementary structure and function of eye and ear|
|Chemical coordination and regulation: Endocrine glands and hormones; human endocrine system, hypothalamus, pituitary, pineal, thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, pancreas, gonads; mechanism of hormone action (elementary idea)|
|Chemical coordination and regulation: Role of hormones as messengers and regulators|
|Chemical coordination and regulation: Hypo and hyperactivity and related disorders (common disorders e.g. dwarfism, acromegaly, cretinism, goiter, exopthalmic goiter, diabetes, Addison's disease)|
|Reproduction in organisms: Reproduction, a characteristic feature of all organisms for continuation of species; modes of reproduction-asexual and sexual; asexual reproduction; modes-binary fission, sporulation, budding, gemmule, fragmentation|
|Reproduction in organisms: Vegetative propagation in plants|
|Sexual reproduction in flowering plants: Flower structure; development of male and female gametophytes; pollination-types, agencies, and examples; outbreeding devices; pollen-pistil interaction; double fertilization|
|Sexual reproduction in flowering plants: Post fertilization events-development of endosperm and embryo, development of seed and formation of fruit; special modes-apomixis, parthenocarpy, polyembryony; significance of seed and fruit formation|
|Human reproduction: Male and female reproductive systems; microscopic anatomy of testis and ovary; gametogenesis-spermatogenesis and oogenesis; menstrual cycle; fertilisation, embryo, development upto blastocyst formation, implantation|
|Human reproduction: Pregnancy and placenta formation (elementary idea); parturition (elementary idea); lactation (elementary idea)|
|Reproductive health: Need for reproductive health and prevention of sexually transmitted diseases (STD); birth control-need and methods, contraception, and medical termination of pregnancy (MTP); amniocentesis|
|Reproductive health: Infertility and assisted reproductive technologies-IVF, ZIFT, GIFT (elementary idea for general awareness)|
|Heredity and variation: Mendelian inheritance; deviations from Mendelism-incomplete dominance, co-dominance, multiple alleles and inheritance of blood groups, pleiotropy; elementary idea of polygenic inheritance; chromosome theory of inheritance|
|Heredity and variation: Chromosomes and genes; sex determination-in humans, birds, honey bee; linkage and crossing over; sex linked inheritance-haemophilia, colour blindness; Mendelian disorders in humans-thalassemia; chromosomal disorders in humans|
|Heredity and variation: Down's syndrome, Turner's and Klinefelter's syndromes|
|Molecular basis of Inheritance: Search for genetic material and DNA as genetic material; structure of DNA and RNA; DNA packaging; DNA replication; central dogma, transcription, genetic code, translation; gene expression and regulation-lac operon|
|Molecular basis of Inheritance: Genome and human genome project; DNA finger printing|
|Evolution: Origin of life; biological evolution and evidences for biological evolution from palaeontology, comparative anatomy, embryology, and molecular evidence; Darwin's contribution, modern synthetic theory of evolution|
|Evolution: Mechanism of evolution-variation (mutation and recombination) and natural selection with examples, types of natural selection; gene flow and genetic drift; Hardy-Weinberg's principle; adaptive radiation; human evolution|
|Health and disease; pathogens; parasites causing human diseases (malaria, filariasis, ascariasis, typhoid, pneumonia, common cold, amoebiasis, ring worm); basic concepts of immunology-vaccines; cancer, HIV, and AIDS; adolescence, drug, and alcohol abuse|
|Improvement in food production; plant breeding, tissue culture, single cell protein, biofortification; apiculture and animal husbandry|
|Microbes in human welfare: In household food processing, industrial production, sewage treatment, energy generation, and as biocontrol agents and biofertilizer|
|Principles and process of biotechnology: Genetic engineering (recombinant DNA technology)|
|Application of biotechnology in health and agriculture: Human insulin and vaccine production, gene therapy, genetically modified organisms-BT crops; transgenic animals; biosafety issues-biopiracy and patents|
|Organisms and environment: Habitat and niche, population and ecological adaptations; population interactions-mutualism, competition, predation, parasitism; population attributes-growth, birth rate, and death rate, age distribution|
|Ecosystem: Patterns, components; productivity and decomposition; energy flow; pyramids of number, biomass, energy; nutrient cycling (carbon and phosphorous); ecological succession; ecological services-carbon fixation, pollination, oxygen release|
|Biodiversity and its conservation: Concept of biodiversity; patterns of biodiversity; importance of biodiversity; loss of biodiversity; biodiversity conservation; hotspots, endangered organisms, extinction, red data book, biosphere reserves|
|Biodiversity and its conservation: National parks and sanctuaries|
|Environmental issues: Air pollution and its control; water pollution and its control; agrochemicals and their effects; solid waste management; radioactive waste management; greenhouse effect and global warning; ozone depletion; deforestation|
|Environmental issues: Any three case studies as success stories addressing environmental issues|
Preparing for the NEET is the first step and this starts in class 11 for most students aspiring to appear for the exam. With the fierce competition and less seats, qualifying with a very good NEET 2021 score requires the best efforts. Effective preparation tips to crack NEET exam include some basic guidelines and a good strategy. Since it is the aim to crack NEET 2021 in the first attempt, some golden rules to follow are:
NEET exam 2021 strategy will also depend upon the following factors
- NEET exam Preparation at home or through coaching
- How to prepare for NEET 2021 without coaching
- Preparation for NEET along with class 12 board
- Online or offline preparation for NEET 2021
Tip 1: Peruse NEET Syllabus and Topics- The question paper will have questions from Physics, Chemistry, and Biology at the class 12 level. To crack NEET 2021, it is vital to know the topics to cover.
Tip 2: Strategize with Do and Die Chapters for NEET: The past year question papers show questions asked from some topics while some topics are barely touched. These are mostly available online and also through a close look at the NEET question papers from past years.
Tip 3: Check NEET Exam Pattern - This will help candidates to know how the exam will be like and help in planning an exact NEET exam strategy.
Tip 4: Figure Out Best Books for NEET 2021: Students ask whether NCERT books are enough to crack NEET exam? Since they help in cementing the foundation, NCERT books are important to prepare for NEET 2021. However other books are also need for reference.
In addition some online resources for NEET Preparation are:
Tip 6: Tune in a Good NEET Revision Strategy: Just studying wont help. Revision of every chapter till one is thorough is a standard mantra for cracking NEET exam.
Tip 7: Timely Testing and Evaluation: While intense preparation is necessary, it will be fruitful only if it is backed up by proper evaluation. This requires timely testing and proper revision to plug the gaps and holes in the preparation for NEET exam 2021. One way of evaluation is the use of NEET Mock Tests and the NEET Previous Year Question Papers
Tip 8. Know from NEET Toppers: Well, NEET toppers from previous year are good sources of knowing the pressures of the exam preparation and how to succeed. Read their success mantras to know and tweak the NEET exam strategy.
Tip 9: Motivation and Determination: The path to success in NEET 2021 wont be easy but perseverance and determination are need along with strong motivation to keep going and taste the sweetness of success.
Tip 10: Common Mistakes to Avoid in NEET exam 2021: Well, these are common mistakes made by students and have to be avoided. Check these out and know how to avoid them.
A wise NEET 2021 Study Strategy incorporates all these points. In addition, the preparation strategy changes as the exam date comes closer. Hence it is also wise to tweak the NEET preparation along with the time available as given below
NEET exam preparation strategy over the months
|Time Span||Links for reference|
|5 months to NEET exam|
|4 months left for NEET 2021|
|3 months before NEET entrance exam|
|2 months to go for NEET exam 2021|
|1 month before NEET|
Student Appearing Vs Seat Available
|Year||Student Appeared||Seats Available|
As per the latest NEET 2021 exam pattern, 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 . The marking scheme and other details in the exam pattern may remain unchanged. The new exam pattern of NEET 2021 will be updated here as soon as NTA updates the details.
Before looking at NEET exam pattern, students should check the syllabus. NEET 2021 syllabus is the 10+2 level for Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Students must not only complete the NEET syllabus on time but also know what study material to choose. In addition the best books for NEET 2021 ought to be close by such that students can refer and prepare for NEET 2021 in a better manner.
NEET Exam Pattern 2021 - Important Details
|Mode of Exam||Pen and Paper-based (Offline)|
|Language||English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Odia, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu|
|Subjects||Biology (Botany+Zoology), Physics and Chemistry|
|Level of NEET 2021 questions||10+2|
|Total Questions asked||200|
|Total Questions to be answered||180|
|Type of Questions||MCQs|
|Marks for a correct answer||4 marks|
|Negative marking||-1 mark|
NEET 2021 Questions and Marks
Download NEET Question Papers 2020
NEET question paper 2020 all codes: (English & Hindi)
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NEET exam papers: Regional languages
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NEET 2021 exam day schedule (Tentative)
Date and Time
Duration of NEET Exam
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM (3 hours)
Last entry in the examination hall for NEET 2021
Sitting in the NEET exam room
Announcement instructions and verifying NEET admit cards
1:30 PM to 1:45 PM
Distribution of the NEET 2021 test booklet
Writing of particulars on the Test Booklet by the candidates
Commencement of NEET examination
NEET exam 2021 Concludes
One important exercise in NEET preparation is the use of mock tests. One can only perfect what one has learned by practicing with past year question papers, mock tests, and such. Candidates can practice with these mock tests of NEET either on the NTA website or they can even download the tests to practise at home. NTA has also facilitated practising on NEET sample papers at TPCs which are the 2900 plus test practice centres set up at the nearest colleges in most towns and cities.
Candidates wishing to practice at the NEET TPCs must register and book the slot and go to the college to practise. The questions asked in these mock tests for NEET will be based on the past question papers of the exam.
Practice with NEET NTA Mock Tests
- Practice on the official NEET mock test on NTA website by clicking here .
- Select NEET and the subject to start the test.
- The login credentials are dummy and hence candidates must press the "enter" key to start the mock test for the chosen subject.
The mock tests are only for practice hence scores are not given out. However, the feel and look of the actual exam can be gauged with the help of these tests.
Registered candidates can now download the admit card for NEET at ntaneet.nic.in. Download of NEET 2021 admit card is in 5 easy steps. Carrying NEET 2021 admit card is mandatory on the exam day to verify the candidate's identity. Steps to download the admit card of NEET 2021 are:
How to download the NEET admit card 2021?
Step 1: Click on the candidate login
Step 2: Enter the NEET application number, date of birth and security pin
Step 3: NEET admit card will be displayed
Step 4: Download the admit card and check the details
Step 5: Print the same if details are correct.
NEET 2021 admit card details
- NEET Application number and Roll no
- Father’s name
- Mother’s name
- Birth date
- Residential address
- The medium of the NEET question paper.
- Test Centre details
- NEET exam date and time
Important Tip: Candidates must paste a photograph on the space given in the admit card for NEET exam. They must also put their left thumb impression and get their parent's signature in the space provided. Candidates must put their signature in front of the invigilator at the NEET exam hall.
Image of NEET admit card
What to carry along with the NEET admit card 2021?
- A passport size photograph to be pasted in the attendance sheet at NEET 2021 exam hall. Photo must be same as uploaded in application of NEET 2021.
- A valid original Photo ID - PAN Card/ Passport/ Ration Card/ Aadhaar Card/ Any Govt ID
- PwD certificate (only for PwD candidates)
- Proforma of NEET exam admit card with a postcard size photo pasted on it
NEET 2021- how to correct discrepancy in admit card?
Candidates must approach the NTA NEET Help Line to rectify any discrepancy. They must mail NTA with proof and the details of corrections required. Candidates will be allowed to appear for the exam with the old admit card. NTA will rectify and issue the correction at a later stage. NTA NEET helpline details are
- NEET Contact Email ID: email@example.com
- NEET Helpline Phone: 0120-6895200
What is the Dress Code for NEET 2021 ?
NEET exam 2021 Dress Code for Male Candidates
- What is allowed : half sleeve shirts/T-shirts, Trousers and simple pants and sandals and chappals with a thin soles
- What is not allowed : clothes with zip pockets, pockets, big buttons or elaborate embroidery, Kurta Pyjamas and shoes
NEET 2021 Dress Code for Female Candidates
- What is allowed : half sleeved clothes and sandals and chappals with a thin soles
- What is not allowed : clothes with elaborate embroidery, flowers, brooches or big buttons, full arm length sleeves, high heels and thick sole shoes and jewellery like earrings, nose rings, rings, pendants, necklace, bracelet or anklets
Customary Dress Code for NEET - Certain religions prescribe a customary dress code. Students who belong to such religions must have indicated in their application for NEET. For example Sikh candidates can carry traditional Kangha, Kara, Kirpan with them to the NEET 2021 exam hall.
NEET Exam Day Instructions
Candidates must follow the given guidelines during NEET 2021 exam:
Candidates must sign the attendance sheet and admit card of NEET 2021 in front of the invigilator.
They must submit the photograph to be pasted on the NEET exam attendance sheet.
Candidates must read and understand all the instructions mentioned on NEET question paper
All details in the particulars section of the NEET 2021 OMR sheet must be filled in a legible handwriting. Care must be taken to ensure details are correct.
Candidates must not talk to other candidates and must maintain silence during NEET exam.
They must not indulge in malpractices and avoid carrying objects, gadgets and other things that are barred from the NEET 2021 exam.
With the COVID pandemic threat still in place, candidates must also follow social distancing, wear masks and carry a sanitizer to the exam hall for NEET 2021.
The exam will be videographed so candidates must ensure they sit upright and avoid any suspicious activity or behaviour.
NEET 2021 Exam Centers
|Andaman and Nicobar Islands||Port Blair|
|Dadra and Nagar Haveli||Dadra and Nagar Haveli|
|Daman and Diu||Daman|
|Jammu and Kashmir||Jammu|
|North 24 Parganas|
Documents Required at Exam
- NEET admit card
- One passport size photograph
- PAN Card/Driving License/Voter ID/Passport/Aadhaar Card (with photograph) /Ration card/any other valid government ID
- PwD certificate issued by the competent authority if applicable
- Letter of undertaking of own scibe if applicable
National Testing Agency has released the official answer key at nta.ac.in. The authorities has also released a notice regarding challenging the NEET 2021 answer key which can be done till October 17. It is to be noted that any objection to a question or answer given in the NEET provisional answer key can only be raised by candidates within a given time.
They will have to raise their challenge to the official answer key through the online provision made by NTA after paying Rs.1000 per question. Candidates are required to submit proof of the same. The amount paid to challenge the answer key will be refunded if the claim of the candidates is found to be true else it is non-refundable.
NEET Answer key for all Codes - Previous Year
NTA will release NEET Answer Key for various codes like E, F, G, H (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) after the completion of the entrance exam. The previous year's answer of NEET for all codes is provided in the table below.
Every exam has its share of happy students who have done well and students who may not have performed as per their expectations. What can be always learned from all is how to adapt in case of adverse situations, how best to make out of a bad situation, how to overcome all odds etc. Student reactions for NEET 2021 will be provided from the exam centres while the exam is held and after it concludes. However past year student reactions can give a glimpse into those last-minute thoughts before the commencement of the exam and the mixed feelings once the exam is done.
Check NEET Exam Analysis 2020 below
Pre NEET Student Reactions 2020
Prashant: I have not faced any issue reaching the exam centre. Because I was not prepared for the exam in May, therefore, the postponement has been a benefit for me and I'm sure for other students as well.
Siddharth: I was 10-15 minutes late due to traffic and the gate has been closed at 1:30 PM. I was very well prepared, however, the invigilators did not let me.
Hemant: My feelings are mutual towards the postponement of NEET due to the lockdown. Neither it proved to be beneficial for me, nor a loss. I'm best prepared in Biology.
Aditya: According to me, NEET should be further postponed, since Coronavirus is at its peak. I have tried to study through a coaching centre, however, the lockdown was implemented throughout the country.
NEET 2020 Post Exam Student Reactions
Most students agreed that a major chunk of the questions asked was NCERT based. The paper was found relatively easy as compared to NEET 2020 with Physics and Biology being found easier compared to Chemistry. The scoring could be higher on account of the easy paper with NEET cutoffs expected to go higher than the previous year.
Veer Shekhawat: This was my third attempt This year's question paper was easy as compared to last year and the question papers were simple. There was no out of syllabus question asked in the exam. The entry and exit process were maintained in a very appreciative manner. I expect 630-635 marks in the exam. I want to take admission to SMS College, Jaipur.
Akhil: This was my second attempt and I answered well in the NEET exam. The question paper was average in terms of difficulty level. Almost all topics and chapters were covered from the Physics section of the NEET question paper. Biology was entirely from NCERT.
Ayushi: This was my first attempt. Only the Physics section was difficult otherwise everything was quite good. I wish to join a government college which I will decide after the NEET result.
The analysis of any exam can be only given after the exam concludes. However, previous year exam analysis always helps understand what the trends may be like. NEET analysis is given here to enable students to gain insight from the experiences of those who have written the exam last year. The expert opinion has also been added as this adds to the weightage of what to expect, how best to prepare. The exam analysis for NEET 2021 will be updated here after the conclusion of the exam.
NEET Exam Analysis by coaching centers
NEET 2021 results has been announced on November 1, NTA has sent the NEET 2021 scorecard to the candidate's registered email ID. NTA will soon publish the results in the online mode. The NEET 2021 result scorecard/rank card is required for admissions so candidates must download and keep a copy.
How to download NEET 2021 result?
- Click on the link given on neet.nta.nic.in
- Enter the NEET Roll Number (as given on admit card) and date of birth in dd/mm/yyyy format
- The NEET 2021 scorecard will be displayed
- Download the same and check details for accuracy
NEET Scorecard 2021 -Details mentioned
- Candidate's personal details like roll number, application number, name, mother’s name and father’s name etc.
- Marks obtained by the candidate in total
- Subject wise and overall percentile score
- All India Rank
- Cutoff percentile score and marks (lowest and highest) for each category
- Details of the total number of candidates who appeared and qualified
NEET result statistics - Previous Year
|S.No.||Candidate’s name||Marks obtained||Percentile Score||NEET All India|
|3||Karthika G Nair||720||100||1|
|4||Aman Kumar Tripathi||716||100||4|
|10||Meghan H K||715||99.998705||5|
NEET Toppers - Last Year
|NEET Topper Name||Marks Secured||Percentile Score|
|Guthi Chaitanya Sindhu||715||99.9995611|
For counselling and admissions, the NEET score and ranks are used to draw up the merit list. It is to be noted that the merit list of NEET 2021 will be used for seat allotment during counselling. Candidates must note that their result is the basis for the NEET 2021 merit list and this will be prepared after they apply for counselling and admissions for the All India and state admissions. It also must be noted that merit lists of NEET exam will be separate for All India and state counselling.
To qualify for the Test, candidates must score equal to or above the specified NEET cutoff 2021. This is the minimum percentile that is pre-decided by MCI and stipulated in the Graduate Medical Education Regulations (1997) as the score which a candidate must obtain to be eligible for admissions.
The NEET qualifying percentile has been specified category wise and can be summarized as given in the table below. To aid candidates, the actual marks secured in the past years have also been mentioned such that candidates get an idea of how much to score to qualify in the exam.
NEET 2021 qualifying marks will be announced soon. The cutoff score is determined by the number of applicants, difficulty levels of the question paper, seats available, and past cutoff trends.
Previous years' NEET qualifying percentile
|Cutoff scores (2021)||Cutoff scores (2020)||Cutoff scores (2019)|
Mode of Counselling: Online, Offline
MCC started the registrations for NEET 2021 counselling round in online mode followed by the choice filling and locking process. Candidates who have been allotted seats of NEET UG 2021 counselling must report to the allotted college within a certain time period. NEET seat allotment will be based on the All India Rank of the applicants, choice of colleges entered, seat availability, reservation criteria etc.
NEET 2021 counselling is generally held in two rounds followed by a mop-up round for any vacant seats left after the first two rounds. Candidates must apply for the counselling as per their eligibility. An important point to note is that all candidates who qualify in NEET 2021 will be eligible to apply for the All India counselling. However, for the respective state counselling processes, admissions will be based on factors like domicile, residency in state etc. Candidates must check whether they meet the state admission criteria before applying for the state counselling.
As per the information brochure and the latest guidelines, NEET 2021 counselling is broadly of two types. One is the All India counselling conducted by DGHS for 15% All India Quota seats in government medical colleges and all seats in Central Institutions including AIIMS, JIPMER, AFMC, ESI, Delhi University (DU), BHU, AMU and Deemed Universities. The second is the state counselling held by each individual state medical council for the rest of the 85% of the seats in the government colleges, state-run universities and the private medical colleges of the state. Only students who qualify in NEET will be eligible for the counselling subject to certain regulations.
NOTE: As per the previous year statistics, a total of 17,777 aspirants have been allotted a seat, of which 15,503 MBBS candidates and 2,274 BDS students have been shortlisted.
NEET Counselling guidelines
|Type of Counselling|
Counselling for 15% AIQ Seats (except in Jammu & Kashmir) in Government medical and dental colleges
DGHS, on behalf of MCC
|Counselling for all MBBS seats in AIIMs and JIPMER|
Counselling for all the seats in Central and Deemed Universities including BDS at Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
|Counselling for 85% State Quota seats in DU colleges (MAMC, LHMC, UCMS)|
Counselling for IP Quota seats in ESIC Colleges
Counselling for Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC)
DGHS, on behalf of MCC and AFMC Pune
Counselling for 85% State Quota seats and 100% state private colleges.
Respective State Counselling Authorities
NEET Seat Intake - Previous Year
- AIIMS MBBS (15 institutes) - 1205 seats
- JIPMER MBBS (2 institutes) - 200 seats
- MBBS seats in 532 colleges - 76,928
- BDS seats in 313 colleges - 26,949
- Ayush seats in 914 colleges - 52,720 seats
NEET Exam - Top 10 MBBS Colleges
|Name of Institute||State||Score||NIRF Rank|
|All India Institute of Medical Sciences||Delhi||90.69||1|
|Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research||Chandigarh||80.06||2|
|Christian Medical College||Tamil Nadu||73.56||3|
|National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro Sciences||Karnataka||71.35||4|
|Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences||Uttar Pradesh||70.21||5|
|Banaras Hindu University||Uttar Pradesh||64.72||6|
|Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences & Research||Kerala||64.39||7|
|Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research||Pondicherry||63.17||8|
|Kasturba Medical College||Karnataka||62.84||9|
|King George`s Medical University||Uttar Pradesh||62.2||10|
NEET - Top 10 Dental Colleges
|Name of Institute||State||Score||NIRF Rank|
|Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences||Delhi||82.51||1|
|Manipal College of Dental Sciences||Karnataka||78.17||2|
|Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth||Maharashtra||76.37||3|
|Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences||Tamil Nadu||72.34||4|
|A. B. S. M. Institute of Dental Sciences||Karnataka||70.87||5|
|Manipal College of Dental Sciences||Karnataka||68.75||6|
|Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education And Research||Tamil Nadu||66.27||7|
|Nair Hospital Dental College||Maharashtra||64.54||8|
|SRM Dental College||Tamil Nadu||64.47||9|
|JSS Dental College and Hospital||Karnataka||64.07||10|
NEET State-wise Counselling
Documents Required at Counselling
- NEET 2021 admit card
- Rank letter/score card
- Date of birth certificate (if Class 10 pass certificate does not reflect the date of birth)
- Class 12 pass certificate
- Class 12 marks sheet
- Class 10 pass certificate
- Eight passport size photograph (same as affixed on NEET application form)
- Provisional allotment letter
- Identity proof
- Passport copy of sponsorer (only for NRI/OCI candidates)
- Sponsorship affidavit stating the sponsorer will take the responsibility for all the expenses incurred in the whole duration of the course (only for NRI/OCI candidates)
- Relationship affidavit stating the relationship of the candidate with the sponsorer (only for NRI/OCI candidates)
- Caste certificate (if applicable)
- Disability certificate (if applicable)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Question:When NEET 2021 exam will be conducted?
NEET 2021 exam date, was on September 12.
Question:What is the NEET 2021 answer key by NTA date?
Question:Is NEET result 2021 out?
Yes, NEET 2021 result has been announced on November 1 at neet.nta.nic.in.
Question:Can I apply for NEET 2021, If get compartment in 12th class?
Yes, Compartment students can apply for the NEET exam 2021. But, they have to produce the 12th class pass certificate and need to obtain the required percentage of marks.
Question:Who can fill the NEET 2021 application form?
Aspirants fulfilling the eligibility criteria for NEET 2021 can fill the application form.
Question:Who is the conducting body of NEET 2021 counselling?
Directorate General of the Health Services of the Medical Counselling Committee will conduct NEET counselling 2021.
Question:Is NEET 2021 syllabus reduced by NTA?
No, NEET syllabus 2021 will remain unchanged.
Question:What is the total duration of NEET 2021 exam?
The total duration of NEET 2021 will be three hours.
Question:Is there any specific dress code for examination?
Yes, there is a specific dress code in NEET exam; Read more details here; NEET Examination Dress Code for Male & Female.
Question:Can I change my preferences of NEET 2021 exam center?
Yes, You can edit your NEET exam center preferences. NTA will provide a chance to edit the exam centre preferences.
Question:Will NEET 2021 exam postponed or canceled by NTA?
No, NEET 2021 exam was conducted on the scheduled date.
Question:How many seats will be filled through NEET?
Question:Is NEET 2021 twice a year?
As per NEET 2021 update, the Health Ministry has given its nod to conduct the NEET exam twice a year.
Question:Who will announce the NEET 2021 exam date?
NTA (National Testing Agency) has announced the exam date of NEET 2021 at the official website - neet.nta.nic.in
Question:Is NTA will release the NEET 2021 results in offline mode?
Aspirants must note that the authorities will not make the NEET exam result 2021 available in offline mode through posts.
Question:What are the steps to download the NEET 2021 exam results?
In order to download NEET result 2021 after the release, candidates have to enter the roll number, date of birth, and security pin.
Question:When authorities will release the NEET 2021 cutoff scores?
NTA will release the cutoff of NEET 2021 with the result. As the result will include NEET cut off for UR/SC/ST/OBC categories.
Question:In which mode MCC will commence NEET UG 2021 counselling?
NEET UG 2021 counselling for 15% AIQ seats begin in online mode.
Question:How many times can a candidate appear for NEET?
Question:Is NEET phase 2 registration 2021 started?
NEET 2021 phase 2 registration over.
Questions related to NEET
hello i have participated in Maharashtra neet 2021 counseling and i got my merit list where my sc category rank is 3892 ,so i am eligible for mbbs / not
Hello Neha Pawar,
You are eligible for getting MBBS/ BDS seat as you have participated in Maharashtra NEET UG counselling 2021.
You have chances of getting below mentioned Colleges for your NEET UG score, based on previous year's cut-offs.
You can go through below mentioned link to know NEET UG cut-offs of Medical Colleges.
You can predict Colleges you can get for your NEET UG Rank using below mentioned College Predictor Tool.
I hope this information will help you.
All The Best!!
sir mere neet me 428 no air 158105 cet sc kya mujhe RAJASTHAN me government bams college mil.jayegaa kya
It is difficult to predict because cut-offs changes from year to year and depends on many factors like
1. Number of seats available.
2. Difficulty level of the exam.
3. Number of students appeared in the exam.
4. Caste Category of the students.
You have chances of getting BAMS seat but can be Government seat not sure to get it in Government Colleges for your NEET UG score, based on previous year's cut-offs.
To check previous year's NEET cut-offs of Rajsthan Colleges, you can go through below mentioned link.
You can predict Colleges you can get for your NEET UG Rank using below mentioned College Predictor Tool.
I hope this information will help you.
All The Best!!
I got 452 marks in neet 2021 and I am st can I get seat in acsr and I am from ap
You have few chances of getting ACSR Government Medical College, Nellore Andhra Pradesh for your NEET UG score, based on previous year's cut-offs. But cut-off changes from year to year and depends on many factors.
The MBBS course fees in ACSR Government Medical Colleges, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh is Rs. 91,400. There are 175 seats for this course in this College. This course is offered by Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences, Vijayawada.
This is a 5.5 years full time course which includes 1 year of internship in it. This course is approved by National Medical Commission.
For more information about MBBS course in ACSR Government Medical College, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh go through below mentioned link.
You can go through below mentioned link to know NEET UG cut-offs of Medical Colleges in Andhra Pradesh.
You can predict Colleges you can get for your NEET UG Rank using below mentioned College Predictor Tool.
May this information was useful.
I have scored 449 marks in neet 2021 and my category is obc so can i get mbbs college from aiq
Hope you are doing well.
Yes, there are less chances of you to i get mbbs college from aiq with 449 marks. But the cut off varies every year so maybe you'll get the admission because cut off depends upon various numbers of factors such as the difficulty level of exams, no of candidates, etc. But the cut off for the reserved category is comparatively low than the cut off of unreserved category.
You can know your chances of admission by going through the link below:
College predictor tool
Rank predictor tool
GOOD LUCK, STAY MOTIVATED AND HOPE THIS HELPS.
Hope this helps you
All the best.
I AM belonging to West Bengal. NEET-2021 AIQ COUSELLING can I choice filiing West Bengal GOVT. MEDICAL COLLEGE AIQ SEAT?
Yes you can choice West Bengal Government Colleges in All India Quota Counselling. Through All India Quota Counselling 15 percentage of the seats are filled rest 85 percentage of the seats are filled by State Counselling.
You can check the possibilty of getting Colleges for your NEET UG rank using below mentioned link.
You can go through below mentioned link to know NEET UG cut-offs of Medical Colleges in West Bengal.
Hope this information was useful.