13 Dec 2020

NEET 2021 Exam Date, Registration, Eligibility, Syllabus, Pattern

NEET UG 2021 Exam Date, Registration, Eligibility, Syllabus, Pattern

The National Testing Agency (NTA) is inviting Online Applications for NEET (UG) – 2021 for admission to the undergraduate medical courses in all medical institutions in India.
The NEET (UG) 2021 is going to be conducted by NTA for admission to MBBS, BDS, BAMS, BSMS, BUMS and BHMS Courses as per the relevant norms / guidelines / regulations notified by the concerned Regulatory Bodies. The Result of NEET (UG) -2021 may be utilized by other Entities of Central/State Governments (including Indian Nursing Council/ Nursing Colleges/ Schools, JIPMER) for counselling / admission to relevant courses [including B.Sc. (Nursing)and B.Sc. (Life Sciences)] in accordance with their rules / norms / guidelines. 
NEET (UG) – 2021 will be conducted in 13 languages i.e. English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu. through Pen & Paper mode on 12th September, 2021 (Sunday).

In order to ensure that the candidate data is submitted fast, the Application Form for NEET (UG) – 2021 has been divided into Two Sets/Phases. 
The first set of information needs to be filled up before the last date of submission of the Application Form online. 
The second set of information needs to be filled up by the candidates before the declaration of the Result/ downloading of Score Card during the period that would be notified separately through NEET (UG) Portal in due course. 
All candidates shall fill up each set of information of the Application Form at the respective time of availability. In the absence of filling up of any of the set of information, his/her candidature will be cancelled

What is NEET ?

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test- NEET is an entrance test conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for admission to MBBS, BDS, AYUSH, Veterinary and other medical/ paramedical courses in India. NEET is the sole entrance test for admission to MBBS and BDS courses in India. Now AIIMS and JIPMER MBBS examinations have also been merged with NTA NEET.

NEET  Facts

The NEET (UG) – 2021 shall consist of one Question Paper containing 180 Multiple Choice Questions from Physics, Chemistry, and Biology (Botany and Zoology). The Schedule of Examination activities is as follows:

Exam Name 

National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test NEET UG

Exam Frequency 

Once a year 

Exam Mode 

Offline OMR Based  

Exam Duration 

180 Minutes (3 hours) 

Exam Conducting Agency

National Testing Agency (NTA) 

Official Website 


Applications for NEET

Online only 

NEET 2021 Exam Time

02:00 PM to 05:00 PM (IST)

NEET 2021 Key Dates



NEET 2021 Online Submission of Application Form 

13th July, 2021 

Last Date for online Applications 

6th August, 2021 (Upto 11.50 PM) 

Last date of successful transaction of fee 

7 August 2021 (upto 11:50 PM) 

Correction in Particulars of Application Form  

11 August 2021 to 14 August 2021 

Announcement of the City of Examination 

20 August 2021 

Downloading of Admit Cards from NTA website 

To be released 03 days before the Exam 

Date of Examination 

12 September 2021 (Sunday) 

NEET UG 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility for appearing in NEET (UG) is as per related Regulations is as follows: - 


He/she has completed 17 years of age at the time of admission or will complete that age on or before 31 December of the year of his/her admission to the first year Undergraduate Medical Course. 
Accordingly, the lower age limit shall as under:
Born on or before 31.12.2004
The upper age limit for NEET (UG) is 25 years as on the date of examination with a relaxation of 5 years for the candidates belonging to the SC/ST/OBC-NCL category and PwBD Candidates

Educational Qualification-

A candidate who is appearing in the qualifying examination, i.e., 12th Standard in 2021, whose result is awaited, may apply and appear in the test but he/she shall not be eligible for admission to the Undergraduate Medical Courses, if he/she does not pass the qualifying examination with the required pass percentage at the time of first round of Counselling. 
Candidates who have appeared or are appearing at the qualifying Examination with English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology as main subject and expect to pass the Examination with required percentage of marks are also eligible to apply and appear in the Competitive Entrance Examination. However, their candidature will be considered only if they provide documentary evidence of having passed the qualifying Examination with the required subjects and percentage of marks.

Details of Fee Payment 

Fee Payable by Candidate as per 2020 notice
General Rs. 1500/- 
General-EWS/ OBC-NCL Rs. 1400/- 
SC/ST/PwD/Transgender Rs. 800/- 
Out Side India- Rs. 7500/-
Processing charges & Goods and Services Tax (GST) are to be paid by the candidate, as applicable

Display of OMR sheets and responses on website

a) The NTA will display the scanned images of OMR Answer Sheets and Recorded Response by the Machine of all the candidates on the website ntaneet.nic.in. Exact date of display of the images of OMR Answer Sheets and Responses, would be communicated after the examination on NTA website. 
b) Candidates will be given an opportunity to submit representation against the OMR grading by paying a processing fee of Rs. 1000/- per question challenged. 
c) Representations made by the candidates against the OMR grading will be verified by the NTA from the actual record and the same will be updated in the data, if challenges are found correct. However, no intimation in this regard will be sent to individual candidate. 
All candidates are advised to visit website ntaneet.nic.in for viewing and downloading image of OMR/Answer Sheet and recorded responses by the candidates. 

Display of Answer Key for challenge 

a) The NTA will display provisional Answer Key of the questions, giving opportunity to the candidates to challenge, in case of any doubt in the answer key on the website ntaneet.nic.in. 
For exact date of display of Answer Key, candidates may regularly check updates on NTA website after the examination. 
b) Candidates will be given an opportunity to make online challenge against the provisional Answer Key on payment of processing fee of Rs.1000/- per answer challenged. 
c) Challenges made by the candidates will be verified by the NTA with the help of panel of subject experts. If found correct, the answer key will be revised accordingly. Based on the revised Final Answer Key, result will be prepared and declared. 
d) No individual candidate will be informed about the acceptance/non-acceptance of his/her challenge. 
e) The key finalized after the challenge will be final. 

Declaration of Result 

a) The National Testing Agency will evaluate the Answer Sheets using standard procedure and the result will be displayed on the website ntaneet.nic.in and thereafter candidates may download their respective Result Sheets. 
b) The NTA will prepare the merit list as per the directives of DGHS and Ministry of AYUSH Admission Central Counselling Committee. 
c) Category wise result will not be prepared. 
d) All Candidates appearing in NEET (UG) - 2021 must regularly check updates on website of NTA, MoH&FW, Medical Counselling Committee (mcc.nic.in), MoA, AYUSH Admission Central Counselling Committee (aaccc.gov.in) and participating States/Universities/Institutions till conclusion of final round of Counselling

Re-checking/re-evaluation of answer sheets 

The machine–gradable Answer Sheets are evaluated with extreme care and are repeatedly scrutinized.
There is no provision for re-checking/re-evaluation of the answer sheets. This is because of the following reasons: 
i. The OMRs are machine gradable which are being evaluated through specific software impartial to all.
 ii. The candidates are given an opportunity to make the representation on the OMR gradation of their OMR sheets and also given an opportunity to challenge the answer key in case of any doubt. 
No correspondence in this regard will be entertained.

Syllabus of the Test 

NMC (National Medical Commission) has notified the syllabus of NEET (UG)-2021. The Question Paper will be based on the given syllabus (Appendix-V) which is available at the NMC website (https://www.nmc.org.in/neet/neet-ug). Furthermore, to rationalize the decision of reduction in the syllabus by various School Education Boards, the NTA has taken the decision to provide choice in Section “B” for each of the 4 (four) subjects.

Important Websites 

i. The official website of the NTA for NEET(UG)-2020 is ntaneet.nic.in. All the test related information, as amended from time-to-time (if any), will be available on this website only. Candidates must regularly view this website for latest updates. 

ii. The official websites for counselling of 15% All India seats, Central Institutions/University and Deemed Universities related information is as under: 

For MBBS/BDS Courses: 

● Ministry of Health & Family Welfare: www.mohfw.gov.in and 
● Medical Counselling Committee: www.mcc.nic.in 


● Ministry of AYUSH: www.ayush.gov.in 
● AYUSH Admission Central Counselling Committee: www.aaccc.gov.in 

iii. For remaining seats, check the website(s) of concerned State(s)/ Institution(s). 

For more info view PDF notice- Click here
To Apply online visit official website- Click here
To download Information Bulletin Click the link-  https://ntaneet.nic.in/webinfo/File/GetFile?FileId=2&LangId=P

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