NTA Released NEET 2021 Exam Date, Eligibility, Syllabus, Exam Pattern and Application Form
NEET Exam 2021- National Testing Agency (NTA) announces National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2021 Exam Date. It is the only national level medical entrance exam conducted for providing admission to MBBS, BDS & Ayush Courses offered at all Medical Colleges in India
Candidates can check out the post below for more details on NEET (UG) 2021 such as eligibility criteria, application process, exam pattern, fees, syllabus and more.
NEET (UG)-2021 and Role of NTA
The NEET (UG) – 2021 is going to be conducted by NTA as per the Schedule given in the Information at a Glance for admission to MBBS, BDS, BAMS, BSMS, BUMS, and BHMS Courses as per the relevant norms/guidelines/regulations notified by the concerned Regulatory Bodies
NEET UG Important Dates 2021
Online Submission of Application Form through Website: 13th July 2021 to 06th August 2021
Last date of successful transaction of fee through Credit/Debit Card/Net Banking/UPI/Paytm Wallet: 07th August 2021
Correction in Particulars of Application Form on the website only 08th to 12th August 2021
Announcement of the City of Examination: 20th August 2021
Downloading of Admit Cards from NTA Website: To be released 03 days before the Examination
Date of Examination:12th September 2021 (Sunday)
Duration of Examination: 180 minutes (03 hours)
Timing of Examination: 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM (IST)
Centre, Date and Shift of NEET (UG) – 2021: As to be indicated in the Admit Card
Display of OMR Sheets/ Responses and Answer Keys: To be announced later on the website
Declaration of Result to the Candidates on NTA Website: To be announced later on the web
Medical Seats Offered through NEET 2021
Admissions to all seats of Undergraduate Medical Courses will be done through NEET (UG)-2021. The following are the seats available under different quotas:
All India Quota Seats
State Government Quota Seats
Central Institutions/Universities/Deemed Universities
State/Mgt. /NRI Quota Seats in Private Medical /Dental /Ayurveda /Siddha /Unani /Homeopathy Colleges or any Private University
Central Pool Quota Seats
All seats including NRI Quota as well as Mgt. Quota, in private unaided/aided minority / non- minority medical colleges shall also be filled on the basis of merit obtained in NEET(UG)-2021
Indian Citizens/Overseas Citizens of India intending to pursue Undergraduate Medical Courses from a foreign (Medical/Dental/Ayurveda/Siddha/ Unani/ Homeopathy) Institute need to qualify NEET (UG)-2021
Counselling for successful candidates under 15% All India Quota seats and all seats of Deemed Universities/Central Universities/Seats of ESIC & AFMC including Delhi University (DU), BHU, AMU, AIIMS & JIPMER will be conducted by the MCC/DGHS for Undergraduate Medical Courses
NEET Eligibility Criteria 2021
Students must check their eligibility before filling the application form. Candidates can check the detailed NEET 2021 eligibility criteria from below:
He/she has completed the age of 17 years 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 Courses.
Upper age limit for NEET (UG) is 25 years as on the date of examination with relaxation of 5 years for the candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC-NCL category and PwD Candidates
Indian Citizens/ Overseas Citizens of India intending to pursue Undergraduate Medical Courses from a foreign Medical/ Dental Institute also need to qualify NEET (UG).
Eligibility for Seats under the control of States/Deemed Universities/Central Universities/ESIC and AFMC including Delhi University (DU), BHU & AMU/central pool quota, AIIMS, JIPMER
Indian Nationals, Non Resident Indians (NRIs), OCI, PIO and Foreign Nationals are eligible for admission in Medical/ Dental/Ayurveda/ Siddha/Unani/Homeopathy Colleges subject to rules and regulations framed by the respective State Governments, Institutions and the Government of India as the case may be.
Foreign nationals may confirm their eligibility from the concerned Medical/Dental/ Ayurveda/ Siddha/Unani/Homeopathy College/State.
Notwithstanding anything stated above, the eligibility criteria to appear in NEET (UG) shall also be applicable to the candidates desirous to take admission in Undergraduate Medical Courses in concerned INIs like AIIMS.
Eligibility for 15% All India Quota seats
Indian Nationals, Non Resident Indians (NRIs), Overseas Citizen of India (OCI), Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) and Foreign Nationals are eligible for 15% All India Quota Seats.
Candidates from UT of J&K and Ladakh
Students from UT of J&K and Ladakh are not eligible for 15% All India Quota seats as UT of J&K and Ladakh have opted out of the All India Scheme since its inception. If they claim eligibility, they must submit an online Self Declaration which will be generated and printed automatically along with a confirmation page for the record and they need to present the same during counselling. The Self-Declaration Form is given in Appendix- III.
With regard to participation of UT of J&K and Ladakh in the All India Quota, it is informed that the erstwhile State of J&K had opted to stay out of the All India Quota Scheme since inception and as such the students of J&K were also not allowed to participate for admission in all India Quota seats. Now, with the coming into effect of the J&K Reorganization Act, 2019 and formation of UTs, the UT of J&K has been requested to consider participation in the All India Quota. A decision is yet to be taken by the UT administration in this regard. However, the UT of Ladakh does not have any medical college. Therefore, the decision of participation of UT of J&K will be conveyed in due course.
The Self Declaration Form submitted by candidates will be verified at the time of counselling. If the declaration is found to be false at any time, the candidature/admission of such candidates shall be cancelled and criminal proceedings may be initiated against such candidates.
Candidates from the UT of J&K and Ladakh can appear in NEET (UG) 2021 for admission to Private Medical/Dental/Ayurveda/Siddha/Unani/Homeopathy Colleges or any Private/Deemed University and AFMC, AIIMS, JIPMER subject to the fulfilment of respective eligibility conditions.
Candidate must have passed in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology and English individually and must have obtained a minimum of 50% marks taken together in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/ Biotechnology at the qualifying examination
In respect of candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC, the marks obtained in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology taken together in qualifying examination be 40% instead of 50% for General category candidates
In respect of the candidates with benchmark disabilities specified under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016, the marks obtained in Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology taken together in qualifying exam shall be 45% instead of 50% for General category candidates and 40% for SC/ST/OBC candidates
Provided that two years of regular and continuous study of Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology taken together shall be required at 10+2 level for all the candidates
Candidates who have passed 10+2 from Open Schools or as Private candidates shall not be eligible to appear for National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test-UG. Furthermore, study of Biology/Bio-technology as an Additional Subject at 10+2 level also shall not be permissible
Those who are appearing in Class XII Exam in 2021 can also appear for the entrance test provisionally subject to their fulfilling the conditions later
NEET 2021 Application Process
Candidates should fill the application form as per the instructions given in the information bulletin. Below we are providing NEET 2021 application form details:
Candidates can apply for NEET (UG)-2021 through “Online” mode only.
Submission of Online Application Form may be done by accessing NTA website ntaneet.nic.in. The Application Form in any other mode will not be accepted.
Only one application is to be submitted by a candidate.
Candidates must strictly follow the instructions given in the Information Bulletin and on NTA website strictly. Candidates not complying with the instructions shall be summarily disqualified.
Candidates must ensure that the email Address and Mobile Number provided in the Online Application Form are their own or parents only as all information/ communication will be sent by NTA through email on the registered email address or SMS on registered Mobile Number only.
Instructions for filling Online Application Form
Download Information Bulletin and Replica of Application Form. Read these carefully to ensure your eligibility. In case a candidate is found to fill in more than one application, the admit card will be cancelled/withheld and his/her candidature will be forfeited for this/future examination.
Follow the Steps given below to Apply Online
Step-1: Fill in the Online Application Form and note down the system generated Application No.
Step-2: Upload scanned images of Candidate’s Photograph (between 10 kb – 200 kb) and Candidate’s Signature (between 4 kb – 30kb) in JPG/JPEG format.
Step-3: Make payment of fee using suitable mode of payment through bank as per details given in Chapter-4, (mode of submission of Application Form and payment of fee) and keep proof of fee paid
Step-4: Print at least four printouts of Confirmation Page after successful remittance of fee
All the 4 Steps can be done together or at separate times
General Rs. 1500/-
General-EWS/ OBC-NCL* Rs. 1400/-
SC/ST/PwD/Transgender Rs. 800/-
Outside India – Rs.7500/-
Note: Processing charges & Goods and Services Tax (GST) are to be paid by the candidate, as applicable
Method of Fee Payment
Payment Using Appropriate Mode: After completing Step 2 of online Application Form, candidates may remit the examination fee (Step 3) by choosing the following options:
Please select any Mode of Payment/Service Provider (Service/Processing charges per transaction & GST (applicable @18%) to be paid by the candidate)
Online Mode i.e. Debit/Credit Card & Net Banking: Check the validity of the Debit/Credit Card and keep it ready with you while logging on to the website for submitting Application Form. Candidate should enter the information asked for and make payment through Debit/Credit Card
NEET UG Exam Pattern 2021
The Test pattern of NEET (UG)-2021 comprises two Sections. Each subject will consist of two sections. Section A will consist of 35 Questions and Section B will have 15 questions, out of these 15 Questions, candidates can choose to attempt any 10 Questions. So, the total number of questions and utilization of time will remain the same.
Pattern for the NEET (UG)-2021 Exam for admission in the Session 2021-22 is as follows:
Important Points to Note
Each question carries 04 (four) marks and, for each correct answer candidate will get 04 (four) marks.
For each incorrect answer, 01(one) mark will be deducted from the total score.
To answer a question, the candidate has to find, for each question, the correct answer/ best option.
However, after the process of the challenge of key, if more than one option is found to be correct then all/any one of the multiple correct/best options marked will be given four marks (+4).
Any incorrect option marked will be given minus one mark (-1)
Mode of Exam: NEET (UG)-2021 is a Pen & Paper-based Test, to be answered on the specially designed machine gradable OMR sheet using Ball Point Pen
Duration of Test: The duration of the test would be three (03) hours
Medium of the Question Papers: English; Hindi; Assamese; Bengali; Gujarati; Malayalam; Kannada; Marathi; Odia; Tamil; Telugu; Urdu; Punjabi
NEET UG Syllabus 2021
A common syllabus will be prescribed by NMC for the NEET UG exam. NEET 2021 syllabus will contain physics, chemistry and biology subjects. Students can check the detailed syllabus from below:
Physical world and measurement; Laws of Motion; Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body; Properties of Bulk Matter; Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory; Electrostatics; Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism; Electromagnetic Waves; Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation; Electronic Devices, etc.
Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry; Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties; States of Matter: Gases and Liquids; Equilibrium; Hydrogen; p-Block Elements; Hydrocarbons; Solid State; Electrochemistry; Surface Chemistry; p-Block Elements; Coordination Compounds; Alcohols; Phenols and Ethers; Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen, etc.
Diversity in the Living World; Cell Structure and Function; Human Physiology; Structural Organization in Animals and Plants; Plant Physiology; Reproduction; Biology and Human Welfare; Ecology and Environment; Genetics and Evolution; Biotechnology and Its Applications, etc.
Question Papers for the test shall be based on a Common Syllabus notified by the Medical Council of India and implemented in the year. Please see Appendix-I for details
The syllabus for NEET 2021 is the same as last year’s. There are no changes in the syllabus. It comprises of physics, chemistry, and biology
List of cities where the NEET (UG)-2021 will be conducted is given at Appendix-II
In case, instructions are not complied with, NTA may allot the centres different from the choice given or cancel the candidature
NEET Admit Card 2021
Admit Card is issued provisionally to the candidates, subject to the fulfillment of the eligibility conditions.
Candidates have to download the Admit Card from the NTA website To be released 3 days before the Exam onwards and appear for the Examination at the given Centre on Date and Timing as indicated in their Admit Card.
In case of any discrepancy in the particulars of the candidate or his/her photograph and signatures shown in the Admit Card and Confirmation Page the candidate may immediately approach the Help Line between 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
In such cases, candidates would appear in the examination with the already downloaded Admit Card. However, NTA will take necessary action to make corrections in the record later.
Cities for Exam Centres
A list of Cities along with city codes where the NEET (UG)-2021 will be conducted is given at Appendix-VII
Official website of the NTA for NEET (UG)-2021 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.
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
For BAMS/BSMS/BUMS/BHMS Courses
Ministry of AYUSH: www.ayush.gov.in
AYUSH Admission Central Counselling Committee: www.aaccc.gov.in
For remaining seats, kindly check the website(s) of concerned State(s)/ Institution(s).
Notwithstanding anything contained in the Information Bulletin, the decision of NTA/MoH&FW/ NMC/ MCI/DGHS/DCI/MoA/CCIM/BoGCCH shall be final and binding.