NEET Exam 2021 Application Form, Exam Date, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Syllabus

The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is a medical entrance exam of the national level. This entrance exam is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA).

After passing the NEET entrance exam, students can take admission in MBBS/BDS course from MCI/DCI recognized college. The NEET  entrance exam will be conducted for a total of 720 marks, in which a total of 180 questions will be asked from Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Botany.

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NEET 2021

NEET 2021 Important Dates

Events Dates
Release of application form November 2020
Last date for submission of application form December 2020
Last date for fee payment December 2020
Admit card April 2021
Date of Exam May 2021
Declaration of Result June 2021
Counseling will commence 2nd week of June 2021

NEET 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Medical candidates are required to fulfill certain eligibility to appear in the examination. Application forms of unqualified candidates are not accepted, so candidates are advised through the NEET 2021 eligibility criteria listed below.

  • Indian citizens, OCI, PIO, NRI, and foreign candidates will be eligible to apply.
  • The minimum age limit will be 17 years.
  • Candidates should have passed 12th or equivalent examination from any recognized board.
  • In the qualifying examination, students should have Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology, and English subjects.
  • Candidates should have a minimum of 50% marks (for General), 45% marks (for General PH) and 40% marks for SC/ST and OBC candidates in the PCB stream.
  • Candidates appearing in the qualifying examination are also eligible to apply.

Courses Through NEET Exam

  1. MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery)
  • Course Duration: 5.5 years
  • Average Annual Salary: Rs. 2.8 LPA – Rs. 65 LPA

2. BDS (Bachelor of Dental Sciences)

  • Course Duration: 4.5 years
  • Average Annual Salary: Rs. 4 LPA – Rs. 6 LPA

3. BHMS (Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine & Surgery)

  • Course Duration: 5.5 years
  • Average Annual Salary: Rs. 3 LPA to 12 LPA

4. BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery)

  • Course Duration: 5.5 years
  • Average Annual Salary: Rs. 3 LPA – Rs. 15 LPA

5. BUMS (Bachelor in Unani Medicine)

  • Course Duration: 5.5 years
  • Average Annual Salary: Rs. 2 LPA – Rs. 11.7 LPA

6. B.V.Sc & AH (Bachelor of Veterinary Sciences & Animal Husbandry)

  • Course Duration: 5 years
  • Average Annual Salary: Rs. 5 LPA – Rs. 8 LPA

7. B. Pharm (Bachelor of Pharmacy)

  • Course Duration: 4.5 years
  • Average Annual Salary: Rs. 2 LPA – Rs. 3 LPA

NEET 2021 Application Form

The release date of the application form is December, 2020. The last date to fill the application form is February, 2021. Submit the NEET 2021 form online. Candidates can check below for a step by step approach to fill the application form.

Click Here – Check Official Notification

Online Registration

To use the application form, register on the NEET website. you’ll get your ID and password on the registered email id or mobile number for future login.

Application Form Fill Up

Fill the specified details like personal details, choice of examination center, educational details, and parent’s address and details.

Uploading Documents

After cautiously filling the above details, upload your recent color passport size photograph, signature, and left-hand thumb. Check photograph and signature specifications:

  • Candidate’s passport size photograph should be in JPG/JPEG format and Image size should be between 10Kb to 200Kb.
  • Candidate’s signature should be in JPG/JPEG format and Image size should be between 4Kb to 30Kb.
  • Candidate’s Left Hand Thumb should be in JPG format and Image size should be between 10Kb to 50Kb
  • The Class 10th Certificate of the candidate should be in JPG format and Image size should be between 100Kb to 300Kb.
  • Candidate’s Post Card Size Photograph should be in JPG format and Image size should be between 50Kb to 300Kb.

Application Fee

Category Fees
GEN (UR) Rs. 1500/-
GEN EWS/OBC (NCL) Rs. 1400/-
SC/ST/PwD/Transgender Rs. 800/-

Payment Mode

This is the ultimate confirmation step, where you’re required to send the fee:

  • Debit/credit card
  • Net banking
  • E-wallets from various service providers
  • Offline Mode – via Challan

Note: After successful payment, a confirmation page is going to be generated. Take a print out of the page and keep it safe for future use. Note that the confirmation page isn’t to be sent to the board.

Preserve it until the top of the admission and counseling process. For further assistance, you’ll ask the detailed description of the application process on the official NEET form page.

NEET  2021 Exam Pattern

  • Exam Date: The examination will be conducted on first week of May , 2021.
  • Mode of Exam: The examination will be conducted through offline (pen-paper based exam).
  • Types of Questions: There will be objective type questions in the exam.
  • Duration: The duration of the examination will be of 3 hours.
  • Several Questions: A total of 180 questions will be asked.
  • Language: The question paper will be asked in Hindi, English, Gujarati, Marathi, Oriya, Bengali, Assamese, Telugu, Tamil, Urdu, and Kananda languages.
  • Marking Scheme: 4 marks will be given for each correct answer.
  • Negative Marking: For each wrong answer, one mark will be deducted.
Subject No of Questions Marks
Physics 45 180
Chemistry 45 180
Zoology 45 180
Botany 45 180
Total 180 720

NEET 2021 Reservation Policy

Candidates can learn about NEET Reservation Policy from below which is based on 15% All India Quota.

  • SC – 15%
  • ST – 7.5%
  • OBC – 27%

NEET 2021 Admit Card

After completing the application process, the NAT will be released the admit card for those candidates who will successfully submit the application form. The admit card will be published at the official website of NAT in April 2021.

To download the admit card enter the required details like Roll number, Date of Birth, Security Pin, and then submit.

Click Here – Download NEET 2020 Admit Card

NEET 2021 Results

Result will be announced First week of June 2021. Visit the official website i.e. ntaneet.nic.in to get details.

NEET 2021 Counseling

NEET 2021 Counseling Round will be organized by the Medical Counseling Committee (MCC) at the All India level. Counseling will be conducted online. To join the counseling round, students must first register themselves and choose the course and college as per their wish. After this, candidates will be given seat allotment result by MCC.

The candidates who will be selected will have to get document verification after which the final admission will be completed. At the time of counseling document verification round, you will have to take an original and photo copy of all your required documents. Like

  • Admit card
  • Score card
  • Rank letter
  • Birth certificate
  • 10th certificate
  • 12th certificate and mark sheet
  • Passport Size Photo (8)
  • Provisional allotment letter
  • Id proof
  • Category certificate (if any)

Top Medical College

Candidates can see the list of top medical colleges from below, in which you can get admission on the basis of NEET 2021 score.

  • Christian Medical College
  • Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Science
  • Kasturba Medical College
  • Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research
  • King’s George Medical University
  • Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research
  • Molana Azad Medical College
  • Jamia Hamdard
  • JSS Medical College
  • Dayanand Medical College

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1: What is the age limit to appear in NEET 2021 exam?

Ans: Minimum 17 years and a maximum of 25 years.

Q2: What is the NEET Exam Pattern?

Ans: The total number of questions in the NEET exam is 180, which is a total of 720 marks. You can get the rest of the exam pattern from the above page.

Q3: In which languages is the NEET exam conducted?

Ans: NEET exam is conducted in 11 different languages which are Hindi, English, Gujarati, Marathi, Oriya, Bengali, Assamese, Telugu, Tamil, Urdu, and Kananda.

Q4: Are NIOS students eligible for NEET 2021?

Ans: NIOS students can take the NEET 2021 exam because the Delhi High Court had removed the clause that deprived such students of the exam. However, the NTA has stated that this eligibility depends on the final decision of Special Leave Petitions filed by MCI.

Q5: I will be 25 in March 2020. Will I still be eligible for NEET?

Ans: Yes, you are eligible to take the NEET examination, as now the candidates of 25 years or more can take the NEET examination as per the instructions of the Supreme Court.

Q6: I had biology as an additional subject in 11th and 12th grade. Am I eligible for NEET 2021 exam or not?

Ans: According to the NTA, candidates with biology as an additional subject are eligible for NEET 2020. However, the final decision will depend on the decision of Special Leave Petitions filed by MCI. The clause was implemented by MCI for NEET 2018 but was rejected by the Delhi High Court. This means that students with Biology / Biotechnology as an additional subject in 11th and 12th grade are eligible for NEET 2021.

Q7: Will NTA consider my 12th-grade marks for NEET 2021?

Ans: For eligibility to take NEET 2021 examination, the candidate has to score the required minimum percentage. It should be noted that with the minimum percentage required in 12th, the candidates will be able to appear for NEET 2021 examination only, but they will not be considered NEET qualified.

Q8: What are the rules of the exam?

Ans: The authority has specified clear rules and regulations required for a candidate to become eligible for the admission process. Candidates can read and follow the rules described in the information brochure.

Q9: I have a gap of one year between 11th and 12th grade, can I still give NEET 2021 exam?

Ans: Yes, students with a year gap in both classes will also be eligible for NEET 2021. Earlier, MCI amended the “Regulation on Graduate Medical Education, 1997” specifying that a student would have to study for two consecutive years for eligibility for the NEET exam. However, this amendment was removed by the Delhi High Court and now students who have a year gap in their studies can also appear for NEET 2021 examination.

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