NEET 2021 Exam: NEET 2021 Exam was conducted by National Testing Agency for the admission of eligible candidates to the undergraduate medical courses in medical institutions. The exam for National-Eligibility-cum-Entrance-Test [NEET(UG) 2021] was held on September 12, 2021. There is a slight modification in the NEET 2021 Exam Pattern which has been discussed in detail below.

NEET 2021 will be conducted in 13 languages, for the admission of eligible students to MBBS/BDS/BAMS/BSMS/BUMS/BHMS and other undergraduates (UG) medical courses in approved/recognized Medical/Dental/AYUSH and other Colleges/ Deemed Universities /Institutes across India. The languages in which the NEET (UG) 2021 has been scheduled are: English, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu.

NEET 2021: Latest News

The provisional NEET Answer Key 2021 has been uploaded on on 15th October 2021 and candidates can raise objection/challenge to Answer Key(s) and/or Recorded Responses till 17th October 2021 (9 pm)

NEET 2021: Exam Summary

To get an overview of NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) for UG Medical courses, go through the summary from the below table.

Exam Conducting BodyNational Testing Agency
Exam NameNEET UG 2021
Courses OfferedMBBS, BDS, AYUSH and other related Courses
Seats OfferedAdmission of around 1.3 lakh MBBS and BDS seats under 15% All India Quota and 85% State quota
NEET Exam Date12 September 2021
Exam Timings2 pm to 5 pm
Exam ModePen-Paper Mode
Number of Questions 200 MCQs (180- Mandatory, 20 optional)
Marking Scheme4 marks for each question 
Negative MarkingMinus 1 (-1) 

NEET 2021 Exam Date 

National Testing Agency (NTA) has released the NTA NEET Answer Key 2021for the NEET 2021 Exam conducted on 12th September 2021. Check NEET 2021 Important Dates from the below table.

EventsNEET 2021 Dates
Online application form availability13th July 2021
Last date for the submission of the application form06th August 2021 (upto 11:50 PM)
Last date to deposit the application fee07th August 2021 (upto 11:50 PM)
Correction in the application form08th to 12th August 2021
Announcement of City of Examination20th August 2021
Download NEET Admit Card06th September 2021
NEET Exam Date 202112th September 2021 (Sunday) (2 PM to 5 PM)
NEET Phase 2 Registration01st to 10th October 2021
NEET Answer Key 202115th October 2021
Display of OMR15th October 2021
Raising of Objection15th to 17th October 2021 
NEET Final Answer Key 2021November 2021
Declaration of NEET ResultNovember 2021

NEET Answer Key 2021

NEET 2021 was held as per the scheduled i.e. on 12th September 2021 (Sunday, 2 pm to 5 pm). The Provisional Answer key for NEET-UG 2021 exam has been released by National Testing Agency on 15th October 2021 along with the scanned images of OMR Answer Sheets of NEET (UG) – 2021. Candidates can click on the below link to check the NEET Answer Key 2021

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Download NEET-UG 2021 Question Paper

NEET Phase 2 Registration 2021

NEET Registration Process is divided into two-phase, the first phase is done before the neet exam and NEET Phase 2 Registration Date has been released by the National Testing Agency. NEET Phase 2 Registration date has been active from 01st to 10th October 2021. The candidates who applied and paid the examination fee shall provide further details as required in the second set of information of the application form and can also make corrections to the first phase.

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Check NEET 2021 Result Release Date

NEET (UG) 2021 Notification

The NTA NEET notification including the NEET 2021 schedule, details for online registration, revised exam pattern, the syllabus has been released on the official website on 13 July 2021. The candidates can download the NTA NEET Notification 2021 from the website or can directly download it from the direct link below.

NEET (UG) 2021 Notification [Download PDF]

NEET 2021 Eligibility Criteria

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

The students must have completed the age of 17 years at the time of admission or will complete the minimum age requirement on or before 31 December of the year of their admission to the first year UG Medical Courses).

The upper age limit for NEET (UG) is 25 years as on 12.09.2021. The upper age relaxation for the candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC-NCL category and PwD Candidates is 05 years.

Qualified candidates must fulfil the following criteria:

The candidate must have passed in Physics, Chemistry, Zoology and English individually and must have obtained a minimum of 50% marks taken together in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Bio-technology at the qualifying examination

In addition, they must have got a rank in the merit list of NEET (UG) - 2021 for admission to Undergraduate Medical Courses.

In respect of the candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes or Other Backward Classes (NCL) s, the minimum marks obtained in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology taken together in qualifying examination shall be 40% marks instead of 50% marks for Unreserved and General-EWS Candidates.

In respect of PwD candidates as per NMC, CCIM and BoGCCH guidelines the minimum marks in the qualifying examination in Physics, Chemistry and Biology (or Botany & Zoology)/Biotechnology taken together shall be 45% instead of 50%.

Provided further that the students who have received education abroad and wish to seek admission into medical colleges in India must have passed in Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology and English with 50% marks in class 12 and their equivalency determined by Association of Indian Universities (AIU) as per regulations of the Medical Council of India and the concerned University.

The criteria for minimum qualifying marks to be eligible for admission to MBBS courses shall also be applicable to concerned INIs.

NEET 2021 Exam Pattern (New)

NTA has released the revised exam pattern for NEET (UG) 2021 along with the detailed notification.

Important points

  1. As per the new exam pattern, there will be 2 sections in each subject consisting of 35 questions in Section A and 15 questions in Section B (out of which 10 are optional).
  2. There will be 200 Multiple Choice Questions (out of which 20 are optional). Each correct question carries 4 marks.
  3. NEET (UG) – 2021 is a Pen & Paper-based Test, to be answered on the specially designed machine gradable OMR sheet using Ball Point Pen
  4. There will be a negative marking of minus one (-1) mark for each incorrect answer.
  5. The total duration of the NEET 2021 Exam is 3 hours (180 minutes)
NEET UG 2021 Exam Pattern (Revised)
SNoSubjects SectionsNo. of QuestionsMarks Duration of Exam
1Physics        Section A351403 hours (180 minutes)
Section B1540
2ChemistrySection A35140
Section B1540
3BotanySection A35140
Section B1540
4ZoologySection A35140
Section B1540
Total200 (20 optional)720

NEET 2021 Syllabus

The National Medical Commission of India (NMC) recommends the following syllabus for National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test NEET(UG) for admission to MBBS/BDS/BAMS/BSMS/BUMS/BHMS courses across the Country after review of various State syllabi as well as those prepared by CBSE, NCERT and COBSE. This is to establish a uniformity across the country keeping in view the relevance of different areas in medical education.

Physics syllabus of class 11th 
1 Physical world and measurement
2 Kinematics
3 Laws of Motion
4 Work, Energy and Power
5 Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body
6 Gravitation
7 Properties of Bulk Matter
8 Thermodynamics
9 Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory
10 Oscillations and Waves
Physics syllabus of Class 12th
1 Electrostatics
2 Current Electricity
3 Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism
4 Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents
5 Electromagnetic Waves
6 Optics
7 Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation
8 Atoms and Nuclei
9 Electronic Devices
Chemistry syllabus of class 11th
1 Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry
2 Structure of Atom
3 Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties
4 Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
5 States of Matter: Gases and Liquids
6 Thermodynamics
7 Equilibrium
8 Redox Reactions
9 Hydrogen
10 s-Block Element (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals)
11 Some p-Block Elements
12 Organic Chemistry- Some Basic Principles and Techniques
13 Hydrocarbons
14 Environmental Chemistry
Chemistry syllabus of class 12th
1 Solid State
2 Solutions
3 Electrochemistry
4 Chemical Kinetics
5 Surface Chemistry
6 General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements
7 p- Block Elements
8 d and f Block Elements
9 Coordination Compounds
10 Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
11 Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers
12 Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids
13 Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen
14 Biomolecules
15 Polymers
16 Chemistry in Everyday Life
Biology syllabus of class 11th
1 Diversity in Living World
2 Structural Organisation in Animals and Plants
3 Cell Structure and Function
4 Plant Physiology
5 Human physiology
Biology syllabus of class 12th
1 Reproduction
2 Genetics and Evolution
3 Biology and Human Welfare
4 Biotechnology and Its Applications
5 Ecology and environment

Check Detailed Syllabus for NEET 2021 Exam

NEET 2020 Question Paper: Download PDF 

NEET 2021 Registration Form

The online NEET (UG) 2021 registration process was conducted officially on from July 13, 2021 to August 06, 2021. The students who have been looking for admission to MBBS/BDS/BAMS/BSMS/BUMS/BHMS and other undergraduate (UG) medical courses have to qualify National Eligibility cum Entrance Test. 

NEET 2021 Registration Form: Click To Apply [Link Inactive]

NEET 2021 Exam Fee

Candidates willing to appear in NEET 2021 should have to pay the required examination fees while filling the Online NEET 2021 Registration Form through any of the modes of payment- Debit card, credit card, net banking, UPI Mode of Payment. (GST (18%) plus Service/processing charges per transaction are to be paid separately than application fees

General-EWS/ OBC-NCL*₹1400/-
SC/ST/PwD/ Transgender₹800/-

EWS – Economically Weaker Section

OBC-NCL – Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer)

*EWS candidates have to present the EWS certificates at the time of verification. Otherwise, their candidature may lead to cancellation.

NoteIf Confirmation Page is generated, then only the NEET 2021 Application Form is submitted successfully.

Important information for the candidates

  1. Candidates can apply for NEET (UG)-2021 through “Online” mode only.
  2. Submission of Online Application Form may be done by accessing NTA website The Application Form in any other means will not be tolerated.
  3. Only one application is to be submitted by a candidate. Candidates not complying with the instructions shall be summarily disqualified.
  4. Candidates must ensure that e-mail Addresses and Mobile Numbers provided in the Online Application Form are their own or parents only as all information/ communication will be sent by NTA through e-mail on the registered e-mail address or SMS on registered Mobile numbers only.

Steps to Apply Online for NEET 2021 Exam

The candidates have to fill the application form only once, else the NEET admit card will not be provided to the candidate and his/her candidature will be forfeited for the upcoming examinations.

Follow the steps given below to Apply Online:

Step-1: Enter your or your parent's unique Email Id and Mobile begin with the online registrtaion process

Step-2: Fill in the Online Application Form and pen down the system-generated Application No.

Step-3: Upload the duly scanned images of Candidate’s latest Passport size Photograph (size: 10 kb to 200 kb), Post Card size photograph (4”X6”) (Size: 50 kb - 300 kb) and Candidate’s Signature (file size: 4kb - 30kb), Left hand thumb impression (file size: 10 kb-50 kb) in JPG/JPEG format. (In case of any eventuality of left thumb being unavailable, right-hand thumb impression may be used.), Class X Passing Certificate (file size: 100 kb to 400 kb) in JPG/JPEG format.

For photographs, the focus needs to be on the face (80% face coverage, ears clearly visible, on white background).

Step-4: Pay the required application fee through online mode and keep the transaction slip for future reference. The candidate has to make another transaction of fee, in case the Confirmation Page is not generated.

Step-4After filling the form, download and save the form and take a printout of the Confirmation Page after successful submission of the application form.

Documents required while filling the Online Application Form for NEET 2021

All the documents mandatory for filling the Online Application Form must be scanned images necessarily in JPG/JPEG format, for uploading as part of the submission of his/her online application. Candidates must have the following documents scanned in the prescribed size and format in advance, to avoid any errors and omissions:

Latest Passport size Photograph with white background (size: 10 kb to 200 kb)

Post Card size photograph with white background (4” x 6”) (Size: 50 kb - 300 kb)

Signature (size: 4 kb to 30 kb)

Left hand thumb impression (In case of any eventuality of left-hand thumb being unavailable, right-hand thumb impression may be used.) - file size: 10 kb to 50 kb)

Class X Passing Certificate (file size: 100 kb to 400 kb)

In case the candidate makes an error, the correction window will be opened for making changes in Particulars of Application Form on the official website only and for a limited period of time.


No request for refund of fee once remitted by the candidate will be entertained by NTA under any circumstances.

The entire application process of NEET (UG)-2021 is online, including uploading of scanned images, Payment of Fees, and Printing of Confirmation Page. Therefore, candidates are not required to send/submit any document(s) including Confirmation Page to NTA through Post/ Fax/ by Hand/E-mail.

NEET 2021- Admit Card

Once the examination forms are duly filled and submitted the students can download their Admit Cards on the NTA website on the scheduled date. As mentioned above the NEET 2021 Admit Cards might be available from the 2nd week of July.The admit card of NEET 2021 will be available in online mode only.

Candidates are advised to regularly visit the NTA website and also check their e-mails/SMS for the latest Updates regarding the release of.

Candidate shall appear at their own cost at the Examination Centre on the Date and Timing indicated on their Admit Card issued by the NTA.

Any request to change the Examination Centre, Date and Time provided on the Admit Card shall not be considered under any circumstances.

Candidates are advised to take 6-8 Passport size and 4-6 Post Card size (4”X6”) colored photographs with white background.

The photographs are to be used for uploading on the Online Application Form, for examination and also for Counselling/Admission.

Candidates will have to follow the steps given below to download the Admit Card:

1. Go to the official website of NTA NEET or click on the below link when the admit card releases on the official website

2. Enter the application number, date of birth and the security pin.

3. Click on “Submit”.

4. Admit card of NEET will appear on the screen.

5. Check the details mentioned on the admit card.

6. Download the NEET 2021 admit card.

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NEET 2021 Result

The NEET (UG) Result 2021 will be uploaded on the official website after the successful conduction of the exam. The candidates must keep an eye on the official website or bookmark this page to get notified when the result is announced officially.

NEET Result 2021- Check Release Date

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NEET 2021 Exam: FAQs

Ans: NEET 2021 was conducted on September 12, 2021.

Ans: NEET exam is based on a pen-paper test, which is conducted in the offline mode. Candidates have to mark their responses in the OMR sheets.

Ans: Previously, the maximum limits to take the NEET exam were three. But as per the latest update, the maximum limits were scrapped from the exam.

Ans. NEET 2021 Admit card will be released 3 days before the exam date.

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