NEET 2021

NEET 2021: Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Pattern

The National Eligibility Cum Entrance test guarantees admission to MBBS and other undergraduate medical courses in the top colleges of India. The NEET exam is conducted by the NTA. If you are aspiring to get admission in the government medical colleges, then you must prepare for this exam.

Important Dates for NEET Exam 2021

Events Tentative Date
Online Application Form Date starts 2nd week of December 2020
Last date to Submit Application Form 4th week of December 2020
Application form correction window open 4th week of January 2021
Release of NEET 2021 Admit Card 3rd week of March 2021
NEET 2021 Exam Date May 2021 1st week
OMR Sheet Display Date May 2021 2nd week
Answer Key Display Date May 2021
NEET Result Date 2nd week of June 2021
Counselling first Round Date 3rd week of June 2021
Counselling Second Round 4th week of June 2021

NEET 2021 Application form and registration process

The NEET application form is available online from the last week of December month. Students can apply online by visiting the official page ntaneet.nic.inThe form needs to be filled online. The candidate needs to enter all details like personal details academic details, choice of medium etc.

Then the candidate needs to upload a scanned copy of his documents and a passport sized photograph. Payment also needs to be done online

 Application Fee

The application fee needs to be paid online. Check the below table for knowing the fee structure:

Category Application fee
General category candidates

Rs.  1500
OBC Rs. 1400
ST/ SC/ EWS category candidates

Rs. 800 

NEET 2021 Admit Card

Students can download the NEET admit card by visiting the official NTA NEET site

The admit card should be printed and kept for further reference. The admit card will contain details like Candidates name, roll number, father’s name, language, exam center address, reporting time and date etc.

The admit card needs to be displayed at the time of the examination. Eligibility Details

Particulars Details
Nationality Below candidates can apply:

Indian Nationals

OCI(Overseas Citizens Of India)


Qualifying Exam Candidates should have passed 10+2 exam or its equivalent from an accredetited board or University. Mandatory subjects are Physics, Chemistry, Biology / biotechnology
Age Limit Minimum age: 17 years as on 31st December 2021

Maximum age: No limit

Qualifying marks: As eligibility criteria a candidate must have the cut off marks as given in the table below:

Cut off marks required 

Category Maximum Percentage required



NEET Exam Pattern and marking system

Exam pattern:

Parameters Details
Examination Mode Offline (Pen and Paper based )
Duration of Exam 180 minutes
Total Subjects Physics, Chemistry, Biology (Zoology + Botany)
Number of Questions 180 (45 for each section)
Type of Questions Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Maximum Marks  720

Marking system

The marking scheme of the NEET exam 2021 has been illustrated below:

Answer Type Score
Right Answer 4 Marks
Wrong answer (-) 1 Mark
Unattempt question 0 Mark
NEET 2021 Syllabus

The NEET 2021 syllabus consists of the subjects Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Zoology and Botany). A candidate must be aware of the curriculum of 11th standard and 12th NCERT and CBSE syllabus. However, questions can be asked from other boards as well. 

Please find the table below for the syllabus:

Physics Physical World and Measurement  Electrostatics  Kinematics 
current Electricity  Laws of Motion  Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism 
Work, Energy, and Power Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents  Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body 
Electromagnetic waves  Gravitation  Optics 
Properties of Bulk Matter  Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation  Thermodynamics, Oscillations and Waves 
Electronic Devices 
Chemistry Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry  Solid State  Structure of Atom 
Solutions  Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties  Electrochemistry 
Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure  Chemical Kinetics  States of Matter: Gases and Liquids 
Surface Chemistry  Thermodynamics General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements 
Equilibrium p-Block elements Redox Reactions
d and f block elements Hydrogen Coordination Compounds
s-block element(Alkali and Alkaline earth metals)  Halo alkanes and Haloarenes  Some p-Block Elements 
Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers  Organic Chemistry – Some Basic Principles and Techniques  Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids 
Hydrocarbons Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen  Environmental Chemistry 
Biomolecules, Polymers and Chemistry in Everyday Life
Biology Genetics and Evolution Plant Physiology Cell Structure and function
Ecology and environment Reproduction Diversity in the living world
Reproduction Human Physiology Biology and Human Welfare
Biotechnology and its applications Structural Organization in Plants and Animals
How to prepare for this exam
  • It is essential to stay focused on this. Many students start making early, but later they get diverted due to unimportant things in their life. Only the students who are consistent during the preparation process can gain success.
  • Time management is essential. You need to make a routine and stick to it.   
  • Proper guidance is also essential. You can join a coaching institute and take help from the professionals, or you may do self-study and seek advice from the teachers. You may also study in groups.
  • It is essential to possess knowledge about the pattern of exam, marking schemes etc. You can take help from the previous year’s question papers to analyze the trends.

Important Books for NEET 2021

Once you know of the important books of NEET half the battle is won. Let’s peek into the important books:

Subject Name of Book Author
Biology NCERT Biology of Class XI and XII NCERT
Biology Trueman’s Objective Biology for NEET – Vol. I & II Trueman Publication
Biology Objective NCERT at your FINGERTIPS for NEET-AIIMS – Biology MTG Editorial Board
Physics Concepts of Physics H. C. Verma
Physics NCERT Physics Textbooks NCERT
Physics D C Pandey Objective Physics for NEET DC Pandey
Chemistry NCERT Chemistry Textbooks NCERT
Chemistry GRB a textbook of Physical Chemistry for NEET O.P. Tandon
Chemistry Elementary Problems In Organic Chemistry for NEET/ AIIMS M.S.Chauhan

If you have the zeal and passion to become a doctor then NEET seems to be a god option. If you follow the above tips then cracking NEET will be a cakewalk for you.

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