NEET Exam 2021 Date (out)! Check Eligibility, Events, and Syllabus

NTA has announced the exam date for NEET 2021 and conducted it on 12/9/2021 (Sunday). The online application process is started on the 13th of July 2021 on the NTA Official Website. As information will release on the website in Bulletin containing Eligibility Criteria, important dates, age limit, events syllabus, etc. This year, NEET is going to conduct in 13 different languages and 155 to 195 exam centers in different cities across India.

NEET, What is it?

National Entrance Cum Eligibility Test short form of NEET. NTA (National Testing Agency) conducts this medical exam across India. This exam is a gateway to getting admission in MBBS, BDS, AYUSH Veterinary, and other para-medical courses in India.
As NEET is conducted only one time in a year in almost 10-13 languages and 150 approx centers in India. From this year NEET score will decide the admission for JIPMER BSc Nursing and other Life sciences admissions. AIIMS and JIPMER MBBS exams also stopped this year and selection was done based on NEET score.

What’s New in NEET Exam 2021

  • The Exam pattern – 2021 NEET question paper will have 2 sections with an equal number of questions in each subject. The total questions are 200 and have to attempt 180 questions. i.e 5 questions per the second section are optional.
  • NEET 2021 registration starts from 13/7/2021.
  • The application procedure is in two phases-
    • Phase 1- Candidates have to fill in some of the information during registration.
    • Phase 2- Information of the second phase will entered before the declaration of results.
  • This time NEET Exam is going to conduct in 13 different languages.

NEET Exam 2021 Info-

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Courses after NEET

Medical and various Paramedical courses admission are done based on NEET Score. Major courses offered are MBBS, BDS, BAMS, BUMS, Siddha Medicine, Veterinary Sciences, and Aminal Husbandry. Some of the Paramedical courses include Bachelor of Physiotherapy, BSc Nursing, Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, Bachelor of Audiology, Speech and Language Pathology, Bachelor of Prosthetics and Orthotics NEET score.

Also Read: Courses in NEET

Medical Seat Distribution in India-

Medical Seats

Total Collages of various courses-

Neet Campuses

Also Read: MBBS Government Seats in India – 2021

NEET Exam 2021 Important Dates

This Table consists of important dates and events related to NEET 2021-

Eligibility Criteria for NEET 2021

The candidate who wants to appear for the NEET exam must have to fulfill certain guidelines to appear in the exam. These guidelines are from NTA for the NEET. Applicants who fulfill all of these guidelines can apply for the exam as details have to be mentioned in the registration form.


Applicant must be from the following nationality to apply for NEET-

  • Indian Nationals
  • Non-Resident Indians (NRIs)
  • Overseas Citizen of India (OCI)
  • Persons with Indian Origin (PIO)
  • Foreign Nationals

Age Limit:

Applicant must lie within the following age limit to apply for the exam-

  • As of December 31, 2021 minimum age of the candidate must be of 17 years.
  • The maximum age for the NEET is 25 years which was appealed last year in court for extension. Now, candidates of age above 25 years can apply for 2021 NEET.

Minimum qualification:

Applicant must have the following qualifications to appear in the NEET-

  • Candidate must have cleared Class 12 or equivalent from a recognized institute
  • Candidates who are appearing for Class 12 or equivalent in summer 2021 can also apply for NEET 2021
  • Candidates who have completed Class 12 or equivalent from an open school are also eligible.

Mendatory Subjects:

  • Candidate must have cleared Class 12 or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology
  • Candidates who have passed Class 12 or equivalent with Biology as an additional subject are also eligible.

Minimum marks required to qualify exam:

  • General category: 50 percentile
  • PWD category: 45 percentile
  • SC/ST/OBC: 40 percentile

Application Procedure for NEET Exam 2021

Follow these steps to register yourself for the exam-

  • Apply for Online Registration via offical website
  • Fill Online Application Form
  • Upload Scanned Photo, signature, left hand thumb impression and class 10th certificate.
  • Pay Examination Fee
  • Print the document for future use.

Also Read: Neet 2022 Registration Form

Fees for Exam

Applicants have to pay the examination fees and can submit through Credit/Debit card, net banking, UPI, e-Challan.

NEET Exam Admit Card

NEET admit card’s release date is 08/09/2021, but it is mentioned in the brochure that admits card will available two or three days before the examination. Admit cards will be available online and will be available on the official website. Candidates can download the admit card by simply login into their accounts.
As you download the admit card take the printout of it. Fill in the required entries like paste passport size photograph that should be the same as you uploaded at the time of registration. Don’t sign the admit before as it is in front of the invigilator.

Also Read: NEET Admit Card……

NEET 2021 Syllabus

The syllabus for the NEET includes 3 subjects- Physics, Chemistry, and Biology of classes 11th and 12th. All the topics that are in the subject area covered in the exam with some extra topics are there which are not covered in classes, aspirants have to go through them also. as it is to be noted that no syllabus changes are there in NEET 2021 Exam.

Also Read: NEET Complete Syllabus….


NEET Exam day Guidelines

These guidelines are prepared to allow the candidate to have a problem-free environment and be beneficial for the exam. This year some extra guidelines announced by NTA due to weak and pandemic conditions. While the basic guidelines for the exam days are-

  • Candidates have to reach the center at least 1 hour before to undergo basic checking and frisking procedure.
  • They must paste the passport size photograph on admit card.
  • They have to sit in their allotted seats only.
  • Video recording procedure is there and must for everyone. They have to sit upright and face the camera for identity and attendance purposes.
  • Due to pandemic, masks are provided at the exam centers and safe entry exits will maintain in terms of social distancing.

What to Carry

Candidates should have to carry following things on exam day-

  • NEET Admit Card
  • 2 Passport size photograph one for admit card and other for attendence sheet.
  • One postcard size photograph sticked on performa.
  • A valid ID proof.
  • PWD Certificate (if applicable)
  • Hand sanitiser bottle (50 ml) and Personal transparent water bottle.
  • Wear the mask(N95) throughout provided by NTA at examination center.
  • Candidates suffering form diabetes allowed to carry eatables such as sugar tablets/fruits (like banana/apple/orange) and transparent water bottles. However, candidates cannot take packed foods such as chocolate, candy, sandwich, and other.

NOTE: When the candidate is handed over with the OMR sheet, MAKE SURE TO READ THE GUIDELINES CAREFULLY as there is no second OMR sheet available.

What Not to Carry

  • Stationery items such as textual material (printed or written), bits of papers, geometry/pencil box, plastic pouch, calculator, pen, scale, writing pad, pen drives, eraser, calculator, log table, electronic pen/scanner
  • Communication devices such as mobile phone, Bluetooth, earphones, microphone, pager, health band
  • Other items such as wallet, goggles, handbags, belt, cap, wristwatch, bracelet, camera, etc. 
  • Any eatable item opened or packed, water bottle, tea, coffee, cold drinks, etc
  • Any other item which can used for unfair means, by hiding communication devices, such as a microchip, camera, Bluetooth device.

Guidelines to fill OMR Sheet.

  • Candidate must fill the circles of OMR correctly as software do not consider partially filled and scratched one.
  • Specific boxes are provided in the OMR sheets to fill the required information like Roll Number, Test Booklet No. and Test Booklet Code and do not write or make changes in OMR. This can lead to the rejection of the OMR Sheet.
  • In the OMR Sheet, write the Candidate’s Name, Father’s Name, and Mother’s Name (in running handwriting) in the Name column.
  • The test is of 3 hours duration and the Test Booklet contains 200 multiple-choice questions (four options with a single correct answer) from Physics, Chemistry, and Biology (Botany and Zoology). 50 questions in each subject divided into two Sections (A and B) as per details given below-
    • Section A shall consist of 35 (Thirty-five) Questions in each subject (Question Nos – 001 to 035, 051 to 085, 101 to 135, and 151 to 185). All questions are compulsory.
    • Section B shall consist of 15 (Fifteen) questions in each subject (Question Nos – 036 to 050, 086 to 100, 136 to 150, and 186 to 200). In Section B, a candidate needs to attempt any 10 (Ten) questions out of 15 (Fifteen) in each subject.
  • Do not fill in more than one option for any of the questions because there is only one answer, which is the most appropriate for all the questions.
  • The candidates required to sign with time (in running handwriting) in the declaration column.
  • Make sure that the CODE printed on the OMR Answer Sheet is the same as that on the Test Booklet. In case not matched, immediately contact the invigelator.
  • In case of any discrepancy for a particular language, only the English version will be considered as the final version.

Also Read: NEET Answer KEY OFFICIAL…..

Dress Code for NEET Exam

NTA has guided some special dress codes for the exam as a large number of applicants are easier to check as priority is to conduct Exam by fair means. the following are the prescription-

  • Light clothes with half sleeves, long sleeves not permitted.
  • Ornaments such as earrings, necklaces with pendants, rings, anklets, etc. also not permitted.
  • Candidates wearing a customary dress should report to the examination centre at least an hour before the last reporting time.
  • Slippers and sandals with low heels are permitted. Shoes are not permitted.
  • New added guideline due to COVID-19 is every candidate must have mask and sanitizers.

Also Read: NEET Guidelines 2022

Admission Process

Neet admission process

To see the full detailed counselling process visit here.

Must Read: MCC NEET Counselling 2021


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