NEET 2021 Answer Key (Official Out) – Last Date to Challenge Today

NEET 2021 Answer Key – Today is the last date to submit objections against NEET answer key 2021. The facility to submit challenges will end at 9:00 PM. Candidates who wish to submit objections can do so from the link below. The answer key of NEET 2021 is available for set M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M6, N1, N2, N3, N4, N5, N6, O1, O2, O3, O4, O5, O6, P1, P2, P3, P4, P5, P6. NTA also emailed the OMR to the candidates. Based on the final answer key, NEET 2021 result will be prepared. Know more details on NEET 2021 answer key from below.

Latest – Facility to submit objections against NEET 2021 answer key and OMR will end today. Use the link below to submit challenges.

NEET 2021 Answer Key

Download Here: Click here to download NEET 2021 answer key and to challenge it.

Check Here: Click here to download the official notice for NEET 2021 answer key and OMR challenge.

NEET 2021 Official Answer Key Important Dates

Here are all the important dates related to NEET 2021 official answer key which you should know about

NEET 2021 Answer KeyDates
NEET 2021 exam date12 Sep 2021
Unofficial answer key of NEET releases on12 Sep 2021 (few hours after exam ends)
Official NEET 2021 key releases on15 Oct 2021
Display of OMR sheet14 Oct Sep 2021
Last date to challenge OMR sheet and answer key17 Oct 2021 (9:00 PM)
NEET final answer key 2021 release dateto be announced

NEET 2021 Official Answer Key Challenge Fee

Candidates who wish to challenge the answer key of NEET 2021 or the OMR have to pay fee. The amount of fee is as follows:

  • Rs. 1000 per answer key challenge
  • Rs. 200 per question challenge in the OMR

How to Challenge NEET 2021 Answer Key?

The process to challenge the answer key of NEET 2021 is simple. Candidates just need to follow these steps:

Step 1 – Click on the link above and access the login by entering application number and password.

Step 2 – In the dashboard, candidates will see questions as follows:

NEET (UG) – 202150+50+50+50 QuestionsPhysics/Chemistry/Botany/Zoology

Step 3 – The number next to the question is the answer key as per NTA. If you wish to challenge it then click on the next column. However click on that column which you think is the correct answer option.

Step 4 – Next, candidates need to submit the supporting document by clicking on “Choose File” option.

Step 5 – After that, click on “Save your Claim” to move on to the next screen.

Step 6 – Now candidates can see the challenge that they made. Click on “Save your claim and Pay Fee Finally”

Step 7 – Last step is to pay the fee and successfully submit the challenge. Do take the challenge receipt as well.

NEET 2021 OMR Sheet and Responses

NTA displays the candidate’s scanned images of OMR answer sheet and recorded responses by the machine. This year, NEET 2021 OMR answer sheet and recorded responses have been sent to the candidates via email.

The candidates can submit representation against the OMR answer sheet by paying Rs 200 for each question that has been challenged. All the representations submitted by the candidates will be verified by NTA from the actual record and same shall be updated in the data, if the challenges are found to be correct.

The OMR sheet of NEET looks as shown below.

Read: NEET 2021 Application Form | NEET 2021 Syllabus

NEET 2021 Question Paper

After the exam, the candidates must keep their NEET 2021 question papers safe. However, the question paper is also available online. Candidates can use it to cross-check answers and OMR responses. Also, the question papers act as a great preparation resource as well. Since NEET 2021 is in offline mode, the question papers is available as hard copy but from this page, candidates can download it as pdf as well.

NEET 2021 Answer Key Code

Answer key of NEET is released according to question paper code of NEET. We will add the question paper codes, as soon as the exam ends.

In the past years, NEET answer key codes have been as follows:

NEET YearPaper Code
2021M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M6, N1, N2, N3, N4, N5, N6, O1, O2, O3, O4, O5, O6, P1, P2, P3, P4, P5, P6
2020E1, E2,E3, E4, E5, E6
F1, F2, F3, F4, F5, F6
G1, G2, G3, G4, G5, G6
H1, H2, H3, H4, H5, H6
2019P 1, P2, P3, P4, P5, P6
Q 1, Q2, Q3, Q4, Q5, Q6
R 1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6
S 1, S2, S3, S4, S5, S6
E 1, E2, E3, E4, E5, E6
F 1, F2, F3, F4, F5, F6
G 1, G2, G3, G4, G5, G6
H 1, H2, H3, H4, H5, H6
2018AA, BB, CC, DD, EE, FF
GG, HH, II, JJ, KK, LL,
MM,NN, OO, PP, QQ, RR,
SS, TT, UU, VV, WW, XX,
YY, ZZ
2017A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H,
I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q,
R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z
2016AA, BB, CC, DD, EE, FF
A / P / W
B / Q / X
C / R / Y
D / S / Z

NEET 2021 Official Answer Key by NTA

National Testing Agency (NTA) releases NEET official answer key after 12-13 days after the exam. The answer key is displayed online, at neet.nta.nic.in and is called as the provisional answer key. Candidates are given a chance to challenge the provisional answer key. It can be challenged online by paying Rs. 1000 per challenge.

These challenges are then verified by the subject experts. Then, based on the valid challenges, needed changes are done in the answer key of NEET 2021. The updated answer key is NEET 2021 final answer key. The result of the exam is based on this key.

Use NEET 2021 Answer Key To Calculate Marks

NTA takes time to announce NEET result. Until then, candidates can use NEET 2021 answer key to predict marks in the exam. The process to calculate marks based on answer key is as follows:

  • NTA NEET answer key is most appropriate to predict score. However, candidates may also use the unofficial answer key. These are also mostly accurate.

Step 1 – Download NEET 2021 answer key pdf for your paper code.

Step 2 – Now download NEET 2021 question paper and OMR sheet.

Step 3 – Next step is to match answers give in NEET exam key with that marked in the OMR. Do this as per the questions in the question paper.

Step 4 – For answers which are same in the answer key and OMR, add 4 marks. For answers that do not matches, deduct 1 mark.

Step 5 – When answers are added or deducted for all 180 questions, you will get to know your NEET probable score.

The formula to calculate marks via NEET 2021 answer key is as follows:

NEET 2021 marks = 4 x (total correct answers) – 1 x (total incorrect answers)

While calculating marks, do note:

  • No need to add or deduct marks for unattempted questions.
  • If any answer given in the official key is wrong then do not worry, you can challenge it.
  • If after the end of the challenging process it is found that more than 1 answer option is correct then all / any one of the multiple correct / best options marked shall be given 04 marks.
  • In case if a questions is dropped then all the candidates will be awarded 4 marks, irrespective if the a candidate attempted it or not.

NEET 2021 Cut Off

After predicting marks via NEET 2021 answer key, check if you are surpassing cut off or not. The cutoff for 2021 will be out with the result. However, you can get an idea based on past year cut off. It is as follows:

CategoryNEET Cut Off PercentileNEET Cut Off Marks
(past year)
Other50th720-147
UR-PH40th146-129
ST40th146-113
ST-PH40th128-113
SC40th146-113
SC-PH40th128-113
OBC45th146-113
OBC-PH40th128-113

NEET 2021 Question and Marks Distribution

To calculate marks, candidates also need to understand questions and marks distribution in the exam. It is as follows:

  • There are total 180 question in NEET UG 2021.
  • In section B, candidates only need to attempt 5 questions.
  • So while calculating the marks via NEET 2021 answer key, in section B, make sure to check the answers only for those questions which you attempted in the exam.
SubjectsSection ASection B
Physics3515
Chemistry3515
Botany3515
Zoology3515
Total14040

How to Download NEET 2021 Answer Key?

The answer key of NEET 2021 is not released under NEET 2021 login. Instead, it is released as a pdf. The process to download official NEET 2021 answer key is as follows:

  • Go to neet.nta.nic.in.
  • Click on the link for “View and Challenge Answer Key, OMR, and Recorded Response”.
  • Now, access the login by entering application number and password.
  • In the dashboard, click on the view answer key tab
  • The number next to the Question under the column ‘Correct Option’ is the answer key of NEET 2021

Details Given in NEET 2021 Answer Key

In the official provisional NEET answer key 2021, the following details are given:

  • NEET UG 2021
  • Answer Key Set
  • Question Number
  • Key – this is the answer

This is NEET 2021 answer key looks like

NEET 2021 Unofficial vs Official Answer Key

Candidates can use both the answer keys of NEET 2021 to predict score in the exam. However, there are few things which candidates should keep in mind. These are:

NEET 2021 Unofficial Answer KeyNEET 2021 Official Answer Key
The unofficial answer key of NEET is released for few setsIt is released for all the paper sets.
Answers to all the questions may or may not be mentioned on itIn the official answer key answers to all the questions are given.
Candidates cannot challenge itCandidates can challenge it.
It is released right after the examIt is released in few days.

NEET 2021 Result 

The candidates can check NEET 2021 result at neet.nta.nic.in. To check the result, the candidates are required to enter the roll number and date of birth. The result is compiled on the basis of the final answer key released by NTA. 

The result is announced in the form of a scorecard and contains the details like percentile score obtained in each subject, total percentile score, total marks obtained, NEET All India Rank, NEET category rank etc. NTA also prepares an All India Merit List for the qualified candidates of NEET UG 2021 on the basis of the eligibility criteria specified by the National Medical Commission and Dental Council of India.

NEET 2021 Unofficial Answer Key

Candidates can download NEET 2021 Answer Key by coaching institutes from the table below.

CoachingNEET 2021 Answer Key
Rao IITDownload Here (Set P2)
AakashDownload Here (Available for all codes)
AllenDownload Here (Available for all codes)
Resonance Download Here (Set N2)
Brilliant PalaDownload Here (Set M5)
Affinity ClassesDownload Here (Set O2)
Professors academy Download Here (Chemistry)
GyansutramDownload Here (Zoology)
Download Here (Physics)
Download Here (Botany)
PathfinderDownload Here (Set P5)
Aayam Career AcademyDownload Here (Set P6)
Genesis ClassesDownload Here (Set O1)
Career PointDownload Here
Motion IIT JEEDownload Here
Sri ChaitanyaDownload Here (Set P6)
KelvinDownload Here
Vidyamandir ClassesDownload Here
Affinity ClassesDownload Here (For Code 02)
T.I.M.E.Download Here (Set P4)
Narayana Medical AcademyDownload Here (Set N6)
Rajeev ClassesDownload Here (Set M6)

Check NEET 2021 set wise answer key from the table below.

NEET 2021 Paper CodeAnswer Key
NEET 2021 Answer Key for M (1, 2, 3, 4)Check Hereavailable
NEET 2021 Answer Key for N (1, 2, 3, 4)Check Hereavailable
NEET 2021 Answer Key for O (1, 2, 3, 4)Check Hereavailable
NEET 2021 Answer Key for P (1, 2, 3, 4)Check Hereavailable

NEET Answer Key Archives

Candidates can check previous year NEET answer key and question paper from below.

NEET answer key (2020)

  • Click here to download NEET 2020 Final Answer Key.
  • Click Here to download the provisional answer key for NEET 2020.

NEET answer key (2019)

NEETQuestion PaperAnswer Key
EnglishGet hereGet here
HindiGet hereGet here
BengaliGet hereGet here
AssameseGet hereGet here
KannadaGet hereGet here
GujaratiGet hereGet here
OriyaGet hereGet here
MarathiGet hereGet here
TeluguGet hereGet here
TamilGet hereGet here
UrduGet hereGet here

NEET answer key (2018)

NEETQuestion PaperAnswer Key
HindiGet hereGet here
EnglishGet hereGet here
BengaliGet hereGet here
AssameseGet hereGet here
KannadaGet hereGet here
GujaratiGet hereGet here
OriyaGet hereGet here
MarathiGet hereGet here
TeluguGet hereGet here
TamilGet hereGet here
UrduGet hereGet here

NEET answer key (2017)

NEET answer key (2016)

NEET (I) Question PaperNEET Answer Key
 NEET 2016 Question Paper – Set A/P/W Click Here
 NEET 2016 Question Paper – Set B/Q/X Click Here
 NEET 2016 Question Paper – Set C/R/Y Click Here
 NEET 2016 Question Paper – Set D/S/Z Click Here
NEET (II) Question Paper NEET Answer Key
 NEET 2016 Question Paper – Set AA Click Here
 NEET 2016 Question Paper – Set BB Click Here
 NEET 2016 Question Paper – Set CC Click Here
 NEET 2016 Question Paper – Set DD Click Here
  • Get more NEET question paper and answer key from here.

FAQs on NEET 2021 Answer Key

Ques. How do I download NEET 2021 answer key?

Ans. To download the answer key of NEET, go to the official website and click on the answer key link. A pdf will now open. Download it and start cross-checking the answers.

Ques. When will official NEET 2021 answer key be released?

Ans. Last year, the official answer key was released 13 days after the exam. This year too, it can expected that the answer key will be released 13 days after the exam. So, the expected date of NEET 2021 answer key is September 25, 2021.

Ques. When will the unofficial answer key NEET 2021 be available?

Ans. Some hours after the exam, the coaching institutes will start releasing NEET 2021 answer keys.

Ques. What is the official website to download NEET 2021 answer key?

Ans. You can download NEET 2021 official answer key from neet.nta.nic.in.

Ques. Can I challenge NEET 2021 answer key?

Ans. Yes, you can challenge NEET 2021 provisional answer key, in case you have any doubt regarding the answers. The challenges can be submitted online along with the payment of processing fee of Rs 1000 per answer that has to be challenged.

Ques. When will the final answer key of NEET 2021 be released?

Ans. Last year, the final answer key was released 20 days after the release of provisional answer key. So, this year too, it can be expected that the final answer key will be released in the 3rd week of October 2021.

Ques. What is the procedure of final answer key preparation?

Ans. The challenges submitted by the candidates are verified by NTA with the help of a panel of subject experts. If the challenges are found to be correct, the answer key will be revised and the final answer key will be published. No challenges after the release of final answer key will be entertained.

Ques. Will my OMR answer sheet will also be displayed by NTA?

Ans. Yes, the images of OMR answer sheet will be displayed by NTA at neet.nta.nic.in after the exam.

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