NEET 2021 Exam Date (out by 25 Jan): Latest News, Registration Date

NEET Exam Date 2021
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NEET 2021 Exam Date: As per latest news, it is expected that NEET UG 2021 exam date will be announced by 25 January. In a recent interview, Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank informed that he will be disclosing exam date for National Eligibility cum Entrance Test in 10 to 15 days. He also explained that the delay is because NTA and Education Ministry are exploring all the possibilities to conduct NEET twice a year.

NEET 2021 Exam Date

NEET 2021 Exam Date

Usually, NEET 2021 exam date is the 1st Sunday of May month. So, as per this, NEET 2021 exam date should be 02 May 2021. However, NTA is conducting JEE Mains in February, March, April, May. Moreover CBSE will hold board exams for 10th, 12th students from May 4 to June 14, 2021.

Hence, there is a possibility that either NEET will be held twice, to avoid clash with other exams, or it will be delayed to June or July.

Students will get to know the exam date when Education Ministry will announce it on 20-25 Jan. Read full report here.

NEET 2021 Application Form Date

NEET 2021 Application Form release date is up in the air. With no clue to the exam date yet, it not possible to get an idea of the application form release date.

Usually, the NEET application forms are released 6 months before the exam date. It was expected that the form will release in the month of December. However, it has not been released yet.

Now, the release of NEET 2021 application form will depend on the exam date, which will be out soon.

Will NEET 2021 Be Held Twice A Year?

This is a big question that candidates all over social media has been asking. Since, Education Ministry has announced that JEE Main shall be held 4 times a year. The students, all over social media, have been asking to conduct NEET 2021 twice a year.

Generally, NEET is only held once a year, in the month of May. However, admission session 2021 is very special, with a lot of changes. Education minister has already hinted at the possibility of conducting NEET 2021 twice this year during a conversation with India TV Digital. He clarified that the ministry is currently exploring all options to conduct the entrance test twice.

Earlier, National Testing Agency (NTA) also wrote a letter to the concerned ministry regarding the issue. It asked the Union Health Ministry about the feasibility of conducting the exam twice to ease the burden and stress faced by students during the pandemic.

So, the possibility of conducting NEET 2021 twice a year is 50-50%. We will only get to know it in due course of time. Read full report here.

NEET Exam Date, Application Form Date in Past Years

NEETApplication Form Release DateExam date
2020 – NEET Exam Date02 Dec 201913 Sep 2020
2019 – NEET Exam Date01 Nov 201805 May 2019
2018 – NEET Exam Date08 Feb 201806 May 2018
2017 – NEET Exam Date02 Feb 201705 May 2017
2016 – NEET Exam Date15 Dec 2015Phase 1: 01 May 2016
Phase 2: 24 Jul 2016
2015 – NEET Exam Date01 Dec 2014held as AIPMT on 25 Jul 2015
2014 – NEET Exam Date01 Dec 2013held as AIPMT on 04 May 2014
2013 – NEET Exam Date01 Dec 201205 May 2013

NEET 2021 Postponement Will Effect NMC Guidelines

NEET 2021 cannot be postponed to be very late, because then it will conflict with NMC guidelines on MBBS admissions. National Medical Commission (NMC) has published the calendar for MBBS I, II, III (1), III (2), Internship, and PG courses for the years 2021, 2022, 2023, 2014, and 2025. You can check it below.

You can also download the official notification here.

Now as you can see, the timeline recommends MBBS classes to start as per it. And this can only happen if NEET 2021 is held in a not too delayed manner.

As per the order of NMC, the delayed medical academic session of 2020-21 must start from February 01, 2021. All medical colleges of the nation were asked to get back to normalcy from December 01, 2020.

Since the classes will start in a full-fledged way from February 2021, there is no reason to delay the NEET 2021 exam for admissions of the next batch of doctors. The counselling is almost over for this session and the preparation for the next batch can now start.

NEET 2021 Exam Date

The session for 2020-21 must start as per the instructions above. If not done, then NEET 2021 will be affected and thus there are chances that the academic session 2021-22 can go null.

As per NMC, this can lead to the non-availability of 80,000 doctors for the next 5 years. The 2020-21 session has been already delayed by 4 months. Looking at this, it seems that NEET 2021 shall not be delayed much.

NEET Exam Date

The above speculations have been made as per the latest news available on NEET 2021, and recent notices. Until any official announcement for NEET 2021, candidates must not assume anything to be as final. Therefore, candidates must keep an eye on the official websites –, and

About NEET 2021

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2021 is the only entrance exam for UG medical admission to MBBS, BDS, and AYUSH courses. It is a pen and paper exam, which is held for eligible 10+2 qualified candidates.

There are 180 questions on Physics (45), Chemistry (45), Biology (90 – Botany and Zoology). Each question is of 4 marks, and negative marking is applicable to the tune of -1 per incorrect answer.

Admission to 100% seats in said courses are filled through NEET score and AIR, including AIIMS and JIPMER. The 15% quota counselling of NEET is conducted by MCC and only qualified candidates are called for it. The rest of the seats are filled through state counselling, as per the NEET score and AIR.

We would also like to take this moment to thank all the doctors, nurses, and health care workers who have kept the world running, and literally – alive. Salute to your undeterred dedication towards humanity.