NEET 2021: Date, Syllabus, Form – Latest News on 21 Jan

NEET 2021
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NEET 2021 – As per Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank’s interview in India TV, exam date and application form date should be announced by January 25. Ministry of Education has confirmed via PIB press release that syllabus of NEET UG 2021 will not be changed. However, there may be change in exam pattern to ensure students with reduced syllabus are not affected. Therefore there could be optional questions. Moreover NEET could be held twice, and NTA is also exploring possibility of conducting it online. NTA will conduct National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET UG) 2021 as the single medical entrance exam in India. Admission to MBBS, BDS, AYUSH (BAMS, BHMS, BSMS) courses in all colleges will be done on basis of NEET. Get here complete details of NTA NEET 2021 including date, registration, pattern, syllabus, changes, preparation, books.

NEET 2021

Latest News on 21 Jan – We are expecting announcement on NEET UG 2021 exam date by 25th Jan.

🩺 Syllabus 🩺 Chapter Wise Weightage 🩺

19 Jan 2021 No change in NEET, JEE syllabus – says Ministry of Education via a PIB press release. Check here.

🩺 Previous Year Question Papers 🩺 Model Papers 🩺

10 Jan 2021 NEET 2021 may be held twice, as per news reports. Exam date will be announced by January 25, 2021. Check here.

Latest NEET 2021 registration is expected to start in January. Check here.

NEET 2021 Exam Date

As per interview dated 10 Jan of Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank to India TV (a news channel), NEET UG 2021 exam date will be announced by January 25, 2021.

NEET 2021 Exam Date

Expected schedule for NEET UG 2021

NEET 2021Important Dates (Expected)
Commencement of NEET registration 2021 Jan 2021
Last date to apply onlineFeb 2021
Form CorrectionFeb 2021
Availability of admit cardApr 2021
NEET 2021 exam dateExpected – Either 2 May 2021 or June 2021 or twice in May-June / June-July
Since National Eligibility cum Entrance Test is always conducted on first Sunday in May, therefore the expected date is May 2, 2021.
However, CBSE has announced that board exams will be held from May 4 to June 10, 2021. Therefore NEET-UG will either be delayed to June, or will be held twice to avoid clash with board exams.
Declaration date of resultJun 2021
Start of online counsellingJun 2021

NEET 2021 Syllabus – Not reduced

Ministry of Education has announced that the syllabus of NEET UG 2021 will not be changed. Get complete syllabus here.

NTA will soon release the syllabus of NEET UG 2021 in downloadable PDF format. Until then, you can download the last released NEET syllabus PDF from here to aid your preparation.


All topics in NEET UG Syllabus:

Class Wise TopicsBiology (Botany and Zoology)ChemistryPhysics
Class 11th Topics– Diversity in the Living World
-Structural Organisation – Plants and Animals
-Cell Structure and Function
-Plant Physiology
– Human physiology
– Some basic concepts of Chemistry
– Structure of atom
– Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties
– Chemical Bonding and Molecular structure
– States of Matter: Gases and liquids
– Thermodynamics
– Equilibrium
– Redox reactions
– Hydrogen
– s-Block elements (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals)
– Some p-Block elements
– Organic Chemistry – Some basic principles and techniques
– Hydrocarbons
– Environmental chemistry
– Physical world and measurement
– Kinematics
– Laws of Motion
– Work, Energy, and Power
– Motion of systems of particles and rigid body
– Gravitation
– Properties of Bulk Matter
– Thermodynamics
– Behavior of Perfect Gas and Kinetic theory
– Oscillations and wave
Class 12th Topics– Reproduction
-Genetics and Evolution
-Biology and Human welfare
-Biotechnology and its applications
-Ecology and environment
– Solid state
– Solutions
– Electrochemistry
– Chemical Kinetics
– Surface Chemistry
– General principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements
– P Block elements
– D and F block elements
– Coordination compounds
– Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
– Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers
– Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids
– Organic compounds containing Nitrogen
– Biomolecules, Polymers and Chemistry in everyday life
– Electro statistics
– Current Electricity
– Magnetic effects of Current and Magnetism
– Electromagnetic induction and alternating currents
– Electromagnetic waves
– Optics
– Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation
– Atoms and Nuclei
– Electronic Devices

Will NEET Be Held Twice in 2021?

Recently India TV, a popular news network in India, aired a segment on their news channel about NEET UG 2021. In it, correspondent Nidhi Razdan discussed key points of what the Education Minister has conveyed about whether NEET will be held twice or not in 2021. As per it, and the news report published by them, Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank has reportedly hinted that the medical entrance exam could be held twice. However confirmation on the matter is awaited.

NEET 2021 Application Form, Registration

Application form of NEET UG 2021 will be available soon. Check here.

NEET UG 2021 Application Form Date: The application form of NEET UG exam has not yet been released. It is expected that the registration form will be available from December 2020 or January 2021. Or at least the form fill up dates will be announced soon. NTA will release application form for NEET 2021 at only.

Important updates on NEET Application Form

NEET Form Fill Up 2021 – An Overview

  • NTA releases NEET application form in the online mode only, at
  • The steps to apply are – Do registration, fill up the application form, upload the scanned , pay fees, and then print the confirmation page.
  • While students should fill all details in the form correctly, NTA gives a chance to correct details, during the edit window.

Application Fees: The expected application fee (based on last year’s fee) is given below:

CategoryExpected NEET Application Fees
GeneralRs. 1500
General-EWS/ OBC-NCL*Rs. 1400
SC/ ST / PwD / TransgenderRs. 800

If you are looking for NEET PG 2021 application form date, link, how to, fees – then please click here

Latest news on NEET 2021

19 Jan 2021: No change in syllabus – Ministry of Education PIB Release

18 Jan 2021: Syllabus reduced, will be as per revised syllabus of CBSE – Education Minister says. Know what he means and which syllabus to follow.

23 Dec 2020: NEET 2021 in Ramesh Pokhriyal Live Today – 5 Things Education Minister Said and 5 Points He Should Talk About Next Time

19 Dec 2020: Opinion: Should NEET Be Held Twice A Year From 2021?

16 Dec 2020: Will NEET Exam Date, Application Form Date be announced today at 6 with JEE Mains?

10 Dec 2020: Education Minister Goes Live [Highlights]: CBSE Board Exam 2021, NEET 2021, JEE Main 2021 Updates by Ramesh Pokhriyal on Twitter

09 Dec 2020: CBSE Board Exam 2021 in Feb-March Says Sanyam Bhardwaj: What This Means for NEET, JEE Main 2021 Date, Form

07 Dec 2020: NEET UG 2021: NTA may allow students to take OMR sheets after exam – Latest Developments

27 Nov 2020: Revise NEET , JEE Main 2021 Syllabus; Education Minister Tells NTA

NEET 2021 Mock Tests

Since mock tests are simulated versions of the actual NEET exam, candidates can get a fair idea of the exam in terms of solving the paper by solving mock tests. There are multiple competitive advantages a NEET aspirant can get from solving mock tests prior to the exam.

Click on the direct links below to start a mock test of NEET UG

SubjectMock Test in EnglishMock Test in Hindi
PhysicsPractice HerePractice Here
ChemistryPractice HerePractice Here
BotanyPractice HerePractice Here
ZoologyPractice HerePractice Here
Full TestPractice HerePractice Here

Exam Pattern of NEET UG

The NTA conducts an offline test at designated exam centres for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test. The exam pattern of NEET is expected to be as follows:

  • Mode of the exam: NEET is an offline exam.
  • Total questions asked in the exam: In all 180 question come in NEET.
  • Time to complete the exam: The candidates are given 3 hours to complete the full paper.
  • Total marks in the paper: The total marks allotted in NEET is 720 marks.
  • Total sections in the paper: There are total 3 sections, they are – Physics, Chemistry and Biology
  • Language of the question paper: There are 11 languages in which NEET question papers are framed – English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Odia, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu.
  • Marking scheme followed: Each question carries 4 marks and for any wrong attempt candidates get a penalty of 1 marks.

Distribution of marks in the paper: Check the marks distribution below –

SectionNo. of QsMax Marks

Best Books for NEET Exam Preparation

Know the best books for NEET 2021 to score 700+ – check here

A multitude of books is available commercially which claims to help students prepare better for the NEET 2021 exam. It can be difficult and confusing at times to choose between popular books available for NEET preparations. Therefore we took the liberty to handpick a few useful ones that can be easily procured. Check them below:

Book TitlePurchase link
Concepts of Physics by H. C. VermaPart 1 | Part 2
Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday, Resnick, and WalkerClass 12 | Class 11
Physical Chemistry: O.P. TandonCheck Price
Modern’s ABC of Chemistry for Class 11th and 12thCheck Price
Trueman’s Objective Biology for NEET – Vol. I & IICheck Price
Objective NCERT at your FINGERTIPS for NEET-AIIMS – Biology by MTGCheck Price

Importance of NCERT Books for NEET UG 2021

It is said that NCERT books are the best way to understand the concepts of the topics in a step-by-step manner. Toppers swear by the fact that NCERT books are the best resource to prepare for NEET.

How to prepare for NEET 2021?

NEET 2021 study plan

Important Study Material for NEET exam preparation

NEET Sample PapersNEET Mock Test
Previous Year Question Papers

Eligibility Criteria for NTA NEET 2021

The NTA specifies certain minimum eligibility criteria for the aspirants of NEET 2021. Those who wish to appear in the exam for admission to the UG medical course of MBBS must fulfil such criterion before they can apply for the examination.

The following minimum eligibility criteria is based on the previous iteration of the NEET examination.

AspectCriteria for NEET (Expected)
NationalityMust be an Indian National/NRI/OCI/PIO or foreign national.
Lower Age LimitApplicants must be at least 17 years old at the time of admission to the 1st year of the UG medical course.
Upper Age LimitThe maximum permissible age of the applicants is 25 years. However, relaxations of up to 05 years can be availed by SC/ST/OBC-NCL and PWD candidates.
Qualifying ExamAppeared or are appearing in the Class 12th exam in the year 2021 are eligible to apply.
Compulsory SubjectsMust have studied the subjects of English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology at the 10+2 level.

NEET 2021 Admit Card

The admit card for NEET 2021 will be available around 15 days before exam. Get here.

The NEET 2021 admit card is the proof of provisional eligibility of an applicant to appear in the exam. It indicates that the candidate has been deemed suitable as per eligibility conditions to sit for the exam. Therefore, one must ensure to download the admit card from the official website as per the schedule and carry a printed copy of the same to the designated exam centre.

  • The NTA issues the admit card through the official website a few days before the exam.
  • Candidates must download the admit card and generate multiple print outs one of which must be carried to the exam centre on the day of the exam.
  • Login credentials are necessary to download the admit card from the official website.
  • Candidates can check the allotted examination centre and the complete date and time information of the exam from the NEET admit card.
  • Instructions provided on the NEET 2021 admit card must be carefully understood and followed.

Note: NTA does not send the NEET admit card by post, not it can be issued at the exam centre. Therefore candidates must download the admit card in their own interest as soon as it is released.

NEET 2021 Answer Key

The answer key for NEET 2021 will be available a few days after exam. Get here.

NTA releases NEET 2021 answer key under the respective logins of the candidates at a few day after the exam. The answer keys are uploaded set wise. The sets denote the version of the question papers distributed on the exam day. The set varies each year. However, since NTA took over the exam in 2019, the seats of question papers and answer keys have been E1, E2, E3, E4, E5, E6, F1, F2, F3, F4, F5, F6, G1, G2, G3, G4, G5, G6, H1, H2, H3, H4, H5, H6.

On the day of the exam, a few hours after the exam ends, unofficial answer keys are also uploaded by the coaching centres and subject experts.

The official NEET answer key can be challenged. To check and challenge the NEET answer keys candidates have to login with details asked like application number and password. Inside the dashboard the challenge link is available, using which candidates can submit the challenges. A fee is charged to challenfe teh anwer ey which is charged per objection wise.

If the challenges are accepted a final answer key of NEET UG shall be published that contains the final answers of the exam. Referring the answers in the final answer key of NTA NEET, calculation of marks for NEET 2021 result is done.

NTA also releases OMR sheets with or around the same time as answer keys.

NEET 2021 Result

The result of NTA NEET 2021 will be announced in June. Check here.

NEET 2021 result is based on the total scores achieved by the candidates in the exam. The total marks out of 720 is calculated and the section wise marks are also calculated. In the final scorecard of NEET 2021, section wise percentile marks, total percentile marks and total raw marks out of 720 is mentioned.

Percentile is calculated using the formula: (100 x Number of candidates appeared with raw score EQUAL TO OR LESS than the candidate) / Total number of the candidates appeared.

Via the result of NEET 2021, candidates shall also get to know the cutoff marks for 15% AIQ. Based on the overall percentile and the total marks of the candidates, candidates are declared qualified for 15% All India Quota counselling (AIQ). NTA is only responsible for the calculation of the result and 15% AIQ rank. For the rest of the 85% seats, ranking is done by the respective counselling body.

NEET 2021 Score is Mandatory for Admission in these Courses

Here is a list of courses where NEET scores are needed for admission in colleges across the nation:

  • MBBS / BDS Courses
  • In AYUSH courses like BAMS / BSMS / BUMS / BHMS

In the state of Maharashtra, in addition to the MBBS / BDS and AYUSH courses, admission in the following courses shall be also based on NTA NEET scores :

  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy (B. PTh.)
  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (B. OTh.)
  • Bachelor of Audiology, Speech and Language Pathology (BASLP)
  • Bachelor of Prosthetics and Orthotics (BP & O)
  • B.Sc. Nursing

NEET UG Cutoff Marks

Cut off for NEET UG 2021 will be available with result. Check past year cut offs here.

The cutoff percentile for AIQ if fixed each year. However the cutoff marks against these percentile scores vary. The cutoff marks is declared with the result of NEET 2021, until then check previous year cutoff marks from the table below:

CategoryNEET Cutoff
UR PH40th
SC PH40th
ST PH40th
OBC PH20th

NEET Past Year Cut Offs

NEET Cut Off20192018201720162015
OBC 10796118118324
UR PH 120107107131324
SC PH10796107118302
OBC PH 10796107118312
ST PH 10796107118

Reservation Policy

  • 10% seats for General EWS candidates
  • 15% of seats are reserved for SC candidates.
  • 7.5% of seats are reserved for ST candidates.
  • 27% for reserved for OBC candidates.

MCC NEET Counselling

Medical Counseling Committee (MCC) and AYUSH Admission Central Counselling Committee releases the notification for NEET counselling on their official website and Under 15% All India Quota, a list of successful candidates shall be sent to the Medical Examination cell for allotment of seats by Online Counselling by NTA.

For other than 15% All India Quota, on the basis of All India Merit List and Cutoff, admitting/counseling authorities prepare a merit list for the admission and counseling process.

Under the 15% AIQ, seats are allotted in MBBS and BDS courses offered by Central Institutions including AIIMS, JIPMER, AFMC, ESIC, Delhi University (DU), BHU & AMU and Deemed Universities.

NEET 2021

About NTA

The National Testing Agency has been established by the MHRD as an independent, autonomous, and self-sustained premier testing agency. It was established under the provisions of the Societies Registration Act, 1860. The key objectives of the NTA include conducting efficient, unbiased, and standardised tests for admission purposes. In addition, the NTA functions to undertake educational research, professional and testing systems for the assessment of gaps existent in the knowledge systems and for the production and dissemination of information on educational research and professional development. For more information about the NTA, visit the official website.

Frequently Asked Questions on NEET 2021

Q1. Will there be a NEET exam in 2021?

Ans. Yes. NTA will conduct NEET UG exam for admission to MBBS, BDS, and AYUSH courses.

Q2. Which book is best to prepare for NEET?

Ans. Candidates can refer to NCERT Biology for Class 11 & 12 and H.C Verma Physics text books for NEET 2021 preparations.

Q3. Can I get admission in AIIMS through NEET Exam 2021?

Ans. Yes. NEET score is accepted for admission to AIIMS, New Delhi, JIPMER and all other AIIMS like institutes.

Q4. Is NCERT enough for NEET preparation 2021?

Ans: Most of the toppers and experts suggest that NCERT+previous year papers are enough to crack NEET exam.

Q5: I am not from India so can I apply for NEET 2021?

Ans. Yes, foreign nationals can also apply for NEET 2021.

Q6: NEET 2021 scorecard is valid for 3 years? Is that true?

Ans. Yes, but only for those candidates who want will pursue medical course overseas.

Q7: What Is 15% All India Quota in NEET?

Ans: The 15% all India Quota means that out of all the seats available in the medical colleges of the nation, 15% seats are reserved for the candidates through all India level counselling by MCC. The rest of the 85% seats are for state quota admission.

Q8: How is the counselling for NEET done?

Ans. For the 15% All India Quota the counselling is done by MCC. It is an online centralized counselling. For the rest of the seats, state-wise counselling is done by the respective state counselling authorities.

Q9: Is there is any reservation policy followed in NEET?

Ans : Yes, there is for 15% AIQ. 15% of seats are reserved for SC candidates, 7.5% of seats are reserved for ST candidates. and 27% for reserved for OBC candidates.

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