NEET 2021 – Is NEET UG 2021 Postponed? Application Form, Exam Date

NEET 2021 – Now that NEET PG 2021 has been postponed, students are asking whether NEET UG 2021 will also be postponed. However until now, there is no official notice on the possibility of postponement of NEET UG exam. As per the last notice, NTA will conduct National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2021 on the exam date August 01, 2021. Read more on it below.

The application form for NEET 2021 will release soon. The exam will be held in pen and paper mode. NEET is the biggest national level medical entrance exam which is held for admission of 10+2 qualified students, who wish to take admission in MBBS, BDS, BUMS, BHMS, BAMS, BSMS, etc. This year onwards, the result of NEET can also be used for admission in B.Sc Nursing, B.Sc Life Science and other Nursing courses. Check more details on NEET 2021 from this page.

NEET 2021

NEET UG 2021 Postponed?

The latest discussion on NEET UG 2021 is whether the exam will be postponed or not.

On April 15, 2021, NBE announced that they have decided to postpone NEET PG 2021 exam. The exam was scheduled to be held on April 18, 2021.

Ever since this news was broadcast, students of NEET UG 2021 have been questioning the possibility of postponement of NEET UG 2021.

The first thing to note is that until now, no official authority has published any notice on NEET UG 2021 postponement.

And the second thing to note is that the NEET UG 2021 exam date is August 1, 2021. Which is already very late. All the exams that are right now being cancelled and postponed are the ones that are scheduled to be held in April or May. Most of the exams that are scheduled after June are not being cancelled or postponed.

Therefore there are very less chances of NEET UG 2021 being postponed. And thus, all of you medical aspirants should keep doing your exam preparations.

Best of luck!

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Syllabus Chapter Wise Weightage

It is the national level medical entrance exam for admission to 541 medical colleges with 91,367 MBBS seats, 313 dental colleges with 26,949 BDS seats, and 52,720 UG-AYUSH seats.

Previous Year Question Papers Model Papers

NEET 2021 Exam Date

The schedule for NEET UG 2021 is as follows.

NEET 2021Dates
NEET 2021 registration will start on TBA
Last date to apply online at will beTBA
Application form correction window will be open inTBA
Admit card will be available for download fromTBA
NEET 2021 exam date01 Aug 2021
Result will be announced onTBA

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 soon. NTA will release application form for NEET 2021 at only.

Important updates on NEET Application Form: Documents Required for NEET 2021 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

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.

You can download the pdf here. Or check the topics from below.

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
– 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

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. It may be online this year.
  • Total questions asked in the exam: In all 180 question come in NEET. There may be optional questions this year.
  • 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: Last year, the marks distribution was as follows. This year, there will be optional questions. New pattern will be available soon.

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.

Eligibility Criteria for NTA NEET 2021

Candidates must satisfy the following minimum eligibility criteria in order to appear in NEET. Check out the NTA NEET 2021 Eligibility Criteria before going to fill the NTA NEET form.

AspectEligibility Criteria
NationalityIndian National, NRI, OCI, PIO, foreign national
Lower Age Limit17 years
Upper Age LimitSubject to supreme court judgement. If applicable, then 25 years. Relaxation of up to 5 years for SC, ST, OBC-NCL, PWD candidates

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.

Total Seats Through NEET 2021

The exact number of total seats though NEET UG has been revealed in an ongoing court case. Candidates who are preparing for NEET UG 2021 can take a look at these figures to know their options.

CourseNumber of seats
Total number of seats available through NEET1,71,036
Total number of candidates who qualified NEET last time7,71,500
Number of seats vacant in govt dental colleges last time265 out of 7000

However note that there could be an increase in the number of seats if more medical, dental, ayush colleges become functional by the time of counselling.

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

Qs. When will NEET 2021 exam date be announced?

Ans. NTA has announced NEET 2021 exam date on 12 March 2021. The exam will be held on 01 August 2021.

Qs. What NEET 2021 exam date?

Ans. The exam date for NEET 2021 is 01 August 2021.

Qs. Will NEET UG be held twice a year and online?

Ans. NTA is deciding whether to hold NEET UG twice a year, as well as online, in consultation with Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Qs. What is NEET exam?

Ans. NEET stands for National Eligibility cum Entrance Test. The NEET UG exam is for MBBS, BDS, AYUSH admissions in all colleges that offer these courses in India.

Qs. When will NEET 2021 application form be released?

Ans. NTA will release the application form for NEET exam soon. As per latest reports, the registration is expected to start in February.

Qs. How to apply for NEET 2021?

Ans. To apply for NEET 2021 exam, you need to go There, do registration, fill up the application form, and pay fee during the form submission window.

Qs. What is the syllabus for NEET 2021 exam as per NTA?

Ans. The syllabus for NEET 2021 is the same as last year. It includes topics taught in class 11th, 12th in physics, chemistry, biology. You can download the syllabi from this page.

Official website:

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    • Reservation policy of the Government of India is applicable to NEET (UG) Examination. According to this, only in the Central Universities and Institutions, 10% of the seats are reserved for the category General-Economically Weaker Section (GEN-EWS), 15% of the seats are reserved for the category Scheduled Caste (SC), 7.5% for the category Scheduled Tribe(ST) and 27% for the category Other Backward Classes belonging to the Non Creamy layer(OBC-NCL).

      In case of seats filled by the State Medical Colleges/Universities/Institutions /Private Medical colleges under other than 15%. All India Quota, the reservation policy of the concerned State Govt. shall apply.


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