NEET 2021 (Postponed to Aug End/Sep?) – Latest News Final Decision, Application Form Date, Syllabus

NEET 2021 – The final decision on NEET UG 2021 is directly related to the school board exams. Through most of the boards have decided to cancel board exam but there are a few board like Assam, and AP which might conduct the exam. The final decision on Assam Board exams will be taken on June 18, 2021. If Assam Board exams are held in July end or August then NEET 2021 will surely be postponed to the end of August or 1st week of September 2021. Know more details from the latest box below.

However, the postponement of NEET also depend on a lot of other factors as well. The possibility of pushing back of the NEET 2021 exam date is increasing day by day. In the recent RTI reply by NTA, the conducting body has said that the “date of launch of application form and examination will be notified at the earliest on NEET (UG) website as soon as the date is decided”. Until now, NTA has always said that NEET 2021 will be held on August 21, 2021. However, this is for the first time when the agency has excluded the exam date from an RTI reply.

Now coming to the release NEET 2021 application form and new exam date, officials from the Ministry of Education and other bodies are going to meet soon and decide the final schedule for NEET. As per reports, the decision should come by June 22, 2021. The final date for NEET exam now depends on the final status of all class 12 board exams and the situation of the pandemic in the country. To know more about NEET 2021 latest news, postponement possibility, application form, eligibility, etc. keep on reading.

NEET 2021

Latest What doe Assam Board, AP Board, etc Has to Do With NEET 2021?

Well, NEET is a national level exam for which students from all over India can appear. So, if students of a single board are not able to appear for the exam due to boards then it will be unfair to them. Hence, it is NEET cannot be held in Augusts if any of the board conducts the exam around the same time.

So, will Assam govt. conduct board exams? Latest on Assam Board is that the final decision will be taken on June 18, 2021. The cabinet has suggested that the exam should be cancelled. Check details here.

What About the Rest of The Board? The decision from rest of the boards is pending. AP Education Minister, Adimulapu Suresh, said that they will hold AP Inter exam, probably in the 1st week of July 2021. If the Inter exams are held so early in July then it might not affect NEET. However, if the exams are held later or stretch until August then it will impact NEET UG 2021.

Latest Has NEET been postponed to August End or September?

As per the latest news reports, Education Ministry has decided to postpone NEET 2021 to –

>> either end of August 2021 or 1st week of September 2021.

Few more things to know from the news are:

>> NEET will be an offline exam.

>> Only for Tamil Nadu candidates – High-level committee of the Madras High Court will analyse the impact of conducting NEET 2021 on those candidates who are from socially disadvantaged sections

The plan to hold the exam has been made at PMO level and the official announcement for the same will be made soon. Stay with us for all the updates.

Latest The full story of NTA excluding NEET exam date from RTI reply!

Vivek Pandey, who is an RTI activist and an MBBS graduate, has filed RTI for NEET 2021 application form and exam date twice now. In both the RTI, he has asked similar questions but has received completely different answers from NTA.

>> For his first RTI, NTA said that – NEET 2021 is scheduled to be held on 1 August 2021 and if the exam is postponed then it will be informed.

>> However, to his recent RTI, NTA replied that the date for NEET application form and exam will be notified soon. NTA also said that right now consultation for the same is going on with the ministry and organisations.

You can check both the answers below:

The questions asked by Vivek Pandey were:

Syllabus Chapter Wise Weightage

Will NEET 2021 Be Postponed?

There are high chances of postponement of NEET UG 2021. However, nothing can be said until the official notice is announced. The reason why NEET may or may not be postponed are given below.

  • From this table, we can see that the reasons for postponing NEET 2021 surpass the reasons for conducting the exam. But the final decision is still pending.
Why NEET Will Be PostponedWhy NEET Will Not Be Postponed
The pandemic situation in the country is not getting better at a fast pace.The exam has already been delayed a lot.
Most of the students, staff, and even parents are not vaccinated.It is the only medical UG entrance exam and admissions are dependent on it.
Few states are planning to hold class 12th board exams.The more it is postponed, the more the next academic session will be pushed back.
There is a possibility of 3rd COVID wave, which has been reported to hit the nation in August-September
For NEET around 15 to 16 lakh candidates appear.
If so many candidates will take the offline test then the reports of the 3rd COVID wave can become reality.

When Will Be Final Decision on NEET 2021 Announced?

On May 4, 2021, PMO office announced that they have decided to postpone NEET PG 2021 exam by at least 4 months, and now it will be held only after August 31, 2021. However, they have not taken any decision regarding NEET UG 2021 exam date yet.

Ministry of Education, university officials, and other stakeholders are meeting soon to discuss NEET, JEE Main 2021, and CUCET 2021. In this meeting, following factors will decide whether NEET will be held on August 1, 2021 or not:

  • Condition of the pandemic.
  • Exam date for JEE Main, NEET, CUCET, etc.
  • Application form date for NEET.

It is expected that the decision will be out by June 22-25, 2021.

What medical aspirants want?

Medical aspirants are concerned whether the exam date of NEET UG 2021 will also be changed. This is because the PG exam has been postponed and also because till now application forms have not been released for NEET UG.

While some are in favour of holding the exam, some are against it. But all the candidates are concerned for their safety and health. What do you think should happen? should NEET 2021 be held or postponed? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.

All that has happened Around NEET 2021

16 June 2021 – JEE Main, NEET 2021 Latest News: JEE April, May Exams Around 25 July, 15 August, NEET in August End. Read More

15 June 2021 – NEET 2021 Important Update – Latest RTI Reply Excludes 1 August Exam Date, Strongly Hints at NEET UG Postponement!. Read More

15 June 2021 – NEET 2021: How To Prepare Physics Section For The Medical Entrance Exam? – Read More

14 June 2021 – NEET 2021: Know Chapterwise Weightage in Biology, and How To Score 360/360 in This Section. Read More

12 June 2021 – Exempt TN from NEET 2021 says AIADMK, Do MBBS Admission Through HSC. Read More

11 June 2021 – NEET 2021: Top Medical Colleges in India And Their MBBS Course Fees. Read More

09 June 2021 – NEET 2021: Assam Board Exams are now clincher for NEET UG exam date postponement decision. Read More

04 June 2021 – NEET 2021 RTI Reply from NTA Reveals 3 Critical Things; Exam Date Can Get Postponed Under Unavoidable Circumstances. Read More

03 June 2021 – NEET 2021: Will Have Application Form Soon, Edu Ministry to Review Situation to Hold NEET UG in August. Read More.

27 May 2021 – Future Doctors Demand NEET 2021 Deferment Plus Clarity on Exam Date, Application Form from NTA. Read more.

17 May 2021 – Education Minister Live Today: CBSE and State Boards Class 12 Exams Will Be Cancelled or Not Decision Expected Today; Students Demand Cancellation. Read more.

04 May 2021 – NEET UG Exam Date 2021 Latest News: PMO has postponed NEET-PG, not UG; But 5 factors can lead to delay. Read more.

03 May 2021 – NEET 2021 can be delayed, as per ANI reports on PM’s Meeting. Read here

30 Apr 2021 – Is NEET UG Required for B.Sc Nursing Admission? – Know the answer. Read here

27 Apr 2021 – NEET 2021 Application Form Date by NTA Latest News Update Today – Questions Raging in Medical Aspirants Minds Read here

26 Apr 2021 – 3 Months preparation guide for NEET UG 2021. Read here

24 Apr 2021 – NTA Chairman interview on NEET 2021. Read key highlights.

16 Apr 2021 – Students demand NTA to postpone NEET, JEE Main 2021. Read here

01 Apr 2021 – JIPMER B.Sc Nursing entrance exam will no longer be held. Instead, NEET score will be used for B.Sc Nursing admission in JIPMER. Read more.

Previous Year Question Papers Model Papers

NEET 2021 Exam Date Notice

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.

MBBS Admission Through NEET 2021

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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