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To know more about the NEET exam 2021 Examination, you can read through the NEET exam 2021 Important Dates, NEET exam 2021 Syllabus, NEET exam 2021 Admit Card, NEET exam 2021 previous year paper, and more in this article.

NEET is a medical entrance examination conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). It was previously known as the All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT). NEET is the qualifying test for MBBS and BDS programmes in Indian medical and dental colleges. NEET offers 90,000 seats in MBBS and BDS colleges of India, and it will be conducted twice a year from this year onwards.

NEET 2021 Notification

The exam has been delayed due to the pandemic and miscellaneous obstacles, but it has been announced that the NEET exam for UG aspirants will be held on 12 September 2021 while that of PG aspirants will be held on 11 September 2021. The admit cards have been released on 7 September 2021. Candidates are advised to go to the official website to access the admit cards.

You can read the information brochure by clicking on this link.

Important Dates

NEET Notification Date 2021Dec 2020
NEET Application Form Start DateDec 2020
NEET 2021 Apply Online Last DateJan 2021
NEET 2021 PG Admit Card Release Date7 September 2021
NEET 2021 UG Admit Card Release Date7 September 2021
NEET 2021 PG Exam Date11 September 2021
NEET 2021 UG Exam Date12 September 2021
Release Date of Provisional Answer Keyto be notified
Release Date of Final Answer Keyto be notified
NEET 2021 Result Dateto be notified

Eligibility Criteria-


Indian Nationals, NRIs, OCIs, PIOs & Foreign National candidates are eligible to apply.

Qualifying Exam for NEET 2021:

Candidates must qualify 12th class examination to be eligible for the test with the following subjects- Chemistry, Biology, Physics and English.

CategoryMinimum qualifying percentage

Age limit for NEET 2021

  • Seventeen years is the lower age limit for candidates aspiring for NEET 2021 as of 31st December 2021. For example, candidates of 16 years appearing for NEET 2021 can complete 17 years by 31st December 2021.
  • 25 years is the upper age limit for candidates from General Category
  • Thirty years is the upper age limit for candidates from Reserved Category and PwD.

Maximum Number of Attempts for NEET:

Thankfully, no restrictions are imposed on the maximum NEET attempt limit 2021.

NEET 2021 Application fee

CategoryApplication fee
General Category (UR)₹ 1500
General EWS, OBC (NCL)₹ 1400
ST/ SC/ PWD/ Transgender₹ 800

How to Apply for NEET 2021

NTA released the NEET 2021 application form on 15th March 2021. Eligible candidates can apply for NEET 2021 following these simple steps-

  1. Visit the official website
  2. Click on the "New Registration" link.
  3. Fill in all your details correctly and submit.
  4. After submitting the form, you will receive a registration ID, and a password will be sent to your registered mobile number and e-mail.
  5. Log in using these credentials and complete the application form.
  6. Upload the documents and proceed to pay the application fee.
  7. Take a print-out of the application for future reference.

NEET 2021 Admit Card

The NTA released the Admit card for NEET 2021 on 7 September 2021. It contains important information about the applicant and details of examination like date and test center. The candidates are asked to produce the Admit Card at the test center. The admit cards are available on the official website.

NEET Qualifying Examination Codes 2021

CategoryQualifying Codes
Candidates appearing for class 12 board exam in 2021Code 01
Candidates who are studying for the higher/senior secondary examination or Indian School Certificate Examination (ISCE)Code 02
Candidates who have completed their Intermediate/Pre-degree Examination in Science of an Indian University/Board or other recognized body with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology, EnglishCode 03
Candidates who have completed a Pre-professional/Pre-medical Examination after passing either the Higher Secondary Examination or the Pre-University or an equivalent examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology & English.Code 04
Candidates who are pursuing the three years’ degree course from a recognized University and have qualified the first year with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology/Biotechnology as mandatory subjectsCode 05
Candidates who have qualified the BSc Examination with two of the subjects Physics, Chemistry, Biology (Botany, Zoology)/Bio-technology, from an Indian recognized UniversityCode 06
Candidates who have completed the qualifying equivalent to class 12 examination from a foreign countryCode 07

Reserve List

CategorySeat Reservation
Scheduled Caste15%
Scheduled Tribe7.5%
Other Backward Classes - non-creamy layer27%
Physically Handicapped3%

Exam Pattern for NEET 2021

Description: Multiple Choice Questions with negative marking for incorrect response.

Four marks will be awarded for each correct answer one mark will be deducted for each wrong attempt No marks for unanswered question

Duration: 3 hours

Examination Structure

SubjectNumber of questionsMax. Marks
Biology (Zoology + Botany)90 (45 + 45)360 (180 + 180)


NEET Syllabus 2021 – Physics

  • Physical-world and measurement
  • Electro statistics
  • Kinematics
  • Current Electricity
  • Laws of Motion
  • Magnetic effects of Current and Magnetism
  • Work, Energy, and Power
  • Electromagnetic induction and alternating currents
  • System of particles and motion of the centre of mass
  • Electromagnetic waves
  • Gravitation
  • Optics
  • Properties of Bulk Matter
  • Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation
  • Thermodynamics
  • Atoms and Nuclei
  • Kinetic Theory of gases
  • Electronic Devices
  • Oscillations and wave

NEET Syllabus 2021 – Chemistry

  • Some basic concepts of Chemistry
  • Solid-state
  • Structure of atom
  • Solutions, Classification of Elements and Periodicity in their Properties
  • Electrochemistry
  • Chemical Bonding and Molecular structure
  • Chemical Kinetics
  • States of Matter: Gases and liquids
  • Surface Chemistry
  • Thermodynamics
  • General principles and Processes for Isolation of Elements
  • Equilibrium
  • P Block elements
  • Redox reactions
  • D and F block elements
  • Hydrogen
  • Coordination compounds
  • s-Block elements
  • Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
  • Some p-Block elements
  • Alcohols, Phenols, and Ethers
  • Basic principles and techniques of Organic Chemistry
  • Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Organic compounds containing Nitrogen
  • Environmental chemistry
  • Biomolecules, Polymers, and Chemistry in everyday life

NEET Syllabus 2021 – Biology

  • Diversity in the Living World
  • Reproduction
  • Structural organization – Plants and Animals
  • Genetics and Evolution
  • Cell Structure and Function
  • Biology and Human welfare
  • Plant Physiology
  • Biotechnology and its applications
  • Human physiology
  • Ecology and environment

NEET Result 2021

The results for NEET 2021 will be released on the official website of NTA a few weeks after the examination is conducted. The result will be displayed in percentile form.

In case of a score tie, the examination board will resolve it in the following way-

  • Candidates having higher marks in Biology subject in NEET 2021 exam will be ranked higher.
  • Candidates having higher marks in the Chemistry subject in NEET 2021 exam will be ranked higher.
  • Candidates with fewer wrong question attempts in all the topics of the NEET exam will be ranked higher.
  • Students older in age will be given preference if a tie still prevails.


NEET 2021 Counselling will have 15% seats reserved in the All India Quota. For this 15%, two rounds of counselling will be conducted. The Medical Counselling Committee fills this 15% of seats in deemed and central universities. The State Counselling Authorities fill the remaining 85% into private or self-financed medical colleges and institutions.

Cut-Off for NEET 2021

General50th percentile
SC/ST/OBC40th percentile
General-PwD45th percentile
SC/ST/OBC-PwD40th percentile

Preparation Tips and Study Plan

Master the problematic concepts: By marking out the concepts, you find complex in every chapter, master the complex ideas while preparing. Keep reading the complex formulae over and over again.

Create Unique Study Styles: There is a unique way in which all of us study. Some like to make notes and study, some love graphics, while some try to relate the concepts with real-life situations. Use whichever works the best for you.

Focus on the NCERT syllabus: The syllabus for the NEET exam involves the topics mentioned in the NCERT syllabus for CBSE class 11 and 12, and a large number of questions in the exams are asked from these books. Stay aware of the paper pattern and make sure you have covered all essential concepts.

Attempt mock tests and previous year question papers: Mock Tests will give you an idea of what you can expect in the exam and how well you may do. Mock tests are designed at a slightly higher level, so you can use these to master your time management skills during the exam.

Cut down distractions: Eliminate pointless distractions, which steals your precious time to prepare for something so big that it will shape your future. Don't waste your precious time on your cell phone, visiting relatives, watching TV etc. Instead, pick up one hobby and stick to it. That will help you eliminate stress and exam anxiety.

Question Papers

NEET 2020 - click here

NEET 2019 - click here

NEET 2018 - click here

NEET 2017 - click here

NEET 2016 - click here

Best books for NEET preparation:

1) Physics:

  • Class XI and Class XII Physics textbooks by NCERT
  • Concepts of Physics by H. C. Verma
  • DC Pandey Physics for NEET
  • Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday, Resnick and Walker
  • Fundamental Physics by Pradeep
  • Problems in General Physics by IE Irodov

2) Chemistry:

  • Class XI and Class XII Chemistry textbooks by NCERT
  • Physical Chemistry by OP Tandon
  • Concise Inorganic Chemistry by JD Lee
  • Dinesh Chemistry Guide
  • Practise books by VK Jaiswal (Inorganic), MS Chauhan (Organic) and N Awasthi (Physical)

3) Biology:

  • Class XI and Class XII Biology textbooks by NCERT
  • Elementary Biology Vol 1 and Vol 2 by Trueman
  • Objective Biology by Dinesh
  • Objective Botany by Ansari
  • Pradeep Guide on Biology
  • GR Bathla publications for Biology

Try your best, and don't let your time go to waste. Discipline yourself and prepare well, knowing a bright future awaits you as a reward for all of your hard works.