NEET 2021: 

NEET 2021: Counselling Dates (Soon), Result (Released), Merit List, Cutoff

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has released the NEET OMR sheet 2021 again on the official website. Aspirants who did not get the scanned copy of their NEET 2021 OMR sheet can download the same from the official website. NTA NEET 2021 results were announced on November 1 in the form of a scorecard.

NEET 2021: Counselling Dates (Soon), Result (Released), Cutoff, Merit List

Aspirants who qualified for the exam will be called for NEET 2021 counselling to be conducted by the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC). NEET counselling 2021 will be conducted in a total of three rounds, including a mop-up round for the vacant seats. The NEET-UG 2021 counselling dates are expected soon on the authorities' official websites.

In order to appear for the counselling session, candidates have to register online and fill the choice of courses and colleges. Based on the candidate's NEET 2021 rank, choices filled and seat availability, the seats will be granted. Through NEET 2021, admission to 83,125 MBBS, 26,949 BDS, 52,720 AYUSH, and 525 BVSc and AH seats including 1,899 AIIMS and 249 JIPMER seats will be granted.

Earlier, NTA, on November 1, has also released the NEET final answer key pdf on the official website. NEET exam was conducted on September 12, 2021. As per the NEET latest news 2021 today by NTA, the NEET cut-off passing marks 2021 was also released along with the result.

NTA re-opened the NEET 2021 phase 2 application form and correction window at Aspirants could use the log in 2021 to make any modification in NEET 2021 application form. The authorities earlier released the NEET official answer key 2021 along with the OMR sheet. A scanned copy of NEET OMR sheet 2021 was also sent to the registered email ID of the candidate. Students had to challenge the NEET answer key, OMR sheet till October 17 by paying the requisite amount.

NTA NEET admits card 2021 was released on September 6 at NEET 2021 paper pattern included 200 questions out of which candidates need to answer 180. The questions paper of NEET 2021 was divided into two sections for each subject - Section A and B. The code-wise NEET 2021 answer key with the detailed solution is available below. Read the article on NEET 2021, dates, application, eligibility, syllabus, exam pattern, preparations, admit card and other details.

NEET 2021 counselling

Based on the NEET rank, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on behalf of the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) conducts NEET counselling 2021 for admission to 15% AIQ, deemed/central universities, ESIC/AFMS institutes. MCC also conducts AIIMS counselling and JIPMER counselling through NEET scores for 100% seats. The counselling of NEET 2021 for 85% state quota seats and all seats in private colleges is done by respective state counselling authorities. On the basis of NEET rank, choices filled, seats available, reservation criteria and other factors the admission to MBBS, BDS, AYUSH, BVSc and AH courses will be granted. Following are the types of NEET counselling conducted:

15% All India Quota NEET counselling

  • Counselling for seats under 15% All India Quota (AIQ) will be conducted by the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) in an online mode at Seats in government medical colleges, central universities - (Delhi University MBBS colleges (DU), Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Jamia Milia Islamia (JMI) for BDS), ESIC, AIIMS, JIPMER, and AFMC will be filled under 15% AIQ.

85% state quota NEET counselling

  • Counselling for seats under 85% state quota for each state will be conducted by the respective state authority for admission to respective state medical colleges or universities and private medical colleges. The schedule for 85% state quota counselling will be released by the state authorities on their official website.

Deemed university counselling

  • The admission to 100% MBBS/BDS seats in deemed universities will be done by the MCC through centralised NEET 2021 counselling. There is no segregation of 15% and 85% seats for deemed universities.

AYUSH courses NEET counselling

  • AYUSH Admissions Central Counseling Committee (AACCC), Ministry of AYUSH will conduct the NEET 2021 AYUSH counselling for All India Quota seats. The schedule for AYUSH 2021 counselling will be released at Through NEET 2021 AYUSH counselling, admission to BAMS, BSMS, BUMS, and BHMS AYUSH courses will be granted.

NEET 2021 seat matrix

Type of institute

Number of institutes

Number of seats

Medical colleges


80,055 MBBS seats*

Dental colleges


26, 949 BDS seats*

AYUSH colleges


52,720 AYUSH courses seats

Veterinary science colleges


525 BVsc & AH seats*



1899 seats



249 seats

NEET 2021 seat matrix for top MBBS institutes

Institute name

Total MBBS seats

AIIMS, Delhi


Institute of Medical Sciences, BHU, Varanasi


Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi


VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi


King George's Medical University, Lucknow


St. John's Medical College, Bengaluru


Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh


JSS Medical College, Mysuru


NEET 2021 seat matrix for BDS institutes

Institute name

Total BDS seats

Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi


Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, Delhi


Faculty of Dental Sciences, BHU


Mahatma Gandhi PG Institute of Dental Sciences, Puducherry


Postgraduate Institute of Dental Sciences, Rohtak


Bangalore Institute of Dental Sciences & Hospital, Bengaluru


Govt. Dental College & Hospital, Jaipur


NEET 2021 seat allotment

After conducting MBBS/BDS counselling for 15% AIQ seats the MCC will release the NEET 2021 counselling result in the form of a seat allotment list. The NEET 2021 seat allotment list will be released in pdf form after each round of counselling. The NEET seat allotment list will include candidates' personal details, NEET details, and the college and course allotted. Along with the result, MCC will release the NEET 2021 seat allotment letter for each candidate individually and the schedule for reporting to the allotted colleges for securing admission. After the release of the seat allotment list, the NEET 2021 admission process for the respective round will be completed. A similar process will be followed by the respective state authorities of each state.

NEET 2021 result

NTA has sent the NEET UG result to the registered email ID of the candidates, as well as, released the scorecards on the official website. result, 2021 link can be checked using roll number and date of birth. Check the official NEET result portal below.


Aspirants securing NEET cutoff 2021 are included in the result. The NEET-UG 2021 result will be used for admission to 15% All India Quota (AIQ), 85% state quota, 100% seats in central/deemed universities, private universities, ESIC/AFMS institutes, 1,899 AIIMS and 249 JIPMER MBBS seats. NEET 2021 results will be valid for one academic year 2021-22.

How to check NEET UG result 2021?

  • Click on the “NEET 2021 result declared” link available above

  • Login using credentials - roll number, DOB and security pin

  • NEET result sheet 2021 will be displayed on the screen

  • Verify the details mentioned in the NEET scorecard

  • Download and take a printout of the NEET result

Details mentioned in the NEET-UG result

After viewing the NEET result 2021, candidates must verify all the details carefully. If any discrepancy is found in the result, it must be brought to the notice of NTA on a priority basis. The NEET 2021 result pdf will mention the following details :

  • Details of the candidate

  • NEET roll number

  • NEET score

  • Subject-wise NEET percentile

  • All India Rank (AIR)

  • 15% AIQ rank

  • Category wise rank

Calculation of NEET 2021 result

NEET total marks are 720. NEET 2021 score will be calculated based on the marking scheme released by the NTA. According to the marking scheme, candidates are awarded +4 marks for every correct answer and -1 marks are deducted for every incorrect answer. The formula used for calculating NEET 2021 marks is -

NEET marks = 4 X total correct answers - 1 X total incorrect answers

Previous year NEET toppers

In the last year NEET UG result, Soyeb Aftab and Akansha Singh created history by scoring full marks, which is 720 out of 720. Soyeb Aftab secured NEET AIR 1 with 99.9998537 percentile, while Akansha secured NEET rank 2 with percentile 99.9998537. Check the NEET toppers list below.

NEET toppers

Air Rank

Candidate’s Name





Percentile Score



Soyeb Aftab







Akanksha Singh







Tummala Snikitha







Vineet Sharma







Amrisha Khaitan







Guthi Chaitanya Sindhu





Andhra Pradesh


Satwik Godara







Srijan R





Tamil Nadu


Karthik Reddy







Matravadia Maanit






NEET 2021 merit list

NTA will prepare NEET 2021 merit list based on the NEET UG score. The NEET merit list 2021 will include the names of the candidates who have qualified for the NEET exam. Candidates whose names are included in the NEET merit list become eligible for admission to MBBS, BDS, AYUSH, and BVSc & AH courses. Based on this NEET merit list 2021, further NEET counselling will be conducted for 15% AIQ and 85% state quota seats.

  • Three types of NEET-UG merit lists will be released by the NTA - All India merit List is also known as the overall merit list, AIQ merit list, and respective states’ merit list.

  • The overall merit list will mention the All India Rank (AIR) of NEET 2021 qualified candidates.

  • The AIQ merit list will mention the AIQ rank of the candidates which will be used for admission to 15% AIQ seats for medical and dental seats.

  • The state merit list will mention the respective state rank of the candidates which will be used for admission to 85% of state quota seats by respective state authorities.

NEET 2021 cutoff

Candidates have to secure a minimum percentile in the NEET exam 2021 to be eligible for further admission process. NTA will release the NEET 2021 cutoff along with the NEET result in the online mode. The category-wise minimum percentile for NEET previous year can be checked from the table below.

NEET minimum qualifying criteria


Minimum NEET percentile required

Last year NEET cutoff scores

NEET 2021 cutoff scores


50th percentile


To be announced


40th percentile


To be announced

Benchmark Disabilities - UR/GEN-EWS

45th percentile


To be announced

Benchmark Disabilities -


40th percentile


To be announced

NEET 2021 phase 2 application form

NEET Phase 2 2021 registration link for the NEET phase 2 application form was available above. As per the NEET 2021 official brochure, if a candidate does not complete both NEET application form phases, his or her candidature will be cancelled. Following are the details which must be submitted in the NEET UG 2021 application form phase 2.

Personal details:

  • In the case of a girl candidate, are you the only girl child of your parent

  • Place of residence

  • Belongs to minority

  • Religious minority

  • Mode of preparation

Educational details - Class 10 and 11:

  • Pass status

  • Year of passing/appearing

  • Qualifying exam

  • Place of schooling

  • Type of school college

  • Qualifying examination state

  • Qualifying examination district

  • School board

  • Result mode

  • Maximum grade point

  • CGPA obtained

  • CGPA

  • Total marks

  • Obtained marks

  • Marks in percentage

  • Roll number

  • School/college name address

  • School/college pin code

Additional details:

  • Place of birth

  • State

  • District

Parent income details:

  • Father qualification

  • Father occupation

  • Father annual income

  • Mother qualification

  • Mother occupation

  • Mother annual income

  • Guardian qualification

  • Guardian occupation

  • Guardian annual income

Uploading the documents:

  • Category certificate

  • A person with Benchmark Disability (PwBD) certificate

  • 10th certificate

  • Citizenship certificate

NEET 2021 Answer Key

NTA released the final answer key of NEET 2021 on November 1. The authorities released the provisional NEET answer key 2021 PDF on October 15. The answer key of NEET 2021 mentions the solutions to the questions asked in the NEET-UG exam. With the help of the NEET 2021 answer key, candidates can calculate their expected score and also predict their NEET rank. In case of any discrepancy in the solutions marked, candidates could challenge NEET 2021 official (provisional) answer key till October 17. It is to be noted that the NEET 2021 final key cannot be challenged by aspirants.

To raise objections for the NEET answer key, aspirants had to pay a fee of Rs. 1000 per question. NEET 2021 OMR sheet displays the scanned images of question booklets of candidates. In case of any issues, aspirants can challenge the NEET OMR sheet by paying Rs. 200 per question. After verifying the challenges, The result will be prepared on the basis of the final NEET 2021 answer key. Candidates can download the final answer key of NEET 2021 following the procedure mentioned below.

NEET 2021 Updates & News

  • November 9, 2021: NTA has released the NEET 2021 OMR sheet again on the official websiteCandidates can download their scanned NEET 2021 OMR sheet from November 14 up to 09:00 PM.
  • November 1, 2021: NTA has released the NEET UG 2021 results officially at 8 pm.
  • November 1, 2021: NTA is sending NEET-UG 2021 results via mail to the registered candidates. Check the NTA reply on the NEET result declaration below.


  • October 28, 2021: NEET 2021 to be released at soon. 
  • October 28, 2021: The SC has asked NTA to release NEET UG results soon. As per the NEET 2021 latest news, the apex court paves way for the declaration of the results of the NEET-UG 2021 exam by putting a stay on the Bombay HC decision to hold a re-exam for two candidates whose question papers and OMR sheets got mixed at an exam centre in Maharashtra.
  • October 26, 2021: The NEET 2021 phase 2 registration and correction window closes today.
  • October 23, 2021: NTA is expected to release the NEET 2021 results soon after the phase 2 registration and correction window ends.
  • October 21, 2021: NTA has re-opened the NEET 2021 phase 2 application form and correction window at till October 26 up to 11:50 PM.
  • October 18, 2021: Any confirmation on the NEET result 2021 date and time is still awaited.
  • October 15, 2021: NTA has released NEET official answer key and OMR sheet at Candidates can download the NEET answer key, response sheet to calculate their scores to be obtained in the NEET exam. The answer key and OMR sheet of NEET-UG 2021 can be challenged till October 17. Check the official notice below.


  • October 12, 2021: The NEET 2021 correction window for phases 1 and 2 has again been extended till October 14, 2021.
  • October 10, 2021: NTA has extended the last date of the NEET application form correction window till October 13, 2021. All the fields of NEET phase 2 registration can be edited, while only gender, nationality, email ID, category and sub-category from the phase 1 application form can be modified. Check the notice below.


  • October 5, 2021: The NTA NEET 2021 answer key will be released soon at
  • October 1, 2021: NTA has started the phase 2 application form of NEET-UG 2021. Check the link above.
  • September 30, 2021: NTA will announce the NEET 2021 result date soon.
  • September 23, 2021: NTA to open the NEET 2021 2nd phase registration link soon on the official website before the declaration of result.
  • September 17, 2021: NEET phase 2 registration 2021 will start soon at Candidates will have to fill the NEET phase 2 application form before the date to be provided by NTA.
  • September 13, 2021: The NEET 2021 exam concludes, answer key, paper analysis, available.
  • September 6, 2021: NTA releases NEET-UG 2021 admit card at The hall tickets of NEET-UG can only be downloaded by registered aspirants until September 12, 2021.
  • August 20, 2021: NTA has announced the allotted NEET exam centre city 2021 on the official website - The allotment of the NEET 2021 exam city is done on the basis of preferences of cities selected by the students while filling the NEET application form.
  • August 14, 2021: NTA has provided an opportunity to the registered candidates to pay the NEET-UG application form from August 13 to 15, 2021. The opportunity to pay the NEET registration 2021 fees has been provided for the aspirants who could not pay the NEET application fee. Check the official notice below.


  • August 11, 2021: NTA has opened NEET 2021 application form correction window.
  • August 6, 2021: The minimum NEET 2021 eligibility criteria for BSc Nursing candidates has been released by the NTA. BSc Nursing aspirants must fulfil the basic eligibility criteria as specified by the Indian Nursing Council (INC). Check the B.Sc. Nursing 2021 eligibility criteria below
  1. The minimum age of students should be 17 years as of December 31 of the year of admission
  2. Candidates should have passed Class 12 with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English as compulsory subjects
  3. General category aspirants must have passed the qualifying examination with 45% marks, while for SC/ST/OBC the minimum marks should be 40%
  4. 3% of the reservation will be provided to the Person with Disability (PwD) candidates

However, for admission to a particular college, students must fulfil the college-wise BSc Nursing eligibility criteria as prescribed by the authority. Check the official notice below.


NEET 2021 Brochure PDF released with major changes

NTA has released the NTA NEET 2021 brochure with the below-mentioned major changes. Aspirants should go through the below-mentioned changes for NEET 2021.

Changes in the NEET 2021 exam pattern: In the NEET 2021 question paper, a total of 200 questions will be asked from all the sections of subjects, out of which candidates need to answer only 180. For each subject (Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology), the questions will be divided into two sections - Section A and B. Section A contains 35 questions while Section B will have 15 questions. Out of these 15 questions, candidates can answer any 10, which makes it 180 questions.

  • Admission to nursing courses: Aspirants can now get admission to BSc Nursing courses through NEET scores
  • EWS Reservation- The reservation of 10% for EWS categories will now only be reserved in National institutes and central universities
  • OBC NCL Reservations - Similarly, 27% of seats will be reserved for OBC NCL categories candidates only in National Institutes and Central Universities
  • Tie-breaking method changed - As per the previous exams, the age of candidates was one of the methods, on the basis of which authorities use to break the tie between two candidates with equal NEET scores. The method of using age to break the tie has been cancelled this year.
  • Two sets to fill the application formNTA has changed the NEET 2021 application process for medical aspirants. Now the essential fields are to be filled at the time of registration till August 6 and the remaining fields have to be filled before the declaration of the NEET result 2021.
  • Non-Disclosure Agreement - On behalf of NMC, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW), NTA use to conduct NEET-UG, which is a proprietary Examination for granting medical UG admission in India. This year NTA has released the Non-Disclosure Agreement, which states "The contents of this exam are confidential, proprietary and are owned by NTA/NMC/MoHFW and explicitly prohibits the candidate from publishing, reproducing, or transmitting any or some content of this test, in whole or in part, in any form or by any means, verbal or written, electronic or mechanical or for any purpose. Hangouts, Blogs, etc. using either one’s own account or proxy account (s)."
  • NEET Exam cities increased - NTA has increased the NEET 2021 exam cities to a total of 201 from 155. This year for the first time, Kuwait City is one of the NEET 2021 exam centres and the only one abroad. Earlier, the education minister has tweeted that the NEET exam cities are increased to 198 but later in the brochure it was revised to 201.
  • List of centres issuing disability certificates increased - The disability certificates are issued at 13 centres, earlier the number of centres was 12. With some changes in the certificate issuing centres, JIPMER Academic Centre has been replaced by Ali Yavar Jung National Institute of Speech and Hearing Disabilities, Bandra, Mumbai. AIIMS, Nagpur has been added to the list of centres issuing disability certificates.
  • Increase in the language of NEET 2021 question paper: NEET (UG) – 2021 will now be conducted in 13 languages i.e. English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu. This year, two regional languages, Punjabi and Malayalam have been added to the medium of the NEET 2021 question paper.

What is NEET 2021?

NEET full form - National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is the single entrance test conducted at the UG level for admission to medical courses. The most popular medical course after the 12th is MBBS. The full form of MBBS is Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery. In addition to MBBS, through the NEET exam admission to BDS, BAMS, BSMS, BUMS, BHMS, and BVSc & AH courses are granted. For the 2021 session, NTA is set to conduct NEET on September 12, 2021, in an offline mode. As per NEET-UG 2021 latest news, there is no changes in the NEET 2021 exam pattern.

On the basis of NEET 2021, admission to 542 medical, 313 dental, 15 AIIMS, 2 JIPMER, 914 AYUSH, and 47 BVSc & AH colleges will be granted. Out of total registrations, as many as 13.66 lakh registered candidates appeared in the NEET UG exam last year. Out of appeared candidates, only 7.71 lakh candidates qualified NEET paper last year.

NEET 2021 scope

NEET 2021 score will be used for admission to :

  • 15% All India Quota (AIQ) seats

  • 85% state quota medical seats

  • Central and deemed universities

  • State, management, and NRI quota seats in private colleges

  • Central pool quota seats

  • Seats in private unaided, aided minority, and non-minority medical colleges.

  • Mandatory qualification for candidates willing to pursue MBBS or BDS from a foreign medical institute.

NEET 2021 highlights



Name of the examination

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test

Commonly known as


Exam category


Exam level


Conducting body

National Testing Agency

Programmes covered

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)

Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)

Bachelor in Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry (B.V.Sc & AH)


Exam duration

180 minutes

Exam mode

Pen-paper mode

Academic qualification

10 + 2 or equivalent with PCB

NEET 2021 Seat intake

83,075 MBBS

26,949 BDS

52,720 AYUSH

525 veterinary sciences

Medical Colleges

542 medical

313 dental




47 BVSc & AH

Previous year number of applicants

15.97 lakh

Previous year number of candidates appeared

13.66 lakh

Previous year number of candidates qualified

7.71 lakh

NEET 2021 registration website

NEET exam dates 2021

NTA is the competent authority to release NEET 2021 dates. Candidates must check the table below to know the NEET application form date, admit card, NEET 2021 exam date, result, answer key, and counselling. The table below mentions the important dates for NEET exam.

NTA NEET 2021 dates



Salient Features

NEET notification

March 12, 2021

NTA has released the notification of NEET exam at 2021

NEET 2021 application form date by NTA

July 13, 2021, from 5:00 PM

NEET UG 2021 application form was released in an online mode at NEET official website.

NEET 2021 registration last date

August 10, 2021, till 9:50 PM

Candidates must submit the NEET 2021 registration form by the last date at

Last date to pay NEET application form fee

August 10, 2021,till 11:50 PM

Candidates were not allowed to pay the NEET form fee after this date.

NEET application form correction window

August 11 to 14, 2021

Registered candidates were provided the facility to make changes in the application form of NEET 2021, if any.

Announcement of NEET 2021 exam cities

August 20, 2021

NTA has announced the cities of NEET 2021 exam centres.

Release of NEET 2021 admit card by NTA

September 6, 2021

The NEET 2021 admit card has beenreleased at for successfully registered candidates.

NEET 2021 exam date

September 12, 2021 - Announced

NTA conducted NEET 2021 in an offline mode across the country.

NEET exam answer key by coaching institutes

September 12, 2021

The unofficial NEET answer key 2021 is released by coaching institutes just few hours after the NEET exam.
NEET 2021 phase 2 registration date by NTAOctober 1 2021NTA to release the NEET 2021 phase 2 application form at

Display of NEET OMR sheets of candidates

October 15, 2021
November 9 to 14, 2021

The OMR sheets of NEET 2021 has been again released at

NEET provisional answer key by NTA

October 15, 2021

The NEET 2021 provisional answer key will be released at NTA website.

Challenging NEET answer key

October 17, 2021, till 9 PM

Candidates can challenge any question in the NEET 2021 provisional answer key by paying the required fee.
NEET 2021 phase 2 registration and correction window re-openesOctober 21 to 26, 2021NTA has re-opened the registration window for NEET phase 2, as well as, correction window for NEET phase 1 and 2 at

NEET final answer key by NTA

To be announced

After solving discrepancies, the final answer key of NEET 2021 by NTA will be published at

Declaration of NEET 2021 result

November 1, 2021

The NEET result 2021 has been announced in an online mode. Candidates will have to enter roll number and DOB to download NEET result PDF 2021.

NEET 2021 counselling schedule

To be announced

MCC will announce the dates of NEET counselling 2021 for qualified candidates.

NEET 2021 application form for phase1

The NEET 2021 application form date by NTA was released on July 13 along with the information bulletin. The NEET application form can be filled only in an online mode at the NEET official website. Before filling the 2021 application form candidates must check the list of documents and details to keep handy.

Documents/details required for NEET application form 2021

  • Identity card: IDs such as aadhaar card, ration card, bank account passbook, passport, or any other government photo ID card.

  • Personal details: Personal and communication details such as candidate and parents name, date of birth, permanent and corresponding address, active email ID and mobile number.

  • Images: Scanned images of recent passport size photograph, post card size photograph, signature, and left thumb impression.

How to fill NEET application form 2021?

In order to ensure that the candidate data is submitted quickly, NTA has revised the NEET UG 2021 application form process. NEET registration forms are now to be filled in two sets/phases. The below-mentioned steps have been written on the basis of previous years' trends. The detailed and updated NEET 2021 application process is updated here.

  • Registration : To commence the NEET 2021 registration candidates need to register at login. After login, candidates are asked to fill personal, identification, and communication details at the registration page.

  • Filing of application form : After registration candidates are directed to the NTA NEET 2021 application form which requires information such as caste category, nationality, state code, choice of exam cities, choice of language for question paper, academic qualifications, and details of the parents. The modes available for NEET 2021 question paper and the exam cities for NEET exam can be checked from below.

  • Uploading of images : Step three of application form of NEET 2021 involves uploading of scanned images. The images must be uploaded as per the specifications by the authority to avoid rejection of the NEET-UG application form.

  • Application fee : NEET 2021 application form fee is to be paid in an online mode via Debit/Credit Card/Net-banking/UPI or service provider. After successful payment, a confirmation page is generated. Candidates who fail to pay the application fee before or on the last date, their application form stands incomplete and thus rejected. The NEET application fee 2021 for each category can be checked from the table below.

  • Print application form : After completing the process, candidates must take print out of the submitted NEET UG application form.

NEET 2021 application form fees - Latest



General-EWS/ OBC-NCL


Application fee




NEET 2021 registration statistics

  • More than 15 lakh candidates are expected to register at NEET 2021 registration website. Last year, the NEET exam witnessed a 5.13% increase in the number of total registered candidates. Of the 15.97 lakh candidates who registered for NEET-UG, 13.66 lakh appeared in the exam.

  • Nationality wise NEET registrations: The majority of candidates that is 15.93 lakh who registered for the NEET exam last year belonged to Indian nationality. In addition to this, 1869 NRIs registered for NEET, followed by 878 foreigners, 732 Overseas Citizen of India (OCI), and 49 Persons of Indian Origin (PIO).

  • Gender-wise NEET registrations: 8.8 lakh female and 7.16 lakh male candidates registered for the NEET exam last year. Additionally, a higher number of female candidates qualified for the exam in comparison to male candidates.

  • Language-wise NEET registrations: With candidates from across the country participating in the NEET exam, the NTA has introduced 9 regional languages for the conduct of the exam. Last year, 12.63 lakh candidates registered for NEET 2021 in English and 2.04 lakh candidates in Hindi. While 1.29 lakh candidates filled the NEET application form in regional languages combined.

  • State-wise NEET registrations: The number of NEET registration from states and Union Territories has witnessed a surge in past years. For last year, Maharashtra witnessed the highest number of NEET registrations at 2.27 lakh followed by Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu at 1.74 and 1.21 lakhs respectively. The lowest number of NEET application forms were filled from Lakshadweep with 300 registrations.


NEET admit card 2021

The National Testing Agency has issued NEET admit card to candidates whose NEET UG 2021 application form were accepted. Candidates are required to download their NEET admit card 2021 by logging in on the NTA website. The NEET 2021 admit card mentions the candidate details, NEET application number, roll number, exam centre allotted, reporting time, and exam day guidelines. As per the instructions by NTA, it will not send the NEET hall ticket to any candidate individually.

How to download NEET 2021 admit card?

  • Click on the “Download NEET 2021 admit card” link mentioned above.

  • Candidates are directed to the login window.

  • Enter NEET 2021 application number, password, date of birth and the security pin.

  • NEET admit card 2021 will appear on the screen

  • Download the admit card and take multiple print outs of it

NTA directs that the candidates must verify the details on their NEET admit card 2021 carefully. In case candidates are unable to download or notice any discrepancy in their NEET hall ticket, they must report it to the NTA helpline. In case candidates misplace their admit card, they can download it again from the official website. However, under no circumstances a duplicate NEET hall ticket 2021 is issued by the NTA.

NEET correction window 2021

NTA opened the NEET 2021 correction window for successfully registered candidates. The link to the correction window of NEET 2021 is provided here. To use the NTA NEET correction window, students are required to log in using their application number and password. Candidates were able to edit details such as personal and academic information, mode of language, exam city, and NEET dress code is chosen. It must be noted candidates will not be allowed to edit the registered email ID and mobile number in the NEET correction window 2021. Students must go through the NEET application form correction guide to edit details in the application form.

How to use NEET UG correction window?

The NEET 2021 correction window is a one time facility for candidates to correct/edit changes in the online application form. Check the step-by-step instructions to use the NEET correction window 2021.

  1. Click on the NEET correction window link provided on this page

  2. Enter NTA NEET application number and DOB to login

  3. Select the link - ‘Click here for corrections in NEET (UG)-2021 Application’

  4. Make changes in the NEET 2021 application form as required

  5. After all corrections, enter the security pin and click on preview and submit

  6. Verify the details, enter OTP received on registered number, and click on final submit

  7. Take a printout of the correction slip for future reference

NEET UG eligibility criteria by NTA

For candidates to appear in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test 2021, they must fulfill the required eligibility criteria. The eligibility criteria of NEET 2021 includes minimum and maximum age requirement, educational requirement, subjects studied in the qualifying exam, status of the qualifying exam, category, and nationality.

  • Minimum age requirement : Candidates applying for NEET 2021 must have completed a minimum 17 years of age at the time of admission as of 31 December, 2021.

  • Maximum age requirement : The provisional maximum age limit for general candidates is 25 years. Candidates belonging to SC, ST, OBC-NCL, and PwD category are offered a relaxation of 5 years in upper age limit. However, the decision on the upper age limit for NEET exam is pending in the Supreme Court. Thus, all candidates are provisionally eligible to sit in NEET UG 2021, as per the SC judgement on April 29, 2019.

  • Nationality : Candidates eligible for NEET 2021 include Indian Nationals, Non Resident Indians (NRIs), Overseas Citizen of India (OCI), Persons with Indian Origin (PIO), and Foreign Nationals.

  • Educational qualifications : Candidates who have either completed or are appearing in 10+2 or equivalent are eligible to appear in NEET exam 2021.

  • Subjects studied : To apply for NEET exam, aspirants must have studied physics, chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology and English as subjects.

  • Minimum marks required in qualifying exam : Candidates must secure atleast 50% marks in physics, chemistry, and biology combined in the 10+2 qualifying exam. For SC, ST, OBC-NCL category candidates the minimum marks required are 40%.

Several NEET aspirants reappear for NTA NEET exam after taking a drop year in between, appear for NEET while pursuing another degree, or complete their 10+2 study from open schooling. For such candidates there are other eligibility requirements which NTA divides under qualification codes. Candidates must check these NEET qualification codes 2021 as they are required to be filled in the NEET application form according to the respective eligibility.

NEET 2021 exam centres

NEET exam centres are test centres where the NEET UG exam was conducted. NTA has released the list of NEET exam cities 2021. As per the letter of Amit Khare, Secretary of Ministry of Education, a new exam city at Dubai has been added to the exam centre list making it a total of 203 exam centres. According to last year, there are 3862 NEET exam centres. Candidates will have to provide three choices of NEET exam centres 2021 while filling the application form. The choices of NEET 2021 exam centre must be filled in order of preference and convenience.

How to check the allotted NEET 2021 exam centre?

  • Click on the link made available by NTA to check NEET test centre

  • Enter the asked credentials to check NEET allotted exam centre

  • Verify the name and address of NEET exam centre 2021 allotted

  • Check the distance and time to be taken to reach the allotted NEET UG exam centre

  • NEET test centres are allotted on a first come first serve basis.

NEET exam centres

Check the list of NEET 2021 exam cities and the number of exam centres available below.

NEET Test Cities number - State-wise (Based on previous year)

StateNumber of NEET 2021 exam centres
Andaman and Nicobar Islands2
Andhra Pradesh151
Arunachal Pradesh11
Dadar & Nagar Haveli5
Daman & Diu2
Himachal Pradesh35
Jammu & Kashmir99
Madhya Pradesh144
Tamil Nadu238
Uttar Pradesh320
West Bengal189

NEET dress code 2021

To ensure fair play in the NEET 2021 exam, NTA releases strict guidelines with respect to the dress code for the exam and the items which are not permitted inside the examination hall. Candidates not adhering to the prescribed NEET 2021 dress code will not be allowed to enter the NEET test centre. The NEET 2021 dress code is as follows :


NEET dress code for males 2021

  • T-shirts or shirts with half sleeves are permitted.

  • Trousers/bottom wear should not have multiple zip pockets, big buttons, pockets, and embroidery. Kurta pyjamas are not allowed.

  • Shoes are not allowed inside the exam centre. Candidates can wear light sandals or slippers.

NEET dress code for female 2021

  • Girls can wear half sleeves kurtas. Full sleeves are not allowed.

  • Trousers/bottom wear should be simple without fancy buttons, pockets, and embroidery. Salwars are also permitted.

  • Girls can wear very low heel sandals and slippers.

NEET exam pattern 2021

One of the prerequisites before appearing for the NEET exam is to be familiar with the NEET exam pattern 2021. As per NEET 2021 exam latest news, there are 200 NEET questions out of which candidates need to answer 180. The questions are divided into two sections for each subject - Section A and B. Section A contains 35 questions while Section B have 15 questions. Out of these 15 questions, candidates can answer any 10, which makes it 180 questions. As per NEET exam pattern 2021, there are three sections - physics, chemistry, and biology. Check the table below to know details about the NEET exam pattern such as duration of the exam, nature of questions asked, number of questions asked from each section, weightage of marks from each section, and the marking scheme.

NEET 2021 exam pattern



Mode of exam


Duration of exam

3 hours

Total number of questions

180 questions to be attempted out of 200 questions

Total marks

720 marks


3 sections - Physics, Chemistry, Biology

Marking scheme

  • +4 marks for the correct answer
  • -1 marks for incorrect answer
  • 0 marks for an unattempted answer

NEET 2021 exam sections and total marks

NEET 2021 mode of language

The NEET exam 2021 is being conducted in 11 languages. Apart from English and Hindi, NTA has introduced 9 regional languages - Telugu, Assamese, Bengali, Kannada, Odia, Gujarati, Tamil, Urdu, and Marathi. The links to the NEET 2021 information bulletin in 11 different languages are mentioned in the table below.

NEET information bulletin language-wise


Prospectus 2021

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NEET exam difficulty level

As per the NEET 2021 paper difficulty level is moderate to difficult. As per the NEET paper review today, Biology section was easy while Physics was hard and Chemistry was moderate. However, some students said that exam centre provided the NEET 2021 question paper bit late, due to which they could not complete the paper. Shivam, a NEET aspirant said that 'Biology' was obviously the toughest section.

Last year the difficulty level of NEET exam overall was moderate. The NEET question paper last year was largely based on the NCERT syllabus. NEET Physics included both theoretical and numerical questions. NEET test takers found the numerical based questions asked in Physics section of NEET paper tricky and calculative. The level of NEET chemistry section was easy, however, it did include some confusing questions. Majority of questions asked in NEET chemistry were from NCERT. Difficulty level of NEET Biology section, which carries the highest weightage, was easy to moderate last year. 42 questions were asked from Zoology while 48 questions were from Botany.

NEET UG Exam Analysis 2021

As per students, the difficulty level of the exam was between easy to moderate. The most difficult sections in the exam were botany and zoology. The physics section was easy and as for chemistry, students described that it was easy to moderate in the level of difficulty.

Some students also informed that the paper was distributed late, due to which there was chaos at some places.

NEET syllabus 2021

The NEET 2021 syllabus is recommended by the National Medical Commission of India (NMC). As per NEET 2021 latest updates, the Education Ministry has confirmed that NEET 2021 syllabus will remain unchanged. The syllabus for NEET 2021 is based on class 11 and 12 course curriculum. The NEET subjects list includes 3 subjects - Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. Candidates can download the NEET syllabus PDF from the links below.

NEET syllabus

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NEET Physics syllabus PDF

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NEET-UG Chemistry syllabus PDF

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NTA NEET Biology syllabus PDF

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Subject-wise important topics based on the NEET UG syllabus as constituted by the NMC are discussed in the table below.

NEET 2021 important topics for Physics

Physics topics class XI

  • Physical-world and measurement
  • Kinematics
  • Laws of Motion
  • Work, Energy and Power
  • Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body
  • Gravitation
  • Properties of Bulk Matter
  • Thermodynamics
  • Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory
  • Oscillations and Waves

Physics topics class XII

  • Electrostatics
  • 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 important topics for Chemistry

Chemistry topics class XI

  • 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 Element
  • P-Block Elements
  • Organic Chemistry-
  • Hydrocarbons

Chemistry topics class XII

  • 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

NEET 2021 important topics for Biology

Biology topics class XI

  • Diversity in Living World
  • Structural Organisation in Animals and Plants
  • Cell Structure and Function
  • Plant Physiology
  • Human physiology

Biology topics class XII

  • Reproduction
  • Genetics and Evolution
  • Biology and Human Welfare
  • Biotechnology and Its Applications
  • Ecology and environment

NEET 2021 preparation tips

For candidates to clear the coveted NEET exam 2021, it is crucial to prepare well for the exam. How to prepare for NEET is a common question among aspirants. The NEET preparation strategy should be based on exam pattern, syllabus, types of questions asked, difficulty level of the questions, and past year cutoffs. Below mentioned are some preparation tips for NEET 2021.

  • Familiarize yourself: The very first step before joining the race of NEET 2021 entrance test is to familiarize yourself with the nature of the exam. Candidates must go through all the information related to the exam such as exam pattern, number of sections in the exam, number of questions, marking scheme, and duration of the exam.

  • Know the exam syllabus: To avoid missing out on any important topic, candidates must go through the NEET 2021 syllabus. Candidates should know all the topics from all the three subjects - Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.

  • Books: While preparing for NEET UG exam, candidates must ensure that they study NCERTs for all three subjects line by line. After completing NCERTs candidates can refer to reference books, coaching material, and other guides.

  • Sample papers: Candidates should take mock tests and solve NEET sample papers and past year question papers to get familiar with the nature of the exam. Several coaching institutes release NEET sample paper PDF which can be attempted by aspirants.

  • Revision: Revising all the topics studied is a crucial step when preparing for NEET exam. Lack of revision can result in candidates not remembering the complete details of the topics during exam. Candidates can use short notes and flashcards for revising the topics in an efficient and quick manner.

  • Time Management: The key to ace any entrance test is time management. Candidates should carefully divide their time into syllabus to be covered, revision, and solving sample papers. Spending too much time on one subject or topic can lead to inefficient preparation of the remaining topics.

One of the most important parts of NEET preparation is solving NEET 2021 sample papers. Solving sample papers and NEET past year question papers helps candidates strategize their exam day strategy and familiarize with the NEET exam pattern. In the NEET sample paper PDF, Physics and Chemistry have 45 questions each, while Biology section has 90 questions. NTA releases NEET question papers after the exam. Candidates can download the NTA NEET question paper PDFs here.

NEET 2021 exam day guidelines

NTA releases instructions to be followed on the day of NEET exam 2021 in the information bulletin. Check the do’s and don'ts for the day of NEET 2021 exam below.

Documents: Candidates must ensure to carry the required documents on the exam day. Those who fail to carry the following documents will not be permitted to enter the NEET 2021 exam centre.

Documents to carry on NEET 2021 exam day

  • NEET 2021 admit card with passport size picture of the candidate pasted on it

  • One passport size picture to be pasted on attendance sheet

  • Proforma downloaded with admit card

  • Coloured postcard size picture pasted on the proforma

  • Valid photo ID card

  • PWD certificate if applicable

Reporting time: As per the instructions by the NTA, the entry to the exam hall will close sharp at 1:30 PM and no candidate was allowed to enter after that. Thus, candidates must reach the test centre on or before the reporting time.

Dress code: Candidates must follow the prescribed NEET 2021 dress code and avoid carrying any of the prohibited items. In case any candidate wishes to follow religious dress code, they must report to the test centre an hour earlier for a security check. Such candidates also have to declare the same in the NEET UG application form.

Banned items:

  • Accessories include wallets, belts, caps, bracelets, handbags, goggles, and watches.

  • Electronic devices include mobile phones, earphones, bluetooth, pager, and digital watches.

  • Stationery items include pen, papers, geometry box, calculator, and log table.

  • Eatables: Packed or unpacked food items and personal water bottles are not allowed inside the exam hall. Diabetic candidates are allowed to carry their medicines, food, and a transparent water bottle inside the test centre.

Unfair means: After entering the NEET exam hall, candidates must ensure that:

  • They are not carrying any of the prohibited items

  • They do not have any means of cheating

  • They are not indulging in any conversation with fellow candidates.

Candidates found in any of the aforementioned circumstances are to be charged with an unfair means case.

Top medical colleges accepting NEET 2021 scores

Institute name

NIRF ranking

Total number of seats

Last year NEET closing rank

All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi




Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi




Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry




King’s George Medical University, Lucknow




Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh




Vardhman Mahavir Medical College, New Delhi




Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi




University College of Medical Sciences, New Delhi




Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh




Rajah Muthiah Medical College, Annamalainagar




Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati