About NEET UG 2021
NEET-UG is an undergraduate level entrance exam for admission in top government or private medical and dental colleges in India. It is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA), which provides the results to the Directorate General of Health Services at the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The NEET-UG is conducted in the offline (pen-paper based) mode.
The exam is scheduled to be held in May 2021, by the National Testing Agency (NTA). After that, the eligible candidates can apply for counseling conducted by the Director General of Health Services (DGHS) for admission in 15% of All India Quota seats (AIQ) for UG medical courses, the remaining 85% seats in the colleges in the State Quota seats filled by the counseling authorities of states, i.e., listed below:
- Selection Committee, Directorate of Medical Education, Tamil Nadu
- The Office of the Chairman, NEET UG Medical and Dental Admission/Counselling Board, and Principal and Controller, SMS Medical College and Hospital, Jaipur, Rajasthan
- The Directorate General of Medical Education and Training, UP
- Department of Health & Family Welfare (DHFW), Kolkata, West Bengal
- The Commissioner of Entrance Examinations (CEE), Kerala
- Commissioner, State CET Cell, Mumbai
- Department of Medical Education, Government of Madhya Pradesh, etc.
NEET UG Exam 2021: Key Element
|Full Name||National Eligibility cum Entrance Test - Undergraduate|
|Conducting Body||National Testing Agency (NTA)|
|Courses offered||MBBS, BDS, AYUSH, BVSc & AH degree programs|
|Frequency||Once a year|
|Language options for the exam||11 Languages (English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Oriya, Kannada and Urdu)|
|Duration of the exam||3 hours|
|Total number of questions||180|
|Subjects||Physics, Chemistry, and Biology|
|Exam score validity||One year|
NEET UG Important Dates 2021 Exam
The NEET-UG 2021 is expected to be conducted on May 2, 2021. At present, there is no update by the authorities regarding any changes in the exam. However, students can expect a change in the NEET syllabus as CBSE has already modified the syllabus for classes XI and XII.
|NEET 2021 Application Form Started||July 13, 2021 (5:00 PM)|
|Last date to fill NEET Application Form||August 10, 2021|
|Last date of successful online transaction of fee||August 11, 2021|
|NEET Form Correction||August 11 to 14, 2021|
|Examination City Announcement||August 20, 2021|
|Availability of NEET admit card||3 Days Before Exam|
|NEET 2021 Exam Date||September 12, 2021|
|Release of OMR Sheet||To be notified|
|Declaration of result||To be notified|
|Counselling will commence from||To be notified|
The first and foremost thing suggesting to the aspirants before applying to the NEET-UG is, to check the eligibility criteria issued by the National Testing Agency (NTA). Only those applicants who fit the given eligibility criteria will be allowed to appear for the examination.
Students must go through all the details before making an application.
- The candidate must have completed and passed the 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English as mandatory subjects from a recognized board or institution.
- The students who are already in class XII can also apply for the NEET-UG. They are required to show their passing certificates with the required percentage of marks to gain admission into medical and dental institutions.
- The candidate must be a citizen of India, OCI (Overseas Citizen of India), or NRI.
- The minimum percentage of marks obtained by the applicant in class XII varies depending on the category.
|Category||Percentage of marks required in class XII|
|General PwD candidates||45%|
|SC/ST/OBC candidates - PwD candidates||40%|
Reservation Policy for NEET-UG
The criteria for reservation for the NEET-UG are given below:
|Other Backward Caste (OBC-NCL)||27%|
|Scheduled Caste (SC)||15%|
|General - Economically Weaker Section (GEN–EWS)||10%|
|Scheduled Tribe (ST)||7.5%|
|Persons with Disabilities (PwD)||5%|
NEET UG Registration Process
The following documents are mandatory for the process of NEET-UG registration.
- Candidate's Class X mark sheet
- Candidate's Class XII mark sheet
- A scanned copy of the candidate's passport-sized photograph
- A scanned copy of the candidate's signature
- A scanned copy of the candidate's postcard size photograph
- A scanned copy of the candidate's left-hand thumb impression
- Candidate's valid ID proof
The Aadhaar card number is not mandatory to register for the NEET-UG exam. Foreign candidates must provide their Passport Number as ID Proof. The acceptable ID proofs are given below.
- For Indian Nationals: Aadhaar Number (last four digits), Class XII Roll Number, Election Card (EPIC Number), Ration Card Number, Bank Account Passbook with Photograph, Passport Number or Number of any other Photo-Identity Card issued by the Government.
- For NRIs: Passport Number, Aadhaar Number (last four digits)
- For Foreign Nationals/OCI/PIO: Passport Number
How to fill the NEET-UG Application online?
Step 1: Registration
Students must begin by generating their login credentials, i.e., NEET-UG Registration Number and Password. The following steps will help students fill the application form.
Read the instructions carefully and click on the 'Apply Online' button. Given below are the information to be filled in the application form:
- Name (as per the ID Proof)
- DOB (as per the ID Proof)
- Parents' Name (as given in the High School Certificate)
- Permanent Address
- Birth Certificate
- Minority Status
- Disability Status
- Year of passing class XII
- Percentage/Marks in class XII/X
- Question Paper Language
- Qualifying Exam Code
- School Education Board
- Self Declaration
- Aadhaar Card Details
- Passport Details
- Ration Card Number
- Bank Account Details
- Father/Mother/Guardian's Qualification, Occupation, Income
- Once you click on the 'Final Submit' button, you will not be allowed to change any details. Hence, candidates are advised to review their application forms carefully.
Step 2: Uploading Scanned Images
Post successful filling of the application form, you will be issued NEET-UG Login credentials. Enter them in the space provided and sign in again to complete the NEET-UG Application.
The next step is scanning and uploading the candidate's Passport size Photo, Post Card size Photo, Signature, Left-hand thumb impression, and Class X Passing Certificate (all in JPG format) in the form as per the guidelines stated below:
|Document||Size (only JPG)||Remarks|
|Passport Size Photograph||10 – 200kb||The photo must have the candidate’s name and date when the photo was taken.|
|Signature||4 – 30 kb||The signature must be done with a blue or black pen on a white background.|
|Post Card Size Photograph||50 – 300kb||The dimensions for the photograph should be 4”X6”|
|Left-hand thumb impression||10 – 50kb||In case of any eventuality of left-hand thumb impression being unavailable, the candidate's right-hand thumb impression can be used.|
|Class X Passing Certificate||100 – 400kb||Applicants must upload a scanned photocopy of their class X Passing Certificate.|
Step 3: Payment of NEET-UG Application Fee
- Applicants must pay the application fee through UPI App/E-wallet/Debit card/Credit Card/Net Banking.
- Service/processing charges per transaction and GST (applicable at the rate of 18%) to be paid by the candidate.
- The application fee of NEET-UG 2021 is as follows:
|General candidates||1500 INR|
|General – EWS/ OBC candidates||1400 INR|
|Transgender candidates||800 INR|
- For online payment, the candidate has to pay the service/processing charges along with the Service Tax in addition to the examination fee.
- The form cannot be withdrawn after the final payment of the fee. Any claims for refund of the application fee will not be further entertained.
Step 4: Download Confirmation Page
- If your application status shows Confirmed, it means your application is accepted by the exam authorities.
- Take a printout of the NEET-UG 2021 Application Form as well as of the confirmation page.
NEET-UG Exam Pattern 2021
The NTA is expected to release the NEET-UG pattern for 2021 tentatively in December 2020. Given below is the pattern based on previous years NEET-UG:
|Number of Questions||180 Questions|
|Total Marks||720 Marks|
|Number of questions in each section||Physics:
Biology - 90 (Botany: 45, Zoology: 45)
every correct answer: +4|
For every incorrect answer: -1
|Type of Questions||Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)|
|Exam Mode||Offline (Pen and Paper Mode)|
|Duration of Exam||3 hours|
|NEET-UG 2021 Exam Date||May 2021|
NEET Syllabus 2021
The NEET exam paper is divided into three sections – Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. NEET-UG syllabus 2021 mainly projects with class XI and class XII. Due to the disruption in education by the COVID-19 epidemic, the authorities are decided to reduce the NEET syllabus by 30%.
The subject-wise syllabus is given below:
NEET Physics Syllabus 2021
NEET Chemistry Syllabus 2021
NEET Biology Syllabus 2021
NEET-UG 2020 AIQ: Opening and Closing Ranks
The opening and closing ranks of NEET-UG 2020 All India Quota are mentioned below:
|INSTITUTION||CLOSING RANK||OPENING RANK|
|VMMC AND SAFDARJUNG HOSPITAL, NEW DELHI||138||90|
|GOVERNMENT MEDICAL COLLEGE AND HOSPITAL, CHANDIGAR||594||112|
|SETH G.S. MEDICAL COLLEGE, MUMBAI||935||92|
|GOVT.MEDICAL COLLEGE, THIRUVANANTHAPURAM||1078||88|
|S.M.S. MEDICAL COLLEGE, JAIPUR||1185||82|
|BAHIRAMJEE JIJIBHAI MEDICAL COLLEGE, PUNE||2295||43|
|GOVT. MEDICAL COLLEGE, KOTA||4844||67|
|MAULANA AZAD MEDICAL COLLEGE, NEW DELHI||16508||53|
NEET-UG Cut-off for Top Medical Colleges
The NEET-UG Cut-off for top medical colleges in India is given below:
|College||Location||Cut-off Marks||Cut-off Marks||Closing Rank|
|Maulana Azad Medical College||Delhi||687||687||32|
|VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital||Delhi||675||675||157|
|Lady Hardinge Medical College||Delhi||661||661||489|
|University College of Medical Sciences||Delhi||675||675||171|
|PT. B.D. SHARMA Institute of Medical Sciences||Rohtak, Haryana||638||638||1825|
|Kalpana Chawla Govt. Medical College||Karnal, Haryana||618||618||4355|
|Employees State Insurance Corporation Medical College||Haryana||607||607||6360|
|SHKM Government Medical College||Mewat, Haryana||605||605||6735|
|Indira Gandhi Medical College||Himachal Pradesh||630||630||2672|
|Dr. Rajendra Prasad Medical College||Himachal Pradesh||610||610||5835|
|Government Medical College Hamirpur||Himachal Pradesh||601||601||7511|
|Atal Bihari Vajpayee Government Medical College||Vidisha, M.P||594||594||9146|
|Bundelkhand Medical College||Sagar, M.P||600||600||7898|
|Gandhi Medical College||Bhopal, M.P||619||619||4257|
|Netaji Subash Chandra Bose Medical College||Jabalpur, M.P||605||605||6757|
|Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Government Medical College||Pune, Maharashtra||635||635||2240|
|Grant Medical College and Sir JJ Hospital||Mumbai, Maharashtra||645||645||1329|
|Indira Gandhi Government Medical College||Nagpur, Maharashtra||607||607||6303|
|Government Medical College||Aurangabad, Maharashtra||597||597||8391|
|RUHS College of Medical Sciences||Jaipur, Rajasthan||635||635||2266|
|S.M.S. Medical College||Jaipur, Rajasthan||655||655||760|
|Sardar Patel Medical College||Bikaner, Rajasthan||629||629||2875|
|Government Medical College||Kota, Rajasthan||611||611||5608|
|Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University||Varanasi, U.P||656||656||669|
|S.N. Medical College||Agra, U.P||611||611||5555|
|Moti Lal Nehru Medical College||Allahabad, U.P||613||613||5201|
|King George's Medical College||Lucknow, U.P||651||651||908|
|Coimbatore Medical College||Coimbatore, T.N||607||607||6315|
|Madras Medical College||Chennai, T.N||640||640||1614|
|Stanley Medical College||Chennai, T.N||617||617||4572|
|Calcutta National Medical College||Kolkata, W.B||607||607||6275|
|College Of Medicine and JNM Hospital||Kalyani, W.B||590||590||10386|
|Sagar Dutta Medical College and Hospital||Kolkata, W.B||599||599||7930|
|Andhra Medical College||Visakhapatnam, A.P||617||617||4544|
|Guntur Medical College||Guntur, A.P||596||596||8605|
|Guwahati Medical College||Guwahati, Assam||601||601||7482|
|Silchar Medical College||Silchar, Assam||585||585||11590|
|Assam Medical College||Dibrugarh, Assam||586||586||11275|
|Anugrah Narayan Magadh Medical College||Gaya, Bihar||591||591||9838|
|Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College||Bhagalpur, Bihar||594||594||9201|
|Nalanda Medical College||Patna, Bihar||610||610||5760|
|Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences||Bihar||617||617||4521|
|Patna Medical College||Patna, Bihar||637||637||1973|
|Pt. J N M Medical College||Raipur, Chhattisgarh||598||598||8206|
|Goa Medical College||Panaji, Goa||605||605||6713|
|B.J. Medical College||Ahmedabad, Gujarat||660||660||543|
|Government Medical College||Bhavnagar, Gujarat||606||606||6398|
|Pt. D.D.U Medical College||Rajkot, Gujarat||611||611||5501|
|Pataliputra Medical College||Dhanbad, Jharkhand||596||596||8670|
|Rajendra Institute of Medical Science||Ranchi, Jharkhand||614||614||5084|
|M.G.M. Medical College||Jamshedpur, Jharkhand||598||598||8265|
|Gandhi Medical College||Secunderabad, Telangana||633||633||2391|
|Osmania Medical College||Koti, Telangana||625||625||3440|
|ESIC Medical College||Hyderabad, Telangana||595||595||8903|
|Bangalore Medical College||Bangalore, Karnataka||644||644||1372|
|Mysore Medical and Research Institute||Mysore, Karnataka||618||618||4354|
|ESI-MC and PGIMS and R||Bangalore, Karnataka||605||605||6768|
NEET UG Exam Centers 2021
NEET UG Exam 2021 is going to be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) in more than 150 cities across the nation. The candidates have to choose the three exam cities while filling up the NEET-UG 2021 application form. The exam centre selection must be made in decreasing order of preference. Selecting the right NEET-UG 2021 exam centre is essential, as it may affect the performance of the examinee.
The following factors must be noted while choosing the exam centre of NEET-UG 2021.
All applicants are urged to select the exam city, which is closest to them. Additional travel on the day of the examination can be an added inconvenience and may cause panic/anxiety that can deter the examinee's performance.
The regional language option is available only in limited exam centres for NEET-UG 2021. Thus, the candidates must keep in mind their preferred medium for NEET-UG 2021 while choosing the test centre.
Tabulated below is the list of GPAT 2021 exam cities candidates can choose from according to their ease at the time of registration:
|Andaman and Nicobar Islands||
|Dadra and Nagar Haveli||
|Daman and Diu||
|Jammu and Kashmir||
Preparation Tips for NEET-UG
- Give more focus and importance to the concepts instead of opting for shortcuts.
- Don't pressurize yourself and stay positive. Doing so will prevent careless mistakes in the examination.
- Get your doubts clarified before the test.
- While answering a question, highlight the relevant parts. Questions often contain a lot of unnecessary information.
- Use the elimination method to strike out potentially incorrect options.
- Practice OMR sheet filling and time management.
- Use charts, maps, tables, mnemonics, etc., to learn.
- Prepare a time table for yourself and adhere to it.
- Maintain self-prepared notes of what you learn.
- Know and follow the prescribed syllabus.
- Identify your strengths and weaknesses. Prioritise your preparation such that your concentration becomes more robust and that you leave adequate time to work on your weak areas.
- Solve as many timed sample papers and mock tests as you can before the examination. Attempt previous year papers to understand the pattern and questions. It will help you ease the tension before the exam day.
- Take care of your health and maintain a healthy diet.
- Set realistic and achievable goals and strive hard towards them.
- Follow NCERT textbooks primarily. You may refer to other books but don't use too many additional references as they may end up consuming too much time.
- Stay optimistic and motivated.
NEET UG FAQs
Q1. Will NEET-UG 2021 also include questions from Mathematics?
A1. No, the questions will only be from the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. Mathematics is not a part of the NEET-UG syllabus.
Q2. Has there been any modification in the syllabus of NEET-UG 2021 from that of 2020?
A2. No. There is no such notice that has been released by NTA yet.
Q3. How many times will NEET-UG be conducted in the year 2021?
A3. NEET exam is conducted by NTA once every year for admission in different medical institutes.
Q4. Will NEET-UG be conducted online in 2021?
A4. No, NEET-UG 2021 will be conducted in an offline (pen and paper) mode only.
Q5. Do I have to appear for NEET-UG 2021 for admission to the BSc Nursing course?
A5. There is a separate entrance exam for taking admission in BSc nursing.
Q6. I am a candidate from Karnataka. Can I opt for Delhi as a centre with a Kannada medium?
A6. No, you are only allowed to opt from Karnataka because the Kannada medium of the exam will only be available for centres located in the Karnataka state.
Q7. How will I get the application form?
A7. The application form will only be available on the official website of NTA, which is a conducting body of NEET-UG.
Q8. How many marks required in NEET to get admission in BDS?
Q8. The cutoff to get admission in BDS varies according to different colleges. The cutoff of NEET 2020 was BDS course was:
- 40 marks for general candidates
- 30 marks for ST/SC/OBC candidates
Best wishes to all the NEET-UG 2021 aspirants from the CollegeMarg Team!