NEET 2021: Application Form, Exam Dates, Admit Card, Result, Eligibility, Syllabus

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National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) is conducted by CBSE for the students who wish to study undergraduate medical courses like MBBS/ dental course (BDS) or postgraduate (MD/MS) in government or private medical colleges. NEET 2021 exam is going to conduct on the 1st week of May 2021. CBSE ( Central Board of Secondary Education) conducts NEET every year across the country but earlier there used to be many different papers like PMT, AIPMT, etc. The marks of the NEET exam are considered not only by government institutes but private colleges also give equal importance to NEET scores of a student who wish to take admission in the college for MBBS/BDS courses. Keeping that in mind, this article is written in a way to give you every detail regarding the NEET Exam like application form, eligibility, admit card, important NEET Exam Dates, exam pattern, syllabus, etc.
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NEET 2021: Application Form, Exam Dates, Admit Card, Exam Pattern, Eligibility, Syllabus

Exam Dates
Application Form
Eligibility Criteria
Exam Pattern
Exam Syllabus
Answer Key

This is article is solely based on the NEET Exam 2021, to provide the information regarding the application form, how to fill it, recent changes introduced by conducting authority (CBSE) about attempts and language, who would be eligible to give NEET 2021 exam? what is the syllabus and exam pattern? All the above questions are tackled in this article.

NEET Important Changes :

  • As per the Supreme Court order, the NEET Exam 2021 will be bilingual (Hindi & English)
  • MCI has approved the proposal of the Union Health Ministry to finish the limit on attempts from 2018. From 2018, general category candidates can make 9 attempts of NEET Exam and reserved category candidates like SC/ST/OBC can NEET Exam 14 times

NEET Application Form:

The detailed procedure on how to fill the NEET Application Form is given below:

Criteria Value
NEET Registration Mode Online (only)
Details Required Personal details, contact no., domicile
qualification, address, etc
Scanned Images Photo, Signature, Index Finger
Fees Payment Modes Online & Offline (Both Available)
Keep Print Out Yes
Correction Availability No

NEET Application Fees: 

Category Fee
General & OBC Rs. 1400/-
SC/ST/PwD Rs.800/-
Payment (Online) Debit/Credit Card
Payment (Offline) E-Challan of Syndicate, ICICI or

NEET Eligibility Criteria:

The complete eligibility criteria are given below, if any candidate does not fulfill all the eligibility criteria for NEET then he/she is not able to give the NEET Exam. Every aspirant must read carefully the NEET Eligibility Criteria on the official website of CBSE otherwise their application form will be rejected.

Criteria Compulsion
Nationality Indian/OCI(Overseas Citizen of India only
J&K/AP/Telangana 15%quota(All India) & Eligible for AFMC
Aadhaar Card Must for Indians
Age Limit(UR) Min-17 yrs Max-25 on or before 31st Dec
Age Limit(Reserved) Min-17 yrs Max-30 yrs on or before 31st Dec


Educational Qualification Criteria: 

Criteria Compulsion
Examination Candidate must be 12th pass or equivalent
Subjects PCB/Biotechnology & English (All Compulsory Subjects)
10+2 Appearing Can Apply
Marks Required (to qualify) At least 50% – General, 45% – Gen(PH)
40% – SC/ST/OBC

NEET Exam Pattern:

The complete NEET  exam pattern is given below so that you can understand how to prepare yourself, what kind of mock they should practice, and how to optimize their time in order to attempt the complete paper in time.

Type Value
Exam Date 01st week of May 2021
Mode of Exam Offline (Pen and Paper)
No. Of Questions 180
Types of Question Objective
Language 8 languages
Exam Duration 3 Hours
Subjects Physics, Chemistry & Biology (Zoology & Botany)
Marks 4 Marks (For Each Correct Answer)
Negative Marking -1 Mark (For Every Incorrect Answer)

8 Languages – Hindi, English, Tamil, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, and Telugu.

NEET Exam Paper, Marks and Subject wise distribution:

NEET-2018 Examinations. Subject-Question-Marks Details

NEET Syllabus:

The syllabus for the NEET exam is suggested by MCI (Medical Council of India) but still, every candidate must go through the syllabus given in the brochure to get a clear idea about it. Generally the syllabus of 11th and 12th class of particular subjects like Physics, Chemistry, Botany, and Zoology. Students can refer to the NCERT books along with the reference books available in the markets to boost up their preparation.

NEET Admit Card:

CBSE has released the NEET Admit Card and the Admit Card is available to download. NEET Admit Card for the Open School Students and those over age has not yet been released. Those students have to wait for a little for it. The reason behind this is the Pending case on NEET eligibility criteria in Delhi High Court.

How to Download NEET Admit Card:

Step 1: Visit NEET Official Website and Navigate to Admit Card Section or you can Click Here.

Step 2: Fill in Registration Number, Date of Birth, and Security Pin as the image is shown.

Step 3: Click Submit (You will be taken to your NEET Admit Card)

Step 4: Click Print or Save your NEET Admit Card as pdf.

How to Download NEET Admit Card

Official NEET Admit Card Window

Instructions after Downloading NEET Admit Card

  1. Paste a passport size photograph in the box given in the admit card.
  2. Please take an extra photograph to the examination hall.
  3. Carry the valid admit card to the exam hall.

NEET Answer Key :

The answer key of the NEET Exam will be released online just after the examination within one week. It will be published in the online mode which will be helpful for the candidates who is have attempted the NEET Exam. With the help of the answer key, candidates can get the idea of their marks and if they find any discrepancy in their respective answer key they can challenge the authority by paying Rs.1000/- per answer. It is a refundable amount only when the challenge is accepted otherwise no refund will be generated.

NEET Result:

After the successful conduction of the exam, the CBSE will declare the NEET Result by the 1st week of June through online mode on their official website. All the candidates can check their respective results by providing their necessary details like roll number, date of birth, etc. After the result, a merit list will be posted for admission as per the guidelines from the Supreme Court of India, DGHS, MCI, and DCI.

NEET Exam Previous Year Papers

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Code-P5   Code-R6

Code-Q5   Code-S1





Code-A    Code-P     Code-W

Code-B    Code-Q     Code-X

Code-C    Code-R     Code-Y

Code-D    Code-S     Code-Z




 Phase-I            Phase-II


























NEET Cut-Off:

The minimum marks required to clear the exam is called cut-off be it any examination. Cut-offs of paper depend on various factors like the number of students who appeared for the examination, difficulty level, seats available, etc. The NEET Cut-Off will be declared in the month of June after the examination. The minimum qualifying marks for general category students is 50%, for general-PH category students its 45% and for SC/ST/OBC only 40% marks are required

NEET Counselling:

If you have cleared the examination and made it to the merit list it doesn’t mean that you will get admission without sitting in the NEET counseling. To take part in the counseling process candidates have to pay for the chosen seats according to their preferences for college. And, the seats will be allocated on the basis of the following factors like filled choices, the rank of the candidate in the NEET Exam, and availability of seats in the college. To complete the counseling procedure student have to mark their attendance at the college to complete the admission process. Counseling for 15% All India Quota will be organized by MCC of Directorate General of Health Service (DGHS) through online mode. Counseling for other than 15% of All India Quota will be managed by the respective authorities.

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  1. sir is one month of serious and hard studies enough to qualify NEET and get an admission in some good college

    1. Hello Siddarth,
      It depends on your capability of remembering things and handling pressure. You may give 12 hour a day to your studies for 1 month, but it will be of no use if you are unable to remember it in exam. Technically speaking it is possible to crack NEET in 1 month, but for that you must have a good grasp over basic concepts of each subject.

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