NEET stands for National Eligibility cum Entrance Test. In simple way, it is the entrance test to get admission into MBBS and BDS courses in India. The NTA [National Testing Agency] conducts NEET for admission to MBBS, BDS, Veterinary, AYUSH and other paramedical/medical courses in India. It is conducted annually in different cities on different centres. It is held on more than 150+ test centres, and all centres are managed by National Testing Agency i.e., NTA. More than 15 lakh students give test to get admission in MBBS, BDS, Veterinary, AYUSH and other paramedical or medical courses.
Earlier, different medical institutes like PGIMER and AIIMS used to take their own entrance exams for admission in their MBBS courses. But in 2020 a decision came that from the year 2020 onwards NEET will a common test for students to get admission in medical programmes, i.e., MBBS and BDS. NEET 2021 can be held in May - June 2021.
The Misnistry of Human Development, Government of India has established National Testing Agency [NTA] as an independent autonomous and self-sustained premier testing organisation for conducting efficient, transparent and international standard test for admission to premier higher education institutions.
National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test 2020 - will be conducted by National Testing Agency for admission to MBBS/BDS courses in approved/recognized Medical/Dental and Colleges/Institutes in India.
Section 14 of the National Medical Commission Act, 2019 provides for holding of a common and uniform National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test for admission to the undergraduate medical courses in all medical institutions including those governed under any other law. Thus, the admission to MBBS course in AIIMS, New Delhi, JIPMER and all AIIMS like Institutions will be made through NEET. The eligibility criteria applicable to appear in NEET shall also be applicable to the candidates desirous to take admission to INIs like AIIMS.
Similarly, the criteria for minimum qualifying marks to be eligible for admission to MBBS course shall also be applicable to INIs. Further, the common counseling for admission to MBBS course in these INIs shall be conducted by the DGHS as per the Time Schedule specified in the MCI's regulations.
The NEET - 2020 will be conducted on Sunday, the 03 May,2020. The responsibility of the NTA is limited to the conduct of the entrance examination, declaration of result and for providingan "All India Rank Merit List" to the Directorate General Health Service, Government of India for the conduct of counselling for 15%. All India Quota Seats and for providing the result to States/Other Counselling Authorities.    

NEET 2021 Important Dates from Exam Point of View

  • Application Start Date - December 2020.
  • Application End Date - Last week of December or First week of January 2021.
  • Correction Time - Last week of January to First week of February 2021.
  • Admit Card Availability - In the month of March 2021.
  • Exam Date - In the month of May 2021.
  • Answer Key - May 2021.
  • NEET OMR Sheet - May 2021.
  • NEET Result Date - Third week of June.
  • Counselling Start Date - Last week of June.

NEET 2021 Application Form and Fees

  • Applicants has to fill an online form on the official website.
  • Before filling form read the instructions carefully.
  • Then make payment through option mentioned there.
  • After confirming payment save copy of receipt.
  • Save a copy of application and take a print out if possible.
  • Payment of NEET 2021 Application form via any mode i.e., online or offline.
  • For online mode payment can done through Debit/Credit card, Net Banking or Paytm.
  • The application fees for the NEET 2021 is as follows ;
  • General/OBC - Rs. 1400/- [Late Fees - Rs. 2800/-]
  • SC/ST/PWD/PH/Transgender - Rs. 750/-  [Late fees - Rs. 2150/-]

NEET 2021 Eligibility Criteria


  • Applicants who are Indians/NRIs/OCI/Foreign nationals/PIO are eligible to apply for admission in MBBS and BDS courses through NEET.
  • Jammu and Kashmir migrants are having 15% quota to apply for admission in MBBS and BDS courses through NEET.
  • Foreign nationals has to confirm their eligibility.



  • Students passed in 12 or appearing can apply.
  • Students should compulsarily have their 12 degree in following subjects : Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotehnology and English.
  • Students should have atleast 50% marks in 10+2 level exams. For OBC/ST/SC category required marks are 40% and for PWD applicants required marks are 45%.


Age Limit 

  • Candidates have to be 17 years old till 31 December of the year of admission.
  • Their is no limit for attempts, a candidate can give infinity number of attempts.
  • Their is no upper age till now.


The Cut-Off for the NEET Exam will be published by NTA at the time of Result Declaration. The list for cut-off will contain All India category wise ranks of the qualified applicants. According to which, all students will be selected by their States. States will prepare their own merit list for the process of counselling. The NEET cut-off percentile for each category this year can be shot up to 10 marks. The NEET cut-off percentile will be declared on the score card and the number of applicants. The candidates who have cleared the cutoff will have to register themselves for the NEET 2021 counselling process which will be schedule according to the guidelines of NTA. After some time of counselling the result will be announced.

NEET 2021 Syllabus


 Physical world and Measurement Kinematics, Laws of Motion, Work, Energy, Power, Motion of system of particles and rigid body, Gravitation, Properties of Bulk Matter, Thermodynamics behaviour of Perfect Gas and kinetic theory oscillation and waves.
Electrostatics, Current electricity, Magnetic effect of current and magenetism, electromagnetic induction and alternating currents, electromagnetic waves, Optics, Dual nature of matter and radiation, Atoms and Nuclei, Electronic Devices.


Some basic concepts of Chemistry, Structure of Atoms, Classification of elements and Periodicity in Properties, Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure, States of Matter, Thermodynamics, Equilibrium, Redox Reaction, Hydrogen, S-block element, Organic Chemistry, Some Basic Principles and Techniques Hydrocarbons, Environmental Chemistry.
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, Haloalkenes and Haloarenes, Alochols, Phenols and Ethers, Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids, Organic Compounds containing Nitrogen, Biomolecules, Polymers, Chemistry in Everyday Life.


Diversity in Living World, structural Organisation in Animals and Plants, Cell Structure and function, Plant Physiology, Human Physiology.
Reproduction, Genetics and Evolution, Biology and Human Welfare, Biotechnology and its Applications, Ecology and Environment.

Marking  Scheme

Physics - 45 Q for 180 marks.
Chemistry - 45 Q for 180 marks.
Botany - 45 Q for 180 marks.
Zoology - 45 Q for 180 marks.

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Qualification and Qualifying Percentage

  1. Students should pass the Class 12 board exam or any equivalent exam from a recognized board with at least five mandatory subjects like Physics, Chemistry, Biology, English and an elective subject.
  2. Candidates must have obtained the required marks in the qualifying exams. 
  3. General - 50% marks in qualifying exams.
  4. SC/ST/OBC - 40% marks in the qualifying examinations.
  5. Physically handicapped - General - 45% marks in the exams.
  6. Physical handicapped - SC/ST/OBC - 40% marks in the qualifying exams.


  • Exam Name - National Eligibility cum Entrance Test.
  • Conducting Body - National Testing Agency.
  • Mode of Exams - Pen-Paper Based.
  • Expected number of Applicants - More than 15 Lakhs.
  • Duration of Exam - 3 Hours.
  • Courses Offered - MBBS and BDS.
  • Seats offered - Admission are done only for 1 Lakh MBBS and BDS out of which  85% seats are under States and other 15% for All India Seats.

NEET Question Papers

The conducting body for NEET, NTA will release the question paper code-wise at the time of Offline Entrance Exam. The Question Paper for NEET will be available in two national languages and nine regional languages. At the time of application form filling, it will be asked in the application form to choose their language of preference for the question paper.

List of Languages for NEET Exam are as follows - 

  1. Hindi
  2. English
  3. Gujarati
  4. Marathi
  5. Bengali
  6. Assamese
  7. Tamil
  8. Telugu
  9. Oriya
  10. Kannada
  11. Urdu