What is NEET?

The National Testing Agency (NTA) conducts NEET for admission to MBBS, BDS, AYUSH, Veterinary and other medical/paramedical courses in India. The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is the sole entrance test for admission to MBBS and BDS courses in India. Conducted annually, NEET 2021 will be held across tentatively 155 test centres. With approximately 16 lakh test-takers, NEET is the most important medical entrance examination in India. Both AIIMS and JIPMER MBBS examinations have also been merged with NTA NEET.

Currently, the NEET counselling 2020 process is ongoing and MCC has released the final result for the mop-up round along with the allotment letter. Candidates can check their name by visiting the result released in the PDF format and search their name using ‘CTRL+F’.

Interestingly, the NTA has asked the Health Ministry about possibilities of conducting NEET exam in online mode instead of offline mode. If this happens, the chances are high that NEET will be conducted twice in a year. Earlier, NEET aspirants have also requested Nishank Pokhriyal, Minister of Education during his live session where he answered candidates’ queries regarding the national level entrance exam for 2021-2022 session. Though no official dates have been announced by the NTA but the NEET 2021 registration is expected to be released anytime soon on the official website of NTA.

NEET 2020/2021 Latest Updates

January 6, 2021:NEET 2020 Counselling stray vacancy round registration window closes TODAY! Read More

January 5, 2021: NEET Counselling 2020: Registration for stray vacancy round begins; Know where and how to apply

January 4, 2021: NEET 2021 Exam Date, registration to be out soon; Check details here

January 4, 2021: Topics covered in previous NEET entrance examinations Read More

December 31, 2020: Can NEET 2021 be conducted twice a year in online mode? NTA asks Health Ministry Read more

December 30, 2020: NEET 2020 Counselling Stray Vacancy Round Revised Schedule released. Check mere

December 29, 2020: NEET 2021: Aspirants request Education Minister for multiple attempts in exam. Read more

December 23, 2020: Plea claims discrepancies in NEET 2020 OMR sheets, HC seeks NTA reply Read more

December 17, 2020: NEET 2020 counselling Mop-up round final result released. Read more

December 10, 2020: NEET 2021 Exam will not be cancelled says Education Minister. Read more

NEET 2021 expected to be conducted by the National Testing Agency in the third week of June 2021 (tentatively). The official notification for admissions through NEET 2021 is expected to be released anytime soon. This will be followed by the release of online application forms for the examination. The last date to submit the application form will be notified by NTA, but is expected to be in the second week of January. NEET 2021 admit card will be released in the last week of April and will be available for download online. After the examination is held, candidates will be able to download the provisional answer key of NEET 2021 in the last week of June. The result of NEET 2021 is expected to be released in the first week of July, along with the final answer key. Post this, the counselling for NEET 2021 will be held on both national and state levels. To know more about the application form, eligibility criteria, dress code, participating institutes, etc. read the complete article.


NEET 2021 Highlights

Exam Name National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test
Exam Frequency Once a year
Exam Mode Offline
Exam Duration 3 hours
Accepting Colleges
Official Website https://ntaneet.nic.in/Ntaneet/Welcome.aspx

NEET 2021 Some Facts and Figures

  • 15,97,433 candidates registered for NEET 2020
  • 13,66,945 candidates appeared for the examination in 2020
  • 15,19,375 candidates registered for NTA NEET in 2019
  • 14,10,755 candidates appeared for the examination in 2019
NEET Stats General

NEET 2021 Important dates and events

Events Dates* Salient Features
NEET 2021 Information brochure and application forms Second week of January 2020
  • Information brochure and application forms will be released at ntaneet.nic.in
  • The application form has to be filled online (offline applications may be available for residents of Kashmir valley, Leh and Kargil)
Deadline to submit the application form Second week of February 2021
  • NEET 2020 applications have to be submitted online only
  • Applications sent by post will not be accepted
Correction window for the application form Last week of January 2021
  • It is a onetime facility only
  • Candidates are advised to save the correction slip of NEET 2020 application for future use
Admit card available for download Last week of April 2021
  • Can be downloaded by logging into the registered accounts
  • Will not be sent by post to any candidate
Exam date Third week of June
  • NEET 2020 will be conducted in an offline mode
  • Duration of the examination will be three hours and the test will consist of 180 objective type questions
Provisional answer key Last week of June 2021
  • Will be released online
  • Candidates can challenge this answer key provided if they have sufficient evidence to support the claim
Result will be announced First week of July 2021
  • Has to be downloaded from ntaneet.nic.in
  • NEET 2020 scorecards can also be downloaded online by logging into the registered accounts


NEET Eligibility Criteria 2021

The National Testing Agency has prescribed the NEET 2021 eligibility criteria. All those who wish to apply for the entrance test are advised to check if they fit into the criteria specified by NTA. Candidates who fulfil the following parameters are eligible for NEET 2021:


  • Indian Nationals,
  • Non-Resident Indians (NRIs)
  • Overseas Citizen of India (OCI)
  • Persons with Indian Origin (PIO)
  • Foreign Nationals

Age Limit:

  • The minimum age of a candidate as on December 31, 2021, should be 17 years
  • The rule specifying the maximum age limit of the candidate was challenged last year in the court of law. Thus, there is no upper age limit as of now and candidates older than 25 years of age applying for NEET 2021 will be provisionally admitted subject to the ruling of the High Court of Delhi.

Minimum qualification:

  • Candidate must have cleared Class 12 or equivalent from a recognised institute
  • Candidates who are appearing for Class 12 or equivalent in summer 2021 can also apply for NEET 2021
  • Candidates who have completed Class 12 or equivalent from an open school are also eligible

Mandatory subjects:

  • Candidate must have cleared Class 12 or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry and Biology
  • Candidates who have passed Class 12 or equivalent with Biology as an additional subject are also eligible

Minimum marks required in the qualifying examination:

  • General category: 50 percent
  • PWD category: 45 percent
  • SC/ST/OBC: 40 percent

NEET 2021 Participating Institutes

Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi King George’s Medical University, Lucknow
Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi Christian Medical College, Vellore
Armed Forces Medical College, Pune Madras Medical College, Chennai
Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University College of Medical Sciences, University of Delhi, Delhi
Institute of Medical Sciences Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi Lady Hardinge Medical College, Delhi