The National Testing Agency (NTA) will be conducting NEET 2021 for admission in MBBS/BDS courses provided by the medical colleges in the country. NEET score is considered by a majority of the medial institution for admission. Interested candidates can apply for the exam by filling the online application form for the same. The form will be made available in the 1st week of November 2020.
Before moving to the form filling part, students should check the eligibility criteria set by the NTA to appear in the exam. The total duration of the exam will be three hours. There is negative marking for marking the wrong answers. Merely qualifying NEET exam will not guarantee the admission to the MBBS/BDS course. Selection of the candidates will be subjected to the admission criteria, eligibility criteria, rank obtained in merit list and so on.
The tentative schedule for the NEET exam is as follows-
|Availability of application form||1st week of November 2020|
|Last date of submission of the online form||Last week of November 2020|
|Last date for successful final transaction of fee||1st week of December 2020|
|Application correction window||January 2021|
|Hall ticket printing on the website||3rd week of April 2021|
|NEET 2021 exam date||1st week of May 2021|
|Answer key publication||2nd or 3rd week of May 2021|
|Result announcement||1st week of June 2021|
|Beginning of counselling||2nd week of June 2021|
Note: Any update regarding the exam mode and other changes in NEET exam will be updated here as soon as the official announcement is made by the NTA.
The exam pattern for NEET entrance exam is given below-
- Exam Duration: 3 hours
- Exam Language: Hindi, English, Bengali, Assamese, Telugu, Gujarati, Marathi, Oriya, Tamil, Urdu and Kananda.
- Type of Questions: Objective type (MCQ based)
- Total number of Questions: 180 questions
- Marking Scheme: 4 marks will be given for correct answer
- Negative Marking: 1 mark will be deducted for incorrect answer.
|Section||Number of Questions||Maximum Marks|
The syllabus of NEET 2021 will typically be based on the subjects taught at +2 level. Candidates are required to study the subjects Physics, Chemistry and Biology to ace the exam. Here are some of the major topics that must be covered by them-
- Physics: Laws of motion, gravitation, properties of bulk matter, thermodynamics, behaviors of perfect gas and kinetic theory, work, energy and power, kinematics, motion of system of particles and rigid body, physical world and measurement, magnetic effects of current and magnetism, electromagnetic waves, optics, dual nature of matter radiation, oscillations and waves, current electricity, atoms and nuclei, etc.
- Chemistry: Structure of atom, classification of elements and periodicity in properties, chemical bonding and molecular structure, S-block elements, redox reaction, hydrocarbons, environmental chemistry, states of matter, general principles and processes of isolation of elements, surface chemistry, coordination compound, d and f block elements, solutions, solid state, chemical kinetics, hydrogen, some basic concepts of chemistry, some P-block elements, organic chemistry, organic compounds containing nitrogen, etc.
- Biology: Cell structure and function, reproduction, structural organization in animals and plants, biotechnology and its applications, genetics and evolution, diversity in living world, plant physiology, biology and human welfare, etc.
How to prepare for NEET 2021?
Here are some important tips to crack the NEET exam with flying colors-
- Set daily goals and follow them religiously.
- Do not use mobile phone while studying.
- Go through the exam pattern and syllabus first to understand the structure of the exam.
- Keep a few reference books and study them only. No need to collect all the books available in the market for NEET preparation.
- Complete NCERTs first and then only refer other books.
- Avoid skipping meals just for the sake of exam. A healthy mind and body is required to concentrate on the preparation.
Important reference books for NEET 2021
Given below are some of the notable reference books that will help the candidates score good marks in the exam (NCERTs included)-
- Physics: Objective physics by DC Pandey, previous year questions by Arihant publication, concepts of physics by HC Verma, Test series by Akash/Allen (if needed), fundamentals of Physics by Halliday,Resnick & Walker, Problem in General Physics by I.E. Indrov.
- Chemistry: Physical chemistry by K L Chugh, Dinesh chemistry guide, O P Tandon inorganic chemistry, JD Lee inorganic chemistry, Morrison organic chemistry, organic Chemistry by Solomons, organic chemistry by OP Tandon
- Biology: Biology Vol 1 and Vol 2 by Trueman, objective biology by Dinesh, objective botany by Ansari, Pradeep guide on biology, GR Bathla publications for biology.
NEET 2021 Application Form
To apply for NEET exam, candidates need to fill the application form by visiting the official website of NTA. The form can only be filled via online mode. Candidates should keep their documents handy before filling the form. They first need to register for the exam using their basic details such as name, mobile number, and email id. After that, they are required to login into the web portal to fill the application form.
The application form will include details such as- gender, religion, father’s name, mother’s name, category, address, academic details and so on. These particulars should be filled very carefully as incomplete and incorrect details will make the form invalid. Candidates will be given a chance to make changes in the details through the application correction window. The form should be submitted on or before the deadline specified by the authority.
|Category||Application fee to be paid|
|Unreserved and OBC||Rs. 1400/-|
|SC/ ST/ PWD/ Transgender||Rs. 750/-|
Mode of payment: There are two ways to pay the given application fee i.e. online and offline.
- Online mode: In this mode, the payment can be made through the credit card, debit card and internet banking.
- Offline mode: The fee in this mode can be paid via E-Challan.
The eligibility criteria for NEET 2021 are as follows-
Nationality: Indian nationals/ NRIs/ OCI/ PIO and Foreign nationals are eligible to apply for the exam.
Age limit: The minimum age of the candidates should be 17 years at the time of admission or on or before 31st December 2021. The upper age limit for NEET (UG) is 25 years. Applicants from the reserved category can claim 5 years of age relaxation.
Qualifying examination: Candidates should have passed class 12th examination or its equivalent from a recognized board/university and have obtained at least 50% marks (40% for SC/ST candidates and 45% for PH candidates) in subject group PCB or equivalent in aggregate. A pass in English subject is also required.
|01||Candidates who are appearing in the qualifying exam in the year 2021, whose are awaiting their result can apply for the exam but will not be considered for admission till they fulfill the criteria for qualifying examination (as given above) at the time of counselling.|
|02||Those who have passed higher/senior secondary examination or Indian school certificate examination as equivalent to qualifying examination stated above can apply for the exam provided that they have studied the subjects Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology in the last two years of study. They should also have studied Mathematics or any elective subject with English.|
|03||Those who have completed their intermediate exam/ pre-degree exam in Science of an Indian University/Board with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology and English as compulsory subjects can also apply.|
|04||Candidates having done Pre-professional/Pre-medical Examination with Physics,
Chemistry, Biology/Bio-technology & English after passing either the Higher Secondary Examination or the pre-university or an equivalent examination can also apply.
- The admit card can be downloaded from the official website of the NTA.
- Candidates should keep a printout of the hall ticket and preserve it for future use.
- It is mandatory for the applicants to carry the admit card to the exam center without which they won’t be permitted to take the test.
- To check the result of the NEET 2021 exam, candidates need to login into the official web portal of the NTA.
- NTA will publish the merit list of the candidates based on their performance in the exam.
- The authority will also distribute the merit list to the concerned counselling conducting bodies so that the candidates can register for the counselling to grab a seat in a medical college.