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NEET 2021 - Exam Date (Announced), Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern and Syllabus

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NEET 2021 - National Eligibility cum Entrance Test

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What is NEET?

NEET UG 2021

NEET is the one and only national-level medical entrance exam in India for admission to various undergraduate courses such as MBBS, BDS, AYUSH, Veterinary, and others. It is conducted under the authorisation of the National Testing Agency (NTA). NEET exam will be held on August 1, 2021, in 11 languages including Hindi and English. With the release of the NEET 2021 official brochure, all the important details such as the type of questions, exam pattern, and others will be made available. Furthermore, with a reduction in the syllabus of board classes, the NEET question paper may include internal choices as well.


The NEET 2021 Exam Date has been announced. The NTA (National Testing Agency) is in charge of organising the NEET entrance exam each year. The NEET 2021 application process is likely to begin in May 2021.


NEET 2021: Latest News & Updates

  • On August 1, 2021, the NTA NEET UG 2021 entrance exam will be held. Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal "Nishank" announced on March 12, 2021, that NEET 2021 will be conducted only once in the offline mode. The application process will begin soon.

  • NEET 2021 will only be held once. NTA General Manager Vineet Joshi clarified this in March. The Union Health Ministry had previously agreed to hold the exam twice on February 8, 2021, but the decision was postponed due to other exam priorities.

  • Higher Education Secretary Amit Khare said on March 2nd, 2021 that the NEET 2021 examination pattern would not change, as reported by media portals. “Any changes in the exam with such short notice will be unfair to the candidates preparing for NEET-UG 2021 and any further delay in the entrance test will affect the next session," said Khare.

  • NTA also clarified the NEET 2021 programme and the authority further stated that the NEET 2021 examination syllabus would not be modified or reduced. This year, however, NTA would offer students internal choices to cover the reduced syllabus as a result of the syllabus cuts made by CBSE and national boards.

  • NEET 2021 will be held in 11 languages, including English, Hindi, Tamil, Urdu, Marathi, Bengali, Gujrati, Oriya, Assamese, Kannada, and Telugu similar to last year. At the time of filling out a NEET 2021 application form, the applicants can select their preferred language.

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

1. What is the expected date of NEET 2021?

Ans: NEET 2021 will be conducted on August 1, 2021.

2. Is Neet 2021 postponed?

Ans: NEET is generally conducted in the month of May. However, due to the pandemic situation, NEET 2021 has been scheduled on August 1.

3. Has NEET registration 2021 started?

Ans: Yes, the registration process for NEET has started in March 2021.

4. Is Neet 2021 Tough?

Ans: Yes, NEET 2021 is said to have a standard difficulty level. The NEET 2021 syllabus covers topics from the 11th and 12th grades Biology, Chemistry, and Physics.

5. Do or die chapters for NEET 2021?

Ans: All chapters are to be thoroughly learned by candidates for their NEET 2021 preparation. Yet there are certain chapters that have a greater weightage and they are listed below.

  • Human Physiology

  • Genetics and Evolution

  • Diversity in the Living World

  • Ecology and Environment

  • Plant Physiology

  • Thermodynamics

  • Alcohols, Phenols, and Ethers

  • Equilibrium

  • Redox Reactions

  • Organic Chemistry

  • Motion of System of particles and rigid body

  • Electrostatics

  • Current Electricity

  • Magnetic Effect of Current and Magnetism

  • Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents

  • Optics

  • Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation

  • Electronic Devices

6. Is Neet 2021 twice a year?

Ans: No, NEET 2021 will be conducted only once.

7. Will neet be online in 2021?

Ans: No, the NEET exam will be conducted offline in 2021.

8. How should I start preparing for NEET 2021?

Ans: Learn the fundamental concepts of 11th and 12th grade Biology from the NCERT books, first. When you are done with the NCERT textbooks, start consulting other reference books for a better conception. Solve multiple-choice questions from various workbooks prescribed for NEET, like Pradeep’s, Trueman’s, etc.

9. How do you get 650+ in NEET 2021?

Ans: Only a thorough learning and good practice can help you score 650+ in NEET 2021. Take full-length mock tests, solve sample papers and previous year’s question papers for a better preparation.

10. How many marks are required in NEET for MBBS?

Ans: The minimum marks required in NEET for MBBS is 350 marks. 50th percentile is the minimum cut-off for general category candidates and 40th percentile for SC, ST, and OBC candidates.

11. What is the use of NEET exam?

Ans: Candidates can pursue the following courses through the NEET exam.

  • MBBS

  • BPT

  • BDS

  • BHMS

  • Bachelor’s of Unani Medicine and Surgery

  • Bachelor’s of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery

  • Bachelor’s of Siddha Medicine and Surgery

  • Bachelor’s of Naturopathy and Yoga Sciences

12. Who can apply for NEET exam?

Ans: Candidates applying for the NEET exam must meet the following eligibility criteria.

  • The lower age limit for candidates applying for NEET is 17 years.

  • The upper age limit is not yet fixed for NEET.

  • They must have completed or appearing for their 12th Board exam or equivalent.

  • They must have taken Physics, Biology, Chemistry, and English as compulsory subjects in their +2.

  • Indian citizens, Foreign nationals, OCIs, NRIs, and PIOs are eligible for NEET.

13. Has anyone got 720 in NEET?

Ans: Yes, Soyeb Aftab from Odisha, and Akansha Singh from Delhi scored a full 720 in NEET 2020.

14. How many hours do Neet toppers study?

Ans: There is no ideal number of hours that NEET toppers must study for. You can dedicate as much time as required to complete the syllabus and revise the topics thoroughly. Usually, toppers study in their convenient time of the day to make sure, that their studies are effective. It is more important to solve the previous year NEET question papers and to take mock tests to tune your performance based on the time management required for NEET.

15. Will NEET UG 2021 be postponed?

Ans: As of now, there are no updates on NEET UG getting postponed. It is scheduled to be conducted on Aug 1, 2021.

16. Is Neet 2021 twice a year?

Ans: It was in news that NEET 2021 will be conducted twice taking into account the COVID-19 surge. However, the education ministry has declared that NEET 2021 will be conducted only once this year.