NEET 2021 Examination Overview
NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test is the most prestigious entrance exam for medical college admission in India. You can get admission to MBBS/ BDS etc. in Govt. medical colleges and private colleges after qualifying NEET exam. NEET is conducted by NTA (National Testing Agency) every year.
There are three subjects in NEET exam, Physics, Chemistry, Biology. Total number of questions is 180 and time duration is 3 hours. You will get 4 marks for every correct answers and 1 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.
NEET 2021 important dates:
Due to Covid pandemic, this year may be the schedule will be changed. But we are going to discuss the normal schedule as every year.
#1. Application Form: First week of January.
#2. Last date for submitting the online application form: First week of February.
#3. Admit card: Second week of April.
#4. Exam date: First week of May.
#5. Result: First week of June.
Before filling up the NEET 2021 form you should know the eligibility criteria and exam pattern of NEET 2021.
NEET 2021 Eligibility Criteria:
#1. The maximum age limit is 25 years as on December 31, of the year of admission for candidates belonging to general category.
#2. The minimum age limit is 17 years as on December 31, of the year of admission or students belonging to all the categories.
#3. The maximum age limit is 30 years as on December 31, of the year of admission for candidates belonging to reserved category.
Year of Passing:
#1. Candidates who are appearing for their board exams in the year 2021 – Eligible
#2. Candidates who have appeared for Class 12 exam in 2020 and appearing for an improvement exam in 2021 – Eligible
#3. Students who have appeared for the Class 12 exam in 2019 and have taken an improvement exam in 2020, can mention the year of the exam with a better score.
For General Category – 50% (Physically Handicapped, PH – 45%) and for OBC/SC/ST – 45% (PH – 40%)
(Note: The marks scored for Math would not be taken into consideration in this exam)
Number of subjects:
There will be a total of 3 subjects with Physics, Chemistry, Biology.
Number of Attempts:
There is no such attempt limit in NEET 2021, only age limitation is applicable.
Eligibility for all India NEET Quota:
#1. Students have to be a citizen of India.
#2. Age of the applicant should be at least 18 years.
#3. Upper age limit for candidates of general category will be 25 years, for SC/ ST candidates it is 30 years.
#4. For students hailing from Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and Jammu & Kashmir, would be only eligible for admission to the Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune.
Eligibility for all India NEET Quota:
#1. 85% of MBBS/ BDS seats will be reserved for NEET states quota
#2. 15% seats will be reserved at the central level for All India quota.
#3. Students should be a resident of the respective state.
#4. Candidates should have proper proof of their residency.
#5. Candidates should have completed/ pursuing their schooling (Class 12) from the respective state.
NEET 2021 Online Application:
The application form will be available on the official website of NTA. Before filling up the online application form you should read all the eligibility criteria and terms & conditions. Here we are going to discuss the process how to fill up the online application form.
#1. At first you need to go the official website of NEET NTA.
#2. Then click on the link “NEET 2021 Application Form”.
#3. Register your name with your Email and phone number.
#4. Then fill up the form with correct information.
#5. Review the filled up application form.
#6. Upload your scanned photograph and signature (as per the format mentioned on the application form).
#7. Then pay your application fees through net banking/ Card/ Challan.
#8. After submitting all the details you should download the filled up application form for future reference.
NEET 2021 Admit Card:
NEET 2021 admit card will be available from the first week of April. To collect your admit card you need to go to the official website of NEET NTA.
#1. At first go to the official website of NEET NTA
#2. Then click on “NEET 2021 Admit Card”.
#3. Enter the required details and the click on submit button.
#4. Then download and print your Admit Card.
NEET 2021 Exam Pattern:
#1. Mode of exam: Paper & Pen mode.
#2. Type of questions: Multiple Choice Questions.
#3. Time duration: 3 Hours.
#4. Negative marking: +4 marks for every correct answer and -1 for every wrong answer.
#5. Maximum marks: 720 marks.
#6. Number of questions from Physics: 45 questions.
#7. Number of questions from Chemistry: 45 questions.
#8. Number of questions from Biology: 90 questions.
#9. Total number of questions: 180 Questions
Total number of seats for MBBS in Government medical colleges is nearly 41388. BDS is nearly 3510, in private medical colleges (including deemed universities), MBBS seats are around 35540 and BDS is around 23260. Total number of seats through NEET for MBBS is nearly 76928 and BDS seats are around 26773.