NEET 2021 Exam Notification

NEET or National Eligibility cum Entrance Test is now a single national level exam for students aspiring to become doctors. NEET 2021 would be conducted for admission into MBBS and BDS programmes for all the medical colleges of the country including AIIMS and JIPMER. Last year there were 1,18,316 MBBS and BDS seats that were offered through NEET 2020 to students in 529 medical and 313 dental colleges of the country. The exam would be conducted on 1st of August in online mode at various centres in the country. NTA will release some important dates for the students who wish to appear for NEET 2021 exam. The question paper contain 180 questions from Physics, Chemistry and Biology sections.

NEET Pattern (Changed)

Test pattern of NEET (UG)-2021 comprises two Sections.

Each subject will consist of two sections.

  • Section A will consist of 35 Questions
  • Section B will have 15 questions, out of these 15 Questions, candidates can choose to attempt any 10 Questions.

Sr.

Subjects

Sections

Total Nos. Of Questions

Max. Nos. of MCQ to be attempted

Marks( 4 Marks each Attempted MCQ

1

Physics

Section A

35

35

140

2

Section B

15

10

40

3

Chemistry

Section A

35

35

140

4

Section B

15

10

40

5

Botany

Section A

35

35

140

6

Section B

15

10

40

7

Zoology

Section A

35

35

140

8

Section B

15

10

40

Total

200

180

720

The pattern for the NEET (UG)-2021 Examination for admission in the Session 2021-22 is as follows:

The important points to note:

  • Each question carries 04 (four) marks and, for each correct answer candidate will get 04 (four) marks. II. For each incorrect answer, 01(one) mark will be deducted from the total score.
  • To answer a question, the candidate has to find, for each question, the correct answer/ best option.
  • However, after the process of the challenge of key, if more than one option is found to be correct then all/any one of the multiple correct/best options marked will be given four marks (+4). · Any incorrect option marked will be given minus one mark (-1). · Unanswered/Unattempted questions will be given no marks. In case, a question is dropped/ ignored, all candidates will be given four marks (+4) irrespective of the fact whether the question has been attempted or not attempted by the candidate.

NEET 2021 Syllabus & Pattern

National Entrance cum Eligibility Test is conducted by NTA, i.e. National Testing Agency, every year for entrance to medical college. The question paper is prepared on the basis of the syllabus prescribed by the Medical Council of India. The exam is a gateway to enter the prestigious medical colleges of the country. The students qualifying the NEET exam are eligible for the counseling to get admission into MBBS/B.D.S. courses offered by various medical colleges of the country. The syllabus is divided into three sections:

Subject Weightage
Physics 25%
Chemistry 25%
Biology 50%

The syllabus of Physics for NEET 2021 is:

CLASS XI CLASS XII
Physical World & Measurement Electrostatics
Laws of Motion Current Electricity
Thermodynamics Magnetic Effects of Current & Magnetism
Oscillations & Waves Optics
Kinematics Electromagnetic Waves
Motions of System of Particles & Rigid Body Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents
Work, Energy and Power Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation
Gravitation Atoms and Nuclei
Properties of Bulk Matter Electronic Devices
Behavior of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory  

The syllabus of Biology for NEET 2021 is:

CLASS XI CLASS XII
Diversity in Living World Reproduction
Structural Organization in Animals and Plants Genetics and Evolution
Cell Structure and Function Biology and Human Welfare
Plant Physiology Biotechnology and Its Application
Human Physiology Ecology and Environment
  Principles of Inheritance and Variation

The syllabus of Chemistry for NEET 2021 is:

CLASS XI CLASS XII
Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry Solid State
Structure of Atom Chemical Solutions
Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties Electrochemistry
Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure Chemical Kinetics
States of Matter: Gases and Liquids Surface Chemistry
Chemical Thermodynamics General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements
Equilibrium p-Block Elements
Redox Reactions d and f Block Elements
Hydrogen Coordination Compounds
s-Block Elements Halo-alkanes and Halo-arenes
Some p-Block Elements Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers
Organic Chemistry- Basic Principles and Techniques Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acid
Hydrocarbons Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen
Environmental Chemistry Biomolecules
  Polymers
  Chemistry in Everyday Life

NEET 2021 Application Fee

The application fee for NEET 2021 varies for students of various categories. For general category students, probably the fee could be 1500 INR, while for OBC/EWS and for ST/SC/PwD/Transgender, it could be 1400 INR & 800 INR respectively.

NEET 2021 Important Dates

NEET(UG) will be held on 12th September 2021 across the country following COVID-19 protocols. The application process will begin from 13th July 2021 through the NTA official website(s).

Eligibility Criteria for NEET 2021

Nationality: Indian Nationals, Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), Overseas Citizen of India (OCI), Persons with Indian Origin (PIO) and Foreign Nationals citizens are eligible to apply for NEET (UG). Age limit: Candidates must have completed a minimum of 17 years of age on or before 31st December 2021. There is no upper age limit to apply.

Qualification: Candidates must have completed the 12th level or equivalent examination. Subjects: Students in their 12th level must have Physics, Chemistry, and Biology or Biotechnology with English as mandatory subjects.

Marks in Class 12th: Students in class 12th level must have secured minimum 50% marks for General categories; 45% marks for PH & 40% marks for SC/ST/OBC category candidates in the PCB group. Appearing: Candidates are appearing in their qualifying exam or waiting for their results are also eligible for NEET (UG).

NEET 2021 Registration Process

The application form for NEET is filled online.

  • Step 1: Go to https://ntaneet.nic.in/ntaneet/registration/instruction.aspx. Read the instructions carefully and click on ‘Proceed to Apply Online NEET (UG)-2021’ at the bottom of the page.
  • Step 2: Fill the online application form. You have to provide your details like DOB, Aadhaar Number, Mobile Number etc. along with your educational details. Select the language of your choice for the NEET 2021 exam. You are required to fill 3 choices of exam centre. After filling the application form, your registration number is generated. Please note it down.
  • Step 3: Upload your photograph and signature in the required format
  • Step 4: Make the payment of the NEET 2021 application fee.
  • Step 5: Take a printout of the confirmation page after your payment is complete.

NEET 2021: State-wise distribution of seats

Since 2020, giving NEET is mandatory for all MBBS aspirants regardless of which college they want to join. There will not be any separate entrance examinations like JIPMER or AIIMS. Hence, every medical college comes under the purview of NEET. Here, we have compiled a list of the distribution of medical seats across the different states in the country. The total number of seats will help you understand the magnitude of competition which was in NEET 2020. The number of medical seats available in your state will help you get an idea of your chances in the State Quota.

State Government Private Deemed Total
No. of College Seats No. of College Seats No. of College Seats No. of College Seats
A & N Islands 1 110 0 0 0 0 1 110
Arunachal Pradesh 1 100 0 0 0 0 1 100
Chandigarh 1 150 0 0 0 0 1 150
Dadra & Nagar 1 150 0 0 0 0 1 150
Goa 1 180 0 0 0 0 1 180
Meghalaya 1 50 0 0 0 0 1 50
Mizoram 1 100 0 0 0 0 1 100
Sikkim 0 0 1 100 0 0 1 100
AFMC* 1 150 0 0 0 0 1 150
Manipur 2 225 0 0 0 0 2 225
Tripura 1 125 1 100 0 0 2 225
JIPMER* 2 250 0 0 0 0 2 250
Uttarakhand 3 425 2 300 0 0 5 725
Assam 6 900 0 0 0 0 6 900
Jharkhand 6 580 0 0 0 0 6 580
Himachal Pradesh 6 720 1 150 0 0 7 870
Delhi 6 1015 1 100 1 100 8 1215
Jammu & Kashmir 7 885 1 100 0 0 8 985
Puducherry 1 180 3 550 4 600 8 1330
Punjab 3 600 5 625 0 0 8 1225
Chhattisgarh 7 770 3 300 0 0 10 1070
Odisha 7 1150 2 200 2 300 11 1650
Haryana 5 710 6 700 1 150 12 1560
Bihar 9 1140 5 600 0 0 14 1740
AllMS* 15 1207 0 0 0 0 15 1207
Madhya Pradesh 13 1870 9 1150 0 0 22 3020
Rajasthan 14 2600 8 1300 0 0 22 3900
West Bengal 18 3000 6 700 0 0 24 3700
Gujarat 17 3650 11 1700 1 150 29 5500
Andhra Pradesh 13 2410 17 2650 1 150 31 5210
Telangana 10 1740 22 3100 0 0 32 4840
Kerala 10 1455 23 2450 1 100 34 4005
Tamil Nadu 26 3600 14 1950 9 1600 49 7150
Maharashtra 24 4080 17 2120 10 1850 51 8050
Uttar Pradesh 24 2878 30 3300 1 100 55 6278
Karnataka 19 2900 29 4195 11 2000 59 9095
Total 282 42055 217 28440 42 7100 541 77595

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