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National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET UG)

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET UG)


NEET UG 2021 Exam Date
September 12th, 2021 (2 PM to 5 PM)
Name of the Examination
National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Undergraduate Courses
Common Name
NEET UG
Conducting Body
National Testing Agency (NTA)
Frequency of the Exam
Once
Level of Exam
National Level Exam

What is NEET UG?

NEET UG is the annual entrance exam for medical aspirants in India. Candidates can seek admission in various medical courses by taking this exam. 

Following are the courses offered through NEET UG: 

  • Bachelor of Medicine - Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
  • Bachelor of Dental Sciences (BDS)
  • Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery (BHMS)
  • Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
  • Bachelor of Unani Medicine & Surgery (BUMS)
  • Bachelor of Siddha Medicine and Surgery (BSMS)
  • Bachelor of Naturopathy and Yogic Sciences (BNYS)

Every year, close to 16 lakh medical aspirants appear for the NEET UG entrance exam. It is considered one of the most challenging medical entrance exams in India. 

Many renowned medical colleges in Bangalore accept NEET UG scores to grant admission for their UG medical courses. 

Candidates can check out the requirement and seek admissions in Bangalore to be part of a holistic pedagogy. NEET UG 2021 will be conducted on September 12th, 2021. Registrations began on July 13th, 2021 and will continue till August 10th, 2021 (5:00 PM).

Aspirants have to pass their 10+2 education with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology as compulsory subjects. Also, they must complete 17 years of age before December 31st, 2021. 

NEET UG Exam Details: 

Registration Mode
Online
Mode of Examination
Offline
Language Options for NEET UG
English, Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Marathi, Oriya, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Gujarati, and Assamese
Duration of the Exam
3 Hours
Admission Process Through NEET UG

All India Quota Seats: 15%

State Quota Seats: 85%

Validity of Results
For the Current Academic Session

NEET UG 2021 Exam Dates:

Events
Tentative Dates
Start of NEET UG Registration Process
July 13th, 2021 (From 5 PM)
End of NEET UG Registration Process

August 10th, 2021 (Till 5:00 PM)

Last Date to Pay the Application Fee

August 15th, 2021 (Till 11:50 PM)

Application Correction Window

August 11th to 14th, 2021 (Till 2:00 PM)

Announcement of Exam CitiesAugust 20th, 2021
Release of Admit Card
To be released 3 days before the exam
NEET UG Exam Date
September 12th, 2021 
Declaration of Result
To be Announced
Counselling Session
To be Announced

NEET UG Registration: 

Candidates can register for the exam by following the below-mentioned steps:




How to fill up the NEET UG 2021 Application Form? 

Step 1: Visit the official website of NTA. 
Step 2: Under the "Student" section, candidates have to click on "National Eligibility cum Entrance Test". 
Step 3: Candidates have to click on "Fill Application Form".
Step 4: They have to read the instructions and check the box towards the end of the page and then click on "Proceed to Apply for NEET UG 2021".  
Step 5: Candidates have to log in using their User ID and Password.  

Step 6: They have to fill in the following details: 

  • Personal Details
  • Address Details
  • Education Details

Step 7: They need to upload the following documents: 

  • Photograph
  • Signature
  • Left-hand thumb impression
  • Class 10 and 12 Marksheet

Step 8: Candidates have to go through the information provided to check for any mistakes. 
Step 9: They need to pay the required fees and submit the form. 

NEET UG Registration Fees :

Category
Fees
General
Rs.1500/-
General-EWS/ OBC (NCL)
Rs.1400/-
SC/ ST/ PwD/ Transgender
Rs.800/-

Documents needed for form filling process: 

Documents
Specifications
Passport-size Photograph

File Type: JPG

Size: 10 to 200 KB

Specifications: The photo should carry the candidate's name and the date on which it was taken. 

Signature

File Type: JPG

Size: 4 to 30 KB

Specifications: Signature must be done on a white background with a black or blue pen.  

Left-hand Thumb Impression

File Type: JPG

Size: 10 to 50 KB

Specifications: In case the left-hand thumb impression is not available, then the right-hand can be used. 

Class 10 and Class 12 Marksheets

File Type: JPG

Size: 100 to 400 KB

Specifications: Candidates should upload vertically scanned certificates.  

NEET UG Application Form Correction Window:

Candidates can make changes to their NEET UG application form with the following steps: 

Step 1: Visit the official website of NTA. 
Step 2: Under the "Student" section, candidates have to click on "National Eligibility cum Entrance Test". 
Step 3: Candidates have to click on "Fill Application Form".
Step 4: They have to read the instructions and check the box towards the end of the page and then click on "Proceed to Apply for NEET UG 2021".  
Step 5: Candidates have to log in using their User ID and Password. 
Step 6: They have to click on the link for "Correction in NEET UG Application Form"
Step 7: Candidates will be able to make changes to the application form, crosscheck the information provided, and then submit the application form. 

Candidates can make changes to the following details: 

  • Name of the Candidate
  • Name of the Parents
  • Date of Birth
  • Gender
  • Disability Status
  • Category
  • State code of Eligibility
  • The Medium of the Question Paper
  • Examination Centre

NEET UG Exam Centres: 

NEET UG has 11 language options available for the candidates. Following are the states and their respective language option for NTA NEET UG 2021: 

States
Language Options
Maharashtra
English, Hindi, and Marathi
Odisha
English, Hindi, and Odia
West Bengal
English, Hindi, and Bengali
Assam
English, Hindi, and Assamese
Karnataka
English, Hindi, and Kannada
Tamil Nadu
English, Hindi, and Tamil
Andhra Pradesh and Telangana
English, Hindi, and Telugu
Gujarat
English, Hindi, and Gujarati
All Other StatesEnglish, Hindi, and Urdu

NEET UG Syllabus & Books: 

Section A: Physics

Physical World and Measurement
Electrostatics
Kinematics and Laws of Motion
Current Electricity
Work, Energy, and Power
Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism
Motion of Particles and Rotational Motion

Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating

Currents

Gravitation
Electromagnetic Waves
Properties of Bulk Matter
Optics
Thermodynamics
Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter
Kinetic Theory Gases
Atoms and Nuclei
Oscillation and Waves
Electronic Devices

Books for Physics: 

Book
Author (s)
Physics Book for Class XI and XII
P. Vivekanandan, D.K. Banerjee and Anand V. Karthik
Challenger Physics
Er. Deepak Agarwal
Nootan Physics
Kumar Mittal
New Simplified Physics
S.L. Arora
Understanding Physics Optics & Modern Physics
DC Pandey
Concepts of Physics
H.C. Verma

Section B: Chemistry

Basic Concepts of Chemistry
Solid State
Atomic Structure
Solutions
Classification of Elements & Periodicity in Properties
Electrochemistry
Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
Chemical Kinetics
States of Matter
Surface Chemistry
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
Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
Extra p-Block Elements
Alcohols, Phenols, and Ethers
Organic Chemistry: Basic Principles & Techniques
Aldehydes, Ketones, Carboxylic Acids and Amines
Hydrocarbons
Biomolecules and Polymers
Environmental Chemistry
Chemistry in Everyday Life

Books for Chemistry: 

Book
Author (s)
Conceptual Chemistry
Dr. S.K. Jain and Dr. Shailesh K. Jain
Wiley's J.D. Lee Concise Inorganic Chemistry
Sudarsan Guha
Textbook for Chemistry
Dr. M.P. Sawhney
A Textbook Of Organic Chemistry
Dr. R K Gupta
Challenger Chemistry
Dr. J. B. Yadav
Chemistry for Class XI and XII
Dr. H.C. Srivastava
Modern Approach to Chemical Calculations
R. C. Mukherjee

Section C: NEET UG Biology

Diversity of Living Organisms
Reproduction
Structural Organization in Plants & Animals
Genetics and Evolution
Cell: Structure and Function
Biology and Human Welfare
Plant Physiology
Biotechnology and its Applications
Human Physiology
Ecology and Environment

Books for Biology:

Book
Author (s)
Nootan Biology
Prof. V. Singh and Dr. D.K. Jain
ISC Biology
Veer Bala Rastogi
A Textbook of Biology
Sarita Aggarwal
Trueman's Elementary Biology
K.N. Bhatia

NEET UG Exam Pattern:

Test Duration
180  minutes
Exam Mode
Offline
Total Number of Questions
180
Total Marks
720
Number of Sections
3
Division of Sections

Section A: Physics

Section B: Chemistry

Section C: Biology (Zoology+Botany)

Number of Questions per Section

Section A: 45

Section B: 45

Section C  (Zoology+Botany): 45+45

Marking Scheme 

+4 for every right answer

-1 for every wrong attempt

Types of Questions
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

NTA NEET UG Preparation Tips: 

Candidates can follow the below-mentioned NEET UG preparation tips during their preparation process. 

  • Be Aware of the TRIO:
    Physics, Chemistry, and Biology are counted among the toughest subjects. Candidates need to have a strategic plan for each of the topics under them. 
  • Have a NEAT idea of the important factors:
    Candidates should have a NEAT idea of the NEET UG Syllabus and NEET UG Exam Pattern. This will help them strategize for the exams better. 
  • Revision and Note-making: Play the 2 Cards Perfectly:
    Candidates should revise the topics regularly. They should divide the topics into tough and easy topics and focus on them accordingly.
    Also, they should make detailed notes for each subject. This will help them revise better and also saves time. 
  • Mock IT to Make IT:
    Mock tests are an essential part of the preparation process. Candidates should answer ample amounts of mock tests to get a proper hang of the exam and prepare a test-taking strategy accordingly. 
  • Be Healthy and Wise: 
    Candidates should maintain their health correctly as the NEET UG preparation process can take a significant toll on them. They should eat well and exercise regularly to keep themselves mentally and physically fit. 

NEET UG Admit Card:

Candidates can download the NEET UG admit card by following the below-mentioned steps: 

Step 1: Visit the official website of NTA. 
Step 2: Under the "Student" section, candidates have to click on "National Eligibility cum Entrance Test". 
Step 3: Candidates have to click on "Fill Application Form".
Step 4: They have to read the instructions and check the box towards the end of the page and then click on "Proceed to Apply for NEET UG 2021".  
Step 5: Candidates have to log in using their User ID and Password. 
Step 6: They have to click on the link for "NEET UG Admit Card"
Step 7: Candidates can download the admit card for further processes. 

Important Instructions to be followed:

  • Candidates must carry a coloured printout of the NEET UG Admit Card, passport-size photograph, and a Government approved ID card to the exam centre. 
  • They must affix their passport-size photograph in the space provided. It must be similar to the one that was submitted during the application process.
  • Candidates must get their Admit Card signed by their parents. 

NEET UG Answer key:

NTA shall release the official answer key after a few weeks of conducting the NEET UG exam. Candidates can download their answer key through the following steps: 

Step 1: Visit the official website of NTA. 
Step 2: Click on the link for NEET UG 2021 Answer Key. 
Step 3: Login to view the answer key. 

Candidates can also challenge the answer key. They can click on the preferred question and select the answer, which they think is correct with the correct justification. The required fee needs to be paid for challenging the answer key. 

NEET UG Result 2021:

Candidates can follow the below-mentioned steps to download NEET UG Result 2021: 

Step 1: Visit the official website of NTA. 
Step 2: Under the "Student" section, candidates have to click on "National Eligibility cum Entrance Test". 
Step 3: Candidates have to click on "Fill Application Form".
Step 4: They have to read the instructions and check the box towards the end of the page and then click on "Proceed to Apply for NEET UG 2021".  
Step 5: Candidates have to log in using their User ID and Password. 
Step 6: They have to click on the link for "NEET UG Result"
Step 7: Candidates can view their scorecard and download it. 

NEET UG Cutoff 2021:

NTA shall release the NEET UG cut off after the declaration of the results. The cutoff is divided according to All India Quota Seats and State Quota Seats for all colleges. 

Apart from that, candidates have to clear the basic cut off criteria for the counselling process: 

Category
NEET UG Cutoff
Unreserved Candidates
50 Percentile
Unreserved Physically Handicapped (UR & PH) Candidates
45 Percentile
Other Backward Class (OBC), Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), and Reserved Physically Handicapped Candidates
40 Percentile

NEET UG cutoff is decided based on the following factors:

  • Number of candidates appearing for the exam. 
  • Difficulty level of the question paper.
  • The total number of seats available in all the participating colleges. 
  • Previous years cut off marks.
  • Overall performance of the candidates.

NEET UG Counselling Registration:

Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) shall conduct the counselling process for the 15% All Indian Quota Seats under NEET UG 2021. 

The respective state counselling committee will conduct the counselling process for the 85% State Quota Seats. 

MCC NEET UG Counselling process will be conducted for the following seats: 

  • Employees' State Insurance Act (ESIC) Medical Colleges
  • Armed Force Medical Services (AFMS) Medical Colleges
  • Deemed and Central Medical Universities
  • Private Medical Institutes

Candidates have to register for the NEET UG counselling process on the official website of the respective counselling committee. They have to visit the respective official website and create a login to fill up the application form for NEET Counselling. 

Candidates have to carry the following documents for the NEET Counselling process: 

  • NEET UG 2021 Admit Card
  • NEET UG 2021 Marksheet
  • 8 Passport size photographs
  • Class X Certificate and Marksheet 
  • Class XII Certificate and Marksheet
  • NEET UG 2021 Seat Allotment Letter
  • Identity Proof
  • Category Certificate (If Applicable)

FAQs:

  1. When will NEET UG 2021 be conducted?
    - NEET UG 2021 will be conducted on September 12th, 2021 from 2 PM to 5 PM

  2. What is the eligibility criteria for NEET UG 2021?
    - Candidates need to complete their 10+2 education with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology as compulsory subjects. Along with that, they need to score a minimum of 50% in their final board examinations.

  3. Who conducts NEET UG?
    - NEET UG is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). 

  4. What documents should be carried to the NEET UG exam centre?
    - Candidates need to carry their admit card, additional passport-size photograph, and Government-approved Identity Proof to the exam centre. 

  5. What is the full mark for NEET UG?
    - The full mark for NEET UG is 720. Candidates will be awarded 4 marks for every correct response, and 1 mark will be deducted for every wrong response. 

  6. How many language options are being given to candidates for NEET UG 2021?
    - Candidates have been given 11 language options for NEET UG 2021. They are English, Hindi, Urdu, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Odia, Assamese, Bengali, Marathi, and Gujrati. 

  7. How many rounds of NEET counselling will be conducted for the academic session 2021-22?
    - The respective counselling committee will first conduct 2 rounds of NEET UG counselling. If seats are vacant, then a mop-up round NEET UG 2021 will be conducted. It can be followed by a stray vacancy round if seats remain vacant after the mop-up round. 

  8. What is the exam duration of NEET UG 2021?
    - Duration of NEET UG 2021 exam is 180 minutes in which candidates have to answer 180 minutes. 

  9. Who conducts the NEET UG Counselling sessions?
    - NEET UG counselling sessions are conducted by the Medical Counselling Committee for 15% of All India Quota Seats and by the respective state counselling committee for the 85% State Quota Seats. 

  10. Is there any change in the NEET UG 2021 Syllabus?
    - Though there were talks of a reduced syllabus, the conducting body has decided to go ahead with the old syllabus for NEET UG 2021.

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates should meet the following eligibility criteria for NEET UG 2021: 

  • Candidates must complete their 10+2 education with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology as compulsory subjects. 
  • General candidates have to score a minimum of 50% in their 12th standard final examination. SC and ST students have to score 45%, and OBC students have to score 40%. 
  • Candidates with the following nationalities can apply for the NEET UG Entrance Exam: 
  • Indian Citizen
  • Overseas Citizen of India (OCI)
  • Non-Resident Indian (NRI)
  • Persons of Indian Origin and Foreign Nationals 
  • Candidates must complete 17 years of age before December 31st, 2021. 





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