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NEET 2021 - Syllabus, Exam date, Eligibility, Application Form, Registration and Cutoff 

National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct the NEET 2021 Exam for MBBS entrance (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) and this will be used for admission in MBBS and BDS colleges in India along with Ayush Courses. NEET 2021 will be conducted in the first week of May 2021 through offline (pen & paper) mode. The application process of NEET 2021 will get started in the first week of December 2020CBSE has decided to reduce the syllabus from Class IX to XII and this could also have an impact on the syllabus of NEET 2021. However, for those who are in class 11 or 12, their focus should be Exam Preparation.

NEET syllabus is divided into four subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Botany, and Zoology. Students need to complete all the 97 chapters of the NEET Syllabus in order to score a good rank in NEET Exam.

 

NEET 2021 EXAM DATES

Students can know below the complete NEET Exam Dates related to various events like application process, application correction, admit card, etc.

Events Dates 2021 (Tentative)
Release of Application 1st week of December 2020
End of the application process Last week of December 2020
Correction window opens 3rd week of January 2021 to last week of January 2021
Availability of Admit card 4th week of March 2021
NEET 2021 Exam 1st week of May 2021
Availability of Answer key 2nd week of May 2021
Declaration of Result 1st week of June 2021
Starting of Counselling 2nd week of June 2021

 

What’s New in NEET 2021?

So far there is no update regarding any change in the exam by the authorities. However, candidates can expect a change in the syllabus as CBSE has already the syllabus for class XI and XII. 

Changes, if any, shall be updated as and when available. 

NEET 2021 Application Form

Know complete details related to NEET 2021 Application Form in the below-given section:

NEET 2021 Application Correction

The applicants of NEET 2021 will be able to make corrections in the NEET application form. The NEET Application Correction will be possible from the third week to the last week of January 2021. Students will be able to make corrections through online mode.

The correction in the details of the application will be allowed only in some of the fields. The complete details related to editable and non-editable fields will be informed by the candidates on the website. Also, students will be informed regarding correction on their mail id & phone number through SMS.

NEET 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Aspirants of NEET seeking admission at the undergraduate level are advised to check the eligibility criteria of NEET. The prerequisites given here are in accordance with those specified by NTA based on the Regulations on Graduate Medical Education. NEET eligibility criteria will specify the age limit, academic qualifications, nationality, and other mandatory requirements that must be met by all the aspirants.

Nationality:

Age Criteria:

Qualification:

Click here to know about NEET Eligibility Criteria in detail.

NEET 2021 Exam Pattern

Students can know details about NEET Exam Pattern in the below-given section:

Know the distribution of questions and marks for NEET paper in the below-given table:

Subjects Number of Questions Marks
Physics 45 180
Chemistry 45 180
Biology (Botany or zoology) 90 (45 – 45 each) 360
Total 180 questions 720 marks

 

NEET 2021 Syllabus

The Syllabus of NEET 2021 will be prescribed by the Medical Council of India (MCI). Students will be able to prepare for the entrance test from Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects studied in 11th and 12th level.

Below candidates can check some of the important topics that may be included in the NEET Syllabus:

NEET Physics Syllabus

1. Units and Measurement Physics 11th Class
2.  Mathematical Tools Physics 11th class
3.   Motion in A Straight Line Physics 11th class 
4.  Electric Charges and Fields Physics 12th class
5.   Motion in A Plane Physics 11th class
6.   Electrostatic Potential and Capacitance Physics 12th class
7.  Current Electricity Physics 12th class
8.  Laws of Motion Physics 11th class
9. Moving Charges and Magnetism Physics 12th class 
10.  Work,Energy and Power Physics 11th class
11.  Magnetism and Matter Physics 12th class
12.   Electromagnetic Induction Physics 12th Class
13.  Systems of Particles and Rotational Motion Physics 11th Class
14.   Alternating Current Physics 12th Class
15.   Electromagnetic Waves Physics 12th Class
16.  Ray Optics and Optical Instruments Physics 12th Class
17.  Gravitation Physics 11th Class
18.  Wave Optics Physics 12th Class
19.Mechanical Properties of Solids Physics 12th Class
20. Mechanical Properties of Fluids Physics 12th Class
21.Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter Physics 12th Class
22.  Atoms Physics 12th Class
23.  Nuclei Physics 12th Class
24.  Oscillations Physics 11th Class
25.  Semiconductor Electronics Physics 12th Class
26.  Waves Physics 11th Class
27.  Thermal Properties of Matter Physics 11th Class
28.  Thermodynamics Physics 11th Class
29.  Kinetic Theory of Gases Physics 11th Class
30. Communication Systems Physics 12th Class

 

NEET Chemistry Syllabus

1. Some Basic Concepts Of Chemistry Chemistry 11th class
2.  Structure of Atom Chemistry 11th class
3.  Classification of Elements and Periodicity Chemistry 11th class
4.  Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure Chemistry 11th class
5.  The Solid State Chemistry 12th class
6.  States of Matter Chemistry 11th class
7.  Thermodynamics Chemistry 11th class
8.  Solutions Chemistry 12th Class
9.  Organic Chemistry - Some Basic Principles And Techniques Chemistry 11th Class
10.  Electrochemistry Chemistry  12th Class
11.  Chemical Kinetics Chemistry
12th Class
12.  Hydrocarbons Chemistry
11th Class
13.  Differentiations & Conversions - Organic Chemistry Chemistry
11th Class
14.  Haloalkanes and Haloarenes Chemistry
12th Class
15.  Alcohols,Phenols and Ethers Chemistry
12th Class
16.  Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids Chemistry
12th Class
17.  Amines  Chemistry 12th Class
18. Equilibrium  Chemistry 11th Class
19. Coordination Compounds   Chemistry 12th Class
20. The p-Block Elements (XII)  Chemistry 12th Class
21.  The d and f Block Elements Chemistry
12th Class
22.  Surface Chemistry Chemistry
12th Class
23.  Redox Reactions  Chemistry 11th class
24.  The p-Block Elements (XI)  Chemistry 11th Class
25.   Hydrogen Chemistry
11th Class
26.  The s-Block Elements Chemistry
11th Class
27. Polymers  Chemistry 12th Class
 28. General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements  Chemistry 12th Class
29. Environmental Chemistry Chemistry
11th Class
30. Chemistry in Everyday Life Chemistry
12th Class
31. Reaction Mechanism  Chemistry 11th Class

 

NEET Botany Syllabus

1.  The Living World Botany 11th class
2.  Biological Classification Botany 11th class
3.  Reproduction in Organisms Botany 11th class
4.  Plant Kingdom Botany 11th class
5. Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants Botany 12th class
6. Morphology of Flowering Plants Botany 11th class
7. Anatomy of Flowering Plants Botany 11th class
8. Principles of Inheritance and Variation Botany 12th class
9.  Molecular Basis of Inheritance Botany 12th class
10. Cell - The Unit of Life Botany 11th Class
11.  Strategies for Enhancement in Food Production Botany 12th Class
12.  Cell Cycle and Cell Division Botany 11th Class
13.  Organisms and Populations Botany 12th Class
14.  Ecosystem Botany 12th Class
15.  Microbes in Human Welfare Botany 12th Class
16. Biodiversity and Conservation Botany 12th Class
17.  Environmental Issues Botany
12th Class
18.  Transport in Plants  Botany 11th Class
19.  Mineral Nutrition  Botany 11th Class
20.  Photosynthesis in Higher Plants  Botany 11th Class
21.  Respiration in Plants  Botany 11th Class
22. Plant Growth and Development Botany
11th Class

 

NEET Zoology Syllabus

1. Animal Kingdom Zoology 11th class
2. Structural Organisation in Animals Zoology 11th class
3. Digestion and Absorption Zoology 11th Class
4. Breathing and Exchange of Gases Zoology 11th Class
5. Human Reproduction Zoology 12th Class
6. Reproductive Health Zoology 12th Class
7. Human Health and Disease Zoology 12th Class
8. Evolution Zoology 12th Class
9. Excretory Products and their Elimination Zoology 11th Class
10. Biomolecules Zoology 11th Class
11. Locomotion and Movement Zoology
11th Class
12.  Neural Control and Coordination  Zoology 11th Class
13.  Chemical Coordination and Integration  Zoology 11th Class
14.  Body Fluids and Circulation Zoology
12th Class
15. Biotechnology Principles and Processes Zoology
12th Class
16. Biotechnology and its Applications Zoology
12th Class

NOTE:- There is a list of the topics which have been excluded from the curriculum of the Board examinations. Students preparing for NEET 2021 can omit these topics for now - HERE, until a revised NEET 2021 syllabus is announced by the National Testing Agency (NTA).

 

NEET 2021 Registration Process

Students can apply for the NEET 2021 online examination by visiting the official website. The registration for NEET 2020 will tentatively begin in the first week of November 2020. Candidates will be able to fill out the application form till the beginning of December 2020. The entire procedure will include entering personal details, academic details, choice of medium, and the candidate’s preferred test center. The next step will include uploading scanned documents and paying the requisite application fee. 

The application process to apply for the examination include these steps:

The documents required at the time of the registration are as follows:

Name of Document Size of Document Format 
Passport Size Photograph 10 to 200 kb JPG
Post Card Size Photograph 50 to 300 kb JPG 
Signature 4 to 30 kb JPG 
Left-hand thumb impression 10 to 50 kb JPG 
Class 10th Passing Certificate 100 to 400 kb JPG
Category  Fee (INR)
General  INR 1500 
General-EWS (OBC)  INR 1400 
SC / ST / PH  INR 800

NEET 2021 Cut Off

NEET Cut Off will be decided based on various factors – difficulty level of the exam, the number of candidates appearing for the exam, the performance of the students in the test, etc. The cut off will be released with the release of the result or after it.

The expected cut off marks of NEET 2021 as per the latest trends is 50% marks for general candidates, 45% marks for PH candidates, and 40% for reserved category candidate.

NEET 2021 Answer Key

NEET 2021 answer key will be released by the conducting authority after a few days of the examination. Candidates can check the answer key for each set of questions from the official site. Candidates can download the answer key by entering their application numbers and password.

How to check the NEET 2021 Answer Key? 

NEET 2021 Result

To get NEET 2021 Result, students will be required to enter their login details – Roll number & date of birth. The result will be made available through online mode in the first week of June 2021. The result will be prepared and published on the basis of the revised answer key released by the authority.

Category wise result sheet will not be prepared and published on the website. Also, the authority will not be responsible for providing the result through offline mode. After the result will be displayed online students must print it for further use in the admission procedure.

NEET 2021 Merit List

After the result announcement, the NEET merit list will be displayed online on the website. The merit list will be prepared by NTA as per the directions of DGHS, DCI, and MCI. As per the merit list of NEET-UG, the admission will be done based on AII India Rank for admission into MBBS and BDS courses.

A merit list will be displayed by NTA containing the name of successful candidates who have opted for 15% All India quota seats.

NEET 2021 Reservation

Reservation will be applicable for various categories and cast as per the rules and regulations prescribed by the Government. The criteria for reservation of seats in various government medical colleges under 15% All India quota will be:

Category Reservation
ST 7.5%
SC 15%
OBC 27%
PWD 5%

 

NEET 2021 Counselling

NEET Counselling will get started in the second week of June 2021 through online mode. The counseling of NEET is organized by MCC (Medical Counselling Committee) and MOHFW (Ministry of Health & Family Welfare). Centralized counseling is organized every year by MCC for the NEET qualified candidates.

In the counseling process, students will have to register for counseling, make choices, and lock it, allotment of seat, and report at the allotted college. Students also have to submit their original /photocopies of documents or certificates. These documents are:

NEET 2021 HIGHLIGHTS

Q. Will NEET be conducted twice in 2021?

A. No, NEET will be conducted only once in 2021.

Q. Will NEET 2021 be conducted online?

A. No, NEET 2021 will be conducted in an offline (pen and paper) mode only.

Q. Is NEET mandatory for AYUSH admissions?

A. Yes, NEET is mandatory for admission to undergraduate AYUSH courses. Admission to these courses will be through AYUSH UG counseling.

Q. What are the courses offered through NEET 2021?

A. The courses offered to those who qualify NEET are as follows: MBBS, BDS, BAMS, BHMS, BSMS, and BUMS.

Q. Do I have to appear for NEET 2021 for admission to the BSc Nursing course?

A. No, there are separate entrance examinations for admission to BSc nursing courses.

Q. Is the NEET exam canceled for 2021?

A. No

Q. When can I register for NEET 2021? 

A. November/December

Q. Is the NEET syllabus reduced for 2021?

A. Yes (Around 30% may be reduced)

Q. Single National Level Medical Exam?

A. Yes

Q. NEET 2021 Online or Offline?

A. Offline

Q. Twice in a Year?

A. No (But planning to conduct)

Q. What is Passing Mark for NEET 2021?

A. 120 to 180 out of 720 (approx for Gen)

Q. Can I get admission in MBBS with 400 marks in NEET?

A. Yes (quite a good score for first-tier private colleges but a bit low for Govt colleges. 480+ is a good score for Govt colleges)

Know more about NEET Counselling - Procedure, Dates, Seat Allotment Matrix (mcc.nic.in)