NEET 2021: Exam Date, Registration, Eligibility Criteria, Syllabus, Pattern, Practice Papers

NEET 2021 Exam Date is expected to be delayed for June/July due to the postponement of class 12 board exams. NTA General Director has also said that the authority will try to release NEET 2021 Exam Date by this week of March. Candidates who have passed or appearing for class 12 can fill NEET 2021 Application Form in an online mode soon after the declaration of dates. 

NEET 2021 Exam Date:-

EventsDate (Tentative)
NEET 2021 Application Form Date2nd week of March 2021
Last date to fill NEET Application Form4th week of March 2021
Availability of admit card4th week of April 2021
NEET 2021 Date1st / 2nd week of July 2021
Declaration of result4th week of July 2021
Counseling will commence fromAugust 2021

NEET 2021 Eligibility Highlights:-

Qualification RequirementsPassed Class 10+2 in PCB and English from a recognized board.
Minimum Age RequirementMust have completed 17 years as on December 31, 2021 No upper age limit is there. 
NEET Eligibility Marks in 12thUR – 50%, OBC/SC/ST – 40%, PWD – 45%
No. of Attempts LimitNo restrictions on the number of attempts.
NationalityIndian Nationals NRIs, OCIs, PIOs & Foreign Nationals are eligible

NEET 2021 Registration:-

NEET 2021 Registration can be completed online by visiting the official website of NTA NEET i.e. NEET 2021 Application Form date is expected in the 1st week of March. The steps for NEET 2021 Registration are mentioned below:

Step 1: NEET Registration – Visit the official website register online by providing accurate details to generate NEET Registration No. and Password.

Step 2: Filling NEET Application Form – Use your registration and password to login to the official website and enter your personal and academic details, test center as per your preference. 

Step 3: Uploading of Documents – Upload passport size photograph, signature, and other documents are per the guidelines of NTA.

step 4: Payment of NEET Registration Fees – NEET application fees can be paid online i.e. INR 1500 for GN, INR 1400 for EWS, and INR 800 for other category candidates. 

Step 5: Submit NEET Application Form – The last step is to save and submit the application form. 

NEET 2021 Form Correction window will also be opened by NTA. During that time candidates will be allowed to edit a few details only like: 

Mother’s and Father’s Name

Gender and Category

Person with Disability status

NEET 2021 Application Process Dates:-

EventsDate (Tentative)
Release of application formFebruary 2021
Last date for submission of application formMarch 2021
Last date for fee paymentMarch 2021
Correction window availabilityMarch 2021

Document Specification for NEET by NTA:-

Photograph10 to 200 kbJPG/JPEG
Signature4 to 30 kbJPG/JPEG
Post Card Size Photograph (if required)50 to 300 kb (4”X6”)JPG/JPEG
Left Thumb Impression (if required)10 to 50 kbJPG/JPEG
Class X Passing Certificate (if required)100 to 400 kbJPG/JPEG

NOTE: In case of any eventuality of left thumb being unavailable, right-hand thumb impression may be used. The photograph should be covering 80% of face, ears clearly visible and the background should be white.

NEET 2021 Exam Pattern:-

NTA has not announced any changes in NEET 2021 Exam Pattern yet. However, the authority has decided to conduct the exam twice (annually) from this year. Also, considering the reduction in the syllabus by various boards, NEET 2021 Question paper will have internal options. Other important changes in NEET Exam Pattern like mode of exam, etc will also be released with the official brochure.

Frequency of NEET Exam2 times a year
Distribution of Questions in NEET 2021Physics: 45, Chemistry: 45, Biology: 90 divided into  Zoology:45 & Botany: 45
Type of Questions180 Multiple Choice Questions
Total Marks720 marks, Correct Answer: +4, Incorrect Answer: -1
Medium of PaperEnglish/ Hindi/ Urdu, Telugu, Bengali, Kannada, Gujarati, Tamil, Marathi, Assamese, and Oriya (As per the location of Candidate)
NEET Subject Wise SyllabusTotal Units in SyllabusWeight age 
NEET Biology SyllabusClass 11 – 5 Units Class 12 – 5 Units50%
NEET Physics SyllabusClass 11 – 10 Units Class 12 – 11 Units25%
NEET Chemistry  SyllabusClass 11 – 14 Units Class 12 – 16 Units25%

Best Books for NEET 2021 

Candidates must be thorough with their class 11th and 12th NCERT books and must go through the same at least twice before referring to any other book as they are considered to be the best source for NEET preparation. Some of the books are mentioned below.

Name of the BookPublications/ Author Name
Objective NCERT at your fingertips for NEET AIIMS – Physics MTG Editorial Board 
Complete NEET Guide: Biology MTG Editorial Board 
Organic Chemistry for NEET A Textbook for Inorganic ChemistryM.S Chouhan R.K Gupta

NEET 2021 Preparation & Coaching

Candidates can build a preparation strategy based on the weightage of topics. This way you can segregate the important topics and give special attention. 

Important TopicsWeight age of Topics Check Detailed Topic Wise Preparation 
Human Physiolgy 12%Biology Preparation steps
Biomolecules 10%
Biological Classification9%
Coordination Compounds9%Chemistry Preparation Steps
Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure, Solutions etc5%
Optics10%Physics Preparation Steps
Electro statistics, Electronic Devices, Thermodynamics etc9%
Current Electricity, Electromagnetic induction and alternating currents etc8%

NEET Preparation Tips for Beginners

Plan well – Planning is one of the most critical steps that must be taken into consideration before beginning Biology preparation for NEET 2021. According to their understanding, students should make a time table for daily studies and devote time to all subject topics. Nevertheless, only if the student sticks to it and implements it without fail will the value of such a plan be beneficial. 

Make an effective strategy – Another crucial step that students should never forget to select a convenient and effective plan. Taking up those topics and chapters which carry high weightage first is often considered wise. Some subjects take longer to prepare than others and some require more memorization.

Consult from good books – It is necessary to read good books from reputable writers and publishers since students must learn from material that is legitimate. NCERT books are given much emphasis in preparing Biology for NEET.

Make table and notes – When preparing Biology for NEET, making tables, charts, and personal notes proves to be very helpful. Since Biology is a theoretical discipline, and there are a lot of topics that students need to memorize, it becomes easy to prepare notes and tables on those topics. Breaking chapters into smaller sections and fragments gives much more clarity and the student can easily retain the information for much longer then. In making such notes, the use of different ink colors, highlighters, flowcharts, and bulleted lists, can be of great aid. 

Revise regularly – Daily revision in preparing Biology for NEET is important. The students will be able to memorize all the theoretical parts of the topic clearly only with regular revision. It also ensures that the material of the course stays fresh in students’ memories.

Take mock tests and practice previous years’ question papers – Students must take as many mock tests as possible before appearing for NEET. It also gives them an idea of what kind of questions will be asked in the test. The candidates will get to learn what topics they need to concentrate on and the strategies they will need to apply to answer those questions.

NEET Preparation Tips for Beginners

Tip 1 – Before you start preparation for NEET Physics, go through the entire syllabus. As per the syllabus, you can study and understand the concepts and answer questions. 

Tip 2 – Prepare a timeline that gives all the subjects time. Do not ignore any topic, or give any topic excessive time. Your schedule should, however, provide flexibility if any topic needs more time than allotted. 

Tip 3 – Divide the topic into several sections. Learn step-by-step. Visualize every concept. Draw diagrams to grasp the ideas correctly. 

Tip 4 – Create notes of your preparation from day one. Do not be lazy. One of the best assets to clear NEET 2021  is having self-made notes.

Tip 5 – If you choose to join a coaching course, revise your notes after every class. That way, you will understand the concepts better. Make sure you achieve all your daily and weekly goals. 

Tip 6 – Treat NCERT Physics as the bible for NEET Physics.

NEET Preparation Tips for Beginners:-

Tip 1 – Before you start preparing for NEET Chemistry, have a look at the entire syllabus. Study and understand the topics important to the syllabus.

Tip 2 – Prepare a timeline that can give importance to all segments – Physical, Organic, and Inorganic Chemistry. Ensure that you do not ignore any topic, or give it excessive time. Your schedule must, however, offer flexibility if any topic or segment requires more time than allotted.

Tip 3 – Break down each topic into several parts. Learn in a step-by-step manner.

Tip 4 – Make notes of your preparation from the first day. Do not succumb to laziness. One of the best ways to clear the NEET Chemistry section is by referring to self-made notes.

Tip 5 – In case you choose to join a coaching center, make sure to revise your notes after every class. That way, you will understand the topics better. Take care to achieve all your daily and weekly goals.

Tip 6 – Treat NCERT Chemistry as the bible for NEET Chemistry.

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