National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) 2021 is conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) for the courses of MBBS, BDS, BAMS, BSMS, BUMS, and BHMS courses in the medical and paramedical education sector. As per the latest data, the candidates will receive the opportunity to clear the exams and get admission in their dream course and college. In total, NEET 2021 examination grants admission in 76928 MBBS, 26949 BDS, 52720 AYUSH, 1205 AIIMS, and 200 JIPMER seats. Along with the preparation for the crucial examination at the national level, it is also important to understand several aspects associated with the NEET 2021 examination.
Before you get started with your NEET preparation, it is important to understand the complete process and the dates associated with the application form.
Several students preparing for the NEET 2021 examination have questions about the number of times when the examination will be conducted every year. The examination will be conducted one time in the entire year. One crucial change is that the route to admission in top medical colleges like AIIMS and JIPMER Puducherry are also included in the nationalized examination in the field of medicine.
National Testing Agency (NTA) has set a certain eligibility criterion for the students appearing for the NEET 2021. The candidate needs to have attained at least 17 years till 31st December 2021. NTA has not yet introduced the upper limit for the age of the exam appearing students for the year 2021. If a student wants to pursue medical and paramedical courses abroad in foreign universities, then also students need to apply for this examination. The qualifying marks for General, General – PWD, and SC/ST/OBC/Reserved-PWD are 50%, 45%, and 40% respectively.
Note: The candidates applying from the union territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh are not eligible for the All India Quota seats of the examination which is up to 15%. The candidates in these UT’s are eligible to apply for the seats in the institutes like AFMC and ESIC along with the deemed universities. No limit of attempts is specified for this examination.
The NEET 2021 registration process is simple and easy to understand. The application form is available at ntaneet.nic.in. Specific steps must be followed for applying in this national examination.
Human error is quite natural and NTA provides candidates with an opportunity to make required changes in their important details in the application. The correction window time period is from 15th January to 31st January 2021. You can log in to your account to make the changes in your application. Details such as personal details, place of birth, choice of city for examination, academic details, details of parents, and residential address.
NEET 2021 will be conducted in 10+ languages based on the interest and choice of the candidates. These languages include English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Urdu, and Marathi. Along with this, the other languages in which candidates can give the examination include Gujarati, Oriya, Kannada, and Tamil.
The selection process of NEET 2021 is hassle-free. Certain parameters are set to make sure that only the best candidates are selected for prestigious medical and paramedical institutes of the country. The general category candidates must have scored 50 percentile. In the case of the SC/ST/OBC candidates, the minimum score in the examination needs to be 40 percentiles.
NEET 2021 comprises 3 major subjects, which are equally divided in terms of marks. The subjects included in the examination are Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. Biology is further divided into Botany and Zoology. The marks allotted to each of the subjects is 180 marks and 45 questions are present in every subject. The total marks of the examination is 720 and the total number of questions in the NEET 2021 examination is 180.
The syllabus of NEET 2021 is divided into Physics, Chemistry, Botany, and Zoology. This is further divided into 11th and 12th standards subject and topics. Here is the brief syllabus for the examination.
It is truly said that “Practice makes a man perfect”. If a candidate wants to apply for the NEET 2021 and excel in the same, then he needs to be persistent enough to practice test series and give mock tests regularly to perform the best in the NEET 2021 examination. You can visit the NTA website and download the past year question papers for reference and practice. Aakash PracTest and Test series are some of the expert-created and recommended resources for understanding the current status and turning the weaknesses into strengths much prior to the final examination.
National Testing Agency (NTA) will be releasing the admit cards for the registered candidates on 27th March 2021 on its official website of ntaneet.nic.in. In case of queries related to admit card issues, you can contact the NTA NEET 2021 helpline numbers available on their website. Students can contact the officials of the concerned department during the working days in the time frame of 9.30 PM to 6.00 PM.
Since the examination of NEET 2021 will be in the offline mode, it is important to understand the right way to attempt the exam to fetch the highest results. Here, candidates need to choose one definite option for the given question. The answering method present in the NEET OMR sheet 2021 is easy to understand and utilized as per the convenience of the candidates. You can even have a look at the OMR sheet to relate with the examination under the section of the ‘OMR challenge’ tab after you login in your registration account.
Things to take in the exam centre: Candidates need to make sure that they carry documents such as admit card, Aadhaar card, and passport size photograph. Candidates are not allowed to take a pen, stationery, purse, rough paper, calculators, and other electronic devices to the centre. The respective exam centre is not responsible for the loss of the valuables kept outside the exam centre. Therefore, candidates need to plan for their valuables accordingly before entering the exam centre.
Dress Code: NTA has set a dress code for the female and male candidates applying for the NEET 2021. The dress code guidelines must be followed for each of the subject examinations. Male candidates need to wear simple half-sleeve clothes and pants/trousers. Females need to wear half-sleeves shirts, t-shirts, or kurta without being fancy. Any kind of fancy jewellery or shoes is not allowed at the centre during the examination. Students need to strictly follow these instructions before they start their journey to the exam centre.
The answer key for the examination is available across different platforms. The official website of National Testing Agency (NTA) releases answer keys for the NEET 2021 examination. Candidates need to login their registered accounts and find the latest released keys for their benefit. The answer keys from the top coaching institutes in the country are released until the first week of May. Candidates will find reliable answer keys on both NTA official website and websites of the coaching institutes.
NTA sets a cut-off percentile for NEET examination every year, which candidates need to score to qualify for the examination and secure a seat in the college of their choice or as per their scores in the examination. The factors considered while calculating the percentile include the total number of students appearing for the examination, the difficulty level of the exam, the average score of the exam takers, to name a few. NEET 2021 cut-off for the examination is 50th percentile for General category students and 40th percentile for SC/ST/OBC candidates. Physically handicapped candidates need to score a minimum of 45th percentile to clear this national examination.
The result of the NEET 2021 will be released on June 4, 2021. Candidates can find the results on the official website of the National Testing Agency (NTA) on the mentioned date. The merit list of the candidates is released soon after the results are announced.
The process of counselling for NEET 2021 is now conducted online. The college seats are allotted to the students as per the scores in the exam, choice, and availability of the seats in the respective colleges. Three rounds of counselling take place in the time period of two months depending on the scores and institutes. This includes first round, second round, and mock-up rounds for the central universities, deemed universities, and ESIC.