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National Eligibility cum Entrance Test – Under Graduate (NEET-UG)

General Information for NEET:

NEET UG – 2021  is the single entrance /eligibility test for Indian Citizens / Overseas Citizens of India who completed +2 & wish to pursue Undergraduate Medical Courses from a foreign or government or private colleges in India or foreign countries (Medical: MBBS  / Dental: BDS / Ayurveda: BAMS / Siddha: BSMS / Unani: BUMS / Homeopathy: BHMS).

NB: If you wish to pursue Undergraduate Medical Courses from Foreign Medical / Dental Institutes, NEET-UG is needed only if you wish to practice in India only

  • NEET-UG is an entrance examination which replaced AIPMT (All India Pre- Medical Test) and all individual entrance exams for MBBS exams conducted by the states or various colleges in 2013.
  • A number of colleges like AIIMS & JIPMER are exempted from the NEET-UG & shall conduct private examinations for admission to their MBBS and BDS courses up to 2019 however admission to all AIIMS like Institutions will also be made through NEET (NMC Act, 2019).
  • NEET-UG is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) which provides the results to the Directorate General of Health Services at the Ministry of Health (Conducted by Family Welfare & previously conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education/CBSE).
  • Conduct of NEET (UG) – 2021): As per the regulations of the National Medical Commission Act-2019, Indian Medical Council Act-1956 and the Dentists Act-1948 and other relevant and applicable Acts, as amended from time to time.
  • The conduct of NEET (UG) – 2021 Examination would be video graphed (Aspirants should keep their head in an upright position and face the camera during the videography so that their identity could be clearly established)

Eligibility for NEET (UG) – 2021: 

Purely provisional and is subject to fulfillment of eligibility criteria prescribed by:

  1. MoH&FW – Ministry of Health and Family Welfare MoA Ministry of Ayush 
  2. MCI/NMC – Medical Council of India / National Medical Commission 
  3. DCI – Dental Council of India 
  4. NTA – National Testing Agency
  5. MCC – Medical Counselling Committee of Directorate General of Health Services, Govt. of India 
  6. MoA – 
  7. AACC – AYUSH Admission Central Counselling Committee 
  8. CCI – Central Council of Indian Medicine
  9. BoGCCH – Board of Governors of Central Council of Homeopathy
  10. other admitting Institutions as applicable.

Right to the candidate for admission to Undergraduate Medical Courses:

  • Appearing and qualifying in NEET (UG) – 2021 does not confer any right for admission.
  • The selection and admission in any Medical Institution recognized is subject to:
    1. Fulfilling the admission criteria,
    2. Eligibility,
    3. Rank in merit list,
    4. Medical fitness
    5. Such other criteria as may be prescribed (by the government of India, respective states, universities, institutions and medical / Dental / Ayurveda / Siddha / Unani /homeopathy colleges)

NEET Application, Documentation & fee:

  • Submission & withdrawal: Applications once submitted cannot be withdrawn.
  • Submission of false and fabricated information: Applications will be rejected and such candidates will be further debarred from appearing in examinations conducted by NTA (will be prosecuted under applicable laws for a criminal offense and suitably punished).
  • Incomplete application: liable to be rejected without any further intimation.
  • Examination fee:
    • Proof of fee payment: payment should be supported by fee payment and generation of Confirmation Page.
    • Nonrefundable: Once deposited will not be refunded (will neither be carried forward to a future examination nor refunded).
  • Instructions in the Information Bulletin: may change & shall be updated based on decisions taken by the NTA and other authorities from time to time (Candidates are advised to regularly check the website ntaneet.nic.in for).
    • Notwithstanding anything contained in the Information Bulletin: the decision of NTA/ MoH & FW/ NMC/ MCI/ DGHS/ DCI/ MoA/ CCIM/ BoGCCH shall be final and binding.
  • Rights to the admission of the exam: NTA reserves the right to withdraw permission who are not eligible to appear in the NEET (UG) even though the Admit Card has been issued.
  • Ambiguity in interpretation: any of the instructions/ terms/ rules/criteria regarding the determination of eligibility/conduct of examination/ registration of candidates/information contained therein, the interpretation of the MoH&FW / MCI / NMC / DCI / NTA / MCC / other admitting Institution as applicable shall be final and binding.

NEET 2021 Exam Date:

  • May 2021
  • 02:00 p.m. to 05:00 p.m.
  • 3 hrs

NB: The schedule will remain unaltered even if the date of the test is declared a public holiday.

NEET Various seats are available under different quotas:

  1. All India Quota Seats
  2. State Government Quota Seats
  3. Central Institutions/Universities/Deemed Universities
  4. State/Management/NRI Quota Seats in Private Medical / Dental /Ayurveda /Siddha /Unani /Homeopathy Colleges or any Private University
  5. Central Pool Quota Seats
  6. All seats including NRI Quota as well as Management Quota, in private unaided/aided minority / non- minority medical colleges shall also be filled on the basis of merit obtained in NEET(UG)

NEET Counseling:

  1. The counseling for admission to the seats under the control of other States/Universities/ Institutions shall be conducted as per the notifications issued separately by the authorities concerned.
  2. The Counselling for successful candidates under 15% All India Quota seats and all seats of Deemed Universities/Central Universities/Seats of ESIC & AFMC including Delhi University (DU), BHU, AMU, AIIMS & JIPMER will be conducted by the MCC/DGHS for Undergraduate Medical Courses.


  • Jurisdiction of Delhi: All disputes related to the conduct of examination and allotment of seats shall fall within the jurisdiction of Delhi only.
  • Legal person: the legal person in whose name the NTA may sue or be sued is the Senior Director/Director (Administration) of the NTA.

Eligibility to Appear in NEET-UG 2020

Important Dates and Fee Detail in for NEET- 2021:

Last date of successful transaction of fee through Credit/Debit Card/Net-banking/UPI  
  • December 2020 to January 2021 (up to 11:50 pm)   
Fee Payable by Candidate
  • Rs. 1500/- 
General-EWS / OBC-NCL*
  • Rs. 1400/- 
SC / ST / PwD / Transgender
  • Rs. 800/-
Processing charges & Goods and Services Tax (GST) are to be paid by the candidate, as applicable
Correction in Particulars of Application Form on the website only  
  • January 2021 to January 2021
Downloading of Admit Cards from NTA website  
  • 2021 
Date of Examination  
  • 2021 
Duration of Examination
  • 180 minutes (03 hours)  
Timing of Examination
  • 02:00 pm to 05:00 pm 
Centre of NEET(UG)-2021 Examination
  • As indicated on Admit Card 
Display of Recorded Responses and Answer Keys  
  • To be announced later on the website 
 Declaration of Result on NTA website by
  •  2021


  1. AACCC – AYUSH Admission Central Counselling Committee
  2. AIIMS – All India Institute of Medical Sciences
  3. AMU – Aligarh Muslim University
  4. BAMS – Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery
  5. BD – Bachelor of Dental Surgery
  6. BHMS – Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine & Surgery
  7. BHU – Banaras Hindu University
  8. BoGCCH – Board of Governors of Central Council of Homeopathy
  9. BSMS – Bachelor of Siddha Medicine & Surgery
  10. BUMS – Bachelor of Unani Medicine & Surgery
  11. CCIM – Central Council of Indian Medicine
  12. DCI – Dental Council of India
  13. DGHS – Directorate General of Health Services, Govt. of India
  14. DU – Delhi University
  15. ESIC – Employees’ State Insurance Corporation
  16. EWS – Economically Weaker Section
  17. INI – Institute of National Importance
  18. JIPMER – Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Education & Research
  19. MBBS – Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
  20. MCC – Medical Counselling Committee of Directorate General of Health Services, Govt. of India
  21. MCI – Medical Council of India
  22. MoH&FW – Ministry of Health and Family Welfare MoA Ministry of Ayush
  23. NEET (UG) – National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test for admission to Undergraduate Course
  24. NMC – National Medical Commission
  25. OBC-NCL – Other Backward Classes-Non Creamy Layer
  26. PwD – Persons with Disabilities
  27. SC – Scheduled Castes
  28. ST – Scheduled Tribes
  29. UT – Union Territory
Important Websites
MBBS / BDS CoursesBAMS / BSMS / BUMS /BHMS Courses
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare: www.mohfw.gov.in Ministry of AYUSH: www.ayush.gov.in 
Medical Counselling Committee: www.mcc.nic.in AYUSH Admission Central Counselling Committee: www.aaccc.gov.in iii. For remaining seats, kindly check the website(s) of concerned State(s)/ Institution(s). 

Also Read:

  1. Approach to the MCQ’s & Discrimination Skills for NEET -UG 2021
  2. How to approach the NEET-UG 2021 exam?
  3. NEET-UG 2020 Preparation – Syllabus & Chapter wise Weightage
  4. NEET-UG Exam Center and Cities – 2021
  5. NEET-UG Merit List and NEET Qualifying Criteria

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