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General Information for NEET-UG:

  • NEET UG 2021 aka National Eligibility cum Entrance Test – Under Graduate 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 that 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).

Important Dates and Fee Detail for NEET UG 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

National Testing Agency (NTA)

  • 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

  • Nationality:
    1. Indian Nationals, Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) including Candidates from UT of J&K and Ladakh
    2. Overseas Citizen of India (OCI).
    3. Persons with Indian Origin (PIO).
    4. Foreign Nationals: should confirm their eligibility from the concerned Medical/Dental/ Ayurveda/ Siddha/Unani/Homeopathy College/State.
  • Age Limit:

    • Lower limit: The minimum age fs to apply for NEET UG 2021 is 17 years for All India Quota & State Quota.

    • Upper limit: 25 years (relaxation of 5 years is rendered for OBC, SC and ST)

  • 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 the 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 UG 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.
  • Read more about NEET UG 2021 admit card.

NEET UG 2021 Exam Centers & related:

NEET UG 2021 Exam Pattern:

  • Type of Question: Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) with four options and a single correct answer/best option.
  • Duration: 3 hrs (02:00 pm to 05:00 pm).
  • Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs):
    1. Each Question Carries 04 (four) marks.
    2. To Answer a Question: The candidate has to find the correct answer/ best option  for each question, 
    3. Each Correct Answer / Best Option: the candidate will get 04 (four) marks.
      • More than one option is found to be correct:  all / any one of the multiple correct/best options marked will be given four marks (+4).
    4. Each Incorrect Answer: 01(one) mark will be deducted from the total score(-1).
    5. Unanswered / Unattempted questions: will be given no marks.
    6. In case, a question is dropped/ ignored:  all candidates will be given four marks (+4) irrespective of the fact whether the question has been attempted or not attempted by the candidate.

 Study tips to crack NEET UG 2021 with higher scores :

  1. Know the Syllabus. the Pattern & the marking scheme of NEET UG: NEET UG syllabus is a modified combo of various state syllabi, CBSE, NCERT, and COBSE. You need to know the NEET UG syllabus to compare it with your board exam syllabus to understand the common & unknown topic that would help in the time distribution of preparation.
  2. Analyze & understand the weightage of the chapters:
    • Biology: Cell Biology, Morphology, Reproduction, Genetics,  Physiology of Animals & Plants. Ecology & Environment and Basics of Biotechnology.

    • Chemistry: Mole Concept, Periodic Table, General Organic Chemistry,  Coordination Chemistry, and Chemical Bonding.

    • Physics: Mechanics, Optics, Thermodynamics, and Nuclear Physics

  3. Construct your study timetable & strategy for reading, revision & test-taking.
  4. Choose the best materials to study. Avoid using multiple or unfamiliar materials to prevent confusion, delay in preparation & make your revision easy.
  5. Clear your concepts: There are a number of sources to clear your concepts like preparing by yourselves through the books or the online video lectures or through the coaching classes.
  6. Take notes: Nothing can replace your own notes therefore make your own notes.
  7. Attempt the topic & chapter-wise tests to understand your strong & weak areas.
  8. Improve Weak Areas: spend more time on your weak areas & make sure you are not missing out on any important topics.
  9. Practice & solve the previous year’s NEET papers: Solving Previous Year Question Papers give you an idea of the pattern, distribution of the questions & trend changes to aid you in your preparation.
  10. Practice Online Mock Tests: to improve your speed, accuracy, confidence, and to decrease exam anxiety.
  11. Revision effectively: organize your notes exclusively for the revision purpose, Avoid learning any new topics or materials during the revision because reading new materials at the last moment tends to create allots of confusion.
  12. We advise you to eat healthy avoid too much of sugars, sleep sound for a minimum of 7 hrs, do mild exercise & be always positive.

NEET Qualifying Criteria:

  • Aspirants should qualify in English, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology separately. 
    1. General category EWS Candidates: 50th percentile in NEET.
    2. OBC/SC/ST: 40th percentile in NEET.
    3. PWD (Benchmark Disabilities):
      • 45th percentile for Unreserved Category & GEN-EWS Category.
      • 40th percentile for SC/ST/OBC-NCL candidates UR.
  • Read more about the declaration of NEET UG 2021 results.

NEET Counseling:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • NEET UG 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)
  • Jurisdiction:
    1. Jurisdiction of Delhi: All disputes related to the conduct of examination and allotment of seats shall fall within the jurisdiction of Delhi only.
    2. 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


  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 Courses BAMS / 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 Centers and Cities – 2021
  5. NEET-UG Merit List and NEET Qualifying Criteria

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