Wed 12 May 2021

About NEET?

The National Testing Agency (NTA) facilitates NEET for entrance to MBBS, BDS, AYUSH, Veterinary, and other medical/paramedical courses in India. The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is the sole entrance exam for admission to MBBS and BDS courses in India. The exam is conducted annually. NEET 2021 will be held at around 155 test centers in India. Along with roughly 16 lakh test-takers, NEET is the most crucial medical entrance examination in India for UG admissions. NEET 2021 Enrollment forms are expected to get published anytime soon in the second week of May. Especially, AIIMS and JIPMER MBBS exams have been discontinued, and now the admission to each of these institutes also happens via NEET. On March 12, 2021, NTA revealed that it will organize NEET 2021 entrance exam on August 1, 2021, and the exam will certainly be conducted in 11 languages exact same as it happened the previous year. NTA is expected to start the NEET application in 2021 shortly. The whole exam timetable is awaited. However, in the wake of the surge in COVID-19 cases throughout India, NEET 2021 exam can get delayed or canceled. However, there has not been any change on this ever since the exam date announcement by the conducting authorities. NEET 2021 will certainly be performed once a year in offline mode. NTA has also announced that the scores of NEET 2021 may be utilized for BSc Nursing and Life Sciences Admissions on March 23, 2021 Just recently, JIPMER has also announced that it will give admission to JIPMER BSc Nursing and various other allied programs on the basis of the NEET 2021 rating.

NEET 2021: What's New Different?

  1. NTA NEET UG 2021 entrance exam will be held on August 1, 2021. On March 12, 2021, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal "Nishank" verified that NEET 2021 will be held once via offline approach. The application process to begin shortly.
  2. NEET 2021 will be carried out once. NTA Director-General Vineet Joshi cleared up this on March 10, 2021. Sooner, the Union Health Ministry on February 8, 2021, had given its signal to perform the exam twice but due to other exam priorities, the decision was postponed.
  3. On March 2, 2021, Secretary, Higher Education, Amit Khare said that the NEET 2021 exam pattern will get no changes, as reported by media gateways. "Any type of changes in the exam with such quick notification will misjudge to the applicants preparing for NEET-UG 2021 and any sort of additional hold-up in the entrance test will affect the upcoming session," Khare stated.
  4. NTA also gave clarification on NEET 2021 curriculum, the authority already said that there will be no change or cutback in the curriculum of the NEET 2021 exam. On the other hand, this year, due to the syllabus cuts created by CBSE and state boards, NTA would be providing the internal options to students to cover the cut-down syllabus.
  5. Like last year, NEET 2021 exam will also be carried out in 11 languages including English, Hindi, Tamil, Urdu, Marathi, Bengali, Gujrati, Oriya, Assamese, Kannada, and Telugu. Candidates can choose their option of language at the time of filling the NEET 2021 application form.
  6. NEET 2021 application form is likely to be launched on the official website of NTA anytime very soon. The last date to submit the application form is expected to be in the fourth week of June. NEET 2021 admit card is likely to be launched in the 1st week of July and will be accessible for download online. Right after the examination is held, applicants will have the opportunity to download the provisionary answer key of the NEET 2021 exam, tentatively in the fourth week of August. The end result of NEET 2021 is anticipated to be released in the first week of September, together with the final answer key. Post this, the counseling for NEET 2021 will be held at both national and state levels.

NEET Eligibility Criteria 2021

The National Testing Agency has recommended the NEET 2021 eligibility criteria. All individuals who wish to make an application for the entrance test are advised to check out if they match the criteria specified by NTA. Candidates who meet the following parameters are eligible for NEET 2021:

  • Nationality:
    1. Indian Nationals
    2. Non-Resident Indians (NRIs).
    3. Overseas Citizen of India (OCI).
    4. Persons with Indian Origin (PIO).
    5. Foreign Nationals.
  • Age Restriction:
    1. The minimum age of an applicant as of December 31, 2021, should be 17 years.
    2. The rule specifying the utmost age restriction of the candidate was questioned last year in the judicature. Thus, there is no upper age limit as of now, and applicants older than 25 years of age applying for NEET 2021 will be provisionally admitted subject to the judgment of the High Court of Delhi.
  • Minimum required qualification:
    1. The candidate must have cleared Class 12 or equal from a recognized institute.
    2. Candidates who are actually standing for Class 12 or equal in summer 2021 can also request NEET 2021.
    3. Applicants who have finished Class 12 or equivalent from an open school are as well entitled.
  • Mandatory subjects:
    1. Applicant must have cleared Class 12 or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.
    2. Candidates who have completed Class 12 or equal with Biology as an additional subject are also entitled.
  • Minimum marks required in the qualifying exam:
    1. General category: 50 percent.
    2. PWD category: 45 percent.
    3. SC/ST/OBC: 40 percent.

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