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Ques.: When will the NEET 2021 exam be held?

Ans: NEET 2021 will be conducted on September 12, 2021, in pen and paper mode.

Ques.: How many times NEET is held in a year?

Ans: NEET is conducted once a year.

Ques.: What is the mode of the NEET 2021 exam?

Ans: NEET exam is based on a pen-paper test, which is conducted in offline mode. Candidates have to mark their responses in the OMR sheets.

Ques.: Are there any limits to attempt the NEET exam?

Ans: Previously, the maximum limits to take the NEET exam were three. But as per the latest update, the maximum limits were scrapped from the exam.

Ques.: Who is the authorizing body to conduct NEET?

Ans: NEET exam is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA).

Ques.: What is special about the NEET exam?

Ans: NEET is quite a special exam as the other important medical exams like Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), and the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) have been combined into NEET. Candidates appearing for the NEET exam will be eligible to get admissions to 76928 Medical, 26949 Dental, 52720 AYUSH, 1205 AIIMS and 200 JIPMER seats.

Ques.: I have crossed more than 24 years of my age. Can I attempt for NEET 2021?

Ans: Yes, you can appear for NEET 2021. There is a minimum age criterion of 17 years. The decision on the upper age limit is pending before the Hon’ble Supreme Court, so all candidates are provisionally permitted to apply and appear for NEET 2021.

Ques.: I am a candidate for an open school education. Can I apply for NEET 2021?

Ans: No, candidates who have passed 10+2 as private candidates or from open schools are not eligible to take the NEET exam.

Ques.: What are the basic eligibility criteria to appear for NEET 2021?

Ans: Candidates have to make sure that they meet the following criteria. Failing to meet these specifications will lead to rejection:

– Must have attained 17 years of age as of December 31, 2021. Must have completed class 12 or equivalent exams from a centrally recognized or state board with major Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English subjects.

– Must have qualifying marks of 50% if they belong to general category. For SC/ST/OBC, it is 40%.

– OCIs, PIOs, NRIs and foreign nationals can apply for the exam.

Ques.: Can I appear for NEET exams even if I have a gap of one year between my classes 11 & 12?

Ans: Yes, you can appear for the NEET if you have a year gap. Earlier, there was no rule regarding the year gaps, but the Delhi High Court made the amendments.

Ques.: How can I fill the NEET Application form?

Ans: Candidates have to fill their NEET application form by visiting the official website and registering for the NEET exam.

Ques.: What is proof of fee in NEET 2021?

Ans: You will get a fee payment confirmation page when you have successfully paid the application fee. You will be able to download it on your device for your reference.

Ques.: What is the application fee for the NEET exam?

Ans: These are the application fees for the NEET exam.

– General category: Rs. 1500.

– OBC-NCL and General-EWS: Rs. 1400.

– SC/ST/PWD/transgender: Rs. 800.

Ques.: Can I forfeit my candidature once I paid the application fee? Will I get a refund?

Ans: No, you cannot forfeit your candidature. There is no option to do it. You will not get a refund if you don’t appear for your exam.

Ques.: What is the mode of payment for the application fee?

Ans: The application fee payment can be done through online mode, net banking, debit/credit cards or even UPI through SBI/Syndicate/ICICI/HDFC and even Paytm service providers.

Ques.: What is the marking scheme for the NEET exam?

Ans: Candidates will be allotted 4 marks for every right response. At the same time, 1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect response made by them. There will be no deductions if you leave any questions unanswered.

Ques.: Are there any changes in the latest NEET exam pattern?

Ans: Yes. According to the new NEET exam pattern, Each NEET subject will have two sections A & B. Section A would contain compulsory 35 questions while Section B would have 15 questions, of which candidates need to attempt only 10 questions.

Ques.: How many questions will be there from each section in the NEET exam?

Ans: There are 45 questions each from Physics and Chemistry. At the same time, candidates have to face 90 questions from Biology, which constitutes Botany and Zoology.

Ques.: What is the syllabus for the NEET exam?

Ans: NEET syllabus will cover every NCERT topic of Physics, Chemistry and Biology from classes 11 and 12.

Ques.: What type of questions are usually asked in the NEET exam?

Ans: Multiple choice questions will be asked in the NEET exam. Candidates have to put their response against the other possible choices for a question.

Ques.: Where can I get my NEET admit card?

Ans: Candidates can download their NEET admit card from the official website of NTA NEET 2021. Once they are officially released, candidates can get them by logging into their candidate portal.

Ques.: What documents along with the admit card should I carry?

Ans: Along with your NEET admit card; you must carry a passport size photo, one photo affixed onto the attendance sheet and a valid ID proof authorized by the government.

Ques.: My particulars are incorrectly printed on the admit card. What should I do?

Ans: If your particulars are wrongly printed on your admit card, then you can contact the concerned authorities and get it rectified. You can mail the conducting authority at

Ques.: What to do if I misplaced my NEET admit card?

Ans: Do not worry if you have misplaced your NEET admit card. You can again download your admit card from the official website by logging into the candidate portal.

Ques.: What is the optimum time to reach the examination hall?

Ans: The NEET exam usually commences from 2 pm onwards. Therefore, one can enter the exam hall two hours before the exam to make a hassle-free entry.

Ques.: Is there any dress code to be followed?

Ans: Yes, candidates must follow the NEET dress code rules if they appear for the exam. For male candidates, it is ideal to wear light coloured T-shirts/half-sleeved shirts. Kurta-pyjamas are not allowed. There should be no fancy pockets, zips, big buttons, or even embroidery in your clothing. Wear trousers and sandals because shoes are not permitted. While for female candidates, wear light colours. Avoid elaborate prints, embroidery, zips, sleeves, brooches, buttons. Wear sandals and slippers (low-heeled). They are advised not to wear any jewellery, belts, watches, or such accessories on exam day.

Ques.: Can I take water bottles inside the examination hall?

Ans: No, candidates are not advised to take any food items or a packed water bottle inside the NEET examination hall.

Ques.: Where can I check my NEET result?

Ans: Once released, candidates can visit the official website to check their NEET result.

Ques.: Can I challenge the response against OMR grading as well as the answer key?

Ans: Yes, candidates can challenge the OMR sheet and NEET UG Answer key 2021. The fee for each equation to challenge is Rs 1000, which is a non-refundable amount. Once challenged, the responses will be verified by NTA. If found correct, the answer key shall undergo a revision. The final answer key will then be released on the official website.

Ques.: What is a percentile rank?

Ans: Percentile rank is the percentage of a score falling below a particular score when considered in a group. It can be calculated as provided below:

Formula based on score: Your score * 100/topper’s marks

Formula based on rank: Total number of candidates – rank/total number of candidates * 100

Ques.: How is the NEET scorecard different from the rank letter?

Ans: NEET scorecard showcases the candidate’s result. It has details like the candidate’s name, category, percentile score, AIR, category rank, etc. At the same time, the NEET rank letter is available for download to only 15% of AIQ merit list candidates.

Ques.: How will NEET cut off 2021 be decided?

Ans: NEET Cut off is determined by several factors such as the total number of candidates appearing for exams, availability of seats, and the level of difficulty of exams under each category and institute.

Ques.: When will the counselling for NEET 2021 commence?

Ans: The competent authority for the counselling process will release the schedule after announcing the NEET result. NEET 2021 counselling is expected to start from the first week of October (tentative).

Ques.: Who are all eligible for NEET counselling?

Ans: Candidates who have successfully been able to clear the NEET cutoff will be eligible for the NEET 2021 counselling. However, the seat allocation will be done based on the merit list.

Ques.: What is meant by Free Exit for NEET counselling?

Ans: If a candidate has been allotted a seat in round-1 of NEET 2021 counselling but fails to report to the allotted institute within the designated duration, they will not be penalised. Instead, they can participate in the next round of counselling. This is called a Free Exit.

Ques.: I forgot to lock the choices in the NEET counselling. What should I do now?

Ans: If a candidate forgets to lock the saved choices, the system will automatically consider these choices during the seat allotment list. But it is advised to pay attention while checking the filled and submit them once you are done.


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