NEET(UG) 2021 Eligibility Criteria by Coaching Wale

NEET(UG) 2021 Eligibility Criteria

NEET(UG) is conducted every year by NTA in an offline mode to offer admission to MBBS courses in various medical colleges all across the country. Earlier, different medical institutes like AIIMS and PGIMER used to conduct separate medical entrance tests for admission in their MBBS courses. But now NEET(UG) 2021 is deemed to be a centralized medical examination for candidates to get admission to undergraduate medical programs, i.e. MBBS, BDS, AYUSH in India. It is expected that NEET(UG) 2021 will take place in May 2021

  • CBSE has decided to reduce the syllabus from Class IX to XII and this could also have an impact on NEET(UG) 2021 syllabus
  • NEET 2021 will be conducted in pen and paper and the exam pattern is also expected to be the same as of previous year i.e. 3 main sections Physics, Chemistry, and Biology with a total of 180 questions worth 720 marks.

NEET 2020 has been conducted successfully on September 13, 2020 from 2 pm to 5 pm. Candidates who are planning to appear for NEET 2021 can go through the paper analysis of 2020 to get an idea about the type of questions, difficulty level, weightage of sections, etc. Read the article to know more about NEET 2021 exam pattern, syllabus, registration process, and much more. 

NEET 2021 Highlights

Exam NameNational Eligibility cum Entrance Test, NEET
Conducting BodyNational Testing Agency (NTA)
Language options available11 Languages i.e. English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Oriya, Kannada and Urdu
Duration3 hours
Total marks720
Total number of questions180
Negative markingYES
Subjects/sectionsPhysics, Chemistry, and Biology
  • Applicants will have the liberty to take NEET 2021 in any of the 11 languages offered: Hindi, Tamil, English, Assamese, Oriya, Kannada, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Urdu, and Telugu. 
  • There will be a reservation criteria for individuals who come from the economically weaker sections, SC/ST category, OBC) and PWD category. These will be 10%, 15%, 7.5%, 27%, and 5% respectively. 
  • Also, a plea has been filed in Delhi High Court seeking quota in Medical Colleges that demands 27% OBC Reservation in NEET. ​Read Complete Report Here

NEET 2021 will tentatively be conducted in 155 cities, including Ladakh, and will house more than 2,546 test centers. However, the exam centers for the year 2020 has been increased to 3843 from 2546 in order to conduct the exam safely in the situation of the pandemic.