NEET 2021 Syllabus,Application,Exam Date,Eligibility, Pattern, Preparation Tips

NEET 2021 will be conducted by NTA to test the eligibility of the candidates for selection in different medical and dental colleges.NEET Syllabus is given here for biology, physics, chemistry. Question paper of National Eligibility Entrance Test will be based on NEET Syllabus notified by MCI.

The candidates who qualify the exam will be given the opportunity for enrolment into MBBS or BDS course. Interested candidates can submit their application form for the exam in online mode. In this article, the candidates can find the complete details related to NEET 2021. Some preparation tips and important books that can help them in preparation are also mentioned.

NEET 2021 Syllabus | NEET 2021 Application Form | Exam Date | Eligibility | Admit Card | Preparation Strategy | Result

Important Dates

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EventsTentative Dates
Availability of online application formNovember 2020, 1st week
Last date to submit the applicationNovember 2020, last week
Last date for payment of feesDecember 2020, 1st week
Opening of form correction windowJanuary 2021, 3rd week
Last date for correction in formJanuary 2021, last week
Release of admit cardApril 2021, 3rd week
Date of examinationMay 2021, 1st week
Declaration of resultJune 2021, 1st week

Application Form

The application form for NEET 2021 can be obtained from the official website and The application form is expected to release in the month of November 2020.

  • The candidates can fill the form by providing their personal details such as name, category, date of birth, email id, mobile number, etc.
  • The email id and mobile number used must remain active as any intimation regarding the exam will be given through them only.
  • Apart from personal details, the candidates will also have to provide the details related to their education.
  • Candidates are also required to upload their photograph (between 10 kb and 200 kb) and signature (between 4 kb and 30 kb) in JPG/ JPEG format.
  • The duly filled application form can then be submitted online along with the application fee.
  • After the application process is complete, the candidates should take a printout of the application form and keep it safe for future use.
  • There is no need to send the printout of the application form to the office of NTA.

Application fee:

  • The application fee will be Rs. 1400/- for general/ OBC candidates and Rs. 750/- for SC/ ST/ PH/ Transgender candidates.
  • The payment of application fee can be done either online through debit card/ credit card/ net banking or by cash deposit through e-Challan.


The candidates can check below the complete syllabus for NEET UG 2021 preparations:


  • Class 11 topics: Physical world and measurement, Kinematics, Laws of Motion Work, Energy and Power, Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body, Gravitation, Properties of Bulk Matter, Thermodynamics, Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory, Oscillations and Waves
  • Class 12 topics: Electrostatics, Current Electricity, Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism, Electromagnetic Waves, Optics, Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation, Atoms and Nuclei and Electronic Devices


  • Class 11 topics: Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry, Structure of Atom, Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties, Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure, States of Matter: Gases and Liquids, Thermodynamics, Equilibrium, Redox Reactions, Hydrogen, s- and some p-Block Elements, Organic Chemistry-Basic Principles and Techniques, Hydrocarbons and Environmental Chemistry
  • Class 12 topics: Solid State Solutions, Electrochemistry, Chemical Kinetics Surface Chemistry, General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements, p- Block Elements, d and f Block Elements, Coordination Compounds, Haloalkanes and Haloarenes, Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers, Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids, Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen, Biomolecules, Polymers and Chemistry in Everyday Life


  • Class 11 topics: Diversity in Living World, Structural Organisation in Animals and Plants, Cell Structure and Function, Plant Physiology and Human Physiology
  • Class 12 topics: Reproduction, Genetics and Evolution, Biology and Human Welfare, Biotechnology and Its Applications and Ecology and Environment

Will there be any change in NEET Pattern or Syllabus in 2021?

As of now, there is no change in NEET exam pattern and syllabus. NEET 2021 will be a single exam in pen and paper mode, just like previous years. NEET 2021 question paper will have total 180 questions of Physics, Chemistry and Biology. 45 each in Physics & Chemistry, and 90 questions from Biology (Botany, Zoology). The total duration of NEET exam is 3 hours.

Any new changes for NEET 2021, if made, will be updated here. You can bookmark or save this page for future reference.

Preparation Strategy for NEET 2021

NEET is one of the most challenging competitive entrance examination for medical aspirants. It’s important for students to follow proper schedule, preparation tips and strategy in order to clear exams like NEET-UG, AIIMS-MBBS and JIPMER exams.

One of the first thing when starting NEET preparation is to know the syllabus of NEET. It contains the topics from class 11 and 12. It may look humongous to see the full syllabus at first glance but don’t worry it’s a gradual process of learning, step by step, topic by topic, question by question, to complete the syllabus in 2 years. During the course of the preparation, you are advised to have a quick scan at the syllabus and look out for any missing topics. If a topic is not covered, you can discuss the same with the teacher in the class.

NEET 2021 Study Plan and Preparation Tips

  • Identify your most productive hours by studying at various times in a day like early morning, day or night time. These hours will give you the best output. You have to completely focused into your preparation. Get rid of any distraction that affect your studies.
  • Break down your study sessions into 30 mins or 45 mins or 60 mins sessions (based on how long you can concentrate) and then take short breaks of 5 mins, 10 mins, 15 mins respectively. Small mental breaks will actually help you stay focused on your task.
  • Make sure your goals are clear (they can be short ones like finishing a topic or a chapter), and your plans are well thought out and most importantly, that you have a schedule for every day during your preparation. If you miss out on your schedule one day, make up for it next day. Achieve your goals for the week as you planned.
  • NEET tests your basics. Without this ground step, you cannot rise high. Be really thorough with the concepts. You can use NCERT or a coaching study material for understanding theory and solving problems.
  • Read NCERT line by line. Examples, summary, diagrams are very important for NEET. Use Mnemonics to remember difficult words, phrases and statements.
  • If you are not able to learn a topic or concept, read the theory again and again till you get the feel of the topic. Learn topics and solve questions that are within the NEET syllabus. Don’t go deep into something which is not required.
  • Think different ways of solving problems. After solving a question, refer the solution to find if there is a better way to solve the question.
  • You have to Practice a lot. This is one of the most important thing which plays a great role in the one’s NEET preparation. It will help you improving your concept application power and will also gradually develop confidence in you that, “Yes! I can do any question from this topic now, whether it is easy or difficult.”
  • Give regular tests to improve speed, accuracy and time management skills.
  • Make short notes for all subjects. You can write formulas of physics, short tricks, reactions of organic chemistry, examples of biology, important dates and years of ecology, etc so that you can revise them in short time in an organised way.
  • If you are taking coaching, make class notes and review them each day after the class. If you have any questions or doubts, ask your teacher in the next class. Do all the homework and assignments on time. Ask for help if you need it.
  • Start revising early. Include specific revision slot in your preparation schedule. Don’t procrastinate the revision time for new study. Make flow charts, diagrams, tables, posters, post-its, etc. and stick them wherever possible and have a glance at them repeatedly. Write your silly mistakes in a diary and revise from it before every test.
  • Take care of your health, both physical and mental. Sleep peacefully for 7-8 hours. Don’t overthink.

Eligibility Criteria

The following eligibility criteria must be fulfilled by the NEET 2021 aspirants:


Indian Citizens and Overseas Citizens of India who wish to pursue MBBS/ BDS from an Indian or foreign Medical/ Dental Institute can apply for NEET UG 2021.

Age limit:

  • The candidate should have completed 17 years of age as on 31st December 2021.
  • A relaxation of 5 years will be given to the candidates belonging to SC/ ST/ OBC/ PH category.

Academic qualification:

  • Candidates appearing in their class 12th exam in the year 2021 are eligible to apply.
  • Those who have passed their class 12th exam with English, Physics, Chemistry, Biology/ Biotechnology and Mathematics or any other elective subject can also apply.
  • Candidates who have passed 10+2 from Open School or have studied Biology/ Biotechnology as an additional subject at 10+2 level are not eligible.
  • The applicants with a pass in Intermediate/ Pre-degree Examination in Science of an Indian University/ Board or other recognized body with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/ Biotechnology and English are eligible.
  • Those who clear Pre-professional/ Pre-medical exam with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/ Biotechnology and English after passing 12th or equivalent exam can apply too.
  • Applicants in the first year of 3-year degree course of a recognized University with Physics, Chemistry and Biology/ Biotechnology are eligible.
  • The candidates who have passed B.Sc exam with not less than two of the subjects Physics, Chemistry, Biology/ Biotechnology and have passed the earlier qualifying examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English are also eligible.
  • The candidate must have obtained a minimum of 50% marks (45% for PH candidates and 40% for SC/ ST/ OBC candidates) taken together in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/ Biotechnology. Individual pass in these subjects is also mandatory.

Admit Card

  • The candidates will be able to download their NEET admit card from the official website of NTA.
  • After the candidates download the admit card, a copy of the admit card will also be sent to their registered email id.
  • On the admit card, details related to candidate’s name, roll number, father’s name, category, sub-category, photograph, signature, date of birth, question paper language and name and address of exam centre will be mentioned.
  • The candidates must carry their admit card along with one passport sized photograph, authorized photo identity proof and PwD certificate (if applicable) to the exam center.
  • A candidate who does not possess a valid admit card and other required documents will not be admitted to the exam hall under any circumstances.


  • The result of NEET UG 2021 will be announced hopefully in the month of June 2021 in online mode.
  • The candidates who obtain a minimum of 50th (45th for PwD candidates and 40th for Sc/ ST/ OBC candidates) percentile in the test will be considered as qualified.
  • An all India merit list of the successful candidates will be prepared by the NTA.
  • A separate merit list will be drawn for the candidates who opt for 15% All India Quota seats.
  • The counseling will be conducted by DGHS and other admitting authority on the basis of merit list made by NTA.
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