The National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (Undergraduate) or NEET to join the best Medical Educational Institutions in India nowadays is seen as a crucial step to build a career in medicine. Earlier, the dream of becoming a doctor was very tough. The limited number of seats available, less or no resources to the people, and lack of awareness as well.
Earlier, there used to be multiple exams for entering into a medical school. Now, the schedule is relaxed where a single exam at the national level has replaced all other exams.
What is NEET?
NEET, formerly known as the All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT), is the qualifying test for medical programs like MBBS courses in various Government and Government Funded Medical Colleges of the country.
NEET for undergraduate medical courses is conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) from 2019 (NMC Act, 2019).
NTA invites online applications and conducts the entrance test. Whereas the Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, declares the results and publishes an all India rank list.
NEET 2021 Exam Important Updates
|Start of Registration (Online)||13th July 2021|
|End of Registration||6th August 2021 (by 11:50 PM)|
|Mode of Registration||Online|
|Exam Fees||INR 1500 (for General)INR 1400 (for General EWS, OBC)INR 7500 (for Foreign Entries)INR 800 (for SC, ST, PwD, Transgender)|
|Last Date of Fees transaction (through Credit/ Debit Card/ UPI/ Paytm Wallet)||7th August 2021 (by 11:50 PM)|
|Correction in Application Form (through the website)||8th to 12th August 2021|
|Announcement of City of Examination||20th August 2021|
|Issuing Admit Card||3 days prior to examination|
|Examination Date||12th September 2021 (Sunday)|
|Timing of Examination||2-5 PM|
|Centre, Date, and Shift of NEET||As mentioned in Admit Card|
|Display of answer key||To be announced|
|Result Declaration||To be announced|
NEET Exam Important Highlights
|Exam Name||National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET)|
|Testing Agency||National Testing Agency|
|Exam Level||National Level Exam|
|Programs Covered||MBBS Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)Bachelor in Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry (BVH-AH)|
Ayurveda Courses- BHMS, BAMS, BUMS, BSNS, BYNS
|Exam Duration||180 minutes|
|Exam Mode||Paper-Pen Mode|
|Mode of Application||Online|
Eligibility Criteria for NEET 2021
Candidates who have either completed or are appearing in 10+2 (with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology as major subjects) or equivalent degree can appear in the NEET exam.
A candidate appearing in the NEET examination must have studied Physics, Chemistry, Biology / Biotechnology, and English as their compulsory subjects in Class 10th and 12th.
Minimum marks required in the qualifying examination:
Candidates must have passed a 10+2/ equivalent degree with at least 50% marks in physics, chemistry, and biology combined For SC, ST, OBC-NCL category candidates, the minimum marks required are 40%.
The scores in Mathematics are not considered in NEET-UG.
A candidate has to submit and show his passing certificate at the time of counseling.
Minimum age requirement
The candidates applying for NEET must have completed a minimum of 17 years at the admission time (the date will be declared along with the application form in a corresponding year).
Maximum age requirement
The maximum age limit is 25 years. The applicants older than 25 years are not eligible to sit in the NEET UG.
However, candidates belonging to SC, ST, OBC-NCL, and PwD are offered a relaxation of 5 years in the upper age limit.
Indian Nationals, Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), Overseas Citizens of India (OCI), Persons with Indian Origin (PIO), and Foreign Nationals are eligible to appear for the NEET exam.
Syllabus for NEET 2021
Every year NTA releases the syllabus for the NEET exam, a year prior to the examination. Before starting preparation for the exam, one must revisit the syllabus for NEET.
Syllabus for Physics
- Physical World and Measurement
- Laws of Motion
- Work, Energy, Power
- Motion of Systems of Particles and Rigid Body
- Properties of Bulk Matter
- Thermodynamics, Oscillations, and Waves
- Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory
- Current Electricity
- Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism
- Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents
- Electromagnetic Waves
- Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation
- Atoms and Nuclei
- Electronic Devices
Syllabus for Chemistry
- Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry
- Structure of Atom
- Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties
- Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
- States of Matter: Liquid and Gases
- Redox Reactions
- s-Block Elements
- Organic Chemistry : Some Basic Principles and Techniques
- Environmental Chemistry
- Solid States
- Chemical Kinetics
- Surface Chemistry
- General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements
- p-block Elements
- d & f block Elements
- Coordination Compounds
- Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
- Alcohol, Phenols, and Ethers
- Aldehydes, Ketones, and Carboxylic Acid
- Organic Compounds containing Nitrogen
- Biomolecules, Polymers, and Chemistry in Everyday Life
Syllabus for Biology
- Diversity in Living World
- Structural Organisation in Animals and Plants
- Cell Structure and Function
- Plant Physiology
- Human Physiology
- Genetics and Evolution
- Biology and Human Welfare
- Biotechnology and its Applications
- Ecology and Environment
NEET 2021 Exam Pattern
|Mode of Exam||Offline|
|Duration of Exam||3 hours|
|No. of Questions||To be announced|
|Negative Marking||-1 for every wrong answer0 for unattempted questions|
How to prepare for NEET 2021?
Appearing in exams without preparation is similar to getting into the war field without a sword. You can’t perform well if you don’t know the methods and topics. Therefore, it is necessary to prepare well, study diligently to pass the exam with flying colors.
Here are few tips to help you prepare better and score high in NEET 2021:
*Learn to segregate the syllabus. Segregate it into easy, difficult, and medium categories.
*Start from topics that look easy to you. Do at least 40-50 questions from that topic to hone the topic.
*Make a timetable and allot time to each subject i.e. Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. Include topics from all three subjects to study daily.
*Make notes. This will help you remember things faster. Also, it helps in the final revisions too.
*Practice previous years’ papers. This will help you understand the paper pattern, the difficulty level of the paper, and the time you take to solve each question.
*Make an error log to analyze your mistakes.
*Eat well, sleep and wake up at the same time daily, and exercise regularly. This will keep your body and brain active to work efficiently.