NEET 2021 Latest Updates

For the year 2021, the National Testing Agency has announced to conduct NEET, the qualifying test for MBBS and BDS programs twice for the MBBS aspirants. Candidates will be ranked by the best result in both attempts. With approximately 16 lakh test-takers, NEET 2021 will be held at around 155 test centers in India. It is a green signal for the MBBS candidates given by the Health Ministry. 

NEET 2021, What’s New?

  • During the pandemic crisis, the health ministry felt that a large number of aspirants may not be able to appear for the examination in online mode, hence conducting the test twice this year will be fine. The NEET, the sole entrance test for admission to MBBS and BDS courses, will be conducted on 1st August 2021 in offline mode.
  • NTA has declared that there will be no changes or reduction in the syllabus of the NEET. Due to the reduction made by CBSE and state boards (which was cut by 30% due to COVID-19), in the upcoming competitive NEET exam, the candidates will have more options to answer the questions. Candidates should go through the syllabus of NEET 2021 before they start preparing for the entrance test. 
  • Similar to last year, the NEET exam will be conducted in 11 languages including English, Hindi, Tamil, Urdu, Marathi, Bengali, Gujrati, Oriya, Assamese, Kannada, and Telugu. Candidates are allowed to select their choice of language at the time of filling the application form. 

NEET Exam Highlights:

Exam NameNational Eligibility Cum Entrance Test
Exam ModeOffline
Exam Duration3 hours
Accepting Colleges1560 Colleges
Official Website

Important Dates and Events

In the first week of April, the correction window for the application form will be activated, so that the candidates can make any desired changes if they want to. By the fourth week of April, candidates must submit the application forms online, and the applications submitted through the post will not be accepted. 

And by the last week of May, the admit cards will be available for download. Registered candidates can log in and download their admit cards, they will not be sent by post.

On August 1st, the exam will be conducted in offline mode, by the second week of August the provisional answer key will be released online.

Lastly, by the end of August, the result will be announced and candidates can download it online by logging into the registered account.

NEET 2021 Exam Day Guidelines

What to carry on the exam day?

  • NEET 2021 admit card
  • Two passport size photographs
  • Valid photo Id proof 
  • PWD Certificate (if applicable)

What not to carry?

  • Stationery items
  • Communication/ electronic devices such as Mobile Phone, Bluetooth, Earphones, Microphone, Pager, Health Band
  • Packed/Unpacked foods(Eatable item)
  • Diabetic candidates are allowed to carry some sugar tablets/chocolates/transparent water bottles

MBBS aspirants who are planning to study in a foreign country and are worried about how to apply for the university after being qualified in NEET can consult one of the best overseas education consultants. They will guide you with the best study abroad plan to pursue MBBS in Russia, the Philippines, Bangladesh, Ukraine, or any other country and also help you to select the best university, based on your requirements, and guide you through the entire process to pursue your desired medical degree. 

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