NEET 2021 – Application Form, Syllabus, Exam Dates, Pattern


National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) exam is conducted every year on the first Sunday of May. NEET 2021 exam is to be held on July 2 between 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM. The National Testing Agency (NTA) will make the NEET application form for 2021 available in an online mode via Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, Education minister, announces that the application form for NEET 2021 will be released soon during a live interview. The NEET  exam will be held at 3843 exam cities all over India. NTA conducts NEET-UG exam 2021 for admission to 80,055 MBBS, 26,949 BDS, 50,720 AYUSH and 525 veterinary seats. Admission to AIIMS MBBS and JIPMER MBBS will happen via NEET 2021 exam. Candidates who have completed their Class 12 with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English are eligible to apply for NEET application form 2021. More than 15 lakh students register for NEET entrance test every year. Almost 15.97 lakh candidates registered for the exam last year. Candidates who have registered can only use their NEET application form correction window to edit the incorrect details.


The registered candidates can download their admit card for NEET-UG 2021 in the last week of March. Candidates must verify the details printed on it and then take a printout of NEET 2021 admit card. NEET hall ticket 2021 along with other ID proofs and relevant documents must be brought to the exam centre. The exam will be held in offline mode with 180 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). The NEET 2021 exam will have 45 questions from Physics and Chemistry each and 90 questions from Biology. The final results will be announced in the first week of June. The result will be declared in the form of a scorecard containing personal details, scores, All India Rank (AIR), category-wise cutoff, subject-wise percentile scores and others. In accordance to the NEET ranks, shortlisted and eligible candidates will be called for NEET counselling for 15% All India Quota, 85% state quota, deemed/central universities, ESIC/AFMS institutes, AIIMS and JIPMER.


NEET 2021 scope


National Eligibility cum Entrance Test 2021 is the only entrance test conducted at UG level for getting admitted in medical courses. NEET 2021 score will help you get admitted in :


  • 15% All India Quota (AIQ) seats
  • 85% state quota medical seats
  • Central and deemed universities
  • State, management, and NRI quota seats in private colleges
  • Central pool quota seats
  • Seats in private unaided, aided minority, and non- minority medical colleges.
  • Mandatory qualification for candidates willing to pursue MBBS or BDS from a foreign medical institute.



NEET 2021 highlights


Particulars Details
Name of the examination National Eligibility cum Entrance Test
Commonly known as NEET
Exam category Undergraduate
Exam level National
Conducting body National Testing Agency
Programmes covered Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)

Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)

Bachelor in Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry (B.V.Sc & AH)


Exam duration 180 minutes
Exam mode Pen-paper mode
Academic qualification 10 + 2 or equivalent with PCB
Seat intake 80,055 MBBS

26,949 BDS

52,720 AYUSH

525 veterinary sciences

Colleges 542 medical

313 dental




47 BVSc & AH

Number of applicants (2020) 15.97 lakh
Number of candidates appeared (2020) 13.66 lakh
Number of candidates qualified (2020) 7.71 lakh
Official website


NEET important dates 2021


NTA is authorized to announce the NEET important dates 2021. For NEET 2021, the exam date is May 2. The following table gives a brief information on the important dates for NEET 2021 exam.


Events Dates
NEET 2021 notification January, 2021
Release of NEET application form To be announced
Last date to fill NEET application form To be announced
Last date to pay NEET application form fee To be announced
NEET application form correction window To be announced
Re-opening of NEET application form for registered candidates To be announced
Release of NEET admit card To be announced
NEET 2021 exam date May 2, 2021
NEET exam answer key by coaching institutes May 2, 2021
Display of NEET OMR sheets of candidates To be announced
NEET provisional answer key by NTA To be announced
Challenging NEET answer key To be announced
NEET final answer key by NTA To be announced
Declaration of NEET 2021 result To be announced
NEET 2021 counselling schedule To be announced

*tentative dates


NEET eligibility criteria 2021


The candidates must fulfill the following criterias to be eligible to appear in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, 2021. This includes minimum and maximum age requirement, educational requirement, subjects studied in the qualifying exam, status of the qualifying exam, category, and nationality.

  • Minimum age requirement : Candidates applying for NEET 2021 exam must have completed a minimum 17 years of age at the time of admission as of 31 December, 2021.
  • Maximum age requirement :The maximum age limit for candidates is 25 years. Applicants older than 25 years are not eligible to sit in the NEET exam. However, candidates belonging to SC, ST, OBC-NCL, and PwD category are offered a relaxation of 5 years in upper age limit.
  • Nationality : Candidates eligible for NEET 2021 admission include Indian Nationals, Non Resident Indians (NRIs), Overseas Citizen of India (OCI), Persons with Indian Origin (PIO), and Foreign Nationals.
  • Educational qualifications : Candidates who have either completed or are appearing in 10+2 or equivalent are eligible to appear in NEET UG 2021.
  • Subjects studied : To apply for NEET, aspirants must have studied physics, chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology and English as subjects.
  • Minimum marks required in qualifying exam : Candidates must secure at least 50% marks in physics, chemistry, and biology combined in the 10+2 qualifying exam. For SC, ST, OBC-NCL category candidates the minimum marks required are 40%.


Many students for NEET exam after taking a drop year in between or appear for NEET while pursuing another degree or complete their 10+2 study from open schooling. These candidates have to fulfill other eligibility requirements which NTA divides under qualification codes. Students have to check these NEET qualification codes 2021 and fill in the NEET application form according to the respective eligible criteria.


NEET application form 2021


NTA releases the application form for NEET exam and its information bulletin on its official website. Filling the form is a 5-step process. You are advised to keep the given list of documents and details handy before applying.


Documents/details required for NEET application form


  • Identity card: IDs such as aadhaar card, ration card, bank account passbook, passport, or any other government photo ID card.
  • Personal details: Personal and communication details such as candidate and parents name, date of birth, permanent and corresponding address, active email ID and mobile number.
  • Images: Scanned images of recent passport size photograph, post card size photograph, signature, and left thumb impression.





Filling the NEET application form 2021


  • Registration : Candidates need to first login at the NTA website. Then they will be asked to fill personal, identification, and communication details at the registration page.
  • Filing of application form : After completing registration candidates will be directed to the NEET UG application form which requires information such as caste category, nationality, state code, choice of exam cities, choice of language for question paper, academic qualifications, and details of the parents. Look out for available modes for NEET 2021 question paper and the exam cities for NEET exam below.
  • Uploading of images : Step three of NEET 2021 application form involves uploading of scanned images. The requirements for uploading images must be read carefully to avoid rejection of the application form.
  • Application fee : NEET 2021 application form fee is to be paid in an online mode. Candidates can pay via Debit/Credit Card/Net-banking/UPI or service provider. After successful payment, a confirmation page will be generated which confirms the successful submission of NEET application form. Candidates who fail to pay the application fee before or on the last date, their application form stands incomplete and hence will be rejected. The NEET application fee 2021 for each category is given in the table below.
  • Print application form : Candidates must take print out of the submitted NEET UG application form after completion.


NEET application form fees


Categories General General-EWS/ OBC-NCL SC/ST/PwD/Transgender
Application fee 1500/- 1400/- 800/-


NEET 2021 registration statistics


  • NEET 2021 being a national level exam is expected to get more than 15 lakh registrations this year. Last year witnessed about 5.13% increase in the number of total registered candidates. Of the 15.97 lakh candidates who registered for NEET exam, 13.66 lakh appeared in the exam.
  • Nationality wise NEET registrations: Majority of candidates that is 15.93 lakh who registered for NEET exam last year belonged to Indian nationality. In addition to this, 1869 NRIs registered for NEET, followed by 878 foreigners, 732 Overseas Citizen of India (OCI), and 49 Persons of Indian Origin (PIO).
  • Gender wise NEET registrations : 8.8 lakh female and 7.16 lakh male candidates registered for the NEET exam last year. In addition, a maximum of female candidates qualified the exam in comparison to male candidates.
  • Language wise NEET registrations : With candidates from across the country participating in NEET exam, the NTA has introduced 9 regional languages for conducting the exam. In 2020, 12.63 lakh candidates registered for NEET 2021 in English and 2.04 lakh candidates in Hindi. While 1.29 lakh candidates filled the NEET application form in regional languages combined.
  • State-wise NEET registrations : In last year, Maharashtra witnessed the highest number of NEET registrations at 2.27 lakh followed by Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu at 1.74 and 1.21 lakhs respectively. The lowest number of NEET application forms were filled from Lakshadweep with 300 registrations.


NEET 2021 mode of language


The NEET 2021 exam will be conducted in 11 languages. Besides English and Hindi, NTA has introduced 9 regional languages – Telugu, Assamese, Bengali, Kannada, Odia, Gujarati, Tamil, Urdu, and Marathi.


NEET admit card 2021


The National Testing Agency will provide NEET admit cards to the students whose NEET 2021 application forms are approved by it. Candidates must download their NEET UG admit card by logging in on the NTA website. Candidates will not be sent NEET hall tickets individually.


NEET 2021 admit card – download online


  • Click on the “Download NEET 2021 admit card” link mentioned above.
  • Candidates will be directed to the login window.
  • Enter NEET 2021 application number, password, date of birth and the security pin.
  • NEET admit card 2021 will appear on the screen
  • Download the admit card and take multiple printouts of it


Details on NEET 2021 hall ticket :


  • Details of the candidate
  • NEET application number and roll number
  • Details of the exam centre allotted
  • NEET 2021 exam day schedule
  • Instructions to be followed on the day of NEET exam

NTA advises the candidates to verify the details on the admit card carefully. If a student is unable to download it or notice any discrepancy in their NEET hall ticket, they must report it to the NTA helpline soon. In case of misplacing or losing the admit card, they can download it again from the official website. But a duplicate NEET hall ticket 2021 will not be issued by the NTA in any circumstances.


NEET 2021 exam centres


NEET exam centres are the places where the NEET UG exam will be conducted. According to last year statistics, there are 3862 NEET exam centres. It is conducted in 155 different NEET exam cities in the country. Students must provide their preferences of NEET exam centres 2021 during the registration process.


Choosing the NEET exam centre


  • Register for NEET exam and login using required credentials
  • In the NEET application form, provide preferences of NEET exam cities 2021
  • Opt three exam cities in order of preference and convenience
  • After filling the form, verify the choices made


Check on the allotted NEET 2021 exam centre


  • Click on the link made available by NTA to check NEET test centre
  • Enter the asked credentials to check NEET allotted exam centre
  • Verify the name and address of NEET exam centre 2021 allotted
  • Check the distance and time to be taken to reach the allotted NEET UG exam centre
  • NEET test centres will be allotted on a first come first serve basis.


Previous year NEET exam centre statistics


NEET exam was conducted  last year in around 3,862 test centres.The number of NEET exam centres in the country increased by 51.69 %. With 615 centres, Maharashtra had the highest number of NEET UG test centres followed by Uttar Pradesh. While, Ladakh and Lakshadweep had only one NEET test centre. The number of invigilators in charge of exam centres were doubled to 2.66 lakhs.


Instructions – NEET exam centres 2021


  • Candidates are advised to reach the allotted NEET 2021 test centre at least an hour before the reporting time on the day of exam.
  • NEET UG exam will be conducted between 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
  • The entry gates of the NEET exam centre will be closed by 1:30 PM, after which no candidate will be allowed to enter.
  • Candidates should also read all the instructions mentioned on the NEET admit card to be followed inside the NEET 2021 exam centre.


NEET 2021 – dress code


In the NEET 2021 exam, NTA issues strict guidelines regarding the dress code for the exam and the items that are not permitted inside the exam hall to ensure a fair play. Candidates who fail to follow NEET 2021 dress code are not allowed to enter the NEET test centre. The NEET 2021 dress code is as follows :


NEET dress code for boys

  • T-shirts or shirts with half sleeves are permitted.
  • Trousers/bottom wear should not have multiple zip pockets, big buttons, pockets, and embroidery. Kurta pyjamas are not allowed.
  • Shoes are not allowed inside the exam centre. Candidates can wear light sandals or slippers.

NEET dress code for girls

  • Girls can wear half sleeves kurtas. Full sleeves are not allowed.
  • Trousers/bottom wear should be simple without fancy buttons, pockets, and embroidery. Salwars are also permitted.
  • Girls can wear very low heel sandals and slippers.


NEET exam pattern 2021


It is mandatory for the candidates to be familiar with the NEET exam pattern 2021. NEET UG exam is conducted in offline mode. It is divided into 3 sections – physics, chemistry, and biology.


NEET 2021 exam pattern

Particulars Details
Mode of exam Offline
Duration of exam 3 hours
Total number of questions 180 questions
Total marks 720 marks
Sections 3 sections – Physics, Chemistry, Biology
Number of questions 45 questions
Sectional marks 180 marks
Number of questions 45 questions
Sectional marks 180 marks
Number of questions 90 questions
Sectional marks 360 marks
Marking scheme +4 marks for correct answer

-1 marks for incorrect answer

0 marks for unattempted answer




NEET syllabus 2021


The NEET 2021 syllabus is issued by the National Medical Commission of India (NMC). It is based on class 11 and 12 subjects – Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. It is a must to know the NEET syllabus 2021 thoroughly before starting your preparation. Subject-wise important topics according to the NEET UG syllabus as constituted by the NMC is given in the below table.


NEET 2021 important topics for Physics

Physics topics class XI Physical world and measurement


Laws of Motion

Work, Energy and Power

Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body


Properties of Bulk Matter


Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory

Oscillations and Waves

Physics topics class XII Electrostatics

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



NEET 2021 important topics for Chemistry

Chemistry topics class XI 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



Redox Reactions


S-Block Element

P-Block Elements

Organic Chemistry-


Chemistry topics class XII Solid State



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




NEET 2021 important topics for Biology

Biology topics class XI Diversity in Living World

Structural Organisation in Animals and Plants

Cell Structure and Function

Plant Physiology

Human physiology

Biology topics class XII Reproduction

Genetics and Evolution

Biology and Human Welfare

Biotechnology and Its Applications

Ecology and environment


Tips to prepare for NEET 2021


It is essential for the candidates to prepare well for the NEET exam in order to crack it. The competition level is quite high for the NEET exam. Hence a strategic plan only helps the candidates with their preparations. Few preparation tips for NEET UG are given below.


  • Familiarize yourself: The step to begin is to familiarize yourself with the nature of the exam before joining the race of NEET 2021 entrance test. Candidates must concentrate on all the information regarding the exam such as exam pattern, number of sections in the exam, number of questions, marking scheme, and duration of the exam.
  • Know the exam syllabus: Students have to go through the complete NEET 2021 syllabus thoroughly to avoid missing out on any important topic. They should know all the topics, sub topics, chapters, and concepts from all the three subjects – Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.
  • Books: NCERTs are the most important to study while preparing for NEET UG exam. One has to ensure that they study NCERTs for all three subjects line by line. Students can refer to reference books, coaching material, and other guides after completing NCERTs.
  • Sample papers: After covering the NEET UG syllabus, the next step is solving sample papers for NEET preparation. Candidates can attend mock tests and solve previous year question papers to get familiar with the nature of the exam. Many coaching centres release sample papers which can be attempted by NEET 2021 aspirants.
  • Revision: Revising the whole syllabus is a must when preparing for NEET exam. Lack of revision can lead to forgetting few details about the topics during exam. Students can make short notes and flashcards to help with revision of the topics in an efficient manner.
  • Time Management: The key point to focus on while preparation is time management. Students have to carefully allocate the specified time period for syllabus to be covered, revision, and solving sample papers. Avoid spending too much time on one subject or topic.


NEET 2021 sample papers


The key aspect of NEET preparation is working out NEET 2021 sample papers. Allot time in solving sample papers and NEET past year question papers to help you strategize in your exam and know about the NEET exam pattern, type of questions asked, and difficulty level of the NEET 2021 exam. This includes deciding which section to attempt first, how much time to dedicate to each section, which questions to answer first and what kind of questions to skip. The mock test has 3 sections – Physics, Chemistry, and Biology (Botany and Zoology). Physics and Chemistry have 45 questions each, while Biology section has 90 questions. NTA releases NEET question papers after the exam.


NEET National Testing Abhyas


NEET 2021 candidates have to download the National Test Abhyas app released by the NTA. It contains NEET 2021 mock tests for practice. The mock tests are conducted on the basis of the latest syllabus and exam pattern. Students have to attempt both section-wise and full length NEET 2021 mock tests. This can help the students to identify most scoring areas in each section and strengthen them. The time limit for mock tests is also similar to the actual NEET exam. This enables the students in getting a real time experience of the NEET exam.


NEET 2021 exam day guidelines


NTA announces instructions to be followed strictly on the day of NEET exam 2021. Students will have to undergo a strict security check followed by document verification by invigilators before entering the exam hall. NTA also lists down the do’s and don’ts for the day of NEET 2021 exam to make sure the exam goes smoothly.


Documents: Students should have to carry the required documents on the exam day. If you fail to carry the important documents you will not be permitted to enter the NEET 2021 exam centre.


Documents to carry on NEET 2021 exam day

  • NEET 2021 admit card with passport size picture of the candidate pasted on it
  • One passport size picture to be pasted on attendance sheet
  • Proforma downloaded with admit card
  • Coloured postcard size picture pasted on the proforma
  • Valid photo ID card
  • PWD certificate if applicable


Reporting time: The entry to the exam hall will be stopped sharp at 1:30 PM and no one will be permitted to enter after that, as per the instructions by the NTA. Students must make sure to reach the test centre on or before the reporting time.


Dress code: Students must strictly follow the NEET 2021 dress code and must not carry any of the prohibited items. The candidate must report to the test centre an hour earlier for a security check in case of following any religious dress code. They have to mention it prior in the NEET UG application form.


Banned items:

  • Accessories include wallets, belts, caps, bracelets, handbags, goggles, and watches.
  • Electronic devices include mobile phones, earphones, bluetooth, pager, and digital watches.
  • Stationery items include pen, papers, geometry box, calculator, and log table.
  • Eatables: Packed or unpacked food items and personal water bottles are not allowed inside the exam hall. Diabetic candidates are allowed to carry their medicines, food, and a transparent water bottle inside the test centre.


Unfair means: After entering the NEET exam hall, candidates should not:

  • They are not carrying any of the prohibited items
  • They do not have any means of cheating
  • They are not indulging in any conversation with fellow candidates.


Basic rules and regulations inside NEET exam hall:

  • Candidates should ensure that the invigilator present in their room signs their NEET 2021 test booklet and answer booklet. Unsigned booklets will not be checked.
  • Candidates must remember to sign against their name and NEET roll number on the attendance sheet.
  • After completion of the exam, candidates must submit their answer sheet and the rough sheet used during the exam to the invigilator.
  • No candidate will be allowed to leave the NEET 2021 exam hall before the completion of the exam duration, that is, 3 hours.
  • The exam will be conducted between 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM and all candidates will be allowed to leave the exam centre after 5:00 PM.


NEET 2021 answer key


Many coaching centers such as Aakash, Allen Kota, Resonance, will release the NEET answer key 2021 on May 2 after completion of the NEET exam. These unofficial answer keys can help the students to predict their NEET 2021 score. The answer key comprises the solutions to the questions asked in the NEET-UG exam. The NEET official answer key will be released by the NTA in the last week of May 2020. It can be downloaded by following the procedure given below.


Download the NEET 2021 answer key

  • Click on the NEET answer key download link
  • The PDF of NEET 2021 answer key will appear on the screen
  • Verify the question paper code
  • Tally the questions and answers options from your NEET 2021 OMR sheet.


In case of disparity in the answer key, students can report the NEET 2021 official answer key. They have to mention the number of questions and provide a specific reason for challenging the answer with a valid answer to raise objections for the NEET answer key. You have to pay Rs. 1000 in online mode using debit/credit cards and net banking for each answer key challenge.


After releasing the answer key, NTA will release the NEET 2021 OMR sheet. The OMR sheet of NEET will display the scanned images of question booklets of candidates. NEET OMR sheet 2021 can be used to tally the solutions from the answer key to determine the expected scores obtained in NEET UG 2021 exam. The candidates will be provided a facility to challenge the NEET OMR sheet in case of issues by marking each question number By paying Rs. 1000 in online mode for each question.

After verifying these challenges in NEET answer key 2021, NTA will release the final answer key. The answers marked in NEET final answer key cannot be challenged. The result is issued based on the final NEET 2021 answer key. The result will be announced a few hours after the release of the answer key.


NEET 2021 result


NTA will announce the NEET result on its official website – It is declared in the first week of June. Students have to enter NEET roll number, date of birth and security pin to download their results. Aspirants who secured a NEET minimum qualifying percentile will be included in the result of NEET 2021. This is used for admission to 15% All India Quota (AIQ), 85% state quota, 100% seats in central/deemed universities, private universities, ESIC/AFMS institutes. The admission to 1,899 AIIMS and 249 JIPMER MBBS seats are also to be allotted based on the NEET scores. NEET 2021 results will be valid for admission to one academic year 2021-22. Students wanting to get MBBS admission abroad must qualify the NEET exam.


Download NEET UG result

  • Click on the “NEET 2021 result declared” link available above
  • Login using credentials – NEET 2021 roll number and DOB.
  • NEET result sheet 2021 will be displayed on the screen
  • Verify the details mentioned in NEET scorecard
  • Download and take a printout of NEET result


Details mentioned in NEET-UG result


Students must verify all the details carefully. In case of errors are found in the result, it should be brought to the notice of NTA immediately on priority basis. The NEET 2021 result pdf will mention the following details :

  • Details of the candidate
  • NEET roll number
  • NEET score
  • Subject-wise NEET percentile
  • All India Rank (AIR)
  • 15% AIQ rank
  • Category wise rank


Calculation of NEET 2021 result


NEET total marks is 720. It is calculated on the basis of a marking scheme released by the NTA. According to the marking scheme, candidates are awarded +4 marks for every correct answer and -1 marks are deducted for every incorrect answer. The formula used for calculating NEET 2021 marks is –

NEET marks = 4 X total correct answers – 1 X total incorrect answers





NEET 2020 Toppers


In the last year NEET UG result, Soyeb Aftab and Akansha Singh created history by scoring full marks, which is 720 out of 720. Soyeb Aftab secured NEET AIR 1 with 99.9998537 percentile, while Akansha secured NEET rank 2 with percentile 99.9998537.


Air Rank Candidate’s Name Gender Category Marks


Percentile Score State
1 Soyeb Aftab Male UR 720 99.9998537 Odisha
2 Akanksha Singh Female UR 720 99.9998537 Delhi
3 Tummala Snikitha Female UR 715 99.9995611 Telangana
4 Vineet Sharma Male UR 715 99.9995611 Rajasthan
5 Amrisha Khaitan Female UR 715 99.9995611 Haryana
6 Guthi Chaitanya Sindhu Female UR 715 99.9995611 Andhra Pradesh
7 Satwik Godara Male UR 711 99.9994879 Haryana
8 Srijan R Male OBC (NC) 710 99.9985369 Tamil Nadu
9 Karthik Reddy Male UR 710 99.9985369 Karnataka
10 Matravadia Maanit Male UR 710 99.9985369 Gujarat


NEET 2021 merit list


NTA will prepare a NEET 2021 merit list on the basis of NEET UG score. This includes the names of the candidates who have qualified the NEET exam.

  • Candidates whose names are included in the NEET merit list become eligible for admission to MBBS, BDS, AYUSH, and BVsc & AH courses.
  • Based on this NEET merit list 2021, further NEET counselling will be conducted for 15% AIQ and 85% state quota seats.
  • Three types of NEET UG merit lists will be released by the NTA – All India merit List also known as the overall merit list, AIQ merit list, and respective states’ merit list.
  • The overall merit list will mention the All India Rank (AIR) of NEET 2021 qualified candidates.
  • The AIQ merit list will mention the AIQ rank of the candidates which will be used for admission to 15% AIQ seats for medical and dental seats.
  • The state merit list will mention the respective state rank of the candidates which will be used for admission to 85% state quota seats by respective state authorities.
  • NTA will give the NEET UG merit lists to the respective authorities which will conduct NEET 2021 counselling.


NEET 2021 cutoff


Aspirants have to score a minimum percentile in the NEET exam 2021 to be eligible for further admission process. NTA announces the NEET 2021 cutoff along with the NEET result in the first week of June. The category wise minimum percentile for NEET previous year is given in the table below.





NEET minimum qualifying criteria

Category Minimum NEET percentile required NEET 2020 cutoff scores
General/General-EWS 50th percentile 720-147
SC/ST/OBC 40th percentile 146-113
Benchmark Disabilities – UR/GEN-EWS 45th percentile 146-129
Benchmark Disabilities –


40th percentile 128-113


Top medical colleges accepting NEET 2021 scores

Institute name NIRF ranking Total number of seats NEET 2020 closing rank
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi 1 107 51
Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 6 163 19801
Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry 8 249 20143
King’s George Medical University, Lucknow 10 250 1800
Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh 15 150 4636
Vardhman Mahavir Medical College, New Delhi 16 100 1550
Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi 17 300 90
University College of Medical Sciences, New Delhi 19 170 324
Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh 25 150 776
Rajah Muthiah Medical College, Annamalainagar 35 150 15038
Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati 38 175 11604


NEET 2021 counselling


The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on behalf of Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) conducts NEET counselling 2021 for admission to 15% AIQ, deemed/central universities, ESIC/AFMS institutes based on the NEET rank. MCC also conducts AIIMS counselling and JIPMER counselling through NEET scores for 100% seats. The counselling is conducted in online mode at Only two rounds will be conducted for AIQ NEET counselling, while a mop-up round will be held for deemed/central universities, ESIC, AIIMS and JIPMER vacant seats.


The counselling of NEET 2021 for 85% state quota seats and all seats in private colleges is done by respective state counselling authorities. For NEET allotment of seats in state quota seats, students must fulfil the domicile, age, qualification and other eligibility criteria as set by the state. Students have to fill the application form mentioning all the details asked to participate for state-wise NEET counselling. Based on NEET details, the respective authority will release the merit list.


Based on the NEET rank, choices filled, seats available, reservation criteria and other factors the admission to MBBS, BDS, AYUSH, BVSc and AH courses will be granted. Following are the kind of NEET counselling conducted:


15% All India Quota NEET counselling

  • Counselling for seats under 15% All India Quota (AIQ) will be conducted by the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC). The schedule for 15% AIQ counselling will be released by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on behalf of the MCC on its official website –
  • Under 15% AIQ seats NEET counselling, NEET 2021 qualified candidates will be allotted MBBS and BDS seats in government medical colleges, central universities – (Delhi University MBBS colleges (DU), Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Jamia Milia Islamia (JMI) for BDS), ESIC, AIIMS, JIPMER, and AFMC.


85% state quota NEET counselling

  • Counselling for seats under 85% state quota for each state will be conducted by the respective state authority. The schedule for 85% state quota counselling will be released by the state authorities on their official website.
  • Under 85% state quota seats NEET counselling, NEET 2021 qualified candidates will be offered admission to respective state medical colleges or universities and private medical colleges.



Deemed university counselling

  • The counselling for admission to 100% MBBS/BDS seats in deemed universities will be done by the MCC. MCC will not conduct any separate rounds of counselling, rather will conduct combined NEET counselling rounds for admission to 15% AIQ seats in central universities, AIIMS, JIPMER, ESIC, and AFMC institutions.
  • There is no segregation of 15% and 85% seats for deemed universities.


AYUSH courses NEET counselling

  • AYUSH Admissions Central Counseling Committee (AACCC), Ministry of AYUSH will conduct the NEET 2021 AYUSH counselling for All India Quota seats. The schedule for AYUSH 2021 counselling will be released on the official website –
  • Through NEET 2021 AYUSH counselling, admission to BAMS, BSMS, BUMS, and BHMS AYUSH courses will be granted. Participating institutes include government, government aided, deemed universities, central universities, and national institutes.
  • For state quota seats, respective state authorities will release the counselling schedule and conduct NEET UG AYUSH counselling.


NEET 2021 seat matrix

Type of institute Number of institutes Number of seats
Medical colleges 542 80,055 MBBS seats*
Dental colleges 313 26, 949 BDS seats*
AYUSH colleges 914 52,720 AYUSH courses seats
Veterinary science colleges 47 525 BVsc & AH seats*
AIIMS 15 1899 seats
JIPMER 2 249 seats




NEET 2021 seat matrix for top MBBS institutes


Institute name Total MBBS seats
AIIMS, Delhi 107
Institute of Medical Sciences, BHU, Varanasi 100
Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi 250
VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi 170
King George’s Medical University, Lucknow 250
St. John’s Medical College, Bengaluru 150
Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh 150
JSS Medical College, Mysuru 200


NEET 2021 seat matrix for BDS institutes


Institute name Total BDS seats
Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi 50
Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, Delhi 50
Faculty of Dental Sciences, BHU 63
Mahatma Gandhi PG Institute of Dental Sciences, Puducherry 40
Postgraduate Institute of Dental Sciences, Rohtak 100
Bangalore Institute of Dental Sciences & Hospital, Bengaluru 60
Govt. Dental College & Hospital, Jaipur 50


NEET 2021 seat allotment


The MCC will release the NEET 2021 counselling result in the form of a seat allotment list after conducting MBBS/BDS counselling for 15% AIQ seats. It is released in pdf form after each round of counselling. This includes the personal details of the candidate, NEET details, and the college and course allotted to them. Along with the result, MCC will also release the NEET 2021 seat allotment letter for each candidate individually and the schedule for reporting to the allotted colleges for securing admission. After release of seat allotment list, the NEET 2021 admission process for the respective round will be completed. A similar process will be followed by the respective state authorities of each state.