NEET Exam 2021-22

Do you get excited when you see a doctor is saving the lives of many? Do you get inspired by a movie character playing the role of a doctor? Have you ever dreamt of becoming a doctor in real life? If yes, then you will have to travel on a path full of hurdles and obstacles that need to be handled with a combination of hard work and dedication to making your dream come true for becoming a successful doctor. 

In India, the first step of becoming a doctor is qualifying for the NEET exam to take admission in the top colleges of India like AIIMS, Maulana Azad medical college, and many more in the queue. So in this post, we will cover Everything you need to know about the NEET Exam 2021.

What is NEET Exam?

NEET stands for National Eligibility cum Entrance Test. It is a medical entrance exam in India for all the students who are aspiring to become a doctor. Earlier this entrance exam was conducted by CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) but since 2019, it is being conducted by the NTA (National Test Agency).

The NEET exam is the first step of your journey to becoming a doctor. This Exam is for those students who want to do graduation or post-graduation in the Medical stream. If a student qualifies for the NEET Examination, he/she will be eligible to take admission in the top government or private colleges in India.

Why is NEET Important for MBBS?

NEET is important because it is the only medical exam conducted in India. Earlier, a medical aspirant had to appear in different medical exams because all the medical universities or colleges used to conduct their own exam. This process used to take a lot of time and students also had to go through a complex admission process. NEET has replaced the examinations like AIIMS, JIPMER, etc.

The introduction of NEET in India to select medical aspirants comes with various benefits, it offers equal opportunity to the students, saves time and money for both the students and medical colleges as well, it helps to keep transparency in medical admission. The NEET entrance exam also gives an opportunity to Study MBBS Abroad.

Eligibility criteria for NEET to Study MBBS

Age criteria for NEET 2021

There are two caps based on daily minimum and maximum age criteria which are as follows:

Lower Age limit 17 years as of 31 December in the year of admission
Upper age limit (General Category)25 years
Upper age limit for reserved category (SC/ST/OBC/PWD)30 years

Note: If a student is 16 years old, and he/she is appearing in the NEET Examination. They must be completed 17 years by the end of the admission year. That means, if they are appearing in NEET 2021, they must complete their 17 years by the end of 2021.

Marks criteria for NEET 2021

CategoryRequired % in 12th class
General category studentsPhysics, Chemistry, Biology (50%)
For reserve categories (SC/ST/OBC)Physics, Chemistry, Biology (40%)
For General Physical HandicappedPhysics, Chemistry, Biology (45%)

NEET 2021 Exam Pattern – Key Highlights

Frequency of NEET ExamOnce a year
Exam Date12 September 2021 (Sunday)
Total Number of Questions180
Types of Questions MCQ (Multiple Choice Question)
Mode of ExamOnline
Duration3 hours 
Each question mark4
Negative marketing -1
Total marks720
Exam Language13 languages including Hindi, English, Bengali, Gujrati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Assamese, and Urdu
Section-wise question distributionPhysics:
Section A – 35
Section B – 15       
Section A – 35                            
Section B – 15            
Section A – 35                           
Section B – 15         
Section A – 35                           
Section B – 15 

Syllabus for NEET-UG 2021 – Subject Wise

We have distributed chapters of all subjects from the 11th and 12th classes based on the weightage of questions that have been asked in the previous year’s question papers.


Diversity of Living Organisms – 14%

Chapter-1: The Living World

Chapter-2: Biological Classification

Chapter-3: Plant Kingdom

Chapter-4: Animal Kingdom

Structural Organisation in Plants & Animals – 5%

Chapter-5: Morphology of Flowering Plants

Chapter-6: Anatomy of Flowering Plants

Chapter-7: Structural Organisation in Animals

Cell: Structure and Function – 9%

Chapter-8: Cell-The Unit of Life

Chapter-9: Biomolecules

Chapter-10: Cell Cycle and Cell Division

Plant Physiology – 6%

Chapter-11: Transport in Plants

Chapter-12: Mineral Nutrition

Chapter-13: Photosynthesis in Higher Plants

Chapter-14: Respiration in Plants

Chapter-15: Plant – Growth and Development

Human Physiology – 20%

Chapter-16: Digestion and Absorption

Chapter-17: Breathing and Exchange of Gases

Chapter-18: Body Fluids and Circulation

Chapter-19: Excretory Products and Their Elimination

Chapter-20: Locomotion and Movement

Chapter-21: Neural Control and Coordination

Chapter-22: Chemical Coordination and Integration

Class 12th

Reproduction – 9%

Chapter-1: Reproduction in Organisms

Chapter-2: Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants

Chapter-3: Human Reproduction

Chapter-4: Reproductive Health

Genetics and Evolution – 18%

Chapter-5: Principles of Inheritance and Variation

Chapter-6: Molecular Basis of Inheritance

Chapter-7: Evolution

Biology and Human Welfare – 9%

Chapter-8: Human Health and Diseases

Chapter-9: Strategies for Enhancement in Food Production

Chapter-10: Microbes in Human Welfare

Biotechnology and its Applications – 4%

Chapter-11: Biotechnology – Principles and Processes

Chapter-12: Biotechnology and its Application

Ecology and Environment – 6%

Chapter-13: Organisms and Populations

Chapter-14: Ecosystem

Chapter-15: Biodiversity and its Conservation

Chapter-16: Environmental Issues


Class XI

Basic Concepts of Chemistry-1%

Structure of Atom-2%

Classification of Elements & Periodicity in Properties-2%

Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure-5%

States of Matter: Gases and Liquids-2%



Redox Reactions-3%


s-Block Elements-2%

Some p-Block Elements-2%

Organic Chemistry: Basic Principles & Techniques-4%


Environmental Chemistry-2%

Class XII

Solid State-2%



Chemical Kinetics-3%

Surface Chemistry-2%

Isolation of Elements-2%

p-Block Elements-5%

d- and f-Block Elements-4%

Coordination Compounds-9%

Haloalkanes and Haloarenes-3%

Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers-4%

Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids-4%

Organic Compounds containing Nitrogen-2%



Chemistry in Everyday Life-2%


Class XI

Physical-world and measurement– 2%

Chapter–1: Physical World

Chapter–2: Units and Measurements


Chapter–3: Motion in a Straight Line

Chapter–4: Motion in a Plane

Laws of Motion-3%

Chapter–5: Laws of Motion

Work, Energy, and Power-4%

Chapter–6: Work, Energy, and Power

Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body-5%

Chapter–7: System of Particles and Rotational Motion


Chapter–8: Gravitation

Properties of Bulk Matter-3%

Chapter–9: Mechanical Properties of Solids

Chapter–10: Mechanical Properties of Fluids

Chapter–11: Thermal Properties of Matter


Chapter–12: Thermodynamics

Behavior of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory-3%

Chapter–13: Kinetic Theory

Oscillation & Waves-3%

Chapter–14: Oscillations

Chapter–15: Waves

Class XII


Chapter-1: Electric Charges and Fields

Chapter-2: Electrostatic Potential and Capacitance

Current Electricity-8%

Chapter-3: Current Electricity

Magnetic Effect of Current & Magnetism-5%

Chapter-4: Moving Charges and Magnetism

Chapter-5: Magnetism and Matter

Electromagnetic Induction & Alternating Current-8%

Chapter-6: Electromagnetic Induction

Chapter-7: Alternating Current

Electromagnetic Waves-5%

Chapter-8: Electromagnetic Waves


Chapter-9: Ray Optics and Optical Instruments

Chapter-10: Wave Optics

Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation-6%

Chapter-11: Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter

Atoms & Nuclei-3%

Chapter-12: Atoms

Chapter-13: Nuclei

Electronic Devices-9%

Chapter-14: Semiconductor Electronics

How to prepare for NEET to study MBBS?

In this cutthroat competition where MBBS seats are around 75000 but aspiring students who are appearing in the NEET-UG 2021 are around 17 lakh, every student needs a specific plan of study to crack the exam so that they could come in the merit and could get government colleges in India. 

NEET Exam itself has a vast syllabus, but you can break the nut easily if you study with a strategy. Here we are sharing a common method of study against questions of many  NEET aspirants i.e How to prepare for NEET 2021?

  1. Strict but practical timetable

Every year a lot of NEET candidates fail to crack the exam and one major reason behind that unsuccessful attempt is lack of strategy and they didn’t manage their time properly neither in the preparation nor in the exam.

Having a strategic plan means you are done with your half of the job, now you need to just implement the plan. Therefore it is crucially important to have a practice schedule that you could follow.

Key points

  • Make short term goals and achieve them
  • Give equal attention and time to each subject
  • Take some time and indulge in the activities that make you feel fresh
  1. Know the latest syllabus

Don’t just start preparation like a dumb, you need to grasp all the syllabus of the exam and start preparation accordingly. Don’t go beyond the syllabus, because there are a lot of things to study but remember if you want to crack the exam, you need to study by revolving around the syllabus.

  • Keep a copy of the latest syllabus on your study table
  • Make a list of important topics
  1. Regular practice

Regular study will not be fruitful if you are not practicing last year’s question papers on a daily basis. Because practicing test papers give you an idea about how much you have covered the topics. You analyze your preparation by doing so.

Key Points

  • Solve 1 or 2 question papers regularly
  • Check and analyze your performance
  • Spot out the weak areas and understand them completely 
  • Improve the areas where you are lacking
  1. Study from authentic material

Referring to authentic study material is always far better than any random book because the content you are consuming must be fact-based. Before purchasing NEET preparation books, you can consider asking some experts or your teachers then purchase the books as per their suggestion. NCERT books are highly recommended from the NEET exam syllabus point of view. It will help you to prepare for NEET 2021.

Key Points

  • Book mark the importance that requires repetitive study
  • Solve practice set regularly from Good and authentic books
  1. Don’t avoid Mock Test

When you attempt your NEET exam online for the first time, it becomes hard to manage time. Because solving 180 questions in 1 sitting for 3 hours is really a tough and tedious task. You need to be habitual of that situation and an Online mock test for NEET 2021 will help you a lot while preparation because it gives you an exact environment of a real examination.

You can modify your strategy according to your mock test performance and can maximize your score in the NEET Scorecard.

Key Points

  • 1 mock test a day is a must
  • Analyze your performance
  • Improve in the next mock test
  1. Master your weak areas

No one is perfect in all topics, everyone has some weak areas but all weaknesses can be conquered by hard work. Therefore every student must find out his/her weak topics and start learning them from basic concepts.

  • Solve last year questions based on those weak sections
  • Take help from teachers or your mentor if required
  • Don’t try to study new topics before 20 or 30 days of the exam
  1. Clear and precise Short notes

It is important to save time during the exam because you can not revise all the study material at the time of the exam. So it is always better to create short and precise notes on what you are studying and those notes will be helpful to revise all the things at the time of the exam.

  • Use mnemonics, short tricks, flow charts, diagrams to learn
  • Write all the formulas and derivations in a single place so that can recall all of them without wasting time searching
  • Book mark the topics for later reference


  1. Don’t practice Guesswork

We all know, there is a negative marking format for each wrong answer. So guessing won’t work in the exam. To keep a good accuracy, you will need to reduce the chance of getting wrong answers. 

Key Points

  • Eliminating the option is much better than guessing the random answers, if you are not sure about any question try to eliminate the options.
  • Practice eliminating options while giving Mock tests on a regular basis
  1. Fixed & Focused routine

Studying for long hours can reduce your productivity and efficiency. You need to make your study timetable for NEET 2021 in such a way that your body and brain can remain in synchronization whenever you are sitting to study. You can use Pomerado principal in your study like 25 minutes focused study and 5 minutes break or 50 minutes study and 10 minutes break.

Key Points

Divide or schedule your study time when you are completely free

Walk and listen to music during break time, it really relaxes your mind

Breaks are important to maintain the productivity level or concentration.

  1. Keep brain & body healthy

This is the most important point if you are into the preparation for NEET 2021. Keeping your brain and body healthy and active is a must. Don’t make a hectic routine that drains out all your energy. Stay connected with your hobbies, exercise, and a balanced diet to keep your body and brain fit.

Key Points

  • Take 6 to 7 hours of sleep
  • Without having good health, you can not use your brain with your actual capacity

How to get NEET admit card 2021?

NEET admit card 2021 will be released in September 2021 (Tentative). All the medical aspirants who have successfully filled the application form will be waiting for the admit card. The exam is going to be conducted on 12 September but it is important to know which slot is assigned for you.

How to download NEET Admit Card 2021?

  • Visit the official website
  • Click on the NEET 2021 Admit Card
  • Enter your credential details like Roll number, Date of birth, Security pin
  • your admit card will appear in the new popup window
  • Check it and download it for print

How to check NEET 2021 result?

NEET 2021 result will be released after a month of the exam, it will be tentatively announced in October 2021. Here is the process to download NEET 2021 result

  • Open the official portal of NTA (Link will be given)
  • The candidate details page will appear on the screen
  • You will need to enter the roll number and date of birth
  • Click submit
  • The result will appear on your screen, you can take a print of it.

After the declaration of the result, the students can prepare themselves for the counseling process of NEET 2021 for medical study in the Indian government and reputed private colleges. But only qualified students can take part in this counseling process who have cleared the cut off marks of NEET 2021.

  • Qualify the NEET cut off
  • Apply for counseling process
  • Secure your seat in counseling
  • Start your journey to become a doctor

But what if you are just below the cut-off marks or you have qualified the NEET but do not have enough rank to take admission in any college. What will you do?

The best option in this situation that can save your time, money, and effort is opting for MBBS Abroad. There are several countries that are offering medical degrees to international students. Students can avail advantage by opting to study MBBS in Abroad and can save valuable time in appearing for NEET again or paying a hefty amount for the safe of donation.

Difference between Qualifying marks and Cutt-off Marks for NEET?

Most NEET aspiring candidates get confused with qualifying and cut-off marks. This is a strong misconception amongst the candidates that both the marks are the same. 

Qualifying marks are those marks that are required to become eligible for the counseling process of the NEET Exam. On the other hand, cut-off marks are those marks that are actually required to take a seat in any medical college.

If a candidate qualifies for the NEET exam doesn’t mean that he/she would be able to take a seat in medical colleges. Qualifying marks change every and it ranges between 150 to 200 approximately. But, this is not a good score to make your dream come true of becoming a doctor.

Cut-off marks are subject to change every year based on various factors including the number of seats vs the number of applications, the difficulty level of the exam, and much more.

Cut off marks for NEET-UG 2020

CategoryMinimum Qualifying percentileCut off marks range

Cut off marks for NEET-UG 2019

CategoryMinimum Qualifying percentileCut off marks range

Cut off marks for NEET-UG 2018

CategoryMinimum Qualifying percentileCut off marks range

Final Take Away

NEET exam is about to come, it is the high time for all the medical aspirants who are dreaming to become a doctor. Fasten your belt and start preparing for NEET-UG 2021 Exam. 

You can stay tuned with us for more updates about NEET 2021 and MBBS Abroad option. Do follow us on social media, we are everywhere.

Some Importants queries asked by NEET aspirants:

I have done 12th from open school. Am I eligible for NEET 2021?

Of course, you can apply for the NEET 2021. NIOS (National Institute of Open Schooling) is regulated by the HRD ministry. So the student from the open board can appear in any national level entrance exam.

What is the marking pattern for NEET 2021?

The candidate will be rewarded with 4 marks for each correct answer and -1 for each incorrect answer. No marks will be provided for unanswered questions.

Can I appear for NEET 2021 even if I have a gap of one year between the class 11th and 12th?

Yes, you can appear in the exam, because there is no such rule for NEET but any amendments can come in the future.

My details are printed wrong on the admit card. What should I do?

You can contact the concerned authorities and get it rectified by calling on the number 08026599990/ 0120-2497771 or you can drop an email at

What are the options, if I don’t get any seat in India after qualifying NEET?

You can prepare yourself for the next year or you can pay a hefty amount for the sake of donation, so you can take admission to any private medical college. Apart from it, the best choice would be to get your admission done in a globally recognized university for MBBS Abroad.

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Are there any limits to appear for the NEET Exam?

Yes, a candidate from the general category can appear in the NEET examination till the age of 25 years old, you can break the nut easily, maximize your NEET Scorecard score and a candidate from reserved categories can appear till the age of 30 years old.

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