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NEET Eligibility Criteria 2021

National Testing Agency specifies the detailed NEET 2021 eligibility criteria which have to be met by every medical aspirant wishing to appear for the entrance test. The eligibility criteria are the conditions and guidelines pertaining to the qualifying exam, pass percentage, nationality, age limit, number of attempts and such. NEET eligibility 2020 is based on the Graduate Medical Education, 1997 which was last amended in 2018.

NEET 2021 Eligibility Criteria​

Parameters Details
Qualifying Exam Candidates must have passed 10+2 or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology and English as core subjects from a recognized board. Candidates who are appearing for the class 12 or equivalent exam are also eligible to apply for NEET 2021.
Minimum Age Requirement Candidates must have completed 17 years as on December 31, 2021.
Maximum Age Limit* There is no upper age limit till the Supreme Court passes its judgement on it.
Qualifying Marks The marks are separate for each category and can be listed as under. The marks to be considered are aggregate marks only for PCB subjects  UR – 50%,   OBC/SC/ST – 40%,  PWD – 45%
Nationality Candidates who are Indian Nationals, NRIs, OCIs, PIOs & Foreign Nationals are eligible to apply

NEET Application Form 2021

National Testing Agency will release the NEET 2021 application form on First week of December 2021 in online mode. To fill the NEET application candidates must follow five steps as detailed below. Before applying for NEET 2021, its advisable to keep necessary documents ready.

1. NEET 2021 Registration: 

Candidates must enter their name, email Id, mobile number, gender etc to register and generate their provisional application number and login credentials.

2. Login to fill NEET Registration form 2021:

Next candidates must use the given NEET 2020 login ID and password to fill the personal, academic and communication details

3. Upload photograph, signature and other documents: 
The details and specifications of the photograph and signature are given below.

4. Pay the Application fee of NEET:

Candidates must pay the prescribed fee, the details of which are given below. Payment mode is online through net banking, debit/credit cards etc or through cash deposit (e-challan) to be paid at State Bank of India branches only.

5. Print confirmation page:

after the payment is made and details submitted, candidates must download the confirmation page and save the same.

Categories Application Fee
General/OBC-NCL Candidates Rs. 1,400
SC/ST/PH/Transgender Candidates Rs. 750

NEET Exam Pattern 2020

An important aspect that is to be known by candidates is the exam pattern of NEET 2020. 

This indicates exam details like type of questions, mode of exam, duration, language, marking scheme etc.

 Candidates can perform better if they what to expect in the exam hall while appearing for the exam. 

Also preparation should be moulded according to the NEET exam pattern such that students can feel comfortable on the test day.

Factors in Exam Pattern Details
Exam Date May 3, 2020
Exam Mode Pen and Paper based. Primarily offline, candidates are given an OMR sheet to mark the answers with a black or blue ballpoint pen
Duration 3 hours
Language/Medium English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Oriya, Kannada and Urdu
Total Number of Questions 180 Questions
Question Type Multiple Choice Questions

Physics 45 questions 180 marks
Chemistry 45 questions 180 marks

(Botany and Zoology)

90 questions 360 marks
Total Marks 720 Marks
Marking Scheme 4 marks for each correct answer

Minus 1 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer

NEET Chapter wise Weightage & Important Chapters for NEET 2020

 NEET is a highly competitive exam, you cannot risk ignoring the important chapters and the chapters having more weightage in the NEET exam. Once you have familiarised yourself with the NEET syllabus and you know which important topics you need to prepare well, you should prepare strategically for cracking NEET; your preparation becomes easier, focussed and streamlined. 

Subject Class XI Class XII Total
No.of questions Total Marks No.of questions Total Marks No.of questions Total Marks
Physics 19 76 26 104 45 180
Chemistry 16 64 29 116 45 180
Botany 28 112 22 88 50 200
Zoology 25 100 15 60 40 160
Total 88 352 92 368 180 720

Most Important chapters for NEET 2020 Physics​

The most important topic for NEET Physics from class 11th syllabus is Mechanics. On an average 11-12 questions are asked from this important topic in NEET every year.

Topics such as Semi-conductors, Heat and Thermodynamics, Laws of Motion, Kinematics, Work Energy & Power and Rotational Motion are also important and you need to practice thoroughly these important topics to score well in Physics in your NEET exam.

Modern Physics, from class 12th syllabus, is the most important topic for NEET.

Current Electricity & Magnetism, Electrostatics and Optics are also very important chapters for NEET 2020 and you should thoroughly prepare and practise these topics.

Most Important chapters for NEET 2020 Chemistry​

Organic Chemistry chapters are important for NEET. This section carries more weightage in NEET exam. So, your conceptual understanding in Organic Chemistry should be absolutely clear and strong. You should also practice the following important topics for NEET Chemistry thoroughly to develop your test-taking abilities and scoring well in the NEET exam:

  • Equilibrium
  • Chemical Bonding and Molecular structure
  • Electrochemistry
  • Chemical Kinetics
  • Coordination Compounds
  • Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids
  • S, P, D and F Block Elements
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Atomic structure

Important chapters for NEET 2020 Biology

  • Ecology is the most important topic for NEET Biology. On an average, 12-15 questions are asked in the NEET exam from this topic every year. This is an easy and the most scoring topic in biology.
  • Human Physiology and Plant physiology are equally important topics for NEET 2020. Together around 20-25 questions are asked from these two topics in NEET exam. These most important topics demand clarity of concept, as more application-based questions are asked in the exam. You should prepare and practice these important topics thoroughly.
  • Genetics & Evolution is another very important chapter for NEET. Evolution is very easy but you need to understand and practice the concepts in Genetics as much as possible.
  • Cell structure & Function chapter also carries a good weightage in the NEET exam and as such is an important chapter.
  • Another very important chapter for NEET is Biotechnology. This is a small topic, easy to understand but quite scoring.

NEET Physics Chapter wise weightage for NEET 2020

Physics Chapters and topics Average no. of Questions from the chapter Weightage of the chapter and topic
Mechanics 20 37%
Centre of Mass 1 1%
Gravitation 2 4%
Laws of Motion 3 7%
Mechanics of Solids & Fluids 2 3%
Kinematics 1 2%
Oscillations 1 3%
Rotational motion 1 1%
System of Particle & Rigid Body 3 7%
Waves 2 4%
Units and Measurement 1 2%
Work, Energy and power 2 4%
Heat & Thermodynamics 8 14%
Kinetic Theory of Gases 1 2%
Thermodynamics 3 7%
Thermal Properties of Matter 1 2%
Properties of Bulk Matter 1 3%
Electrostatics & Magnetism 6 13%
Magnetic Effect of Current & Magnetism 3 6%
Electric Charge & Field 1 2%
Electrostatic Potential & Capacitance 1 2%
Electromagnetic Wave 1 1%
Electrostatics 1 3%
Current Electricity & Electromagnetic Induction 8 17%
Alternating Current 1 3%
Current Electricity 3 6%
Electromagnetic Induction 1 2%
Semiconductor Electronics 3 6%
Modern Physics 4 9%
Atoms & Nuclei 2 5%
Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter 2 4%
Optics 5 11%
Ray Optics & Optical Instrument 3 6%
Wave optics 2 4%

NEET Chemistry Weightage Chapter wise for NEET 2020

The Chemistry section of the NEET exam comprises of 45 questions. NEET Chemistry Chapter wise weightage that is expected in NEET 2020 (from Class 11th and 12th) is as below.

Chemistry Chapters and topics Average no. of Questions from the chapter Weightage of the chapter and topic
Inorganic Chemistry-I 11 22%
Chemical Bonding 4 9%
p-block 3 7%
Periodic Table & Periodicity in Properties 2 4%
Hydrogen 1 2%
s-block 1 3%
Inorganic Chemistry-II 7 12%
Coordination Compounds 3 6%
d-block & f-block Elements 2 4%
Metallurgy 1 2%
Qualitative Analysis 1 2%
Organic Chemistry-I 4 8%
Hydrocarbons 2 4%
General Organic Chemistry 2 5%
Organic Chemistry-II 21 26%
Haloalkane 1 2%
Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids 2 3%
Polymer 1 2%
Alkyl Halide, Alcohol & Ether 2 4%
Aromatic Compounds 3 6%
Biomolecules 2 4%
Carbonyl Compounds 2 4%
Organic Compounds containing nitrogen 2 3%
Chemistry in Everyday Life 2 3%
Environmental chemistry 1 2%
IUPAC & Isomerism 2 4%
Practical Organic Chemistry 1 2%
Physical Chemistry-I 9 17%
Atomic Structure & Nuclear Chemistry 1 3%
Chemical Equilibrium 1 3%
Ionic Equilibrium 2 4%
Redox Reactions 1 2%
Gaseous State 1 3%
Mole Concept 2 5%
Thermodynamics and Thermochemistry 1 3%
Physical Chemistry-II 7 15%
Chemical Kinetics 2 4%
Electrochemistry 1 3%
Solid State 1 3%
Solution & Colligative Properties 2 4%
Surface Chemistry 1 2%

NEET Biology weightage Chapter-wise – Botany Topics​

NEET Biology weightage Chapter wise for Botany (from Class 11th and 12th) as expected in NEET 2020 is listed below.

Botany Chapters and topics Average no. of Questions from the chapter Weightage of the chapter and topic
Plant Diversity 7 12%
Plant Anatomy 2 4%
Plant Morphology 4 7%
Cell Biology & Cell Division 6 10%
Bio-molecule 2 3%
Plant Physiology 8 13%
Plant Reproduction 5 9%
Genetics & Biotechnology 15 24%
Biology in Human Welfare 1 2%
Ecology 10 17%

NEET Biology weightage Chapter wise – Zoology Topics

The expected chapter wise weightage in the NEET Biology section for Zoology topics is as below.

Zoology Chapters and topics Average no. of Questions from the chapter Weightage of the chapter and topic
Animal Diversity 3 10%
Animal Tissue 1 3%
Structural Organisation in animals 1 2%
Human Physiology 13 45%
Human Reproduction & Reproductive Health 5 18%
Origin & Evolution 3 10%
Animal husbandry 1 3%
Human Health & Diseases 3 9%

NEET 2021 Preparation Tips

A crucial part and the starting step towards cracking NEET 2021 is preparation. Candidates must first know the syllabus, exam pattern to have a good shot at the exam and then cement that with proper and ample practice.

Content Based Lectures

NEET – UG By IIT Professors / Subject Experts

NEET Question Paper Analysis 2020

Candidates who have appeared in the national-level exam could check the analysis of NEET 2020.

Subject-wise NEET 2020 Analysis

Candidates can check the chapter-wise NEET analysis 2020 from the table below. Also, they can check Class 11 and 12 distribution of questions from the NEET important topics 2020.

NEET 2020 Analysis for Physics

According to the experts, the section of Chemistry was of easy in comparison to last year. Question paper had questions from Organic, Inorganic and Physical Chemistry. All the numerical questions were formula-based.

Unit Number of Questions Easy Moderate Difficult
Mechanics 17 0 16 1
Heat and Thermodynamics 3 0 3 0
Properties of matter 3 0 2 1
Electrostatics and Capacitor 4 0 4 0
Current Electricity 3 0 3 0
Magnetism, Magnetic Effect of Current and AC 5 0 4 1
Modern Physics 6 0 5 1
Ray and Way Optics 4 0 4 0
Total 45 0 41 4

NEET Analysis 2020 for Chemistry

According to the experts, the section of Chemistry was of easy in comparison to last year. The question paper had questions from Organic, Inorganic and Physical Chemistry. All the numerical questions were formula-based.


Number of questions

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NEET 2020 Analysis for Biology

For the sections with most of questions, Biology, the experts shared that, “Contrary to the previous year, the questions asked from Zoology section were easier than Botany. However, Botany had most of the questions in the paper.”


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NEET Cut off 2020

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has released the NEET BDS 2019 cutoff marks corresponding to lowered percentile on September 12. As many as 9,37,243 candidates were eligible to participate in the counselling process after revision of NEET cut off for BDS course. The authority had also revealed the category-wise number of candidates who were eligible. Interested candidates can check the revised NEET 2019 cut off percentile, scores and the number of candidates in the article below. 

Lowered NEET cutoff percentile

Name of the Category Cutoff Percentile Marks Range Total No. of Candidates Qualified
UR 50th Percentile 720-147 6,82,406
UR/ EWS & PH 45th Percentile 146-129 99
OBC 40th Percentile 146-113 61,265
SC 40th Percentile 146-113 19,572
ST 40th Percentile 146-113 7,837
OBC & PH 40th Percentile 126-113 233
SC & PH 40th Percentile 128-113 70
ST & PH 40th Percentile 128-113 18

NEET cut off 2019 – Revised qualifying criteria

Category Revised cutoff percentile Lowered cutoff score No. of candidates
UR 40th percentile 701-107 8,45,015
OBC 30th percentile 106-086 61,479
SC 30th percentile 106-086 20,384
ST 30th percentile 106-08 9,911
UR-PH 35th percentile 106-096 99
OBC-PH 30th percentile 106-086 272
SC-PH 30th percentile 106-086 65
ST-PH 30th percentile 106-086 18
Total 9,37,243

NEET cut off 2019 – Earlier qualifying criteria

Category Revised cutoff percentile Cutoff score No. of candidates
UR 50th percentile 701-134 7,04,335
OBC 40th percentile 133-107 63,789
SC 40th percentile 133-107 20,009
ST 40th percentile 133-107 8,455
UR-PH 45th percentile 133-120 266
OBC-PH 40th percentile 119-107 142
SC-PH 40th percentile 119-107 32
ST-PH 40th percentile 119-107 14
Total 7,97,042

NEET Cut off 2019 – Minimum Qualifying Percentile

The minimum qualifying percentile signifies the least percentile required to qualify NEET 2019. Since the percentile depends on the relative performance of all the candidates who have appeared for the exam, the corresponding marks can only be started after the declaration of NEET result 2019. Candidates aspiring to qualify NEET 2019 are to secure equal to or more than the percentile Cut off of NEET 2019 as mentioned in the table below.

Category Minimum Qualifying Percentile Qualifying Scores Number of candidates qualified
Unreserved (UR) 50th Percentile 701-134 7,04,335
Unreserved Physically Handicapped (UR-PH) 45th Percentile 133-120 266
Scheduled Caste (SC) 40th Percentile 133-107 20,009
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 40th Percentile 133-107 8,455
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 40th Percentile 133-107 63,789
SC-PH 40th Percentile 133-107 32
ST-PH 40th Percentile 133-107 14
OBC-PH 40th Percentile 133-107 142
Total 7,97,042

NEET Cut off 2019: Gender-wise Qualified Candidates

Gender Registered Appeared Absent Qualified
Male 680414 630283 50131 351278
Female 838955 780467 58488 445761
Transgender 6 5 1 3
Total 1519375 1410755 108620 797042

NEET Cut off 2019: Gender-wise Qualified Candidates

Gender Registered Appeared Absent Qualified
Male 680414 630283 50131 351278
Female 838955 780467 58488 445761
Transgender 6 5 1 3
Total 1519375 1410755 108620 797042

NEET Counselling 2020

The Directorate General of Health Sciences (DGHS) on behalf Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) will start NEET 2020 counselling from the third week of June to grant admission in MBBS/ BDS courses. The counselling of NEET 2020 will be conducted entirely in online mode. Candidates willing to participate in the AIQ NEET counselling will be required to register online. Only those candidates who have qualified NEET 2020 with the minimum required percentile will be eligible to participate counselling of NEET 2020.

NEET Counselling 2020- Important Dates



Round 1 for All India Quota/Deemed Universities/Central Universities/ESIC Colleges

Registration/Payment & Choice filling

Choice Filling ends

Last date of Payment

Allotment Result

Reporting to allotted colleges

Round 2 for All India Quota/Deemed Universities/Central Universities/ESIC Colleges

Display of Seat Matrix

Fresh Registration, payment & choice filling

Choice filling ends

Last date for payment

Allotment Result

Seat allotment letter for round 2

Reporting to allotted colleges

Transfer of vacant seats to the respective states

Mop-Up Round for Deemed Universities/Central Universities/ESIC Colleges

Fresh registration

Choice filling and locking

Allotment result

Reporting to allotted colleges

Transfer of vacant seats to the respective Institutes

What is NEET?

National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) is the single largest undergraduate medical entrance test for admission to MBBS, BDS and Ayush courses – BHMS, BAMS, BUMS, B.V.Sc and AH.

NEET 2021 Latest News and Update



NEET 2021

NEET 2021 – National Testing Agency (NTA) conducts the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) as a single entrance test. The exam is held at the national level, for admission in 100% MBBS and BDS seats. Other than this, admission in BAMS, BSMS, BUMS, and BHMS courses is also granted on the basis of NEET rank and score. Eligible 10+2 qualifying candidates can apply for the exam.

NTA conducts NEET on the first Sunday of May. Hence, it is expected that NEET 2021 will be held on May 02, 2021. Additionally, there are speculations on reduction in the syllabus of NEET 2021 as CBSE has reduced class 11 and 12 syllabi by 30%. NEET 2021 is an offline exam, on 720 marks and 180 MCQs.

NEET exam date is always on the 1st Sunday of May. Hence, it is being speculated that the NEET 2021 exam will be held on May 02, 2021. However, the exact exam date will be out soon by NTA, on and

Around 15 to 16 lakh candidates appear for NEET exam. Check the important dates of NEET 2021 from the table below.

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