NEET

NEET 2021 Answer Key, Result, Cut off, Counselling

NEET Latest Updates:

  • NTA has declared the NEET-UG 2021 results on November 1, 2021, on their official website
  • The authorities have also sent the results to the registered email ID of each candidate

Introduction

NTA or the National Testing Agency had conducted the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, NEET-UG on September 12, 2021, in 202 cities and 3858 centers. The examination was conducted for the first time at international centers too (Dubai and Kuwait). The exam was also conducted in two additional mediums namely Malayalam and Punjabi, in addition to the existing 11 languages.

NEET-UG examination gives an opportunity to the students to take admissions in various undergraduate medical courses in medical institutions including those governed under any other law.

These categories of students appeared in the NEET 2021 examination:

  • Indian Nationals
  • Non-Resident Indians
  • Overseas Citizens of India
  • Persons of Indian Origin
  • Foreign Nationals

About NEET-UG Examination

The national level medical entrance exam is conducted for taking admission in MBBS and BDS courses for postgraduate and undergraduate programs offered by the top medical and BDS colleges of the country. NEET is the gateway of opportunities for the students who are seeking to build their careers in the medical field.

Through this article, you will get complete information regarding the NEET 2022 examination, application form, eligibility, exam dates, exam pattern, syllabus, etc.

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Highlights

Name of the ExaminationNational Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test
Examination Conducting bodyNational Testing Agency
Examination levelNational
CategoryUndergraduate
Purpose of examinationAdmission to medical, dental, and AYUSH courses in India (except AIIMS and JIPMER)

Exam Dates

Here we discuss the NEET Exam Dates:

Events for NEET 2022Dates (Tentative)
Application forms available onlineDecember 2021
Deadline to fill the applicationDecember 2021
Deadline to pay the registration feeDecember 2021
Correction window for the application formTo be notified soon
Extended correction windowTo be notified soon
Release of NEET admit cardTo be notified soon
NEET exam dateTo be notified soon
Release of provisional answer keyTo be notified soon
Release of final answer keyTo be notified soon
NEET resultTo be notified soon

Application Form

The candidates who wish to get admissions to the top medical universities in India must apply for NEET 2022 as it is the gateway for these prestigious colleges. The candidates can quickly fill the application form through the official website of NTA, which is the conducting authority of NEET. You must follow three simple steps in the NEET 2022 Application Form:

  1. Fill required details in the application form correctly.
  2. Upload your scanned images.
  3. Pay your application fee.

The candidates can follow the steps given below to apply for NEET 2022:

  • Visit the official website of NTA (ntaneet.nic.in)
  • Register on the website by filling in the mandatory details like personal details, contact information, qualification details, etc.
  • Then, upload the scanned copies of your photograph, signature, and impression of your index finger in the given format
  • Pay your application fee via online or offline mode at your convenience
  • It is advised that the candidates take a printout of the confirmation page for future references after the successful submission of the application fee

Application Fee

  • For General and OBC candidate, the application fee is INR 1500/-.
  • For SC/ST & PH candidates, the application fee is INR 800/-.
  • Candidates can pay the application fee via both online(debit or credit card) and offline mode(e-challan of Syndicate, SBI, ICICI Bank, or HDFC bank).
CategoryApplication Fee
General/OBC1500/-
SC/ST/PH800/-

Application Correction

The application correction for the NEET examination is done only in the online mode. The details regarding the NEET Application Correction are as given below:

  • Application Correction was done in online mode only
  • The official notification regarding the application form is yet to be released on the official website of NEET
  • Candidates can correct some particular fields mentioned below:
    • Date of birth (DOB)
    • Identification Identity
    • Gender
    • State Code
    • Candidates Category
    • Exam Paper Medium
    • Disability Status
    • Examination Center
    • Qualifying Examination Code & Percentage (%) of Marks Obtained in Class 12th
    • Parents Name (Father’s & Mother’s)

Eligibility Criteria

Before proceeding towards the application process, the candidates must check the Eligibility Criteria for the NEET exam. The eligibility criteria for appearing in NEET 2022 is given below:

Nationality

  • Nationality: The candidate must be an Indian citizen. However, an OCI (Overseas Citizen of India) can also apply
  • J&K/AP/Telangana: Those who belong to these states will be eligible for the All India 15% quota only. They will also be eligible to take admission in AFMC, Pune by self-declaration
  • Aadhaar Card Requirement: The AADHAAR CARD is not mandatory to apply for NEET 2022

Age Limit

  • Minimum Age: The candidate must be at least 17 years of age on or before 31 December of the year of admission
  • Maximum Age: The candidate must be  25 years (for General candidates) and 30 years (for OBC/SC/ST categories) of age on the date of the exam

Qualification

  • Examination: The candidate applying for NEET must have qualified for the Class XII or equivalent exam
  • The candidate applying for NEET must have Chemistry, Physics, Biology/Biotechnology with English as a compulsory subject
  • Appearing Candidates: The candidates appearing in the qualifying exam are also eligible to apply
  • Marks Required: General candidates should score a minimum of 50%, general PwD – 45%, OBC/SC/ST – 45%, and OBC/SC/ST PWD – 40%.

NEET Exam Pattern

The Exam Pattern for NEET 2022 is as given below:

  • No. of Question: 180 questions
  • Exam Mode: Offline mode only (pen-paper-based test).
  • Type of Question: Objective type of questions.
  • Subjects: Questions will be asked from Physics, Chemistry & Biology (Zoology & Botany).
  • Exam Duration: 3 hours (180 minutes).
  • Language: It will be conducted in 13 languages with Punjabi and Malayalam being the newest additions
  • Marking Scheme: Each question carries four marks
  • Negative Marking: Yes, one mark is deducted for every incorrect answer
SectionNo. of QuestionMarks
Chemistry45180
Physics45180
Zoology45180
Botany45180
Total180720

Mediums of Exam

The candidates has the provision to choose from 2 official languages and nine state languages as given below:

Medium AvailableLocation

English, Hindi, and Urdu

All States and Cities

Telugu

Andhra Pradesh and Telangana

Bengali

West Bengal and Tripura

Kannada

Karnataka

Gujarati

Gujarat, Daman and Diu, Dadra & Nagar Haveli

Tamil

Tamil Nadu

Marathi

Maharashtra

Assamese

Assam

Oriya

Odisha

Admit Card 

An admit card is a mandatory document that each candidate must carry to the examination center. Without this, entry is prohibited. Only the candidates who have successfully registered for the NEET 2022, will be able to download their NEET Admit Card from the official website. The admit card will not be made available in offline mode by the authorities whatsoever.

Details mentioned on the NEET Admit Card

  • Candidate’s Name
  • Father’s Name
  • Category
  • Photograph
  • Roll Number
  • Exam Date & Timing
  • Exam Centre

The candidates must check their admit cards for any discrepancies. In case of any error, the students must immediately contact the NTA.

Answer Key

The authority releases the NEET Answer Key one week after the declaration of the result, and it is made available on the official website. The authority also provides the candidates with a facility to challenge the answer key by paying Rs. 1000/- per answer key challenged. In case the candidate is proven correct, the amount is refunded to the candidate.

Result

The result is significant as the students can check their performance through the scorecard. NEET Result is declared through online mode only. The candidates can download their scorecard from the official website of NTA and download it by logging in using their credentials.

It is advised that the candidates take a printout of the scorecard once the results are announced so that they can easily present it in the counseling process or for any other future reference. With the guidelines from the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, DGHS, MCI, and DCI, the authority also releases a merit list for the admission process.

Cut Off

Cut off is the minimum marks required by the candidates to qualify for an examination. The candidates who score more than or equal to the cutoff will be eligible for the counseling process. The cut off depends on various factors such as:

  • The number of students who appeared in the exam
  • The difficulty level of the examination
  • Availability of seats

Once the authority releases the NEET result, it will be followed by the NEET Cut Off.

The  category-wise cut off  for the previous year is given below:

CategoryCut Off PercentileCut Off ScoreNumber of Candidates
Unreserved50th701 – 134704335
OBC/ SC/ ST40th133 – 10790243
Unreserved – PH45th133 – 120266

OBC/ SC/ ST – PH

40th

119 – 107

388

Reservation

NEET follows the reservation policy prescribed by the Government of India. According to the government policy, 10% of seats are reserved for GEN- EWS (General Economically Weaker Section). The general candidates whose family has a gross annual income below Rs 8 lakh are categorized as EWS.  Candidates from Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh are not eligible for 15% of All India Quota seats

The NEET Reservation under 15% Quota of All India is as listed below:

CategorySeats Reserved (Percentage)
Scheduled Caste15%
Scheduled Tribe7.5%
OBC (Non-creamy layer)27%
Physically handicapped3%

As per the Reservation Criteria of NEET 2021, 3% of seats of Physically Handicapped candidates are reserved for those who come under the Physically Handicapped category as per the provisions of the Rights of Persons with Disability Act, 2016. If more seats are vacant, they will be made available to candidates with locomotor disabilities of lower limbs between 40%-50%.

For admission under the Physically Handicapped (PH) category in NEET, candidates are required to get a disability certificate issued from any one of the following assessment boards before the counseling process:

  1. Vardhman Mahavir Medical College, Delhi
  2. All India Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Mumbai
  3. Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research, Kolkata
  4. Madras Medical College, Chennai

College Predictor

With the help of the College Predictor Tool, the candidates can predict the college that they may land in based on their score. NEET College Predictor tool gives a rough idea about the probability of a candidate getting his/her dream college. It also helps the students in choosing the right college while registering for NEET counseling.

Syllabus

In a recent notice, NEET Syllabus is as same as the previous year. MCI (Medical Council of India) has prescribed the syllabus for the NEET exam. It comprises Physics, Chemistry, Botany, and Zoology. The authority has prepared it from the class 11th and class 12th board syllabus which is prescribed by the NTA, NCERT, and other state boards.

The brief subject-wise syllabus is as given below:

Physics

  • Physical-world and measurement
  • Laws of Motion
  • The motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body
  • Properties of Bulk Matter
  • The behavior of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory
  • Electrostatics
  • Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism
  • Electromagnetic Waves
  • Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation
  • Electronic Devices

Chemistry

  • Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry
  • Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties
  • States of Matter: Gases and Liquids
  • Equilibrium
  • Hydrogen
  • p-Block Elements
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Solid State
  • Electrochemistry
  • Surface Chemistry
  • p-Block Elements
  • Coordination Compounds
  • Alcohols
  • Phenols and Ethers
  • Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen, etc.

Biology

  • Diversity in Living World
  • Cell Structure and Function
  • Human Physiology
  • Structural Organization in Animals and Plants
  • Plant Physiology
  • Reproduction
  • Biology and Human Welfare
  • Ecology and Environment
  • Genetics and Evolution
  • Biotechnology and its Applications

Preparation Tips

The candidates who wish to ace the NEET examination must not leave any stone unturned to prepare for the same. Here we have cumulated the best tricks to pass the NEET examination with flying colors:

Check detailed NEET UG Preparation tips:

  • Review the syllabus of NEET and prepare accordingly to avoid any wastage of time
  • Prepare a plan for daily routine and also for a monthly basis and create a timetable
  • Focus on only the best study material from reliable sources
  • Solve previous year’s question papers
  • Attempt as many mock tests as possible
  • Be prepared well before the examination and avoid last-minute preparations
  • Stay healthy and take proper rest during preparation

Official Help Desk Details:

Candidates can contact the conducting authority via given address, contact number, and email ID:

Address:

C-20 1A/8 ,Sector 62
IITK Outreach Centre,
NOIDA-201309

Contact Number:8076535482, 7703859909

Email ID: [email protected]

Conclusion

NEET is one of the most challenging and prestigious exams in the country. Lakhs of students prepare every year for this exam.

The candidates are advised to prepare all the topics subject-wise and analyze the syllabus and concentrate on their studies. Candidates appearing in NEET 2022 are advised to go through this NEET chapter-wise weightage mandatorily and prepare accordingly for the exam. You must have knowledge of all the concepts and topics in the syllabus in detail.

Once you cover the syllabus, you can work on mastering the chapters along with working on your weak areas.

Good luck with your preparations!

Yashrika Bhardwaj

Yashrika is an Electronics Engineer passionate about technology and integrating it with innovative ideas to give startups an initial boost that they require.

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