The National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2021 on August 1. The exam will be held offline and only once this year. Earlier, there were speculations that the medical entrance exam could be held multiple times this year following the pattern of JEE Main 2021.
“NEET (UG) – 2021 will be conducted in 11 languages, including Hindi and English through Pen & Paper mode on 01 August 2021 (Sunday),” the NTA said in an official notice.
NEET has 45 questions each from physics and chemistry, and 90 questions from Biology. This year, however, the pattern is expected to change and more questions are expected to be asked to offer internal choice to students. The exact exam pattern will be released with the brochure at nta.ac.in and ntaneet.nic.in.
Those who clear NEET will be eligible for admission to MBBS, BDS, BAMS, BSMS, BUMS, and BHMS courses. The application process will soon begin at nta.ac.in and ntaneet.nic.in.
NTA NEET 2021: Documents needed
Candidates need to have the following documents ready to fill their NEET 2021 application forms –
— Uploading of photographs, signature, left-hand thumb impression, and class 10th certificate
— The scanned image of the passport size photograph of the candidate should be in JPG/JPEG format and the image size should be between 10Kb to 200Kb.
— The scanned image of the signature of the candidate should be in JPG/JPEG format and image size should be between 4Kb to 30Kb
— The scanned image of the left-hand thumb impression of the candidate should be in JPG format and Image size should be between 10Kb to 50Kb
— The Scanned image of the class 10th Certificate of the candidate should be in JPG format and image size should be between 100Kb to 300Kb
— The Scanned image of Post Card size Photograph of the candidate should be in JPG format and Image size should be between 50Kb to 300Kb
To pass NEET, candidates need to score 50 percentile marks. For OBC, ST, and SC candidates the qualifying criteria are 40 percentile while for EWS candidates it is 45 percentile.
Since last year, admission to AIIMS and JIPMER is also being held through NEET. The two institutes used to hold separate entrance tests for admissions.