Indian NEET exam 2021 and before pandemic time 2020
The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (Undergraduate) or NEET (UG), formerly the All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT), is an all-India pre-medical entrance test for students interested in exploring undergraduate medical (MBBS), dental (BDS), and AYUSH (BAMS, BUMS, BHMS, etc.) courses in government and private institutions in India, as well as those interested in exploring primary medical qualification.

The exam is administered by the National Testing Agency (NTA), which sends the results to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare's Directorate General of Health Services and State Counselling Authorities for seat allocation. The All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT) and many other pre-medical exams held by states and medical institutes were superseded by NEET-UG. However, due to lawsuits filed against the exam in 2014 and 2015, it was unable to take place.

NEET-UG is a s ingle entrance exam for over 6 6,000 MBBS and BDS seats throughout India. NEET-UG became the sole entrance test for admissions to medical colleges in India after the enactment of the NMC Act 2019 in September 2019, replacing separate exams previously used by the All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER).


While the COVID‑19 pandemic impacted education across the board, students taking entrance or board examinations in 2020 faced the most impact. Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a nationwide lockdown on March 24, initially for 21 days. However, it went on for three more phases, with schools and institutions shut down until October. Medicine's National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) has been postponed twice.

State boards that were allowed to conduct exams prior to the lockdown were slow to announce results. The rest either canceled them or postponed them for months. Disruption to teaching compelled several state boards, including the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to reduce their syllabi.

Here Are Points On How India Held Exams in 2020

During COVID‑19, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare issued new instructions for conducting examinations. Candidates were also required to complete a self-declaration form that had to be signed by either a parent or a guardian. Only candidates who had completed the self-declaration form were permitted to enter the testing centers.

'Carry forward' To 2021

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, or ICAI, has decided to abandon the May 2020 tests in favor of the November attempt. The institute has implemented an optout option that allows COVID‑19 candidates to "carry forward their candidature" to the next test cycle. The following exam will take place in late January or early February 2021.

Law, Management And State Cets

In September, the Delhi High Court refused a petition to hold the Common Law Admission Test (CLAT 2020) online. The exam was held at exam centers on September 28. The Common Admission Test (CAT 2020), a management entrance exam, was held in three shifts on November 29. This year, a new pattern was implemented, with 76 questions instead of 100. However, if the COVID‑19 threat subsides by the next exam, both the number of shifts and the question structure may alter.

During the lockdown, Kerala was one of the first states to hold a major entrance exam. On July 16, it held its Engineering, Agriculture, and Medical (KEAM) admission exam, which attracted over one lakh applicants. The Karnataka Common Entrance Test, or KCET 2020, was approved by the Karnataka High Court in July. Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra, and Gujarat, among others, organized competitive exams in accordance with government standards. Many of these states have shortened their Class 12 syllabi, which may have an impact on the question papers on the entrance exams.

State Boards, Cbse Reduce Syllabus

Several states, including Maharashtra, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, and others, have agreed to decrease their syllabus for the 2021 board exams due to the pandemic's impact on classroom teaching. The CBSE has slashed the exam syllabus by 30%.

In the year 2020, conducting tests and announcing results was difficult enough. Before the shutdown, the Bihar School Education Board (BSEB) had conducted exams and was the first to declare Class 12 and Class 10 results.The evaluation of the Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad (UP Board) exams, which took place in March, was postponed. In July, the results for almost 50 lakh students were announced. After the COVID‑19 situation in their states improved and the limitations were relaxed, state boards in Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh chose alternate methods of evaluation for the remaining papers, and Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, and others held their board exams.

Because the CBSE was unable to complete the board exams before the lockdown, an alternate evaluation scheme was implemented, which used an average-mark calculation for papers that were canceled.


NEET is the only entrance exam in India for people seeking admission to MBBS, BDS, AYUSH, Veterinary Medicine, and other medical programs. Last year, over 16 lakh people enrolled for the exam, with 85–90 percent of those candidates showing up for the exam. Candidates who pass the NEET will be eligible for admission to over 75,000 MBBS seats and 25,000 BDS seats across the country. Candidates who want to pursue a B.Sc. in nursing must also sit the NEET exam.

In this bellows place we found all information about NEET.

Official Website
Exam Level All India Level
Exam type Undergraduate
Accepted by Medical And Dental College in India
Conducted by National Testing Agency

  • For admission to a medical university in India, candidates from India and abroad must take the NEET exam.
  • General age limit: 17 to 25 years (on or before 31st December of the same year) 17 to 30 years SC/ST/OBC/PWD
  • Seats from the All India Quota: Foreign nationals, Overseas Citizens of India (OCI), NRIs, and Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) are eligible for a 15% All India Quota seat. Candidates from J&K are not eligible for the 15% All India Quota seats.
  • Educational qualification: Candidates who are taking or have taken the 12th can apply for NEET. Their acceptance is only verified when they pass the 12th grade exam.
— Passed a B.Sc. from an Indian university with at least two of the following subjects: physics, chemistry, biology (botany, zoology), or biotechnology.
— Passed the first year of a three-year PCB degree program at the university.
  • Number of Attempts — Candidates are allowed to take the NEET exam as many times as they like until they reach the maximum age restriction.
  • minimum marks required for each category
  1. 50% — General
  2. 40% — SC/ST/OBC


NEET UG test paper includes multiple-choice questions (MCQ) from Physics, Chemistry, and Biology No. of questions: 180

Subject No. of question
Physics 45
Chemistry 45
Zoology 45
Botany 45

Hindi, English, Urdu, Tamil, Telugu, Oriya, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Assamese, Bengali in 11 regional languages candidate can select any of the UG test of NEET exam.


To clear counselling questions related to what after NEET 2021, read more about the various application process below

1. All India Quota (AIQ) Seats

Except in Jammu and Kashmir, all government medical and dental institutes in India have allocated 15% of their MBBS/BDS seats to the NEET AIQ system, which is open toall applicants who pass NEET 2021. (except those belonging to J&K unless they submit the self-declaration form while filling NEET application form). This means that even if an applicant is from Haryana, they will be able to enroll at government colleges in other states, including Haryana, through the AIQ program.

To apply for AIQ counselling, students must complete an application form that will be released by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on behalf of the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) when it becomes available.

2. State Government Colleges

Most applicants who are considering what to do following NEET are certain about applying to the states of their choice. After surrendering 15% of the seats in AIQ, the remaining 85 percent of seats in government medical and dentistry colleges are classified as state quota seats. Candidates from these states are usually the only ones eligible for these seats. For example, in Haryana, only applicants who are residents of the state are eligible to apply for state quota seats.

Candidates must fill out the application form as soon as it is issued by their respective state counselling bodies to apply for state quota seats in their respective state government colleges.

3. Seats at Deemed and Central Universities

All seats at central and deemed universities are also available to all NEET 2021 candidates. Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Banaras Hindu University (BHU), colleges associated with Delhi University (DU), and Jamia Milia Islamia are among the central universities (JMI).

DGHS, like AIQ, is the counseling authority for Deemed and Central universities. Counseling for NEET 2021 Deemed and Central Universities will also be done online. Candidates must fill out a separate application form for Deemed and Central Universities counselling, as provided by the DGHS, in order to apply for MBBS/BDS seats in the same.

4. Private College Seats

Most students' dilemma after NEET 2021 is solved thanks to private college seats, which have less severe domicile rules and allow students to apply in most states of their choice. Regardless of their domicile or state of residency, all students who qualify for NEET 2021 can apply for seats in private medical and dental colleges across the country by filling out the application forms provided by the various state counselling bodies. Some private universities, on the other hand, set aside a number of seats for state quotas, for which only residents of those states are eligible to apply.

Counseling for private colleges is conducted by the same state counseling authorities that conduct counseling for state quota seats. While some states have already started the application procedure, the majority will issue NEET 2021 state counselling applications (for private colleges) after the NEET results are announced. The link to apply for private college MBBS/BDS seats may be found below on this page in the table of different state counselling.


Students who are unsure what to do after NEET 2021 should know that if they apply for any of the above-mentioned counselling processes, most counseling organizations would release merit lists with state ranks for the eligible candidates. Some state counseling agencies may even provide two sets of NEET 2021 merit lists, one for government medical schools and the other for private medical schools. Following are some fundamental documents that you may be needed to bring to the respective counseling sessions. They are as follows:
  • NEET admit card
  • NEET rank letter
  • Class 10 or 12 certificate and marksheet
  • ID Proof
  • Domicile Proof (only for state quota seats)