NEET 2021 Answer Keys

The conducting body for NEET, the NTA (National Testing Agency) releases the official set of answer keys. NEET 2020 was conducted on 13th September 2020 and 14th October 2020. NEET 2021 was held on 12th September 2021. The question paper of NEET 2020 was provided in 11 different languages.

The NEET question paper was available in different codes, as given below:

  • E series – E1, E2, E3, E4, E5, E6
  • F series – F1, F2, F3, F4, F5, F6
  • G series – G1, G2, G3, G4, G5, G6
  • H series – H1, H2, H3, H4, H5, H6

The answer keys are released as PDF. Challenges to the answer key are accepted. One must note that this action is time-bound. The last date inviting challenges (if any) is also specified by the NTA.

Candidates can refer to this set of answer keys and verify their responses. This enables students to predict their NEET scores.

As per the NEET Marking scheme, 4 marks should be allotted to every correct response, while 1 mark must be deducted for every incorrect response. Explore NEET answer keys and their step-by-step download process in this post.

The NTA first releases the official preliminary set of answer keys, which are open to challenge. Once changes in this preliminary set of answer keys are made and accepted, it is then referred to as the final answer key set. The preparation of this set is the basis for NEET Results to be formed.

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NEET Answer Keys – Important Dates

Students can have a look at the table below for NEET 2020 events related to NEET answer keys along with the corresponding dates to get a brief idea.

Events Corresponding Dates
NEET 2020 Exam date 13th September 2020
NEET 2020 answer keys – release date 26th September 2020
NEET 2020 Answer key – Portal for challenges open 27th September 2020
NEET 2020 Answer key – Last date to submit challenge 29th September 2020

How To Predict NEET Score Using NEET Answer keys?

NEET Answer keys allow candidates to verify and hence predict scores. For this, the marking scheme of NEET should be known.

Highlights of NEET Marking scheme:

  • Add +4 marks for every correct response
  • Deduct 1 mark for every incorrect response
  • No marks to be awarded or deducted if a question is left unattempted
  • No marks to be awarded or deducted if more than one circle is bubbled

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Stepwise Procedure to Download NEET Answer Keys

The NTA releases the official set of answer keys on its official website in the form of a PDF. The steps to download NEET answer keys are:

  • Visit the official website for NEET
  • Click on the link flashing download NEET answer keys
  • Screen displays PDF
  • Locate your code of question paper as answer keys for all codes of E, F, G and H series are available
  • Tally your responses with answer keys provided
  • Predict your score

How To Calculate NEET Score Using Formula?

To find out your NEET score, after tallying and verifying from the official set of preliminary answer keys, you may use the formula given below:

NEET Score = [{4 * Number of correct responses} – {1 * Number of incorrect responses}]

Challenging NEET Answer Keys – Procedure

Candidates can access the official set of answer keys and tally their responses to predict a probable score. In case of any disparity, the same can be challenged. For the same, INR 1000/- is applicable per challenge. The NTA specifies the date and time until which the portal remains active/closed for challenging.

The step-by-step process to challenge the official answer keys for NEET is as explained below:

  • Visit the official website
  • Login using your credentials – application number along with the password
  • Locate the option, “Apply for key challenge” under the Key challenge tab provided on the left-hand side
  • Opt for your respective question paper code
  • The screen displays 4 columns –
    • Select Question(s) to be challenged
    • Answer as per NTA
    • Suggested Answer(s) by the candidate
    • Remarks
  • Pick your question to be challenged from the first column, tick the box
  • Once ticked, the third column “Suggested Answer(s) by the candidate” displays 4 options
  • You may pick 1 or more than one option ID provided in the columns by ticking the checkbox if it has to be challenged
  • After challenging questions and selecting desired options, submit to move to the next page
  • The screen displays a summary of your desired challenges
  • Select the “Final submit” tab
  • Make the payment as shown on the screen. Select “Go for payment”
  • Choose your mode of payment and carry out the transaction, viz via Credit/Debit card/Net banking
  • Rupees 1000/- is charged per challenge
  • Once payment is successful, take a printout of the receipt
  • Your fee will be refunded if your challenge is found to be correct

This was brief on NEET Answer keys, their important dates and step-by-step instructions to download NEET Answer keys. For more information on NEET, stay with us at NEET BYJU’S.

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