NEET Application Form Correction

NEET Application form is released by the NTA (National Testing Agency) in the online mode on the official website. Students willing to take up NEET that year must fill and submit this application form online; it is usually released in late November or early December. However, NEET 2021 Application form was released on 13th July 2021. The NEET 2021 exam is set to take place on 12th September 2021.

NEET 2020 application form was released on 2nd December 2019 and the last date to submit the filled form was 31st December 2019. However, the last date for online submission was extended up to 6th January 2020. The exam is conducted by the NTA annually for students to take up a seat in medical courses across the country. The NEET UG 2020 application correction form was released for changes to be made with a strict timeline of 15th to 31st January 2020.

Aspirants are given an option to rectify their mistakes (if any) done while filling out the application form or in case of an inevitable change. This option has been provided as all details entered by applicants are critical for many reasons.

For some sections, the NEET application form will be free. Candidates are advised to stay updated with the latest on NEET. As aspirants will have to wait until the application form for correction, they are urged to avoid making any mistakes.

Candidates can edit details in their NEET form through the online mode by visiting the official website – ntaneet.nic.in. To make changes, one must know their application number and password. Candidates initially must register their old academic records, quota details and much more.

While the option is provided to make corrections, only a few details can be edited in the application form. NTA has not particularised any amount per se to be paid to edit details in the form, though last year there was no such fee which was charged for the same.

NEET Application Form Correction

Before final submission, candidates must ensure that details entered are accurate before finally submitting it, it should be treated as a one-time chance to make changes if any. These details provided during the form-filling will be printed on the NEET admit card, they will also be verified during the time of NEET counselling.

Important events and corresponding dates related to NEET-UG 2021 are as given below –

Event  Corresponding Date
NEET 2021 Exam Date 12th September 2021
Initial date for submission of application form – Set 1 13th July 2021 to 6th August 2021
Payment of Fee 7th August 2021
NEET 2021 Correction Form – Correction Period 08 to 12 August 2021
Date of NEET-UG Results To be announced 

Some important dates related to NEET 2020 were:

Event Corresponding date
Initial date for submission of application form 31st December 2019
Date extended for submission of application form 6th January 2020
NEET 2020 correction form 15th January 2020
Last date to edit and submit correction form 31st January 2020
NEET 2020 – Date of exam 13th September 2020
NEET 2020 – result date 16th October 2020

The above table provides a brief idea of events and their corresponding events. NEET 2021 is scheduled to be conducted on 12th September 2021. All other dates pertaining to NEET 2021 are soon to be announced.

Once you have successfully finished filling NEET Application form, it is suggested to take a print of the same for future reference.

NEET Application Form Correction – Two Types of Corrections

NTA allows candidates to make two types of corrections in the application form:

  • Correction to the image – Candidates are informed by the NTA with an email/SMS if there is any error or discrepancy while uploading an image in the NEET form. You can rectify the image with login details furnished at the time of registration. Hence, candidates are advised to upload images as per the specifications provided by NTA.
  • Correction of details – Candidates are not informed by the NTA with respect to any errors in the details provided during form-filling. These details are to be checked by the candidate and edited if required. NTA does not take responsibility for the same.

NEET Application Form Correction – Image correction – Important Instructions

  • Date of taking the photo and the name of the candidate must not be printed on it
  • The photograph must be recent. Must have been taken on or after 1st September of that year
  • Candidate must not accessorize with a goggle/cap etc. Spectacles are allowed on medical grounds
  • Computer-generated and polaroid photos are not allowed
  • Photos are not required to be attested
  • It is not allowed to sign in capital letters
  • Full signature in running handwriting
  • Aspirants should sign on white paper with a black ink pen
  • In the event of left thumb not being available for thumb imprint, one can always use the right-hand thumb impression
  • The image specifications are as follows:
Photos to be uploaded File size (in Kb) Format of the photo
Postcard photo 50-300 JPEG/JPG
Passport size photo 10-200 JPEG/JPG
10th Class – Certificate of passing 100-400 JPEG/JPG
Left-hand thumb imprint 10-50 JPEG/JPG
Signature 4-30 JPEG/JPG

NEET Application Form Correction – Procedure

Now, the specifications for the image is clear, let us get to understand what are the edits that can be made to the application form and how we go about doing it. Here is the breakdown of the steps.

Step I – Go to https://ntaneet.nic.in/Ntaneet/Welcome.aspx. Select the candidate login option and enter your login details and click on ‘login’ button as seen below

NEET application correction form - procedure

Step II – Once details are submitted, the next window that appears is the candidate’s dashboard. Here you can select the corresponding link for correction and move towards editing

Step III – Once edited, preview the changes, recheck and submit

NEET Login Details

Aspirants need to log in with the credentials they entered during the online filling of the application form. The form correction for NEET can be done through these details only. But, if you have forgotten your login details, you can still retrieve them by following these simple instructions:

NEET Login – To Get Application Number

Step I – Click here to retrieve your application number. To get your application number, you need to enter these details:

  • Your name
  • Mother’s name
  • Father’s name
  • Date of birth
  • Category
  • Security pin

Step II – Once you fill in all the details, submit. Your application number will be visible

NEET Login - To Get Application Number

NEET Login – Password

In order for the candidates to reset password and hence be able to log in, follow these instructions

Step I – To reset your password, Click here

Step II – The next window gives two options – (1) OTP, (2) security question

Step III – if you select option 1 – Through OTP, these are the credentials that would be asked.

  • Application number
  • Candidate name
  • Date of birth
  • Security pin

NEET Login - Password - 1

Step IV – if you select option 2 – Through security questions, these are the credentials that would be asked.

  • Application number
  • Candidate name
  • Date of birth
  • Security question
  • Answer
  • Security pin

Please note, all these credentials asked are the same details entered by you while filling up the form, hence enter the exact same details.

NEET Login - Password - 2

Step V – Once all the asked details are entered, click on submit

NEET Application form Correction – Details That Can Be Edited

As per previous trends and data, aspirants were permitted to make edits to the following fields only:

  • Father’s name
  • Mother’s name
  • Date of birth
  • Category
  • Gender

NEET Application form Correction – Details That Cannot Be Edited

As per last year trends, NTA did not permit candidates to make changes to the below-mentioned fields. While filling out the application form for NEET, specifications were intimated to the candidates as to which details cannot be edited. These are:

  • Mobile number
  • Medium of question paper
  • Email id
  • Choice of NEET exam centre

NEET 2020 Exam Centre of some candidates, however, was changed owing to the COVID-19 situation as precautionary measures, which does not happen under usual circumstances.

NEET Application form Correction – Documents To Be Referred

At the time of NEET Counselling/admissions, the information furnished in the application form is verified. Therefore, candidates are suggested to provide exact, error-free details. One can keep the below-mentioned two documents within reach to corroborate that correct information is made available

  • Marksheet Class X for details such as candidate’s name, father’s name, mother’s name, date of birth. All the details must be the same as specified in the qualifying certificate
  • If applicable, the category certificate

Disclaimer: In NEET 2020, students were provided with several chances to make changes, corrections to certain fields of the submitted NEET application form due to unusual circumstances (COVID-19). The same option may or may not be provided in the following years. Hence, candidates must ensure to enter the accurate and exact details the very first time itself. Avoid the scope of committing any mistake and hence any correction by ensuring to reread before clicking the submit button.

NEET Application form Correction – FAQs

1. Can form correction be carried out through any means other such as mail than the online mode of visiting the official website?

Response: No. Form correction for NEET should be carried out by visiting the official website and making the necessary changes under the candidate login section only

2. Can I make changes to the state of eligibility field?

Response: It was clearly indicated during NEET registration that the state of eligibility cannot be changed after the fee is paid. But, if you have not paid the fee, you can edit the field.

3. Can I change my mail id in NEET application form? How?

Response: You can change your mail id in the form correction section which is accessible from 15th January 2020 onwards.

4. Can I change my mobile number?

Response: No, you cannot change your mobile number.

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3 Comments

  1. The information available here are very useful to NEET 2020 aspirants.

  2. Can I change NEET examination centre ?

    1. Once the NEET application form is filled and submitted, changes cannot be made to edit the exam centre. However, during this academic session i.e., NEET 2020, the NTA(National testing Agency) – conducting body for NEET, re-opened the portal for changes to the application form, including changes to exam centre, several times because of inconvenience caused to many registered candidates. This, in view of postponement of exam due to COVID-19. Check the official website for more details on the same.