The conducting board for NEET exams, the NTA – National Testing Agency makes an announcement on the list of NEET exam centres when the information brochure is released. The regulatory authorities organize exam centres in almost all the cities so that aspirants can appear for the exams in their vicinity.
Candidates are given an option to select four convenient cities of their choice in order of their priority as per convenience. Thereby, one can select city codes of their own city or from neighbouring cities of their state of residence. Please ensure that one is allowed to select cities from their state only and not out of their state of residence or far away cities in some other state. NTA does not take charge in case of any inconvenience caused as a result of inappropriate city code selection by candidates.
NEET exam centres are announced based on the trends of past years, primarily revolving around the number of applications received and the final applicants’ list. NTA reserves the right to not allot any exam centre for a particular city if the number of candidates that opt for a city is less than a bare minimum.
Also, aspirants need to make note that if the total number of candidates that opt for a city as an exam centre is less than a minimum count, with the preference of language being a regional language apart from Hindi and English, then in this scenario, candidates may be allotted an exam centre in another city regardless of the city opted by the candidates in order to appear for the NEET exams. This measure will be adopted only after every effort and step is observed to organize an exam centre in one of the cities specified by candidates as the NTA holds the right to allot a NEET exam centre other than the candidate’s choice.
This allotment of the exam centres is carried out digitally and not manually; without the intervention of officials. But candidates must make note of the fact that NTA being the regulatory body, carefully monitors the process, though allotted digitally, ensures that the candidates’ convenience and comfort are maintained as it is of utmost importance and priority.
The NEET exam centres cover all the cities in India, where the examination will be conducted. The application form for NEET 2021 was released on 13th July 2021, the first set to be filled and submitted by 6th August 2021.
The NTA has allotted nearly 2546 exam centres across 155 cities for NEET aspirants across the country. Over the years, there have been several additions to the list of centres that offer students to take up exams. Recently there was an update that the Union Territory of Ladakh has been appointed as a new exam centre for NEET exams, thereby serving as an encouragement for students to take up medicine as a career. The latest was addition of Kuwait and Dubai as an exam city for NEET 2021. NEET 2021 was conducted across 202 different cities.
Most of the candidates are here with a common question – “how to check the NEET exam centre”. You can read further on to explore the answer. Candidates are advised to pick the exam centre carefully after closely studying the options as there can be a case wherein the exam centre selected by candidates may lead to an inability of the exams to be carried out by the conducting authorities there, due to reasons such as accommodation, in which scenario, the candidates would be allotted the second prioritized city while filling up the application form. Hence, it is suggested to check the list of NEET exam centres.
NEET 2021 was conducted on 12th September 2021. The exact details of the exam centres of every candidate was stated in the NEET 2021 admit card. This admit card was made available by the NTA to download from 6th September onwards. The last date to download the admit card from the official website shall also be announced.
NEET Exam Centres – List Of Exam Centres
Candidates of NEET exams who wish to take up the exam can refer to the list of exam centres as given below and select four exam centres as per their preference and order of priority. Make note of this list, as it will be helpful while filling out the NEET Application form.
The table below depicts the List Of Examination Centres for NEET Exams Union Territory/State Wise, take a look.
|ANDAMAN & NICOBAR ISLANDS||PORT BLAIR||1101|
|DADRA & NAGAR HAVELI||DADRA & NAGAR HAVELI||1801|
|DAMAN & DIU||DAMAN||1901|
|DELHI/NEW DELHI||DELHI/NEW DELHI||2001|
|JAMMU & KASHMIR||JAMMU & KASHMIR||2501|
|JAMMU & KASHMIR||JAMMU & KASHMIR||2502|
|JAMMU & KASHMIR||ANANTNAG||2503|
|JAMMU & KASHMIR||BARAMULLA||2504|
|UTTAR PRADESH||NOIDA/GREATER NOIDA||4410|
|WEST BENGAL||24 PARGANAS (NORTH)||4601|
|KUWAIT – Outside India||KUWAIT CITY||9901|
NEET Exam Centres – Language Option for NEET Exam
NEET aspirants that appear for the exam have the option of choosing a preferred language at the time of filling the application form online. Students can choose from a list of 13 language options as given below:
These language options, however, are available only at particular exam centres for NEET. The centres are made available in states where the language is a primary one. At all the NEET exam centres, NEET will be available in these languages – Hindi, English and Urdu. Hence, applicants must ensure that details of the languages are available in their state and exam city centre while filling the form.
NEET Exam Centres – Question Paper – Languages Available
NEET Question paper would be a bilingual paper, i.e., in two languages, one language is English and the other is the language preferred and selected by the candidate. The language of preference can be – Marathi, Kannada, Hindi, Urdu, Assamese, Oriya, Bengali, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Punjabi, Malayalam. NEET candidates who prefer to take up exams in any medium apart from English and Hindi will be provided with a question paper in their preferred vernacular language and in English as well.
The table below provides information on exam centres based on the medium of question papers.
|Medium of Question Paper||Examination Centres|
|English||All Examination Centres|
|English and Hindi||All Examination Centres in India|
|English and Assamese||Examination Centres in Assam|
|English and Bengali||Examination Centres in West Bengal, Tripura and Andaman & Nicobar Islands|
|English and Gujarati||Examination Centres in Gujarat, Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli|
|English and Kannada||Examination Centres in Karnataka|
|English and Malayalam||Examination Centres in Kerala and Lakshadweep|
|English and Marathi||Examination Centres in Maharashtra|
|English and Odia||Examination Centres in Odisha|
|English and Punjabi||Examination Centres in Punjab, Chandigarh and Delhi|
|English and Tamil||Examination Centres in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Andaman & Nicobar Islands|
|English and Telugu||Examination Centres in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana|
|English and Urdu||All Examination Centres in India|
NEET Exam Centres – Highlights
- NEET exams are conducted in NEET exams centres across the country
- The details and address of the exam centres will be mentioned in the admit card
- These centres are allotted by the regulatory board for NEET exams
- The exam centres are widely distributed across major cities
- While filling up the application form, candidates are required to select four NEET exam centres according to their preferential order
- This selection is done while filling the application form
- The language of preference of the question paper is also made available at various exam centres. Refer to the details once. English is made available as the language at all exam centres
- While choosing an exam centre, candidates must reflect on the accessibility and distance aspects. It is always suggested to select your state of residence
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