NEET Exam Date

NEET Exam Date

NTA (National Testing Agency) the conducting board for NEET exams, releases the date for the examination which is annually conducted. The exam is usually conducted on the first Sunday of May. However, NEET 2020 was conducted on 13th September 2020 and 14th October 2020 (Phase II) owing to the COVID-19 situation. NEET 2021 took place on 12th September 2021.

This offline, pen-paper test facilitates medicine enthusiasts to seek admissions to medical courses/programmes in desired and prestigious medical colleges across the country. The test comprises multiple-choice questions (180 questions) from different NEET sections – Physics (45 questions), Chemistry (45 questions), Biology (90 questions).

NTA, along with the release of the exam date also announces dates of important upcoming events related to NEET 2021. The Application form for NEET exam is released on the official website for NEET. The last date of submitting the filled form online is also announced. Before taking up the exam, one needs to make sure if the eligibility criteria are met. Check out the criteria for taking up NEET exams below:

See more: NEET Eligibility Criteria 2021

Over the years, with easy access and availability of information, there is immense progress in the way information is made available to NEET aspirants with just a click. One can access the latest updates directly from the official website for the NEET exam. The board also offers candidates to rectify mistakes (if any) committed while filling out the Application form online, hence has come up with the NEET Application Form Correction option made active for the convenience of students. Here, registered students for NEET can make changes to selected fields only. Know more about it here.

NEET Exam Date – Important Dates For NEET

NTA releases dates for NEET aspirants to look forward to for NEET. This way, one can stay updated on the dates and follow the events closely right from the process of registration up to the counselling process and finally getting admitted to the medical college. Take a look and make note of the most important events related to NEET 2021 and corresponding dates here:

Important Events Corresponding Dates
NEET 2021 Exam Date 12th September 2021.
NEET 2021 Exam Timing and Duration 2 pm – 5 pm

Duration – 3 hours

NEET 2021 – Release of Application form Online 13th July 2021
NEET 2021 – Submission of Application form Online 6th August 2021
NEET 2021 – Submission of Application form Online – Revised dates 10th August
NEET 2021 – Transaction of Fee 7th August 2021
NEET 2021 – Transaction of Fee – Revised dates August 10th 2021 (11.50 pm)

August 13th 2021, to August 15th 2021 (11.50 pm)

NEET 2021 – Correction In Particular of Application form August 11, 2021, to August 14, 2021
NEET 2021 – Application Form Fee Payment – Portal Re-opens for Registered Candidates August 13 to August 15, 11.50 pm
NEET 2021 – Download Of Admit Cards from NTA website 6th September 2021
NEET 2021 – Last Date To Download Admit Card To be announced
NEET 2021 – Release date answer keys (provisional) To be announced
NEET 2021 – Announcement of Results To be announced
NEET 2021 – Counselling Process – 1

Commencement of Registration, Choice filling, indicative seats

To be announced
NEET 2021 -Declaration of results – Counselling Procedure – 1 To be announced
NEET 2021 – Counselling Process – 2

New Registration, Payment Facility

To be announced
NEET 2021 -Declaration of results – Counselling Procedure – 2 To be announced

Read More: NEET Eligibility Criteria

NEET Exam Dates – Highlights

  • NEET 2021 was held on 12th September 2021
  • All important dates pertaining to the event are mentioned in the table above
  • The schedule will remain unchanged even if the date of the exam is declared a public holiday
  • NEET Aspirants are expected to plan their course of action accordingly and in advance pertaining to the upcoming events
  • The NTA may decide to alter dates or extend the duration of a particular event depending upon unforeseen circumstances. Therefore, candidates must closely follow up with the latest updates

NEET Exam Day Timeline

NEET exams, the country’s most coveted exams are carried out under strict invigilation, surveillance. Candidates are expected to reach their allotted exam centres at least 45 minutes prior before the exam commences in order to avoid any confusion and have a smooth frisking process, thereby fulfilling the security check criterion.

NTA releases guidelines right from the dress code, documents to be carried etc, which candidates are expected to strictly abide by, failing at this can result in the cancellation of the candidature depending upon the degree of violation and the rule that has not been followed. Apart from this, the NTA has also released the exact timeline to be followed after entering the exam hall. Do not miss out on the initial line of instruction provided by the supervisor, they are vital. Here, we bring to you the exact breakdown of events, make a note.

Event Corresponding Date and Time
NEET 2021 Exam date 12th September 2021
NEET 2021 Exam timing 2 pm to 5 pm
NEET 2021 Exam Duration 3 Hours
Occupying seats in the exam hall by 1:15 pm
Last entry time to the exam hall 1:30 pm
Invigilator verifies admit cards and makes important announcements 1:30 pm to 1:45 pm
Distribution of exam booklets 1:45 pm
Candidates fill out particulars in the booklet 1:50 pm – 2 pm
Commencement of exams 2 pm
Conclusion of exams 5 pm

Admit cards for NEET shall be made available to download at the official website for NEET – NTA after the authority accepts the registration of candidates. Stay updated with the latest on NEET at BYJU’S with NEET Notifications.

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