Things To Do After NEET Exam Date Is Announced

It is yet again that time of the year when students are gearing up to appear for NEET, the most coveted medical entrance test in the country. Last year, NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) 2020 recorded the highest number of registrations, 15.97 lakhs. The registrations this time around are anticipated to be the same and more.

After a long wait, officials of NEET have finally released the date on which this pen and paper test shall be conducted for this academic year. As per the official notification, NEET 2021 shall be conducted on 1st August 2021 (Sunday) in offline mode.

For NEET 2021 aspirants, the whole process is new. In this article, we bring to students the step-by-step procedure to be followed once the date of NEET 2021 is announced. Read on to explore the details.

Upcoming Events After Announcement of NEET Exam Date 2021

Step I – Registration: Preparing For The Application Process

Once dates are released/announced, students must prepare for the application process. NTA (National Testing Agency), the regulatory body for NEET releases the application form for NEET 2021 on the website. Students are required to register for the exam by filling and submitting the application form online.

Also see: How To Register for NEET 2021?

NTA also releases the information bulletin for NEET 2021. Aspirants must go through the brochure carefully and understand each detail. For instance, eligibility criteria, the application process, exam pattern, etc are specified in this brochure for NEET 2021, which students must be well acquainted with.

For the exact details of applying for NEET 2021, visit – NEET Application form 2021.

Step II – Note And Follow Important Events

Following the announcement of the exam date, students must be prepared for the upcoming events. The first step is registering for NEET. Students must register for NEET by visiting the official website only. Registration for NEET 2021 shall commence shortly. Students can refer to the table below for the list of events that follow –

Important Events

NEET 2021 Exam Date

NEET 2021 – Release of Application form Online

NEET 2021 – Submission of Application form Online

NEET 2021 – Transaction of Fee

NEET 2021 – Correction In Particulars of the Application form (if any)

NEET 2021 – Download Of Admit Cards from the NTA website

NEET 2021 – Appearing for NEET, NEET 2021 Exam day

This was a brief on the events which follow. The NTA releases notifications to announce the occurrence of events (as and when) and their corresponding dates. For this, it is highly recommended to regularly visit the official website.

Step III – Keep The Documents Ready

While filling the application form, one of the steps requires registered students to upload scanned copies of certain documents, which you must keep ready. Here is a list which would be required from your end –

Name of the Document

Specification provided by NTA

Size of file

(JPG/JPEG format)

Description for Online Tool

(with 72 DPI)

Passport size photograph (Recent)

Not specified

10 Kb to 200 Kb

2.5 X 3.5 inches

Post card size photograph


50 Kb to 300 Kb

4.25 X 3.5 inches

Signature of the candidate

Not specified

4 Kb to 30 Kb

2.5 X 3.5 inches

Left-thumb impression

Not specified

10 Kb to 50 Kb

2.5 X 3.5 inches

Class 10 marksheet

Not specified

100 Kb to 400 Kb

2.5 X 3.5 inches

Also, keep ready your government authorized, valid ID proof. All the images uploaded must be in JPG format. The photograph must be taken with a white background. The name of the candidate and the date on which the photo was taken must be in-scripted at the bottom of the photograph.

The information brochure for NEET 2021 also specifies the fee structure for different categories. The transaction can be made using the following modes – Net Banking, Credit Card/Debit Card, UPI, PAYTM.

Step IV – Regularly visit the official website

Lastly, visit the official website for NEET – to stay updated with the latest happenings on NEET 2021. Closely follow the NEET 2021 events and take the required steps from your end starting from registration.

Alternatively, you can visit us at NEET BYJU’S for the latest updates on NEET 2021 so as to not miss a beat.

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