NEET 2021: Highlights

Important details about India’s largest and Biggest pre-medical entrance exam you need to know are here. It specifies the what this Medical Entrance Examination is:

Exam Name:

National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test

Exam Frequency:

Once a year

Exam Mode:


Exam Duration:

3 hours

Accepting Colleges:

1612 colleges

Official Website:

NEET 2021: Facts and Figures

Below are the statistics related to number of candidates registered, appeared and qualified for the NEET Exams.

NEET Statistics

Candidates Registered:

2020 | 2019

15,97,433 | 15,19,375

Candidates appeared:

2020 | 2019

13,66,945 | 14,10,755

Number of Candidates Absent:

2020 | 2019

2,30,490 | 1,08,620

Male candidates:

2020 | 2019

7,16,586 | 6,80,414

Female candidates:

2020 | 2019

8,80,843 | 8,38,955

Total qualified candidates:

2020 | 2019

7,71,500 | 7,97,042

Exam toppers with full marks (720/720):

2020 | 2019

02 | none

Important Dates and Events

Events (1)

NEET 2021 Information brochure and application forms


Second week of April 2021

Salient Features

Information brochure and application forms will be released at

The application form has to be filled online (offline applications may be available for residents of Kashmir valley, Leh and Kargil)

Events (2)

Deadline to submit the application form


Fourth week of May 2021

Salient Features

  • NEET 2021 applications have to be submitted online only.
  • Applications sent by post will not be accepted

Events (3)

Correction window for the NEET 2021 application form


Last week of April 2021

Salient Features

  • It is a one time facility only.
  • Candidates are advised to save the correction slip of the application form for future use.

Events (4)

NEET 2021 Admit card available for download


Last week of June 2021

Salient Features

  • Can be downloaded by logging into the registered accounts
  • Will not be sent by post to any candidate

Events (5)

NEET 2021 Exam date


August 1, 2021 (Announced)

Salient Features

  • NEET 2021 will be conducted in an offline mode.
  • Duration of the examination will be three hours and the test will consist of 180 objective type questions.

Events (6)

Provisional answer key


Second week of August 2021

Salient Features

  • Will be released online.
  • Candidates can challenge this answer key provided if they have sufficient evidence to support the claim.

Events (7)

NEET 2021 Result will be announced


Last week August 2021

Salient Features

  • Has to be downloaded from
  • Examination’s scorecards can also be downloaded online by logging into the registered accounts.