NEET 2021: Know exam schedule, timings and paper pattern

The application form of NEET 2021 can be filed until August 6 at The medical entrance exam will be held on September 12, 2021 in pen and paper mode.

NEET 2021: Know exam schedule, timings and paper pattern
Sonia Vats | Jul 17, 2021 - 11:07 a.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The National Testing Agency (NTA) has released the NEET 2021 official dates at NEET 2021 will be conducted on September 12 in a pen and paper-based mode across the country. The application form along with the NEET 2021 official brochure has also been released with major changes. Eligible candidates can register online for NEET 2021 until August 6. Read the full story to know NEET 2021 entire schedule, timings and exam pattern.

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NEET 2021 dates

It is important that candidates stay updated with the dates of NEET 2021 in order to avoid missing any deadlines.

NEET 2021 exam dates schedule


NEET 2021 dates

Publication of NEET brochure

July 13, 2021

Commencement of NEET registration 2021

July 13, 2021

Last date for NEET application form 2021

August 6, 2021, up to 11:50 PM

Last date to pay NEET 2021 fee

August 7, 2021, up to 11:50 PM

NEET 2021 correction window

August 8 to 12, 2021

Announcement of the city of examinations

August 20, 2021

Availability of NEET admit card 2021

September 9, 2021 (Tentative)

NEET 2021 exam date

September 12, 2021

Note: Dates for the release of the NEET 2021 answer key, OMR sheet and declaration of the result have not been announced yet by the NTA.

NEET 2021 exam day timings

Aspirants can check the exam day schedule of NEET 2021 from the table mentioned below.

NEET 2021 exam day schedule



Exam date

September 12, 2021

Duration of the exam

180 minutes (3 hours)

Timings of the NEET 2021 exam

2 to 5 PM

Note: The details of reporting time and the name of the centre will be mentioned on the NEET 2021 admit card to be issued to registered candidates.

NEET 2021 revised exam pattern

NEET aspirants must check the following crucial details related to the exam pattern of NEET 2021.

  • Number of questions: As per the revised paper pattern of NEET 2021, the question paper will now include 200 questions from Class 11 and 12 syllabi from physics, chemistry and biology subjects. Out of which aspirants have to attempt only 180 questions of their choice.

  • Bifurcation in the sections: Each subject of NEET 2021 - Physics, Chemistry and Biology - will have two sections, Section A will have 35 questions and Section B will have 15 questions for each subject. Out of the 15 questions asked in Section B, students will have an option to attempt 10 questions.

  • Marking scheme: For every correct answer, candidates will be awarded 4 marks and for every incorrect attempt, one mark will be deducted. It is to be noted that there will be no negative marking for any unanswered questions.

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