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NTA NEET 2021 Exam Date Updates: Number of test centres increased to ensure safety

NTA NEET 2021 Exam Date News Updates: NEET aspirants will be able to register for the exam at from 5 pm on July 13. This year, the number of test cities have been increased to ensure social distancing amid Covid. The number of cities has been increased from 155 to 198.

By: Education Desk
New Delhi | Updated: July 16, 2021 10:12:41 am
NEET UG 2021, online protest, exam date clashNEET-UG 2021 was conducted on September 12 and over 16 lakh students appeared in the medical entrance test. (Graphics by Abhishek Mitra)

NTA NEET 2021 Exam Date News Updates: The National Testing Agency (NTA) has started the registration process for NEET-UG 2021. The Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday announced the new exam dates for the MBBS/BDS entrance exam. As per the latest announcement, the exam will be held on September 12. NEET aspirants will be able to register for the exam at from 5 pm on July 13.

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This year, the number of test cities have been increased to ensure social distancing amid Covid. The number of cities has been increased from 155 to 198. The number of examination centres will also be increased. There were a total of 3862 centres in 2020.

Candidates need soft copies of relevant documents to apply for the exam. The list includes the candidate’s photograph, signature, left-hand thumb impression, class 10 mark sheet, class 10 passing certificate, class 12 mark sheet, class 12 passing certificate, ID proof (such as Aadhaar Card).

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Earlier in April, it was announced that the exam will be held on August 1. However, the exam was postponed due to the coronavirus situation across the country. Last year, the NEET-UG 2020 was conducted on September 13 amid strict precautions in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. A total of 13.66 lakh candidates had appeared in the exam of whom 7,71,500 qualified.

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14:07 (IST)14 Jul 2021
Exam date for NTA NEET 2021 announced

According to the latest announcement, NTA NEET 2021 will be held on September 12 2021 across India. 

12:23 (IST)14 Jul 2021
NEET-UG to be conducted in 13 languages, exam centre opened in Kuwait: Dharmendra Pradhan

In a first, NEET-UG will be conducted in 13 languages with Punjabi and Malayam being the new additions. Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan announced on Tuesday that a new exam centre has been opened in Kuwait.   "The NEET(UG) 2021 will be for the first time conducted in 13 languages with new addition of Punjabi and Malayalam," Pradhan said.

10:41 (IST)14 Jul 2021
Madras HC dismisses petition against TN govt's NEET panel, Stalin welcomes verdict

The Madras High Court on Tuesday dismissed a PIL challenging the Tamil Nadu government constituting a panel on the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET), saying it was not contrary to the orders of the Supreme Court on the matter. -- PTI

20:02 (IST)13 Jul 2021
Application form correction window to open from August 8

If a candidate wants to make changes in the application form, they can do so after the application deadline ends. Candidates will be able to make corrections in their application forms from August 8 to August 12. 

19:31 (IST)13 Jul 2021
Last date to pay application fees for NEET-UG 2021 is August 7

Candidates applying for NEER-UG 2021 have to submit the application fees online. The last date of successful transaction of fee through credit/debit card/netbanking/upi / Paytm wallet is August 7.

19:03 (IST)13 Jul 2021
NTA has announced two-step registration process for NEET-UG 2021

The application form for NEET (UG) – 2021 has been divided into two sets/phases. The first set of information needs to be filled up before the last date of submission of the application form online. The second set of information needs to be filled up by the candidates before the declaration of the result/ downloading of score card during the period that would be notified separately through neet (UG) portal in due course.

18:32 (IST)13 Jul 2021
NTA changes exam pattern for NEET-UG 2021

The test pattern of NEET (UG)-2021 comprises of two sections. Each subject will consist of two sections. Section A will consist of 35 questions and Section B will have 15 questions, out of these 15 questions, candidates can choose to attempt any 10 questions. So, the total number of questions and utilisation of time will remain the same.

18:25 (IST)13 Jul 2021
NEET-UG 2021 to be held on 13 languages

NEET (UG) – 2021 will be conducted in 13 languages i.e. English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi,
Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu. 

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18:21 (IST)13 Jul 2021
NEET-UG 2021 exam timing released

The NEET-UG 2021 will be held on September 12. The three-hour-long exam will be conducted from 2 pm to 5 pm. The NEET (UG) – 2021 shall consist of one question paper containing 180 multiple choice questions from Physics, Chemistry, and Biology (Botany and Zoology).

18:20 (IST)13 Jul 2021
Registration process for NEET-UG 2021 to end on August 6

The registration process for NEET-UG 2021 will be conducted from July 13 to August 6. The admit card will be released three days prior to the conduct of the exam. 

18:12 (IST)13 Jul 2021
NEET-PG 2021 to be held on September 11

Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Tuesday announced that NEET-PG 2021 will be held on September 11. 

18:06 (IST)13 Jul 2021
NEET-UG 2021 examination fee

For general candidates, the NEET-UG 2021 examination fee is Rs 1500. For General-EWS/OBC-NCL(central list), the exam fee is Rs 1400. Candidates belonging to the SC/ST/Person with Disabilities(PwD)/Third Gender category will have to pay an exam fee of Rs 800.

17:56 (IST)13 Jul 2021
Fill up functional mobile number and email address in NEET-UG 2021 form

Candidates must ensure that mobile numbers, e-mail ID filled in the online application form are their own or their parents only. The NTA will communicate by SMS and/or e-mail on given mobile number and email ID only.

17:51 (IST)13 Jul 2021
NEET-UG 2021 website down

Soon after the NTA activated the registration link on, the website is down due to heavy online traffic. The aspirants are unable to register for the medical entrance exam, The NEET-UG 2021 is scheduled to be held on September 12. 

17:46 (IST)13 Jul 2021
Document size and format for filling NEET-UG 2021 form

Candidates need to upload scanned images of latest passport size photograph (size: 10 kb to 200 kb), post card size photograph (4”x6”) (size: 50 kb - 300 kb) and candidate’s signature (file size: 4kb - 30kb), left hand thumb impression (file size: 10 kb-50 kb) in JPG/JPEG format. (In case of any eventuality of left thumb being unavailable, right-hand thumb impression may be used.), Class 10 passing certificate (size: 100 kb to 400 kb) in JPG/JPEG format.

17:46 (IST)13 Jul 2021
How to apply for NEET-UG 2021

Step 1: Visit the official website,

Step 2: Scroll to the bottom of the webpage and click on 'Fill Registration Form.

Step 3: Fill the online application form, note down the application number. Upload documents.

Step 4: Applicants will have to pay the fee by prescribed modes or format

Step 5: Keep a printout of the confirmation page after successful payment of the fee

17:44 (IST)13 Jul 2021
Registration link has been activated on NEET-UG 2021 website

Candidates can now register for NEET-UG 2021 website at

17:37 (IST)13 Jul 2021
NEET-UG 2021 website updated with latest inputs

The NTA has updated the information on the official website of NEET-UG. The information regarding NEET-UG 2021 is now available at 

17:32 (IST)13 Jul 2021
List of common services centres

There are more than 2.4 lakhs common services centres across the country. The list of the Common Services Centre is available on the website at

17:31 (IST)13 Jul 2021
NTA sets up common services centres for registrations

In areas, where candidates find it difficult to submit online application due to various constraints, the services of common services centre (CSC), under the Digital India initiatives may be utilised. The CSC scheme is a part of the National eGovernance Plan (NeGP) and is managed at each village Panchayat level by a village level entrepreneur (VLE). 

NEET-UG 2021, NEET registration, NEET-UG 2021 was earlier scheduled to be held on August 1. Representational image/ file

From the last year, the admissions to MBBS course in 13 All India Institute of Medical Sciences and the Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, are also being made through NEET following the amendment in National Medical Commission Act, 2019.

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First published on: 13-07-2021 at 12:18:19 pm
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