NEET UG 2021: Exam Pattern, Exam Duration, Syllabus, Important Dates

Jun 14 , 2021

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is a single entrance test conducted at the UG level for admission to medical courses. Through the NEET exam admission to MBBS, BDS, BAMS, BSMS, BUMS, BHMS, and BVSc & AH courses are granted. For the 2021 session, National Testing Academy (NTA) is set to conduct NEET on August 1, 2021, in an offline mode.

NEET 2021 Syllabus

The Syllabus of NEET 2021 is prescribed by the Medical Council of India (MCI). Students will be able to prepare for the entrance test from Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects studied in 11th and 12th grade.

Below you can check the topics that are included in the NEET UG Syllabus:

NEET Syllabus for Physics 2021

Class XIClass XII
Physical-world and measurementElectrostatics
KinematicsCurrent Electricity
Laws of MotionMagnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism
Work, Energy and PowerElectromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents
Motion of System of Particles and Rigid BodyElectromagnetic Waves
Properties of Bulk MatterDual Nature of Matter and Radiation
Thermodynamics, Oscillations and WavesAtoms and Nuclei
Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic TheoryElectronic Devices

NEET Syllabus for Chemistry 2021

Class XIClass XII
Some Basic Concepts of ChemistrySolid State
Structure of AtomSolutions
Classification of Elements and Periodicity in PropertiesElectrochemistry
Chemical Bonding and Molecular StructureChemical Kinetics
States of Matter: Gases and LiquidsSurface Chemistry
ThermodynamicsGeneral Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements
Equilibriump-Block Elements
Redox Reactionsd and f Block Elements
HydrogenCoordination Compounds
s-Block Element (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals)Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
Some p-Block ElementsAlcohols, Phenols and Ethers
Organic Chemistry- Some Basic Principles and TechniquesAldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids
HydrocarbonsOrganic Compounds Containing Nitrogen
Environmental ChemistryBiomolecules, Polymers and Chemistry in Everyday Life

NEET Syllabus for Biology 2021:

Class XIClass XII
Diversity in Living WorldReproduction
Structural Organization in Animals and PlantsGenetics and Evolution
Cell Structure and FunctionBiology and Human Welfare
Plant PhysiologyBiotechnology and Its Applications
Human PhysiologyEcology and Environment

NEET 2021 Exam Pattern

Given below is the exam pattern for NEET-UG 2021

Frequency of NEET ExamOnce in a year
Total Number of Questions in NEET180 Questions
Total Marks720 Marks
No. of questions in each sectionPhysics- 45, Chemistry- 45, Biology- 90 (Botany- 45, Zoology- 45)
Marking Scheme+ 4 for a correct answer, -1 for an incorrect answer
Type of QuestionsMultiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Exam ModeOffline (Pen and Paper Test)
Duration3 hours
Language options in NEET11 languages: English, Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Oriya, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Marathi, Gujarati, and Assamese

NEET 2021 Subject-Wise Weightage

Know distribution of questions and marks for NEET paper in the below-given table:

SubjectNumber of QuestionsMaximum Marks


Total 180720

NEET 2021 Important Dates

Given below are the complete NEET Exam dates related to various events like application process, application correction, admit card, etc.

EventsDates 2021 ( Tentative)
Release of ApplicationJune 2021
End of the application processJune 2021
Correction window opensJune 2021
Availability of Admit cardJune 2021
NEET 2021 Exam1st August 2021
Availability of Answer keyAugust 2021
Declaration of ResultSeptember 2021
Starting of CounsellingSeptember 2021

NEET 2021 Preparation Tips

Students can know various NEET preparation tips given below which will help them in qualifying for the exam with a good score:

  1. Be well versed with the NEET syllabus and exam pattern. Also, briefly understand the marking pattern of the exam.
  2. Solve sample papers and take mock tests to analyze the preparation standard of NEET.
  3. Prepare through a good online study resource.
  4. Make notes and write down all the important points. Don’t forget to go through these notes during revision. 
  5. Make a timetable and follow it in a disciplined manner for exam preparation.