On March 12, 2021 NTA had announced that it will conduct NEET entrance exam on August 1, 2021 and the exam will be conducted in 11 languages same as it happened last year. NTA will also start inviting the NEET application 2021 shortly. The complete exam schedule is awaited.

On February 2, 2021 CBSE released the datesheet for class 10 and class 12 board exams. It was speculated that NTA along with education ministry may announce notification regarding NEET 2021 dates. But no such announcement was made by the NTA. Earlier, it was expected that education ministry might provide some clarity on NEET 2021 dates and syllabus by the end of January but it also didn't happen.

Earlier in January NTA has announced the dates for JEE mains which had led to the anticipation among the NEET aspirants that NTA will soon announce the NEET 2021 dates. It is now expected that the NEET 2021 dates can be announced in the first half of March now. As per the regular schedule of NEET, it is also expected that NEET 2021 exam will take place in June after the class 12 board exam concludes. In this article, we will cover the admission process for NTA NEET 2021 along with a few preparation tips.

On February 8, 2021, Union Health Ministry has given its nod to conduct NEET 2021 twice a year from session 2021-2022. Recently, NTA Director General, Vineet Joshi on February 23, 2021 has given clarity on why there is a delay in the announcement of NEET 2021 Dates and had said that “there are a total of 28 boards, two ministries, and NTA involved in the brainstorming process, so the process is taking time”. 

“NTA is in consultation with all the stakeholders and taking into consideration all possible aspects in the best interest of students. Moreover, he expected that a final decision on the exam date will be made by the end of February,” Joshi added. The authorities are now taking requests of the candidates for consideration and will soon announce the dates along with the other important information on how and when the second attempt will take place.  

NTA NEET 2021 Overview




National Eligibility cum Entrance Test

Popularly known as


Conducting Body

National Testing Agency (NTA)



Language options available

English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Oriya, Kannada and Urdu


3 hours

Total marks


Total number of questions


Negative marking



Physics, Chemistry and Biology

NTA NEET 2021 Courses Offered

As mentioned above, NEET 2021 is the only entrance test for admission to undergraduate medical courses in India. Admission to AIIMS and JIPMER MBBS courses will also be on the basis of the marks obtained in NEET 2021. Apart from these institutes, 76,928 MBBS seats across the country will be filled through NEET 2021 marks. Admission to 26,949 BDS seats and 52,720 AYUSH seats will also be filled using NEET 2021 scores.