NEET 2021: What and How to Prepare?

NEET is the most important medical entrance examination for undergraduate admissions.

The NTA (National Testing Agency) conducts the entrance examination for MBBS and BDS courses in India.

The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is conducted for candidates aspiring to join MBBS, AYUSH, BDS, Veterinary, and various other medical and paramedical courses in Indian universities.

NEET 2021 will take place at over 150 test centres across India. The paper will be conducted in 11 languages – English, Tamil, Hindi, Marathi, Urdu, Oriya, Gujrati, Bengali, Kannada, Assamese, and Telugu. While filling the application form, candidates are requested to select their language choice.

About NEET. The paper is set for 3 hours with a total mark of 720. 180 multi-choice questions should be attempted, and negative marking is present.

What’s new?

  • The NEET 2021 is to be conducted twice this year.

  • The aspirants had requested the Ministry of Education to consider twice conduction this year. The pandemic has brought on the difficulty for the education industry, and most students may not be ready to take up the unusual online examination.

  • Candidates can attempt both the NEET 2021 paper in the year. They will be ranked based on the best of the two scores.

  • There will be no changes in the NEET syllabus this year. However, due to syllabus cuts in CBSE and state board portions, candidates will be offered internal choices.

Important. Entrance exams to AIIMS and JIPMER have been discontinued. Admission to these prestigious universities will be through NEET.

The NEET 2021 registration forms will be released online in the second week of February.

NEET 2021 admit cards will be released in the last week of April.

NEET 2021 exam will take place in June-July after the conclusion of the 12th board exam.

The results will be announced in the first week of July 2021.

NEET 2021 Syllabus. The paper will comprise of three subjects – Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. The syllabus overlaps with the Class 11 and Class 12 CBSE syllabus. Candidates attempting the paper should thoroughly go through the syllabus before preparing for the exam.

How to Prepare?

NEET 2021 will take place on the last week of June. Aspiring candidates must make more of their time and focus on the preparation.

  • Thoroughly understand the syllabus contains and the weightage. The syllabus for 2021 has not changed.

  • Refer to NCERT books for complete topics of the syllabus.

  • Create a study plan and stick to it.

  • Solve mock test papers and previous years’ question papers.

  • Analyse the exam pattern of the previous years’ question papers and get an idea.

  • Refer to relevant materials and notes while studying.

The Study Material for NEET 2021.


1. Dinesh Objective Biology (Volume 1,2 and 3), K. N. Bhatia

2. Trueman’s Objective Biology (Volume 1 and 2)

3. Pradeep’s-A Textbook for Biology (Class 11 and 12)


1. Concise Inorganic Chemistry, J. D. Lee

2. Oxford’s Organic Chemistry

3. Physical Chemistry, O. P. Tandon


1. Objective Physics for NEET (Volume 1 and 2), D. C Pandey

2. Concepts of Physics, H. C. Verma

3. Fundamentals of Physics, Halliday, Resnick, and Walker

All the best!

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