NEET 2021 Important Dates

Oct 18, 2021 | Medical


The NEET exam Phase 1 was held on Sep 12, 2021. It was earlier being reported that the exam will be held in the first week of May 2021, however, recently, the dates for the examination were revised. The exam and other important events have been discussed below. The candidates can chalk out their preparation plans as per these dates. Any changes in the official dates will be updated on this page soon after they are released on the official website of NTA NEET 2021.

NEET results for Phase 1 are expected to be released on Oct 25, 2021.

NEET Important Dates 2021

The registration process for NEET Phase 2 started on Oct 1, 2021. The HRD Minister has assured that the aspirants will be given ample of time to prepare themselves for NEET 2021, after they are through with their CBSE board exams. Since the board examination was held in September, the revised exam date of NTA NEET 2021 was Sep 12, 2021. However, the exam date was confirmed by NTA. The dates for all the important events are tabulated below for your reference.

Events Dates (Phase 1) Dates (Phase 2)
NEET 2021 Exam Dates
NEET 2021 Application form release date Jul 13, 2021 Oct 1, 2021
NEET 2021 application form Last Date Aug 10, 2021 (till 5:00 PM) Oct 10, 2021
Last Date to make payments Aug 11, 2021 (up to 11:50 PM) Oct 11, 2021
NEET 2021 Application form correction

Aug 11, 2021 - Aug 14, 2021 (up to 2:00 PM)

Extended Date - Oct 14, 2021 (up to 11:50 PM)
NEET 2021 (UG) Admit Card Date Sep 6, 2021 To be announced
NEET 2021 Examination Date Sep 12, 2021 (02:00 PM to 05:00PM) To be announced
NEET 2021 Provisional Answer Key Oct 15, 2021 To be announced
NEET 2021 Answer Key Challenge Oct 15, 2021 - Oct 18, 2021 To be announced
NEET 2021 Result Date Oct 25, 2021 To be announced
NEET 2021 Counselling Date To be announced To be announced

NEET Registration Dates 2021: The application forms were released at 5:00 PM on Oct 1, 2021 for phase 2.

NEET 2021 Correction Dates: Once the NEET 2021 registration dates have passed, the National Testing Agency gives candidates a few dates to make alterations in their NEET forms. The candidates can make changes to a few fields between Aug 11 to Aug 14, 2021. Due to many requests, NTA has extended the form correction portal till Oct 134, 2021 for candidates to make final changes to their forms for NEET Phase 2. 

NEET 2021 OMR Sheet Release Date: The NEET provisional answer key will be released a couple of days after the examination. The candidates can expect it shortly after the exam. NTA will also release the candidates' response sheets along with the provisional answer key. Candidates have the option to challenge the provisional answer key by paying a requisite amount of fee and submitting proof to support their claim.

NEET Answer Key Dates 2021: After the exam has been carried out successfully, NTA will be releasing the NEET answer keys for all sets of the NEET question paper. All candidates will be able to challenge the provisional answer key, while the final NEET answer key will be releasing along with the NEET 2021 result.

NEET Counselling Dates 2021: The NEET counselling rounds will commence soon after the NEET 2021 results are announced.

Note: The dates mentioned in the table above are tentative. The official dates will be updated there as soon as the official NEET 2021 notification is announced. Until then, please use the above set of tentative dates to have an idea of the NEET 2021 Timeline.

Exam Time Schedule

NEET exam duration and timings are shared below. The NEET exam will be conducted in a single slot across India and candidates must reach the exam centre well before scheduled exam time. Because there will be some procedures to complete before taking the test. Candidates must carefully go through NEET 2021 Guidelines to know the important details to keep in mind on the exam day.

NEET 2021 Exam Time
Schedule Time
Test Start Time 2.00 pm
Test End Time 5.00 pm


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