National eligibility cum entrance test 2021


The NTA or National Testing Agency is responsible for conducting the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, also known as NEET.

During this academic year, the exam took place on September 12th 2021. the NEET examinations are crucial for students, so they invest a year preparing for it by attending coaching and tuitions to clear off the exams.

Candidates who qualify NEET G will shortlist for admission to MD/ MS/ Postgraduate Diploma courses.


The NEET 2021 presents 200 questions divided equally among the four subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Botany, and Zoology.

Each subject comes under two categories, namely into Section A and Section B, respectively. There were 300 questions assigned in the NEET examinations due to the recent update on the exam pattern.

Paper format:

The first Section A has 35 questions, while the second Section B has 15 questions, out of which students will be attempting ten questions.

Unlike the previous years where the total marks were 1000, starting from the 2021 academic section, the total marks are 800. for every correct answer, a student receives four marks and every wrong answer.

The candidates appearing for NEET must score more than 50 per cent, while students under ST/SC/OBC require 45 per cent to qualify further.

Analysis of the NEET exam is essential to refer to the past questions and prepare more thoroughly for them.

The Physics paper was lengthy and had a large number of around 70% numerical questions. The paper also had tricky questions about Optics, Semi-Conductors and Photoelectric effects.

The Chemistry section was not as lengthy as other subjects as most of the questions were under NCERT figures, facts and tables, and statement-based questions.

Numerical based questions were also asked, along with questions based on graphs.

The Botany section consisted of NCERT questions and was mostly factual and theory related, while Zoology had tricky questions where the examiner had to focus on specific keywords.

Analysts of the paper stated that Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, PSM, Pharmacology and Pathology formed the significant bulk of the exam questions.

Most of the questions were under Opthalmology, leprosy, STD and immunobullous disorders, and vitamin deficiency and waste disposal.

The NEET 2021 introduces tie-breaking criteria stating that in case of a tie between two candidates, NEET authorities will implement the following measures;

Priority would be to the student who has more correct responses and fewer negative responses.


Few hours before his NEET examination, 19-year-old Dhanush from Salem, Tamil Nadu, was found hanging from the ceiling of his room.

According to the police investigation, the teenager had appeared twice for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Exam but could not clear the exams.

Dhanush’s brother Nishant states that Dhanush was a bright and hardworking student. During his 10th and 12th exams, Dhanush scored good marks; however, he was disappointed when he could not clear his NEET exams twice.

During his NEET exam, Dhanush often requested his family members not to disturb him during his preparations as he stayed in his room studying every day.

On Sunday morning, when Dhanush’s relatives woke him up, the door was locked from inside.

The relatives outside knocked on the door multiple times, and when they forced themselves in, they found Dhanush hanging from the ceiling.

Dhanush was rushed to the hospital, but it was too late as the doctors pronounced Dhanush to be dead.

Dhanush’s family are mourning over their son’s loss. The Chief Minister MK Stalin will pass a resolution to get permanent exemption from NEET on Monday.



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