NEET Answer Keys 2021: The National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) is a major entrance examination that is conducted on the national level all across India. The test is for determining the eligibility of the candidates who want to take admission in the medical courses in the Universities and colleges which offer courses like MBBS and BDS. The exam for NEET-UG 2021 will be conducted on 1 August 2021, as per the announcements of the NTA.
The NEET-UG examination is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) which will ensure the successful completion of the examination process as per the rules and regulations of the board. In this article, we are sharing the NEET UG 2021 Answer Keys for all paper sets. Readers will get some essential piece of information on the Answer Key Challenge for the NEET Exam. So, read the article till the end and know about the NEET Answer key and submit your challenge to the key.
NTA is also responsible for the release of the results regarding the examination. Also, it provides the All India Rank to the Directorate General Health Services of the Government of India which then conducts the counselling for 15% of All India quota Seats (AIQ). Further, the counselling of the states will proceed and other counselling authorities of the country.
NEET Official Answer Keys 2021
The NEET answer key is issued by the NTA. The Key is generally out after 15 days of the examination. NEET 2021 Official Answer keys will be available on the official website of NTA NEET. The answer key of the NEET 2021 examination will consist of the information of the questions and answer to them.
The NEET 2021 official answer keys will be available on the NEET website and will be made open to all the candidates to help them check their right and wrong answers. If the candidate finds anything wrong with the issued answer key they can challenge the answers of the board by rectifying the answer.
The authority will first release an application for inviting challenges against the answer keys. The challenge to the Answer Key will be submitted online through the NTA portal. The window to challenge the Answer Key will be made active by the authority. All the candidates who want to challenge the key will be able to do so with the payment of a processing fee.
However, the amount which is received as the fees of the challenge of the answer key will be refunded to the candidate if the proposed answer by him/her is proved to be the correct answer and is accepted by the NTA board as well. Also, the changes will be made in the official answer key and will be uploaded on the website for display. The NTA will also be releasing the NEET OMR sheet along with the answer key on the official website.
NEET UG 2021 Unofficial Answer Keys
The unofficial answer keys are released by the Coaching Institution which prepares the candidates for the NEET UG 2021 examination. There are so many medical coaching institutes like Aakash, Allen, Career Point, Bansal Classes, and JRS Varanasi. All such institutions release their own NEET Answer Keys Just after the examination on their official websites.
These answer keys are also reliable and are available free of cost. These are downloadable and anyone can download them from any of such coaching websites. We will upload unofficial NEET Answer Keys as soon as it will be available by any of the above coaching institutes. Candidates must keep checking this page to get new updates on the Answer Key release.
NEET UG Schedule 2021
As the official Schedule is not available yet, we are listing here the expected schedule as per the previous year’s schedule. The new schedule will be updated as soon as it is out and released by the authority.
|The Issuing of application form||May- Jun 2021|
|Last date for the submission of the application fees||to be announced|
|The date kept for the correction of from||–|
|The date for the Issuing of admit card||–|
|Examination date||1 Aug 2021 (Announced)|
|Publication of Provisional Answer Key||Aug 2021|
|Release of OMR Response, Challenging the Key||Aug 2021|
|Final answer key Release||Aug- Sep 2021|
|The announcement of results||to be announced|
|The starting of counselling session||Notified later|
NEET Cut Off Marks 2021
To get MBBS & BDS Govt. colleges, candidates must secure the minimum cut off marks, which will be decided by the board. The cut off marks for the exam will also be released by the authority with the NEET 2021 Result. Below, we are providing the expected NEET UG 2021 Cut Off marks for all categories.
|Reserved (OBC, ST & SC)||40 percentile|
|General – PH||45 percentile|
|Reserved -PH||40 percentile|
NEET Result 2021
After all the above procedures are complete, NTA will declare the NEET 2021 Result on its official website. All the candidates who will appear for the exam will be able to download their NEET Result. The result will consist of a scorecard with the candidate’s name, roll number, percentile score, All India Rank (AIR), and category-wise rank.
The counselling for all the candidates will begin soon after the results are out. Firstly, the Counselling will commence for the 15% AIQ seats. The counselling will proceed as per the rank of the candidates. Students who will secure the Top ranks in NEET Exam will be called for online registration and choice locking as per the counselling schedule.
Therefore, all the candidates who get their name on the Merit list released by the official authority are advised to read the counselling-related information carefully. To understand the whole process do read our article on NEET Counselling Process 2021.
The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) will conduct the counselling process for NEET undergraduate on the behalf of the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC). All the information related to the online counselling will be made available only on the official website of the Medical Counseling Committee (MCC) @www.mcc.nic.in.
NEET UG 2021 Counselling Schedule
The Counselling authority will publish the official counselling schedule on the official website. As soon as it is out, we will update the same here. Keep checking this page for more latest updates regarding NEET UG 2021.
|1.||Conducting the first round of NEET 2021 counselling (AIQ)||Aug 2021|
|2.||Starting of the round second for the NEET counselling 2021||–|
|3.||Round of the Mop-up counselling session for NEET 2021||To be notified soon|
Marking Scheme for NEET 2021
With the help of the marking scheme, students can calculate their overall scores in the Exam. Students can simply tally their marked questions and compare them with the official Answer Keys released by the authorities. It is to be noted that the answer will be released according to the sets and will be different for each set. Therefore, you need to compare the keys and your answers accordingly.
Count all the correct/ incorrect responses and calculate as per it. In case you marked more than one answer, your answer will be marked as unanswered. The marking scheme for the exam is given in the table below.
|Correct Answer||4 marks|
|Incorrect Answer||-1 marks|
|More than one answer marked||0|
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Challenge the NEET Official Answer Keys- NEET UG 2021
Candidates would have the opportunity to challenge the official answer key. However, it would not be free of cost. The process for the rectification of the wrong answer will require the candidate to pay a fee of Rs. 1,000 which will be for one answer each. For each of the response challenged by the student for the official NEET 2021 examination answer key, NTA will charge Rs. 1000.
This is the processing fee and is payable via the online payment portals. You can make the payment through the Net Banking/ Debit Card/ Credit card. Candidates must submit the challenge request within the prescribed dates. Also, they need to pay the processing fee within the stipulated time period fixed by the authority. The board will refund the challenging fee if the Board accepts his /her challenge.
How to Challenge the Key?
To challange the Answer Key, students need to undergo a sequential process, through which they will be able to challange the key. Students cam challange the key relased by the pffcial authority in the pdf format. For that, the candidates need to Login to their NEET Profile. Log in with your NEET Registration Number and Password. To challenge, students can follow these steps:
- Visit the official website of the National Testing Agency @nta.neet.nic.in.
- On the Home page, you will see a link to Candidate Login.
- Login by enetring your registration number and password.
- You will see an option of ‘Answer Key Challange’. Click on the link and select the booklet code.
- Select the question number, you want to challange and submit it.
- Choose your answer and validate it with a justification or a comment in support of the answer.
- Click on the ‘Confirm’ button to proceed for the fee payment.
- Pay the challenge fee as per the number of questions challanged.
- Print the confirmation slip.
Make sure to keep the Confirmation Slip secure, as it will be essential for any future reference use.
Download the Official Answer Key
The Official Answer Key will be released by the authority only after the exam is over. The Answer Key will be released by the authority in an online mode for each paper set. The answer keys will release code-wise for each question paper. To download the official answer Keys, students can follow these steps:
- Open the Official Website of the authority.
- On the newly open page, click on the link displaying ‘Answer Key‘ in the Download Section.
- A pdf listing the answers will open. Download this PDF.
Candidates can check the link below to download the answer key for the NEET examination 2021– The link will be updated soon.
NOTE– The above-mentioned information is for the candidates to help them understand the answer key format and the process for all the important dates of the Issuing of the answer key. So, if you are confused about a certain topic from above, you can log into the official website of the examination board.
The link to check the answer key will be available on the official website of the authority. The link will also be available in this article.
The authorities will announce the release of the Official answer keys after the conclusion of the exam. It may be out in 15 day time.
No. The Challenge to the answers will only be accepted if the candidate challenges it within the given time period.
Coaching Institutions like Akash, Allen, Resonance, release their Answer Keys for NEET question papers within the few hours after the exam.
There is no overall charge to challenge the answer key. The processing fee charge will be according to the number of questions you choose to challenge.