NEET 2021 New Changes by NTA - Online Exam, Paper Pattern (Choices in Answering Questions)

Last Updated : January 20, 2021.

There is a buzz around that NTA is going to make some changes in the NEET 2021 examination and paper pattern due to COVID-19 situation. Here we are answering some queries from students about new changes in the NEET exam.

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What are the changes taken by NTA for the NEET 2021 and 2022?

NEET 2021 question paper will have choices i.e. options to answer questions in order to rationalize the decision of different Boards across the country regarding the reduction of syllabus. No changes made for NEET 2022.

Will NEET 2021 be conducted in online mode?

NTA is discussing conducting NEET 2021 in online mode. A decision was taken in 2019 to conduct NEET exam in online (CBT) mode, but due to concerns regarding the number of aspirants and online test practice centres (TPCs), it was changed back to offline mode.

Is NEET going to be held twice in 2021?

As of now, NEET 2021 is expected to take place one time only in the month of May or June. Don't make any changes to your NEET preparation study plan by thinking about it.

Is there any change in the NEET 2021 syllabus by NTA?

The syllabus for NEET 2021 is unchanged, and will stay the same as previous years. However, NTA will provide choices in NEET paper where the questions from the deleted portion of various Board syllabus, like CBSE, could be made optional.

Will the NMC act replacing MCI bring changes in NEET eligibility, age limit or exam pattern?

The NMC Act has replaced MCI officially from 25th September 2020. It's highly unlikely that the NMC act will bring major changes in NEET eligibility, age limit, exam pattern or syllabus. Any changes in NEET through NMC act, if made, will be updated here on this page.

Will MBBS admissions in AIIMS and JIPMER also happen through NEET-UG in 2021?

Yes, Admission to MBBS courses in AIIMS and JIPMER will be through NEET-UG in 2021. Institute of National Importance like AIIMS, JIPMER, PGIMER will Not Conduct any UG entrance examination. NEET will be the Only entrance exam to MBBS & few other UG medical courses.

What will be the pattern of questions in the NEET after scrapping AIIMS and JIPMER?

There is no change in the NEET question pattern. NEET question paper will have a total 180 objective type (multiple-choice) questions of Physics, Chemistry and Biology. 45 each in Physics & Chemistry and 90 questions from Biology (Botany, Zoology).

Will there be any change in the NEET paper pattern since it is merged with AIIMS and JIPMER?

No, there is no change in the NEET paper pattern (after inclusion of AIIMS and JIPMER MBBS admission through NEET).

Will NTA add General Knowledge, Logic & Reasoning and English language into the NEET exam now that AIIMS and JIPMER are canceled?

No, NTA will not add AIIMS and JIPMER sections like general knowledge, logic & reasoning and English language into the NEET exam. There are lakhs of students who only prepare for NEET, adding extra sections to NEET will further complicate it more.

What changes should be made in the preparation of NEET after the merging of AIIMS and JIPMER?

There is no change required in the NEET preparation after the merging of AIIMS and JIPMER. Continue your NEET preparation the way you were doing so far.

Will the NEET paper be tough or easy because there is no AIIMS and JIPMER?

The difficulty level of NEET can't be predicted in advance. AIIMS and JIPMER will have no say regarding questions of NEET paper. It's up to NTA whether they will make paper easy, moderate or tough. You should prepare well for any possibility.

What will be the level of NEET exam paper after mixing of all 3 papers - JIPMER, AIIMS and NEET?

The level of NEET exam paper is expected to be the same as previous years. The competition will rise due to mixing of all 3 papers (JIPMER, AIIMS and NEET) which may result in a slight increase in difficulty level of questions. NCERT will remain the main source of preparation along with NEET coaching modules.

Will the level of questions in NEET get difficult like AIIMS after NEET becoming the only exam for MBBS admission?

No. Saying that the level of questions in NEET exam will be difficult like AIIMS is a little bit exaggerated. For Biology, NCERT is recommended and in Physics and Chemistry, the paper will check your clarity on concepts. There may be a small increase in the difficulty level of questions as NEET will be the single entrance exam for admission to prestigious medical colleges like AIIMS, JIPMER.

Is NCERT enough for NEET preparation after merging of AIIMS and JIPMER?

NCERT books are recommended for NEET preparation as the syllabus of NEET is largely based on NCERT class 11 and 12 syllabus. For solving problems and daily practice papers, you can refer to NEET study material or reference books.

Will there be an age limit for NEET because AIIMS didn't have such a limitation?

There is no upper age limit for NEET. The supreme court has allowed above 25 years candidates to appear in the NEET exam. NEET Minimum age limit : He/she has completed age of 17 years at the time of admission or will complete that age on or before 31st December of the year of his/her admission to the 1st year MBBS/BDS Course.

Will there be an EWS Quota in NEET 2021 and 2022?

Yes, EWS Quota will be applicable for NEET 2021 and 2022. There is a 10% Reservation quota for the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) among General Category candidates in medical colleges.

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