NEET Application Form 2021 (Correction Window Open) – Check Last Date to Edit/Modify Details

The NEET 2021 application process ended on August 10 (9.50 pm) and the application fee could be paid till 11.50 pm. The NEET application correction window is open from August 11 to August 14 (2 pm). NEET application form 2021 was released online on July 13, after 5.30 pm on the official website of NEET 2021. The NEET application form correction window was earlier slated to open on August 8 and end on August 12. Informing NEET UG aspirants of the change in the application schedule, NTA has mentioned that this year onwards BSc Nursing (Hons) admission will take place through NEET UG scores, and to enable BSc Nursing (Hons) aspirants to apply for NEET 2021, the last date of application has been extended from August 6 to August 10. Candidates can click here to avail the NEET 2021 Application Correction Facility.

In order to apply for NEET 2021, candidates had to register first on the official website, neet.nta.nic.in to access the application forms. To complete the registration process, candidates had to provide a valid email ID and mobile number. System generated Application ID for each candidate was issued. They could set their own passwords during the NEET 2021 registration process. Using these credentials, candidates were able to fill the NTA NEET 2021 application form online. This year, a change has been implemented in the NEET application process. In order to ensure the candidates submit all the information properly, the application form has been divided into two sets and phases. The first phase ended on August 10, and the second phase of information will have to be entered before the declaration of NEET 2021 result.

After successful completion of the NTA NEET application form 2021, candidates had to save and print the duly filled application form for future reference. NTA released offline application form of NEET 2021 for the residents of Kashmir valley, Leh, and Kargil, like the previous year. Applicants must note that this provision will be made available for the residents of the Kashmir valley, Kargil, and Leh only. Applicants from all other states will have to fill the NTA NEET 2021 application form in the online mode only. Read the complete article to know more about the application process, important dates, correction window, and more. Candidates must note that the NEET offline application form was made available to the candidates from remote locations till last year. This year, the process may change and offline NTA NEET application forms may not be released owing to the pandemic scenario. Clarity on this will be there once NTA releases the NEET 2021 information brochure. 

NEET 2021 Application Dates

The NEET 2021 application process is the stepping stone of the national level examination process and has various events involved besides the filling of the NTA NEET 2021 application form. Below is the schedule for NEET 2021 Application Dates:

EventsDates
The information brochure will be released 13-Jul-2021
Registration began13-Jul-2021 (5.30 pm)
Deadline to fill the application form06-Aug-2021 (11.50 pm)10-Aug-2021 (9.50 pm)
Deadline for the transaction of application fee07-Aug-2021 (11.50 pm)10-Aug-2021 (11.50 pm)
Application Correction window08-Aug-2021 to 12-Aug-202111-Aug-2021 to 14-Aug-2021 (2 pm)
NEET 2021 Admit Card09-Sep-2021
NEET 2021 exam day01-Aug-2021 12-Sep-2021
NEET 2021 Application Dates

How to use the NEET correction window 2021?        

The procedure to edit or make changes in the NEET 2021 application form are as follows:

  • Go to the official website of NTA NEET (neet.nta.nic.in) or visit the URL – https://testservices.nic.in/NEET2021/Root/home.aspx?appFormId=101042111
  • Login using the application number and password
  • Click on “Click here for correction in NEET 2021 Application Form”
  • The filled application form of NEET 2021 will be displayed on the screen and candidates can edit the fields.
  • Click on ‘Preview and Submit’
  • An OTP will be sent to the registered mobile number
  • Enter the OTP in the space provided
  • Click on ‘Final Submit’
  • A warning pops up on the screen
  • If you are satisfied with the corrections made, click on ‘Please do’
  • The correction slip of the NEET 2021 application form will be display on the screen
  • Save and print the correction slip for future reference.

Details That Can Be Edited

The following details are permissible for editing or changing in the NEET 2021 application correction facility:

  • Personal Details – Name, date of birth, parents’ name, gender, identity card details, place of birth
  • Address: Permanent or correspondence address
  • Academic Details: Information regarding Class 10 and Class 12
  • Medium of Question Paper: The preferred language of the question paper
  • Exam City Preference: The order of preference of chosen exam cities can be changed or cities can be replaced or changed  
  • Image Upload: In case the file size or format of photographs uploaded on the NEET 2021 application form is considered incorrect by NTA, they would have to upload the correct or rectified files

Details That Can’t Be Edited

The following details cannot be changed or edited are as follows:

  • Nationality
  • Mobile Number
  • Email ID

NEET Eligibility Criteria 2021

Before filling NTA NEET 2021 application form, candidates are advised to find out if they are eligible to apply for it. NEET eligibility criteria 2021 has been set by the National Testing Agency and states the basic requirements to appear for the entrance test. The criteria have been summarized in the table given below.

Eligibility Criteria for NEET 2021

The NEET 2021 eligibility criteria are stated in the table below:

ParticularsDetails
NationalityIndian NationalsForeign NationalsNRIPIOOCI
AgeThe candidate must be at least 17 years of age as of December 31, 2021. The upper age limit for unreserved category candidates is 25 years and that of reserved category candidates is 30 years
Minimum QualificationClass 12 or equivalent from a recognised institute
Mandatory SubjectsPhysics, Chemistry, and Biology
Minimum marks required in the qualifying examinationGeneral: 50 per cent PWD: 45 per centSC/ ST/ OBC: 42 percent
Number of permitted attemptsNo limit specified by NTA
Eligibility Criteria for NEET 2021

NEET 2021 Documents Required

Since the entire registration process for NEET 2021 was online, candidates were advised to keep the following documents ready before filling the NEET application form to avoid any last-minute hassles.

Documents Required for NEET 2021 Application Form

The table below brings the list of documents and files to be uploaded while filling the NTA NEET 2021 application form.

DocumentsSpecificationsSizeFormat
Scanned PhotographPassport size and postcard size (both)The photograph must not be older than 3 monthsName of the candidate and date must be printed below the photograph10 Kb to 200 Kb (passport size)4″x6″, 10 kb to 200 kb (postcard size) JPG/JPEG
Scanned SignatureSignature of the candidate in black ink on white background4 Kb to 30 Kb JPG/JPEG
Scan of thumb impressionLeft-hand thumb impressionShould be on white paper with blue ink10 Kb to 200 KbJPG/JPEG
Class 10 Passing CertificateThe scanned copy of Class 10 passing certificate has to be uploaded50 kb to 300 kbPDF
Citizenship Certificate or Embassy CertificateThe citizenship certificate or the embassy certificate is required to prove the nationality of the candidates50 kb to 300 kbPDF
Other things that must be kept handyA valid mobile numberValid Email IdClass 10 marks and percentageClass 12 marks and percentageIdentity Number – Aadhar Card number/ Passport number/ Ration Card number/ bank account/ any other valid Govt. identity numberCredit card/ Debit card/ Net banking credentials

How to fill the NEET 2021 Application Form?

NEET 2021 Application Steps
Steps to fill the NEET 2021 application form:

Steps to fill the NEET 2021 application form:

Steps to fill the application form for NEET 2021 have been elaborated below. Candidates could go through the steps before filling the application to understand the process better and avoid confusion.

Step 1: Registration

  • Go to the official website of NTA NEET or neet.nta.nic.in
  • Click on “Fill Registration Form” or the invitation for NEET UG 2021 Registration
  • Enter the following details
  1. Candidate’s Name
  2. Mother’s name
  3. Father’s name
  4. Date of birth
  5. Category
  6. Gender
  7. Nationality
  8. Persons with Disability
  9. Identification Type
  10. Identification Number
  11. Mobile number
  12. Email Id
  13. Password
  14. Enter Security Pin

Step 2: Apply online for NEET 2021

  • Click on “Click here to login”
  • Login using the application number and password
  • The NEET 2021 application would open on your screen
  • Details entered during the registration process will be pre-filled in the application and cannot be changed

The form is divided into twelve sections, fill in the following details:

Sections Credentials
Personal Details  Candidate’s NameMother’s and Father’s NameGenderCategoryDate of BirthNationalityPersons with disabilityDo you belong to Minority Category?Are you suffering from Diabetes Type I?Identification TypeIdentification Number
Place of BirthPlace of BirthStateDistrict
Choice of Medium of Question PaperChoose from the following language options: English, Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi, Oriya, Bengali, Assamese, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, and Urdu
Choice of Examination CentreChoose four exam centres in decreasing order of preference
Academic Details (Class 10 or equivalent)Name of School Education BoardName of School /CollegeAddress of School/CollegeYear of passingPercentage of marks obtained in Class 10Class X board roll number
Academic Details (Class 11 or equivalent) Name of School /CollegeYear of passingPlace of StudyState where School/College is locatedDistrict where School/College is located
Academic Details (Class 12 or equivalent)School Board of Class 12 or equivalentName of School/College (passed/appearing)Address of School/CollegePlace of studyYear of passingState where School/College is locatedDistrict where School/College is locatedQualifying Exam CodeYear of passing/Appearing class 12 or equivalentPercentage of marks obtained in Class 10th if passedEnter Roll Number of class 12
Permanent AddressPermanent address of the candidate
Correspondence Address Same as permanent address or fill in the current address
Details of Parents/ GuardianQualificationOccupationAnnual income
Do you intend to wear a customary dress contrary to the Dress code while appearing for the exam?Yes /No
Security pinAlphanumeric pin on the screen
  • Check all the details carefully as they cannot be changed after the final submission of the NEET application form 2021
  • To submit the duly checked application form, click on “Yes, please do” on the confirmation pop-up

Step 3: Upload scanned images

  • Click on “Upload your recent documents”
  • Select the files to be uploaded
  • Click on “Next”

Step 4: Make Payment

Select the desired mode of payment ( SBI/Syndicate/HDFC/ICICI/Paytm Payment Gateway through Debit Card/Credit Card/Net-banking/UPI)

Pay the application fee

The category-wise application fee for NEET 2021 is given below:

CategoryApplication fee (In Rs)
General1,500
Other Backward Classes1,400
Scheduled Caste /Scheduled Tribe800
Persons with Disability800

Step 5: Print Confirmation

Save and print the filled application form for NEET 2021 along with the confirmation slip.

NEET 2021 Application Correction Window

NTA will give candidates an option to change certain fields through the correction window of the NTA NEET application form 2021. The NEET 2021 correction window is activated on August 11 and the process will end on August 14 at 2 pm. The correction window for NEET 2021 application form is a one-time facility only and corrections made using this window are permanent. 

Fields that can be changed in the application form of NEET 2021 using the correction window

The fields or areas that can be edited in the NEET 2021 application correction process are as follows:

  • Personal details: Name, date of birth, father’s/mother’s name, gender, eligibility for 15 per cent AIQ, ID card details, nationality, birthplace, the medium of question paper
  • Academic details Class 10 and Class 12: board name, name of school/college/institution/university, year of passing, percentage of marks obtained
  • Academic details Class 12: board name, school name & address, place, school location details, qualifying examination code, passing year, percentage of marks obtained, roll number
  • Contact details: Permanent, correspondence address, and contact details
  • Images: passport-sized photograph, signature, postcard-sized photograph, thumb impression and the mark sheet of class 10
  • Exam city preference

 Documents that must be retained till NEET admissions are over

  • Printout of the confirmation page
  • Receipt for the payment of application fees
  • Six to eight copies of the uploaded photograph

NEET Application Statistics

NEET is the largest medical entrance test in India. Every year there is a significant rise in the number of NEET applicants. The data for the past four years has been depicted in the graph given below

NEET registration statistics
CandidatesNEET 2020
(in Lakh)
NEET 2019
(in Lakh)
NEET 2018
(in Lakh)
NEET 2017
(in Lakh)
Registered15.9715.1913.2711.39
Appeared14.1014.1012.7010.90
Registered male6.806.855.804.97
Registered female8.388.347.466.41

NEET 2021 exam will be conducted on September 12, 2021, in 199 cities across India and two international cities, Dubai and Kuwait. Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan announced the NEET exam and application process commencement date on July 12. The NEET 2021 notification was released on July 13, on the official NTA NEET website. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Regarding NEET 2021 Application Form 

Q. What details can be changed using the NEET correction window?A. All the fields in the NTA NEET application form 2021 can be changed using the correction window. Candidates using the NEET 2021 correction window are thus advised to check the entire application before submitting it.

Q. I paid the NEET 2021 application fee twice. What should I do?A. If the NEET application fee has been deducted twice from your account, NTA will accept the fee only once. The rest of the amount will be refunded to your account in seven working days.

Q. How do I know that the fee has been successfully deposited in my account?A. After successful payment of the NEET application fee, you will receive a payment confirmation slip online. Save the confirmation slip for future reference.

Q. Can I change my address using the NEET correction window?A. Yes, you can change the address using the correction window of the NTA NEET 2021 application form. Though the details can be edited using the correction window, candidates are advised to fill the application form carefully and check the details thoroughly before submitting it.

Q. Is NEET 2021 application form released?A. The NEET 2021 application form was released on July 13, on the official NTA NEET 2021 website.

Q. When can I apply for NEET 2021?A. Aspirants were able to apply for NEET 2021 as and when the application process will commence, i.e. July 13. 

Q: Will the NEET 2021 application deadline get extended?A: Yes, NTA had postponed the NEET 2021 application deadline from August 6 to August 10 to enable aspirants planning to pursue BSc (Hons.) Nursing courses through NEET, to apply for the exam. The application fee had to be paid by August 10, 11.50 pm.

Q. How do I fill NEET Form 2021?A. The NTA NEET 2021 application form filling procedure will be completely online. Candidates have to visit the official website and fill in the mandatory details and upload the required files such as applicants’ photographs, signatures and documents. The final step is to pay the application fee through one of the slated payment modes. 

Q. Can I fill the application form for NEET 2021 offline?A. The NTA NEET 2021 application form could be filled in online mode only. However, there may be an exception for the applicants residing in the Kashmir valley or Leh. The NEET 2021 application fee has to be paid using a credit card/ debit card, net banking, Paytm or UPI. 

Q. Do I need to send the NEET application form and other attachments by post to NTA?A. No, you need not send any documents by post to NTA. The entire application process of NEET 2021 will be online and the relevant documents have to be uploaded online only. 

Q. I made a mistake in the email ID while registering for NEET 2021. What can I do?A. If you have completed the NTA NEET 2021 application form with an incorrect email address, you will not receive the email notifications. However, if the mobile number that you have registered on the NTA portal is correct, you will receive the same notification on your phone. These details cannot be changed in the application correction window. Candidates who had submitted the wrong email id or mobile number during the registration process would have to register again.  

Q. When submitting the application form for NEET 2021, the session expires before I submit it. What should I do?A. Candidates filling the NEET 2021 application form must try to fill and submit it within 30 minutes of logging into the registered account. Also, save each portion of the application form so as to avoid filling it again if the session expires. To ensure completing the form in under 30 minutes, keep all the information handy. 

Q. Can I fill the application form for NEET 2021 without the internet?A. If you do not have access to the internet, you can go to the nearest Common Services Centre (CSC). The CSCs help in filling the application form for NEET 2021 and payment of the application fee. They will charge a nominal fee for these services. To know the details of the nearest CSC, visit csc.gov.in. 

Q. How can I be sure that NTA has received the application fee?A. After the payment has been processed successfully, a confirmation page will open on the screen. This confirmation is a confirmation that the NEET 2021 application fee has been received by the NTA. Save and print this page for future reference.

Q. Do I have to pay a correction fee for making changes to the NEET application form 2021?A. The correction fee depends on the fields that you want to modify in the application form of NTA NEET 2021. However, if there are minor changes in the application form you may not have to pay anything.

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