NEET Answer Key 2021: The National Testing Agency (NTA) will release the answer key once the NEET exam is successfully conducted. The answer key will be released on the official website, ntaneet.nic.in. Candidates will have to log in to their candidate portal using their application number and password to access the NEET 2021 answer key.
NTA will release the NEET provisional answer key first and allow the candidates to challenge the answer key if they find any objection. Once the authorities have gone through all the objections raised by the candidates, they will make the necessary changes (if any). After that, the NTA will release the NEET final answer key, and all the exam scores will be calculated based on these sets of keys. This article will provide you with all the details related to the NTA NEET Answer Key 2021. Continue reading this article to know more.
NEET Answer Key 2021 By NTA
Before we get into the details of the NEET answer key, let’s take a quick look at a brief overview of the exam.
|Name of the Exam||National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET)|
|Conducting Body||National Testing Agency (NTA)|
|Number of Attempts||Once every year|
|Subjects||Physics, Chemistry and Biology.|
|Exam Mode||Pen and paper-based (Offline)|
|Exam Duration||3 hours|
|Language Medium of Paper||English, Hindi, Gujarati, Assamese, Bengali, Kannada, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu.|
NEET Answer Key 2021: Important Dates
The officials have released the exam date for NEET 2021. Let’s take a look at the tentative dates related to the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test 2021 answer keys:
|Events||Important Dates (Tentative)|
|NEET 2021 Exam||September 12, 2021|
|Release of Unofficial Answer Keys by Coaching Institutes||To be Announced.|
|Release of Provisional Answer Key||To be Announced.|
|Last Date to File Objections Against NEET Answer Key 2021||To be Announced.|
|Final Answer Key of NEET 2021||To be Announced.|
|NEET 2021 Result||To be Announced.|
How To Download Official NEET Answer Key?
Let us look at how to download NEET 2021 answer key. For this, you can follow the steps mentioned below.
- 1st Step: Visit the official website of NTA NEET – ntaneet.nic.in.
- 2nd Step: Click on the link provided to check and download the answer key.
- 3rd Step: Enter your “Application Number” and “Password” to log in.
- 4th Step: Download the official Answer Key by clicking on the link. Please note that the keys will be in the form of PDF; therefore, you can save it on your device and calculate your exam scores.
How To Calculate NEET Score From NEET Final Answer Keys?
The exam consists of 180 questions carrying four marks each. Candidates get four marks for each correct answer, and for each incorrect response, one mark gets deducted. Let’s take a look at the marking scheme of NEET 2021 below:
|Correct Answer||+4 marks|
|Incorrect Answer||-1 mark|
|Unattempted Questions||No marks will be deducted|
|More than one answer||0 mark|
Comparing your responses with the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test Answer Key, you can calculate your NEET 2021 score using the following formula:
NEET Score = (Number of correct answers x 4) – (Number of incorrect answers x 1)
How To Challenge The Provisional NEET Answer Key?
As mentioned earlier, candidates will challenge the NEET Official Answer Key if they have any doubts regarding the released provisional keys. As per the objections raised, NTA will validate them and then release the final answer key. Candidates can follow the below-mentioned steps to challenge the provisional answer key for reference purposes.
- 1st Step: Visit the official website of NTA NEET at ntaneet.nic.in.
- 2nd Step: Click on the relevant link.
- 3rd Step: Enter your Application Number and Password to log in to the portal.
- 4th Step: Now, click on “Apply For Key Challenge”.
- 5th Step: You will see all the 180 questions in sequential order. along with the answer as per NTA. Select the question(s) you want to challenge.
- 6th Step: Once selected, you will see the four options under the column ‘Suggested Answer(s) by the Candidate’. Mark the one(s) that you think are correct.
- 7th Step: Once you have marked all the questions that you want to challenge, click on “Submit” and then on “Final Submit”.
- 8th Step: Make a payment of Rs. 1000 per question you challenged. You can use Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking to make the payment.
- 9th Step: Print out a copy of the confirmation slip.
Quick Note: Please note that the amount you pay for challenging the answer key will be refunded if your objections are found valid.
Now let’s take a look at the answer keys released by Embibe and other coaching institutes.
NEET Answer Key 2021 By Embibe & Top Coaching Institutes
Experts at Embibe will provide the NEET Answer Key and detailed solutions of the NEET-UG exam 2021. With this, you will download the NEET 2021 Answer Key by Embibe along with the NEET question paper, solutions and analysis for all the exam sets. This will help you if you want to challenge the official answer key.
How To Download NEET Answer Key By Other Coaching Institutes?
Candidates can download the NEET answer key 2021 released by different coaching institutes from this page itself. The answer keys will be released by coaching institutes like Aakash, Allen Kota, Resonance, Career Point, etc. To help the candidates, Embibe will also be compiling the answer keys from various sources to check and calculate their NEET 2021 score with comparatively high precision. Moreover, Embibe also provides the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test answer key and detailed solutions to every question.
NEET Answer Key and Question papers 2021 By Various Institutes
|Coaching Institute||Download Links|
|Aakash Institute||Click Here|
|Allen Kota||Click Here|
|Brilliant Study Centre||Click Here|
|Career Point||Click Here|
|Motion IIT JEE||Click Here|
|Affinity Classes||Click Here|
|Rao IIT Academy||Click Here|
|Sri Chaitanya||Click Here|
NEET 2021 Exam Analysis And Expected Cutoff
Various coaching institutes will release the exam analysis, expected cutoff for qualifying the exam, and admission into various institutes (AIIMS, Govt and Pvt colleges) for MBBS, BDS, BHMS, BUMS. Below we have provided a table with direct links to the analysis provided by various sources:
|NEET Analysis||NEET Exam Analysis|
|NEET Analysis & Expected Cutoff By Allen Kota||NEET Analysis & Expected Cutoff By Aakash|
|NEET Analysis & Expected Cutoff By Resonance||NEET Predicted Vs Actual Paper Analysis|
Subjectwise NEET Answer Key 2021: Physics, Chemistry & Biology
Candidates can also download the subjectwise key right here. NEET is conducted for three subjects – Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. A total of 180 multiple choice questions are asked in NEET, of which 90 questions are from Physics and Chemistry and 90 from Biology.
Candidates can download answer key 2021 subjects wise from the table below:
NEET Cut Off: Score Required To Qualify NEET
The cutoff for NEET 2021 will be declared along with the result. If we look at the previous year, General category candidates have to secure a minimum of 50 percentile to qualify NEET 2021. In contrast, the NEET Cut off score for OBC, SC and ST category candidates is 40 percentile. To qualify for NTA NEET 2021, candidates have to secure equal to or more than the required cut-off score per their category.
The table below shows NEET cut off score of the previous year (2020) in terms of percentile and mark range for different categories:
|Category||Cutoff percentile||NEET 2020 Cutoff score|
|Others||50th Percentile||720 – 147|
|OBC||40th Percentile||146 – 113|
|SC||40th Percentile||146 – 113|
|ST||40th Percentile||146 – 113|
|UR & PH||45th Percentile||146 – 129|
|OBC & PH||40th Percentile||128 – 113|
|SC & PH||40th Percentile||128 – 113|
|ST & PH||40th Percentile||128 – 113|
Candidates will have to log in with their Application Number and Password to view and download their NEET results. It is to be noted that the NEET result will be available only in online mode. No hard copy of the result will be sent to the students.
Previous Year NEET Answer Key By NTA – 2020
Here we have provided the official NEET answer key released by NTA for the previous year 2020.
|NEET 2020 Final Answer Key||Download Here|
Previous Year Question Paper & NEET Answer Key For All Codes – 2019
The examination authority National Testing Agency (NTA) provided 4 sets (P, Q, R, S) of the NEET question paper 2019. Each set of NEET question papers contains 6 codes (P1-P6, Q1-Q6, R1-R6, S1-s6). Also, the examination authority has conducted NEET in eleven different languages, but the question paper provided here is in English and Hindi only. Candidates can download NEET question paper 2019 of all codes from the table below. Along with the question paper, candidates can also download the NEET answer key of all codes.
Last year, the final answer keys were released by NTA on June 5, 2019, on their official website. You are free to check the previous year’s answer key below:
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) On NEET Answer Key 2021
Being the only medical entrance exam in the country and taken by lakhs of aspirants, many questions arise in candidates’ minds. We have listed the answers of some frequently asked questions below:
Ans: The provisional answer key is expected to be released three weeks after the exam is conducted.
Ans: The final answer key will be released two weeks after the NEET provisional answer key.
Ans: Candidates can follow the marking criteria of +4 for correct answers and -1 for incorrect answers to calculate their probable exam marks.
Ans: An application fee of Rs 1000 per question must be paid to challenge the official answer key. This amount will get refunded if the objection filed is correct.
Ans: The code of the answer key will be the same as that of the question paper. Students must download the answer key accordingly.
Ans: Yes, if students find any answer incorrect in the provisional answer key, they can challenge it by paying Rs 1000 per question inside the challenge schedule released by the authorities.
Candidates appearing for NEET 2021 can prepare effectively at Embibe. You can solve unlimited NEET Practice Questions as well as take NEET Mock Tests for free. Embibe also provides you with the complete NEET Study Material to boost your preparation.
We hope this detailed article on NEET Answer Key 2021 helps you. If you have any queries regarding the exam, drop them down in the comment section below. We will surely assist you in the best possible way.
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