NEET 2021 exam centre cities have been allotted to the candidate by the National Testing Agency (NTA) on its official website. Aspirants who will be writing the NEET 2021 exam can now check if they have been allotted their desired city or need to travel to some other location to pen the competitive paper.
The national-level medical entrance exam, will be conducted on September 12, 2021, in pen and paper mode in 13 languages. Over 16 lakh candidates have registered for the exam to fulfill their aspirations of becoming a doctor. Candidates will need to attempt 180 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) related to three subjects: Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.
For NEET 2021, NTA has increased the NEET exam cities from 155 to 202, according to the latest update by the exam conducting body. Moreover, taking note of the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the NEET 2021 exam centres had been increased to 3,862 from 2546 exam centres last year.
Aspirants in international cities or countries like Dubai and Kuwait can write the exam in their respective geographies.
How is the NEET-UG exam centre city allotted?
At the time of registration for the NEET-UG exam, candidates are asked to provide their preferences for the exam centre city. Aspirants need to select four out of the 202 exam cities in which the exam will be conducted.
The NTA has allotted the NEET 2021 exam centre city based on the preferences of the aspirants that were submitted while filing the NEET 2021 application form. Candidates are always advised to select the city near the place they’re currently preparing for the exam, as travelling on exam day could be hectic, sometimes leading to anxiety.
How to check NEET 2021 exam centre city?
Candidates can easily find out their NEET 2021 exam centre city by visiting the official site of NTA. Here’s you can check the centre city by following a few simple steps:
Step 1: Visit neet.nta.nic.in.
Step 2: Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the ‘View Advance Information for Allotment of City Centre’ option.
Step 3: Enter your application number and date of birth.
Step 4: Verify your information by entering the security pin (captcha challenge) given below.
NEET Exam Test Cities With Code
*Full list here*
|Sr.No||COUNTRY||STATE/ U.T||CITY_2021||CITY CODE|
|1||INDIA||ANDAMAN & NICOBAR ISLANDS||PORT BLAIR||1101|
|29||INDIA||DADRA & NAGAR HAVELI||DADRA & NAGAR HAVELI||1801|
|30||INDIA||DAMAN & DIU||DAMAN||1901|
|31||INDIA||DELHI/NEW DELHI||DELHI/NEW DELHI||2001|
|51||INDIA||JAMMU & KASHMIR||JAMMU||2501|
|52||INDIA||JAMMU & KASHMIR||SRINAGAR||2502|
|53||INDIA||JAMMU & KASHMIR||ANANTNAG||2503|
|54||INDIA||JAMMU & KASHMIR||BARAMULLA||2504|
|182||INDIA||UTTAR PRADESH||NOIDA/GREATER NOIDA||4410|
|192||INDIA||WEST BENGAL||24 PARGANAS (NORTH)||4601|
|201||KUWAIT||Outside India||KUWAIT CITY||9901|
When will NTA allot exam centres?
As of now, NTA has only revealed the NEET exam centre city of the aspirants. The competitive exam conducting organisation is expected to release the NEET 2021 admit card in the coming weeks.
Candidates will find the complete details, such as the exam centres’ address and exam centre code number on the NEET admit card. However, candidates who have successfully submitted their NEET 2021 applications before the deadline will only receive the admit card required for writing the competitive paper.
Can candidates change their NEET 2021 exam centre city?
NEET 2021 candidates cannot change their exam centre city once the NTA has allotted the cities to all the registered aspirants. NTA had provided an application correction window from August 8 to August 12 to make such corrections in the NEET 2021 form. However, candidates are now left with no choice but to compromise with the exam centre city that they have been allotted.
Language options in NEET 2021 exam centres
As mentioned above, the NTA allows the candidates to write the NEET 2021 examination in 13 Indian languages. Out of all 13 languages, candidates can write the exam in three languages – English, Hindi, and Urdu – at all NEET exam centres. Aspirants writing the exam in regional languages will be entertained with their language preferences at specific exam centres.
For those uninitiated, the NEET 2021 question paper is going to be bilingual, with English as one language, while candidates can select the second language from Hindi, Gujarati, Assamese, Tamil, Marathi, Oriya, Bengali, Telugu, Kannada, and Urdu.
Here’s a list of NEET 2021 exam centres on language basis
|Medium of question paper||NEET exam centre|
|English||All examination Centres|
|English and Hindi||All examination centres|
|English and Assamese||Assam centres|
|English and Bengali||West Bengal and Tripura centres|
|English and Gujarati||Gujarat, Daman, Dadra, Nagar Haveli centres|
|English and Marathi||Maharashtra centres|
|English and Tamil||Tamil Nadu centres|
|English and Telugu||Andhra Pradesh and Telangana centres|
|English and Oriya||Odisha centres|
|English and Kannada||Karnataka centres|
|English and Urdu||All examination centres 2021 centres|
|English and Malayalam||Kerala and Lakshadweep centres|
|English and Punjabi||Punjab, Chandigarh and Delhi centres|
Frequently asked Questions
1. I am solving last year’s papers for the NEET exam for practice. How many questions can I expect, on average, to be from the last year’s papers?
Ans: Though it can’t be said with surety, on average, around 10-15 questions are directly or indirectly from some of the past year’s papers. But, practicing past year papers is very important as it gives you the much-needed practice, confidence, and idea of the exam pattern.
2. I am pretty good at Biology but not that good at Physics and Chemistry. Which subject would be the most important in the NEET exams in terms of weightage?
Ans: In the NEET exams, the most crucial subject is Biology only as it occupies around 50% of the weightage bifurcated between Botany and Zoology equally. Physics and Chemistry account for a further 50% (25% each).
3. There are so many chapters to study in the NEET exam. How can I know which are the main chapters so that I can primarily focus on them?
Ans: In Botany, the main chapters are genetics, evolution, ecology, environment, and plant physiology. While in Zoology, the main chapters are Human Physiology, Biology, and Human Welfare, and Reproduction. They account for most of the questions of the NEET exam.
4. How many marks do each question carry, and what is the scenario of negative marking in the NEET exam?
Ans: In the NEET exam, each question carries four marks. So, the exam is of 720 marks in total. Yes, there is a negative marking as well, and one mark will be deducted for each wrong question. However, no marks would be deducted or awarded for a question not attempted.
5. I was having a little confusion, whether there are 200 questions or 180 questions in the NEET exam?
Ans: There is nothing to be confused about here. Yes, there are 200 questions in the exam, but you have to attempt only 180 questions. Each question carrying four marks will amount to 720 marks in total.
6. What are the qualifying marks for MBBS after the NEET exam, after which I can be assured of admission?
Ans: For the general category, you need to score at least 50 percentile, and for the Reserved category (ST/SC/OBC), you need to score at least 40 percentile.
7. If I am not getting a government college, what is the marks requirement in the NEET exam for qualifying for a good private medical college?
Ans: Though government colleges are the first priority for anyone, getting into good private colleges is also not very easy. One needs to score at least 350 marks to get into a good private medical college.
8. I also gave the JEE exam earlier. So, can I expect some of those questions to repeat here in NEET also?
Ans: Yes. Not many, but some questions definitely match with the JEE exam and JEE Mains, to be particular. Usually, in Physics and Maths, some questions from the past year and even present-year questions do get repeated or come with minor changes in the NEET exams.
9. My 12th Board exams were not that good. How much will it affect my selection after NEET?
Ans: See, 12th board marks are only required for making one eligible for the exams. You just need to score 50% marks on the boards to be eligible to sit in the NEET exam. After that, whether in the selection or the counseling, 12th Board exam marks don’t have any role to play, and only your performance at the NEET exam matters.
10. I want to get the best practice. So, which are the top coaching institutes that I can join for NEET preparation?
Ans: There are many good coaching, but the top ones are Affinity, GradeUp, Aakash, Unacademy, and Embibe. There are several others as well that you can easily get on the internet.
11. I actually have some financial constraints at my house. Is there any platform, which can provide me NEET training for free?
Ans: Yes, if you are looking for a free platform for NEET guidance, you can definitely refer to Affinity Education. You will easily get their materials free of cost at their various platforms. Also, Affinity Education is known for top faculties and good results.
12. By when I should start preparing for the NEET exam to stand a better chance of clearing it?
Ans: Ideally, one should start preparing for the NEET exam from class ninth only as it is the ideal time based upon the syllabus. But, even if you are starting a bit late, you can still catch up and stand a good chance in the exam.
13. I cannot decide how much time I should devote to study and how much to sleep to maintain an effective balance?
Ans: For clearing the NEET exams, you need to maintain an effective balance between your study and sleep. You need to study at least 12 hours a day and more if possible. Also, you have to ensure at least a 7-hour sleep to keep your mind relaxed to study that much.
14. There is a new government order for Reservation in the NEET exam. How will it work?
Ans: As per the new ruling, there will be 27% Reservation for the OBC category and 10% Reservation for the Economically Weaker Sections. However, the previous 15% and 7.5% Reservations for SC and St category respectively will continue as before.
15. I had confusion. Can I appear in both the State and the All-India Quota?
Ans: Yes, as per the NTA pattern, you can avail both the State as well as the All-India quota. This will allow you to pursue the course, not just in.
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