National Testing Agency (NTA) has released the application form for the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) 2021 today, on July 13, 2021. Whereas the form was supposed to be out at 5 pm, it was activated after a short delay, at 5:38 PM.
The application form has been released on the official website neet.nta.nic.in. The national-level medical entrance exam is scheduled to be conducted on September 12, 2021, through the pen-and-paper format. Interested and eligible candidates are instructed to complete all the registration formalities through the online mode. Application forms, documents or application fees sent via any offline sources to the NTA shall not be accepted.
To fill the NEET 2021 application form, candidates can directly copy paste this url in their browser – testservices.nic.in/NEET2021/Root/home.aspx?enc=Ei4cajBkK1gZSfgr53ImFcFR+natXIEjJ1rCf6DMgOrJ4xlKNzYGOuB5dxhm2dDv.
They can also access the online application form on the official website neet.nta.nic.in. Candidates must follow the following steps to register for the medical entrance exam:
Step 1: Candidates must visit the official website NEET 2021 i.e. neet.nta.nic.in and click on “Fill Registration Form”. Registration involves entering basic details.
Step 2: They are then required to fill the online application form with the required information and note down the application number.
Step 3: Aspirants must upload the necessary documents in the format and dimensions specified by NTA. Read – Documents required for NEET 2021 application form.
Step 4: They must also pay the NEET 2021 application form based on the category to which they belong.
Step 5: After the successful transaction of the application fee, candidates must take a printout of the confirmation page for future use.
While filling the NEET 2021 application form, candidates are permitted to enter four city codes as exam centres in the order of priority. All candidates are advised to mention the correct city codes as per their preference. Based on this priority and the availability of centres, NTA shall allot centres to the respective candidates.
During the NEET 2021 application process, candidates have to upload certain important documents in JPG format. These documents include a passport-size photograph, signature, Class 10 mark sheet, left thumb impression and postcard-size photograph. Candidates must ensure to upload clear, scanned copies of their documents according to the format and dimensions mentioned by the authorities.
General category candidates have to pay Rs.1500 whereas General-EWS and OBC (NCL) are required to pay Rs.1400 as NEET 2021 application fee. Similarly, SC, ST, PwD and Transgender category candidates are expected to pay Rs.800 as an application fee. The application fee must be paid using online modes of payment such as Debit Card, Credit Card, Net Banking, Paytm, etc.
After a successful transaction, a confirmation page shall appear confirming that the transaction has taken place. Candidates must take a printout of the confirmation page for future use. Along with the confirmation page, candidates must also note down their computer-generated application number and receipt of the transaction. These documents and details are useful for future reference, hence should be kept safely.