NEET 2021 Attempts Extended for all Aspirants – Check NEET Eligibility Criteria

The decision was made by the University Grants Commission (CGU) in January 2021. Applicants can now take the national eligibility test (NEET 2021) a maximum of three times until they meet the criteria. 25 years. For reserved categories, the maximum age limit is 30 years. Now, candidates will only have 3 opportunities to take the exam. The appearance in NEET 2021 will be counted as the first (1st attempt).

Until now, there was no limit to the number of attempts to appear NEET. The limit of the number of attempts has been introduced from the year 2021 and will be counted from 2021 onwards.

Prior notification: Notice was sent on February 3 regarding 3 attempts prescribed for the NEET 2021 Exam. It was prescribed that candidates previously tempted for AIPMT / NEET will be counted as their attempts may claim NEET based on their remaining attempts.

Some Points to Be Noted

  • In order to appear the NEET, the candidate must fulfill an attempt limit.
  • There will be only 3 attempts to qualify the NEET Exam.
  • All previous attempts will not be counted.
  • Only attempts from the year 2021 will be counted.
  • No state or other (AIIMS/JIPMER) examination attempts will be counted.
  • Candidates attempted prior to AIPMT or NEET 1 and NEET 2 in the year 2016 will not be counted.
  • There is not compulsory to attempt for the NEET exam continuously. You can get the gap as per your convenience.

NEET 2021 Attempts

Candidates who apply for NEET 2021 to obtain admission to the courses in question will be awarded a limited number of attempts to give NEET.

The number of attempts will be 3 attempts for the candidates who will be presented for the national eligibility test and the admission test as well as the fulfilment of the other eligibility conditions. The appearance in NEET 2021 will be counted as the first attempt.

According to the new changes, all General & OBC candidates now can attempt NEET Examination 9 times (if starting on 17 years age) and SC/ST can attempt this maximum 14 times.

Previously, it was prescribed that candidates who had already made all three attempts would not be allowed to apply for NEET 2021. Therefore, applicants can not complete the application form for 2021. But the MCI has sought. Attempts made by applicants for the AIPMT / NEET before 2021 should not be taken into account.

Candidates who will appear in NEET 2021 after this attempt will be counted as their first attempt, regardless of previous attempts. Applicants who have not been able to complete the application form can now complete the application form and apply for the entrance examination. The official notification regarding the change can be seen here.

NEET 2021 Eligibility Criteria – Quick Facts



Qualifying Exam

10+2 or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology and English as core subjects (Biology/Biotechnology as additional subjects will be considered) in both Classes 11 and 12 from a recognized board.

Minimum Age Requirement

17 years as on December 31, 2021.

Candidates must be born on or before January 1, 2003.

Maximum Age Limit

Not more than 25 years of age for unreserved category candidates and 30 years of age for reserved and PwD category candidates (Case pending before Supreme Court; final criteria will be notified with the release of NEET application form 2021)

Qualifying Marks

UR – 50%, OBC/SC/ST – 40%, PWD – 45% (minimum aggregate marks only for PCB subjects)

Maximum Attempts

No limit on the permitted number of attempts.


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  1. mohd azam says:

    Hii sir i have attemps

  2. Rahithya says:

    How many attempt for neet ug

  3. Vishwanath says:

    I have previously attempted 2 times for neet during 2018 and 2019 and now I am attempting for 3rd time in 2020. Can I attempt for next year or its my last attempt

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  5. Rohan says:

    Sir I already attempted 2 times for neet before neet 2021 do I am eligible to attempt in 2022

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