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University Data Specialist | Updated On - Jan 10, 2022

NEET official answer keys 2021 are expeted to be released in 4th week of septembet by NTA. After releasing the provisional NEET Answer Key with images of OMR response sheet and test booklet code, NTA will most likely release the NEET 2021 Final Answer KeysNEET 2021 Memory based answer key have been released by many institutes. Things to keep in mind about the NEET 2021 final answer keys is that these cannot be challenged and the NEET 2021 result will be announced based on the final answer keys.

NEET Answer Key Dates 2021

Events NEET 2021 Answer key dates
NEET 2021 Exam Date 12 September 2021
Release of Unofficial NEET answer key 12 September 2021
Display of official NEET OMR Sheet & answer key 4th week of September 2021
Challenging answers of NEET official answer key 4th week of September 2021
Final NEET 2021 answer key release date 2nd week of October 2021
NEET 2021 Result 1 November 2021

NEET 2021 Memory Based Answer Key

Question Papers Sets Answer Key and Solutions (By Allen)
NEET 2021 Physics Paper Download
NEET 2021 Chemistry Download
NEET 2021 Botany Download
NEET 2021 Zoology Download

How to Check NEET 2021 Answer Key by NTA?

NEET 2021 Answer Key by NTA will be available on the official website only. Hence, the aspirants are advised to follow the procedure stated below to download their NEET 2021 answer key:

  • First, visit the official website i.e. ntaneet.nic.in.
  • Second, click on the ‘Candidate Login’ at the home page.
  • Third, enter the registration number and password.
  • The NEET 2021 answer key for the candidate’s paper code will be displayed on the screen along with the candidate’s marked answers.
  • Finally, download the answer and verify it with the NEET 2021 Final answer keys.

How to Challenge NEET 2021 Answer Key and OMR Sheet?

NTA will publish the provisional answer key of NEET 2021 in the month of September 2021 (tentatively).

  • Candidates can compare the answers reflected in the OMR sheet once they receive the sheet. If the OMR response sheet is different from the candidate’s marking sheet (which you have marked on the exam date), then you should go for the challenge.
  • You can also challenge questions only from the paper code you attempted.

Steps to Challenge NEET 2021 Answer Key and OMR Sheet

If the aspirants find any mistake in the scanned images of the NEET UG 2021 answer key, they can challenge the answer key by the following steps:-

  • First, visit the official website.
  • Second, login with your credentials.
  • At the dashboard, you will find “Apply for KEY Challenge”.
  • Next, click on the KEY Challenge tab.
  • Afterward, select the question you wish to challenge.
  • Next, mark your choice and mention the justification for your answer.
  • Then, pay the prescribed fee through Debit/Credit card or Net Banking. You will have to pay a fee of INR 1000 for challenging every question.
  • Finally, take the print of the confirmation slip for future reference.

Fee for NEET 2021 Answer Key Challenge

The NEET-UG 2021 answer key challenge has to be submitted online along with an additional fee of INR 1000/- per key. Your fees for the challenge will be completely refunded if the board accepts your claim. Note: Candidates can follow similar steps to view or challenge their recorded OMR sheets and booklet code number if they find any discrepancy in any of them. The candidates need to remit INR 1000/- per response while submitting a challenge either for the OMR sheet or booklet code number.

Score Calculation with NEET 2021 Answer Key

Once NEET 2021 Answer Key is released, the aspirants will be able to calculate the score. NEET answer key by NTA is very useful for the candidates, as they can predict their score with the help of it.

  • Before calculating their expected scores, candidates must know the marking scheme simultaneously.
  • 4 marks are rewarded for every correct answer. On the contrary, 1 mark will be deducted for an incorrect response.
  • No marks will be deducted if you did not mark any option.
Particulars Marks allotted
For every correct answer + 4
For every incorrect answer – 1
For questions with more than one response 0
For unanswered questions 0

NEET Total Score = (Total number of correct answers x 4) – (Total number of Incorrect answers x 1) You Might Like

NEET OMR Sheet and Responses

The images of NEET OMR sheets and responses of each of the aspirants will be released on the official website of NTA.

  • You are advised to check the answer sheets simultaneously. Once you complete your checking, you can calculate the NEET score.
  • If you find any discrepancy, then you should challenge the NEET OMR Sheets and responses. However, you will have only three days to challenge it.
  • You should check previous years NEET Cut off marks announced by the colleges. Considering the last year’s cutoff marks is equally important for estimating the current year’s NEET cut off score.
  • Additionally, you can also get an idea about the NEET cut off of the colleges you are willing to get into.

Processes to Mark Answers in the OMR Sheet

  • You can use either Blue or Black point pen while marking answers in the OMR sheet.
  • Fill the circle to indicate the correct response of the questions
  • If you leave the circle to mark incompletely, then it will not be recognised by the OMR sheet.

Find the following sample of OMR to understand the way of filling the correct answer in your sheet:

Processes to Mark Answers in the OMR Sheet

Sets of NEET 2021 Question Paper

  • There are 12 sets of NEET 2021 question papers.
  • In each NEET 2021 question paper, the aspirants will get four sets such as A, B, C, D, P, Q, R, S, W, X, Y, Z.
  • NTA will release exactly the similar number of answer keys, which is equivalent to the question papers.
  • To get the idea of the pattern of the NEET 2021 question papers, the aspirants should check the NEET previous year’s question papers furthermore.

NEET Previous Year Answer Keys

NEET 2020 Official Answer Keys (Final)

NTA will release the official NEET 2021 after conducting the exam. However, until then candidates can check NEET 2020 answer keys. Final Answer Keys 2020 were released for following paper codes:

Paper Code Final Answer Key

Phase 1: E1 to E6, F1 to F6, G1 to G6, H1 to H6


Phase 2: W1 to W6, X1 to X6, Y1 to Y6, Z1 to X6 Download 

NEET 2020 Answer Keys (Unofficial) As the official NEET 2020 Answer Keys were released a few days later after the exam, a lot of unofficial answer keys were released by various coaching centres like Akaash. Students can check them out here.

NEET UG Papers 2020 Question & Answers Key
NEET Code-G5 Download
NEET Code-G1 Download
NEET Code-G2 Download
NEET Code-G3 Download
NEET Code-G4 Download
NEET Code-E1 Download
NEET Code-E2 Download
NEET Code-E3 Download
NEET Code-E4 Download
NEET Code-F1 Download
NEET Code-F2 Download
NEET Code-F3 Download
NEET Code-H1 Download
NEET Code-H2 Download
NEET Code-H3 Download

NEET 2019 Official Answer Key

NEET Answer Keys Download Link
Paper Code – P1 – P6 Download
Paper Code – Q1 – Q6 Download
Paper Code – R1 – R6 Download
Paper Code – S1 – S6 Download

What after NEET 2021 Answer Key?

Once the NEET 2021 answer key and the response of the OMR sheet will be released in the month of September 2021, then the NTA announced the NEET 2021 result on the official website. The date of releasing the result has not been decided yet, it will be announced later by NTA.

  • Click on the direct link of NEET UG 2021 result from the official website.
  • After that, enter the roll number and password in order to check the result.
  • Next, choose the ‘Submit’ option. You will be able to see your NEET 2021 result on the screen.
  • At last, keep a print out of the result after downloading the soft copy.


Ques. When will NEET 2021 answer keys be released?

Ans. NEET 2021 answer keys will be released within 2-3 weeks of the exam.

Ques. Which are the coaching institutes that release NEET answer keys?

Ans. Coaching institutes like AAKASH, Allen and Resonance release the answer keys for NEET.

Ques: When will NEET 2021 be conducted?

Ans. NEET 2021 will be conducted on September 12, 2021.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.


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