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NEET 2021 Answer Key (Out)

Updated By Diksha Nautiyal on 26 Oct, 2021 14:50

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NEET 2021 Official Answer Key (Provisional Answer Key Out)

The NEET 2021 provisional answer key along with the recorded response sheet (OMR sheet) released on 15th October 2021. The direct link to access the answer key PDF has been provided here. If the candidates find any objections, they have the provision to challenge the provisional answer key. However, the window to challenge the NEET answer key has now been closed on 17th October 2021. This process requires candidates to pay a fee through a debit card/ credit card/ net banking/ PayTm otherwise, their challenges are not accepted.   

Direct Link to Check NEET 2021 Official Answer Key

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Candidates can check the unofficial answer key by clicking on the links below.

Through the official answer key, candidates are able to predict their NEET scores and analyse their exam performance. However, the answer key of NEET may have some discrepancies. Candidates who are not satisfied with NEET 2021 Answer Key have the provision to challenge the same. They will be required to pay a sum of INR 1000/- as a processing fee for each question challenged in the NEET answer key.

NEET 2021 Answer Key Date

The NEET answer key release date is mentioned in the table below: 



NEET 2021 Exam Date

12th September 2021

Display of NEET 2021 Provisional Answer Key

15th October 2021

Last Date to Challenge Provisional Answer Key17th October 2021 (by 9:00 pm)

Steps to Download NEET 2021 Answer Key

To download the answer key of NEET 2021, candidates can follow the steps given below:

  • Once the NEET 2021 answer key is released, click on the link ‘Check NEET UG 2021 Official Answer Key’ that is provided on this page.

  • After clicking on the link, a page will open where you will be required to enter your Registration Number and Password.

  • Click on 'Login' and NEET 2021 Answer Key will appear on the screen.

  • Next, you can check your probable scores and download the answer key for future use.

How to Challenge NEET 2021 Answer Key?

Candidates must follow the below-mentioned steps to challenge the NEET 2021 answer key:

  • Visit the official website or click on the direct link to check NEET 2021 Answer Key provided on this page.

  • Click on the option ‘Apply for Answer Key Challenge(s)’.

  • Select the Test Booklet Code.

  • Login by entering your Application Number and Date of Birth. Type in the security pin that is displayed and click on 'Submit'.

  • The following questions will be given in sequential order:

NEET-UG 202150+50+50+50 QuestionsPhysics/ Chemistry/ Botany/ Zoology
  • The number displayed next to the question under the column ‘Correct Option’ is the most appropriate answer key that will be used by the NTA.
  • In case you wish to challenge this option, you can use any one or more of the options given in the next four columns by clicking on the check box.
  • The provision of uploading supporting documents is also available and you can do so by selecting ‘Choose File’. All the documents must be put in a single pdf file.
  • After clicking the desired option, click on ‘Save Your Claim’ and you will be directed to the next screen on which your challenges will be displayed.
  • Click on ‘Save Your Claim and Pay Fee Finally’.
  • Select your preferred mode of payment and submit a processing fee of Rs. 1,000 for each challenged question.
  • You can pay the fee through Debit Card/ Credit Card/ Net Banking/ PayTm. No offline mode of payment is available.
  • Once the payment is successful, you can download the receipt and take its printout. 

How to Challenge NEET 2021 OMR Answer Sheet Recorded Responses?

In order to challenge the recorded responses on the OMR sheet of NEET 2021, follow the steps given below:

  • Visit the official website of NEET 2021.
  • Enter your Application Number and Date of Birth and log in. You will also have to enter the displayed Security Pin and click on 'Submit'.
  • Select the option of 'OMR Challenge' that will be provided in the left pane and click on the link.
  • You will find the following questions given in sequential order:
NEET-UG 202150+50+50+50 QuestionsPhysics/ Chemistry/ Botany/ Zoology
  • Select the question(s) for which you wish to challenge the recorded response(s).
  • The number given next to the question under the column ‘Captured Response as per OMR Sheet’ is the option you have selected in the OMR answer sheets.
  • As soon as you select a question to challenge, three options will be provided under the column ‘Candidate’s Claim’.
  • After clicking on the desired option, scroll down and click on ‘Submit’ to move to the next screen where you will see all your challenges.
  • Click on ‘Submit' and Pay Fee Finally’.
  • From the options available, select a mode of payment and pay the requisite processing fee of Rs. 200 for each challenged question/ grade.
  • Download the receipt after your payment is complete and keep it for future use.

Processing Fee for Challenging NEET 2021 Answer Key

To raise objections to the provisional answer key of NEET 2021, candidates will be required to pay a processing fee. Without a successful payment, the challenges submitted by them will not be considered. Take a look at the table given below to know the details of NEET 2021 processing fee for challenging the answer key.

Document to be ChallengedProcessing Fee AmountModes of Payment
NEET 2021 Provisional Answer KeyRs. 1,000

Credit Card

Debit Card


Net Banking

Recorded Responses of NEET 2021 OMR SheetRs. 200

Note: No offline mode of payment is available.

Marking Scheme of NEET 2021 Answer Key

The marking scheme of NEET-UG 2021 is as follows:

  • For each correct response, candidates are awarded four marks.

  • There is a negative marking for every incorrect response. One mark is deducted for each incorrect answer.

Type of Answer


For Correct Answer

+4 Marks

For the Wrong Answer

-1 Mark

For No Answer


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FAQs about NEET UG Answer Key

What happens after I challenge the NEET answer key?

Once you have challenged the NEET provisional answer key, the conducting authority will look into your reason for the challenge. If your claim is found to be correct, the required changes will be made to the answer key and a final and updated document will be released. If your claim for challenging the NEET answer key is incorrect, you will not be refunded the fee.  

Can I challenge NEET answer key?

Yes, any candidate that appeared in the NEET 2021 examination has the provision to challenge the answer key. 

When will the official answer key for NEET 2021 release?

The official answer key for NEET 2021 will release within 7-10 days after the exam has been conducted by NTA.

How to check NEET 2021 Answer Key?

To check the NEET 2021 Answer Key follow the steps given below:

  1. Step: Visit the official website of NTA NEET –
  2. Click on the link provided to check and challenge the answer key.
  3. Enter your “Application Number” and “Password” to log in.

How can I calculate my scores using NEET answer key 2021?

By using the NEET answer key and with the help of the official marking scheme, aspirants can calculate their probable score. Having the score in hand before the announcement of the NEET 2021 Result will give students a fair idea about their score.

Before the NEET UG 2021 Result is out, exam-takers get an option to evaluate their performance and check their scores in the exam through the NEET-UG Rank Predictor launched by CollegeDekho.

How can I challenge the NEET Answer Key?

Visit the official website and click on the link Challenge NEET Answer Key 2021, enter your registration ID and password. Click on OMR Challenge Option,Next, you can select the ‘Test Booklet Code’ and select the question for the challenge.

How to check NEET OMR response sheet?

Those who appeared in the NEET 2021, can download their NEET 2021 OMR Sheet under the candidate's login by entering their application number and password Neet 2021 is conducted in offline mode, the OMR sheet is released for candidates so that they can cross-check their responses marked in the examination.

Can we challenge the response against NEET OMR grading?

Yes, candidates will be provided with a chance to challenge the OMR sheet and NEET UG Answer key 2021.

How can I check the NEET 2021 answer key?

To check the official answer key of NEET 2021, you will have to visit the official website of NTA. 

What happens when you challenge NEET answer key?

When you are challenging NEET answer key, you will have to justify as to why do you think it is incorrect. For this, you will be required to pay a fee. If your claim proves to be correct, the amount will be reimbursed. If not, you will forfeit the money. 

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