Latest: As announced by HRD Minister Mr. Pokhriyal, NEET 2020 will be held on 13th September 2020. This was confirmed on the live webinar hosted on 5th May, 2020. Admit cards will now be released 15 days prior to the examination date.
The form correction window for NEET 2020 session has also been extended as per the decision of NTA. Hence, if you want to do any change, you can do it in the application form before 14th July 2020. Undergraduate NEET entrance is taken for offering MBBS and BDS degrees to 66,000 seats. 470 medical colleges and institutes of India provide the coursework to the students. However, there will be only one NEET examination for all the medical candidates from the year 2020 and it will also be applicable for both JIPMER and AIIMS.
|Examination name||National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET)|
|Conducting body||National Testing Agency (NTA)|
|Examination mode||Pen and Paper, that is offline|
|Total time||180 minutes|
|Total number of questions||180|
|Total number of sections||3: Chemistry, Biology and Physics|
|Marking scheme||Correct: +4|
|Range of score||-180 to 720|
Find the following table to identify the important dates of NEET 2020:
|Application form of NEET 2020 release date||2nd December 2019|
|NEET 2020 application submission starting date||2nd December 2019|
|NEET 2020 application submission last date||6th January 2020|
|Issuing date of NEET 2020 admit card||15 days prior to the exam date|
|Exam date of NEET 2020 ||13th September 2020 (postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic)|
|Announcement of NEET 2020 result||To be announced|
NTA has started to take initiatives for increasing transparency and curb malpractices through the NEET Application Process. Therefore, the applicants are now able to upload the scanned copy of postcard size photo, class 10th passed certificate, left-hand thumb impression, roll number of 12th board examination and signature while they are going to submit the NEET 2020 form.
NTA announced that the admit card of NEET 2020 exam will be issued in May. For getting further notification, check the official website of NTA. Once the admit card will be started to issue, the applicants can download admit card successfully by logging in to their accounts. Hence, it is advisable to save or note down the registration number, so that the students do not face trouble to log in to their account.
Do not forget to bring NEET 2020 admit card on the date of examination since the invigilator will collect your admit card for a while in order to cross-check your identity. Once the admit card of NEET 2020 examination will be issued, you are advised to download the card from the website since the admit card will not be sent to you through the post.
If you find any information discrepancy in your admit card, you can contact the helpline between 10 AM to 5 PM (date will be announced later) for fixing the problem. Hence, NTA will rectify the record.
|Helpline Number of NEET 2020||0120-6895200|
Let us highlight some of the NEET 2020 Exam pattern details in order to familiarize the candidates as the exam is conducted in an offline mode. NEET 2020 each question is for 4 marks each. Students have to keep in mind that there is negative marking of one mark for every wrong answer so one has to be very careful while answering the question paper of NEET as for every wrong answer one mark will be deducted. However, there is no negative marking for the unattempted questions.
Details of NEET 2020 exam pattern is presented in the tabulated form in the following:
|Specifications||NEET 2020 Exam Pattern|
|Subjects||Chemistry, Physics and Biology|
|Exam Duration||3 Hours|
|Type of Questions||MCQs|
|Total number of questions||Chemistry: 45 Physics: 45 Biology: 90 (Botany: 45; Zoology: 45)|
Total number of questions: 180
|Medium of Language||English, Hindi, Urdu and 8 regional languages|
MCI (Medical Council of India) decides the common syllabus for NEET 2020 exam. The aspirants should go through the following contents in order to get to know about the detailed syllabus of NEET 2020 exam:
As per the analysis of previous years papers to score a decent figure in Physics, one has to focus on the theory-based questions from Modern Physics, Magnetism, and Magnetic Effects of current covering more marks, Heat and Thermodynamics, Oscillations, etc. It is advisable to cover all the topics but if are running out of time, then focus on those that carry high weightage marks
Chemistry is considered to be one of the easiest and scoring sections in this exam so pay equal attention to Organic as well as Inorganic Chemistry. Some of the key essential tips are to be thorough with atomic structure, P Block elements, Chemical Bonding and Chemical Equilibrium and Acids.
Over the years there has been a rise in the level of difficulty in the Botany and Zoology sections. In case of time constraints, Plant Physiology can be less stressed upon. In Botany prepare well topics related to planning diversity and classification. Some of the important topics are as follows:
NCERT books of 11th and 12th are the test books, which are needed to go through to the students. Apart from this, you can follow the below-mentioned books for enhancing your knowledge in the respective domains.
|Physics books||Name of publications|
|Physics for Medical Entrance Examinations||D.C. Pandey|
|NEET 2019 Physics Guide – 5th Edition||Disha Publications|
|The Concept of Physics||H. C. Verma|
|Objective NCERT at your fingertips for NEET AIIMS – Physics||MTG Editorial Board|
|Fundamental Physics||Pradeep Publications|
|Complete NEET Guide||MTG Editorial Board|
|Objective Physics||D.C. Pandey|
|Name of Chemistry Books||Name of the Author|
|Physical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Inorganic Chemistry||O P Tandon|
|Bull’s Eye Chemistry NEET Edition 2019||Seema Saini and K.S. Saini|
|Chemistry||R K Gupta|
|40 Days Chemistry for NEET||Sudhanshu Thakur|
|Organic Chemistry||Morrison and Boyd|
|Name of Biology Books||Name of the Author|
|Complete NEET Guide: Biology||MTG Editorial Board|
|Biology Volume 1 and 2||Trueman|
|NEET 2019 Biology Guide – 5th Edition||Disha Publications|
Apart from the books of all the three subjects Model Paper/Previous year’s exam papers compiled by experts are also available in the market that will give you deep understanding about weightage and exam pattern, which in turn will help you to score good marks in the examination.
Certain rules regarding the dress code have to be adhered while appearing for the NEET 2020 exam failing which the candidate will not be allowed to appear for the exam.
The aspirants, who are appearing for the medical examination, need to solve mock tests, so that they can understand NEET 2020 syllabus and examination pattern. You are advised to read the below mentioned preparation tips for NEET 2020 exam:
NTA has brought some key changes in NEET 2020 examination. The brief overview of the changes are discussed in the following:
|Category||Prior application fees||Application fees (updated)|
|General||INR 1400||INR 1500|
|GEN-EWS/ OBC-NCL||INR 750||INR 1400|
|SC/ST/PwD and Transgender||INR 750||INR 800|
The National Testing Agency (NTA) determined the eligibility criteria for NEET 2020. NEET 2020 eligibility criteria based on three criteria majorly - nationality, age, and academic criteria. Here are the detailed NEET 2020 eligibility criteria as set by the exam conducting authorities:
NEET 2020 applicants must be an Indian national, NRI, Overseas Citizen of India or Person of Indian Origin. Foreign nationals can also apply if they meet certain basic requirements.
As per the revised age limit, candidates who have completed 17 years till December 31, 2020. There is no cap for the upper age limit now. Those above 25 years of age will have to wait for the verdict of the Supreme Court for final admission.
Foreign students who are willing to apply for NEET 2020 must have passed class 12 or equivalent with minimum 50% marks with Chemistry, Physics, English, Biology/ Biotechnology as main subjects. IB candidates are also eligible to apply for the exam.
The application forms for NEET 2020 were available between September 2, 2019, and February 9, 2020 on the official website. The major steps involved in filling the NEET 2020 Application Form are:
To fill NEET 2020 Application form, candidates must perform the following steps carefully.
|Category||NEET 2020 Application Fee|
Applicants will have to pay the online payment service charges along with the NEET 2020 Application Fee.
NTA gives an opportunity to the applicants to make corrections in the NEET 2020 Application Form. This year, the correction window has been reopened till 14th July 2020. The corrections can be made in the following details:
According to the provisions stated by the NTA, there are several reservation policies that are defined clearly for candidates belonging to General Economically Weaker Section, SC, ST, OBC and PwD categories.
Here is the percentage distribution of the reservation policy for NEET 2020.
|General Economically Weaker Section (GEN – EWS)||10%|
|Scheduled Caste (SC)||15%|
|Scheduled Tribe (ST)||7.5%|
|Other Backward Caste (OBC-NCL)||27%|
|Persons with Disabilities (PwD)||5%|
While preparing for NEET 2020, candidates must not skip solving the NEET sample papers. Candidates must make sure to go full-throttle with their preparations. The sample papers are available online as well as offline. You can check out the preparation books for NEET Sample Papers or go online for the best study material.
NEET 2019 held on May 5, 2019, lasted for 3 hours. Candidates had to answer 180 questions for 720 marks. Here is the detailed analysis of the exam conducted in 2019.
The question paper, according to the test-takers, was of moderate difficulty level.
Physics section had application-based questions and questions with tricky calculations. However, the numerical section was a tough nut to crack. The Chemistry section was mostly on the easier side but with a few difficult questions. There were direct questions from NCERT in the Biology section, making it an easy grab.
In the previous year NEET exam, the question paper had 3 major loopholes. According to Dr Arvind Goyal, there were 8 ambiguous questions across the three sections. Some questions had more than one correct answer, whereas some questions had none. As per the reports for the paper which was conducted on May 5, 2019, three questions each from Chemistry and Biology were flawed and 2 questions from Physics section were ambiguous.
NEET 2020 will be conducted in 10 languages. The test will be conducted in 155 test cities and 2564 centres. Students must choose their preferences carefully while submitting the application form.
NEET 2020 Exam Center List is mentioned in the table below:-
|NEET 2020 Exam City|
|Tirupati||Vijaywada||Visakhapatnam||Itanagar / Naharlagun|
|Gaya||Patna||Chandigarh / Mohali / Panchkula||Bilaspur|
|Raipur||Dadra & Nagar Haveli||Daman||Delhi / New Delhi|
|Panaji/ Madgaon / Margaon||Ahmedabad||Anand||Bhavnagar|
|Gulbarga / Kalaburg||Hubli||Mangaluru||Mysuru|
|Angul||Balasore / Baleswar||Berhampur||Bhubhaneshwar|
|Noida / Greater Noida||Varanasi||Dehradun||Haldwani|
|Roorkie||24 Pargana (North)||Asansol||Bardhaman / Burdwan|
Given below is the table of exam centres and languages of NEET 2020 available there:
|Medium of Questions||Exam Centres 2020|
|English and Hindi||All NEET 2020 examination centres and cities|
|English, Hindi and Assamese||NEET Examination Centres in Assam|
|English, Hindi and Bengali||NEET Examination Centres in West Bengal and Tripura|
|English, Hindi and Gujarati||NEET Examination Centres in Gujarat, Daman, Dadra and Nagar Haveli|
|English, Hindi and Marathi||NEET Examination Centres in Maharashtra|
|English, Hindi and Tamil||NEET Examination Centres in Tamil Nadu|
|English, Hindi and Telugu||NEET Examination Centres in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana|
|English, Hindi and Oriya||NEET Examination Centres in Odisha|
|English, Hindi and Kannada||NEET Examination Centres in Karnataka|
|English and Urdu||All NEET Examination Centres 2020|
The NEET 2020 Result was expected to be out on June 4, 2020 but now it can be postponed due to COVID-19. Candidates will be able to check their result on the official website.
Following credentials will be required to check the result:
NEET 2020 Applicants can check their result by following the below-mentioned steps:
NEET Merit List will be released by the NTA and it will give it to DGHS, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India for the centralized counselling process. The two types of ranks will be declared, namely, All India Rank (AIR), and All India Quota (AIQ). The merit list will include rank numbers and name of all the selected candidates.
In case two or more candidates secure similar scores, the following process shall be considered important to resolve the situation:
NEET Cut Off will be released after the declaration of NEET 2020 result in June 2020. NEET Cut Off will be released with details such as percentile and the name of candidates. Those who make it to the cut off will then register themselves for NEET Counseling sessions.
The NEET Cut Off as predicted for the year 2020 will be on somewhat similar lines of the previous year. Here is a glimpse of what can be expected:
|Category||Cut off percentile||Cut off score||Number of candidates|
|Unreserved||50th||701 – 134||704335|
|OBC/ SC/ ST||40th||133 – 107||90243|
|Unreserved – PH||45th||133 – 120||266|
|OBC/ SC/ ST – PH||40th||119 – 107||388|
The Medical Counselling Committee declares the number of seats before the declaration of the NEET 2020 Counselling process. The counselling process will begin in the month of June 2020. The counselling process will be as follows:
The seat allotment result will be released by MCC. If the candidate qualified in the list, he/she must take the seat allotment letter and other required documents to complete the admission process.
Ques. I have opted for Gujarati medium, can I sit for the test in Maharashtra?
Ans. No, if you have chosen the Gujarati language, you will have to take the test in the exam centre allotted to you in Gujarat. You cannot shift the exam centres in case of vernacular languages.
Ques. I made a mistake in the application form, can I submit the second form?
Ans. You must make the correction in your NEET 2020 Application Form at the time of opening of the application form correction window. Otherwise, your application will be rejected.
Ques. I am currently appearing for the 12th class exams, can I apply for NEET 2020?
Ans. Yes, you can apply for the exam. You will have to produce your mark sheet and passing certificate at the time of counselling for the final admission process.