NEET 2020 Admit Card, Exam Center, Pattern, Syllabus, Result, Cut off and Counselling

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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.

NEET 2020 Latest Notifications

  • NTA has published a notice containing the changes in the NEET 2020 syllabus. You can check the official website for a better understanding of the new changes.
  • For correction purposes, NTA has extended the NEET 2020 Form Correction Window till 14th July 2020 due to extension of lockdown amidst COVID-19 outbreak and multiple requests from candidates.
  • Before you appear for the exam, you should know about the question pattern. There will be 180 multiple-choice questions (MCQs), comprising 45 questions in Physics and Chemistry, 90 questions in Biology.

Exam Postponement Notice of NEET 2020 by NTA
NEET Postpone Notice by NTA

Highlights of NEET 2020 Exam

Examination name
National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET)
Conducting body
National Testing Agency (NTA)
Official website
Examination mode
Pen and Paper, that is offline
Total time
180 minutes
Question types
Total number of questions
Total number of sections
3: Chemistry, Biology and Physics
Marking scheme
Correct: +4
Incorrect: -1
Range of score
-180 to 720

NEET 2020 Examination Dates

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. 

NEET 2020 Admit Card 

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. 

What are the important contents of your NEET 2020 admit card?

  • Name of the aspirants
  • Date of NEET 2020 exam
  • Time of your examination
  • Details of examination centre
  • Date of Birth of candidates

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
Email address
[email protected]

Significance of NEET 2020

  • According to official notification of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in 2019, there will be only one undergraduate entrance examination that is NEET 2020 instead of conducting multiple entrance examinations such as AIIMS, INIs (Institutes of National Importance), PGI and JIPMER.
  • Admissions in medical courses will need to be fulfilled by NEET only.
  • NEET 2020 will be the stepping ladder of becoming a successful doctor to the students.

History of NEET 

  • Initially, it was decided to take the NEET examination from the year 2012. Nevertheless, due to several problems, the plan was not implemented at the mentioned time.
  • The Supreme Court did not give permission to the NEET-UG for the admission into the dental or medical colleges. On 18th July 2013, it was stated that the centralised exam for entrance test would not be conducted by the Medical Council of India. 
  • From the year 2017, the candidates are able to choose any of these languages Hindi, Tamil, Bengali, Telugu, Assamese, Gujarati and Marathi for completing their NEET examination. After that two more languages such as Odia and Kannada also got included in the examination.
  • Not only for undergraduates, but the government of India also announced that NEET entrance would be conducted as the post-graduation entrance test from 5th May. 
  • The students, who had applied for the All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT), were considered to give the first phase of NEET exam. It was held on May 1, 2016. Consequently, these candidates were eligible to appear in the next phase of NEET exam (that was held on 24th July 2016), if they did not consider their phase 1 score of NEET exam. 

NEET 2020 Exam Pattern

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:

NEET 2020 Exam Pattern
Chemistry, Physics and Biology
Total marks
Exam Duration
3 Hours
Exam Mode
Type of Questions
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

Marking scheme of NEET 2020

Correct Answer
Incorrect Answer
Unattempted Answer

NEET 2020 Syllabus

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: 


  • Physical-world and measurement
  • The behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory
  • Electromagnetic Waves
  • Laws of Motion
  • Electronic Devices
  • Properties of Bulk Matter
  • Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism
  • The motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body
  • Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation
  • Electrostatics etc. 


  • Basic Concepts of Chemistry
  • States of Matter: Gases and Liquids
  • Hydrocarbons
  • p-Block Elements
  • Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen, etc.
  • Hydrogen
  • Alcohols
  • Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties
  • Electrochemistry
  • Phenols and Ethers
  • Equilibrium
  • Coordination Compounds
  • p-Block Elements
  • Surface Chemistry
  • Solid State etc. 


  • Structural Organization in Animals and Plants
  • Biology and Human Welfare
  • Diversity in Living World
  • Biotechnology and Its Applications
  • Cell Structure and Function
  • Genetics and Evolution
  • Human Physiology
  • Reproduction
  • Ecology and Environment
  • Plant Physiology etc. 

Subject-wise Important topics for NEET 2020

Important Topics in Physics for NEET 2020

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

  • Electrodynamics
  • KTG & Thermodynamics
  • Wave Optics
  • Semiconductors
  • Modern Physics
  • Rigid Body Dynamics

Important Topics in Chemistry for NEET 2020

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.

  • Atomic Structure
  • Chemical Equilibrium and Acids
  • P Block Elements
  • Chemical Bonding
  • Also, practice the numerical problems to perfect your problem-solving abilities

Important Topics in Biology for NEET 2020

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:

  • Planning diversity and classification in Botany
  • Reproductive Health, polygenic inheritance
  • Biodiversity, mendelian disorders etc.
  • G & Thermodynamics

Best Books for NEET 2020 preparation

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
R K Gupta
40 Days Chemistry for NEET
Sudhanshu Thakur
Organic Chemistry
Morrison and Boyd
Name of Biology Books
Name of the Author
Pradeep Publications
Complete NEET Guide: Biology
MTG Editorial Board
Biology Volume 1 and 2
NEET 2019 Biology Guide – 5th Edition
Disha Publications
Objective Biology

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.

NEET 2020 Dress Code

NEET 2020 Dress Code

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.

  • As long sleeves are not allowed the candidates have to wear light clothes with half sleeves
  • Shoes are not permitted so candidates have to wear Slippers, or sandals with low heels.
  • Male candidates are allowed to wear light color clothes like Jeans, Pant, Shirt (half sleeves only)and buttons of the shirt should be medium in size and not too large. Kurta Payjama is also not allowed.
  • Female candidates also have to wear light clothes with half sleeves not having big buttons with Salwar/ Trouser, brooch/badge, big rubber bands, clips, necklace or any kind of jewellery like Ring, earrings, nose pin, Pendants etc. Slippers, sandals with low heels are allowed.
  • Other items in the list which are not allowed in the examination hall under any circumstances include stationery items like textual material, calculator, Pen, scale, Writing Pad, Geometry box, Plastic pouch, Electronic pen/ Scanner, Pen drives etc
  • Devices like Mobile phone, Earphones , Bluetooth, Microphone, Health Band, Pager etc
  • Water bottle, any packed eatable items also not allowed
  • Items like Handbags, belts, Cap and Goggles etc.
  • Candidates must keep in mind that since there is no arrangement for lockers at the respective examination centres for keeping any articles/items belonging to the candidates it is advisable not to carry the same as the management will not be responsible.

Tips to Prepare Yourself for NEET 2020 Examination

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: 

  • Clear your doubts from the first day of preparation for examination. Clear conception leads to making you confident and keeps you motivated towards the goal.
  • Better you should make and follow the time table, so that you can complete your study and start revision. In addition, it helps to develop a strong understanding about time management. 
  • One should study as per the daily time table routine. It helps them to avoid backlogs or they do not need to study for long hours. 
  • If you are going to read books by other publishers or authors, do not forget to build a good grip on NCERT text books. 
  • The aspirants should keep them updated about the latest exam syllabus before they start to prepare themselves for NEET 2020 entrance exam. 
  • Last but not the least, the applicants should solve practice papers, moct tests and sample papers as much as possible. It helps to reduce the possibility of occurring mistakes. 

What Changes are Brought to NEET 2020 Exam by NTA?

NTA has brought some key changes in NEET 2020 examination. The brief overview of the changes are discussed in the following: 

  • Both the AIIMs MBBS and JIPMER examinations are replaced by NEET UG. More specially, NEET 2020 exam will be the only medical entrance test, who are going to enrol their name for MBBS and BDS coursework.
  • NEET 2020 examination fees will be increased. The range of fees are varied based on the categories. 
Prior application fees
Application fees (updated)
INR 1400
INR 1500
INR 750
INR 1400
SC/ST/PwD and Transgender
INR 750
INR 800
  • From the year 2020, the aspirants need to upload their postcard size photograph, passing certificate of class 10, left thumb impression along with the scanned image of signature and photograph. However, the candidates only require to upload the scanned image of signature and photograph till the last year. 
  • Total number of exam centres for NEET 2020 exam has been increased and now, exam is going to be conducted in 155 cities, including Ladakh (latest entry)
  • The participants, who are from Kashmir and Ladakh, need to provide a self declaration form for the purpose of seat allotment under AIQ. 

Eligibility Criteria of NEET 2020

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.

Academic Requirements

  • Students applying for NEET 2020 must have passed or must be appearing for 10+2 examinations with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology as main subjects. 
  • The minimum aggregate required for general category candidates is 50%, whereas, for OBC/SC/ST candidates, it has been settled at a minimum 40% marks. 
  • Persons with disabilities must have secured 45% marks in 10+2 examinations. 

Eligibility for Foreign Students

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.

Application Form of NEET 2020

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:

  • Filling personal details
  • Uploading documents
  • Payment of Application Fee

What are the steps to apply for NEET 2020 Examination

To fill NEET 2020 Application form, candidates must perform the following steps carefully.

  1. Go to the official website of NEET 2020
  2. Click on ‘New Registration’ and read important instructions given and click on the checkbox before proceeding to apply.
  3. Next, a form will appear on the screen, fill in all the particulars (Name, Parent’s Name, DoB, Gender, Nationality, etc.) and submit it.
  4. Upon submission, you will be redirected to the next window. Upload scanned images of a passport size photograph, signature, left-hand thumb impression, class 10 certificate and postcard size photograph in given dimensions.
  5. Once done, proceed to pay the application fee.
  6. Post payment, download the confirmation page and save it for future purpose.

Application Fee of NEET 2020

NEET 2020 Application Fee
INR 1500
INR 1400
INR 800

Applicants will have to pay the online payment service charges along with the NEET 2020 Application Fee. 

How to Correct Any Mistake in NEET 2020 Application Form

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:

  • Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Gender
  • State Code of Eligibility
  • Category
  • Disability Status
  • Medium
  • Examination Center
  • Marks obtained in the qualifying exam

Steps to make corrections in the NEET 2020 Application Form

  1. Visit the official website
  2. Click on the ‘candidate’s login’ URL 
  3. Fill in your registration number and password and click on the correction link.
  4. Edit or correct the details in the filled application form
  5. Once submitted, print the self-generated correction slip for future purposes. 

Reservation Criteria in NEET 2020

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.

Reservation Percentage
General Economically Weaker Section (GEN – EWS)
Scheduled Caste (SC)
Scheduled Tribe (ST)
Other Backward Caste (OBC-NCL)
Persons with Disabilities (PwD)

NEET Seat Reservation

Sample Papers of NEET 2020 Examination

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.

Previous Year Paper Analysis of NEET Examination

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. 

Loopholes in NEET Question Paper

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. 

Exam Centres of NEET 2020

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
Port Blair
Itanagar / Naharlagun
Chandigarh / Mohali / Panchkula
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Delhi / New Delhi
Panaji/ Madgaon / Margaon
Gulbarga / Kalaburg
Navi Mumbai
Balasore / Baleswar
Allahabad/ Prayagraj
Noida / Greater Noida
24 Pargana (North)
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

NEET 2020 Result

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:

  • Roll number
  • Date of Birth 
  • Security Pin

How to check NEET 2020 Result

NEET 2020 Applicants can check their result by following the below-mentioned steps:

  • Go to the official website - www.ntaneet.nic.in
  • Check for the NEET 2020 result link under ‘Online Services;
  • The candidate will be redirected to a new page, enter the credentials as mentioned above.
  • The NEET Result will appear on the screen, download it and take a printed copy for future reference.

Merit List of NEET 2020

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.

Tie-Breaking Criteria of NEET 2020

In case two or more candidates secure similar scores, the following process shall be considered important to resolve the situation:

  • The candidate who has higher marks in Zoology and Botany will be given the priority.
  • Next up, the candidate with a better score in Chemistry will be preferred if the prior condition doesn’t resolve the situation.
  • If the situation still persists, the candidate with lesser incorrect answers shall be prioritized.
  • As the last resort, a candidate who is older in age will be preferred

Perceived Cut Off for NEET 2020

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:

Cut off percentile
Cut off score
Number of candidates
701 – 134
133 – 107
Unreserved – PH
133 – 120
119 – 107

NEET 2020 Counselling

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:

  • Go to the official website of MCC and click on ‘New Registration.’
  • Enter roll number, the application number, name of the candidate, mother’s name, DoB, mobile number, email id and security pin.
  • Once registered, enter roll number and password
  • Fill up the form with required details and verify details prior to final submission
  • Pay the NEET Counseling Fee
  • After payment of the fee, submit your college preferences and lock them.

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.