NEET 2020 – Chances are in the year 2020, NTA is conducting NEET in online mode and twice a year. National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test is a national level entrance exam for admission in MBBS/BDS admission in all MCI/DCI approved colleges in India. The candidates who are appearing/appeared in class 12 are eligible to apply for NEET 2020. At this moment the frequency and the mode of the exam are not clear, however, the candidates can focus on the NEET 2020 preparation, syllabus, exam pattern and eligibility for now. On this page, candidates can check details on NEET 2020 application form, preparation, what after NEET, top colleges that accept NEET score etc.
NEET 2020 is held for a total of 720 marks. There are 180 questions from physics, chemistry, biology, and botany in the exam. The top scorers in the NEET are selected for the 15% All India Quota Seats allotments.
Is NEET 2020 twice a year?
If NTA is conducting the exam twice a year then NEET is to be held in the month of February and May. However, until any official notice the candidates can check the NEET 2020 as per the trends in the table below:
|NEET 2020||Important Dates|
|Publication of Information Brochure||1st week of Nov 2019|
|Online registration for NTA NEET 2020||1st week of Nov 2019|
|Last date to submit the application form||1st week of Dec 2019|
|Application fee can be paid until||1st week of Dec 2019|
|Corrections in application form can be done from||2nd – 3rd week of Jan 2020|
|Issuance of the Admit Card||2nd week of Apr 2020|
|NEET 2020 exam date||1st week of May 2020|
|Release of Response sheet and question paper||May / June 2020|
|Display of NEET 2020 Answer Key||1st week of May 2020|
|Declaration of NEET 2020 Result||1st week of Jun 2020|
NEET 2020 Online or Offline?
Last year, when NTA took over all the national level entrance exam, they eliminated the pen and paper mode of the exam. NEET was also supposed to be held in the online mode. However, as a request from the Ministry of Health and Welfare of India, it took place in offline mode only. The reason was that appearing for a CBT would not be feasible for candidates coming from rural backgrounds. There were 8 major reasons listed by MoHW for NEET to remain an annual exam with an offline mode of conduct.
However, in 2020, there may be a turn of events and NEET may go online and may be conducted twice a year. For updates, you can keep checking this page regularly. You can also let us know whether or not NEET 2020 should be held twice and in online mode, in the comment section below.
How much marks you need in NEET 2020 to be eligible for 15% All India Quota Seats Admission
The candidates must need a certain percentage of marks to be eligible for the All India based seat allotment. The candidates who do not score this minimum marks are, however, eligible for the state seat allotments. check the table below for the minimum marks you need to score to be eligible for All India Quota Counselling:
|Category||NEET Cut Off Percentile||NEET Cutoff Score*|
*Note that the cutoff percentile remains the same each year, however, the cutoff scores vary.
The rest of the candidates who do not get admission via the 15% all India Quota can check the state-wise quota list for admission.
NEET 2020 Eligibility
Eligibility of NEET 2020 is as defined by the Indian Medical Council Act-1956 and the Dentists Act-1948 as amended in the year 2018.
NEET 2020 Age Limit: The age limit in NEET is one of the most talked-about section of the exam. Few things that aspirants of NEET 2020 should know are as follows:
– Last year, on page 10 of the information brochure NTA mentioned that there is lower and upper age limit in NEET and candidates above 25 years of age were not allowed to apply.
– However, the matter was taken to Supreme Court and just before the end of registration deadline SC issued interim order on the upper age limit. This meant that the candidates above 25 years, fulfilling rest of the eligibility criteria, could apply for the exam and the court is looking into the matter and the final verdict will be announced later now. Read the entire story here
Will There be Age Limit for NEET 2020
– The matter is still in the court and final verdict regarding the same has not been taken yet.
– So will there is an age limit or not, will only be disclosed when the new information for NEET 2020 will be released.
Nationality: All the Indian nationals and Overseas Citizens of India are eligible to apply for NEET 2020.
Educational Qualification: Candidates can check below the minimum qualification needed to apply for NEET 2020 –
- The students should have passed Class 12th or its equivalent examination, from a recognized board.
- The candidate must have passed in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology and English individually and must have obtained a minimum of 50% marks taken together in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology at the qualifying examination.
- The students who have taken biology as an additional subject in 10+2, can also apply for NEET 2020.
Minimum qualifying marks to appear for NEET 2020: UR – 50%, OBC/SC/ST – 40%, PWD – 45% (minimum aggregate marks only for PCB subjects).
NEET 2020 Syllabus
The candidates can check below the syllabus for NEET 2020:
NEET 2020 Syllabus for Physics
|Class 11th||Class 12th|
|Diversity in Living World||Reproduction|
|Structural Organisation in Animals and Plants||Genetics and Evolution|
|Cell Structure and Function||Biology and Human Welfare|
|Plant Physiology||Biotechnology and Its Applications|
|Human physiology||Ecology and environment|
NEET 2020 Syllabus for Physics
|Class 11th||Class 12th|
|Physical world and measurement||Electrostatics|
|Laws of Motion||Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism|
|Work, Energy and Power||Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents|
|Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body||Electromagnetic Waves|
|Properties of Bulk Matter||Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation|
|Thermodynamics||Atoms and Nuclei|
|Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory||Electronic Devices|
|Oscillations and Waves|
NEET 2020 Syllabus for Chemistry
|Class 11th||Class 12th|
|Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry||Solid State|
|Structure of Atom||Solutions|
|Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties||Electrochemistry|
|Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure||Chemical Kinetics|
|States of Matter: Gases and Liquids||Surface Chemistry|
|Thermodynamics||General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements|
|Equilibrium||p- Block Elements|
|Redox Reactions||d and f Block Elements|
|s-Block Element (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals)||Haloalkanes and Haloarenes|
|Some p-Block Elements||Alcohols, Phenols, and Ethers|
|Organic Chemistry- Some Basic Principles and Techniques||Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids|
|Hydrocarbons||Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen|
|–||Chemistry in Everyday Life|
- Click Here for NEET 2020 Syllabus pdf download.
NEET 2020 Exam Pattern
The candidate can check below the exam pattern of NEET 2020. Even if the exam is held in the online mode, no changes are made in the exam pattern:
- Mode of Exam – Offline i.e. Pen-paper based
- Question Type – Multiple Choice Questions (You are given four options with a single correct answer)
- Duration – 03 hours
- Number of Questions – 180
- Subjects for NEET 2020 – Physics, Chemistry, and Biology (Botany & Zoology)
The distribution of questions in each of these topics is given in the table below.
|Name of the Subject||Number of Questions||Max Marks|
Marking Scheme for NEET 2020
- For every correct answer, the candidates gets +4 marks
- There is negative marking of 1 marks for each incorrect answer
Languages in which NEET 2020 is held
The entrance exam is conducted in 11 languages which are:
Books For NEET 2020 Preparation
Here are the most recommended books for NEET 2020 preparations:
|Problems in General Physics by I.E. Irodov||Modern Approach to Chemical Calculations – R. C. Mukherjee||Objective NCERT at Your Fingertips for NEET|
|The Feynman Lectures on Physics Vol. I & Vol. II||Organic Chemistry – MConcise Inorganic Chemistry – J. D. Leeorrison and BoydM.S. Chauhan||Books by T.L Rayar|
|Concepts of Physics Vol I and II by H.C. Verma||Physical Chemistry for Medical Entrance by OP Tandon||Trueman’s Elementary Biology Volume – I and Volume – II|
How To Prepare For NEET 2020
To prepare for NEET 2020 the candidate can check some useful tips below:
Practice a lot of mock tests: Mock tests have the exact replica of the exam day. The questions are set in the same format, there is the same time limit, the marking scheme and the distribution of the questions are like that of the exam day. Thus it makes you ready for the exam day like nothing else.
Make sure you have notes: The aspirants make it a habit to make the notes. The candidates can use the notes for the last minute revisions and also can use them to remember important points.
Be regular at schools/coachings: The candidates who are regular at the schools and their coachings have the best preparation resources. They get the notes, question papers, tips from experts and get to know the latest trends every day.
Make a daily routine and stick to it: The candidates can make a daily timetable and make sure they follow it like a daily ritual. In the timetable keep time slots for breaks, school, coachings, and sleep.
NEET 2020 Mock Test
The candidates can check below the link to practice the NEET Mock test for free:
|NEET 2020 Subject||English Mock Test||Hindi Mock Test|
|Physics||Practice Here||Practice Here|
|Chemistry||Practice Here||Practice Here|
|Botany||Practice Here||Practice Here|
|Zoology||Practice Here||Practice Here|
|Full Test||Practice Here||Practice Here|
NEET 2020 Application Form
To appear for NEET 2020 the candidates have to fill the online application form, by following a certain process. The candidates can check the mode of applying for NEET 2020 and how to apply for it in the steps below:
- Candidates have to register first using their basics details.
- Thereafter they are provided their NEET 2020 application number that they have to keep safe until the end of the admission process.
- Using the application number and the password the candidates have to log in and fill the application form.
- Next, the candidates have to fill the application form.
- Then the candidates have to upload the needed scanned documents.
- Lastly, to submit the application form the candidates have to make the payment
- On successful payment, the candidates have to print the confirmation page as proof as to their application form being complete.
Mode of payment of NEET 2020 Application Fee: Candidates could pay the application fee via Net Banking/Debit Card/Credit Card/E-Challan/UPI
Application fee: The application fee of NEET 2020 is:
|General/ OBC||Rs. 1400|
|SC/ ST/ PH||Rs. 750|
NEET 2020 Application Form Correction
Once the candidates have submitted the application form by paying the application fee, they get one last chance to make any correction in the details they have submitted. However, the corrections are allowed in the limited field only like:
- Father’s name
- Mother’s name
- Date of Birth
No changes are allowed in these fields:
- Email ID
- Mobile Number
- Medium of Question Paper
- Choice of Examination Center
NEET 2020 Admit Card
The candidates can download their NEET Admit Card from their login at ntaneet.nic.in. Candidates are not given their admit card via any other mode like via post or courier. the candidates have to download the admit card and follow the instruction on it on the day of the exam. The candidates have to carry the printed copy of the NEET 2020 admit card at the exam centers.
NTA also mails the PDF file of the admit card to the registered email ids of the candidates. In the admit card the candidates can also check their NEET 2020 Roll Number, Name, Father’s Name, Category, Sub-Category, Photograph, Signature, Date of Birth, Language of Question Paper with Name and Address of Examination Centre allotted.
NEET 2020 Response Sheet and Question Paper
The candidates can check the NEET 2020 response sheet and the question papers under their NEET 2020 candidate login. The response sheet of the candidates has all the responses that the candidates have marked on the day of the exam. The candidates can use the response sheet to cross-check their answers from the NEET Answer Key and get the number of correct and wrong answers that they have attempted in the NEET 2020 exam.
NEET 2020 Answer Key
The candidates can check the answer keys of NEET 2020 exam on the official website under their login. The NEET 2020 answer key has all the correct answers to the questions asked in the exam. The candidates can crosscheck the answers that they have marked in the exam using the answer key and get the raw marks in NEET 2020.
The candidates have to use the marking scheme of the exam to calculate their raw score. The formula to calculate the NEET 2020 raw score is:
NEET 2020 raw score: 4 X (no. of correct answers) – 1 X (no. of wrong answers)
Candidates can challenge the NEET 2020 Answerkey. If the challenges are accepted the amendments are made in the answer key a final answer key is released. based on the final answer keys the NEET 2020 result is calculated.
NEET 2020 Result
The candidates can check the NEET 2020 Result in the form a scorecard inside their login and in a form of the merit list for the counselling of 15% All India Quota.
NEET 2020 Scorecard
The candidates can check their raw scores and the percentile score in the exam for each section separately and for overall in their NEET 2020 exam. The result also has the category wise cutoff marks and percentile score of the exam for 15% All India Quota. The candidates can also check their NEET 2020 All India Rank (AIR) in the scorecard.
The percentile score in NEET 2020 is calculated using the formula:
100 x Number of candidates appeared with raw score EQUAL TO OR LESS than the candidate
Total number of the candidates appeared
NEET 2020 Merit List
In the NEET 2020 merit list, the names of the candidates are included who secure the minimum qualifying marks in the exam. That is the candidates who surpass the NEET 2020 cutoff marks get a place in the NEET 2020 Merit List.
The cutoff marks of NEET 2020 for 15% All India Quota:
|Category||NEET 2020 Cut Off Percentile|
The cutoff percentile in NEET remains the same in all the years. the cutoff score changes as it depends on various factors like the number of students appearing in NEET, the core of the topper and so on.
Last years the cutoff marks for NEET exam and the number of qualifying candidates in each category are as follows:
|Category||Cut Off Percentile||Cutoff Score||Number of Candidates|
NEET 2020 Counselling
The counselling of NEET 2020 is held for the 15% All India quota and the rest is for the state quotas. The all India counselling is done by the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC). NTS is not responsible for the counselling. They prepare the AIR and send it to the MCC.
The counselling is held online, and to participate in it the candidates first have to register and submit the choices for the course and colleges. Then, as per the rank of the candidates, MCC issues seat allotment result. Selected candidates have to appear for document verification and then final admission is done.
The candidates have to carry the important documents in original and a set of the xeroxed copies at the counselling documents verification rounds. The important documents are:
- NEET 2020 Admit card
- NEET 2020 scorecard
- Rank Letter by MCC
- Birth Certificate
- Class X Certificate
- Class XII Certificate and marksheet
- 8 passport sized photographs (Same as the one affixed on the application form)
- Provisional Allotment letter generated online
- Proof of Identity
- Category Certificate (if applicable)
NEET 2020 Reservation Policy
The candidates can check below the reservation policy that is followed for the 155 All India Quota seat allotments:
- 15% of seats are reserved for SC candidates.
- 7.5% of seats are reserved for ST candidates.
- 27% for reserved for OBC candidates.
- For EWS is subjected to norms of Ministry.
Top Colleges that accept NEET 2020 Scores
The candidate can check below the list of the colleges that accept NEET 2020 scores:
|Colleges that Grant Admission via NEET Result||NIRF Ranking of Colleges|
|Christian Medical College||3|
|Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences||4|
|Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham||5|
|Banaras Hindu University||6|
|Kasturba Medical College||7|
|Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research||8|
|Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences||9|
|King George’s Medical University||10|
|Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research||11|
|St. John’s Medical College||12|
|Aligarh Muslim University||13|
|Maulana Azad Medical College||14|
|Kasturba Medical College||16|
|JSS Medical College||17|
|Christian Medical College||18|
|Vardhman Mahavir Medical College & Safdarjung Hospital||19|
|Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth||20|
|Siksha `O` Anusandhan||21|
|SRM Institute of Science and Technology||22|
|University College of Medical Sciences||23|
|Dayanand Medical College||24|
|Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences||25|
|M. S. Ramaiah Medical College||27|
|Regional Institute of Medical Sciences||28|
|Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences||29|
|Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology||30|
NEET 2020 Exam Frequently Asked Questions
Ans : NTA has yet not issued any such notice regarding NEET being held twice a year and in online mode. In 2019, NTA had announced NEET to be held twice a d year and in online mode. But the Health Ministry of India opposed the change and NTA had conducted NEET in offline mode only and once a year. However, it is yet uncertain for the year 2020, that whether or not NEET will be held twice or in online mode.
Ans : The lower age limit to apply for NEET is 17 years. However, the upper age limit to appear for NEET remains a dilemma. This is because, in the year 2019, NTA announced that the upper age limit to appear for NEET is 25 years. However, the upper age limit was eliminated by the supreme court of India and the candidates above 25 years of age were allowed to apply for NEET, until any further notice by SC. The elimination of the upper age limit is an interim order. The case is still in court. So whether or not in 2020 there is an upper age limit will be cleared with the release of the NEET 2020 Information Brochure.
Ans : The 15% all India Quota means that out of all the seats available in the medical colleges of the nation, 15% seats are reserved for the candidates who score 50 percentile and above in General category; 40 percentile and above in UR-PH, ST, ST-PH, SC, SC-Ph category; and 45 percentile in the OBC and OBC-PH category. The rest of the 85% seats are made available for the state quota admission for other remaining candidates.
Ans : Fo the 15% All India Quatoa the counselling is done by MCC. It is an online centralized counselling. For the rest of the seats, state-wise counselling is done by the respective state counselling authorities.
Ans : The candidates have to attempt a total of 180 questions of a total of 720 marks. Each question carries 4 marks and there is a negative marking of 1 marks for any wrong answer marked. The questions will be asked from Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. All the questions are MCQ type. From Physics and Chemistry, there will be 45 questions each and from Biology there will be 90 questions.
Ans : NEET is held in 11 different languages - English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Oriya, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu
Ans : The NEET syllabus contains topics from class 11 and 12 Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. The syllabus has been defined by MCI and the same is made available with the information brochure of NEET.
Ans : Yes, there is. 15% of seats are reserved for SC candidates, 7.5% of seats are reserved for ST candidates. and 27% for reserved for OBC candidates.