NEET 2020 – National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test is due to be held on May 03, and admit card is releasing on March 27, 2020. NEET is going to be held at national level, at 147 cities, for admission of candidates in UG medical / dental / ayurveda / siddha / unani / homeopathy courses. It is a single entrance exam in India and ever AIIMS and JIPMER admission is now done via NEET. Check NEET 2020 application process, eligibility, syllabus, exam pattern, and more details from this page.
Through NEET 2020 candidates are going to get admission in MBBS, BDS, BAMS, BHMS, BSMS, and BUMS courses. Now AIIMS and JIPMER admissions will be done on the basis of NEET. Check all the dates for NEET 2020 from the table below.
|NEET 2020||Important Dates|
|Official website released on||30 Nov 2019|
|Information brochure releases date||01 Dec 2019|
|NTA NEET 2020 application form released on||02 Dec 2019|
|Offline form facility for Kashmir candidates||10 Dec 2019 – |
|Last date to submit NEET online form|
|Online fee can be paid until|
|Corrections in application form can be done from||15 to 31 Jan 2020|
|Form reopens for registered candidates||03 – 09 Feb 2020|
|Issuance of the Admit Card||27 Mar 2020|
|NEET 2020 exam date||03 May 2020|
|Release of Response sheet and question paper||May 2020|
|Display of NEET 2020 Answer Key||2nd week of May 2020|
|Declaration of NEET 2020 Result||04 Jun 2020|
- Eligibility and Reservation
- Exam Pattern
- Application Form
- Form Correction
- Admit Card
- OMR Sheet
- Answer Key
What’s New in NEET 2020
Here, candidates can check all the new addition that has been introduced in NTA NEET UG 2020.
- From this onwards, admission in AIIMS and JIPMER will also be done on the basis of NEET rank.
- This time, in the application form of NEET 2020 candidates have to upload passport and postcard size photos, along with thumb impression and signature. Until now, only postcard size photo and signature was needed.
- Application fee for NEET has increased by Rs. 100 for general category candidates and Rs. 50 by other category candidates. For OBC candidates it is still the same. Check below.
NEET 2020 Mock Test
AglaSem has created free NEET mock test for candidates to practice. Candidates can take it in English or Hindi.
|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 Exam Center
This time, NEET is being conducted in 147 cities, across India. In comparison to last year, 7 centers have been decreased. Candidates can check NEET 2020 exam centers from below:
NEET 2020 Syllabus
The syllabus of NEET 2020 has been released by NTA. It is available for physics, chemistry, and biology. Candidates can check and download it from the links below:
NEET 2020 Exam Pattern
Mode: pen and paper based.
Duration: 3 hours
Subjects: Physics, Chemistry, and Biology
Number of questions: 180 multiple choice questions and each will have 4 options with 1 correct response.
Total marks: 720 marks
Marking scheme: 4 marks for a correct answer and negative marking on 1 mark for incorrect answer.
Languages: (11 in total) English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Odia, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu.
Distribution of questions and marks in each section of NEET 2020 is as follows:
|Subject||Total Questions||Total Marks|
Best Books For NTA NEET UG 2020 Preparation
Here are the most recommended books for NEET 2020 preparations:
|NEET 2020 Books||Buy Online|
|Problems in General Physics by I.E. Irodov||Buy Here|
|The Feynman Lectures on Physics Vol. I & Vol. II||Buy Here|
|Concepts of Physics Vol I and II by H.C. Verma||Buy Here|
|Modern Approach to Chemical Calculations – R. C. Mukherjee||Buy Here|
|Objective NCERT at Your Fingertips for NEET||Buy Here|
|Trueman’s Elementary Biology Volume – I and Volume – II||Buy Here|
NEET 2020 Admit Card
The admit card of NEET 2020 is issued on ntaneet.nic.in. Candidates can download it from login by entering application number and password. If candidates are unable to download the admit card or if there is error in it, then they need to inform NTA regarding the same between March 27 to April 10, 2020 via helpline number. Candidates can do so between 10.00 am to 5.00 pm.
On the exam day, candidates have to carry print copy of the admit card along with:
- 1 passport size photograph.
- 1 valid photo id proof, in original.
- PwD certificate (if applicable).
- 1 post card size colour photograph – it is to be pasted in the proforma and should be the same as that uploaded in the application form.
NEET 2020 Exam Schedule / Bell Time Schedule
|Last entry in the exam hall||1.30 pm|
|Sitting in seat in exam hall||1.15 pm onwards|
|Announcement of important instructions and checking of admit card||1.30 pm to 1.45 pm|
|Distribution of test booklets||1.45 pm|
|Writing particulars on test booklets||1.50 pm|
|NEET 2020 starts on||2.00 pm|
|NEET 2020 ends on||5.00 pm|
NEET 2020 Exam Day Instruction
There are certain important exam day instructions by NTA, which the candidates should know about. These are as follows:
Banned Items: Candidates cannot carry the following items to the exam hall.
- Geometry or Pencil box
- Any kind of paper / stationery / textual material
- Mobile Phone
- Ear Phone
- Slide Rules
- Log Tables
- Tape Recorder
- Electronic Watches
- Any metallic item
- Electronic gadgets / devices
Exception for Diabetic Students: Only diabetic candidates are allowed to carry eatables. The candidates can carry sugar tablets, fruits (like orange, banana, apple) and a water bottle. The bottle should be transparent.
Reporting Time: Candidates must reach exam hall before 1:30 pm.
NEET 2020 Dress Code
NTA has specified dress code for NEET 2020 and all the candidates must follow it.
Items allowed: Light colour clothes and slippers, sandals, and low heels.
Items not allowed: Long sleeves and shoes.
If due to any cultural customary candidates have to break dress code then they must reach exam center by 12:30 pm for the frisking process.
NEET 2020 Answer Key and OMR Sheet
After the examination, OMR and official answer key of NEET 2020 is uploaded on the website. The candidates can download it and use to predict score in the exam. To do so, candidates have to match answers in the answer key with that in OMR and allocate 4 marks for each correct answer. As per the marking scheme of NEET, candidates have to deduct 1 mark for incorrect answers.
Candidates can challenge answer key, as well as, OMR sheet of NEET. For this, candidates have to pay Rs. 1000. The challenges will checked by NTA and the valid changes will be made according to it. The answer key updated after the changes will be final answer key of NEET.
NEET 2020 Result and Cut Off
The result of NEET 2020 is announced merit. NTA first calculates raw score of the candidates and then on the basis of cut off, determined the rank. It is announced on the website and contains marks of candidates in each subject along with percentile score.
The cut off of NEET is determined in percentile. Candidates who score more than the cut off percentile are included in the merit list. The cut off of NEET 2020 is as follows:
|Category||NEET Cut Off Percentile|
The merit list for 15% all India quota candidates and for other seats is released separately. If there is a tie during allocation of rank, then following process is used to break the tie.
- Candidates with higher marks / percentile in Biology get higher rank.
- Candidates with higher marks / percentile in chemistry get higher rank.
- Candidates with less proportion of number of correct-incorrect answers get higher rank.
- If none of the above works, then older candidate gets the rank.
Quota / Seats
Through NEET 2020 candidates get admission in following seats
- All India quota seats.
- State govt. quota seats
- Central institutions / universities / deemed universities
- State / management / NRI quota seats in private medical
- Dental / Ayurveda / Siddha / Unani / Homeopathy colleges
- Private university and Central pool quota seats
- NRI quota seats
- Management quota seats in private unaided / aided minority / non- minority medical colleges
The candidates can check below the reservation policy that is followed for the 155 All India Quota seat allotments:
- 10% seats for General EWS candidates
- 15% of seats are reserved for SC candidates.
- 7.5% of seats are reserved for ST candidates.
- 27% for reserved for OBC candidates.
About NTA (National Testing Agency)
MHRD established National Testing Agency (NTA) to create a body which can conduct entrance examination in India. It is an autonomous and self-sustaining body, the objective of which are:
- to conduct entrance exam for assessing competent candidates to grant admission.
- to enhance research on professional, education, and testing system to identify gaps in education system and to lessen it.
- to find institutes and experts, who can set questions and question paper for entrance exams.
Right now, NTA hold 14 entrance exams, which are NEET, JEE Main, CMAT, GPAT, JNUEE, IIFT MBA(IB), AIAPGET, ICAR AIEEA, DUET, NCHMCT JEE, UGC NET, CSIR NET, IGNOU.
Here are some of the important downloads which the candidates must check:
- NEET 2020 information brochure in different languages
- Important dates for NEET – Click Here
- Important points for NEET – Click Here
- NEET 2020 Notice in English – Click Here
- NEET 2020 Notice in Hindi – Click Here
NEET 2020 Exam Frequently Asked Questions
Ans : No, NEET will be held once a year and in offline mode only. This has been officially announced by NTA.
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.
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