NEET 2020 – NTA starts the NEET offline form submission facility for Kashmir Valley candidates. Online forms are available for all other candidates on ntaneet.nic.in. Last date to apply for NEET is December 31, 2019, and the exam is due to be held on May 03, 2020. National Eligibility cum Entrance Test is a single entrance exam for admission of candidates in medical / dental / ayurveda / siddha / unani / homeopathy courses. 15% all India Quota seats are filled via MCC counselling, on the basis of NEET rank. For rest of the seats, state counselling is held. Check NEET 2020 application form details, dates, exam center, eligibility and more details from this page.
1. Offline application form submission facility opens for Kashmir Valley candidates. Check details.
2. NEET 2020 information brochure in regional languages is available. Download below.
3. NEET 2020 application form is now available. Click Here to Apply.
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 – 01 Jan 2020|
|Last date to submit NEET online form||31 Dec 2019|
|Online fee can be paid until||01 Jan 2020|
|Corrections in application form can be done from||15 to 31 Jan 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
NEET 2020 Offline Application Form for Kashmir Candidates
National Testing Agency has started the offline application form submission facility for the Kashmir candidates. This is done because of the following reason as quoted in the official notice:
“Many requests have been received from the Candidates of Kashmir Valley regarding difficulty they are facing while filling in the online Application Form for NEET (UG)-2020.
In view of the above, it is hereby notified that, in addition to the existing online Application facility, the Candidate(s) in the Kashmir Valley can also submit the Application Form offline by using any of the following methods:
1. Downloading the form available on the website ntaneet.nic.in and filling in the hard copy, depositing it at the Nodal Centre mentioned below and obtaining a Receipt therefrom
2. Using a hard copy of the form available at the Nodal Centre, filling in, depositing it there itself and obtaining a Receipt therefrom.”
NEET 2020 Brochure and Important Downloads
Here are some of the important downloads which the candidates must check:
- Click Here to download NEET 2020 information brochure in English.
- Click Here to download NEET 2020 information brochure in Assamese.
- Click Here to download NEET 2020 information brochure in Kannada.
- Click Here to download NEET 2020 information brochure in Marathi.
- Click Here to download NEET 2020 information brochure in Odia.
- Click Here to download NEET 2020 information brochure in Tamil.
- Click Here to download NEET 2020 information brochure in Urdu.
- Click Here to download NEET 2020 information brochure in Hindi.
- Click Here to check important dates for NEET.
- Click Here to check important points for NEET.
- Click Here to download NEET 2020 Notice in English.
- Click Here to download NEET 2020 Notice in Hindi.
What’s New in NEET 2020
Here, candidates can check all the new addition that has been introduced in NEET 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 Application Form
NTA only released online application form for NEET, at ntaneet.nic.in. Each candidate can only submit one application form and multiple forms lead to rejection of candidature. The procedure to apply online, with fee and image details are as follows:
Step 1 – Visit the official website or access the link on this page. Candidates who access the website, click on “application form” button.
Step 2 – Next, the candidates need to read all the instructions and register by entering below mentioned details:
- Father’s name
- Mother’s name
- Date of birth
- PwD status
- State of eligibility (are you applying for 15% all India quota)
- Identification type
- Identification number
- E-mail id
- Mobile number
- Security pin
- Choosing Password
Step 3 – After registration, candidates get an OPT. Candidates have to first choose and answer a security question and then enter opt. Following this, candidates get application number.
Step 4 – In the next step, the candidates have to login by entering application number and password.
Step 5 – After login, candidates have to enter following details in NEET 2020 application form:
- Basic details
- Exam details
- Communication details
- Academic details
Step 6 – Candidates also need to upload images in the application form.
Step 7 – Lastly, the candidates have to pay the application fee and download the NEET 2020 application form confirmation page.
NEET 2020 Application Fee and Image Specification
The candidates have to upload scanned images of class 10 passing certificate, passport size photograph, postcard size photograph, signature, and thumb impression in below given format.
|Passport size photograph||10 kb to 200 kb||JPG / JPEG|
|Postcard size photograph||50 kb – 300 kb (4”x6”)||JPG / JPEG|
|Signature||4kb – 30kb||JPG / JPEG|
|Left thumb impression||4kb – 30kb||JPG / JPEG|
|Class 10 passing certificate||100 kb to 400 kb||JPG / JPEG|
Note: In case candidates don’t have left thumb impression, they can put impression of right hand thumb. Also, more than 80% face should be visible in the photographs.
|General candidates||Rs. 1500|
|General EWS / OBC||Rs. 1400|
|SC / ST / PwD||Rs. 800|
Application fee of NEET 2020 can be paid via any of the following mediums:
- Debit Card
- Credit Card
- Net Banking
NEET 2020 Eligibility Criteria
All the candidates appearing for the exam, candidates have to fulfill eligibility criteria of NEET. The details of eligibility criteria are as follows:
Who is Not Eligible for NEET 2020? –
This year as well, candidates who have studied from open school or are private candidate or have studied biology as additional subject are not allowed to apply for NEET 2020. However, these candidates can apply for the exam because the case for these candidates is in the court and whether they can appear for NEET or not depends on the decision of the court.
NEET 2020 Age Limit: Candidate has to be more than 17 years old, before or on December 31 of the 1st year admission in medical course.
Is there upper age limit in NEET 2020? – Yes, the upper age limit is 25 years and relaxed by 5 years for SC / ST / OBC-NCL / PwD candidates.
Above 25 years candidates can also apply –
The issue of upper age limit is still in the court. Hence, NTA has provisionally allowed candidates above 25 years to apply for NEET. The candidature of these candidates is subjected to decision of Supreme Court on the matter.
Nationality: Applicant should be a national of India.
Education Qualification: In the information brochure of NEET 2020, the education eligibility is given code wise and candidates need to add the code in the NEET 2020 application form. Each candidate can only fall in one of the codes. So, here is explanation of eligibility with the code.
Code 1 – Candidates should have passed class 12 / equivalent. However, candidates appearing for class 12 / equivalent exam in 2020 can also apply.
Code 2 – Candidates must have passed under 10+2 system or Higher / Senior Secondary or Indian School Certificate system. Hence, they must have studied in school for a period of 12 years. Also, in class 11 and 12 / equivalent, the core subjects of the candidates should be:
- Biology / Bio-technology
Other than this, candidate should have studied Mathematics or any other elective subject. Also, candidates have to produce a certificate from the concerned Indian University / Associations if the their 10+2 has been completed under foreign / different scheme university.
Code 3 – Candidates who have qualified intermediate / pre-degree examination in science from an Indian university / board. Candidates must have had physics, chemistry, biology / bio-technology, and English as compulsory subject.
Code 4 – Candidates can also apply if they have cleared pre-professional/pre-medical examination with physics, chemistry, biology / bio-technology, and English as core subjects. However, candidates should have done this Higher Secondary or Pre-University examination. Pre-professional / pre-medical examination should include practical tests in each of these subjects.
Code 5 – Candidate must have done, 1st year of degree course from a University recognized by govt. of India. During the 1st year, candidate must have studied physics, chemistry, and biology / biotechnology and must have appeared for practical test in these subjects.
Code 6 – Candidate should have passed B.Sc exam of an Indian University with at leats 2 of the following subjects:
Code 7 – Any other examination which fulfills standard of NEET, i.e. 2 years of study comprising on PCB and English as core subjects).
Minimum Marks Needed in NEET 2020: Irrespective of the code, candidates must have secured 50% marks in PCB in the qualifying examination. The same for SC / ST / OBC candidates is 40%.
NEET 2020 Eligibility Criteria to Admission in 15% All India Quota Seats
In the application form of NEET 2020, candidates have to stats if they are applying for admission in 15% all India quota seats. Candidates should apply for 15% all India Quota if they fulfill details give below.
- Candidates should be a citizen of India or NRI / OCI / PIO.
- Should satisfy criteria of NEET 2020.
Eligibility Criteria for J&K Candidates: Candidates from J&K are not eligible for 15% All Indian Quota seats. However, if candidates apply for it then they need to submit self declaration online, during the form filling. This self declaration has to be downloaded and then presented during the counselling along with confirmation page.
Candidates have been allowed to apply for 15% all India quota seats because after the implementation of J&K Reorganization Act, 2019, the UT of J&K and Ladakh has been asked to participate in the examination. However, a decision on the same is yet to be made. In the past, the states and its UT opted out of the single entrance examination.
Candidates of UT of J&K and Ladakh can appear NEET UG 2020 to get admission in private medical, dental etc. college. They are also eligible to get admission in private / deemed universities, including AFMC, AIIMS, JIPMER, etc.
NEET 2020 Eligibility for Seats Under AIIMS, JIPMER, AFMC, DU, BHU, AMU, Central pool quota, States / Deemed Universities / Central Universities / ESIC
Other than fulfilling eligibility criteria of NEET, the candidates also need fulfill eligibility criteria given below:
- Citizen of India / OCI / NRI / POI.
- Foreign candidates can also get admission in medical / dental / unani / ayurveda / homeopathy if they satisfy rule and regulation frames by state govt. or institutions or govt. of India.
- Foreign candidates need to confirm their eligibility to concerned medical / dental / unani / ayurveda / homeopathy college or state.
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
Despite several rumours, NEET is still an offline examination. The pattern of the exam is as mentioned below:
Mode: pen and paper based.
Duration: 3 hours
Languages: 11 in total
Subject: 3 for Physics, Chemistry, and Biology
Number of questions: 180 multiple choice questions and each will have 4 answer 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.
Distribution of questions and marks in each section of NEET 2020 is as follows:
|Subject||Total Questions||Total Marks|
Candidates can choose language while submitting the application form. Candidates should note that they can only opt for regional languages if they apply for center in the below mentioned state.
|Language of NEET 2020||State|
|English and Assamses||Centers in Assam|
|English and Bengali||Centers in West Bengal and Tripura|
|English and Gujarati||Centers in Gujarat, Daman and Diu, Dadra, and Nagar Haveli|
|English and Kannada||Centers in Karnataka|
|English and Marathi||Centers in Maharashtra|
|English and Odia||Centers in Odisha|
|English and Tamil||Centers in Tamil Nadu|
|English and Telugu||Centers in Andhra Pradesh and Telengana|
|English and Urdu||All centers|
Best Books For NEET 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 ORM 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|
NEET 2020 Merit List
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.
NEET 2020 Counselling
NTA is only responsible for holding NEET 2020. The counselling to fill 15% all India quota seats is to be carried out by Medical Counselling Committee (MCC). MCC will also hold counselling for –
- Medical seats in Delhi University.
- Medical seats in BHU, AIIMS, and JIPMER
- All ug medical seats offered by deemed universities / central universities.
- Seats for ESIC and AFMS.
The remaining UG medical seats in the colleges is filled through state counselling, conducted by a separately designated body.
The counselling is held online. Candidates first have to register and submit choices for the course and college. Then, on the basis of candidates NEET rank and choices seats is allocated. After this, candidates need to report for verification and formalities of admission.
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 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
NEET 2020 Reservation Policy
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.
NEET 2020 Official Website ntaneet.nic.in
NTA has revamped the official website of NEET for the 2020 examination. Right now, all the tabs are indicating “Coming Soon” message. However, it is expected that by December 01, 2019, information brochure and forms will be released.
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.
Check more details on NEET 2020 from the information brochure. Download 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.