What is NEET?
The National Testing Agency conducts NEET for admission to MBBS, BDS, AYUSH, veterinary and other medical/paramedical courses in India. The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is conducted annually and is held across 154 test centres. With approximately 15,00,000 test-takers, NEET is the most important medical entrance examination in India.
NEET 2020 Highlights
|Exam Name||National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test|
|Exam Frequency||Once a year|
|Exam Duration||3 hours|
NEET 2020 Some Facts and Figures
- 15,19,375 candidates registered for NEET 2019
- 14,10,755 candidates appeared for the examination that year.
NEET eligibility criteria 2020
The National Testing Agency has prescribed the eligibility criteria for NEET 2020. All those who wish to apply for the entrance test are advised to check if they fit into the criteria specified by NTA.
Candidates who fulfill the following parameters are eligible for NEET 2020:
- Indian Nationals,
- Non-Resident Indians (NRIs)
- Overseas Citizen of India (OCI)
- Persons with Indian Origin (PIO)
- Foreign Nationals
- The minimum age of a candidate as on December 31, 2020, should be 17 years
- The rule specifying the maximum age limit of the candidate was challenged last year in the court of law. Thus, there is no upper age limit as of now and candidates older than 25 years of age applying for NEET 2020 will be provisionally admitted subject to the ruling of the High Court of Delhi.
- Candidate must have cleared Class XII or equivalent from a recognized institute
- Candidates who are appearing for Class XII or equivalent in summer 2020 can also apply for NEET 2020.
- Candidates who have completed Class XII or equivalent from an open school are also eligible
- Candidate must have cleared Class XII or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
- Candidates who have passed Class XII or equivalent with Biology as an additional subject are also eligible
Minimum marks required in the qualifying examination:
- General category 50%
- PWD category 45%
- SC/ST/OBC 40%
NEET 2020 Exam Dates Announced (July 26): Admit Card, Syllabus, Question Paper
NEET 2020: National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test, in short, NEET is a single entrance exam for admission to MBBS and BDS courses in India. Candidates who want to secure admission in Medical colleges must qualify in the NEET 2020 Exam.
In this article, we will provide you with all the necessary information regarding NEET 2020 Exam. Read on to find out more.
NEET 2020 Updates By NTA – NEET Latest News
May 27, 2020 Updates
AI-Powered Mobile App for NEET Mock Test Launched: Students who are appearing for NTA NEET 2020 exam can take free mock tests from newly launched application “National Test Abhyas“. Click here to take the mock test-launched by MHRD.
NEET Admit Card Date Announced: The officials of NTA NEET have released the short notice regarding the release of Admit Card and NEET Exam Date. According to the notification, NEET 2020 exam will be conducted on 26th July 2020 (Sunday) from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Whereas NEET 2020 Admit Card will be released 15 days prior to the commencement of the exam. Technically NEET Admit Card will be released on 11th July 2020.
NEET Correction Window Activated: NTA NEET 2020 Application Form correction window is re-activated. Now candidates can make changes in their NEET UG Application form till 31st May 2020. The officials have re-activated the correction window due to the spread of Coronavirus.
May 12, 2020 Updates
- Don’t share your personal details against fake calls – warns NTA: “All candidates who are due to appear for NEET (UG) 2020 examination are hereby informed that NTA does not ask for any personal details or information through calls, SMS or emails. If any such calls or messages/ emails are received, please don’t share any information” read the NTA statement.
- NEET 2020 Exam Centres Doubled: The officials of the National Testing Agency are planning to double the number of exams centres to maintain social distancing during NEET-UG 2020 exam.
NEET Preparation Tips By Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank
- – Begin by revising topics from NCERT once again
- – Restrict the usage of social media
- – Attempt mock tests from here
- – Choose a separate place to study
- – Work on sample papers
- – Follow online classes and youtube for doubt solving
- – Avoid stress and take small breaks
- – Seek help from seniors
- – Prepare a schedule and follow it
- – Stay updated, do not watch TV the entire day
April 22, 2020 Updates
- NEET Exam Date 2020 Announced: NTA NEET 2020 exam will be held on 26th July 2020. NEET Admit Card and NEET Result Dates will be announced soon said HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank.
- Change of NEET Exam Center: With the postponement of NEET UG Exam Dates, the officials will allow candidates to edit their NEET 2020 Application Form. Candidates can edit the details including change of Exam Centre until 31st May 2020.
- NEET Admit Card Date 2020: NEET Admit Card was scheduled to be released on 27th March 2020. But due to the outbreak of Coronavirus, the officials have not released the ntaneet.nic.in 2020 admit card.
- NEET Syllabus Changed?: Many websites are circulating that the NEET Syllabus is changed. The officials have released a circular that don’t believe the rumours. As a conclusion, the NEET 2020 Syllabus is not changed. Students are advised to be aware of NEET exam pattern, Syllabus & Previous Year Papers. At this time, candidates must fix their learning gaps.
- When NEET Exam 2020 will be Conducted?: Based on the latest tweet by “Ramesh Pokhriyal”, NEET 2020 Exam UG will be conducted on 26th July 2020.
NEET Exam Date Change 2020
Due to the spread of Coronavirus, the NEET Exam dates are changed by the officials. Check the following table for NEET exam dates:
|NEET Correction Window 2020||1st April to 3rd May 2020|
|NEET Exam Centre Change Details||9th April to|
|NEET Admit Card 2020 Release Date|
|When NEET Exam 2020 will be Conducted|
|NEET Result Date 2020||Soon|
NEET Admit Card 2020 Release Date
NEET Hall Ticket was supposed to release on 27th March 2020. But due to the spread of Coronavirus, the NEET 2020 Admit card was not released. The officials have now released a short which states that NEET 2020 Admit Card will be released 15days before the commencement of the examination.
Once the NEET 2020 Admit Card is released at https://ntaneet.nic.in/, Candidates need to download by logging in using their Login ID and password. Candidates need to take a few printouts of the admit card as they need to carry the NEET admit card to the exam centre without fail. It is to be noted that NEET Admit Card will not be sent by post. However, when the candidate will download the admit card, a copy of the hall ticket will be sent to the candidate on the registered email ID.
NEET Exam Pattern 2020
There will be 180 objective type questions. The duration of the exam will be 3 hours. For every correct response candidates will be awarded 4 marks & 1 mark will be deducted for an incorrect response.Check the exam pattern for NEET 2020 below:
|Subjects||Number of Questions||Maximum Marks|
NEET 2020 Question Paper Language
NEET 2020 will be conducted in several Indian languages along with English and Hindi. Candidates who have opted for English medium will receive the NEET 2020 question paper in English medium only. However, the candidates who have opted for Hindi or any other regional Language will be provided with a bilingual Test Booklet in English and the selected regional language.
The examination centres and the medium of question paper available there are as under:
|Medium Of Question Paper||Examination Centres|
|English and Hindi||All examination centres|
|English and Urdu||All examination centres|
|English and Bengali||Examination centres in West Bengal|
|English and Assamese||Examination centres in Assam|
|English and Gujarati||Examination centres in Gujarat, Daman, Dadra and Nagar Haveli|
|English and Marathi||Examination centres in Maharashtra|
|English and Tamil||Examination centres in Tamil Nadu|
|English and Telugu||Examination centres in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana|
|English and Oriya||Examination centres in Odisha|
|English and Kannada||Examination centres in Karnataka|
Note: Irrespective of the language opted, all the NEET 2020 qualified candidates will be eligible for All India Quota and other quota seats.
NEET Syllabus 2020
|Topics From Class 11||Topics From Class 12|
|Physical World & Measurement|
Laws of Motion
Work, Energy & Power
Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body
Properties of Bulk Matter
Behavior of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory
Oscillations and Waves
Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism
Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents
Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation
Atoms and Nuclei
|Topics From Class 11||Topics From Class 12|
|Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry|
Structure of Atom
Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties
Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
States of Matter: Gasses & Liquids
s-Block Element (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals)
Some p-Block Elements
Organic Chemistry- Some Basic Principles and Techniques
Isolation of Elements
p- Block Elements
d and f Block Elements
Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
Alcohols, Phenols, and Ethers
Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids
Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen
Chemistry in Everyday Life
|Topics From Class 11||Topics From Class 12|
|Diversity in Living World|
Structural Organisation in Animals and Plants
Cell Structure and Function
Genetics and Evolution
Biology and Human Welfare
Biotechnology and Its Applications
Ecology and environment
PRACTICE NEET BIOLOGY HERE
NEET 2020 Question Papers
NEET Important Chapters 2020
We at Embibe, have listed out the NEET Important Chapters for Physics, Chemistry, Biology along with the weightage. You will be provided with the weightage of all NEET topics but do not miss out on checking their difficulty level. To help you prioritize your preparation, our academic experts have categorized all NEET topics as under:
- Important, easy
- Not important, easy
- Important difficult
- Not important, difficult
Click on the link below to check out the NEET 2020 Important Chapters.
NEET 2020 Preparation Tips
- As per the NEET exam pattern, Biology has the maximum weightage of marks so you need to be very good in biology but at the same time do not neglect physics and chemistry.
- Full-Length Mock tests will help you know where you stand and which are the places you are going wrong.
- One way effort will not work. To have a good NEET Score you have to focus on all the three subjects. Along with an excellent performance in Biology, you also score good marks in Chemistry and physics.
- Practice tests, mock tests, and NEET previous year question papers will help you a lot. Take topic wise practice tests to bring in clarity in the concept studied.
- Solve at least 10 years of previous year question papers to have a very good knowledge of the actual NEET exam.
NEET Books 2020
While NCERT books are the best to get all your basic concepts covered, there are some of the best NEET books for each subject to be tested in the exam. The list of important NEET books are tabulated below:
|NEET Physics Books||Click Here|
|NEET Chemistry Books||Click Here|
|NEET Biology Books||Click Here|
NEET 2020 Result
NEET 2020 was scheduled to be released on
4th June 2020 through online mode. But due to the spread of Coronavirus, there may be a delay in the release of NEET Results 2020. Candidates will have to download the NEET 2020 scorecard by entering your Login ID and Password. Candidates are required to download the scorecard and take a few printouts for future reference. NEET Scorecard will clearly mention the qualifying status, all India rank and category rank.
The details mentioned in the NEET 2020 result are as follows:
- Candidate’s Name
- Date of Birth and Category
- Scores secured in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology
- Total Marks Secured
- Total Percentile
- All India Rank
- Category Rank
- All India Quota Rank (15% Seats)
- Cut off score for NEET Counseling
- Qualification Status of the candidate
NEET 2020 Cut Off
NEET cut off 2020 is the minimum score needed to qualify for NEET 2020. The cut off will be released on the official website along with the NEET result. The officials will decide the NEET cut off based on various factors such as student, the difficulty level of the exam, etc. Check the previous year NEET cut off below to have an idea regarding the NEET cut off 2020:
|Category||NEET Cut off 2019|
|OBC, SC & ST||288|
|UR – PH||324|
|OBC, SC, ST – PH||288|
NEET Counselling 2020
NEET counselling will be conducted for admission in various Medical and Dental colleges across the nation. The counselling dates are not yet announced and will be announced shortly by the officials on the official website after the declaration of NEET Result 2020.
NEET Counselling for all India Quota seats, ESIC Quota and seats in central and Deemed universities will be conducted by Director General of Health Services (DGHS), on behalf of the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC). Besides that, the counselling for the state quota seats will be conducted by respective state counselling authorities. The seat allotment through NEET 2020 will be based on the candidate’s NEET rank, score, vacant seats in the college and the preferences made by the candidate.
NEET 2020 Contact Information
In case of any issue regarding the application form or any other confusion, students can contact the official authorities:
NTA Help Desk:
Email ID: email@example.com
Mobile: 8076535482, 7703859909, 0120-6895200
FAQs Regarding NEET 2020
The frequently asked questions regarding NEET 2020 are listed below:
A. No, NEET UG exam is not conducted twice a year.
A. No, NEET 2020 exam is conducted in offline mode only.
A. Yes, due to the Coronavirus outbreak, the NEET 2020 exam is postponed. According to the latest updates, NEET exam will be conducted in the month of June 2020.
A. NEET 2020 exam will be conducted tentatively in the month of June 2020.
A. A recent circular released by NTA states that the ” As of now the neet 2020 exam date is proposed to be held in the last week in May 2020. The exact date will be announced later on after assessing the situation.”
A. There are many rumors stating that the NEET Syllabus is changed. But the officials have made it clear that the NEET Syllabus is not changed.
NEET Events That Are Already Concluded
NEET 2020 Application Form
NEET 2020 online registration concluded on 6th January 2020. Candidates can read the steps below for reference purposes.
Instructions/Steps for filling the NEET Application Form:
It’s crucial to read and understand the NEET eligibility criteria before you apply for NEET 2020. You should also know and possess all the documents in relation to your domicile and educational qualification.
- Applications of candidates submitting false and fabricated information will not be considered and such candidates will be further debarred from appearing in examinations conducted by the NTA. Incomplete application and applications not in accordance with instructions will not be considered and are liable to be rejected. The examination fee deposited will not be refunded in such cases.
- Fee will neither be carried forward to a future examination nor refunded under any circumstances. Submission of online application and remittance of the fee would close as per the schedule given and no request for extension of time etc. shall be entertained. Applications once submitted cannot be withdrawn.
- Instructions in the Information Bulletin are liable to change based on decisions taken by the NTA and other authorities from time to time.
- NTA reserves the right to withdraw permission if any, granted inadvertently to any candidate who is not eligible to appear in the NEET (UG) even though the Roll Number and Admit Card has been issued by the Board.
- Candidate’s eligibility for NEET (UG) is purely provisional and is subject to fulfilment of eligibility criteria as prescribed by the MOH&FW/MCI/DCI/Board/MCC.
- In case of any ambiguity in interpretation of any of the instructions/terms/rules/criteria regarding determination of eligibility/conduct of examination/registration of candidates/information contained therein, the interpretation of the NTA shall be final and binding.
- The conduct of NEET (UG) Examination would be videographed. The candidates are required to keep their heads in an upright position and face the camera during the videography so that their identity could be clearly established.
- Candidates are advised to regularly check the NTA official website for any further updates or information.
Requirements of a photo:
|The photo should be recent. The name of the candidate and the date on which the photograph is taken must be indicated in the photograph. Passport size photo with a white background. Do not wear any accessory and ensure that your face is clearly visible. Dimension of a passport size photo = 3.5cms (width) * 4.5cms (height)Scan it at 200 dpi in a scanner. Save it as a jpg/jpeg with size between 10kb to 200kb|
Requirements of a signature:
|Make a rectangle of 3.5cms (width) and 1.5 cms (height) and sign inside the box in running handwriting. Writing full name in the Box in Capital letters would not be accepted. Placing initials is also not acceptable. Scan it at 200 dpi in a scanner and crop the image. Save it as jpg/jpeg with a size between 4kb to 30kb.|
Here are the steps to be followed for NEET Application Form 2020:
|1st Step: Log on to the NTA official website. 2nd Step: Click on “Apply Online”. 3rd Step: Read the instructions and click on “Proceed To Apply Online For NEET (UG), 2020”. 4th Step: Enter the required details. Use a valid and active mobile number. 5th Step: Upload the image and signature. 6th Step: Pay the requisite amount in one of the prescribed modes.|
NEET Application Fee 2020
Check the below-mentioned application fee for NEET 2020:
The accepted modes of payments are:
- Credit/Debit Card
- Net Banking
- E-wallet of Common Services Centre and other service providers
- Mandatory requirement: Valid ID Proof
- The student should have passed class XIIth or an equivalent exam with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English
- A minimum of 50% is required for General category, 45% for General Physically challenged, and 40% for SC/ST/OBC and SC/ST/OBC Physically challenged.
II. 85% State Quota Seat Eligibility:
85% of the total seats of any college will be reserved for home state students through state counselling. The balance 15% would be open for students from other states which will be filled by all India centralized counselling. To apply for the seats in the home state quota, the following criteria have to be met:
- The aspirant should have completed 10th and 12th grade from the state board
- Should possess a valid domicile of the state
- Should possess a residency proof of the state
III. Eligibility for 15% All India Quota Seats
- a. The aspirant must be an Indian National or Non-Resident Indians (NRI) or Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) or Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) or Foreign Nationals
- b. The candidate should have completed 17 years of age on or before 31st December of the year of admission.
- c. The age limit for applying is 25 years for general category and 30 years for SC/ST/OBC and Physically challenged category
- d. Students from Jammu and Kashmir are eligible to appear for the exam only for admission to admission to Private Medical/Dental Colleges or any Private/Deemed
University and AMFC Pune after self-declaration. They will not be eligible for the 15% All India Quota seats.
Changes In NEET 2020
NEET exam will be conducted for admission to MBBS and BDS seats offered in all medical and dental colleges of India including AIIMS & JIPMER. NEET 2020 is also conducted for admission to AYUSH, Veterinary and other medical/paramedical courses offered in government and private colleges in India.
The Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan, has announced that NEET 2020 to be the single entrance exam for admission to MBBS and BDS courses in India. With this announcement, the admission to MBBS seats in AIIMS and JIPMER to be done based on NEET 2020. The AIIMS and JIPMER MBBS medical exam have been scrapped and admission to be provided through NEET 2020 score.
About NEET 2020
National Testing Agency (NTA) conducts NEET for admissions to MBBS seats under All India Quota (15%) and State quota (85%). The admission under 15% will be done through centralized counselling conducted by Medical Counselling Committee (MCC). While for admission under 85% state quota seats counselling will be conducted by the designated state admission authority. Moreover, admission to MBBS seats in AIIMS and JIPMER will be done through counselling conducted by respective admission authorities.
NEET 2020 will be the basis of admission to nearly 98,786 MBBS and BDS seats in medical and dental colleges of India. Among the total seats, approximately 70,693 MBBS seats are under government and private medical colleges and 26,693 BDS seats in government and private Dental colleges of India. The remaining seat is in AIIMS and JIPMER medical colleges. AIIMS has a total of 1205 MBBS seats in its 15 medical institutions and JIPMER has 150 MBBS seats in its two medical colleges.