NEET Exam Syllabus, Question Paper, Pattern

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 NameNational Eligibility Cum Entrance Test
Exam FrequencyOnce a year
Exam ModeOffline
Exam Duration3 hours
Accepting Colleges
184 colleges
Official Websitehttps://ntaneet.nic.in/Ntaneet/Welcome.aspx

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:

Nationality:

  • Indian Nationals,
  • Non-Resident Indians (NRIs)
  • Overseas Citizen of India (OCI)
  • Persons with Indian Origin (PIO)
  • Foreign Nationals

Age Limit:

  • 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.

Minimum qualification:

  • 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

Mandatory subjects:

  • 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%