- July 3, 2020: The Union HRD Minister has announced that the NEET 2020 examinations will be held on September 13, 2020 based on the ongoing situation caused by the highly infectious coronavirus (COVID-19). The results for the same will be announced shortly after.
- June 29, 2020: There is a great deal of confusion among the students and the exam authorities regarding the exam dates for NEET 2020. Read more about the current situation here.
- Given the hardships being faced by the candidates due to COVID-19 and the various requests by candidates for the correction of information in the application form for NEET 2020, the NTA has decided to reopen the application correction portal till May 31, 2020. Candidates can now make corrections on various fields in the application form and their preference of centre cities.
- The Union HRD Minister has announced that the NEET 2020 will be held on July 26, 2020. More details about the examination will be updated soon. The date to download the admit card for NEET 2020 will be announced 15 days before the examination date.
- What is NEET Exam?
- NEET 2020 Exam Date New
- NEET 2020 Eligibility
- NEET 2020 Registration
- NEET 2020 Application Form
- NEET 2020 Syllabus
- NEET 2020 Exam Pattern
- NEET 2020 Admit Card
- NEET 2020 Exam Centres
- NEET 2020 Result
- NEET 2020 Cut off
- NEET 2020 Counselling
- NEET 2020 Preparation
What is the NEET Exam?
National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is an entrance examination for students who wish to study undergraduate and postgraduate medical courses (MBBS, MD, MS) and dental courses (BDS, MDS) in government or private medical colleges and dental colleges in India.
NTA conducts NEET once a year to provide admission to the eligible candidates in MBBS/ BDS Courses. NTA offers 63,835 seats through NEET 2020 exam. Candidates have to remember that they can apply for only 15% of seats in each college through NEET. The other 85% will be distributed according to the State government and the college policy. Admissions for all Undergraduate courses in JIPMER and AIIMS will be happening only through NEET Entrance Exam from 2020 academic year onwards.
NEET 2020 exam is conducted online and in 10 different languages, which are English, Hindi, Marathi, Odia, Tamil, Urdu, Bengali, Telegu, Kannada, and Assamese. Candidate needs to answer 180 questions and the duration of the exam is 3 hours. The exam paper is divided into three different sections, which are Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
|Exam Name||National Eligibility cum Entrance Test|
|Conducting body||National Testing Agency (NTA)|
|Courses Offered||MBBS, BDS, B.V.SC|
|Mode of NEET 2020 Exam||Offline|
|NEET 2020 Duration||3 hours|
|Helpline Number||8076535482, 7703859909|
|NEET Exam Frequency||once a year|
NEET 2020 Exam Date
The dates provided below are as per the official website and you can follow these NEET 2020 exam dates given below to strategize your preparation for this exam.
|NEET 2020 Application form release date||December 2, 2019|
|NEET 2020 application form Last Date||January 6, 2020|
|NEET 2020 Application form correction starts||March 13, 2020|
|Last date for correction in the NEET 2020 application form||May 31, 2020|
|NEET 2020 (UG) Admit Card Date||To be announced|
|NEET 2020 Examination Date||September 13, 2020|
|NEET 2020 Result Date||To be announced|
NEET 2020 Eligibility
NEET Eligibility Criteria 2020 has been set by the NTA and all aspiring test takers are expected to fulfil all the criteria. Otherwise, they will be subjected to rejection. Candidates should keep this in mind while applying for NEET. To apply for NEET, Candidates should have qualified in Class 12 or an equivalent exam, with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/ Biotechnology and English as compulsory subjects.
NTA has set the Minimum and Maximum age limit for a candidate to be eligible to take the NEET 2020 exam.
- The maximum age limit for NEET 2020 is 25 years and 30 years in the case of Reserved category test-takers. Candidates must have completed 17 years of age to be eligible to apply for the NEET examination.
- All Indian and OCI (Overseas Citizen of India) candidates whose age is below 25 years (General and OBC candidates)/ 30 years (Reserved categories) at the time of admission are also eligible for NEET 2020 exam.
NEET 2020 All India Quota Seats
There are three types of seats available at any medical college across India. Of those three types, one is admission through NEET and these are called NEET All India Quota seats. A total of 15% of the seats will be reserved in this quota. Candidates who are taking the NEET Exam are competing for this 15% of seats in all the medical colleges across India. All applicants must note that students can apply for JIPMER and AIIMS using a valid NEET Score.
In this 15% of the seats, NTA has set reservation criteria and details of which is in the following table:
|SC Candidates||15% of seats are reserved for SC candidates|
|ST Candidates||7.5% seats are reserved for ST candidates|
|OBC Candidates||27% seats as per Central Act are reserved for non-creamy layer OBC candidates only in Central Educational Institutions|
|PH Candidates||5% seats are reserved on the horizontal basis for Physically Handicapped candidates|
NEET 2020 Eligibility for J&K Students
Jammu and Kashmir Students are not eligible for NEET because J&K state has opted out of NEET since NEET's inception. But if candidates from J&K are willing to take NEET then they have to submit self-declaration at the time of registration. This self-declaration will be verified during counselling and if it is found to false then the candidate will be rejected.
The declaration which the candidates should abide by are:
- He/She is not eligible to appear for MBBS/BDS seats in the State of J&K State and hence not eligible to seek admission in Medical/Dental Colleges of State of J&K.
- He or she must not be a domicile of the State of J&K.
- He/she must have declared all these by understanding the rules and its implications.
The aspirant will be subjected to rejection if the above-mentioned details are found to be false.
NEET 2020 Registration
Candidates can register for NEET Exam on the official website. NEET 2020 Application Form will be available from 1st November 2019, and the last date to register is 30th November 2019. Candidates can proceed to the NEET 2020 Application Process and register themselves. After the registration is complete and successful, aspirants will get their NEET 2020 Login credentials through email.
How to apply for NEET 2020?
NEET 2020 form contains the needful information that is mentioned below and candidates may refer to the following steps to apply for NEET.
Step 1: The candidate can find the NEET 2020 Application form on the official website.
- Click on the link "Registration".
- Enter the required information in the provided space. This must be done carefully.
- Fill all the required details correctly and save the draft until final submission
Step 2: On finishing Step 2 a second link of the application form for uploading the photograph and signature of the candidate is opened. After this, the candidate will be redirected to Step 3 where Payment of Fee must be done.
Step 3: After the Payment of Fee, candidates have to take a printout of the confirmation page. The last date for paying the fee is 1st March 2020.
NEET 2020 Application Form
For the benefit of candidates, NTA has reopened the application window only for those candidates who have completed Step I in the application process. Those candidates can continue with the remaining Steps - II, III, IV and complete the registration. The dates of the application window are from February 3, 2020 to February 9, 2020 as per official notification.
NTA has announced that candidates can apply for NEET 2020 online on the official website of NTA from 1st November 2019. While applying for the exam a candidate should go through the NEET Application Details. Fee payment can be made using Credit Card/Debit Card, Net Banking/UPI or E-wallet of Common Services Centre and other service providers. Some of the important application fee details are:
NEET 2020 Application fee for General Category candidates: INR 1500/-. For General - EWS/ OBC -NCL the cost is INR 1400/-. Application fee for a reserved (SC/ST/PH) candidate is INR 800/-.
After registration, you will have to pay the application fee to the conducting authority either Offline or through Net Banking to complete the NEET exam registration process. Candidates should have his/her photograph and signature ready while applying for NEET. Details of photograph and signature are given below:
|Photograph||10 Kb to 200 Kb||JPG/JPEG|
|Signature||4 Kb to 30 Kb||JPG/JPEG|
Note: J&K candidates will have to submit a self-declaration. The gist of self-declaration is that they are not eligible for J&K MBBS and BDS seats and will take NEET and they will be held responsible if the declaration is false.
Documents Required to apply for NEET 2020
Various documents and details required to apply for NEET are:
- Candidate's Name
- Father/Mother's Name
- Candidates can submit one of the following Identity Details:
- Aadhaar Number (last 4 digits)
- Bank Account Number
- Election Card (EPIC No.)
- Ration Card Number
- Passport number
- Other valid Govt. Identity Card Number.
- Date of Birth
- Valid Mobile Number
- Valid Email ID
- Candidate latest photograph against a white background.
- Candidates signature in blue or black ink.
NEET 2020 Syllabus
The conducting body of NEET 2020 will test the knowledge of students in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. Hence NEET 2020 Syllabus will have topics from class 11th and 12th curriculum. NEET 2020 syllabus has been prescribed by NTA. The curriculum prepared by the Council Board of School Education, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT) are considered while designing the syllabus for NEET 2020.
State Syllabus: Apart from CBSE's curriculum, the NEET 2020 Syllabus is prepared after reviewing various State syllabi.
NEET 2020 Exam Pattern
Every candidate should be aware of NEET Paper Pattern as it helps in planning and preparation for the exam. Some of the important details are:
Every right answer in NEET 2020 will fetch the candidate 4 marks and 1 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer. NEET 2020 will be a pen and paper-based (offline) test. NEET 2020 examination will consist of one paper having 180 (45 from every subject/section), objective type questions which will count to a total of 720 marks. NEET 2020 question paper will be in English and will be conducted for 3 hours. The NEET 2020 exam pattern is expected to remain the same every year.
|Question Type||Multiple Choice Question|
|Marking Scheme||Correct Answer: +4 Wrong Answer: -1|
Test Practice Centres (TPC)
NTA understands that candidates need to get familiarized with NEET. Hence, NTA will establish a network of test centres where students can practice mock NEET exams. The objective of this initiative is to help the students from rural areas to have ample practice and prepare for NEET 2020.
NEET 2020 Admit Card
Admit card will be available in the Official Website from June 11, 2020. Only those candidates who have completed the registration process along with fee payment can download their admit card. NEET 2020 Admit Card will contain all the details about the examination and the candidate information. Candidates should carry a valid ID proof along with their admit card to the examination hall.
Note: Candidates who fail to produce admit card or ID Proof upon request in the exam hall will not be allowed to take up the exam.
How to download NEET 2020 Admit Card?
Steps to download NEET 2020 admit card are as following:
- Step 1: Visit NTA's official website.
- Step 2: Click on "Admit Card NEET (UG)" on the left bottom.
- Step 3: Enter the necessary details which are Registration Number, Date of Birth and Security Pin.
- Step 4: Now, you will be redirected to a screen where your Admit Card will be displayed.
- Step 5: You can download the admit card and take a printout in A4 size sheet.
NEET 2020 Exam Centres
Candidates will be required to select the exam centre of their preference and which is convenient for them during the application process. They can select 3 exam cities while choosing their preferences. The exam centre in the city will be allotted based on the availability of seats. If there is no available centre which can accommodate this candidate then next exam city will be considered for allotment of the exam centre. There is a good chance of candidates getting an exam centre which is closely and convenient for them since the NEET 2020 Exam Centres are spread all over the country. The exam centres which are all over the country are given below.
|Andaman & Nicobar||Port Blair|
|Andhra Pradesh||Guntur, Kakinada, Kurnool, Nellore, Rajahmundry, Tirupathi, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram|
|Assam||Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Silchar, Tezpur|
|Chandigarh||Chandigarh, Bilaspur, Raipur|
|Dadra & Nagar Haveli||Dadra & Nagar Haveli|
|Daman & Diu||Daman|
|Delhi||Delhi(Central), Delhi(East), Delhi(North), Delhi(South), Delhi(West)|
|Gujarat||Ahmedabad, Anand, Bhavnagar, Gandhinagar, Godhra, Patan, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara, Valsad|
|Himachal Pradesh||Dharamshala, Hamirpur, Shimla|
|Jammu & Kashmir||Jammu, Srinagar, Udhampur,|
|Jharkhand||Bokaro, Jamshedpur, Ranchi|
|Karnataka||Bangalore, Belgaum, Davangere, Dharwad, Gulbarga, Hubli, Mangalore, Mysore, Udupi|
|Kerala||Alappuzha, Ernakulam, Kannur, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Mallapuram, Palakkad, Thrissur, Trivandrum|
|Madhya Pradesh||Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Ujjain|
|Maharashtra||Ahmednagar, Amravati, Aurangabad, Beed, Buldana, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Latur, Mumbai, Mumbai Suburban, Nagpur, Nanded, Nasik, Pune, Satara, Solapur, Thane|
|Odisha||Angul, Balasore, Cuttack, Behrampur, Bhubaneshwar, Rourkela, Sambalpur|
|Punjab||Amritsar, Bhatinda, Jalandhar|
|Rajasthan||Ajmer, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Udaipur|
|Tamil Nadu||Chennai, Coimbatore, Kancheepuram, Madurai, Namakkal, Salem, Thiruvallur, Vellore|
|Telangana||Hyderabad, Warangal, Khammam, Rangareddy|
|Uttar Pradesh||Allahabad, Bareilly, Ghaziabad, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Noida, Roorkee, Varanasi|
|West Bengal||Burdwan, Durgapur, Hoogli, Howrah, Kharagpur, Kolkata, Siliguri, 24 Paragana(North)|
Since there are colleges that offer class XI and class XII in vernacular languages, NTA gives candidates to write NEET in some selected vernacular language in selected exam centres.
- Metal Detectors in Exam Centres: It has been instructed by NTA to install metal detectors in every exam centre for security purposes. There must be at least one detector for 100 students.
- Test Centres in Tamil Nadu: The Supreme Court has denied the request for an increase of NEET Exam Centres in Tamil Nadu for 2020. Students from Tamil Nadu have to go to Kerala to appear for the exam just like the NEET 2018 exam.
Rules and Regulations
There are some rules which candidates need to follow on the exam day, they are:
NTA has instructed that all NEET candidates should wear half sleeve light-coloured clothes without huge buttons, badges, brooches or any other kind of ornamental accessory with either salwar or trousers. Shoes are prohibited, while slippers and sandals are allowed.
Adhaar Not Mandatory:
According to the Supreme Court, Adhaar Card is not mandatory to apply for NEET 2020. Any other identification can be used instead of Adhaar Card.
Candidates from Jammu and Kashmir alone have to submit the self-declaration form for the reserved 15% seats in All India Quota.
Note: Candidates wearing clothes that signify religiousness like the burqa, turban etc must report to the exam centre an hour before the exam commences.
NEET 2020 Results
The result for NEET will be declared on September 18, 2020. Admission into medical and dental colleges for MBBS and BDS will be done based on marks scored by the candidates in the entrance exam. NTA will be releasing the Merit List after the declaration of NEET 2020 Result. This list is only for candidates who opt for 15% All India Quota Seats in their Application form. For the remaining candidates, counselling will be conducted based on their All India Ranks.
Note: The candidates should download and print a few copies of the scorecard.
How to Check NEET 2020 Results?
Once the results are announced candidates can check the result on the official website. Steps to check NEET Result are:
- Step 1: Visit the official website of NTA.
- Step 2: Search for the NEET 2020 Result link and click on that link.
- Step 3: The candidates will be redirected to a new link where they should enter their login credentials (registration number and date of birth) to access their NEET 2020 result.
NEET 2020 Cut off
NEET Cut Off 2020 is very necessary to qualify for an applicant. Scoring above prescribed NEET cut off will mean that you can advance to the next level. The Cut off depends on:
- Previous year cut off trends such as NEET Cutoff 2019, 2018 and so on.
- Difficulty level of the exam
- Number of applicants participating in exam etc.
NEET 2020 Counselling
The counselling process will start on 13th June 2020 (Tentative). Candidates will be considered for admission based on NEET 2020 rank. Candidates will be allowed to choose a college during the NEET 2020 Counselling process. However, seat allotment will be based on availability. Various details which candidates should know are:
All India Quota Counselling is conducted by MCC (Medical Counseling Committee) while State Counselling will be conducted by the respective state exam authority. Candidates need to be present at the mentioned location on the specified date for the offline process of counselling. All candidates must carry the required documents for the counselling process like 10th and 12th marks card, photo, valid ID, etc.
Courses Offered Through NEET 2020
NTA offers several courses through NEET and they are:
- MBBS: Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (Allopathic Medicine).
- BDS: Bachelor in Dental Surgery.
- BAMS: Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (Ayurvedic medicine or Indian medicine).
- BHMS: Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery (Herbal and homoeopathic medicine).
- BUMS: Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery(Unani medicine should know Urdu).
- B.Pth: Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy).
- Specialization in Yoga and Naturopathy and
- Specialization in Siddha medicine.
NEET Important Websites
|Ministry of Health & Family Welfare||www.mohfw.gov.in|
|Medical Counselling Committee||www.mcc.nic.in|
NEET 2020 Preparation
A common question that pops in the mind of any NEET aspirant is 'How to Prepare for NEET 2020 Exam?'. Cracking an exam becomes easy if an aspirant implements fine-tuned strategies in the preparation phase. NEET which is one of the challenging exams will test the student's fundamental knowledge in the core subjects. Let aside competition, if one can prepare smartly he or she can nail NEET exam with a good score.
NEET 2020 Guidelines
Candidates can go through the following guidelines for the exam so that they will have an idea of what happens on the day of the NEET Exam.
- Reporting Time: All the Exam Centres will be opened about 2 hours and 30 minutes before the commencement of the NEET 2020. Candidates should enter the exam hall before 9.30 a.m. else they will not be allowed to enter the NEET 2020 Exam Centres.
- Seat Allotment: NTA will be responsible for the seating arrangement of candidates in the NEET Exam Centre. Every candidate will be allotted a seat according to their roll number. Candidates must find out and occupy their allotted NEET 2020 exam seat before 9.30.a.m.
- Admit Card Verification: During the examination, the invigilator will check NEET 2020 Admit Card of the candidates to verify the identity of each candidate. Candidates should also carry a valid ID Proof and produce it upon request. Candidates have to report at the allotted exam centre with a printout of the downloaded Admit Card and proforma with a passport size photograph duly affixed to it.
- Barred Items: Candidates are not allowed to bring any barred item inside the premises of the NEET Exam Centres. Possession of any such articles by the candidates will be confiscated.
- Avoid Beverages: Water bottles, tea, coffee, cold drinks or snacks etc. are not allowed to be taken by the candidates to the NEET 2020 examination hall. Water will be provided at the exam centre. The concerned authority will check for these items and confiscate if they found any.
- No Leaving Until the Exam Concludes: Candidates will not be allowed to leave the examination hall until the completion of the test. Even if the candidates finish their exam, the candidate must remain in the exam hall till the end of the exam.
- Attendance Sheet Signature: The candidate must sign twice on the NEET 2020 Attendance Sheet in the appropriate fields. First, immediately after the commencement of the examination then the second one while handing over the NEET Answer Sheet to the invigilator. Candidates should remember that the signature should match that on the application form. They should not change their signature.
- Finger Impression: The candidates are also required to provide their left thumb impressions in the space provided on the NEET 2020 attendance sheet. This is to confirm the identity of the candidate.
- Test Book Pages: The candidate has to check and ensure that the NEET 2020 Test-Booklet contains the same number of pages as written on top of the cover page. In case if the total number of pages is not similar to the number written on top of the cover page, the candidate has to inform the invigilator present in the exam hall. Else it might lead to future complications.
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