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NEET 2020 Answer Key, Result, Paper Analysis, Form Correction, Cut off, Rank Predictor and Counselling
NEET 2020 has been conducted successfully on September 13, and it is expected that NTA will declare NEET Result by October 12, 2020. Moreover, the cut-off percentile to be secured for qualifying NEET 2020 is 50th for General Category and 40th for OBC, SC, and ST. The cut-off marks will be released along with the result in online mode. Check NEET 2020 Expected Cut Off
NEET 2020 Latest Updates
- Sep 23: NTA has once again opened the facility of NEET Form Correction from Sept 23 – 30. Check Here
- Sep 21: The official NEET answer keys and response sheets are expected to be released on Sep 28. Check Here
- Candidates can also predict their rank based on the rough score to get an idea about the colleges in which they can apply. Predict your Rank
- Sep 13: Candidates can check the section-wise paper analysis to analyze their performance. Check Here
- Aug 26: MBBS candidates seeking admission abroad exempted from Sept NEET. Read More
- Aug 14: NTA informed SC that it cannot provide exam centers outside India for this session. Read More
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From 2020, NEET is the common exam for all medical aspirants, this will also apply to AIIMS and JIPMER. After qualifying NEET candidates will become eligible to get admission in more than 75,000 MBBS seats and 25,000 BDS seats across the country.
NEET 2020 Important Dates
|NEET 2020 Exam date||September 13, 2020|
|NEET 2020 Form Correction||September 23 – 30, 2020|
|NEET 2020 Answer Keys||Expected on September 28, 2020|
|NEET 2020 Result date||October 12, 2020 (Tentative)|
- NEET 2020 Cut off for Lady Hardinge Medical College, LHMC Delhi
- NEET 2020 Rank List, Topper List, and Marks vs Rank Analysis
- NEET 2020 Cut off for Medical Colleges in Haryana
- NEET 2020 Reservation Criteria
NEET 2020 Highlights
|Conducting authority||National Testing Agency|
|Number of registered aspirants (2020)||15.97 lakh aspirants|
|Total Candidates appeared for NEET 2020||85%|
|Credentials Required to Login NEET Portal||Roll number, date of birth and security pin|
|NEET Cutoff percentile||UR - 50 SC/ST/OBC - 40 UR PWD - 45|
|Validity of NEET Result 2020||For academic session 2020-21|
|Admission through NEET|
15% All India Quota seats
85% State Quota seats
|Courses offered through NEET||MBBS, BDS, BUMS, BAMS, BHMS, BSMS, BNYS, etc.|
NEET 2020 Application Form Correction
NTA has again opened the facility of NEET 2020 Form Correction from Sep 23 to 30. The facility has been provided again because during the time of COVID-19 most of the candidates have faced difficulties in making corrections in the particulars in the Online Application Form.
- Candidates can edit only these details: Mother’s Name, Father’s Name, Gender, Category, Person with Disability, State Code of Eligibility, Nationality.
- Application forms can be accessed by logging in to their accounts at the official website of NTA.
- Only successfully registered candidates can avail of this facility.
NEET 2020 Answer Keys
NEET Answer keys will be available on September 28, 2020 (tentatively). The answer keys can be challenged by the candidates within a specified period of time. Also, the answer key will also help candidates to calculate their rough score. The memory-based NEET 2020 answer keys by Allen Kota are provided below.
|Paper Code||Answer Key|
|E1 to E3 and F1 to F3||Download|
NEET 2020 Official Answer Keys (To be Released Soon)
|NEET 2020 Paper Codes||NEET 2020 Official Answer Keys|
|E1 – E6||Available Soon|
|F1 – F6||Available Soon|
|G1 – G6||Available Soon|
|H1 – H6||Available Soon|
NEET 2020 Rank Predictor
Collegedunia has come up with its exclusive NEET 2020 Rank Predictor in order to assist the candidates in estimating their rank range on the basis of their expected NEET score. Collegedunia Rank Predictor uses the opening and closing ranks of previous year counseling data and lists the colleges suitable for you. You can also use filters for more specific results. Check NEET Rank Predictor
For example, Sonal a candidate of the General category is expecting a score of 540 in NEET 2020. Her expected rank range as per her score is 250001-370000.
NEET Result 2020
NEET result 2020 will be declared by October 12, 2020 (tentatively). The authorities will try to announce the results as soon as possible due to disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Medical aspirants who attended the exam can check their results on the official website of NTA.
- Before result declaration, answer keys will be released by NTA.
- Candidates will be able to send challenges against the answer keys on a fee of INR 1000 per answer which may be refunded if NTA accepts the representation.
- NEET Result 2020 will be announced after careful evaluation of the answer sheet of students.
- The result will be applicable for admissions in all the medical colleges in India including AIIMS and JIPMER.
- Candidates should save a copy of their results for future references.
Also Check List of NEET Topper
NEET 2020 Merit List
The National Testing Authority (NTA) will release the NEET Merit list and provide it to the counselling body i.e. DGHS (Directorate General of Health Services), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The merit list will be derived on the basis of the marks obtained by the candidates on May 3, 2020. Three types of merit lists will be prepared by the authorities:
|NEET Merit List||Rank Provided|
|All India Merit List||All India Rank (AIR)|
|AIQ Merit List||All India Quota (AIQ) Rank|
|States’ Merit Lists||State Rank|
AIR will include the rank numbers and names of all candidates who appear for NEET 2020. It will not take into accord the candidate’s category or their stance towards the AIQ reservation.
- All India NEET Merit List 2020 will consist of the name of all the candidates who have appeared for NEET 2020.
- With the help of this merit list, candidates can check the overall positions of all the candidates who have appeared for NEET 2020.
- In this merit list the factors like qualifying status and the state from which a candidate belongs will not be considered while making this merit list.
- NTA will provide the All India Rank and AIQ Merit List along with other required information to DGHS.
- State medical councils prepare their own merit lists for counselling based on factors such as the applicant’s eligibility on the basis of their domicile requirement.
- A state merit list will be released by the state medical councils and it will depict the state rank of candidates on a comparative scale with applicants from the same state.
Merit List for 15% of ALL India Quota Seats
NTA will prepare the merit list for 15% of the All India Quota (AIQ) admissions by numbering the candidates who qualify NEET 2020 by scoring equal to or more marks equivalent to the cutoff.
- The merit list will have equal number of names as seats under All India Quota.
- For such candidates, counselling will be done on the basis of their All India Quota Rank and not their state rank.
- There will also be a waiting list equal to 4 times the merit list or so if required by the DGHS (Director General of Health Services)
- Andhra Pradesh and Telangana will now participate in 15% All India Quota Counselling and do not require a self declaration form anymore.
- Candidates from Jammu and Kashmir still need to produce the self declaration from for participating in All India Quota Counselling.
Merit List 85% of Seats
For the remaining 85% of the seats, NTA will forward the results to DGHS, to be forwarded to the state medical councils and mandated authorities.
- Admitting authorities will invite candidates for counselling and a separate merity list will be released on the basis of All India rank.
- State counselling will be conducted by the respective counselling authorities. Candidates must check their websites to stay updated.
- Deemed private universities will conduct their own counselling procedure
- Candidates who wish to take admission in AFMC must apply separately on their website since they will hold a second screening process.
NEET 2020 Tie-Breaking Criteria
If two or more candidates score equal marks, than the following process of comparison shall be followed to resolve the situation:
- Candidate with higher marks in Zoology and Botany will be prioritized.
- Candidate with a better score in Chemistry shall be preferred.
- Candidate with lesser incorrect answers shall be prioritized.
- As the last resort to, if the tie persists, candidate older in age will be preferred.
NEET 2020 Paper Analysis
NEET 2020 has been conducted on Sep 13, 2020. The paper is of 720 marks distributed among 180 questions to be completed in a duration of 3 hours. NEET 2020 section-wise paper analysis is mentioned below. Read More
NEET 2020 Physics Paper Analysis
- In terms of Paper Analysis, out of all the sections, candidates found Physics to be the toughest again.
- But most of the questions were direct and can be solved by using direct formula.
- There were direct questions from topics like Energy, Mass, Newtons Laws of Motion.
- Questions on semiconductors were also there and easy to solve.
- From the current electricity question about color code was asked.
NEET 2020 Biology Paper Analysis
- Test takers rated Biology to be the easiest section.
- Some tricky questions were also there in NEET 2020 and candidates found difficulty in solving those questions.
- The weightage of the Botany section was more in comparison to other sections.
- Most of the questions were directly from the NCERT syllabus.
NEET 2020 Chemistry Paper Analysis
- Questions from this section were lengthier which required extra time to solve questions.
- Theoretical questions were a little difficult to solve.
- All the 3 subsections i.e. Organic, Inorganic, and Physical chemistry has an equal number of questions in the paper.
- Overall this section was easy to solve and scoring also.
Distribution of Questions in Terms of Difficulty Level
|Subject||Number of Questions||Total Marks||Number of Questions||Total Marks||Number of Questions||Total Marks|
|Biology (Botany + Zoology)||13 + 13||104||11 + 20||124||19 + 14||132|
NEET 2020 Cutoff
NEET Cut Off 2020 will release along with the exam results announcements. The cut off varies for each category, candidates must secure the minimum cut off percentile and scores to qualify the exam. NEET Cut Off is based on various factors such as the number of appeared candidates, category of the candidate, difficulty level of the exam. Candidates who wish to pursue MBBS/BDS abroad also need to pass the exam by securing NEET 2020 Cutoff percentile and scores in order to be eligible for admissions.
Minimum Qualifying Percentile:
- It is the minimum or least percentile required by candidates to qualify NEET 2020.
- Minimum Qualifying Percentile is calculated on the basis of the relative performance of all the candidates.
- Candidates to qualify for NEET 2020 will have to secure equal to or more than the percentile.
- The cut-off percentile to be secured for qualifying NEET 2020 is 50th for General Category and 40th for OBC, SC, and ST.
NEET 2020 Cut Off can be expected on lines of the previous year NEET Cut Off. NEET 2019, 2018, 2017 category-wise Cut off is tabulated below, Candidates can compare the previous years’ scores and percentile.
|Year||Score/ Percentile as per Category||GN||GN – PH||ST/ SC/ OBC||ST/ SC/ OBC – PH|
|2020||Expected Score||500 - 134||250 - 150||133 - 107||119-107|
|2019||Score (Percentile 50th , 45th, 40th, 40th )||701 - 134||133 - 120||133 - 107||133 - 107|
|2018||Score (Percentile 50th , 45th, 40th, 40th )||691 - 119||118 - 107||118 - 96||106 - 96|
|2017||Score (Percentile 50th , 40th, 45th, 40th )||697 - 131||130 - 107||130 - 118||130 - 107|
NEET Cut off for Top Medical Institutes – Previous Year
Students appearing in NEET 2020 can check the NEET 2019 cut off of some well-known medical institutes in India from the table given below. Read More
|Name of the College||Number of Seats||Closing Rank|
|Maulana Azad Medical College||250||32|
|VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital||150||157|
|University College of Medical Science||150||171|
|Govt. Medical College||250||360|
|Seth G.S Medical College||180||638|
|Lady Hardinge Medical College||150||489|
|CSM Medical University||250||3692|
|S. M. S Medical College||250||356|
|Grant Medical College & Sir J. J. Hospital||200||382|
|Pt. B. D. Sharma PGIMS||200||600|
|King George Medical College||NA||506|
|Sardar Patel Medical College||250||1083|
|Madras Medical College||250||501|
|Dr S.N Medical College||250||1128|
|T. D. Medical College||150||747|
|M. G. M. Medical College||100||1375|
|Rural Institute of Med Science & Research||150||1953|
- NEET Cut off for Maulana Azad Medical College, MAMC Delhi
- NEET Cut Off for Grant Medical College, Mumbai
- NEET Cut Off for Bangalore Medical College
NEET 2020 Exam Pattern
Those who plan to ace the exam should be aware of the accurate exam pattern. Students can refer to the overview of NEET 2020 Exam Pattern mentioned below –
- Exam mode and duration: The exam is conducted in offline mode for a duration of 3 hours.
- Marking Scheme: Every question in the paper carries 4 marks. Candidates will be rewarded 4 marks for every correct response. 1 mark will be deducted from the total score for every incorrect response. There is no negative marking for unattempted questions.
- Candidates are given a question paper, and they have to mark their responses in the provided OMR sheet.
- NTA determines the NEET 2020 Exam Pattern with the aim of shortlisting the most deserving candidates for medical courses. Exam Pattern details for the exam are tabulated below:
|Specifications||Pattern and syllabus|
|Subjects||Physics, Chemistry, Biology (Zoology and Botany)|
|Type of Questions||Multiple Choice Questions|
|Number of Questions|
Physics – 45
Chemistry – 45
Biology – 90 (Zoology – 45 and Botany- 45)
|Total Marks||720 marks|
|Medium of Paper||English/ Hindi/ Urdu, Telugu, Bengali, Kannada, Gujarati, Tamil, Marathi, Assamese, and Oriya (As per the location of Candidate)|
Must Read on NEET Exam Pattern:
- Detailed NEET Biology Exam Pattern
- Detailed NEET Physics Exam Pattern
- Detailed NEET Chemistry Exam Pattern
NEET 2020 Important Topics and Section Wise Ideal Attempts
Important Topics in Physics for NEET 2020
Theory-based problems include questions from Modern Physics, Magnetism, Heat and Thermo Dynamics, Oscillations, etc. Magnetic Effects of current covers more marks than any other unit in NEET Physics section as per previous years’ paper analysis. Candidates must make sure that they cover these topics thoroughly to score decent marks in the Physics section:
- Wave Optics
- Modern Physics
- Rigid Body Dynamics
- KTG & Thermodynamics
Good Attempts in Physics: Most of the candidates appearing for NEET are weak in mathematics whereas physics requires some mathematical calculation. Hence candidates need more focus and accuracy while attempting this section.With an accuracy level of 60 to 70%, you can score well in this section. Try not to get any negative score in this section to maintain marks.
- NEET Study Notes for Work, Energy, and Power
- NEET Study Notes for Rigid Body Dynamics
- NEET Study Notes for Thermodynamics
- NEET Study Notes for Wave Optics
Important Topics in Chemistry for NEET 2020
Some of the most important questions in Chemistry are derived from the following topics:
- Atomic Structure
- Chemical Bonding
- Chemical Equilibrium and Acids
- P Block Elements
- Apart from this, you must solve the numerical problems regularly in order to perfect problem-solving abilities
Good Attempts in Chemistry: Chemistry is considered one of the easiest sections in NEET. As per the experience of the test takers it is the scoring section of the exam. That means you have to attempt more m=number of questions from this section with higher accuracy. If you attempt around 35 questions with an accuracy level of 80% then you can score around 100 to 105 marks.
Important Topics in Biology for NEET 2020
Biology is mainly segregated into Botany and Zoology and there has been a steady rise in the level of difficulty in the last couple of years. Some of the important topics are as follows:
- Planning diversity and classification in Botany
- Reproductive Health, biodiversity, polygenic inheritance, mendelian disorders etc.
- Classification of Kingdoms and human physiology also one of the important topics of NEET.
Good Attempts in Biology: The maximum number of questions are asked from the Biology section. To score higher in this section you have to attempt around 70 questions with an accuracy level of 70%. Read More NEET Biology Preparation Tips
NEET 2020 Last Minute Preparation Tips
Only a few days are left for the examination and most of the candidates must have completed their revision by now. But sometimes students get confused when last few days left for the exam that how to utilize the remaining days properly. So here are some last-minute preparation tips:
- Try to avoid picking any new topic in these last days of the exam. New topics will confuse you which could be stressful and hamper your performance.
- Refer to your class notes. You can also refer to the handwritten notes prepared during the time of preparation for final revisions.
- Avoid using multiple preparation books in the last days to exam.
- Revise all the important Formulas again and again because these formulas will be helpful in solving the direct questions.
- Candidates have to manage their time cautiously during the time of exam. Prepare a strategy about how you will approach the questions in the paper.
- You should have a clear idea about which section you are going to attempt first in the examination. You should also know that what is the minimum number of questions that you must attempt in order to clear the exam.
- Example: If you are good at chemistry then solve questions from that section first. This will boost your confidence in the exam.
NEET 2020 Syllabus
NEET syllabus is divided into 3 sections – Chemistry, Physics, and Biology (Zoology and Botany) and the questions asked in the exam are from Class 11 and 12. The details of NEET Syllabus are mentioned below:
- NEET Biology Syllabus – Biology syllabus is further divided into 2 sections i.e. Zoology and Botany and the weightage of both the sections is equal with an overall weightage of 50% in NEET. Candidates have to cover 5 Units each form class XI and XII while preparing for biology.
- NEET Physics Syllabus – From the physics section, candidates have to cover 10 Units from class XI syllabus and 11 Units form class XII syllabus. The overall weightage of this section in NEET is 25%.
- NEET Chemistry Syllabus – The maximum number of Units that students have to prepare are from chemistry i.e. 14 and 16 from Class XI and XII respectively. However, the syllabus of chemistry is considered easy by most of the candidates. The overall weightage of chemistry in NEET is 25%.
NEET Study Notes for Biology
Candidates can go through the Study Notes for NEET 2020 Biology section from the links provided in the table below:
|NEET Biology Topic||Weightage|
|Molecular Basis of Inheritance||8.2%|
|Human Health and Diseases||4.3%|
|Biotechnology: Principles and Processes||3.1%|
|Microbes in Human Welfare||2.7%|
|Strategies for Enhancement of Food Production||1.4%|
NEET Practice Papers 2020
Sample papers are a must during the preparation of any exam, the advantages of having a good practice on sample papers are as follows:
- Candidates get a practical experience of the exam, they become well aware of the time restrictions and kinds of questions asked.
- Candidates are bound to commit mistakes as they generally focus on studying from multiple sources. Checking your performance constantly should not take a back seat.
- The two pillars of an exam like NEET are speed and accuracy. Sample papers can be immensely helpful in enhancing one’s capability in the same.
- Scores in sample papers will help the candidate to figure out which strategies are working and otherwise. This way candidates can be confident about their strategies in the exam.
|Download NEET 2020 Practice Papers||Check NEET Question Paper Pattern|
NEET Mock Test 2020
NEET Official mock test can be accessed from the official website of NEET i.e. nta.ac.in. Mock tests are available in online mode, candidates can also download them. Solving NEET sample papers or taking the mock test will help the candidates to improve their time management skills. They will be able to get a clear picture of the type of questions that can be asked in the examination. Candidates can visit the official website and click on the mock test link and go about the test. Read More on NEET Mock Test
- BIE Telangana has launched free online mock test for candidates appearing for NEET 2020. It’s a unique platform where Telangana Education Department will be holding daily, weekly and grand mock tests series. For candidates who have android based smartphones, BIE has also launched a smartphone application that can help them take the mock tests conveniently using their phones. Register Here
- NTA has also launched the Abhyaas app for NEET Preparation. Earlier the questions and Mock tests were only available in the English Language but now candidates can access the same in the Hindi Language also. Lakhs of candidates are already using the app for NEET 2020 Preparation. Read More
Free Online Video Lectures for NEET
NEET video lectures are available on the official website of NTA to help NEET aspirants to score well in the exam. The exam conducting authority has launched the content-based video series for NEET Preparation. The steps to access the video lectures are as follows:
- Visit the official website of NTA i.e. nta.ac.in.
- Click on the “CONTENT BASED LECTURES - FOR JEE MAIN AND NEET-UG BY IIT PROFESSORS / SUBJECT EXPERTS” tab.
- You will be redirected to the page containing the name of different subjects.
- Choose the video lecture by clicking on the subject.
NEET 2020 Free Crash Course for Government School Students of Tamil Nadu
- In collaboration with the Amphisoft Technologies, the School Education Department, Tamil Nadu has developed a crash course for NEET 2020 aspirants.
- Both English and Tamil medium schools can enroll in this course.
- The registration for the course will close on June 8, 2020.
- Visit the official website app.eboxcolleges.com/neetregister, to register yourself.
- The crash course timings will be from 8.30 am to 5.30 pm.
- A residential crash course for the students of government/government-aided schools is being conducted by Tamil Nadu School Education Department since the past 2 years. However, this year, the course shall be held online considering the COVID – 19 pandemic.
- This crash course will get access to 4-hours of video lectures on all concepts of Botany, Zoology, Physics, and Chemistry.
- Students will also get access to question bank which has 6500+ questions for practice. It also includes 80 chapter-wise tests, 80 formative tests, 5 unit tests, 2 half portion tests and 10 full portion tests.
- The course is only for NEET registered candidates from Tamil Nadu, from government/government-aided schools. The course shall begin on June 15, 2020.
Super 30 Programme by Tripura State Government
Tripura state government has announced the introduction of super 30 programme to aid the Engineering and Medical aspirants in preparing for JEE Main and NEET this year.
- The scheme will fund up to 30 students based on their marks in the Science subjects in the Madhyamik examinations conducted by Tripura Board.
- Selected students can study at their preferred coaching institute across the nation, which will be sponsored by the state.
- A financial involvement of INR 72 lakhs a year at INR 2.40 lakhs for every candidate is estimated. The scheme is estimated to incur INR 1.44 Crore in the following year.
- The state education minister Ratan Lal Math while through a statement informed that the beneficiaries of the scheme will be selected with the SC and ST reservations included. Read Scheme Details Here
Best Books for NEET 2020
Candidates must be thorough with their class 11th and 12th NCERT books and must go through the same at least twice before referring to any other book as they are considered to be the best source for NEET preparation. Since syllabus for NEET is determined by CBSE, therefore NCERT gives you an extra edge. For further practice and to be familiar with twisted questions, students can follow the books mentioned below. Know MoreNEET Important Books
|Name of the Book||Publications/ Author Name|
|Physics Books for NEET Preparation|
|The Concept of Physics||H. C. Verma|
|Objective Physics||D. C. Pandey|
|Fundamental Physics||Pradeep Publications|
|Physics for Medical Entrance Examinations||D.C. Pandey|
|Objective NCERT at your fingertips for NEET AIIMS – Physics||MTG Editorial Board|
|Complete NEET Guide||MTG Editorial Board|
|NEET 2019 Physics Guide – 5th Edition||Disha Publications|
|Chemistry Books for NEET Preparation|
Problems in Physical Chemistry by Narendra Awasthi, Physical Chemistry by OP Tandon
Organic Chemistry by Morrison and Boyd, Organic Chemistry by MS Chouhan
Concise Inorganic Chemistry by JD Lee, A Textbook for Inorganic Chemistry by R.K Gupta
|Biology Books for NEET Preparation|
|Biology Volume 1 and 2||Trueman|
|Complete NEET Guide: Biology||MTG Editorial Board|
|NEET 2019 Biology Guide – 5th Edition||Disha Publications|
- NEET Online Coaching: Best Online Platforms for NEET 2020 Preparation
- Top Medical Colleges Accepting NEET 2020 Rank from 1,00,000 - 5,00,000
NEET 2020 Reservation Criteria
The 10% Economically Weaker Section reservation will be applicable in NEET 2020. Only those applicants who had marked themselves as EWS while filling the category column in NEET Application Form will be able to take this benefit.
TN Government approves 7.5% Quota to State Government Schools:
- As per the latest reports, Tamil Nadu Cabinet has approved the proposal of 7.5% quota to government school students in the TN state Medical colleges after qualifying NEET.
- In TN, it has been seen that the number of candidates admitted to the MBBS programs from government schools is declining every year.
- Moreover, the reservation will be provided to students who did their schooling (Classes 6 to 12) in a government school of Tamil Nadu. Know More
Demand of 27% OBC Reservation in NEET:
- A plea has been filed in Delhi High Court seeking quota in Medical Colleges that demands 27% OBC Reservation in NEET.
- Various political leaders have also raised the issue of OBC candidates being denied reservations in medical colleges of States and Union Territories (UT) as they fill their All India Quota through National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET).
- However, the Supreme court has denied the plea and told petitioners that they are free to take their demand to the High Courts. Read Complete Report Here
The reservation criteria are mentioned below:
|General Economically Weaker Section (GEN – EWS)||10%|
|Scheduled Caste (SC)||15%|
|Scheduled Tribe (ST)||7.5%|
|Other Backward Caste (OBC-NCL)||27%|
|Persons with Disabilities (PwD)||5%|
Note: The PwD candidates who want to avail 5% reservation have to get their certificate of disability made in one of the 12 designated centers.
Best Medical Colleges in India 2020
In the list of top medical colleges, the list of top 3 is unchanged this year also i.e. AIIMS Delhi taking the first position with 90.69 NIRF score followed by PGIMER Chandigarh and CMC Tamil Nadu at second and third positions respectively.
- National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro Sciences, Karnataka is at the 4th ranks which was not there in the 2019 NIRF ranking list of top medical colleges.
- Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences and Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences & Research have moved down to 5th and 7th positions respectively whereas BHU is still at number 6.
- King George`s Medical University is at number 10 with NIRF score 62.20.
Here is the list of Top 10 Medical Colleges in India based on their 2020 and 2019 NIRF ranking:
|Name of the College||NIRF Score 2020||NIRF Ranking 2020||NIRF Ranking 2019|
|All India Institute of Medical Sciences, AIIMS Delhi||90.69||1||1|
|Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, PGIMER Chandigarh||80.06||2||2|
|Christian Medical College, CMC Tamil Nadu||73.56||3||3|
|National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro Sciences, Karnataka||71.35||4||NA|
|Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, UP||70.21||5||4|
|Banaras Hindu University, BHU UP||64.72||6||6|
|Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, Kerala||64.39||7||5|
|Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research, Pondicherry||63.17||8||8|
|Kasturba Medical College, Karnataka||62.84||9||7|
|King George`s Medical University, UP||62.20||10||10|
NEET 2020 Admit Card
NTA has released NEET 2020 Admit Card. Candidates who have successfully registered for the test can download it from the official website (or follow the link provided above).
- A total of 10,65,935 students have downloaded their NEET 2020 admit cards.
- No candidate will be allowed to enter the exam center without NEET 2020 Admit Card as the invigilator will use the hall ticket to cross-check the identity of the candidate.
- Successfully registered applicants will be able to download their NEET Admit Card by logging in to their accounts.
- Candidates must keep in mind that NEET Admit cards will not be sent to them via post, and will only be available in online mode.
- NEET 2020 admit card will contain details like candidate’s name, exam date, time, exam center details, candidate’s DOB etc.
- In case of any discrepancy in the particulars of the candidate as visible in the admit card, candidates must approach the helpline.
NEET 2020 Self-Declaration to be filled by Candidates
Candidates are advised to read all the instructions carefully and fill the ‘Self-Declaration Form’, which is a crucial part of the COVID-19 precautions and provided along with the admit card. You have to mark the following in that form. Read More COVID-19 Advisory for NEET 2020 by NTA
- Whether you have had flu-like symptoms in the past 14 days
- Did you come in contact with anyone who is infected with COVID-19 in the past 14 days?
- Do you have any travel history in the past 14 days?
After filling all these details you have to do the following:
- Paste a passport-sized photograph the same as the one submitted with the NEET 2020 application form.
- Left-hand thumb in the space provided.
- Parent/guardian signature in the space provided
Essential Documents to Carry in Examination Hall
The candidate has to carry the following documents to NEET Exam center:
- Admit Card along with passport size photograph affixed on it.
- One passport size photograph to be affixed on Attendance Sheet.
- Valid Original Identity proof, PwD certificate, if applicable.
- One Post Card Size (4”X6”) color photograph with white background should be pasted on the Proforma downloaded with the Admit Card and should be handed over to Invigilator at Centre.
- Duly filled Self Declaration/ Undertaking form.
NEET 2020 Exam Centers
- NTA increased the exam centers from 2546 to 3843.
- For some of the candidates, the exam center has been changed due to the implementation of COVID-19 measures. There is no change in the Centre Cities of the candidates, only Centres have been changed. All the concerned candidates have already been informed by NTA through SMS, email and telephonically. Such candidates are advised to download their latest admit card available on NEET website. Check Here
- Candidates are allotted one of their choices as their exam center based on the 3 locations as the most suitable exam centers filled by them during the time of registration.
- Details like exam center, essential guidelines, exam day, and time are mentioned in NEET Admit card.
- Candidates are requested to visit the allocated exam center once prior to the actual exam day in order to avoid any last-minute rush and confusion.
- The supreme court of India has issued notice to MCI regarding exam centers in Gulf countries to which NTA has clarified that it would not be possible to conduct the examination in other countries due to the current situation of COVID-19. Read More
NEET 2020 Exam Day Guidelines
NEET 2020 will be conducted on September 13, 2020, from 2 PM to 5 PM. No candidate will be allowed to enter the examination hall after the prescribed time. Due to COVID-19 for proper screening and as a preventive measure candidates might be asked to reach the examination 1 to 2 hours early. However, the details will be mentioned in your admit card that you need to follow strictly.
- Candidates will not be allowed after 1.30 PM into the examination hall.
- All the candidates must carry the essential documents to the examination hall. The documents are NEET Admit Card, Id Proof, Pwd Certificate (if applicable).
- Candidates must cooperate with the frisking at the exam center.
- Candidates should not take any barred items to the exam center and must follow all the disciplinary guidelines.
- The candidate will follow the dress code for appearing in NEET (UG) - 2020 Examination. If candidates are wearing the customary dress, they need to report at the allotted Examination center latest by 12:30 pm on the day of examination.
- Candidates following any unfair means or breaching the code of conduct for NEET 2020 will not be allowed to take the examination and can also be debarred from the examination if required.
Standard Operating Procedure by AIIMS Medical Experts for NEET 2020 Exam Day
To conduct the exam successfully for more than 16 lakhs candidates in the situation of pandemic a panel of medical experts from AIIMS has designed an SOP. It is designed by taken into consideration the importance of social distancing. However, the official PDF of exam day guidelines will be released by NTA a few days before the exam day.
- As per this SOP, candidates will be provided fresh masks along with question papers. Wearing that mask throughout the exam will be mandatory.
- In order to avoid crowding no candidate will be allowed to go outside to drink water.
- Candidates can bring their own water bottles and hand sanitizers.
- To avoid the spread of COIVD-19 no physical checking of candidates will be done.
- Proper social distancing will be maintained while deciding the seating arrangement.
Dress Code By NTA for NEET 2020 Candidates
NTA has prescribed the set of rules for both girls and boys to appear for the exam. All the candidates must follow these rules while appearing for the exam. The rules have been set so that candidates will not face any problem while entering the examination hall because in previous years candidates were asked to remove their shoes, shirts, etc while checking.
NEET 2020 Dress code for males:
- Boys are not allowed to wear boots/shoes that are covering their feet.
- Do not wear Kurta Pyjama in the examination.
- If you are wearing a shirt then it should not have any pocket or layer.
- Do not wear a watch.
- Wear a light-colored half sleeve t-shirt or shirt.
- You can wear clear frame power specs only.
NEET 2020 Dress code for females:
- Hairpins and bands are not allowed in NEET
- Any dress item with heavy embroidery is to be avoided.
- Jeans is advised not to be worn.
- Ornaments like heavy earrings, pendants, nose rings are not allowed to wear.
- You can wear Sandals with no or low heels.
- You can wear Salwar or Trousers
NEET 2020 Advisory Guideline Regarding COVID-19 by NTA
Pre-Examination Controls/ Measures
- Candidates need to maintain space as per the social distancing norms.
- Different Time Slot about the reporting at the examination centers to be printed as “Slot time” such as 11.00 A.M, 11.30 A.M.
- The location link will be provided in the admit card so that candidates can check the location of their exam centers.
- Gloves & Masks, Hand Sanitizer, etc, will be provided to candidates and the exam center will be sanitized with Disinfectant liquid.
- Additional notice boards will be provided to avoid crowding.
During Examination Controls/ Measures
- Videography/CCTV live streaming will be conducted in each room and Manual Attendance and Handwriting sample will be collected at the candidate seat.
- Manual attendance with signature will be taken. No thumb impression will be taken.
- The physical movement of Invigilators inside the room to be minimized.
Post Examination Controls
- Only one candidate at a time will be permitted to move out in an orderly manner.
- The gloves and masks should be disposed of in a pedal push covered bin.
- Overcrowding to be avoided.
NEET 2020 Counselling
- Directorate General of the Health Services of the Medical Counselling Committee conducts NEET Counselling.
- 15% of All India quota counseling seats are reserved for central institutions such as BHU, AMU, AFMC, ESI, Delhi University (DU), and Deemed Universities.
- Based on the merit list, remaining other counseling and admission seats are available in State Medical Institutions or Colleges or Universities which follows instructions provided by the State Government and authorities of Dental or Medical counseling process.
- Candidates have the option of resigning or surrendering the seat allotted in the counseling process. Further participation in NEET Counselling shall not be possible for such candidates.
NEET 2020 Counselling Schedule
The schedule of NEET 2020 counseling has not been released yet. However, the authorities will conduct 3 counseling rounds to select candidates. The steps of counseling are mentioned below:
- First of all, candidates have to register and make a payment.
- After that, you will get the opportunity of Choice Filling and Seat Locking.
- Then the result of counseling round will be declared.
- If you are ale to get the seat after the first round of counseling then you have to report at your respective college for further process otherwise you can apply for the second counseling round.
Who is Eligible for NEET Counselling?
- Candidates who will qualify next will be eligible to apply for counselling.
- Candidates who will obtain a minimum of 50th percentile in the general category are eligible for counselling.
- The minimum percentile required for SC/ ST/ OBC is 40th percentile
- For PWD candidates 45th percentile is the minimum requirement.
- Also, the authorities will releases a list of qualified candidates under All India Quota.
- Jammu and Kashmir are not eligible to take part in 15% AIQ Counselling but if they want to participate in AIQ counselling then they have must have self-declaration which they filled to participate in AIQ counselling during the time of online registration.
Eligibility Criteria for NEET 2020
As per NTA, candidates willing to appear in NEET 2020 should qualify the eligibility criteria mentioned below.
- Age Limit – Candidates must attain 17 years of age by December 31, 2020 to sit for NEET 2020. There is no upper age limit for NEET 2020 as per an interim order of the Supreme Court. However, the candidature of aspirants more than 25 years of age is subject to the Supreme Courts' orders.
- Educational Qualification – Candidates who have completed or appearing in class 12th with minimum 5 subjects including English, Chemistry, Physics as compulsory subjects can apply. Candidates of distance learning or private students and those who have biology as an additional subject are also eligible for the exam.
- Minimum Percentage Required – General candidates should score a minimum 50%, general PwD – 45%, OBC/SC/ST – 45% and OBC/SC/ST PWD – 40%.
- Number of Attempts – There is no limit on the number of attempts for NEET 2020. Candidates can appear for the exam as many times as they want.
NEET 2020 Changes by NTA
Some key changes have been observed in NEET 2020. A few of these changes have been introduced to curb issues like impersonation and other malpractices to the candidate verification process. Here’s a brief of the changes introduced by NTA:
- NEET UG Replaces AIIMS MBBS and JIPMER: With AIIMS and JIPMER admissions also brought under NEET, NEET 2020 is the only medical entrance examination for all candidates who wish to apply for MBBS or BDS Courses in the country.
- Application Fee Increased: Application Fee for NEET 2020 has been increased. For the general category it is INR 1500, for GEN-EWS/OBC-NCL INR 1400, and for SC/ST/PwD and Transgender it is 800. Whereas, last year the application fee was INR 1400 for General category and INR 750 for SC/ST/OBC and Transgender candidates.
- Uploading of Scanned Images: Till last year candidates had to upload a scanned image of their photograph and signature only. From this year onwards, candidates have to upload their postcard size photograph, left-hand thumb impression and class X passing certificate as well.
- Exam Centers: This year, the exam will be conducted in 155 cities including Ladakh, the latest entry in the list of NEET exam centers.
- Self-declaration Mandatory for Ladakh and Kashmir candidates: Aspirants from Kashmir and Ladakh need to fill in the form of self-declaration for seat allotment under AIQ.
Read More Changes in NEET
NEET 2020 Application Form
NEET 2020 Application Process is over. With JEE Main’s registrations reopening, there were speculations about NEET registrations reopening too. However, the requests were rejected by the authorities. Documents and other details required to fill the application form were:
- Applicant’s name, father’s name, mother’s name, address, date of birth, mobile number, email id
- Scanned copies of Class X passing certificate, left-hand thumb impression, passport size photograph, postcard size photograph and signature in the given size and format. Check NEET 2020 Photo Size, Dimension, Format and Other Details
- Aadhaar Number (last 4 digits), Class XII Roll Number, Election Card (EPIC No.), Ration Card No., Bank Account Passbook with Photograph, Passport Number or Number of any other Photo Identity Card issued by Government.
- If the fee is paid online and the status is not ‘OK’, it indicates that the transaction is canceled. In such cases, the candidates have to pay the fees again and ensure the ‘OK’ status. Any additional deducted amount will be automatically refunded to the source account after the last date of online submission of the Application form.
As we can see from the infographic (mentioned above) the number of applicants for NEET exam has been increasing each year. But, since the number of seats available is limited, only top scorers will be given the opportunity to pursue their lifelong dream of becoming a doctor in India’s most reputed medical institutes.
Increase of 5.13% candidates in NEET 2020
NTA has released the statistics about the registered aspirants for NEET 2020. In comparison to the previous year, a total of 78,058 more candidates have registered for NEET. A total of 15,97,433 candidates have registered for in 2020, wherein in the previous year, only 15,19,375 aspirants had registered for the test.
NEET 2020 Language-wise Prospectus
In addition to English NEET 2020 Information Bulletin, NTA has made the information brochure available in 6 more languages:
|NEET 2020 Information Brochure (Assamese)||Download|
|NEET 2020 Information Brochure (Kannada)||Download|
|NEET 2020 Information Brochure (Marathi)||Download|
|NEET 2020 Information Brochure (Odia)||Download|
|NEET 2020 Information Brochure (Tamil)||Download|
|NEET 2020 Information Brochure (Urdu)||Download|
NEET 2020 – Common Service Centers
Common service centers are to help candidates on various issues. Some of the candidates from rural areas do not have access to high-speed internet due to which they might face problems while downloading the admit card, answer key, etc. Hence various Common Services Centers CSC are set up by the NTA throughout the country.
- These centers are equipped with high-speed internet facilities and providing their services in remote areas.
- CSC charge a very low fee for their services.
- To avail the CSC facility, you can locate the nearest center by visiting their official website i.e. csc.gov.in.
- You can also call on this number -18001213468 to locate a center near you.
The fee chart of services provided by CSC is given below:
|Facility offered||Fees in INR|
|Downloading Admit card, Answer key, OMR sheet||10|
|Filling out responses with respect to answer key||25|
|Document printing||5 per page|
The services of Common Services Centre (CSC) provided by the Ministry of I.T., Government of India under the Digital India initiative. The center has also helped candidates during the time of the online application process, form correction, uploading documents, etc.
NEET 2021 – Next Year Plan
- CBSE has decided to reduce the syllabus up to 30% from Class IX to XII. The syllabus has been reduced from all the subjects including physics, Chemistry, and Biology which are major subjects for NEET. This could affect the preparation of the candidates as they will not be able to understand the basics of the topics and will also not be able to solve the questions which are interrelated to curtailed topics. Read More Syllabus reduction impact on NEET 2021
- With the reduction in the syllabus by CBSE, there are speculations that the syllabus for NEET 2021 could also be revised but no official announcement has been made yet by the respective authorities.
- The official notification of NEET 2021 is expected to release in the month of November 2020.
- As per the schedule followed by NEET in previous years, you can check the tentative dates for NEET 2021 below:
|Release of application form||November 2020|
|Last date for submission of application form||December 2020|
|Last date for fee payment||December 2020|
|Correction window availability||January 2021|
|Availability of admit card||April 2021|
|Date of Exam||May 2021|
Reasons that could affect NEET 2021 Exam Date
- Due to COVID-19 schools are closed and because of the high strength of students in the schools, we can expect that the school could be the last place to open after the lockdown is over.
- However, all the students are attending the classes in the online mode but still to complete the whole syllabus online is the biggest challenge.
- This may lead to the delay in the final exams of class 12 which could further lead to the delay of NEET 2021.
NEET vs AIIMS MBBS
Each year the NEET exam is conducted by the National Testing Agency whereas, AIIMS MBBS was being conducted by the All India Institutes of Medical Sciences, an autonomous body with its base in New Delhi. But just like all the other state medical entrance examinations, AIIMS MBBS was also quashed among other eligibility tests for admission into medical colleges across the country
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan’s verdict on October 4, 2019 clearly stated that admission to all the MBBS courses including JIPMER and AIIMS must be done through a common entrance test known as NEET. AIIMS exam tests a candidate’s knowledge qualitatively but on the other hand, NEET tests quantitative knowledge of a candidate. Major differences in the exam such as number of questions, mode of exam, etc. are mentioned below in a tabulated format -
|Mode of paper||Offline||Online|
|Conducting body||National Testing Agency (NTA)||All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi|
|Application fee (in INR)||General: 1500, General(EWS)/OBC(NCL): 1400, SC/ST/PwD/Transgender: 800||General/OBC: 1000* SC/ST: 800*|
|Number of sections||3: Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology||5: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, General Knowledge and Aptitude and Logical Thinking|
|Number of questions||180||200|
|Time allotted||180 minutes||210 minutes|
|Marking scheme||4 marks for a correct answer -1 for an incorrect answer||1 mark for a correct answer -⅓ mark for an incorrect answer|
|Number of sessions||one||two|
*transaction charges included separately.
While the questions in NEET are predictable and mostly repeated, students applying for AIIMS did not even get to know any previous year questions. This made selection into AIIMS a difficult task, but not an impossible one. It is always a good idea to check the latest sample papers for NEET exam available at Collegedunia.com. Solving sample papers prior to the exam can turn out to be an asset for the students and might give them an upper hand in the exam.
NEET Helpline Numbers
Considering the COVID-19 pandemic, for the help of candidates, NTA has come up with an exclusive helpline, candidates can contact the authorities regarding exam-related queries through text messages or SMS services. The helpline shall be operational from 9.30 AM to 5.30 PM. Read More
|NTA SMS Helpline for COVID-19|
|NTA Text Helpline No 1||8178359845|
|NTA Text Helpline No 2||8700028512|
|NTA Text Helpline No 3||9650173668|
|NTA Text Helpline No 4||9599676953|
|NTA Text Helpline No 5||8882356803|
NEET Helpline for Transactions: For transaction related queries, Click Here
NEET 2020 FAQs
Ques: When will NEET Result 2020 be declared?
Ques. What should be my NEET 2020 Rank to get admission in LHMC, Delhi?
Ans. As per the cut off trend of the previous year you need to score the rank around 400 to get admission in LHMC under AIQ quota.
Ques. Can I get into Grant Medical College, Mumbai with NEET 2020 Rank of 300?
Ans. Yes. If your NEET 2020 Rank is between 300 to 400 then chances are very high to get admission in Grant Medical College, Mumbai under AIQ quota. The state counselling rank could be lower also.
Ques: When will NEET Answer Keys be released?
Ans: NEET Answer Keys are expected to be released on September 28, 2020. Till that time candidates can check the memory-based answer keys. Check Here
Ques. Can I challenge NEET Answer keys?
Ans. Yes, candidates can challenge NEET answer keys by making a payment for each challenge. Also, candidates need to submit the proof while raising an object against the answers. If their objection found valid then candidates will get their fees back along with positive marks for those questions.
Ques. Who can appear in NEET for 15% All India Quota Seats?
Ques. Against which all seats will the admission be made?
- All India Quota Seats.
- State Government Quota Seats
- State/Private/Management/NRI Quota Seats in all Private Medical/Dental Colleges or any Private/ Deemed University
- Central Pool Quota Seats
Ques. Is NEET 2020 conducted successfully?
Ques: When will NEET 2020 Admit Card be released?
Ques: Can I edit my exam center preferences in NEET 2020?
Ques. Can Foreign Nationals apply for NEET? What is the eligibility requirement?
Ques. Can I change my exam center preferences through NEET form correction window?
Ques. If a candidate is opting Oriya as a medium of question paper, would he be eligible for 15% All India Quota?
Ques. If I am opting Assamese as a language of question paper, can I get the center of examination in Delhi?
Ques. Can I change the option of language once the form is submitted?
Ques. What are the duration/timings of NEET 2020?
Ques. If any candidate faces any problem in remittance of fee, to whom can he/she approach?
Ques. Do I have to send my filled application form to NTA?
Ques. I am from Rajasthan Board, my age is 14 years, can I apply for NEET exam?
Ques. My date of birth is December 11, 1998, can I apply for NEET exam?
Ques. I am a general category female candidate, my parents' income is less than 5 lakhs, do I need to pay the NEET application fee?
Ques. I have some problems with my CBSE enrolment process for class 12 board exam, can I apply for NEET?
Ques. I am doing B.Sc. from DU, can I apply for NEET?
Ques. I am an SC category student, what is the upper limit to apply for NEET exam?
Ques. What is the minimum qualification needed to apply for NEET 2020 exam?
Ans. A student must have qualified class 12 examinations or equivalent in order to apply for NEET exam. Student must be of science background.
Ques. Are NRI candidates getting any age benefits, if they apply for NEET?
Ans. No, age benefits are only for SC/ST candidates, no other category is getting age benefits.
Ques. What are the compulsory subjects to appear for NEET 2020 exam?
Ans. The student must have completed class 12 with Physics, chemistry, biology/ biotechnology and English as main subjects. Students must have obtained an aggregate of 50% in these subjects for general category/ 45% for general- PH and 40% marks for SC/ST/OBC.
Ques. I have 1-year gap between by class 10th and class 11th, am I eligible to apply for NEET?
Ques. If I am appearing for class 12 exam, can I apply for the NEET 2020 exam?
Ques. I know only Kannada language, so can I write NEET?
Ques. What subjects do I need to prepare for the NEET exam?
Ques. Will English language also be tested in the NEET exam or not?
Ques. I am physically challenged, what is my exam duration in NEET?
Ques. My passport is under process of verification, do I need to submit the passport number in the NEET application form?
Ques. My son has got 41% in PCB and 50% overall in CBSE, he is from OBC background, can he apply for NEET?
Ques. My aadhar card is invalid, can I apply for NEET?
Ans. No, only a valid aadhar card is accepted.
Ques. My OBC certificate is 8 months old, do I need to get a new OBC certificate before NEET application form filling?
Ans. No, you can apply, the certificate must be less than 1 year old.
Ques. Who is responsible for 15% All India Quota seat allotment process?
Ans. Once the NEET 2020 result is released 15% AIQ seats will be managed by MCC of Directorate General of Health Service (DGHS) through online mode.
Ques. I am from Bihar, am I eligible for AIQ quota benefit in NEET?
Ans. No, Students from J&K, AP and Telangana can avail the benefit of AIQ.
Ques. I was born on January 1, 1993, I am OBC, can I apply for NEET?
Ques. I have dropped 1 year after class 12, is that considered an attempt in NEET?
Ques. Who conducts NEET, it is online or offline in 2020?
Ques. I had completed my BSc with 87.74% and my intermediate percentage is 93.4, my DOB is July 21, 1994, and I Am under the category of ST. Can I apply for NEET exam?
Ques: What is the best way to complete NEET Syllabus?
Ques: I am not able to access the official NEET Mock Test. Is there another way to attempt mock test?
Ans: If you are not able to attempt the mock test at the official website then you can download the Abhyas App specially designed for students preparing for NEET and JEE Main aspirants. You can also register at the BIE Telangana website and attempt mock tests there. If still you are not able to do any of this due to any reason then you can download NEET practice papers from collegedunia.com.
Ques: How to rectify the mistakes in NEET OMR Sheet?
Ques: Can I get NEET Question Paper in the Hindi Language?
Ans: Yes. You can get NEET question paper in Hindi language only if you
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College