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NEET 2020 Application Form, Dates, Eligibility, Syllabus & Preparation

Updated On - August 13th 2019 by ANUPAMA SINGH

NEET 2020 will be conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) for the students seeking admissions into BDS/ MBBS courses in various government, non-government and deemed institutes and medical colleges of India. 

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  • NEET 2020 will be conducted in the first week of May. 
  • NEET 2020 Application Form will be available from the first week of November 2019.  
  • Candidates who are eligible for the exam can fill the application form till the last week of November 2019. Check NEET Eligibility 
  • The exam may be conducted twice in 2020 in February and May sessions. However, there is no official notification released by the exam conducting authority regarding the same.
  • The 10 per cent reservation for the Economically Weaker section will not be applicable in NEET 2020. 
  • Read on to know more about NEET Exam Dates, Syllabus, other important details. 

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NEET 2020 Exam Dates

NEET 2020 may be conducted in two sessions but unless an official notice is released by NTA the schedule of the previous year will be followed:

EventsDates (Tentative)
NEET 2020 Application Form Release Date1st week of November 2019
Last date for NEET 2020 Application SubmissionLast week of November 2019
NEET Admit Card ReleaseMarch 2020
NEET 2020 Exam Date1st week of May 2020
NEET 2020 Result AnnouncementLast week of May 2020

Also Check NEET Exam Pattern 

NEET 2020 Eligibility Criteria

As per NTA, candidates willing to appear in NEET 2020 should acquire the eligibility mentioned below. 

  • Age Limit – Candidates who have attained 17 years of age are eligible for this exam. There is no upper age limit for NEET 2020 as per an interim order of Supreme Court.
  • 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 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.

Check How to Apply for NEET 2020

NEET 2020 Application Form

NEET 2020 Application Form will be released on the official website in the first week of November 2019. Documents and other details that you need to fill the application form are:

  • Applicant’s name, father’s name, mother’s name, address, date of birth, mobile number, email id
  • Aadhaar number/ election card/ passport number/ bank account number/ ration card number or any other government identity card number
  • Scanned photograph – jpg or jpeg format with a minimum size of 10 kb and a maximum size of 200 kb
  • Scanned signature – jpg or jpeg format with a minimum size of 4 kb and a maximum size of 200 kb

NEET 2020 Application fee

NEET 2020 Application fee can be paid through the online mode by using net banking, credit card, or debit card.

CategoryFee (in INR)
General/ OBCINR 1400

NEET 2020 Reservation Criteria

The 10% Economically Weaker Section reservation will not be applicable in NEET 2020. Hence the reservation criteria remain the same as:


Check Details About NEET 2020 Reservation

NEET 2020 Syllabus and Pattern

NEET 2020 will be held in pen and paper mode. NEET Syllabus and Exam Pattern for the exam are tabulated below:

SpecificationsPattern and syllabus
SubjectsPhysics, Chemistry, Biology (Zoology and Botany)
Type of QuestionsMultiple Choice Questions
Number of QuestionsPhysics – 45 Chemistry – 45 Biology – 90 (Zoology – 45 & Botany- 45) Total -180
Marking Scheme4 marks for each correct answer -1 mark for each incorrect answer
Total Marks720 marks
Duration3 hours
MediumEnglish, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Urdu, Marathi, Bengali, Oriya, Assamese, Gujarati
Syllabus for class 11Physics – Physical World and Measurement, Kinematics, Thermodynamics, Laws of Motion, Work, Energy and Power, Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory, Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body, Gravitation, Properties of Bulk Matter, Oscillations and Waves
Chemistry –Structure of Atom, Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry, Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure, States of Matter, Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties, Hydrocarbons, Thermodynamics, Hydrogen, s-block elements, p-block elements, Organic Chemistry, Equilibrium, Redox Reactions, Environmental Chemistry
Biology – Diversity in Living World, Human Physiology, Plant Physiology, Cell Structure and Function, Structural Organization in Animals and Plants
Syllabus for class 12Physics – Electrostatics, Current Electricity, Electronic Devices, Atoms and Nuclei, Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation, Optics, Electromagnetic Waves, Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents, Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnesium
Chemistry –Solutions, Electrochemistry, Haloalkanes and Haloarenes, General Principles, Processes of Isolation of Elements, p, d, f – block elements, coordination compounds, Surface Chemistry, Alcohols, Solid State, Phenols, and Ethers, Aldehydes, Ketones, Chemical Kinetics, and Carboxylic Acids, Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen, Biomolecules, Polymers, Chemistry in Everyday Life
Biology – Reproduction, Ecology and Environment, Genetics and Evolution, Biotechnology and Its Application, Biology and Human Welfare

How to Prepare for NEET 2020?

  • Students should be dedicated towards their studies from day one keeping in mind the goal of clearing NEET 2020.
  • Don’t underestimate your doubts, clear them with a due course, prepare notes in the classes, do not procrastinate your studies and be confident.
  • Maintain a time table and strictly follow it along with sparing some time for daily revision.
  • Candidates must go through NCERT books of Physics, Chemistry and Biology of class 11th and 12th as NTA follows the same syllabus which was stipulated by CBSE.
  • They have to update themselves with the latest exam syllabus and pattern before starting with the preparations.
  • Candidates have to manage their time cautiously and take care of their health as well.
  • They have to avoid backlogs, avoid long hours studies, and also avoid using multiple preparation and books for preparing NEET 2020. 
  • They must solve as many Mock Tests, Sample Papers, Practice Papers and previous year question papers as possible, note your mistakes and work on them. Read More

Preferable Books for Preparing NEET 2020

Candidates must be thorough with class 11th and 12th NCERT books at least twice before referring to any other book. For further practice and to be familiar with twisted questions, students can follow the books mentioned below.

Physics BooksPublications
The concept of PhysicsH. C. Verma
Objective PhysicsD. C. Pandey
Fundamental PhysicsPradeep Publications
Chemistry BooksAuthor
ChemistryR K Gupta
Physical ChemistryO P Tandon
Organic ChemistryMorrison and Boyd
Biology BooksAuthor
Biology Volume 1 and 2Trueman
BiologyPradeep Publications
Objective BiologyDinesh

NEET 2020 Result

NEET 2020 Result will be released in the last week of May 2020. 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 2020 Result 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 except AIIMS and JIPMER as they conduct their entrance test.
  • Candidates can also download their results for their future reference.

NEET 2020 Cut off

NEET Cut Off 2020 will release along with the exam results announcements. Candidates have to get minimum marks to qualify for the medical entrance exam.

  • Andhra Pradesh and Telangana will also participate in 15% All India Quota Counselling.

  • NEET 2020 Cutoff marks will be the minimum marks to qualifying the status of the students.
CategoryCut off
General – PH45%
Other categories40%

NEET 2020 Counselling

  • NEET 2020 Counselling will be commenced in the first week of June 2020.
  • It is conducted by the Directorate General of the Health Services of the Medical Counselling Committee.
  • 15% of All India quota counselling 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 counselling 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 counselling process.
  • Candidates can resign or surrender the seat allotted in the counselling process. They will not be able to further participate in the NEET Counselling.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College

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I'm studying standard 12th I want to study MBBS can I get some guidance please

16 Jul, 2019 00:20
Megha Rohilla

Hi Ashwin, For admission in MBBS, You need to pass 10+ 2 with minimum 50% marks in science stream. However, the major entrance exams are AIIMS Entrance Exam and NEET Exam. For more details check the link MBBS admission guidelines.

19 Jul, 2019 17:18

I fail in March 2019 2nd puc exam in biology but i will written this exam in June 2019 . so I am eligible for NEET exam..plzzzzz reply

23 Apr, 2019 12:50
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Chetan, for NEET, candidate must have passed class 12th from a recognized board. If you can obtain your result for re-exam before the application process begins, then only you will be eligible for NEET.

23 Apr, 2019 13:07
chetan cheetah

Okk thnx. May 5 2019 neet exam I am not eligible??? Plzzzzz reply me

23 Apr, 2019 13:36
Shobhna Chaturvedi

If your supplementary exam is in June, then you cannot appear in NEET scheduled for May 5, 2019. You may try your luck next year.

23 Apr, 2019 14:41
chetan cheetah


23 Apr, 2019 13:37
Manepalli sai deepthi

Sir,if I haven't received any email or SMS to change the photograph in neet application from nta,is there any chance to change my photograph in application form in given correction period??

23 Jan, 2019 11:16
Sarthak Mahajan

Hi, You may please check the link for Correction in NEET Application Form 2019.

23 Jan, 2019 15:45

I have studied 1-10 in Andhra Pradesh and 11 and 12 in Tamil Nadu. Can I have Tamil Nadu as the state of registration for NEET?

22 Jan, 2019 00:20
Sarthak Mahajan

Hi Manvith, You may please contact the NEET exam authority at 8076535482, 7703859909 to get the relevant information.

22 Jan, 2019 11:32
Abdul Wahid

sir my student failed to fill the form with in the dates. shall any more chance will be given to apply. As the exams are fixed six months later.

20 Dec, 2018 00:20
Akansha Expert

Hi Abdul, It depends upon the Exam authority that they will extend the date or not, while if there is any notification regarding the information we will update.

20 Dec, 2018 11:45
Maria rahaman

Is it nessary to have passport size photo background white?

06 Nov, 2018 00:20
Komal Chawla

Hi Maria, yes, it is necessary to have the white background of the photo.

12 Dec, 2018 22:42

Need to know the eligibility criteria?,Student studying in Andhra state till 10th class,then moved to neighbor state Tamil Nadu for 11th &12th standard,Does the student is eligible for appearing in NEET exam?

06 Nov, 2018 00:20
Sarthak Mahajan

Hi Pratheeshvar, If you are appearing for class XII exams then you are eligible for NEET. For more information, you may check Eligibility Criteria for NEET Exam.

19 Dec, 2018 11:22
Amit kumaR

My. Extra subject has math so can filled neet from

06 Nov, 2018 00:20
Sarthak Mahajan

Hi Amit, Yes you can fill the application form for NEET exam.

19 Dec, 2018 11:09
Alifiya shaikh

sir my question is my photo background colour is lightgrey colour so my registration form is accepted or not ? plz plz plz ................ ans me

04 Nov, 2018 00:20
Sarthak Mahajan

Hi Alifiya, No it is not accepted in grey background. The background must be white. For more information visit NEET Photograph Details.

06 Dec, 2018 15:46

sir neet application form main age required 30/12/2002 hai. agar candidate ki age 22/08/2002 hai to kya wo neet form fill kar sakta hai form reject to nahi hoga pls advise.

03 Nov, 2018 00:20
Akansha Expert

Hi Sushila, The minimum age limit will be 17 years as on 31st December 2019. The upper age limit will be 25 years for general and 30 years for SC, ST and OBC candidates on the date of examination.

03 Nov, 2018 11:49

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