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NEET 2020 Exam Date (Out), Application Form, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus & Preparation

Updated On - August 22nd 2019 by ANUPAMA SINGH

NEET 2020 will be conducted on May 3, 2020 as per the NTA official notification released. The registration process will begin from December 2, 2019. NEET is a national level exam held for MBBS/BDS admissions after class 12. In 2019, around 15,1935 candidates applied for the medical exam which is expected to rise this year.  Check NEET Registration details

  • There are no changes in NEET 2020 exam pattern. It will be conducted in pen-paper mode
  • Admissions to medical courses such as ayush courses will also be done on the basis of NEET 2020 score. Read More
  • EWS Quota will be applicable in medical admissions through NEET 2020.

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NEET 2020 Exam Dates (Announced)- Download Complete Schedule

NTA has released NEET 2020 Schedule on its website. Here are all the important dates:

EventsDates
NEET 2020 Application Form Release DateDecember 2, 2019
Last Date for NEET 2020 Application SubmissionDecember 31, 2019
NEET Admit Card 2020 will be issued onMarch 27, 2020
NEET 2020 Exam DateMay 3, 2020
NEET 2020 Result AnnouncementJune 4, 2020
NEET 2019

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.
Topper Tips by Nalin Khandelwal

NEET 2020 Application Form

NEET 2020 Application Form will be available at the official website from December 2 – 31, 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 Registration Trends

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
SC/ ST/ PHINR 750

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:

CategoryReservation
SC15%
ST7.5%
OBC27%
PWD5%

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 Questions

Physics – 45

Chemistry – 45

Biology – 90 (Zoology – 45 & Botany- 45)

Total -180

Marking Scheme

4 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
Topper Tips by Bhavik Bansal

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

Best Books for 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 Previous Year Paper Analysis

If we talk about NEET 2019 paper analysis, Chemistry was said to be the easiest of all sections, while Biology was easy to moderate. Students found Physics to be the toughest in NEET 2019. Also, as per the experts there were eight questions that were unclear in the exam.

Out of the total 180 questions, 110 questions were found easy; 45 questions were of moderate difficulty level, whereas 25 questions were of high difficulty level," said Prof Uday Nath Mishra, Chief Academic Officer, BasicFirst.

Loopholes in NEET Question Paper

After the exam concluded on May 5, Dr. Arvind Goyal (NEET Expert) on Monday pointed out eight ambiguous questions from physics, chemistry and biology sections. 

  • While some questions had two correct answers, and in few cases, there was not even a single correct answer out of the four options.
  • Experts said there were three such questions in Chemistry, three in Biology and two in Physics.
Topper Tips by Lalit Aggarwal

NEET 2020 Result

NEET 2020 Result will be released on June 4, 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
General50%
General – PH45%
Other categories40%

NEET 2020 Counselling

  • NEET 2020 Counselling will be commenced in the first week of July, 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

NEET 2019 – FAQs

Ques. Can Foreign Nationals apply for NEET? What is the eligibility requirement?

Ans. Yes, Foreign National can apply for NEET 2018. Students applying as Foreign Nationals must have passed Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology and English in Class XII with 50% marks, as per regulations of the Medical Council of India and the concerned University.

Ques. Who can appear in NEET for 15% All India Quota Seats?

Ans. Candidates from the following categories can apply for NEET 2018? • Indian Nationals • Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) • Overseas Citizen of India (OCIs) • Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) • Foreign Nationals are eligible to appear in NEET (UG)-2020 for 15% All India Quota Seats.

Ques. If a candidate is opting Oriya as a medium of question paper, would he be eligible for 15% All India Quota?

Ans. Candidates qualifying NEET would be eligible for All India Quota and other quotas under the State Governments/Institutes, irrespective of the medium in which the examination is taken by a candidate, subject to other eligibility criteria.

Ques. Against which all seats will the admission be made?

Ans. Admission will be made to the following seats through NEET 2020: • 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. If I am opting Assamese as language of question paper, can I get the center of examination in Delhi?

Ans. No. If any candidate is opting vernacular language as medium of question paper, he will be allotted center only in respective States of particular vernacular language. In the present case, examination center could be only in Assam.

Ques. Can I change the option of language once the form is submitted?

Ans. Option once exercised, cannot be changed after submission of application form. As centers will be allotted based on medium of question paper, candidates need to be very careful in choosing of medium of question paper.

Ques. What are the duration/timings of NEET 2020?

Ans. The duration of NEET 2020 will be 03 hours i.e. from 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. However, no entry will be allowed after 9.30 a.m.

Ques. If any candidate faces any problem in remittance of fee, to whom can he/she approach?

Ans. Candidates can approach the concerned Banks on contact numbers which are available on the website of NEET 2018.

Ques. Do I have to send my filled application form to NTA?

Ans. The candidates are NOT REQUIRED TO SEND the print out of the Confirmation Page or any document (s) to the NEET Unit, CBSE.

Ques. Who will conduct the counselling for NEET?

Ans. For 15% All India Quota seats, counseling will be conducted by the DGHS. For seats under the control of States/Universities/Institutions, their respective authorities will conduct the counseling.

Ques. Can one see images of OMR sheets and Responses on website?

Ans. The images of OMR Sheet and Responses captured by the machine will be displayed on the website www.cbseneet.nic.in. For exact date of hosting, candidates may remain in touch with the website.

Ques. I am from Rajasthan Board, my age is 14 years, can I apply for NEET exam?

Ans. No, you cannot apply for NEET 2020 exam as you are not meeting the age criteria.

Ques. My date of birth is December 11, 1998, can I apply for NEET exam?

Ans. Yes, you can apply for as you are above 17 years of age.

Ques. I have 44% marks in my class 12 CBSE boards, if I give an improvement exam in 2019, I may get 50%, so will I be considered eligible for NEET?

Ans. Yes, you will be eligible for NEET. The percentage changes according to the category.

Ques. I am doing BDS from a college in UP, can I still write the NEET exam?

Ans. If you have been allotted a college for BDS through central counselling then you cannot, else you cannot.

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?

Ans. Yes, you need to pay the NEET application fee, the concession is given only to SC/ST/PH candidates with required certificates.

Ques. I have some problems with my CBSE enrolment process for class 12 board exam, can I apply for NEET?

Ans. No, till your class 12 board registration is not accepted, you cannot apply for NEET as you are not eligible.

Ques. I have got 60% marks on Uttranchal Board exam, and 45% in CBSE board, can I write the NEET exam?

Ans. No, you cannot appear for NEET as only CBSE board is considered for NEET eligibility.

Ques. I passed class 12 in 2018, but my marks in Biology are below 50 can I apply for NEET?

Ans. Yes, you can apply for the NEET 2020 exam

Ques. I am doing B.Sc. from DU, can I apply for NEET?

Ans. Yes, but no lateral entry provision is there in NEET.

Ques. I am an SC category student, what is the upper limit to apply for NEET exam?

Ans. 30 years is the upper age limit for SC/ST candidates to apply for the 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. NRI candidates are getting some 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. It is compulsory that 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 10 th and class 11th, am I eligible to apply for NEET?

Ans. Yes, you can apply for NEET.

Ques. If I am appearing for class 12 exam, can I apply for the NEET 2020 exam?

Ans. Yes, you can apply for the exam if you appearing for the class 12 exam in 2020.

Ques. I know only Kannada language, so can I write NEET?

Ans. NEET exam paper will be printed in 8 languages only namely English, Hindi, Tamil, Assamese, Bengali, Gujrati, Marathi and Telgue. So, you cannot write exam in Kannad.

Ques. What subjects do I need to prepare for the NEET exam?

Ans. You need to prepare Phyiscs, Chemistry & Biology(Zoology &Botany) subjects for the NEET exam.

Ques. Will English language also be tested in the NEET exam or not?

Ans. No test of English language is there in Kannad language.

Ques. I am physically challenged, what is my exam duration in NEET?

Ans. NEET exam paper will be of 3 hours duration, for PH students it is 3.5 hours.

Ques. I am 23years of age, I have taken only 2 attempts of NEET, can I take 1 more or not?

Ans. Yes, you can take 1 last attempt till you have not completed 25 years of age.

Ques. My passport is under process of verification, do I need to submit the passport number in the NEET application form?

Ans. No, only NRI candidates have to submit the passport number.

Ques. My son has got 41% in PCB and 50% overall in CBSE, he is from OBC background, can he apply for NEET?

Ans. Yes, he can apply.

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 2018 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. Can I fill my NEET application form through the bank, in which I pay my application fee?

Ans. No, only application fee has to be paid through bank. No application form can be filled at the bank. Payment of e-challan can be made through Syndicate, SBI, ICICI Bank or HDFC bank.

Ques. I was born on January 1, 1993, I am OBC, can I apply for NEET?

Ans. No, you cannot apply.

Ques. I have dropped 1 year after class 12, is that considered an attempt in NEET?

Ans. No, it is not an attempt.

Ques. Who conducts NEET, it is online or offline in 2020?

Ans. CBSE conducts NEET in offline mode in 2018.

Ques. Can you update my details in NEET 2020 application form?

Ans. No, you have to do it yourself.

Ques. My NEET 2018 marks are considered for 2020 admission to a medical course?

Ans. No, if you have given an attempt 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?

Ans. Yes, you can apply.

Ques. Where all are the NEET Scores accepted?

*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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398 Comments
Ashwin

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
CHETAN SHEGUNASI

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

Tq

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
MANVITH BALRAJ

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
Pratheeshvar

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
sushila

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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