Table of Contents
NEET 2020 New Exam Date (Announced), Form Correction, Admit Card, Exam Centers, Syllabus, Preparation and Cut off
NEET 2020 has now been scheduled for September 13, 2020 as informed by HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal on July 3, 2020, through a tweet. The exam was earlier scheduled for July 26 but has been further postponed keeping in mind the safety of test-takers and multiple requests placed by students and parents. NEET Admit Card shall be released 15 days prior to the conduct of examination, on the official website. Read Complete Report Here
NEET 2020 Latest Updates
- July 6, 2020: NTA has released a new notice stating that candidates with illegible Photograph and Signature can upload new documents with required specifications. Changes via Fax or Email are not acceptable. Candidates are advised to do all the changes online.
- July 4, 2020: NEET 2020 Form Correction has been reopened by NTA till July 15, 2020.
- July 3, 2020: HRD Minister announced the fresh exam schedule for NEET 2020, based on the report by the review committee.
- June 30, 2020: In separate letters addressed to HRD Minister and Health Minister, India Wide Parents Association has requested the government for rescheduling NEET 2020. A review committee has been formed to decide the new date of NEET by June 3, 2020. Read More
- June 25, 2020: CBSE cancels the pending board exams scheduled for July 1- 25, 2020. As per the reports, class 12th pending papers have been made optional and can be conducted when the situation is conducive.
- June 23, 2020: NTA and MCI informed Kerala HC that setting up NEET Exam Centers abroad including Gulf countries will not be possible. Now the Indian Students Residing in Gulf Nations move to SC Seeking Centres Abroad. Read More
- June 11, 2020: Supreme Court rejects the plea seeking OBCs quota for medical admissions. SC stated reservation is not a fundamental right.
- May 19, 2020: HRD Ministry launches Abhyaas App for NEET and JEE Main aspirants. The app is available in Hindi and English both now. Read More
- April 3, 2020: NTA released a notice dismissing any claims of changes in NEET Syllabus.
Considering the social distancing regulations, NTA is planning to double the number of NEET 2020 Exam Centers to accommodate over 15 lakh test-takers. NBA has postponed NEET SS (Super Specialty courses), owing to the delay in the exit examinations of various institutes.
NEET 2020 Free Online Crash Course for the government school students of Tamil Nadu will be conducted by the school education department. Assistance through various digital platforms has been offered for NEET aspirants, Gujarat Board has released Chapter-wise question banks along with subject experts organizing doubt clarification zoom sessions. From 2020, NEET is the common exam for all medical aspirants, this will also apply to AIIMS and JIPMER. Check NEET Cut off for Top Medical Colleges
- How to Utilise Lockdown Period for NEET Preparation
- Mobile Apps and Online Resources for Preparing NEET 2020
- NEET 30 Days Revision Plan, Check Master Timetable Here
- NEET 2020 Rank List, Topper List, and Marks vs Rank Analysis
NEET 2020 Exam Dates (Announced)
NTA has released NEET 2020 Schedule on its website. Here are all the important dates
|NEET Admit Card 2020 will be issued on||4th week of August 2020|
|NEET 2020 Exam Date||September 13, 2020|
|NEET 2020 Result Announcement||1st week of October 2020|
NEET 2020 Further Postponed to September 13, 2020
- MHRD Minister was receiving a lot of requests from parents and students about the postponement of the exam due to the rise in the number of COVID-19 cases. Along with that CBSE has also canceled the class XII exams due to the lockdown in various states.
- Social Media was flooded with requests and questions about the status of NEET 2020. Hence Mr. Pokhriyal formed a panel to review the conditions and announced via Tweet on June 3, 2020 that the exam has been rescheduled to September 13, 2020. Check NEET 2020 Schedule
- From this year, NEET will be the common exam for all medical aspirants which will also include AIIMS and JIPMER. As per SC, from now onwards, it is compulsory for medical students to clear NEET in case they are planning to pursue a course in medicine, irrespective of the college or university they are applying to.
NEET 2020 Exam Day Schedule
Tabulated below is the schedule for the exam day:
|Last Entry to the exam hall||1.30 PM|
|Sitting on the seat||1.15 PM onwards|
|Announcement of instructions and checking of NEET Admit Card||1.30 to 1.45 PM|
|Distribution of Test Booklet||1:45 PM|
|Writing of particulars on the test booklet by the candidate||1.50 PM|
|Test Concludes||5.00 PM|
NEET Application Form Correction
Candidates can make changes in their NEET 2020 Application forms using NEET Application Form Correction Window which has been reopened from July 4 to July 15, 2020.
- 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.
- Candidates can edit their application form details and modify their NEET exam center preferences.
- Candidates can edit details like Name, Date of Birth, Gender, State Code of Eligibility, Category, Disability Status, Medium, and Examination Center.
NEET 2020 Admit Card
Through an official notification, NTA has notified that the date for downloading NEET Admit Card shall be released 15 days prior to the exam date. Therefore candidates can expect the admit card release around 4th week of August, 2020.
- 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.
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.
NEET 2020 Exam Centers
As per the official notification of NTA, candidates can make changes in Exam City preference till July 15, 2020. The facility has been provided to students so that they can select the exam near to their home town.
- NTA is planning to double the number of NEET exam centers to ensure the implementation of social distancing regulations.
- NEET aspirants need to list 3 locations as their most suitable exam centers during the time of registration.
- Candidates shall be allotted one of their choices as their exam center, although it is upto the NTA’s discretion what exam center gets allotted.
- Details like exam center, essential guidelines, exam day, and time will be 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.
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 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|
Must Read on NEET Exam Pattern:
- Detailed NEET Biology Exam Pattern
- Detailed NEET Physics Exam Pattern
- Detailed NEET Chemistry Exam Pattern
NEET 2020 Medium of Exam
NEET 2020 aspirants have the option of choosing from 2 official languages and 9 regional languages. The details regarding available medium for NEET 2020 is tabulated below:
|English, Hindi and Urdu||All States and Cities|
|Telugu||Andhra Pradesh and Telangana|
|Bengali||West Bengal and Tripura|
|Gujarati||Gujarat, Daman and Diu, Dadra & Nagar Haveli|
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%.
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.
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.
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%.
NEET Previous Year Paper Analysis
NEET 2019 was conducted on May 5, 2019. The paper was for 720 marks distributed among 180 questions to be completed in a duration of 3 hours. NCERT based questions were very high in number and as per the exam takers, the question paper can be categorized as easy to moderate in terms of the level of difficulty. Experts found 8 questions unclear in the question paper. In terms of Paper Analysis, out of all the sections, Physics was said to be the toughest of all sections, Chemistry was found to be the easiest, while Biology could be categorized as easy to moderate in its difficulty level. A review of the paper is as follows:
- Some questions in the physics section were application based and some involved tricky calculations.
- The numerical questions in the physics section were found to be tough by most of the candidates.
- The chemistry section was mostly on the easier side except for a few difficult questions.
- As per the candidates, most of the questions in the chemistry paper were factual and involved direct easy calculations, considering the concepts are clear.
- The biology section had some direct questions from NCERT. It was also on the easier side.
NEET 2019 – Distribution of Questions in Terms of Difficulty Level
|Subject||Number of Questions||Total Marks||Number of Questions||Total Marks||Number of Questions||Total Marks|
Class XI and XII – Distribution of Questions in NEET Question Paper
Students are often confused about the weightage of class 11th and 12th syllabus, here is a subject-wise distribution of NEET 2019 question paper for the guidance of aspirants:
|Class XI||Class XII||Total|
|Subject||Number of Questions||Total Marks||Number of Questions||Total Marks||Number of Questions||Total Marks|
Overall, NEET 2019 was seen as easier when compared to NEET 2018 question paper. Read More
Loopholes in NEET Question Paper
After the exam concluded on May 5, 2019. Dr Arvind Goyal (NEET Expert) pointed out eight ambiguous questions from all the 3 sections – physics, chemistry and biology.
- Some questions had more than one correct answer, whereas some lacked a correct answer altogether.
- Experts said there were three such questions in Chemistry, three in Biology and two in Physics.
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
How to Prepare for NEET 2020?
For some clearing NEET exam might seem like a piece of cake but a major number of applicants seem to struggle with the process. Students appearing in the nation’s most significant medical examination are advised to solve mock tests and have a clear idea about the exam pattern and NEET syllabus. A list of preparation tips to crack NEET 2020 is mentioned below –
- 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 attaining backlogs, studying for long hours, and also avoid using multiple preparation and books for preparing for NEET 2020.
- One must solve as many Mock Tests, Sample Papers, Practice Papers and previous year question papers as possible, note your mistakes and work on them.
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.
Must Read Subject Wise Preparation Tips:
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 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. The fees for this year for various categories are tabulated below:
|SC/ST/PwD and Transgender||INR 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.
Thus, we can see how NTA has introduced several changes in NEET in the past years and how NEET exam has modified through those years.
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 General category is expecting a score of 540 in NEET 2020. Her expected rank range as per her score is 250001-370000.
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 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 are:
- 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.
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.
Steps to Apply for NEET 2020
The application process for NEET can be broken down into further steps mentioned below –
- Register for NEET 2020, and note down your login credentials for future references.
- Fill the details asked in the application form.
- Upload scanned images of your photograph and signature.
- Pay the registration fees for NEET 2020.
- Download and print the final registration page.
- Crosscheck your NEET 2020 Application confirmation page for important details and save the confirmation page for future reference.
NEET 2020 Application fee
NEET 2020 Application fee can be paid through the online mode only by using UPI App/ Debit card/ Credit Card/ Net Banking/ E-wallet. Service/processing charges per transaction & GST (applicable @18%) have to be paid by the candidate. NEET 2020 Application Fee for various categories is tabulated below:
|Category||Fee (in INR)|
|General-EWS/ OBC||INR 1400|
|SC/ ST/ PH||INR 800|
What to do if the fee payment status is not ‘OK’?
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.
In addition to the scanned images of their passport size photograph and signature, candidates also have to upload their left-hand thumb impression, postcard size photograph and class X passing certificate. The details of the scanned images to be uploaded are as follows:
|Passport Size Photograph||10 – 200kb||JPG||Photo must have candidate’s name & date when the photo was taken|
|Signature||4 – 30 kb||JPG||The sign must be done with a blue or black pen on white background|
|Post Card Size Photograph||50 – 300kb||JPG||The dimensions for the same should be 4” X 6”|
|Left-hand thumb impression||10 – 50kb||JPG|
In case of any eventuality of left-hand thumb impression being unavailable, right-hand thumb impression can be used.
|Class X Passing Certificate||100 – 400kb||JPG||Candidate must upload a scanned copy of X Passing Certificate.|
NEET 2020 Reservation Criteria
The 10% Economically Weaker Section reservation will be applicable in NEET 2020. To avail this, applicants have to mark themselves as EWS while filling the category column in NEET Application Form. The revised 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 centres.
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 Result
With the postponement of NEET 2020 to September 13, the result will be delared after 20 days taht is in the first week of October 2020. Results will be declared a bit early 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 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 including AIIMS and JIPMER.
- Candidates should save a copy of their results for future references.
Also Read NEET Topper Tips and Tricks
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|
- NTA will release two main types of ranks i.e. All India Rank (AIR) and All India Quota (AIQ) rank and subsequently prepare 2 lists.
- The ALL India Merit list will include names and rank numbers of all NEET 2020 test takers, irrespective of their category and their decision towards the AIQ reservation.
- The AIQ Merit list will include the names of candidates who selected the AIQ 15% reservation. This list will not include candidates from the state of Jammu and Kashmir as they are not active participants of the centralized counselling process. If any candidates wish to claim eligibility, they must submit an online self-declaration which will be printed along with the confirmation page and must be submitted during counselling.
- Once the All India Rank and AIQ Merit List have been prepared, the NTA will provide all the required information to DGHS who will then forward it to the mandated state medical councils.
- Afterwards, the state medical councils will prepare their own merit lists for counselling on the basis of a multitude of 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 for seats other than All India Quota
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 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.
NEET 2020 Cut Off can be expected on lines of previous year NEET Cut Off. NEET 2019 category-wise Cut off is tabulated below:
|Category||Cut Off Percentile||Cut Off Score||Number of Candidates|
|Unreserved||50th||701 – 134||704335|
|OBC/ SC/ ST||40th||133 – 107||90243|
|Unreserved – PH||45th||133 – 120||266|
OBC/ SC/ ST – PH
119 – 107
NEET Cut off for Top Medical Institutes
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 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 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 2020 Exam Day Guidelines
- Candidates will not be allowed after 1.30 PM into the examination hall.
- All the candidates must carry the essential documents to the NEET Exam hall.
- 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.
NEET 2020 Helpline
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. Will NEET 2020 be further postponed from July?
Ques: When will NEET 2020 Admit Card be released?
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: When will NEET 2020 Results be declared?
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. Who can appear in NEET for 15% All India Quota Seats?
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.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College