NEET 2020

National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) 2020 is conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) for the courses of MBBS, BDS, BAMS, BSMS, BUMS, and BHMS courses in the medical and paramedical education sector. As per the latest data, the candidates will receive the opportunity to clear the exams and get admission in their dream course and college. In total, NEET 2020 examination grants admission in 76928 MBBS, 26949 BDS, 52720 AYUSH, 1205 AIIMS, and 200 JIPMER seats. Along with the preparation for the crucial examination at the national level, it is also important to understand several aspects associated with the NEET 2020 examination.

Important dates of NEET 2020

Before you get started with your NEET preparation, it is important to understand the complete process and the dates associated with the application form.

Important Events

Important Dates

Notification release date
August 21, 2019
Application form release date
December 2, 2019
Last date of online registration with application fee payment
December 31, 2019
NEET 2020 correction window dates
Second week of January 2020
Release of NEET 2020 Admit Card
March 27, 2020
NEET 2020 exam date
May 3, 2020 (2.00 PM to 5.00 PM)
Release of final official Answer Key
Second week of May 2020
NEET 2020 result announcement
June 4, 2020
Start of counselling for seat allotment
Starts from 2nd week of June
Seat allotment process
June last week to August last week (depending on the respective counselling round)

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Exam Frequency of NEET 2020

Several students preparing for the NEET 2020 examination have questions about the number of times when the examination will be conducted every year. The examination will be conducted one time in the entire year. One crucial change is that the route to admission in top medical colleges like AIIMS and JIPMER Puducherry are also included in the nationalized examination in the field of medicine.

Eligibility of NEET 2020

National Testing Agency (NTA) has set a certain eligibility criterion for the students appearing for the NEET 2020. The candidate needs to have attained at least 17 years till 31st December 2020. NTA has not yet introduced the upper limit for the age of the exam appearing students for the year 2020. If a student wants to pursue medical and paramedical courses abroad in foreign universities, then also students need to apply for this examination. The qualifying marks for General, General – PWD, and SC/ST/OBC/Reserved-PWD are 50%, 45%, and 40% respectively.

Category

Percentage

General
50%
General - PWD
45%
SC/ST/OBC/Reserved-PWD
40%

Note: The candidates applying from the union territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh are not eligible for the All India Quota seats of the examination which is up to 15%. The candidates in these UT’s are eligible to apply for the seats in the institutes like AFMC and ESIC along with the deemed universities. No limit of attempts is specified for this examination.

Application form and Registration of NEET 2020

The NEET 2020 registration process is simple and easy to understand. The application form is available at ntaneet.nic.in. Specific steps must be followed for applying in this national examination.

  • Step 1: Online registration is done on ntaneet.nic.in. To get started, the candidate needs to have a contact number and email id for the registration. You need to note that these details cannot be changed later during the correction time period.
  • Step 2: Once the registration step is completed, the candidate will receive the login ID along with the password. Here, the candidate needs to add basic details such as personal and academic details. Exam centre is also chosen in this step to avoid receiving distant centre allotment when it’s too late.
  • Step 3: The candidate then needs to add the specified scanned documents including photo, signature, 10th certificate, and thumb impression images. The specified dimensions must be followed while submitting the documents in the application.
  • Step 4: The application fees payment is the last step of the NEET 2020 registration. The fees for the General, General/EWS, and SC/ST/PWD category candidates is 1500 INR, 1400 INR, and 800 INR respectively.

Application form Correction of NEET 2020

Human error is quite natural and NTA provides candidates with an opportunity to make required changes in their important details in the application. The correction window time period is from 15th January to 31st January 2020. You can log in to your account to make the changes in your application. Details such as personal details, place of birth, choice of city for examination, academic details, details of parents, and residential address.

Exam Language of NEET 2020

NEET 2020 will be conducted in 10+ languages based on the interest and choice of the candidates. These languages include English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Urdu, and Marathi. Along with this, the other languages in which candidates can give the examination include Gujarati, Oriya, Kannada, and Tamil.

Selection and Passing marks of NEET 2020

The selection process of NEET 2020 is hassle-free. Certain parameters are set to make sure that only the best candidates are selected for prestigious medical and paramedical institutes of the country. The general category candidates must have scored 50 percentile. In the case of the SC/ST/OBC candidates, the minimum score in the examination needs to be 40 percentiles.

Category

Percentile Score

General
50
SC/ST/OBC
45

NEET 2020 Exam Pattern

NEET 2020 comprises 3 major subjects, which are equally divided in terms of marks. The subjects included in the examination are Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. Biology is further divided into Botany and Zoology. The marks allotted to each of the subjects is 180 marks and 45 questions are present in every subject. The total marks of the examination is 720 and the total number of questions in the NEET 2020 examination is 180.

Subject

 

Number of questions

Physics
 
45
Chemistry
 
45
Biology
BotanyZoology
4545

Syllabus of NEET 2020

The syllabus of NEET 2020 is divided into Physics, Chemistry, Botany, and Zoology. This is further divided into 11th and 12th standards subject and topics. Here is the brief syllabus for the examination.

Physics:

  • Class 11th: Physical world and measurement, Kinematics, Laws of Motion, Work, Energy, and Power, Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body, Gravitation, Properties of Bulk Matter, Thermodynamics, Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory, Oscillations and Waves.
  • Class 12th: Electrostatics, Current Electricity, Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism, Electromagnetic induction and alternating currents, Electromagnetic waves, Optics, Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation, Atoms and Nuclei, and Electronic Devices.

Chemistry:

  • Class 11th: Basic concepts of chemistry, structure of the atom, classification of elements and periodicity in properties, chemical bonding and molecular structure, States of Matter: Gases and Liquids, Thermodynamics, Equilibrium, Redox Reactions, Hydrogen, s-block elements, p-block elements, organic chemistry, hydrocarbons, and environmental chemistry.
  • Class 12th: Solid-state, solutions, Electrochemistry, Chemical Kinetics, Surface Chemistry, General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements, p, b, and f-block elements, Coordination compounds, Haloalkanes and Haloarenes, Alcohols, phenols, and ethers, Aldehydes, Ketones, and Carboxylic Acids, Organic compounds containing nitrogen, biomolecules, polymers, and chemistry in everyday life.

Biology (Botany & Zoology):

  • Class 11th: Diversity in the living world, Structural organization in animals and plants, Cell Structure and Function, Plant Physiology, and Human Physiology.
  • Class 12th: Reproduction, Genetics and Evolution, Biology and Human Welfare, Biotechnology and its applications, and Ecology and Environment.

Past Question Papers of NEET 2020

It is truly said that “Practice makes a man perfect”. If a candidate wants to apply for the NEET 2020 and excel in the same, then he needs to be persistent enough to practice test series and give mock tests regularly to perform the best in the NEET 2020 examination. You can visit the NTA website and download the past year question papers for reference and practice. Aakash PracTest and Test series are some of the expert-created and recommended resources for understanding the current status and turning the weaknesses into strengths much prior to the final examination.

Admit Card of NEET 2020

National Testing Agency (NTA) will be releasing the admit cards for the registered candidates on 27th March 2020 on its official website of ntaneet.nic.in. In case of queries related to admit card issues, you can contact the NTA NEET 2020 helpline numbers available on their website. Students can contact the officials of the concerned department during the working days in the time frame of 9.30 PM to 6.00 PM.

OMR Sheet of NEET 2020

Since the examination of NEET 2020 will be in the offline mode, it is important to understand the right way to attempt the exam to fetch the highest results. Here, candidates need to choose one definite option for the given question. The answering method present in the NEET OMR sheet 2020 is easy to understand and utilized as per the convenience of the candidates. You can even have a look at the OMR sheet to relate with the examination under the section of the ‘OMR challenge’ tab after you login in your registration account.

Exam day tips of NEET 2020

Things to take in the exam centre: Candidates need to make sure that they carry documents such as admit card, Aadhaar card, and passport size photograph. Candidates are not allowed to take a pen, stationery, purse, rough paper, calculators, and other electronic devices to the centre. The respective exam centre is not responsible for the loss of the valuables kept outside the exam centre. Therefore, candidates need to plan for their valuables accordingly before entering the exam centre.

Dress Code: NTA has set a dress code for the female and male candidates applying for the NEET 2020. The dress code guidelines must be followed for each of the subject examinations. Male candidates need to wear simple half-sleeve clothes and pants/trousers. Females need to wear half-sleeves shirts, t-shirts, or kurta without being fancy. Any kind of fancy jewellery or shoes is not allowed at the centre during the examination. Students need to strictly follow these instructions before they start their journey to the exam centre.

Answer key of NEET 2020

The answer key for the examination is available across different platforms. The official website of National Testing Agency (NTA) releases answer keys for the NEET 2020 examination. Candidates need to login their registered accounts and find the latest released keys for their benefit. The answer keys from the top coaching institutes in the country are released until the first week of May. Candidates will find reliable answer keys on both NTA official website and websites of the coaching institutes.

Cut-off of NEET 2020

NTA sets a cut-off percentile for NEET examination every year, which candidates need to score to qualify for the examination and secure a seat in the college of their choice or as per their scores in the examination. The factors considered while calculating the percentile include the total number of students appearing for the examination, the difficulty level of the exam, the average score of the exam takers, to name a few. NEET 2020 cut-off for the examination is 50th percentile for General category students and 40th percentile for SC/ST/OBC candidates. Physically handicapped candidates need to score a minimum of 45th percentile to clear this national examination.

Category

Percentile Score

General
50th
SC/ST/OBC
40th
Physically challenged candidates
45th

Result of NEET 2020

The result of the NEET 2020 will be released on June 4, 2020. Candidates can find the results on the official website of the National Testing Agency (NTA) on the mentioned date. The merit list of the candidates is released soon after the results are announced.

Counselling of NEET 2020

The process of counselling for NEET 2020 is now conducted online. The college seats are allotted to the students as per the scores in the exam, choice, and availability of the seats in the respective colleges. Three rounds of counselling take place in the time period of two months depending on the scores and institutes. This includes first round, second round, and mock-up rounds for the central universities, deemed universities, and ESIC.

Faq’s of NEET 2020

What will be the exam mode of NEET 2020 examination?

The examination of NEET 2020 will be in the offline mode (pen and paper mode).

What strategy should I apply in my drop year for the NEET examination?

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What is the expected number of candidates for NEET 2020?

The expected number of candidates for NEET 2020 is nearly 16 lakhs. The number of candidates crossed the number of 15 lakhs for the first time in the year 2019.

Will there be any separate examination for JIPMER Puducherry or AIIMS like institution?

No. The NEET 2020 examination will be the only examination for admission in the top to private medical institutes across India. From this year, as per the NMC Act 2019, students will receive admission in AIIMS and JIPMER Puducherry institutes with the scores and ranks achieved in this examination. There will not be any separate exam for the premier medical institutes in the country. Due to this reason, the number of applicants will be higher than that recorded in the previous year sessions.

Will there be any change in the pattern of the NEET 2020 examination?

No. The pattern of the exam will be the same as the last one. The exam will consist of 180 questions. The questions in Physics and Chemistry are 45 each. Biology comprises 90 questions, where Botany and Zoology consist of 45 questions each.

Is there any maximum number of limits for NEET 2020 examination?

No. This is good news for candidates attempting the examination. There is no limit to the number of attempts for the examination. Candidates must appreciate that there is no attempt limit for this nationalized examination.

What is the age limit to apply for NEET 2020 examination?

The upper limit of NEET 2020 is 25 years and the lower limit of the exam is 17 years. Candidates above the age of 25 years are not permitted to apply for the examination.

How many times NEET examination will be conducted in the year 2020?

In 2020, the NEET examination will be conducted once a year. But as per the recent reports, NTA director Vineet Joshi has mentioned that there are decent chances of conducting NEET examination twice a year from the year 2021.