NEET Exam 2020: Notification, Application Form, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, and MBBS Admission Details

NEET Exam

NEET 2020: National Eligibility cum Entrance Test is the single medical entrance exam in India which has replaced all the other national level and state-level medical entrance examinations except AIIMS MBBS exam and JIPMER MBBS exam. Qualifying the examination paves the way for admission to UG medical courses viz. MBBS/BDS offered by government and private medical/dental colleges. NEET score is applicable for admission to the following seats:

  • All India Quota Seats
  • State Government Quota Seats
  • Central Institutions/Universities/Deemed Universities
  • State/Management/NRI Quota Seats in Private Medical/Dental colleges or any Private University
  • Central Pool Quota Seats

NTA NEET UG Exam 2020 Latest Update: As per the latest updates, the NEET 2020 application form is now available offline for the candidates living in the valley of Kashmir. Those candidates can submit their offline applications by filling the offline NEET UG 2020 application form. Earlier, NTA had announced the NEET 2020 exam dates for the prestigious medical exam. According to official examination schedule, NEET 2020 exam is scheduled to be conducted on 3rd May 2020 (Sunday). The application process will begin on 01st December 2019 via online mode. The exam will be conducted through a Pen-and-Paper based mode.

NEET 2020 Exam: Quick Overview

Name of the exam

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET)

Exam conducting authority

National Testing Agency (NTA)

Official Website

http://nta.ac.in

Exam Type/Occurrence

National Level/Once in a Year (May)

Exam Mode

Pen-and-Paper mode (Offline)

Offered Courses

MBBS/BDS

Exam pattern

MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions)

Exam duration

3:00 hours (180 Minutes)


NEET Exam 2020 Important Dates

NTA is going to administer the NEET-UG 2020. The exam will be conducted in pen-and-paper mode. Take a sneak peek of the official schedule for NEET-UG 2020 Exam:

NEET Exam 2020 Dates -

Events (NEET 2020 Exam)

Important Dates

Availability of online application form

2nd December 2019

Closing date of application form submission

31st December 2019

Last date to pay the application fee

1st January 2020

Correction window opens

January 2020

Admit card availability

27th March 2020

NEET 2020 Exam Date

3rd May 2020 (Sunday)

Availability of Answer Key and OMR sheet

May 2020

Declaration of result

04th June 2020

Counselling Process begins

June 2020


NEET Exam Previous Years Solved Papers


NEET Exam 2020 Pattern & Syllabus

The Medical Council of India (MCI) prescribes the syllabus for NEET exam every year. The question paper contains questions from Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology. MCI drafts the syllabus after considering the syllabi of various central and state boards for class 12th (Science stream).

NEET Exam 2020

Details

Mode of the exam

Offline

Language

English, Assamese, Odia, Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Bengali, Gujarati and Urdu (added in 2018)

Type of questions

Objective-type questions (MCQs)

Number of questions

180 questions

Subjects

Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology

Marking Scheme

4 marks for every correct answer

Negative marking

1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer

 

Marking distribution for NEET 2020 –

Subject

No. of questions

Marks

Physics

45

180

Chemistry

45

180

Botany

45

180

Zoology

45

180

Total marks

180

720

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NEET exam 2020 will be conducted in 11 different languages like Hindi, English & other regional languages, ie. Assamese, Odia, Tamil, Telugu, etc. The option of vernacular languages will only depend on the location of the NEET exam centre.

Medium of question paper

Examination Centres

English and Hindi

All examination centres across India

English, Hindi and Urdu

All examination centres across India

Assamese, Hindi and English

Only in Assam Examination Centres

Bengali, Hindi and English

Only in West Bengal Examination Centres

Gujarati, Hindi and English

Only in Gujarat Examination Centres

Marathi, Hindi and English

Only in Maharashtra Examination Centres

Tamil, Hindi and English

Only in Tamil Nadu Examination Centres

Telugu, Hindi and English

Only in Andhra Pradesh & Telangana Examination Centres

Oriya, Hindi and English

Only in Odisha Examination Centres

Kannada, Hindi and English

Only Karnataka Examination Centres


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NEET Exam 2020 Eligibility

Candidates must check out the eligibility criteria for the NEET 2020 exam before moving ahead with the application process.

Nationality -

  • A candidate should be a citizen of India.
  • Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), Persons with Indian Origin (PIOs), Overseas Citizen of India (OCIs) and Foreign Nationals are also eligible.
  • Candidates belonging to Andhra Pradesh and Telangana are now eligible for the 15% All India Quota seats.
  • Candidates from J & K state are eligible for 15% AIQ seats only on the basis of self-declaration.

Educational Qualifications -

  • A candidate should have done 12th from any recognised University or Board with a combination of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology or Biotechnology. MHRD has recently authorised students who have passed class 12th from NIOS (National Institute of Open Schooling) or any State Open School to apply for the exam.
  • general candidate should have scored a minimum aggregate of 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology to become eligible for the exam.
  • There is a relaxation in the marks required for the reserved category of candidates. A physically disabled person of the general class needs to have a minimum aggregate of 45% to become eligible for the exam. For SC/ST/OBC candidate they are required to have scored a minimum 40% in aggregate to become eligible for the exam.

Age Limit -

  • Candidates should have, at least, 17 years of age at the time of admission.
  • As per the Hon’ble Supreme Court order, the upper age limit for the exam has been removed. Now, candidates above 25 years age are eligible to apply for the exam. Check the age criteria for the table given below:

Categories

NEET Exam 2020 Age Limit

Candidates belonging to Unreserved (UR) category

Born on or before 31.12.2002

Candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/PH category

Number of Attempts:


NEET Exam 2020 Application Process

Applications for the NEET 2020 exam can be submitted only through the online mode at the official website of NTA. There is no other mode of application submission. The application submission process will begin on 2nd December 2019 and will continue till 31st December 2019.

How to Apply?

Follow the steps provided below to apply for the exam before the last date of the exam:

  • Go to the official website of NTA NEET.
  • On the homepage, select ‘NTA exams’ link
  • You will get 5 options (Engineering, Medical, Management, Pharmacy and College/University Teaching & Fellowship)
  • Choose the 'National Eligibility cum Entrance Test' link
  • Scroll down and click on 'New User Registration Here!'
  • Enter all the information asked for in the given fields like name, father’s name, address, educational qualification etc. and submit the information
  • A system-generated Registration Number will appear, note it down as it will be used for future login to complete the application process, edit the information, download admit card and view result
  • Log-in again with the registration number and password sent to your registered email address
  • Complete the application form and use the ‘Next and Preview’ option to check if all the information is correct before final submission. You can click on the reset button to fill in the details again
  • After reviewing the application form, click Submit button
  • Upload the scanned images of signature and photographs (in the pre-specified format)
  • After this, you will be moved to the next part of the application process. Select from the mode of payment and pay the application fee.
  • After successful payment of the fee, a confirmation page will appear. Take at least two print-outs of that confirmation page for future use. 

Application Fee for NEET -

Category of candidate

Application fee

General and OBC

INR 1400/-

SC/ST/PH

INR 750/-

The prescribed application fee should be paid through Credit/Debit card/Net Banking or E-Wallet.

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Other Details

NEET 2020 Exam Admit Card:

Applicants must know that the hall tickets for the NEET exam will not be sent by post under any circumstances. They can download the NEET 2020 admit cards only through the online mode from the official website. Admit cards will be available on the official website from 27th March 2020. Candidates can download the admit card using their registered ID and password. It is mandatory to carry the admit card to the examination venue in order to make entry to the examination hall.

NEET 2020 Result:

NEET Exam 2020 result is scheduled to be released on 4th June 2020. The National Testing Agency will declare the result on its official website. Candidates can check the same using their registered ID and password.

NEET 2019 Exam Results - Click Here

NEET 2020 Counselling

NEET 2020 Counselling process will begin soon after the result will be released. Only those candidates who qualify the NEET exam would be able to participate in the counselling process. The Directorate General of Health Services, Government of India, will conduct the counselling process for 15% All India Quota seats. The remaining seats are then transferred to state counselling authorities.

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4 Comments

Sana - May 7, 2019REPLY

when is the exam in Odisha?

Exams Planner - May 7, 2019REPLY

The exam will be held on 20th May 2019.

vishal - February 5, 2019REPLY

it is twice in a year 2019

parikshit goswami - February 5, 2019REPLY

can i get llrm meerut on scoring 545 in neet 2019 as i belong to uttarakhand

Exams Planner - February 15, 2019REPLY

This will depend upon the NEET 2019 cut-off which will be released after the exam.

Vijaya Nayar - January 29, 2019REPLY

Nowadays, students are studying hard to crack NEET exam but the sits are limited. Can you write an article about the direction of preparation of NEET exam for students?

Exams Planner - February 13, 2019REPLY

NTA has released a mobile application to help the students in exam preparation. Candidates can practice mock tests through the app. Here is the article for preparation guidelines - https://www.examsplanner.in/articles/how-to-prepare-for-neet-ug-exam/.