About NEET 2020

Updated Exam Date : Sunday, September 13, 2020

News Update Regarding NEET-UG 2020

NEET-UG 2020 which was originally scheduled to be conducted on Sunday, July 26, 2020 had to be postponed keeping into account the Covid-19 outbreak which has disrupted the schedule of all board and competitive examinations across the country. The Education Minister Mr. Ramesh Pokhriyal (Nishank) has announced a revised date - Sunday, September 13,2020 for NEET -UG 2020.

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) - UG is the only undergraduate entrance examination in India for a student seeking admission into a medical college. This exam has been formulated and designed for the students who wish to study undergraduate medical courses (MBBS) , dental courses (BDS) in government, private medical colleges, and dental colleges in India.

At present, the undergraduate NEET-UG for MBBS and BDS courses is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). This agency provides the results to the Directorate General of Health Services at the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Before 2019, the test was administered by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in partnership with Prometric Testing Pvt. Ltd. headquartered in the US.

In the year 2013, NEET replaced the All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT) and all individual MBBS exams conducted by states or colleges.

NEET is regarded as the single entrance test based on which 82,926 MBBS and 26,949 BDS seats are filled across India. In the year 2018, around 80% of the candidates wrote the NEET-UG exam in English, 11% in Hindi, 4.31% in Gujarati, 3% in Bengali and 1.86% in Tamil.

Currently, in the academic year of 2020 and onwards, entrance exams to undergraduate courses at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi and Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) are included within the ambit of NEET-UG by the Government of India.

The National Testing Agency (NTA) had originally scheduled the release of the NEET-UG 2020 Admit Card to be available on March 27, 2020. However, the date was postponed due to the Covid-19 scenario. The expected date for the release of the NEET-UG 2020 Admit Card 2020 is Saturday, 29 August 2020 now.

The NEET-UG 2020 Admit Card will be available on the NTA NEET Website https://ntaneet.nic.in/ntaneet/Welcome.aspx

NEET Exam Date 2020: The National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct the NEET exam 2020 on September 13, 2020, in pen and paper-based mode. The exam will take place from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM as announced by the Respected Education Minister Mr. Ramesh Pokhriyal (Nishank).

NEET Application Correction 2020: The authorities had re-opened the NEET application correction window from July 4 to July 15.

NEET Admit Card 2020: The admit cards will be available 15 days before the exam. Based on the aforementioned information the tentative date for release of the NEET-UG 2020 Admit Card is slated to be Saturday, 29 August 2020.

NEET Result 2020: The officials have yet not announced NEET 2020 results date. However, it is supposed to be released within days post the conduction of the exam. The result will be announced in online mode.

Qualifying Exam: Candidate must have passed 10+2 or equivalent with English (as a core subject), Chemistry, Physics, and Biology/Biotechnology from a recognised board.

Minimum Age Requirement: Candidate should be at least 17 years as on December 31, 2020.

Maximum Age Limit: There is no information available until the Supreme Court passes its judgement.

Qualifying Marks: The qualifying marks varies according to the category. The marks to be calculated aggregately only for PCB subjects.

UR - 50%,

PWD - 45%

OBC/SC/ST - 40%,

Maximum Attempts: No limit on the number of attempts.

Nationality: NEET exam can be taken by Indian Nationals, NRIs, OCIs, PIOs & Foreign Nationals.

NEET-UG 2020 is going to be conducted as per the directives of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Dental Council of India, and Medical Council of India.

A candidate can apply for NEET-UG 2020 on the “online” platform only.

Candidate must read and follow all the instructions carefully at www.ntaneet.nic.in before submitting their application for NEET (UG) 2020.

Fee Details

For General (UR): Rs.1500/- (INR)

For General– EWS/OBC (NCL): Rs.1400/- (INR)

For SC/ST/PWD/Transgender: Rs.800/- (INR)

4 Steps to Apply Online for NEET 2020

  1. Fill the application online and note down the application number for future reference.
  2. Upload the required documents:
    • The scanned image of the candidate’s passport size photograph in JPG/JPEG format. The size of the image should be between 10Kb to 200Kb.
    • The scanned copy of the candidate’s signature in JPG/JPEG format in size between 4Kb to 30Kb.
    • The scanned image of the candidate’s left-hand thumb impression in JPG format in size between 10Kb to 50 Kb.
    • The scanned image of the candidate’s class 10th certificate in JPG format in size between 100Kb to 300Kb.
    • The scanned image of the candidate’s postcard size photograph in JPG format in size between 50Kb to 300Kb
  3. Make the payment of fee through available payment modes.
    • By Credit Card/Debit Card
    • Net Banking
    • UPI
    • PayTM
  4. Print the confirmation page after completing the remittance of the fee.

Note: A candidate is allowed to submit only one application form. Multiple applications by the candidate are liable to be rejected.

How to Prepare for NEET-UG

Year after year, the level of competition and the competitive pool for NEET is growing! To crack and qualify to take up a medical seat, one must need the best approach. Part of the plan must be a study planner, revisions, mastering NCERT syllabus from class 11 & 12, getting familiar with question papers, and much more. Aim high! A well-documented, customized plan comprising all your strengths and weak points can serve as a benefit. Here are some preparation tips for NEET 2020, which you can follow:

Know the Syllabus In and Out

The first and foremost thing that you should be aware of is the entire information about the official NEET syllabus. It will help you in comparing the NEET syllabus with your board exam syllabus. It is useful because if there are common chapters, you will not have to prepare for them individually. It can give extra time to prepare for the topics that are not included in the syllabus.

Good Study Material

The most crucial factor in preparing for any exam is study material. Following the correct NEET Related study material is essential to prepare for the examination. NCERT Books are an absolute must to prepare for the exam. Additionally, you should consult your teacher/mentor for the list of books to focus on. However, it is important that you restrict the number of books that you refer - as too many books will lead to confusion and you may find yourself reading too many books for one topic only and missing out on covering other topics.

Prepare Notes

The best approach to improve memory skills is to prepare notes while studying. You should note down all the essential points in a notebook, which can be beneficial for revision before the examination and save a lot of time.

Concentrate on Weaker Sections

You can be stronger in one topic and comparatively weaker in another, but you should not get demotivated with this. Work harder on the parts that are weak to strengthen them. Solve NEET sample papers and previous year’s question papers to analyse your weaker areas and dedicate more time to those sections.

NEET Syllabus 2020 for Chemistry

Class XI

  • Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry
  • Structure of 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 Element (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals)
  • Some p-Block Elements
  • Organic Chemistry- Some Basic Principles and Techniques
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Environmental Chemistry

Class XI

  • Solid State
  • Solutions
  • Electrochemistry
  • Chemical Kinetics
  • Surface Chemistry
  • General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements
  • p- Block Elements
  • d and f Block Elements
  • Coordination Compounds
  • Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
  • Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers
  • Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids
  • Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen
  • Biomolecules
  • Polymers
  • Chemistry in Everyday Life

NEET 2020 Syllabus for Physics

Class XI

  • 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 XII

  • 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
  • Electronic Devices

NEET Syllabus 2020 for Biology

Class XI

  • Diversity in Living World
  • Structural Organisation in Animals and Plants
  • Cell Structure and Function
  • Plant Physiology
  • Human Physiology

Class XII

  • Reproduction
  • Genetics and Evolution
  • Biology and Human Welfare
  • Biotechnology and Its Applications
  • Ecology and Environment

Medical aspirants yearning to pursue MBBS, BDS, or other medical courses must be familiar with NEET 2020 exam pattern along with their preparation approach. The exam pattern of NEET 2020 provides details of the type of exam, mode of paper, language, duration, question type, marking scheme, and more. So preparation for NEET will be unfinished without a proper understanding of the NEET exam pattern. One notable feature specified in the exam pattern of NEET 2020 is that the exam mode is pen and paper-based.

NEET 2020 exam pattern signifies a three-hour-long exam where candidates must answer 180 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) from Physics (45 Questions), Chemistry (45 Questions), and Biology - Botany (45 Questions) and Zoology (45 Questions) as per the provided syllabus.

NEET Question Paper 2020

  • There will be 180 multiple-choice questions (MCQs) in the NEET 2020 question paper carrying 4 marks each.
  • One mark will be deducted for each incorrect answer. Therefore, it is important that students should keep this in mind while answering the questions during the exam.
  • NEET 2020 exam is available in 8 regional languages, along with English, Hindi, and Urdu as well. The candidate can choose the medium of language as per their choice.
  • Keep in mind that the choice of the regional language for the NEET exam will depend upon the location of the NEET exam centre 2020.

NEET-UG 2020 Answer Key will be released in the online mode on the NTA NEET website in the month of September 2020 after the completion of the NEET-UG 2020 Examination. The official answer key will be released on the NTA website in the due course of time but various NEET specific coaching institutes will release their answer keys within 2-3 Hours of the completion of NEET Exam.

NEET aspirants would be able to check their OMR Answer Sheet, Responses & Answer Key by logging into their account. They would be able to login to their account using their USER ID (Registration Number) & Password.

The usual time-line for declaration of NEET Result is within month from the date of examination - since NEET is usually held in the month of May - the result is declared in the month of June.

Update: Considering the rescheduling of NEET-UG 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic - the usual method of declaring the exam result within a month is expected to be revised and the results are expected to be released sooner - probably within the month of September 2020 as there has already been a delay of four months in conducting the NEET-UG Examination from May to September.

The NEET-UG result will be declared in the online mode on the NTA NEET Website.

The cut-off details for NEET-UG 2020 can be gauged from the NEET-UG 2019 cut-off details as mentioned in the table below:

NEET-UG 2019 Cut-Off Information : NEET-UG 2019 Cut-Off Information

Category Marks Range Number of Candidates Qualified
Others/General Category 701-134
(Equals to 50 percentile)
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 133-107
(Equals to 40 percentile)
Scheduled Caste (SC) 133-107
(Equals to 40 percentile)
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 133-107
(Equals to 40 percentile)
SC-PH 119-107
(Equals to 40 percentile)
ST-PH 119-107
(Equals to 40 percentile)
OBC-PH 119-107
(Equals to 40 percentile)
UR – PH 133-120
(Equals to 45 percentile)

NEET-UG 2019 Cut-Off Information

There is a simple procedure to follow for NEET 2020 counselling. Follow the mentioned steps and complete the process.

Step 1: Registration for Counselling

  • Hit the official website of MCC and click on “New Registration.”
  • Enter the required details, including Roll Number, Candidate Name, Application Number, Mother’s Name, Mobile Number, Date of Birth, Email ID, and Security Pin as per the Admit Card.
  • Fill the Login details and click on ‘Candidate login’ and enter your roll number and password.
  • Enter the details as required and click on ‘Submit.’
  • Save the registration slip.

Step 2: NEET Counselling Fee Payment

You need to pay the required amount of the fee for the NEET counselling.

Step 3: Exercising Option Entry and Locking

You can see the list of colleges on the screen and fill as many choices as you want and lock the submission.

Step 4: Release of Seat Allotment Result

MCC issues seat allotment result after each round of counselling. It is published in the form of a list followed by the issue of seat allotment letter to the chosen candidates. Candidates must inform to the allotted colleges with the allotment letter and other documents to complete the admission process. Candidates can check NEET 2020 Seat Intake to know the number of seats granted by various colleges.