NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY CUM ENTRANCE TEST (UG) 2020 (NEET (UG) – 2020) will be conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) for admission to MBBS/BDS Courses and other undergraduate medical courses in approved/recognized Medical/Dental & other Colleges/ Institutes in India.
Section 14 of the National Medical Commission Act, 2019 provides for holding of a common and uniform National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to the undergraduate medical courses in all medical institutions including those governed under any other law. Thus, the admission to MBBS course in AIIMS, New Delhi, JIPMER and all AIIMS like Institutions will be made through NEET. The eligibility criteria applicable to appear in NEET (UG) shall also be applicable to the candidates desirous to take admission to INIs like AIIMS.
This year, NEET 2020 prospectus has been released in 10 different languages. Interested candidates can check the information brochure at the bottom of this article. The official NEET 2020 website i.e. ntaneet.nic.in has been activated by NTA on November 30, 2019, while the details will be updated soon. The details for NEET website is available below. NEET 2020 admit card will be available on March 27 for candidates who have successfully filled the application. After NEET 2020 concludes, candidates can check the NEET answer key by leading coaching centres on exam day. NEET result will be declared on June 4, 2020 in online mode along with the final answer key and qualifying cutoff. NEET qualified candidates can apply for All India counselling conducted by MCI tentatively in June while counselling for state admissions will be thereafter. To know the complete detailed information about eligibility, the application process, important dates, download of admit card, seat matrix and more, read the article below.
NEET Application Form 2020
National Testing Agency had released the NEET 2020 application form on December 2, 2019 from 4:00 PM in online mode. To fill the NEET application candidates must follow five steps as detailed below. Before applying for NEET 2020, it’s advisable to keep the necessary documents ready.
- NEET 2020 Registration: Candidates must enter their name, email Id, mobile number, gender etc to register and generate their provisional application number and login credentials.
- Login to fill NEET application form 2020: Next candidates must use the given NEET 2020 login ID and password to fill the personal, academic and communication details
- Upload photograph, signature and other documents: the details and specifications of the photograph and signature are given below.
- Pay the application fee of NEET: Candidates must pay the prescribed fee, the details of which are given below. Payment mode is online through net banking, debit/credit cards etc or through cash deposit (e-challan) to be paid at State Bank of India branches only.
- Print confirmation page: after the payment is made and details submitted, candidates must download the confirmation page and save the same
Documents needed to apply for NEET 2020
Photograph with file size 10 to 100 Kb in jpg format. Postcard size picture with a white background with name of the candidate and date printed below the photograph is mandated.
Signature with file size 3 to 20 Kb in jpg format. Signature of candidate should be in black ink on white background and must not be in capitals.
Class 10 certificate with file size between 100 kb to 400 kb.
NEET 2020 Application Fees
|SC/ST/PH/Transgender Candidates||Rs. 800|
Documents needed to apply for NEET 2020
- Photograph with file size 10 to 100 Kb in jpg format. Postcard size picture with a white background with name of the candidate and date printed below the photograph is mandated.
- Signature with file size 3 to 20 Kb in jpg format. Signature of candidate should be in black ink on white background and must not be in capitals.
- Class 10 certificate with file size between 100 kb to 400 kb.
NEET Eligibility Criteria 2020
Only candidates who meet the prescribed eligibility criteria of NEET can apply and appear for the test. NEET 2020 eligibility criteria will detail the nationality, age limit of candidates as well as the qualifying exam studied, subjects and pass percentage for the same. Check the NEET 2020 eligibility criteria below.
NEET UG Eligibility Criteria 2020
Non Resident Indians (NRIs)
Overseas Citizen of India (OCI)
Persons with Indian Origin (PIO)
|Age Limit||Candidates must at least be 17 years of age by December 31, 2020.
There is no upper age limit.
|Qualification||Candidates must have qualified Class 12 or equivalent examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Bio-technology and English as subjects.
Candidates appearing for their class 12 or equivalent are also eligible to appear for the exam.
|Minimum marks required in qualifying exam||Each candidate must have scored the following in their class 12 or equivalent in aggregate:
· General category candidates – 50%
· PwD candidates – 45%
· SC/ST/OBC NCL candidates– 40%
|Additional Biology and Open School students||Candidates with Biology as an additional subject in Class 12 are also eligible.
Students who have completed Class 11 and Class 12 from open school are also eligible. (Subject to any new guidelines that may be announced by NTA).
|Number of attempts||No Limit.|
NEET Admit Card 2020
NTA will release the NEET 2020 admit card on March 27, 2020. Candidates can download their admit card of NEET by entering their application number and date of birth. It is mandatory to carry a valid photo ID proof along with the NEET 2020 admit card which is also the identity document. It is prudent to keep the admit card safe till the admission process concludes.
How to download NEET 2020 admit card?
- To download the admit card, candidates must go to the official site
- They must click the link for the admit card and log in by entering their application number and date of birth
- After verifying the details mentioned, they must download and save it
- The admit card will be required during counselling so it is prudent to safe keep it
NEET Dress Code 2020
Candidates must adhere to certain dress code prescribed for NEET 2020. The guidelines set by NTA are to ensure that no malpractices, irregularities, cheating etc occur in the exam hall. NEET dress code specifies
- Wear half sleeve shirts/t-shirts only. Full sleeves are not allowed
- Clothes should be light without zips, pockets, big buttons and any elaborate embroidery.
- Female candidates should avoid clothes with embroidery, flowers, brooches and buttons. Salwars and trousers are allowed
- Slippers or sandals with low heels are allowed while shoes are not allowed in the examination hall.
- Jewellery like earrings, ring, pendants, nose ring, necklace or any kind of metallic item are not allowed
The list of items barred in NEET 2020 are
- Devices like Mobile Phone, Bluetooth, Earphones, Microphone, Pager, Health Band etc.
- Items like Wallet, Goggles, Handbags, Belt, Caps, Watches/Wrist Watches, Bracelets, Camera, etc.
- Stationery items, textual material, papers, Geometry/Pencil Box, Plastic Pouch, Calculator, Pen, Scale, Writing Pad, Pen Drives, Eraser, Calculator, Log Table, Electronic Pen/Scanner etc.
- Any ornaments.
- Any eatable item opened or packed. The exception to this are diabetic candidates who are allowed some specific eatables.
- Water bottle.
NEET Syllabus 2020
NTA has a prescribed syllabus comprising of topics from Physics, Chemistry and Biology of class 11 and 12 levels. The main topics with weightage that matter in an exam like NEET are given below. However, students must understand that they should ideally study the entire NEET syllabus that is prescribed and leave no stone unturned in their endeavour to crack NEET 2020.
NEET 2020 Syllabus (Important Topics with weightage)
|Physics with weightage||Chemistry with weightage||Biology with weightage|
|Work, energy and power -6%||Thermodynamics – 9%||Diversity in Living World – 11%|
|Motion of System Of Particles and Rigid Body – 4%||Equilibrium – 6%||Biology and Human Welfare – 5%|
|Properties of bulk matter – 14%||Solutions – 5%||Structural Organisation in Animals and Plants – 10%|
|Thermodynamics – 9%||Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers – 8%||Plant Physiology – 8%|
|Electrostatics – 9%||Electrochemistry – 4%||Human Physiology – 12%|
|Current Electricity – 8%||Chemistry in Everyday Life – 4%||Reproduction – 11%|
|Optics – 10%||d and f Block Elements – 4%||Genetics and Evolution – 12%|
|Electronic devices 14%||Coordination compounds – 4%||Biology and Human Welfare – 5%|
|Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism, Electromagnetic Waves – 5% each||Chemical Bonding and molecular structure – 5%||Biotechnology and Its Applications, Cell Structure and Function – 7% each|
|Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation – 6%||Chemical kinetics, Classification of elements and periodicity in properties, Hydrogen, Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids, Polymers, Biomolecules – 3% each||Ecology and environment – 13%|
NEET Exam Pattern 2020
An important aspect that is to be known by candidates is the exam pattern of NEET 2020. This indicates exam details like type of questions, mode of exam, duration, language, marking scheme etc. Candidates can perform better if they what to expect in the exam hall while appearing for the exam. Also, preparation should be moulded according to the NEET exam pattern such that students can feel comfortable on the test day.
NEET 2020 Test Pattern
|Mode of Exam||Pen and Paper/ Offline mode|
|Total Number of Questions||180 Questions|
|Subjects and Sections||Physics – 45 Questions
Chemistry – 45 Questions
Biology – 90 Questions
|Marking Scheme||+4 marks for each correct answer;
-1 mark for each wrong answer;
0 mark for each unanswered question
|Maximum Marks||720 marks|
|NEET Marks Calculation Formula||Marks = Total number of correct answers x 4 – Total number of incorrect answers x 1|
NEET Reservation Criteria 2020
Government guidelines prescribe a certain reservation based on the caste and category of students. NEET 2020 reservation criteria describes the percentage of reservation entitled to each category for the seat allotment in the counselling process. Candidates can refer to the details below.
NEET 2020 Reservation Criteria
|OBC (Other Backward Classes)||27%|
|Scheduled Caste (SC)||15%|
|Scheduled Tribe (ST)||7.5%|
|Physically Handicapped (PH)||5%|
|Economically Weaker Section (EWS)||10% supernumerary|
NEET Counselling 2020
Candidates who qualify in NEET 2020 will be eligible to apply for counselling which is of two types –
- All India NEET 2020 counselling will be held for 15% of the seats in all government colleges of the country as well as the prescribed quota under the Central Universities and 100% of the seats in deemed universities.
- State-wise NEET counselling 2020 will be held for the 85% of the remaining government seats as well as 100% of the seats in private colleges.
- All admissions are on the basis of the NEET 2020 scores and ranks though states may consider their own merit ranks based on the NEET 2020 marks or ranks obtained by the students. It is to be noted that state counselling will be independent of the All India NEET 2020 counselling conducted by MCI. Also, students must meet the eligibility prescribed by the state such as domicile and study period in the state before applying.
- It must be noted that as aforementioned, admission to the undergraduate seats of AIIMS and JIPMER will be done on the basis of NEET. Details for this are yet to be announced.
- Counselling of NEET 2020 will generally have two rounds for All India and State as well. Thereafter the mop-up round will be for vacant seats in deemed and central universities in case of AIQ while any vacant government seats will fall back to the respective state quota.
Documents to be submitted during counselling
- NEET 2020 Admit Card
- NEET Result
- Class 10 certificate and marksheet
- Class 12 certificate and marksheet
- Domicile/ residency proof (only for states)
- Photo ID
- Any other as specified