The new exam date for NEET 2020 is July 26th, 2020. MHRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank officially notified the new date on his web conference on May 5, 2020. The initial reaction on social media is positive about this date as most students had requested a July exam date. From the date of announcement, more than 2 months are left for the exam. Thus, students have a comfortable time gap to prepare, though as of now, all studies have to be majorly self-studies only. MHRD and NTA are the final decision making bodies on the exam date. The former has tentatively decided to hold the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, India’s only medical entrance exam at the UG level, in July.
NEET 2020 Admit Card
Date of release of NEET 2020 admit card: NTA is expected to release the admit card for NEET 2020 exam around June 19, 2020. Although the National Testing Agency has not officially announced this date, it is the expected date because as per the initial schedule, the admit card was going to be released 37 days prior to the exam.
National Testing Agency releases the NEET exam admit card on the official website ntaneet.nic.in. Candidates can login with their application number and DOB or password in order to download their hall ticket from the date it releases to the NEET 2020 exam date. All the applicants have to carry a printout of the officially issued NEET 2020 admit card, passport size photo, post card size photo, proforma and valid ID proof, proforma, failing which they will not be allowed to enter the premises under any circumstances.
NEET 2020 Mode of Conduct
NTA will conduct NEET UG in offline (pen and paper) mode, on a single day in a single shift.
NEET 2020 Exam Pattern
The exam duration will be 3 hours.
Distribution of questions and marks will be as follows.
Subject No. of Qs. Marks
Physics 45 180
Chemistry 45 180
Biology 90 360
Total 180 720
NEET 2020 Marking scheme will be as follows:
Answer marked and is right: +4.
Answer marked and is wrong: -1. (This is negative marking)
After the answer key challenge NTA finds that a question has more than one correct answer then: +4.
If NTA drops a question then all candidates get: +4.
No answer selected: 0.
NEET 2020 Exam Syllabus
Medical Council of India has defined the NEET exam syllabus. It comprises physics, chemistry, biology topics taught in classes 11th and 12th in Indian education boards such as CBSE. NCERT books are recommended for NEET preparation thus. Though most topics are common, it is wise to go through the topics list once.
The Subjects wise NEET 2020 syllabus are as follows:
Physics Topics of 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.
Physics Topics of 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, Electronic Devices.
Chemistry Topics of Class 11th:
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.
Chemistry Topics of Class 12th:
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.
Biology Topics of Class 11th:
Diversity in Living World, Structural Organisation in Animals and Plants, Cell Structure and Function, Plant Physiology, Human physiology.
Biology Topics of Class 12th:
Reproduction, Genetics and Evolution, Biology and Human Welfare, Biotechnology and Its Applications, Ecology and environment.
NEET 2020 Language of question paper
The language will be what you selected in the application form. NTA will form question papers in the following languages. However language specific papers will be available in specific states only.
All centers: English, Hindi, Urdu
Assam: Assamese, English
West Bengal, Tripura: Bengali, English
Gujarat, Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli: Gujarati, English
Karnataka: Kannada, English
Maharashtra: Marathi, English
Odisha: Odia, English
Tamil Nadu: Tamil, English
AP, TS: Telugu, English
Is this the final exam date for NEET 2020?
If all things go as planned, then yes, this is the final exam date for NEET UG 2020 exam. However it is believed that MHRD and NTA will continue to monitor the situation and keep updating students on developments. Nevertheless, students should, on priority, start focusing on their exam preparations as this exam date is a final one as of now. It is recommended to not expect any further delays in the exam, and prepare with 2 months timeline in mind. Best of luck!
NEET 2020 Exam Centre Change Over:
Addressing the hardships faced by students in the current scenario, NTA allowed candidates to change exam centres. Candidates could change the city options under the exam centre column of application form. The last date to make corrections in centres is over.
Preparation tips for JEE Main, NEET
– Start by revising topics from NCERT once again
– Limit the usage of social media
– Attempt mock tests
– Designate a separate place to study
– Solve sample papers
– Online classes and youtube for doubt solving
– Avoid stress and take small breaks
– Take help from seniors
– Make a schedule
– Stay updated, do not watch TV entire day.