NEET 2020: Application (From Dec 2nd), Exam Date(may 3), Syllabus, Eligibility

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NEET application method goes to begin from 2nd Dec 2020. National Testing Agency (NTA) will organize the examination on 3rd May 2020. National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is a national level medical entrance exam. It’s organized to supply admissions in MBBS, BDS & Ayush Courses.

  • With the result of new changes introduced by HRD ministry within the year 2020, NTA is that the fresh developed body which is able to conduct the NEET Entrance test every year.
  • NEET is the name of an exam that will be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) in the year 2020 on May 3 in the form of a pen and paper as a written exam.
  • This exam will be held in 2546 exam centers across 154 cities in India. NEET will be the single entrance exam for all UG (Under Graduate) medical courses in the country including AIIMS and JIPMER from the year 2020. NTA will release the application form of the NEET 2020 Undergraduate exam on December 2, 2020, and the deadline to fill up the application form of NEET 2020 exam is December 31, 2020.
  • Admit card of NEET 2020 exam will be available on March 27, 2020, for the candidates who will successfully fill up the application forms. The result of NEET will be announced on June 4, 2020, in the mode of the online way along with the final answer key and qualifying cutoff.

What do we understand by NEET?    

  • NEET is basically the name of an exam which stands for (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test). It is the single largest UG (Under-Graduate) medical entrance test for taking the admissions in MBBS, BDS and Ayush courses, which are- BHMS, BAMS, BUMS, B.V.Sc and AH.

Latest News and Updates of NEET 2020

  • The official website of NEET 2020 will be launched soon very nearly. The official website of NEET 2020 is displaying a message by mentioning the ‘NEET website is under maintenance’. You can also go through the website and can check about NEET 2020 website by yourself.

A small overview of NEET 2020              

  • NEET is a national level exam.
  • NEET is an exam for taking admission in Under-Graduate courses.
  • Academic Qualification for appearing in this exam should be 10+2 or equivalent to PCB (Physics, Chemistry, and Biology).
  • Official website of NEET 2020 is ntaneet.nic.in
  • The date of the exam will be May 3, 2020, and the mode of exam will be in the form of pen and paper mode.

Important Dates of NEET 2020

  • Dates of NEET 2020 have been announced by National Testing Agency (NTA) through an official notification on August 21, 2020. All the important dates of NEET 2020 are mentioned in the table which is drawn below to help the candidates to know about the deadline of every important date.
Events Dates
Notification of NEET August 21, 2020
Application form date December 2, 2020
Last date for NEET 2020 registration December 31, 2020
NEET application correction dates The second week of January 2020
Release of admit card March 27, 2020
NEET 2020 May 3, 2020 (2.00 PM to 5.00 PM)
Display of recorded responses of candidates May last week, 2020*
Release of provisional  answer key May last week, 2020*
Release of final official Answer Key June 4, 2020*
Declaration of NEET result June 4, 2020
Counseling starts June second week, 2020

Application Fees of NEET 2020

Application fees of NEET 2020 will be different for 2 categories only, which is:

  • General/OBC-NCL Candidates- its Application Fees will be Rs. 1,400
  • SC/ST/PH/Transgender Candidates- its Application Fees will be Rs. 750

Documents needed for applying in NEET 2020

  • A photograph of a file size of 10 to 100 kb in jpg format. Passport size photograph with a white background with the name of the candidate and date printed below the photograph is mandatory.
  • Signature of a file size of 3 to 20 Kb in jpg format. The signature of the candidate should be in black ink on white background and must not be in the capital form.

Exam Centres of NEET 2020

  • While filling up the application form of NEET 2020, the candidates must have to choose at least 4 exam cities in the manner of their preferences. Exam of NEET will be conducted around in 2546 exam centers in 154 cities.
  • It is also to be kept in mind that the exam centers of NEET 2020 cannot be strictly changed or modified after submitting the application forms.
  • Hence the candidates must plan the list of NEET exam centers very carefully and enter them according to their needs and comforts.  Some of the names of exam centers of NEET 2020 has been provided below in the following table.
Some of the Cities with Codes for NEET 2020 Test
Exam City Exam City Code
Visakhapatnam 1206
Vijayawada 1205
Bilaspur 1702
Bhilai/Durg/Bhilai Nagar 1701
Chandigarh/Mohali/Panchkula 1601
Delhi/New Delhi 2001
Ahmedabad 2201
Bangalore 2702
Trivandrum 2811
Mumbai 3110
Nagpur 3111
Jaipur 3903
Chennai 4101
Coimbatore 4102
Varanasi 4411
Lucknow 4408

Eligibility Criteria of NEET 2020  

  • Candidates who will meet the prescribed eligibility criteria of NEET can apply and appear in the test. Eligibility criteria of NEET will express the nationality, age limit of the candidates along with the qualified exam studied, subjects and pass percentage for the same. Check on the eligibility criteria of NEET 2020 provided below.
Criteria Details
Nationality
  • Indian Nationals
  • Non-Resident Indians (NRIs)
  • Overseas Citizen of India (OCI)
  • Persons with Indian Origin (PIO)
  • Foreign Nationals
Age Limit The age of the candidates must be 17 years by December 31, 2020.

There is no upper age limit.

Qualification Candidates must be qualified in Class 12th or equivalent examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Bio-technology and English as subjects.

Candidates who are appearing for their class 12th or equivalent exam are also eligible for appearing in the exam.

Minimum marks required in the qualifying exam The candidates who will score the following marks in their class 12th or equivalent in each subject and in aggregate:

  • General category candidates – 50%
  • PwD candidates – 45%
  • SC/ST/OBC NCL candidates– 40%

 

 

Additional Biology and Open School students Candidates who have 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 2020 Exam Pattern

  • Exam Mode: NEET 2020 exam will be conducted through offline mode
  • Questions Type: Question paper pattern will be objective type.
  • Medium: The question paper will be available in English, Hindi, Marathi,  Oriya, Assamese, Telugu, Tamil, Gujarati, Bengali,Urdu and Kannada Languages.
  • No of questions: There will be a total of 180 questions in the paper.
  • Total Marks: The paper will be a total of 720 marks.
  • Duration: The NEET exam duration is 3 hours.
  • Negative Marking: 1 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.
  • Marking Scheme: Each correct answer will award 4 marks.
  • Check below distribution of no. of questions & marks for each subject:
Subjects No. of Questions Marks
Physics 45 180
Chemistry 45 180
Biology (Botany or zoology) 90 (45 – 45 each) 360
Total 180 720

NEET 2020 syllabus

  • NEET Syllabus for UG courses will be common syllabus prescribed by MCI (Medical Council of India). Candidates can prepare from the syllabus of Class 11th& 12th topics studied in each subject. Check the detailed syllabus of NEET-UG 2020 online.
  • NEET (UG) will pick up topics from Biology, Physics & Chemistry subjects. Some of the topics from each subject will be as:
  1. Physics: It will contain, Electrostatic, Electromagnetic Waves, Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory, Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation, Laws of Motion, Electronic Devices, Properties of Bulk Matter, etc.
  2. Chemistry: Some topics will be some basic concept of chemistry, Surface Chemistry, Electrochemistry, Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers,p-Block Elements, Equilibrium, Hydrogen, Electro Chemistry, etc.
  3. Biology: Plant Physiology, Cell Structure, and Function, Diversity in Living World, Some basic topics will be Human Physiology  Reproduction, Ecology & Environment  Biology, and Human Welfare, etc.

NEET 2020 Reservation Criteria

Category Reservation percentage
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 Dress Code 2020

  • Candidates should adhere to the bound code prescribed for NEET 2020. The rules set by NTA square measure to confirm that no malpractices, irregularities, cheating, etc occur within the communicating hall. NEET code specifies Wear half sleeve shirts/t-shirts only. Full sleeves are not allowed
  • Clothes should be light without pockets, zips, big buttons, and any elaborate embroidery.
  • Female candidates should avoid clothes with flowers, embroidery, 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.
  • Jewelry like ring, pendants, nose ring, earrings, necklace or any kind of metallic item is not allowed

The list of items barred in NEET 2020 

  • Stationery items, papers, Geometry/Pencil Box, textual material, Plastic Pouch, Pen, Scale, Calculator, Writing Pad, Eraser, Calculator, Log Table, Electronic Pen/Scanner, Pen Drives, etc.
  • Devices like Bluetooth, Earphones, Pager, Health Band, Mobile Phone, Microphone, etc.
  • Items like Wallet, Handbags, Belt, Caps, Bracelets, Camera, Goggles, Watches/Wrist Watches, etc.
  • Any eatable item opened or packed. The exception to this is diabetic candidates who are allowed some specific eatables.
  • Water bottle.

How to download the admit card of NEET 2020?

  • Candidates must have to visit the official site to download the admit card.
  • After clicking on the link for the admit card the candidates have to login by entering their application number and date of birth
  • After verifying all the details mentioned in the admit card, they have to download and save it
  • The admit card will be required during the counseling so it is compulsory for all to keep it safe

Cutoff of NEET 2020

  • The minimum marks required for qualifying NEET 2020 is the qualifying cutoff. NTA has determined the cutoff for each category where the students who score equal to or above this cutoff of NEET 2020 will be eligible for taking admissions in Under-Graduate courses.
  • The cutoff of NEET for admission is the minimum rank/marks at which the last seat is allotted to the eligible candidates. Candidates may note that NEET cutoff 2020 will be applicable for each category, institute and for MBBS/BDS as well.
  •  The cutoffs for admission are useful for candidates to understand the marks they need to score for getting admission at the institute of their choice.
Minimum Qualifying Percentile of NEET 
Category Minimum Qualifying Percentile Qualifying Scores Number of candidates qualified
Unreserved (UR) 50th Percentile 701-134 7,04,335
Unreserved Physically Handicapped (UR-PH) 45th Percentile 133-120 266
 

SC-PH

40th Percentile 133-107 32
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 40th Percentile 133-107 8,455
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 40th Percentile 133-107 63,789
OBC-PH 40th Percentile 133-107 142
Scheduled Caste (SC) 40th Percentile 133-107 20,009
ST-PH 40th Percentile 133-107 14
Total 7,97,042

NEET 2020 Result 

  • The result of NEET 2020 will be announced on June 4, 2020 by NTA. the candidates who will appear in exams can check and download their results in online mode only, after logging in by filling up their roll number and date of birth. Candidates should also have to download their NEET score card or Marksheet for future reference during counseling.

Statistics of NEET Result of Previous Years 

Details 2020 2018
No. of candidates registered 1519375 13,26,725
No of Candidates Present 1410755 12,69,92295
No of Candidates Absent 108620 56,803
Indian Nationals 1516066 13,23,673
PIO 63 60
NRIs 1884 1842
OCIs 675 529
Male 680414 5,80,649
Female 838955 6,41,839
Un-Reserved 534072 4,84,480
Transgender 6 1
Foreigners 687 621
SC 211303 1,81,217
ST 96456 80,868
OBC 677544 5,80,160
Number of Languages 11 11
Number of centres 2546 2255
Number of Cities 154 136
Number of Observers and NTA Representatives 6000+ 4500+
Number of invigilators 128000 1,50,000
Number of rooms 64000 56000
No of City Coordinators 163 153

Documents to be submitted during counseling

  • NEET Result
  • NEET 2020 Admit Card
  • Class 12 certificate and mark sheet
  • Class 10 certificate and mark sheet
  • Photo ID
  • Domicile/ residence proof (only for states)
  • Any other as specified

Top Medical Colleges Accepting NEET 2020 scores

College name NIRF ranking Total intake Closing rank (2020)
Banaras Hindu University(BHU), Varanasi 6 100 669
King’s George Medical University(KGMC), Lucknow 10 250 908
Aligarh Muslim University(AMU), Aligarh 13 150 3518
Maulana Azad Medical College(MAMC), New Delhi 14 250  

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JSS Medical College, Mysuru 17 200 55165
Safdarjung Hospital  & VMMC, New Delhi 19 170 157
University College of Medical Sciences(UCMS), New Delhi 23 170 171
Rajah Muthiah Medical College(RMMC), Annamalainagar 26 150 12618
Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal 28 100 11146
Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati 29 175 10135

How to prepare for NEET 2020?

  • Make a smart NEET 2020 study timetable.
  • Use previous years’ question papers, sample papers, mock tests, and question banks
  • Engage in the quality study.
  • Candidate should build a study list & follow that timetable strictly.
  • Candidate should check the NEET 2020 program & test pattern before beginning the test preparation.
  • Practice from previous year question paper and sample papers.
  • Take care of your health whereas getting ready for the exams and keep yourself calm through stress-relieving activities
  • Focus on weaker topics 1st and keep active.
  • Practice online mock tests.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) –

Question: 1. Will NEET 2020 be online or offline?

Answer: It will be an offline exam as per the latest NTA notification.

Question: 2. How many times can I attempt NEET?

Answer: There is no limitation on the number of attempts for NEET.

Question: 3. Is it true that NEET 2020 will include AIIMS and JIPMER?

Answer: Yes. Dr. Harsh Vardhan (Minister of Health and Family Welfare) has announced this in a press conference on October 4.

Question: 4. How many seats are there in NEET?

Answer: There are 26693 BDS seats as per DCI, 77,298 MBBS seats as per MCI data.

Question: 5. How many marks are required for MBBS?

Answer: A NEET(National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) score of 600 plus may get a government MBBS seat.

Question: 6. What is the application form fee?

Answer: For General & OBC: Rs.1400. For SC/ST/PWD/Transgender: Rs.750.

Question:7. Can a candidate change its center city after the allotment of roll number?

Answer: No, students can not change the city or center after allotment of the roll number.

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