NEET 2020 Syllabus, Preparation Tips, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Dates

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NEET 2020: National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is an all India level medical entrance exam through which aspirants can take admission in MBBS, BDS, and AYUSH UG courses. The NEET exam is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). The exam is held twice in a year i.e. in the month of February and May. Candidates must know that there is no other entrance test except NEET through which they can take in the medical and dental UG courses i.e. MBBS, BDS & AYUSH UG courses. Candidates who are willing to pursue their higher education in the medical stream should prepare for NEET exam well in advance from 11th & 12th standard. Early and timely preparation can guide you to the success. Interested can check important information with regard to the NEET 2020 exam here. 

NEET 2020 Notification

  • NEET 2020 notification will be released by the National Testing Agency on its official website. 
  • The candidates can appear in both February and May exam to improve the score. However, it is not necessary to appear in both the exams. If students are satisfied with the February exam then no need to appear in the May exam. 
  • Candidates are recommended to read complete NEET 2020 information brochure before submitting NEET application form

NEET 2020 Exam Dates

The candidates can check tentative dates for both the February and May exam dates in the tables below:

February Exam Dates

Events Dates
Availability of application from October 2019
Las date for applying online October 2019
Last date for payment of fee October 2019
Correction window availability November 2019
Release of Admit Card January 2020
Date of Exam February 2020
Answer key & OMR release date March 2020
Result Declaration March 2020
Counselling will start from June 2020

May Exam Dates

Events Dates
Availability of NEET application form March 2020
Last date for submitting application form April 2020
Last date for making payment of fee April 2020
Correction window availability April 2020
Release of Admit Card May 2020
Date of Exam May 2020
Answer key & OMR release May 2020
Announcement of result June 2020
Counselling will commence from June 2020

NEET 2020 Summarized Information

Exam Conducting Authority National Testing Agency
Courses offered through NEET MBBS, BDS and AYUSH UG Courses
Level of Exam National Level
Number of Attempt No Attempt Limit
Application Mode Online mode only
Age Criteria

The minimum age limit is 17 years as on 31st December of the admission year. The upper age limit is 25 years. However, reserved category candidates are eligible to get 5% relaxation in upper age limit.

Qualification 12th exam Passed/appearing with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology and Englishthe as compulsory subjects
NEET Application Fee Rs.1400 for General/OBC candidates and Rs.750/- for SC/ST/PH candidates
Fee Payment Mode Credit/Debit card, Net Banking/UPI etc.
Mode of Exam Online (Computer Based Test)
Exam Duration 3.00 hours
Number of Questions 180 questions from Physics, Chemistry and Biology
Type of Questions Multiple Choice Questions
Language Mode Hindi, English, Gujarati, Marathi, Bengali, Oriya, Assamese, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada
Marking Scheme 4 marks for each correct answer
Negative Marking Yes (-1 mark for each wrong attempt)

NEET Application Form 2020: Instructions to Apply

Candidates who are set to appear in NEET 2020 exam, first satisfy yourself in respect of eligibility criteria. Aspirants need to follow the steps mentioned below while filling up the NEET  2020 Application Form:

  • First, visit the official website of the board for gathering information.
  • Check the eligibility criteria and go through it completely.
  • Now fill the form completely with required details. Candidates should submit only one application form otherwise candidature will be cancelled.
  • Upload the scanned passport size photograph, signature and index finger impression in JPEG format.
  • Pay the required fee via online mode (Debit/Credit Card, Net Banking etc.) and offline mode (through bank challan).
  • Submit the application form and thereafter, take the printout of the confirmation page.
  • Any modification and correction in the application form can be done online only as per the directions.

Application Fee

  • Candidates belonging to General/OBC category have to pay a sum of Rs. 1400/-
  • Reserved category candidates have to pay Rs. 750/- as application fee.
  • It is important to mention here that the applicants can pay application fee through Debit/Credit Card, Net Banking or Bank Challan.
  • The application fee is a mandatory requirement and everyone must pay application fee otherwise their application will be incomplete.

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates are advised here that before going to apply for NEET 2020, must check the eligibility criteria prescribed by the competent authority. Go through the following information to ensure eligibility to appear in NEET:

Nationality 

  • Candidate must be a citizen of India. Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) are also eligible.
  • Candidates belonging to J&K, AP, Telangana are eligible for All India 15% quota only on the basis of self-declaration. They are eligible for admission in AFMC, Pune.

Age Criteria

  • For appearing in NEET, the minimum age limit is 17 years as on 31st December of the admission year i.e. 2020.
  • The upper age limit for general category candidates is 25 years while upper age limit for SC/ST/OBC candidates is 30 years as on date of examination.
  • candidates seeking age relaxation under reserved category have to produce a relevant certificate to claim their eligibility under reserved category.

Academic Qualification

  • Candidates must have completed Intermediate (12th) or its equivalent exam with Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology with English as the compulsory subject.
  • They should have got minimum 50% marks in the qualifying exam in case of general category and 45% marks for PWD candidates and 40% in case of reserved category.
  • It is important to mention that candidates who are pursuing qualifying exam will also be eligible subject to the outcome of the result.

Reservation Criteria

The category wise reservation criteria are as under:

  • SC category candidates – 15 %
  • Schedule Tribe (ST)       – 7.5 %
  • OBC Non-creamy Layer – 27%
  • Person with disability     – 3%

Requirement of Aadhar Card Number

Candidates must know that without having Aadhar Number, it is not possible to submit NEET application form. The CBSE has made the use of Aadhar Number mandatory for maintaining the accuracy in details provided in the application form, identifying of duplicate application form etc. Please keep in mind following things with regard to Aadhar Card:

  • Candidates have to enter Aadhar Card details like Aadhaar number, name, gender and date of birth in the application form exactly as specified in Aadhar Card.
  • If anyone does not have Aadhaar Card and have not enrolled yet then apply for the same immediately.
  • There is various Aadhar enrollment centre in each city of examination through which aspirants can enroll for Aadhar Number.

NEET Exam Pattern

Candidates who are going to appear in NEET 2020, should be conversant with the exam pattern and syllabus. Based on available facts, the following information regarding exam pattern and syllabus has been collected:

  • NEET 2020 Syllabus will contain the subjects namely Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology. The questions will be based on 11th & 12th standard. 
  • The exam is pen and paper based exam.
  • The exam is scheduled to be held on 6th May 2018.
  • The question paper will contain 180 objective type questions.
  • Each question will have four choices, out of which, only 1 answer will be correct.
  • Each question will carry 4 marks and for every correct answer, 4 marks will be given.
  • There is a provision of negative marking. For each wrong answer, one fourth (1/4th) marks will be deducted.
  • Duration of the exam will be 3.00 hours as prescribed.
  • The language of the exam will be English, Hindi, Urdu and other languages as prescribed in the official notification.
  • The subjects wise questions and marks will be distributed as under:
Subject Section No. of Questions Max Marks
Physics 45 180
Chemistry 45 180
Botany 45 180
Zoology 45 180
Total 180 720

NEET Preparation Tips

Candidates should follow instructions given below for better preparation of NEET Exam. Check NEET Preparation Tips  as under:

  • Candidates who are preparing for NEET 2020 exam, should be aware of the exam scheme.
  • Download the official information bulletin and go through the syllabus.
  • Make a time-table for each subject at your convenience.
  • Divide the topics according to your understanding.
  • Applicants should have a good command on 11th and 12th standard subject including Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
  • Keep more concentration on your weak subject.
  • Make practice note for important topics for ready reference later.
  • Collect some good study material and competitive books.
  • Do not take the unnecessary stress, always follow the routine and stay calm.
  • A routine study will lead you to success in NEET 2020 exam.

NEET 2020 Admit Card

  • Admit card for NEET 2020 will be available online on the official website of National Testing Agency.
  • The candidate can download the admit card from the official website.
  • The authority will not send hard copy of admit card to any individual in any case.
  • Candidates must retain a copy of admit card along with them.
  • The admit card will contain the necessary information like exam centre, exam date, duration of the exam etc.
  • On the crucial date of NEET 2020 examination, one must bring admit card otherwise entry in the examination hall will not be possible.

NEET Answer Key

  • The answer key of the NEET 2020 exam will be available at official website after examination.
  • Candidates can download the answer key from the website.
  • Candidates can check their answer given during the exam with the help of Answer keys provided by the competent authority.
  • If any candidate found any discrepancy in the Answer Keys, he/she can challenge the same within a stipulated time.

NEET 2020 Result

  • NEET result 2020 will be published on the official website of the National Testing Agency probably within a month from the date of exam.
  • Candidates can obtain the result from the website using details like roll number/registration number.
  • On the basis of written exam performance, the CBSE will shortlist eligible candidates.
  • Candidate should take the printout of the result for future use.
  • Successful candidates need to appear in the counselling process.

NEET Score Card

NEET 2020 Score Card will be available on official website of the NTA. Candidates can obtain their score-card directly from the official website. The score-card will consist candidate’s all India rank.

Take the printout of the result and score-card for future reference. Without valid score card, one cannot appear in the counselling.

NEET Cut-off Marks

  • The Competent Authority will set cut-off marks as minimum qualifying criteria.
  • The competent authority i.e. National Testing Agency will decide NEET 2020 cut-off marks on the basis of total number of candidates, number of seats available, number of marks obtained by the candidates and difficulty level of the exam.

NEET 2020 Counselling

  • On the basis of NEET 2020 result, the successful candidates will be eligible to participate in the counselling process.
  • The NEET Counselling 2020 will commence after the declaration of the NEET result.
  • It is necessary to mention here that the candidates have to pay the requisite counselling fee for participation in the counselling.
  • Candidates will get admission according to their choice-filled, rank and seat availability in the colleges.
  • After seat allotment, candidates have to report to the respective college for further admission process.

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54 COMMENTS

  1. Sir, My date of birth is 09-07-2002. Am I eligible to neet 2019? March 2019 12th board exam will complete and I belongs to state of
    Andra Pradesh.

    • Yes you will be eligible for appearing in NEET 2019 exam. Keep visiting this post for more information on NEET. Good Luck

    • Priyanuj you have one more chance to appear in the NEET but you should meet other requirements also. Check NEET eligibility criteria in detail above. Good Luck.

  2. Sir, my dob is 3/7/1987 and I m belongs to odisha, here for state quota no upper age limit….. Can I appear Neet 2018 – 19…. Have also sc category

    • Sanju your age will be more than 31 years as on 31st December, 2018. It means you are not eligible for NEET 2018-19. Upper age limit is 30 years for reserved category.

  3. Sir my sister did her 12 in PCM.
    And after that she gave an individual exam of biology separately next year.
    Is she is eligible for neet exam.

    • Salma, general criteria is 12th with Physics, Chemistry and Biology in same year. But your sister’s case is different. You should clarify it directly from CBSE being exam conducting authority. If you still have any query, you can ask.

  4. Sir, I am Gaurav studying in 12th in Raipur (Chhattisgarh) from last Five Years, but my domicile is Nagpur (Maharashtra). I am eligible for state quota of Maharashtra.

  5. Sir
    i am 2012-12 th passed out candidate with PCB aggreg8 73%…due 2 financial instability and lack of proper guidance i had optd out from MBBS nland completed B.Sc Micro in 2015…worked till Jan 2017…am i eligible for neet 2018…
    my dob is 21/04/1993 and my age is 24 yrs complete as of today

    • Radhika you can apply for NEET 2018. There is no mention of gap in NEET information brochure. Whenever, the CBSE will release its NEET 2018official bulletin, go through in detail. Good Luck.

    • Khushi you have to pass in each subject (physics chemistry biology) individually and must obtain 50% marks aggregate in all three subject together.

  6. Sir is it correct way to calculate pcb% in 12board board for neet i added my theory+practical marks of pcb of board cbse then i got 23+25=48 in physics 26+29=55 in biology and45+26=71 marks in chemistry and then i added the marks of these three subject then i.got174 maRks divide them by 300 and multiply them by100 then i got 58%,am i elligable for neet
    I am from genreal category

  7. Sir i want to do B.A.M.S (Ayurveda), I have good knowledge of Ayurveda. I realized the importance of life now & want to dedicate my onward life in serving people.

    1. DoB :20 Dec, 1987
    2. XII (2005) without biology 61.33% (Maharashtra)
    3. XII (2017) Biology & Hindi (isolated), Now PCB became : 154/300 (Maharashtra)

    So please let me know ? Am i eligible for NEET 2018 ? Must reply, your suggestion is most valuable to me.

    • Deepak NEET exam is basically for MBBS and BDS courses. However, some institute or university considers NEET score for BAMS admission also. You have done XII in 2005 without Biology then in 2017 with Biology and Hindi, it is little bit confusing. I suggest you to approach appropriate authority to find out solution. Keep visiting.

    • Sunil the eligibility criteria are given above in detail, pls check carefully. You can also check official NEET brochure for clarification.

  8. Sir, I added my theory +practical marks of PCB of board SEBA then I got 19+26=45 in phy, 56+27=83 in che, and 34+22=56 in bio ,and then I added the Marks of these three subject then I got 184 marks (61.33%),I am from ST category ,am I eligible for NEED

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