NEET 2020: NEET (National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test) is the national level exam organized to provide admission to BDS & MBBS courses. Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is the managing/organizing authority which conduct the NEET exam every year in several cities across the country. NEET exam is a gateway for the candidates those who seeking for admissions into dental & medical UG courses offered by various govt. and non- Government medical colleges of the country. From 2016 onwards, AIPMT examination has been substituted/replaced by NEET exam. All medical institutes consider NEET score for providing admission in BDS/MBBS courses. In this article, we provide a complete detail about NEET Application form 2020, eligibility, exam dates, exam pattern, syllabus, etc.
NEET 2020 Overview
What’s New In NEET 2020?
If you are preparing for NEET 2020, you must know the following changes:
- NEET 2020 will be held in online mode.
- NEET 2020 will be held twice a year.
- You can appear for both exams.
- Your best score out of the two will be considered.
- National Testing Agency – a new body formed – will hold the exam instead of CBSE.
- NEET will be held in February and May.
- NTA will make practice module available at nta.ac.in in August. From August end, students can also visit nearby engineering colleges, CBSE / KV schools to practice.
- Main feature of NEET 2020 will be that students will not lose one year as there will be 2 exams before admission. Best score will be used for result.
- NTA will conduct computer based test. It will make exams safe, leak proof, scientific and transparent.
- Syllabus, nature of questions, choice of language and exam fee will not change.
Important dates of NEET 2020 have been announced. Candidates who are planning to appear in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test in either Feb or May or both exams can note dates in table given below.
|NEET 2020||NEET 2020 (February)||NEET 2020 (May)|
|Availability of online application form of NEET 2020||Oct 2019||Mar 2020|
|Last date to apply||Oct 2019||Mar 2020|
|Slot booking to start for NEET 2020||To be announced||To be announced|
|Last date to book slots||To be announced||To be announced|
|NEET 2020 Exam Date||Feb 2020||May 2020|
|NTA to issue answer key, response sheet||To be announced||To be announced|
|Declaration of NEET 2020 Results||Mar 2020||Jun 2020|
Last year 13,26,725 candidates had applied for NEET exam. This year the number of candidates is likely to be similar or higher.
NEET 2020 Application Form
NTA will issue NEET 2020 Application Form separately for Feb and May exams. Candidates should apply for Feb and/or May exams as per their choice. In either case, all candidates should stick to official timeline for filling and submitting online application form. Key highlights about registration, form filling fee payment are given below.
Candidates need to pay applicable fee amount during registration.
Fee can be paid via online mode.
How to apply?
Steps to submit NEET 2020 Application Form will be published once form releases. An overview of new official website of NTA, nta.ac.in is given here. You can get an idea of expected steps to be followed to fill and submit online application form from here.
- First of all candidates have to visit NTA official website (nta.ac.in).
- There one has to navigate to National Eligibility cum Entrance Test.
- On NEET 2020 page, registration and login links can be accessed as per schedule.
- On clicking registration, candidates land on NEET 2020 Registration page where they can now register and fill application form if it is within application form filling window.
- Enter personal details, contact, educational qualification and other information asked for in form.
- Then upload images.
- Pay application fee.
- Check that all details are correct in form and submit it.
NEET 2020 Application Form Correction
Every year students make some or the other mistake in their application form. Then they wait eagerly for application form correction facility to begin. Students are informed to start with that form correction may or may not be available. So it is better to check details while filling NEET 2020 application form.
Usually, images correction starts first. Then correction in data is allowed. Only limited fields can be edited.
Last year, candidates were allowed to edit following details in form:
- Date of birth
- Status of persons with disability.
Aadhaar requirement for NEET 2020 Application Form
Latest: The candidates are allowed to apply online without Aadhaar Card or Aadhaar Enrollment Number through alternative Identification number Such as Ration Card, Passport, Bank Account No. or other valid Government ID (Such as Driving License, Voter ID etc.) while submitting the online Application Form.
Candidates may note you need aadhaar card in order to apply for NEET 2020. Guidelines are as follows.
- All candidates must enter aadhaar number while filling application form of NEET UG 2020.
- Those who are yet to get an Aadhaar Card must go to enrolment centre and apply for the same.
- However, candidates who will appear for NEET 2020 from JnK, Assam, Meghalaya can use passport number, ration card number, bank account number or any other valid Govt. identity number as long as they select a centre in any of these states.
Candidates need to check the eligibility norms/criteria before applying for exam. Eligibility norms/criteria for the candidates those who want to appear for NEET exam is given below:
Criteria For Nationality
Candidates who are nationals from any of the following countries are eligible to apply for NEET 2020:
- Indian Nationals
- Non-Resident Indians (NRIs)
- Overseas Citizens of India (OCIs)
- Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs)
- Foreign Nationals
Criteria for Age Limit
Candidates must adhere to the age limit for NEET 2020 specified by CBSE:
- Minimum Age Limit – The candidate should be 17 years of age by December 31, 2020.
- Maximum Age Limit – There is no maximum age limit for an Unreserved or Reserved category.
|Category||Cut off Date for Min Age||Cut off date for Max Age|
|Unreserved (UR)||born on or before January 1, 2004||born on or before May 06, 1995 (25 years)|
|SC/ST/OBC||born on or before January 1, 2004||born on or before May 06, 1990 (30 years)|
Note: As per latest notification, UR Category candidates aged above 25 years can also apply for the exam.
Criteria for Academic Qualification
Class XII is the basic qualifying exam, but the qualifying marks differ according to the candidates’ category. The following persons are eligible to give the exam:
- Candidates who have passed the class XII qualifying exam.
- Candidates who are appearing for the class XII qualifying exam.
- Candidates must have Physics, Chemistry, Biology/ Biotechnology as their subjects in Class XII.
- All candidates must have obtained the necessary aggregate marks in the qualifying exam:
- General Category– 50% marks in qualifying exam.
- OBC/SC/ST Category– 40% marks in qualifying exam.
- General- Physically Handicapped Category– 45% marks in qualifying exam.
- OBC/SC/ST- Physically Handicapped Category– 40% marks in qualifying exam.
- Candidates need to fill the appropriate NEET Qualifying Examination Codes in the online application form.
As per latest notification, NIOS candidates and those who opted for Biology as an additional subject are now also eligible for NEET 2020.
Eligibility for 15% All India Quota Seats for NEET 2020
15% of the total seats are segregated as All India Quota (AIQ) seats. To take admission via AIQ, candidates need to take part in Online Counselling for NEET conducted by MCC. After 2 rounds of counselling, if any seats remain vacant under AIQ, they will be converted into State Quota seats.
Note: Candidates from J&K are not eligible for 15% All India Quota Seats and they will have to submit a self-declaration form
Reservation under 15% All India Quota
- SC Candidates- 15%
- ST Candidates- 7.5%
- OBC Candidates (Non-Creamy layer)- 27%
- Candidates from creamy layer must mention their category as Unreserved.
- Physically Handicapped Candidates- 3%
Note- Those belonging to OBC- Creamy Layer do not have any reservation under this quota.
Eligibility for State Quota Seats for NEET 2020
The states participating in NEET will fill remaining 85% of their MBBS/BDS seats through state counselling as per the following norms:
- Aspirants must have completed/appeared in 10th and 12th class exam from the state.
- Candidates should have a valid address proof and domicile of the state
The following persons can apply for admission under the state quota:
- Indian Nationals
- Non-Resident Indians (NRIs)
- Overseas Citizen of India (OCIs)
- Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs)
- Foreign Nationals (confirm with the concerned institute/state)
Admission through these seats will be subject to reservation policy and eligibility criteria prevalent in the State or Union Territory. For State counselling, candidates must contact the relevant state counselling authority for details.
For Admission in Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune
- Admission will be subject to norms specified by the Directorate General of Armed Forces Medical Services, Ministry of Defence and Government of India.
- Those who have applied for NEET and seek admission in AFMC must apply on their official website as well since there will be further screening procedures.
- Contact AFMC for further assistance and details of NEET rules and regulations pertaining to the institution.
NEET Admit Card 2020
Candidates those who successfully registered will be able to download the NEET 2020 Admit Card. Admit card will be published in the 1st week of April 2020. Authority will not send the admit card by post. NEET hall ticket/ admit card will contain details such as Candidate Name, Category, Photograph, Father Name, Exam Date, Roll Number, & Timing, Exam centre, etc. Candidates are required to preserve their admit card until the admission process gets over.
Steps to download the admit card:
- Firstly go to the official website. (Link will be provided above when announced).
- Then click on the link namely ‘Admit Card’.
- After that fill your ‘registration number’, ‘date of birth’ & ‘security pin’.
- Then click on ‘Submit’ button.
- At last take a printout of your admit card and keep it safe further use.
NEET 2020 Exam Pattern
The exam pattern for NEET 2020 examination is mentioned below:
- Number of Question: exam paper consist of total 180 questions.
- Exam Mode: Exam will be organized via offline mode (pen and paper based mode).
- Type of Question: Multiple Choice Questions (i.e. four options with one correct answer).
- Subjects: Questions will be comprises from Physics, Chemistry & Biology (Zoology & Botany) subjects.
- Exam Duration: 3 hours (180 minutes).
- Language: Question paper will be printed in 8 different languages like Hindi, English, Assamese, Tamil, Gujarati, Bengali, Telugu and Marathi languages.
- Marking Scheme: On each correct answer candidate will be rewarded with 4
- Negative Marking: On each wrong answer 1 mark will be deducted.
|Section||No. of Question||Marks|
Syllabus for NEET 2020 will be based on common syllabus suggested by the Medical Council of India (MCI). Syllabus will have topics mainly from PCB (Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology) subjects. It will be given after the review of several state syllabus as well as NCERT, CBSE, & COBSE. Syllabus will be based on 11th & 12th standard.
NEET syllabus was first introduced in the year 2017. Then in 2018, 2019, there were rumors of changes being introduced, which were later dispelled. Now for 2020, syllabus will remain same as what it was earlier.
Biology syllabus for NEET 2020
NEET 2020 Syllabus for Biology – from class XI syllabus
- Diversity in Living World
- Structural Organization in Animals and Plants
- Plant Physiology
- Human physiology
- Cell Structure and Function
NEET 2020 Syllabus for Biology – from class XII syllabus
- Ecology and environment
- Biology and Human Welfare
- Biotechnology and Its Applications
- Genetics and Evolution
Physics syllabus for NEET 2020
NEET 2020 Syllabus for Physics – from class XI syllabus
- Physical world and measurement
- Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body
- Work, Energy and Power
- Laws of Motion
- Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory
- Properties of Bulk Matter
- Oscillations and Waves
NEET 2020 Syllabus for Physics – from class XII syllabus
- Current Electricity
- Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents
- Electromagnetic Waves
- Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism
- Electronic Devices
- Atoms and Nuclei
- Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation
Chemistry syllabus for NEET 2020
NEET 2020 Syllabus for Chemistry – from class XI syllabus
- Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry
- Structure of Atom
- Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties
- States of Matter: Gases and Liquids
- Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
- Redox Reactions
- s-Block Element (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals)
- Some p-Block Elements
- Environmental Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry- Some Basic Principles and Techniques
NEET 2020 Syllabus for Chemistry – from class XII syllabus
- Solid State
- Chemistry in Everyday Life
- Surface Chemistry
- General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements
- p- Block Elements
- d and f Block Elements
- Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids
- Alcohols, Phenols, and Ethers
- Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
- Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen
- Coordination Compounds
- Chemical Kinetics
NEET 2020 Books
How many books are you planning to use to prepare for NEET 2020? You should answer this question first, before going on a shopping spree for best books for NEET 2020.
If you don’t have an answer to that, let me help you.
You must have NCERTs of biology, physics, chemistry. They are absolutely necessary for exam preparation.
#2 One reference book for each subject
When you are studying from NCERT, you may come across some topics which require in-depth studies or extra help about. In this case, you can refer one reference book. A list of best books for NEET 2020 is given below. They are all equally good. Its just that some students prefer one book over another on the basis of simplicity of language, how indepth the topics are explained.
- Trueman’s Biology Vol 1 and 2
- Pradeep Publication’s Biology for class 11
- Pradeep Publication’s Biology for class 12
- Universal Self-Scorer Physics
- Universal Self-Scorer Errorless Chemistry
#3 One book for each subject to practice questions
Once you study theory, you need to also put your concepts into practise. To do that, you need one book per subject to practise MCQs.
- Dinesh Objective Biology
- GR Bathla’s Objective Physics for NEET
- Modern’s ABC of Chemistry for class 11
- Modern’s ABC of Chemistry for class 12
#4 One book for sample papers
This one book should suffice: 12 Years’ Solved Papers CBSE AIPMT & NEET.
NEET 2020 – Important Topics
While it is necessary to be thorough with the entire syllabus prescribed for NEET 2020, candidates must also be aware of the important topics for NEET 2020. The important topics based on exam analysis by experts and toppers will help the aspirants make a more detailed preparation for NEET 2020.
NEET 2020 Important topics – Physics
- Laws of Thermodynamics
- Ray Optics
- Rotational Motion
- Semiconductors and Communication System
- Photoelectric Effect and Electromagnetic Waves
- Current Electricity
- Waves and Sound
- Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Current
- Magnetic Effects of Current
NEET 2020 Important topics – Chemistry
- Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties
- General Organic Chemistry
- p Block Elements
- Atomic Structure
- Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
- Carbonyl Compounds (Aldehydes and Ketones)
- Solutions and Colligative Properties
- Ionic Equilibrium
- Chemical Thermodynamics
- dand f Block Elements
NEET 2020 Important topics – Biology
- Biological Classification
- Plant Kingdom
- Morphology of Flowering Plants
- Cell – The Unit of Life
- Digestion and Absorption
- Chemical Coordination and Integration
- Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants
- Human Reproduction
- Principles of Inheritance and Variation
- Human Health and Disease
- Environmental Issues
NEET 2020 – Preparation Strategy
- Early preparation is the key – The most important factor that comes into play while preparing for NEET is to plan a study schedule that highlights your strong and focuses your weak areas as well. Since there is almost a year for NEET 2020, plan your daily studies and work towards executing your plan.
- Know your NCERT – In all the years of the NEET examination, candidates had one common thing to say that one should be through with the NCERT text. Understand the concepts provided in the NCET curriculum and then take your preparation to the next level by following the best books for NEET 2020.
- Dilute the pressure – As they say that ‘All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy’, so remember to make time for something that takes your mind off the books. Indulge in a hobby or a sport that will help you to relax.
- Stay healthy – Exercise is very important in maintaining a stress-free life and with the kind of pressure that builds up around preparing for NEET exercise can help you to not only stay fit but also to calm you down.
- Schedule regular revision – When it comes to preparing for exams as NEET regular revision is the only factor that can help to retain the already learned. So schedule your revision once you are done with a chapter or topic.
- Take up tests – In order to access how your preparation stage it is important to take up tests that assist in time management and acts as the best judge of your learning so far.
- Maintain flexibility– Following the regular study plan may at times become mundane, so it is important to be flexible as well. The schedule should be modified as own gradually makes progress.
Answer key for NEET 2020 will be announced within a week of NEET exam. NEET Answer Key will be released via online mode. Candidates may have an opportunity to make online challenge against the NEET 2020 answer key. Candidates need to pay Rs. 1000/- per answer challenged. Fee will be refunded in case of challenge is accepted by the Board.
Steps to download the Answer Key:
- Open the official website link.
- Click on that link.
- A new web page will be displayed on the screen.
- Now, click on “Answer Key” link given in the Downloads section.
- It will appear on the computer screen in a pdf format.
- Download it for further use.
- Take a printout copy of it to compare your answers.
NEET 2020 Result will be published by the authority via online mode. Candidates can check the result by simply entering the roll number and all other required details in the website. Candidates are needed to keep extra printouts of the result for future use. Merit list will be prepared for admission as per the rules/guidelines from the Honorable Supreme Court of India, MCI, DGHS, and DCI.
Steps to Download Result:
- Firstly candidates need to open the official website.
- Then click on the link ‘NEET 2020 Result’.
- After that enter your ‘registration number’, ‘date of birth’ & ‘verification code’.
- Then click on the ‘Submit button’.
- Now, Result will be displayed on the screen.
- At last candidates need to take a print copy of the result for further use.
Cut-off are the minimum marks that a candidates need to secure to qualify the exam. Cut-Off will be based on number of candidates appeared in the examination, availability of seats, and difficulty level of exam. It will be announced in June 2020. Minimum qualifying marks would be 50% for general category candidate, 45% for general-PH category candidate and 40% marks for reserved category candidate.
Candidates will be able to take part in the NEET counselling procedure for 2020 according to the rank they acquired. Counselling process for All India 15% Quota will be conducted by MCC of DGHS (Directorate General of Health Service) via online mode. Counselling process for other than All India 15% Quota will be conducted by the respective authorities.
During the counselling procedure, all candidates need to pay their counselling fee and choose the preference for colleges. Seats will be given/allotted to candidates on the basis of rank, filled choices, and availability of seats in colleges. After seat allocation, candidates will needed to appear at the allocated/assigned college to complete admission procedures.
Documents required at the time of Admission
Here, we have provide the list of details/documents that will be needed at the time of admission:
- Identity Proof
- NEET 2020 Rank Card
- NEET 2020 Admit Card
- Birth Certificate
- Category Certificate (If Applicable)
- Provisional Allotment Letter
- Passport size photograph (Six)
- High School & Intermediate Mark Sheets
- High School & Intermediate Passing Certificate
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