NEET 2020 – National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct NEET 2020 on May 3 in pen and paper based mode in 2546 exam centres across 154 cities in India. From 2020, NEET will be the single entrance exam for all UG medical courses in the country including AIIMS and JIPMER. NTA will release the NEET UG 2020 application form on December 2, 2019 and the last date to fill it is December 31. 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, application process, important dates, download of admit card, seat matrix and more, read the article below.What is NEET?National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) is the single largest undergraduate medical entrance test for admission to MBBS, BDS and Ayush courses - BHMS, BAMS, BUMS, B.V.Sc & AH.
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Name of the Examination
National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET-UG)
National Testing Agency (NTA)
Scope of NEET
75893 (MBBS) in 529 colleges (as per MCI)
26693 (BDS) in 313 colleges (as per DCI)
1205 in 15 AIIMS institute across India
200 in JIPMER, Puducherry and Karaikal
Number of Applicants
15,19,375 (in 2019)
Number of Appeared Candidates
14,10,754 (in 2019)
National Testing Agency (NTA) has announced the dates of NEET 2020 through an official notification on August 21, 2019. The important dates of NEET 2020 are listed in the table below to help candidates keep track of deadline. NEET 2020 application dates, correction, admit card and exam date can be checked below.
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Notification of NEET
August 21, 2019
Application form date
December 2, 2019
Last date for NEET 2020 registration
December 31, 2019
NEET application correction dates
Second week of January 2020
Release of admit card
March 27, 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
Release of final official Answer Key
June 4, 2020*
Declaration of NEET result
June 4, 2020
June second week, 2020
Only candidates who meet the prescribed eligibility criteria of NEET can apply and appear for the test. NEET 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.
Indian NationalsNon Resident Indians (NRIs)Overseas Citizen of India (OCI)Persons with Indian Origin (PIO)Foreign Nationals
Candidates must at least be 17 years of age by December 31, 2020.There is no upper age limit.
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 each subject and in aggregate:
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
National Testing Agency will release the NEET 2020 application form on December 2, 2019 in online mode. To fill the NEET application candidates must follow five steps as detailed below. Before applying for NEET 2020, its advisable to keep necessary documents ready.
1. 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.
2. 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
3. Upload photograph, signature and other documents: the details and specifications of the photograph and signature are given below.
4. 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.
5. Print confirmation page: after the payment is made and details submitted, candidates must download the confirmation page and save the same.
While filling NEET 2020 application form, candidates must choose at least four exam cities in the order of their preference. NEET will be conducted in around 2546 exam centres in in 154 cities. It is also to be noted that the exam centre of NEET 2020 cannot be changed or modified after submitting the application form. Hence candidates must plan the list of NEET exam centres carefully and enter them accordingly. Few exam centres of NEET 2020 has been listed below in the table.
Some NEET 2020 Test Cities with Codes
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.
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
The list of items barred in NEET 2020 are
A crucial part and the starting step towards cracking NEET 2020 is preparation. Candidates must first know the syllabus, exam pattern to have a good shot at the exam and then cement that with proper and ample practice.
NEET 2020 preparation tips from the toppers are the best motivation aspirants can utilise. Emerging victorious from a sea of 14 lakh candidates, these toppers are no less than an inspiration for all the medical aspirants who wish to appear for NEET 2020. Candidates can check their interview to know the preparation strategy, books they referred and overall success mantra to boost their NEET preparation.
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.
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%
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%
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%
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.
Mode of Exam
Pen and Paper/ Offline mode
Total Number of Questions
Subjects and Sections
Physics – 45 Questions
Chemistry – 45 Questions
Biology – 90 Questions
+4 marks for each correct answer;
-1 mark for each wrong answer;
0 mark for each unanswered question
NEET Marks Calculation Formula
Marks = Total number of correct answers x 4 – Total number of incorrect answers x 1
NTA will conduct the NEET exam in 2 national and 8 regional languages. The region wise statistics of students with languages offered are given belowNEET Registration Statistics - Language wise
Candidates registered in 2019
Candidates registered in 2018
English & Hindi
While understanding and building conceptual knowledge is a pre-requisite, equally essential is to strengthen the concepts and use them to analyse and answer the questions. Practice only makes a person more perfect and aids in clearing doubts as strengthening the knowhow. NEET 2020 Sample papers are the ideal tool to cement the concepts learnt and NEET previous year question papers given an idea of how the actual paper will be like. Students should start with practising the questions at the end of each topic and chapter and then move on to full-length exam papers.
Leading coaching centres like Aakash, Allen Kota, Resonance etc. will release the answer key of NEET 2020 for all paper codes after the exam concludes. NTA will release the official answer a few days after the conclusion of the exam. The provisional answer key is released first where students are allowed to raise any objections to the same on payment of Rs 1000 per question which is to be paid online and proof of the objection must also be submitted. The amount will be refunded if the claim is held true and full marks awarded for the same. However, it will not be refunded if the claim is not found to be correct. The final NEET 2020 answer key will be released by NTA along with the result.
The minimum marks required to qualify NEET 2020 is the qualifying cutoff. NTA has specified the cutoff for each category wherein students who score equal to or above this cutoff of NEET 2020 will be eligible for admissions. The NEET cutoff for admission is the minimum rank/marks at which the last seat was allotted to the eligible applicants. Candidates may note that NEET cutoff 2020 will vary for each category, institute and for MBBS/BDS as well. The admission cutoffs are useful for aspirants to understand the marks they need to score for admission at the institute of their choice.
Minimum Qualifying Percentile
No of candidates qualified
Unreserved Physically Handicapped (UR-PH)
Scheduled Caste (SC)
Scheduled Tribe (ST)
Other Backward Classes (OBC)
NTA will declare the result of NEET 2020 on June 4. Candidates who have appeared for the exam can check and download their result after logging in by entering their roll number and date of birth. The NEET 2020 result will be the basis for admissions into the All India Quota as well as the state-wise available MBBS and BDS seats, also seats available in AIIMS and JIPMER colleges for undergraduate courses. The result mentions the details of the candidates along with the marks obtained in total and subject wise, All India Rank and the qualifying cutoff for the various categories. Candidates must download their NEET score card cum result for future reference during counselling.NEET result statistics of previous years
No. of candidates registered
No of Candidates Present
No of Candidates Absent
Number of Cities
Number of Languages
Number of centres
Number of rooms
Number of invigilators
Number of Observers and NTA Representatives
No of City Coordinators
After the declaration of result, the authorities will compile a list of candidates who have qualified NEET 2020 based on which the counselling will be conducted for MBBS/BDS/AIIMS/JIPMER and AYUSH UG courses. Candidates can check the salient features of NEET 2020 merit list below.
NTA will prepare the merit list of NEET 2020 on the basis of marks obtained.
The prepared NEET UG merit list will be provided to the counselling bodies for admission to MBBS, BDS, AIIMS, JIPMER and AYUSH courses.
The rank list will contain the data of NEET 2020 qualified candidates such as name, roll number, marks, All India Rank (AIR) and other required details.
This merit list will be given to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) to conduct the counselling for AIQ seats, deemed & central universities, ESIC, AFMC and central pool.
NTA will also provide this rank list to the counselling committees of the respective states for allotment of seats under 85% state quota seats and private universities.
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.
OBC (Other Backward Classes)
Physically Handicapped (PH)
Candidates who qualify in NEET 2020 will be eligible to apply for counselling which is of two types –
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.
Closing rank (2019)
Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
King’s George Medical University, Lucknow
Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh
Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi
JSS Medical College, Mysuru
VMMC & Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi
University College of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
Raja Muthiah Medical College, Annamalainagar
Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal
Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati
Email ID: [email protected]
Mobile: 8076535482, 7703859909
It will be a pen and paper based exam as per the latest NTA notification.
No. It is an annual exam and will not be held twice at least in 2020.
There is no restriction on the number of attempts for NEET.
NEET 2020 will be based on class 11 and 12 syllabus with questions in Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Expert opinion is that with right preparation, one can crack the exam.
Yes. Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has announced this in a press conference on October 4.
There is no age limit for now.
A NEET score of 600 plus may fetch a government MBBS seat.
For fundamental conceptual understanding, NCERT books are good but you will need other reference books and practice.
There are 77,298 MBBS seats as per MCI data and 26693 BDS seats as per DCI.
There is no hard and fast rule for this. The best way to know this is to attempt the past year question papers and guage. You will not just know how many questions are repeated but also the weightage as well as important topics.
No. NEXT is for post MBBS admissions. NEET UG will be conducted for MBBS, BDS and other medical admissions.
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We do not have 2019 data yet. Neverthless, in 2018 an All India Rank of 240859 secured a score of 265 marks and secured a seat in Tezpur Medical College under ST Plain Category. Now this is 2018 cut off and cut offs change every year depending on various factors such as no.of Candidates appearing for the exam, no.of Candidates qualified, top NEET score and difficulty of the exam. So for securing a seat in this Category, you should atleast aim for 350 or more marks. This is all under State Quota.
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