NEET 2020 Exam Day Guidelines
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NEET 2020 Exam Day Guidelines: National Testing Agency (NTA) will be conducting the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) on May 3, 2020, in pen and paper-based mode. NEET will now serve as the single entrance test to get admission in all MBBS and BDS seats offered in the country’s educational institutes. All undergraduate medical entrance exams other than NEET have been merged in it. To conduct an entrance test at such a colossal scale would require due cooperation from the candidates for which NTA has laid down NEET exam day guidelines 2020. These exam day guidelines of NEET 2020, will provide necessary information about the strict dress code, barred items and documents to carry on the day of examination. Other general instruction as per the NEET exam day guidelines will ensure that the candidates do not experience unnecessary hassles and be well prepared for the NEET-UG. There are certain do’s and dont’s prescribed in the NEET 2020 exam day guidelines which all candidates must adhere to. The exam day guidelines will also assist the candidates with detailed instruction for the examination hall so as to avoid any form of disruption and smooth conduct of the NEET 2020.

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NEET UG is scheduled to be conducted for admission to all MBBS/ BDS seats offered in Medical and dental colleges of the country including AIIMS and JIPMER.

NEET 2020 Exam day schedule

Aspirants must know the exam day schedule in order to be well prepared for NEET 2020. The exam day schedule is a crucial part of the NEET exam day guideline as it reflects the details of how the exam will be conducted. Aspirants can prepare for the exam accordingly. Candidates

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Date and Time

NEET Exam Date

May 3, 2020

Duration of Exam

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM (3 hours)

Last entry in the examination hall

1:30 PM

Sitting in the examination room

1:15 PM

Announcement of Important Instructions and Checking of Admit Cards by the Invigilator

1:30 PM to 1:45 PM

Distribution of the test booklet

1:45 PM

Writing of particulars on the Test Booklet by the candidates

1:50 PM

Commencement of examination

2:00 PM

Test Concludes

5:00 PM

NEET 2020 - Exam pattern



Exam Mode


Duration of Examination

3 hours

Medium of Exam

English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Oriya, Kannada and Urdu

Type of Questions

Multiple Choice Questions


Physics – 45 Questions

Chemistry – 45 Questions

Biology – 90 Questions

Total Number of Questions

180 Questions

Maximum Marks

720 Marks

Marking Scheme

For each correct answer, the candidates will be awarded 4 marks; if an answer is wrong, then 1 mark will be deducted.

NEET 2020 Exam Day Guidelines- Dress Code

Since NEET is the only undergraduate medical entrance test in India, participation is also huge. As many as 15.19 lakh candidates registered for NEET 2019 and this time the number of registration is going to be much higher. The competition is, no doubt, tough and thus there are several who resort to unfair means to clear the exam. To curb such practices, NTA has prescribes a strict NEET dress code. All candidates appearing for the entrance test must follow the dress code to help the smooth conduct of exam. At the time of frisking, those candidates who are not following the dress code of NEET 2020 will not be allowed to sit for the exam. As per the NEET exam day guidelines and dress code, candidates are advised to wear light clothes with half sleeves only. Long sleeves are strictly prohibited. Shoes are also prohibited in the examination hall. Therefore, candidates are required to wear sandals with low heal or footwear without thick soles.

Candidates who follow a particular religion and wear customary dress will be required to report an hour early at the examination centre to avoid delay in frisking process. Such candidates must report at 12:30 noon so that there is ample time for proper frisking.

NEET 2020 Exam Day Guidelines- Barred Items

NEET 2020 has the most uncompromising rules and regulations which a candidate must not disobey. Candidates will be thoroughly frisked at the entrance gate with the help of highly sensitive metal detectors. A detailed list of barred items has been issued by NTA. Candidates who are found to be the possession of such items will be debarred from appearing in NEET 2020. Candidates can check the barred items enlisted below.

  • Stationery items, printed or any kind of paper other than admit card and ID proof will not be permitted inside the exam hall.

  • Items like geometry/pencil box, calculator, pen, scale, writing pad, pen drives, eraser etc will not be allowed inside the test centre.

  • Communication devices like mobile phone, Bluetooth, earphones, pager, health band etc are strictly prohibited.

  • Candidates cannot carry items like wristwatch, wallet, handbags, belt, cap, ornaments.

  • Any other item like microchip, Bluetooth, camera, which could be used for unfair means are barred from the exam hall.

NEET 2020 Exam Day Guidelines - Instructions for exam hall

  • No documents except NEET admit card 2020 and photograph will be permitted inside the exam hall.

  • For the benefit of candidates, the invigilators will announce the time :

  • In the beginning

  • In half-time

  • At the end of the exam

  • Candidates will be required to sign the answer sheet once at the beginning of the NEET 2020 exam and then after the conclusion of the exam.

  • Candidates will be required to give their finger impressions on the attendance sheet.

  • To fill the particular information on the test booklet, candidates will be provided with the test booklet 15 minutes ahead of the examination.

  • Candidates will be provided with a ballpoint pen in the exam hall to write the examination.

  • To check the number of pages in the booklet, candidates will be provided with five minutes to open the seal of the test booklets right before the start of the examination.

  • Candidates must ensure that the code written on the test booklet is similar to the one provided on the answer sheet enclosed in the test booklet.

  • Candidates will have to fill the details on either side of the OMR answer sheet.

  • It was mandatory to submit the OMR sheet to the invigilator before leaving the exam hall.

NEET 2020 exam day guidelines- General instructions

Apart from barred items and dress code, there are some general instructions for the aspirants appearing for the test as a part of NEET exam day guidelines. These instructions will help the candidates appear for the examination without making any errors causing unnecessary hassles. These general instructions of NEET 2020 exam day guidelines are also released in the official information which will be released along with the application form on December 2, 2019.

  • Candidates will be given their own seat with a roll number. It is important for each candidate to find their designated seat and occupy it immediately.

  • Candidates must enter the examination centre by 1:30 as it is the last reporting time. After 1:30 no candidate will be allowed to enter the exam hall.

  • Candidates must bring the following documents to the exam centre.

  1. Printout of NEET admit card

  2. A passport size photograph (as uploaded on NEET application form)

  3. A valid ID proof

  4. PwD certificate (if applicable)

  • Candidates must not possess any of the barred items mentioned above on this page.

  • The authority does not provide any facility of safekeeping thus it is advisable that candidates do not bring any item that has been barred.

  • Candidates will not be allowed to leave the exam centre before the exam concludes. OMR sheet has to handed over to the invigilator before leaving the exam hall.

  • Beverages and eatables will not be permitted inside the hall. Those candidates who suffer from a medical condition were allowed to carry a transparent.

  • Candidates must ensure that the test booklet contains the same number of pages as mentioned on the cover of the test booklet.

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Can we join any reputed coaching institute for 6 months for neet 2020?

Aditya kumar Student Expert 15th Oct, 2019

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I am extremely sorry to tell you dear but there's no reputed Institute who provides 6 months course for neet preparation.  For example,  if i tell you about reputed institutes like Aakash and Allen Institutes then they don't provide admission for neet preparation just six months before neet.  Similar is the case with other institutes , so they no coaching institute will provide you admission now.



Is it worth to join crash course for 3 months for NEET 2020 exam for scoring good in reputed institutes?

Aditya kumar Student Expert 14th Oct, 2019
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Yes , test series worth it for neet . Test series are nearly similar to the actual exam and help you know what really happens during the real test. The difficulty level of the questions, the pattern of questions, the marking scheme, and the allotted time are kept identical so this will allow you to get a hands-on experience of solving the questions in exam . Practice not only makes you perfect but also builds confidence. Giving more tests during test series will help you manage time and performance with great confidence. The more tests youll give, the better you'll understand your strong and weak areas, test series also give you the opportunity to solve every question with a positive attitude. Test series for NEET 2020 will help tremendously in this respect for you.


Is there any 6 months coaching program available for NEET 2020 exam in reputed institutions?

Aditya kumar Student Expert 14th Oct, 2019

Hello there!


I am extremely sorry to tell you dear but there's no coaching who provides admission for neet preparation just six months before neet as syllabus is wide and it's really difficult for coaching centers to cover the complete neet syllabus in six months time and yes there are not many students wanting to take admission just six months before neet and so they can not start a new batch with you only , so there are numerous reasons because of which you can not get a coaching right now.  You need to focus on self study and believe me you can crack meet with flying colours and fulfil your dream of becoming a doctor with self study.



Can I join now in any reputed institute for neet 2020, only 6 months remaining, I am 1st year dropper. Which course is available now and which is best institute available for admission?

Rehan Alam Student Expert 14th Oct, 2019

Dear Aspirant,

You will not be able to join any main course now as most of the institutes have their last batch starts in the month of August. Certainly many institutes can offer you to join their batches but in most of them atleast 20% of the syllabus is done, and in some cases even 50%(April batches).

So if you're aiming for a fresh batch no good coaching have a fresh batch for you now. However, you could do self study and join crash courses in the month of March-April next year. All good coaching institutes have crash courses .

Hope this helps. Thank you.


I am weak at organic chemistry i.e remembering reactions, how to score good in neet 2020?

Aditya kumar Student Expert 14th Oct, 2019

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First of all you need to learn name reactions,  name reactions are just like your formulas in maths for solving maths problems , similar is in Organic Chemistry with name reactions a number of products can be made with the help of name reactions and many times , even questions are directly asked from name reactions,  first of all to learn any reaction in Organic Chemistry,  you need to go through its mechanism so that you are able to understand everything and it will make memorising thing easy and first of all complete organic chemistry from ncert and after completing each chapter you should go through the solved and examples and then go through every single unsolved questions as ncert questions are really good for building concepts and questions in neet are mainly based on ncert and once you are done with ncert go through past 30 year question papers of neet -aipmt , then go for mock tests and then you will be ready to kill the neet 2020 . Best of luck for preparation,  do follow these tips ...


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