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.
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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. 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.

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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


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 is 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 has been 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 will be video recorded at the exam hall, therefore, it is advisable that one should sit upright position and face the camera when the camera approaches.

  • 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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to get seat in bams is it required to write neet and Comedk both 2020?!

Dhameer Bhatia Student Expert 24th Feb, 2020

Yes NEET Examination is necessary for MBBS, BAMS and BHMS. And only NEET qualified students can take admission in this course.


in neet how many marks I want to get to join in your college

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