NEET Full Form: For better medical and dental education in India, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) introduces single entrance examination namely National Eligibility cum Entrance Test - full form of NEET. For the academic year 2020, the offline entrance exam is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for admission to undergraduate MBBS/BDS & AYUSH courses once a year. In 2020, NTA NEET will be held on May 3. All the candidates who have applied for NEET 2020 shall know that NTA will release the NEET admit card 2020 after April 15 due to outbreak of Coronavirus across country. NEET 2020 has also been postponed till last week of May, considering the situation across the country. Candidates who qualify NEET UG exam will be eligible for 15% All India counseling quota seats conducted by Medical Counseling Committee (MCC), on the other hand, counseling for 85% state admissions and private institutes. organized following by respective state admission committees.
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The counseling for NTA NEET is also held by MCC for admission to all seats in Deemed and Central Universities, ESIC & AFMC institutes. This is the only examination that fills All India Quota Seats as well as State level quota seats. National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Undergraduate - full form of NEET UG is the basis for admission to 78748 MBBS, 26949 BDS, 52720 AYUSH, 525 BVSc, 1405 AIIMS & JIPMER seats in India. Read an article on NEET full form 2020 for more information on history, objectives, eligibility, latest events, paper pattern, seats and more here.

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What is the NEET exam?

NEET full form exam is mainly conducted to fill medical and dental seats in 549 MBBS and 313 BDS colleges in India. To check a comprehensive state-wise list of the total MBBS and BDS seats in colleges across India, segregated as per categories, type of college- government, private, central, etc, candidates can click here.

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Objective of NEET exam - Why was it introduced?

The primary objective of NEET exam is to streamline the admission process in MBBS and BDS courses. Therefore, NEET full form exam was introduced in order to replace several medical examinations all over the country including AIPMT (All India Pre-Medical Test, National Eligibility cum Entrance Test was introduced by CBSE and the Medical Council of India (MCI). Earlier, medical students had to fill different forms for different medical entrance exams in India.

NEET exam history

NTA NEET full form - National Eligibility cum Entrance Test exam was first proposed to take place from the year 2012 onwards. However, for various reasons it was postponed for a year by CBSE and Medical Council of India. It was May 5, 2013, when the NEET exam was set to be held for the first time across the country for aspirants seeking admission for both undergraduate and postgraduate medicine. It was the first-ever medical examination where over 10 lakhs students had registered. On July 18 2013, the Supreme Court gave the decision in support of 115 petitions and canceled the NEET exam and announced that MCI could not interfere with the admission process done by colleges.

Numerous states including Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Gujarat, West Bengal and Tamil Nadu strongly denied the exam stating that there was a huge variation in the syllabus. Therefore, the NEET exam was declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court of India in the year 2012. However, it was returned on April 11, 2016.

When will you be considered eligible for NEET?

NEET full form - National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test conducted in a pen and paper mode in a total of 154 cities across the country. As per the authority, there are some mandatory parameters that an aspirant must fulfil in order to be able to appear in NEET full form National Eligiblity cun Entrance Test. Let’s find out what are those parameters are:

  • If a candidate wants to appear for NEET 2020, the very eligibility for them is to be a citizen of India.

  • Aspirant age must be at least 17 years as or on December 31 of the year of admission.

  • Candidate should have a class 12th graduate with an aggregate mark of 50% with subjects like Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology and English individually.

  • A little leverage has been given to candidates who belong to SC/ST/OBC category as the minimum marks required to obtain by them Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology opted together in HSC examination is 40% marks.

  • If a candidate belongs to the General Category, he or she can only apply for NEET 2020 till the age of 25. Further, a relaxation of 5 years has been given to the reserved categories aspirants i.e SC/ST/OBC.

NEET 2020 crucial events candidates need to be alert of

  • Application Form: The authority releases a notification regarding NEET 2020 exam on the month of August every year. In the official notification, NTA reveals the starting of the NEET 2020 application form, the end date to apply and also various other important events.

  • Release of the admit card: After the registration process, it’s the NEET admit card that a candidate must keep a track on. Please note: NEET admit card 2020 will be made live on the official website on March 27.

  • Exam date as well as exam day guidelines: The exam date releases along with the official notification, however, there are certain things that an aspirant must be aware of regarding the certain guidelines that ought to be followed. The guidelines are mentioned in detail in the article.

  • Answer Key: Right after the conclusion of the NEET full form exam, aspirants are advised to keep tracking the official website for the unofficial answer key. The NEET official answer key 2020 will be released by the authority after a month of the exam.

  • Result date: The result of the NTA NEET exam declared by the authority in the first week of June. A link to download/check NEET result 2020 will be available on Careers360 on the moment it will be declared.

Anatomy of NEET exam pattern

NEET full form anatomy addresses details such as exam, mode of paper, language, duration, question type, marking scheme and more. Therefore, aspirants must check out the table mentioned below.

NEET Full Form Exam Pattern

Factors in Exam Pattern


Exam name

NEET full form - National Eligibility cum Entrance Test

Exam Date

Last week of May, 2020

Exam Mode

Pen and Paper-based. (candidates are given an OMR sheet to mark the answers with a black or blue ballpoint pen)

Duration and time

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


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

Question Type

Multiple Choice Questions

Total Number of Questions

180 Questions

Exam Sections


45 questions

180 marks


45 questions

180 marks

Biology (Botany and Zoology)

90 questions

360 marks

Total Marks

720 Marks

Marking Scheme

4 marks for each correct answer

Minus 1 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer

0 mark for unanswered questions

NEET Counselling Process - Final Stage

After getting the scorecard of NEET 2020, candidates can go-ahead for the NEET counseling registration which NTA conducts in three rounds. On the grounds of the marks scored by them in the exam, they will be allotted seats in those three rounds. This process goes on until all the government seats in NEET are filled. The admission to 15% All India Quota seats (AIQ) in government medical colleges will be done by Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) along with Deemed/Central Universities, AFMS and ESIC institutes. While remaining 85% state quota seats will be granted by respective state counselling bodies.

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The basic category wise reservation for 15% AIQ is mentioned in the table, if a candidate wants to go into the details, we suggest them to check NEET 2020 reservation criteria.

reservation criteria for 15% AIQ for full form of NEET



Scheduled Caste


Scheduled Tribe


Other Backward Castes


Economically Weaker Section


Persons with Disability (PwD)*


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can i give neet mock test from this app?

Aniket Sharma 8th Apr, 2020

hi Abdul,

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for the ELIGIBLity criteria of neet 2020 is there counting of only theory marks or both theory and practical?

Rehan Alam Student Expert 8th Apr, 2020

Dear Aspirant,

Your both theory and practical marks are considered in NEET eligibility, out of the complete 300 marks you need minimum 150 for a general category student. Moreover, almost everywhere all your marks are considered and there is no separation of theory and practical marks.\

Hope this helps. Thank you.


if I am passed with low marks in Gujarat state board exams then can I do my 12 the board whole year again as a regular candidate then will i be eligible for neet ?

Hrisheekesh Singh 8th Apr, 2020

Hi Om,

As per the eligibility of NEET 2020, you are required to obtain minimum percentage in Class 12. The minimum percentage marks in PCB subjects required are mention below:-

  • UR - 50%,
  • OBC/SC/ST - 40%,
  • PWD - 45%

If your percentage are higher than these according to your category that you are eligible for NEET 2020.

You may refer to this article for more information about NEET Eligibility Criteria 2020.

Feel free to ask doubts in the Comment Section.

I hope this information helps you.

Good Luck!


I usually get 300-330 in aakash test series for neet.Is it good marks?

Rehan Alam Student Expert 8th Apr, 2020

Dear Aspirant,

No these are not good marks for NEET. It is assumed that at your current level you can get +/- 50/100 marks in the actual exam. Which means that you can get around 400 marks in NEET exam which is not sufficient. I suggest you should study with a plan now and analyse what you got wong and what part you do silly mistakes.

Improve upon them and try to get beyond 450 in test series. Hope this helps.

Thank you.


Mathematical knowledge is crucial or not to be a good doctor,without knowledge on maths and physics makes difficult to be aa doctor?

Sonali Sahu Student Expert 8th Apr, 2020


Mathematical Knowledge is important as physics and chemistry also has numerical modules and in NEET also, numericals are asked more over theory questions. Math paper is not considered as in life science PCB has high role than mathematics. Mathematics is mother- Science of all other stream. You can consider any stream, business or department. every where mathematics is used.

without knowledge you can't be doctor as they are important. it is not only use to clear entrance exam but those are implemented in real life to deal with problems.  candidates who clear NEET exam obviously have good maths knowledge even not asked in exam  and they study physics for years.

Hope it helps!

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