NEET 2020 Qualification Codes
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NEET 2020 Qualification Codes - National Testing Agency (NTA) has released NEET codes 2020 with the release of prospectus on December 1, 2019. NEET aspirants are required to select a code as per their education qualification. NEET application form 2020 has been released on December 2, 2019. These qualification codes of NEET 2020 has to be filled as major eligibility criteria. It mentions the qualifying examination code for NEET 2020 for droppers, appearing examination, result awaited and others.
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In NEET application form 2020, it is most important for candidates to select a qualifying code for examination. Many candidates have posted queries on QnA platform of Careers360, Quora and Facebook asking queries for NEET qualifying examination code for repeaters, exam code for BSc candidates and others. Here in the article of NEET 2020 qualification codes, Careers360 provides the information of which exam codes can be filled by medical students.

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NEET 2020 eligibility criteria for qualifying examination

As per the basic NEET 2020 eligibility criteria, it is mandatory for aspirants to pass Class 12 qualifying examination with an aggregate of 50% in Physics, Chemistry, Biology (Botany and Zoology) for general category. Candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC must secure a minimum of 40%, while Persons with Disability (PwD) must obtain 45% only. Candidates who have completed their higher education abroad must have passed the qualifying exam with 50% taken together in Chemistry, Physics and Biology.

What are NEET codes 2020?

As mentioned, the qualifying codes of NEET UG 2020 describes the qualifying examination which an applicant has passed. It is necessary for aspirants to select a code during the registration for NEET 2020. Also, candidates are advised to opt a qualifying code carefully as it will be verified at the time of counselling.

NEET 2020 qualification codes

For a better idea, we are providing a complete list of NEET qualifying codes in a simplified manner below.

NEET exam code 1:

This code can be selected by aspirants who will be appearing for Class 12 or waiting for the result. However, students must furnish the relevant documents as evidence of qualifying the exam after the announcement of the result.

NEET examination code 2:

Candidates who have completed a period of 12 years under Higher/Secondary examination or the Indian School Certificate Examination (ISCE), which is equivalent to Class 10+2 can opt code 2. However, the last two years of study must include English, Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology or Mathematics or any other elective as a major subject as prescribed by the National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT).

Aspirants who have passed 10+2 from National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) or state open school, as a private candidate from state boards; with Biology/Biotechnology as an additional subject can apply under NEET qualification code 2.

Who can also apply code 2: It should also be noted that the qualifying examination code for NEET 2020 for droppers will also be the same. For instance, a candidate has passed qualifying examination from CBSE/ISCE or any state board in the year 2018, but wish to appear for NEET 2020, he/she can apply for the exam with Code 2.

NEET 2020 qualifying code 3:

Students can select this code if they have passed their Intermediate/Pre-Examination degree in Science stream from any recognised Indian University/Board or other body with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology and English as a compulsory subject. The qualifying examination should also include practical test in the mentioned subjects.

NEET qualifying code 4:

This code can be chosen after the completion of pre-professional/pre-medical examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology and English after passing either the Higher Secondary examination or Pre-university or equivalent exam. The qualification of pre-professional or pre-medical examination should compulsorily include the practical tests in all subjects.

Code 5 for NEET qualifying criteria 2020:

Anyone who has passed the first year of a bachelor's degree from a recognised university with Physics, Chemistry, BIology/Biotechnology inclusion of practical tests. Candidates should also verify that the first year exam qualified is a university level exam and they have also qualified Class 12 qualifying examination with the said subjects at a level not less than a core course.

NEET 2020 exam code 6:

Any aspirant who have passed B.Sc. examination with not less than two subjects which includes Biology/Biotechnology, Physics and Chemistry can choose NEET 2020 qualification code 6 as their eligibility code. Further, such candidates must have passed Class 10+2 qualifying examination with English, Chemistry, Physics and Biology/Biotechnology.

NEET qualification code 7:

In case of passed any other examination, which is equivalent to intermediate science examination of any university/board, can opt code 7 as NEET code 2020. It must be taken into consideration that students must have completed two years of study in Physics, Biology/Biotechnology, Chemistry and English and have passed practical tests also.

Who can also opt code 7: NEET qualifying code for foreign candidates will be Code 7. The equivalence of particular course with Class 12 boards will be determined by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU). If the qualifying examination will be in grades, then the corresponding marks will be derived by AIU.

What are the other NEET eligibility 2020?

Besides the educational eligibility, candidates need to fulfill other basic eligibility criteria of NEET UG 2020, which are mentioned below.

  • Age limit - Aspirants should be a minimum of 17 years as on December 31, 2019, while there is no upper age limit for NEET UG.

  • Nationality - Anyone willing to appear for MBBS/BDS exam must be an Indian citizen, NRIs, OCIs, PIO and Foreign nationals.

  • Number of attempts - There are no limit for number of attempting NEET.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - NEET 2020 Qualification Codes

Question: What will be my NEET code 2020 if I am dropper?


The qualifying examination code for NEET 2020 for droppers is Code 2, if in case they have passed Class 12 from CBSE, ICSE or any other state board. However, in case they have completed 10+2 qualifying examination as PUC or pre-degree, then the code should be 3.

Question: If I have passed Class 12 in 2018, and will be taking NEET for second time, then what should be my qualifying exam code?


NEET qualifying code 2020 will be code 2, as it is for those candidates who have completed Class 12 in 2019 or before and are not pursuing any course.

Question: I am in the second year of BSc and now willing to appear for NEET exam, which code should be selected?


In such cases, the qualifying codes of NEET 2020 should be code 5, as such candidates needs to complete first year with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as core subjects with practical tests.

Question: I opted an incorrect qualifying code in NEET application form, can it be edited?


One can correct the details of NEET 2020 codes and other details in the application form through the correction window. NEET application form correction window 2020 will be available from January 15 to 31, 2020.  

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How many should age for neet exa.

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 22nd Jan, 2020
There is no upper age limit fir NEET. Having said that, you should be atleast 17 years as on December 31st of the year of admission.

my neet score is 270 and rank is 14346.. im from general category.. do i stand a chance for mds oral surgery this year?

Nihal Kumar Gupta Student Expert 21st Jan, 2020

Hi Keertika,

First of all congratulations on securing good rank in NEET MDS 2020. As per your rank and previous year cutoff, you will get private colleges with this rank. The private college you get in oral surgery branch are:-

Amrita school of dentistry,Kochi-- MD in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery

GMCH Chandigarh-- MS in ophthalmology

Yenopa dental college,Mangalore--MDS in oral surgery

These is a list of medical you will get as per your rank. Hope this helps!!


is ncrt enough to score 500+ in neet 2020..?

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 21st Jan, 2020
NCERT books alone are not sufficient. These are the recommended books.

Physics Best Books:

NCERT Physics Class XI & Class XII
Concepts of Physics by H. C. Verma
Objective Physics By DC Pandey
Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday, Resnick and Walker
Fundamental Physics by Pradeep
Problems in General Physics by IE Irodov
Chemistry Best Books:

NCERT Chemistry textbooks for Class XI and XII
Physical Chemistry by OP Tandon
ABC of Chemistry for Classes 11 and 12 by Modern
Concise Inorganic Chemistry by JD Lee
Dinesh Chemistry Guide
Practise books by VK Jaiswal, MS Chauhan and N Awasthi
Biology Best Books:

NCERT Biology Class XI and Class XII textbooks
Biology Vol 1 and Vol 2 by Trueman
Objective Biology by Dinesh
Objective Botany by Ansari
Pradeep Guide on Biology
GR Bathla publications for Biology

Ncrt is enough for Neet preparation 2020

Dhruv Anurag 21st Jan, 2020

Greetings aspirant,

I suugest you to not depend only upon on NCERT textbooks. For Physics, you can prepare from Concepts of Physics by H. C. Verma, Objective Physics By DC Pandey and Fundamental Physics by Pradeep. For Chemistry, you can prepare from books authored by MS Chauhan and N Awasthi, Physical Chemistry by OP Tandon and Inorganic Chemistry by JD Lee. For Biology, you can prepare from
Biology Volume 1 & 2 by Trueman and Objective Biology by Dinesh. Good luck.


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L RESHMASREE 21st Jan, 2020

Allen Career Institute i.e Allen coaching centre is known to be the best coaching institute for IIT-JEE, JEE Main & Advanced, AIPMT (NEET-UG), AIIMS, NTSE. The institute has a good track record of good ranks in the above mentioned exams. It has three branches one in Kota, Rajasthan other in Bengaluru, Karnataka and another in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The fee charged is 105000/- per year with different types of coaching naming NURTURE, ENTHUSIAST, LEADER, ACHIEVER.

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