NEET 2020 Rules and Regulations
Sahiba.Sharma, 09 Oct 2019, #NEET

NEET 2020 Rules and Regulations - Medical aspirants seeking admission in the medical and dental colleges of the country must sit for NEET-UG 2020 entrance examination. Before appearing for the examination candidates must be aware of the rules and regulations of NEET to avoid cancellation of candidature. National Testing Agency will conduct NEET 2020 on May 3, in pen-paper mode. If any medical aspirant is found not adhering to NEET rules and regulations 2020, his/her candidature will be cancelled. Read this article by Careers360 to know more about the rules and regulations, barred items, dress code and NEET exam day guidelines.
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NEET 2020 rules and regulations - Who can apply?


As per NEET rules and regulations 2020, candidates who fulfil the eligibility criteria laid by NTA can apply for the national level entrance examination. Medical aspirants who do not fulfil the same will have their candidature cancelled. Refer to the points below for NEET eligibility criteria 2020

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  • For the entrance examination Citizens of India, Persons of Indian Origin (PIO), Non- Resident Indians (NRIs), Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) and foreign nationals are eligible

  • It is mandatory for candidates to be at least 17 years of age as on December 31, 2020

  • The candidates appearing for the examination must have passed 10+2 or equivalent exam or are pursuing the same are eligible

  • In class 12 qualifying exam aspiring candidates must have Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology and English as core subjects

  • Qualifying marks is different category-wise as mentioned below

  1. Unreserved - 50%

  2. Other Backward Class (OBC)/Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribes (ST) - 40%

  3. Persons with Disability (PwD) - 45%

NEET 2020 Rules and Regulations - Exam rules


Since the examination date of NEET 2020 is nearing, which is, May 3, 2020, candidates must be aware of rules and regulations of NEET. Candidates can refer to the points below for exam rules of the national eligibility cum entrance test. They must strictly abide themselves by all these rules and regulations or they might have to face debarment for 3 years and/or legal action will be taken against them

1. Medical aspirants must mandatorily dress up as per the dress code set up by the authorities

2. They must refrain from carrying any barred item inside the examination centre as failing to do the same would definitely risk their candidature

3. Admit card of the examination will have NEET rules and regulations 2020 listed on it. Candidates are advised to go through them strictly and stick to the same

4. Candidates are advised not to talk to any other candidate inside the examination hall or assist in any kind of malpractice as these will be strictly or if need be legally dealt with

5. NEET 2020 is a pen paper-based test, hence, candidates are advised to not tear any page from the answer booklet, as they will be held responsible for any loss or damage to the same

6. Candidates must refrain from any sort of tampering with documents like NEET admit card 2020

7. As part of the rules and regulations of NEET no changes should be made in the photograph uploaded while filling application form and the one affixed on the admit card

8. The information provided on the answer sheet, admit card and application form must match

9. It is the responsibility of the candidates that they do not hamper the smooth and fair conduct of the examination, failing which they might be debarred

NEET Rules and Regulations 2020 - Barred items


There are certain items which are strictly barred from the examination centre and candidates must not carry them along with themselves to the same. NTA has listed out these items, possession of the same will be seen as malpractice and adoption of unfair means. Candidates can refer to the table below for the barred items list.

NEET 2020 Rules and Regulations - Barred items











Brooch, etc.

Stationery items

Text material (printed or written)

Bits of papers

Geometry/pencil box

Plastic pouch




Writing pad

Pen drives



Log table

Electronic pen/scanner, etc.

Communication devices

Mobile phone





Health band, etc.



Camera, etc.


Any eatable item opened or packed, water bottle etc.





hair pin

Hair band





NEET Rules and Regulations - Dress code


In accordance with NEET rules and regulations 2020 as laid down by NTA candidates have to follow a set dress code to the examination centre. Guidelines related to the same are given in the table below

  • Medical aspirants must wear light clothes with half sleeves. Wearing long sleeved attire is not permitted

  • It is advised that candidates who need to wear cultural/customary dress reach the examination centre at least one hour before the reporting time to help in proper frisking. This is to avoid any inconvenience to the candidates and at the same time maintain the sanctity of the examination

  • Candidates will only be allowed to wear slippers or sandals with low heels. As per the rules and regulations of NEET shoes are prohibited

NEET rules and regulations 2020 - Exam day guidelines


Apart from the NEET 2020 rules and regulations mentioned above some more exam day guidelines are mentioned in the points below. Candidates are advised to go through these to avoid cancellation of candidature

  1. Candidates are advised to reach the examination hall on or before 1 PM

  2. Medical aspirants will only be permitted to take along NEET admit card, passport size photograph and valid ID proof to the examination hall

  3. It is to be noted that there will be no arrangement made at NEET exam centres 2020 for keeping wallets, mobile phones, etc., so candidates must not bring such items along with them

  4. Candidates will be provided with blue/black ball point pen, for answering the exam, at the exam centre itself

  5. In accordance with the rules and regulations of NEET it is a candidate’s duty to check whether the pages in the answer booklet is as mentioned

  6. While candidates answer the entrance examination, leaving the room for any reason whatsoever will not be permitted. Only after the allotted time gets over candidates will be allowed to move out

  7. Candidates must submit their answer booklet to the person assigned before leaving the examination hall

  8. It must be noted by candidates opting for regional language as a medium to answer the questions, that in case of any difficulty in understanding the question in the language opted, its English translation will be considered final

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minimum neet score requires to get in this collage?

Saurabh 7th Dec, 2019


The Christian Medical College or CMC, Vellore in the state of Tamil Nadu is one of the leading medical colleges in India. The institute aims to provide a wide range of UG, PG and super specialty courses in medicine, surgery and allied health science fields.

For NEET 2018 cut off for CMC Vellore is -

General - 595

SC - 389

ST - 271

so , it is depend on your category. but try for 550+ to secure confirm seat.

Hope this will help.


sir iam born in 2003 December 30 can i elegable to neet 2020

niharika cherry 6th Dec, 2019

Hello Nihal, yes, you are eligible for NEET 2020, the age restriction is that you have to be born before December 31 2020/ you must have completed 17 year before dec 31 2020, so there is no issue, the application for NEET has started and you can apply until December 31,2019.  For any further information, you can check the link .

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During feeling neet application form i did mistake of my percentage which i got in 12th can i correcte my mistake . 6th Dec, 2019

Hello there! Hope you are doing good.

Yes you can edit/correct your percentage in the NEET application form. Just visit their official website, login with your id and passwords and you can make changes there. The window to make changes will be closed by 31st January 2020. I am attaching the link to the official NEET website below.

Hope you found this answer helpful. Good luck for your future!


if im not able to correct details in my neet application form what will happen?

niharika cherry 6th Dec, 2019

Hello Ibaad, NEET is conducted by national testing agency, the application for NEET has begun and will continue until December 31st,2019. You can correct if there are any errors(only which are allowed by NTA) in NEET application form from the 15th of January, but if you do not correct the mistakes which you have previously entered, the admit card will not be processed and your application will get rejected and you cannot attempt the exam.

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i have filled my neet 2020 form but it has been rejected,10 class certificate is getting rejected,what is the solution of it now... can i apply fresh registration ??

niharika cherry 6th Dec, 2019

Hello Bharti, National testing agency is conducting the NEET 2020 and it has kept some rules regarding the uploading of documents for the NEET 2020 application, for the 10th class certificate, you have to submit it in the form of JPG/JPEG format and the file size should be from 100kb to 400kb. Make sure you do the following changes and reupload the document.

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