NEET Syllabus 2020
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NEET Syllabus 2020 – National Testing Agency (NTA) is the authority responsible for releasing NEET 2020 syllabus for the medical entrance examination. The authorities released the syllabus of NEET on December 1, 2019, along with the information brochure. It is extremely essential for medical aspirants to familiarize themselves with NEET syllabus 2020 in order to ace the examination. NEET is the single undergraduate national level medical entrance exam and thus, is the most sought after. This makes it obvious that candidates need to give it their best shot and prepare from NEET 2020 syllabus without skipping on any chapter. In the year 2019, there were around 15 lakh aspirants who appeared for NEET and this is an ever increasing number.
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NEET 2020 will be conducted on May 3 in pen paper based mode for a duration of 3 hours. The question paper will comprise of 180 questions from Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Zoology and Botany). In order to reap the most of out of it, candidates are advised to begin their preparations from syllabus of NEET from a very early stage, so that they are thorough with everything. Candidates must note that NEET syllabus 2020 is prepared on the basis of MCI notified common syllabus of the medical entrance exam and is available at, implemented in the year 2013.

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NEET 2020 syllabus given in this article is segregated as per class 11 and class 12 for each subject for the ease of students referring to the topics. Secondly, the best books recommended by experts are also given alongside the NEET syllabus for each subject. Finally, at the end, NEET exam pattern is also mentioned along with sample papers for practice purposes.

NEET Syllabus 2020 - Subject-wise

In the sections below, medical aspirants can check for the subject-wise NEET 2020 syllabus. Along with that, for the convenience of candidates we have also given below subject-wise best books.

NEET Physics syllabus

With a total of 45 questions and 180 marks at stake, it is imperative that candidates know the syllabus thoroughly and prepare with that extra edge so as to score the much-needed marks in the exam. The topics as per NEET Physics syllabus 2020 is given below along with the best books for reference.

NEET Syllabus for Physics

NEET 2020 - Best Books for Physics

Book Name


Concepts of Physics, part 1 and 2

H C Verma

Fundamentals of Physics

Halliday, Resnick and Walker

Objective Physics for medical entrance examination (volumes 1 and 2)

D C Pandey

NCERT Exemplar Class 11 and 12


Physics MCQ

D Mukherjee

NEET syllabus 2020 - Chemistry

Chemistry section will have a total of 45 questions for 180 marks. Since many students find Chemistry to be easy to study, the topics from both class 11 and 12 have been listed along with the best books for reference while preparing.

NEET Syllabus 2020 for Chemistry

Best Books 2020 for NEET Chemistry

Name of the book


Physical Chemistry

O P Tandon

Oxford’s Organic Chemistry

Jonathan Clayden, Nick Greeves,

Concise Inorganic Chemistry

J D Lee

MTG’s Objective NCERT at your fingertips

MTG Editorial Board

Modern’s ABC of Chemistry of Classes 11 and 12 (volumes 1 and 2)

S.P. Jauhar

NEET 2020 syllabus – Biology

Biology in NEET comprises Botany and Zoology with 45 questions for 180 marks each. This makes the total number of questions 90 and marks at stake are 360. Smart work is the need of the hour along with dedication and diligence. The topics that should be studied are given below followed by the best books to be referred to cement the concepts.

NEET Syllabus 2020 for Biology

Best Books for NEET Biology 2020



Objective Biology (volumes 1 & 2)

GR Bathla

Biology Classes 11 and 12 (Volume 1 & 2)

Pradeep Publications

Objective Biology (Volume 1, 2, and 3 along with Practice Papers)

Dinesh Publications

A Class Book for Botany

A C Dutta

Objective Biology (volumes 1 and 2)

Trueman Publications

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Candidates can check the table below for a detailed subject-wise NEET syllabus 2020.

NEET 2020 syllabus - In detail


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*The syllabus given here pertains to NEET 2019. The updated syllabus will be given here once NTA releases the same. However, changes in NEET syllabus is not expected anytime soon. So candidates can go ahead with referring to the NEET 2019 one.

NEET Exam Pattern 2020

The questions asked in the national level medical entrance examination will be based on the given NEET 2020 syllabus. While studying, it is wise to prepare on the lines of the actual exam paper. This is where an understanding of the exam pattern of NEET 2020 will add value to the preparation efforts. A look at NEET paper pattern shows that the exam is of three hours, in pen and paper-based mode with 180 questions for 720 marks. There is negative marking of one mark for every wrong answer and candidates have the option of choosing from 11 languages based on the location of their exam city to answer the question paper in.

The other tool that helps ace the exam is practice and more practice. This can be achieved with the help of NEET sample papers. After every topic completed from the NEET 2020 syllabus, candidates should ideally test themselves in the same.

NEET 2020 Subject-wise question distribution

Preparation Tips using NEET 2020 Syllabus

6 Months NEET Preparation Tips

  1. Segregate the syllabus of NEET 2020 into easy, difficult and to be learnt topics for each subject.

  2. Learn the easy one along with one difficult topic

  3. Allocate time to learn the new topics as this means learning everything anew.

  4. Once a topic to completed, test yourself with the help of questions given at the end of the chapter.

  5. Answer questions from the topic from past year question papers too.

  6. Analyze your effort and revise if you have not done well.

  7. Move on to the next topic only once you are good with the ones completed so far.

2 Months Preparation Tips of NEET:

  1. By this time the entire NEET 2020 syllabus must have been completed.

  2. Kick start with intense revision. Revise topics alternating with difficulty levels.

  3. Make short notes where you need refreshing or prodding so you can use them at the last minute for revision.

  4. Sit for regular tests to understand where you stand in terms of your preparation.

  5. Move to the next topic if you have done well in the first one else better and strengthen the first one before moving to the next one.

  6. Lastly, keep your motivation levels high and don’t compare with anyone.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - NEET Syllabus 2020

Question: How is the distribution of questions in Biology section?


Biology is divided into Zoology and Botany and there are 45 questions from each of these.  

Question: Is there a change in syllabus of NEET for the year 2020?


No, as of now there is no announcement by the authorities about change in syllabus for the exam in 2020. Any change will be notified.

Question: Are there chances of wrong question being asked in NEET 2020?


There have been instances where wrong questions have been asked in the examination. In such case the authorities provide full marks in those particular questions irrespective of responses recorded.

Question: Do I need to study from both 11 and 12 standard books?


Yes, it is imperative for candidates to prepare well from both class 11 & 12 books and syllabus of PCB.

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as iam doing my bsc foods and nutrition. i have applied for neet 2020 what is my neet qualifying code

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 21st Jan, 2020

Your code will be 02. Code 02 says : The Higher/Senior Secondary Examination or the Indian School Certificate Examination which is equivalent to 10+2 Higher/Senior Secondary Examination after a period of 12 years study, the last two years of such study comprising of Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Bio-technology (which shall include practical tests in these subjects) and Mathematics or any other elective subject with English at a level not less than the core course for English as prescribed by the National Council of Educational Research and Training after introduction of the 10+2+3 educational structure as recommended by the National Committee on Education.


How much do i need to score in NEET 2020 to get admission in a good college if I belong to SC category in Uttar Pradesh. Do I hold any reservation in AFMC Pune since my Father served Indian Army for 9 years and is a Martyr now?

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 21st Jan, 2020
Simran, we do not have 2019 data yet. But in 2018, under State Quota, 472 marks secured a seat in GMC Jalaun under SC Category. That has been the cut off. Now this is 2019 data and cut offs chamge every year depending on various factors such as no.of Candidates appearing for the exam, no.of Candidates qualified, top NEET score and difficulty of the exam. In 2019, UP cut offs have gone way higher increasing almost by 60-75 marks on an average. Now with that in mind, you should atleast target 550 for a seat in a GMC even with SC reservation. And regarding reservation at AFMC, there is no Ex-servicemen Quota.

I have karnataka 7+ years of domicile. I am OCI card holder. Am I eligible for 85% state quota during NEET 2020 counselling ? According to karnataka HC judgement of Apr 2019 - that OCI is not NRI, but OCI on par with Indian citizens.

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 21st Jan, 2020

Karnataka High Court has ruled that OCI card holders will be considered on par with Indian Citizens for State Entrance Exams. But NEET is a National Level Entrance Examination.  Based on the article , it says only Indian citizens can be qualified for all types of seats except for NRI quota seats. But if you look at the domicile criteria in the same article, it says that the students should have studied in Karnataka for atleast a period of 7 years or students should have passed their 10th and 12th in Karnataka where either of the parents have studied in Karnataka for a minimum period of 7 years. If you look at the date of Judgement, it was in April and last year only Engineering and Allied Medical Sciences Counselling followed this ruling. This year it might be implemented for NEET as well. But before we come to a definite conclusion, let us wait to hear from the authority officially.


I have 50 marks English i.e.,Alternative English in Bihar board am i eligible for neet 2020?

Aditya kumar Student Expert 21st Jan, 2020
Hello there!

Your marks in English is not considered to decide your eligibility for neet examination , to be eligible for Neet examination you need to be at least pass in your English examination. So , your 50 marks in English is not a problem at all for you

It is your aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology that is considered.
To be eligible for Neet you need to get at least 50 percent aggregate in pcb if you belong to general category while it is only 40 percent aggregate  in pcb required for obc, sc or st category.
So if you fulfil this then yes you are eligible for neet examination even if you have got 50 marks only in your English.

Also to be eligible for Neet 2020 you need to be at least 17 years old by December 31st 2020.

I hope that it helps you

I have not mentioned the EWS catagory in NEET Exam 2020 Form. Can I select EWS catagory at time of admission form.

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 21st Jan, 2020


no it is not possible to change the category at the time of counselling or admission process, since you have not mention about ews criteria in your application form , you will get rank according to general category rank, at the time of counselling you need to accept the seat as per general category ranking.

hope you may understand.

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