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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I put my wrong date of birth place in neet registration that will make problem?

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 22nd Jan, 2020

Girija, NEET has a one time correction facility. NTA has opened its correction window from January 15th and shall remain open until January 31st. You can make changes to your Date of Birth. Login to the official website: with your NEET registration number and Password. Now click on " Correction in NEET application form" and make the desired changes to your application form. Any correction pertaining to the photograph and signature of the candidate will be intimated through e-mail/SMS and the same will be available in the candidate’s login account. Rest of the fields like Father's name, Mother's name, Date of Birth, Category, Gender can be changed during the correction window. Once the correction window has been closed,  NTA does not guarantee that any request for change in information will be entertained. So it is the best thing to make a note of all the corrections that you need to make when the correction window opens from January 15th to 31st and click on the "Final Submit" only after making all the changes that you want to. Once you click on "Submit", enter the OTP number and take print outs for future reference.

Now it is not clear whether you have used the correction window  or not. If you haven't used the correction window yet, please follow the procedure mentioned and make the necessary changes. But if you have already used the correction window once, you cannot use it again and NTA doesnt take responsibility and make the corrections on its own. Even if you get an admit card during entering the exam hall, because you have to show some id proof and there will be a mismatch in the Date of Births, you may not be even allowed to the exam hall.


Sir I cannot decision one thing 1.should I go for one year NEET coaching or 2 years 2.My all subjects (PCB) are ready but I cannot prepare so much for NEET because I have board exams too.. what should I do sir? i am a neet aspirant.

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 22nd Jan, 2020

Masum, if you have checked the official NEET syllabus, it is all from your 11th and 12th Physics, Chemistry and Biology. So you can actually prepare for NEET and your boards at the same time. There are Candidates who take break from academics and then seriously prepare for NEET. The statistics state that it works for few and it doesn't work for few. Our suggestion would be to appear for NEET 2020 and see how it goes. Check your performance and wait until the counselling is over to check if you can get a seat. Based on your marks, in NEET, may be you can take a call accordingly. We at Careers360 have online preparatory courses for Medical aspirants. You can check that:


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How much marks is required in neet to get an admission in aiims for mbbs?

Misbah Anjum N 22nd Jan, 2020


AIIMS is an integrated college giving quality education to students not only in India but around the world who can take admission here and can pursue medicals!

So getting an admission the is not an easy job but not an impossible one either!

You have to get atleast 600+ score to get into AIIMS as you see, there are an ample number of people who get into the college through direct admissions as well!


neet ug 2020.I have put my signature in blue pen. is there any problem with this.

Sharon Rose Student Expert 22nd Jan, 2020

Signature should be done with black pen as instructed.NEET 2020 correction has started from 15th January, 2020 and will remain open until 31st January,2020.NTA will notify you through mail if they found your application is not as per guidelines.So you can re-upload your sign which is done with black pen.If you haven't received any mail then consider that your application has been accepted.
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