NEET 2020 exam postponed; correction window extended - Check updates here!
– National Testing Agency (
) will conduct the NEET 2020 exam on September 13, 2020, in pen and paper-based mode. NTA has extended the correction window facility for NEET 2020 application form till July 20. Link for the same is provided below. The authorities had re-opened NEET application correction window from July 4 to 15. NTA released an official notice confirming
NEET 2020 exam date
and time, along with the release of the admit card.
NEET exam 2020
will be conducted from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM. As per the latest
NEET updates by HRD minister Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank'
through his tweet has postponed NEET UG exam keeping the safety of students and to ensure quality education. Check details on NEET 2020 postponements and correction window below. Earlier, in his tweet, HRD minister had asked DG NTA to form a committee and review the COVID-19 situation for conducting or postponement of NEET by July 3, 2020.
: NEET 2020 new exam date;
NEET application form
correction window closes on July 20!
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NTA has also released an official notice regarding the fraudulent SMS, calls and emails to NEET 2020 students. As per the notification, registered NEET UG 2020 aspirants are receiving fake messages and calls asking their NEET application number and personal details. Officially, a total of 16.84 lakh candidates will be appearing for NEET exam 2020 for admission to 82,926 MBBS, 26,949 BDS, 52,720 AYUSH and 525 BVSc & AH offered in colleges of India. Only the registered aspirants can
download NEET admit card 2020
from official website ntaneet.nic.in till the exam date. NEET 2020 will be held for three hours with 180 multiple choice questions. After the exam, coaching centres will release NEET answer key for candidates to calculate estimate scores. NEET official answer key 2020 will be published with OMR sheet, which can be challenged.
will be announced in online mode along with the final answer key. Shortlisted aspirants can appear for counselling of NEET 2020 for All India Quota (AIQ), state quota, deemed/central/private universities admissions. Read article to know NEET 2020 results date, admit card, exam pattern, syllabus and other details here.
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July 16, 2020 -
NEET 2020 correction window facility has been extended by the authorities till July 20. Candidates can access the same by using the link given above.
July 15, 2020:
The authorities have closed the facility of NEET 2020 application form correction window on July 15.
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July 4, 2020:
NTA has re-opened NEET application form correction window on July 4.
July 3, 2020:
Once the exam was postponed, NTA has started the NEET correction window 2020 from July 4 to 15, at ntaneet.nic.in. Candidates can check the official link for NEET application form above, while the official notice can be checked below.
July 3, 2020:
After discussion and meeting with NTA, IITs and MHRD members, the education minister took to his twitter account informing that NEET 2020 exam has been postponed, keeping in mind the safety of students and quality of education. NEET 2020 new exam date is September 13. With the tweet, HRD minister also shared a video advising students to utilise the time in better NEET preparations. Check the offical tweet of Ramesh Pokhriyal on NEET 2020 below.
July 2, 2020
: Considering the number of requests on
NEET 2020 postponed or not
by parents and students in India and abroad due to COVID-19 epidemic, the Human Resource and Development (HRD) minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' has tweeted asking NTA Director General (DG) with other experts to review the situation and submit the report by tomorrow, which is, July 3, 2020. The tweet of HRD minister is a ray of hope for aspirants, parents and guardians demanding NEET postponements. Check the official tweet by HRD minister for NEET 2020 below for better understanding.
June 17, 2020:
In a recent activity, NTA has released a public notice on fake news being spread regarding NEET 2020 postponement through various sources and social media platforms. NTA has mentioned that investigation is being done and strict action will be followed. Check the notice below.
May 24, 2020:
In an official NTA notice, it has been announced that NEET exam will be conducted on July 26, 2020, from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM, in offline mode. Check the notice below.
May 15, 2020
The HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal, on May 15 has released a notice regarding the re-opening of the NEET 2020 correction window for all the candidates till May 31. Aspirants can check the notice below
May 11, 2020:
The authority, NTA has released the official notice mentioning that fraudulent/fake calls, SMS and emails are being circulated to NEET-UG candidates asking them for their NEET application personal details. Apsirants are also informed that to stay away from such calls and do not share any information. Check the NEET notice released by NTA below.
May 5, 2020:
The Education Minister of India, Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, in his live session today has announced that NEET exam date is July 26, 2020. Answering to the question asked by Himanshu in live session, the Union Minister answered that, "For this year, 16.84 lakh candidates will be appearing for NEET entrance exam. And I would like to give best wishes to these NEET UG test takers. We have decided that NEET exam date will be on July 26, 2020, and please accept my best wishes for the test." NTA official notice for NEET 2020 will be released soon and can be checked on this page.
NEET 2020 - Scope
qualified candidates can apply for 15% All India counselling quota conducted by Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) in online mode. NEET 2020 counselling will also be held by MCC for admission to all seats in Deemed/Central Universities, ESIC & AFMC institutes. While, the counselling for 85% state admissions and private institutes will be organised thereafter by respective state admission committees based on NEET exam 2020 scores.
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NEET 2020 - Highlights
NEET 2020 Details
Name of the Examination
National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET-UG)
National Testing Agency (NTA)
Scope of NEET
82926 MBBS seats*
200 JIPMER, Puducherry and Karaikal
525 BVSc & AH
Number of Applicants (2020)
Number of Appeared Candidates
14,10,754 (in 2019)
*compiled data for 2019-20 from MCI/DCI websites for MBBS/BDS
NTA NEET 2020 Helpline
NTA help desk: 0120-6895200 (operational 09:30 AM to 06:00 PM during working days)
Email ID: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mobile: 8076535482, 7703859909
National Testing Agency (NTA) has announced the
dates of NEET 2020
through an official notification on August 21, 2019. The important dates of NEET 2020 are listed in the table to help candidates keep track of the deadline. NEET 2020 application dates, correction, admit card and exam date are mentioned here.
Release of admit card
15 days before the exam
September 13, 2020 -
*means that dates are tentative
The official date of the NEET 2020 admit card will be released by the authority 15 days prior to the exam. Candidates can download the admit card of NEET by entering their application number and date of birth. It is mandatory to carry a valid photo ID proof along with the NEET 2020 admit card which is also the identity document. It is prudent to keep the admit card safe till the admission process concludes.
The list exam centres of NEET exam are the venue at which the entrance exam will be conducted. NTA has released the list of NEET 2020 exam centres along with the prospectus. NEET entrance exam 2020 will be held in 155 major cities of India. While filling the application form, candidates had to choose their preferences of NEET exam cities as per their convenience. Candidates must select their NEET exam centres 2020 with utmost care as once allotted, it cannot be changed. The allotment of test centres of NTA NEET 2020 will be done on the first-come-first-serve basis. The complete name and address of NEET exam centre will be mentioned in the admit card. It is mandatory for NEET test takers to report at the allotted exam centres an hour before their reporting time for biometric and verification.
Candidates must adhere to certain dress code prescribed for NEET 2020. The guidelines set by NTA are to ensure that no malpractices, irregularities, cheating etc occur in the exam hall. NEET dress code specifies:
The list of items barred in NEET exam 2020 are:
A crucial part and the starting step towards cracking NEET 2020 is preparation. Since, the level of NEET 2020 competition is high, candidates must first know the syllabus, exam pattern to have a good shot at the exam and then cement that with proper and ample practice.
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NTA has a prescribed syllabus comprising of topics from Physics, Chemistry and Biology of class 11 and 12 levels. The main topics with weightage that matter in an exam like NEET are given below. However, students must understand that they should ideally study the entire NEET syllabus that is prescribed and leave no stone unturned in their endeavour to crack NEET 2020.
Physics with weightage
Chemistry with weightage
Biology with weightage
Work, energy and power -6%
Thermodynamics - 9%
Diversity in Living World - 11%
Motion of System Of Particles and Rigid Body - 4%
Equilibrium - 6%
Biology and Human Welfare - 5%
Properties of bulk matter - 14%
Solutions - 5%
Structural Organisation in Animals and Plants - 10%
Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers - 8%
Plant Physiology - 8%
Electrostatics - 9%
Electrochemistry - 4%
Human Physiology - 12%
Current Electricity - 8%
Chemistry in Everyday Life - 4%
Reproduction - 11%
Optics - 10%
d and f Block Elements - 4%
Genetics and Evolution - 12%
Electronic devices 14%
Coordination compounds - 4%
Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism, Electromagnetic Waves - 5% each
Chemical Bonding and molecular structure - 5%
Biotechnology and Its Applications, Cell Structure and Function - 7% each
Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation - 6%
Chemical kinetics, Classification of elements and periodicity in properties, Hydrogen, Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids, Polymers, Biomolecules - 3% each
Ecology and environment - 13%
An important aspect that is to be known by candidates is the exam pattern of NEET 2020. This indicates exam details like type of questions, mode of exam, duration, language, marking scheme etc. Candidates can perform better if they what to expect in the exam hall while appearing for the exam. Also, preparation should be moulded according to the NEET exam pattern such that students can feel comfortable on the test day.
Mode of Exam
Pen and Paper/ Offline mode
Total Number of Questions
Subjects and Sections
Physics – 45 Questions
Chemistry – 45 Questions
Biology – 90 Questions
+4 marks for each correct answer;
-1 mark for each wrong answer;
0 mark for each unanswered question
NEET Marks Calculation Formula
Marks = Total number of correct answers x 4 – Total number of incorrect answers x 1
NTA will conduct the NEET exam in 2 national and 9 regional languages. The region wise statistics of students with languages offered are given in provided here.
NEET Registration Statistics - Language wise
Candidates registered in 2019
Total English & Hindi
Total Regional Languages
While understanding and building conceptual knowledge is a pre-requisite, equally essential is to strengthen the concepts and use them to analyse and answer the questions. Practice only makes a person more perfect and aids in clearing doubts as strengthening the know how. NEET 2020 Sample papers are the ideal tool to cement the concepts learnt and
NEET previous year question papers
given an idea of how the actual paper will be like. Students should start with practising the questions at the end of each topic and chapter and then move on to full-length exam papers.
Leading coaching centres like Aakash, Allen Kota, Resonance etc. will release the answer key of NEET 2020 for all paper codes after the exam concludes. NTA will release the official answer a few days after the conclusion of the exam. The provisional answer key is released first where students are allowed to raise any objections to the same on payment of Rs 1000 per question which is to be paid online and proof of the objection must also be submitted. The amount will be refunded if the claim is held true and full marks awarded for the same. However, it will not be refunded if the claim is not found to be correct. The final answer key will be released by NTA along with the result on NEET 2020 results date
The minimum marks required to qualify NEET 2020 is the qualifying cutoff. NTA has specified the cutoff for each category wherein students who score equal to or above this cutoff of NEET 2020 will be eligible for admissions. The NEET cutoff for admission is the minimum rank/marks at which the last seat was allotted to the eligible applicants. Candidates may note that NEET cutoff 2020 will vary for each category, institute and for MBBS/BDS as well. The admission cutoffs are useful for aspirants to understand the marks they need to score for admission at the institute of their choice.
Minimum Qualifying Percentile
No of candidates qualified
Unreserved Physically Handicapped (UR-PH)
Scheduled Caste (SC)
Scheduled Tribe (ST)
Other Backward Classes (OBC)
Closing rank (2019)
Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
King’s George Medical University, Lucknow
Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh
Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi
JSS Medical College, Mysuru
VMMC & Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi
University College of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
Raja Muthiah Medical College, Annamalainagar
Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal
Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupati
The authorities have not announced NEET 2020 results date yet, however, it is expected to be released within within days post the conduction of the exam. NTA will declare the result of NEET 2020 in online mode. Candidates who have appeared for the exam can check and download their result after logging in by entering their roll number and date of birth. The NEET 2020 result will be the basis for admissions into the All India Quota as well as the state-wise available MBBS and BDS seats, also seats available in AIIMS and JIPMER colleges for undergraduate courses. The result mentions the details of the candidates along with the marks obtained in total and subject wise, All India Rank and the qualifying cutoff for the various categories. Candidates must download their NEET score card cum result for future reference during counselling.
NEET Result statistics of previous years
No. of candidates registered
No of Candidates Present
No of Candidates Absent
Number of Cities
Number of Languages
Number of centres
Number of rooms
Number of invigilators
Number of Observers and NTA Representatives
No of City Coordinators
After the declaration of result, the authorities will compile a list of candidates who have qualified NEET 2020 based on which the counselling will be conducted for MBBS/BDS/AIIMS/JIPMER and AYUSH UG courses.
NTA will prepare the merit list of NEET 2020 on the basis of marks obtained.
The prepared NEET UG merit list will be provided to the counselling bodies for admission to MBBS, BDS, AIIMS, JIPMER and AYUSH courses.
The rank list will contain the data of NEET 2020 qualified candidates such as name, roll number, marks, All India Rank (AIR) and other required details.
This merit list will be given to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) to conduct the counselling for AIQ seats, deemed & central universities, ESIC, AFMC and central pool.
NTA will also provide this rank list to the counselling committees of the respective states for allotment of seats under 85% state quota seats and private universities.
Government guidelines prescribe a certain reservation based on the caste and category of students. NEET 2020 reservation criteria describes the percentage of reservation entitled to each category for the seat allotment in the counselling process.
OBC (Other Backward Classes)
Physically Handicapped (PH)
Candidates who qualify in NEET 2020 will be eligible to apply for counselling which is of two types –
All admissions are on the basis of the NEET 2020 scores and ranks though states may consider their own merit ranks based on the NEET 2020 marks or ranks obtained by the students. It is to be noted that state counselling will be independent of the All India NEET 2020 counselling conducted by MCI. Also, students must meet the eligibility prescribed by the state such as domicile and study period in the state before applying.
It must be noted that as aforementioned, admission to the undergraduate seats of AIIMS and JIPMER will be done on the basis of NEET. Details for this are yet to be announced.
Counselling of NEET 2020 will generally have two rounds for All India and State as well. Thereafter the mop-up round will be for vacant seats in deemed and central universities in case of AIQ while any vacant government seats will fall back to the respective state quota.
Total seat matrix and institutes
NTA has re-opened the NEET application form correction window for registered candidates from July 4 to 15, till 5 PM. Earlier the authorities enabled the facility of NEET 2020 correction window for candidates on April 1 to make changes in the application form. This could be accessed by entering login credentials. NTA had released NEET application form on December 2, 2019 from 4:00 PM in online mode and successfully completed the registration on January 6, 2020. To fill the NEET application form, candidates must follow five steps as detailed below. Before applying for NEET 2020, it's advisable to keep the necessary documents ready.
1. NEET 2020 Registration: Candidates must enter their name, email Id, mobile number, gender etc to register and generate their provisional application number and login credentials.
2. Login to fill NEET application form 2020: Next candidates must use the given NEET 2020 login ID and password to fill the personal, academic and communication details
3. Upload photograph, signature and other documents: The details and specifications of the photograph, signature, left hand thumb impression, Class 10 passing certificate and post card size photograph is available on this page.
4. Pay the application fee of NEET: Candidates must pay the prescribed fee, the details of which are below-mentioned. Payment mode is online through net banking, debit/credit cards etc or through cash deposit (e-challan) to be paid at State Bank of India branches only.
5. Print confirmation page: after the payment is made and details submitted, candidates must download the confirmation page and save the same.
NTA has again provided candidates with opportunity to make corrections in their application form from July 4 to 20. Earlier, stating as last opportunity to avail the NEET correction window 2020 for all the registered candidates facility to make corrections was available till May 31. The authority earlier re-opened the application form correction window of NEET 2020 from April 1 to May 3 at ntaneet.nic.in. To access the NEET 2020 correction window, enter the application number and password in the candidate login. This being the last chance to edit the NEET application form, candidates were advised to take care of the fields entered, as once submitted it cannot be changed, under any circumstances. Candidates whose application forms has been successfully accepted by the authority could edit the details through NEET application correction window.
NEET Eligibility Criteria 2020
Only candidates who meet the prescribed eligibility criteria of NEET can apply and appear for the test. NEET 2020 eligibility criteria will detail the nationality, age limit of candidates as well as the qualifying exam studied, subjects and pass percentage for the same.
Non Resident Indians (NRIs)
Overseas Citizen of India (OCI)
Persons with Indian Origin (PIO)
Candidates must at least be 17 years of age by December 31, 2020.
There is no upper age limit.
Candidates must have qualified Class 12 or equivalent examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Bio-technology and English as subjects.
Candidates appearing for their class 12 or equivalent are also eligible to appear for the exam.
Minimum marks required in qualifying exam
Each candidate must have scored the following in their class 12 or equivalent in aggregate:
Additional Biology and Open School students
Candidates with Biology as an additional subject in Class 12 are also eligible.
Students who have completed Class 11 and Class 12 from open school are also eligible. (Subject to any new guidelines that may be announced by NTA).
Number of attempts
Candidates can check read the article on
NEET qualification codes 2020
for more information on education qualification.
As per the Education Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal, NEET will be held on September 13, 2020. And 16.84 lakh aspirants will be taking the exam.
As per the NTA NEET 2020 official notice, common medical entrance exam has been postponed due to COVID-19.
To appear for NEET, foreign candidates need to qualify Class 12 or equivalent exam with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English. As per the NEET 2020 eligibility criteria, they must produce certificate from AIU to claim their eligibility.
It will be conducted in pen and paper based mode as per the latest NEET 2020 exam prospectus.
No. It is an annual exam and will not be held twice.
There is no restriction on the number of attempts for NEET.
NEET 2020 will be based on class 11 and 12 syllabus with questions in Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Expert opinion is that with right preparation, one can crack the exam.
Yes. It is clearly defined in NEET 2020 official website.
There is no upper age limit.
A NEET score of 600 plus may fetch a government MBBS seat.
There are 82,926 MBBS seats as per MCI data and 26,949 BDS seats as per DCI.
There is no hard and fast rule for this. The best way to know this is to attempt the past year question papers and gauge. You will not just know how many questions are repeated but also the weightage as well as important topics.
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