The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, popularly known as NEET UG, will be conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA). tentatively on May 3, 2020. While it is widely expected that the exam may be computer based from 2020, NTA has not yet given any indication for the same and therefore, it is assumed that the exam will be pen and paper based with different sets of question papers. Application forms of NEET 2020 will be available tentatively from November 1. The exam will be based on Physcis , Chemistry and Biology as per 10+2 standards. Admit cards will be released tentatively in April. A correction window will be facilitated in January 2020 after the completion of the application process. The result of NEET 2020 will be announced tentatively by June 5. Admissions to MBBS/ BDS and Ayush courses as well as other medical courses are through NEET UG.
It is to be noted that around 15,19,375 candidates had registered for the entrance exam in 2019 out of which 14,10,754 candidates actually appeared for the exam. The number is expected to go up in 2020. MBBS/ BDS Counselling is all India for 15% of the government seats across the country and 100% of the seats in deemed universities along with the prescribed quota in the central universities barring BHU where all seats come under the All India quota. State wise counselling is separately held for the 85% of the government seats and 100% of the seats in private medical institutes of the country.
NEET 2019 Counselling is ongoing for the all India quota as well as for the states. Candidates who have appeared for the exam and qualified in it would have registered for counselling of NEET 2019. The seat allotments will be on the basis of the merit of the applicant, eligibility and vacant seats. This year has the added benefit of the EWS quota across the government colleges in India.
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The eligibility criteria of NEET 2020 stipulates the minimum requirements candidates need to meet in order to appear for the exam. The regulations are laid down in accordance with the Regulations on Graduate Medical Education (1997). The following points will acquaint candidates with the NEET eligibility criteria 2020 in terms of nationality, age limit, educational qualification and attempts limit -
• Nationality:- Indian Nationals, NRIs, PIOs, OCIs and Foreign Nationals are eligible to take NEET 2020.
• Age Limit:- The age limit has for now been waived off as per the latest Supreme Court judgement. For 2020, NTA has not yet given any age limit. Any updates on this will be available here as soon as it is announced
• Educational Qualification:- Candidate must have passed Class 12 or equivalent examination and must have scored a minimum of 50% in Chemistry, Biology and Physics in each and in aggregate too. Reserved category candidates must score at least 40% while PwD candidates are required to score a minimum of 45% in the qualifying exam.
• Number of Attempts:- There is no limit to the number of attempts that a candidate can appear as long as he/she fulfills other eligibility criteria of NEET 2020.
Mode of Application : Online and Offline
Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card | Other
The National Testing Agency (NTA) is expected to start the registration and application process for NEET UG from November 1, 2019. The official brochure for the exam will also be released at the same time. NEET 2020 application and registration process is online only. Candidates intending to register for NEET 2020 may have to apply tentatively by December 7, 2019. NEET 2020 application fee is INR 1,400 for unreserved and OBC category candidates while for reserved and PwD category candidates, the registration fee is INR 750.
Steps to Fill NEET Application Form
Step 1 - Registration: Candidates must first register and enter the following details
After submitting the details, they must note their Provisional Application Number of NEET
Step 2 - Fill Application Form: The following details must be entered to fill the form
Step 3 - Review and Final Submission: Details cannot be changed thereafter so candidates must keep this mind before pressing the submission button and thoroughly review all details
Step 4 - Upload Photograph and Signature: The dimensions and specifications for photograph and signature are mentioned below. Candidates must adhere to it before uploading.
Step 4 - Pay NEET 2020 application fee: The details of fee payable and mode are given below
Step 5 - Take a printout of confirmation page: Use the download option to download the confirmation page and save it for future reference.
Correction Window of NEET 2019 Application Form
The correction window to rectify mistakes in the NEET application form will be available from tentatively from January 14 to 31, 2020. Candidates can correct all permissible details. As per the brochure, mistakes in any field can be corrected.
The online correction window facility for registered aspirants may be reopened tentatively in the last week of May if last year's trends are to be taken into consideration. Only registered candidates can edit or correct details in the fields namely mother's name, father's name, date of birth, category and gender. No request for further corrections will be entertained once this NEET 2020 correction window is closed.
NEET 2020 preparation tips are the first step towards qualifying the medical entrance exam. However, there is no fixed list of steps that one can follow to qualify NEET 2019 with a good score. Every topper of NEET has his/her own story to tell. The essential part of this journey is how well candidates utilize their time to achieve the goal of cracking NEET 2020. For competitive exams like NEET, aspirants must frame a preparation strategy that allows them to concentrate on each and every concept thoroughly.
Before delving into books, one should be well acquainted with the NEET 2020 syllabus and exam pattern. When preparing for NEET, it should be ensured that candidates are referring to the relevant study material. Since, the syllabus of NEET has been prepared in compliance with the NCERT syllabus, the NCERT textbooks of Class 11 and 12 must be referred.
In the beginning, the syllabus might look vast but it becomes simpler when one actually divides the whole syllabus into smaller units through which the path to success will get closer as candidates cover each topic. Maintain health and stay positive to ensure you are able to put in your best efforts while preparing for the NEET 2020 exam.
NEET 2020 will conducted in offline mode where candidates are provided with an OMR sheet to put their responses in. The question paper of NEET will contain three sections, namely Biology which includes Botany and Zoology, Physics and Chemistry.
Section Wise breakup of NEET 2020 question Paper
Natioanl Testing Agency will issue the NEET admit card tentatively by April 15 at ntaneet.nic.in in online mode. Candidates have to login to download the admit card of NEET as it will not be sent by any other means. The NEET 2020 admit card is a mandatory identity document which needs to be carried to the examination hall on the exam day.
Candidates must enter their application number, date of birth and provided security pin with them in order to access the admit card. The birth date and security pin must also be entered to download the hall ticket.
How to download the NEET Admit Card?
Details mentioned in the admit card:
NEET 2020 admit card carried information like application number, name, father’s name, mother’s name, birth date, gender, category, residential address and linguistic medium of the question paper which the candidate has selected while filling the application form. The hall ticket will also display the roll number and exam centre along with the exam schedule that has been allotted to the candidates.
Discrepancy in NEET admit card 2020:
Candidates must intimate the authorities if they find there is any discrepancy in the details mentioned on the NEET admit card.
What to carry along with the NEET 2020 admit card?
National Testing Agency will release the final answer key for all the paper codes tentatively on June 5, 2020. Candidates will be required to use their login credentials in order to access the answer key of the respective code that they had been provided at the time of the exam. With the NEET answer key 2020, candidates can cross-check the responses submitted by them in the OMR sheet and the answers deemed correct by the authorities. For the ease of candidates, NTA has released a scanned copy of the OMR sheets of individual candidates. Candidates will be provided with an option to challenge the answers of the OMR sheet and the answers given in the official NEET 2020 answer key. In order to do so, candidates will be required to pay a fee of INR 1,000/- per answer challenged in the official answer key or per OMR response. This amount will be refunded to candidates if the challenged answer is accepted by the conducting body. Leading coaching Institutes like Allen, Akash, Resonance will also release NEET 2019 Answer Key for various codes like P, Q, R, S (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6).
NTA has announced the result of NEET 2020 on June 5. NEET result 2020 has been issued in the form of scorecard which clarifies whether a candidate has qualified the exam. The mode of the declaration of NEET result is online. The scorecards will not be sent via mail or post to the candidates.
To access the result, candidates will be asked to enter their NEET 2020 Roll Number (as given on admit card) and date of birth in dd/mm/yyyy format. The scorecard will display the candidates’ personal details like roll number, application number, name, mother’s name and father’s name etc. In the next section, the marks obtained by the candidate in each section along with percentile score and their NEET All India Rank will be displayed.
The cutoff section of the NEET 2020 scorecard reflects the cutoff score for each category and this confirms the eligibility of the candidate for further admission rounds. Since NEET 2020 is the sole gateway for admission to all the MBBS (apart from those offered AIIMS and JIPMER), BDS and AYUSH courses available across the country, the NEET score 2020 will be the basis on which admissions to these courses will be conducted. It must be noted that merely qualifying NEET 2020 will not guarantee candidates admission to medical and dental seats. Rather, their admissions will depend on the various counselling processes they choose to participate in.
The cutoff percentile to qualify NEET 2020 is decided by MCI prior to the conduct of the exam which is also stipulated in the Graduate Medical Education Regulations (1997). Candidates belonging to the unreserved category must secure not less than 50th percentile in NEET UG while the reserved category candidates and PwD candidates belonging to the reserved categories must secure a minimum of 40th percentile. PwD candidates belonging to the unreserved category are required to secure at least 45th percentile in order to qualify the exam. NTA has released the qualifying scored corresponding to the cutoff percentile. NEET cutoff score for the general category is 701-134. The cutoff score for SC/ST and OBC has been declared as 133-107 and for unreserved PwD category candidates, the cut off core is 133-120. The corresponding marks to the minimum qualifying percentile disclosed with the release of NEET result 2019 on June 5. The NEET cutoff score varies every year as it depends on various attributes of the exam like the total number of students taking the exam, seats available in a particular academic year and the level of the test paper.
Mode of Counselling:
NEET counselling 2020 will be conducted by Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) on behalf of Medical Counselling Committee (MCC).
The seats of the government medical and dental colleges have been divided in 15% All India Quota and 85% State Quota (except for Jammu and Kashmir where all the seats are in control of the state authorities). The counselling for 15% of seats is being conducted by the centralized body, DGHS on behalf of MCC. For 85% State Quota seats, the responsible body for conducting the NEET 2020 counselling will be the various state authorities where the respective colleges are located. Along with the NEET counselling 2020 for 15% All India Quota seats, the DGHS is also regulating the counselling for seats available at AFMC Pune, ESIC colleges, Central Universities (AMU, BHU, DU, and JMI) and Deemed Universities.
The mode of conduct of the counselling is online or offline depending on the rules laid down by the conducting bodies. Candidates who will qualify the NEET 2020 exam by securing equal to or more than the cutoff percentile will be eligible to participate in the counselling process. In order to apply for the state counselling processes, candidates will be required to fulfill the domicile rules of the particular state as applicable.
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