About NEET 2020
National Eligibility cum Entrance Test - National Testing Agency has successfully conducted NEET 2020 on September 13 in online mode. After the conclusion of the NEET 2020 exam, NTA has once again re-opened the correction window facility from September 23 to 30, 2020, in view of the hardships faced by candidates due to COVID-19. The NEET answer key has been made available by leading coaching institutes. Meanwhile, the official answer key of NEET 2020 will be released on September 28 and the result on October 12, confirmed by sources. The authorities had released NEET admit card 2020 at ntaneet.nic.in for the registered candidates. The entrance examination has been concluded in 155 cities for admission to around 1,63,150 MBBS, BDS, AYUSH, BVSc, and AH seats. As aforementioned, NEET 2020 result will be announced on October 12, tentatively, in the form of a scorecard. NEET ranks will be used for admission to 15% All India Quota (AIQ), 85% state quota, 100% deemed/central universities, private institutions, AFMC and ESIC colleges. From the year 2020, the admission to 1205 AIIMS and 200 JIPMER MBBS seats will be granted through NEET scores.
NTA had this year increased the NEET 2020 exam centres from 2546 to 3843. Earlier, the Supreme Court of India had dismissed the plea to postpone NEET-UG 2020 examination on September 9, 2020, filed by 11 petitioners. In an affidavit submitted to the SC, NTA had clarified that NEET 2020 will be held in single shift, same day to maintain uniformity among aspirants. Earlier, the education minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' had postponed NTA NEET entrance exam, keeping the safety of candidates and quality of education in mind. Check all latest news and updates on NEET 2020 admit card by NTA, exam date, result, and counselling process.
- September 21, 2020: NTA NEET 2020 answer key to be released on Sept 28; Result to be out by Oct 12
- September 10, 2020: NEET 2020: Over 40 exam centres changed by NTA for COVID-19 measures
- September 10, 2020: NEET 2020 Dress Code: Know what to wear; NTA exam day safety guidelines
- September 9, 2020: NEET 2020 on September 13: Lessons NTA can learn from JEE Main, NCHM JEE
- September 9, 2020: NEET 2020: Supreme Court dismisses petitions seeking postponement
- September 8, 2020: 6 days left to download NEET admit card 2020: check exam day checklist
- September 6, 2020: NEET 2020: NTA is all set to hold medical exam after JEE Main
- September 4, 2020: Live Updates: JEE Main, NEET 2020 case in Supreme Court
- September 3, 2020: NEET 2020 admit card: COVID 19 instructions to keep in mind
- August 26, 2020: NEET 2020 admit card released at ntaneet.nic.in; Download Here
- August 21, 2020: NTA NEET 2020 Admit Card Live Updates; Download at ntaneet.nic.in
- August 20, 2020: NEET 2020 admit card to release soon, exam city allotted: NTA notice
- August 19, 2020: NEET 2020: Scared of approaching exam Tamil Nadu girl dies by suicide
- August 19, 2020: #PostponeJEE_NEETinSept: SC advocate writes to PM Modi
- August 17, 2020: JEE Main and NEET 2020 PILs Dismissed by Supreme Court; Check live updates
- August 17, 2020: JEE Main, NEET 2020 in September as per schedule: Supreme Court
NEET is a pen and paper mode entrance exam for admission to 542 medical, 313 dental, 914 AYUSH and 47 BVSc and AH colleges in India. Also it is important to qualify NEET 2020 if any aspirant wishes to study medicine abroad. As many as 15.97 lakh candidates will be appearing for National Eligibility Entrance Test. The result of NEET 2020 will be valid for one year only.
NTA NEET helpline
Address: Block C-20 1A/8 ,Sector- 62
IITK Outreach Centre, Gautam Buddh Nagar
Noida-201309, Uttar Pradesh (India)
Contact number: 0120 6895200
Website: nta.ac.in or ntaneet.nic.in
NEET 2020 Highlights
|Full Exam Name||National Eligibility cum Entrance Test|
|Short Exam Name||NEET|
|Conducting Body||National Testing Agency|
|Frequency of Conduct||Once a year|
|Exam Level||National Level Exam|
|Languages||Assamese, Bengali +9 More|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Application Fee (General)||1500 Rs [Online]|
|Mode of Exam||Offline|
|Mode of Counselling||Online / Offline|
|Exam Duration||3 Hours|
|Number of Seats||158002 Seats|
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NEET 2020 Important Dates
Upcoming Dates and Events
28 Sep, 2020 (Tentative)
Answer Key - Official NEET Answer key | Mode: Online
23 Sep, 2020 - 30 Sep, 2020
Correction Window (Re-opened) | Mode: Online Ongoing
23 Sep, 2020 - 30 Sep, 2020
Application - Correction window Re-opened | Mode: Online Ongoing
12 Oct, 2020 (Tentative)
Result - NEET 2020 result | Mode: Online
Past Dates and Events
26 Aug, 2020 - 13 Sep, 2020
Admit Card - Release date | Mode: Online
13 Sep, 2020
Exam | Mode: Offline
03 Feb, 2020 - 09 Feb, 2020
Application - Completing process by registered candidates | Mode: Online
15 Jan, 2020 - 31 Jan, 2020
Application Correction | Mode: Online
02 Dec, 2019 - 06 Jan, 2020
Application | Mode: Online
02 Dec, 2019 - 01 Jan, 2020
Application fee payment | Mode: Online
21 Aug, 2019
Advertisement | Mode: Online
An aspirant who applies for NEET has to meet the eligibility criteria of NEET which specifies the academic qualifications, age limit, pass percentage, nationality etc that are mandatory to appear for the exam. The NEET eligibility criteria are based on regulations of Graduate Medical Education 1997 Act. Candidates must meet the NEET eligibility as given failing which they will not be allowed to appear for the exam. It should be noted that merely fulfilling the eligibility criteria of NEET is not sufficient for admissions. NEET admission criteria and cutoff for MBBS, BDS and other medical courses will be separate for All India and state counselling.
Know the NEET 2020 eligibility criteria
|Nationality||Indian Nationals, NRIs, PIOs, OCIs and Foreign Nationals are eligible to take NEET|
|Age Limit||Candidates who are 17 years and above as on the date of admissions or by December 31, 2020 are eligible to apply for NEET. There is no upper age limit as of now|
|Qualifying Exam||Candidate must have passed Class 12 or equivalent examination with Chemistry, Biology and Physics as mandatory subjects. They must have scored a minimum of 50% in aggregate and in each subject too. OBC/ SC/ST candidates must have scored a minimum of 40% while PwD candidates must score at least 45% in the qualifying exam|
|Number of Attempts||There is no limit to the number of attempts for NEET until specified|
|NIOS and other open schools||Open schooling candidates are eligible for NEET as per the last ruling however, the matter is under subjudice.|
|Biology as extra subject||This clause is subjudice. Candidates who have Biology as an extra subject however, can also apply for NEET.|
|Reservation Criteria for All India and State||Candidates applying for All India quota must fall under the central list for NEET reservations. For state wise counselling, they will be eligible to apply for admissions if they belong to the reserved category of the state.|
|Domicile||There is no domicile or residency clause for All India quota. However, state wise counselling is open to students of the state only and other seats as per the given guidelines of the respective state.|
|EWS Category||To apply for NEET under EWS, candidates|
Should not fall under SCs, STs and OBCs reservations
Family has gross annual income below Rs 8 lakhs including all sources of income
And Should not have the following
Family includes the candidate, his/her parents and siblings below the age of 18 years as also his/her spouse and children below the age of 18 years
Candidates must submit a certificate to the effect during NEET counselling
How to choose qualifying code in NEET?
- Candidates appearing for Class XII in 2020 should select qualifying code as 01
- Those who have passed their class 12 should fill code [02 to 07] as per their qualifying examination.
- Candidates who dont fall under the above must use "others" and furnish all details asked.
NEET eligibility for admission in BUMS Course- Candidates must have passed class 10 with Urdu or Arabic or Persian language as a subject, or clear the class 10 Urdu test (wherever there is provision to conduct of such test) in the entrance examination conducted by the University or Board or registered Society or Association authorized by the Government to conduct such examination.
Eligbility through NEET for admission in BSMS course - Candidates must have passed Tamil as one of the subjects in class 10 or equivalent or candidates shall have to study Tamil as a subject during the first professional course
Mode of Application : Online
Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card | Other
National Testing Agency (NTA) has once again re-opened the correction window facility on September 23. The correction window will be available till September 30, 2020, wherein, candidates can make changes in details such as mother’s name, father’s name, gender, category, person with disability, state code of eligibility and nationality. Earlier, NTA had reopened the correction window facility of NEET application form on July 4 only for registered candidates wherein, candidates could edit their details such as details, photograph, signature and exam cities.
Earlier, candidates could fill details in the application form of NEET till March 19 up to 12:00 AM. Earlier, the authorities had completed the registration facility of NEET 2020 application form on January 6 (11:50 PM). The last date was extended from December 31, 2019, to January 6 (11.59 pm). The authority had opened the correction window facility for successfully registered candidates from January 15 to 31, 2020. Candidates had to upload scanned images of their photograph, signature, left thumb impression and the passing certificate of class 10 or equivalent along with the NEET application form.
Which processes could be completed in the re-opened duration?
Candidates could complete below-mentioned steps in the application form of NEET:
Step II - Fill in the complete NEET application form 2020
Step III - Uploading of scanned images
Step IV - Payment of NEET application fee and status of online application form with fee
Changes in NEET 2020 application form
- Candidates had to upload their class 10 passing certificate.
- They had to upload their left thumb impression. In case of no left thumb, such candidates had to use the impression of their right thumb and upload the image of the same.
- Aadhaar verification could be added as a security measure subject to approval from the Ministry of Information and Technology.
- Fee amount was increased and payment was online only.
NEET 2020 application form can be filled in four easy steps as given below.
How to Fill NEET Application Form 2020?
Step 1 - Registration: Candidates must first register for NEET by entering the following details
- Candidate's name
- Mother's name
- Father's name
- Person with Disability/ Disability details/ Percentage of disability/Do you need scribe?
- Date of Birth
- State of Eligibility for All India Quota
- Identification Type/ Identification Number - If Aadhaar is chosen only last 4 digits to be entered
- Mobile Number/ provision for alternate mobile number
- Email ID/ provision for alternate email ID
- Create Password
- OTP Verification
Details should match the ones given in the Secondary School Examination or equivalent Board/ University Certificate. After submission of the above details, a provisional NEET application number is generated along with the password for login purposes.
Step 2 - Filling NEET Application Form: Candidates must login and fill the following-
- Personal details filled will be auto generated from registration
- Minority/ Minority Name
- Suffering from Diabetes 1?
- Single Girl Child
- Place of Birth/ State/ District
- Medium of NEET Question Paper
- Choice of NEET examination cities ( four must be chosen as per order of preference
- Academic Details (Class 10) - Name of School Board/ Name of School/ Address/ Year of Passing/ Place of study/ State where school is located/ District where school is located/ Percentage of marks obtained/ Roll No
- Academic Details (Class 11) - Name of School Board/ Year of Passing/ Place of study/ State where school is located/ District where school is located
- Academic Details (Class 12) - Name of School Board/ Name of School/ Address/ Place of study/ State where school is located/ District where school is located/ Mode of preparation/ NEET 2020 qualifying code/ Year of Passing or appeared/ Percentage of marks obtained/ Roll No
- Details of subject wise marks of qualyfing exam.
- Permanent address
- Correspondence address
- Details of Father/ Guardian /Mother: Code of occupation, Income and qualification
- Dress code
Step 3 - Upload Photograph, Signature, Left Thumb Impression and Class 10 Certificate: Candidates must upload the scanned images along with the application of NEET as specified below. Know the NEET photo requirements 2020 before you upload to avoid rejcetion by the system.
Details of documents to be uploaded
Size and Format
Passport size photograph with a white background taken after Septemebr 1, 2019 only. Name of candidate and date should be written below.
10 Kb to 200 Kb in JPG/ JPEG format
Postcard size photograph ( 4”X6” ) also with a white background. Photograph must be same as passport size and taken after September 1, 2019. Name of candidate and date should be written below
|50 Kb to 300 Kb in JPG/ JPEG format|
Signature should be in black ink on a white paper. Candidates should avoid capital letters
4 Kb to 30 Kb in JPG/ JPEG format
|Left thumb impression in blue ink on a white paper. Care shouold be taken to ensure the impression is not smudged.||10 kb to 50 kb in JPG/ JPEG format|
|Class X Passing Certificate||100 kb to 400 kb JPG/ JPEG format|
Step 4 - Pay NEET 2020 application fee: The details of fee payable and mode are given below
|Gen||Rs 1500 plus extra GST charges||Debit/Credit card/ Netbanking/UPI through State Bank of India/Syndicate Bank/HDFC Bank/ICICI Bank/Paytm as service provider|
|OBC NCL */ Gen -EWS||Rs 1400 plus extra GST charges|
Rs 800 plus extra GST charges
*OBC-NCL categories mentioned in the Central List of Other Backward Classes at ncbc.nic.in/user_panel/centralliststateview.aspx are eligible to apply for NEET under OBC NCL. State list candidates not in the central list must choose General as category.
Step 5 - Take a printout of confirmation page: Use the print option to download the confirmation page and save it for future reference.
Note: Same Passport size and Post Card size photographs are to be used for uploading with Online Application Form and for pasting on Attendance Sheet at the Examination Centre/Counselling/Admission. Candidates are reminded to keep 6 to 8 passport size and 4 to 6 Post Card size (4”X6”) colour photographs with white background
NEET Correction Window
In case candidates have made mistakes in their NEET application form, they can correct the same. The NEET correction window will be now be available till May 3. Mistakes in all field can be corrected. No request for further corrections will be entertained once this NEET correction window is closed.
|EWS, OBC||Online||Male||₹ 1400|
|General||Online||Female, Male||₹ 1500|
|General, ST, SC, OBC||Online||Transgender||₹ 800|
|ST, SC||Online||Female, Male||₹ 800|
|General, ST, SC, OBC||PWD||Online||Female, Male||₹ 800|
Physical world and measurement
|Physics: Scope and excitement; nature of physical laws; physics, technology, and society|
|Need for measurement: Units of measurement; systems of units; SI units, fundamental and derived units, length, mass and time measurements; accuracy and precision of measuring instruments; errors in measurement; significant figures|
|Dimensions of physical quantities, dimensional analysis and its applications|
|Frame of reference, motion in a straight line; position-time graph, speed and velocity|
|Uniform and nonuniform motion, average speed and instantaneous velocity|
|Uniformly accelerated motion, velocity-time and position-time graphs, for uniformly accelerated motion (graphical treatment)|
|Elementary concepts of differentiation and integration for describing motion|
|Scalar and vector quantities: Position and displacement vectors, general vectors, general vectors and notation, equality of vectors, multiplication of vectors by a real number; addition and subtraction of vectors|
|Resolution of a vector in a plane-rectangular components|
|Scalar and vector products of vectors|
|Motion in a plane|
|Cases of uniform velocity and uniform acceleration-projectile motion|
|Uniform circular motion|
|Intuitive concept of force|
|Inertia, Newton's first law of motion; momentum and Newton's second law of motion; impulse; Newton's third law of motion|
|Law of conservation of linear momentum and its applications|
|Equilibrium of concurrent forces|
|Static and kinetic friction, laws of friction, rolling friction, lubrication|
|Dynamics of uniform circular motion|
|Centripetal force, examples of circular motion (vehicle on level circular road, vehicle on banked road)|
Work, energy, and power
|Work done by a constant force and variable force; kinetic energy, work-energy theorem, power|
|Notion of potential energy, potential energy of a spring, conservative forces; conservation of mechanical energy (kinetic and potential energies); non-conservative forces; motion in a vertical circle|
|Elastic and inelastic collisions in one and two dimensions|
Motion of system of particles and rigid body
|Centre of mass of a two-particle system, momentum conservation and centre of mass motion|
|Centre of mass of a rigid body; centre of mass of uniform rod|
|Moment of a force, torque, angular momentum, conservation of angular momentum with some examples|
|Equilibrium of rigid bodies, rigid body rotation and equation of rotational motion, comparison of linear and rotational motions; moment of inertia, radius of gyration|
|Values of M.I. for simple geometrical objects (no derivation)|
|Statement of parallel and perpendicular axes theorems and their applications|
|Kepler's laws of planetary motion|
|The universal law of gravitation|
|Acceleration due to gravity and its variation with altitude and depth|
|Gravitational potential energy; gravitational potential|
|Escape velocity, orbital velocity of a satellite|
Properties of bulk matter
|Elastic behaviour, stress-strain relationship|
|Hooke's law, Young's modulus, bulk modulus, shear, modulus of rigidity, Poisson's ratio; elastic energy|
|Viscosity, Stokes' law, terminal velocity, Reynold's number, streamline and turbulent flow|
|Critical velocity, Bernoulli's theorem and its applications|
|Surface energy and surface tension, angle of contact, excess of pressure, application of surface tension ideas to drops, bubbles and capillary rise|
|Heat, temperature, thermal expansion; thermal expansion of solids, liquids, and gases|
|Specific heat capacity: Cp, Cv-calorimetry; change of state-latent heat|
|Heat transfer-conduction and thermal conductivity, convection, and radiation|
|Qualitative ideas of black body radiation, Wien's displacement law, and green house effect|
|Newton's law of cooling and Stefan's law|
|Thermal equilibrium and definition of temperature (zeroth law of thermodynamics)|
|Heat, work, and internal energy|
|First law of thermodynamics|
|Isothermal and adiabatic processes|
|Second law of the thermodynamics: Reversible and irreversible processes|
|Heat engines and refrigerators|
Behaviour of perfect gas and kinetic theory
|Equation of state of a perfect gas, work done on compressing a gas|
|Kinetic theory of gases: Assumptions, concept of pressure, kinetic energy and temperature; degrees of freedom, law of equipartition of energy (statement only) and application to specific heat capacities of gases; concept of mean free path|
|Periodic motion-period, frequency, displacement as a function of time|
|Simple harmonic motion (SHM) and its equation; phase; oscillations of a spring-restoring force and force constant; energy in SHM-kinetic and potential energies; simple pendulum-derivation of expression for its time period|
|Free, forced, and damped oscillations (qualitative ideas only), resonance|
|Longitudinal and transverse waves, speed of wave motion|
|Displacement relation for a progressive wave|
|Principle of superposition of waves, reflection of waves, standing waves in strings and organ pipes, fundamental mode and harmonics|
|Electric charges and their conservation|
|Coulomb's law-force between two point charges, forces between multiple charges; superposition principle and continuous charge distribution|
|Electric field, electric field due to a point charge, electric field lines; electric dipole, electric field due to a dipole; torque on a dipole in a uniform electric field|
|Electric flux, statement of Gauss's theorem and its applications to find field due to infinitely long straight wire, uniformly charged infinite plane sheet and uniformly charged thin spherical shell (field inside and outside)|
|Electric potential, potential difference, electric potential due to a point charge, a dipole and system of charges: equipotential surfaces, electrical potential energy of a system of two point charges and of electric diploes in an electrostatic field|
|Conductors and insulators, free charges and bound charges inside a conductor|
|Dielectrics and electric polarization, capacitors and capacitance, combination of capacitors in series and in parallel, capacitance of a parallel plate capacitor with and without dielectric medium between the plates, energy stored in a capacitor|
|Van De Graaff generator|
|Electric current, flow of electric charges in a metallic conductor, drift velocity and mobility, and their relation with electric current; Ohm's law, electrical resistance, V-I characteristics (liner and non-linear), electrical energy and power|
|Electrical resistivity and conductivity|
|Carbon resistors, colour code for carbon resistors; series and parallel combinations of resistors; temperature dependence of resistance|
|Internal resistance of a cell, potential difference and emf of a cell, combination of cells in series and in parallel|
|Kirchhoff's laws and simple applications|
|Wheatstone bridge, meter bridge|
|Potentiometer-principle and applications to measure potential difference, and for comparing EMF of two cells; measurement of internal resistance of a cell|
|Concept of magnetic field, Oersted's experiment|
|Biot-Savart law and its application to current carrying circular loop|
|Ampere's law and its applications to infinitely long straight wire, straight and toroidal solenoids|
|Force on a moving charge in uniform magnetic and electric fields|
|Force on a current-carrying conductor in a uniform magnetic field|
|Force between two parallel current-carrying conductors-definition of ampere|
|Torque experienced by a current loop in a magnetic field; moving coil galvanometer-its current sensitivity and conversion to ammeter and voltmeter|
|Current loop as a magnetic dipole and its magnetic dipole moment|
|Magnetic dipole moment of a revolving electron|
|Magnetic field intensity due to a magnetic dipole (bar magnet) along its axis and perpendicular to its axis|
|Torque on a magnetic dipole (bar magnet) in a uniform magnetic field; bar magnet as an equivalent solenoid; magnetic field line; Earth's magnetic field and magnetic elements|
|Para-, dia-, and ferro-magnetic substances with examples|
|Electromagnetic and factors affecting their strengths|
Electromagnetic induction and alternating currents
|Electromagnetic induction; Faraday's law, induced EMF and current; Lenz's Law, Eddy currents|
|Self and mutual inductance|
|Alternating currents, peak and RMS value of alternating current/ voltage; reactance and impedance; LC oscillations (qualitative treatment only), LCR series circuit, resonance; power in AC circuits, Wattles current|
|AC generator and transformer|
|Need for displacement current|
|Electromagnetic waves and their characteristics (qualitative ideas only)|
|Transverse nature of electromagnetic waves|
|Electromagnetic spectrum (radio waves, microwaves, infrared, visible, ultraviolet, X-rays, gamma rays) including elementary facts about their uses|
|Reflection of light, spherical mirrors, mirror formula|
|Refraction of light, total internal reflection and its applications optical fibers, refraction at spherical surfaces, lenses, thin lens formula, lens-maker's formula|
|Magnification, power of a lens, combination of thin lenses in contact combination of a lens and a mirror|
|Refraction and dispersion of light through a prism|
|Scattering of light-blue colour of the sky and reddish appearance of the sun at sunrise and sunset|
|Optical instruments: Human eye, image formation and accommodation, correction of eye defects (myopia and hypermetropia) using lenses|
|Microscopes and astronomical telescopes (reflecting and refracting) and their magnifying powers|
|Wave optics: Wavefront and Huygens' principle, reflection and refraction of plane wave at a plane surface using wavefronts|
|Proof of laws of reflection and refraction using Huygens' principle|
|Interference, Young's double hole experiment and expression for fringe width, coherent sources and sustained interference of light|
|Diffraction due to a single slit, width of central maximum|
|Resolving power of microscopes and astronomical telescopes|
|Polarization, plane polarized light, Brewster's law, uses of plane polarized light and polaroids|
|Photoelectric effect, Hertz and Lenard's observations; Einstein's photoelectric equation-particle nature of light|
|Matter waves-wave nature of particles, de Broglie relation|
|Davisson-germer experiment (experimental details should be omitted, only conclusion should be explained)|
|Alpha-particle scattering experiments; Rutherford's model of atom; Bohr model, energy levels, hydrogen spectrum|
|Composition and size of nucleus, atomic masses, isotopes, isobars; isotones|
|Radioactivity-alpha, beta, and gamma particles/rays and their properties decay law|
|Mass-energy relation, mass defect; binding energy per nucleon and its variation with mass number, nuclear fission and fusion|
|Energy bands in solids (qualitative ideas only), conductors, insulators and semiconductors, semiconductor diode-I-V characteristics in forward and reverse bias, diode as a rectifier, I-V characteristics of LED, diode, solar cell, and Zener diode|
|Zener diode as a voltage regulator|
|Junction transistor, transistor action, characteristics of a transistor; transistor as an amplifier (common emitter configuration) and oscillator|
|Logic gates (OR, AND, NOT, NAND, and NOR)|
|Transistor as a switch|
Some basic concepts of chemistry
|General introduction: Important and scope of chemistry|
|Laws of chemical combination, Dalton's atomic theory: Concept of elements, atoms, and molecules|
|Atomic and molecular masses|
|Mole concept and molar mass; percentage composition and empirical and molecular formula; chemical reactions, stoichiometry and calculations based on stoichiometry|
Structure of atom
|Atomic number, isotopes and isobars|
|Concept of shells and subshells, dual nature of matter and light, De Broglie's relationship, Heisenberg uncertainty principle, concept of orbital, quantum numbers, shapes of s, p, and d orbitals, rules for filling electrons in orbitals-Aufbau principle|
|Pauli exclusion principles and Hund's rule, electronic configuration of atoms, stability of half filled and completely filled orbitals|
|Modern periodic law and long form of periodic table, periodic trends in properties of elements-atomic radii, ionic radii, ionization enthalpy, electron gain enthalpy, electronegativity, valence|
|Valence electrons, ionic bond, covalent bond, bond parameters, Lewis structure, polar character of covalent bond, valence bond theory, resonance, geometry of molecules, VSEPR theory|
|Concept of hybridization involving s, p, and d orbitals and shapes of some simple molecules, molecular orbital theory of homonuclear diatomic molecules (qualitative idea only)|
States of matter: gases and liquids
|Three states of matter, intermolecular interactions, types of bonding, melting and boiling points, role of gas laws of elucidating the concept of the molecule, Boyle's law, Charle's law, Gay Lussac's law, Avogadro's law, ideal behaviour of gases|
|Empirical derivation of gas equation|
|Avogadro number, ideal gas equation|
|Kinetic energy and molecular speeds (elementary idea), deviation from ideal behaviour, liquefaction of gases, critical temperature.|
|Liquid state-vapour pressure, viscosity and surface tension (qualitative idea only, no mathematical derivations)|
|First law of thermodynamics-internal energy and enthalpy, heat capacity and specific heat, measurement of U and H, Hess's law of constant heat summation|
|Enthalpy of: Bond dissociation, combustion, formation, atomization, sublimation, phase transition, ionization, solution, and dilution|
|Introduction of entropy as state function, second law of thermodynamics, Gibbs energy change for spontaneous and non-spontaneous process, criteria for equilibrium and spontaneity|
|Third law of thermodynamics-brief introduction|
|Equilibrium in physical and chemical processes, dynamic nature of equilibrium, law of chemical equilibrium, equilibrium constant, factors affecting equilibrium-Le Chatelier's principle, ionic equilibrium-ionization of acids and bases|
|Strong and weak electrolytes, degree of ionization, ionization of polybasic acids, acid strength, concept of pH, hydrolysis of salts (elementary idea), buffer solutions, Henderson equation, solubility product|
|Common ion effect (with illustrative examples)|
|Concept of oxidation and oxidation and reduction, redox reactions oxidation number, balancing redox reactions in terms of loss and gain of electron and change in oxidation numbers|
|Occurrence, isotopes, preparation, properties and uses of hydrogen, hydridesionic, covalent and interstitial; physical and chemical properties of water, heavy water; hydrogen peroxide-preparation, reactions, uses, and structure|
S-block elements (alkali and alkaline earth metals)
|Group I and group 2 elements: General introduction, electronic configuration, occurrence, anomalous properties of the first element of each group, diagonal relationship|
|Group I and group 2 elements: Trends in the variation of properties (such as ionization enthalpy, atomic, and ionic radii), trends in chemical reactivity with oxygen, water, hydrogen and halogens; uses|
|Preparation and properties of some important compounds: Sodium carbonate, sodium chloride, sodium hydroxide, and sodium hydrogencarbonate, biological importance of sodium and potassium. Industrial use of lime and limestone|
|Preparation and properties of some important compounds: Biological importance of Mg and Ca|
|General Introduction to p-block elements|
|Group 13 elements: General introduction, electronic configuration, occurrence, variation of properties, oxidation states, trends in chemical reactivity, anomalous properties of first element of the group|
|Group 13 elements: Boron, some important compounds: Borax, boric acids, boron hydrides, aluminium: Uses, reactions with acids, and alkalies|
|General 14 elements: General introduction, electronic configuration, occurrence, variation of properties, oxidation states, trends in chemical reactivity, anomalous behaviour of first element|
|General 14 elements: Carbon, allotropic forms, physical and chemical properties, uses of some important compounds: Oxides|
|Important compounds of silicon and a few uses: Silicon tetrachloride, silicones, silicates and zeolites, their uses|
Organic chemistry-some basic principles and techniques
|General introduction, methods of purification qualitative and quantitative analysis, classification and IUPAC nomenclature of organic compounds|
|Electronic displacements in a covalent bond: Inductive effect, electromeric effect, resonance and hyper conjugation|
|Homolytic and heterolytic fission of a covalent bond: Free radials, carbocations, carbanions; electrophiles and nucleophiles, types of organic reactions|
|Alkanes-nomenclature, isomerism, conformations (ethane only), physical properties, chemical reactions including free radical mechanism of halogenation, combustion and pyrolysis|
|Alkanes-nomenclature, structure of double bond (ethene), geometrical isomerism, physical properties, methods of preparation, chemical reactions: Addition of hydrogen, halogen, water, hydrogen halides (Markovnikov's addition and peroxide effect)|
|Alkanes-ozonolysis, oxidation, mechanism of electrophilic addition|
|Alkynes-nomenclature, structure of triple bond (ethyne), physical properties, methods of preparation, chemical reactions: Acidic character of alkynes, addition reaction of-hydrogen, halogens, hydrogen halides, and water|
|Aromatic hydrocarbons-introduction, IUPAC nomenclature; benzene; resonance, aromaticity; chemical properties: Mechanism of electrophilic substitution-nitration sulphonation, halogenation, Friedel Craft's alkylation and acylation|
|Aromatic hydrocarbons-directive influence of functional group in mono-substituted benzene; carcinogenicity and toxicity|
|Environmental pollution: Air, water, and soil pollution, chemical reactions in atmosphere, smogs, major atmospheric pollutants; acid rain ozone and its reactions, effects of depletion of ozone layer|
|Environmental pollution: Greenhouse effect and global warming-pollution due to industrial wastes; green chemistry as an alternative tool for reducing pollution, strategy for control of environmental pollution|
|Classification of solids based on different binding forces; molecular, ionic covalent and metallic solids, amorphous and crystalline solids (elementary idea), unit cell in two dimensional and three dimensional lattices|
|Calculation of density of unit cell, packing in solids, packing efficiency, voids, number of atoms per unit cell in a cubic unit cell, point defects, electrical and magnetic properties, band theory of metals, conductors, semiconductors, and insulators|
|Types of solutions, expression of concentration of solutions of solids in liquids, solubility of gases in liquids, solid solutions, colligative properties-relative lowering of vapour pressure, Raoult's law|
|Elevation of boiling point, depression of freezing point, osmotic pressure, determination of molecular masses using colligative properties abnormal molecular mass|
|Van Hoff factor|
|Redox reactions, conductance in electrolytic solutions, specific and molar conductivity variation of conductivity with concentration, Kohlrausch's law, electrolysis and laws of electrolysis (elementary idea), dry cell-electrolytic cells and galvanic cells|
|Lead accumulator, EMF of a cell, standard electrode potential, relation between Gibbs energy change and EMF of a cell, fuel cells; corrosion|
|Rate of a reaction (average and instantaneous), factors affecting rates of reaction, concentration, temperature, catalyst; order and molecularity of a reaction; rate law and specific rate constant|
|Integrated rate equations and half life (only for zero and first order reactions); concept of collision theory (elementary idea, no mathematical treatment)|
|Activation energy, Arrhenius equation|
|Adsorption-physisorption and chemisorption, factors affecting adsorption of gases on solids, catalysis homogeneous and heterogeneous, activity and selectivity: Enzyme catalysis, colloidal state: Distinction between true solutions, colloids and suspensions|
|Lyophillic, lyophobic multimolecular and macromolecular colloids; properties of colloids; Tyndall effect, Brownian movement, electrophoresis, coagulation; emulsions-types of emulsions|
General principles and processes of isolation of elements
|Principles and methods of extraction-concentration, oxidation, reduction electrolytic method and refining, occurrence and principles of extraction of aluminium, copper, zinc, and iron|
|Group 15 elements: General introduction, electronic configuration, occurrence, oxidation states, trends in physical and chemical properties; preparation and properties of ammonia and nitric acid, oxides of nitrogen (structure only)|
|Group 15 elements: Phosphorous-allotropic forms; compounds of phosphorous: Preparation and properties of phosphine, halides (PCI3, PCI5) and oxoacids (elementary idea only)|
|Group 16 elements: General introduction, electronic configuration, oxidation states, occurrence, trends in physical and chemical properties; dioxygen: Preparation, properties, and uses; classification of oxides; ozone|
|Group 16 elements: Sulphur-allotropic forms; compounds of sulphur: Preparation, preparation, properties, and uses of sulphur dioxide; sulphuric acid: Industrial process of manufacture, properties, and uses, oxoacids of sulphur (structures only)|
|Group 17 elements: General introduction, electronic configuration, oxidation states, occurrence, trends in physical and chemical properties; compounds of halogens: Preparation, properties, and uses of chlorine and hydrochloric acid|
|Group 17 elements: Interhalogen compounds oxoacids of halogens (structures only)|
|Group 18 Elements: General introduction, electronic configuration, occurrence, trends in physical and chemical properties, uses|
|General introduction, electronic configuration, characteristics of transition metals|
|General trends in properties of the first row transition metals-metallic character, ionization enthalpy, oxidation states, ionic radii, colour, catalytic property, magnetic properties, interstitial compounds, alloy formation|
|Preparation and Properties of K2Cr2O7 and KMnO4|
|Lanthanoids-electronic configuration, oxidation states, chemical reactivity, and lanthanoid contraction, and its consequences|
|Actinoids: Electronic configuration, oxidation states and comparison with lanthanoids|
|Coordination compounds: Introduction, ligands, coordination number, colour, magnetic properties and shapes, IUPAC nomenclature of mononuclear coordination compounds, isomerism (structural and stereo) bonding, Werner's theory VBT, CFT|
|Coordination compounds: Importance of coordination compounds (in qualitative analysis, biological systems)|
Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
|Haloalkanes: Nomenclature, nature of C-X bond, physical and chemical properties, mechanism of substitution reactions, optical rotation|
|Haloarenes: Nature of C-X bond, substitution reactions (directive influence of halogen for monosubstituted compounds only)|
|Uses and environment effects of-dichloromethane, trichloromethane, tetrachloromethane, iodoform, freons, DDT|
Alcohols, phenols, and ethers
|Alcohols: Nomenclature, methods of preparation, physical and chemical properties (of primary alcohols only); identification of primary, secondary and tertiary alcohols; mechanism of dehydration, uses with special reference to methanol and ethanol|
|Phenols: Nomenclature, methods of preparation, physical and chemical properties, acidic nature of phenol, electrophillic substitution reactions, uses of phenols|
|Ethers: Nomenclature, methods of preparation, physical, and chemical properties uses|
Aldehydes, ketones, and carboxylic acids
|Aldehydes and ketones: Nomenclature, nature of carbonyl group, methods of preparation, physical and chemical properties; and mechanism of nucleophilic addition, reactivity of alpha hydrogen in aldehydes; uses|
|Carboxylic Acids: Nomenclature, acidic nature, methods of preparation, physical and chemical properties; uses|
|Amines: Nomenclature, classification, structure, methods of preparation, physical, and chemical properties, uses, identification of primary secondary and tertiary amines|
|Cyanides and isocyanides-will be mentioned at relevant places|
|Diazonium salts: Preparation, chemical reactions, and importance in synthetic organic chemistry|
|Carbohydrates-classification (aldoses and ketoses), monosaccharide (glucose and fructose), D.L. configuration, oligosaccharides (sucrose, lactose, maltose), polysaccharides (starch, cellulose, glycogen): Importance|
|Proteins-elementary idea of-amino acids, peptide bond, polypeptides, proteins, primary structure, secondary structure, tertiary structure, and quaternary structure (qualitative idea only), denaturation of proteins, enzymes|
|Hormones-elementary idea (excluding structure)|
|Vitamins-classification and function|
|Nucleic acids: DNA and RNA|
|Classification-natural and synthetic, methods of polymerization (addition and condensation), copolymerization|
|Some important polymers: Natural and synthetic like polyesters, bakelite; rubber, biodegradable and non-biodegradable polymers|
|Chemicals in medicines-analgesics, tranquilizers, antiseptics, disinfectants, antimicrobials, antifertility drugs, antibiotics, antacids, antihistamines|
|Chemicals in food-preservatives, artificial sweetening agents, elementary idea of antioxidants|
|Cleansing agents-soaps and detergents, cleansing action|
|What is living?; biodiversity; need for classification; three domains of life, taxonomy and systematics; concept of species and taxonomical hierarchy; binomial nomenclature; tools for study of taxonomy-museums, zoos, herbaria, botanical gardens|
|Five kingdom classification; salient features and classification of monera; protista and fungi into major groups; lichens; viruses, and viroids|
|Salient features and classification of plants into major groups-algae, bryophytes, pteridophytes, gymnosperms, and angiosperms (three to five salient and distinguishing features and at least two examples of each category)|
|Angiosperms classification up to class, characteristic features and examples|
|Salient features and classification of animals-nonchordate up to phyla level and chordate up to classes level (three to five salient features and at least two examples)|
Structural organization in animals and plants
|Morphology and modifications; tissues; anatomy and functions of different parts of flowering plants: Root, stem, leaf, inflorescence-cymose and recemose, flower, fruit and seed (to be dealt along with the relevant practical of the practical syllabus)|
|Animal tissues; morphology, anatomy and functions of different systems (digestive, circulatory, respiratory, nervous, and reproductive) of an insect (cockroach)|
|Cell theory and cell as the basic unit of life; structure of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell; plant cell and animal cell; cell envelope, cell membrane, cell wall; cell organelles-structure and function|
|Endomembrane system-endoplasmic reticulum, Golgi bodies, lysosomes, vacuoles; mitochondria, ribosomes, plastids, micro bodies; cytoskeleton, cilia, flagella, centrioles (ultra structure and function); nucleus-nuclear membrane, chromatin, nucleolus|
|Chemical constituents of living cells: Biomolecules-structure and function of proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids; enzymes-types, properties, enzyme action|
|B cell division: Cell cycle, mitosis, meiosis, and their significance|
|Transport in plants: Movement of water, gases, and nutrients; cell to cell transport-diffusion, facilitated diffusion, active transport; plant-water relations-imbibition, water potential, osmosis, plasmolysis|
|Transport in plants: Long distance transport of water-absorption, apoplast, symplast, transpiration pull, root pressure and guttation; transpiration-opening and closing of stomata|
|Transport in plants: Uptake and translocation of mineral nutrients-transport of food, phloem transport, mass flow hypothesis; diffusion of gases (brief mention)|
|Mineral nutrition: Essential minerals, macro, and micronutrients and their role; deficiency symptoms; mineral toxicity; elementary idea of hydroponics as a method to study mineral nutrition; nitrogen metabolism-nitrogen cycle, biological nitrogen fixation|
|Photosynthesis: Photosynthesis as a means of autotrophic nutrition; site of photosynthesis take place; pigments involved in photosynthesis (elementary idea); photochemical and biosynthetic phases of photosynthesis|
|Photosynthesis: Cyclic and non cyclic and photophosphorylation; chemiosmotic hypothesis; photorespiration C3 and C4 pathways; factors affecting photosynthesis|
|Respiration: Exchange gases; cellular respiration-glycolysis, fermentation (anaerobic), TCA cycle and electron transport system (aerobic); energy relations-number of ATP molecules generated; amphibolic pathways; respiratory quotient|
|Plant growth and development: Seed germination; phases of plant growth and plant growth rate; conditions of growth; differentiation, dedifferentiation, and redifferentiation; sequence of developmental process in a plant cell|
|Plant growth and development: Growth regulators-auxin, gibberellin, cytokinin, ethylene, ABA; seed dormancy; vernalisation; photoperiodism|
|Digestion and absorption; alimentary canal and digestive glands; role of digestive enzymes and gastrointestinal hormones; peristalsis, digestion, absorption and assimilation of proteins, carbohydrates and fats|
|Caloric value of proteins, carbohydrates and fats; egestion; nutritional and digestive disorders-PEM, indigestion, constipation, vomiting, jaundice, diarrhea|
|Breathing and respiration: Respiratory organs in animals (recall only); respiratory system in humans; mechanism of breathing and its regulation in humans-exchange of gases, transport of gases and regulation of respiration, respiratory volumes|
|Breathing and respiration: Disorders related to respiration-asthma, emphysema, occupational respiratory disorders|
|Body fluids and circulation: Composition of blood, blood groups, coagulation of blood; composition of lymph and its function; human circulatory system-structure of human heart and blood vessels; cardiac cycle, cardiac output, ECG, double circulation|
|Body fluids and circulation: Regulation of cardiac activity; disorders of circulatory system-hypertension, coronary artery disease, angina pectoris, heart failure|
|Excretory products and their elimination: Modes of excretion-ammonotelism, ureotelism, uricotelism; human excretory system-structure and function; urine formation, osmoregulation; regulation of kidney function-renin-angiotensin, atrial natriuretic factor|
|Excretory products and their elimination: ADH and diabetes insipidus; role of other organs in excretion; disorders; uraemia, renal failure, renal calculi, nephritis; dialysis and artificial kidney|
|Locomotion and movement: Types of movement-ciliary, fiagellar, muscular; skeletal muscle-contractile proteins and muscle contraction; skeletal system and its functions (to be dealt with the relevant practical of practical syllabus); joints|
|Locomotion and movement: Disorders of muscular and skeletal system-myasthenia gravis, tetany, muscular dystrophy, arthritis, osteoporosis, gout|
|Neural control and coordination: Neuron and nerves; nervous system in humans central nervous system, peripheral nervous system and visceral nervous system; generation and conduction of nerve impulse; reflex action; sense organs|
|Neural control and coordination: Elementary structure and function of eye and ear|
|Chemical coordination and regulation: Endocrine glands and hormones; human endocrine system, hypothalamus, pituitary, pineal, thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, pancreas, gonads; mechanism of hormone action (elementary idea)|
|Chemical coordination and regulation: Role of hormones as messengers and regulators|
|Chemical coordination and regulation: Hypo and hyperactivity and related disorders (common disorders e.g. dwarfism, acromegaly, cretinism, goiter, exopthalmic goiter, diabetes, Addison's disease)|
|Reproduction in organisms: Reproduction, a characteristic feature of all organisms for continuation of species; modes of reproduction-asexual and sexual; asexual reproduction; modes-binary fission, sporulation, budding, gemmule, fragmentation|
|Reproduction in organisms: Vegetative propagation in plants|
|Sexual reproduction in flowering plants: Flower structure; development of male and female gametophytes; pollination-types, agencies, and examples; outbreeding devices; pollen-pistil interaction; double fertilization|
|Sexual reproduction in flowering plants: Post fertilization events-development of endosperm and embryo, development of seed and formation of fruit; special modes-apomixis, parthenocarpy, polyembryony; significance of seed and fruit formation|
|Human reproduction: Male and female reproductive systems; microscopic anatomy of testis and ovary; gametogenesis-spermatogenesis and oogenesis; menstrual cycle; fertilisation, embryo, development upto blastocyst formation, implantation|
|Human reproduction: Pregnancy and placenta formation (elementary idea); parturition (elementary idea); lactation (elementary idea)|
|Reproductive health: Need for reproductive health and prevention of sexually transmitted diseases (STD); birth control-need and methods, contraception, and medical termination of pregnancy (MTP); amniocentesis|
|Reproductive health: Infertility and assisted reproductive technologies-IVF, ZIFT, GIFT (elementary idea for general awareness)|
|Heredity and variation: Mendelian inheritance; deviations from Mendelism-incomplete dominance, co-dominance, multiple alleles and inheritance of blood groups, pleiotropy; elementary idea of polygenic inheritance; chromosome theory of inheritance|
|Heredity and variation: Chromosomes and genes; sex determination-in humans, birds, honey bee; linkage and crossing over; sex linked inheritance-haemophilia, colour blindness; Mendelian disorders in humans-thalassemia; chromosomal disorders in humans|
|Heredity and variation: Down's syndrome, Turner's and Klinefelter's syndromes|
|Molecular basis of Inheritance: Search for genetic material and DNA as genetic material; structure of DNA and RNA; DNA packaging; DNA replication; central dogma, transcription, genetic code, translation; gene expression and regulation-lac operon|
|Molecular basis of Inheritance: Genome and human genome project; DNA finger printing|
|Evolution: Origin of life; biological evolution and evidences for biological evolution from palaeontology, comparative anatomy, embryology, and molecular evidence; Darwin's contribution, modern synthetic theory of evolution|
|Evolution: Mechanism of evolution-variation (mutation and recombination) and natural selection with examples, types of natural selection; gene flow and genetic drift; Hardy-Weinberg's principle; adaptive radiation; human evolution|
|Health and disease; pathogens; parasites causing human diseases (malaria, filariasis, ascariasis, typhoid, pneumonia, common cold, amoebiasis, ring worm); basic concepts of immunology-vaccines; cancer, HIV, and AIDS; adolescence, drug, and alcohol abuse|
|Improvement in food production; plant breeding, tissue culture, single cell protein, biofortification; apiculture and animal husbandry|
|Microbes in human welfare: In household food processing, industrial production, sewage treatment, energy generation, and as biocontrol agents and biofertilizer|
|Principles and process of biotechnology: Genetic engineering (recombinant DNA technology)|
|Application of biotechnology in health and agriculture: Human insulin and vaccine production, gene therapy, genetically modified organisms-BT crops; transgenic animals; biosafety issues-biopiracy and patents|
|Organisms and environment: Habitat and niche, population and ecological adaptations; population interactions-mutualism, competition, predation, parasitism; population attributes-growth, birth rate, and death rate, age distribution|
|Ecosystem: Patterns, components; productivity and decomposition; energy flow; pyramids of number, biomass, energy; nutrient cycling (carbon and phosphorous); ecological succession; ecological services-carbon fixation, pollination, oxygen release|
|Biodiversity and its conservation: Concept of biodiversity; patterns of biodiversity; importance of biodiversity; loss of biodiversity; biodiversity conservation; hotspots, endangered organisms, extinction, red data book, biosphere reserves|
|Biodiversity and its conservation: National parks and sanctuaries|
|Environmental issues: Air pollution and its control; water pollution and its control; agrochemicals and their effects; solid waste management; radioactive waste management; greenhouse effect and global warning; ozone depletion; deforestation|
|Environmental issues: Any three case studies as success stories addressing environmental issues|
Having applied for the exam, the first step would be to start preparing for the test. Since the competition is high and seats less, qualifying with a very good NEET score will require some amount of good preparation. While there are no hard fast rules to crack NEET, some basic guidelines have to be followed to qualify with a high score. some important rules to know are:
Understand the NEET Syllabus - This will allow candidates to know which chapters they have to study in Physics, Chemistry and Biology. This will also allow them to have an idea of the depth of the topics and syllabus to be covered
Know the NEET Exam Pattern - Well, knowing how many questions to answer, time limit within which to answer the questions, marks awarded, negative marking if any - these are some tips that will ensure that candidates are well conversant with the exam and will know exactly how things will be in the actual exam.
A timetable just for you - Having a daily schedule with a provision that allows candidates to keep track of the levels of their preparation will do wonders for preparation purposes. This timetable should allow for week wise and month wise strategy for preparation. Adhering to this is an important factor for success in NEET.
|Best books for Biology||Best Books for Chemistry||Best Books for Physics|
|Objective Biology (volumes 1 & 2) by GR Bathla||Physical Chemistry by O.P. Tandon||Concepts of Physics, part 1 and 2 by H C Verma|
|Biology Classes 11 and 12 (Volume 1 & 2) by Pradeep Publications||Oxford’s Organic Chemistry by Jonathan Clayden, Nick Greeves||Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday, Resnick and Walker|
|Objective Biology (Volume 1, 2, and 3 along with Practice Papers) by Dinesh Publications||Concise Inorganic Chemistry by J D Lee||Objective Physics for medical entrance examination (volumes 1 and 2) by D C Pandey|
|A Class Book for Botany by A C Dutta||MTG’s Objective NCERT at your fingertips by MTG Editorial Board||NCERT Exemplar Class 11 and 12|
|Objective Biology (volumes 1 and 2) by Trueman Publications||Modern’s ABC of Chemistry of Classes 11 and 12 (volumes 1 and 2) by S.P. Jauhar||Physics MCQ by D Mukherjee|
Mock Tests and Sample Papers of NEET - Studying alone will not help. Practice helps perfect it. So the past question papers, mock tests and sample papers are good tools for this. Candidates can understand how best to strategize, improve their speed and manage their time on the exam day.
Stress Free NEET Preparation - While it is a fact that the immense competition builds on the stress on any NEET aspirant, it is also true that a correct plan will reduce some of the stress. Candidates must keep to the timetable but also give time to their minds to relax. No one can study all day long and this is something that needs to e understood well. So some time to relax with hobbies, activities like singing, listening to music, playing a game or two, spending time with friends etc is equally important.
The official date schedule released by NTA clearly mentions that NEET 2020 is a pen and paper based exam to be held in three hours. From this year AIIMS exam and JIPMER exam have also been merged into NEET. Candidates have to mark their answers in the NEET OMR sheet provided to them at the exam centres. NEET question paper will contain questions from Biology (Botany+Zoology), Physics and Chemistry. NEET Syllabus is of 10+2 standard. The detailed exam pattern of NEET 2020 is as follows.
NEET Exam Pattern 2020
|Mode of Exam||Pen and Paper based (Offline)|
|Language||English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Odia, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu|
|Type of Questions||Multiple choice with four options out of which one will be correct|
|Marks for a correct answer||4 marks will be awarded for a correct answer|
|Negative marking||1 mark will be deducted for each incorrect answer|
Subject-wise breakup of NEET 2020 question Paper
|Subject||Number of Questions||Marks|
|Biology (Botany and Zoology)||90||360|
Option of regional language for NEET question paper is as follows
Medium of Question Paper
English and Hindi
All Examination Centre Cities
English and Assamese
Cities in Assam
English and Bengali
Cities in West Bengal and Tripura
English and Gujarati
Cities in Gujarat, Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli
English and Kannada
Cities in Karnataka
English and Marathi
Cities in Maharashtra
English and Odia
Cities in Odisha
English and Tamil
Cities in Tamil Nadu
English and Telugu
Cities in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana
English and Urdu
All Examination Centre Cities
One important exercise in NEET preparation is the use of mock tests. One can only perfect what one has learnt by practising with past year question papers, mock tests and such. NTA has released the subject wise mock tests for NEET. Candidates can practise with these mock tests of NEET either on the NTA website or they can even download the tests to practise at home. NTA has also facilitated practising on NEET sample papers at TPCs which are the 2900 plus test practice centres set up at the nearest colleges in most towns and cities.
Must Read- How to prepare for NEET 2020 using mock tests
Candidates wishing to practice at the NEET TPCs must register and book the slot and go to the college to practise. The questions asked in these mock tests for NEET will be based on the past question papers of the exam.
Practice on the official NEET mock test on NTA website by clicking here. Select NEET and the subject to start the test. The login credentials are dummy and hence candidates must press the "enter" key to start the mock test for the chosen subject.
The mock tests are only for practice hence scores are not given out. However, the feel and look of the actual exam can be gauged with the help of these tests.
The admit card for NEET 2020 has been released in the online mode at ntaneet.nic.in Candidates can now download the NEET admit card by logging in through their application number, date of birth and security pin. The NEET 2020 admit card is mandatory to appear for the exam and is required at the examination hall on the exam day.
Check the video on how to download NEET 2020 admit card below.
How to download the NEET admit card 2020?
- Click on the candidate login
- Enter the application number, date of birth and security pin
- Download the admit card and check the details
- Print the same if details are correct.
Details mentioned in the admit card:
The details mentioned in the NEET 2020 admit card include application number, name, father’s name, mother’s name, birth date, gender, category, residential address and medium of the question paper. In addition, the NEET roll number, exam centre details and test schedule will also be mentioned.
What to carry along with the NEET 2020 admit card?
- A photograph mjust be carried to the exam hall. This must match the one uploaded with the NEET application form as it will be pasted in the attendance sheet at the exam hall
- A valid original Photo ID - PAN Card/ Passport/ Ration Card/ Aadhaar Card/ Any Govt ID
- PwD certificate, (only for PwD candidates)
What to do in case of discrepancy in NEET admit card 2020?
In case of any discrepancy in the particulars, photograph or signature in the NEET 2020 admit card or Confirmation Page, candidates must immediately approach the NEET Help Line between March 27 to April 10, 2020 (between 10.00 am to 5.00 pm). Candidates will be allowed to appear for the exam with the already downloaded admit card. NTA will rectify and issue the correction at a later stage. Candidates must mail NTA with the details of correction along with the requisite proof.
Email ID: email@example.com and phone number of NTA help desk is 0120-6895200
NEET Dress Code for Boys and Girls
Wear half sleeve shirts/T-shirts
Avoid elaborate embroidery, flowers, brooches or buttons on clothes
Avoid clothes with zip pockets, pockets, big buttons and clothes with elaborate embroidery
Don’t wear clothes with full arm length sleeves.
Wear Trousers and simple pants as Kurta Pyjamas are not allowed
Avoid high heels and thick sole shoes. Better to wear sandals or slippers with low heels.
Wear sandals and chappal with a thin sole because shoes are not allowed
Do not wear any kind of jewellery like earrings, nose rings, rings, pendants, necklace, bracelet or anklets
Customary Dress Code for NEET - Candidates following a certain religion prescribing a customary dress code can appear for NEET for example Sikh candidates can carry traditional Kangha, Kara, Kirpan with them. Reporting for such candidates will be one hour before the exam.
Watch video on NEET dress code 2020 (male and female) below.
NEET 2020 advisory for candidates regarding COVID-19
With the admit card of NEET, the authority will also release the special advisory for candidates to follow during COVID-19 pandemic. Also in a live interview with Careeers360, NTA Director General, Vineet Joshi, had specified the precautions to be taken due to COVID-19 during NEET 2020 exam. Some of them are mentioned below.
- At least 6 feet space should be maintained from each other at all the time.
- In order to avoid any crowding at any one place in any situation, the lab number will not be displayed outside the centre.
- Candidates will be required to sanitize their hands by washing with soap and then use hand sanitizer before entry in centre. Hand sanitizer will be available at various locations in the centre.
- A fresh 3 Ply mask will be provided before entry. The candidate is expected to wear the freshly provided mask at the centre, in order to stop chances of any Unfair Means (UFM).
- Seating area, all door handles, staircase railing, lift buttons, etc at the NEET exam centres 2020 will be disinfected.
- NEET hall ticket will be checked through bar code reader. The touch-free frisking will be done through metal detectors.
- As per the Government of India (GoI) guidelines for COVID-19, gap between the two seats inside the hall will be maintained.
|Andaman and Nicobar Islands||Port Blair|
|Dadra and Nagar Haveli||Dadra and Nagar Haveli|
|Daman and Diu||Daman|
|Jammu and Kashmir||Jammu|
|North 24 Parganas|
Documents Required at Exam
- NEET admit card
- One passport size photograph
- PAN Card/Driving License/Voter ID/Passport/Aadhaar Card (with photograph) /Ration Card/any other valid government ID
- PwD certificate issued by the competent authority if applicable
- Letter of undertaking of own scibe if applicable
Leading coaching Institutes like Allen, Akash, Resonance has released NEET Answer Key for various codes like E, F, G, H (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) on September 13 after the completion of the entrance exam. National Testing Agency will release the official answer key 2020 on or before September 28. NTA will also release the response sheets of the candidates to cross check with the answer key and estimate the probable score. To download the response sheet and answer key of NEET, candidates will have to login through their credentials.
Any objection to a question or answer given in the NEET provisional answer key can be raised by candidates within a given time. They will have to raise their challenge to the official answer key through the online provision made by NTA after paying Rs 1000 per question. Candidates are required to submit the proof of the same. The amount paid to challenge the answer key will be refunded if the claim of the candidates is found to be true else it is non-refundable.
Every exam has its share of happy students who have done well and students who may not have performed as per their expectations. What can be always learnt from all is how to adapt in case of adverse situations, how best to make out of a bad situation, how to overcome all odds etc. Student reactions for NEET 2020 will be provided on May 3 from the exam centres while the exam is held and after it concludes. However past year student reactions can give a glimpse into those last minute thoughts before the commencement of the exam and the mixed feelings once the exam is done.
NEET 2019 - post exam student reactions
Most students agreed that a major chunk of the questions asked were NCERT based. The paper was found relatively easy as compared to NEET 2018 with Physics and Biology being found easier compared to Chemistry. The scoring could be higher on account of the easy paper with NEET cutoffs expected to go higher than the previous year.
Some of the pre NEET reactions in 2019 are
Keshab who was writing NEET for the second time had undergone coaching from Allen Kota. His strategy was to aim and answer all question he knew to score a good rank. He felt he would do good in Physics which was his forte while depending on his intense preparation for Biology and Chemistry to pay off.
Shivam who was from Panipat was attempting NEET exam for the first time and was relying on his self study not having releied on any coaching. His strong point being Biology, he looked forward to do well in the exam.
Saaksh from Bahadurgarh, Haryana wished to pusue MBBS from AFMC. Biology being her strong point, she wished that this second NEET attempt of hers would be successful.
The analysis of any exam can be only given after the exam concludes. However, previous year exam analysis always helps understand what the trends may be like. NEET analysis for 2019 is given here to enable students to gain an insight from the experiences of those who have written the exam last year. The expert opinion has also been added as this adds to the weightage of what to expect, how best to prepare. The exam analysis for NEET 2020 will be updated here on May 3 after the conclusion of the exam.
NEET Analysis by Students
Mariam Khan from Aligarh, found that most of the questions were from NCERT. Having done her coaching from her home town, she felt that the paper was relatively easy and could have be tackled with strategic preparation. She found no glitches in the NEET exam that day.
Mayank for whom this was the second attempt, found Physics and Chemistry to be easy as compared to Biology. He felt that about 40% of the questions were from the NCERT syllabus and expected to score anywhere between 450-550 marks. His ambition is to pursue medicine from Maulana Azad Medical College.
For Sumita, this attempt was relatively easier compared to the 2018 one with Physics being more easy as compared to the other subjects. Again she felt that questions were predominantly from NCERT and faced no technical glitches in her exam.
Expert Analysis from last year
Mr. Shailendra Maheshwari (Career Point) found that "Physics questions were equally from Class 11 and 12 syllabus with emphasis on Mechanics and Modern Physics which covered 50% of the questions asked. Current Electricity and Magnetic Effect of Current questions were easy ones. Physical Chemistry dominated the Chemistry section with 19 questions while 14 and 12 questions were from Inorganic and Organic Chemistry, respectively. Biology paper was moderate with 40 questions from Zoology and 50 questions from Botany."
Resonance Experts felt that questions from Biology and Chemistry were moderate while Physics was difficult for most. They opined that 452 questions were easy, 200 were moderate and 60 were difficult. As the paper was relatively easier compared to 2018, the cutoffs could go high they felt.
NEET Exam Analysis by coaching centres
National Testing Agency will declare NEET 2020 result in online mode on October 12 that can be downloaded by candidates by entering their roll number and date of birth. The result of NEET 2020 will be released in the form of a scorecard that has to be downloaded and kept safe since it will not be sent via any other means. The NEET result will be required during counselling. The steps to download the result is as mentioned below.
How to download NEET 2020 result?
- Click on the link given on official website
- Enter the NEET Roll Number (as given on admit card) and date of birth in dd/mm/yyyy format
- The scorecard will be displayed
- Download the same and check details for accuracy
Check video on NEET result (past year)
Details mentioned on NEET Scorecard
- Candidate's personal details like roll number, application number, name, mother’s name and father’s name etc.
- Marks obtained by the candidate in total
- Subject wise and overall percentile score
- All India Rank
- Cutoff percentile score and marks (lowest and highest) for each category
- Details of total number of candidates who appeared and qualified
NEET 2019 result statistics
NEET Toppers - Last Year
|Name of candidate||Marks obtained||Percentile scores||NEET All India Rank|
|Bhat Sarthak Raghavendra||695||99.9993620||6|
|Madhuri Reddy G||695||99.9993620||7|
To qualify in NEET, candidates must score equal to or above the specified cutoff. This is the minimum percentile that is pre-decided by MCI and stipulated in the Graduate Medical Education Regulations (1997) as the score which a candidate must obtain to be eligible for admissions.
The NEET qualifying percentile has been specified category wise and can be summarized as given in the table below. To aid candidates, the actual marks secured in the past years have also been mentioned such that candidates get an idea of how much to score to qualify in the exam.
NEET cut off marks will be announced after the result is declared on June 4, 2020. The cutoff score is determined on the number of applicants, difficulty levels of the question paper, seats available and past cutoff trends.
Previous years' NEET qualifying percentile
|Cutoff scores (2019)||Cutoff scores (2018)|
Mode of Counselling: Online, Offline
As per the information brochure and the latest guidelines, NEET counselling is broadly of two types. One is the All India counselling conducted by DGHS for 15% All India Quota seats in goverment medical colleges and all seats in Central Institutions including AIIMS, JIPMER, AFMC, ESI, Delhi University (DU), BHU, AMU and Deemed Universities . The second is the state counselling held by each individual state medical council for the rest of the 85% of the seats in the government colleges, state run universities and the private medical colleges of the state. Only students who qualify in NEET will be eligible for the counselling subject to certain regulations.
NEET counselling is generally held in two rounds followed by a mop-up round for any vacant seats left after the first two rounds. Candidates must apply for the counselling as per their eligibility. An important point to note is that all candidates who qualify in NEET 2020 will be eligible to apply for the All India counselling. However, for the respective state counselling processes, admissions will be based on factors like domicile, residency in state etc. Candidates must check whether they meet the state admission criteria before applying for the state counselling.
NEET seat allotment will be based on the All India Rank of the applicants, choice of colleges entered, seat availability, reservation criteria etc.
NEET Counselling guidelines
|Type of Counselling|
Counselling for 15% AIQ Seats (except in Jammu & Kashmir) in Government medical and dental colleges
DGHS, on behalf of MCC
|Counselling for all MBBS seats in AIIMs and JIPMER|
Counselling for all the seats in Central and Deemed Universities including BDS at Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
|Counselling for 85% State Quota seats in DU colleges (MAMC, LHMC, UCMS)|
Counselling for IP Quota seats in ESIC Colleges
Counselling for Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC)
DGHS, on behalf of MCC and AFMC Pune
Counselling for 85% State Quota seats and 100% state private colleges.
Respective State Counselling Authorities
NEET Seat Intake:
- AIIMS MBBS (15 institutes) - 1205 seats
- JIPMER MBBS (2 institutes) - 200 seats
- MBBS seats in 532 colleges - 76,928
- BDS seats in 313 colleges - 26,949
- Ayush seats in 914 colleges - 52,720 seats
NEET State wise Counselling
Documents Required at Counselling
- NEET 2020 admit card
- Rank letter/Score card
- Date of birth certificate (if Class 10 pass certificate does not reflect the date of birth)
- Class 12 pass certificate
- Class 12 marks sheet
- Class 10 pass certificate
- Eight passport size photograph (same as affixed on NEET application form)
- Provisional allotment letter
- Identity proof
- Passport copy of sponsorer (only for NRI/OCI candidates)
- Sponsorship affidavit stating the sponsorer will take the responsibility for all the expenses incurred in the whole duration of the course (only for NRI/OCI candidates)
- Relationship affidavit stating the relationship of the candidate with the sponsorer (only for NRI/OCI candidates)
- Caste certificate (if applicable)
- Disability certificate (if applicable)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Question: Is NEET Exam Postponed due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)?
Yes, the examination has been postponed till September 13, 2020, due to COVID-19 Lockdown.
Question: What is the new exam date of NEET Examination 2020?
As per the National Testing Agency, The New Date of NEET 2020 is September 13, 2020 and Examination has been conducted in offline mode only.
Question: What is the NEET 2020 admit card release date?
The admit card of NEET UG 2020 has been released on August 26, 2020 in the online mode at ntaneet.nic.in.
Question: I want to pursue MBBS in AIIMS and JIPMER, do I need to appear for NEET 2020?
Yes, admission to AIIMS institutes and JIPMER Colleges located in India will be done based on NEET scores.
Question: How many seats will be filled through NEET 2020?
A total of 82,926 MBBS and 26,949 BDS seats along with 1207 seats of AIIMS and 2020 seats in the JIPMER will be filled through NEET 2020.
Question: Is there any specific dress code for examination?
Yes, There is a specific dress code in NEET exam; Read more details here; NEET Examination Dress Code for Male & Female
Question: How many times can a candidate appear for NEET?
Question: When NEET 2020 result will be announced?
NTA is likely to release the NEET 2020 result on October 12, confirmed by the sources.
Questions related to NEET
sir / mam I forgot to tick the option mentioned in neet undertaking form that says was not in contact with covid 19 patient but my guardian and I signed it I am worried if due to this reason my results will come or not
The option of Covid 19 contact is for the safety of the candidates. It is to make sure that the Covid positive patient has not come in contact with either of the candidates so that they can inform the candidates well in advance to get themselves tested. However, this will not affect your results. Your result will be out depending up on your performance in the exam and not depending on whether you have ticked that option in the form or not. So, do not worry.
Good luck and stay safe!
can i get admission to bsc agriculture through keam ranking or by neet
Hello dear student,
If you want to take admission in Bsc agriculture then you need to qualify Neet entrance examination as admission to medical courses and other courses like agriculture, fisheries forestry and veterinary sciences are regulated on the basis of the merit through NEET examination. So KEAM entrance test for examination is not necessary for Bsc agriculture.
The correction platform of neet 2020 is reopwn & I want to change my category from genral to EWS but my certificate is yet not ready, If by any chance I cant get my certificate then would I will be to do couselling by gen cateogry? plllz try to reply me faster bcz my future depend on it
Meanwhile, till the correction window is open, if your certificate is ready then you can upload it and make the necessary changes. But, if your certificate is not ready, then you have to apply for general category as you have selected earlier. During counselling, you will be put in general category for the further process.
If you upload your EWS certificate during correction window period, then you do not have to appear as a general category. You need to carry your EWS certificate during counselling.
Good luck and stay safe!
i scored 33o marks in neet what is the route to get mbbs seat
First of all let me tell you that 330 marks are not enough for getting a good seat in an government college, else you should opt for private colleges which I would never recommend. Also you have some chances of getting an seat but it totally depends upon the college, your state, number of students appeared for and more.
Hope this helps
if i get 330 marks in neet what is the direction to get mbbs seat
I would request you to ask your queries appropriately. Give us as much details as you can. In this question, your state of domicile, your category and what kind ( Government, Private or Deemed) of University you are referring to, must have been mentioned.
Anyways, a score of 330 would lie somewhere between 234332 - 274482 in the rank range , as expected using this tool.
With this score, there is no any possibility of MBBS from Government Medical College. I would rather suggest you to apply for Private and Deemed Universities.
Here is a list of colleges you can go through in order to make the right decision.
Also, this college predictor tool might come handy.