About NEET 2020

The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, commonly known as NEET, will be conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) on May 3, 2020. Along with the exam date, NTA has also announced the NEET 2020 important dates relating to online form, admit card and result. NEET 2020 application form will be released on December 2, 2019. The last date to register for NEET exam is December 31, 2019.

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has announced that NEET will be the only entrance test for admissions to 1205 AIIMS and 200 JIPMER MBBS seats from 2020. Candidates applying for NEET will be vying for 76,928 MBBS seats in in 532 medical colleges and 26,949 BDS seats in 313 dental colleges across India. NEET saw 15,19,375 registered candidates in 2019 as compared to 13,26,725 candidates in 2018. 

NEET correction window will be available tentatively by January 6. NTA will release NEET admit card from March 27, 2020. Candidates appearing for NEET have to answer 180 multiple choice questions from Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany+Zoology) in three hours. Answer Key of NEET will be released by NTA by May 25 (tentatively) and candidates can estimate their probable scores with its help.

NTA will declare NEET result 2020 by June 4. Only candidates who score the specified qualifying cutoff of NEET 2020 will be eligible to apply for counselling. The authorities will release a merit list mentioning the scores in percentile, qualifying marks and the All India ranks of candidates who have qualified. In 2019, about 7,97,042 candidates out of 14,10,755 qualified for counselling and admissions.

NEET Counselling will be of two types

  • All India Counselling to be held by DGHS for 15% of seats in all Govt colleges, 100% in Deemed/Central universities and ESIC and AFMS colleges. DGHS will be only conducting the counselling for the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC).
  • State Counselling to be held by state medical councils for 85% of seats in government colleges, 100% in state universities and private colleges.
Exam level: National Level Exam
Frequency: Once a year
Languages Assamese, Bengali +9 More
Conducting Body: National Testing Agency
Duration 3 Hours

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NEET 2020 Important Dates

Upcoming Dates and Events

02 Dec, 2019 - 31 Dec, 2019

Application | Mode: Online

27 Mar, 2020

Admit Card | Mode: Online

03 May, 2020

Exam | Mode: Offline

04 Jun, 2020

Result | Mode: Online

Past Dates and Events

21 Aug, 2019

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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. Know the NEET 2020 eligibility criteria below

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.

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National Testing Agency (NTA) will release NEET 2020 application in online mode only on December 2, 2019. The last date to register for NEET is December 31, 2019. Candidates must upload scanned images of their photograph and signature along with the NEET application form. Payment is both online and offline. Steps to fill the NEET 2020 application form are:

How to Fill NEET Application Form?

Step 1 - Registration:  Candidates must first register for NEET by entering the following details

  • Candidate's name
  • Mother's name
  • Father's name
  • Date of Birth
  • Gender
  • Nationality
  • State of Eligibility
  • Category
  • Person with Disabilities
  • Identification Type
  • Identification Number
  • Mobile Number
  • Email ID
  • Create Password 
  • OTP Verification

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 
  • Place of Birth
  • Choice of Medium of Question Paper
  • Choice of Examination Centre - four exam cities have to be chosen in order of preference
  • Academic Details (Class 10th or equivalent)
  • Academic Details (Class 11th or equivalent)
  • Academic Details (Class 12th or equivalent)
  • Permanent Address
  • Correspondence Address
  • Details of Parents and Guardian
  • Dress Code Assent
  • Security Pin

Step 3 - Review and Final Submission: Candidates must thoroughly review all details before submission.

Step 4 - Upload Photograph and Signature:  Candidates must upload the scanned images along with the application of NEET as specified below.

  • Photograph: Must be postcard size picture in a white background with the Name of the candidate and date written on the photograph. The Size must be 10 Kb to 100 Kb and format should be JPG
  • Signature: Candidates must sign with a black pen on a white background in JPG format with a file size of 3 Kb to 20 Kb

Step 4 - Pay NEET 2020 application fee: The details of fee payable and mode are given below

Category
Fee
Payment Mode
Gen/ OBC
Rs 1400
Through Debit/Credit Cards or Net banking OR offline through SBI Echallan to be paid in cash in the nearest SBI branch
SC/ST/Pwd/Transgender

Rs 750



Step 5 - Take a printout of confirmation page: Use the download option to download the confirmation page and save it for future reference.

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 available from January 6, 2020 (tentatively). Mistakes in all field can be corrected. No request for further corrections will be entertained once this NEET correction window is closed.

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
OBC, General Online Male ₹ 1400
ST, OBC, General, SC PWD Online Male, Female, Transgender ₹ 750
ST, SC Online Male, Female, Transgender ₹ 750

NEET 2020 Syllabus

Biology
Biology and human welfare Adolescence, drug and alcohol abuse
Apiculture and animal husbandry
Basic concepts of immunology-vaccines
Cancer, HIV and AIDS
Health and disease
Improvement in Food production
Microbes in human welfare: In household food processing, industrial production, sewage treatment, energy generation and as biocontrol agents and biofertilizers
Parasites causing human diseases (malaria, filariasis, ascariasis. Typhoid, pneumonia, common cold, amoebiasis, ring worm)
Pathogens
Plant breeding, tissue culture, single cell protein, biofortification
Biotechnology and its applications Application of biotechnology in health and agriculture: Human insulin and vaccine production, gene therapy
Biosafety issues - Biopiracy and patents
Genetically modified organisms - Bt crops
Principles and process of biotechnology: Genetic engineering (recombinant DNA technology)
Transgenic animals
Cell structure and function B cell division: Cell cycle, mitosis, meiosis and their significance
Cell envelope, cell membrane, cell wall
Cell organelles-structure and function
Cell theory and cell as the basic unit of life
Chemical constituents of living cells: Biomolecules-structure and function of proteins, carbodydrates, lipids, nucleic acids
Cytoskeleton, cilia, flagella, centrioles (ultra structure and function)
Endomembrane system-endoplasmic reticulum, golgi bodies, lysosomes, vacuoles; mitochondria, ribosomes, plastids, micro bodies
Enzymes-types, properties, enzyme action
Nucleus-nuclear membrane, chromatin, nucleolus
Plant cell and animal cell
Structure of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell
Diversity in living world Algae, bryophytes, pteridophytes, gymnosperms and angiosperms (three to five salient and distingushing features and at least two examples of each category)
Angiosperms-classification up to class, characteristic features and examples
Binomial nomenclature
Concept of species and taxonomical hierarchy
Five kingdom classification
Protista and fungi into major groups, lichens
Salient features and classification of animals-nonchordate up to phyla level and chordate up to classes level
Salient features and classification of Monera
Salient features and classification of plants into major groups
Taxonomy and systematics
Three domains of life
Tools for study of taxonomy: Museums, zoos, herbaria, botanical gardens
Viruses and viroids
What is living?, biodiversity, need for classification
Ecology and environment Agrochemicals and their effects
Any three case studies as success stories addressing environmental issues
Biodiversity and its conservation: Concept of biodiversity
Biodiversity conservation
Deforestation
Ecological services-carbon fixation, pollination, oxygen release
Ecological succession
Ecosystem: Patterns, components, productivity and decomposition
Energy flow
Environmental issues: Air pollution and its control
Greenhouse effect and global warning
Hotspots, endangered organisms, extinction, red data book, biosphere reserves, national parks and sanctuaries
Importance of biodiversity
Loss of biodiversity
Nutrient cycling (carbon and phosphorus)
Organisms and environment: Habitat and niche
Ozone depletion
Patterns of biodiversity
Population and ecological adaptations
Population attributes - Growth, birth rate and death rate, age distribution
Population interactions - Mutualism, competition, predation, parasitism
Pyramids of number, biomass, energy
Radioactive waste management
Solid waste management
Water pollution and its control
Genetics and evolution Adaptive radiation
Biological evolution and evidences for biological evolution from paleontology, comparative anatomy, embryology and molecular evidence)
Central dogma
Chromosomal disorders in humans
Chromosome theory of inheritance
Chromosomes and genes
Darwin's contribution, modern synthetic theory of evolution
Deviations from mendelism-incomplete dominance, co-dominance, multiple alleles and inheritance of blood groups, pleiotropy
DNA finger printing
DNA packaging
DNA replication
Down's syndrome, Turner's and Klinefelter's syndromes
Elementary idea of polygenic inheritance
Evolution: Origin of life
Gene expression and regulation-lac operon
Gene flow and Genetic Drift
Genome and human genome project
Hardy-Weinberg's principle
Heredity and variation: Mendelian inheritance
Human evolution
Linkage and crossing over
Mechanism of evolution-variation (mutation and recombination) and natural selection with examples, types of natural selection
Mendelian disorders in humans-Thalassemia
Molecular basis of inheritance: Search for genetic material and DNA as genetic material
Sex determination-In humans, birds, honey bee
Sex linked inheritance - Haemophilia, colour blindness
Structure of DNA and RNA
Transcription, genetic code, translation
Human physiology Alimentary canal and digestive glands
Body fluids and circulation: composition of blood, blood groups, coagulation of blood
Breathing and respiration: respiratory organs in animals (recall only)
Caloric value of proteins, carbohydrates and fats
Cardiac cycle, cardiac output, ecg, double circulation
Chemical coordination and regulation: endocrine glands and hormones
Composition of lymph and its function
Dialysis and artificial kidney
Digestion and absorption
Disorders of circulatory system-hypertension, coronary artery disease, angina pectoris, heart failure
Disorders of muscular and skeletal system-myasthenia gravis, tetany, muscular dystrophy, arthritis, osteoporosis, gout
Disorders related to respiration-asthma, emphysema
Disorders, uraemia, renal failure, renal calculi, nephritis
Egestion
Elementary structure and function of eye and ear
Excretory products and their elimination: Modes of excretion- Ammonotelism, ureotelism, uricotelism, human excretory system-structure and function
Generation and conduction of nerve impulse
Human circulatory system-structure of human heart and blood vessels
Human endocrine system-hypothalamus, pituitary, pineal, thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, pancreas, gonads
Locomotion and movement: types of movement- ciliary, fiagellar, muscular
Mechanism of breathing and its regulation in humans-exchange of gases, transport of gases and regulation of respiration respiratory volumes
Mechanism of hormone action
Nervous system in humans-central nervous system, peripheral nervous system and visceral nervous system
Neural control and coordination: neuron and nerves
Nutritional and digestive disorders pem, indigestion, constipation, vomiting, jaundice, diarrhea
Occupational respiratory disorders
Peristalsis, digestion, absorption and assimilation of proteins, carbohydrates and fats
Reflex action, sense organs
Regulation of cardiac activity
Regulation of kidney function-renin-angiotensin, atrial natriuretic factor, adh and diabetes insipidus
Respiratory system in humans
Role of digestive enzymes and Gastrointestinal hormones
Role of hormones as messengers and regulators, hypo-and hyperactivity and related disorders (common disorders e.g. Dwarfism, acromegaly, cretinism, goiter, exopthalmic goiter, diabetes, addisons disease)
Role of other organs in excretion
Skeletal muscle- contractile proteins and muscle contraction
Skeletal system and its functions, Joints
Urine formation, osmoregulation
Plant physiology Amphibolic pathways
Cell to cell transport- Diffusion, facilitated diffusion, active transport, plant water relations imbibition, water potential, osmosis, plasmolysis
Cellular respiration-glycolysis, fermentation (anaerobic), tca cycle and electron transport system (aerobic)
Chemiosmotic hypothesis
Conditions of growth; differentiation, dedifferentiation and redifferentiation
Cyclic and non-cyclic and photophosphorylation
Deficiency symptoms
Diffusion of gases (brief mention)
Elementary idea of hydroponics as a method to study mineral nutrition
Energy relations-number of ATP molecules generated
Factors affecting photosynthesis
Growth regulators-auxin, gibberellin, cytokinin, ethylene, aba
Long distance transport of water - Absorption, apoplast, symplast, transpiration pull, root pressure and guttation
Mass flow hypothesis
Mineral nutrition: Essential minerals, macro and micronutrients and their role
Mineral toxicity
Nitrogen metabolism-nitrogen cycle, biological nitrogen fixation
Phases of plant growth and plant growth rate
Photochemical and biosynthetic phases of photosynthesis
Photoperiodism
Photorespiration C3 and C4 pathways
Photosynthesis as a means of autotrophic nutrition
Pigments involved in photosynthesis (elementary idea)
Plant growth and development: Seed germination
Respiration: Exchange gases
Respiratory quotient
Seed dormancy
Sequence of developmental process in a plant cell
Site of photosynthesis take place
Transpiration-opening and closing of stomata
Transport in plants: Movement of water, gases and nutrients
Uptake and translocation of mineral nutrients-transport of food, phloem transport
Vernalisation
Reproduction Amniocentesis
Birth control-need and methods, contraception and medical termination of pregnancy
Development of male and female gametophytes
Double fertilization
Gametogenesis-spermatogenesis and oogenesis
Human reproduction, male and female reproductive systems
Infertility and assisted reproductive technologies IVF, ZIFT, GIFT (elementary idea for general awareness)
Lactation
Menstrual cycle, fertilisation, embryo development up to blastocyst formation, implantation
Microscopic anatomy of testis and ovary
Modes of reproduction: Asexual and sexual, Asexual reproduction
Modes-Binary fission, sporulation, budding, gemmule, fragmentation
Outbreeding devices
Parturition
Pollen-pistil interaction
Pollination-types, agencies and examples
Post fertilization events-development of endosperm and embryo, development of seed and formation of fruit
Pregnancy and placenta formation (elementary idea)
Reproduction in organisms: Reproduction, a characteristic feature of all organisms for continuation of species
Reproductive health: Need for reproductive health and prevention of sexually transmitted diseases (STD)
Sexual reproduction in flowering plants: Flower structure
Significance of seed and fruit formation
Special modes-apomixis, parthenocarpy, polyembryony
Vegetative propagation in plants
Structural organisation in animals and plants Anatomy and functions of different parts of flowering plants: root, stem, leaf, inflorescence- cymose and recemose, flower, fruit and seed
Animal tissues
Morphology and Modifications
Morphology, anatomy and functions of different systems (digestive, circulatory, respiratory, nervous and reproductive) of an insect (cockroach)
Plant tissues
Chemistry
Alcohols, phenols and ethers Alcohols: Nomenclature, methods of preparation, physical and chemical properties
Electrophillic substitution reactions
Ethers: Nomenclature, methods of preparation, physical and chemical properties uses
Identification of primary, secondary and tertiary alcohols
Mechanism of dehydration
Methods of Preparation
Methods of preparation, physical and chemical properties (of primary alcohols only)
Phenols: Nomenclature, methods of preparation, physical and chemical properties
Physical and Chemical properties uses
Physical and chemical properties, acidic nature of phenol
Uses of phenols, uses with special reference to methanol and ethanol
Aldehydes, ketones and carboxylic acids Aldehydes and ketones: Nomenclature, nature of carbonyl group, methods of preparation, physical and chemical properties
Carboxylic acids: Nomenclature, acidic nature, methods of preparation, physical and chemical properties, uses
Mechanism of nucleophilic addition, reactivity of alpha hydrogen in aldehydes, uses
Basic concepts of chemistry Atomic and molecular masses
Chemical reaction
Dalton's atomic theory : Concept of elements, atoms and molecules
General introduction, importance and scope of chemistry
Laws of chemical combination
Mole concept and molar masses
Percentage composition and empirical and molecular formula
Stoichiometry and calculations based on stoichiometry
Biomolecules Biological functions of nucleic acids
Carbohydrates- Classification (aldoses and ketoses), monosaccharide (glucose and fructose), D.L. configuration, oligosaccharides (sucrose, lactose, maltose), polysaccharides (starch, cellulose, glycogen): importance
Enzymes
Hormones - Elementary idea (excluding structure)
Nucleic acids: DNA and RNA
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
Vitamins- Classification and function
Chemical bonding and molecular structure Bond parameters
Concept of hybridization involving s, p and d orbitals and shapes of some simple molecules, molecular orbital theory of homonuclear diatomic molecules
Geometry of molecules
Hydrogen bond
Ionic bond, covalent bond
Lewis structure
Polar character of covalent bond
Resonance
Valence bond
Valence electrons
VSEPR theory
Chemical kinetics Activation energy, Arrhenius equation
Concentration, temperature, catalyst
Concept of collision theory (elementary idea, no mathematical treatment)
Differential and integral forms of zero and first order reactions, their characteristics and half -lives
Order and molecularity of a reaction
Rate of a reaction ( average and instantaneous ), factors affecting rates of reaction
Chemistry in everyday life Chemical 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
Classification of elements and periodicity in properties Modern periodic law and long form of periodic table
Periodic trends in properties of elements- atomic radii, ionic radii, ionization enthalpy, electronic gain enthalpy, electronegativity, valence
Coordination compounds Importance of coordination compounds (in qualitative analysis, biological systems)
Introduction, ligands, coordination number, colour
Isomerism (structural and stereo) bonding
IUPAC Nomenclature of mononuclear coordination compounds
Magnetic properties and shapes
Werner's theory, VBT,CFT
D and f block elements Actinoids: Electronic configuration, oxidation states and comparison with lanthanoids
General introduction, electronic configuration, characteristics of transition metals
General trends in properties of the first row transition metals,metallic character
Interstitial compounds, alloy formation
Ionic radii, colour, catalytic property, magnetic properties
Ionization enthalpy, oxidation states
Lanthanoid Contraction and its Consequences
Lanthanoids,electronic configuration, oxidation states, chemical reactivity
Preparation and Properties of K2Cr2O7 and KMnO4
S- block elements ( alkali and alkaline earth metals ) General introduction
Anomalous properties of the first element of each group
Biological importance of Mg and Ca
Biological importance of Sodium and Potassium
Diagonal relationship, trends in the variation of properties( such as ionization enthalpy atomic and ionic radii)
Electronic configuration, occurrence
Group 1 and group 2 elements
Industrial use of lime and lime stone
Preparation and properties of some important compounds:
Sodium carbonate, sodium chloride, sodium hydroxide and sodium hydrogen carbonate
Trends in chemical reactivity with oxygen, water, hydrogen and halogens and uses
Electrochemistry Conductance in electrolytic solutions
Corrosion
Dry cell-electrolytic cells and galvanic cells
Electrolysis and laws of electrolysis (elementary idea)
EMF of a cell
Kohlrausch's law
Lead accumulator
Redox reactions
Relation between Gibbs energy change and EMF of a cell, fuel cells
Specific and molar conductivity variation of conductivity with concentration
Standard electrode potential
Environmental chemistry Acid rain ozone and its reactions
Chemical reactions in atmosphere, smogs
Environmental pollution: air, water and soil pollution
Green chemistry as an alternative tool for reducing pollution
Greenhouse effect and globalwarming-pollution due to industrial wastes
Acid rain ozone, and its reactions
Effects and depletion of ozone layer
Strategy for control of environmental pollution
Equilibrium Acid strength
Buffer solutions
Common ion effect (with illustrative examples)
Concept of pH
Degree of ionization
Dynamic nature of equilibrium
Equilibria involving chemical processes: law of chemical equilibrium
Equilibria involving physical processes: solid -liquid, liquid - gas and solid - gas equilibria
Equilibrium constants (KP and KC) and their significance
Factors affecting equilibrium concentration, pressure, temperature, effect of catalyst
General characteristics of equilibrium involving physical processes.
Henderson equation
Hydrolysis of salts and pH of their solutions
Ionic equilibrium-ionization of acids and bases
Ionic equilibrium: weak and strong electrolytes, ionization of electrolytes
Law of chemical equilibrium
Solubility of sparingly soluble salts and solubility products
General principles and processes of isolation elements Occurrence and principles of extraction of alumunium, copper, zinc, and iron
Principle and methods of extraction - concentration, oxidation, reduction electrolytic method and refining
Haloalkanes and Haloarenes Haloalkanes: Nomenclature, nature of C –X bond, physical and chemical properties, mechanism of substitution reactions
Haloarenes: Nature of C-X bond
Optical rotation
Substitution reactions (directive influence of halogen for monosubstituted compounds only)
Uses and environment effects of dichloromethane, trichloromethane, tetrachloromethane, iodoform, freons, DDT
Hydrocarbons 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
Alkenes - geometrical isomerism; mechanism of electrophilic addition: addition of hydrogen, halogens, water, hydrogen halides (Markownikoff and peroxide effect); ozonolysis and polymerization
Alkynes - acidic character; addition of hydrogen, halogens, water and hydrogen halides; polymerization
Methods of preparation: chemical reactions: addition of hydrogen, halogen, water, hydrogen halides (Markovnikov’s addition and peroxide effect), 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
Carcinogenicity and toxicity
chemical properties: mechanism of electrophilic substitution-Nitration sulphonation
Directive influence of functional group in mono-substituted benzene
Halogenation, Friedel Craft’s alkylation and acylation
Resonance, aromaticity
Hydrogen Classification of hydrides - ionic, covalent and interstitial
Occurrence, preparation, properties and uses of hydrogen
Physical and chemical properties of water and heavy water
Hydrogen peroxide-preparation, reactions, uses and structure
Organic chemistry - some basic principles and techniques Classification and IUPAC nomenclature of organic compounds
Electronic displacements in a covalent bond
Free radicals, carbocations, carbanions, electrophiles and nucleophiles
Homolytic and Heterolytic fission of a covalent bond
Inductive effect, electromeric effect, resonance and hyper conjugation
General introduction, methods of purification qualitative and quantitative analysis
Types of organic reactions
Organic compounds containing nitrogen Amines: Nomenclature, classification, structure, basic character and identification of primary, secondary and tertiary amines and their basic character
Cyanides and isocyanides - will be mentioned at relevant places
Diazonium salts: preparation, chemical reactions and importance in synthetic organic chemistry.
General methods of preparation, properties, reactions and uses.
Identification of primary secondary and tertiary amines
Polymers Classification - Natural and synthetic, methods of polymerization (addition and condensation), copolymerization
Some important polymers: natural and synthetic like polyesters, Bakelite
Redox reactions Balancing redox reactions in terms of loss and gain of electron and change in oxidation numbers' occurrence
Concept of oxidation and oxidation and reduction
Redox reactions oxidation number
Solid state Amorphous and crystalline solids (elementary idea)
Band theory of metals, conductors, semiconductors and insulators
Calculation of density of unit cell, packing in solids, radius, ratio
Classification of solids based on different binding forces
Electric and magnetic properties
Molecular, ionic covalent and metallic solids
Molecular
Packing efficiency, voids, number of atoms per unit cell in a cubic unit cell, point defects
Unit cell in two dimensional and three dimensional lattices
Solutions Abnormal value of molar mass
Colligative properties - relative lowering of vapour pressure
Depression of freezing point, elevation of boiling point and osmotic pressure
Determination of molecular masses using colligative properties abnormal molecular mass
Elevation of boiling point, depression freezing point, osmotic pressure
Expression of concentration of solutions of solids in liquids
Raoult's law
Solubility of gases in liquids, solids solutions
Types of solutions
Van't Hoff factor
Some p-block elements Aluminium: uses, reactions with acids and alkalis
Boron, some important compounds: borax, boric acids, boron hydrides
Carbon, allotropic forms, physical and chemical properties: uses of some important compounds: oxides
Electronic configuration, occurrence, variation of properties, oxidation states, trends in chemical reactivity
General 14 elements: General introduction, electronic configuration, occurrence, variation of properties, oxidation states, trends in chemical reactivity, anomalous behaviour of first element
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
Important compounds of silicon and a few uses : silicon tetrachloride, silicones, silicates and zeolites, their uses
States of matter, gases and liquids Avogadro number
Boyle's law
Charle's law
Critical temperature
Deviation from ideal behaviour
Gay Lussac's law
Ideal gas equation
Intermolecular interactions
Kinetic energy and molecular speeds (elementary idea)
Liquefaction of gases
Liquid state - vapour pressure, viscosity and surface tension (qualitative idea only, no mathematical derivation)
Melting and boiling points
Role of gas laws of elucidating the concept of the molecule
Three states of matter
Types of bonding
Structure of atom Atomic number, isotopes and isobars,isoelectronic , isodiaphers species
Concept of orbitals
Concept of shells and subshells
De Broglie's relationship
Dual nature of matter and light
Electronic configuration of atoms
Heisenberg uncertainty principle
Pauli exclusion principles and hund's rule
Quantum numbers
Rules for filling electrons in orbitals - Aufbau principle
Shapes of s,p and d orbitals
Stability of half-filled and completely filled orbitals
Surface chemistry Adsorption- physisorption and chemisorption and their characteristics, factors affecting adsorption of gases on solids - freundlich and langmuir adsorption isotherms, adsoiption from solutions
Catalysis homogeneous and heterogeneous, activity and selectivity: enzyme catalysis
Lyophillic, lyophobic multimolecular and macromolecular colloids
Colloidal state: distinction between true solution, colloids and suspensions
Emulsion- types of emulsion
Factors affecting adsorption of gases on solids
Lyophobic multi molecular and macro molecular colloids
Properties of colloids
Tyndall effect, Brownian movement, electrophoresis, coagulation
Thermodynamics 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, criteria for equilibrium and spontaneity
Gibbs energy change for spontaneous and non-spontaneous process
Third law of thermodynamics- Brief introduction
Physics
Atoms and nuclei Alpha- particle scattering experiment
Binding energy per nucleon and its variation with mass number, nuclear fission and fusion
Composition and size of nucleus, atomic masses, isotopes, isobars
Hydrogen spectrum, Rydberg formula
Isotones
Mass-energy relation, mass defect, binding energy per nucleon, Its variation with mass number
Radioactivity- alpha, beta and gamma particle/rays and their properties decay law
Rutherford's model of atom
Behaviour of perfect gas and kinetic theory Application to specific heat capacities of gases
Concept of mean free path
Degrees of freedom
Equation of state of a perfect gas, work done on compressing a gas
Kinetic energy and temperature
Kinetic theory of gases : assumptions, concept of pressure
Current electricity Carbon resistors, colour code for a carbon resistors
Combination of cells in series and in parallel
Combination of resistance
Drift velocity and mobility and their relation with electric current
Electric cell
Electric current (current electricity)
Electric current and drift velocity
Electrical energy and power
Electrical resistivity and conductivity
Flow of electric charges in a metallic conductor
Internal resistance of a cell
Kirchhoff's law and their applications
Measurement of internal resistance of a cell
Ohm's law and electric resistance
Potential difference and EMF of a cell
Potentiometer-principle and applications to measure potential difference, and for comparing EMF of two cell
Series and parallel combinations of resistors
Temperature dependence of resistance
V-I characteristics (liner and non-linear), electrical energy and power, electrical resistivity and conductivity
Wheatstone bridge
Dual nature of matter and radiation Davisson-germer experiment (experimental details should be omitted, only conclusion should be explained)
Dual nature of radiation
Einstein's photoelectric equation: particle nature of light
Hertz and Lenard's observations
Matter waves-wave nature of particle, de Broglie relation
Photoelectric effect, Hertz and Lenard's observations
Electromagnetic induction and alternative currents AC generator and transformer
Alternating currents, peak and rms value of alternating current/voltage
Electromagnetic induction, self and mutual induction
Faraday's law
Induced EMF and current
LC oscillations ( qualitative treatment only), LCR series circuit, resonance
Lenz's Law, Eddy currents
Power in ac circuit
Reactance and impedance
Self and mutual inductance
Wattles Current
Electromagnetic waves Application of electromagnetic waves
Electromagnetic spectrum (radio waves, microwaves, infrared, visible, ultraviolet, x-rays, gamma rays)
Electromagnetic waves and their characteristics (qualitative ideas only )
Need for displacement current
Transverse nature of electromagnetic waves
Electronic devices Characteristics of led, photodiode, solar cell and zener diode
Diode as a rectifier
Energy bands in solids (qualitative ideas only), conductors, insulators and semiconductors
I-V characteristics of LED
Junction transistor, transistor action and characteristics of a transistor
Logic gates
Photodiode
Semiconductors: diode and its characteristics in forward and reverse bias
Solar Cell
Transistor as a switch
Transistor as an amplifier (common emitter configuration ) and oscillator
Zener diode
Electrostatics A dipole and system of charges
Capacitance
Capacitance of a parallel plate capacitor with and without dielectric medium between the plates
Capacitors and capacitance
Combination of capacitors in series and in parallel
Conductors and insulators
Coulomb's law-force between two point charges
Dielectrics and electric polarization
Electric charges and their conversation
Electric charges: conservation of charge
Electric dipole, electric field due to dipole
Electric field lines
Electric field: due to a point charge, electric field lines
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)
Electrical potential energy of a system of two point charges and of electric dipoles in an electrostatic field
Equipotential surfaces, electrical potential energy of a system in an electrostatic field
Superposition principle and continuous charge distribution
Torque on a dipole in a uniform electric field, Van de Graaff generator
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
Gravitation Acceleration due to gravity and its variation with altitude and depth
Escape velocity
Geostationary satellites
Gravitational potential
Gravitational potential energy
Kepler's laws of planetary motion
Orbital velocity of a satellite
Escape velocity, orbital velocity of a satellite
The universal law of gravitation
Kinematics Addition and subtraction of vectors, relative velocity
Average speed and instantaneous velocity
Cases of uniform velocity and uniform acceleration - projectile motion
Elementary concepts of differentiation and integration of describing motion
Equality of vectors
Frame of reference, motion in a straight line
General vectors and notation
Graphs like velocity-time, position -time
Motion in a plane and projectile motion
Motion in a straight line
Multiplication of vectors by a real number
Position-time graph, speed and velocity
Relative velocity
Resolution of a vector in a plane-rectangular components
Scalar and vector products of vectors
Scalar and vector quantities: Position and displacement vectors, general vectors, general vectors and notation, equality of vectors, multiplication of vectors by a real number
Speed, velocity and acceleration
Uniform and non-uniform motion
Uniformly accelerated motion, velocity-time, position-time graphs, for uniformly accelerated motion ( graphical treatment )
Unit Vectors
Velocity-time
Laws of motion Centripetal force
Dynamics of uniform circular motion
Equilibrium of concurrent forces
Example of circular motion (vehicle on level circular road, vehicle on banked road)
Force and inertia
Friction
Impulse
Intuitive concept of force
Law of conservation of linear momentum and its applications
Law of friction
Lubrication
Newton's first law of motion: momentum
Newton's second law of motion: impulse
Newton's Third law of motion
Rolling friction
Static and kinetic friction
Magnetic effects of current and magnetism Ampere's law and its applications to infinitely long straight wire, straight and toroidal solenoids
Bar magnet as an equivalent solenoid, magnetic field lines
Biot-Savart law and its application to current carrying circular loop
Concept of Magnetic Field
Current loop as a magnetic dipole and its magnetic dipole moment
Cyclotron
Earth's magnetic field and magnetic elements
Electromagnetic and factors affecting their strengths
Force between two parallel current-carrying conductors-definition on ampere
Force on a current-carrying conductor in a uniform magnetic field
Force on a moving charge in uniform magnetic and electric fields
Galvanometer, ammeter and voltmeter
Hysteresis, electromagnets and permanent magnets
Magnetic dipole moment of a revolving electron
Magnetic field intensity due to a magnetic dipole (bar magnet) along with its axis and perpendicular to its axis
Magnetic substances
Magnetic susceptibility and permeability
Moving coil galvanometer-its current sensitivity and conversion to ammeter and voltmeter
Oersted's experiment
Para-, dia-and ferro-magnetic substances, with examples
Permanent magnets
Torque experienced by a current loop in a magnetic field
Torque on a magnetic dipole ( bar magnet ) in a uniform magnetic field
Motion of system of particles and rigid body Angular momentum
Centre of mass of a rigid body
Centre of mass of a two-particle system
Centre of mass of uniform rod
Comparison of linear and rotational motions
Conversation of angular momentum with some examples
Equilibrium of rigid bodies
Moment of a force
Moment of inertia
Momentum conservation and centre of mass motion
Radius of gyration
Rigid body rotation and equation of rotational motion
Statement of parallel and perpendicular axes theorems and their applications
Torque
Values of M.I. for simple geometrical objects (no derivation )
Optics Brewster's law
Coherent sources and sustained interference of light
Combination of thin lenses in contact combination of a lens and a mirror
Correction of eye defects (myopia and hypermetropia) using lenses
Deviation and dispersion of light by a prism
Diffraction due to a single slit, width of central maximum
Interference, young's double hole experiment and expression for fringe width,
Lens formula, magnification, power of a lens
Microscopes and astronomical telescopes ( reflecting and refracting) and their magnifying powers
Mirror formula
Optical instruments : human eye, image formation and accommodation
Polarisation, plane polarized light
Power of a lens
Proof of laws of reflection and refraction using Huygens' principle
Reflection and refraction of light
Reflection and refraction of plane wave at a plane surface using wave front
Refraction and dispersion of light through a prism
Refraction at spherical Surfaces
Resolving power of microscope and astronomical telescope.
Scattering of light- blue colour of the sky and reddish appearance of the sun at sunrise and sun set
Spherical mirrors
Thin lens formula
Total internal reflection and its applications
Uses of plane polarized light and polaroids
Wave optics : wavefront and Huygens' principle
Oscillations and waves Beat
Displacement relation for a progressive wave
Doppler effect
Energy in SHM - kinetic and potential energies
Free forced and damped oscillations (qualitative idea only)
Fundamental mode and harmonics
Fundamental modes and harmonics, beats
Longitudinal and transverse waves, speed of wave
Oscillation of a spring-restoring force and force constant
Periodic functions
Periodic motion-period, frequency, displacement as a function of time
Phase
Principle of superposition of waves
Reflection of waves
Simple harmonic motion (SHM) and its equation
Simple pendulum-derivation of expression for its time period
Speed of wave motion
Spring
Standing waves in strings and organ pipes
Wave motion, phase, amplitude and velocity of wave
Chemical bonding and molecular structure Resonance
Physical world and measurement Accuracy and precision of measuring instruments
Dimensional analysis and its application
Dimensions of physical quantities
Errors in measurement
Length, mass and time measurements
Nature of physical laws
Need for measurement : unit of measurement
Physics, technology and society
Physics: scope and excitement
SI units, fundamental and derived units
Significant figures
System of units
Properties of bulk matter Angle of contact
Anomalous expansion
Application of surface tension ideas to drops
Bernoulli's theorem and its applications
Bubbles and capillary rise
Bulk modulus
Change of state - latent heat
Critical velocity
Elastic behaviour
Elastic Energy
Excess of pressure
Green House effect
Heat
Heat transfer - conduction and thermal conductivity, convection and radiation
Hooke's law
Modulus of rigidity
Newton's law of cooling and Stefan's law
Poisson's Ratio
Qualitative ideas of black body radiation
Reynolds number
Shear
Specific heat capacity : CP, CV- calorimetry
Streamline and turbulent flow
Stress-strain relationship
Strokes' law
Surface energy and surface tension
Temperature
Terminal velocity
Thermal expansion of solids, liquids and gases
Viscosity
Wein's displacement law
Young's modulus
Thermodynamics First law of thermodynamics
Heat engines and refrigerator
Heat, work and internal energy
Isothermal and adiabatic processes
Second law of the thermodynamics : reversible and irreversible process
Thermal equilibrium and definition of temperature (zeroth law of thermodynamics)
Work, energy and power Conservation of mechanical energy (kinetic and potential energies)
Elastic and inelastic collisions in one and two dimensions
Kinetic energy
Motion in a vertical circle
Non - conservative forces
Notion of potential energy
Potential energy of a spring
Power
Work done by a constant force and variable force
Work-energy theorem
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Having applied for NEET 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 in NEET 2020 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 NEET - Having a daily schedule for NEET with an exclusive timetable 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.

List of books to refer for NEET - No doubt that NCERT strengthens the base and concepts of students, it is also important to have other books that help in cracking NEET.

Best books for NEET Biology

  • Objective Biology (volumes 1 & 2) by GR Bathla 
  • Biology Classes 11 and 12 (Volume 1 & 2) by Pradeep Publications
  • Objective Biology (Volume 1, 2, and 3 along with Practice Papers) by Dinesh Publications
  • A Class Book for Botany by A C Dutta
  • Objective Biology (volumes 1 and 2) by Trueman Publications

Best Books for NEET Chemistry

  • Physical Chemistry by O.P. Tandon
  • Oxford’s Organic Chemistry by Jonathan Clayden, Nick Greeves
  • Concise Inorganic Chemistry by J D Lee
  • MTG’s Objective NCERT at your fingertips by MTG Editorial Board
  • Modern’s ABC of Chemistry of Classes 11 and 12 (volumes 1 and 2) by S.P. Jauhar

Best Books for NEET Physics 

  • Concepts of Physics, part 1 and 2 by H C Verma
  • Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday, Resnick and Walker
  • Objective Physics for medical entrance examination (volumes 1 and 2) by D C Pandey
  • NCERT Exemplar Class 11 and 12
  • Physics MCQ by D Mukherjee

Mock Tests and Sample Papers of NEET - Studying alone will not help. Practice helps perfect it. So the past NEET 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 NEET 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.

As per NTA, NEET 2020 is a pen and paper based exam held in three hours where candidates have to mark their answers in an OMR sheet. NEET question paper will contain questions from Biology (Botany+Zoology), Physics and Chemistry of 10+2 standard. The detailed exam pattern of NEET 2020 is as follows.

NEET Exam Pattern

Salient Factors
Details
Mode of Exam
Pen and Paper based (Offline)
Language
English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Odia, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu
Note: The availability of the question paper in a particular regional language will depend on the location of the exam centre of NEET 2020.
Total Questions
180
Total Marks
720
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
Physics
45
180
Chemistry
45
180
Biology (Botany and Zoology)
90
360


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 mock tests for NEET subject wise. 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.

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. Candidates can check and practice on the NTA website by clicking here. They must enter the exam which is NEET and the subject. The login credentials are dummy and hence candidates must press the "enter" key to start the NEET mock test for the chosen subject.

The mock tests of NEET are only for practise hence scores are not given out. However, the feel and look of the NEET exam can be gauged with the help of these tests.

Candidates can download NEET admit card from March 27, 2020 at ntaneet.nic.in in online mode. Candidates have to login their application number and password to download the admit card of NEET 2020. The NEET 2020 admit card is mandatory to appear for the exam and is required at the examination hall on the exam day. 

How to download the NEET admit card?

  • Click on the candidate login
  • Enter the application number  and password
  • 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?

Candidates must intimate the authorities if they find there is any discrepancy in the details mentioned on the NEET 2020 admit card. They must mail their details along with the NEET confirmation page so that NTA can rectify the discrepancies.

NEET 2020 Exam Centers

State City
Andaman and Nicobar Islands Port Blair
Andhra Pradesh Guntur
Kakinada
Kurnool
Nellore
Rajahmundry
Tirupati
Vijayawada
Visakhapatnam
Vizianagaram
Assam Dibrugarh
Guwahati
Silchar
Tezpur
Bihar Gaya
Patna
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh Bilaspur
Raipur
Dadra and Nagar Haveli Dadra and Nagar Haveli
Daman and Diu Daman
Delhi Central Delhi
East Delhi
North Delhi
South Delhi
West Delhi
Goa Panaji
Gujarat Ahmedabad
Anand
Bhavnagar
Gandhinagar
Godhra
Patan
Rajkot
Surat
Vadodara
Valsad
Haryana Faridabad
Gurgaon
Himachal Pradesh Dharamshala
Hamirpur
Shimla
Jammu and Kashmir Jammu
Srinagar
Udhampur
Jharkhand Bokaro
Jamshedpur
Ranchi
Karnataka Bengaluru
Belgaum
Davanagere
Dharwad
Gulbarga
Hubli
Mangaluru
Mysore
Udupi
Kerala Alappuzha
Ernakulam
Kannur
Kollam
Kottayam
Kozhikode
Malappuram
Palakkad
Thrissur
Thiruvananthapuram
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
Gwalior
Indore
Jabalpur
Ujjain
Maharashtra Ahmednagar
Amravati
Aurangabad
Beed
Buldana
Jalgaon
Kolhapur
Latur
Mumbai
Mumbai Suburban
Nagpur
Nanded
Nashik
Pune
Satara
Solapur
Thane
Manipur Imphal
Meghalaya Shillong
Mizoram Aizawl
Nagaland Dimapur
Kohima
Odisha Angul
Balasore
Cuttack
Rourkela
Sambalpur
Bhubaneswar
Berhampur
Puducherry Puducherry
Punjab Amritsar
Bathinda
Jalandhar
Rajasthan Ajmer
Bikaner
Jaipur
Jodhpur
Kota
Udaipur
Sikkim Gangtok
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Coimbatore
Kancheepuram
Madurai
Namakkal
Salem
Thiruvallur
Tiruchirappalli
Tirunelveli
Vellore
Telangana Khammam
Hyderabad
Warangal
K.V.Rangareddy
Tripura Agartala
Uttarakhand Dehradun
Haldwani
Roorkee
Uttar Pradesh Allahabad
Bareilly
Ghaziabad
Gorakhpur
Jhansi
Kanpur
Lucknow
Meerut
Noida
Varanasi
West Bengal Burdwan
Durgapur
Hooghly
Howrah
Kharagpur
Kolkata
Siliguri
North 24 Parganas

Documents Required at Exam

  • NEET admit card
  • Passport size photograph- 1
  • 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

Leading coaching Institutes like Allen, Akash, Resonance will release NEET Answer Key for various codes like P, Q, R, S (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) on May 3 after the completion of the entrance exam. National Testing Agency will release the provisional NEET answer key 2020 tentatively by May 25. 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 witin a given time. They will have to raise their challenge to NEET 2020 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 of NEET will be refunded if the claim of the candidates is found to be tru else it is non-refundable.

After considering all the challenges and objections, NTA will release the final answer key for all the paper codes tentatively by June 4, 2020.

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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 and tackle it in NEET 2020. The exam analysis for NEET 2020 will be updated here on May 3 after the conclusion of the exam.

NEET Analysis by Students who appeared in 2019

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 for NEET 2019

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

Coaching institute

2019

NEET analysis by Resonance

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NEET analysis by Allen Kota

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NEET  analysis by Aakash Institute

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National Testing Agency will declare NEET 2020 result by June 4 in online mode that can be downloaded by candidates by entering their NEET 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 of NEET is as 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 NEET scorecard will be displayed
  • Download the same and check details for accuracy

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 
  • NEET 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

Category
Registered
Appeared
Qualified
OBC
67754
631473
375635
SC
211303
193188
99890
ST
96456
86210
35272
UR
534072
499884
286245
Total
1519375
1410755
797042


NEET Toppers - Last Year

Name of candidate
Marks obtained
Percentile scores
NEET All India Rank
Nalin Khandelwal
701
99.9999291
1
Bhavik Bansal
700
99.9997873
2
Akshat Kaushik
700
99.9997873
3
Swastik Bhatia
696
99.9997165
4
Anant Jain
695
99.9993620
5
Bhat Sarthak Raghavendra
695
99.9993620
6
Madhuri Reddy G
695
99.9993620
7
Dhruv Kushwaha
695
99.9993620
8
Mihir Rai
695
99.9993620
9
Raghav Dubey
691
99.9992203
10

To qualify in NEET, candidates must score equal to or above the qualifying NEET 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 NEET 2020.

To note is the point that the 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 NEET question paper, seats available and past cutoff trends. 

Previous years' NEET qualifying percentile

Category

Qualifying Percentile

Cutoff scores (2019)
Cutoff scores (2018)

UR

50th Percentile

701-134
691-119

OBC/SC/ST

40th Percentile

133-107
118-96

UR-PH

45th Percentile

133-120
118-107

OBC/SC/ST

40th Percentile133-107106-96

Qualifying Marks Trend

Year Category Cutoff
2020 General 134
OBC 107
SC 107
ST 107
General PWD 120

Mode of Counselling: Online, Offline

Since medical colleges come under the central authorities as well as the state ones, NEET counselling is broadly of two types. One is the All India counselling conducted by DGHS for 15% of the seats in the government colleges in the country, deemed and central university seats as well as ESIC and AFMS seats. 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 NEET 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 NEET counselling. However, for the respective state counselling of NEET, the admissions will be open to factors like domicile, residency in state etc. Candidates must check whether they meet the state admission criteria before applying for the NEET counselling of the state.

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 NEET Counselling

Counselling Body

Counselling for 15% AIQ Seats (except in Jammu & Kashmir) in Government medical and dental colleges

DGHS, on behalf of MCC

NEET Counselling for all the seats in Central and Deemed Universities including BDS at Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi

DGHS, on behalf of MCC

Counselling for 85% State Quota seats in DU colleges (MAMC, LHMC, UCMS)

DGHS, on behalf of MCC


NEET Counselling for IP Quota seats in ESIC Colleges

DGHS, on behalf of MCC

NEET Counselling for Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC)

DGHS, on behalf of MCC and AFMC Pune

NEET Counselling for 85% State Quota seats  and 100% state private colleges

In case of Jammu & Kashmir - 100% of all government and private colleges

Respective State Counselling Authorities


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)

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sir i have failed at my biology 2019 and i have applied for recompartment in march 2020 and next month neet application for 2020 starts and wheather am i able to apply and appear in neet 2020??for my situation......please reply me sir....please sir/madam,....i am very much frustated by this....

Rohan Rawat 21st Nov, 2019

Hi there,

According to the latest eligibility criteria for NEET 2020, any candidate who is having a backlog in any subject can appear for NEET but the only requirement is that:

The student must pass that subject before the first round of NEET 2020 counselling with atleast 50% marks .


Therefore YES you can still apply for NEET 2020.

ALL THE BEST :)



I hope this will help you !!

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I aspirant of neet 2020 how many marks required to get addmision in ims bhu from general catogary 2020 neet

Ashish pal Student Expert 21st Nov, 2019

Hello dear aspirant

As you are interested in IMS BHU let me tell you that it is one of the best medical College of India. In order to get admission in it being a general category candidate you have to study hard and score above 650. In 2018 cutoff marks are around 600 but increased to 650 in 2019.

To achieve this score you have to study hard solve previous year question papers and join some test serieses.

Hope you get it.

Good luck.

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sir i have failed my bilogy july compartment cbse board exam 2019 and i have applied for my 2nd compartment in march 2020....so i am eligible for neet 2020??pls tell me sir/mam

Yash Dev Student Expert 21st Nov, 2019
Hello student yes you're eligible an you can appear in neet 2020 as Neet eligibility criteria says that - Candidates must have passed 10+2 or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology and English as core subjects from a recognized board. Candidates who are appearing for the class 12 or equivalent exam are also eligible to apply for NEET 2020.

You can also click on the link mentioned below for more information about Neet
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sir i have failed my compartment biology exam which was held in july2019....so i have applied for 2md compartment as privte canditate in march 2020 so am i eligible for neet 2020??

Yash Dev Student Expert 21st Nov, 2019
Hello student yes you're eligible, you can apply for neet 2020 as eligibility criteria says that - Candidates idates must have passed 10+2 or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology and English as core subjects from a recognized board. Candidates who are appearing for the class 12 or equivalent exam are also eligible to apply for NEET 2020.

You can also click on the link mentioned below for more information about Neet
https://medicine.careers360.com/articles/neet-eligibility-criteria/amp
Feel free to comment if you have any doubt
Good luck
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is this possible to get 550+ marks in neet 2020 in this last 5 months?i have completed only 30% of syllabus and studying 12 hours per day from now.is this possible to get govt college in west bengal?

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 21st Nov, 2019

Anwesha, you have 5 months left at your disposal to complete the rest 70% of the syllabus. 12 hours a day for 5 months is approximately  1835 hours of preparation. With this dedication, I would seriously doubt why you cant get a seat. Of course, you can. Depending upon your Category, you should set a pre-defined target. If you belong to Reserved Categories, 550 will be a good score. But if you belong to General Category or OBC-A/B, you should aim for nothing less than 600. Now, with those many hours at your disposal, you need a perfect plan to study and put your dedication and resources to optimum utilisation. Concentrate on Biology as this has the scope of letting you secure half of your NEET marks. Biology is the biggest section in NEET, comprising about half of the exam with 360 marks, and acing this subject can help you in scoring more in the exam. Human Physiology and Genetics have maximum weightage in NEET. It is advisable to practise questions of Genetics from previous year question papers, which will give you a thorough understanding of how the questions are being asked. Topics of Plant and Animal kingdom have a lot of portion to memorize. You can prepare these topics by making a comparative table for the sub-topics and studying it together. Plant physiology is also equally important and easy to score. For more tips, please visit our page at: https://medicine.careers360.com/articles/how-prepare-for-neet-biology . Next focus should be on Chemistry. Chemistry is divided into Inorganic, Physical and Organic chemistry. For inorganic chemistry, you must refer to the NCERT. Organic comprises of many reactions and reagents which can be practised by writing over and over again. Physical chemistry requires a comparatively deeper understanding of concepts, so preparing with the NCERT and referring to study material a level higher than NCERT should be the way to go. For more information, please visit our page at: https://medicine.careers360.com/articles/how-prepare-for-neet-chemistry . Last but not the least, Physics needs utmost focus and time because it involves with theoretical concepts and numbers. There should be a systematic approach in preparing for NEET. The important topics are Mechanics, ElectroDynamics, Modern Physics, Heat and Thermodynamics, Optics, Simple Harmonic Motion, Waves. Formulae form an integral part of your preparation. Memorise as many formulae as you can and write them down and stick them as post its so that you can always see them. Practise regularly and try various kinds of questions. Solving previous papers and mock tests to test your improvement. Keep a clock and check the time its taking you to solve these questions. And improve the time as you practise more. One day of the week should be set aside for revision so as to keep the mind fresh. For reading what the toppers and experts have to say, please visit our page at: https://medicine.careers360. com/articles/how-prepare-for- neet-physics/amp

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