NEET 2020: Application Form (Released!), Exam Dates, Eligibility

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is a national level entrance test for the medical aspirants and admits students to various MBBS / BDS colleges with MCI / DCI approval. The process for filling the application form is started from December 02, 2019, and it continues until December 31, 2019. NEET 2020 one of the most back-breaking exams that need exhaustive efforts to get through. The intense competition is reflective when one observes the ratio of the students appearing to the number of seats available. Even so, aspirants put their blood, sweat, and tears to crack this hard shell.

Latest: The online application form of NEET 2020 has released, Click here to fill the same.

NEET 2020

NEET 2020, like any other national exam, has been taken over by the National Testing Agency (NTA). Moreover, one must know the other important details about the exam, for instance, the eligibility criteria, the marking scheme, pattern of the paper, etc. which is presented below.

Important Dates: Here are some important dates related to the paper as proposed by NTA on the 22nd of August 2019.

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NEET 2020 Dates
Notification Date 01 Dec 2019
NEET 2020 Application Form will be available from 02 Dec 2019
Exam Dates 03 May 2020
Last date to apply online 31 Dec 2019
Last Date to Pay Fee 01 Jan 2020
NEET 2020 application form correction 15 to 31 Jan 2020
Download NEET 2020 Admit Card 27 Mar 2020
NTA will release NEET Answer Key 2020 2nd week of May 2020
Answer Key Objection Date 3rd Week of May 2020
Candidates can submit discrepancies / wrong questions of NEET 2020 to NTA Last Week of May 2020
Result Declaration 04 June 2020

Quick Links

NEET 2020 Application Form & Fee Details

NEET 2020 Application Form is available in online mode only. The Application form for NEET-UG 2020 is available on the official website ntaneet.nic.in. Candidates can apply for the same by filling in the mandatory fields mentioned in the form. An applicant must read eligibility criteria thoroughly as only eligible candidates can apply for the NTA NEET 2020. Candidates are advised to take out the printed copy of the payment receipt of the fee they paid for the application.

Application Fee

The fee structure for the NTA NEET 2020 application form is stated below for the convenience of those who wish to fill the exam form-

CategoryForm Fee
General (Unreserved)Rs. 1500/-
General-EWS / OBC(NCL)Rs. 1400/-
SC/ST/PH/TransgenderRs. 800/-

NEET 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who are appearing for the 12th exam or have passed the 12th exam and intend to take the NTA NEET 2020 test, must check the eligibility criteria.

Age Limit: Any person who is 17-year-old or more can take the test. The upper age limit for NEET (UG) is 25 years as on the date of examination and relaxation of 5 years is given for the candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC-NCL category and PwD Candidates.

Educational Achievements: One must have passed 12th or any other equivalent exam with subjects including Physics, Chemistry, Biology / Biotechnology, and English for NEET eligibility.

Furthermore, an aggregate of 50% is mandatory when the marks of Physics, Chemistry and Biology / Biotechnology are clubbed together.

Percentage Requirement for Various Categories: The details of the percentage required for various categories are listed below

  • Unreserved- 50%
  • PWD- 45%
  • SC/ST/OBC- 40%

Number of Attempts: There is no limit to how many times a candidate can appear for the test as of now.

NEET 2020 Admit Card

The candidates who have successfully applied for the NEET 2020, only those will be able to generate the Admit Card for NEET 2020. The Admit Card will be released online on the official website. Candidates can download the Admit Card from the website by entering their Application Number and Date of Birth. Admit Card is a mandatory document that every candidate must carry at the time of examination. Any candidate who will fail to bring the Admit Card will be prohibited to take the NEET 2020 examination. It is advised to take out the colored photostat of the Admit Card.

NEET 2020 Exam Pattern

The paper pattern for NEET UG 2020 is expected to remain the same, however the changes, if any, will be introduced on the official website. For now, it’s safe to observe the earlier pattern in order to facilitate the preparation process.

Number of Questions: 180 questions are asked from Physics, Chemistry, Biology (Botany and Zoology), with a grand total of 720 marks. 45 questions are asked from each of the four sections, which include the two bifurcations of Biology.

Mode of the test: NEET 2020 is going to be conducted in the pen-and-paper mode, You have to mark the answer on the specially designed machine gradable sheet using Ball Point Pen.

The medium of the test: NEET is conducted in a total of 11 languages, including English, Hindi, Gujarati, Assamese, Bengali, Kannada, Marathi, Odia, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu.

Marking Scheme: 4 marks will be awarded for every correct answer and 1 mark is deducted for every wrong attempt.

Time Duration: 3 hours are given to solve 180 MCQs.

NEET 2020 Syllabus

The syllabus for NEET 2020 helps you to score well in the examination. It covers all the important topics from the point of view of the exam. If you prepare according to the curriculum designed by the conducting body then chances will be higher in order to clear the examination.

Physics: Physical world & measurement, Kinematics, Laws of Motion, Work, Energy & Power, Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body, Gravitation, Properties of Bulk Matter, Thermodynamics, Behaviour of Perfect Gas & Kinetic Theory, Oscillations & Wave, Electrostatics, Current Electricity, Magnetic Effects of Current & Magnetism, Electromagnetic Induction & Alternating Currents, Electromagnetic Waves, Optics, Dual Nature of Matter & Radiation, Atoms & Nuclei, and Electronic Devices.

Chemistry: Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry, Structure of Atom, Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties, Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure, States of Matter: Gases and Liquids, Thermodynamics, Equilibrium, Redox Reactions, Hydrogen, s-Block Element (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals), Some p-Block Elements, Organic Chemistry- Some Basic Principles and Techniques, Hydrocarbons, Environmental Chemistry, Solid State, Solutions, Electrochemistry, Chemical Kinetics, Surface Chemistry, General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements, p- Block Elements, d and f Block Elements, Coordination Compounds, Haloalkanes and Haloarenes, Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers, Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids, Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen, Biomolecules, Polymers, Chemistry in Everyday Life

Biology (Botany + Zoology): Diversity in Living World, Structural Organisation in Animals and Plants, Cell Structure and Function, Plant Physiology, Human Physiology, Reproduction, Biology and Human Welfare, Ecology and Environment, Genetics and Evolution, Biotechnology and Its Applications.

NEET 2020 Answer Key

The candidates can download NEET 2020 Answer Key and use it to get an estimated idea of their scores. The Answer Key is provided to the candidates on the official website. It will be in a pdf format. NTA NEET 2020 Answer Key will be consist of the set-wise answers to the questions. Candidates can also challenge the Answer Key, but for that, they have to pay a fee per Answer. Please note that no individual candidate will be informed about the acceptance/non-acceptance of his/her challenge.

NEET 2020 Result

The NTA declares the Result for NEET 2020 on the official website. Candidates who have appeared for the exams only they would be able to check their Result. To check the Result, candidates must log in to the website by entering their Roll number as ID and Date of Birth as a password and then they can view or download the Result. The Result will show the marks obtained and the Rank achieved by the candidate in NEET 2020. The Rank card will comprise of All India Rank, State Rank and Category-wise Rank of the candidates.

NEET 2020 Counseling

The candidates who will be shortlisted for the further admission process only they will be called in the counselling round. MCC will organize the counselling process for AIQ. The NEET 2020 Result will declare the list of candidates and on that basis, the candidates will be called for the counseling round. In the counseling round, the candidate must submit their choices on time. The candidate must bring the necessary documents required at the time of counseling. After counseling and getting placed to the institute candidates can pay the admission fee on the same day.

Documents required in counseling

  • Admit Card
  • Rank or score Card
  • Any valid government ID proof
  • Date of Birth proof
  • Recent passport size photograph
  • Xerox copy of the above-mentioned documents

15% All India Quota Seats Admission & Cut Off

Candidates must cross a certain percentage to be eligible for the 15% All India Quota Seats Admission. However, those who do not get the desired percentage can still get the state allotted seats. Below is the list of marks that make you eligible for the All India Quota Counselling-

Category NEET Cut-off Percentile
Unreserved 50
Unreserved PH & GEN-EWS PH 45
SC 40
SC PH 40
ST 40
ST PH 40
OBC NCL 40
OBC PH 40

Note: The NEET cut-off percentile remains the same, while the cut-off score may vary in each attempt.

NEET 2020 FAQs

Will the paper be offline or online?

In the year 2020, NEET will be conducted in the pen-and-paper mode by marking the answer sheet with Ball Point Pen.

Can an aspirant above the age of 25 not appear for NEET 2020?

The upper limit for NEET (UG) is 25 years as on the date of examination and There is 5 years relaxation in case of SC/ST/OBC-NCL/PwD category candidates.

In how many regional languages, NEET 2020 will be conducted?

NEET is conducted in 11 languages, including English, Hindi, Gujarati, Assamese, Bengali, Kannada, Marathi, Odia, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu.

Can the language opted to be changed once the form is filled?

No. A candidate must be particularly careful while filing the language preference as the centres are allotted based on the same.

Official website: ntaneet.nic.in

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