NEET 2020 will be conducted by the National Testing Agency on May 3, 2020. The official notification for admissions through NEET 2020 will be released on December 2, 2019. This will be followed by the release of online application forms for the examination. The last date to submit the application form will be December 31, 2019. NEET 2020 admit card will be released on March 27, 2020, and will be available for download online. After the examination is held, the candidate will be able to download the provisional answer key of NEET 2020 in the last week of May 2020. The result of NEET 2020 will be announced on June 4, 2020, along with the final answer key. Post this, the counselling for NEET 2020 will be held on both national and state levels. To know more about the application form, eligibility criteria, dress code, participating institutes, etc. read the complete article.
The National Testing Agency conducts NEET for admission to MBBS, BDS, AYUSH, veterinary and other medical/paramedical courses in India. The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is conducted annually and is held across 154 test centres. With approximately 15,00,000 test-takers, NEET is the most important medical entrance examination in India.
|Exam Name||National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test|
|Exam Frequency||Once a year|
|Exam Duration||3 hours|
NEET 2020 Information brochure and application forms
December 2, 2019
Deadline to submit the application form
December 31, 2019
Correction window for application form
Second week of January 2020*
Candidate can change the following details:
NEET 2020 admit card available for download
March 27, 2020
|May 3, 2020|
Provisional answer key
Last week of May 2020*
NEET 2020 result
June 4, 2020
The National Testing Agency has prescribed the eligibility criteria for NEET 2020. All those who wish to apply for the entrance test are advised to check if they fit into the criteria specified by NTA.
Candidates who fulfill the following parameters are eligible for NEET 2020:
To view the complete list of participating institutes, click here.
The application form for NEET 2020 will be released on December 2, 2019. The application process will be online and candidates need to register themselves on the official website in order to fill the application. The application process for NEET 2020 can be divided into four steps. For successful completion of the NEET 2020 application process, a candidate must complete the registration, fill the application, upload the required documents and remit the prescribed application fee. To help understand the process better, the steps have been elaborated below.
The application fee has to be paid online. It can be paid using a credit card/ debit card/ net banking/ e-challan/ UPI.
Application Fee (in Rs)
General / OBC
SC/ ST/ PWD/
For candidates who do not have access to the internet or need help in filling the NEET 2020 application form in general, NTA has set up various facilitation centres across the country. These centres aim to help those who do not have access to high-speed internet, especially candidates residing in rural areas.
The CSCs charge a nominal fee for the services provided by them. Refer to the table below for the fee chart.
|Service||Fee (In Rs)|
|Writing emails and filling the application form||25|
|Online payment of the application fee||0.5% of the application fee|
|Downloading the admit card/ answer key/ OMR sheet||10|
|Filing a response w.r.t the answer key||25|
|Printing charges (per page)||5|
If a candidate wants to avail the facilities of a CSC, he/ she will have to loacte the nearest CSC. Visit the CSC on a working day between 9.30 am to 6 pm. He/ she must carry all the requisite documents to the CSC.
To locate the nearest CSC, go to their official website csc.gov.in or call 011-24301349/ 18001213468
Andaman & Nicobar
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi (Central/ East/ North/ South/ West)
Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara
Jammu & Kashmir
Bangalore, Belgaum, Gulbarga, Mangalore
Ernakulam, Kozhikode, Trivandrum
Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Ujjain
Aurangabad, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nasik, Pune, Thane
Behrampur, Bhubaneshwar, Rourkela
Ajmer, Jaipur, Kota, Udaipur
Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Salem, Tiruchirapalli
Bareilly, Ghaziabad, Jhansi, Lucknow, Noida, Varanasi
Durgapur, Kolkata, Siliguri
Get the complete list of NEET Exam Centres 2020 here
Due to a large number of test-takers, the NTA follows strict policies to maintain the discipline and fairness of NEET. Among the important policies is the dress code for NEET 2020. NTA has prescribed a dress code for the examination day along with a list of items that are barred in the examination hall. Below are a few important pointers about the dress code for NEET 2020:
Exam day guidelines for NEET 2020 aim to help the candidates appearing for the examination have a hassle-free day and keep them stress-free and calm on the D-Day.
The exam analysis of NEET question paper 2019 will help the candidates get an idea of the difficulty level of the examination. With the help of this analysis, they can prepare well for the examination.
The question paper for NEET 2019 was of moderate difficulty level. Among the sections, biology was the easiest. The candidates who appeared for NEET 2019, found the Physics section lengthy and time-consuming.
The physics section of NEET 2019 was the most difficult section. It comprised of 45 questions and was dominated by questions from mechanics. Electrodynamics, modern physics and electronics together comprised 40% of the Physics section.
This section of the NEET question paper 2019 was dominated by NCERT based questions. The 45 questions that comprised this section had more theoretical questions this year. 60% of the total number of questions asked were easy and candidates could score well in this section.
The biology section was the easiest section in the question paper of NEET 2019. 62% of the questions in this section were easy and 31% were of moderate level. Biology section of NEET question paper is a very important section because it has the maximum weightage. Thus, this section being easy could help candidates score well in the examination this year.
Aspirants of NEET 2020 can refer to the table below to know the NEET cutoff trends for the past years. This will help them understand the difficulty level of the examination.
|Category||Cut off marks (Opening and Closing)|
Q. Is NEET 2020 exam online or offline?
A. NEET 2020 will be conducted in offline mode. The candidate will have to mark the answers in an OMR sheet.
Q. Will NEET 2020 be conducted twice a year?
A. The National Testing Agency has received a lot of requests from NEET aspirants to conduct the examination twice a year. However, this change will not be implemented this year. Thus, NEET 2020 will be held only once.
Q. How many times can I appear for NEET?
A. According to the notification released by NTA, a candidate can appear for NEET any number of times. There is no restriction on the number of attempts permitted.
Q. What is the minimum score required in NEET 2020 to get a seat in a government medical college?
A. For admission to a government medical college, one must secure at least 600 marks in NEET 2020.
Q. What will be the timings for NEET 2020 exam?
A. NEET 2020 will be a three-hour-long paper and the exam will be held from 02:00 p.m. to 05:00 p.m.
Q. What are the regional language options available for NEET 2020?
A. NEET 2020 question paper will be available in eleven languages, however, the language has to be filled during the registration process. Apart from Hindi and English, candidate can choose from Tamil, Urdu, Marathi, Bengali, Gujrati, Oriya, Assamese, Kannada and Telugu.