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.

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What is NEET?

The National Testing Agency conducts NEET for admission to MBBSBDS, 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.

NEET 2020 Highlights

Exam NameNational Eligibility Cum Entrance Test
Exam FrequencyOnce a year
Exam ModeOffline
Exam Duration3 hours
Accepting Colleges
  

NEET 2020 Some Facts and Figures

  • 15,19,375 candidates registered for NEET 2019
  • 14,10,755 candidates appeared for the examination that year.

NEET 2020 Important dates and events

Events

Dates

Salient Features

NEET 2020 Information brochure and application forms 

December 2, 2019

  • Information brochure and application will be released at ntaneet.nic.in
  • The application form has to filled online

Deadline to submit the application form

December 31, 2019

  • Applications have to be submitted online only
  • Applications sent by post will not be accepted

Correction window for application form

Second week of January 2020*

Candidate can change the following details:

  • Father’s name
  • Mother’s name
  • Date of birth
  • Gender
  • Category

NEET 2020 admit card available for download

March 27, 2020

  • Can be downloaded by logging into the registered accounts
  • Will not be sent by post

Exam date

May 3, 2020
  • NEET 2020 will be conducted in an offline mode
  • Duration of the examination will be 3 hours and the test will comprise of 180 objective type questions

Provisional answer key

Last week of May 2020*

  • Will be released online
  • Candidates will be able to challenge this answer key provided they have sufficient evidence to support the claim

NEET 2020 result

June 4, 2020

  • Has to be downloaded from ntaneet.nic.in
  • NEET 2020 scorecards can also be downloaded online by looging into the registered accounts

NEET eligibility criteria 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:

Nationality:

  • Indian Nationals,
  • Non-Resident Indians (NRIs)
  • Overseas Citizen of India (OCI)
  • Persons with Indian Origin (PIO)
  • Foreign Nationals

Age Limit:

  • The minimum age of a candidate as on December 31, 2020, should be 17 years
  • The rule specifying the maximum age limit of the candidate was scraped off last year. Thus there is no upper age limit for the candidates applying for NEET 2020.

Minimum qualification:

  • Candidate must have cleared Class XII or equivalent from a recognized institute
  • Candidates who are appearing for Class XII or equivalent in summer 2020 can also apply for NEET 2020.
  • Candidates who have completed Class XII or equivalent from an open school are also eligible

Mandatory subjects:

  • Candidate must have cleared Class XII or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
  • Candidates who have passed Class XII or equivalent with Biology as an additional subject are also eligible

Minimum marks required in the qualifying examination:

  • General category 50%
  • PWD category 45%
  • SC/ST/OBC 40%

NEET 2020 Participating Institutes

Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi

King George’s Medical University, Lucknow

Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi

Christian Medical College, Vellore

Armed Forces Medical College, Pune

Madras Medical College, Chennai

Kasturba Medical College, Manipal

University College of Medical Sciences, University of Delhi, Delhi

Institute of Medical Sciences Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

Lady Hardinge Medical College, Delhi

To view the complete list of participating institutes, click here

NEET 2020 admission process

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.

Steps to apply for NEET 2020

NEET 2020 application fee

The application fee has to be paid online. It can be paid using a credit card/ debit card/ net banking/ e-challan/ UPI.

Category

Application Fee (in Rs)

General / OBC

1400

SC/ ST/ PWD/

750

Common Service Centres (CSC) for NEET 2020

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.

Fees charged by the CSCs 

ServiceFee (In Rs)
Writing emails and filling the application form25
Online payment of the application fee0.5% of the application fee
Downloading the admit card/ answer key/ OMR sheet10
Filing a response w.r.t the answer key25
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

NEET 2020 exam centres 

State/UT

City

Andaman & Nicobar

Port Blair

Andhra Pradesh

Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam

Arunachal Pradesh

Itanagar

Assam

Dibrugarh, Guwahati

Bihar

Gaya, Patna

Chandigarh

Chandigarh

Chhattisgarh

Raipur

Dadra & Nagar Haveli

Dadra & Nagar Haveli

Daman & Diu

Daman

Delhi

Delhi (Central/ East/ North/ South/ West)

Goa

Panaji

Gujarat

Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara

Haryana

Faridabad, Gurgaon

Himachal Pradesh

Hamirpur, Shimla

Jammu & Kashmir

Jammu, Srinagar

Jharkhand

Bokaro, Ranchi

Karnataka

Bangalore, Belgaum, Gulbarga, Mangalore

Kerala

Ernakulam, Kozhikode, Trivandrum

Lakshadweep

Kavaratti

Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Ujjain

Maharashtra

Aurangabad, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nasik, Pune, Thane

Manipur

Imphal

Meghalaya

Shillong

Mizoram

Aizawl

Nagaland

Dimapur, Kohima

Odisha

Behrampur, Bhubaneshwar, Rourkela

Puducherry

Puducherry

Punjab

Bhatinda, Jalandhar

Rajasthan

Ajmer, Jaipur, Kota, Udaipur

Sikkim

Gangtok

Tamil Nadu

Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Salem, Tiruchirapalli

Telangana

Hyderabad, Warangal

Tripura

Agartala

Uttarakhand

Dehradun, Haldwani

Uttar Pradesh

Bareilly, Ghaziabad, Jhansi, Lucknow, Noida, Varanasi

West Bengal

Durgapur, Kolkata, Siliguri

Get the complete list of NEET Exam Centres 2020 here

NEET 2020 dress code

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:

  • Light clothes with half sleeves, long sleeves are not permitted.
  • Ornaments, piercings, etc. are not permitted
  • Candidates wearing a customary dress should report to the examination centre at least an hour before the last reporting time.
  • Slippers, sandals with low heels are permitted. Shoes are not permitted.

NEET 2020 exam day guidelines

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.

What to carry on the exam day?

  • NEET 2020 admit card
  • Two passport size photographs (preferably same as the one submitted with the application form)
  • A valid photo Id proof (Driving Licence, PAN Card, Passport/ Aadhaar card)
  • PWD Certificate (if applicable)

What not to carry?

  • Stationery item like textual material (printed or written), bits of papers, Geometry/Pencil Box, Plastic Pouch, Calculator, Pen, Scale, Writing Pad, Pen Drives, Eraser, Calculator, Log Table, Electronic Pen/Scanner, etc.
  • Communication devices like Mobile Phone, Bluetooth, Earphones, Microphone, Pager, Health Band, etc.
  • Other items like Wallet, Goggles, Handbags, Belt, Cap Watch/Wrist Watch, Bracelet, Camera, etc.
  • Any eatable item opened or packed, water bottle, tea, coffee, cold drinks, etc.
  • Any other item which could be used for unfair means, by hiding communication devices like a microchip, camera, Bluetooth device, etc.
  • Candidates suffering from diabetes are allowed to carry eatables (with prior intimation) like sugar tablets/fruits (like banana/apple/orange) and transparent water bottle. However, they will not be allowed to carry packed foods like chocolate/ candy/sandwich, etc.

NEET question paper analysis

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.

NEET question paper 2019 Physics section

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.

NEET question paper 2019 Chemistry 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.

NEET question paper 2019 Biology 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.

NEET Cutoff for previous years

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.

CategoryCut off marks (Opening and Closing)
201920182017
Unreserved701-134691-119697-131
Unreserved PWD133-120118-107130-107
Reserved133-107118-96130-118
Reserved PWD133-107106-96130-107

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NEET 2020: Frequently asked questions

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.

 
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