NEET 2020 National Eligibility cum Entrance Test

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What is NEET ?

NEET 2020 Exam is a national level entrance examination conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for admission to MBBS and BDS programs offered by various medical institutes operating across the country. As per the rules defined by the Medical Council of India (MCI), NEET i.e. National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) is the only medical entrance examination conducted every year and it is also the most important medical entrance examination that students can apply for.

Since the exam was conducted on 13th September 2020, the registration procedure of the exam began on 2nd December 2019 and students who wished to take the exam applied before the registration window closed. The registration window for the exam closed on 9th February 2020. The candidates who have completed their Class XII with a minimum aggregate of 50%, can appear for NEET 2020.

NEET 2020 was conducted on 13th September 2020, in paper-pen mode. Earlier, NEET Exam used to be conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). According to the notification released by the authorities, from now onward the National Testing Agency (NTA) will be responsible for conducting the exam, declaring the result and providing All India Rank (AIR) to the Directorate General Health Services.

Things to Know about NEET 2020:


NEET is a national level medical examination and is mandatory for admission in medical colleges across the country except for AIIMS and JIPMER.

Examination conducting Authority

National Testing Agency (NTA)

Mode of Examination


Type of Questions

Multiple Choice Questions



Maximum Marks


Marking Scheme

+4 for the correct answer, -1 for an incorrect answer

Qualifying Exam

Class XII

Total Number of Questions



Physics, Chemistry & Biology


Nearly 56 thousand

Changes Introduced by NTA in NEET 2020

We have seen that there have been some changes observed in NEET Exam set to be conducted in the year 2020. These changes have been brought in order to maintain the authenticity of candidates taking the examination. This is also to prevent issues such as impersonation and malpractices and it eases candidates' verification process. Following are the changes introduced by NTA:

  • NEET UG conducted for admission to MBBS has replaced national level entrance examinations such as AIIMS and JIPMER. These exams have been brought under NEET and it has now become the only entrance examination to be conducted for admission to MBBS and BDS courses in the country.
  • The application fee that must be processed in order to apply for the exam has also been increased. The application fee for the exam has been given below in a tabular form:


Application Fee


INR 1500


INR 1400

SC/ST/PwD and Transgender

INR 800

The application fee for all the categories has been increased.

  • Uploading Scanned Images

Until the last year, the candidates were required to upload scanned images of their passport sized photographs along with signature but from this year, they would be required to upload their passport sized photograph, left hand thumb impression, and their 10th class certificate to complete the application procedure.

  • Exam Centers

There would be various centers in 155 cities across the country including Ladakh which is the most recent entry in the list of Exam Centers of NEET Exam. Candidates belonging to Kashmir and Ladakh must fill a self-declaration form.

NEET 2020 Schedule:



NEET Registration Starts

2nd December 2019

NEET Registration Ends

9th February 2020

NEET Admit Card Release

26th August 2020

NEET Exam Date

13th September 2020

NEET Result Declaration

16th October 2020

Candidates would be filling the NEET Application Form online on the official website. The candidate should retain at least 3 printouts of the confirmation page, payment of fees, 5 copies of passport size photo and 2 postcard size photos after form submission.

NEET Applicants 2020:

NEET Application Process is scheduled to end on December 31, 2019. According to the notification released by the National Testing Agency, last year 15.19 lakh candidates applied for NEET and previous to last year over 13.26 candidates applied for the exam.

State-wise NEET Applications 2020:

NEET 2019


Number of Applications


2.19 Lakh Candidates

Uttar Pradesh

1.57 Lakh Candidates

Tamil Nadu

1.40 Lakh Candidates


99 Thousand Candidates


84 Thousand Candidates

Candidate must fulfill the requirements of NEET Application by following the below-mentioned steps:

  1. The NEET UG Application Form would be required to be filled.
  2. The photograph and signature would be required to be uploaded.
  3. The Application Fee can be paid in any one mode.
  4. The Confirmation page and proof of fee payment can be printed and kept for future reference.

Candidates should ensure that they satisfy the NEET Eligibility Criteria prior to applying for the exam. The candidates should pass Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology individually in the qualifying examination. The candidate should have at least 50% aggregate in PCB. If a candidate belongs to SC/ST/OBC Category, the minimum marks requirement is 40%. If a candidate belongs to the UR PH Category, it is 45%.

Who can appear for NEET 2020?

  • The Lower Age Limit as on 31 December 2019 is 17 years. The upper age limit for candidates is 25 years. A relaxation of 5 years will be provided for SC/ST/OBC Category.
  • Candidates can attempt NEET UG for a maximum of 3 times. Those who have appeared for NEET UG 3 times cannot appear again for the examination. The attempt made in NEET previous year would be considered one attempt, so no candidate would be required to worry as such about the NEET Criteria 2020.
  • Candidates passing 10+2 from Open Schools or as private candidates would not be eligible for National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test-UG. Study of Biology/Biotechnology as an additional subject at 10+2 level would not be permissible.

What's New This Year?

  • The National Testing Agency has launched a mobile app for mock tests. Now, NEET Applicants can download the mobile app and practice mock tests regularly.
  • The Supreme Court of India has allowed the candidates above 25 years to apply for NEET 2020. Due to this decision, the last date to apply for the examination was extended earlier, in the month of December. 
  • From the Academic Year 2020, the students of open school can also apply for the national level medical examination.
  • The National Testing Agency has released content-based lectures by IIT professors and subject experts for the NEET Aspirants.
  • The foreign students, aspiring to study medicines from medical colleges in India, are required to qualify NEET 2020 examination.
  • NTA established 3 thousand practice centres for the aspirants.
  • The National Testing Agency has ensured that the test centres in rural areas have a proper network so that the students enjoy ample opportunity. 

Changes Introduced Last Year:

  • Last Year, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana joined 15 percent All India Quota Scheme.
  • Aadhar Card will not be mandatory to fill the NEET Application Form.
  • Indian students aspiring to pursue medical studies in a foreign country requires to qualify NEET.
  • The upper age limit to appear for the examination has been removed.
  • The candidates of open school are not eligible to appear for NEET.  

NEET 2020 Important Dates

Registration Starts on 06-Apr-2022
Registration Ends on 20-May-2022
Exam Starts on 17-Jul-2022

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NEET 2020 Eligibility

MBBS and BDS candidates can check here the NEET 2019 qualification criteria as determined by the National Testing Agency (NTA). The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Under Graduation (NEET-UGwill be conducted on May 5, 2019, in an offline mode. The qualification criteria of NEET 2019 indicates the academic capabilities, age limit, residency status, number of attempts and different conditions that must be met by all candidates showing up for the entrance examination.

NEET applicants may take note of that the NEET Eligibility Criteria 2019 to show up for the exam will be separate from the qualification for admissions. NEET is the single entrance test in the nation for admissions to MBBS and BDS programs and would be conducted in 11 dialects. Applicants are encouraged to check the NEET 2019 Eligibility Criteria carefully before applying for the examination as they may not be permitted to show up in any event that they neglect to meet the same.

To appear for the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Exam a candidate must meet the below criteria:

For 15% Merit All India Quota Seats:

  • He/she must have completed the age of 17 years at the time of admission or the age on or before 31st
  • The upper age limit is 25 years as on 31st December of the year of the entrance examination

NEET 2020 Application Procedure

There are 4 Simple Steps to Apply Online:

  1. Fill the Online Application Form and note down the Registration Number
  2. Upload photo, signature, and Right Hand Index Finger Impression*
  3. Make Payment of Fee through Credit/Debit Card, Net banking or by e-challan
  4. Print Confirmation Page after Successful remittance of fee.

Things to remember while filling the NEET Application are as follows:

  • Please read the instructions and proceed carefully before you start filling the Online Application Form.
  • Candidates can apply for NEET “Online” only.
  • Candidates must follow the instructions strictly as given in the Information Bulletin and on the website.
  • Uploading of Photograph, Signatur, Thumb Impression and self-declaration( Self Declaration is required in the case of candidate belongs to Andhra Pradesh, J&, and Telangana).
  • The Scanned image of the Photograph of the candidate should be in JPG format and Image size should be between 10Kb to 100Kb
  • The Scanned image of Signature of the candidate should be in JPG format and Image size should be between 3Kb to 20Kb.
  • The Scanned image of Left-Hand Thumb Impression of the candidate should be in JPG format and Image size should be between 3Kb to 20Kb
  • *The Scanned image of Self Declaration (in the case of candidate belongs to Andhra Pradesh, J&K and Telangana) is required to be uploaded in JPG format and Image size should be between 200Kb to 300Kb.

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Application Fees

NEET Application Fee details are mentioned below:

Category Without Late Fee With Late Fee
FOR GENERAL/OBC Rs.1400/- Rs.2600/-(Rs.1200+Rs.1400)
FOR SC/ST/PH Rs.750/- Rs.2150/-

For General/OBC candidates the application amount is Rs. 1400/- and for SC/ST/PH candidates the application fee is Rs. 750/-

NEET 2020 Admit Card

NEET Admit Card 2019 is scheduled to be released on the Official Website on April 15, 2019. Candidates can visit the link to download the NEET 2019 Hall Tickets. It will be downloaded through online mode. NEET (National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test) is a national level entrance examination. It is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). This exam is held to get entrance into different UG MBBS and BDS courses everywhere throughout India.

NEET Admit Card Released!

NEET Admit Card 2019:

The exam conducting authority will give a link to download the Admit card from the official site. Candidates can download it in a format where the passport photo can be affixed. It won't be sent to any candidates by post or other modes. When candidates download the same, a copy of it in a pdf format shall be sent to the candidate's email ID. Applicants should keep the NEET Admit Card safe until further procedures.

After downloading the NEET Admit card, candidates need to check every one of the details as to whether it is right or not. On the off chance that candidates find any inconsistency in it, they will instantly contact the exam conducting expert. Read guidelines printed on Admit card carefully. In any event that particular documents are required to be carried, candidates must do the same.

NEET 2020 Preparation Tips

Every year lakhs of candidate appear for NEET examination conducted by the National Testing Agency for admission in various medical and dental programmes offered by the government and private colleges across the country. As the examination is approaching, students are rigorously searching Best Books for NEET, Best NEET Preparation App, Effective Strategy and much more. The following articles will provide all the information regarding NEET Preparation for the examination scheduled to be conducted on May 5, 2019.

Before knowing the best strategy to crack NEET, one must know the most important topics for NEET 2019. Following are the subject-wise important topics for NEET 2019:

NEET 2020 Exam Pattern

Applicants must check the NEET 2019 Exam Pattern to know essential information related to mode, medium and questions asked in the national level medical entrance exam. Through the NEET exam pattern 2019, applicants will pick up an understanding about the exam pattern, division of questions, exam duration, marking scheme and other important data. By knowing these details, through the NEET exam pattern 2019, the candidates will have the capacity to make exhaustive arrangements for the MBBS and BDS selection examination.

NEET 2019 will be conducted in an offline mode for every single enrolled candidate. The entrance examination of NEET will be 3 hours in length and will comprise of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). The greater part of the questions of NEET 2019 will be from the official syllabus indicated by the NTA and will comprise of Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects. NEET 2019 will be conducted on May 5, 2019

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NEET Exam Pattern is briefly explained below:

  • The test will comprise of 180 objective type questions (four options with the single correct answer) from Physics, Chemistry, and Biology (Botany & Zoology) to be answered on the specially designed machine-gradable sheet using Ball Point Pen provided by CBSE at the test center.
  •  Each correct answer will be awarded 4 marks. Maximum marks are 720.

NEET 2020 Syllabus

The National Testing Agency will set up the question paper of NEET based on the NEET 2019 syllabus. NTA has proclaimed that National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2019 syllabus will stay same as that of the earlier year.

The information about NEET 2019 syllabus was reported on NTA official site. Getting acquainted with the NEET syllabus 2019 will help a candidate to plan completely for NEET. According to the Medical Council of India (MCI), the NEET 2019 Syllabus is set up after a survey of different State syllabi and in addition those arranged by NTA, National Council Of Educational Research And Training (NCERT) and Council of Boards of School Education in India (COBSE).

The MCI prepares the syllabus of NEET 2019 in such a way to ensure uniformity the nation over and prescribes the same for admissions through NEET to around 90,000 MBBS/BDS situates in India. The NEET Syllabus will be founded on topics based on the PCB (Physics, Chemistry, and Biology) Science Stream in Classes 11 and 12. Candidates getting ready for NEET 2019 can check the details about the syllabus of NEET from the article given beneath, inclusive of topics which will be asked from each subject, detailed syllabus of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, subject-wise questions being referred to paper.

NEET 2020 Study Material

Though NCERT is one book that all the experts recommend but there are other books too, that should be referred to hit the bull's eye.

Study Material for NEET Biology Paper:

  • AC Dutta for Botany (Oxford Publication)
  • Handbook of Biology – Rahul Chawla
  • GRB Bathla's Publication's for Biology (For theory and objective)
  • NCERT- Biology Part 1 and Part 2
  • Pradeep Publication's Biology (Theory and Publication)
  • SC Verma (Part-1 and 2)
  • Trueman's Biology (Theory)
  • CBSE-AIPMT Biology Solved Papers by Arihant Books

Study Material for NEET Chemistry Paper:

NEET 2020 Videos

NEET 2020 Result

The NEET 2019 Result is scheduled to be announced on June 5, 2019. NEET 2019 examination will be conducted on May 5 at the various examination centres across the country. The Answer Key is expected to be released on May 25, 2019. The previous year NEET cutoff for General category was at 131 marks. The overall cut off was comparatively high with no chances of getting a Government seat below 500 marks this year.

Last year Navdeep Singh from Muktsar, Punjab achieved 99.99 percentile making him the topper of this highly competitive exam. He had a score of 697 out of 720. There were 9 girls in the top 25 scorers of the country last year.

NEET Cut-Offs

The cut off of NEET 2019 is scheduled to be released in June 2019NEET Cut Off refers to the minimum marks required by the candidate to be eligible for Admissions in various medical and dental colleges of India. Last Year the candidates who scored 131 marks and above in the general category have qualified the exam. The cut off for candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC was set at 107 marks out of 720.

Last year the release of Cut Off was delayed from the scheduled date but for the academic year 2019, the Cut Off is expected to be released according to the schedule notified by the NTA. NEET Cut off varies every year depending on the number of candidates appearing for the exam, difficulty level and the number of seats. 

NEET 2020 Counseling Details

NEET Counseling dates will be released after the declaration of NEET 2019 Result. The NEET Counseling would begin from June 2019. The NEET Counseling would be in an online mode. Counseling is usually conducted every year by the Medical Counseling committee. NEET is the national level examination that is conducted to determine admission of candidates to MBBS and BDS courses offered by various schools and institutes. The examination would be organized by the National Testing Agency.

As per the information available on MCI and DCI websites, there are about 65,000 seats of MBBS in 470 medical colleges and 25,000+seats for BDS in 308 dental colleges. Once the NEET Result is declared, the counseling will begin in an online mode.

NEET 2020 Selection Procedure

Admission to MBBS/BDS course is based only on the merit list prepared by NTA after the exam.

  • To appear in the merit list, the candidate must have had scored at least a 50 percentile. For candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC categories, this limit has been relaxed to 40 percentile.
  • If for some reason the number of candidates scoring a 50 percentile is less, the Central government in consultation with the MCI and CBSE may lower the minimum percentile required to qualify the exam.
  • The candidate should have also scored an aggregate of 50% in the 10+2 qualifying exam with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology. This aggregate has been reduced for candidates of SC/ST/OBC who need an aggregate of 40% to qualify for this exam. 
  • If a two or more candidates get equal marks, The AIR for a NEET student gets affected.

In such cases, evaluation of NEET Score would be based on the following criteria:

  1. Students who have secured higher marks in Biology
  2. Students who have secured higher marks in Chemistry
  3. Students who have answered less wrong answers in all subjects
  4. Student older in age will be preferred


Including AIIMS and JIPMER, there are total 63835 medical seats in 426 MBBS Colleges in India. Candidates should also know that Common Counselling will be held for 15% All India Quota Seats using NEET  merit list and admission on 85% State Quota Seats will be given using NEET Score and as per the eligibility criteria of the particular state by Directorate of Medical Education.

Seat Allotment Procedure: Seat category Method to fill seats
1 15% All India Quota Seats Would be filled at an All India Level as per the criteria using NEET merit list.
2 85% State Quota Seats (Govt Colleges) Admission will be using NEET scores and as per eligibility criteria of the state by Directorate of Medical Education 
3 Private and deemed NEETscores, state criteria, admissions would be done by Directorate of Medical Education State
4 Armed Forces College Seats filled using NEET scores counseling would be done at the Institute itself.


Reservation of seats in government medical colleges under 15% all India quota:

  • 15% seats are reserved for SC candidates.
  • 7.5% seats are reserved for ST candidates.
  • 27% seats are reserved for non-creamy layer OBC candidates in Central Educational Institutions only as per Hon'ble Supreme Court order dated 10.04.2008. Reservation would be applicable to the castes mentioned in the Central list of OBC. Thus, the candidates falling in this list may mention OBC in the Category Column in the application form. Candidates from the creamy layer and those who do not come under Central List of OBC are advised to mention their category as General.
  • 3% seats are reserved on horizontal basis for Physically Handicapped candidates (only for locomotor disabilities of lower limbs between 50% to 70%, provided that in case any seat in this 3% quota remains unfilled on account of unavailability of candidates with locomotor disability of lower limbs between
  • 50% to 70% then any such unfilled seat in this 3% quota shall be filled up by persons with locomotory disability of lower limbs between 40% to 50% before they are included in the seats of the respective category, as per Certificate of Locomotor Disability) in 15% All India UG quota seat. 

Seat Reservation: Category of Applicant Percentage of reservation
1 Scheduled Tribe category 7.5%
2 Scheduled caste category 15%
3 OBC Category 27%
4 Physically Handicapped 3%

NEET Reservation

NEET reservation for Physically handicapped candidates:

The Physically handicapped candidates should get themselves examined and certified at one of these places constituted in the following venues:

  • Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi
  • All India Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Hazi Ali, Mumbai
  • Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research
  • Madras Medical College, Park Town, Chennai- 600003

Documents to be Carried

The candidates appearing for allotment by personal appearance should bring the following documents in original along with an attested copy of the documents for verification failing which they shall not be allowed to participate in the allotment process.

Below is the List of Documents to be Carried during the NEET Exam:

  • Admit Cards of Preliminary & Final Exam issued by CBSE.
  • The rank letter issued by CBSE.
  • Date of Birth Certificate.
  • Metric Certificate
  • 10+2 Certificate
  • 10+2 Marks Sheet
  • 2 Passport size photograph same as affixed on the application form

Test Centres

Candidates can find the detailed list of NEET 2019 Test Centres below:















































Candidates can search the cities in which NEET Examination is to be held along with the respective states.


Over 11 lakh applicants applied for NEET this year. The number of applicants has increased by a whopping 40% from 7 lakh applicants of 2016. This rise has been brought about by Supreme Courts decision to centralize the medical education procedure by introducing the single exam NEET.

Score Evaluation

The score is evaluated and presented as a percentile so as to avoid any discrepancies. Using the percentile method, the normalized scores appear and candidates are evenly evaluated even if the exam takes place in different phases or languages.

NEET 2019 expected Percentile for will be as given below:



General or Unreserved Category

50th Percentile


40th Percentile

Physically Handicapped

45th Percentile

The NEET Question Paper consists of total 180 Questions out of which 45 Questions are asked from Physics and 45 Questions are asked from Chemistry and 90 Questions are asked from Biology. Based on this bifurcation we can say these three are the main subject but Biology is on first priority, Chemistry is second priority and Physics is on third priority. If a two or more candidates get equal marks, The AIR for a NEET student gets affected. In such cases, evaluation of NEET Score would be based on the following criteria:

  1. Students who have secured higher marks in Biology
  2. Students who have secured higher marks in Chemistry
  3. Students who have answered less wrong answers in all subjects
  4. Student older in age will be preferred
  • The calculation of Percentile on the basis of Marks can be done using below Formula:

(Individual ScoreX100)/(Marks obtained by top scorer)

  • The calculation of Percentile on the basis of Rank can be done using below Formula:

(Total appearing candidates – Rank secured)/(Total appearing candidatesX100)

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