NEET 2020: Exam (POSTPONED), Admit Card, Pattern, Syllabus, Result & Cut off

Considering the outbreak of the Novel Corona Virus, NTA (the conducting body of NEET) has decided to postpone the NEET 2020 examination which was scheduled to be conducted on May 3, 2020. The admit card too has been delayed due to the same reason. The national level medical entrance exam is conducted for taking admission in MBBS and BDS courses for postgraduate and undergraduate programs offered by the top medical and BDS colleges of the country. NEET is the gateway of opportunities for the students who are seeking to build their careers in the medical field. Through this article, you will get complete information regarding the NEET 2020 examination, application form, eligibility, exam dates, exam pattern, syllabus, etc.

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Latest NEET 2020 has been postponed due to Corona Virus. 

NEET 2020 Highlights

Name of the Examination National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test
Examination Conducting body National Testing Agency
Examination level National
Category Undergraduate
Purpose of examination Admission to medical, dental, and AYUSH courses in India (except AIIMS and JIPMER)

Some Facts regarding the NEET 2020:

  • Aadhaar Card is not mandatory to fill the NEET Application Form.
  • Andhra Pradesh & Telangana have joined a 15% Quota Scheme.
  • There is no attempt limit for the NEET examination.
  • There will be one set of question papers for all the languages.
  • Only Jammu & Kashmir students have to submit a self-declaration form for seats in 15% All India Quota.
  • NTA will set up 3,000 practice centers for the NEET-UG examination.
  • The NEET syllabus is based on the topics covered in class XI and XII in India.

NEET 2020 Important Dates

Here we discuss the NEET 2020 Exam Dates, Click here:

Events  NEET 2020 Dates
Application form Release 2nd December 2019
Application submission last date 9th February 2020
Last date to pay the fee 9th February 2020
Correction Window Open 2nd December 2019 – 9th February 2020
Admit card available 27th March 2020 (Postponed due to COVID-19)
Exam date 3rd May 2020 ( Postponed due to COVID-19) 
Answer key Release Within a week after the exam
Announcement of result 4th June 2020 (can be delayed)
Counselling begins 2nd week of June 2020 (can be delayed)

NEET 2020 Application Form

The candidates who wish to get admissions in the top medical universities in India must apply for NEET 2020 as it is the gateway for these prestigious colleges. The candidates can easily fill the application form through the official website of NTA, which is the conducting authority of NEET. Three simple steps in the NEET 2020 Application Form Procedure are:

  1. Fill Required details in the application form
  2. Upload your scanned images
  3. Pay your application fee

The candidates can follow the steps given below to apply for NEET 2020:

  • Visit the official website of NTA (ntaneet.nic.in)
  • Register on the website by filling in the mandatory details like personal details, contact information, qualification details, etc.
  • Then, upload the scanned copies of your photograph, signature and the impression of your index finger in the given format.
  • Pay your application fee via online or offline mode as per your convenience.
  • It is advised that the candidates take a printout of the confirmation page for future references after the successful submission of the application fee.

Application Fee:

  • For General and OBC candidate, the application fee is INR 1400/-
  • For SC/ST & PH candidates, the application fee is INR 750/- 
  • Candidates can pay the application fee via both online(debit or credit card) and offline mode(e-challan of Syndicate, SBI, ICICI Bank or HDFC bank).
Category Application Fee
General/OBC 1400/-
SC/ST/PH 750/-

NEET 2020 Application Correction

The application correction for the NEET 2020 examination was done only in the online mode. The details regarding the NEET UG Application Correction are as given below:

  • Application Correction was done in online mode only.
  • Application Correction window was opened from March 13- 19 2020.
  • Candidates could make correction in some selective fields which are mentioned below:
    • Date of birth (DOB)
    • Identification Identity
    • Gender
    • State Code
    •  Candidates Category
    • Exam Paper Medium
    • Disability Status
    • Examination Center
    • Qualifying Examination Code & Percentage (%) of Marks Obtained in Class 12th
    • Parents Name (Father’s & Mother’s)

NEET Eligibility Criteria 2020

Before proceeding towards the application process, the candidates must check the Eligibility Criteria for the NEET exam. The eligibility criteria for appearing in NEET 2020 is given below:

Nationality:

  • Nationality: The candidate must be an Indian citizen. An OCI (Overseas Citizen of India) can also apply.
  • J&K/AP/Telangana: Those who belong from these states will be eligible for All India 15% quota only. They will also be eligible to take admission in AFMC, Pune by self-declaration.
  • Aadhaar Card Requirement: The AADHAAR CARD is not mandatory to apply for NEET 2020

Age Limit:

  • Minimum Age: The candidate must be at least 17 years of age on or before 31st December of the year of admission.
  • Maximum Age: The candidate must be  25 years (for General candidates) and 30 years (for OBC/SC/ST categories) of age on the date of the exam.

Qualification:

  • Examination: The candidate applying for NEET must have qualified the Class XII or equivalent exam.
  • Subjects:
  • The candidate applying for NEET must have Chemistry, Physics, Biology/Biotechnology with English as a compulsory subject.
  • Appearing Candidates: The candidates appearing in the qualifying exam are also eligible to apply.
  • Marks Required: General candidates should score a minimum of 50%, general PwD – 45%, OBC/SC/ST – 45% and OBC/SC/ST PWD – 40%.

Points to Ponder:

  • NRI Candidates can apply with a passport card or Aadhar Card.
  • A candidate who does not have an Aadhar Card can apply with other ID proofs like Passport, Ration Card, Voter ID, bank account number or any other valid Government ID.
  • Candidates who belong to PIO, OCI & Foreign National can also apply with their Passport Number.

NEET Exam Pattern

The Exam Pattern for NEET 2020 is as given below:

  • No. of Question: 180 questions
  • Exam Mode: Offline mode only (pen-paper based test).
  • Type of Question: Objective type of questions.
  • Subjects: Questions will be asked from Physics, Chemistry & Biology (Zoology & Botany).
  • Exam Duration: 3 hours (180 minutes).
  • Language: It will be conducted in 8 languages namely, English, Hindi, Tamil, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi and Telugu languages.
  • Marking Scheme: Each question carries 4 marks.
  • Negative Marking: Yes, 1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.
Section No. of Question Marks
Chemistry 45 180
Physics 45 180
Zoology 45 180
Botany 45 180
Total 180 720

Mediums of Exam

The candidates will have a provision of choosing from 2 official languages and 9 state languages as given below:

Medium Available Location

English, Hindi, and Urdu

All States and Cities

Telugu

Andhra Pradesh and Telangana

Bengali

West Bengal and Tripura

Kannada

Karnataka

Gujarati

Gujarat, Daman and Diu, Dadra & Nagar Haveli

Tamil

Tamil Nadu

Marathi

Maharashtra

Assamese

Assam

Oriya

Odisha

NEET 2020 Admit Card 

The NEET Admit card was scheduled to be released on 27th March 2020 but has been postponed due to COVID-19. The revised schedule for the admit card is yet to be released by the authorities. Only the candidates who have successfully registered for the NEET 2020 will be able to download their NEET Admit Card from the official website. The admit card will not be made available in offline mode by the authorities whatsoever.

Details mentioned on the NEET Admit Card:

  • Candidate’s Name
  • Father’s Name
  • Category
  • Photograph
  • Roll Number
  • Exam Date & Timing
  • Exam center

The candidates must check their admit card for any discrepancies. In case of any error, the students must immediately contact the NTA.

NEET Exam Centers 2020

The NTA will declare the NEET Exam Centers 2020 soon. The declaration of the NEET Exam Centers list will be done by the National Testing Agency (NTA) which is the conducting authority. An Exam Center is the venue where candidates need to appear for giving the examination. While registering for the NEET Examination, aspirants need to choose the exam centers according to their convenience.

NEET 2020 Answer Key

The authority will release the NEET Answer Key one week after the declaration of the result and it will be made available on the official website. The authority also provides the candidates with a facility to challenge the answer key by paying Rs. 1000/- per answer key challenged. In case the candidate is proven correct, the amount is refunded to the candidate.

NEET 2020 Result

The result is very important as the students can check their performance through the scorecard. NEET Result will be declared through online mode only. The candidates can download their scorecard from the official website of NTA and download it by logging in using their credentials.

It is advised that the candidates take a printout of the scorecard once the results are announced so that they can easily present it in the counseling process or for any other future reference. With the guidelines from the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, DGHS, MCI, and DCI, the authority also releases a merit list for the admission process.

NEET 2020 Cut Off

Cut off is the minimum marks required by the candidates to qualify an examination. The candidates who score more than or equal to the cutoff will be eligible for the counseling process. The cut off depends on various factors such as:

  • Number of students appeared in the exam
  • The difficulty level of the examination
  • Availability of seats.

Once the authority will release NEET result after that NEET Cut Off will be released in the month of June 2020.

The expected category-wise cutoff  for the NEET 2020 is as given below:

Category Cut Off Percentile Cut Off Score Number of Candidates
Unreserved 50th 701 – 134 704335
OBC/ SC/ ST 40th 133 – 107 90243
Unreserved – PH 45th 133 – 120 266

OBC/ SC/ ST – PH

40th

119 – 107

388

NEET 2020 Counseling

The candidates who successfully qualify NEET 2020 will be called for the counseling process which will be based on their performance in the exam. For those belonging to the 15% All India Quota, the counseling process will be organized by MCC of Directorate General of Health Service (DGHS) through online mode only.

Those who do not fall in the above-mentioned category will proceed with the Counseling Process conducted by the respective authorities. For the counseling process, the candidates need to pay a fee and while filling counseling form they must also fill in their preferred choices of colleges. The authorities will provide admissions on the basis of the ranks and availability of the seats in the colleges. Once the counseling process is completed, the candidates must report at their allotted colleges on time for the further process.

NEET 2020 Reservation

NEET follows the reservation policy prescribed by the Government of India. According to the government policy, 10% of seats will be reserved for GEN- EWS (General Economically Weaker Section). The general candidates whose family has a gross annual income below Rs 8 lakh are categorized as EWS.  Candidates from Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh are not eligible for 15% All India Quota seats

The NEET Reservation under 15% Quota of All India is as listed below:

Category Seats Reserved (Percentage)
Scheduled Caste 15%
Scheduled Tribe 7.5%
OBC (Non-creamy layer) 27%
Physically handicapped 3%

As per the Reservation Criteria of NEET 2020, 3% seats of Physically Handicapped candidates are reserved for those who come under the Physically Handicapped category as per the provisions of Rights of Persons with Disability Act, 2016. If more seats are vacant, they will be made available to candidates with locomotor disabilities of lower limbs between 40%-50%.

For admission under the Physically Handicapped (PH) category in NEET, candidates are required to get a disability certificate issued from any one of the following assessment boards before the counseling process:

  1. Vardhman Mahavir Medical College, Delhi
  2. All India Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Mumbai
  3. Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research, Kolkata
  4. Madras Medical College, Chennai

NEET 2020 College Predictor

With the help of the College Predictor Tool, the candidates can predict the college that they may land in based on their score. NEET College Predictor tool will give you a rough idea about whether or not will you get admission to your desired college. It also helps the students in choosing the right college while registering for NEET counseling.

NEET Syllabus

In a recent notice, NEET Syllabus is as same as the previous year. MCI (Medical Council of India) has prescribed the syllabus for NEET exam. It comprises of Physics, Chemistry, Botany, and Zoology. The authority has prepared it from the class 11th and class 12th board syllabus which is prescribed by the NTA, NCERT and other state boards.

The brief subject-wise syllabus is as given below:

Physics

  • Physical-world and measurement
  • Laws of Motion
  • The motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body
  • Properties of Bulk Matter
  • The behavior of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory
  • Electrostatics
  • Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism
  • Electromagnetic Waves
  • Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation
  • Electronic Devices, etc.

Chemistry

  • Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry
  • Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties
  • States of Matter: Gases and Liquids
  • Equilibrium
  • Hydrogen
  • p-Block Elements
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Solid State
  • Electrochemistry
  • Surface Chemistry
  • p-Block Elements
  • Coordination Compounds
  • Alcohols
  • Phenols and Ethers
  • Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen, etc.

Biology

  • Diversity in Living World
  • Cell Structure and Function
  • Human Physiology
  • Structural Organization in Animals and Plants
  • Plant Physiology
  • Reproduction
  • Biology and Human Welfare
  • Ecology and Environment
  • Genetics and Evolution
  • Biotechnology and Its Applications, etc.

NEET Preparation Tips

The candidates who wish to ace the NEET examination must not leave any stone unturned to prepare for the same. Here we have cumulated the best tricks to pass the NEET examination with flying colours:

Check detailed NEET UG Preparation tips:

  • Review the Syllabus of NEET and prepare accordingly to avoid any wastage of time.
  • Prepare a plan for daily routine and also for a monthly basis and create a time-table.
  • Focus towards only the best study material which comes from reliable sources.
  • Solve previous year question papers.
  • Attempt as many mock tests as possible.
  • Be prepared well before the examination and avoid last-minute preparations.
  • Stay healthy and take proper rest during preparation.

NEET Official Help Desk Details:

Candidates can contact the conducting authority via given address, contact number and email ID:

Address:

C-20 1A/8 ,Sector 62
IITK Outreach Centre,
NOIDA-201309

Contact Number:8076535482, 7703859909

E-mail ID: neetug-nta@nic.in

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