NEET 2020: Admit Card (Postponed), Dates, Eligibility, Syllabus

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is organized by the National Testing Agency (NTA). NEET is organized to select candidates for admission in MBBS, BDS & AYUSH courses offered by all Indian Medical Colleges. From 2020, candidates aspiring to study abroad must also give NEET exam and the marks scored will be valid for up to 3 years for taking part in the admissions process.

Update:  Due to the recent lockdown announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, exam dates of NEET 2020 are subject to change amidst the outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19).  Dates for admit card have also been postponed and will be announced on or after 14th April 2020. Read more about the update here.

NEET Application Form 2020 was available from 02 December 2019 till 06 January 2020 and application fee was to be submitted till January 7, 2020. NEET form correction window started from 17 January 2020 and closed on 31 January 2020. 

NEET 2020 Highlights

Name of Exam National Eligibility cum Entrance Test
Date of Exam May 3, 2020 (Subject to change due to Coronavirus)
Result announcement June 4, 2020
Conducting Body National Testing Agency
Mode of Exam Offline (Pen and paper)
Medium of Exam Hindi, English, Gujarati, Marathi, Oriya, Bengali, Assamese, Telugu, Tamil, Urdu and Kannada
Duration of Exam 180 minutes

NEET 2020 Important Dates

Given below is the schedule for NEET 2020:

Events Dates
Registration December 2, 2019 – January 6, 2020 
Admit card To be announced after 14th April 2020
Exam date May 3, 2020 (Subject to change)
Result declaration June 4, 2020
Commencement of Counselling June 13 onwards

Check NEET Exam Day Instructions

NEET 2020 Application Process

Application process for NEET 2020 begins from December 2 and continued till January 6, 2020 23:50 Hrs. Application process can be completed in online mode only. Candidates must have a working mobile number and an Email ID to fill NEET 2020 Application Form.

Before filling NEET Application form, candidates are advised to carefully read the instructions and agree to the terms and conditions mentioned at the bottom of instructions page. You should know how to apply for NEET in order to avoid mistakes in the application form.

Complete details of NEET Application process are as follows-

Step 1: Registration

Candidates will have to fill in their basic and personal information to complete the online registration part.

  • Enter the registration details i.e. Name, Father’s Name, Mother’s Name, Date of Birth, Mobile Number and email address
  • After successful registration, a unique user ID and password will be sent via SMS
  • In case you forget the registration number, you can visit the site and click on ‘Forgot Registration Number’ to regenerate it.

Step 2: Fill the Application Form

Candidates will have to log in at ntaneet.nic.in using their credentials to fill NEET Application form.

  • Read all instructions to fill the online Application form
  • Fill the Application form with your personal details like Address, Nationality, Academic qualifications, category, etc.
  • Candidates have to select the choice of examination center and date of exam
  • Candidates will also have to choose the language they want to take the test in
  • Candidates need to upload their recent color photograph and signature in jpeg format
Document Size Format Remarks
Photograph 10 – 100kb JPG Photo must have candidate’s name & Date when the photo was taken
Signature 3 – 20 kb JPG Sign must be done with a blue or black pen on white background

Read: NEET 2020 Photo and Signature Size, Format and Other Guidelines

Step 3: Payment of Application Fee

  • After filling the Application form, candidates have to pay the application fee through UPI App/Debit card/Credit Card/Net Banking/E-wallet
  • The application fee of NEET 2020 is INR 1500 for General & INR 1400 for General-EWS/OBC candidates and INR 800 for SC/ST/PH candidates
  • After the fee has been submitted and acknowledgement has been received, candidates can submit the Application form
  • Fee once paid will not be refunded to the candidates

Step 4: Submission and printout

  • Review the details in the Application form, make changes, if necessary and click on ‘Submit’ button
  • Application number will be generated after successful submission of NEET 2020 Application Form
  • Candidates are advised to take a print out of the Application form for future use

Application Form correction facility is made available to candidates between January 15 and January 31, 2020 allowing candidates to rectify any errors they made while filling the form.

NEET 2020 Eligibility

All candidates must ensure that they fulfil the NEET eligibility criteria set by the National Testing Agency before applying for NEET. After clearing the eligibility criteria, the applicant can fill the application form. As per the information, eligibility criteria for NEET 2020 is:

Age Limit 

  • Minimum Age Limit – 17 years of age by December 31, 2019.
  • Maximum Age Limit – There is no upper age limit for NEET 2020 as per an interim order of Supreme Court.

Nationality

  • Indian Nationals
  • Non-Resident Indians (NRIs)
  • Overseas Citizens of India (OCIs)
  • Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs)
  • Foreign Nationals

Read NEET Eligibility Clauses for Foreign Candidates

Educational Qualification

  • Candidates must have passed class XII or students appearing for class XII exam are eligible
  • Candidates must have Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology as mandatory subjects in class XII
  • Candidates must also satisfy the minimum percentile required for each category in Class XII, i.e.
Category Minimum Percentage
General 50%
General PH 45%
OBC/SC/ST 40%

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NEET 2020 Admit Card

NEET 2020 Admit Card will be available for all eligible candidates on the official website on March 27, 2020A PDF copy of the hall ticket is sent to the candidate’s registered email ID when he/she will download their hall ticket.

Candidates without the hall ticket are not allowed to appear for the exam. In case of any discrepancy found in the hall ticket, candidates has to contact the officials immediately. NEET Admit Card must be preserved until the admission process is complete.

NEET 2020 Exam Centers

NTA is organizing NEET 2020 at 2,546 exam centers in 154 cities all over the country. There has been continuous increase in exam centers since last few years. Candidates can provide 3 most preferred exam cities while filling the application form. Once alloted, the exam centers cannot be changed under any circumstances. Allotment of exam centers is performed using an automated computer based system and there is no human interference to prevent any information leaks. Few points to note are given below.

  • Entering the exam center will not be allowed if a candidate is not able to provide NEET 2020 Admit Card and Proforma with photograph.
  • You must also adhere to the NEET 2020 Dress Code in order to enter the exam center.
  • English, Hindi and Urdu languages are available at all exam centers while regional languages are available according to vernacular language of a particular state.

NEET 2020 Exam Pattern

NEET is conducted in online mode only. The question paper having objective type questions. There are 180 questions divided into four sections. Duration of NEET 2020 is 180 minutes. For each correct answer, 4 marks are awarded and for each incorrect answer, 1 mark is deducted from candidates’ score.

NEET question paper is available in Hindi, English, Gujarati, Marathi, Oriya, Bengali, Assamese, Telugu, Tamil, Urdu and Kannada languages.

Complete details about NEET 2020 exam pattern are mentioned below:

Section No. of Question Marks
Physics 45 180
Chemistry 45 180
Zoology 45 180
Botany 45 180
Total 180 720

Read: Why NCERT books are important for NEET Preparation?

NEET 2020 Syllabus

MCI (Medical Council of India) decides the common syllabus for NEET UG exam. NEET 2020 Syllabus contained Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects. Candidates can check the detailed syllabus from 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.

Check Complete NEET Physics Syllabus

Chemistry

  • 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.

Check Complete NEET Chemistry Syllabus

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.

Check Complete NEET Biology Syllabus

NEET 2020 Final Answer Keys

OMR sheet and Final answer key are declared by NTA on June 4, 2020. To challenge the answer key, candidates must follow the steps mentioned below:

  • Log in to their NEET account on the official website.
  • Select the questions you wish to challenge.
  • Select the answer you think is correct.
  • Deposit a fee of Rs. 1000 per question.
  • If the challenge is accepted by NTA, your fee will be refunded.

NEET 2019 Paper Analysis

Chemistry is the easiest of all sections, while Biology was easy to moderate. Physics was the toughest in NEET 2019.

Difficulty Level  Number of Questions
Easy 110
Moderate 45
Difficult 25

NEET 2019 Paper Analysis

Some of the shortcomings of NEET 2019 question paper were:

  • Some questions had two correct answers while some had none.
  • There were eight ambiguous questions from various sections

NEET 2020 Results

NTA released NEET Result in online mode through its official website. The result will be released on June 4, 2020. Candidates can check their result by entering their roll number and other required details on the website.

Steps to check the results of the test are as follows:

  • To check NEET Result 2020, candidates have to go to the official website.
  • Click on the link “NEET 2020 Results”
  • Candidates can check their result by entering their roll number and password
  • After entering all the details, candidates will be redirected their NEET 2020 Scorecard
  • Candidates are advised to check all particulars mentioned in the result and take a print out of it
  • Result of NEET 2020 is valid for 3 years now, as per official notification of the government

NEET 2020 Cut-Off

Based on NEET cut-off, the exam-conducting authority declares the result for candidates as qualified or not qualified. The top 15% in the merit list, based on the cut-off will be directly elected to participate in NEET counselling process under All India Quota seats.

Category Qualifying Percentile
Unreserved 50th percentile
Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribes/ Other backward classes 40th percentile
Physically handicapped 45th percentile

NEET 2020 Qualifying Percentile

Check NEET Seats Intake-Basis on Rank, Score and Cut Off

Name of the Institute Opening Rank Closing Rank
Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi 1 7643
Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi 35 11397
B. J. Medical College, Ahmedabad 71 20508
Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh 73 5109
Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore 82 22347
Sawai Man Singh Medical College, Jaipur 99 56117
Grant Medical College and Sir JJ Group of Hospitals, Mumbai 104 58243

NEET 2020 Merit List

NEET 2020 Merit list under All India Quota seats will be prepared by NTA on the basis of score obtained by the candidate in the exam. NEET Merit list has as many students as there are seats available for allotment of MBBS/BDS/AYUSH courses under All India Quota.

In case of two or more candidates obtaining the same marks in NEET, the merit of such candidates will be determined in order of preference as follows:

  • Candidate obtaining higher marks in Biology
  • Candidate obtaining higher marks in Chemistry
  • Candidate with less number of attempted wrong answers in all subjects of NEET 2020
  • Candidate elder in age will be preferred

NEET 2020 Counselling Details

The qualified candidates can participate in NEET 2020 Counselling in order to get admissions in different medical and dental institutions. NEET 2020 Counselling commenced from June 19, 2020 and is expected to be divided into two phases: All India Quota and State Level Quota. 

  • The All India Quota Counselling is carried out by MCC (Medical Counselling Committee).
  • State Counselling is conducted by the respective state exam authority.

Check NEET Seats Intake-Basis on Rank, Score and Cut Off

Candidates need to register for counselling and fill their preferences for admission. Seats will be allotted to eligible candidates as per their position in the merit list, category, and availability of seats in colleges. The basic process of NEET Counselling is:

  • Qualified candidates must register for the counselling online
  • Select the course and colleges as per your preference
  • When done, save and lock the choices
  • Seat allotment will be conducted in three rounds on the basis of rank and choices filled.
  • Some institutes have their own counselling procedures. Therefore candidates must fill accordingly.
First Round of Counselling
Registration and Payment  June 19 – 26, 2020 (5:00 PM)
Fee Payment Facility June 26, 2020 (7:00 PM)
Choice Filling and Seat Locking June 26 (4:00 PM) – June, 27 (11:00 AM)
Processing of Seat Allotment June 27 – 30, 2020
First Counselling Result July 1, 2020
Reporting to colleges  July 1 – 6, 2020
Second Round of Counselling
Registration and Payment  July 9 – 11, 2020 (5:00 PM)
Fee Payment Facility July 11, 2020 (12 Noon)
Choice Filling and Seat Locking July 12, 2020 (3:00 PM onwards)
Processing of Seat Allotment July 13 – 15, 2020
Second Counselling Result July 15, 2020
Reporting to colleges  July 15 – 22, 2020
MOP-UP Round for Central/Deemed University/ ESIC only
Registration and Payment  August 13 – 15, 2020 (5:00 PM)
Fee Payment Facility August 16, 2020 (2:00 PM)
Choice Filling and Seat Locking August 16, 2020 (10:00 AM – 5:00 PM)
Processing of Seat Allotment August 17, 2020
Third Counselling Result August 18, 2020
Reporting to colleges  August 20 – 26, 2020

The seat allotment result of the first round of counselling will be released on July 2, 2020. Candidates who are not able to secure a seat in the first counselling can participate in further counsellings.

Check List of NEET Participating Colleges

NEET 2020 Admission Process

After completing the counselling process and securing a seat in a particular college, Candidates must report to their allotted colleges within the given time frame and must carry the documents given below with them. 

  • High School & Intermediate Marksheets
  • High School & Intermediate Passing Certificate
  • NEET Admit card
  • NEET Rank Letter
  • Category Certificate (For reserved category candidates)
  • Birth Certificate
  • 8-10 Passport Sized Photographs
  • Provisional Allotment Letter generated online
  • Identity proof