Overview of NEET Exam

Course level of Exam
Under Graduate Level
Mode
Offline(Pen Paper)
Duration of Exam
3 hours
Total Marks
720 marks
Number of Questions
180 questions
Negative Marking
Yes
Subjects
Physics, Chemistry & Maths
Number of Applicants(2019)
15,19,375 students
Number of appeared Candidates(2019)
14,10,754 students
Seat in-take in MBBS
75893 in 529 colleges
Seat in-take in AIIMS
1205 in 15 AIIMS institute across India
Seat in-take in JIPMER
200

NEET 2020: Important Dates [Official], Application, Eligibility, Syllabus, Exam Pattern & Result


NEET 2020 is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) on 3 May. It takes place once a year for admission in medical courses like MBBS, BDS and PG in both private and government medical colleges. It is an offline (pen- paper), objective (MCQ) type entrance exam.
On 28th April 2016 honorable supreme court approved NEET or National Eligibility cum Entrance Test as the single examination. The development that took place three days before the AIPMT 2016 exam has created a lot of confusion amongst medical aspirants who were studying for various medical entrance exams all over the country. Registration for NEET 2020 began on Dec 2, 2019. Last date for the submission of both online and offline application is Jan 6 (11.50pm)

Latest: NTA is to start the facility of NEET correction window 2020 from 15 Jan to 31 Jan.

Important Dates for NEET

EVENTS

IMPORTANT DATES

Release of NEET application form 2020

2 Dec 2019

Last date of registration

6 Jan 2020

Correction window

15 Jan - 31 Jan

NTA NEET Admit card

27 March 2020

NEET 2020 Exam

3 May 2020

NEET result 2020

4 June 2020

NEET 2020 SYLLABUS

NEET syllabus is prescribed by the National Testing agency (NTA), consisting of the topics from Botany, Zoology, Physics, Chemistry. Generally the syllabus overlaps with class 11 to class 12 for the respective subjects.

Following details of the syllabus are given below:

Biology for NEET 2020:

Class XI:

Biology Class 11- Notes, Questions, Videos & MCQs

Includes 252 docs, 441 videos & 206 tests

Diversity in Living World, Three Domains of Life, Cell Structure and Function, Cell Theory, Plant Cell & Animal Cell, Structural Organisation in Animals and Plants, Tissues, Morphology & Modifications, Plant Physiology, Transport in Plants, Photosynthesis, Human physiology.

Class XII:

Biology Class 12- Notes, Questions, Videos & MCQs

Includes 207 docs, 308 videos & 81 tests

Reproduction, Reproduction in Organisms, Biology and Human Welfare, Genetics and Evolution, Heredity & Variations, Biology and Human Welfare, Biotechnology and Its Applications, Principle & Process of Biotechnology, Ecology and Environment, Organism & Environment, Biodiversity and its Conservation.

Physics for NEET 2020:

Class XI:

Physics Class 11 - Notes, Questions, Videos & MCQs

Physical world and measurement, Notion of Potential Energy, Nature of Physical Laws, Kinematics, Speed, Velocity, Work, Energy and Power, Laws of Motion, Static & Kinetic Friction, Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body, Gravitation, Kepler’s law of Planetary Motion, The Universal Law of Gravitation, Thermodynamics, Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory, Properties of Bulk Matter, Bulk Modulus, Critical Velocity, Heat, Work & Internal Energy, Oscillations and Waves.

Class XII:

Physics Class 12 - Notes, Questions, Videos & MCQs

Includes 212 docs, 224 videos & 102 tests

Electrostatics, Electric Charges & their Conservation, Electric Dipole, Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism, Carbon Resistors, Kirchhoff’s Laws & Simple Applications, Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents, AC Generator & Transformer, Concept of Magnetic Field, Permanent Magnets, Current Electricity, Electromagnetic Waves, Electromagnetic Spectrum, Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation, Optics, Optical Instruments, Wave Optics, Atoms and Nuclei, Electronic Devices, Conductors.

Chemistry FOR NEET 2020:

Class XI:

Chemistry Class 11- Notes, Questions, Videos & MCQs

Includes 197 docs, 342 videos & 157 tests

Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry, Laws of Chemical Combination, Structure of Atom, Atomic Number, Isotopes & Isobars, Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure, Ionic Bond, Covalent Bond, States of Matter: Gases and Liquids, Thermodynamics, Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties, Electronegativity, Equilibrium, Equilibrium in Physical & Chemical Process, Redox Reactions, Hydrogen, Physical & Chemical Properties of Water, s-Block Element (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals), Organic Chemistry-Some Basic Principles and Techniques, Some p-Block Elements, Hydrocarbons, Environmental Chemistry.

Class XII:

Chemistry Class 12- Notes, Questions, Videos & MCQs

Includes 194 docs, 286 videos & 174 tests

Solid State, Band Theory of Metals, Solutions, Elevation of Boiling Point, Electrochemistry, Chemical Kinetics, Surface Chemistry, General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements, Electrochemistry, p-Block Elements, d and f Block Elements, Haloalkanes and Haloarenes, Alcohols, Physical & Chemical Properties of Primary Alcohol, Phenols and Ethers, Coordination Compounds, Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids, Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen, Amines, Cyanides & Isocyanides, Polymers, Biomolecules, Chemistry in Everyday Life, Cleansing Agents – Soaps & Detergents.

NEET ELIGIBILITY

Nationality: Indian, Person of Indian Origin(PIOs), Overseas citizen of India (OCIs),Foreign National and Non- Resident India (NRIs), candidates are considered as eligible.
Age Limit : Candidates must be at least 17 years of age by 31 December 2020. Maximum Age limit is 25 years. 5 years of age relaxation is given to SC/ST/OBC/PH.
Qualification and qualifying percentage : Candidate must have passed out 10+2 Board Exam or equivalent from a recognized institute with at least five mandatory subjects Biology, chemistry, Physics, English and one elective subject. Candidates should obtained the required aggregate marks in the qualifying examinations:
  • General category : 50% marks in the qualifying examination.
  • Physically Handicapped : general category- 45% marks in the qualifying examination
  • SC/ST/OBC category : 40% marks in the qualifying examination.
  • PH: SC/ST/OBC category : 40% marks in the qualifying examination.

NEET FULL MOCK TEST

NEET mock tests 2020 are essential for every medical aspirant. They complete your preparation and ensure that you clear the examination with a good score. NEET mock tests series 2020 can be downloaded online and offline. These mock tests of NEET 2020 have been designed to be solved in under 3 hours, thus they give you a fair idea of what the examination is going to be like.

NEET or the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test will be held on May 3. The question paper is expected to be moderate to difficult. Aspirants are advised to start solving the mock tests of NEET as the exam day is approaching.

NEET EXAM PATTERN

Overview

Mode of the examination

Offline

Medium/ Language

English, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Oriya, Assamese, and Urdu

Duration of the examination

3 hours

Type of questions

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

Total number of Questions

180

Total Marks

720

Negative marking

Yes

Marking Scheme

+4 for correct answer and -1 for an incorrect answer

Total sections in the question paper

3

Name of the section and number of questions asked from it

Physics

45

Chemistry

45

Biology

90

Exam pattern of NEET 2020: An overview of the question paper

According to the exam pattern of NEET 2020, the NEET Question Paper will consist of three sections- Physics, Chemistry and Biology. The table given below depicts the section-wise weightage and breakup of the question paper.

Subject-wise weightage of NEET 2020

Subject

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Physics

45

180

Chemistry

45

180

Biology

Botany

45

180

Zoology

45

180

Total

180

720

Marking scheme in NEET exam pattern 2020

  1. Each correct answer will be awarded four marks
  2. One mark will be deducted for every Incorrect answer.
  3. No mark will be deducted for the questions which have not been answered.
  4. Questions that have two or more responses marked on the OMR sheet will be considered as incorrect and one mark will be deducted for them.
Marking Scheme on NEET 2020

Marks awarded

Correct Answer

+4

Incorrect Answer

-1

Question with more than one response

-1

Unanswered Question

0

NEET PAST YEAR PAPERS

National Eligibility cum Entrance Exam (NEET) is a medical entrance exam for students willing to pursue MBBS or BDS courses offered by the top medical colleges in India. Solving previous year questions papers are key to cracking the NEET exam. Thus, here we are providing you the NEET previous years question paper with solutions. From here you can download NEET question paper pdf to practise and understand the paper pattern.

Here are some solved past year question papers..

Additional Exams for Medical Students

AFMC Mock Tests

Includes 1 doc & 30 tests

AIIMS Mock Tests & Previous Year Papers

Includes 1 doc & 66 tests

JIPMER 2020: Subject wise and Full Length Mock Tests

Includes 1 doc & 51 tests

SRMJEEE Subject Wise & Full Length Mock Tests

Includes 1 doc & 68 tests

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APPLICATION FORM

NEET aspirants can get access to NEET 2020 Application form on December 2nd, 2019. Candidates can apply for NEET 2020 only via the online process. Following are the steps:

Step I - Visit the official website ntaneet.nic.in. to complete the required process. Enter the valid email id and phone number.

Step II - Complete the application form by entering correct personal details, Academic details, Exam centre preference etc..

Step III - Upload scanned image of a recent passport size photograph and signature in JPG/JPEG format only.

Step IV - NEET 202application Form cannot be submitted without paying the prescribed non refundable application fees.

CATEGORY

APPLICATION FEE( in Rs )

General

1500

General EWS/OBC

1400

SC/ST/PWD

800

Step V - Take a print of the filled Application and payment receipt for future use.

DRESS CODE

The Conducting body for NEET exam, NTA has released some guidelines regarding the attire on the day of examination. It has also specified a list of items that are prohibited in the exam hall. Anycase of negligence regarding dress code will lead to disqualification of the candidature and will hence not be allowed to appear for the examination.

NEET 2020 Dress code for males:

  1. Try to wear simple shirts/pants.
  2. Full-sleeves T-shirts/shirts are not allowed
  3. Clothes should not have pockets, big buttons, layers etc
  4. Avoid layering of clothes
  5. Avoid wearing kurtas and pyjamas
  6. Footwear should be simple. Boots, shoes or any covered footwear are not permitted
  7. You can opt for light slippers or sandals.

NEET 2020 Dress code for females:

  1. Wear half-sleeved shirts/shirts
  2. Fancy and long sleeves of any design are not allowed
  3. Avoid embroidery, frills, layering with different pieces. Try to keep it simple.
  4. Avoid all jewellery both metallic and non-metallic.
  5. Fancy footwears are not permitted in the exam hall. Avoid boots, heels, shoes
  6. Opt for slippers or open sandals

ADMIT CARD

The National Test Agency will be releasing the admit card NEET 2020 on March 27, 2020. The admit card will be available online and will be issued only to those students who have completed the admission procedure.One must also note that the NEET admit card 2020 will not be sent by post to anyone and can be downloaded online only.

Important Dates for NEET 2020 Admit Card

EVENT

DATES

Release of NEET admit card 2020

27 March 2020

Last date to download the admit card

3 May 2020

NEET 2020

3 May 2020

Download Admit card NEET 2020

ntaneet.nic.in

RESULT

The NEET exam conducting authority National Test Agency (NTA) will release the NEET 2020 result on their official site on 4th June 2020. Here you can get the direct link to check the NEET result once it is out. Make sure you people have the roll number and date of birth to access the result.

CUT OFF

NEET cut off is the minimum score required for qualifying the examination. Candidates who score above the NEET cut off percentile become eligible to participate in the admission process. The cut off of NEET varies for candidates belonging to reserved and unreserved categories. The standard NEET cut off has been prescribed by the National Testing Agency. But, the Medical/ Dental Council of India can increase/decrease the cut off of NEET if the seats are left vacant. The Dental Council of India recently lowered the NEET cut off 2019 for admissions to BDS courses by 10 percentile.

Factors determining NEET cutoff 2019

  1. Performance of the candidates
  2. Total number of candidates who appear for the examination
  3. The difficulty level of the examination
  4. NEET cut off for previous years
  5. Number of seats available

NEET cut off 2019 (Revised for BDS admissions)

The cut off for NEET 2019 was lowered by DCI owing to several vacant seats across various dental colleges. A stray round was then conducted for the candidates who has become eligible for NEET counselling after the cut offs were lowered.

Category

Minimum qualifying percentile

General

40

SC/ST/OBC

30

General- PH

35

SC/ST/OBC- PH

30

NEET cut off 2019 (For MBBS admissions)

NEET cut off 2019 was not very different from that of the previous years. The cut off mark for NEET 2019 for general category was 134 out of 720. Candidate must note that this is the score of the last candidate admitted to MBBS in the open round.

Category

Minimum qualifying percentile

Cut off marks

General

50

701-134

General- PH

45

133-120

SC/ST/OBC

40

133-107

SC/ST/OBC- PH

40

133-107

NEET COUNSELLING 2020

Candidates who will qualify in NEET 2020 will be eligible to apply for counselling which is of two types –

  1. All India NEET 2020 counselling which will take place for 15% of the seats in all government colleges of the country as well as the prescribed quota under the central universities and 100percent of the seats in deemed universities.
  2. State-wise NEET counselling 2020 will take place for 85% of the remaining government seats as well as 100% of the seats in private colleges.

All the admissions are on the basis of the NEET 2020 scores and ranks. Though states may consider their own merit ranks based on the NEET 2020 marks/ranks obtained by the students. Note that state counselling will be independent of the All India NEET 2020 counselling conducted by MCI. Also, students must meet the eligibility prescribed by the state such as study period in the state, domicile before applying.

It must be noted that as mentioned, admission in undergraduate seats of AIIMS and JIPMER will be done on the basis of NEET. Details for the same are yet to be announced.

NEET 2020 Counselling will generally have two rounds for All India and State, both. Rest of the rounds will be for vacant seats in deemed and central universities. In the case of AIQ, any vacant government seats will fall back to their respective state quota .

Documents to be submitted during the process of NEET 2020 counselling

  1. NEET 2020 Admit Card
  2. NEET Result
  3. Class 12 certificate and marksheet
  4. Class 10 certificate and marksheet
  5. Domicile or residency proof (only for states)
  6. Photo ID
  7. Any other as specified by the university or college.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q. Is there any change in the NEET 2020 syllabus?

No, there is no change in the NEET 2020 syllabus. The syllabus for this year remains the same as last year. If NTA makes any changes in the syllabus, it will be updated in this respective article.

Q. Can NEET 2020 questions come out of the syllabus?

Yes, it is possible that a few questions can come which are not from the syllabus. But the number of such questions will be quite less.

Q. Which book is good for NEET 2020?

For Physics section – Concepts of Physics by H. C. Verma, NCERT Physics Class XI & Class XII, Objective Physics By DC Pandey, Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday, Resnick and Walker, etc. For Chemistry section – NCERT Chemistry textbooks for Class XI and XII,Physical Chemistry by OP Tandon, Concise Inorganic Chemistry by JD Lee, ABC of Chemistry for Classes 11 and 12 by Modern ABC, etc. For Biology section – Biology Vol I and Vol II by Trueman, NEET NCERT textbooks, Objective Botany by Ansari, Objective Biology by Dinesh, etc.

Q. How can I score maximum marks in NEET 2020?

There are no shortcuts, just hard work, sheer determination and thorough preparation. Be well - versed with your NCERT Syllabus without leaving a single page unturned . Practice sample papers, mock tests, and previous 10 year question papers compulsorily. Have confidence, give your best.

Q. What is the question distribution in the Biology section of the NEET syllabus?

Biology section of NEET is divided into two subsections, Botany and Zoology. These sections will have 45 questions each. The total number of questions on biology in the NEET 2020 question paper will be 90.

Q. What is the questions distribution in the Chemistry section of the NEET syllabus?

The chemistry section of NEET 2020 is divided into three subsections, organic and inorganic, Physical chemistry. The least number of questions are from physical chemistry. The total number of questions asked from the chemistry section will be 45.

Q. What are the last min tips for NEET 2020 preparation?

  1. Revise thoroughly without missing out on even a single topic.
  2. Make important notes of formulas etc and highlight it, revise from there everyday
  3. Try using flowcharts/diagrams for steps etc.
  4. Avoid picking up new topics to study in the last few days.
  5. Concentrate on your strengths.
  6. Taking ample amounts of rest is equally important for your brain to function properly.
  7. Clear all your doubts and questions in advance
  8. Keep on practicing to improve your speed by taking the NEET 2020 mock test series.

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