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NEET 2020 will be held by NTA in Feb 2020. The Exam is expected to be held in the first and second week of Feb 2020. The full form of NEET is National Eligibility cum Entrance Test. The Exam is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) over the responsibility of organizing Medical Entrance Examination over CBSE. This Exam is conducted to offer the opportunity to the candidates who wish to take admissions in MBBS/BDS Courses from MCI/DCI approved colleges. Intermediate Graduates (10+2) with a minimum of 50% marks are eligible to apply for the Examination. The Official Website of NEET is – www.nta.ac.in. In this article, we have listed out some essentials details that you must know about NEET 2020. You can check the information about NEET 2019, Changes Made/Expected Changes, Important Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Application Form, Exam Pattern, Recommended Books and How to Prepare and, much more.

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History of NEET

NEET is a National Entrance Medical Exam that is conducted to offer admission in MBBS/BDS Courses to the intermediate candidates (10+2) with a minimum of 50% marks. The NEET Exam was supposed to start in 2012, but due to some reasons, the CBSE and NTA deferred NEET by a year and the Exam was first held on 5th May 2013. Before from 2013-18, the conducting body of the NEET Exam was CBSE, but from 2019 onwards, the Conducting Body of NEET is National Testing Agency (NTA). Earlier, the Exam was conducted offline (pen-paper based). In 2013, the Exam was stated Illegal and Unconstitutional by the Supreme Court but later, it was restored in 11th April 2019, by Five Judge Constitution Bench and allowed the Central Government and Medical Council of India to implement Common Entrance Test until the court decides afresh to its validity.

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NEET 2020 Overview

Name of the Examination National Eligibility cum Entrance Test
Conducting Body National Testing Agency
Examination Level National
Category Undergraduate
Purpose of the Examination Admission to Medical, Dental, and Ayush Courses in India (except JIPMER)
Mode of the Examination Online
Application Process Online
Maximum Number of Attempts No limit on the permitted number of attempts
Number of Exam Centers 154 Exam Centres
Counselling Round 15% All India Seats Across Medical Institutions In the Country.

NEET 2018 and 2019 Qualified Candidates Statistics

In NEET 2018, around 80% of the candidates wrote the examination in English and 11% in Hindi, 4.31% in Gujurati, 3% in Bengali, and 1.86% in Tamil. The Exam was conducted in over 136 cities and around 12, 69, 922 candidates had appeared the examination out of which 7. 14, 562 candidates qualified.

The NEET Application Form 2019, was available from 1st November 2019. The Exam will be held on 5th May 2019. It is expected, that more than 12 Lakh of candidates will be appearing and the Exam is expected to be held in over 154 cities.

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Important Dates of NEET 2020

The Official Dates of NEET 2020, has not been announced yet. But we have mentioned the expected (tentative dates) based on the earlier NEET Exam Dates.

NEET 2020 Dates Scheduled (expected dates)
NEET 2020 Exam Date 1st and 2nd Week of Feb 2020
The Release of NEET Application Form 2020 October 2019

The Official Dates and other important details regarding NEET 2020 will be announced by NTA in October/November 2019.

What’s New in NEET 2020?

This is one of the toughest mind-boggling queries that is asked by every student who wishes to become a medical aspirant. Like what is the difficulty level of the examination, what are the changes made in NEET 2020 etc. Hence, to ease up your worry, we have listed out few changes made in NEET 2020-

  1. The NEET 2020 will be conducted in Online Mode.
  2. The Shift Timing of NEET 2020 Exam is changed. The Entrance Exam will be held at 2:00 pm and will end at 5:00 pm.
  3. While filling NEET Application Form 2020, candidates can choose up to 4 Exam Centers.
  4. The Application Form will be available on a new website launched by NTA- www.ntaneet.nic.in
  5. The Aadhaar Card is not mandatory now for NEET 2020 Registrations.
  6. To clarify the concepts of the students, the NTA has uploaded Video Lectures by IIT Professors on the website.
  7. NTA has also established Exam Practice Centers for better preparations.

The Syllabus and the Exam Pattern will not change for NEET 2020.

NEET 2020 – An Overview

Name of the Examination National Eligibility cum Entrance Test
Conducting Body National Testing Agency
Examination Level National
Category Undergraduate
Purpose of the Examination Admission to Medical, Dental, and Ayush Courses in India (except JIPMER)
Mode of the Examination Online
Application Process Online
Maximum Number of Attempts No limit on the permitted number of attempts
Number of Exam Centers 154 Exam Centres
Counselling Round 15% All India Seats Across Medical Institutions In the Country.

Expected Number of Candidates Participating in NEET 2020

If your aim is to qualify NEET 2020, and if you have planned to start your preparation from now then you have a pretty good chance of getting a good rank. It is expected that around 15 Lakh Candidates will be appearing the Exam for only 63, 900 Seats.

As per the sources, there are 491 Colleges in total that teach MBBS in India. Total Number of MBBS Seats reserved in India is 63, 900 Seats.

From now, you have an idea of how and when to start preparing for NEET 2020.

NEET Eligibility Criteria 2020

The NEET 2020 Eligibility Criteria is almost the same. Minor changes have been made in the age-criteria and are checked after the completion of the examination. The detailed eligibility criteria of NEET 2020 is as follows-

Nationality

  • The Nationality of the Candidate must be Indian/NRI/OCI/ PIOs and Foreign Nationals.

Age Limit

  • The Candidates must be 17 years of age as on 31st December 2020 and must not be more than 25 years of age as on 7th May 2020.

Educational Qualification

  • Candidates must have passed 10+2 or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology and English as core subjects.
  • Candidates must have passed Class 11th and 12th from a recognized board.
  • The Applicants must have passed with a minimum of 50% marks for UR Category, 45% for UR PWD, and 40% for Reserved Category.

Number of Attempts

  • There is no limit on the permitted number of attempts.

NEET Application Form 2020

NEET 2020 Application Form will be available online on the official website of NEET- www.nta.ac.in. The Application Form is expected to be released in October 2019. To fill in the NEET Admission Form 2020, candidates must satisfy all the eligibility criteria of NEET 2020. Candidates are advised to fill in the application form before the closing date of the application form. Candidates must note that the Aadhaar Card is not mandatory for the students. Before filling the NEET 2020 Application Form, candidates must keep all their documents, scanned photograph and signature handy.

The steps to fill NEET Application Form 2020 is as follows-

Registration

Register yourself by entering your personal details such as Name, Father’s Name, Date of Birth, Mobile Number, E-mail ID etc. Make sure that you provided a valid email-id and active mobile number. After the registration process, candidates will receive a registration ID and Password on their registered contact details. The Registration ID and Password will be your Login Credentials.

Filling the Academic Details

Log in using the credentials, and fill in all the academic details such as Class 10th, 11th and 12th Exam Marks and Percentage, and other details such as Place of Birth, Choice of Exam Centers, Assent to Dress Code, Medium of the Exam, Parent’s/ Guardian details etc.

Review and Final Submission

Candidates must recheck all the details before the final submission. Details such as Nationality, Medium of Language etc. cannot be further changed. So, it is advisable to check and rectify the details before submission.

Uploading of Photograph, Signature, and Documents

Upload scanned photograph, signature, and mentioned documents as per the specifications provided by the organizing body. The Name of the candidate must be written below the photograph. The files must be in JPG/JPEG Format. If in case, there is any discrepancy in the photograph and signature, candidates will be notified on their registered contact details.

Payment of the Application Fees

After uploading the documents, make the payment of the application fees. Candidates can make the payment of the application form through Credit/Debit Card/ Internet Banking/ SBI E-Challan. The NEET 2020 Application Fees is Rs 1400 for General Category and Rs 750 for SC/ST/PWD/Transgender etc.

Download and Printout of the Application Form

After completing filling the application form click on the submit button to submit your application form. Download and take the printout of the application and keep it safe until the completion of the examination procedure.

NEET 2020 Application Form Correction

The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET 2020) will open up a correction facility center soon after the closing date of the Application Form. Through the NEET 2020 Correction Window, candidates will be able to make corrections, and rectify if they have made any mistakes in the application form. The Dates will be soon announced by NTA.

NEET Admit Card 2020

NEET 2020 Admit Card will be available online on the official website of NEET. The Admit card will be issued only to those candidates who have successfully submitted the NEET 2020 Application Form. Candidates will be able to download the Admit Card from the candidate login by entering their Application Number and Password.

The NEET Admit Card 2020 is a very important document as it serves as an Identification proof for all the candidates who are appearing the exam. It is a mandatory document to be carried to the examination center. No candidate will be allowed to enter the examination hall without an Admit Card.

NEET 2020 Dress Code

The National Testing Agency has released a Dress Code Criteria for all the aspirants who will be appearing in the exam. The students must follow the dress code as prescribed by NEET 2020. As per NTA, the applicants must wear Light color clothes and with slipper/sandals. Clothes with big buttons, embroidery, patterns are restricted in the exam. Candidates wearing such clothes will be debarred from the examination.

NEET Exam Pattern 2020

The NTA has made few changes in NEET Exam Pattern this year (2020). The Exam will be conducted online and the exam will be held two times in a year- February and May 2020. Some of the other Exam Pattern of NEET 2020 are as follows-

Mode of the Examination Online
Time Duration of the Examination 3 Hours
Maximum Marks 720 Marks
Total Number of Questions 180 Questions
Total Number of Sections Three (Physics/Chemistry/Biology)
Question Distribution for each section Physics- 45 Questions

Chemistry- 45 Questions

Biology – 90 Questions

Marking Scheme +4 marks for every correct answer and

-1 mark for every wrong answer

Aggregate Score Calculation Total Number of Correct Answers X 4 – Total Number of Incorrect Answers X 1

NEET 2020 Syllabus

The NEET Syllabus of 2020 is same as that of the previous year’s NEET. The syllabus consists of Physics, Chemistry, Biology. The syllabus completely covers, the NCERT Column which is given below-

NEET 2020 Syllabus (Physics, Chemistry, Biology) – Class 11th and Class 12th

Physics Chemistry Biology
Laws of Thermodynamics Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties Diversity in Living World
Ray of Optics General Organic Chemistry Structural Organization in Animals and Plants
Waves and Sound Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure Cell Structure and Function
Magnetic Effects of Current Haloalkanes Plant Physiology
Gravitation Thermodynamics Human Reproduction
Work Energy and Power Environmental Chemistry Genetics and Evolution
Laws of Motion States of Matter- Gases and Liquids Ecology and Environment
Properties in Bulk Matter S, D, F, and P- Block Elements Biology and Human Welfare
Physical World and Measurement Atomic Structure Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants

How to Prepare for NEET 2020?

If you are planning to start preparing for NEET 2020 from now onwards then it is a very good idea. The most important factor for Preparation Strategies for NEET 2020 is as follows-

  1. Plan a Proper Study Plan/Schedule. This will help you to focus on your weakest and strongest areas of topics. Make a proper timetable.
  2. Go through the NCERT Books thoroughly. The maximum number of questions will be directly asked from NCERT.
  3. Stay Calm and Healthy and perform activities such as Exercise, Meditation, Sports Activities etc.
  4. Take Revision Tests Regularly. This improves your accuracy and time management and makes your concept strong.
  5. Practice Online Mock Tests available. This will speed up accuracy to answer questions.

Books Recommended for NEET 2020

Most of the Experts and Toppers recommend following the NCERT Books. Other than that, some of the recommended books for NEET 2020 are-

Recommended Books for Physics

  1. Concepts of Physics by H.C Verma
  2. Fundamental Physics by Pradeep
  3. Physical Chemistry by OP Tandon

Recommended Books for Chemistry

  1. ABC Chemistry for Class 11th and 12th by Modern
  2. Dinesh Chemistry Guide
  3. Concise JD Chemistry by J.D Lee

Recommended Books for Biology

  1. Biology Vol 1 and 2 by Trueman
  2. Pradeep Guide on Biology
  3. Objective Biology by Dinesh
  4. GRB Bathla Publications for Biology

NEET Answer Key 2020

NEET 2020 Answer Key will be released online on the official website of NEET. The NEET Answer Key 2020 is the document that contains all the correct answers to the questions that are asked in the examination. The Official NEET Answer key 2020 will be released after 10 to 15 days of the NEET 2020 Exam. Candidates can raise objections within a specified time frame that will be announced by NTA. To raise any question, the candidate has to pay an amount of Rs 1000/- per questions.

Candidates will be able to check the NEET 2020 Answer Key through candidate login.

NEET 2020 Cutoff

NEET Cutoff 2020 will be released online by National Testing Agency. The cutoff is the minimum cutoff marks that are set by the conducting body to select the deserving candidate. Candidates scoring more than the cut off marks will be eligible for counseling round. Candidates scoring less than the cutoff marks will not be eligible to attend counseling.

The NEET Cut Off 2020 depends on various factors such as-

  • The number of candidates appearing the exam.
  • Difficulty Level of the Question Paper
  • Performance of the candidates in the examination.

The Minimum Qualifying Marks if NEET 2020 Cutoff is as follows-

Category Eligibility Percentile
General Category 50 percentile
SC/ST/OBC Category 40 percentile
General PH Category 45 percentile
SC/ST/OBC Category 40 percentile

NEET Result 2020

NEET Result 2020 will be released online. The Result will be published for those candidates who appeared the examination. Candidates will be able to check their result by entering the Log in Credentials such as the Application Number and Password. The Result will contain details such as Exam Marks, Scores, All India Rank etc. of the candidate. Candidates who scored more than the cut-off marks will be eligible for counseling round.

NEET Counselling 2020

NEET 2020 Counseling will be conducted by DGHS on behalf of Medical Counseling Committee. Counseling will be held online. The NEET 2020 Counselling will be held for 15% of the total seats of all the government colleges except for colleges of Jammu and Kashmir State. The seats comprise of All India Seats of Central and Deemed Universities, seats reserved for wards of Insured Person, and seats available at Armed Forces Medical College. NEET Counselling is reserved under 85% State Quota Seats and 15% All India Quota Seats for all the Government Colleges and Private Colleges will be conducted by the respective state authorities.

For All India Quota Seats, the NEET 2020 Counseling will be held in two rounds and for Central, Deemed universities and ESIC Colleges, the NEET Counselling 2020 will be held in three rounds.

NEET Exam 2020 Details

NEET Exam 2020 will be conducted once in a year. Candidates who are willing to fill in the application form can check the above details and start preparing in order to get a good rank and marks. The National Testing Agency will soon release the official notification on the official website of NEET. Candidates are advised to check the official website frequently to get the latest details and notifications. We will soon update the details as soon as the official notification is released.

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