Now, the NEET 2019 Exams are over. Candidates must be willing to try their luck in NEET 2020. From 2019 onwards, the National Testing Agency will be conducting the NEET 2020 Entrance Exam. It is expected that this year, the exam will take place in two sessions- February and May 2020. Since the NTA NEET UG 2020 is considered as the 2019-20 Session, therefore the NEET Application Form will be available from October/November 2019 onwards. The Mode of the Application Form is Online but the entrance exam will take offline (pen-paper) mode. To appear the entrance exam of NEET, candidates have to satisfy certain eligibility criteria which we will discuss in this article later.
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Through the NEET MBBS Entrance Exam 2020, you can get admission in various Medical and Dental Colleges all over India. Not only this, candidates who are willing to pursue their career in Abroad or Foreign Countries can take the NEET 2020 Exam. Thus, if you are planning to appear the NTA NEET 2020 Entrance Exam, then go through this article carefully. The NEET Exam includes 15% All India Seats and 85% State Quota Seats. However, in this article, you will get the details about the Entrance Exam, Tentative Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Application Form Process, Admit Card, etc.
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About the NTA Entrance Exam NEET
The Acronym of NEET is National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test. This is a National Entrance Exam that takes place once in a year. The Exam is a Single Session Entrance exam that will take place in across 154 cities across India. The National Testing Agency is the main conducting body of the NEET UG Entrance Exam. From 2019 onwards, the NTA is responsible for conducting the MBBS Entrance Exam. Through this exam, candidates will be able to get admission in various Medical (MBBS) and Dental (BDS) Colleges across India.
Every year around 4 to 5 Lakh Candidates put their luck to get admission in MCI/DCI Approved Colleges which are under NEET. For the NEET 2019-20 Session, we are expecting a few changes. Like for example, the Entrance Exam will take place in two sessions- February and May 2020. However, until now there are no official notifications as such. We will soon update it here. You can go through the article for more details.
NEET 2020 Overview
|Name of the Examination||National Eligibility cum Entrance Test|
|Conducting Body||National Testing Agency|
|Purpose of the Examination||Admission to Medical, Dental, and Ayush Courses in India (except JIPMER and AIIMS)|
|Mode of the Examination||Offline (Pen-Paper Based)|
|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.|
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Latest Changes in NEET 2020
As per the sources, there has been a lot of changes in 2019 and still, we are expecting a few more changes in 2020. Some of the major changes in NEET UG Exam 2020 is as follows-
- The Entrance Exam will be conducted by the National Testing Agency
- The Exam is expected to be conducted in two sessions – February and May 2020.
- The Economically Weaker Sections gets a separate reservation of 10% which will not be applicable in NEET 2020.
- The Upper Age Limit has been exempted. That means candidates above 25 years of age can also apply for the exam.
- The NEET Score will be now accepted in 491 Colleges in India offering around 63900 MBBS/BDS Seats.
- NEET Score will not be eligible for AIIMS and JIPMER Admission, as they conduct their own entrance exam.
- Candidates who are willing to study Medical in abroad, then their NEET Scores will be valid for 3 years from the date of the declaration.
- Private, NIOS, and State Open School Candidates are also eligible for NEET 2020 Exam.
- There is no limit in the number of attempts, that means, the candidates can give the exam as many times. This is valid for all category candidates.
- Aadhaar Card is no more mandatory for the candidates at the time of applying. You can submit any Identity Proof, that is issued by the Government Of India.
- The NTA NEET Question Paper 2020, will be available in 11 Regional Languages on the basis of the State of the Candidate.
- Candidates must not submit any false information, otherwise, they will be debarred from the future examinations.
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 2019 will take place on 5th May 2019. The Exam will take place in over 154 cities across India. Hence, we are expecting an approx of 3 to 4 lakh candidates to appear the exam this year. We will soon update with the latest notifications here.
Important Dates of NEET 2020
The Official Dates of NEET 2020, has not been announced yet. However, the National Testing Agency will announce the dates on its official website. Candidates who are willing to appear the NEET UG 2020 Offline Exam can check the tentative dates here. However, we have provided the dates on the basis of the single session. We will soon update it here if the exam will take place in two sessions.
|NEET 2020||Dates Scheduled (expected dates)|
|NEET 2020 Exam Date||First Week of May 2020|
|The Release of NEET Application Form 2020||October/November 2019|
The Official Dates and other important details regarding NEET 2020 will be announced by NTA in October/November 2019. Hence, the candidates are advised to check the website frequently for the latest updates and notifications.
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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-
- The NEET 2020 will take place Offline (Pen-Paper)
- 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.
- It will be a single session exam.
- While filling NEET Application Form 2020, candidates can choose up to 4 Exam Centers.
- The Application Form will be available on a new website launched by NTA- www.ntaneet.nic.in
- The Aadhaar Card is not mandatory now for NEET 2020 Registrations.
- The Upper Age Limit has been exempted.
- NEET Scores are now valid for three years for the candidates who are willing to study MBBS in abroad.
- NTA has also established Exam Practice Centers for better preparations.
- The Syllabus and the Exam Pattern will not change for NEET 2020.
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.
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The Eligibility Criteria of NTA NEET MBBS
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-
- The Nationality of the Candidate must be Indian/NRI/OCI/ PIOs and Foreign Nationals.
- The Candidates must be 17 years of age as on 31st December 2020 and the upper limit of the age has been removed. Candidates of any age can register for the exam.
- 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.
- The NEET Scores for the candidates who are willing to study MBBS in abroad will be valid for three years.
The Candidates must note that 10% Economically Weaker Sections Reservation will not be applicable in NEET 2020. Thus, the reservation criteria remains the same.
NEET Application Form 2020
The NTA UG Application Form 2020 will be available online and the candidates who satisfy the eligibility criteria will be eligible to apply. The NEET 2020 Application Form will be available in the month of October/November 2020. Therefore, interested candidates can apply for the Exam within a certain time period. However, the Mode of the NTA UG 2020 Online Form is online. The Link of the Application Form will be available on the official website of NTA.
The Application Form is the first stage of the NEET Entrance Admission 2020. As the link will be available for a limited period of time, therefore, candidates are requested to fill the online form before the due date.
How to Apply for NEET MBBS 2020 Online Form?
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.
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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.
Application Form Fees of the NTA Entrance Examination
- The Cost of the Application Fees is different for General and Reserved Category.
- The NEET Application Form Fees 2020 is Rs 1400/- for Unreserved Category and Rs 750/- for Reserved Category.
- The Form Fees is non-refundable.
- Thus, the Mode of making the payment is Online through Internet Banking, Credit card or Debit Card.
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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 NEET 2020 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 the NEET Exam Pattern this year (2020). The Exam will take place online and the exam will take place in 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 MBBS 2020 Syllabus
The NEET Syllabus of 2020 is the 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
|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|
|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 a smart plan. You exactly have one year to complete the NEET Syllabus, which is like more than enough. So, here we are sharing some NEET 2020 Exam Preparation Tips that will help you in your preparation.
- Start with a Good Study Plan. Cut off from all the social media platform. This will help you to stay away from all the craps happening around you.
- Go through the Exam Pattern and Syllabus properly. The Exam Pattern and Syllabus plays a very vital role in exam preparation.
- Now, you know that you have around one year. But, it is a smart move that you think that you have a limited number of months left for the preparation. This will motivate you to complete the chapters early.
- Make a Proper Time Schedule and start following that. Try to complete at least three chapters from each subject every day.
- Firstly finish the NCERT Text Books. The NCERT Books are enough for the preparation. Solve all the Text Book Questions and Examples. Make sure that you complete the NCERT Book within 5 to 6 months.
- Now remaining 6 months, is just for the practice. Take Online mock Tests regularly. This will help you to get acquainted with the exam pattern and format of the questions asked in the exam.
- Another advantage of taking the Online Mock Tests is, this will improve your Time Management Skills, and accuracy of attempting the questions.
- Also, solve the Previous Year Question Paper regularly. The Previous Question Paper will give you an idea of the marking scheme and format of the 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
- Concepts of Physics by H.C Verma
- Fundamental Physics by Pradeep
- Physical Chemistry by OP Tandon
Recommended Books for Chemistry
- ABC Chemistry for Class 11th and 12th by Modern
- Dinesh Chemistry Guide
- Concise JD Chemistry by J.D Lee
Recommended Books for Biology
- Biology Vol 1 and 2 by Trueman
- Pradeep Guide on Biology
- Objective Biology by Dinesh
- GRB Bathla Publications for Biology
NTA NEET UG Answer Key 2020
The Answer Key will be available online on the official website of NEET. The NEET Answer Key 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 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 NTA NEET Answer Key through candidate login.
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NEET 2020 Cutoff
The NTA NEET Cutoff 2020 will be available online by the 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.
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The Minimum Qualifying Marks if NEET 2020 Cutoff is as follows-
|General Category||50 percentile|
|SC/ST/OBC Category||40 percentile|
|General PH Category||45 percentile|
|SC/ST/OBC Category||40 percentile|
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NEET Result 2020
NEET Result 2020 will be available online. The Result will be available for those candidates who appeared in the examination. Candidates will be able to check their result by entering the Log in Credentials such as the Application Number and Password. The NTA NEET UG 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.
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NEET NTA Merit List 2020
The NEET 2020 Merit List will be available soon after the declaration of the NEET Result. The Merit List will be available online on its official website. Candidates who have scored the minimum qualifying marks will be eligible and will be included on the merit list. The CBSE NEET Merit List will comprise of the rank of the candidate. Candidates who are included on the merit list will be eligible for the counselling round.
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NEET Counselling 2020
The Counseling will be conducted by DGHS on behalf of Medical Counseling Committee. Counseling will take place 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. NTA 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 take place in two rounds and for Central, Deemed universities and ESIC Colleges, the NTA NEET Counselling 2020 will be held in three rounds.
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NEET 2020 – Conclusion
The NTA NEET MBBS Entrance Exam will take place in the month of May 2020. However, we are expecting the entrance exam might take place in two sessions- February and May 2020. Therefore, we advise you to check the official website for the latest notifications. The entrance exam is an Offline Exam that will lead you to get admission in MBBS/BDS Courses. Around 85% Seats are reserved under the State Quota Seats and 15% under All India Quota Seats. Thus, if you are willing to apply for NEET 2020 exam, the candidates must satisfy the eligibility criteria. If you have any queries regarding the NEET 2020 Admission Process, then please comment on the section below.
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