NEET Exam Pattern 2020 is available here. The National Testing Agency is now the conducting body for NEET 2020. There are no changes in the Exam Pattern and Syllabus of the Medical Examination. The exam will take place now on 13th September 2020 due to the spread of COVID-19. Hence, the candidates who are willing to take part in the examination can check this NEET 2020 Exam Pattern. The Exam Pattern plays a very important role in the preparation of the examination for the candidates. The NEET Online Form was released on 2nd December 2019. Moreover, the Examination Pattern includes the mode of the examination, time duration, number of questions, marks, etc. Read the article further to know more about the NEET MBBS Exam Pattern.

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  • NEET Admit Card was released via online mode. However, note that the exam centre has now been changed. Candidates must carry the admit card along. No student will be allowed inside the exam hall without it.

NEET Exam Pattern 2020

Candidates appearing for the exam should have in-depth knowledge of the NTA NEET Exam Pattern. It will help you in the preparation process and you will be able to score better. Moreover, students can also go through last years’ question papers in order to understand the exam pattern. The students should further have an idea about the exam activities schedule. In this way, you will not miss out on any of the important events. Thus, important events and dates are mentioned below.

Starting Date of the Application Form2nd December 2019 to 31st December 2019
Date of the Exam26th July 2020

13th September 2020

The Release of the Exam Result

What does NEET Exam Pattern 2020 comprise of?

The exam pattern comprises of a lot of details regarding the examination. It helps in having a better understanding of the exam-related activities. Further, the Exam Pattern of NEET comprises of the following things.

  1. Mode of the Examination
  2. The shift of the Examination
  3. Medium of Language
  4. Total Time Duration of the Examination
  5. Marking Scheme/Distribution
  6. Question Format
  7. Types of Sections
  8. Syllabus of the Examination
  9. Aggregate Score Calculation
  10. Total Number of Questions
  11. Total Number of Marks
  12. Cut-Off Marks

NEET Exam constitutes the following factors. The Exam Pattern as said before plays a vital role in planning the preparation schedule for the examination.

NEET Question Paper Format 2020

During the preparation process, it is important to understand the format of the question paper. It will help in preparing a plan to study. Further, the candidates should have an idea about the mode of paper, medium of language, total questions and marks the paper carries. The in-depth details about the factors related to the NEET Question Paper are as follows:

Mode of the Examination

The NEET Examination is conducted offline which is pen-paper based. Last year, as well the exam was conducted offline. The NEET Entrance Exam will take place in May 2020, and the result will be announced in the month of June 2020. In addition, the dates have been revised due to the outbreak of Coronavirus.

Number of Shifts

The Exam will take place in only one shift. The Examination will take place in the afternoon session. Moreover, exam centre address and exam details will be present on your admit card.

Time Duration of the Exam

The Total Time Duration of the Exam is 3 Hours. Candidates have to reach the Examination Center before the Reporting Time. The candidates are not allowed to leave the examination hall before the completion of 3 hours of the exam.

The medium of the examination

Apart from English and Hindi Language, the Questions will be available in Regional Languages as well. The Exam Paper is available in the following languages-

  1. Hindi
  2. English
  3. Assamese
  4. Bengali
  5. Gujarati
  6. Marathi
  7. Tamil
  8. Telugu
  9. Oriya
  10. Kannada and
  11. Urdu

The format of the Questions

The questions are asked in the Multiple Choice Format. That means the questions are objective type based. The question will be available with four options out of which one option will be correct.

Number of Sections

The Exam Paper is divided into three sections- Physics, Chemistry, and Biology (Zoology & Botany).

Total Number of Questions and Question Distribution

The Offline Exam Paper comprises of 180 Questions. The Physics and Chemistry Section comprises of 45 Questions each and the Biology Section comprise of 90 Questions.

Total Number of Marks and Marking Scheme

The Total Marks of NEET 2020 Exam Paper is 720 Marks. Each correct answer carries 4 marks. There is a negative marking for each wrong answer. Questions will be available in an objective type format.

Marking Distribution of the NEET Exam Pattern 2020

The NEET 2020 Exam Paper includes sections – Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. The Syllabus of the Exam will be from Class XI and XII. Both Physics and Chemistry Sections include 45 questions each whereas the Biology Section comprises of 90 Questions divided into Botany and Zoology equally.

Sections Number of QuestionsTotal Number of Marks
Physics45 Questions180 Marks
Chemistry45 Questions180 Marks
Zoology45 Questions180 Marks
Botany45 Questions180 Marks
Total180 Questions720 Marks

How to Calculate Aggregate Scores?

The National Testing Agency follows a certain score calculation for NEET Entrance Examination 2020. The Calculation Process is completely on the basis of the Exam Pattern and the Marking Scheme.

NEET Score = (Correct Answers X 4)- (Incorrect Answers X 1)

NEET Exam Syllabus 2020

The complete exam syllabus is prescribed by the National Testing Agency (NTA). As the question paper will have questions from mainly 3 subjects such as Physics, Chemistry, and Biology, thus you need to focus on these. However, the standard of the questions will be the same as that of class 11 and 12. Furthermore, all the important topics subject-wise are mentioned down below.

Physics Syllabus

  • Ray of Optics
  • Laws of Thermodynamics
  • Waves and Sound
  • Physical World and Measurement
  • Properties in Bulk Matter
  • Laws of Motion
  • Work Energy and Power
  • Gravitation
  • Magnetic Effects of Current

Chemistry Syllabus

  • S, D, F, and P- Block Elements
  • Atomic Structure
  • Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • States of Matter- Gases and Liquids
  • General Organic Chemistry
  • Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties

Biology Syllabus

  • Diversity in Living World
  • Structural Organization in Animals and Plants
  • Cell Structure and Function
  • Plant Physiology
  • Genetics and Evolution
  • Ecology and Environment
  • Biology and Human Welfare
  • Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants

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 2020 Cutoff

The NEET Cut Off depends on the following factors –

  1. The Number of Candidates
  2. Difficulty Level of the Question
  3. Performance of the candidates in the examination.

Minimum Qualifying Marks of NEET Cut Off 2020

  • The Minimum Eligibility Percentile for General Category Candidates is 50th Percentile.
  • The Required Percentile for General-PH Category is 45th Percentile.
  • The Minimum Required Percentile of SC/ST/OBC Category is 40th Percentile.

Preparation Tips for NEET 2020 Entrance Examination

As you know, only six months are remaining for the Preparation for the exam. So, help all the students out here, we have provided some tips and strategies of how to make the NEET Preparation game strong.

  • Firstly, start with the Exam Pattern and Syllabus. Get to know the exam pattern and syllabus well.
  • Once, you get to know about the NEET Exam Pattern and Syllabus, check the topics where you are strong and weak.
  • Make your basic fundamentals strong. Complete NCERT Book properly. Once, your concepts are strong, you can solve any question.
  • Make Proper Notes. If you are preparing for Biology, use diagrams to remember.
  • Practice NEET 2020 Question Paper. Take Online Mock Tests frequently, this will help you to improve your accuracy to attempt the answers.
  • Keep a Month for Revision. Go through all the questions, notes, and reference books etc.

Every year, the NTA conducts the NEET 2020 Exam. The exam will take place on 3rd May 2020. If you have any queries regarding the form, then comment on the section below.


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