NEET 2020 – Syllabus, Exam date, Eligibility, Application Form, Registration and Cutoff
National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct the NEET 2020 Exam for MBBS entrance (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) and this will be used for admission in MBBS and BDS colleges in India. Since NTA came into the picture, many things have changed in NEET 2020 such as mode of exam, its frequency. However, for those who are in class 11 or 12, their focus at the moment should be exam preparation.
Every year lot of students have been preparing for long to make their dream a reality and all they need is accurate NEET syllabus to prepare. NEET Syllabus is divided into four subjects – Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology. Students need to complete all the 97 chapters of NEET Syllabus in order to score good rank in NEET Exam.
Aspirants of NEET seeking admission at the undergraduate level are advised to check the eligibility criteria of NEET. The prerequisites given here are in accordance with those specified by NTA based on the Regulations on Graduate Medical Education. NEET eligibility criteria will specify the age limit, academic qualifications, nationality and other mandatory requirements which must be met by all the aspirants. NEET Candidate should be an Indian Nationals or OCI (Overseas Citizen of India) and Aadhaar card is mandatory for all candidates except belonging to Assam, J&K and Meghalaya state.
Other Eligibilities –
- Assam, J&K and Meghalaya candidates can also apply for NEET by providing their passport number, ration card number, bank account number or any other valid Government ID number.
- NRI candidates can apply by using Adhaar Card number or Passport Number.
- PIO, OCI & Foreign nationals candidates can apply by Passport Number.
- Age Limit of candidates:
Minimum– The minimum age limit is 17 years on 31st December of the year of admission.
Maximum – The maximum age limit is 25 years for general candidates and 30 years for reserved categories.
- Candidates may attempt the exam only three times until cross the maximum age limit. NEET will be counted as 1 Attempt for all the candidates.
- Students must have passed/appearing 12th or equivalent examination from any recognized board with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology or any other elective subject with English.
- Students of 12th level must have Physics, Chemistry, and Biology/Biotechnology with English as a mandatory subject.
- Candidates in the 12th level must have secured minimum 50% marks for General categories; 45% marks for PH & 40% marks for SC/ST category candidates in PCB group.
- Candidates, who are appearing in their qualifying exam or waiting for their result are also eligible for NEET (UG).
Click here to know about NEET Eligibility Criteria in detail.
NEET 2020 Exam Date
It is expected that the NEET 2020 exam will be in the first week of May 2020. NTA has not released the exact dates – but based on the exam date for NEET 2019 (May 5th, 2019) – this seems likely to be repeated.
|NEET 2020||Expected Dates (Important)|
|Exam Date||1st week of May 2020 (expected)|
|Application Form Release Date||1st week of Nov 2019|
NEET 2020 Application Form
It is expected that the national board of examination will notify and upload application form link during 1st week of February 2020 for the candidates aspiring to pursue courses in MBBS/BDS.
The filling of application form is done in a two-step process, which begins with the candidate registration. Furthermore, a candidate is advised to register with the correct mobile number and email address. After the successful registration, the login credentials of candidate will be communicated to the candidate via email and a message. It must be used to login and proceed to fill the application form and fill in the details for the said amount.
It is advised that the candidate has the DD ready when the application submission is sought. A candidate is also allowed to get the application by post, by sending the application fee to the notified address. To view the details regarding application from, please visit : Application form
NEET Admit Card
The admit card of NEET contains details like Name of the candidate, Address, DOB, centre etc. if candidates forget to bring Hall ticket with themselves in their respective centres on the date of exam then Candidates will not be allowed to write the Exam.
It is expected that National Testing Agency (NTA) will be made available through online mode. Admit card will contain the exam schedule, Exam centre Details, Candidate’s Roll number etc.The Board will also send a copy of Admit Card in PDF Format to the candidates through registered email id. Also,candidates must place their passport size photograph in their admit card. To know more about admit card, click here : Admit Card
NEET 2020 Exam Pattern
The exam pattern of NEET 2020 is expected to remain same. Candidates are requested to note that if there are any changes then they will be announced by NTA in November / December 2019. We will also update details here then.
The format of NEET Exam 2020
|Subjects||Physics, Chemistry & Biology (Botany & Zoology)|
|Number of questions||180|
|Exam Mode||It may be Online Based|
|Assertion Reasoning Questions||Expected in AIIMS exam|
The paper pattern of NEET Exam 2020
|Subject||Number of Questions||Marks|
|Biology||90 (45 each for Botany & Zoology)||360|
Check out the details of NEET Exam-Pattern here.
NEET 2020 Result
The details of result will be published on the official portal of the Authority and it is expected that result will be announced on the first week of june month.
A candidate must enter their roll number and other required details in order to check their Result.
NEET Result 2020 will also be displayed on the notice board of concerned faculty/centre/college or controller’s Website.
Students who will appear in the exam will be able to check NEET 2020 Result through online mode. The result will be declared by first week of June 2020. No candidate will receive the result through offline mode. Candidates are advised to take the print out of their result for further use. No category wise result sheet will be prepared.
Click here to know about the NEET Result – Scorecard, Merit List
NEET 2020 Cutoff (expected)
Looking back at the previous trends,the NEET Cutoff depends on various factors like number of candidates appearing in the NEET Exam 2020, Performance of candidates and also the difficulty level of the Exam.
Candidates will have to score more than the NEET 2020 Cut-Off marks to qualify the examination. The Cut-off will depend upon various factors like no. of candidates appearing in exam, difficulty level of exam, students’ performance, etc.
Looking back at previous trends, the minimum cut-off percentile to qualify the exam is 50% for general category & 45% for PH category and 40% for other reserved categories. After releasing the cut-off, authority will also release a cut-off under 15% of All India Quota seats for different categories.
In order to secure the best college,Candidates have to secure marks more than the cutoff to qualify the NEET Examination.
Below is the table showing the cutoff of all Categories:
|Qualification Percentile Required (Unreserved)||50%|
|Qualification Percentile Required (SC/ST/PH)||40%|
|Marks Expected for Government College Admission (based on previous year trends)||540-550+|
Find more about NEET Cutoff – 2019, 2020 with Reservation & Quota
NEET Counselling 2020
The Medical Counselling Committee will release the schedule for NEET 2020 Counselling on it’s official website.It will commence from the month of june 2020.
The counselling will be conducted through online mode and all the qualified candidates will be called for the process of NEET counselling. It is necessary for each candidate to register separately for the NEET Counselling. After the declaration of NEET Result 2020, MCC and various state counselling authorities will conduct counselling in order to provide admissions to candidates under 15% All India Quota seats in government medical and dental colleges across India and rest of the 85% seats will be filled through state counselling.
It will be a two-round process and if the candidates is not able to secure seat in the first round or if they got the allotment and still want to participate in second round, they can change their preferences and get the allotment in second round of NEET Counselling 2020.
Students are required to register first for counselling and then fill their choice of preferences. After that, seats will be allotted to the candidates as per the reservation policy, availability of seats, etc.
Know more about NEET Counselling – Procedure, Dates, Seat Allotment Matrix (mcc.nic.in)