GC & OBC Rs. 1500/- (SC/ST & PH). Rs. 800/-

Entrance Exam Date - Sunday, 03 May 2020

NEET Overview

Neet Exam 2020

The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, popularly known as NEET UG, will be conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA). NEET is a national level exam held for MBBS/BDS admissions after class 12. It will be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) on May 3, 2020. The registration process will begin from December 2, 2019. The last date to submit the application form will be December 31, 2019. Admit card will be released on March 27, 2020, and will be available for download online. The result of 2020 will be announced on June 4, 2020.

Question paper will cover topics from Physics, Chemistry and Biology (PCB) as per Class 12 curriculum. A total of 180 questions will be asked in the offline entrance examination for which only three hours will be allotted to complete the test. For every correct answer, four marks will be awarded, while one mark will be deducted for each wrong attempt and no marks for unanswered questions. After the completion of exam, the authority will publish the official answer key in the last week of May. The result is scheduled to be released on June 4 in online mode.

In 2019, around 15,19,375 candidates applied for the medical exam which is expected to rise this year. MBBS/ BDS Counselling is all India for 15% of the government seats across the country and 100% of the seats in deemed universities along with the prescribed quota in the central universities barring BHU where all seats come under the All India quota. State wise counselling is separately held for the 85% of the government seats and 100% of the seats in private medical institutes of the country.

AIIMS and JIPMER admissions also brought under NEET, NEET is the only medical entrance examination for all candidates who wish to apply for MBBS or BDS Courses in the country.

Important Dates Of Neet 2020

EventsDates (Announced)
Application form ReleaseDecember 2, 2019
Admit card availableMarch 27, 2020
Exam dateMay 3, 2020
Answer key ReleaseWithin a week after exam
Announcement of resultJune 4, 2020
Counselling begins2nd week of June 2019

Highlights Of Neet Exam

Exam NameNEET UG
Conducting BodyCBSE
Mode of ExamOffline
Expected Number of Applicants15 lakhs
Exam Duration3 hours
Courses OfferedMBBS, BDS, BAMS, BUMS, BSMS, BHMS, B.V.Sc, BYNS and AH
Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)Duration 5.5 Years (Include 1 year of internship)
Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)Duration 5 Years (Include 1 year of internship)

Type of NEET Question Paper

Subject No. of Question Marks per question Marks
Chemistry 45 4 180
Physics 45 4 180
Zoology 45 4 180
Botany 45 4 180
Total 180 720

Being one of the competitive examinations, you need a proper and consistent planning to crack the examinations. The syllabus of Physics, Chemistry and Biology will be based on a common syllabus prescribed by the MCI (Medical Council of India). The syllabus will be based on the 11th & 12th class standard. So, make sure you get a genuine course material and start preparing on time. The applicants have to pay the application fee to complete the application process. The application fee can be paid through online (using debit/ credit card) or offline (using bank challan) mode. The charges for generate and OBC students is 1400, while charges for ST/SC and PH are 750.

National Testing Agency (NTA) has made thumb impression mandatory at the application stage itself. It has also asked the candidates to upload postcard-size photograph with 80% of face coverage, ears visible on a white background.

How to prepare for NEET 2020 Exam

It is a misconception that only coaching can help in clearing the most prestigious examination of the country. Self-study can also do wonders in clearing the examination. Experts suggest you to prefer NCERT books as the aim of NCERT are always to clear your concepts of students along with sufficient logic. Candidates can always go for other supportive material after you have gone through NCERT first.

How to get reference materials for NEET

There are many ways to get high quality and analyzed reference materials for NEET in 2019. Internet is one such a medium where you can download materials in the form of eBooks. If you have already joined any coaching institute, they will provide you their own supportive material prepared by experts. However, do not completely and solely rely on them. Read books and take help resources of other sources, which are not only cost effective but also offer you MCI recognized degrees. Neet PG students can get info here.

NEET 2020 Counselling

  • Counselling will be commenced in the first week of July.
  • It is conducted by the Directorate General of the Health Services of the Medical Counselling Committee.
  • 15% of All India quota counselling seats are reserved for central institutions such as BHU, AMU, AFMC, ESI, Delhi University (DU), and Deemed Universities.
  • Based on the merit list, remaining other counselling and admission seats are available in State Medical Institutions or Colleges or Universities which follows instructions provided by the State Government and authorities of Dental or Medical counselling process.
  • Candidates can resign or surrender the seat allotted in the counselling process. They will not be able to further participate in the Counselling.