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National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET)

NEET (UG) is one of the toughest medical entrance examinations conducted in India. National Eligibility cum Entrance Test is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for admission to undergraduate (MBBS/BDS/Ayush Courses) every year. As per Government of India, it is a mandated requirement to qualify NEET Exam to study medical courses in India and abroad.

NTA has announced the date for NEET 2020 exam. In 2020, the exam will be conducted on 3rd May.

Note Down Important Dates for NEET Exam 2020

EVENTS DATES
NEET 2020 Application Form Release Date December 2, 2019
Last date for NEET 2020 Application Submission December 31, 2019
Last date to pay the application fee December 31, 2019
NEET 2020 correction window dates Second week of January 2020
NEET Admit Card Release March 27, 2020
NEET 2020 Exam Date May 3, 2020
Release of final official Answer Key June 4, 2020 (tentative)
NEET 2020 Result June 4, 2020

 

NEET-UG Exam Eligibility Criteria

  • NEET is mandatory for Indian/Overseas candidates for admission to a medical University in India.
  • Age Limit: General- 17 to 25 years (on or before 31st December of the same year)
  • SC/ST/OBC/PWD – 17 to 30 years
  • All India Quota seats: Foreign nationals and Overseas Citizen of India (OCI), NRIs, Person of Indian Origin (PIO) is entitled tothe reservation under 15% All India Quota seats.
    J & K candidates are not eligible for 15% All India Quota seats.
  • Qualification: The candidate who is appearing or has appeared in the 12th may apply for NEET. Their admission is confirmed only after clearing the 12th exam.
  • -Passed B.Sc. with any two of the Physics, Chemistry, Biology (Botany, Zoology)/Bio-technology from an Indian University.
  • -Passed the first year of the University’s three years’ degree course in PCB
  • Number of Attempts – Candidates can attempt NEET as many times as they wish until they attain the maximum age limit.

What are the minimum marks required for each category?

  • 50% - General
  • 40% - SC/ST/OBC

NEET-UG Exam Registration Process

What are the documents required to apply for NEET?

The scanned copies of the following documents are required to be submitted along with the online application form-

NATIONALITY List of Documents Require
Indian Nationals Aadhaar Number
Election Identity Card
Ration card number
Passport Number
Bank account number
NRIs Passport Number
Aadhaar Number
OCI/PIO Passport Number

 

Category Fees (INR)
General & OBC INR 1400 + GST & service tax
SC/ST/PWD/Transgender INR 750 + GST & service tax

The fees can be paid online through net banking or debit/credit card and in cash (e-challan) paid at all-India State Bank of India branches.

 

What is the mode of NEET exams?

NEET 2020 will be conducted in Pen and Paper mode.

What are the Reservations Seats available in NEET Exam?

The All India Quota seat allotment has following reservation in NEET:

Category Reserve Seats
SC 15%
OBC 27%
ST 7.5%
 

NEET (UG) Exam Pattern

What is the type and number of questions?

NEET UG test paper includes multiple-choice questions (MCQ) from Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.
No. of questions: 180

Subject No. of questions Total Marks
Physics 45 180
Chemistry 45 180
Zoology 45 180
Botany 45 180
 

Total Marks: 720

Duration: 03 hours

NEET (UG) Marking Scheme

Question Attempt Marking
Correct Answer +4
Incorrect Answer -1
 

In what languages are the test conducted?

The UG test of NEET is conducted in 11 regional languages. Candidate can select any of the below:

  • Hindi
  • English
  • Urdu
  • Tamil
  • Telugu
  • Oriya
  • Kannada
  • Marathi
  • Gujarati
  • Assamese
  • Bengali

NEET 2020 Admit Card

Candidates can receive Admit Card by online mode only.

  • The candidate has to login on NTA’s website and downloads the Admit Card.
  • An e-mail containing Admit Card PDF is sent from NTA to every candidate’s mail id.

NEET (UG) 2020 Syllabus

The NEET 2020 Syllabus is prepared on the guidelines of MCI. It contains topics from Physics, Chemistry, and Biology from class 11th and 12th. Students must study the entire syllabus prescribed with dedication. 

NEET (UG) 2020 Previous years’ papers

The practice is a tool to strengthen problem-solving. It is an essential thing that aspirants can’t fly-off from. Previous year papers give insight into the real exam. Apart from checking the syllabus and examination pattern, we advise candidates to go through the last 10 years of NEET papers.

NEET (UG) 2020 Sample Papers

NTA releases sample papers for the medical aspirants to boost their preparation. EduDOT Physics has NEET sample papers drafted by extremely qualified faculties. Candidates can download NEET question papers for 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, and 2016 and practice them to score better.

 

NEET (UG) 2020 Reference books

The syllabus of NEET is very vast and to cover all the topics and concepts NCERT is fundamental. It provides strong ground to practice the questions based on these concepts. In addition to NCERT textbooks, experts and NEET toppers suggest referring to additional books.

NEET (UG) Mock Test

To give direction to NEET preparation it is recommended that aspirants should attempt question papers regularly. As soon as you finish a topic take the test relatedto that particular chapter. 

NEET (UG) Result

How to check the NEET 2020 result?

NEET 2020 result scorecard will display percentile and All India Rank.

  • Visit www.nta.ac.in and find ‘NEET Results’
  • Login with the credentials
  • Click ‘Submit’

 

 

NEET (UG) 2020 Answer Key

The answer key can be viewed by logging in NTA’s official website with Application Number and Password.

NEET 2020 Counseling Process

The Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) will commence online counseling for the seat allocation to the NEET successful candidates. The counseling is held in 2 rounds.

1st round counseling: 19th June 2020
2nd round counseling: 25thJune 2020

Counseling Authority Percentage of seats
State-level Counseling 85%
MCC 15% (All India Quota)

DGHS is responsible for seat allotment under All India Quota and deemed and central universities.

State Counseling Authority looks forward to seat allocation on State quota seats for domiciled candidates in State Government College. Counseling will include two to three rounds. The same authority also counsels for admission to private medical colleges. There will be 3-4 rounds in counseling.

The last round is followed by a mop-up round. Candidates who are not allotted seats in 2nd round counseling can participate in the mop-up round.

FAQs

The NEET is a test for admission to the respected medical and dental universities in India. In addition, the exam allows you to enter AYUSH.

NEET-UG takes place every year for around 66,000 seats of private and government institutions.

All the medical colleges of India accept NEET scores except All India Institute of Medical Sciences and Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER).

While NEET (UG) is a nationwide test conducted for admission to MBBS and BDS courses, NEET-PG is mandatory for postgraduate courses in medicine, surgery, and dental.

NEET was proposed in 2012 but was put in action a year later. The first NEET exam was conducted on May 05, 2013 for both UG and PG courses. The test was canceled by the Government of India.National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is now organized annually from 2016. The exam replaced CBSE’s All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT).

  1. What is NEET for?
  2. How many seats are there in NEET?
  3. Do all the medical colleges of India accept NEET score?
  4. What is NEET-UG &NEET-PG?
  5. When was NEET started?
  6. What is the difference between NEET & AIPMT?
  7. AIPMT was organized into Prelims and Main whereas NEET is one paper test.
  8. AIPMT accounts for only 15% of seats across the various states other than Andhra Pradesh, J & K, and Telangana. NEET is a single unified entrance exam covering a large spread. It covers 100% of seats across the country.