NEET 2020 – National Testing Agency (NTA) has postponed the exam of NEET 2020 due to COVID-19 Lockdown for more updates keep check www.ntaneet.nic.in. NEET is a pen and paper test was scheduled to conduct on May 3, 2020 across 154 test cities. The last date to register for NEET exam was December 31, 2019. NTA will declare NEET result 2020 by June 4. NEET 2020 is expected to see around16 lakh students.
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National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (UG) 2020 commonly called NEET will be conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) for admission to MBBS/BDS courses and other undergraduate medical courses in approved/recognized Medical/Dental & other Colleges in India. Admissions to AIIMS and JIPMER Puducherry which are institutions established under an Act of Parliament will also be through NEET 2020. NTA is responsible for conduct of NEET, declaration of result and All India Rank merit list to Directorate General Health Service (DGHS) for the 15% All India Quota and respective states medical councils for the 85% state quota seats.
NEET Seat Intake:
- AIIMS MBBS (15 institutes) – 1205 seats
- JIPMER MBBS (2 institutes) – 200 seats
- MBBS seats in 532 colleges – 76,928
- BDS seats in 313 colleges – 26,949
- Ayush seats in 914 colleges – 52,720 seats
|Notification of NEET||August 21, 2019|
|Application form date||December 2, 2019|
|Last date for NEET 2020 registration||December 31, 2019|
|NEET application correction dates||Second week of January 2020*|
|Release of admit card||March 27, 2020|
|NEET 2020||May 3, 2020 (2.00 PM to 5.00 PM)|
|Result||By June 4, 2019|
|Nationality||Indian Nationals, NRIs, PIOs, OCIs and Foreign Nationals are eligible to take NEET|
|Age Limit||Candidates who are 17 years and above as on the date of admissions or by December 31, 2020 are eligible to apply for NEET. There is no upper age limit as of now|
|Qualifying Exam||Candidate must have passed Class 12 or equivalent examination with Chemistry, Biology and Physics as mandatory subjects. They must have scored a minimum of 50% in aggregate and in each subject too. OBC/ SC/ST candidates must have scored a minimum of 40% while PwD candidates must score at least 45% in the qualifying exam|
|Number of Attempts||There is no limit to the number of attempts for NEET until specified|
|NIOS and other open schools||Open schooling candidates are eligible for NEET as per the last ruling|
|Biology as extra subject||This clause is no longer valid. Candidates who have Biology as an extra subject can also apply for NEET.|
|Reservation Criteria for All India and State||Candidates applying for All India quota must fall under the central list for NEET reservations. For state wise counselling, they will be eligible to apply for admissions if they belong to the reserved category of the state.|
|Domicile||There is no domicile or residency clause for All India quota. However, state wise counselling is open to students of the state only and other seats as per the given guidelines of the respective state.|
|EWS Category||To apply for NEET under EWS, candidates|
Should not fall under SCs, STs and OBCs reservations
Family has gross annual income below Rs 8 lakhs including all sources of income
And Should not have the following5 acres of agricultural land and above;Residential at of 1000 sq ft. and above;Residential plot of 100 sq. yards and above in notified municipalities;Residential, plot of 200 sq. yards and above in areas other than the notified municipalities.Property held by a “Family” in different locations or different places/cities would be clubbed
Family includes the candidate, his/her parents and siblings below the age of 18 years as also his/her spouse and children below the age of 18 years
Candidates must submit a certificate to the effect during NEET counselling
National Testing Agency (NTA) has released NEET 2020 application in online mode only on December 2, 2019. The last date to register for NEET is December 31, 2019. Candidates must upload scanned images of their photograph and signature along with the NEET application form. Payment of NEET application fee is both online and offline. NEET 2020 application form can be filled in six easy steps as given below.
How to Fill NEET Application Form?
Step 1 – Registration: Candidates must first register for NEET by entering the following details
- Candidate’s name
- Mother’s name
- Father’s name
- Date of Birth
- State of Eligibility
- Person with Disabilities
- Identification Type
- Identification Number
- Mobile Number
- Email ID
- Create Password
- OTP Verification
After submission of the above details, a provisional NEET application number is generated along with the password for login purposes.
Step 2 – Filling NEET Application Form: Candidates must login and fill the following-
- Personal Details
- Place of Birth
- Choice of Medium of Question Paper
- Choice of Examination Centre – four exam cities have to be chosen in order of preference
- Academic Details (Class 10th or equivalent)
- Academic Details (Class 11th or equivalent)
- Academic Details (Class 12th or equivalent)
- Permanent Address
- Correspondence Address
- Details of Parents and Guardian
- Dress Code Assent
- Security Pin
Step 3 – Review and Final Submission: Candidates must thoroughly review all details before submission. Any mistakes must be avoided.
Step 4 – Upload Photograph and Signature: Candidates must upload the scanned images along with the application of NEET as specified below.
Details of documents to be uploaded
|Specifications||Size and Format|
|Photograph should be postcard size with a white background. Name of candidate and date should be written below||10 Kb to 100 Kb in JPG format|
|Signature should be in black ink on a white paper. Candidates should avoid capital letters||3 Kb to 20 Kb in JPG format|
Step 4 – Pay NEET 2020 application fee: The details of fee payable and mode are given below
|Gen/ OBC||Rs 1400||Online: Through Debit/Credit Cards or Net banking|
Offline: through SBI Echallan to be paid in cash in the nearest SBI branch
Step 5 – Take a printout of confirmation page: Use the download option to download the confirmation page and save it for future reference.
NEET Correction Window
In case candidates have made mistakes in their NEET application form, they can correct the same. The NEET correction window will be available from January 6, 2020 (tentatively). Mistakes in all field can be corrected. No request for further corrections will be entertained once this NEET correction window is closed.
|General, OBC||Online||Male||₹ 1400|
|General, SC, ST, OBC||PWD||Online||Female, Transgender, Male||₹ 750|
|SC, ST||Online||Female, Transgender, Male||₹ 750|
|Mode of Exam||Pen and Paper based (Offline)|
|Language||English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Odia, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu|
|Type of Questions||Multiple choice with four options out of which one will be correct|
|Marks for a correct answer||4 marks will be awarded for a correct answer|
|Negative marking||1 mark will be deducted for each incorrect answer|
Subject-wise breakup of NEET 2020 question Paper
|Subject||Number of Questions||Marks|
|Biology (Botany and Zoology)||90||360|
Option of regional language for NEET question paper is as follows
|Medium of Question Paper||Examination Centres|
|English and Hindi||All Examination Centre Cities|
|English and Assamese||Cities in Assam|
|English and Bengali||Cities in West Bengal and Tripura|
|English and Gujarati||Cities in Gujarat, Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli|
|English and Kannada||Cities in Karnataka|
|English and Marathi||Cities in Maharashtra|
|English and Odia||Cities in Odisha|
|English and Tamil||Cities in Tamil Nadu|
|English and Telugu||Cities in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana|
|English and Urdu||All Examination Centre Cities|
Candidates can download NEET admit card from March 27, 2020 at ntaneet.nic.in in online mode. Candidates have to login their application number and password to download the admit card of NEET 2020. The NEET 2020 admit card is mandatory to appear for the exam and is required at the examination hall on the exam day.
How to download the NEET admit card?
- Click on the candidate login
- Enter the application number and password
- Download the admit card and check the details
- Print the same if details are correct.
Details mentioned in the admit card:
The details mentioned in the NEET 2020 admit card include application number, name, father’s name, mother’s name, birth date, gender, category, residential address and medium of the question paper. In addition, the NEET roll number, exam centre details and test schedule will also be mentioned.
What to carry along with the NEET 2020 admit card?
- A photograph mjust be carried to the exam hall. This must match the one uploaded with the NEET application form as it will be pasted in the attendance sheet at the exam hall
- A valid original Photo ID – PAN Card/ Passport/ Ration Card/ Aadhaar Card/ Any Govt ID
- PwD certificate, (only for PwD candidates)
|Male Candidates||Female Candidates|
|Wear half sleeve shirts/T-shirts||Avoid elaborate embroidery, flowers, brooches or buttons on clothes|
|Avoid clothes with zip pockets, pockets, big buttons and clothes with elaborate embroidery||Don’t wear clothes with full arm length sleeves.|
Advisable to wear half sleeve clothes
|Wear Trousers and simple pants as Kurta Pyjamas are not allowed||Avoid high heels and thick sole shoes. Better to wear sandals or slippers with low heels.|
|Wear sandals and chappal with a thin sole because shoes are not allowed||Do not wear any kind of jewellery like earrings, nose rings, rings, pendants, necklace, bracelet or anklets|
Customary Dress Code for NEET – Candidates following a certain religion prescribing a customary dress code can appear for NEET for example Sikh candidates can carry traditional Kangha, Kara, Kirpan with them. Reporting for such candidates will be one hour before the exam.
|Andaman and Nicobar Islands||Port Blair|
|Dadra and Nagar Haveli||Dadra and Nagar Haveli|
|Daman and Diu||Daman|
|Jammu and Kashmir||Jammu|
|North 24 Parganas|
Leading coaching Institutes like Allen, Akash, Resonance will release NEET Answer Key for various codes like P, Q, R, S (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) on May 3 after the completion of the entrance exam. National Testing Agency will release the provisional NEET answer key 2020 tentatively by May 25. NTA will also release the response sheets of the candidates to cross check with the answer key and estimate the probable score. To download the response sheet and answer key of NEET, candidates will have to login through their credentials.
Any objection to a question or answer given in the NEET provisional answer key can be raised by candidates within a given time. They will have to raise their challenge to NEET 2020 answer key through the online provision made by NTA after paying Rs 1000 per question. Candidates are required to submit the proof of the same. The amount paid to challenge the answer key of NEET will be refunded if the claim of the candidates is found to be tru else it is non-refundable.
After considering all the challenges and objections, NTA will release the final answer key for all the paper codes tentatively by June 4, 2020.
National Testing Agency will declare NEET 2020 result by June 4 in online mode that can be downloaded by candidates by entering their NEET roll number and date of birth. The result of NEET 2020 will be released in the form of a scorecard that has to be downloaded and kept safe since it will not be sent via any other means. The NEET result will be required during counselling. The steps to download the result of NEET is as below.
How to download NEET 2020 result?
- Click on the link given on official website
- Enter the NEET Roll Number (as given on admit card) and date of birth in dd/mm/yyyy format
- The NEET scorecard will be displayed
- Download the same and check details for accuracy
NEET counselling is generally held in two rounds followed by a mop-up round for any vacant seats left after the first two rounds. Candidates must apply for the NEET counselling as per their eligibility. An important point to note is that all candidates who qualify in NEET 2020 will be eligible to apply for the All India NEET counselling. However, for the respective state counselling of NEET, the admissions will be open to factors like domicile, residency in state etc. Candidates must check whether they meet the state admission criteria before applying for the NEET counselling of the state.
NEET seat allotment will be based on the All India Rank of the applicants, choice of colleges entered, seat availability, reservation criteria etc.
NEET Counselling guidelines
|Type of NEET Counselling||Counselling Body|
|Counselling for 15% AIQ Seats (except in Jammu & Kashmir) in Government medical and dental colleges||DGHS, on behalf of MCC|
|NEET Counselling for all the seats in Central and Deemed Universities including BDS at Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi||DGHS, on behalf of MCC|
|Counselling for 85% State Quota seats in DU colleges (MAMC, LHMC, UCMS)||DGHS, on behalf of MCC|
|NEET Counselling for IP Quota seats in ESIC Colleges||DGHS, on behalf of MCC|
|NEET Counselling for Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC)||DGHS, on behalf of MCC and AFMC Pune|
|NEET Counselling for 85% State Quota seats and 100% state private collegesIn case of Jammu & Kashmir – 100% of all government and private colleges||Respective State Counselling Authorities|