2017 has been a roller coaster ride for all aspiring medical students. The deserving medical students were able to qualify for NEET 2019 and were proudly able to secure a medical seat in Indian medical colleges giving new heights to their dream and career.
Those students who were not able to qualify for NEET 2019, need not worry about anything or get disheartened as in just 31 days, we will be entering the New Era. And we positively believe that this coming year will bring lots of happiness, positivity, and success for everyone. Along with this New Year, there will be NEET 2020, another golden chance or we can say the golden opportunity for aspiring medical students to challenge their knowledge, capability, and skills. It’s time for deserving medical students to prove the society and the world their worth.
We understand that as the days of NEET 2020 is coming near, you might be going through a roller coaster ride of questions and are in immediate need of seeking answers to all those questions. Don’t worry, to take away all your stress we are here. We will help you in seeking all the relevant answers related to NEET 2020. You don’t need to google anything and waste your precious time, just stay a little attentive and read our article to get detailed information about NEET 2020. So, let’s start with the most basic question-
This year, National Testing Agency(NTA) will conduct NEET 2020 on May 3, 2020, in 2546 exam centers across 154 cities pan India. The mode of the examination will be pen and paper-based. From 2020 onwards, there will be no separate entrance examinations for AIIMS and JIPMER. NEET will be the single entrance examination for undergraduate medical courses in the country.
The application form for NEET 2020 will be released on December 2, 2019, on the official website of NTA. Don’t worry there will a set of instructions which will help you in filling up the application form. December 31, 2019, is the last day or we can say the deadline for filling up the application form of NEET 202. The admit card for NEET 2020 will be available on March 27, 2020, and the candidates who have successfully filled the application form will be able to download the admit card from the official website of NTA.
After NEET 2020, candidates can check their NEET answer key by leading coaching centers on exam day. The result for NEET 2020 will be declared on June 4, 2020, on the official website of NTA along with the final answer key and the qualifying cut-off. After checking the result, all the qualified students can apply for All Indian Counselling conducted by the Medical Council of India (MCI) tentatively in June 2020. For State counseling, qualified students can apply consequently.
So, this is the complete information about NEET and NEET 2020. Keep reading this article to get in-depth information about the eligibility, application process, seat matrix, important dates, do and don’t for NEET 2020, and more.
What is NEET?
The abbreviation NEET stands for National Eligibility cum Entrance Test. It is an Indian medical entrance test for students seeking admission in undergraduate MBBS, BDS, and Ayush Courses which includes BHMS, BAMS, BUMS, B.V.Sc, and AH. The National Testing Agency(NTA) is the regulatory board of this entrance examination. As per the MCI notification, any Indian medical aspirant who wants to study MBBS in India or MBBS abroad needs to qualify NEET with the qualifying marks.
Have a look at the below info-graphic for a better understanding of the seat matrix and institutes for the above-mentioned courses-
The mentioned below graphic will provide you with a pre-examination Preview of NEET 2020 and some important data of NEET 2019.
NEET 2020- Post Exam Preview
This info-graphic will provide the will complete step-wise information about NEET 2020 and its after process.
The air around the Upper Age Limit for NEET is still not crystal clear as the court cases related to the age limit for NEET are still ongoing. Still, there are several pronouncements and hearings pending decisions before the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India. Therefore, looking at the present scenario, the last interim order passed by the court is being followed, and in the words of officials- “the candidates above the age of 25 years are provisionally permitted to appear and their candidature is subject to the outcome of pending petitions before the Hon’ble Supreme Court”.
Candidates who are able to meet the designated eligibility criteria of NEET 2020 can apply and appear for the examination. The eligibility criteria, the age limit of the candidate along with the qualifying exam studied, subject, and passing percentage everything is mentioned in this section in a tabular form.
|Nationality||Indian nationals-Resident Indians (NRIs)Overseas Citizen of India (OCI)Persons with Indian Origin (PIO)Foreign Nationals|
|Age Criteria||There is no upper age limit. Candidates must at least be 17 years of age by December 31, 2020.|
|Qualification Required||Candidates must have qualified Class 12 or equivalent examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Bio-technology and English as subjects. Candidates appearing for their class 12 or equivalent are also eligible to appear for the exam.|
|Minimum Marks Required in the Qualifying Exam||Each candidate must have secured the following marks in their class 12 or equivalent in each subject and in aggregate:
Unreserved category candidates – 50%PwD candidates – 45%Reserved Category candidates– 40
|Additional Biology and Open School students||Candidates with Biology as an additional subject in Class 12 are also eligible. Students who have completed Class 11 and Class 12 from open school are also eligible. (Subject to any new guidelines that may be announced by NTA).|
|Number of Attempts||No Limit|
Moving ahead let’s give you a clear impression of the amount which a candidate needs to pay for filling up the application form-
|Unreserved Category (General)||1500|
Steps for Filling up the NEET 2020 Application Form-
The application form for NEET 2020 will be released by NTA on December 2, 2019, on its official website. Candidates are advised to keep all the mandatory documents ready before filling up the application form. Majorly there are five steps that need to be followed for filling up the NEET 2020 application form correctly.
Step 1- Registering for NEET 2020
The candidate needs to register on the NTA official website by entering all the basic and mandatory details which include- name, email id, mobile number, gender, address, etc. After entering all these details, the candidate will get their provisional application number and login credentials.
Step 2- Login to fill NEET 2020 application Form
After registering, the candidate uses the login credentials to fill in the personal, academic, and communication details.
Step 3- Uploading documents, photograph and signature
The candidate needs to upload all the documents which are required in the application form. The dimension, size, and other details and specifications are mentioned in every section.
Step 4- Payment of NEET 2020 Application Fee
Once the application form is filled and verified by the candidate, the candidate further processes it for the payment. The mode of fee payment is through net banking, debit/credit cards, etc.
Students can pay the fee through cash deposit (e-challan) which needs to be paid at the State Bank of Indian branches only.
Step 5- Take a print out of the confirmation Page
It is always advisable to keep a print of the application form once it is submitted for future reference.
Kindly refer to the image for a better and clear understanding of the filling of NEET 2020 Application Form-
NEET 2020 important dates are mentioned in the below table so that students can easily keep a record of the deadlines.
|Release of Application Date||December 2, 2019|
|Last Date for filling the Application Form||December 31, 2019|
|NEET 2020 application Form Correction Date||The second week of January|
|Release of NEET 2020 Admit Card||March 27, 2020|
|NEET 2020||May 3, 2020 (2:00 pm – 5:00 pm)|
|Release of Answer Key by the Coaching Centers||May 3, 2020|
|NEET 2020 Result Declaration Date||June 4, 2020|
NEET 2020 Dress Code-
Students need to follow the mentioned dress code prescribed by NTA for NEET 2020 to avoid any kind of malpractices, irregularities, cheating, etc to take place in the hall. Mentioned below is the dress code which needs to adhere to by every student on the exam day.
- Students need to wear short-sleeved shirt or t-shirt. Full sleeves are not allowed.
- Clothes should not have zip, pockets, any embroidery and should be light.
- Female candidates should avoid embroidered clothes. Salwar and trousers are allowed.
- Slippers and open sandals are allowed. Shoes are not allowed in the examination hall
- Jewellery like earrings, rings, pendants, nose ring, necklace or any kind of metallic items are not allowed
NEET 2020 Examination Pattern-
|Physics with Weightage||Chemistry with Weightage||Biology with Weightage|
|Work, energy, and power -6%||Thermodynamics- 9%||Diversity in Living World – 11%|
|The motion of System Of Particles and Rigid Body – 4%||Equilibrium – 6%||Biology and Human Welfare – 5%|
|Properties of bulk matter – 14%||Solutions – 5%||Structural Organization in Animals and Plants- 10%|
|Thermodynamics – 9%||Alcohols, Phenols, and Ethers- 8%||Plant Physiology – 8%|
|Electrostatics – 9%||Electrochemistry – 4%||Human Physiology – 12%|
|Current Electricity – 8%||Chemistry in Everyday Life – 4%||Reproduction – 11%|
|Optics – 10%||d and f Block Elements – 4%||Genetics and Evolution – 12%|
|Electronic devices 14%||Coordination compounds – 4%||Biology and Human Welfare – 5%|
|Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism, Electromagnetic Waves – 5% each||Chemical Bonding and molecular structure – 5%||Biotechnology and Its Applications, Cell Structure and Function – 7% each|
|Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation – 6%||Chemical kinetics, Classification of elements and periodicity in properties, Hydrogen, Aldehydes, Ketones, and Carboxylic Acids, Polymers, Biomolecules – 3% each||Ecology and environment – 13%|
Lastly, let us give you some important Preparation Tips for NEET 2020
Students just need to follow mentioned below 5 tips in order to crack NEET 2020 successfully with qualifying marks-
- Know the Syllabus Well
- Go through NCERT Books completely
- Try making short notes on important topics as it will help you in memorizing it easily
- Extensive Revision before appearing in the exam
- Try taking as much as Sample papers/Mock Test as these tests will help you in preparing well to take the exam on D-Day.
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