All about NEET Eligibility for 2020

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February 2, 2020

According to the official notifications released by the National Testing Agency (NTA), NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) 2020 will be the only entry-level examination conducted in the year 2020 for MBBS, BDS, and AYUSH (Ayurveda) courses. The official notification from the organization has put to rest all rumors regarding the possibility of NEET being a biannual exam from 2020 onwards.

In accordance with the released notices, NEET-2020 will be conducted on May 3, 2020; and the application process for the same will begin from December 2, 2019. The examination will be conducted in offline mode, requiring the applicants to answer the questions in a pen and paper format. The NTA has confirmed that the last date for submission of the application form will be December 31, 2019, and the admit card for the examination will be available from March 27, 2020.

Some of the important dates released by the NTA

Commencement of applicationDecember 2, 2019
Final date for form submissionDecember 31, 2019
Commencement of form correctionJanuary 3rd Week, 2020
Admit Card availability – NEET (UG)March 27, 2020
NEET 2020May 3, 2020
Answer KeyMay 2nd Week, 2020
NEET (UG) ResultJune 4, 2020
Commencement of counseling2nd Week of June

NEET 2020: Eligibility

Students applying for NEET 2020 must meet the following criteria set for the examination –

  1. NEET eligibility for 2020 includes Indian Nations along with Non-Resident Indians, Persons with Indian Origin (PIO’s), and Overseas Citizens of India (OCI’s). Moreover, foreign nationals are also included in the eligibility criteria to apply for NEET 2020 (UG).
  2. When it comes to age limit, the applicant must have completed 17 years of age as on December 31, 2020. There is, however, no Upper age limit for the same.
  3. To sit for NEET 2020, the applicant must have completed Class 12 with science subjects – Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. The NEET 2020 eligibility also demands a minimum of 50 percent (GEN category), 45 percent (PH category), and 40 percent (SC/ST/OBC categories). Students who are appearing/awaiting results of qualifying examinations can also apply.

NEET 2020: Exam Pattern

Mode of ExaminationOffline
Type of questionsObjective
Medium of languageEnglish, Marathi, Gujarati, Assamese, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Urdu, Marathi, Bengali, and Oriya
No. of Questions180 questions
Total Marks720 marks
Exam Duration180 minutes
Positive marking4 positive marks per correct answer
Negative marking1 negative mark per wrong answer

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