NEET 2020

NEET UG 2020

What is the use of NEET exam?

NEET exam full form is National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test. NEET-UG is the National level undergraduate entrance test for admission to medical courses (MBBS, BDS), AYUSH courses (BHMS, BAMS, BUMS) and other courses such as Bachelor of Physiotherapy etc (for more details visit NEET official website www.ntaneet.nic.in). From 2020, NEET will be the single entrance exam for all UG medical courses in India including AIIMS and JIPMER.

NEET 2020 Exam date

The exam will be held on 13th Sept, 2020 in 2546 exam centres across 154 cities in India.

NEET courses list include MBBS, BDS, BHMS, BAMS, BSMS, BUMS, BPT

Admissions to MBBS/BDS Courses in India is offered by Medical/Dental Colleges approved by the Medical Council of India/Dental Council of India under the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. AYUSH courses in NEET include Ayurveda, Yoga, Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy.

Who conducts NEET exam?

The undergraduate NEET (UG), for MBBS and BDS courses, is currently conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA), which provides the results to the Directorate General of Health Services at the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. For NEET requirements

visit website (www.ntaneet.nic.in). For NEET registration visit (www.ntaneet.nic.in) and fill the online NEET application form.

Total seats in NEET 2020

NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) is the only entrance examination for admission to as many as 76,928 MBBS and 26,949 BDS seats across India in 532 and 313 medical and dental colleges, respectively. There are around 36,000 AYUSH seatsavailable under the AYUSH colleges for the various UG courses currently. 

NEET exam date 2020

According to latest NEET news, Neet 2020 exam date is scheduled for July 26 from 2 pm to 5 pm across India, as per the NTA. Neet admit card 2020 is likely to be available from July 11 or the second week of July.

How many times we can attempt NEET?

NEET-UG examination shall be limited to 3 (three) uniformly to all the candidates.

General/OBC candidates: 3 attempts till NEET age limit of max. 25 years.

SC/ST candidates: 3 attempts till NEET age limit of max 30 years.

How many students appeared NEET 2020?

16.84 lakh candidates will be appearing for NEET 2020 exam for admission to 82,926 MBBS; 26,949 BDS; 52,720 AYUSH and 525 BVSc & AH offered in colleges of India.

NEET Admit card 2020

NTA will release the NEET 2020 admit card on 2nd week of July, 2020. To download the admit card, candidates have to login at the official NEET website and download the admit card by entering their application number and date of birth.  Candidates must keep the admit card safe as this will be required later during counselling.

Download NEET 2020 admit card from the official website https://ntaneet.nic.in/

NEET exam schedule

NEET aspirants must keep following NEET important dates in mind

Exam Name National Eligibility Entrance Test
Conducting authority National Testing Agency (NTA)
Official website www.ntaneet.nic.in
Exam type All India Undergraduate level, 180 Multiple choice questions, Total marks 720
Number of attempts/ Age limit General/OBC candidates: 3 attempts (till max. 25 years) SC/ST candidates: 3 attempts (till max. 30 years)
Courses offered MBBS, BDS, BHMS, BAMS, BUMS, BSMS, BPt (Physiotherapy), BVSc & AH
Duration of Exam 3 hours (2pm – 5pm)
Exam Centres All over India
Admission through NEET scores 15% All India Quota, 85% State Quota, 100% Deemed Universities
NEET Admit card date 2nd week of July 2020
NEET Exam date 26th July 2020
Answer key release July 2020
Announcement of result August 2020
NEET UG Counselling begins August 2020

NEET 2020 eligibility criteria:

Check NEET Eligibility 2020 criteria below

NEET Eligibility Criteria NEET Eligibility Details
Nationality Indian Nationals
OCI – Overseas Citizen of India
NRIs – Non-Resident Indians
Foreign Nationals
  PIO – Persons with Indian Origin
Age Limit Candidates must at least be 17 years of age by December 31, 2020.
There is no upper age limit.    
NEET Qualification   Candidates must have qualified Class 12 or equivalent examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology with at least 50% marks (40% for reserved categories).   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).

NEET 2020 pattern and medium of exam.

NTA will conduct the NEET exam in the following languages – English, Hindi, Telugu, Assamese, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil, Bengali, Kannada, Oriya, Urdu.

Is NEET held twice in 2020?

No, NEET 2020 will be conducted once in the month of July 2020. There is no news of conducting NEET twice a year. Requests from students to conduct the examination twice in a year will be implemented from the academic session 2021-22.

Will NEET 2020 be online?

National Testing Agency (NTA) is officially declared that NEET 2020 will conduct in the “pen and Paper Mode” or Offline mode. In 2020, there will be no NEET online test.

NEET exam pattern 2020

NEET aspirants must keep following in mind for NEET exam paper

Mode of Exam Offline Pen and paper
Duration 3 hours
Type of Exam Multiple choice questions
Total questions 180
Subjects Physics (45 Questions), Chemistry (45 Questions), Biology (90 Questions)
Marking Scheme +4 Marks for each correct answer -1 Marks for each wrong answer
Total marks in NEET 720

Will NEET 2020 be tough?

If you have prepared well for NEET then it will be easier. If you have not studied properly then it will be tougher. Any subject can be easy, moderate or tough in NEET 2020. You have to prepare well in all three subjects.

How can I clear my NEET in first attempt?

Please be prepared to be firstly, consistent in working hard throughout 10+2 (requires at least 6 hours – 8 hours) of study each day after school and secondly, go for coaching and equally focus on physics, chemistry, biology.

Can an average student crack NEET?

Yes, an average student can also clear NEET exam with good rank if he/ she gets proper guidance from coaching, be consistent in hard work and follow smart strategy for studying.

NEET 2020 syllabus

For NEET paper, NEET syllabus comprises of topics from Physics, Chemistry and Biology of 10+2 level (11th and 12th). The main topics with weightage that matter in an exam like NEET are given below. For more details visit  www.ntaneet.nic.in. NEET aspirants must thoroughly prepare for the NEET especially if they want to crack MBBS exam as it requires 6-8 hours of self-study every day. For NEET important topics, please follow the guidelines given on the official NEET website for topics and their weightage. Briefly, the weightage of subjects is given below.

NEET course as follows

NEET Physics Syllabus 2020 NEET Chemistry Syllabus 2020 NEET Biology Syllabus 2020
Work, energy, power – 6% Thermodynamics – 9% Diversity in Living world – 11%
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%

Neet 2019 paper

Given below is some uselful information for NEET aspirants. NEET 2019 paper had following division of subjects

Chemistry: 55.6% from Class 11; 44.4% from class 12; 37.8% from Inorganic Chemistry; 35.6% from Physical chemistry; 26.7% Organic chemistry.

Physics: 51.1% covered the Class 12; 48.9% from Class 11; 31.1% from Mechanics; 24.4% from Electrodynamics; 15.6% from Modern Physics and Electronics; 11.1% from Optics and Thermal Physics.

Biology: 65.6% from Botany, 34.4% from Zoology

Follow link for details on NEET 2019 paper

NEET preparation

NEET books

Physics Chemistry Biology
NCERT Physics Class XI & Class XII   NCERT Chemistry textbooks for Class XI and XII   NCERT Biology Class XI and Class XII textbooks  
Concepts of Physics by H. C. Verma   Physical Chemistry by OP Tandon   Biology Vol 1 and Vol 2 by Trueman  
Objective Physics by DC Pandey   ABC of Chemistry for Classes 11 and 12 by Modern   Objective Biology by Dinesh  
Fundamental Physics by Pradeep   Dinesh Chemistry Guide   Pradeep Guide on Biology  
Problems in General Physics by IE Irodov   Practise books by VK Jaiswal (Inorganic), MS Chauhan (Organic) and N Awasthi (Physical)   GR Bathla publications for Biology  
Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday, Resnick and Walker Concise Inorganic Chemistry by JD Lee   Objective Botany by Ansari  

NEET best coaching in Lucknow

1. S-Orbit – NEET Coaching Institute in Mahanagar, Lucknow
2. Aakash – NEET Coaching Institute in Lucknow
3. S-Orbit – NEET Coaching Institute in Hazratganj, Lucknow
4. Pathshala Academy
5. Resonance – NEET

Best NEET coaching in India

  1. Aakash – NEET Coaching Institute
  2. Allen Career Institute
  3. Resonance
  4. PACE IIT and Medical
  5. Career Point

NEET online preparation

  • NEET online tests are both free and paid
  • Free NEET online test series are Embibe, Exambazar, Etoos, Grade Up, Youth4work.
  • Paid NEET mock tests are Allen Online NEET Test series, All India Akash Test Series, Entrance Prime, TCY Online Career Orbits.
  • National Testing Agency (NTA) also provides NEET mock test paper online mock test for NEET (https://nta.ac.in/quiz)
  • Top NEET online classes are Gate Indian Institute of Tutorials (GATEIIT), Akash, Allen, Byjus, Toppr.

How much is the correction fee for NEET 2020?

NEET fee: For General – EWS & OBC candidates, the application fee is INR 1400 and INR 800 for SC/ ST/ PwD and transgender candidates.

Medical seats are there in India in 2020

How many medical seats are there in India in 2020?

There has been 10% increase in MBBS seats in India. Total MBBS Seats in India 2020 are given below in tabular form:

College MBBS seats BDS seats
Government Colleges 41,388 (272 colleges) 3,513 (50 colleges)
Private Colleges (including Deemed Universities) 35,540 (260 colleges) 23,260 (263 colleges)
Total seats in NEET 2020 76,928 (532 colleges) 26,773 (313 colleges)

How many seats are there in AIIMS?

In AIIMS-Delhi, for MBBS there are total 107 seats out of which 27 are reserved for OBC, 23 for SC/ ST category, 5% seats are reserved for PwD candidates of each category, 7 seats are reserved for foreign nationals.

AIIMS cut off for 2019 (percentile): UR – 98.8334496; OBC (NCL) – 97.0117712; SC/ST – 93.6505421

NEET cut off comparison for 2017 – 2019/ NEET qualifying marks 2019

S. No. Category NEET cutoff percentile Neet cutoff (2019) Number of candidates passed (2019) Neet cutoff (2018) Neet cutoff (2017)
1. General   50th 701-134   704335 691-119   697-131  
2. General – Physically Handicapped 45th 133-120   266 118-107   130-107  
3. SC/ ST/OBC 40th 133-107   90243 118-96   130-118  
4. OBC/SC/ST- Physically Handicapped 40th 119-107   388 106-96   130-107  

NEET 2019 cut off for government colleges and NEET 2018 cut off for government colleges

Name of medical college Neet cut off 2019 (Rank) Neet cut off 2018 (Rank) Neet cut off 2017 (Rank)
Maulana Azad Medical college, New Delhi 32 58 49
VMMC, Safdarjung, New Delhi 157 107 82
University College of Medical Sciences, New Delhi 171 165 185
Lady Hardinge Medical college, New Delhi 489 314 369
Government Medical College, Chandigarh 360 254 278
Seth G. S. Medical college, Mumbai 638 296 297
King George’s Medical University, Lucknow 908 703 725

Minimum marks required in NEET for MBBS in private college

For qualifying in NEET, students must have to score a minimum of 50 percentile for NEET general cutoff (UR category) and 40 percentiles for SC/ST/OBC category.

  • To get admission in the private medical college you must score 480 and above marks.
  • To get admission in Government medical colleges, NEET general cut off is 550 marks and above in NEET. e.g., in NEET 2019 we can see, 62nd rank was the ending cut-off for Maulana Azad medical college with 662 marks in All India Quota and 603 marks for state quota.

In NEET how much mark is needed for SC in government college?

For SC/ ST/ OBC category, candidate needs to score 40 percentiles in NEET UG to get admission in private or government medical colleges. So, they have to score between 107 to 119, based off last year (2019) cut-off.

NEET 2019 marks vs rank

Given below is the neet 2019 rank list with marks

S. No. Marks Rank
1. 671 – 701 1- 9
2. 651 – 670 10 – 31
3. 631 – 650 31 – 80
4. 611 – 630 81 – 160

Declaration of results and NEET Counselling

NEET 2020 results will be declared by August 2020. For NEET qualified candidates, there is a counselling session organized by the respective authorities (central, states and Union Territories) for both government medical colleges and private medical colleges. In this counselling, seats are allotted to the NEET qualified candidates on the basis of their

  • NEET rank,
  • Choice filling in the counselling registration process and
  • Availability of seats in the MBBS course.

Counselling is done for both all India quota and State quota.

(a) All India quota: NEET Counselling is done by the central government authority MCC (Medical Counselling Committee). This quota has 15% seats of all government medical colleges from all states (except Andhra Pradesh and J&K) and 100% seats of all deemed medical universities.

(b) State quota: NEET UG Counselling is done by the respective state authorities. This quota has 85% seats in all government medical colleges from respective state and admission is governed by the domiciliary status. For admission in private medical colleges of a particular state, this rule of domicile does not apply as any NEET qualified candidate all over India can apply for admission. Counselling process has 3 rounds – 1st round and 2nd round is online whereas 3rd round is called mop up round organized by DGME (Directorate General of Medical Education) at a specified venue. All the colleges (government and private) that participate in this counselling process are recognized/approved by the Medical Council of India (MCI).

NEET colleges in India

Some of the top NEET colleges in India are:

AIIMS Delhi – All India Institute of Medical Sciences
Christian Medical College, Vellore
Maulana Azad Medical College – MAMC
JIPMER Puducherry – Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical education and research
KGMU – King George’s Medical University
Institute of Medical Sciences, BHU
KMC – Kasturba Medical College, Manipal
KGMU – King George’s Medical University
Vardhman Mahavir Medical College