National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET (UG) - 2020) for admission to MBBS, BDS, Ayush courses and other UG medical courses in accredited/recognized medical institutes of India will be conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA).
The application process for NEET 2020 commenced on 2nd December 2019, and the tests will be conducted in offline mode. According to the new modifications introduced by the Ministry of HRD in 2019, NTA- the newly formulated body will conduct the NEET exam once a year, and it is expected that NTA will conduct the next exam on 3rd May 2020. NEET is mandatory for admission into the Govt. and private medical institutions across the country and all aspirants must qualify the test, to be eligible for admission.
The liability of the NTA is restricted to the organisation of the exam, announcement of results, and for producing “All India Rank Merit List” to the Directorate General Health Service, Government of India for providing the result to States/other Counselling Authorities and organising counselling for 15% All India Quota Seats.
Besides Indian nationals, a person of Indian origin (PIO cardholders), an overseas citizen of India (OIC) and foreign nationals can appear for the NEET-UG exam.
Find the complete list of eligibility criteria for NEET-UG before applying for your NEET 2020 exam.
Minimum qualification: Candidates who are entitled to appear for NEET-UG should have passed the Class 12 exam, from a recognised board. Students who are pursuing class 12 also can apply for the NEET exam, provided the exams are before the counselling. In that case, the candidates are required to qualify the eligibility percentage criteria, during the first round of counselling.
Mandatory subjects: Candidates appearing for NEET exam should have passed their 12th level with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology, and English as main subjects.
Qualification Percentage: While applicants in the general category require a minimum aggregate of 50%, candidates in reserved categories (SC/ST/OBC) require a minimum aggregate of 40%. An aggregate of 45% must have obtained by physically disabled candidates from the general category, and a pass percentage of 40% should be attained by physically handicapped from the reserved category. The aggregate percentage is determined considering Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology marks.
For the NEET-UG 2020 exam, the candidates need to submit the following documents proof of identification:
The NEET 2020 admission process follows four steps-Application, Entrance Exam, Registration, and Allotment.
NEET-UG 2020 is an offline written test, conducted concurrently, in designated test centres, across the country. The exam duration will be 3 hours, and the test will constitute 180 multiple choice questions and a total of 720 marks.
Medium of test: The questions will be available in 11 languages including English, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Oriya, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu.
Marking scheme: Each correct answer will get 4 marks, and 1 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.
Candidates belonging to General category and OBC category are required to pay a fee of INR. 1,440. SC/ST/PWD/Transgender category candidates have to pay a fee of INR. 750. Also, the candidates are supposed to bear the GST and other costs specified on the website. The fee payment can be done online via Credit Card/Debit CardNet-banking/ or offline through the State Bank of India branches across India.
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