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*The last date for submission of online application form of NEET (UG) - 2020 is extended to 06.01.2020 (upto 11:50 pm). Hurry up! Register now.*

Everything You Should Know About NEET (UG) - 2020

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.

Eligibility Criteria for NEET-UG 2020

Find the complete list of eligibility criteria for NEET-UG before applying for your NEET 2020 exam.

  • Nationality: Eligible candidates to apply for NEET (UG) include Indian Nationals, Overseas Citizen of India (OCI), Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), Persons with Indian Origin (PIO), and Foreign National citizens.
  • India Citizens Overseas Citizens of India planning to pursue UG medical courses from foreign institutions are also required to qualify NEET UG.
  • Eligibility for 15% All India Quota Seats: Candidates pertaining to the union territory of Jammu Kashmir and Ladakh are eligible to apply for 15% All India Quotas solely on the basis of self-declaration.
  • Age limit: Candidates who apply for NEET 2020 must have completed a minimum of 17 years of age on or before 31st December 2020. No upper age limit.

Education qualification

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.

Basic requirements

For the NEET-UG 2020 exam, the candidates need to submit the following documents proof of identification:

  • Aadhaar number or Aadhaar enrolment number (EID) or Aadhaar registration number given by the facilitation hub will be acceptable for Indian citizens.
  • The Indian citizens domicile of Jammu Kashmir, Assam, and Meghalaya are allowed to submit the EID or Aadhaar number or Aadhaar registration number provided by the facilitation hub or passport number/bank account number/ration card number or any Govt. issued identity card
  • Non-Resident Indians need to submit their Passport number or Aadhaar number
  • OIC/PIO/Foreign nationals can submit their Passport number as ID proof

NEET UG 2020 Applications Steps

The NEET 2020 admission process follows four steps-Application, Entrance Exam, Registration, and Allotment.

  • The application form will be available online and you just need to fill and submit the completed application form at the official website (https://ntaneet.nic.in/ ). Always remember not to submit multiple forms as this will result in the cancellation of your application.
  • During the registration time, candidates have to provide an email Id and valid phone number to obtain login OTP.
  • Need to submit a scanned copy of the candidate's recent passport size photograph in the prescribed format, along with the application
  • NTA will send all exam related communications to the registered email ID that you’ve furnished.

NEET 2020 Exam Pattern

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.

Mark Distribution Pattern

  • Physics:45 questions x 4 marks = 180 marks
  • Chemistry:45 questions x 4 marks = 180 marks
  • Biology (Botany/Zoology): 45 questions each (90 questions) x 4 marks = 360 marks
  • Total = 720 Marks

NEET-UG 2020- Important Dates

  • Date of Application Form Announcement: 02-12-2019
  • Last Date of Online Submission of Application: 06-01-2020
  • Fee Transaction through Net Banking/Credit card/Debit card/UPI: 02/12/2019 - 01/01/2020
  • Correction in Application Form: 15/01/2020 - 31/01/ 2020
  • Admit cards Availability for Downloading: 2nd week of May 2020
  • NEET-UG 2020 Exam Date: 03-05-2020
  • Downloading of Admit Card from NTA website: 27 March 2020
  • Answer Key Release Date: 2nd week of May 2020
  • Declaration of NEET Result: 04-06-2020
  • Counselling commencement: 2nd week of June 2020

Application fee for NEET-UG 2020

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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