NEET 2020 Exam: Application Form, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Eligibility

NEET 2020: National Testing Agency has announced NEET (UG) 2020 exam date in the month of August, 2019. NEET UG 2020 application form will be commenced from on 2nd December 2019. NTA National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NTA NEET) is a national level medical entrance examination which is conducted for yearly once. National Eligibility cum Entrance Test will be conducted on 3rd May 2020. Interested candidates can apply via NTA official page as per the eligibility criteria of NEET-UG 2020.

In 2020, Dr Harsh Vardhan, Ministry of Health and Welfare have announced that the AIIMS and JIPMER entrance examination is cancelled. The MBBS and BDS admission will be provided at the AIIMS and JIPMER only on the basis of NEET examination. NEET UG is a single entrance examination which is conducted for getting admission into the medical courses of MBBS and BDS across in India.


Important Dates of NEET 2020 Exam

Events Dates
Commencement of Online Application Form 2nd December 2019
Closing Date for Submitting the Application Form 31st December 2019
Correction in Particulars of Application Form January 2020
Downloading of Admit Card 27th March 2020
NEET 2020 Examination 3rd May 2020
Display of Recorded Responses and Inviting Challenges on Answer Keys To be announced later
Announcement of Result 4th June 2020

NEET 2020 Exam

Overview of NEET 2020

Examination Name National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET-UG)-2020
Exam Conducting Body National Testing Agency (NTA)
Examination Level National Level
Offered Courses MBBS, BDS, and AYUSH
Frequency of Examination Once a year
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NEET 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Students who wish to appear in the NEET-UG 2020 Exam should need to fulfil the below-mentioned eligibility aspects.

Age Limit


Applicants should have completed the age of 17 years at the time of admission. The upper age limit is 25 years on the date of examination with relaxation of 5 years for SC / ST / OBC candidates.


The below-mentioned nationals are eligible to participate in the NEET UG 2020 examination.

  • Indian Citizens
  • Overseas Citizens of India (OCI)
  • Person with Indian Origin (PIO)
  • Non-Resident Indians (NRIs)
  • Foreign Nationals

Number of Attempts

There is no limit for appearing in the entrance examination of NEET-UG.

Qualifying Examination

Candidates should have passed the 12th or its equivalent examination from a recognized board with the minimum aggregate of 50% (40% marks for SC/ST/OBC candidates) marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology/ Biotechnology and English.

Candidates who have studied biology as an additional subject will eligible to apply for NEET-UG 2020 Examination.

Reservation of Seats

The admission will be provided for the qualified candidates from the respective categories based on the merit list. Here we have mentioned the percentage of reservation of seats under the different category of candidates.

Category Reservation Percentage
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 27%
Scheduled Caste 15%
Scheduled Tribes 7.5%
Person with Bench-Mark Disabilities 5%

NEET 2020 Application Form

Candidates can fill the application form for NEET-UG 2020 exam in the mode of online at the official page of NTA NEET. Students who have satisfied the above-mentioned eligibility criteria can fill the NEET application form. The entire processes for filling the application form are mentioned as follows.

  • Registration
  • Upload the Scanned Documents
  • Pay the Application Fees
  • Print the Confirmation Page

Step 1: Registration

Students should provide a valid email address and mobile number. The entire communication will be sent to the registered email and mobile number of the candidate. In the registration process, applicants should have to submit the below mentioned necessary details.

  • Candidate’s Name
  • Father & Mother Name
  • Category
  • Date of Birth
  • Mobile Number
  • Email Id
  • Id Type and its Number

All the above details are must be ensured by the applicants before submitting the entered details. After submitting the above details, the system generated application number and password will be sent to the registered email and mobile number. Applicants are advised to keep safe the application number and password throughout the admission process.

Step 2: Upload the Scanned Documents

Applicants should have to log in with the system generated application number and password. In this stage, they must have to submit personal and educational details. It can be listed as follows.

  • Place of Birth
  • Choice of Medium of Question Paper
  • Choice of Examination City
  • Class 10th / 11th / 12th or Equivalent
  • Permanent and Correspondence Address

Documents to be uploaded

  • Candidate’s Passport size Photograph
  • Candidate’s Signature

The maximum size of the scanned images of the candidate’s photograph should be in the range of 10KB – 200KB and their signature between 4KB – 30KB in the format of JPG/JPEG.

Before submitting the above details, candidates should have to check the details have been entered as correctly.

Step 3: Pay the Application Fees

Application Fees

Category Applicable Fees
Unreserved / Other Backward Classes (OBC) Rs. 1400/-
SC / ST / PwD / Transgender Rs. 750/-


Mode of Payment

There are two ways to pay the application fees.

  • Online mode
  • Cash Deposit through e-Challan

Applicants can pay the application fees in the way of online by choosing any one of the below-mentioned transaction methods.

  • Credit card
  • Debit Card
  • Net Banking

After successfully submitting the scanned documents, it will be redirected into the payment gateway for paying the application fees of NEET PG 2020.  The confirmation page will be generated once the payment is successfully paid by the applicants. Candidates should have to print receipt of fees paid in the online mode at the time of fees paying.

Step 4: Print the Confirmation Page

Finally, Students should keep safe the printed documents of filled application and the proof of fee paid until the admission process has been done.

NEET 2020 Exam Pattern

Examination Mode Pen and Paper Based (Offline)
Medium of Question Papers English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Odia, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu.
Time Duration 03:00 Hours
Question Type Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
No. of Subjects
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
No. of Session 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Number of Questions 180

Scheme of Examination

Date of Examination: 3rd May 2020 Time Duration: 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Seating Arrangements in the Examination Hall 01:15 PM
Last Entry in the Examination Centre 01:30 PM
Announcement of Important Instructions 01:30 PM to 01:45 PM
Distribution of Test Booklet 01:45 PM
Writing Particulars on the Test Booklet 01:50 PM
Exam Starts 02:00 PM
Exam Ends 05:00 PM

Question Pattern of NEET 2020

The question pattern will be in the format of Objective Type Questions with a single correct answer from the four options. The detailed exam pattern of the entrance test as mentioned in the following table.

Subject Number of Questions Marks
Physics 45 180
Chemistry 45 180
Biology 90 360
Total 180 720

Marking Scheme of NEET-UG 2020

NEET 2020 exam has a total of 180 questions in the form of Multiple Choice Questions. For each correct answer, the candidate will get 4 marks. There is a negative mark for the incorrect answers i.e., 1 mark will be deducted from the total marks for incorrect option. There are no marks will provide for unattempted questions.

Courses No. of Questions Correct Answer Wrong Answer Total Marks
MBBS / BDS 180 4 -1 720

NEET 2020 Syllabus

The questions will be asked from the important related topics from the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, and Biology in the level of higher secondary stage. The detailed NEET-UG 2020 syllabus is listed out in the below table.

Subject Important Topics
Physics Class 11th Physical World and Measurement


Laws of Motion

Work, Energy, and Power

Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body


Properties of Bulk Matter


Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory

Oscillations and Waves

Class 12th Electrostatics

Current Electricity

Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism

Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents

Electromagnetic Waves


Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation

Atoms and Nuclei

Electronic Devices

Chemistry Class 11th Basic concepts of Chemistry

Structure of Atom

Classification of Elements and Periodically in Properties

Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure

States of Matter: Gases and Liquids



Redox Reactions


s-Block Elements

Some p-Block Elements

Basic Principles and Techniques of Organic Chemistry


Environmental Chemistry

Class 12th Solid State



Chemical Kinetics

Surface Chemistry

General Principal and Processes of Isolation of Elements

p-Block Elements

d and f-Block Elements

Coordination Compounds

Haloalkanes and Haloarenes

Alcohols, Phenols, and Ethers

Aldehydes, Ketones, and Carboxylic Acids

Organic Compounds containing Nitrogen



Biology Class 11th Diversity in Living World

Structural Organisation in Animals and Plants

Cell Structure and Function

Plant Physiology

Human Physiology

Class 12th Reproduction

Genetics and Evolution

Biology and Human Welfare

Biotechnology and its Applications

Ecology and Environment

NEET 2020 Exam Admit Card

The admit card for NEET-UG 2020 Examination will be issued on 27th March 2020 in the mode of online. Candidates who have filled and submitted the NEET UG application form can be able to get the admit card from the official page of NTA NEET. Examiners can get the detailed examination schedule and events of the examination on the printed admit card.

Aspirants must have to bring the downloaded admit card along with one valid ID proof which is issued by the Government of India, at the examination centre on the examination day. No student will be permitted to take the entrance test who without having the admit card at the test centre. Hence, examiners are should keep safe more than one of the printed copies of admit cards.

Printed Details on NEET Admit Card 2020

Students should check the printed details on the admit card have been printed in the correct format. The important details that are must be checked by the examiners mentioned as follows.

  • Candidate’s Photograph
  • Candidate’s Signature
  • Roll Number
  • Applicant’s Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Father & Mother Name
  • Category and Sub- Category
  • Language of Question Paper
  • Name and Address of Examination Centre

NEET 2020 Examination Centres / Cities

Applicants may choose any four examination cities as per their convenience. Below we have listed out the examination cities where the NEET exam will be held.

State City
Andaman & Nicobar Islands
Port Blair
Andhra Pradesh
Guntur Tirupati
Kurnool Vijayawada
Nellore Visakhapatnam
Arunachal Pradesh
Bhilai Nagar
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi / New Delhi
Panaji / Madgaon / Margao
Ahmedabad Patan
Anand Rajkot
Bhavnagar Surat
Gandhinagar Vadodara
Godhara Valsad
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu & Kashmir
Belgaum/Belgavi Hubli
Bengaluru Mangaluru
Davanagere Mysuru
Dharwad Udupi
Alappuzha Kottayam
Angamaly Kozhikode/Calicut
Ernakulam Malappuram
Kannur Palakkad
Kasaragod Trivandrum
Kollam Thrissur
Madhya Pradesh
Ahmednagar Mumbai
Akola Nagpur
Amravati Nanded
Aurangabad (MR) Nashik
Beed Navi Mumbai
Buldhana Pune
Jalgaon Satara
Kolhapur Solapur
Latur Thane
Angul Cuttack
Balasore/Baleswar Rourkela
Berhampur Sambalpur
Ajmer Jodhpur
Bikaner Kota
Jaipur Udaipur
Tamil Nadu
Chennai Namakkal
Coimbatore Salem
Cuddalore Thanjavur
Kanchipuram Thiruvallur
Karur Tiruchirappalli
Madurai Tirunelveli
Nagercoil Vellore
Uttar Pradesh
Agra Kanpur
Allahabad/Prayagraj Lucknow
Bareilly Meerut
Ghaziabad Noida/Greater Noida
Gorakhpur Varanasi
West Bengal
24 Pargana (North) Howrah
Asansol Kharagpur
Bardhaman/Burdwar Kolkata
Durgapur Siliguri

How to Download NEET UG Admit Card 2020?

Aspirants should follow the below-mentioned instructions for how to download the NEET 2020 Hall Ticket.

  1. Visit the NTA NEET official page
  2. Select the appropriate option for Download NEET Admit Card 2020
  3. Provide the Application Number / Password and then submit the details
  4. NEET UG Admit Card will open on the screen
  5. Take a printout for further exam purposes.

NEET 2020 Mock Test

Candidates who want the basic awareness about the examination and how to face the questions and how the questions will be asked can be known clearly from this type of Mock Test. If applicants prepare a number of mock tests it will be led to get higher marks in the examination. Candidates can take and prepare themselves well to the examination as per their applied examination and its syllabus based.

Display of Answer keys and Recorded Responses

After the examination, the National Testing Agency will display recorded responses of the candidates. Candidates can check it from the NTA official page, and NTA NEET official page Approximately the recorded responses of candidates, and answer keys will release before the declaration of the NEET 2020 result.

NEET 2020 Answer Key

After the examination concludes, the answer key will be announced by the exam conducting authority at the NTA official website. Students who have participated in the NEET 2020 exam can check and download the answer keys. Approximately the provisional answer key will be released before the announcement of the result and also candidates’ responses. Candidates can download the NEET UG 2020 Answer Key PDF in the online mode of its official page.

Students can check their correct and incorrect answer from that answer key. Subsequently, the final answer key shall issue after some days from the announcement of provisional answer key. Candidate’s results will be finalized based on the final answer has been released by the exam conducted authority.

Challenging the Answer key

After the declaration of the provisional answer key, candidates can raise their hands for the answer to questions that they think are wrong. They can participate in the contest to provide their suggestions about that the answer the question with paying the applicable fees of Rs.1000/- for each question within the stipulated time. The paid amount will not be refunded.

How to challenge the NEET 2020 Answer Key

Applicants who wish to participate in the event of challenging the answer key should follow the below-mentioned steps.

  1. Visit the NTA NEET official page
  2. Select the option for the contest of challenging the answer key
  3. Provide your valid reason for that assumed answer to the question.
  4. Pay the application fees for that concerned questions

NEET 2020 Result

NTA has the responsibility to announce the result of the NEET 2020 entrance examination. The result of NEET 2020 will be announced on 4th June 2020. Students who have appeared in the NEET entrance exam can check their result in the online mode on the official page of NTA NEET. After the announcement of the result, the merit list will be prepared for the qualified candidates for the purpose of appearing in the counselling. National Testing Agency will not be prepared the category wise result.

How to Check NEET UG Result 2020?

Examiners who want to check the result of NEET 2020 Exam should follow the below mentioned simple steps.

  1. Go to the NTA NEET official page
  2. Check the suitable option for NEET 2020 Result
  3. Submit the Application/ Roll Number and Date of Birth
  4. NEET UG Results will appear on the screen
  5. Take a printout for further admission uses.

NEET 2020 Merit List

National Testing Agency will prepare the All India Merit List for the qualified candidates in the entrance examination of NEET 2020. Based on the merit list candidates can get the admission at the government / private / deemed institutions followed by the counselling.

NEET 2020 Cut off Marks

The cut will be defined by the counselling authority and participating institutions for providing the admission. Each and every year the cut off tends will be varied based on some factors mentioned as follows.

  • No of seats available
  • of candidates participated in the exam
  • Previous year cut off trends
  • Difficulty level of the entrance exam

If aspirants want to get MBBS / BDS admission at the medical institution through the NEET examination should need to obtain the minimum marks in the NEET 2020 examination.

Category Minimum Marks
General 50%
Scheduled Caste (SC) / Scheduled Tribes (ST) / Other Backward Classes (OBC) 40%
Person with Bench-Mark Disabilities (PWBD) 45%

NEET 2020 Counselling

All the shortlisted candidates are will be called for the counselling process as per their obtained merit list. The counselling will be conducted in the mode of online on a particular day for the eligible candidates. The seat will be filled to the aspirants on the basis of 15% All India Quota and 85% State Quota.

If any seats are remaining after the counselling process of All India Quota, these seats will hand over to the state counselling authority to fill the seats at the private and deemed universities. At the time of counselling, students should have to submit the below-mentioned documents to the allotted institution for the purpose of document verification.

  • Candidate’s Photograph
  • Class 10th and 12th Mark Sheets
  • Community Certificate
  • Caste Certificate
  • Transfer Certificate
  • NEET 2020 Admit card
  • Counselling Call Letter

NEET 2020 counselling would be conducted by the Medical Counselling Committee of the Directorate of General of Health Services. For the details regarding the counselling schedule and its procedure candidates should visit the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) official website  For state counselling, students should visit the appropriate participating institution official page for knowing the availability of seats.