All you need to know about NEET 2020

This is an exclusive post covering all the details regarding the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) that is a must for MBBS/BDS, MD aspirants in India.


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National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is the national level exam for those seeking admission to join undergraduate and postgraduate medical degree programs in India. It is conducted annually by the National Testing agency (NTA). Students can take admissions in undergraduate (UG) medical (MBBS) and dental (BDS) courses in government run and private medical higher educational institutions. The exam score is also accepted by AIIMS, AYUSH, JIPMER and other veterinary medical courses in India with the intake of nearly 70,000 seats. 

NEET 2020 Important Information

Date of Examination


Timing of Examination

02:00pm to 05:00pm

Duration of Examination

3 hours (180 minutes)

Last Date of Application


Application Fees

General Category


General- EWS/ OBC-NCL*




Downloading of Admit cards

27.03.2020 to 03.05.2020

Official Website

Official Help Desk Number

Timings (09:00am- 08:30pm)

Phone No. : 0120-4073500
TOLL Free Number : 1800 102 7637

Declaration of Result


Mode and Type of Examination

Offline/ Pen & Paper mode; MCQs type

*Other Backward Classes (OBC)- Non Creamy Layer as per the central list of OBC available on National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC-Govt. Of India- [For Kashmir Valley and Leh candidates]

Eligibility to appear for NEET 2020

Age (Born on or before 31.12.2003)

  • Candidates who have completed age of 17 years at the time of admission or will complete that age on or before 31 December of the year of his/her admission to the first year Undergraduate Medical Courses .

  • The upper age limit for NEET (UG) is 25 years as on the date of examination with relaxation of 5 years for the candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC-NCL category and PwD Candidates.


  • Candidates must have passed 10+2 or equivalent examinations with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/ Biotechnology subjects. 

  • Candidates with Biology as an additional subject are also eligible.

  • Open school students are eligible to appear for the examination.


  • Indian Nationals, Non Resident Indians (NRIs), Overseas Citizen of India (OCI), Persons with Indian Origin (PIO) and Foreign Nationals are eligible for admission in Medical/Dental/Ayurveda/Siddha/Unani/Homeopathy Colleges subject to rules and regulations framed by the respective State Governments, Institutions and the Government of India as the case may be.

  • As per NEET eligibility criteria, foreign nationals may need to have Certificate of eligibility from AIU

 Examination Pattern of NEET

Mode- Offline Mode/ Pen and Paper Mode

Type- Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

Marks- 720Marks for 180 questions

  • +4 for each correct answer 

  • -1 for each wrong answer. Negative marking is there.

Subject-wise weightage-


Number of Questions 








Biology (Zoology+Botany) 






Medium- English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Odia, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu; as per regional specifications

  1. English- All Examination Centres
  2. Hindi- All Examination Centres 
  3. English and Assamese- Examination Centres in Assam 
  4. English and Bengali- Examination Centres in West Bengal and Tripura
  5. English and Gujarati- Examination Centres in Gujarat, Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli 
  6. English and Kannada- Examination Centres in Karnataka 
  7. English and Marathi- Examination Centres in Maharashtra 
  8. English and Odia- Examination Centres in Odisha 
  9. English and Tamil- Examination Centres in Tamil Nadu 
  10. English and Telugu- Examination Centres in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana 
  11. English and Urdu- All Examination Centres

Syllabus- The examination will be based on 11th and 12th class NCERT Science Books. For more information, visit Medical Council of India Final Core Syllabus_NEET-UG

Merit List/ Qualifying criteria- The National Testing Agency will prepare an All India Merit List of successful candidates of NEET (UG) – 2020 on the basis of the eligibility criteria provided by the Medical Council of India and Dental Council of India as given in Graduate Medical Education Regulations-1997 issued under Indian Medical Council Act1956 and BDS Course Regulations, 2007 issued under the Dentists Act, 1948, and other relevant and applicable Acts, as amended from time to time.


Qualifying Percentile*




Unreserved Category and Gen-EWS







*Percentile is determined on the basis of highest marks secured in All India common merit list in NEET

For more information, visit:  NTA NEET Official Information Pdf

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