NEET UG 2020 (National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test)

What Is NEET?

NEET or National Entrance cum Eligibility Test is an entrance examination for medical courses like MBBS, BDS, and Post Graduation in both government and personal medical colleges. The NTA – National Testing Agency, the regulatory body for NEET UG Exam, conducts it per annum in various parts of India. This objective question based (MCQ) entrance test is carried in an offline mode with nearly 11-13 lakhs candidates applying per annum the newest news indicates that the amount of applications received for NEET 2020 is almost 15.93 lakhs.

On April 28th, 2016, the Honourable Supreme Court approved the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test(NEET) as a single-level examination. This developed three days before the AIPMT 2016 exam had created havoc amongst medical aspirants who were studying for various medical entrance exams throughout India. Here are the important highlights of NEET 2020.


NEET Eligibility Criteria 2020

The National Testing Agency has prescribed the eligibility criteria for NEET 2020. All those who wish to apply for the entrance test are advised to check if they fit into the criteria specified by NTA.

Candidates who fulfill the following parameters are eligible for NEET 2020:


  • Indian Nationals,
  • Non-Resident Indians (NRIs)
  • Overseas Citizen of India (OCI)
  • Persons with Indian Origin (PIO)
  • Foreign Nationals

Age Limit:

  • The minimum age of a candidate as on December 31, 2020, should be 17 years
  • The rule specifying the maximum age limit of the candidate was challenged last year in the court of law. Thus, there is no upper age limit as of now and candidates older than 25 years of age applying for NEET 2020 will be provisionally admitted subject to the ruling of the High Court of Delhi.

Minimum qualification:

  • Candidate must have cleared Class 12 or equivalent from a recognized institute
  • Candidates who are appearing for Class 12 or equivalent in summer 2020 can also apply for NEET 2020.
  • Candidates who have completed Class 12 or equivalent from an open school are also eligible

Mandatory subjects:

  • Candidate must have cleared Class 12 or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
  • Candidates who have passed Class 12 or equivalent with Biology as an additional subject are also eligible

Minimum marks required in the qualifying examination:

  • General category: 50%
  • PWD category: 45%
  • SC/ST/OBC: 40%

NEET 2020: Important Dates

The important dates for NEET 2020 are mentioned below:

Events Important Dates
Release of Application Form December 2, 2019
Last date to submit the Application Form December 31, 2019
Payment of Application Fee 1st Week of December 2019
Correction in Application Form 15th to 31st January 2020
Release date of admit card To be announced
NEET 2020 Exam Date To be announced
Duration of Exam 3 hours
Release date of OMR and Answer keys To be announced
Announcement of Results To be announced
Counselling Procedure- 1 Registration begins, choice filling, indicative seats To be announced
Result of counselling Procedure-1 To be announced
Counselling Procedure- 2 New Registration, Payment Facility, To be announced
Result of counselling Procedure-2 To be announced

NEET 2020 Syllabus

The NEET syllabus 2020 will be based on the common syllabus which is prescribed by the Medical Council of India (MCI). The NEET syllabus will include topics from Zoology, Botany, Physics and Chemistry subjects. The syllabus will be published after the review of different state syllabi as well as NCERT, CBSE, and COBSEW and will be based on the syllabus of Class 11 and 12. The Medical Council Of India shall release syllabus for NEET 2020 by 2nd December 2019.

NEET 2020 Highlights

Important Highlights of NEET 2020
Exam Name NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test)
Conducting Body NTA (National Testing Agency)
Mode of Exam Pen-paper based
Expected number of Applicants Around 16 lakhs
Exam Duration 3 hours
Seats Offered Admission of around 1 lakh MBBS and BDS seats under 85% State quota seats and 15% All India seats
Courses Offered MBBS and BDS

NEET 2020 Application Process

NEET aspirants can get access to the application form for NEET UG 2020 on December 2nd, 2019. Candidates can apply for NEET 2020 only through the online process.
Following are the simple steps:

  1. Go to the official website.
  2. Register by giving the name, mobile number, email id and other