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NEET 2020 (UG): Exam Dates, Application, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Syllabus

NEET 2020 Notification for MBBS and BDS Admission

NEET 2020 (UG) Notification: The NTA (National Testing Agency) has released an official notification on Tuesday, August 21st, 2019. NTA has announced the examination schedule for National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) UG 2020. The official notice was released on the official website of NTA at As per the details, the NEET 2020 exam will be held on May 3rd, 2020. It will be a pen and paper-based examination. The NEET-UG 2020 registration process will begin on December 2nd, 2019 and will continue till December 31st, 2019. All the interested students can apply for the NTA NEET 2020 exam on the official website of NTA NEET.

Here you can check out all about NEET 2020 important dates, application form, exam pattern, marking scheme, admit card, fees, merit list, results can be checked from this page.

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NEET 2020 Important Dates



Mode of Examination Pen and Paper Based Examination
Registration Dates 2nd to 31st December 2019
NEET 2020 Exam Date 3rd May 2020
Downloading of Admit Cards 27th March 2020
Date of Announcing Result 4th June 2020

NEET 2020 Application Form

  • Applicants can apply for NEET (UG) 2020 only through online mode.
  • The Application Form other than online mode will not be accepted, in any case. Only one application is to be submitted by the applicant.
  • Submission of Online Application Form may be done by accessing NTA website / only.
  • Applicants must follow the instructions strictly as given in the Information Bulletin and on NTA website. Applicants not complying with the instructions shall be disqualified.
  • Applicants must ensure that e-mail address and Mobile Number provided in the Online Application Form are their own as all information/ communication will be sent by NTA through e-mail on the e-mail address or SMS on given Mobile Number only.

Preparation for filling up Application Form

  • The applicant can apply for the NEET 2020 only online by logging on to
  • Before submission of the application form, make the following preparations:
  • The information desired to be filled in the NEET 2020 Online Application such as names of Father/Mother and Applicant with correct spellings, Aadhaar Number (last 4 digits)/Election Card (EPIC No.)/Passport number/Ration Card Number/ Bank Account Number/Other valid Govt. Identity Card Number, Date of Birth, Address, Mobile Number, email id, etc. may be kept ready. For more details about the information to be filled in, applicants may go to link “Replica of Application 2020” on the website.

The applicants have to provide any one of the identity details as given below

Category of Applicants Types of permissible IDs
Indian Nationals of all States Aadhaar Number (last 4 digits), Election Card (EPIC No.), Ration Card Number, Bank Account Number, Passport Number or Number of any other Identity Card issued by Government.
NRIs Passport Number, Aadhaar Number (last 4 digits)
Foreign Nationals/ OCI/PIO Passport Number

Applicant should have scanned images of his/her latest Photograph (size of 10 kb to 200 kb) and Signature (size of 4 kb to 30 kb) in JPG/ JPEG format only, for uploading as part of the submission of online application.

Instructions for filling the NEET Online Application Form:

Download Information Bulletin and Replica of Application Form. Read these carefully to ensure your eligibility.

Follow the 4 steps given below to Apply Online:

  • Step-1: Fill in the Online Application Form and note down the system generated Application No.
  • Step-2: Upload scanned images of Applicant’s Photograph (between 10 kb – 200 kb) and Applicant’s Signature (between 4 kb – 30kb) in JPG/JPEG format.
  • Step-3: Make a payment of fee using the suitable mode of payment through a bank as per details are given in Chapter – 4, (mode of submission of Application Form and payment of fee) and keep proof of fee paid.
  • Step-4: Print at least four printouts of Confirmation Page after successful remittance of fee.

All the 4 Steps can be done together or at separate times.

Eligibility for NEET 2020 (UG)

NEET 2020 Eligibility for appearing in NEET (UG) is as stipulated in Indian Medical Council Act-1956 and the Dentists Act-1948 as amended in 2018.

Eligibility as per related Regulations is as follows:-

  • He/she has completed the age of 17 years at the time of admission or will complete that age on or before 31st December of the year of his/her admission to the 1st year MBBS/BDS Course.
  • The upper age limit for NEET (UG) is 25 years as on the date of examination with relaxation of 5 years for the applicants belonging to SC/ST/OBC category and persons entitled for reservation under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016.

The Age criteria for appearing in NEET (UG) 2020 is as follows:

For Applicants of Unreserved Category (UR) born on or between 05.05.1995 and 31.12.2003
For Applicants of SC/ST/OBC/PwD Category born on or between 05.05.1990 and 31.12.2003

Indian Citizens/ Overseas Citizens of India intending to pursue MBBS/ BDS from a foreign Medical/ Dental Institute also need to qualify NEET (UG).

Eligibility for seats under the control of States/Deemed Universities/Central Universities/ESIC and AFMC including Delhi University (DU), BHU & AMU/central pool quota

  • 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 Colleges subject to rules and regulations framed by the respective State Governments, Institutions and the Government of India as the case may be.
  • Foreign nationals may confirm their eligibility from the concerned Medical/Dental College/State.

NEET 2020 Exam Pattern

The NEET 2020 pattern of the Entrance Test:-

Subject Pattern Duration Number of Questions Marks
Physics 180 objective type questions *

(four options with the single correct answer)  from Physics,  Chemistry and Biology (Botany & Zoology) to be answered on the specially designed machine-gradable sheet using Ball Point  Pen provided at examination center only.

02:00 p.m. to 05:00 p.m. 45 180
Chemistry 45 180
Biology (Botany & Zoology) 90 360
Total 180 720

* Each question carries 4 marks. For each correct response, the applicant will get 4 marks.

For each incorrect response, one mark will be deducted for the total score.

The duration of the test would be three (03) hours.

The medium of the Question Papers:-

Applicants can opt for Question Paper in anyone of the following languages:

English Hindi Assamese Bengali Gujarati Kannada
Marathi Odia Tamil Telugu Urdu

The option of the medium of Question Paper should be carefully exercised while filling in the Application Form and the option once exercised by applicants cannot be changed later.

Applicants opting for English would be provided Test Booklet in English only.

Applicants opting for Hindi would be provided Bilingual Test Booklet in English and Hindi.

Applicants opting for Regional languages would also be provided Bilingual Test Booklet in selected Regional language and English.

In case of any ambiguity in translation of any of the questions, its English version shall be treated as final.

NEET 2020 Syllabus

The Question Papers for the test shall be based on a Common Syllabus notified by the Medical Council of India and implemented in the year 2013. A common syllabus will be prescribed by MCI (Medical Council of India) for the NEET UG exam. NEET 2020 syllabus will contain physics, chemistry and biology subjects. Students can check the detailed syllabus from below:


  • Physical-world and measurement; Laws of Motion; Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body; Properties of Bulk Matter; Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory; Electrostatics; Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism; Electromagnetic Waves; Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation; Electronic Devices, etc.


  • Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry; Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties; States of Matter: Gases and Liquids; Equilibrium; Hydrogen; p-Block Elements; Hydrocarbons; Solid State; Electrochemistry; Surface Chemistry; p-Block Elements; Coordination Compounds; Alcohols; Phenols and Ethers; Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen, etc.


  • Diversity in Living World; Cell Structure and Function; Human Physiology; Structural Organization in Animals and Plants; Plant Physiology; Reproduction; Biology and Human Welfare; Ecology and Environment; Genetics and Evolution; Biotechnology and Its Applications, etc.
  • The Question Papers for the test shall be based on a Common Syllabus notified by the Medical Council of India and implemented in the year. Please see Appendix-I for details.
  • The syllabus for NEET 2020 is the same as last year’s. There are no changes in the syllabus. It comprises of physics, chemistry, biology.
  • List of cities where the NEET (UG) 2020 will be conducted is given at Appendix-II.
  • In case, instructions are not complied with, CBSE may allot the centers different from the choice given or cancel the candidature.

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Admission and Reservation

An All India Merit List of the qualified applicants shall be prepared on the basis of All India Rank in the Merit List of the NEET (UG) 2020 and applicants shall be admitted to MBBS/BDS Courses from the said list only by following the already existing reservation policy. NTA will provide All India Rank. Admitting Authorities will invite applications for counselling and merit list shall be drawn based on All India Rank by the Admitting Authorities. Admission to MBBS/BDS Courses within the respective categories shall be based solely on All India Rank as per merit list of NEET (UG) 2020.

The admitting/counselling authorities will draw merit list of the applicants in the respective categories, declared by the applicants at the time of applying for admission/counselling.

Reservation of seats in government medical colleges under 15% All India Quota:

  • 15% of seats are reserved for SC applicants,
  • 7.5% seats are reserved for ST applicants,
  • 27% seats in Central Educational Institutions are reserved for OBC applicants only as per Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Admissions) Act, 2006. Reservation would be applicable to the castes mentioned in the Central list of OBC. Thus, the applicants falling in this list may mention OBC in the Category Column in the application form. Applicants from creamy layer and those who do not come under Central List of OBC are advised to mention their category as Unreserved (UR).

Admission in State Medical Colleges/Universities/Institutions/private medical colleges for seats other than 15% All India Quota:

  • Admission under State Quota Seats shall be subject to reservation policy and eligibility criteria prevailing in the State/Union Territory as notified by the respective State/Union Territory from time to time.
  • The reservation of the seats in medical colleges for respective categories shall be as per applicable laws prevailing in State/Union Territory concerned.
  • Admission to MBBS/BDS Courses in Private Medical Colleges shall be subject to policies of the Government of India/State/Union Territory.

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Fee Payable by applicants

Unreserved Rs. 1400/-
Other Backward Classes (OBC)
SC/ST/PwD/Transgender Rs. 750/-
Service/Processing charges & GST are to be paid by the applicant, as applicable

Method of Fee Payment

Payment using appropriate mode:

  • After completing Step 2 of the online Application Form, applicants may remit the examination fee (Step 3) by choosing the following options:
  • Please select any Mode of Payment/Service Provider (Service/Processing charges per transaction & GST (applicable @18%) to be paid by the applicant)

Online Mode i.e. Debit/Credit card and Net Banking:

  • Check the validity of the Debit/Credit Card and keep it ready with you while logging on to the website for submitting Application Form. Applicant should enter the information asked for and make payment through Debit/Credit Card.
  • Through Net Banking, check the balance in your account and keep all credentials ready with you while logging on to the website for submitting Application Form. Applicant should log in with his/her credentials of net banking and make payment through Net Banking.

Cash Deposit through e-challan:

  • After completing Step 2 of the online Application Form, the applicant will be prompted to generate e-slip. Print e-slip on A4 size paper-Landscape format from NEET (UG) 2020 website and follow instructions given on e-slip and make payment through e-challan.
  • Print the Confirmation Page (Step-4) of online application after completion of Step-3 i.e. payment through Debit/Credit card/ Net Banking/Cash Deposit through e-challan.
  • If the applicant fails to complete all the steps up to step 4, the final Submission of Online Application will remain incomplete and unsuccessful.
  • Generation of Confirmation Page confirms final submission of Application Form. If Confirmation Page has not been generated, this means that Application Form has not been submitted successfully.

NEET 2020 Admit Card

The NTA will provide the facility of downloading Admit Cards of NEET (UG) 2020 on the NTA website. Applicants are required to download the Admit Cards from the website and follow the instructions given therein. Applicants may please note that Admit Cards will not be sent by post. When the applicant will download the Admit Card, a copy of the same in PDF format will also be emailed to the applicant on the registered email id. The Admit Card will bear the applicant’s Roll Number, Name, Father’s Name, Category, Sub-Category, Photograph, Signature, Date of Birth, Language of Question Paper with Name and Address of examination Centre allotted.

NEET 2020 Scoring and Marking

  • Each question carries 4 marks. For each correct response, the applicant will get 4 marks. For each incorrect response, one mark will be deducted from the total score. No deduction from the total score will, however, be made if no response is indicated for a question in the answer sheet. The applicants are advised not to attempt such a question in the answer sheet if they are not sure of the correct response. More than one answer indicated in a question will be deemed as an incorrect response and will be negatively marked.
  • For the purpose of evaluation, the Test Booklet Code printed in the Answer Sheet on Side-2 will be accepted as final.

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NEET 2020 Merit List

Merit list for counselling under 15% All India Quota

The merit list of the eligible and successful applicants who have opted for 15% All India quota seats will be prepared by the NTA on the basis of marks obtained in the NEET (UG) 2020. The list of successful applicants shall be forwarded to the Directorate General of Health Services (Medical Examination Cell), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India for the purpose of allotment of seats by Online Counselling to 15% All India Quota Seats.

Merit list for seats other than 15% All India Quota

  • NTA will provide All India Rank. The result will be given to the DGHS, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt of India to provide the same to the Admitting Authorities.
  • Admitting Authorities will invite applications for Counselling and merit list shall be drawn based on All India Rank by the Admitting Authorities subject to their applicable rules.
  • The admitting/counselling authorities will draw merit list of the applicants in the respective categories declared by the applicants at the time of applying for admission/counselling based on State rules.

Declaration of NEET 2020 Result

  • The National Testing Agency will conduct the NEET (UG) 2020, evaluate the Answer Sheets and the result will be hosted on website The NTA will prepare the merit list as per the directives of DGHS, MCI, and DCI.
  • No category wise result sheet will be prepared. As soon as the result is ready, NTA will host the results on the website and thereafter applicants may download the Result Sheets.
  • All Applicants appearing in NEET (UG) 2020 must regularly check updates on the website of NTA, MoH & FW, Medical Counselling Committee ( and Participating States/ Universities/ Institutions till the conclusion of the final round of Counselling.

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