The Entrance Exam for the MBBS/BDS courses in India that is the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for undergraduate courses is going to be held on May 3, 2020 (Sunday). This is the second time the National Testing Agency will be conducting the exam. The process for application will begin from December 2 and will close on December 31. All those candidates who are interested in the same can apply at ntaneet.nic.in. All those students who have cleared class 12 are eligible to appear for the exam.
Like every year, the exam will be conducted in the offline mode containing 180 questions divided equally among Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. The exam will cover both Class 11 and Class 12 syllabus of all the three subjects. The duration of the paper is 3 hours.
NEET Eligibility Criteria
The Candidates need to check out the eligibility before appearing for the NEET Examination. To be qualified for NEET 2020, the candidate should consider the following:
Nationality: Indian Nationals, Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), Oversees Citizen of India (OCIs), Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) & Foreign Nationals are eligible to appear in NEET.
Qualification: Candidate must have qualified class 12th or equivalent exam with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/ Biotechnology and English as compulsory subjects.
Age: Candidate must have completed 17 years of age on or before 31st December 2020. For General category candidates, the upper age is 25 years and 30 years for OBC/SC/ST categories candidates.
Percentage Required: Must have secured in Class XII, a minimum of 50% marks for General categories, 45% marks for PH & 40% marks for SC/ST category candidates in PCB group.
NEET Exam Pattern
Applicants should be very much familiar with the exam pattern before appearing for the exam. To know the NEET UG exam pattern, a student is advised to solve previous year exam papers and check the below guidelines:
|Exam Mode||Offline (Pen & Paper)|
|Type of Questions||Multiple Choice Questions|
|Duration of Exam||3 Hours (180 Minutes)|
|Medium of Exam||English, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Oriya, Assamese, Telugu, Tamil, Urdu and Kannada|
|Number of Questions||180|
|Total Marks||720 Marks|
|Subjects||Physics, Chemistry, Botany, and Zoology|
|Marking Scheme||+4 for every correct answer
-1 for every incorrect answer
NEET Important Dates
|Online registration for NTA NEET 2020||2nd Dec 2019|
|Last date to submit the Application form||31st Dec 2019|
|Last date to submit the application form||31st Dec 2019|
|Application fee can be paid until||1st week of Dec 2019|
|Corrections in the application form can be done from||2nd – 3rd Week of Jan 2020|
|Admit card||27th March 2020|
|NEET 2020 Exam Date||3rd May 2020|
|Release of Response sheet & question paper||May/June 2020|
|Display of NEET 2020 Answer Key||1st Week of May 2020|
|NEET Result||4th June 2020|
|Counselling||2nd Week of June 2020|
Complete Application Process
Students can apply for NEET (UG) 2020 in the online mode. But, before filling the form, aspirants must follow all the instructions given on the NTA website.
- Fill the Complete Online Application form and write down the Application Number
- Upload Photo and signature
- Make payment
- Print confirmation Page after Successful payment of the fee
NEET 2020 Syllabus
|Class 11th||Class 12th|
|Diversity in Living World||Reproduction|
|Structural Organization in Animals and Plants||Genetics and Evolution|
|Cell Structure and Function||Biology and Human Welfare|
|Plant Physiology||Biotechnology and its Applications|
|Human Physiology||Ecology and environment|
|Class 11th||Class 12th|
|Physical-world and Measurement||Electrostatics|
|Laws of Motion||Magnetic effects of Current and Magnetism|
|Work, Energy, and Power||Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents|
|Motion of power of Particles and Rigid Body||Electromagnetic Waves|
|Properties of Bulk Matter||Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation|
|Thermodynamics||Atoms & Nuclei|
|Behavior of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory||Electronic Devices|
|Oscillations and Waves|
|Class 11th||Class 12th|
|Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry||Solid State|
|Structure of Atom||Solutions|
|Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties||Electrochemistry|
|Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure||Chemical Kinetics|
|States of Matter: Gases and Liquids||Surface Chemistry|
|Thermodynamics||General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements|
|Redox Reactions||D and F block elements|
|S-block element||Haloalkanes and Haloarenes|
|Some P-Block Elements||Alcohols, Phenols, and Ethers|
|Organic Chemistry – Some Basic Principles and Techniques||Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids|
|Hydrocarbons||Organic Compounds containing Nitrogen|
|Chemistry in Everyday Life|
I hope the points covered in this article will help you to get ready to ace the exam by preparing for it.
Author: Kriti Kohli
Kriti is an active blogger with decent experience in the education industry. She researches on various topics related to education & various other competitive exams and pens down her research in the form of articles & blogs. She performs extensive research, adds several crucial information, inputs and statistics in her write-ups. When she is not writing, she loves wandering around the hills, as exploring nature excites her the most.