NEET Exam: 2020 Application, Eligibility, Syllabus & Pattern

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test [NEET]

NEET - National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test or NEET happens to be a national level medical entrance examination which is conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education Board. The examination is conducted for conferring admission in BDS and MBBS courses which are offered by different private and Government medical institutes in the country of India. The entrance test contributes to being a one tier examination which is commenced every year tentatively in the month of May. From the year of 2016, AIPMT entrance test will be replaced by NEET entrance examination. All seats of BDS and MMBS of any dental and medical college will be filled by the scores of NEET Entrance examination. Appearing in the entrance examination in the year of 2017 will be treated as the first attempt.

It is mandatory that the students should fill the eligibility criteria for appearing in NEET entrance examination. It is a must that candidates should check the eligibility criteria properly so that no confusion occur at a later period. Candidates willing to appear in NEET entrance examination should be filling the application form. The application form is available on the official website of NEET.

For students who do not have the internet connection and are willing to appear in NEET 2018, can fill and submit the NEET Application form from the common service centers which have been set up by CBSE or Central Board of Secondary Education. These centers will offer the prerequisite support to fill and submit the application form to the students coming from rural areas. The application fees can be paid with the help of e-Wallet services. The question paper for NEET comprises of 180 multiple choice questions. The questions in the paper are asked from Chemistry, Physics, Zoology and Botany. Candidates require completing the entrance paper within a time duration of 3 hours.

NEET Exam Date

Events Dates (Tentative)
NEET 2020 Application Form available First week of December
Admit Card Release Date First week of April
NEET 2020 Exam Date First week of May
Result Declared First week of June
NEET Counselling After Result Announcement

Application Form Important Date

Last date to submit the application form (without late fee) Last week of December
Receipt of confirmation page in CBSE (without late fee) Second week of January
Last date to submit the application form (with late fee) Last week of January
Receipt of confirmation page in CBSE (with late fee) First week of February


NEET Eligibility criteria

The required eligibility criteria is mentioned below:

  • Candidate must be a valid domicile of the state.
  • Candidates must have passed/appearing 12th or equivalent examination from any recognized board with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Bio-technology or any other elective subject with English.
  • The minimum percentage in PCB for general category is 50%, for SC/ST/OBC is 40%, for general PH is 45% and for SC/ST/OBC handicapped is 40%.
  • Candidate should possess a residency proof of the state.

Age Limit:-

  • The minimum age limit is 17 years on 31st December of the year of admission.
  • The maximum age limit is 25 years for general candidates and 30 years for reserved categories.

NEET Application Form & fees

  • The Application Form will be available via online from 2nd week of December 2018 till 1st week of January 2019 in the official website.
  • Candidates can pay the NEET 2018 application form fee using debit/credit card through the online payment gateway or through depositing fee in the CBSE account with Syndicate, SBI, ICICI bank or HDFC bank through e-challan.
  • Any request for changes in the entries of the application form will not be accepted under any circumstances.
  • Candidates are required to send the confirmation page along with required documents to the address mentioned below:
    The Assistant Secretary (NEET)
    Central Board of Secondary Education,
    Shiksha Kendra, 2, Community Centre,
    Preet Vihar, Delhi-110 092

The application fee for NEET exam is mentioned below:


Without late fee

With late fee

For OBC/General


Rs.2800/- (Rs.1400 + 1400)



Rs.2150/- (Rs.750 + 1400)

NEET Syllabus & Exam Pattern

  • The exam will be conducted in offline mode (pen and paper based mode).
  • The question paper will contain total 180 multiple choice questions with single correct answer.
  • The question paper will be based on English or Hindi.
  • The exam duration will of 3 hours.
  • Each correct answer will be given 4 marks.
  • For each incorrect answer 1 mark of negative marking will be done.
  • NEET syllabus is prepared after reviewing various state syllabi as well as those prepared by the Council Board of School Education (COBSE), Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT).


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The syllabus for NEET 2017 is given here:

Class XI: Physical world and measurement, Laws of Motion, Kinematics, Work, Energy and Power, Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body, Gravitation, Properties of Bulk Matter, Thermodynamics, Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory, Oscillations and Waves.

Class XII: Electrostatics, Current Electricity, Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism, Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents, Electromagnetic Waves, Optics, Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation, Atoms and Nuclei, Electronic Devices.


Class XI: Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry, Structure of Atom, Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties, Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure, States of Matter: Gases and Liquids, Thermodynamics, Equilibrium, Redox Reactions, Hydrogen, s-Block Element (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals), Some p-Block Elements, Organic Chemistry-Some Basic Principles and Techniques, Hydrocarbons, Environmental Chemistry.

Class XII: Solid State, Solutions, Electrochemistry, Chemical Kinetics, Surface Chemistry, General Principles 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, Biomolecules, Polymers, Chemistry in Everyday Life.


Class XI: Diversity in Living World, Structural Organisation in Animals and Plants, Cell Structure and Function, Plant Physiology, Human physiology.

Class XII: Reproduction, Genetics and Evolution, Biology and Human Welfare, Biotechnology and Its Applications, Ecology and Environment.

NEET Admit Card

The admit card can be downloaded from the official website of NEET. The admit card can be downloaded tentatively from the official website from 15th April of 2018. Candidates will not receive any admit card via post. The admit card is an essential document of the NEET 2018. Admit card will consist of several important details such as name and roll number of the candidate, name, center and date of examination. It is essential to bring the admit card on the day of examination.

NEET Results & Score Card

The results of NEET will be announced tentatively on the first week of June. Candidates who have attained the minimum qualifying marks are qualified. The results of the entrance examination will be declared online. Students should be downloading the rank card from the official website.

Student is recommended taking a printout of the result and keeping the same safe till the admission process is accomplished. The merit list will be prepared for providing admission in accordance with the marks which is scored by candidates in the entrance test.

NEET Counselling & Admission

Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) will organize the counselling for 15% All India Quota through online mode The Schedule for Online Counselling will be hosted on the website of the MCC after the declaration of the result of All India Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Entrance Test (for short subsequently mentioned as AIPMT) conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). The Candidates are advised to visit Website for latest instructions from time to time.
The qualified candidates appearing for allotment by Online counselling should produce the following documents in original along with an attested copy of the documents for verification at the allotted College failing which they shall not be entitled for admission at the allotted College:-

•    Admit Cards of AIPMT- 2014 Exam issued by CBSE.
•    Rank letter issued by CBSE. 
•    Date of Birth Certificate (if Metric Certificate does not bear the same)
•    Metric Certificate
•    10+2 Certificate
•    10+2 Marks Sheet
•    2 Passport size photograph same as affixed on the application form
•    Proof of identity
The Candidate should also bring the following certificate if applicable:
SC/ST Certificate issued by the competent authority and should be in English or Hindi and should be attested by Class I Gazetted Officer. 
OBC Certificate should be issued by the competent authority. 
Orthopaedic Physical Disability Certificate (PH Certificate) issued from a duly constituted and authorized Medical Boards.

NEET Participating Colleges

There are a number of colleges that accept the scores of NEET. Candidates can seek admission in these participating colleges in accordance with their choice and the number of seats available.

List of NEET examination centres

Enlisted test centres in state for NEET 2018 given below:


Andaman & Nicobar Islands


Andhra Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh

Arunachal Pradesh










Dadra & Nagar Haveli


Daman & Diu









Tamil Nadu

Himachal Pradesh


Jammu and Kashmir



Uttar Pradesh




West Bengal

Ask & Answers

I want to know the NEET Exam Pattern and in how many languages NEET Exam will be conducted?

Structure of NEET Exam pattern:

  • NEET exam will be held in offline mode i.e. Pen and Paper based Test.
  • NEET Question Paper will be held in 8 Languages like English, Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Assamese languages.
  •  NEET exam will have 3 sections such as: Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Zoology & Botany) subjects.
  • In NEET Exam pattern, there are total 180 Multiple Choice Questions with 480 total marks. 
  • The duration of the NEET exam is 3 Hours.
  • In NEET Exam pattern, for every right answer 4 marks will be provided.
  • Negative marking is applicable in NEET Exam, as 1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.

Can u tell me, the percentage of seat reserved for the reserved category in NEET Admission process? 

Details on Percentage of seat reserved for reserved categories in NEET Admission process:

  • In NEET Admission process, Seats reserved For ST cadre is 7.5%. 
  • Seats reserved for SC cadre is 15%.
  • Seats reserved for OBC cadre is 27%.
  • Seats reserved for PWD cadre is 3%.
  • So these are percentile of seat reserved for the reserved category in NEET Admission process.

Provide me some important NEET Preparation tips?

Some useful NEET Preparation Tips: 

  • The candidates need to go through NEET syllabus thoroughly.
  • NEET Aspirants need to maintain the proper timetable for each section which will guide them in Time Management during NEET exam.
  • One must need to consider the NEET Preparation Books and they can also go through the online study materials.
  • NEET Aspirants need to practice previous NEET Question papers and also they can opt for NEET Mock tests.
  • One must stay relax and confident while doing NEET Preparation.

where will I be able to get NEET Result? 

Steps to check NEET Result:

  • NEET Aspirants are required to visit the official website in order to check the NEET Result.
  • The candidates can check the NEET result only via online mode.
  • NEET Aspirants need to enter their respective Roll number and also other important details.
  • Then they must click on the submit button and the NEET Result will be displayed on the screen.

where will NEET Admit Card be available?

NEET Admit card availability:

  • NEET Aspirants are required to visit the official website of NEET in order to Avail NEET Admit card.
  • NEET Admit card will be made available via online mode.
  • Aspirants need to get their NEET Admit card in the examination hall along with the valid ID proof. 
  • Candidates are advised to keep their NEET Admit card safely till the NEET Admission process is done.