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

Release of NEET Official Notification

1st week of November

NEET Registration

1st week of December

NEET Application Submission

Last week of December

NEET Application Form Correction Window

2nd week of January

Release of NEET Admit Card

Last week of March

NEET Exam Date

1st week of May

Release of NEET Answer Key

Last week of May

NEET Result Announcement

1st week of June

NEET Counseling Round 1

2nd week of June

NEET Counseling Round 2

3rd week of June

NEET Eligibility criteria

NEET examination will be conducted by National Testing Agency and the eligibility criteria for the examination will be set by the NTA. The eligibility criteria for the examination will depend upon the factors like age, nationality and educational qualification of the candidates.

  • Age: Candidates willing to appear for NEET examination should attain a minimum of 17 years of age. Applicants above 17 years of age can apply anyhow as there is no age bar set by the examination authorities.
  • Nationality: Applicants from Indian origin can apply for the NEET examination. Other than Indian national candidates even Non Resident Indian (NRI), Persons of Indian Origin (POI), Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) and Foreign Nationals are also permitted to appear for the examination.
  • Educational Qualification: For appearing for NEET examinations, applicants should have completed 12th class in science stream. Applicants should attain minimum of 50% aggregate in 12th in mandatory subjects like Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
  • Number of Attempts: The examination authorities of NEET have not set any limitation to appear for the examination so far. The applicants can appear for the NEET examination how many every times they want.

Age

Minimum 17 years

Maximum no age bar

Nationality

Indians

Non Resident Indian (NRI)

Persons of Indian Origin (POI)

Overseas Citizen of India (OCI)

Foreign Nationals

Qualification

Completed 12th with mandatory subjects like Physics, Chemistry and Biology with aggregate if 50%

Reservation

Reservation for Scheduled Caste: 15%

Reservation for Scheduled Tribe: 7.5%

Reservation for OBC: 27%

Reservation for Physically Handicapped: 3%

Number of Attempts

Aspirants can appear for NEET how many ever times they want, as there is no particular limit.

NEET Application Form & fees

National Testing Agency releases the application form for the NEET Examination through its official website. The application form will be issued through online mode and interested candidates can fill the application from through online mode itself. There will be no offline application mode available for any of the students.

Steps to fill the application form:

Step 1: Visit the NEET official website and click on the “New User Registration”.

Step 2: Provide the required details like personal details and academics details.

Step 3: After entering the details recheck for the details and click on “Submit” link.

Step 4: In the next page, upload the scanned images of signature and photograph in the required format.

Step 5: Make the fee payment and take the printout of the confirmation page for further reference.

Details required for NEET registration:

  • Applicants Name
  • Applicants Date of Birth
  • Applicants Email Id
  • Applicants Contact Details (Address and Contact Number)
  • Parents/Guardian’s Names
  • Applicants Aadhar Number/Ration Card Number/PAN Card Number/Election Card Number
  • Bank Account Details
  • Applicants Academic Details
  • Caste Category Certificate (if applicable)

NEET Application Form Fee:

The fee payment for NEET Application form can be made through online mode. The examination authorities access payment for the application form through net banking or Credit Card or Debit Card. The application form fee for General and OBC category students is INR 1400/- and for SC/ST/PH students is INR 750/-

General/ OBC

INR 1400

SC/ ST/ PH

INR 750

 

NEET Application Form Correction:

The correction window for the NEET examination will be opened before the release of NEET Admit Card. The correction window will be open only for a small duration and the candidates will have to make the necessary correction with in the allotted time. Applicants can access their form for correction by using there login credentials.

NEET Reservation Criteria:

In order to provide equal seats for all the communities in the country the National Testing Agency has set the reservation criteria for NEET Examination. Below mentioned are the reservation percentages for the upcoming NEET examination.

Categories

Reservation

Economically Weaker Section (EWS)

10%

Scheduled Caste (SC)

15%

Scheduled Tribe (ST)

7.50%

Other Backward Caste (OBC)

27%

Persons with Disabilities (PwD)

5%

NEET Syllabus & Exam Pattern

NEET Syllabus:

The syllabus set for the NEET examination is from the 11th class and 12th class subjects. The NEET syllabus consists of Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology subjects. The NEET syllabus is been designed by the collaboration of COBSE (Council Board of School Education), CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) and NCERT (National Council of Education Research and Training).

Physics

Chemistry

Biology

Behavior of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory

Alcohols

Alcohols

Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation

Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties

Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties

Electromagnetic Waves

Coordination Compounds

Coordination Compounds

Electronic Devices, etc.

Electrochemistry

Electrochemistry

Electrostatics

Equilibrium

Equilibrium

Laws of Motion

Hydrocarbons

Hydrocarbons

Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism

Hydrogen

Hydrogen

Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body

Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen, etc.

Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen, etc.

Physical world and measurement

p-Block Elements

p-Block Elements

Properties of Bulk Matter

p-Block Elements

p-Block Elements

 

Phenols and Ethers

Phenols and Ethers

 

Solid State

Solid State

 

Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry

Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry

 

States of Matter: Gases and Liquids

States of Matter: Gases and Liquids

 

Surface Chemistry

Surface Chemistry

 

NEET Exam Pattern:

NEET Exam Pattern is been determined by National Testing Agency (NTA). NEET is the screening examination for the candidates willing to join for medical board. The NEET examination will be conducted for 3 hours duration and the examination will be conducted in pen and paper mode.

  • Exam Duration: The NEET examination will be conducted for the duration of 3 hours. Aspirants should finish all the 3 section with the stipulated time.
  • Type of Questions: The question format for the NEET examination will be MCQ types. Candidates will have to choose the right answer from the provided 4 options.
  • Subjects: NEET exam paper consists of 3 subjects i.e., Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany and Zoology). All the three subjects’ score will be important for the overall marks.
  • Number of Questions: The NEET examination will be for the total of 180 questions, split into physics with 45 questions, chemistry with 45 questions, botany with 45 questions and zoology with 45 questions.
  • Marking Scheme: Every very correct answer in NEET examination will fetch +4 marks and every wrong answer will deduct -1 mark as per the exam patter declared by National Testing Agency.
  • total Marks: Overall the question paper for the NEET examination will be for 720 marks, which includes all the three subjects.

Subjects

Physics
Chemistry
 Biology (Zoology and Botany)

Type of Questions

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ's)

Number of Questions

Physics:45
Chemistry: 45
Biology: 90
Total: 180

Marking Scheme

4 marks for each correct answer
-1 mark for every wrong answer

Total Marks

720 marks

Duration

180 minutes

 

NEET Examination Medium:

NEET examination will be available in 2 official languages and 9 regional languages.  Candidates are free to choose their regional languages to write the exam. English and Hindi languages are common in all the regions. Below mentioned are some of the language the NEET examination will be available to answer.

Regions

Medium Available

All States and Cities

English, Hindi and Urdu

Andhra Pradesh and Telangana

Telugu

Assam

Assamese

Gujarat, Daman and Diu, Dadra & Nagar Haveli

Gujarati

Karnataka

Kannada

Maharashtra

Marathi

Odisha

Oriya

Tamil Nadu

Tamil

West Bengal and Tripura

Bengali

 

NEET Reference Books:

The best reference book for NEET examination is class 11th and class 12th by NCERT. As the NEET syllabus is determines by CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) NCERT books holds the upper hand in delivering the required knowledge to the candidates. Other than NCERT books the students can even refer certain books mentioned below.

Physics:

  • The concept of Physics by H. C. Verma
  • Objective Physics by D. C. Pandey
  • Fundamental Physics by Pradeep Publications

Chemistry:

  • Chemistry by R K Gupta
  • Physical Chemistry by O P Tandon
  • Organic Chemistry by Morrison and Boyd

Biology:

  • Biology Volume 1 and 2 by Trueman
  • Biology by Pradeep Publications
  • Objective Biology by Dinesh

NEET Admit Card

The Admit Card will be made available through online mode by the examination authorities. Admit card is the mandatory document that has to be carried to the examination center along with a valid photo ID card.

Steps to download NEET Admit Card:

Step 1: Go to NEET official website and click on “Download Admit Card” link.

Step 2: Provide the Application number, Date of Birth and Security Pin and login.

Step 3: Once the Admit Card is displayed download and take the printout for further reference.

Details Mentioned on NEET Admit Card:

  • Aadhar Number
  • Address
  • Candidate's Roll Number
  • Category of a student
  • Date of Birth of test taker
  • Examination Date
  • Examination Timings
  • Father’s Name
  • Gender
  • Medium or language of Question Paper
  • Name and Address of the allotted examination center
  • Name of the candidate
  • Photograph of the candidate
  • Signature of the candidate
  • Sub-Category

NEET Results & Score Card

The result for the NEET examination will be declared by the National Testing Agency through its official website. The notification of the results will be released during the time of exam dates announcement. Candidates can login with their registration number and password and access their results. The results will be acknowledged by all the Medical Institute across India accepting NEET score for admission. 

Steps to access NEET Results:

Step 1: Visit the NEET official website and click on “Results” link.

Step 2: Enter the login credentials and click on “Submit” option.

Step 3: Once the result is displayed, download and take the printout. 

NEET Tie Breaking:

In case of equal marks scored by two or more candidates the tie breaking criteria will be implemented followed by the below mentioned conditions.

  • Aspirants with higher marks in Botany and Zoology with are given more weightage.
  • Aspirants with the less number of negative marking or incorrect answer will be prioritized.
  • Better score obtained by the candidate in Chemistry subject will be highlighted.
  • At last, the candidates with older age will be given first preference.

NEET Cut Off:

The Cutoff for the NEET examination will be released by NTA soon after the declaration of the NEET Results. NEET Cut Off will be determined by various factors including category of the candidates, total number of candidates appeared and difficulty level of the examination.

Category

Cut off

Other categories

40%

General – PH

45%

General

50%

NEET Counselling & Admission

The counseling sessions for the NEET examination will start soon after the declaration of NEET Results. The counseling will be held for 2 rounds and the candidates can register their names for counseling soon after the declaration of the results.

Counseling Steps:

Step 1

Registration or Payment and choice filling

Step 2

Choice Filling process

Step 3

Processing of Seat Allotment

Step 4

Result Declaration

Step 5

Reporting Time

 

Required documents for Counseling:

  • 8 latest passport size photographs.
  • Category Certificate (if applicable).
  • Government issued Aadhar card.
  • Original and photocopy of class 10th and class 12th certificate.
  • Original and photocopy of the admit card.

Mock Test

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) Practice tests and question papers help you in its entrance exam preparation.

The NEET online tests over here are designed in such a way to help you to evaluate yourselves and at the same time the NEET mock tests help you to evaluate what you learnt till date.

All the NEET test papers are free here. You can also practice through free NEET online mock tests and JEE Main sample Question papers by Year.

List of NEET examination centres

National Testing Agency has set up around 2255 NEET examination centers across the country. The examination centers are set up in 136 cities all over India. Candidates can choose their nearby examination center as per their preferences.  Applicants can choose up to three examination centers and the final examination center will be allotted by the examination authorities based on the student’s preference.

State

City

Andaman & Nicobar

Port Blair

Andhra Pradesh

Guntur

Kakinada

Kurnool

Nellore

Rajahmundry

Tirupathi

Vijayawada

Visakhapatnam

Vizianagaram

Arunachal Pradesh

Itanagar

Assam

Dibrugarh

Guwahati

Silchar

Tezpur

Bihar

Gaya

Patna

Chandigarh

Chandigarh

Bilaspur

Raipur

Dadra & Nagar Haveli

Dadra & Nagar Haveli

Daman & Diu

Daman

Delhi

Delhi(Central)

Delhi(East)

Delhi(North)

Delhi(South)

Delhi(West)

Goa

Panaji

Gujarat

Ahmedabad

Anand

Bhavnagar

Gandhinagar

Godhra

Patan

Rajkot

Surat

Vadodara

Valsad

Haryana

Faridabad

Gurgaon

Himachal Pradesh

Dharamshala

Hamirpur

Shimla

Jammu & Kashmir

Jammu

Srinagar

Udhampur

Jharkhand

Bokaro

Jamshedpur

Ranchi

Karnataka

Bangalore

Belgaum

Davangere

Dharwad

Gulbarga

Hubli

Mangalore

Mysore

Udupi

Kerala

Alappuzha

Ernakulam

Kannur

Kollam

Kottayam

Kozhikode

Mallapuram

Palakkad

Thrissur

Trivandrum

Lakshadweep

Kavaratti

Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal

Gwalior

Indore

Jabalpur

Ujjain

Maharashtra

Ahmednagar

Amravati

Aurangabad

Beed

Buldana

Jalgaon

Kolhapur

Latur

Mumbai

Mumbai Suburban

Nagpur

Nanded

Nasik

Pune

Satara

Solapur

Thane

Manipur

Imphal

Shillong

Meghalaya

Mizoram

Aizawl

Nagaland

Dimapur

Kohima

Odisha

Angul

Balasore

Cuttack

Behrampur

Bhubaneshwar

Rourkela

Sambalpur

Puducherry

Puducherry

Punjab

Amritsar

Bhatinda

Jalandhar

Rajasthan

Ajmer

Bikaner

Jaipur

Jodhpur

Kota

Udaipur

Sikkim

Gangtok

Tamil Nadu

Chennai

Coimbatore

Kancheepuram

Khammam

Madurai

Namakkal

Rangareddy

Salem

Thiruvallur

Tiruchirapalli

Tirunelveli

Vellore

Telangana

Hyderabad

Warangal

Tripura

Agartala

Uttarakhand

Dehradun

Haldwani

Uttar Pradesh

Allahabad

Bareily

Ghaziabad

Gorakhpur

Jhansi

Kanpur

Lucknow

Meerut

Noida

Roorkee

Varanasi

West Bengal

Burdwan

Durgapur

Hoogli

Howrah

Kharagpur

Kolkata

Siliguri

24 Paragana (North)

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.