All About NEET 2020 (UG)- Eligibility, important dates, exam and counselling

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NEET- National Eligibility cum entrance test is a gateway exam for the medical courses admission across India such as MBBS, DENTAL, and AYURVEDA.

NTA- national test agency will conduct this exam in 2020 and the notification for the same announced by NTA on August 23, 2019. So the most important points for students are eligibility, important dates, exam mode, and other details will be explained here in a proper manner.

 

As this year in 2020 NEET exam will be conducted on 3rd of May 2020 in the offline mode only.

The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, popularly known as NEET-UG, will be conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA). NEET 2020 is a single-window entrance exam which will be held on May 3rd, 2020. The date of the release of application form and conduct of the NEET 2019 exam has been notified by the regulatory body. The application form of NEET is open and will be available until November 30. The exam will be held in offline mode which implies NEET is a pen and paper test. NEET UG is a three-hour-long paper which comprises three sections namely Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany and Zoology). 

Apart from NEET 2020, only a few entrance exams are being conducted for Medical admissions named- AIIMS and JIPMER.

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Important dates of NEET 2020 (UG)

  • Notification of NEET 2020 - 23rd of August 2019
  • Release of application forms- 1st week of November 2019
  • online registration starts- 2 December 2019
  • Last date to submit application form- December 31, 2019, up to 11.50 PM
  • The last date to submit application fee- December 31, 2019, up to 11.50 PM for online payment
    Offline payment has to be made within banking hours
  • Application Correction Window- January 14 to January 31, 2020
  • Admit Card release date-  March 27, 2020
  • Exam Date- May 3rd, 2020
  • release of official answer key- within one week of exam
  • Declaration of results-  By June 4, 2020

Eligibility of NEET 2020 (UG)

The eligibility criteria have mostly remained the same as of last year. Minor changes are that the age criteria will be checked after completion of the exam and the upper age limit has to be calculated as on the date of the exam.

  • Nationality- All Indian Nationals, NRIs, OCIs & Foreign Nationals are eligible to appear for NEET 2020.
  • Qualifying Exam- 10+2 or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English as core subjects in both Classes 11 and 12 from a recognized board.
  • Pass percentage- UR- 50%, OBC/SC/ST-40%, PWD-45% (minimum aggregate marks only for PCB subjects)
  • Age Limit- The revised date of birth is on or before December 31, 2003. The upper age limit clause has been withdrawn for now. Admission will be subject to the outcome of the case. (CASE IN SUPREME COURT)
  • Maximum Attempts- No limit on the permitted number of attempts.

mode of Application for NEET 2020 (UG)

ONLINE ONLY

Mode of the Application form to submit is Online only. Candidates must note that Aadhaar card is not mandatory to fill the application form. Candidates must keep their scanned photograph, signature-ready before they fill the NEET 2020 application form.

 

The application process for NEET 2020

Following three steps involved in completing the application of NEET 2020.

  • Registration
  • log-in and completion of details
  • application fees payment

 

- The application process starts with the registration, for registration one needed to provide all the personal details, and on successful completion of your registration, you will be provided with the registration number.

- With this registration number and your password, you can log in again and can fill your educational details, your photograph, and signature. (you should keep your scanned passport size photo and signature at the time of registration)

- After completing your application, you have to pay the application fees, in order to complete your application.

note- The registration number provided to you at the time of registration will be needed to log in each and every time, and the same will be used in your exam and counseling process, so please keep your registration number safe with you.

 

list of documents required at the time of Application- 

  1. Aadhar card
  2. scanned passport size photo
  3. scanned signature
  4. 10th mark sheet
  5. 12th mark sheet (if a pass out or 12th registration details if the candidate is an appearing one)
  6. debit card / credit card / net banking details for payment

important questions- 

1. can I make changes in my application after the final submission of my application?

- yes, you can change some details if you have made some mistake during the application, within the time limit provided by NTA. for NEET 2020 you can make following changes in your application till 3rd week of December 2019.

  • Fathers name
  • Mothers name
  • date of Birth
  • Gender 
  • the category you belongs to

however, you can not change following- 

  • Choice of Examination center
  • medium of answer
  • email id
  • mobile number

Application Fees for NEET 2020 (UG)

Payment is online through Debit/Credit cards/Net banking OR through SBI EChallan to be downloaded by candidates and payment made in cash at the nearest SBI branch.

The Application Fee is Rs 1400 for Gen/OBC NCL candidates while it is Rs 750 for SC/ST/PWD/Transgender. The payment receipt or voucher must be kept safe.

Mode of Application fees payment for NEET 2020 (UG)

DIGITAL ONLY

As the application mode is online-only, Applicants can pay their application fees through digital mode only. eg- net banking, credit card, and debit card.

Mode of exam for NEET 2020 (UG)

OFFLINE ONLY

The NEET 2020 entrance exam will be conducted in offline mode only. (pen and paper ).

The students have to fill their answers in the OMR sheet provided to them. 

Hall ticket / admit card for NEET 2020

The printed Admit card on A4 paper is enough for entry in the exam hall.

Candidates who have successfully filled the NEET application form can download the admit card of NEET 2020 from 27th March 2020. The NEET 2020 admit card is available online only and can be downloaded from the candidate login by entering the application number and password. The admit card is an important identity document that has to be carried to the exam hall along with a copy of the photograph (same as the one uploaded in the application form), a valid Photo ID. PwD candidates will have to also carry their PwD certificate additionally.

note.- any of the identity cards is a must along with admit card to get inside the exam hall.

Exam centres for NEET 2020(UG)

NEET ug 2020 will be held across 154 exam centers with more than 12 lakh candidates expected to appear for around 90,000 seats in the country.

you can choose your exam center according to your convenience, keeping one point in mind that further, you can not request for any change in your exam center. 

 

Languages other than English you can appear in NEET 2020- 

Hindi

Tamil

Telugu

Odiya

Marathi

Bengali

Assamese

Gujrati

Urdu

Kannada

 

note.- choose your choice of language carefully, because further, you can not request for change of choice.

 

 

Exam pattern for NEET 2020(UG)

Duration of Examination- 3 hours

Total Number of Questions- 180 Questions

Sections- Physics-45 Questions

                Chemistry- 45 Questions

                Biology- 90 Questions (45 Botony & $5 Zoology)

Marking Scheme- +4 marks for each correct answer.

                              -1 mark for each wrong answer,

                              0 mark for each unanswered question

Maximum Marks- 720 Marks

Aggregate score calculation- Total number of correct answer x 4 – Total number of incorrect answers x 1 (There are no marks for not attempting questions)

 

 

Syllabus of NEET 2020- 

Biology Syllabus- 

class 11 class 12
Diversity in Living World Reproduction
Structural Organization in Animals and Plant Genetics and Evolution
Cell Structure and Function Biology and Human Welfare
Plant Physiology Biotechnology and its Applications
Human Physiology Ecology and Environment

 

Physics syllabus-                                                   

class 11 class 12
Physical World and Measurement Electrostatics
Kinematics Current Electricity
Laws of Motion Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism
Work, Energy, and Power Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents
the motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body Electromagnetic Waves
Gravitation Optics
Properties of Bulk Matter Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation
Thermodynamics Atoms and Nuclei
The behavior of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory Electronic Devices
Oscillations and Waves  

 

Chemistry syllabus- 

class 11 class 12
Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry Solid-state
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
Equilibrium p-Block elements
Redox Reactions d and f Block Elements
Hydrogen Coordination Compounds
s-Block Elements Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
Some p-Block Elements Alcohols, Phenols, and Ethers
Organic Chemistry- Some Basic Principles and Techniques Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acid
Hydrocarbons Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen
Environmental Chemistry Biomolecules
Polymers  
Chemistry in Everyday Life  

Exam Duration for NEET 2020

Duration of Examination- 3 hours

The exam will be held on May 3 from 2 to 5 p.m.

Negative marking for NEET 2020

Yes, negative marking is there in NEET 2019 exam. for each wrong answer, 1 mark will be deducted.

so students should be very careful with the right answer. if you are 100 % confirm about any question solution then only you should answer it, because if you not answering a question, nothing you will lose, but the wrong answer will reduce your mark.

Result and counseling of NEET 2020

The result of NEET 2020 will be released on 04th of June 2020 and the counseling process will start after that.

Collegees accepting NEET 2020 score

list of some top medical colleges accepting NEET score- 

  • Christian Medical College (CMC), Tamil Nadu
  • St John's Medical College - Bangalore (SJ Medical College), Karnataka
  • Lady Hardinge Medical College - Delhi (LHMC Delhi), Delhi NCR
  • Grant Medical College - Mumbai (GMC Mumbai), Maharashtra
  • Maulana Azad Medical College - Delhi (MAMC Delhi), Delhi NCR
  • University College of Medical Sciences, Delhi NCR
  • Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute (BMCRI), Karnataka
  • JSS Medical College, Karnataka
  • Gandhi Medical College & Hospital - Hyderabad (GMCH), Andhra Pradesh
  • Seth GS Medical College - Mumbai (SGSMC), Maharashtra

Admission and counselling process of NEET 2020

counselling 2020 after NEET result-

The NTA- national test agency will release the schedule for NEET 2020 Counselling on its official website. It will commence from the month of June 2020, after the result on 4th June 2020.

The result of NEET 2020 will provide each student their scorecard, means how much one has scored out of total mark 720. according to the score, students will be provided with ALL INDIA RANKING, STATE RANKING, and CATEGORY RANKING.

It is necessary for each candidate to register separately for the NEET Counselling. After the declaration of NEET Result 2020 as The counseling will be conducted through online mode only and all the qualified candidates will be called for the process of NEET counseling., MCC and various state counseling authorities will conduct counseling in order to provide admissions to candidates under 15% All India Quota seats in government medical and dental colleges across India and rest of the 85% seats will be filled through state counseling. Please note that under this 15 % all India Quota, reservations will be provided.

It will be a three-round process and if the candidates are not able to secure a seat in the first round or if they got the allotment and still want to participate in the second round, they can change their preferences and get the allotment in the second round of NEET Counselling 2020. If after second round also someone has not got a seat can participate in the MOP UP round. This will be the last chance to get a seat for all the remaining students, so students are advised to fill their preferences according to their score so that they can get a seat.

So the counseling will have two steps-

  1. Students have to register for counselling with their scorecard.
  2. Students have to fill their choice of preferences.

After these two steps, only students will be provided seats according to the availability of seats and reservations.

 

Expected cutoff for NEET 2020

 

according to the last year's exam difficulty level and the number of students appeared for the exam we can calculate the expected cutoff for NEET 2020. the cut off also depends upon the performance of candidates. as it's necessary to cross the cut off mark for each student to be eligible for the counseling process, students are supposed to be careful about the expected cutoff for NEET 2020. 

if we will consider the previous trends, the minimum cut-off percentile to qualify the exam is 50% for general category & 45% for PH category and 40% for other reserved categories. After releasing the cut-off, the authority will also release a cut-off under 15% of All India Quota seats for different categories. here one important point to keep in mind is that each and every year the cutoff percentile will be same only but the cutoff score will change because of different above-said factors.

category wise cutoff percentile and expected cut off score for NEET 2020

category percentile expected score
UR 50 134
OBC 45 120
SC / ST 40 107
PH 40 107

tips and tricks for NEET 2020 (UG)

Every topper of NEET has his/her own story to tell, so you have to plan your strategy according to you. if you have the real interest of becoming a Doctor you have to keep this in mind that you have to qualify this exam. and if you are interested in Top colleges or Government colleges, you have to score very well, you have to be in the top 15 %. top 15 percent all India quota not only secures you a seat in the top colleges but also in most of the cases Government colleges, so the quality of education will be very high and the overall expenses will be low. the tuition fees and hostel fees of most of the government colleges are very low.

NEET 2020 Preparation Tips are the first step towards qualifying the medical entrance exam. However, there is no fixed list of steps that one can follow to qualify NEET 2020 with a good score. the essential part of this journey is how well candidates utilize their time and proper direction to achieve the goal of cracking NEET 2020. For competitive exams like NEET, aspirants must frame a preparation strategy that allows them to concentrate on each and every concept thoroughly. Before delving into books, one should be well acquainted with the NEET 2020 syllabus and exam pattern. When preparing for NEET, it should be ensured that candidates are referring to the relevant study material. Since the syllabus of NEET has been prepared in compliance with the NCERT syllabus, the NCERT textbooks of Class 11 and 12 must be referred. the main benefit of studying the NCERT book is that it will give you a deep knowledge of subjects according to the syllabus.

 

Books you can go for- 

 

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