NEET Exam 2020 Notification | Syllabus, Admit Card, Exam Dates

NEET Exam 2020 NotificationNEET Exam Notification 2020: The National Testing Agency (NTA) conducts NEET for admission to MBBS, BDS, AYUSH, Veterinary and other medical/paramedical courses in India. The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is the sole entrance test for admission to MBBS and BDS courses in India.

With approximately 16 lakh test-takers, NEET is the most important medical entrance examination in India. Both AIIMS and JIPMER MBBS examinations have also been merged with NTA NEET.

NEET Exam Notification 2020

India Wide Parents Association filed a PIL in SC to postpone NEET 2020. After that students and parents, both filled the pleas in favor and against of NEET 2020 examination schedule in the supreme court. Now, as per the decision of SC taken on August 17, 2020 the exam dates will remain unchanged.

National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct the NEET exam on September 13, 2020, in pen and paper-based mode. NEET exam 2020 will be held from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM at 155 exam cities. As per the latest NEET update, NTA, through a public notice has informed allotted NEET exam city. The notice also mentions download NEET admit card 2020 will be available shortly at

NEET 2020 – Highlights


NEET 2020 Details

Name of the Examination

National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET-UG)

Conducting body

National Testing Agency (NTA)

Examination level


Examination category


Academic Qualification 10+2 or equivalent with PCB
Official Website
Exam Mode Pen and paper mode
Exam Cities 155 cities

Scope of NEET

Admissions to

  • MBBS and BDS programmes in India including AIIMS and JIPMER as well as abroad
  • AYUSH courses available in the country.
  • Veterinary and other undergraduate medical courses in the country

Seat Intake

82926 MBBS seats*
26949 BDS*
1205 AIIMS
200 JIPMER, Puducherry and Karaikal
52720 AYUSH
525 BVSc & AH

Colleges 529 medical*
313 dental*
47 BVSc & AH

Number of Applicants (2020)

16.84 lakh

Number of Appeared Candidates

14,10,754 (in 2019)

*compiled data for 2019-20 from MCI/DCI websites for MBBS/BDS

NTA NEET 2020 Helpline

NTA help desk: 0120-6895200 (operational 09:30 AM to 06:00 PM during working days)
Email ID:
Mobile: 8076535482, 7703859909

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NEET 2020 Important Dates

National Testing Agency (NTA) has announced the dates of NEET 2020 through an official notification on August 21, 2019. The important dates of NEET 2020 are listed in the table to help candidates keep track of the deadline. NEET 2020 application dates, correction, admit card and exam date are mentioned here.

NEET Exam Notification: Exam Dates 2020

Latest events


Release of NEET admit card

To be released soon

NEET 2020 date

September 13, 2020 – SC confirmed

Re-opening of NEET correction window May 15 to 31, 2020 till 5:00 PM
Correction window re-opens July 4 to 20, 2020 till 5:00 PM
Answer key by coaching institutes To be announced
Display of OMR sheets of aspirants To be announced
Release of provisional answer key To be announced
Challenging official answer key To be announced
Publication of final answer key To be announced
Declaration of result To be announced
Counselling starts To be announced
Past events
Notification of NEET August 21, 2019
Application form date December 2, 2019 from 5:00 PM
Last date for NEET 2020 registration January 6, 2020
Last date to pay application fee January 7, 2020
NEET application correction dates January 15 to 31, 2020
Re-opening of NEET application form for registered candidates February 3 to 9, 2020 (upto 11:50 PM)

*means that dates are tentative

Eligibility Criteria for NTA NEET 2020?

The eligibility criteria for NEET 2020 are summarized below. Candidates can go through the NEET eligibility criteria to ascertain their eligibility for the same

  • Candidate must have completed 10+2 or equivalent from a recognized institute
  • The minimum aggregate required in the qualifying examination is 50% for those belonging to the general category
  • Candidates belonging to the SC/ST category need a minimum aggregate of 40% and those belonging to the OBC category need at least 45% in the qualifying examination
  • There is no upper age limit for candidates appearing for NTA NEET 2020, however, the minimum age required to appear for the examination is 17 years

NEET 2020 Medium of Exam

NEET 2020 aspirants have the option of choosing from 2 official languages and 9 regional languages. The details regarding available medium for NEET 2020 is tabulated below:

Medium Available Location
English, Hindi and Urdu All States and Cities
Telugu Andhra Pradesh and Telangana
Bengali West Bengal and Tripura
Kannada Karnataka
Gujarati Gujarat, Daman and Diu, Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Tamil Tamil Nadu
Marathi Maharashtra
Assamese Assam
Oriya Odisha

NEET 2020 Syllabus

NEET syllabus is divided into 3 sections – Chemistry, Physics, and Biology (Zoology and Botany) and the questions asked in the exam are from Class 11 and 12. The details of NEET Syllabus are mentioned below:

NEET 2020 Important Topics with weightage

Physics with weightage

Chemistry with weightage

Biology with weightage

Work, energy and power -6%

Thermodynamics – 9%

Diversity in Living World – 11%

Motion of System Of Particles and Rigid Body – 4%

Equilibrium – 6%

Biology and Human Welfare – 5%

Properties of bulk matter – 14%

Solutions – 5%

Structural Organisation in Animals and Plants – 10%

Thermodynamics – 9%

Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers – 8%

Plant Physiology – 8%

Electrostatics – 9%

Electrochemistry – 4%

Human Physiology – 12%

Current Electricity – 8%

Chemistry in Everyday Life – 4%

Reproduction – 11%

Optics – 10%

d and f Block Elements – 4%

Genetics and Evolution – 12%

Electronic devices 14%

Coordination compounds – 4%

Biology and Human Welfare – 5%

Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism, Electromagnetic Waves – 5% each

Chemical Bonding and molecular structure – 5%

Biotechnology and Its Applications, Cell Structure and Function – 7% each

Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation – 6%

Chemical kinetics, Classification of elements and periodicity in properties, Hydrogen, Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids, Polymers, Biomolecules – 3% each

Ecology and environment – 13%

NEET 2020 Exam Pattern

Those who plan to ace the exam should be aware of the accurate exam pattern. Students can refer to the overview of NEET 2020 Exam Pattern mentioned below –

NEET 2020 Test Pattern



Mode of Exam

Pen and Paper/ Offline mode


3 hours

Total Number of Questions

180 Questions

Subjects and Sections

Physics – 45 Questions

Chemistry – 45 Questions

Biology – 90 Questions

Marking Scheme

+4 marks for each correct answer;

-1 mark for each wrong answer;

0 mark for each unanswered question

Maximum Marks

720 marks

NEET Marks Calculation Formula

Marks = Total number of correct answers x 4 – Total number of incorrect answers x 1

  • Exam mode and duration: The exam is conducted in offline mode for a duration of 3 hours. 
  • Marking Scheme: Every question in the paper carries 4 marks. Candidates will be rewarded 4 marks for every correct response. 1 mark will be deducted from the total score for every incorrect response. There is no negative marking for unattempted questions.
  • Candidates are given a question paper, and they have to mark their responses in the provided OMR sheet.
  • NTA determines the NEET Exam Pattern with the aim of shortlisting the most deserving candidates for medical courses. Exam Pattern details for the exam are tabulated below:
Specifications Pattern and syllabus
Subjects Physics, Chemistry, Biology (Zoology and Botany)
Type of Questions Multiple Choice Questions
Number of Questions

Physics – 45

Chemistry – 45

Biology – 90 (Zoology – 45 and Botany- 45)

Total -180

Total Marks 720 marks

Best books for NEET 2020

Choosing the right book to start the preparation is the key to success. Candidates should ask their mentors and seniors about the reference books used by them. In the table given below, we have listed a few NEET books 2020, suggested by toppers and experts.




  • Physics for NEET by C.P. Singh
  • Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday, Resnick, and Walker
  • Objective Physics By DC Pandey
  • Concepts of Physics by H.C. Verma
  • Problems in General Physics by I.E. Irodov
  • Fundamental Physics by Pradeep
  • Organic Chemistry by Morrison
  • Objective Chemistry by R.K. Gupta
  • Physical Chemistry by O.P. Tandon
  • Concise Inorganic Chemistry by JD Lee
  • Boyd for Organic Chemistry
  • ABC of Chemistry for Classes 11 and 12 by Modern
  • 40 Days Biology for NEET by S. Chakravarty
  • Pradeep’s Publication Biology
  • Trueman’s Objective Biology for NEET by M.P Tyagi
  • Objective Botany by Ansari
  • GR Bathla publications for Biology
  • Objective Biology by Dinesh

NEET Admit Card 2020

The official date of the NEET 2020 Admit Card will be released shortly, as confirmed in the official notice. Candidates can download the admit card of NEET by entering their application number and date of birth. It is mandatory to carry a valid photo ID proof along with the NEET 2020 admit card which is also the identity document. It is prudent to keep the admit card safe till the admission process concludes.

How to download NEET 2020 admit card?

  • To download the admit card, candidates must go to the official site
  • They must click the link for the admit card and log in by entering their application number and date of birth
  • After verifying the details mentioned, they must download and save it
  • The admit card will be required during counselling so it is prudent to safe keep it.

NEET 2020 Result

With the postponement of NEET 2020 to September 13, the result will be delared after 20 days taht is in the first week of October 2020. Results will be declared a bit early due to disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Medical aspirants who attended the exam can check their results on the official website of NTA.

  • Before result declaration, answer keys will be released by NTA.
  • Candidates will be able to send challenges against the answer keys on a fee of INR 1000 per answer which may be refunded if NTA accepts the representation.
  • NEET 2020 Result will be announced after careful evaluation of the answer sheet of students.
  • The result will be applicable for admissions in all the medical colleges in India including AIIMS and JIPMER.
  • Candidates should save a copy of their results for future references.

NEET 2020 Merit List

The National Testing Authority (NTA) will release the NEET Merit list and provide it to the counselling body i.e. DGHS (Directorate General of Health Services), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The merit list will be derived on the basis of the marks obtained by the candidates on May 3, 2020. Three types of merit lists will be prepared by the authorities: 

NEET Merit List  Rank Provided 
All India Merit List  All India Rank (AIR)
AIQ Merit List  All India Quota (AIQ) Rank 
States’ Merit Lists  State Rank 

NEET Cutoff 2020

The minimum marks required to qualify NEET 2020 is the qualifying cutoff. NTA has specified the cutoff for each category wherein students who score equal to or above this cutoff of NEET 2020 will be eligible for admissions.

NEET Minimum Qualifying Percentile


Minimum Qualifying Percentile

Qualifying Scores

No of candidates qualified

Unreserved (UR)

50th Percentile



Unreserved Physically Handicapped (UR-PH)

45th Percentile



Scheduled Caste (SC)

40th Percentile



Scheduled Tribe (ST)

40th Percentile



Other Backward Classes (OBC)

40th Percentile




40th Percentile




40th Percentile




40th Percentile



Total 7,97,042

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