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NEET 2020: Complete Student Exam Guide

For students planning to appear and qualify NEET 2020, we have prepared this NEET 2020 Guide.


If you are NEET 2020 aspirant, this guide will walk you through everything about NEET. With this NEET guide, we aim to answer all your questions and queries on NEET, including:

  • Introduction to NEET;
  • NEET application procedure;
  • NEET 2020 documents checklist;
  • NEET schedule 2020;
  • NEET 2020 syllabus;
  • Strategy for preparation for NEET 2020;
  • NEET 2020 exam day guide;
  • Other important NEET 2020 details;
  • NEET 2020 qualification criteria;
  • NEET 2020: Frequently Asked Questions;
  • NEET 2020 updates so far; and
  • MBBS admissions after NEET.

By the time you finish reading this guide, you will have an answer to all your questions on NEET. Yet, if any questions on NEET are left on your mind, feel free to let us know. Our team will get back to you with answers. Without further ado, let’s proceed to our expert guide on NEET 2020:

NEET 2020

“National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test – Undergraduate” is also called “NEET-UG” or “NEET”. NEET is a medical entrance examination conducted in India. It's a test to determine the eligibility of students for admission to undergraduate medical programs, including MBBS.


Until 2019, to get admission to any of the medical universities in India, NEET was mandatory. NEET was not applicable for MBBS admissions in:


  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS); and
  • Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) in Puducherry.

AIIMS and JIPMER were allowed to conduct separate medical entrance test. From 2020 onwards, MBBS admissions to all the medical institutions are made through NEET. This change complies with the enforcement of the National Medical Council Act. From 2020, to take MBBS admission in AIIMS and JIPMER as well, you need to qualify NEET.


Since 2019, NEET is conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA). NTA is an independent organization established by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India (GOI). NTA makes all the arrangements for student registrations for NEET, the conduct of the examination, and declaration of results.


This guide is prepared for NEET students to provide information about NEET 2020. In this NEET 2020 guide, we will discuss all about NEET 2020 that you need to know, right from applying for NEET registration to the declaration of NEET results and everything in between. Accordingly, NEET counseling procedure and procedure for admission to the MBBS Program after NEET results are kept out of the purview of this guide on the NEET exam in 2020.

NEET 2020: Details Information Panel

Particulars

Information

Other names for NEET 2020 that students refer to

NTA NEET 2020, NTA 2020 NEET, NEET UG, NEET UG 2020, NEET Exam 2020, NEET 2020 NTA, NEET NTA 2020, NEET 2020 Exam, etc.

NEET schedule 2020 and NEET 2020 updates

Refer to the NEET 2020 schedule and updates section.

Preparation for NEET 2020

Refer to our tips for NEET preparation 2020.

NEET 2020 eligibility criteria

Refer NEET 2020 eligibility section.

NEET 2020 medium

Refer section on NEET 2020 language options.

How to apply for NEET 2020?

Refer NEET 2020 application process.

NEET 2020 admit card

Refer NEET 2020 admit card section.

NEET 2020 exam structure

Refer NEET 2020 exam pattern section.

NEET 2020 syllabus

Refer NEET syllabus section.

Points to remember on NEET exam day

Refer section on NEET 2020 exam day guidelines.

NEET 2020 results

Refer NEET 2020 results section.

NEET 2020 passing criteria

Refer to NEET 2020 qualification criteria.

NEET 2020 queries

Refer NEET 2020 FAQs section.

MBBS admission after NEET 2020

Refer section on qualifying NEET and MBBS admissions.

NTA NEET 2020 official website

ntaneet.nic.in.

NEET 2020 Schedule & Updates

NEET in 2020 shall be held on May 03, 2020 (Sunday) on a PAN India basis. Here are important dates to remember for NEET 2020:


Date

Importance

December 2, 2019

The application window opens for NEET 2020. NTA also released NEET 2020 Information Bulletin and application form on the same date. Application window will remain open until December 31, 2019, which is the last date to apply for NEET 2020.

December 31, 2019

The last date to apply for NEET 2020.

January 01, 2020

Last date for the payment of NEET registration fee.

January 15, 2020

Corrections window opens to correct any mistakes made in the NEET application form.

January 31, 2020

The last date to submit corrections in the NEET application form.

March 27, 2020

Release of NEET 2020 admit cards.

May 03, 2020

NEET 2020 exam date.

June 04, 2020

Result date for NEET Paper 2020.

 

NEET 2020 Eligibility

For NEET admission, a student must be at least 17 years of age. Also, the student must have scored a total of 50% or more in the subject of Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.


Other details on NEET 2020 eligibility are as under:


Criterion

Description

Academics

• A student must have appeared in 12th standard examination with English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology/ Biotechnology as the main subject; or

• A student has qualified 12th standard examination with English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology/ Biotechnology as the main subject and has scored at least 50% total marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/ Biotechnology.*

Age

Candidate must be born on/ before December 31, 2003.**


* For PwD category students, the minimum aggregate marks requirement is 45%. For students falling under the category of OBC-NCL (Non-Creamy Layer)/ SC/ ST, the minimum aggregate marks requirement is 40%.


** Under the regulations on Graduate Medical Education, 25 is the upper age limit to appear for NEET. Further, for students falling under the category of OBC-NCL (Non-Creamy Layer)/ SC/ ST/ PwD, the said regulations provide relaxation of five years, making the upper age limit 30 years for them.


Presently, the matter about the upper age limit is pending in the Supreme Court. Until judgment, the Supreme Court has provisionally allowed students who are above 25/ 30 years of age to appear for NEET. Accordingly, the medical career of students, who are above 25/ 30 years of age, will be affected by the final judgment of the Supreme Court.

NEET 2020 Language Options

The question paper of NEET 2020 will be available in 11 different languages: English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Odia, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu.


You have to decide your preferred medium for NEET while filling the application form online. If you opt for a medium other than English, you will be provided with a bilingual NEET booklet in selected regional language as well as in English.


The option for question paper in English, Hindi, and Urdu is available at all NEET examination centers. Option to opt for regional language is available only in respective regions; tabulated as under:


Sl. No.

Language Option for NEET 2020

Eligible NEET Centers

1

English/ Hindi/ Urdu

NEET Examination Centers across India

2

Assamese

NEET Examination Centers in Assam

3

Bengali

NEET Examination Centers in West Bengal and Tripura

4

Gujarati

NEET Examination Centers in Gujarat, Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli

5

Kannada

NEET Examination Centers in Karnataka

6

Marathi

NEET Examination Centers in Maharashtra

7

Odia

NEET Examination Centers in Odisha

8

Tamil

NEET Examination Centers in Tamil Nadu

9

Telugu

NEET Examination Centers in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana

How to Apply For NEET 2020

You must apply for NEET 2020 online. No applications in paper form are accepted.


Here is a step-by-step guide to applying for NEET 2020:


Step 1: To apply for NEET 2020, visit the official website of NTA NEET, i.e., ntaneet.nic.in.

Step 2: Click on “New Registration.” Carefully read on-screen instructions and procedures prescribed for NEET 2020 online application.

Step 3: Once you have read the instructions, click on “PROCEED TO APPLY ONLINE NEET (UG) – 2020.” Then you will be redirected to NEET 2020 new registration window page.

Step 4: Fill the required details. Upload the required documents and pay the application fee online.

Step 5: Keep a copy of the fee payment receipt and NEET application confirmation for future reference.


Keep original as well as duplicate copies of your NEET application form, photographs used, payment receipt, application confirmation, and admit card for future reference.

Documents Checklist To Apply For NEET 2020

Sl. No.

Document

Format

Size

1

Scanned copy of passport size photograph (Color photograph with white background) *

JPG/ JPEG

10kb - 200Kb

2

Scanned copy of post card size photograph, i.e., 4”X6” (Color photograph with white background) *

JPG/ JPEG

50Kb - 300Kb

3

Scanned image of student signature**

JPG/ JPEG

4Kb - 30Kb

4

Scanned image of Left-Hand Thumb Impression of student***

JPG/ JPEG

10Kb - 50Kb

5

Scanned copy of Class 10th Passing Certificate

JPG/ JPEG

100Kb - 400Kb


* Photographs to be used for NEET application must be taken on/ after September 1, 2019. In the photos, you should not be wearing a cap/ goggles. Spectacles are allowed. Keep 4-6 copies each of passport size and post card size photographs used in the NEET application.


** As per NTA NEET guidelines, put your full signature on a white sheet of paper and use only a black ink pen. Then scan the signature and upload it to the online application form.


*** In case, due to any reasons, Left-Hand Thumb Impression of student can’t be made available, Right-Hand Thumb Impression can be used. For thumb impression, a white sheet of paper and blue ink should be used.


If you are a student from Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh and opting for 15% All India Quota, NTA system generates Self-declaration once you submit your NEET application. Keep a copy of such self-declaration for the record.

Mode of Payment for NEET 2020

For payment of NEET 2020 application fee, you can use any one of the following modes of payment:

  1. Credit Card/Debit Card;
  2. Net Banking;
  3. UPI; and
  4. PayTm.

NEET 2020 Application: Points to Keep in Mind

  1. In the application, mention the mobile number and email address of yourself or your family member that you can access anytime. NTA will send all the important details, updates, and information regarding your application and NEET exam on the registered mobile and email address.
  2. Only one NEET application is allowed per candidate. Do not submit more than one application. If you get some error while filing the application or while making the payment, don’t panic. Contact the NTA NEET team. Contact details of the NTA NEET Team can be found on the contact us page of NTA.
  3. Before submitting the final application, please review all the details that you have submitted. Double-checking the application before submitting will remove the possibility of errors. Also, it would be better if you get your application cross-checked by a family member or a friend before submitting it.
  4. Make sure that the scanned images of your photo and signature are clearly visible and are not blurred.
  5. We strictly recommend you submit the NEET registration application and pay the fees well in advance to avoid the last-minute rush. NEET registration well before the deadline will keep your mind at peace, and you will be able to stay focused on your studies.
  6. In the application form, mention date of birth, name of father and mother as per the 10th class certificate/ mark-sheet.

Demo of NEET 2020 Application Form


NTA NEET team has prepared a replica of all the steps to file the NEET 2020 application form. Here is a copy of the NEET 2020 application form demo. Go through it to get familiar with every step involved in getting registered for NEET 2020:



NEET 2020 Registration Fees

For NEET candidates belonging to different categories, different fee is applicable:


Student Category

NEET 2020 Application Fee*

General/ Unreserved

INR 1,500/-

For General-EWS (Economically Backward Class)/ OBC-NCL (Non-Creamy Layer)

INR 1,400/-

SC/ ST/ PwD/ Transgender

INR 800/-


* Fee mentioned is exclusive of Goods and Services Tax (GST).

NEET 2020 Admit Card

NTA will release NEET 2020 admit card on March 27, 2020. In case of having any issues in downloading your NEET admit card, you can contact the NTA NEET helpline.


NTA NEET admit card helpline will start on March 27, 2020 and will be open until April 10, 2020. The timing of the helpline will be from 10:00 A.M. to 05:00 P.M.


Your NEET exam center will be mentioned on the NEET admit card. Once NEET admit cards are available, download your copy on time. After downloading, get color print copies of your admit card ready and paste passport size photograph on it. The photograph should be a copy of the same photo that you used in your online NEET application.

NEET 2020 Exam Pattern

In NEET 2020 exam, a total of 180 questions will be asked. Three hours will be allowed to answer all the questions. Effectively, to answer every question, you will have one minute.

For every right answer, four marks are allotted. For every wrong answer, one mark is deducted. For unattempted questions, no marks are allotted/ deducted. With all right answers, the NEET score can be as high as 720 (180 right answers with four marks each).

NEET 2020 Marks Scheme

Question/ Answer Type

Score

Right answer

4 marks

Wrong answer

(-)1 mark

Unattempted question

0 mark

NEET 2020 Syllabus

Syllabus of NEET 2020 consists of Physics, Chemistry, and Biology of 11th and 12th Standard. Biology is further classified into Botany & Zoology. So, in the NEET exam, questions from these three subjects are asked.


For an in-depth guide on NEET 2020 syllabus, refer the NEET syllabus recommended by the Medical Council of India:



Subject-Wise Marks Weightage


25% of the questions in NEET are from Physics, 25% from Chemistry, and 50% from Biology. For a clear overview, subject-wise division of questions and corresponding scores are as under:


NEET Subject

Number of Questions

Marks Weightage (4 Marks Per Right Answer)

Corresponding Percentage

Physics

45

180

25%

Chemistry

45

180

25%

Biology (Botany & Zoology)

90

360

50%

Total

180

720

100%

NEET 2020 Exam Day Guidelines

Carry All The Required Documents For NEET Exam


We suggest you keep all the required documents ready at least a week before the day of your NEET exam. Following is a list of documents that you need to carry on the day of your NEET exam:

  • A print copy of your NEET admit card with passport size photograph affixed on it. A copy of the same photo shall be used that was uploaded in the application form.
  • A copy of the same passport size photograph as uploaded in the NEET registration form. It will be pasted on the NEET attendance sheet.
  • Copy of proforma downloaded with admit card with post card size color photograph affixed on it. A copy of the same photo shall be used that was uploaded in the application form. In the NEET exam hall, you need to handover such proforma to the invigilator.
  • Original Photo ID [PAN Card or Driving License or Voter ID / Passport/ Aadhaar Card (with the photograph)/ Ration Card]

PwD (Persons with Benchmark Disabilities) candidates also need to carry a PwD certificate issued by the prescribed authority.

Besides the above documents, you are not allowed to carry anything inside the NEET examination hall. Not even a pencil box or water bottle is allowed. To write the exam, you will be provided with machine gradable sheet and ball point pen in the NEET examination center.


Be On Time. Don’t Be Late.

Timestamp

NEET Exam Activity

12:00 P.M.

NEET examination center will be open

12:30

Reporting time for students wearing cultural/ customary dress

01:15 P.M.

Take your seat in the examination hall

01:30 P.M.

Entry closes

01:30 P.M. – 01:45 P.M.

Announcement of NEET instructions and verification of admit cards

01:45 P.M.

Distribution of NEET booklet by the invigilators

01:50 P.M.

Filling of details on NEET booklet

02:00 P.M. - 05:00 P.M.

NEET exam


NEET examination centers open 2 hours before the exam time. So, you are allowed to enter the examination center by 12:00 p.m.


Sitting starts at 01:15 p.m. The exam starts at 02:00 p.m.


Entry to NEET examination center closes at 01:30 p.m. It means no students are allowed to enter the NEET examination center after 01:30 p.m.


You must make sure to leave for your NEET examination center on time. Make provision for traffic, weather conditions, and other commute factors.


If you’ve not been to the examination center location before, we strictly suggest you visit the center once at least a day before your exam. It will make sure that you don’t have to run to find the center on the day of your exam. It will also keep your mind calm and will help you perform better in the examination hall.


Do Not Carry Banned Items Inside the NEET Examination Center


Following items are not allowed inside NEET examination center (as mentioned in NEET 2020 Information Bulletin):

a) Any stationery item like textual material (printed or written), bits of papers, Geometry/Pencil Box, Plastic Pouch, Calculator, Pen, Scale, Writing Pad, Pen Drives, Eraser, Calculator, Log Table, Electronic Pen/Scanner, etc.
b) Any communication device like Mobile Phone, Bluetooth, Earphones, Microphone, Pager, Health Band, etc.
c) Other items like Wallet, Goggles, Handbags, Belt, Cap, etc.
d) Any Watch/Wristwatch, Bracelet, Camera, etc.
e) Any ornaments/metallic item.
f) Any food items opened or packed, water bottle, etc.
g) Any other item which could be used for unfair means, by hiding communication devices like microchip, camera, Bluetooth device, etc.


Make sure that you do not carry any of the banned items inside the examination hall. Carrying banned items constitute Unfair Means and Practices.


Information for students with diabetes


Students who are suffering from diabetes can carry food items like sugar tablets, fruits (like banana/ apple/ orange). Diabetic students are also allowed to carry a water bottle in the NEET examination hall. The water bottle should be transparent. Any kind of packed food like chocolates, snacks, sandwiches, candy, etc. are not allowed.


Follow NEET Dress Code


On the NEET Examination day, you need to follow the NEET dress code. While there is no strict dress code provided, key takeaways from NTA instructions on NEET dress code are as under:

  • Wear light clothes with half sleeves. Long sleeves are not permitted.
  • Slippers, sandals with low heels are permitted. Shoes are not allowed.
  • Candidates appearing in a cultural/ customary dress should report at least an hour before the last reporting time, i.e. 12.30 noon. It will ensure enough time for proper inspection.
  • In case, due to medical/ other unavoidable reasons, you are not able to follow prescribed dress code, prior approval of NTA must be taken. Ensure such approval before the date of the issue of admit cards.

Maintain Discipline

Be disciplined. Do not use any kind of unfair means in the examination. NTA defines Unfair Means and Practice (UFM) as:


“an activity that allows a candidate to gain an unfair advantage over other candidates.”


If any candidate is found to be using unfair means, s/he will be disqualified from NEET for three years. Besides, in accordance with the law, criminal action can also be taken against defaulting students.


To stay away from the UFM penalty, make sure that you follow all the rules and regulations in respect of NEET. Also, do not involve in any unfair practices like cheating.


To make yourself familiar with what forms UFM, go through the “UNFAIR MEANS, PRACTICES AND BREACH OF EXAMINATION RULES” chapter issued by NTA. A copy of it is available here for your ready reference:



Beware of Your Conduct in Examination Center


The conduct of NEET 2020 will be recorded in video format. That means all the students’ activities in the NEET examination center will be recorded and will be available for future records.


While giving the NEET exam, be sure to follow the student code of conduct. Don’t use any unfair means and don’t indulge in any unfair practices, else, NTA may disqualify you from the exam.

NEET 2020 Result

NTA will declare the NEET 2020 result on June 4, 2020, on the official NTA NEET website. A copy of the NEET result document will also be available in your DigiLocker. Digilocker is free could storage provided by the Government of India under the “Digital India” initiative.


NEET 2020 Qualification Criteria: NEET Percentile

In NEET, there is no such thing as “qualifying percentage” or “cut-off percentage.” NEET passing score is determined by the “qualifying percentile” or “cut-off percentile.”


We will discuss the “NEET qualifying percentile” or “NEET cut-off percentile” in a moment. Before that, let’s have a quick look at qualifying percentile for NEET 2020 which is tabulated below:


Student Category

Minimum Percentile Required

Unreserved/ General

50th Percentile: Means performs better than 50% of the participants.

Unreserved (with benchmark disability)

45th Percentile: Means performs better than 45% of the participants.

Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes (with or without benchmark disability)

40th Percentile: Means performs better than 40% of the participants.

Important Note Regarding Qualifying NEET


NEET 2020 Information Bulletin states:


“Merely appearing and qualifying in NEET (UG) - 2020 does not confer any right to the candidate for admission to Undergraduate Medical Courses. The selection and admission to Undergraduate Medical Courses seats in any Medical Institution recognized for offering Undergraduate Medical Courses is subject to fulfilling the admission criteria, eligibility, rank in merit list, medical fitness and such other criteria as may be prescribed by the Government of India, respective States, Universities, Institutions, and Medical/Dental/Ayurveda/Siddha/Unani/Homeopathy Colleges.”


Percentile is not just based on your own percentage. It is determined by the percentage of other candidates.


Your success in NEET is not determined by “how well you performed.” It is determined by “how well you performed in comparison to other candidates.


To be in the 50th percentile doesn’t imply that you need to score 50%. 50th percentile means that you need to outperform 50% of the candidates who took the NEET exam. That means your NEET score needs to be higher than 50% of the candidates who participated in the NEET examination.


Similarly, for being in the 40th percentile, you need to outperform 40% of the candidates who participated in NEET. It means you need to perform better than 40% of the candidates. 40th percentile means that your NEET score should be in the list of top 60% performers in NEET.


Percentile

Meaning

50th Percentile

Perform better than 50% of the candidates.

45th Percentile

Perform better than 45% of the candidates.

40th Percentile

Perform better than 40% of the candidates.

The more percentile requirement means that you need to perform better than more of the candidates.

 

In competitive exams like NEET, the number of seats is fewer than the number of students hunting. So, there is no such thing as “NEET passing marks.” Your success in NEET is determined not only by your own marks but also influenced by how much marks other students have scored. Students scoring best scores get admissions for the available medical seats. That’s where the concept of NEET cut-off comes into play.


Based on NEET results, NTA releases the All India Merit List as well as the NEET cut-off list. The list contains the name of the qualifying candidates, along with their NEET rank.


To get admission in medical colleges, you need to score high enough to get into the cut-off list. If you score good enough to get your name into the cut-off list and fulfill other eligibility requirements, you are good to get admission for MBBS and other undergraduate medical programs.

NEET 2020 Preparation Tips

While there is no shortage of suggestions on “How to prepare for NEET?” Here are a few of the suggestions that will help you build and implement a thoughtful strategy for NEET 2020 preparation:


Make Study Schedule for NEET 2020


While “SMART” goals advice is a buzz thing these days, it is effective too. SMART refers to Specific, Measurable, Assignable, Realistic, and Timely.


Here is how, in the context of NEET 2020 preparation, SMART goals can help you build a foolproof study schedule for NEET 2020 and achieve success in NEET 2020 results:


SMART Element

Description

Specific

Target specific topics from specific chapters of subjects in the given time.

Measurable

What percentage of syllabus you are going to complete on each day of the schedule?

Assignable

Well, under the NEET preparation strategy, all tasks are to be completed by you. So, all the tasks shall be assigned to you.

Realistic

We all know our limits. So, be realistic. Don’t set unrealistic targets. For example: If you set a target to complete ten chapters in a day, you are definitely going to miss that target. It’s unrealistic. Set realistic targets and be consistent.

Timely

For every goal, set a timeline. Add an element of “by when.” A deadline for everything is important to push you towards achieving your daily targets.

 

To achieve success in NEET 2020, define by what time you will be completing what portion of your syllabus.


Break the entire NEET syllabus into small chunks, study daily, and be consistent. Also, make sure to make space for proper revisions. The revision will make sure that you can recall in the exam what you studied. If you do all of this, you will be significantly improving the chances of your success in NEET.


Decide Study Resources


Today, thanks to the internet and easy availability of information, countless online preparation courses and books are available to prepare for NEET. While that’s a good thing, it is important to keep yourself on hold and don’t get lost in the overwhelming ocean of information.


Before you start preparing for NEET, decide which online/ offline courses and coaching classes you will join. Also, decide which NEET books you will refer to. To select the best reference books for NEET 2020, you can:

  • Ask for guidance from your teachers;
  • Consult with other students who have already qualified NEET; and
  • Ask the fellow NEET students for suggestions in person or an online forum.

Based on feedback from all these sources, you can prepare a list of best online and offline NEET preparation courses. Similarly, you can also prepare a list of best books for NEET 2020.


While this exercise may seem to be time-consuming, it will worth every second of yours. It will shape your entire study plan for the better.


Attend NEET Test Series


Besides NCERT books for NEET 2020, core study material, and other reference books, online test series form an essential ingredient in the NEET preparation strategy. For NEET, numerous test series are available online, free as well as paid.


To take your NEET preparation one step further, make a list of best online test series for NEET 2020. Attending test series will help you catch up on your weak areas. You can make your weak areas strong with extra efforts. The best part is that mistakes that you will make during test series will save you in the real examination. In the exam, you definitely will not repeat those mistakes! Will you?


Keep An Eye On Your Health


You are studying to become a doctor and make positive changes in the health of people’s life. To achieve your goal, you need to take charge of your health first.


In the haste to study more and more, we see students sacrificing their sleep time. Students also cut on sports activities and physical exercise and rely on junk food to eat on the go, saving time! Well, all these fancy time-saving and productivity techniques do not benefit anyone.


Stay active. Eat healthy food. Study as per schedule. Sleep well. Following this approach will set you apart. Your focus will go up, and you will be able to study more in less time.


Mind Your Online Activity


In the digital age, nothing is as time-wasting as pursuing mindless activities online for an unlimited time. If you want to make a career in medicine, stop wasting time on activities like scrolling through social media, playing games, chatting with strangers online with no purpose at all, and other such non-productive activities. There is no limit on what you can do online. Time is the cost you pay for that. So, be mindful. Save time. You need a lot of it to become a healthcare professional.


The field of medicine is demanding, and the NEET exam is not different. Preparing your best for NEET will need commitment, hard work, focus, and perseverance. Make yourself ready for it.


NEET 2020 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


In this section, we will try to answer most asked questions on NEET 2020.

Question: What is the last date to apply for NEET 2020?

Answer: December 31, 2019, is the last date to apply for NEET 2020.

Question: When will the NEET 2020 be conducted?

Answer: NEET 2020 will be conducted on May 3, 2020, which is Sunday.

Question: When will NEET 2020 answer keys be released?

Answer: NEET 2020 provisional answer keys shall be released at the end of May 2020. Final answer keys shall be available at the beginning of June 2020.

Question: Who can apply for NEET 2020?

Answer: Candidate born on/ before December 31, 2003, who has completed secondary education with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology can apply for NEET. For more details, refer NEET 2020 eligibility criteria.

Question: How can I pay for the NEET application fee?

Answer: You can pay the NEET application fee online using Credit Card, Debit Card, Net Banking, UPI, or PayTm.

Question: Is NEET conducted online?

Answer: No. NEET is conducted offline, in pen and paper mode. Applications to register for NEET are filed online.

Question: What if I lost or forgot my NEET Registration Number?

Answer: Do not worry. You can retrieve your NEET Registration Number from the NTA NEET website.

Question: Can I apply for NEET 2020 offline?

Answer: No. Application for NEET 2020 registration can be filed online only.

Question: Do I need to qualify NEET for MBBS Abroad?

Answer: If you are an Indian Citizen or an Overseas Citizen of India, you need to qualify NEET to get admission to study MBBS Abroad.

Question: Is NEET mandatory for MBBS Admissions in India?

Answer: For MBBS admissions in India, NEET is mandatory for all medical students. For MBBS Abroad, NEET is mandatory for all the medical students who are Indian citizens or overseas citizens of India.

Question: Is there any negative marking in NEET?

Answer: Yes. For every wrong answer, one negative mark is allotted. In other words, for every wrong answer in the NEET exam, one mark is deducted from the total score.

Question: How many students will appear for the 2020 NEET exam?

Answer: As per our estimate, more than 15 lacs medical students will appear for the NEET entrance exam 2020.

Question: Do I need to send a print copy of the NEET application form to NTA?

Answer: No. you do not need to send a print copy of the NEET application form or any other documents to NTA. The procedure to apply for NEET 2020 is completely online.

However, for your reference, we recommend you print a copy of the NEET application confirmation generated online. Also, keep a copy of the fee payment receipt for the record and future reference.

Question: Will I get NEET Admit Card by post?

Answer: No. NEET admit cards will not be sent through the post. NEET admit cards will be available online for download on March 27, 2020 onwards.

Question: Would the NEET 2020 be difficult?

Answer: Every year, an increasing number of medical students apply for and appear in the NEET exam. Due to stiff competition, NEET 2020 would be a challenging exam.

Question: What is the age limit for NEET 2020?

Answer: To appear for NEET 2020, you must be at least 17 years of age by December 2020. That means if you are born on/ before December 31, 2003, you are age-wise eligible for NEET.

Question: What is the syllabus for NEET 2020?

Answer: Physics, Chemistry, and Biology subjects of the 11th and 12th classes constitute the core curriculum of NEET 2020.


For more details on NEET 2020 curriculum, refer NEET syllabus section.

Question: What will be the NEET cutoff marks in 2020?

Answer: The cut-off for NEET 2020 shall be released by NTA on June 4, 2020, with the declaration of NEET result.

Question: How many times can I attempt NEET 2020?

Answer: NEET for 2020 will be held only once on May 3, 2020. So, you can attempt NEET 2020 only once.

Question: Are MBBS admissions in AIIMS and the JIPMER conducted under the NEET in 2020?

Answer: From 2020 onwards, MBBS admissions in AIIMS and JIPMER shall be based on NEET.

Question: Will NEET 2020 be conducted two times?

Answer: No. NEET 2020 will be conducted only once on May 3, 2020.

Qualifying NEET and MBBS Admissions

Only NEET qualification doesn’t entitle you to get admission to the MBBS Program of any medical university. The reason is that every year, about seven lacs students qualify the examination. However, only about 70,000 medical seats are available.


The number of students who qualify NEET is ten times higher than the number of medical seats in India. That makes MBBS admissions highly competitive, even for NEET qualified students.

Merely appearing and qualifying in NEET (UG) - 2020 does not confer any right to the candidate for admission to Undergraduate Medical Courses.”

- National Testing Agency


Also, medical universities abroad consider NEET score as a test of your medical IQ. The higher, the better. So, if you want smooth admission to the MBBS Program of a medical university in India or abroad after your NEET qualification, aim for the top score.


Students who qualify low in NEET examination have very poor chances of getting MBBS admissions in comparison to students who score high marks. It is worth repeating that NEET qualification is not a guarantee for MBBS Admissions.


To get one of the limited MBBS seats, you need to score well enough to get your name on the cut-off list. Besides the NEET score, universities can also include other requirements under their respective MBBS admission eligibility criteria.

MBBS Admissions After NEET, At Lincoln American University

Lincoln American University (LAU) offers a 5-Year MD Program for NEET qualified students. The Program is undergraduate and is equivalent to MBBS. NEET qualified students are eligible for direct admissions at zero donation/ capitation fee.


The University is duly approved by the Medical Council of India (MCI). It is also approved by the Medical Council of Canada and certified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG).


Presently, more than 100 NEET qualified students from India are pursuing medical education in South America at the University’s Campus. To know more about the program and admission process, go through the MD Program page, or contact us. To explore the process of becoming a doctor after NEET, you can also download a free copy of our eBook on “After NEET Medical Career Guide To MBBS.”






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