NEET-UGNEET Under Graduate – 2020

The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test-Under Graduate (NEET UG 2020), succeeded from All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT) is an entrance examination in India for students who wish to study undergraduate Medical courses (MBBS) and Dental courses (BDS) in government or private medical colleges and dental colleges in India.

The undergraduate NEET (UG), for MBBS and BDS courses, is currently conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA), which provides the results to the Directorate General of Health Services at the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Prior to 2019, the test was administered by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).

NEET UG is the single all India entrance examination for admission to the all Medical, Dental & Ayush colleges across the India.

NEET UG 2020

NTA has closed NEET 2020 application form submission process on January 6, at 11:50 PM. While the last date for deposition of NEET registration fees 2020 is January 7. NEET UG 2020 application fees can be paid in online mode by using credit/debit cards, net banking or UPI payment gateway.

The regulatory body extended the last date of NEET application form 2020 from December 31, 2019, to January 6. NEET is a pen and paper test to be held on May 3, 2020, across 155 test cities. NEET correction window will be available from January 15 to 31, 2020.  NEET 2020 admit card will be available on March 27, for aspirants who have successfully filled the application 2020.

NTA will declare NEET result 2020 by June 4. Since, the admission to AIIMS and JIPMER will be done through NEET 2020, the number of registrations is expected to see more than 16 lakh students.

New Changes in NEET UG 2020

  • NEET 2020 brochure which was earlier available in two languages is now available in ten different languages including Assamese, English Kannada, Marathi, Odia, Tamil, Urdu, Gujarati, Hindi, Bengali and Telugu.
  • Application fee has gone up for General, SC/ST/PWD and transgender candidates. While General category now has to pay Rs 1500 (an increase of Rs 100), SC/ST/PwD and transgender have to pay Rs 800 (an increase of Rs 50). Fee for OBC NCL and EWS remains at Rs 1400.
  • Payment of NEET application fee is online ONLY. It is through net banking/Credit cards/Debit Cards or UPI through State Bank of India/Syndicate Bank/HDFC Bank/ICICI Bank/Paytm as service provider.
  • Now candidates have to upload their class 10 or equivalent passing certificate along with the application form of NEET.
  • Also, the scanned image of left thumb impression must also be uploaded. Candidates with no left thumb must upload the image of their right-hand thumb impression.
  • A new exam centre has been introduced – Leh (Ladakh) bringing the number of exam centres to 155.
  • The upper age limit has been mentioned as 25 years of year with candidates to be born after
  • NTA has sought permission to use Aadhaar Number for candidate identity verification. Once the permission is obtained, candidates will be updated accordingly.
  • A very important change is that AIIMS and JIPMER counselling will be through the NEET All India Counselling conducted by DGHS.

National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test commonly called will be conducted by National Testing Agency for admission to the following UG medical courses –

  • All India Quota Seats
  • State Government Quota Seats
  • Central Institutions/Universities/Deemed Universities
  • State/Management/NRI Quota Seats in Private Medical / Dental /Ayurveda /Siddha /Unani Homeopathy Colleges or any Private University
  • Central Pool Quota Seats
  • All seats including NRI Quota as well as Management Quota, in private unaided/aided minority / non- minority medical colleges shall also be filled on the basis of merit obtained in NEET 2020.

NEET Seat Intake:

  • AIIMS MBBS (15 institutes) – 1205 seats
  • JIPMER MBBS (2 institutes) – 200 seats
  • MBBS seats in 532 colleges – 76,928
  • BDS seats in 313 colleges – 26,949
  • Ayush seats in 914 colleges – 52,720 seats

Mode of Application : Online

Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card | Other

National Testing Agency (NTA) has completed the registration facility of NEET 2020 application form on January 6 (11:50 PM). NEET application fees 2020 can be paid till January 7 upto 11:50 PM, by logging in.

The application fees for NEET UG 2020 can be paid in online mode using credit/debit cards, net banking and UPI payment gateways. NEET registration fees 2020 to be paid has been increased to Rs. 1500 for Unreserved (UR) category, Rs. 1400 for OBC-NCL & EWS and Rs. 800 for SC/ST/PWD candidates.

NEET application form last date was extended from December 31, 2019, to January 6 (11.59 pm). The application form was released on December 2 at 5:00 PM. Candidates had to upload scanned images of their photograph, signature, left thumb impression and the passing certificate of class 10 or equivalent along with the NEET application form.

Changes in NEET 2020 application form

  • Candidates will have to upload their class 10 passing certificate.
  • They have to upload their left thumb impression. In case of no left thumb, such candidates must use the impression of their right thumb and upload the image of the same.
  • Aadhaar verification may be added as a security measure subject to approval from the Ministry of Information and Technology.
  • Fee amount has increased and payment is online only.

How to Fill NEET UG Application Form 2020?

Step 1 – Registration: Candidates must first register for NEET by entering the following details

  • Candidate’s name
  • Mother’s name
  • Father’s name
  • Category
  • Person with Disability/ Disability details/ Percentage of disability/Do you need scribe?
  • Date of Birth
  • Gender
  • Nationality
  • State of Eligibility for All India Quota
  • Identification Type/ Identification Number – If Aadhaar is chosen only last 4 digits to be entered
  • Mobile Number/ provision for alternate mobile number
  • Email ID/ provision for alternate email ID
  • Create Password
  • OTP Verification

Details should match the ones given in the Secondary School Examination or equivalent Board/ University Certificate. After submission of the above details, a provisional NEET application number is generated along with the password for login purposes.

Step 2 – Filling NEET UG Application Form: Candidates must login and fill the following-

  • Personal details filled will be auto generated from registration
  • Minority/ Minority Name
  • Suffering from Diabetes 1?
  • Single Girl Child
  • Place of Birth/ State/ District
  • Medium of NEET Question Paper
  • Choice of NEET examination cities ( four must be chosen as per order of preference
  • Academic Details (Class 10) – Name of School Board/ Name of School/ Address/ Year of Passing/ Place of study/ State where school is located/ District where school is located/ Percentage of marks obtained/ Roll No
  • Academic Details (Class 11) – Name of School Board/ Year of Passing/ Place of study/ State where school is located/ District where school is located
  • Academic Details (Class 12) –  Name of School Board/ Name of School/ Address/ Place of study/ State where school is located/ District where school is located/ Mode of preparation/ NEET 2020 qualifying code/ Year of Passing or appeared/ Percentage of marks obtained/ Roll No
  • Details of subject wise marks of qualifying exam.
  • Permanent address
  • Correspondence address
  • Details of Father/ Guardian /Mother: Code of occupation, Income and qualification
  • Dress code

Step 3 – Upload Photograph, Signature, Left Thumb Impression and Class 10 Certificate: Candidates must upload the scanned images along with the application of NEET UG as specified below. Know the NEET UG photo requirements 2020 before you upload to avoid rejection by the system.

Details of documents to be uploaded

Specifications Size and Format
Passport size photograph with a white background taken after Septemebr 1, 2019 only. Name of candidate and date should be written below. 10 Kb to 200 Kb in JPG/ JPEG format
Postcard size photograph ( 4”X6” ) also with a white background. Photograph must be same as passport size and taken after September 1, 2019. Name of candidate and date should be written below 50 Kb to 300 Kb in JPG/ JPEG format
Signature should be in black ink on a white paper. Candidates should avoid capital letters 4 Kb to 30 Kb in JPG/ JPEG format
Left thumb impression in blue ink on a white paper. Care shouold be taken to ensure the impression is not smudged. 10 kb to 50 kb in JPG/ JPEG format
Class X Passing Certificate 100 kb to 400 kb JPG/ JPEG format

Step 4 – Pay NEET 2020 application fee: The details of fee payable and mode are given below

Category Fee Payment Mode
Gen Rs 1500 plus extra GST charges Debit/Credit card/ Netbanking/UPI through State Bank of India/Syndicate Bank/HDFC Bank/ICICI Bank/Paytm as service provider
OBC NCL */ Gen -EWS Rs 1400 plus extra GST charges
SC/ST/Pwd/Transgender Rs 800 plus extra GST charges

*OBC-NCL categories mentioned in the Central List of Other Backward Classes at ncbc.nic.in/user_panel/centralliststateview.aspx are eligible to apply for NEET under OBC NCL.  State list candidates not in the central list must choose General as category.

Step 5 – Take a printout of confirmation page: Use the print option to download the confirmation page and save it for future reference.

Note: Same Passport size and Post Card size photographs are to be used for uploading with Online Application Form and for pasting on Attendance Sheet at the Examination Centre/Counselling/Admission.

Candidates are reminded to keep 6 to 8 passport size and 4 to 6 Post Card size (4”X6”) colour photographs with white background

NEET Correction Window

In case candidates have made mistakes in their NEET application form, they can correct the same. The NEET correction window will be available from January 15 to 31, 2020.

Mistakes in all field can be corrected. No request for further corrections will be entertained once this NEET correction window is closed.

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
EWS, OBC Online Male ₹ 1400
General Online Male, Female ₹ 1500
General, ST, SC, OBC Online Transgender ₹ 800
SC, ST Online Male, Female ₹ 800
General, ST, SC, OBC PWD Online Male, Female ₹ 800

An aspirant who applies for NEET has to meet the eligibility criteria of NEET which specifies the academic qualifications, age limit, pass percentage, nationality etc that are mandatory to appear for the exam.

The NEET eligibility criteria are based on regulations of Graduate Medical Education 1997 Act. Candidates must meet the NEET eligibility as given failing which they will  not be allowed to appear for the exam.

It should be noted that merely fulfilling the eligibility criteria of NEET is not sufficient for admissions. NEET admission criteria  and cutoff for MBBS, BDS and other medical courses will be separate for All India and state counselling.

Know the NEET 2020 eligibility criteria 

Nationality Indian Nationals, NRIs, PIOs, OCIs and Foreign Nationals are eligible to take NEET
Age Limit Candidates who are 17 years and above as on the date of admissions or by December 31, 2020 are eligible to apply for NEET. There is no upper age limit as of now
Qualifying Exam Candidate must have passed Class 12 or equivalent examination with Chemistry, Biology and Physics as mandatory subjects. They must have scored a minimum of 50% in aggregate and in each subject too. OBC/ SC/ST candidates must have scored a minimum of 40% while PwD candidates must score at least 45% in the qualifying exam
Number of Attempts There is no limit to the number of attempts for NEET until specified
NIOS and other open schools Open schooling candidates are eligible for NEET as per the last ruling however, the matter is under subjudice.
Biology as extra subject This clause is subjudice. Candidates who have Biology as an extra subject however, can also apply for NEET.
Reservation Criteria for All India and State Candidates applying for All India quota must fall under the central list for NEET reservations. For state wise counselling, they will be eligible to apply for admissions if they belong to the reserved category of the state.
Domicile There is no domicile or residency clause for All India quota. However, state wise counselling is open to students of the state only and other seats as per the given guidelines of the respective state.
EWS Category To apply for NEET under EWS, candidates
Should not fall under SCs, STs and OBCs reservations
Family has gross annual income below Rs 8 lakhs including all sources of income
And Should not have the following

  • 5 acres of agricultural land and above;
  • Residential at of 1000 sq ft. and above;
  • Residential plot of 100 sq. yards and above in notified municipalities;
  • Residential, plot of 200 sq. yards and above in areas other than the notified municipalities.

Property held by a “Family” in different locations or different places/cities would be clubbed
Family includes the candidate, his/her parents and siblings below the age of 18 years as also his/her spouse and children below the age of 18 years
Candidates must submit a certificate to the effect during NEET counselling

How to choose qualifying code in NEET?

  • Candidates appearing for Class XII in 2020 should select qualifying code as 01
  • Those who have passed their class 12 should fill code [02 to 07] as per their qualifying examination.
  • Candidates who dont fall under the above must use “others” and furnish all details asked.

NEET eligibility for admission in BUMS Course– Candidates must have passed class 10 with Urdu or Arabic or Persian language as a subject, or clear the class 10 Urdu test (wherever there is provision to conduct of such test) in the entrance examination conducted by the University or Board or registered Society or Association authorized by the Government to conduct such examination.

Eligbility through NEET for admission in BSMS course – Candidates must have passed Tamil as one of the subjects in class 10 or equivalent or candidates shall have to study Tamil as a subject during the first professional course

Documents Required at Exam

  • NEET admit card
  • One passport size photograph
  • PAN Card/Driving License/Voter ID/Passport/Aadhaar Card (with photograph) /Ration Card/any other valid government ID
  • PwD certificate issued by the competent authority if applicable
  • Letter of undertaking of own scibe if applicable

Leading coaching Institutes like Allen, Akash, Resonance will release NEET Answer Key for various codes like P, Q, R, S (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) on May 3 after the completion of the entrance exam.

National Testing Agency will release the official answer key 2020 tentatively by May 25. NTA will also release the response sheets of the candidates to cross check with the answer key and estimate the probable score. To download the response sheet and answer key of NEET, candidates will have to login through their credentials.

Any objection to a question or answer given in the NEET provisional answer key can be raised by candidates within a given time. They will have to raise their challenge to the official answer key through the online provision made by NTA after paying Rs 1000 per question. Candidates are required to submit the proof of the same.

The amount paid to challenge the answer key will be refunded if the claim of the candidates is found to be true else it is non-refundable.

After considering all the challenges and objections, NTA will release the NEET final answer key for all the paper codes tentatively by June 4, 2020.

NEET 2020 Cutoff

To qualify in NEET, candidates must score equal to or above the specified cutoff. This is the minimum percentile that is pre-decided by MCI and stipulated in the Graduate Medical Education Regulations (1997) as the score which a candidate must obtain to be eligible for admissions.

The NEET qualifying percentile has been specified category wise and can be summarized as given in the table below. To aid candidates, the actual marks secured in the past years have also been mentioned such that candidates get an idea of how much to score to qualify in the exam.

NEET cut off marks will be announced after the result is declared on June 4, 2020. The cutoff score is determined on the number of applicants, difficulty levels of the question paper, seats available and past cutoff trends.

Previous years’ NEET qualifying percentile

Category Qualifying Percentile Cutoff scores(2019) Cutoff scores (2018)
UR 50th Percentile 701-134 691-119
OBC/SC/ST 40th Percentile 133-107 118-96
UR-PH 45th Percentile 133-120 118-107
OBC/SC/ST 40th Percentile 133-107 106-96

NEET UG 2020 Instructions to be followed in the Examination Hall

General

  • The Examination Centre will open two (02) hours before the commencement of the test. No candidate shall be allowed to enter the Examination Centre after 1:30 p.m. Therefore, candidates must ensure that they leave home well in advance considering all facts like traffic, location of the centre and weather conditions, etc. Candidates are expected to take their seats immediately after the opening of the Examination Hall.
Particular Date & Time
Date of Examination 03.05.2020 (Sunday)
Timing and Duration of Examination 02.00 pm to 5.00 pm

(3 hours)

Last Entry in the Examination Centre 1.30 pm
Sitting on the seat in the Examination Hall/Room 1.15 pm
Announcement of Important Instructions and

Checking of Admit Cards by the Invigilator

1.30 pm to 1.45 pm
Distribution of Test Booklet by the Invigilator 1.45 pm
Writing of particulars on the Test Booklet by the Candidate 1.50 pm
Test Commences 2.00 pm
Test Concludes 5.00 pm
  • The candidate must show, on demand, the Admit Card for admission in the Examination Hall. A candidate who does not possess the valid Admit Card shall not be admitted to the Examination Hall under any circumstances by the Centre Superintendent.
  • During the examination time, the invigilator will check Admit Card of the candidates to ascertain the identity of each candidate. The invigilators will also put their own signature in the place provided in the Answer Sheet on and Attendance Sheet.
  • A seat with a roll number will be allotted to each candidate. Candidates must find out and occupy their allotted seats. If a candidate is found appearing in the Examination from a seat or room other than the allotted one, the candidature shall be cancelled.
  • A candidate who comes after 01:30 p.m. shall not be permitted to enter the Examination Centre under any circumstances.
  • Candidates must bring ONLY the following documents on the day of examination at the test centre. Candidates who will not bring these will not be allowed to sit in the examination and shall lead to his/her disqualification.
  • Print copy of Admit Card downloaded from NTA’s website.
  • One passport size photograph (same as uploaded on the Online Application Form) for pasting on the specific space in the attendance sheet at Centre during NEET (UG) – 2020 Examination.
  • Any one of the authorized photo IDs (must be original, valid and nonexpired) – PAN card / Driving License / Voter ID / Passport/ Aadhaar Card (with photograph) /Ration Card/any other.
  • PwD certificate issued by the Competent Authority, if claiming the relaxation under PwD category.
  • Candidates are not allowed to bring any barred item or any item which could be used for Unfair practices. Possession of any such article with the candidates inside the Centre premises will attract the penalties of unfair practices.
  • Candidates are advised in their own interest not to bring any of the barred items (Chapter-11) to the venue of the examination as arrangement for safe keeping will not be made and candidates found in possession of these items will not be allowed to enter the Examination Centre.
  • No candidate will leave his/her seat or the Examination Room/Hall until the Test concludes as per the schedule. Candidates should not leave the Room/Hall without handing over their OMR Sheets to the invigilator on duty.
  • Smoking in the examination centre is strictly prohibited.
  • Water Bottles, Tea, coffee, cold drinks or snacks etc. are not allowed to be taken by the candidates into the examination centre. Candidates suffering from diabetes are allowed to carry into the examination hall the eatables (with prior intimation) like sugar tablets / fruits (like banana/apple/orange) and transparent water bottle. However, they will not be allowed to carry packed foods like chocolate/ candy/sandwich etc.
  • The Test will start exactly at the time mentioned in the Admit Card and an announcement to this effect will be made by the invigilator.
  • Before the start of Examination, important instructions will be communicated to the candidates by the invigilator for strict compliance by the candidates.
  • A signal will be given at the beginning of the examination and at halftime. A signal will also be given before the closing time when the candidate must stop marking the responses.
  • The candidate must sign twice on the Attendance Sheet at the specified place, first time immediately after the commencement of examination and second time while handing over the Answer Sheet to the invigilator. The candidates are also required to put their Finger Impressions in the space provided on the Attendance Sheet.
  • The candidate will check and ensure that the Test Booklet contains as many number of pages as are written on the top of the cover page.
  • For those who are unable to appear on the scheduled date of test for any reason, re-test shall not be held by the NTA under any circumstances.
  • The candidates, suffering from Diabetes, may be taken care of at the Centre as per the instructions issued by NTA.

Scoring and Marking

  • Each question carries 4 marks. For each correct response the candidate will get 4 marks. For each incorrect response one mark will be deducted from the total score. No deduction from the total score will, however, be made if no response is indicated for a question in the answer The candidates are advised not to attempt such question in answer sheet, if they are not sure of the correct response. More than one answer indicated in a question will be deemed as an incorrect response and will be negatively marked.
  • For the purpose of evaluation, the Test Booklet Code printed in the Answer Sheet on Side-2 will be accepted as final.

Detailed Instructions about Test Booklet and Related Material

  • Details about the Test Booklet, OMR, Answer Sheet and Marking Responses shall be made available at NTA website at the time of downloading of Admit Card.

Rough Work

All rough work is to be done in the Test Booklet only. The candidate will not do any rough work or put stray mark on the machine gradable OMR Answer Sheet.

NEET UG 2020 Unfairmeans, Practices and Breach of Examination Rules

Definition

Unfairmeans practice is an activity that allows a candidate to gain an unfair advantage over other candidates. It includes, but is not limited to:

  • Being in possession of any item or article which has been prohibited or can be used for unfair practices including any stationery item, communication device, accessories, eatable items, ornaments or any other material or information relevant or not relevant to the examination in the paper concerned;
  • Using someone to write examination (impersonation) or preparing material for copying;
  • Breaching examination rules or any direction issued by NTA in connection with the conduct of NEET (UG) -2020 examination from time to time;
  • Assisting other candidate to engage in malpractices, giving or receiving assistance directly or indirectly of any kind or attempting to do so;
  • Writing questions or answers on any material other than the answer sheet given by the Centre Superintendent for writing answers;
  • Tearing of Answer Sheet, any page of the test booklet etc.;
  • Contacting or communicating or trying to do so with any person, other than the Examination Staff, during the examination time in the Examination Centre;
  • Taking away the answer sheet out of the examination hall/room;
  • Smuggling out of Question Paper or its part or smuggling out answer sheet or part thereof;
  • Threatening any of the officials connected with the conduct of the examination or threatening any of the candidates;
  • Using or attempting to use any other undesirable method or means in connection with the examination;
  • Manipulation and fabrication of online documents viz. admit card, rank letter, self-declaration, etc.;
  • Forceful entry/exit in/from Examination Centre/Hall;
  • Use or attempted use of any electronic device after entering the Examination Centre;
  • Affixing/uploading of morphed photograph on the application form/admit card/proforma;
  • Erasing or obliterating any information printed on the OMR sheet;
  • Providing incorrect information on the answer sheet;
  • Making fake claims by manipulating the responses in OMR sheet uploaded on website for challenge before or after declaration of result.
  • Creating obstacles in smooth and fair conduct of examination.
  • Any other mal practices declared as unfairmeans by the NTA.
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