National Eligibility cum Entrance Test – NEET (UG)~

A Dream of ALL Medical Aspirants! | “NEET, an Entrance Examination for admission to Undergraduate Medical Courses”

NEET (National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test -UG) is an All India Entrance Exam conducted by CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) for admissions to MBBS &BDS Courses in India offered by Medical &Dental Colleges approved by the Medical Council of India &Dental Council of India under the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India except for the institutions established through an Act of Parliament.

The NEET replaced AIPMT, which was earlier proposed by CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) and MCI (Medical Council of India). The Exam offers 90,000 (Ninety Thousand) seats approximately in MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) and BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery) Colleges in India.

The NationalEligibility Cum Entrance Test is a facilitator to improve quality in higher education and research in India by assessing the competence of candidates for admissions and recruitment using assessment tools meeting international standards of efficiency, transparency, and error-free delivery.

Initially, the CBSE was the conducting body of the NEET Exam, whereas now, the National Testing Agency (NTA) is responsible to conduct this Entrance Exam.

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NEET – UG 2020 exam pattern and syllabus details

Highlight of NEET-UG 2020 exam details

NEET-UG Cutoff 2020

NEET-UG Previous year cutoff details

NEET-UG 2020 syllabus

The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India (GOI), has established National Testing Agency (NTA) as an independent, autonomous and self-sustained premier testing organization registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860.

Its main objective is to conduct efficient, transparent and international standard tests in order to assess the competency of the candidates for admission.

The Vision of the National Testing Agency is to help India leverage her demographic dividend by helping the institutions of higher education and research in selecting the most competent applicants. This institution works to produce and disseminate information and research on education and professional development standards.

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National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test NEET (UG) – 2020 will be conducted as per the regulations of the National Medical Commission Act-2019, Indian Medical Council Act-1956 and the Dentists Act-1948 and other relevant and applicable Acts, as amended from time to time.

NEET (UG) offers admission to the candidates into the MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery), BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery), BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery), BSMS (Bachelor of Siddha Medicine & Surgery), and BUMS (Bachelor of Unani Medicine & Surgery), BHMS (Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine & Surgery) Courses after qualifying this admission test.

For selection and admission to Undergraduate Medical Courses, along with appearing and qualifying in NEET (UG), the candidate needs to fulfill the admission criteria, eligibility, rank in merit list, medical fitness and other criteria prescribed by the Government of India, respective States, Universities, Institutions, and Medical, Dental, Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani and homeopathy Colleges.

The applicants need to reach the age of 17 years at the time of admission or before 31 December of the year for admission to the first year Undergraduate Medical Courses.

The upper age limit for NEET (UG) is 25 years as on the date of examination with relaxation of 5 years for the candidates belonging to the SC/ST/OBC-NCL category and PwD Candidates. For further details, you can check with the upcoming article on Eligibility: NEET- UG on our website

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The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET-UG) is conducted ONCE in a year and is spread across 154 test centers. There are approximately around15,00,000 (15 lakh) test-takers of NEET- which makes it to be the most important medical entrance examination in India.

All Indian Nationals, Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), Oversees Citizen of India (OCIs), Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) & Foreign Nationals are eligible to appear in NEET (UG) 2020.

NEET – UG 2020 exam pattern and syllabus details

Going Further, to crack the entrance examination, it is very important to understand the Test Format of NEET-UG 2020!

The National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET-UG) 2020 for admission to the undergraduate medical education for the Academic session 2020-2021 will be conducted by the NTA in the month of May 2020.

The exam will be conducted on and offline Mode, which is the routine Pen & Paper-based Format. Candidates will have to mark their responses in the specially designed machine gradable sheet using Ball Point Pen. The stationery will be provided to candidates inside the examination hall.

All questions in this test are ‘Objective type’. That is, they are MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions), wherein, each question is presented with a choice of four answers, out of which only one is a correct answer.

Each correct answer gives the candidate, a gain of 4 marks (+4 marks), whereas every incorrect answer has a penalty of 1 mark (-1 mark). The candidate can also skip a question.

No marks will be awarded for the Un-answered orUn-attempted questions. In case, a question is dropped or ignored, all candidates will be given four marks (+4) irrespective of the fact whether the question has been attempted or not attempted by the candidate.

All questions will be based on the NEET syllabus as prescribed by the Central Board of Secondary Education. Check our article on NEET- UG Syllabus for more details.

NEET (UG) is an exam of 3 (Three) HOURS consisting of 180 Objective type questions. The test consists of THREE parts: Part I – Physics |Part II – Chemistry |Part III – Biology (Botany & Zoology).

Going further in detail, there will be a total of 180 Questions divided into the THREE sections of the examination which comprises a total of 720 Marks. Following are the number of questions in each part with their respective marks:

Part I                   PHYSICS                      45 Questions                 180 Marks

Part II                  CHEMISTRY               45 Questions                 180 Marks

Part III                 BIOLOGY                    90 Questions                 360 Marks

Candidates can opt for Question Paper in any one of the following 11 languages: English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Odia, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu.

Highlight of NEET-UG 2020 exam details

Examination mode Offline
Language of the exam Hindi, English, Bengali, Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Assamese, Oriya, and Urdu
Exam duration 3 hours
Type of questions will be asked in the exam MCQ’s (Multiple Choice Questions)
Total no. of questions 180
Total marks 720
Negative marking Yes
Marking scheme + 4 mark given in each correct answer -1 mark detect in each incorrect answer
Total subject section 3
Subject section Physics – 45 marks Chemistry – 45 marks Biology – 90 marks

The Candidates will get their question paper in one of the above languages preferred during filling up the application form. Thus, the option of medium of Question Paper should be carefully selected, as it CANNOT be changed once chosen.

NEET-UG 2020 syllabus

The NEET syllabus for UG Courses is the genral syllabus prescribed by Medical Council of India (MCI). Candidates can prepare from the syllabus of class 11th and 12th subject studied in each subject. Check the detailed syllabus of NEET UG 2020 online.

Here are some important subject wise topic of NEET-UG 2020 syllabus which will help you to know about the details of NEET-UG 2020 syllabus.

Subjects Important topics
Physics Laws of motion, Mechanics, Electrostatic, Optics, Electromagnetic waves, Thermodynamics, Electronic Devices, Nuclear Physics, Dual Nature of Matter & Radiation, Properties of Bulk Matter, Kinetic Theory etc.
Chemistry Concept of chemistry, Mole Concept, Equilibrium, General Organic Chemistry, Hydrogen, Coordination chemistry, Surface Chemistry, Periodic Table, Alcohols, P-Block Elements, Phenols, Coordination Chemistry, Chemical etc.
Biology Genetics, Human Physiology, Reproduction, Ecology and Environment, Diversity in the living world, Cell Biology, Ecology and Environment, Morphology, Reproduction, Physiology of animals and plants, Welfare, Basic of Biotechnology etc.  

The candidates opting for English would be provided test booklets in English only. Whereas, the candidates opting for Hindi or any other regional language would be provided Bilingual Test Booklet in English and Hindi or the preferred regional language.

The option of regional languages are region-specific and will be available as per the following table:

S.No. Medium of Question Paper Examination Centres
  1.     English   All Examination Centres
2.   Hindi All Examination Centres
3.   English and Assamese Examination Centres in Assam
4.   English and Bengali Examination Centres in West Bengal and Tripura
5.   English and Gujarati Examination Centres in Gujarat, Daman, and Diu, Dadra, and Nagar Haveli
6.   English and Kannada Examination Centres in Karnataka
7.   English and Marathi Examination Centres in Maharashtra
8.   English and Odia Examination Centres in Odisha
9.   English and Tamil Examination Centres in Tamil Nadu
10.   English and Telugu Examination Centres in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana
11.       English and Urdu All Examination Centres        

Allotment of Centres will be done by the Computer and there will be no human intervention to it, as declared by the deciding authorities. Candidates qualifying NEET (UG) – 2020 would be eligible for All India Quota and other quotas under the State Governments/Institutes, irrespective of the medium of the examination, subject to other eligibility criteria.

Sharing a few more basics and latest updates about NEET-UG,

The National Medical Commission Act, 2019 received assent of the President on 08th August 2019, Section 14 of the National Medical Commission Act, provides for holding of a common and uniform National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to the undergraduate (UG) medical courses in all medical institutions including those governed under any other law.

Thus, the admission to MBBS course in AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences) New Delhi, JIPMER (Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Education & Research) and all AIIMS like Institutions will also be made through NEET-UG, as stated in NMC (National Medical Commission) Act, 2019.

It is to be kept in mind, that there is no provision of withdrawal once the applications are submitted. Moreover, the examination fees once deposited will neither be carried forward to a future examination nor refunded.

Also, the candidates must note that mere deduction of fee from the bank account is not proof of fee payment. The payment should be supported by fee payment and generation of the confirmation page.

NEET- UG examination has a peculiar format of the Dress Code while appearing for the test. The candidates are instructed by the authorities to follow the following dress code, mandatory in the context:

  • Light clothes with long sleeves are not permitted. However in case, candidates come in cultural or customary dress at the Examination Centre, they should report at least an hour before the last reporting time i.e. 12.30 pm so that there is enough time for proper frisking without any inconvenience to the candidate while maintaining the sanctity of the examination.
  • Slippers, sandals with low heels are permitted. Shoes are not permitted.
  • In case of any deviation required due to medical or unavoidable circumstances, specific approval of NTA must be taken before the Admit Cards are issued.

So, HERE’S ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT the basic outlines of NEET-UG 2020! Concluding further…

NEET (UG) – 2020 will be conducted on 3 May 2020 (Sunday) from 02:00 p.m. to 05:00 p.m. As declared by the authorities, the schedule will remain unaltered even if the date of the test is declared a public holiday. Candidates can apply for NEET (UG) through “Online” mode only.

Submission of Online Application Form may be done by accessing the NTA official website- Please keep in mind, the Application Form in any other mode will not be accepted and ONLY ONE application can be submitted by a candidate.

This article @ studies today describes from ‘Basics to Detailing’ of the All India Entrance Examination conducted by CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) for admissions to MBBS & BDS Courses in India offered by Medical & Dental Colleges- National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test – NEET-UG 2020”

NEET-UG cutoff 2020

With the release of the results of NEET 2020, NTA will release Cut Off via online mode. Cut off is the minimum marks necessary for qualifying for the NEET exam. NEET (National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test) is a medical exam organized by the NTA at the national level.

Students may gain admission to MBBS and BDS courses offered by various colleges in India and abroad through the NEET examination. The National Testing Agency (NTA) will release the cutoff percentile NEET 2020 together with the release of the newsletter.

While the percentile-equivalent cutoff of NEET 2020 scores will be announced along with the result by June 4. For each category, NEET cut off 2020 varies.

Medicos must secure a minimum cutoff percentile and scores in NEET 2020 to qualify for the offline entrance examination. The NEET threshold 2020 for candidates in the general category is 50th while the eligible level for aspirants to SC / ST / OBC is 40th. To order to be considered qualified, aspirants wishing to follow MBBS / BDS abroad must also pass the exam by obtaining NEET cut off percentile and results.

NEET 2020 Cut off are the minimum qualification marks that must be achieved by the students to be selected for further admission process. The cut-off varies for various categories.

It will be determined on the basis of various criteria-number of candidates appearing, degree of test difficulty performance of candidates appearing, etc.

The cut off is declared along with the NEET result declaration. It will be made available in online mode. Within the 1st week of June 2020, students will be able to test official cut off. Cut off is category wise released by the NTA board.

After the announcement of qualified cut-off, the relevant authority announces a cut for different categories under 15 percent All India Quota Seats.

Factors determining NEET Exam 2020 cutoff

The cut-off marks change annually the cut-off list planned based on the following factors:

  • Number of applicants for the exam
  • Test complexity
  • Total seats available

Previous year cutoff

Cutoff for NEET 2019

Category Minimum qualifying percentile Cut-off marks No. Of qualified candidates
Unreserved (UR) 50th percentile 701-134 7,04,335
Unreserved PH (UR-PH) 45th Percentile 133-120 266
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 40th Percentile 133-107 8,455
Scheduled Caste (SC) 40th Percentile 133-107 20,009
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 40th Percentile 133-107 63,789
ST-PH 40th Percentile 133-107 14
SC-PH 40th Percentile 133-107 32
OBC-PH 40th Percentile 133-107 142

Cutoff for NEET 2018

Category Minimum qualifying percentile Cut-off marks No. Of qualified candidates
Unreserved (UR) 50th Percentile 691-119 6,34,897
Unreserved PH (UR-PH) 45th Percentile 118-107 205
Scheduled Tribe (ST 40th Percentile 118-96 17,209
Scheduled Caste (SC) 40th Percentile 118-96 7,446
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 40th Percentile  118-96 54,653
ST-PH 40th Percentile 106-96 12
SC-PH 40th Percentile 1066-96 36
OBC-PH 40th Percentile 106-96 104

Candidates are also advised to regularly visit our for latest updates on NEET – UG 2020. Articles on Admission Process, Syllabus, Eligibility Criteria, Important Dates and Events, Reservation Policy, etc. are here to follow. Stay Tuned! All the Very Best!

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