NEET UG 2020: Exams Rescheduled, Counselling, Check your Eligibility, Admit Card & Results …

NEET 2020
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National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is the annual medical entrance examination organized to provide admissions in MBBSBDS & Ayush Courses at all India level. The National Testing Agency under Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India conducts the examination in offline mode. This year the examination date has been postponed by NTA to  26th July 2020

Important Dates relating to NEET 2020

Release of Application form 2nd December 2019
Application form SubmissionBy 6th January 2020 (Extended)
Payment  of fee7th January 2020
Start date for  Application form correction 15th January 2020
Correction in application form-last Date31st January 2020
Revised date for Application form correction 1st to 14th April, 2020 (Re-opened)
Complete application From 3rd to 9th February 2020. 
NEET (UG) Admit CardJune  2020
NEET 2020 Exam Date26th July 2020
Answer key ReleaseJuly 2020
Result announcementAugust 2020
Date of CounselingAugust 2020

Eligibility Criteria

Quota Seats
 Citizen of India.
The candidate must be of 17 years of age on or before 31st December 2020Pass in the higher/senior secondary examination or its equivalent after a 12 years study. Those in 12th standard may apply but have to produce at the time of first round of counseling the passing certificates confirming the minimum percentage criteria 1. Eligibility for 15% All India Quota Seats
Nationality: citizen of India, NRIs, PIOs, OCIs & Foreign Nationals. UT of J&K and Ladakh candidates are not eligible for these Quota seats. If they claim eligibility, they must submit online Self Declaration which will be generated and printed automatically along with confirmation page for the record. The same should be presented during counseling.Candidates from J&K & Ladakh may appear in NEET exam to get admitted to Private Medical/Dental Colleges or any Private/Deemed University & Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune if eligibility conditions are satisfied.Andhra Pradesh & Telangana:Since from 2018, Andhra Pradesh & Telangana States participate in the 15% All India Quota seats candidates from these States are eligible for 15% AIQ seats without any self-declaration.
NRIs (Non-Resident Indians), OCIs (Overseas Citizen of India), PIOs (Persons of Indian Origin) & Foreign Nationals The OCI (Overseas Citizen of India) may appear in the exam subject to the rules of Government of India
The upper age limit is 25 years as on the date of examinationThe pass in the qualifying examination must be with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology along with English as mandatory subject with minimum 50% marks (GEN & GEN-EWS), 45% marks (GEN
2.Eligibility for 85% State Quota SeatsAll the participating States in the NEET 2020 can fill their 85% seats of MBBS/BDS through State counseling. The remaining 15% of the seats to be filled through All India centralized counseling. The candidates,Should have completed or appeared for his/her 10th and 12th from the State.Must possess a valid domicile in the State.Should possess a residency proof of the state.3.Eligibility for Seats Under The Control Of States/ Deemed Universities/Central Universities /AIIMS/JIPMER/Seats Of ESIC & AFMC Including BHU & AMU/Central Pool Quota:Indian Nationals, NRIs, OCIs, PIOs & Foreign Nationals eligible for admission in Medical/Dental Colleges subject to rules and regulations of Governments and  Institutions. Foreign nationals to confirm their eligibility from the concerned Medical/Dental College/State.4. Eligibility for Seats in Participating BodiesThese include Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Jamia Hamdard  and University of Delhi.
Candidates seeking for admission in UG medical courses abroad are required to qualify NEET examCandidates above 25 years are provisionally permitted to appear. But their candidature is subject to the outcome of pending Petitions before the Hon’ble Supreme Court.NIOS or State Open School or private candidates are eligible to apply for NEET exam as per Delhi High Court order but subject to the final orders of the Court regarding the special leave petitions filed by Medical Council of India.

Application Form 

The application form has been released from 2nd December 2019.

Documents Required 

To apply online, the following documents are required:.

  • Passport Size Photograph (10KB – 200KB)
  • Post Card Size Photograph (50KB – 300KB)
  • Candidate’s Signature (4KB – 30KB)
  • Left Hand Thumb Impression (10KB – 50KB)
  • Class 10th Passing Certificate (100KB – 400KB)

The following details may be noted regarding NEET 2020 Application form:

  • Application form can be filled through online mode.
  • The Application process began from 2nd December 2019.
  • Personal & educational details to be given in the application form.
  • Only one application form can be submitted by the candidates.
  • Valid/ working email ID & mobile number to be provided in the application form.
  •  Communications relating to application form will be sent to candidates through Registered Email- ID & Phone Number.
  • Candidates should upload scanned images of photograph ( in JPG/ JPEG format only), signature, left hand thumb impression & 10th class pass certificate.
  • Corrections in the application form can be made from 15th to 31st January 2020. The revised date for correction in the application form is from 1st to 14th April 2020. 
  • NEET 2020 Application Form Correction facility is only through Online Mode.
  • Hard copy of application form need not be sent to the authority.

Application Fee

The Application fee is required to be paid via credit card, debit card, net-banking, UPI or Paytm through online mode.

The Category-wise fee is given below:

CategoryFee (Rs.)
GeneralRs. 1500
General-EWS/ OBC-NCL*Rs. 1400
SC/ ST/ PwD/ TransgenderRs. 800

Filling the Application Form


  • Click on “Fill Application Form” button of official portal of the NTA.
  • Read the instructions and click on “Proceed to Apply Online NEET (UG) 2020”.
  • Fill the registration form carefully by giving details like Name, Mother’s Name, Father’s Name, Category, Date of Birth, Gender, Nationality, State of Eligibility (for 15% All India Quota), Mobile Number, Email ID, etc. of the candidates.
  • After filling all the details, note the two links “Preview & Next” and “Reset”.
  • Click on “Next” and the information submitted by the candidate will be displayed on the screen.
  • If information is correct, tick all the check box.
  • Click on “Next” button; if need be, click “Back” button.
  • Now choose a strong password and re enter the password.
  • Choose security question and feed answer.
  • Enter the OTP that would be sent to your mobile number.
  • Submit the button and note down the registration number for further procedure.

How to fill the Application Form 

  • Login with your Registration Number and password.
  • Fill personal details and enter place of birth.
  • Choose the medium of question paper and the examination centre
  • Fill details like permanent and correspondence addresses, qualification, occupation, annual income) of parents and guardians.
  • Choose the option for dress code.
  • After entering the security pin, click on save & draft.
  • Now click on preview and submit.
  • Review the entries and Tick all the check boxes.
  • Click on Final Submit.

Uploading of  Scanned Images

  • Click on link for Upload Images.
  • The scanned images of photograph, signature, left hand thumb impression and 10th class passing certificate are now to be uploaded as per the specifications mentioned below.


  • Passport size Photograph (size: 10 kb to 200 kb), Post Card size photograph (4”X6”) (Size: 50 kb to 300 kb) taken on or after 1st September 2019 indicating the candidate’s name and  date of taking photograph.
  • Spectacles are allowed provided they are used regularly.
  • Photograph should not show cap or goggles but should focus on the face with 80% face coverage, clearly visible ears and on white background).
  • Polaroid and Computer-generated photos are not acceptable.


The candidate should sign  in running hand writing [not in capital letter] on white paper with a Black Ink pen and scan for uploading. (File size between 4 KB to 30 KB).

Left Hand Thumb Impression:

The left-hand thumb impression of the candidate should be put on white paper with Blue Ink and should be uploaded after scanning. In case the left thumb is missing, right hand thumb impression may be used. File size to be between 10 KB and 50 KB.

Class 10th Passing Certificate:

The candidate should scan their Class X Passing Certificate (File size 100 KB to 400 KB).

for uploading.

The payment of Fee

After uploading the images, go to the link for fee payment. Choose the Bank for making payment. The payment can be made through Debit/Credit Card/Net Banking/e-wallet (CSC).

Thereafter, a print out of the confirmation page may be taken and kept ready with  at least three copies.

NEET 2020 Application Form-Correction

The Correction facility has been started from 15th to 31st January 2020 with The Board providing one time correction opportunity only in the data affecting the merit. The corrections may be made in the given particulars & scanned images. These are indicated below.

ParticularsChanges permittedNot permissible 
Identification Candidates, who fill up the application with IDs other than Aadhaar Card, like Passport Number, Ration Card Number, and Bank Account Number & Aadhaar Enrollment Number will be able to add their Aadhaar Number or the Aadhaar Enrollment Number.
If already filled the application with Aadhaar Card & candidates with nationality as OCIs, PCIs, NRIs & foreigner No correction is allowed.
Date of BirthOnly Candidates who filled the application form with IDs other than Aadhaar Card, i.e. Passport Number, Ration Card Number, etc. as indicated above will be able to make the correction in their Date of Birth.No correction is allowed for those who have already filled the application with Aadhaar Card.
Candidates, who fill the form with other IDs than Aadhaar Card, i.e. Passport Number, Ration Card Number, Bank Account Number & Aadhaar Enrollment Number will be able to make the correction in their Gender.No correction is permitted for candidates who have already filled the application with Aadhaar Card 
State Codes of EligibilityCorrections can be made in State Codes of Eligibility.Candidates, belonging to J & K state can make changes in the status of Self Declaration submitted by them.Candidates belonging to Assam, Meghalaya & Jammu and Kashmir make changes in their state code of eligibility. They can make changes only if they have their Aadhaar Number or Aadhaar enrollment number.

CategoryAll candidates can make changes in the category only as per the central list of category. If change of category involves higher fee, the difference in the fee needs to be paid 

Disability StatusAll candidates can make the correction. Wherever change in disability status involves higher fee, candidates will have to pay the difference in the fee also.

Medium of Question PaperChanges in the medium of question paper can be made. If the medium is changed into regional languages; candidates will also change in the center city also. 
Examination CenterThe candidates can make the correction
Qualifying Examination Code & Percentage (%) of Marks Obtained in Class 12thThe candidates can make the correction. 
Names of ParentsThe corrections can be made including interchange the names. 

To Make Correction in NEET 2020 Application Form

Corrections in the filled application form of NEET 2020 can be done as under:

Corrections in the ParticularsCorrection in the Scanned Images:
1. Visit the Official Site of NEET and enter the registration number and password.
NTA will intimate candidates who have uploaded wrong Photograph & Signature through an e-mail & SMS. Candidates will re-upload these documents by logging into the application portal in given time frame.
2. Click on the link for correction.Candidates receiving intimation from NTA by SMS and email should re-upload the scanned documents within 3 days.
3. Correct the filled details in the application form. No second-time correction opportunity will be provided. 
4. Candidates may print correction slip and retain the same for their reference and record. Board will not engage in any correspondence in this regard.
5. Candidates may print correction slip and retain the same for their reference and record. 
6. Additional fee, if any after correction, will be remitted through Debit/Credit Card or Net Banking during the given period only. Parents are advised to assist their ward in this regard.

NEET 2020 Exam Pattern

Candidates must be conversant with the NEET Exam Pattern given below before starting the exam preparation:

ParticularsPoints for consideration
Exam ModeThe exam will be in the offline (pen-paper based) mode.
Question TypeQuestion paper to contain objective type of questions
MediumThe Languages will be English, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Oriya, Assamese, Telugu, Tamil, Urdu and Kannada 
No of questionsA total 180 questions in the paper.
Total Marks720 marks.
DurationThree hours
Marking SchemeEach correct answer will have 4 marks.
Negative MarkingOne mark to be deducted for each wrong answer.
SubjectsPhysics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology.

Number of questions & marks for each subject

SubjectsNo. of QuestionsMarks
Biology (Botany or zoology)90(45 marks each)360

NEET 2020 Syllabus

NEET Syllabus for UG courses will be the common syllabus prescribed by Medical Council of India. Candidates can refer to the syllabus of Class 11th& 12th topics. The detailed syllabus of NEET UG 2020 may be checked online.

NEET (UG) will have topics from Physics, Chemistry & Biology subjects. Some of the topics from each subject will be as under:

Physics: It will cover  Laws of Motion, Electrostatic, Electromagnetic Waves, Electronic Devices, Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory, Properties of Bulk Matter, Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation, etc.

Chemistry: Topics are some basic concepts of chemistry, Equilibrium, Hydrogen, Electro Chemistry, Surface Chemistry, Electrochemistry, Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers, p-Block Elements, etc.

NEET 2020 Admit Card

The Admit Card to be released in June 2020 and will be available for download through online mode. Candidates should verify all the details given in the Card. If any discrepancy is noticed, the exam conducting authority should be contacted immediately.

The passport size photograph should be affixed on the admit card. The Admit card will not be sent to the candidates by post or other modes, but will be emailed to the candidate’s registered email Id given at the time of registration.

When candidates download it, a copy of its PDF format will also be sent to candidate’s registered email id. Candidates should keep the hall ticket until the completion of admission process. 

The instructions printed on admit card should be studied carefully. Any particular documents mentioned in instructions should be kept ready for the exam.

Downloading the Admit Card

  • Go to the official website and click 
  • The computer screen will open up a new page
  • Enter your “Registration Number”, “Date of Birth” followed by “Security Pin”.
  • After that, click on the “Submit” button.
  • Check your admit card details.
  • Download it.
  • Keep the printout of it for further needs.

The Admit Card of NEET exam will contain details of the candidate & including Name of the Candidate, Roll Number, Father’s Name, Category, Sub-Category, Date of Birth, Photograph, Signature, Question Paper Language, name and address of examination center allotted to candidate, Exam Date & Timing, etc.

The Candidate is required to bring Admit Card along with passport size photograph affixed on it and two passport size photographs to be affixed on attendance sheet.

Instructions for Candidates on Exam Day

  • The exam center will be opened 2 hours before starting of the examination and the candidates must reach the examination center on time.
  • Candidates should carry downloaded admit card & passport size photograph. Those not having a valid admit will not be permitted to enter the examination hall.
  • The Admit Card of the candidates will be checked by the invigilator to satisfy himself/herself about the identity of each candidate. The invigilator will also sign in the place provided in the Answer Sheet on SIDE-1.
  • Candidates must ascertain and take their allotted seats. The candidature of the candidates occupying seat or room other than an allotted seat will be cancelled.
  • Candidates will not be allowed to carry any banned items other than NEET 2020 hall ticket and photographs into the examination hall.
  • No candidate will be allowed to leave his/her seat or exam hall until exam concludes as per schedule.
  • Smoking is strictly prohibited in the examination center.
  • Water bottles, tea, coffee, cold drinks or snacks, etc. will not be allowed to be carried into the examination center.
  • Candidates must sign twice on the attendance sheet, first at the time of starting of examination and second while handing over the answer sheet to the examiner.
  • Candidates also have to put their finger impression in given space on the attendance sheet.
  • The candidate will check and ensure that the Test-Booklet contain 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 Board under any circumstances.
  • The candidates, suffering from Diabetes Type – I, may be taken care of at the centre as per the instructions issued by CBSE.
  • Candidates will not be allowed to use toilets in last 30 minutes of examination i.e. from 12.30 pm to 01.00 pm.
  • The candidates, suffering from Diabetes Type – I, may be attended to at the centre as per the relevant instructions of CBSE.

Exam Centers

All the candidates (Indian, Foreign, PIO, OCI & NRI) have to choose three convenient cities for examination while filling the form. Candidates must ensure that they have to select the city centers in their state of residence or in neighbor cities only.

The allotment of the center will be made by the computer and the choice of city center will not be changed by the candidates & board under any circumstances The exam center details are given below: 

StatesDistricts (Exam centres)
Andaman & NicobarPort Blair.
Andhra PradeshGuntur, Kakinada, Kurnool, Nellore, Rajamundry, Tirupati, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam and Vijayawada.
Arunachal PradeshItanagar
AssamGuwahati, Dibrugarh, Silchar, Tezpur.
BiharGaya, Patna.
ChattisgarhRaipur, Bilaspur.
Dadra & Nagar HaveliSilvassa
Daman & DiuDaman
DelhiDelhi (Central), Delhi (East), Delhi (North), Delhi (South) and  Delhi (West).
GujaratAhmedabad, Anand, Bhavanagar, Gandhinagar, Godhra, Rajkot, Vlsad, Surat, Vadodara.
HaryanaFaridabad, Gurgaon.
Himachal PradeshDharamshala, , Hamirpur, Shimla.
Jammu & KashmirJammu, Srinagar, Udhampur.
JharkhandBokaro, Jamshedpur, Ranchi.
KarnatakaBangalore, Belgaum, Gulbarga, Mangalore, Davangere, Dharwad, Hubli, Mysore and  Udupi.
KeralaErnakulam, Kozhikode, Trivandrum, Alappuzha, Kannur, Kollam, Kottayam, Malappuram, Palakkad and  Thrissur.
Madhya PradeshBhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Ujjain.
MaharashtraAurangabad, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nasik, Pune, Thane, Ahmednagar, Amravathi, Beed, Buldana, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Latur, Mumbai Suburban, Nanded, Satara and Solapur.
NagalandDimapur, Kohima.
OdishaBehrampur, Bhubaneshwar, Angul, Cuttack, Sambalpur, Rourkela.
PunjabAmritsar, Bhatinda, Jalandhar.
RajasthanAjmer, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Udaipur.
Tamil NaduChennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Salem, Tiruchirapalli, Kancheepuram, Khammam, Namakkal, Ranga Reddy, Thiruvallur, Tirunelveli and Vellore.
TelanganaHyderabad, Warangal.
UttarakhandDehradun, Haldwani.
Uttar PradeshAllahabad, Bareilly, Ghaziabad, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Merut, Roorkee, Noida and Varanasi.
West BengalBurdwan, Durgapur, Hoogli, Howrah, Kharagpur, Kolkata, Siliguri and 24 Pargana(North).

NEET Preparation Tips 2020

  • Content Based Lectures Videos by IIT Professors and Experts will be made available soon on the website for 2020 session to aid in NEET 2020.
  • Preparation should be based on the Syllabus
  • Prepare a good timetable for study with little intervals between the study hours.
  • It is necessary to study NCERT books as well as books prescribed for NEET preparation. to score good marks.
  • Students should also include previous years question papers and sample paper in their study materials to familiarize themselves with the exam pattern.
  • Students can practice for the test with the help of online mock tests available on some educational websites. 

NEET 2020 Answer Key

The Answer Key of NEET 2020 will be released in July 2020. The candidates will then be able to check their answers & can predict their marks of entrance test. Candidates may login entering their user ID & password to check the answer key.

The candidates will be given an opportunity by the authority to make online challenge against answer key, though they will have to pay fee per answer to challenge the answer key.

NEET 2020 Cut-Off

The NEET Cut-off will be based on various factors like number of appeared candidates, difficulty level of exam, performance of students, etc. Candidates will have to score more than the NEET 2020 Cut-Off marks to qualify in the examination.

NEET 2020 Result

The Result will be declared in August 2020. No candidate will receive the result through offline mode. Students who appear in the exam will be able to check NEET 2020 Result through online mode by entering their roll number & Date of Birth (D.O.B). Candidates may take the print out of their result for further use. No category wise result sheet will be prepared.

NEET 2020 Rank List

NEET 2020 Rank list will be released by NTA through online mode. The rank list of the successful and eligible candidates selecting 15% of All India Quota seats will be on the basis of marks obtained in the NEET (UG) 2020. Admission to MBBS/BDS within respective category will be based on All India Rank (AIR) as per rank list.

The rank list will be prepared in percentile determined based on highest marks. Also there will be tie-breaking criteria for candidates who will score equal or same marks. As per the rules of tie-breaking criteria preference will be given in the below order:

  • Candidates who will score highest marks in Biology (Zoology or Botany).
  • Scores highest marks in Chemistry.
  • Attempts less number of incorrect answers in all the subjects.
  • If even after applying all above rules, the tie still remains then students who will be older in age will be considered.

NEET 2020 Reservation Policy

NEET 2020 Reservation of seats under 15% All India Quota is discussed below:


NEET 2020 Counselling

NEET 2020 counseling which will be held through online mode will start in August 2020. Candidates will have to attend the counseling process conducted by Medical Counseling Committee (MCC).

The State counseling authorities will organize state level counseling separately.

The authority will also release seats other than 15% All India Quota. In this case counseling authority will draw merit list of the candidate in the respective category.

Students are required to register first for counseling and then fill their choice of preferences. After that, seats will be allotted to the candidates as per the reservation policy, availability of seats, etc.


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