Everything About NEET
What is NEET?
NEET stands for ‘National Eligibility cum Entrance Test’. NEET is a single entrance test for admission to MBBS, BDS, AYUSH
(BAMS,BUMS,BHMS) and Veterinary Courses in India. Medical aspirants looking to pursue MBBS abroad are also required to appear for
The National Testing Agency (NTA) conducts the NEET exam for admission to different Undergraduate(NEET UG) and Postgraduate (NEET PG) medical courses. AIIMS & JIPMER medical exams have also been merged with NEET now, so there will be no entrance exam other than NEET. NEET exam is conducted on 2 levels, NEET UG for admission to undergraduate courses like MBBS & BDS and NEET PG for admission to postgraduate courses like MS & MD.
Important Facts About NEET
|Exam Name||National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test|
|Exam Frequency||Once a year|
|Exam Duration||3 hours|
|Courses Offered||MBBS and BDS|
|Conducting Body||NTA (National Testing Agency)|
|Subjects||Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Botany|
|Type of Questions||Multiple Choice Questions|
|Number of Questions||Physics – 45
Chemistry – 45
Biology – 90 (Zoology – 45 and Botany- 45)
|Total Marks||720 marks|
Introduction of NEET as a solo Exam for Medical Admission
This is interesting to know that when there were already different entrance exams for the admissions to medical courses then why was NEET introduced? The answer is simple, before NEET exam, there were around 90 exams to get admission in different medical colleges/universities. Apart from AIPMT( All India Pre Medical Test), every state conducts its own medical exam and therefore a student has to fill at least 6-7 different forms and pay a good amount of money for it. As the syllabus was also not the same, a student has lots of pressure to perform well and get admission. That’s why a single NEET exam was introduced to save time, money and unwanted pressure from the students. NEET has replaced AIPMT and all the state level medical exams like Delhi-PMT, MHCET, R-PMT, EAMCET etc. From 2020, AIIMS and JIPMER medical exams have also been replaced by NEET exams
NEET Eligibility Criteria 2020
Here is the eligibility criteria for NEET 2020, prescribed by the National Testing Agency. Medical aspirants, looking for admission in MBBS, BDS can check the eligibility criteria for NEET 2020. Candidates fulfilling these eligibility criteria can appear for NEET 2020 exam.
- Indian Nationals,
- Non-Resident Indians (NRIs)
- Overseas Citizen of India (OCI)
- Persons with Indian Origin (PIO)
- Foreign Nationals
- Candidates should be 17 years old as on December 31, 2020.
- There is no upper age limit.
- Candidate must have cleared Class 12 or equivalent from a recognized institute
- Candidates who are appearing for Class 12 or equivalent in summer 2020 can also apply for NEET 2020.
- Candidates who have completed Class 12 or equivalent from an open school are also eligible
- Candidates must have completed Class 12 or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
- Candidates who have passed Class 12 or equivalent with Biology as an additional subject are also eligible
Minimum marks required in the qualifying examination::
- General category: 50%
- PWD category: 45%
- SC/ST/OBC: 40%
NEET 2020 Admission Process
Here is the step wise Admission Process for NEET 2020.
NEET 2020 Application Process
NEET 2020 Application Form was released on December 2, 2019. Candidates had to visit the official website
ntaneet.nic.in to fill the application form.
To complete NEET 2020 application process, a candidate had to follow these four steps. Here is the step wise process.
Steps to apply for NEET 2020
- Visit the official website, ntaneet.nic.in and register for NEET 2020
- Fill the online form with all the required details.
- Upload the required documents
- Pay the fee
- Take a printout of the confirmation page and keep it for future reference
NEET 2020 Correction Window
The correction window for NEET 2020 is an opportunity to make desired changes to their NEET 2020 application form. One can do required/desired changes to the NEET application form he/she had filled in the beginning.
NEET 2020 Admit Card
NEET 2020 admit card will be released 15 days prior to the examination. As the exam date was postponed, the expected date for releasing
NEET 2020 admit cards is on August 29. The admit card of NEET 2020 will be available on the official website ntaneet.nic.in. Candidates can
download their NEET 2020 admit cards by logging to their registered accounts. Details of the exam centre allotted to the candidate will also
be given on the admit card of NEET 2020.
After downloading the admit card, take a coloured printout, paste a recent passport-sized photograph in the space provided and get it signed by your parent/guardian before the exam day.
NEET 2020 Syllabus
The syllabus of NEET 2020 covers Physics, Chemistry and Biology. NEET 2020 syllabus is almost the same as the syllabus of CBSE Class 11 and Class 12. However, a few new topics have been included in NEET syllabus. Candidates need to go through the syllabus of NEET 2020 before they start preparing for the entrance test. There is no change in NEET 2020 syllabus. It can be changed for next year.
NEET 2020 has been postponed and the new date is planned for September 13. Candidates preparing for NEET 2020 should make the most use of this additional time. Candidates need to revise the entire syllabus and refer NCERT books to do well in the NEET exam. Solving sample papers can help you prepare fast and with speed that matters in the real NEET exams.
NEET 2020 Dress CodeNTA has prescribed a dress code for the examination day along with a list of items that are not allowed in the examination hall. Below are a few important points about the dress code for NEET 2020:
- Light clothes with half sleeves, long sleeves are not permitted
- Ornaments, piercings, etc. are not permitted
- Candidates wearing a customary dress should report to the examination centre at least an hour before the last reporting time
- Slippers, sandals with low heels are permitted. Shoes are not permitted
Due to COVID-19 situation in India, NTA is expected to announce a new set of rules for NEET 2020. Masks and sanitisers will become an important part of NEET 2020 dress code.
NEET 2020 Exam Day Guidelines
Here is the list of guidelines for exam day.
Need to carry on the exam day?
- Two passport size photographs (preferably same as the one submitted with the application form)
- A valid photo Id proof (Driving Licence, PAN Card, Passport/ Aadhaar card)
- PWD Certificate (if applicable)
- Stationery items such as 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.
- Communication devices such as Mobile Phone, Bluetooth, Earphones, Microphone, Pager, Health Band, etc.
- Other items such as Wallet, Goggles, Handbags, Belt, Cap Watch/Wrist Watch, Bracelet, Camera, etc.
- Any eatable item opened or packed, water bottle, tea, coffee, cold drinks, etc.
- Any other item which could be used for unfair means, by hiding communication devices, such as a microchip, camera, Bluetooth device, etc.
- Candidates suffering from diabetes are allowed to carry eatables (with prior intimation), such as sugar tablets/fruits (like banana/apple/orange) and transparent water bottles. However, they will not be allowed to carry packed foods such as chocolate, candy, sandwich and others.