NEET (UG) – 2020

National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test


The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India (GOI) has established the National Testing Agency (NTA) as an independent autonomous and self-sustained premier testing organisation for conducting the efficient, transparent, and international standard test to access the competency of candidates for admission to premier higher education institutions.

NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY CUM ENTRANCE TEST (UG) 2020 (NEET (UG) - 2020) will be conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) for admission to MBBS/BDS Courses and other undergraduate medical courses in approved/recognized Medical/Dental & other Colleges/ Institutes in India.

Section 14 of the National Medical Commission Act, 2019 provides for holding a common and uniform National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to the undergraduate medical courses in all medical institutions including those governed under any other law. Thus, the admission to the MBBS course in AIIMS, New Delhi, JIPMER, and all AIIMS like Institutions will be made through NEET. The eligibility criteria applicable to appear in NEET (UG) shall also apply to the candidates desirous to take admission to INIs like AIIMS.

Similarly, the criteria for minimum qualifying marks to be eligible for admission to the MBBS course shall also apply to INIs. Further, the common counseling for admission to the MBBS course in these INIs shall be conducted by the DGHS as per the Time Schedule specified in the MCI’s regulations.

The NEET (UG) - 2020 will be conducted on Sunday, the 13th of September, 2020. The responsibility of the NTA is limited to the conduct of the entrance examination, declaration of result, and for providing an “All India Rank Merit List” to the Directorate General Health Service, Government of India for the conduct of counseling for 15% All India Quota Seats and for providing the result to States/other Counseling Authorities.




What is NEET?

The National Testing Agency (NTA) conducts NEET for admission to MBBS, BDS, AYUSH, Veterinary, and other medical/paramedical courses in India. The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is the sole entrance test for admission to MBBS and BDS courses in India. Conducted annually, NEET 2020 will be held across tentatively 154 test centers. With approximately 16 lakh test-takers, NEET is the most important medical entrance examination in India. Both AIIMS and JIPMER MBBS examinations have also been merged with NTA NEET.

NEET 2020 Highlights

Exam Name

National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test

Exam Frequency

Once a year

Exam Mode


Exam Duration

3 hours

Accepting Colleges

1557 colleges

Official Website


NEET 2020 Important dates and events

NEET Eligibility Criteria 2020

The National Testing Agency has prescribed the eligibility criteria for NEET 2020. All those who wish to apply for the entrance test are advised to check if they fit into the criteria specified by NTA.



Candidates who fulfill the following parameters are eligible for NEET 2020:


Indian Nationals,

Non-Resident Indians (NRIs)

Overseas Citizen of India (OCI)

Persons with Indian Origin (PIO)

Foreign Nationals

Age Limit:

The minimum age of a candidate as on December 31, 2020, should be 17 years

The rule specifying the maximum age limit of the candidate was challenged last year in the court of law. Thus, there is no upper age limit as of now and candidates older than 25 years of age applying for NEET 2020 will be provisionally admitted subject to the ruling of the High Court of Delhi.

Minimum qualification:

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

Mandatory subjects:

Candidate must have cleared 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 Participating Institutes

Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi

King George's Medical University, Lucknow

Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi

Christian Medical College, Vellore

Armed Forces Medical College, Pune

Madras Medical College, Chennai

Kasturba Medical College, Manipal

University College of Medical Sciences, University of Delhi, Delhi

Institute of Medical Sciences Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

Lady Hardinge Medical College, Delhi


NEET 2020 application fee

The application fee had to be paid online. It could be paid using a credit card/ debit card/ net banking/ e-challan/ UPI.


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NEET 2020 Syllabus

The syllabus of NEET 2020 was set by the NTA. It mainly comprises three subjects, namely Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. NEET 2020 syllabus overlaps with the CBSE Class 11 and Class 12. However, a few topics that have been included in the NEET syllabus, which are not taught in these classes. Candidates are advised to go through the syllabus of NEET 2020 before they start preparing for the entrance test. Aspirants of NEET 2020 must also note that the syllabus for the current session has not changed. The authorities are considering a reduction in the syllabus of NEET, but this will apply to those appearing next year. 

NEET Preparation

NEET 2020, which was originally scheduled for May 3, will now be held on September 13. Candidates preparing for NEET 2020 must make the most of these four additional months. They must focus on completing their preparation before the exam date. Candidates preparing for NEET 2020 must go through the entire syllabus first. To complete the topics in the NEET 2020 syllabus, they must refer to NCERT books. Candidates must prepare a time table for NEET preparation. This is a must for completing the preparation on time. Another important aspect of NEET 2020 preparation is solving mock tests and sample papers. 

NEET 2020 Dress Code

Due to a large number of test-takers, the NTA follows strict policies to maintain the discipline and fairness of NEET. Among the important policies is the dress code for NEET 2020. NTA has prescribed a dress code for the examination day along with a list of items that are barred in the examination hall. Below are a few important pointers 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 center at least an hour before the last reporting time

Slippers, sandals with low heels are permitted. Shoes are not permitted

Owing to the COVID-19 situation in India, NTA is expected to announce a new set of rules for NEET 2020. Masks and sanitizers will become an important part of the NEET 2020 dress code. Updates regarding the dress code for NEET 2020 are awaited. 

NEET 2020 Exam Day Guidelines

Exam day guidelines for NEET 2020 aim to help the candidates appearing for the examination have a hassle-free day and keep them stress-free and calm on the D-Day. This year, some additional exam day guidelines will be issued by NTA for NEET. These guidelines will be released given the exam being conducted during a pandemic. Details on how the NEET 2020 will be conducted amid the COVID-19 crisis are awaited. Meanwhile, candidates can refer to the general guidelines for NEET 2020 exam day that are given below.


NEET 2020 Application Process

NEET 2020 Application Form was released on December 2, 2019. The application process was online and candidates had to register themselves on the official website to fill the application.

For successful completion of the NEET 2020 application process, a candidate had to go through the four steps. To help understand the process better, the steps have been elaborated below.

Steps to apply for NEET 2020