NTA has announced the new exam date for NEET 2020. NEET 2020 will be held on Sunday, July 26, 2020. The announcement was officially done by MHRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank in a webinar held on May 5, 2020. Medical aspirants who have applied for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test will be able to download their admit card containing roll number and exam center around 2 weeks before exam. Students must focus on studies and utilize this time for preparation. The exam pattern, syllabus, preparation strategy, previous year question papers, are all here for the same. Moreover, the latest news and updates on NTA NEET UG 2020 exam are also here at aglasem.com.

NEET 2020 Exam Date and Details

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test is the only UG medical entrance exam for MBBS, BDS, BAMS, BSMS, BUMS, BHMS admissions. Schedule of the exam is as follows.

NEET 2020 ExamImportant Dates
Registration start date02 Dec 2019
Registration last date01 Jan 2020
Correction window13 to 19 Mar 2020
Re-opening of form submission to complete steps 2, 3, 403 to 09 Feb 2020
Correction window open again01 Apr to 03 May 2020
Exam centre change09 Apr to 03 May 2020
NEET 2020 admit card release date27 Mar 2020 postponed
NEET 2020 Exam date03 May 2020 26 Jul 2020
Declaration of result by 04 Jun 2020 postponed

NEET 2020 Exam Date Announced by MHRD Minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank

The new exam date for NEET 2020 is July 26, 2020. MHRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank officially notified the new date on his web conference on May 5, 2020. The initial reaction on social media is positive about this date as most students had requested a July exam date. From the date of announcement, more than 2 months are left for the exam. Thus, students have a comfortable time gap to prepare, though as of now, all studies have to be majorly self-studies only. MHRD and NTA are the final decision making bodies on the exam date. The former has tentatively decided to hold the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, India’s only medical entrance exam at the UG level, in July.

Is this the final exam date for NEET 2020?
If all things go as planned, then yes, this is the final exam date for NEET UG 2020 exam. However it is believed that MHRD and NTA will continue to monitor the situation and keep updating students on developments. Nevertheless, students should, on priority, start focusing on their exam preparations as this exam date is a final one as of now. It is recommended to not expect any further delays in the exam, and prepare with 2 months timeline in mind. Best of luck!

NEET 2020 Exam Centre Change Over: Addressing the hardships faced by students in the current scenario, NTA allowed candidates to change exam centres. Candidates could change the city options under the exam centre column of application form. The last date to make corrections in centres is over.

Read here the notice dated 01 April on correction facility in centre cities in online form re-open.

Read here the notice dated 10 April on correction facility in centre cities in online form.

Read here the notice dated 14 April on correction facility in centre cities in online form extended.

Know here all about latest news and updates of NEET 2020 exam, date, hall ticket, syllabus, exam pattern, and preparation.

NEET 2020 Admit Card

Date of release of NEET 2020 admit card: NTA is expected to release the admit card for NEET 2020 exam around June 19, 2020. Although the National Testing Agency has not officially announced this date, it is the expected date because as per the initial schedule, the admit card was going to be released 37 days prior to the exam.

National Testing Agency releases the NEET exam admit card on the official website ntaneet.nic.in. Candidates can login with their application number and DOB or password in order to download their hall ticket from the date it releases to the neet 2020 exam date. All the applicants have to carry a printout of the officially issued neet 2020 admit card, passport size photo, post card size photo, proforma and valid ID proof, proforma, failing which they will not be allowed to enter the premises under any circumstances.

NEET 2020 Exam Pattern

NTA will conduct NEET UG in offline (pen and paper) mode, on a single day in a single shift.

The exam duration will be 3 hours

Distribution of questions and marks will be as follows.

SubjectNo. of Qs.Marks
Physics 45180
Chemistry 45180
Biology 90360
Total 180720

Marking scheme will be as follows

Answer marked and is right: +4.
Answer marked and is wrong: -1. (This is negative marking)
After the answer key challenge NTA finds that a question has more than one correct answer then: +4.
If NTA drops a question then all candidates get: +4.
No answer selected: 0.

What will be the language of NEET 2020 question paper?

The language will be what you selected in the application form. NTA will form question papers in the following languages. However language specific papers will be available in specific states only.

  • All centers: English, Hindi, Urdu
  • Assam: Assamese, English
  • West Bengal, Tripura: Bengali, English
  • Gujarat, Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli: Gujarati, English
  • Karnataka: Kannada, English
  • Maharashtra: Marathi, English
  • Odisha: Odia, English
  • Tamil Nadu: Tamil, English
  • AP, TS: Telugu, English

NEET 2020 Exam Syllabus

NEET 2020 Revised Syllabus Notice Is Fake: In the first week of April, NTA published a notice addressing the fake notice circulating on social media regarding revision of NEET 2020 syllabus. Read it here.

Medical Council of India has defined the NEET exam syllabus. It comprises physics, chemistry, biology topics taught in classes 11th and 12th in Indian education boards such as CBSE. NCERT books are recommended for NEET preparation thus. Though most topics are common, it is wise to go through the topics list once. 

The topics in NEET 2020 syllabus are as follows (subject wise, class wise).

Physics class 11th topics: Physical world and measurement, Kinematics, Laws of Motion, Work Energy and Power, Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body, Gravitation, Properties of Bulk Matter, Thermodynamics, Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory, Oscillations and Waves.

Physics class 12th topics: Electrostatics, Current Electricity, Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism, Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents, Electromagnetic Waves, Optics, Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation, Atoms and Nuclei, Electronic Devices.

Chemistry class 11th topics: Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry, Structure of Atom, Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties, Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure, States of Matter: Gases and Liquids, Thermodynamics, Equilibrium, Redox Reactions, Hydrogen, s-Block Element (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals), Some p-Block Elements, Organic Chemistry- Some Basic Principles and Techniques, Hydrocarbons, Environmental Chemistry.

Chemistry class 12th topics: Solid State, Solutions, Electrochemistry, Chemical Kinetics, Surface Chemistry, General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements, p- Block Elements, d and f Block Elements, Coordination Compounds, Haloalkanes and Haloarenes, Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers, Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids, Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen, Biomolecules, Polymers, Chemistry in Everyday Life.

Biology class 11th topics: Diversity in Living World, Structural Organisation in Animals and Plants, Cell Structure and Function, Plant Physiology, Human physiology.

Biology class 12th topics: Reproduction, Genetics and Evolution, Biology and Human Welfare, Biotechnology and Its Applications, Ecology and environment.

[Very Important] List of items to take to the exam center + Dress Code

Of course preparation for NEET 2020 is the most important thing right now. However all the preparations will be futile if a single mistake is made on the day of the exam. NEET is a crucial exam and is held amidst tight security. So take note of what to take and what not to take to the exam center, and dress code. 

Must Take To Exam CenterMust Not Take To Exam Center
  • NEET 2020 admit card with passport size photo fixed on it

  • 1 passport size photograph (other than the one in admit card)

  • Original, valid photo ID proof

  • 1 post card size (4” x 6”) photograph with white background
any kind of paper, stationery, textual material (printed or written material), any metallic item or electronic gadgets/ devices, calculator, camera, docupen, eatables and water (loose or packed), electronic watches with facilities of calculator, geometry or pencil box, handbag, instruments, log tables, mobile phone, ear phone, microphone, pager, purse, slide rules, tape recorder.

Special privileges: If you are a diabetic student, then you can take eatables such as sugar tablets, fruits, and a transparent water bottle. However in fruits, you can take fruits like banana, apple, or orange. Do not bring chocolates, candies, sandwiches. 

Dress Code

  • Wear light clothes.
  • Your clothes should not have long sleeves.
  • Footwear can only be slippers or sandals with low heels. 
  • Do not wear shoes.

Cannot follow dress code?! If for medical or such reasons you cannot adhere to the dress code, you need to take approval from NTA before your neet 2020 admit card is released. After that, there will be no allowances.

Have to wear a customary dress?! Then report at least one hour before the last reporting time. So that you can undergo frisking properly without getting late for the exam.

NEET 2020 Preparation Strategy

Well, well, well. Now less than 2 months are left for NEET 2020. Before we dive into how to do preparation in the last two months, you need to answer one question.

What is your target for NEET 2020?

Is it 500? 550? 600? 650? 700? Or 100%!

If your answer is anything less than 700, please coax yourself in increasing your target first. Why? Because you are going to be a DOCTOR. And doctors are expected to be THE BEST. The career option you have chosen is one where lives depend upon you. So start being the doctor the world needs from today, and you will definitely surpass your limits!

Now, coming back to Earth. What should be your preparation strategy? Here it goes!

#1. NCERT is your God for NEET exam.

Whether you believe in a higher power or are an atheist, at least for now, NCERT textbooks are going to be everything for you. You should know them cover to cover, including the blue boxes, exercises and everything else. 

Besides that, only 1-2 books per subject for NTA NEET UG should be referred for MCQs practice.

You cannot solve 1-2 books completely in last 2 months, this ought to be your practice from the beginning. But in whatever time left, do practice as many MCQs as you can on all topics.

#2. Give time to your strengths and weaknesses intelligently.

Only you will know which topics from the NEET 2020 syllabus you are good at (those where you can answer 90%+ questions always easily), and ones you are weak in (cannot solve 50% questions easily). With little time left, the best way to overcome your weaknesses is to GO TO A TEACHER TO HELP YOU UNDERSTAND THE TOPICS YOU ARE WEAK IN.

And as far as the strengths are concerned, keep practicing them so that they guarantee you 100% marks. 

#3. Must solve past year NEET papers.

This point cannot be stressed enough. It is crucial to solve previous year question papers of NEET exam. Note that before NEET, the exam name was AIPMT. You should solve those papers too. Over the years, the difficulty level has varied, and sometimes topics too, but more or less the paper has been fluctuating around the same parameters. In the last 2 months, solve at least 10 past year question papers.

#4. Solve sample papers and mock tests of NEET exam.

 Just like past year papers, sample papers help you on the following grounds

  • You are mentally prepared about the exam pattern of NEET 2020 difficulty level.
  • You can analyse your preparation.
  • And, you build your speed and accuracy levels!

#5. Win the mental battle!

When you have to solve 180 questions in 180 minutes, you need to keep your wits about you. Getting tensed and panicked just negates all your hard work and preparation of god knows how many years you have put into it. 

And honestly, NEET 2020 preparation is difficult, but being mentally strong and confident in the face of the exam pressure is more difficult.

To handle this, you must (a) Surround yourself with positive people and stay away from negative people. (b) Do not compare yourself with others. (c) Do not procrastinate and just do your best everyday.

Sure shot way of boosting your confidence: On a big chart paper write why you want to be a doctor. And whenever you are feeling low, look at it and motivate yourself to achieve that goal!

NEET UG 2020

Last but not the least, know the exam pattern and syllabus. Both are available here.

NEET 2020 Exam Postponed

NEET 2020 was postponed due to the global pandemic. Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, Union Cabinet Minister for Human Resource Development (MHRD), published the official notification in March. Whereas earlier the NEET 2020 exam date was May 3, 2020, and admit card release date was March 27, 2020, both dates are cancelled and these events are now to be on new dates.

NEET 2020 Exam Date Postpone
NEET 2020 Admit Card Date Postpone

The notice reads as follows:

Subject: Postponement of National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) UG May-2020.

In view of the hardships faced by the parents and the students due to COVID-19 epidemic, the National Testing Agency has postponed the ensuing NEET 2020 Exam Date to be held on the 3rd May 2020.

We are hopeful that we would get back to normal situation relatively soon; but for now, various concerned Ministries and Examination Boards are examining the scenario to evaluate the situation that may necessitate any change in the schedule. As of now the neet 2020 exam date is proposed to be held in the last week on May 2020. Exact date will be announced later on after assessing the situation.

Accordingly, the NEET 2020 Admit Cards for the Examination which were to be issued on 27th March 2020 will now be issued later on after assessing the situation after 15th April 2020 only.

We understand that academic calendar and schedule is important, but equally important is well being of every citizen including students.

NTA would expect students and parents to not worry about the Examination.

Moreover, parents are requested to help young students utilize this time for preparing for the Examination and focus on critical concepts in order to close learning gaps if any. NTA would keep students updated about the latest developments and would inform about neet 2020 exam date changes with ample time.

The candidates and their parents are advised to keep visiting ntancet.nic.in and www.nta.ac.in for latest updates. They are also being informed individually through their registered mobile number/ email-id. The candidates can also contact at 8700028512, 8178359845, 9650173668, 9599676953, 8882356803 for any further clarification.

Important Downloads for NEET 2020

Information BrochureEnglish, Hindi, Assamese, Kannada, Marathi, Odia, Tamil, Urdu
Important Dates Click Here
Important PointsClick Here
NEET 2020 notice by NTAEnglish | Hindi
Official Website ntaneet.nic.in

NEET 2020 FAQs

I am from __ state. Do I have to appear in state level entrance exam also apart from appearing in NEET, to get admission to MBBS program?

No. NEET is now the only medical entrance exam for MBBS in the country. You do not have to appear in any other exam. However for state level admission, you will have to register for the state level counselling after results.

How many times can one appear NEET?

There are no limit on attempts for NEET UG examination as of now.

Will NEET 2020 be tough considering the fact that AIIMS UG and JIPMER UG have been cancelled?

The increment in the number of aspirants is definitely not a factor in raising the difficulty bar. However, the decision depend on NTA.

How many times is NEET conducted annually?

The NEET is conducted only once in a year in the month of May approximately.

Is Adhaar Card important for entry into NEET 2020 Test Center

The candidate needs to carry neet 2020 admit card, photography and any document like Adhaar Card, Passport, Pan Card as an identity proof.

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