NEET – National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test

Neet 2020

The National Testing Agency(NTA) organises a national level entrance examination called as National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to medical colleges for MBBS and BDS courses in India. This article provides complete information about NEET 2020 for Indian students who aspire a medical career.

NEET Important Dates
Application Issue: 2-Dec-2019
Last Date for Application: 31-Dec-2019
Exam : 03-May-2020
Time : 2PM – 5PM
Mode: Pen and Paper
Result : 04-Jun-2020
Counselling : July-2020

NEET examination is conducted once a year, usually in the month of May. From the year 2017, Medical Council of India(MCI) has announced that all medical seats(MBBS/BDS)in any medical/dental college must only be filled based on the NEET examination score. From 2020 onwards, NEET will be the single entrance for all medical courses in India including AIIMS and JIPMER. Last Year, close to 15 lakh students appeared for the NEET examination. This year(NEET 2020), it is expected that close to 16.5 lakh students will be appearing for the examination.

Table Of Contents

  1. Eligibility to Appear for NEET Exam
  2. NEET Exam Registration
  3. Syllabus for NEET
  4. Question Pattern
  5. Exam Preparation
  6. NEET exam Centers
  7. Medical Seats In India
  8. Eligibility for Admission
  9. Admission Process
  10. Admission Trends

Eligibility to Appear For NEET Examination:

  1. The student must have passed or appeared in +2 or equivalent examination from recognized Indian Education Board. Only students who study Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Bio-technology are eligible to appear in the NEET examination.
  2. Minimum Age Limit is 17 years and there is no maximum age limit for the examination.
  3. There is no limit on the number of Attempts to clear the examination.

    Eligibility for Medical Admission

    1. Students who secure more than 50% in Physics, Chemistry, Biology / Biotechnology and English are eligible to enroll for MBBS and BDS admission. For OBC/SC and ST candidates, 40% marks are sufficient.
    2. Candidate should get a minimum of 50 percentile in NEET (National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test) examination to become eligible for medical and dental admissions. However, for OBC/ST and SC candidates, 40 percentile is set as the minimum requirement for eligibility.
      • General Category – Above 50th Percentile
      • Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribes/ Other Backward Classes –  Above 40thPercentile
      • Physically Handicapped (PH) – 45th Percentile


Registration for NEET examination 2019 should be done online on the official website, The student should provide their Name, Phone no, Email ID, Date of Birth and Aadhar Number. After registration, you can pay the application fees online via NetBanking, Credit Card or Debit Card. After payment of the fees, you will get the confirmation page.

NEET Syllabus

NEET Syllabus for 2019 is based on the NCERT class 11 and class 12 syllabus. If one is thorough with the NCERT textbooks from start to end, he/she can attempt more than 90% of the questions from NEET examination. The syllabus includes three subjects namely Physics, Chemistry and Biology (botany and zoology). Find complete NEET syllabus here.

Question Pattern

  1. NEET Examination is a single stage test
  2. The duration of the NEET Test is 3 hours.
  3. Written Exam with Pen and Paper
  4. Multiple Choice Question Format
  5. Apart from English, Question Paper is provided in regional languages such as Hindi, Telugu, Tamil
  6. Total of 180 questions
  7. Out of 180 questions, 90 comes from Biology, 45 from Physics and 45 from Chemistry.
  8. Each right answer gets you 4 marks and each wrong answer takes away 1 mark.
  9. Total marks for NEET examination = 180 * 4 = 720 Marks

Exam Preparation

NEETLab helps students in all levels of NEET exam preparation for free. It provides video lectures on each topic followed by the quiz, revision of concepts. It also provides you lots of practice test, mock tests, and solve previous year NEET question papers online. Apart from providing 100% free study material, NEETlab provides you learning tools and techniques to help you acquire higher order thinking skills such as application, analysis, and evaluation in order to secure a high rank in NEET Examination. You can solve previous year questions and mock tests online to identify your weak topics instantly after the completion of the test. This would help you to concentrate on the weak topics. If you are first time visitor to NEETlab, watch this video How to Crack NEET course.

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List of Exam Centers:

Andaman & Nicobar – Port Blair,  Andhra Pradesh – Vishakapatnam, Vijayawada, Arunachal Pradesh – Itanagar, Assam – Guwahati, Dibrugarh
Bihar – Patna, Gaya
Chandigarh – Chandigarh, Chattisgarh – Raipur
Delhi – Central, East, West, South, North
Goa – Panaji, Gujarat – Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat, Rajkot
Haryana – Faridabad, Gurgaon, Himachal Pradesh – Shimla, Hamirpur
Jammu & Kashmir – Jammu, Srinagar, Jharkand – Bokaro, Ranchi
Karnataka  – Bangalore, Mangalore, Belgaum, Gulbarga, Kerala – Trivandrum, Kozhikode, Ernakulam
Lakshadweep – Kavaratti
Madhya Pradesh – Bhopal, Ujjain, Indore, Gwalior, Jabalpur
Maharastra – Mumbai, Pune, Thane, Nasik, Nagpur, Aurangabad, Manipur – Imphal, Meghalaya – Shillong, Mizoram – Aizawl
Nagaland – Dimapur, Kohima
Odisha – Bhubaneswar, Berhampur, Rourkela
Puducherry – Puducherry, Punjab – Jalandhar, Bhatinda
Rajasthan – Jaipur, Kota, Udaipur, Ajmer
Sikkim – Gangtok
Tamilnadu – Chennai, Trichy, Salem, Coimbatore,  Madurai, Telangana – Warangal, Hyderabad, Tripura – Agartala
Uttarakhand – Dehradun, Haldwani, Uttar Pradesh – Lucknow, Noida, Varanasi, Jhansi, Ghaziabad, Bareilly
West Bengal – Kolkata, Durgapur, Siliguri

Total Medical Seats

The total medical seats in India is close to 52300. This includes both MBBS and BDS seats. All these 52K seats will be filled based on the NEET UG score. Every student who secures a rank in NEET examination is eligible to apply through All India Quota as well as State Quota. Every government medical college reserves 15% of their seats for All India Quota and the remaining 85% seats for the respective State Quota.

There will be two counselling sessions conducted for medical admissions, one at the centre level and one at the state level. The Medical Council Committee conducts counselling for 15% seats and the state education department conducts counselling for their 85% quota seats.

Apart from the government-run medical colleges, all deemed medical universities/colleges, private run medical and dental colleges, Armed Forces Medical College will also participate in seat allotment process.

Medical Admission Process

After the examination, the board publishes the All India Rank for all candidates based on the score obtained in the NEET examination. For 15% All India quota, merit list of successful students will be prepared by the board based on the merit list. Medical counselling committee( conducts online counselling for medical admission. After getting the NEET score, students should register with Medical Counselling Committee website and enter their choices of medical college for counselling.

For 85% state quota, the state authorities will invite applications for counselling based on the merit list prepared using the All India Rank.

Previous Year Admission Trends

The expected All India Rank for NEET 2019 will be on similar lines as given below. This is based on previous year admitted students’ starting and closing NEET Ranks for leading medical institutions in India.

Medical College Starting Rank Closing Rank
Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi 1 46
University College of Medical Sciences, Delhi 19 80
New Delhi Municipal Corporation Medical College, New Delhi 124 223
Lady Hardinge Medical College, Delhi 20 362
Vardhman Mahavir Medical College, New Delhi 24 223
Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College, Mumbai 65 194
Grant Medical College, Mumbai 72 328
Madras Medical College, Chennai 212 945
Kolkata Medical College, Kolkata 18 981
Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh 27 144
Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Medical College, Ahmedabad 232 539
R.N.T Medical College, Udaipur 118 906
Institute of Medical Science – Benaras Hindu University, Varanasi, UP 69 152
King George Medical University, Lucknow 100 277
Bangalore Medical College, Bangalore 210 728
Sawai Man Singh Medical College, Jaipur 92 280
Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram 84 1077
Pandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma PGIMS, Rohtak, Haryana 90 4862
Shrirama Chandra Bhanj Medical College, Cuttack, Odisha 151 836
Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla 165 698

12 Comments on NEET – National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test

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  1. Sir,
    I am native of Kerala.I am an SC candidate.I have scored 392 marks in Neet 2018.My AIQ rank is 84052 and my category rank is 3792.Will I get admission for MBBS(Govt.colleges) in Kerala or any other states?

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