National Testing Agency (NTA) will organize the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (UG) 2020 (NEET (UG) – 2020) under the guidance of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and Government of India (GOI). The exam will be conducted in offline mode and the test is only an entry-level examination conducting in the year of 2020 for MBBS, BDS, AYUSH (Ayurveda), Veterinary courses and other Paramedical Undergraduate courses in approved/recognized Medical/Dental & other Colleges/ Institutes in India. This article shares the details of NEET 2020 eligibility criteria.
NTA has decided to postpone the NEET 2020 examination due to the outbreak of pandemic COVID’19 and it was decided to conduct on 03 May 2020. NTA is responsible for organizing the entrance test, declaration of result and also for providing “All India Rank Merit List”. The examination will be conducted in offline mode, the candidates should answer the questions in a pen and paper format. And the admit card for the examination will be available after publishing the rescheduled date of examination.
NEET 2020: Eligibility Criteria
The students those who are applying for NEET 2020 must meet the following eligibility criteria for the examination.
Applicant must attain 17 years of age by 31st December 2020. There is no upper age limit for the exam as per an interim order of the Supreme Court. However, the candidature of aspirants more than 25 years of age is subject to the Supreme Courts’ orders.
Candidates who have completed or appearing in Class 12th with minimum 5 subjects like Physics, Chemistry and Biology or with science subjects are eligible for the exam. Candidates of distance learning or private students and those who have studied Biology as an additional subject are also eligible for the NEET 2020.
Minimum Percentage Required
NEET 2020 demands a candidate should score a minimum of 50% for General category, 45% for General-EWS, 45% for OBC and 40% for SC/ST/PWD.
Candidates in the 12thlevel must have secured minimum 50% marks for General & General-EWS categories; 45% marks for PH & 40% marks for SC/ST/OBC category candidates in PCB group.
Number of attempts
Candidates can appear for the exam as many times, that is there is no limit on the number of attempts for NEET 2020.
Indian Nationals, Non Resident Indians (NRIs), Overseas Citizen of India (OCI), Persons with Indian origin (PIO) and Foreign Nationals citizen are eligible to apply for the NEET (UG) examination.
NEET 2020: Exam Pattern
Checkout the exam pattern of NEET 2020 before preparing for the examination:
- Exam mode : NEET 2020 test will be conducted in an offline (i.e. pen-paper based) format. The type of questions will be in multiple choice questions. Candidates are supposed to mark their responses in the provided OMR sheet.
- Medium of language: The question paper will be in English, Marathi, Gujarati, Assamese, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Urdu, Marathi, Bengali, and Oriya
- Duration: The exam duration is 3 hours.
- Subjects: Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Zoology and Botany).
- Marking Scheme: Each question of NEET 2020 carries 4 marks. Candidates will be awarded 4 marks for every correct response.1 mark will be deducted from the total score for every incorrect response. There is no negative marking for unattempted questions.
The table provides the distribution of marks according to each subject:
|Subjects||Number of Questions||Marks|
|Biology (Zoology + Botany)||90 (45+45)||360|
NEET 2020: Syllabus
After you are thorough with the question pattern, you have to understand the syllabus of the NEET 2020 examination. The syllabus is divided into main three sections: Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Most of the questions will be asked from the XI and XII class syllabus in the NEET 2020 examination.
|Physics||Physical World and Measurement, Kinematics, Thermodynamics, Laws of Motion, Work, Energy and Power, Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory, Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body, Gravitation, Properties of Bulk Matter, Oscillations and Waves, Electrostatics, Current Electricity, Electronic Devices, Atoms and Nuclei, Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation, Optics, Electromagnetic Waves, Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents, Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnesium|
|Chemistry||Structure of Atom, Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry, Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure, States of Matter, Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties, Hydrocarbons, Thermodynamics, Hydrogen, s-block elements, p-block elements, Organic Chemistry, Equilibrium, Redox Reactions, Environmental Chemistry, Solutions, Electrochemistry, Haloalkanes and Haloarenes, General Principles, Processes of Isolation of Elements, p, d, f – block elements, coordination compounds, Surface Chemistry, Alcohols, Solid State, Phenols, and Ethers, Aldehydes, Ketones, Chemical Kinetics, and Carboxylic Acids, Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen, Biomolecules, Polymers, Chemistry in Everyday Life.|
|Biology||Diversity in Living World, Human Physiology, Plant Physiology, Cell Structure and Function, Structural Organization in Animals and Plants, Reproduction, Ecology and Environment, Genetics and Evolution, Biotechnology and Its Application, Biology and Human Welfare|
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