NEET UG 2020 (NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY CUM ENTRANCE TEST) is conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) for admission to MBBS / BDS / BUMS / BAMS / BHMS / BSMS / BVSc Courses programs.
The National Medical Commission Act, 2019 received assent of the President on 08th August, 2019. Section 14 of the National Medical Commission Act, 2019 provides for holding of 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 MBBS course in AIIMS, New Delhi, JIPMER and all AIIMS like Institutions will also be made through NEET. (NMC Act, 2019 at Appendix XIV)
Eligibility to appear in NEET (UG) - 2020
Eligibility for appearing in NEET (UG) is as per related Regulations is as follows: -
NOTE: The upper age limit of 25 years as prescribed under the Regulations on Graduate Medical Education, 1997 vide amendment dated 22.01.2018, was challenged before the Hon'ble High Court of Delhi and the said upper age limit had been upheld vide judgement dated 11.05.2018 . The said judgement dated 11.05.2018 was challenged before the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India i, when vide interim order dated 29.11.2018, candidates who are 25 years and above were provisionally permitted to appear in NEET-UG-2019 subject to the final outcome of the said matters. The Supreme Court thereafter, vide order dated 29.04.2019 had permitted the candidates to appear provisionally in the Counselling subject to the adjudication o f the matters. The aforesaid matters are pending adjudication before the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India and the authorities shall abide by any order that may be passed for NEET-UG-2020.
Thus, the candidates above 25 years are provisionally permitted to appear and their candidature is subject to the outcome of pending Petitions before the Hon'ble Supreme Court.
Accordingly, the eligibility conditions regarding age limit have been revised as under:
Qualifications and Qualifying Examination Codes:
To be eligible for NEET (UG) – 2020, candidates need to refer to following table for qualifying examination criteria.
A candidate who is appearing in the qualifying examination, i.e., 12th Standard in 2020, whose result is awaited, may apply and appear in the test but he/she shall not be eligible for admission to the Undergraduate Medical Courses, if he/she does not pass the qualifying examination with the required pass percentage at the time of first round of Counselling.
Candidates who have appeared or are appearing at the qualifying Examination with English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology as main subject and expect to pass the Examination with required percentage of marks are also eligible to apply and appear in the Competitive Entrance Examination. However, their candidature will be considered only if they provide documentary evidence of having passed the qualifying Examination with the required subjects and percentage of marks.
The Higher/Senior Secondary Examination or the Indian School Certificate Examination which is equivalent to 10+2 Higher/Senior Secondary Examination after a period of 12 years study, the last two years of such study comprising of Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Bio-technology (which shall include practical tests in these subjects) and Mathematics or any other elective subject with English at a level not less than the core course for English as prescribed by the National Council of Educational Research and Training after introduction of the 10+2+3 educational structure as recommended by the National Committee on Education.
Candidates who have passed 10+2 from Open School or as private candidates shall not be eligible to appear for ‘National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test’. Furthermore, study of Biology/Biotechnology as an Additional Subject at 10+2 level also shall not be permissible.*
*The candidates who have passed 10+2 level with Biology as an additional subject will also be eligible for MBBS Entrance Examination (as per Hon’ble High Court Order No. 2341/-W/DHC/WRIT/D-1/2019 dated 24/09/2019 in the Writ Petition (C) No. 6773/2019.
If the institute has to consider an examination of an Indian University or of a foreign/university to be equivalent to the 12th Class under 10+2 scheme/intermediate science examination, the candidates shall have to produce a certificate from the concerned Indian University/Association of Indian Universities to the effect that the examination passed by him/her is considered to be equivalent to the 12th class under 10+2 scheme/intermediate science examination.
*(NOTE: The proviso in italics has been subject matter of challenge before the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi, Hon’ble High Court of Allahabad, Lucknow Bench and Hon’ble High Court of Madhya Pradesh at Jabalpur. The provisions of the regulations disqualifying recognised Open School Board candidates and the candidates who have studied Biology/Biotechnology as an additional Subject has been struck down. The Medical Council of India has preferred Special Leave Petitions before the Hon’ble Supreme Court and Appeals in the Hon’ble High Courts. Therefore, the candidature of candidates in the NEET (UG)-2020 who have passed the qualifying examinations i.e. 10+2 from National Institute of Open Schooling or State Open Schools or as private candidates from recognised State Boards; or with Biology/Biotechnology as additional subject shall be allowed but subject to the outcome of Special Leave Petitions/Appeals filed by the Medical Council of India)
|CODE: 03||The Intermediate/Pre-degree Examination in Science of an Indian University/Board or other recognised examining body with Physics, Chemistry, Biology /Biotechnology (which shall include practical test in these subjects) and also English as a compulsory subject.|
|CODE: 04||The Pre-professional/Pre-medical Examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology and English after passing either the Higher Secondary Examination or the Pre-University or an equivalent examination. The Preprofessional/Pre-medical examination shall include practical tests in these subjects and also English as a compulsory subject.|
|CODE: 05||The first year of the three years’ degree course of a recognised University with Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology including practical tests in these subjects provided the examination is a University Examination and candidate has passed the earlier qualifying examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/ Biotechnology with English at a level not less than a core course.|
|CODE: 06||B.Sc. Examination of an Indian University provided that he/she has passed the B.Sc.
Examination with not less than two of the subjects Physics, Chemistry, Biology
(Botany, Zoology)/Biotechnology and further that he/ she has passed the earlier
qualifying examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English.
|CODE: 07||Any other examination which in scope and standard (Last 02 years of 10+2 Study comprising of Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Bio-technology; which shall include practical test in these subjects) is found to be equivalent to the Intermediate Science Examination of an Indian University/Board, taking Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology including practical tests in each of these subjects and English.|
For more details refer to the prospectus
|03/05/2020||Port Blair, Guntur, Kurnool, Nellore, Tirupati, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Itanagar, Naharlagun, Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Silchar, Tezpur, Gaya, Patna, Chandigarh, Bhilai, Bilaspur, Durg, Raipur, Daman, Delhi, New Delhi, Madgaon, Margao, Panaji, Ahmedabad, Anand, Bhavnagar, Gandhinagar, Patan, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara, Valsad, Faridabad, Panchkula, Gurugram, Hamirpur, Shimla, Jammu, Srinagar, Bokaro, Godhar, Jamshedpur, Ranchi, Belgaum, Bengaluru, Gulbarga, Hubli, Mangaluru, Mysore, Udupi, Davanagere, Dharwad, Alappuzha, Angamaly, Ernakulam, Kannur, Kasaragod, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Kavaratti, Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Ujjain, Ahmednagar, Akola, Amravati, Aurangabad, Beed, Buldhana, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Latur, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Navi Mumbai, Pune, Satara, Solapur, Thane, Imphal, Shillong, Aizawl, Dimapur, Kohima, Amritsar, Bathinda, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Patiala, Ajmer, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Udaipur, Gangtok, Chennai, Coimbatore, Cuddalore, Kanchipuram, Karur, Madurai, Nagercoil, Namakkal, Salem, Thanjavur, Tirunelveli, Vellore, Tiruchirappalli, Puducherry, Thiruvallur, Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Ranga Reddy district, Warangal, Agartala, Agra, Allahabad, Bareilly, Ghaziabad, Gorakhpur, Greater Noida, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Noida, Varanasi, Dehradun, Haldwani, Roorkee, 24 Parganas (n), Asansol, Bardhaman, Durgapur, Hooghly, Howrah, Kharagpur, Kolkata, Siliguri|
|Events||Start Date||Last Date|
|Application Form||02/12/2019||06/01/2020 11:50 am|
|Application Form Correction||15/01/2020||31/01/2020 11:55 pm|
|Admit Card Release Date||27/03/2020||-|
|NEET UG 2020 Exam Date||
Offline Dates |
|Declaration of result||04/06/2020||-|
Timing of Examination 02:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Eligibility for seats under the control of States/Deemed Universities/Central Universities/ESIC and AFMC including Delhi University (DU), BHU & AMU/central pool quota, AIIMS, JIPMER.
Eligibility for 15% All India Quota seats
The candidate will regularly visit the official website & also check registered email / SMS for any update regarding the Examination.
In the Information Bulletin of the Appendix IV related to State Medical Education Directorates & Offices where Counselling related information is notified may be read as below:
|As mentioned in the Information Bulletin
page NO. 65
|Revised (Read as)
page No. 65
|The Director (public Health and Preventive Medicine)
Directorate Of Health Services, 359, Anna Salai,
Teynampet, I Chennai-600006
||The Secretary Selection Committee
Directorate Of Medical Education
EVR Periyar Salai Kilpauk
|Telephone No. : 044-24320802
Fax No. : 044-24323942
E-mail ID : email@example.com
Telephone No. 044-28361674
E-mail ID: firstname.lastname@example.org
Readiness for filling up Application Form
A candidate can apply for the NEET (UG) – 2020 by logging on to NTA website.
Before submission of application form, make the following preparations:
|Category of Candidates||Types of permissible IDs|
|Indian Nationals of all
States||Aadhaar Number (last 4 digits)/, Class XII Roll number issued by the Board, Election Card (EPIC No.), Ration Card, Bank Account Passbook with Photograph, Passport Number or Number of any other Photo Identity Card issued by Government.|
|NRIs||Passport Number, Aadhaar (last 4 digits)|
Candidate should have scanned images in JPG/ JPEG format only, for uploading as part of submission of his/her online application:
Instructions for completing Online Application Form
For more details refer to the prospectus
The Question Papers for the test shall be based on a Common Syllabus notified by the Medical Council of India. Please see Appendix- I (Page No. 42) for details in the prospectus.
Physics: Contents of Class XI Syllabus
Physics: Contents Of Class XII Syllabus
Chemistry: Contents of Class XI Syllabus
Chemistry: Contents of Class XII Syllabus
Biology: Contents of Class XI Syllabus
Biology: Contents of Class XII Syllabus
For more details refer to the prospectus
Instructions to be followed in the Examination Hall
|Timing and Duration of Examination||02.00 pm to
|Last Entry in the Examination Centre||1.30 p.m.|
|Sitting on the seat in the Examination Hall / Room||1.15 p.m.|
|Announcement of Important Instructions and
Checking of Admit Cards by the Invigilator||1.30 p.m. to
|Distribution of Test Booklet by the Invigilator||1.45 p.m.|
|Writing of particulars on the Test Booklet by the
|Test Commences||2.00 p.m.|
|Test Concludes||5.00 p.m.|
It is desired that the candidates follow instructions issued by the NTA strictly. This will help NTA in the fair
conduct of examination.
Note: The NTA believes in the sanctity and fairness of conducting the Examination, however, it also believes in the sensitivity
involved in frisking (girl) candidates and will issue comprehensive instructions accordingly to the staff and other officials at the
Display of Answer Key for challenge
|Result URL||Check your result here|
Display of recorded responses and Answer Keys for inviting challenges on NTA official website. Date shall be displayed on the NTA website
Post Examination Activities and Declaration of
All candidates are advised to remain in touch with the NTA website for viewing and downloading image of OMR/answer sheet and responses captured by the machines.
Declaration of Result
Re - checking / re-evaluation of answer sheets
Punishment for using unfairmeans practices
During the course of, before or after the examination if a candidate indulges in any of the above or similar practices, he / she shall be deemed to have used unfair practices and booked under UNFAIRMEANS (U.F.M.) case. The candidate would be debarred for 3 years in future and shall also be liable for criminal action and / or any other action as deemed fit.
Cancellation of Result
The result of the candidates NEET (UG) - 2020 who indulge in Unfair means Practices will be cancelled and will not be declared.
Similarly, the result of those candidates who appear from the Centre other than the one allotted to them, write on the Test booklet / OMR Sheet of other candidates or allow other candidates to write on their Test Booklet / OMR Sheet will be cancelled and will not be declared.