What is NEET? The National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET-UG) is a competitive exam conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for students seeking admissions for MBBS and BDS courses all over India. Every year the number of candidates is increasing and they are applying for the NEET exam. Before preparing for any competitive exam, candidates should be aware of some basic details of the exam so here are some of the basic NEET Exam details. he NEET (UG) – 2020 will be conducted on Sunday, the 03 May 2020.
NEET 2020 exam is conducted online and in 10 different languages, which are English, Hindi, Marathi, Odia, Tamil, Urdu, Bengali, Telugu, Kannada, and Assamese. Candidates have to answer 180 questions and the duration of the exam is 3 hours. The exam paper is divided into three different sections, which are Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.
- 1 NEET Exam 2020 Syllabus, Eligibility, and Exam Pattern:
- 1.1 NEET Exam 2020 Counseling Preparation Tips
- 1.2 Eligibility Criteria for NEET Exam 2020
- 1.3 NEET Exam 2020 Eligibility for J&K Students
- 1.4 NEET Exam 2020 All India Quota Seats
- 1.5 How to register and apply for NEET Exam 2020?
- 1.6 Syllabus for NEET Exam 2020
- 1.7 NEET Exam Pattern 2020
- 1.8 Cut off for NEET Exam 2020
- 1.9 Courses Offered Through NEET Exam 2020
- 1.10 NEET Exam Preparation Tips
- 1.11 Conclusion
NEET Exam 2020 Syllabus, Eligibility, and Exam Pattern:
NEET Exam 2020 Counseling Preparation Tips
NTA conducts NEET once a year to provide admission for the eligible candidates to various MBBS/ BDS Courses. NTA offers 63,835 seats through the NEET exam and students should remember that they can apply for only 15% of seats in each college through NEET. The other 85% will be distributed according to the State government and other college policies.
Eligibility Criteria for NEET Exam 2020
NEET Eligibility Criteria 2020 has been set by the NTA and all aspiring test takers are expected to fulfill all the criteria. Candidates should keep this in mind while applying for NEET. In order to apply for NEET, candidates should have qualified in Class 12 or an equivalent exam, with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/ Biotechnology and English as compulsory subjects.
NTA has set the Minimum and Maximum age limit for a candidate to be eligible to take the NEET 2020 exam.
- The maximum age limit for NEET 2020 is 25 years and 30 years in the case of Reserved category test-takers. Candidates must have completed 17 years of age to be eligible to apply for the NEET examination.
- All Indian and OCI (Overseas Citizen of India) candidates whose age is below 25 years (General and OBC candidates)/ 30 years (Reserved categories) at the time of admission are also eligible for NEET 2020 exam.
NEET Exam 2020 Eligibility for J&K Students
Jammu and Kashmir students are not eligible for NEET because J&K state opted out of NEET since the NEET’s inception. But if candidates from J&K are willing to take the NEET, then they have to submit a self-declaration at the time of registration. This self-declaration will be verified and if it is found to be false then the candidate will be rejected.
The declaration which the candidates should abide by are:
- He/She is not eligible to appear for MBBS/BDS seats in the state of J&K State and hence not eligible to seek admission in any medical/dental college in J&K.
- He or she must not be a domicile of the State of J&K.
- He/she must have declared all these by understanding the rules and its implications.
The aspirant will be subjected to rejection if the above-mentioned details are found to be false.
NEET Exam 2020 All India Quota Seats
There are three types of seats available at any medical college across India. Of those three types, one is admission through NEET and these are called NEET All India Quota seats. A total of 15% of the seats is reserved for this quota. Students can apply for JIPMER and AIIMS using a valid NEET Score. In this 15% of the seats, NTA has set its specific reservation criteria.
How to register and apply for NEET Exam 2020?
Candidates can register for the NEET Exam on the official website and the application form will be available from 1st November 2019. Candidates can proceed to the NEET 2020 Application Process and register themselves. After this, the aspirants will get their NEET 2020 Login credentials through their email.
Candidates may refer to the following steps to apply for the NEET exam:-
Step 1: The candidate should get the NEET 2020 Application form on the official website.
- Click on the link “Registration”.
- Enter the required information in the provided space.
- Fill all the required details correctly and save the draft until final submission
Step 2: On finishing Step 2 a second link of the application form for uploading the photograph and signature of the candidate is opened. After this, the candidate will be redirected to Step 3 where Payment of Fee must be done.
Step 3: After the Payment of Fee, candidates have to take a printout of the confirmation page..
Syllabus for NEET Exam 2020
The conducting body of NEET 2020 tests the knowledge of students in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology as those are the key areas for the exam. Hence NEET 2020 Syllabus will have topics from class 11th and 12th curriculum and the syllabus has been prescribed by the NTA.
The curriculum prepared by the Council Board of School Education, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), and National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT) are all considered while designing the syllabus for NEET 2020.
NEET Exam Pattern 2020
Every candidate should be aware of the NEET exam Pattern as it helps in planning and preparation for the exam. Some of the important details are:
Every right answer in NEET Exam 2020 will fetch the candidate 4 marks and 1 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.
NEET 2020 will be a pen and paper-based (offline) test.
NEET 2020 examination will consist of one paper having 180 (45 from every subject/section), objective type questions which will come to a total of 720 marks.
NEET 2020 question paper will be in English and will be conducted for 3 hours. The NEET 2020 exam pattern is expected to be the same every year.
Cut off for NEET Exam 2020
NEET cut off is mandatory to qualify for an applicant and the cut off depends on:
- Previous year cut off trends such as NEET Cutoff 2019, 2018, and so on.
- The difficulty level of the exam
- A number of applicants participating in exams etc.
Counseling for NEET Exam 2020
Candidates will be considered for admission based on the NEET 2020 rank. Candidates will be allowed to choose a college during the NEET 2020 counseling process. Some details to be noted are:-
> All India Quota Counselling is conducted by MCC (Medical Counseling Committee) while State Counselling is conducted by the respective state exam authority.
> Candidates need to be present at the mentioned location on the specified date for the offline process of counseling.
> All candidates must carry the required documents for the counseling process like 10th and 12th marks card, photo, valid ID, etc.
Courses Offered Through NEET Exam 2020
NTA offers several courses through the NEET exam. They are:-
- MBBS: Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (Allopathic Medicine).
- BDS: Bachelor in Dental Surgery.
- BAMS: Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (Ayurvedic medicine or Indian medicine).
- BHMS: Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery (Herbal and homeopathic medicine).
- BUMS: Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery(Unani medicine should have knowledge of Urdu).
- B.Pth: Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy).
- Specialization in Yoga and Naturopathy and
- Specialization in Siddha medicine.
NEET Exam Preparation Tips
- Understand the NEET syllabus in detail
- Check the important topics to focus
- Rely on good books and study materials
- Create a Study Timetable
- Practice NEET sample papers and previous years’ question papers
- Prepare Notes
- Concentrate on weaker sections
- Use codes and shorter techniques so as to complete the questions as soon as possible.
How to prepare for NEET is a common question and with some fine-tuned strategies, cracking an exam becomes easy. The best way to improve memory skills is to prepare notes while studying. Candidates should write down all the important notes which can be useful for revision. Create a time table and stick to it. NEET is one of the challenging exams that test the student’s fundamental knowledge in core areas and if one can prepare smartly he or she can crack the NEET exam with a good score.