National Eligibility cum Entrance Test [NEET]

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test or NEET 2020 will be conducted on 3 May 2020. For the first time, the National Testing Agency will be conducting NEET exam 2020. National Eligibility and Entrance Test or NEET is the one examination which would be considered for filling about 60,130 medical seats and 436 Medical Colleges across the country. As per the Supreme Court's order, NEET 2016 and now NEET 2017 would be the only examination to be undertaken to fill the All India Quota Seats as well as the State Level Quota seats across the country. This examination is also valid for applying to private colleges across the country. Unlike the other exams under NTA, NEET 2020 will be held in a paper based mode.

NEET Eligibility criteria

  • Candidates should be of at least 17 years as on 31 December, 2021.
  • Students from Jammu and Kashmir will not be eligible for 15% All India Quota seats.
  • The age of aspirants should not exceed 25 years (30 years for SC/ST/OBC) as on 5 May, 2021.
  • Candidates should have appeared class 12/qualifying examination or are appearing for 10+2 in 2020.
  • In the qualifying examination, general category candidates must have secured 50% in aggregate with Physics, Chemistry and Biology. While the SC/ST/OBC category must secure at least 40% and 45% for PH category.
  • Candidates should have studied Biology/Biotechnology with practical in class 12. Students studied/studying Biology as an additional subject can also apply for the NEET UG 2020.

Particulars NEET exam pattern

Mode of examination Pen and Paper-based Test

Duration of exam 3 hours

Total number of questions 180 multiple choice questions

Sections 45 question from Physics, 45 questions from Chemistry and 90 questions from Biology

Total marks 720 marks

Marking scheme 4 marks for every correct answer 1 marks to be deducted for an incorrect answer 0 marks for unanswered questions

Applicants by Year

2018 over 12.6 lacs students appeared for the NEET

2017 over 11.5 lacs students appeared for the NEET

2016 over 7.5 lacs students appeared for the NEET

Scholarship Notification:

  • Those candidates of SC/ST category who get admission in Government Autonomous

           Medical/Dental Colleges will get full exemption from tuition fee irrespective of parent’s annual income.

  •  Only those candidates of SC/ST category whose parents annual total income is 3.00 lacs or less, Will also be eligible for Post metric scholarship scheme inPrivate Colleges.
  • Eligibility of candidates for “MukhymantriMedhaviVidhyarthiYojana”

(i) Candidates who secured 70% or above marks in 12th Exam MP Board Examination or 85% or above marks in 12 Exam CBSE/ICSC .

(ii) Annual Income of parents should be less than 6 lacs.

(iii) Candidates who get admission in Government Autonomous or Private Medical/Dental Colleges will get full exemption from tuition fee

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