NEET Entrance Exam

NEET Important Dates 2020 – National Testing Agency has released the NEET 2020 important dates along with the notification ton August 21, 2019. The important dates of NEET 2020 detail the dates to apply online, download admit card, correction dates, exam schedule, result and counselling dates. While the NEET important dates 2020 pertaining to the exam and result have been announced by NTA, the counselling dates and schedule will be released by the Directorate General of Health (DGHS). Application process has started from December 2 with the NEET admit card released on March 27. The exam date of NEET is May 3, 2020, for the pen and paper-based exam that will be held across 154 cities in the country. Candidates will be able to check their result on June 4 and counselling will start thereafter for the All India quota and state quota respectively. NEET is the largest undergraduate medical entrance exam in the country, the scores of which are used for admissions to all medical programmes including MBBS and BDS. Check the NEET 2020 important dates in this article to keep track of all events.
NEET 2020 applicationform has been released on December 2, 2019

NEET 2020 is expected to see more than 16 lakh applicants for 75,893 (MBBS seats) in 529 colleges and 26693 (BDS seats) in 313 colleges. Admissions to these are based on the NEET scores and ranks through All India counselling and respective state counselling processes.

 

NEET Important Dates 2020

Events

Dates

Online application release date

December 2, 2019 (STARTED)

Last date to fill application

December 31, 2019

Last date to pay application fee January 1, 2020

NEET Application correction window dates

January 15 to 31, 2020

Admit card release date

March 27, 2020

NEET 2020 exam date

May 3, 2020, from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Release of official answer key

Last week of May 2020

Result declaration

June 4, 2020

NEET 2020 Counselling Dates

The counselling schedule for NEET 2020 will be announced by MCC and can be checked from the table below.

NEET counselling schedule

Events Dates
Counselling registration June second week, 2020
Choice filling June second week, 2020 onwards
Last date of payment June third week, 2020
Choice filling and locking ends June third week, 2020
Allotment of result June last week, 2020
Reporting to allotted colleges June last week, 2020 onwards
Round two
Display of seat matrix First week of July 2020
New registration July first week, 2020
Choice filling July first week, 2020
Last date to pay July second week, 2020
Seat allotment result July second week, 2020
Reporting at allotted institutes July second week, 2020 onwards
Transfer of vacant AIQ seats to state counselling authorities July third week, 2020
Mop-up round (only for deemed, central, ESIC and AFMC institute)
Display of seat matrix Second week of August 2020
Fresh registration August second week, 2020
Choice filling and locking August second week, 2020
Allotment result August second week, 2020
Reporting at allotted colleges August second week, 2020 onwards
Transfer of seats to the respective institutes August third week, 2020

 

NEET 2020 Important Dates – Highlights

NEET 2020 Application Dates – The registration facility has been made available from December 2 and it will remain open till December 31, 2019. Candidates will be required to register and fill the application form of NEET 2020 within this specified time to be able to appear for the exam.

NEET 2020 Admit Card Dates – NTA will release the NEET 2020 admit card on March 27, 2020. Candidates will have to login, enter their credentials to be able to download their admit card of NEET. Only candidates who could successfully apply for NEET 2020 can download the admit card after it is released.

NEET 2020 Exam Date – NEET 2020 will be held on May 3 which is a Sunday. NTA has confirmed the exam date of NEET 2020 on August 21 with the release of the notification for the exam. NEET 2020 is will be held in a single shift and in a single session.

NEET 2020 Result Dates – NTA has declared the date for NEET Result 2020 along with the notification. The result of NEET 2020 will be released on June 4. Candidates who qualify must download their NEET result to apply for counselling.

NEET Syllabus will include questions from the Physics, Chemistry and Biology of class 11 and 12. Medical Council of India (MCI) lays down the syllabus for NEET. A detailed review of all the state board syllabi is taken into consideration to establish uniformity across the country.

  • NTA will release mock tests at its website, you can also track your preparation status with the free NEET Sample Papers.
  • As per the official notification, the syllabus and NEET Exam Pattern will be exactly same as it was in the year 2019. 
  • There are a total of 180 questions divided equally among these sections.
  • Each question will be of 4 marks while 1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.
  • NEET 2019 will be conducted on May 5, 2020(Tentative) in offline mode. 
NEET 2020 Topic-wise Syllabus
  • Syllabus for the medical exam is basically derived out of three main subjects namely, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
  • CBSE has defined NEET Syllabus from topics covered in class 11 and class 12.

The detailed topic-wise syllabus for NEET 2020 has been tabulated below as stated by MCI.

Physics

Class XI Class XII
 Physical World and Measurement Electrostatics
Kinematics Current Electricity
Laws of Motion Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism
Work, Energy and Power Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents
Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body Electromagnetic Waves
Gravitation Optics
Properties of Bulk Matter Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation
Thermodynamics Atoms and Nuclei
Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory Electronic Devices
Oscillations and Waves  

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Chemistry

Class XI Class XII
Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry Solid state
Structure of Atom Solutions
Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties Electrochemistry
Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure Chemical Kinetics
States of Matter: Gases and Liquids Surface Chemistry
Thermodynamics General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements
Equilibrium p-Block elements
Redox Reactions d and f Block Elements
Hydrogen Coordination Compounds
s-Block Elements Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
Some p-Block Elements Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers
Organic Chemistry- Some Basic Principles and Techniques Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids
Hydrocarbons Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen
Environmental Chemistry Biomolecules
(-) Polymers
(-) Chemistry in Everyday Life

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Biology

Class XI Class XII
Diversity in Living World Reproduction
Structural Organization in Animals and Plant Genetics and Evolution
Cell Structure and Function Biology and Human Welfare
Plant Physiology Biotechnology and its Applications
Human Physiology Ecology and Environment

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NEET 2020 Syllabus Topic-wise Weightage

The expected topic-wise weightage in NEET Syllabus 2020 has been given in the tables below for each section in detail. 

Weightage of Physics in NEET 2020

  • Physics is generally the toughest subject out of all three subjects.
  • NEET 2020 is expected to have lengthy and time-consuming questions in this section.
  • Out of 45, there were about 8 difficult questions in Physics last year.

Mechanics and Magnetism have continued to be NEET favorites for a few years now and carry maximum weightage. Therefore, students are advised to keep them on top of their priority list for NEET 2019.

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NEET 2020 Important Chapters Weightage of Chapters in NEET 2020
Mechanics 10%
Thermodynamics 9.5%
Current Electricity 8.1%
Dual Nature of Matter & Radiation 7.3%
Magnetism & Moving Charges 6.3%
Kinematics 6.0%
Rigid Body Dynamics 5.6%
Work, Energy, and Power 5.2%
Planar Motion 4.4%
Ray Optics 4.0%
Wave Optics 3.3%
Kinetic Theory & Thermal Properties of Matter 2.0%
Atomic Study 1.3%
Waves 1.0%
Gravitation 1.0%

Important Books for NEET Physics Preparation

The question paper is based mostly on NCERT concepts but it is moderately helpful because some concepts need a detailed explanation that is not available in them. Here are a few books you can refer to for a better idea of the exam pattern and clear understanding of concepts.

Book Title Author
Physics for Medical Entrance Examinations D.C. Pandey
Concepts of Physics H.C. Verma
Fundamentals of Physics Halliday, Resnick and Walker
Objective NCERT at your fingertips for NEET AIIMS- Physics MTG Editorial Board
Complete NEET Guide MTG Editorial Board
NEET 2020 Physics Guide- 5th Edition Disha Publications

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Weightage of Chemistry in NEET 2020

  • Chemistry is a moderately difficult section in the exam.
  • The questions range from theoretical and reasoning based to practical.
  • Of late, application based questions are being asked in the exam so students should focus more on them.
  • NEET 2020 is expected to have more questions from class XII syllabus as compared to class XI.
  • Last year there were 24 questions from class XII and 21 from class XI.
  • Organic Chemistry and Physical Chemistry are extremely important and carry the maximum weightage.
NEET Important Chapters 2020 Chapter Wise Weightage for NEET 2020
Chemical Bonding 12.5%
Basic Concepts 10.0%
Chemical Equilibrium 8.2%
Carbonyl Compounds 7.1%
Coordination Compounds 6.7%
Organic Chemistry – II 5.6%
Reaction Mechanism 5.2%
The d and f Block Elements 4.4%
IUPAC & Isomerism 4.0%
Thermodynamics and Thermochemistry 3.8%
Chemical Kinetics 2.2%
Haloalkanes and Haloarenes 2.2%
Chemistry in Everyday Life 1.3%
Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids 1.0%
Environmental Chemistry 0.8%

Important Books for NEET Chemistry Preparation

NCERT should be at your fingertips as almost 30-35 questions are asked from here. Make use of help books for practice papers and sample questions. These are some of the best ones:

Book Title Author
Physical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Inorganic Chemistry O.P. Tandon
Bull’s Eye Chemistry NEET Edition 2019 Seema Saini and K.S. Saini
40 Days Chemistry for NEET Sudhanshu Thakur
Objective Chemistry for NEET Vol. 1&2 R.K. Gupta
Organic Chemistry Morrison and Boyd

Weightage of Biology in NEET 2020

  • The biology section is divided into Botany and Zoology, each having 45 questions.
  • It is usually the easiest out of the three subjects and thus, a savior for many students.
  • In NEET 2017, the weightage tilted towards class XII syllabus from which 46 questions were asked as compared to 44 questions from the class XI syllabus.
  • In Zoology, class XII syllabus had more weightage and only 3 questions were asked from class XI.
  • However, in Botany, class XI had more weightage from where 35 questions were asked.
  • NEET 2019 is expected to have a lot of questions from Human Physiology and Plant Diversity. Check out these preparation tips for Biology.
Important Topics for NEET 2020 NEET 2020 Chapter Wise Weightage
Human Physiology Biological Classification Molecular Basis of Inheritance 12.0%
Biomolecules 10.0%
Biological Classification 9.0%
Molecular Basis of Inheritance 8.2%
Animal Kingdom 7.0%
Reproduction 6.6%
Ecosystems 5.1%
Human Health and Diseases 4.3%
Biotechnology: Principles and Processes 3.1%
Microbes in Human Welfare 2.7%
Genetics 2.1%
Plant Kingdom 1.8%
Strategies for Enhancement of Food Production 1.4%
Cell Biology 1%
Plant Anatomy 0.7%