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National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) 2020 Exam Dates, Application Form, Eligibility Criteria

National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) 2020 Exam Dates, Application Form, Eligibility Criteria

The National Eligibility- cum- Entrance Test or NEET-UG is an entrance examination in India for students who wish to study any graduate medical course (MBBS), dental course (BDS) or postgraduate course (MD/MS) in government or private medical colleges in India.

As per the Indian Medical Council Act-1956 as amended in 2020 and the Dentists Act-1948 as amended in 2016, online applications are invited for NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY CUM ENTRANCE TEST (UG) – 2020 (NEET-UG-2020) to be conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), for admission to MBBS/BDS Courses in India in Medical/Dental Colleges run with the approval of Medical Council of India/Dental Council of India under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India except for the institutions established through an Act of Parliament i.e. AIIMS and JIPMER Puducherry.

National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) 2020 Exam Dates, Application Form, Eligibility Criteria

National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) (UG) is applicable for admissions to the following:-
=> All India Quota Seats.
=> State Government Quota Seats where the State Government concerned so opts.
=> Private/Management/NRI Quota Seats in all Private Medical / Dental Colleges or any Private/Deemed University

Important Dates:

NEET II Important dates section aims to list all important dates such as date of availability of form, last submission date, result date, counselling date, etc.

  • Online registration starts: 1 April 2020
  • Last Date of Submission of Application Form: 14 April 2020
  • NEET II 2020 Admit Card: 15 April To 24 May 2020
  • Date of Examination NEET II 2020: 24 May 2020 (Sunday)
  • Display of OMR Sheet (NEET-I & NEET-II) from: The date will be intimated on website
  • Display of Answer Key (NEET-I & NEET-II) from: The date will be intimated on website
  • Declaration of Combined Result of NEET-I & NEET-II: 22 June To 30 June 2020


The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET-UG) will be conducted in following 11 languages (since 2020): English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Oriya, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu .

ii) Option of medium of Question Paper should be exercised while filling in the application form and the option once
exercised by candidates cannot be changed later.
iii) Candidates opting for English would be provided Test Booklet in English only.
iv) Candidates opting for Hindi would be provided Bilingual Test Booklet i.e. in Hindi and in English.
v) Candidates opting for regional languages would be provided Bilingual Test Booklet i.e. in selected regional language and in English.
vi) In case of any ambiguity in translation of any of the questions, its English version shall be treated as final

Eligibility Criteria

- The applicants must be an Indian national or OCI (Overseas Citizen of India).

(i) Indian Nationals, Non Resident Indians (NRI’s), Overseas Citizen of India (OCI’s), Persons of Indian Origin (PIO’s) & Foreign Nationals are eligible for appearing in the NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY CUM ENTRANCE TEST

(ii) The candidate must have completed age of 17 years at the time of admission or will complete the age 25 year on or before 31st December, 2020 i.e. the year of his/her admission to the 1st year M.B.B.S./B.D.S. Course.

(iii) The upper age limit for candidates seeking admission in MBBS/BDS seats shall be 25 years as on the date of examination with a relaxation of 5 years for candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC category and persons entitled for reservation under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2020.

(iv) The candidate must have passed in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Bio-technology and English individually and must have obtained a minimum of 50% marks taken together in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/
Bio-technology at the qualifying examination.

(v) In respect of candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribes/Other Backward Classes, the marks obtained in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Bio-technology taken together in qualifying examination be
40% instead of 50% for General category candidates.

(vi) In respect of the candidates with benchmark disabilities specified under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016, the marks obtained in Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Bio-technology taken together in qualifying examination shall be 45% instead of 50% for General category candidates and 40% for SC/ST/OBC candidates.


MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery)

BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)

Reservation Criteria

Reservation Of Seats & Admission In Medical/Dental Colleges

1. An All India merit list and All India Rank of the qualified candidates shall be prepared on the basis of the marks obtained in the National Eligibility-cum Entrance Test and candidates shall be admitted to MBBS/BDS courses from the said list only by following the Existing Reservation Policies.

2. All admission to MBBS/BDS courses within in the respective categories shall be based solely on marks obtained in the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test.

3. All other existing eligibility criteria for admission to Medical/Dental Colleges shall be applicable as per Rules and Policies of the State/UT/Institution/University concerned.

Reservation Of Seats In Government Medical Colleges Under 15% All India Quota:
(i) 15% seats are reserved for SC candidates,
(ii) 7.5% seats are reserved for ST candidates,
(iii) 27% seats as per Central Act are reserved for non-creamy layer OBC candidates only in Central Educational Institutions
(iv) Differently abled candidates as per MCI guidelines

How to Apply

Requirement Of Aadhaar Number

For Indian citizens and ordinary residents of India, Aadhaar Number is a requirement to fill up the online application of NEET-2020 in all States except J&K, Assam and Meghalaya.

At the time of filling application form of NEET– 2020, the candidates will have to enter their AADHAAR number, name, date of birth & gender and hereby give their consent to CBSE to validate the information provided by them with the UIDAI’s database. In case, these particulars do not match, the candidate will not be able to fill the application form of NEET- 2020. Therefore, the candidates are advised to ensure that their AADHAAR card has correct details of their name, date of birth & gender as per school records. If there is some mismatch in these details, the candidates should immediately get it corrected in AADHAAR data or school records, as the case may be.

- Candidates can apply ONLY ONLINE.

- Online submission of application may be made by accessing the Board’s website Instructions for submitting online application and payment of fee are available on website.

- Candidates may remit the fee in the following manner:
a. Through any Debit/Credit Card
b. Net Banking/UPI or
c. e-wallets of different service provider

Application Fee

The applicants have to pay the application fee to complete the application process. The application fee can be paid through online (using debit/ credit card) or offline (using bank challan) mode. The application fees for different categories are as follows-

For General/OBC- Rs. 1400/-

For SC/ST/PH- Rs. 750/-

Paper Pattern

The NEET (UG) shall consist of one paper containing 180 objective type questions (four options with single correct answer) from Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany & Zoology). The duration of paper would be 03 hours from 10.00 a.m. to 01.00 p.m.

The question paper of NEET 2020 will be divided into 4 sections. The distribution of questions for each section is as follows-
- Botany- 45 questions
- Physics- 45 questions
- Zoology- 45 questions
- Chemistry- 45 questions
Total- 180 questions

Question Papers


The Question Papers for the test shall be based on a Common Syllabus notified by the Medical Council of India and implemented in the year 2013. for details.

Counselling Details

1. CBSE will provide All India Rank. Result will be given to DGHS, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India to provide the same to admitting authorities.

2. Admitting authorities will invite applications for counselling and merit list shall be drawn based on All India Rank by the admitting authorities subject to their applicable rules.

Common Services Centres/Facilitation Centres

Candidates, if need be, may take the assistance of Common Services Centres for filling up the application form. The details of the common services centres are given on the website

Information Bulletin

The Information Bulletin containing detailed information of test, syllabus, eligibility criteria to appear/admission, reservation, examination fee, cities of examinations, State Code of eligibility, Age, etc. is available on website Candidates may, therefore, check all the details in the online Information Bulletin before submission of application form.

Contact Details

The Deputy Secretary (Examination),
National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test Unit,
Central Board of Secondary Education,
Shiksha Kendra, 2, Community Centre,
Preet Vihar,
Delhi-110 092

Phone No. – 011-22041807, 011 - 22041808,Fax No.-011-22509251

Toll Free No. - 1800118002,

Mobile No. - 9599590192,9599590193

Email – [email protected]

Website -

List of suggested books for NEET exam preparations.

  • Objective Physics (Set Of 3 Volume) (English) by R C Lakhanpal
  • Chemistry IIT-JEE, AIEEE, NEET (Set of 2 Volumes) by
  • Board + PMT / IIT - JEE Foundation Chemistry (Class 10) (English) 3rd Edition by Disha Experts
  • Board + PMT / IIT - JEE Foundation Physics (Class 10) (English) 3rd Edition by Disha Experts
  • DPP for JEE - Main/AIIMS/NEET Chemistry with Solution Book (English) by Disha Experts
  • Chemical Bonding by
  • Fundamentals of Physics : A Must-Have Resource Book CBSE JEE and NEET-UG Syllabi (Class - 11) (English) by David Halliday
  • DPP for JEE - Main/AIIMS/NEET Physics with Solution Book (English) by Disha Experts
  • Fundamentals of Chemistry : A Must-Have Resource Book CBSE JEE and NEET-UG Sylllabi (Class - 11) (English) 1st  Edition by John Lee
  • Objective Chemistry for NEET / AIIMS / JEE (Mains) / JEE (Advanced) / Other Medical & Engineering Competitive Exams (Set of 3 Volumes) (English) 1st Edition by P N Kapil
  • Biology (IIT-JEE, AIEEE, NEET) (Set Of 2 Vols) by


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