About the Exam

NEET or National Entrance cum Eligibility Test is an entrance exam for medical courses like MBBS, BDS, and PG in both private and government medical colleges. The NTA – National Testing Agency is responsible for conducting NEET UG Exam every year in various parts of India. It is an offline objective question based (MCQ) entrance test with nearly 11-13 lakhs candidates applying every year.

Section 14 of the National Medical Commission Act 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.

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  1. Candidate should be an Indian citizen.
  2. If the candidate does not reside in India then he or she should be an OCI (Overseas Citizen of India)
  3. Non-Resident Indians(NRIs)
  4. Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs)
  5. Foreign Nationals

Age Limit

  1. The minimum age limit is 17 years as on December 31, of the year of admission or candidates belonging to all the categories.
  2. The maximum age limit is 25 years as on December 31, of the year of admission for students belonging to general category.
  3. The maximum age limit is 30 years as on December 31, of the year of admission for students belonging to reserved category.

Qualification and Qualifying Percentage

  1. Students must have passed the class 12 board exams or an equivalent exam from a recognized board with at least five mandatory subjects like Physics, Chemistry, Biology, English and an elective subject.
  2. Candidates must have obtained the required aggregate marks in the qualifying examinations:
  • General category – 50% marks in the qualifying examinations
  • SC/ST/OBC category – 40% marks in the qualifying examinations
  • Physically handicapped: General category – 45% marks in the qualifying examinations
  • Physically handicapped: SC/ST/OBC category – 40% marks in the qualifying examinations

The important dates for NEET 2020 are mentioned below:

Events Important Dates
Release of Application Form December 2, 2019
Last date to submit the Application Form December 31, 2019
Payment of Application Fee 1st Week of December 2019
Correction in Application Form 2nd week-3rd week of January 2020
Release date of admit card March 27, 2020
NEET 2020 Exam Date May 3, 2020
Duration of Exam 3 hours
Release date of OMR and Answer keys May/June 2020 (tentative)
Announcement of Results June 4, 2020
Counselling Procedure- 1 Registration begins, choice filling, indicative seats June 3rd week, 2020 (tentative)
Result of counselling Procedure-1 July 1st week, 2020 (tentative)
Counselling Procedure- 2 New Registration, Payment Facility, July 2nd week, 2020 (tentative)
Result of counselling Procedure-2 July 3rd week, 2020 (tentative)

The NEET syllabus 2020 will be based on the common syllabus which is prescribed by the Medical Council of India (MCI). The NEET syllabus will include topics from Zoology, Botany, Physics and Chemistry subjects. The syllabus will be published after the review of different state syllabi as well as NCERT, CBSE, and COBSEW and will be based on the syllabus of Class 11 and 12. The Medical Council Of India shall release syllabus for NEET 2020 by 2nd December 2019.

The NEET 2020 Exam Pattern which will be conducted on May 3, 2020, is as mentioned below:

NEET Exam Pattern 2020
Number of Questions 180 MCQs (45 questions each from 4 subjects)
Subjects Physics, Chemistry, Biology (Botany and Zoology)
Type of questions Objective type ( 4 options with 1 correct answer)
Language English, Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Oriya, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Marathi, Gujarati and Assamese.
Mode of exam Offline mode only (Pen-paper based)
Duration 180 minutes (3 hours)
Marking scheme Correct +4, incorrect -1
Total Marks 720

What do we do here in Sputhy to prepare students to crack NEET?

  • Solving NEET questions from 1st PUC itself along with board portions.
  • Sessions from subject experts on concerned topics.
  • Regular conduction of tests
  • Thorough analysis of NEET question papers from previous years.
  • Spurthy aims at providing insights into the paper, enlightens candidates with overall difficulty level, question expectancy rate/frequency from different sections, typology of questions, not-to-be-missed topics and much more.