NEET 2020: about NTA NEET UG, Pattern, Counselling Date & Admission | NEET Result 2020

By SchoolMyKids Counsellor|15 - 16 mins| August 13, 2020

For the admission in academic session 2020-21, the National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct the NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY CUM ENTRANCE TEST (UG) 2020  (NEET 2020) entrance test on Sunday, 3rd May, 2020 for the admissions to MBBS & BDS courses in India. The result will be declared on NTA website on 04 June 2020. NEET (UG) 2020 is a Pen & Paper-based test, to be answered on the specially designed machine gradable sheet using Ball Point Pen. Till 2018, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) was conducting the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET). Please note admission to AIIMS is through AIIMS Entrance Exam and JIPMER is through JIPMER MBBS Exam.

You can check the NEET UG 2020 result here along with rank and merit list. In NEET 2019, A total of 7,97,042 candidates have been qualified for the admission out of total 14,10,755 who had appeared for the exam. Of the total qualified students, 4,45,761 are girls, and 3,51,278 boys, and three are transgenders. The exam was conducted in 10 languages including Hindi, English, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil, Oriya, Kannada and Telugu. Around 14.10 lakh candidates appeared for the exam held in 136 cities across 2255 centers. Click here for detailed Highlights of NEET UG 2019 – Candidates Appeared (Gender, Nationality, and Category) and category wise Cutoff.

National Testing Agency (NTA)

The Ministry of Human Resource development (MHRD), Government of India (GOI) has established National Testing Agency (NTA) as an independent testing organisation for conducting test in order to access the competency of candidates for admission to premier higher education institutions.

About NTA NEET 2020 Exam and colleges

NEET (UG) 2020 will be conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) for admission to MBBS and BDS Courses in Indian Medical/Dental Colleges and other undergraduate medical courses in approved/recognized Medical/Dental & other Colleges/ Institutes in India under the Union 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. The NEET (UG) – 2020 will be conducted on Sunday, 3rd May, 2020.

The responsibility of the NTA is limited to the conduct of the entrance examination, declaration of result and for providing an “All India Rank merit list” to the

    • Directorate General Health Service, Government of India for the conduct of counselling for 15% All India Quota Seats and all seats of Deemed Universities/Central Universities/ESIC & AFMC including Delhi University (DU), BHU & AMU and
    • for supplying the result to States/other Counselling Authorities.

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Pattern of NEET UG Exam 2020

The NEET UG will be conducted through one paper containing 180 objective type questions from Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany & Zoology). Refer to below table for more information on Pattern of NEET Exam. Exam pattern is same as NEET UG 2019.

National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test NEET (UG) – 2020 will be conducted on 3rd May, 2020 (Sunday) from 02:00 p.m. to 05:00 p.m. The duration of test will be three (03) hours.

 Particular Detail
Number of Papers 1 (The NEET Entrance Test shall consist of one paper.)
Number of questions: 180
Type of Questions Objective type questions (four options with single correct answer) from Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany & Zoology)
Weightage and Negative Marks

Each question carries 4 marks. For each correct response the candidate will get 4 marks.

For each incorrect response one mark will be deducted for the total score.

Exam or paper mode Candidates have to be answer on the specially designed machine-gradable sheet using Ball Point Pen provided by CBSE at examination centre only.
Duration of test The duration of test would be 03 hours. (02:00 p.m. to 05:00 p.m.)
Language of the Question Papers Candidates can opt for Question Paper in either of the following languages – Hindi, English, Gujarati, Marathi, Oriya, Bengali, Assamese, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Urdu
Total Marks 720
Subject Numbers of Questions Marks
Physics 45 180
Chemistry 45 180
Biology (Botany & Zoology) 90 360
  180 720
  1. Option of Vernacular languages will only be available as per following details:-
    1. English and Hindi All Examination Centre Cities
    2. English and Assamese Examination Centre Cities in Assam
    3. English and Bengali Examination Centre Cities in West Bengal and Tripura
    4. English and Gujarati Examination Centre Cities in Gujarat, Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli
    5. English and Kannada Examination Centre Cities in Karnataka
    6. English and Marathi Examination Centre Cities in Maharashtra
    7. English and Odia Examination Centre Cities in Odisha
    8. English and Tamil Examination Centre Cities in Tamil Nadu
    9. English and Telugu Examination Centre Cities in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana
    10. English and Urdu All Examination Centre Cities
  2. Candidates qualifying NEET would be eligible for All India Quota and other quotas under the State Governments/Institutes subject to other eligibility criteria.

Syllabus of NEET UG 2020

The Question Papers for the test shall be based on a Common Syllabus notified by the Medical Council of India. It is also available at

Download NEET UG 2019 Syllabus

Exam Centres

Refer to the documents published by NTA.

NEET UG 2020 Schedule – Important Dates

NEET UG 2020 exam is on 3rd May 2020 (Sunday). Refer to the table below for Important dates for NEET UG 2020. Timing of Examination 02:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on 3rd May 2020.

Particular Date
Schedule for on – line submission of application forms 02 December 2019 – 31 December 2019
Schedule for successful Payment of online fee 02 December 2019 to 01 January 2020 (upto 11:50 pm)
On-line correction of data in application form 15 January 2020 to 31 January 2020
Date of uploading of Admit Cards on website 27.03.2020
Date of Examination, NEET(UG), 2020 03.05.2020 (Sunday) (3rd May 2020)
Display of OMR Sheet The date will be intimated on website
Display of Answer Key The date will be intimated on website
Declaration of Result 04th June 2020

Schedule of Exam Day

Timing and Duration of Examination is 02.00 pm to 5.00 pm (3 hours). Refer to the table below for schedule for NEET UG 2019 – 3rd May 2020 (Exam Day)

Last Entry in the Examination Centre 1.30 pm
Sitting on the seat in the Examination Hall/Room 1.15 pm
Distribution of Test Booklet 9.45 AM
Announcement of Important Instructions and Checking of Admit Cards by the Invigilator 1.30 pm to 1.45 pm
Distribution of Test Booklet by the Invigilator 1.45 pm
Writing of particulars on the Test Booklet by the Candidate 1.50 pm
Test Commences 2.00 pm
Test Concludes 5.00 pm

NEET UG 2020 Fee

Refer to NEET UG Exam Fee Details

FOR GENERAL Rs. 1500/ – (INR)
FOR SC/ST/PH Rs. 800/ – (INR)

Seats To Be Filled Through NEET-UG Are Classified In The Following Categories:

Admissions to all seats of MBBS/BDS courses will be done through NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY CUM ENTRANCE TEST (UG), 2020 . The seats are classified in the following categories:

    • All India Quota Seats
    • State Government Quota Seats
    • Central Institutions/Universities/Deemed Universities
    • State/Management/NRI Quota Seats in Private Medical / Dental /Ayurveda /Siddha /Unani /Homeopathy Colleges or any Private University
    • Central Pool Quota Seats
    • All seats including NRI Quota as well as Management Quota, in private unaided/aided minority / non- minority medical colleges shall also be filled on the basis of merit obtained in NEET(UG) – 2020

NEET 2020 Eligibility Criteria – NEET UG

Eligibility for appearing in NEET (UG) is as stipulated in Indian Medical Council Act-1956 and the Dentists Act-1948 as amended in 2018.

  1. He/she has completed age of 17 years at the time of admission or will complete the age on or before 31st December of the year of his/her admission to the 1st year MBBS/BDS Course and other undergraduate courses.
  2. The upper age limit for NEET (UG) is 25 years as on the date of examination with relaxation of 5 years for the candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC-NL category and persons entitled for reservation under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016.
  3. The Age criteria for appearing in NEET (UG), 2020 is as follows:
    1. For Candidates of Unreserved Category (UR) & General EWS : born on or between 31.12.2003
    2. For Candidates of SC/ST/OBC-NCL/PwD Category: born on or between 31.12.2003
  4. Indian Citizens/ Overseas Citizens of India intending to pursue MBBS/ BDS from a foreign Medical/ Dental Institute also need to qualify NEET (UG).

NEET has become the first Global Entrance Examination in the country. Following were allowed to appear in NEET-UG, 2020:

  • Indian Nationals
  • Non Resident Indians (NRIs)
  • Overseas Citizen of India (OCIs)
  • Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) &
  • Foreign Nationals

Eligibility for 15% All India Quota Seats

Indian Nationals, Non Resident Indians (NRIs), Overseas Citizen of India (OCI), Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) and Foreign Nationals are eligible for 15% All India Quota Seats.

NEET UG 2020 Application Process : How to Apply

for NEET UG 2020, Candidates can apply ONLY ONLINE.

  1. Submission of Online Application Form may be done by accessing NTA website / only.
  2. Candidates must follow the instructions strictly as given in the Information Bulletin and on NTA website. Candidates not complying with the instructions shall be disqualified.
  3. Instructions for submitting online application and payment of fee are available on website.
  4. Candidates can pay the fee in the following manner:
    1. Through any Debit/Credit Card
    2. Net Banking/UPI or
    3. e – wallets of different service provider

NEET 2020 Seats – Number of seats in NEET 2020

An All India merit list consisting of the qualified candidates will  be prepared on the basis of the marks obtained in the NEET (UG) exam. Candidates will be admitted to MBBS and BDS courses based on the list as per the existing reservation policy.

Note: Admission to MBBS/BDS Courses within the respective categories will be based only on marks obtained in the NEET exam.

As per the information available on Medical Council of India (MCI) & Dental Council of India (DCI) websites, there are 470 medical colleges with approximately 65,170 seats of MBBS and nearly 25,730 seats for BDS are available in 308 Dental colleges. Refer to the below table for Number of seats in NEET 2019.

Course Authority Colleges Seats
MBBS MCI 470 65,170
BDS DCI 308 25,730

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NEET Seat Reservation policy 

Reservation of Seats in Government Medical Colleges Under 15% All India Quota 

SC Candidates 15% seats
ST candidates 7.5% seats
Non-creamy layer OBC candidates only in Central Educational Institutions 27%
Physically Handicapped candidates  3% seats are reserved on horizontal basis

5% seats of the annual sanctioned intake shall be filled by candidates falling under Persons with Bench Mark disabilities as per MCI Guidelines/ Regulations in accordance with the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016.

Admission in State Medical Colleges/Universities/Institutions/private medical colleges for seats other than 15% All India Quota

Admission under State Quota Seats shall be subject to reservation policy and eligibility criteria prevailing in the State/Union Territory

Admission to Deemed Universities/Central Universities/Seats of ESIC and AFMC including BHU & AMU

Admission to Deemed Universities/Central Universities/ESIC including DELHI UNIVERSITY (DU), BHU & AMU will be conducted by DGHS and reservation policy will be as per rules and regulations of the concerned University or Institution. Candidates should register on MCC website for admission to Deemed / Central University/ ESIC and AFMC.

Admission to AFMC, Pune shall be subject to the norms prescribed by the Directorate General of Armed Forces Medical Services, Ministry of Defence, Government of India. Candidates who apply for NEET (UG) – 2020 and/or for seeking admission in AFMC will also have to apply to AFMC on 


NEET Counselling Dates 2019-20 – For Shortlisted Candidates in NEET 2019 exam

Counselling for seats under 15% All India Quota

The Counselling for successful candidates under 15% All India Quota seats and all seats of Deemed Universities/Central Universities/Seats of ESIC & AFMC including Delhi University (DU), BHU, AMU, AIIMS & JIPMER will be conducted by the MCC/DGHS for Undergraduate Medical Courses. 

check out NEET All India Quota seals counselling and admission procedure, Ranks, Merit list.

For MBBS/BDS Courses:

    • Ministry of Health & Family Welfare: and
    • Medical Counselling Committee:


    • Ministry of AYUSH:
    • AYUSH Admission Central Counselling Committee:

Counselling and admission other than 15% All India Seats

The counselling for admission to the seats under the control of other States/Universities/Institutions shall be conducted as per the notifications issued separately by the authorities concerned.

Candidates wishing to apply for admission in State Medical Colleges/Universities/Institutions using merit list of NEET – 2019 shall follow the instructions of the State Government and/or authorities of the medical/dental colleges/Institution/University concerned for counselling.

The details and schedule of counselling would be available on the websites of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Medical Education Directorates of States. Check out individual state Medical council website for information or state counseling and admission pages on our website

Check out information on state wise UG Medical courses (MBBS & BDS) Admission counseling for State Quota government seats, NRI Seats and Management Seats.

NEET 2019 Answer Key Objection

The answer key for NEET 2019 was released on May 29, 2019, at Till May 31, 2019, NTA had given time to students to raise and submit objections till up to 11:50 pm.

NEET 2019 Result – NEET Entrance Examinations Result 2019

The candidates who have appeared for the NEET (UG) 2019 exam can check their result here. The NEET results will be available as soon as they are out. The candidates who will qualify in the NEET 2019 exam will be eligible to get admissions to MBBS and BDS courses in the academic session 2019-20.

You can check your NEET results 2019 on 5th June by following these step

Steps to check NEET result 2019 on official website and Download NEET 2019 scorecard result

  1. Click on the official link –  or visit and click on result.
  2. Select the UG NEET Result 2019 link
  3. Enter your date of birth, roll number and the captcha text shown on the screen and hit submit
  4. Check NEET 2019 result and Download the UG NEET 2019 Score Card  and take a printout for future reference

NEET Merit List 2019- NEET 2019 Rank List

On the release of the score card of NEET 2019 result and All India Rank , state authorities will prepare and give their merit list. Based on the ranks student gets in the state wise and all over India, colleges will give admission for MBBS & BDS courses.

  1. NTA will provide All India Rank.
  2. Result will be given to the DGHS, Ministry of Health and Family welfare, Govt of India to provide the same to the Admitting Authorities.
  3. Admitting Authorities will invite applications for Counselling and merit list will be drawn based on All India Rank by the Admitting Authorities subject to their applicable rules.

NEET 2018 Cut off Marks Category Wise Cut off Percentile – NEET Result 2018

Based on cutoff marks and cutoff percentile in CBSE NEET 2018 result, candidates will be shortlisted for the further process for admission into MBBS & BDS courses 2018. There will be state wise cutoff based on the respective category.

This year the NEET cut off is lower than last year. Refer to the table below for details of the candidates qualified the NEET 2018 exam on the basis of the minimum qualifying criteria of NEET-UG, 2018 :-

Category Cutoff Qualifying Criteria

NEET 2018 : Marks Range

NEET 2018 : Number of Candidates Qualified

NEET 2017 : Marks Range

NEET 2017 : Number of Candidates Qualified
OTHERS 50th Percentile 691 – 119 634897  697-131  543473
 OBC 40th Percentile 118 – 96 54653  130-107  47382
SC  40th Percentile 118 – 96 17209  130-107  47382
ST  40th Percentile 118-96 7446  130-107  6018
UR & PH  45th Percentile 118 – 107 205  130-118  67
OBC & PH  40th Percentile 106 – 96 104  130-107  152
SC & PH  40th Percentile 106 – 96 36  130-107  38
 ST & PH  40th Percentile 106 – 96 12  130-107  10
TOTAL          611739

CBSE NEET 2019 Toppers

The details of the top 25 candidates in CBSE NEET 2018 are as follows:

All India Rank Student Name Gender Marks Secured Perecentile Score State
1 Nalin Khandelwal Male 701 99.9999291 Rajasthan
2 Bhavik Bansal Male 700   Delhi
3 Akshat Kaushik Male 700   Uttar Pradesh
4 Swastik Bhatia Male 696   Haryana
5 Anant Jain Male 695   Uttar Pradesh
6 Bhat Sarthak Raghavendra Male 695   Maharashtra
7 Madhuri Reddy G Female 695   Telangana
8 Dhruv Kushwaha Male 695   Uttar Pradesh
9 Mihir Rai Male 695   Delhi
10 Raghav Dubery Male 691   Madhya Pradesh
15 Kirti Agarwal       Madhya Pradesh


CBSE NEET 2018 Toppers

The details of the top 25 candidates in CBSE NEET 2018 are as follows:

All India Rank Student Name Gender Marks Secured Perecentile Score State
1 Kalpana Kumari,  Female 691,   99.999921,   Bihar
2 Rohan Purohit,  Male  690,   99.999764,   Telangana 
3 Himanshu Sharma,  Male  690,   99.999764,   Delhi
4 Aarosh Dhamija,  Male  686,   99.999606,   Delhi 
5 Prince Choudhary,  Male  686 99.999606,   Rajasthan
6.  Varun Muppidi  Male 685  99.999449 Other 
7 Agrawal Krishna Ashish Male 685 99.999449 Maharashtra
8 Ankadala Anirudh Babu   Male 680 99.999134 Andhra Pradesh
9 Madhvan Gupta Male 680 99.999134 Punjab
10 Ramneek Kaur Mahal Female 680 99.999134 Punjab
11 Aditya Gupta Male 680 99.999134 Delhi
12 Keerthana K Female 676 99.998976 Tamil Nadu 
13 Ritwik Kumar Sahoo Male 676 99.998976 West Bengal 
14 Onteru Venkata Sai Harsha Vardhan Reddy  Male 675 99.998189 Andhra Pradesh 
15 Sahil Sachinbhai Shah Male 675 99.998189 Gujarat
16 Menda Jaideep  Male 675 99.998189 Andhra Pradesh
17 Abhishek Kumar Male 675 99.998189 Delhi
18 Tanuj Jatin Presswala  Male 675 99.998189 Gujarat
19 Koduru Sriharsha Male 675 99.998189 Andhra Pradesh 
20 Amulya Gupta Male 675 99.998189 Delhi


CBSE NEET 2017 Toppers

The details of the top 25 candidates in CBSE NEET 2017 are as follows:

All India Rank Student Name Gender Marks Secured Perecentile Score State
1 Navdeep Singh Male 697 99.999908 Punjab
2 Archit Gupta Male 695 99.999725 M.P.
 3 Manish Mulchandani Male 695 99.999725 M.P.
 4 Sankeerth Sadananda  Male 692 99.999633 Karnataka
 5 Dogra Abhishek Veerendra  Male 691 99.999358 Maharashtra
 6 Deric Joseph Male 691 99.999358 Kerala
 7 Kanishh Tayal Male 691 99.999358 Haryana
8 Nikita Goyal Female 690 99.999174 Punjab
9 Aryan Raj Singh Male 690 99.999174 9 U.P.
10 Tanish Bansal  Male 686 99.999083 Punjab
 11 Nishita N. Purohit  Female  685  99.998440  Gujarat
 12 LakkimsettiArnavThirinath  Male  685  99.998440  Telengana
 13 Anuj Gupta  Male  685  99.998440  M.P.
 14 Narreddy Manvitha  Female  685  99.998440 Andhra
 15 Harshit Anand  Male 685 99.998440 West Bengal
 16 Harsh Agarwal  Male  685  99.998440  Bihar
 17 Chavi Harkawat  Female 685  99.998440  Rajasthan
 18 Nada Fatima  Female  684  99.998349  Kerala
 19 Bhuvensh Sharma  Male  683  99.998257  U.P.
 20 Vanshika Arora  Female  682  99.997982  Delhi
 21 Mariya Biji Varghese  Female  682  99.997982 Kerala
 22 Aditi Goyal  Female  682  99.997982  Haryana
 23 Vishnu Singhal  Male 681  99.997523  Gujarat
 24 Mangani Deepika  Female 681  99.997523  Telengana
 25 Abhineet Mathur  Male 681  99.997523  Delhi

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