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

By SchoolMyKids Counsellor|18 - 19 mins read| June 16, 2017

For the admission in academic session 2020-21, the National Testing Agency (NTA) has conduct the NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY CUM ENTRANCE TEST (UG) 2020  (NEET 2020) entrance test throughout the country on 13 September 2020 and on 14 October, 2020 for COVID-19 Candidates for the admissions to MBBS & BDS courses in India. The result was be declared on NTA website on 16 Oct 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.

The National Testing Agency (NTA) conducted National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (UG) – 2020 throughout the country on 13 September, 2020 and 14 October, 2020 (COVID-19 cases) in 155 Cities and 3862 Centres and 110 Cities and 110 Centres respectively.

NTA declared the result of National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (UG) – 2020 on 16 October 2020. 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.

NEET Counselling Dates 2020-21 – For Shortlisted Candidates in NEET 2020 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 Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) & AFMC including Delhi University (DU), BHU, AMU, and AIIMS & JIPMER will be conducted by the Medical Counselling Committee of Directorate General of Health Services, Govt. of India(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: www.mohfw.gov.in and
  • Medical Counselling Committee: www.mcc.nic.in


  • Ministry of AYUSH: www.ayush.gov.in
  • AYUSH Admission Central Counselling Committee: www.aaccc.gov.in

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.

For State quota and other seats falling under the ambit of States, candidates may apply to their domicile states and merit list as per State rules and based on All India Rank will be prepared by concerned Counselling Authorities. The counselling for Private Medical Colleges will also be conducted by the concerned State Counselling Authority.

Candidates wishing to apply for admission in State Medical Colleges/Universities/Institutions using merit list of NEET – 2020 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 schoolmykids.com

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

NEET 2020 Answer Key Objection

The answer key for NEET 2019 was released on September 26, 2020, at ntaneet.nic.in. National Testing Agency is now providing the facility to challenge the Answer Key uploaded on website.

This facility is available from 27.09.2020 (2.00 PM) to 29.09.2020 (2.00 PM). The Candidates are required to pay online a sum of Rs. 1000/- (one thousand only) as processing fee for each question challenged.

NEET 2020 Result – NEET Entrance Examinations Result 2020

The candidates who have appeared for the NEET (UG) 2020 exam can check their result here. NTA declared the result of National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (UG) – 2020 on 16 October 2020. You can check the NEET UG 2020 result here along with rank and merit list.

The candidates who will qualify in the NEET 2020 exam will be eligible to get admissions to MBBS and BDS courses in the academic session 2020-21.

You can check your NEET results 2020 by following these step

Steps to check NEET result 2020 on official website and Download NEET 2020 scorecard result

  1. Click on the official link –  or visit http://ntaneet.nic.in/ and click on result.
  2. Select the UG NEET Result 2020 link
  3. Enter your date of birth, roll number, security pin and the captcha text shown on the screen and hit submit
  4. Check NEET 2020 result and Download the UG NEET 2020 Score Card  and take a printout for future reference

NEET Merit List 2020- NEET 2020 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 2020 Toppers

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

All India RankStudent NameGenderMarks SecuredPerecentile ScoreState
1SOYEB AFTABMale72099.9998537Odisha
2AKANKSHA SINGHFemale720 99.9998537Delhi
3TUMMALA SNIKITHAFemale71599.9995611Telangana
4VINEET SHARMAMale71599.9995611 Rajasthan
5AMRISHA KHAITANFemale71599.9995611 Haryana
6GUTHI CHAITANYA SINDHUFemale71599.9995611 Andhra Pradesh
7SATWIK GODARAFemale711 99.9994879Haryana
8SRIJAN RMale71099.9985369Tamil Nadu
9KARTHIK REDDYMale71099.9985369 Karnataka
10MATRAVADIA MAANITMale71099.9985369 Gujarat
 Male710 99.9985369Telangana
12 AYSHA S Female 71099.9985369 Kerala
13 KOTA VENKAT Male 71099.9985369Andhra Pradesh
 Female 71099.9985369 Telangana
15GURKIRAT SINGH Male71099.9985369Chandigarh

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.

National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) is a common and uniform exam 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 All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) and all AIIMS like Institutions will also be made through NEET (UG).

National Testing Agency (NTA)

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.

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.

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.

Number of Papers1 (The NEET Entrance Test shall consist of one paper.)
Number of questions:180
Type of QuestionsObjective type questions (four options with single correct answer) from Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany & Zoology)
Weightage and Negative MarksEach 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 modeCandidates have to be answer on the specially designed machine-gradable sheet using Ball Point Pen provided by CBSE at examination centre only.
Duration of testThe duration of test would be 03 hours. (02:00 p.m. to 05:00 p.m.)
Language of the Question PapersCandidates can opt for Question Paper in either of the following languages – Hindi, English, Gujarati, Marathi, Oriya, Bengali, Assamese, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Urdu
Total Marks720
SubjectNumbers of QuestionsMarks
Biology (Botany & Zoology)90360
  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 www.mciindia.org.

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.

Schedule for on – line submission of application forms02 December 2019 – 31 December 2019
Schedule for successful Payment of online fee02 December 2019 to 01 January 2020 (upto 11:50 pm)
On-line correction of data in application form15 January 2020 to 31 January 2020
Date of uploading of Admit Cards on website27.03.2020
Date of Examination, NEET(UG), 202003.05.2020 (Sunday) (3rd May 2020)
Display of OMR SheetThe date will be intimated on website
Display of Answer KeyThe date will be intimated on website
Declaration of Result04th 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
  • State/Management/NRI Quota Seats in Private Medical/ Dental Colleges or any Private/ Deemed University
  • Central Pool Quota Seats
  • All seats including NRI Quota as well as Management Quota, in private unaided/aided minority / non- minority medical colleges

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 www.nta.ac.in / www.ntaneet.nic.in 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.


For more details may explore individual or state wise Medical and Dental colleges in India for fees, courses offered, seats, contact details, facilities, rating, ranking and reviews in logon to the websites www.mciindia.org & www.dciindia.org.in.

NEET Seat Reservation policy 

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

SC Candidates15% seats
ST candidates7.5% seats
Non-creamy layer OBC candidates only in Central Educational Institutions27%
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 www.afmc.nic.in/www.afmcdg1d.gov.in. 


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 :-

CategoryCutoff Qualifying CriteriaNEET 2018 : Marks RangeNEET 2018 : Number of Candidates QualifiedNEET 2017 : Marks RangeNEET 2017 : Number of Candidates Qualified
OTHERS50th Percentile691 – 119634897 697-131 543473
 OBC40th Percentile118 – 9654653 130-107 47382
SC 40th Percentile118 – 9617209 130-107 47382
ST 40th Percentile118-967446 130-107 6018
UR & PH 45th Percentile118 – 107205 130-118 67
OBC & PH 40th Percentile106 – 96104 130-107 152
SC & PH 40th Percentile106 – 9636 130-107 38
 ST & PH 40th Percentile106 – 9612 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 RankStudent NameGenderMarks SecuredPerecentile ScoreState
1Nalin KhandelwalMale70199.9999291Rajasthan
2Bhavik BansalMale700 Delhi
3Akshat KaushikMale700 Uttar Pradesh
4Swastik BhatiaMale696 Haryana
5Anant JainMale695 Uttar Pradesh
6Bhat Sarthak RaghavendraMale695 Maharashtra
7Madhuri Reddy GFemale695 Telangana
8Dhruv KushwahaMale695 Uttar Pradesh
9Mihir RaiMale695 Delhi
10Raghav DuberyMale691 Madhya Pradesh
15Kirti Agarwal   Madhya Pradesh


CBSE NEET 2018 Toppers

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

All India RankStudent NameGenderMarks SecuredPerecentile ScoreState
1Kalpana Kumari, Female691,  99.999921,  Bihar
2Rohan Purohit, Male 690,  99.999764,  Telangana 
3Himanshu Sharma, Male 690,  99.999764,  Delhi
4Aarosh Dhamija, Male 686,  99.999606,  Delhi 
5Prince Choudhary, Male 68699.999606,  Rajasthan
6. Varun Muppidi Male685 99.999449Other 
7Agrawal Krishna AshishMale68599.999449Maharashtra
8Ankadala Anirudh Babu  Male68099.999134Andhra Pradesh
9Madhvan GuptaMale68099.999134Punjab
10Ramneek Kaur MahalFemale68099.999134Punjab
11Aditya GuptaMale68099.999134Delhi
12Keerthana KFemale67699.998976Tamil Nadu 
13Ritwik Kumar SahooMale67699.998976West Bengal 
14Onteru Venkata Sai Harsha Vardhan Reddy Male67599.998189Andhra Pradesh 
15Sahil Sachinbhai ShahMale67599.998189Gujarat
16Menda Jaideep Male67599.998189Andhra Pradesh
17Abhishek KumarMale67599.998189Delhi
18Tanuj Jatin Presswala Male67599.998189Gujarat
19Koduru SriharshaMale67599.998189Andhra Pradesh 
20Amulya GuptaMale67599.998189Delhi


CBSE NEET 2017 Toppers

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

All India RankStudent NameGenderMarks SecuredPerecentile ScoreState
1Navdeep SinghMale69799.999908Punjab
2Archit GuptaMale69599.999725M.P.
 3Manish MulchandaniMale69599.999725M.P.
 4Sankeerth Sadananda Male69299.999633Karnataka
 5Dogra Abhishek Veerendra Male69199.999358Maharashtra
 6Deric JosephMale69199.999358Kerala
 7Kanishh TayalMale69199.999358Haryana
8Nikita GoyalFemale69099.999174Punjab
9Aryan Raj SinghMale69099.9991749 U.P.
10Tanish Bansal Male68699.999083Punjab
 11Nishita N. Purohit Female 685 99.998440 Gujarat
 12LakkimsettiArnavThirinath Male 685 99.998440 Telengana
 13Anuj Gupta Male 685 99.998440 M.P.
 14Narreddy Manvitha Female 685 99.998440Andhra
 15Harshit Anand Male68599.998440West Bengal
 16Harsh Agarwal Male 685 99.998440 Bihar
 17Chavi Harkawat Female685 99.998440 Rajasthan
 18Nada Fatima Female 684 99.998349 Kerala
 19Bhuvensh Sharma Male 683 99.998257 U.P.
 20Vanshika Arora Female 682 99.997982 Delhi
 21Mariya Biji Varghese Female 682 99.997982Kerala
 22Aditi Goyal Female 682 99.997982 Haryana
 23Vishnu Singhal Male681 99.997523 Gujarat
 24Mangani Deepika Female681 99.997523 Telengana
 25Abhineet Mathur Male681 99.997523 Delhi

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