NEET 2020: Everything You Need to Know

NEET 2020 Exam Date, Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Exam Day Instruction

NEET is the entrance exam that students have to give in order to gain admission to medical institutions all over india. Students are currently hard at work undergoing NEET coaching in Dubai and we are here to make things slightly easier for them. Here we have compiled all the important information needed regarding the NEET 2020 exams.

There are a few new changes to note for the NEET 2020 exams. One is that

  • From this year on, admission in AIIMS and JIPMER will also be done on the basis of NEET rank.
  • Until now, only a postcard size photo and signature was needed in the application forms, but this time candidates have to upload passport and postcard size photos, along with thumb impression and signature.
  • Application fee has increased by Rs. 100 for general category candidates and Rs. 50 by other category candidates. For OBC candidates it is still the same.

Next, below are the important dates to keep in mind going forward

NEET 2020 Admit Card

Once the application form has been successfully submitted, the Admit Card is issued at the NEET official  In order to download it candidates need to enter their Application Number and Password. The Admit Card will not be sent by post. 

NEET Exam Centers

This year NEET is being conducted in 147 centers all over India. Check the map below to view the locations of all centers. Find your location 

NEET 2020 Exam Center 


The syllabus of NEET 2020 has been released by NTA. It is available for physics, chemistry, and biology. Candidates can check and download it from the links below:

SubjectNEET 2020 Syllabus
Biology Click here 
PhysicsClick here
ChemistryClick here

Exam Pattern

Duration: 3 hours

Subjects: Physics, Chemistry, and Biology

Number of questions: 180 multiple choice questions and each will have 4 options with 1 correct response. 

Total marks: 720 marks

Marking scheme: 4 marks for a correct answer and negative marking on 1 mark for incorrect answer. 

Questions and marks distribution:

SubjectTotal QuestionsTotal Marks

NEET 2020 Exam Schedule / Bell Time Schedule

To be seated in exam hall1.15 pm
Last entry in exam hall1.30 pm
Announcement of important instructions1.30- 1.45 pm
Distribution of test booklets 1.45 pm
Writing particulars on test booklets1.50- 2.00 pm
Start writing test2.00 pm
Stop writing test5.00 pm

Other Instructions for Exam Day

Certain items are banned by NTA and cannot be carried inside the exam hall, such as: instruments, geometry or pencil box, handbag or purse, any kind of paper or textual material, eatbles, water, mobile phone, earphones, microphones, pager, calculator, log tables, camera, tape recorder, electronic watches, any metallic item and any electronic gadgets. 

Only diabetic candidates are allowed to carry eatables. The candidates can carry sugar tablets, fruits and a water bottle. The bottle should be transparent. 

Dress code includes light colour clothes and slippers, sandals, and low heels. Long sleeves and shoes are not allowed. If due to cultural or religious reasons candidates have to break the dress code then they must reach the exam center by 12.30 pm for the frisking procedure. 

Cut-Offs for NEET 2020

The cut off of NEET is determined by the percentile system. Candidates who score more than the cut off percentile are included in the merit list. The cut off of NEET 2020 is as follows:


On that note, here’s wishing all students appearing for the NEET 2020 exams the very best, may everyone pass with flying colours!