NEET 2020 New Exam Date, Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Reference Books, Cut Off

Held by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE Board), NEET or National Eligibility cum Entrance Test is for aspirants willing to get admissions to undergraduate (MBBS) and Postgraduate Medical and Dental courses in the country. Though not as tough as the AIIMs entrance test, NEET is also considered one of the most difficult crack entrance tests in India NEET for admission to 76,929 MBBS, 26,693 BDS, 52,720 AYUSH, 1207 AIIMS, and 200 JIPMER seats. Get to know about NEET 2020: Exam Date, Admit Card, Syllabus, Pattern.


Latest Update on NEET 2020 Exam Date: 


The NEET 2020 exam was re-scheduled by the ministry, due to the nationwide lockdown in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. According to the Union Minister of Human Resource Development Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, NEET 2020 exam will be conducted on July 26.


The date for the release of admit cards for NEET 2020 is not available yet though. It is likely that MBBS/BDS aspirants who have applied for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test will be able to download their admit card containing roll number and exam center around 2/3 weeks before the exam (so around the first week of July).


Read the 2-month Preparation Plan for NEET 2020 Exam.


NEET 2020: Important Information


  • Exam Name: National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET)
  • Conducting Body: Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)
  • Mode of Exam: Offline
  • Subjects: Physics, Chemistry, and Biology
  • Time Limit: 3 hours
  • Total Number of Questions: 180
  • Marks per question: 4 marks
  • Maximum Marks: 720 marks
  • Negative Marking: – 1 mark for the wrong answer; 0 for unattempted answers
  • Courses Offered: MBBS, BDS, and AYUSH courses


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NEET 2020 Exam Mode


Candidates can apply for NEET (UG)-2020 through “Online” mode only. Submission of Online Application Form may be done by accessing NTA website The Application Form in any other mode will not be accepted. Only one application is to be submitted by a candidate.


NEET 2020 Eligibility


Candidates must at least be 17 years of age by December 31, 2020. There is no upper age limit. Candidates must have qualified Class 12 or equivalent examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Bio-technology and English as subjects.


Indian Nationals, Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), Overseas Citizen of India (OCI), Persons with Indian Origin (PIO) & Foreign Nationals are eligible to appear in NEET (UG) – 2020


Minimum marks required in the qualifying exam


Each candidate must have scored the following in their class 12 or equivalent in aggregate:

  • General category candidates – 50%
  • PwD candidates – 45%
  • SC/ST/OBC NCL candidates– 40%


Additional Biology and Open School students


  • Candidates with Biology as an additional subject in Class 12 are also eligible.
  • Students who have completed Class 11 and Class 12 from open school are also eligible. (Subject to any new guidelines that may be announced by NTA).


Number of attempts

No Limit


NEET 2020 Syllabus


Physics with weightage Chemistry with weightage Biology with weightage
Work, energy and power -6% Thermodynamics – 9% Diversity in Living World – 11%
Motion of System Of Particles and Rigid Body – 4% Equilibrium – 6% Biology and Human Welfare – 5%
Properties of bulk matter – 14% Solutions – 5% Structural Organisation in Animals and Plants – 10%
Thermodynamics – 9% Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers – 8% Plant Physiology – 8%
Electrostatics – 9% Electrochemistry – 4% Human Physiology – 12%
Current Electricity – 8% Chemistry in Everyday Life – 4% Reproduction – 11%
Optics – 10% d and f Block Elements – 4% Genetics and Evolution – 12%
Electronic devices 14% Coordination compounds – 4% Biology and Human Welfare – 5%
Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism, Electromagnetic Waves – 5% each Chemical Bonding and molecular structure – 5% Biotechnology and Its Applications, Cell Structure and Function – 7% each
Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation – 6% Chemical kinetics, Classification of elements and periodicity in properties, Hydrogen, Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids, Polymers, Biomolecules – 3% each Ecology and environment – 13%


NEET 2020 Exam Pattern


Particulars Details
Mode of Exam Pen and Paper/ Offline mode
Duration 3 hours
Total Number of Questions 180 Questions
Subjects and Sections Physics – 45 Questions

Chemistry – 45 Questions

Biology – 90 Questions

Marking Scheme +4 marks for each correct answer;

-1 mark for each wrong answer;

0 mark for each unanswered question

Maximum Marks 720 marks
NEET Marks Calculation Formula Marks = Total number of correct answers x 4 – Total number of incorrect answers x 1


Top Reference Books for NEET 2020




  • GR Bathla publications for Biology
  • Objective Botany by Ansari
  • Objective Biology by Dinesh
  • Biology Vol 1 and Vol 2 by Trueman
  • Pradeep Guide on Biology




  • Physical Chemistry by OP Tandon
  • Practise books by VK Jaiswal (Inorganic), MS Chauhan (Organic) and N Awasthi (Physical)
  • Concise Inorganic Chemistry by JD Lee
  • ABC of Chemistry for Classes 11 and 12 by Modern
  • Dinesh Chemistry Guide




  • Concepts of Physics by H. C. Verma
  • Fundamental Physics by Pradeep
  • Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday, Resnick and Walker
  • Objective Physics By DC Pandey
  • Problems in General Physics by IE Irodov


Important documents


  • NEET 2020 Admit Card
  • NEET Result
  • Class 10 certificate and marksheet
  • Class 12 certificate and marksheet
  • Domicile/ residency proof (only for states)
  • Photo ID
  • Any other as specified




Fee Payable by Candidates-

General – Rs. 1500/-

General-EWS/ OBC-NCL* – Rs. 1400/-

SC/ST/PwD/Transgender – Rs. 800/-

**Processing charges & Goods and Services Tax (GST) are to be paid by the candidate, as applicable


Preparation Tips


  • Prepare a realistic routine
  • Follow the latest syllabus
  • Maintain Regularity
  • Refer recommended notes and books
  • Appear for multiple mock tests
  • Focus more on weak areas
  • Prepare short notes for last moment revision
  • Avoid guesswork
  • Revise regularly
  • Eat health stay fit
  • Confidence and positive attitude are the key


NEET 2020 Cut Off


NEET 2020 Cut-Off


UR- Unreserved category (General Category), PWD- Persons with disability, SC- Scheduled Caste, ST- Scheduled Tribe, OBC-Other Backward Classes.


NTA NEET 2020: Seat Distribution


NTA NEET 2020: Seat Distribution




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