NEET 2020 Results announced

  • 16 October 2020

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2020


Introduction to NEET (UG)

The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (Undergraduate) [NEET(UG)] is an entrance examination for undergraduate students aspiring to study undergraduate medical courses (MBBS) and dental courses (BDS) in government or private colleges in India.

Administered by the National Testing Agency (NTA), this single-test examination tests physics, chemistry, and biology skills of a student. The exam with a duration of 3 hours is conducted based on the syllabus prescribed by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT).

Admissions for MBBS and BDS programs in India including AIIMS and JIPMER as well as abroad, AYUSH courses in India, and other veterinary and undergraduate medical courses in the country,

 The Eligibility Criteria for NEET (UG) 2020

The main eligibility criteria for appearing for NEET (UG) 2020 is-

  1. Age Eligibility-

He/she should have completed 17 years of age or will complete before 31 December 2020 before his/her admission to an undergraduate medical course. No age cap on the maximum age of the candidate.

  1. Number of Attempts-

The number of attempts criteria has been removed in 2018.

  1. Nationality-
  1. Indian Nationals
  2. Non-Resident Indians (NRIs)
  3. Overseas Citizen of India (OCI)
  4. Persons with Indian Origin (PIO)
  5. Foreign Nationals
  1. For Non-Resident India (NRI) or foreign students-

He/she must have passed an exam equivalent to the Class 12 examination in their respective country. The theory and practical examinations in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology as well as English should have been cleared by the candidates.

  1. Education-

He/she must qualify 12th standard examination with Chemistry, Biology, Physics, and English as the subjects from any board examination. In the 12th standard examination, candidates scoring the aggregate marks only for PCB subjects,

  1. The general category- a minimum of 50% marks,
  2. SC/ST/OBC category- a minimum of 40% marks, and
  3. PwD students- a minimum of 45% marks.

Candidates with Biology as an additional subject in 12th standard and students who have completed 11th and 12th grade from open school are also eligible.

  1. For Overseas Education-

Indian Citizens or Overseas Citizens of India candidates meaning to pursue undergraduate Medical Courses from a foreign medical or dental institute also need to qualify NEET (UG). 

The NEET (UG) 2020 Attendance 

A total of 15.97 lakh candidates registered for NEET (UG) in 2020 as opposed to 15.13 lakh last year. Due to the increased registered candidates, the NTA increased the total number of exam centers to 3,843.


The attendance for the exam in 2019 was 92.9%. In 2020, around 85-90% of students appeared for the exam. In other words, 1.6 lakh — 2.4 lakh students didn't appear for the exam.

The attendance of NEET (UG) 2020 was marginally lower than the previous year.

The NEET (UG) is offered in 11 languages in the country namely-

  1. English,
  2. Hindi,
  3. Marathi,
  4. Assamese,
  5. Bengali,
  6. Gujarati,
  7. Kannada,
  8. Oriya,
  9. Tamil,
  10. Telugu, and
  11. Urdu.

77% of the total candidates appeared the exam with English as a written language. Around 12% aspirants chose Hindi and 11% other languages.

The NEET (UG) 2020 Difficulty Level

The students appearing for NEET (UG) 2020 found the difficulty level of the examination to be moderate.

The physics section seemed to have a lot of confusing, tricky questions and was difficult like previous years’ section. The difficulty level of chemistry was moderate. The Biology section that has the largest weightage was comparatively easier.


The NEET (UG) 2020 Schedule

  1. Notification of NEET (UG) 2020 – August 21, 2019
  2. Online application form released- December 2, 2019
  3. Last date for filling the online application- January 6, 2020
  4. Last date to pay application fee- January 7, 2020
  5. NEET (UG) application form for registered candidates re-opened- February 3-February 9, 2020
  6. NEET (UG) 2020 application correction- April 1 – May 31, 2020
  7. Extended NEET (UG) 2020 application correction- July 4 – July 20, 2020
  8. Admit Card released- August 26, 2020
  9. NEET (UG) 2020 Exam Date- September 13, 2020
  10. Official Answer Key released- September 28, 2020
  11. Result declaration date of NEET (UG) 2020 – October 12, 2020(extended to 16th October)

The counseling schedule dates for NEET (UG) 2020 will be released soon.

The Seat Reservation For NEET (UG) 2020

The seat reservation based on different categories is-

  1. Other Backward Classes-Non Creamy Layer (OBC-NCL)-  27%
  2. Scheduled Caste- 15%
  3. General Economically Weaker Section- 10%
  4. Scheduled Tribe- 7.5%
  5. PwD- 3%

 The Admission Criteria NEET (UG) 2020

  1. All India Quota Criteria

 15% seats of the total seats in deemed universities (DU) comprise All India Quota.

The candidate eligible for this criteria should be-

  1. Indian Citizen,
  2. A person with Indian Origin,
  3. Non-Resident Indian (NRI), or
  4. Foreign National

The candidates belonging to Jammu & Kashmir are not eligible unless they fill a self-declaration form

  1. State Quota Criteria

The state quota comprises 85% seats in all government colleges of the states/union territories. The respective state authorities will carry out the counseling for these seats. The eligibility criteria for state quota is-

  1. Residents of India and
  2. Completed Class 12 from their respective state.

The admissions for private medical or dental colleges will also be subject to the respective state/union territory policies.

Number of Colleges and Seat Intake

  1. Number of Colleges in India or Deemed Universities (DU)

 The number of colleges in India for medical/dental courses are-

  1. MBBS- 542
  2. BDS- 313
  3. AIIMS- 15
  4. JIPMER- 2
  5. AYUSH- 914
  6. BVSc & AH- 47


Seat Intake: The seat intake for medical and dental courses/colleges in India is-

  1. MBBS- 80,055
  2. BDS- 26,949
  3. AIIMS- 1,205
  4. JIPMER, Puducherry, and Karaikal- 200
  5. AYUSH- 52,720
  6. BVSc & AH- 525


Highlights of NEET (UG) 2020

  1. The attendance of NEET (UG) 2020 was 85-90% in India.
  2. 77% aspirants attempted in English, 12% in Hindi, and 11% in other languages.
  3. The exam centers for NEET (UG) 2020 were increased than previous year.
  4. The NEET (UG) 2020 physics section was tricky and tough.

NEET 2020 Eligibility for admission to MBBS,BDS , BHMS,BAMS course :

  1. General category: 50th Percentile( 150 Marks & Above)
  2. OBC/SC/ST Category: 40th Percentile(124 Marks & Above)


To all the eligible candidates of NEET, 2020, you're going to climb the first step in the ladder of your career path. I would take this opportunity to congratulate each one of you for reaching this phase in your life as a student.

Remember you're fortunate, the chosen one. Always be thankful to the Almighty for all the opportunities that come your way.

Competition is surely a part and parcel of life. At the end of the day, we have winners and losers but that's not the end. The tables may turn the next time. So never be afraid of failures because they help you learn, improve and succeed in the future.

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