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NEET 2020 Exam (Postponed), Admit Card (Delayed), Pattern, Syllabus, Result and Cut off

NEET 2020 Exam (Postponed), Admit Card (Delayed), Pattern, Syllabus, Result and Cut off

NTA has decided to postpone NEET which was scheduled on May 3, 2020 amidst COVID-19 pandemic. It has also delayed the release of NEET Admit Card which was expected on March 27.  The exam will now be conducted in last week of May. NEET or NEET-UG is a single entrance test which offers admission in over 66,000 MBBS and BDS seats in more than 470 medical institutes/colleges across India.

NTA has mentioned in the notice that the exact date for NEET will be out once there is clarity on the nation’s situation in terms of coronavirus crisis, it has released an exclusive text helpline for the assistance of aspirants. 

From 2020, NEET will be the common exam for all medical aspirants, this will also apply to AIIMS and JIPMER.

  • NEET syllabus consists of concepts taught in standard 11 and 12 in the Indian School Systems.
  • NEET Exam is divided into three sections: Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
  • The exam paper comprises 180 multiple-choice questions. Check NEET Exam Pattern
  • While the Physics and Chemistry section comprises 45 questions each, Biology section purview 90 questions.

NEET Exam Highlights

Name of the examNational Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET
Conducting bodyNational Testing Agency (NTA)
Mode of examOffline (Pen and Paper)
Number of questions180
Number of Sections3; Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotech
Type of QuestionsMultiple Choice (MCQs)
Marking Scheme

+4: Correct            -1: Incorrect

Score range

-180 to 720

Total time

180 minutes

Official website

ntaneet.nic.in

NEET 2020 Admit Card

Admit Cards for NEET 2020 shall be released online on March 27, 2020. Candidates can download their NEET Admit Card by logging in to their accounts. No candidate will be allowed to enter the exam center without NEET 2020 Admit Card. During the examination, the invigilator shall cross-check the identity of the candidate through the admit card. The invigilator will then put his signature in the space provided in the answer sheet and attendance sheet. 

Candidates should know that NEET Admit cards will not be sent to the candidates via post, and will only be available in online mode. NEET 2020 admit card will contain details like candidate’s name, exam date, time, exam center details, candidate’s DOB etc. In case of any discrepancy in the particulars of the candidate as visible in the admit card, candidates must approach the helpline between 10.00 am to 5.00 pm between March 27, 2020 to April 10, 2020. NTA will take measures to rectify the records later, meanwhile, the candidate can appear in the exam with the already downloaded admit card. 

NEET 2020 Helpline Number – 0120-6895200

Email – neetug – nta@nic.in

Why NEET?

Doctors in India are looked upon as a benchmark in knowledge and social status since they spare many lives in their whole vocation, and NEET is the stepping ladder for every student who aspires to be a doctor. Millions of parents in our country wish for their children to be doctors. While the goal may be common, the reasons to be a doctor are different for each. 

As per the official notification released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in 2019, AIIMS, JIPMER, PGI & INIs (Institutes of National Importance) were directed to not conduct any undergraduate entrance exams from 2020 onwards. All such admissions in medical courses must be fulfilled via NEET only.

NEET vs AIIMS MBBS

ach year the NEET exam is conducted by the National Testing Agency whereas, AIIMS MBBS was being conducted by the All India Institutes of Medical Sciences, an independent body with its base in New Delhi. But just like all the other state medical entrance examinations, AIIMS MBBS was also quashed among other eligibility tests for admission into medical colleges across the country  

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan’s verdict on October 4, 2019 clearly stated that admission to all the MBBS courses including JIPMER and AIIMS must be done through a common entrance test known as NEET. AIIMS exam tests a candidate’s knowledge qualitatively but on the other hand, NEET tests quantitative knowledge of a candidate.  Major differences in the exam such as number of questions, mode of exam, etc. are mentioned below in a tabulated format – 

NEETAIIMS MBBS
Mode of paperOfflineOnline
Conducting bodyNational Testing Agency (NTA)All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi
Application fee (in INR)General: 1500, General(EWS)/OBC(NCL): 1400,SC/ST/PwD/Transgender: 800General/OBC: 1000*SC/ST: 800*
Number of sections 3: Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology5: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, General Knowledge and Aptitude and Logical Thinking
Number of questions180200
Time allotted180 minutes210 minutes
Marking scheme4 marks for a correct answer;-1 for an incorrect answer1 mark for a correct answer;-⅓ mark for an incorrect answer
Number of sessionsonetwo
Maximum marks720200

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While the questions in NEET are predictable and mostly repeated, students applying for AIIMS don’t even get to know any previous year questions. This makes selection into AIIMS a difficult task, but not an impossible one. Students can check the latest sample papers for AIIMS exam available at Collegedunia.com.

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