Neet UG

The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test-Under Graduate (NEET UG 2020), succeeded from All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT) is an entrance examination in India for students who wish to study undergraduate Medical courses (MBBS) and Dental courses (BDS) in government or private medical colleges and dental colleges in India.

The undergraduate NEET (UG), for MBBS and BDS courses, is currently conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA), which provides the results to the Directorate General of Health Services at the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Prior to 2019, the test was administered by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). NEET UG is the single all India entrance examination for admission to the all Medical, Dental & Ayush colleges across the India.

Neet UG 2020

NTA has closed NEET 2020 application form submission process on January 6, at 11:50 PM. While the last date for deposition of NEET registration fees 2020 is January 7. NEET UG 2020 application fees can be paid in online mode by using credit/debit cards, net banking or UPI payment gateway. The regulatory body extended the last date of NEET application form 2020 from December 31, 2019, to January 6. NEET is a pen and paper test to be held on May 3, 2020, across 155 test cities. NEET correction window will be available from January 15 to 31, 2020.  NEET 2020 admit card will be available on March 27, for aspirants who have successfully filled the application 2020. NTA will declare NEET result 2020 by June 4. Since, the admission to AIIMS and JIPMER will be done through NEET 2020, the number of registrations is expected to see more than 16 lakh students. New Changes in NEET UG 2020

  • NEET 2020 brochure which was earlier available in two languages is now available in ten different languages including Assamese, English Kannada, Marathi, Odia, Tamil, Urdu, Gujarati, Hindi, Bengali and Telugu.
  • Application fee has gone up for General, SC/ST/PWD and transgender candidates. While General category now has to pay Rs 1500 (an increase of Rs 100), SC/ST/PwD and transgender have to pay Rs 800 (an increase of Rs 50). Fee for OBC NCL and EWS remains at Rs 1400.
  • Payment of NEET application fee is online ONLY. It is through net banking/Credit cards/Debit Cards or UPI through State Bank of India/Syndicate Bank/HDFC Bank/ICICI Bank/Paytm as service provider.
  • Now candidates have to upload their class 10 or equivalent passing certificate along with the application form of NEET.
  • Also, the scanned image of left thumb impression must also be uploaded. Candidates with no left thumb must upload the image of their right-hand thumb impression.
  • A new exam centre has been introduced – Leh (Ladakh) bringing the number of exam centres to 155.
  • The upper age limit has been mentioned as 25 years of year with candidates to be born after
  • NTA has sought permission to use Aadhaar Number for candidate identity verification. Once the permission is obtained, candidates will be updated accordingly.
  • A very important change is that AIIMS and JIPMER counselling will be through the NEET All India Counselling conducted by DGHS.

National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test commonly called will be conducted by National Testing Agency for admission to the following UG medical courses –

  • 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
  • Central Pool Quota Seats
  • All seats including NRI Quota as well as Management Quota, in private unaided/aided minority / non- minority medical colleges shall also be filled on the basis of merit obtained in NEET 2020.

Neet UG 2020 Application Process

Mode of Application : Online

Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card | Other

National Testing Agency (NTA) has completed the registration facility of NEET 2020 application form on January 6 (11:50 PM). NEET application fees 2020 can be paid till January 7 upto 11:50 PM, by logging in.

The application fees for NEET UG 2020 can be paid in online mode using credit/debit cards, net banking and UPI payment gateways. NEET registration fees 2020 to be paid has been increased to Rs. 1500 for Unreserved (UR) category, Rs. 1400 for OBC-NCL & EWS and Rs. 800 for SC/ST/PWD candidates.

NEET application form last date was extended from December 31, 2019, to January 6 (11.59 pm). The application form was released on December 2 at 5:00 PM. Candidates had to upload scanned images of their photograph, signature, left thumb impression and the passing certificate of class 10 or equivalent along with the NEET application form.

Changes in NEET 2020 application form

  • Candidates will have to upload their class 10 passing certificate.
  • They have to upload their left thumb impression. In case of no left thumb, such candidates must use the impression of their right thumb and upload the image of the same.
  • Aadhaar verification may be added as a security measure subject to approval from the Ministry of Information and Technology.
  • Fee amount has increased and payment is online only.

How to Fill NEET UG Application Form 2020?

Step 1 – Registration: Candidates must first register for NEET by entering the following details

  • Candidate’s name
  • Mother’s name
  • Father’s name
  • Category
  • Person with Disability/ Disability details/ Percentage of disability/Do you need scribe?
  • Date of Birth
  • Gender
  • Nationality
  • State of Eligibility for All India Quota
  • Identification Type/ Identification Number – If Aadhaar is chosen only last 4 digits to be entered
  • Mobile Number/ provision for alternate mobile number
  • Email ID/ provision for alternate email ID
  • Create Password
  • OTP Verification

Details should match the ones given in the Secondary School Examination or equivalent Board/ University Certificate. After submission of the above details, a provisional NEET application number is generated along with the password for login purposes.

Step 2 – Filling NEET UG Application Form: Candidates must login and fill the following-

  • Personal details filled will be auto generated from registration
  • Minority/ Minority Name
  • Suffering from Diabetes 1?
  • Single Girl Child
  • Place of Birth/ State/ District
  • Medium of NEET Question Paper
  • Choice of NEET examination cities ( four must be chosen as per order of preference
  • Academic Details (Class 10) – Name of School Board/ Name of School/ Address/ Year of Passing/ Place of study/ State where school is located/ District where school is located/ Percentage of marks obtained/ Roll No
  • Academic Details (Class 11) – Name of School Board/ Year of Passing/ Place of study/ State where school is located/ District where school is located
  • Academic Details (Class 12) –  Name of School Board/ Name of School/ Address/ Place of study/ State where school is located/ District where school is located/ Mode of preparation/ NEET 2020 qualifying code/ Year of Passing or appeared/ Percentage of marks obtained/ Roll No
  • Details of subject wise marks of qualifying exam.
  • Permanent address
  • Correspondence address
  • Details of Father/ Guardian /Mother: Code of occupation, Income and qualification
  • Dress code

Step 3 – Upload Photograph, Signature, Left Thumb Impression and Class 10 Certificate: Candidates must upload the scanned images along with the application of NEET UG as specified below. Know the NEET UG photo requirements 2020 before you upload to avoid rejection by the system.

Details of documents to be uploaded

SpecificationsSize and Format
Passport size photograph with a white background taken after Septemebr 1, 2019 only. Name of candidate and date should be written below.10 Kb to 200 Kb in JPG/ JPEG format
Postcard size photograph ( 4”X6” ) also with a white background. Photograph must be same as passport size and taken after September 1, 2019. Name of candidate and date should be written below50 Kb to 300 Kb in JPG/ JPEG format
Signature should be in black ink on a white paper. Candidates should avoid capital letters4 Kb to 30 Kb in JPG/ JPEG format
Left thumb impression in blue ink on a white paper. Care shouold be taken to ensure the impression is not smudged.10 kb to 50 kb in JPG/ JPEG format
Class X Passing Certificate100 kb to 400 kb JPG/ JPEG format

Step 4 – Pay NEET 2020 application fee: The details of fee payable and mode are given below

CategoryFeePayment Mode
GenRs 1500 plus extra GST chargesDebit/Credit card/ Netbanking/UPI through State Bank of India/Syndicate Bank/HDFC Bank/ICICI Bank/Paytm as service provider
OBC NCL */ Gen -EWSRs 1400 plus extra GST charges
SC/ST/Pwd/TransgenderRs 800 plus extra GST charges

*OBC-NCL categories mentioned in the Central List of Other Backward Classes at are eligible to apply for NEET under OBC NCL.  State list candidates not in the central list must choose General as category.

Step 5 – Take a printout of confirmation page: Use the print option to download the confirmation page and save it for future reference.

Note: Same Passport size and Post Card size photographs are to be used for uploading with Online Application Form and for pasting on Attendance Sheet at the Examination Centre/Counselling/Admission.

Candidates are reminded to keep 6 to 8 passport size and 4 to 6 Post Card size (4”X6”) colour photographs with white background

NEET Correction Window

In case candidates have made mistakes in their NEET application form, they can correct the same. The NEET correction window will be available from January 15 to 31, 2020.

Mistakes in all field can be corrected. No request for further corrections will be entertained once this NEET correction window is closed.

Application Fees

EWS, OBC OnlineMale₹ 1400
General OnlineMale, Female₹ 1500
General, ST, SC, OBC OnlineTransgender₹ 800
SC, ST OnlineMale, Female₹ 800
General, ST, SC, OBCPWDOnlineMale, Female₹ 800

Neet UG 2020 Eligibility Criteria

An aspirant who applies for NEET has to meet the eligibility criteria of NEET which specifies the academic qualifications, age limit, pass percentage, nationality etc that are mandatory to appear for the exam.

The NEET eligibility criteria are based on regulations of Graduate Medical Education 1997 Act. Candidates must meet the NEET eligibility as given failing which they will  not be allowed to appear for the exam.

It should be noted that merely fulfilling the eligibility criteria of NEET is not sufficient for admissions. NEET admission criteria  and cutoff for MBBS, BDS and other medical courses will be separate for All India and state counselling.

Know the NEET 2020 eligibility criteria 

NationalityIndian Nationals, NRIs, PIOs, OCIs and Foreign Nationals are eligible to take NEET
Age LimitCandidates who are 17 years and above as on the date of admissions or by December 31, 2020 are eligible to apply for NEET. There is no upper age limit as of now
Qualifying ExamCandidate must have passed Class 12 or equivalent examination with Chemistry, Biology and Physics as mandatory subjects. They must have scored a minimum of 50% in aggregate and in each subject too. OBC/ SC/ST candidates must have scored a minimum of 40% while PwD candidates must score at least 45% in the qualifying exam
Number of AttemptsThere is no limit to the number of attempts for NEET until specified
NIOS and other open schoolsOpen schooling candidates are eligible for NEET as per the last ruling however, the matter is under subjudice.
Biology as extra subjectThis clause is subjudice. Candidates who have Biology as an extra subject however, can also apply for NEET.
Reservation Criteria for All India and StateCandidates applying for All India quota must fall under the central list for NEET reservations. For state wise counselling, they will be eligible to apply for admissions if they belong to the reserved category of the state.
DomicileThere is no domicile or residency clause for All India quota. However, state wise counselling is open to students of the state only and other seats as per the given guidelines of the respective state.
EWS CategoryTo apply for NEET under EWS, candidates
Should not fall under SCs, STs and OBCs reservations
Family has gross annual income below Rs 8 lakhs including all sources of income
And Should not have the following
  • 5 acres of agricultural land and above;
  • Residential at of 1000 sq ft. and above;
  • Residential plot of 100 sq. yards and above in notified municipalities;
  • Residential, plot of 200 sq. yards and above in areas other than the notified municipalities.

Property held by a “Family” in different locations or different places/cities would be clubbed
Family includes the candidate, his/her parents and siblings below the age of 18 years as also his/her spouse and children below the age of 18 years
Candidates must submit a certificate to the effect during NEET counselling

How to choose qualifying code in NEET?

  • Candidates appearing for Class XII in 2020 should select qualifying code as 01
  • Those who have passed their class 12 should fill code [02 to 07] as per their qualifying examination.
  • Candidates who dont fall under the above must use “others” and furnish all details asked.

NEET eligibility for admission in BUMS Course– Candidates must have passed class 10 with Urdu or Arabic or Persian language as a subject, or clear the class 10 Urdu test (wherever there is provision to conduct of such test) in the entrance examination conducted by the University or Board or registered Society or Association authorized by the Government to conduct such examination.

Eligbility through NEET for admission in BSMS course – Candidates must have passed Tamil as one of the subjects in class 10 or equivalent or candidates shall have to study Tamil as a subject during the first professional course

Documents Required at Exam

  • NEET admit card
  • One passport size photograph
  • PAN Card/Driving License/Voter ID/Passport/Aadhaar Card (with photograph) /Ration Card/any other valid government ID
  • PwD certificate issued by the competent authority if applicable
  • Letter of undertaking of own scibe if applicable

Neet UG 2020 Medical Counselling

Mode of Counselling: Online, Offline

As per the information brochure and the latest guidelines, NEET counselling is broadly of two types. One is the All India counselling conducted by DGHS for 15% All India Quota seats in government medical colleges and all seats in Central Institutions including AIIMS, JIPMER, AFMC, ESI, Delhi University (DU), BHU, AMU and Deemed Universities . The second is the state counselling held by each individual state medical council for the rest of the 85% of the seats in the government colleges, state run universities and the private medical colleges of the state. Only students who qualify in NEET will be eligible for the counselling subject to certain regulations. NEET counselling is generally held in two rounds followed by a mop-up round for any vacant seats left after the first two rounds. Candidates must apply for the counselling as per their eligibility. An important point to note is that all candidates who qualify in NEET 2020 will be eligible to apply for the All India counselling. However, for the respective state counselling processes, admissions will be based on factors like domicile, residency in state etc. Candidates must check whether they meet the state admission criteria before applying for the state counselling. NEET seat allotment will be based on the All India Rank of the applicants, choice of colleges entered, seat availability, reservation criteria etc. NEET Counselling guidelines

Type of CounsellingCounselling Body
Counselling for 15% AIQ Seats (except in Jammu & Kashmir) in Government medical and dental collegesDGHS, on behalf of MCC
Counselling for all MBBS seats in AIIMs and JIPMER
Counselling for all the seats in Central and Deemed Universities including BDS at Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
Counselling for 85% State Quota seats in DU colleges (MAMC, LHMC, UCMS)
Counselling for IP Quota seats in ESIC Colleges
Counselling for Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC)DGHS, on behalf of MCC and AFMC Pune
Counselling for 85% State Quota seats  and 100% state private colleges. In case of Jammu & Kashmir – 100% of all government and private collegesRespective State Counselling Authorities

Document Required For Medical Counselling 2020

  • NEET 2020 admit card
  • Rank letter/Score card
  • Date of birth certificate (if Class 10 pass certificate does not reflect the date of birth)
  • Class 12 pass certificate
  • Class 12 marks sheet
  • Class 10 pass certificate
  • Eight passport size photograph (same as affixed on NEET application form)
  • Provisional allotment letter
  • Identity proof
  • Passport copy of sponsorer (only for NRI/OCI candidates)
  • Sponsorship affidavit stating the sponsorer will take the responsibility for all the expenses incurred in the whole duration of the course (only for NRI/OCI candidates)
  • Relationship affidavit stating the relationship of the candidate with the sponsorer (only for NRI/OCI candidates)
  • Caste certificate (if applicable)
  • Disability certificate (if applicable)