What is NEET?
National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is a national level entrance examination for admission to undergraduate and postgraduate medical and dental courses in Indian Universities and Colleges. NEET was formerly known as the All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT). The exam, which was conducted by CBSE until 2018, is now conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA). NEET is a single examination being conducted to fill over 66,000 MBBS and BDS seats across the country.
Mode of the examination:
NEET (UG) – 2020 will be a Pen & Paper-based test and will be answered using Ball Point Pen.
Pattern of Examination
The duration of examination is 3 hours. There will be 180 MCQs of 4 marks each. There will be negative marking too.
Subject-wise Distribution of Questions & Marks:
Physics- 45 Questions (180 Marks)
Chemistry- 45 Questions (180 Marks)
Biology (Botany & Zoology)- 90 Questions (360 Marks)
Languages you can take NEET 2020 in:
English, Hindi, Urdu, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Kannada, Oriya, Tamil, and Telugu.
Eligibility for NEET 2020:
- Age limit: Candidates should have completed age of 17 years at the time of admission or will complete that age on or before 31 December of the year. Upper age for candidates from General category is 25 years and for candidates from OBC/SC/ST categories is 30 years.
- Educational Qualification: A candidate must have studied Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English as compulsory subjects in class XII.
- Minimum marks required in Board Examination: (For UR – 50%), (For OBC/SC/ST – 40%), and (For PwD – 45%)
Syllabus for NEET:
Physics – Physical World and Measurement, Kinematics, Laws of Motion, Work, Energy and Power, Gravitation, Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body, Properties of Bulk Matter, Thermodynamics, Behavior of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory, Oscillations and Waves, Electrostatics, Current Electricity, Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism, Electromagnetic Inductions and Alternating Currents, Optics, Electromagnetic Waves, Electronic Devices, Atoms and Nuclei
Chemistry – Some basic concepts of Chemistry, Structure of Atoms, Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties, Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure, Thermodynamics, Equilibrium, Redox Reactions, Hydrogen, s-Block Elements, Some p-Block Elements, Organic Chemistry, Hydrocarbons, Environmental Chemistry, Solid States, Solutions, Electrochemistry, Chemical Kinetics, Surface Chemistry, p-Block Elements, d and f Block Elements, Coordination Compounds, Haloalkanes, Haloarenes, Alcohol, Phenol and Ethers, Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen, Biomolecules, Polymers, Chemistry in Everyday Life, General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements
Biology – Diversity in Living World, Structural Organization in Animals and Plants, Cell Structure and Function, Plant Physiology, Human Physiology, Reproduction, Genetics and Evolution, Biology and Human Welfare, Ecology and Environment, Biotechnology and its Applications
Participating Colleges for NEET:
There are 216 government colleges and 247 private colleges providing admission to MBBS courses through NEET.
There are 47 government colleges and 262 private colleges providing admission to BDS courses through NEET.
The entrance exams of AIIIMS and JIPMER are also going to be conducted under NEET from the year 2020.
|Filling of Application Form||2nd-31st December, 2019|
|Issuance of Admit Card||27th March, 2020|
|NEET 2020 Exam||3rd May, 2020|
|Result Announcement||4th June, 2020|
Steps to fill application form:
- First Step – Register
- Second Step – Fill the application form
- Third Step – Upload photo and signature
- Fourth Step – Pay online fee
Documents required at the time of online registration:
- X mark-sheet
- Identification proof
- Scanned photograph
- Scanned signature
Some of the important books for NEET preparation:
While preparing for NEET, the aspirants MUST go through the NCERT books for Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. Apart from the NCERT books, following are the subject-wise books for NEET preparation:
Biology – True Man by Tyagi and Bhatia, Biology by Arihant Publication
Physics – D C Pandey, Dr. Pramod Aggarwal, GRB Publication
Chemistry – Dr. R K Gupta, Arihant Publication, MTG Publication
Students must also go through 20 years NEET questions published by Disha Publications.
Some tips to prepare for NEET:
Some important tips to prepare for NEET are as follows:
- Be well aware of the NEET syllabus and important concepts from Physics, Chemistry, and Biology individually.
- Study regularly, following a well-planned timetable. It will ensure consistency, efficiency, and completion of your syllabus on time.
- Take special care of your physical and mental health at the time of the preparation. Have a nutritious diet, keep hydrated, meditate and exercise regularly.
- Analyze your preparation by undertaking regular mock-exams. Also solve as many previous year exam papers as possible.
- Stay motivated throughout the preparation time. Don’t forget your dream and do everything it takes to turn it into a reality.
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