NEET 2020: Syllabus, How to Prepare, Best Books, Exam Pattern

NEET 2020 will be conducted by NTA to screen the candidates for admissions into MBBS/ BDS courses offers by medical colleges situated all over the country. The exam will be conducted twice- in the month of February and May. The medical aspirants who wish to appear for this exam can submit their application form in online mode. A large number of candidates are supposed to be appearing for NEET 2020 and the competition is going to be very tough. To get admissions into the top medical colleges, it is important that the candidates start their preparation right now.

In this article we are providing the candidates the preparation strategies and recommended books that can help them in getting good score in the exam. Other details related to NEET 2020 such as application form, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, etc are also provided here.

NEET 2020 Important Dates

The important dates related to NEET 2020 are given in the table below. These dates are tentative in nature and are subject to change as per the official announcement.

February Session

Event Expected Date
Availability of application form1st week of October 2019
Last date to submit the formLast week of October 2019
Release of admit cardJanuary 2020
Exam date1st to 3rd week of February 2020
Result declaration1st week of March 2020

May Session

Event Expected Date
Availability of application form2nd week of March 2020
Last date to submit the formTo be notified
Release of admit cardApril/ May 2020
Exam date2nd to 4th week of May 2020
Result declaration1st week of June 2020

NEET 2020 Exam Pattern

NEET 2020 exam pattern is given as:

  • Exam mode: Online
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Type of questions: Objective type
  • Marking scheme: 4 marks will be awarded for each right answer
  • Negative marking: 1 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer
SubjectsNo. of QuestionTotal Marks
Physics45180
Chemistry45180
Botany45180
Zoology45180
Total180720

NEET 2020 Syllabus

The NEET 2020 syllabus will comprise of the topics studied in Physics, Chemistry and Biology at 10+2 level. The MCI will recommend the syllabus after reviewing various state syllabi and the syllabus prescribed by CBSE, NCERT and COBSE. The subject-wise exam syllabus is given as:

  • Physics: Physical World and Measurement, Kinematics, Electrostatics, Laws of Motion, Work, Energy and Power, Current Electricity, Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism, Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents, etc
  • Chemistry: Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry, Structure of Atom, Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties, Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure, Solid State, Solutions, Electrochemistry, Chemical Kinetics, etc
  • Biology: Diversity in Living World, Structural Organisation in Animals and Plants, Cell Structure and Function, Plant Physiology, Reproduction, Genetics and Evolution, Biology and Human Welfare, Biotechnology and Its Applications, etc

How to prepare for NEET 2020?

In order to get admission to a good medical college, a good ranking in NEET is required. We are providing certain preparation tips to the candidates that can help them in scoring well in this exam:

  • Make a time table and study according to it. You can edit the time table according to your preparation.
  • Start your preparation with the NCERTs. Only after finishing the NCERT, you should move on to other reference books.
  • While you study, try to make short notes of important topics.
  • Revise regularly. Revision on a regular basis will keep every topic fresh in your mind.
  • Solve sample papers and mock tests. However, you must focus on completing your studies first. Do not rush to solve the sample papers without proper preparation.

Reference Books

Following are the recommended books that the candidates can refer for NEET 2020 preparation:

  • Concepts of Physics by H.C Verma
  • Objective Physics by D.C Pandey
  • Fundamental Physics by Pradeep Publications
  • Inorganic Chemistry by R.K Gupta
  • Physical Chemistry by O.P Tandon
  • Organic Chemistry by Morrison and Boyd
  • Trueman Biology – Vol 1 and 2
  • Biology Pradeep Publications
  • Objective Biology by Dinesh

NEET Application Form 2020

The interested candidates will have to submit their application in order to appear for the NEET. The NEET 2020 application form can be obtained from the official website of NTA. The candidates will have to provide their personal and qualification details in the application form. Along with this, the scanned copies of signature and photograph will also be uploaded. After providing all the correct information in the application, the candidates will have to make final submission of the form. An application fee of Rs. 1400/- (Rs. 750/- for SC/ ST/ PH candidates) will also be submitted along with the application form. The fee payment can be done via debit card/ credit card/ net banking/ e-wallet, etc.

NEET 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Before filling their application form, the candidates must ensure the following eligibility criteria:

  • Indian Nationals, Non Resident Indians (NRIs), Oversees Citizen of India (OCIs), Persons with Indian Origin (PIOs) & Foreign Nationals can apply.
  • The minimum and maximum age limit for the candidates applying for NEET is 17 and 25 years respectively, as on 31st December on the year of admission.
  • The candidates should have passed their class 12th or equivalent exam with Physics, Chemistry and Biology/ Biotechnology.
  • The qualifying marks required in the aggregate of these three subjects are 50% for General candidates, 45% for Gen-PH and 40% for SC/ ST/ OBC candidates.

NEET Admit Card 2020

The NET 2020 admit card will be released for all the candidates who will register themselves successfully for the exam. The admit card will only be made available in online mode. The candidates should take a printout of the admit card and carry it along with them to exam center. Along with this, a valid identity proof should also be carried to the exam center.

NEET 2020 Result

The result of NEET 2020 will be declared in online mode and the candidates will be able to check their result by visiting the official website. As per the performance in the entrance exam, ranking will be given to the candidates. A merit list will also be prepared and the candidates will be invited to attend the counseling as per their rank.

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