NEET 2020 Application Form- Eligibility, Important Dates, Qualification codes, Photo details,Exam patteren

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NEET Application Form 2020 – National Testing Agency will release NEET 2020 application form on December 2, 2019, from 4:00 PM in online mode at The official website has notified NEET application form timing and the details which can be checked below. The last date to register and fill the application form of NEET 2020 is December 31, 2019. Applicants must first complete NEET registration before filling the details in the NEET application form 2020, uploading photograph and signature, payment of application fee and finally submitting the form. NEET application fee can be paid only in online mode through Credit/Debit card, Net banking or UPI payment gateway. The NEET application fee has been increased to Rs 1500 for General category. EWS and NCL OBC candidates will have to pay Rs 1400 and SC/ST/OBC candidates will have to pay Rs 800. The correction window facility to edit any mistakes in the application form of NEET 2020 will be open from January 15 to 31. Candidates must ensure they meet the eligibility criteria of NEET before they fill the NEET application form 2020. To know the step by step process of NEET registration as well as filling up of the NEET 2020 application form, check the article below.

a) Admissions to all seats of Undergraduate Medical Courses will be done through NEET (UG) – 2020. The following are the seats available under different quotas:

  • 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(UG) – 2020.

 b) Indian Citizens/Overseas Citizens of India intending to pursue Undergraduate Medical Courses from a foreign (Medical/Dental/Ayurveda/Siddha/Unani/Homeopathy) Institute need to qualify NEET (UG) – 2020.

c) The Counselling for successful candidates under 15% All India Quota seats and all seats of Deemed Universities/Central Universities/Seats of ESIC & AFMC including Delhi University (DU), BHU, AMU, AIIMS & JIPMER will be conducted by the MCC/DGHS for Undergraduate Medical Courses. The counselling for admission to the seats under the control of other States/Universities/Institutions shall be conducted as per the notifications issued separately by the authorities concerned.

 d) The result of NEET (UG) – 2020 may be utilized by other entities of Central/State Governments for admission purpose in accordance with their rules.

 e) During counselling, the eligibility criteria, self-declaration, various documents, etc. of the eligible candidates shall be verified as per norms specified by the respective authorities and/or Medical/Dental/Ayurveda/Siddha/Unani/Homeopathy Colleges. NTA does not have any responsibility towards correctness/genuinity of the uploaded information/documents during the application process.

Fee Payable by Candidate General Rs. 1500/- General-EWS/ OBC-NCL* Rs. 1400/- SC/ST/PwD/Transgender Rs. 800/- Processing charges & Goods and Services Tax (GST) are to be paid by the candidate, as applicable

NEET Application Form 2020 – Important Dates

Events Particulars
Publication of NTA NEET Information Brochure December 2, 2019
Start date for NEET 2020 Registration December 2, 2019 from 4:00 PM
Last date to fill NEET online application form December 31, 2019
Last date to submit the NEET application fee December 31, 2019
NEET 2020 application form correction window January 15, 2020
Last date of correction window January 31, 2020
NEET admit card 2020 March 2, 2020
NEET 2020 May 3, 2020

Steps to be followed to fill the form :-

  • Step-1: Apply for Online Registration using your or parents unique Email Id and Mobile No
  • Step-2: Fill in the Online Application Form and note down the system generated Application No.
  • Step-3: Upload scanned images of Candidate’s latest Passport size Photograph (size: 10 kb to 200 kb), Post Card size photograph (4”X6”) (Size: 50 kb – 300 kb) and Candidate’s Signature (file size: 4kb – 30kb), Left hand thumb impression (file size: 10 kb-50 kb) in JPG/JPEG format. (In case of any eventuality of left thumb being unavailable, right hand thumb impression may be used.), Class X Passing Certificate (file size: 100 kb to 400 kb) in JPG/JPEG format. For photography, the focus needs to be on face (80% face coverage, ears clearly visible, on white background).
  • Step-4: Pay fee using SBI/Syndicate/HDFC/ICICI/Paytm Payment Gateway through Debit Card/Credit Card/Net-banking/UPI and keep proof of fee paid safely for future reference. In case the Confirmation Page is not generated after payment of fee then the transaction is cancelled, and amount will be refunded to the candidate’s account. However, the candidate has to make another transaction of fee, in case the Confirmation Page is not generated. v Download, save and print copies of Confirmation Page after successful remittance of fee and keep copies safely for future reference. v All the 4 Steps can be done together in one go or at different times.


NEET Application Form 2020 – What to Keep Ready Beforehand

It is advisable to keep certain details and documents ready before filling the NEET 2020 application form. This ensures a smooth registration and application experience along with minimal chances of mistakes. The first thing to ensure is usage of the prescribed browser which is also compatible. Other things to keep ready while filling the NEET application form 2020 are as follows

  1. A valid Mobile Number
  2. A valid Email Address
  3. Class 10 details and Class 12 details (Marksheet, certificate, school details etc)
  4. Correct spelling of Father and Mother’s name
  5. Aadhaar number (last 4 digits only)
  6. Class 12 Roll number issued by the Board/Election Card (EPIC No.), Passport Number, ration card number, bank account or any other valid Govt. identity number
  7. Scanned images of passport-sized photograph, and signature and other documents (if applicable). Details are given in the table below
  8. Credit/Debit card or Net Banking details (for online payment)

Important details to be kept ready beforehand

Category of Candidates Types of permissible IDs
Indian Nationals of all States Aadhaar Number (last 4 digits)/, Class XII Roll number issued by the Board, Election Card (EPIC No.), Ration Card, Bank Account Passbook with Photograph, Passport Number or Number of any other Photo Identity Card issued by Government.
NRIs Passport Number, Aadhaar (last 4 digits)/
Foreign Nationals/ OCI/PIO Passport Number

NEET Document Specifications

DocumentsSpecificationsSize and Format
PhotographLatest photographWhite background80% face coverage, ears clearly visible, on white backgroundSize – 10 Kb to 200 KbFormat – JPG
Postcard size picture
Must be taken on or after September 1, 2019.Preferably with name and date of taking the photograph.Photograph should not be with cap or goggles.4″x6″ (Size 50 kb – 300 kb),
SignatureWhite BackgroundSign with black penSignature must not be in capital letters.Size – 4 Kb to 30 KbFormat – JPG
Left-hand thumb impressionIn case of any eventuality of left-hand thumb being unavailable, right-hand thumb impression may be usedBlue ink on white paperSize: 10 kb to 50 kb
Class 10 passing certificateThe candidate should scan his/her Class X Passing Certificate for uploadingSize- 100 KB to 400 KB

NEET 2020 Exam Pattern

Factors in Exam PatternDetails
Exam DateMay 3, 2020
Exam ModePen and Paper based. Primarily offline, candidates are given an OMR sheet to mark the answers with a black or blue ball point pen
Duration3 hours
Language/MediumEnglish, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Oriya, Kannada and Urdu
Question TypeMultiple Choice Questions
Total Number of Questions
180 Questions
Exam SectionsPhysics45 questions
180 marks
45 questions
180 marks
Biology (Botany and Zoology)
90 questions
360 marks
Total Marks720 Marks
Marking Scheme4 marks for each correct answer
Minus 1 mark will be deducted for a wrong answer


Eligibility for appearing in NEET (UG) is as per related Regulations is as follows: –

  • He/she has completed age of 17 years at the time of admission or will complete that age on or before 31 December of the year of his/her admission to the first year Undergraduate Medical Courses .
  • The upper age limit for NEET (UG) is 25 years as on the date of examination with relaxation of 5 years for the candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC-NCL category and PwD Candidates.
  • Indian Citizens/ Overseas Citizens of India intending to pursue Undergraduate Medical Courses from a foreign Medical/ Dental Institute also need to qualify NEET (UG).

Quick Facts of NEET 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Qualifying ExamCandidates must have passed 10+2 or equivalent with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology and English as core subjects from a recognized board. Candidates who are appearing for the class 12 or equivalent exam are also eligible to apply for NEET 2020.
Minimum Age RequirementCandidates must have completed 17 years as on December 31, 2020.
Maximum Age Limit*There is no upper age limit till the Supreme Court passes its judgement on it.
Qualifying MarksThe marks are separate for each category and can be listed as under. The marks to be considered are aggregate marks only for PCB subjects
UR – 50%,
OBC/SC/ST – 40%,
PWD – 45%
Maximum AttemptsThere is no limit on the number of attempts a student can make.
NationalityCandidates who are Indian Nationals, NRIs, OCIs, PIOs & Foreign Nationals are eligible to apply

Eligibility for 15% All India Quota seats

 a) Indian Nationals, Non Resident Indians (NRIs), Overseas Citizen of India (OCI), Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) and Foreign Nationals are eligible for 15% All India Quota Seats.

 b) Candidates from UT of J&K and Ladakh

  • Students from UT of J&K and Ladakh are not eligible for 15% All India Quota seats as UT of J&K and Ladakh have opted out of All India Scheme since its inception. If they claim eligibility, they must submit online Self Declaration which will be generated and printed automatically alongwith confirmation page for the record and they need to present the same during counselling. The Self-Declaration Form is given in Appendix- III.
  •  With regard to participation of UT of J&K and Ladakh in the All India Quota, it is informed that the erstwhile State of J&K had opted to stay out of the All India Quota Scheme since inception and as such the students of J&K were also not allowed to participate for admission in all India Quota seats. Now, with the coming into effect of the J&K Reorganization Act, 2019 and formation of UTs, the UT of J&K has been requested to consider for participation in the All India Quota. A decision is yet to be taken by the UT administration in this regard. However, the UT of Ladakh does not have any medical college. Therefore, the decision of participation of UT of J&K will be conveyed in due course.
  • The Self Declaration Form submitted by candidate will be verified at the time of counselling. If the declaration is found to be false at any time, the candidature/admission of such candidates shall be cancelled and criminal proceedings may be initiated against such candidates.
  • Candidates from the UT of J&K and Ladakh can appear in NEET (UG) 2020 for admission to Private Medical/Dental/Ayurveda/Siddha/Unani/Homeopathy Colleges or any Private/Deemed University and AFMC, AIIMS, JIPMER subject to the fulfilment of respective eligibility conditions.


CODE: 01 A candidate who is appearing in the qualifying examination, i.e., 12th Standard in 2020, whose result is awaited, may apply and appear in the test but he/she shall not be eligible for admission to the Undergraduate Medical Courses, if he/she does not pass the qualifying examination with the required pass percentage at the time of first round of Counselling.

 Candidates who have appeared or are appearing at the qualifying Examination with English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology as main subject and expect to pass the Examination with required percentage of marks are also eligible to apply and appear in the Competitive Entrance Examination. However, their candidature will be considered only if they provide documentary evidence of having passed the qualifying Examination with the required subjects and percentage of marks.

CODE: 02 The Higher/Senior Secondary Examination or the Indian School Certificate Examination which is equivalent to 10+2 Higher/Senior Secondary Examination after a period of 12 years study, the last two years of such study comprising of Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Bio-technology (which shall include practical tests in these subjects) and Mathematics or any other elective subject with English at a level not less than the core course for English as prescribed by the National Council of Educational Research and Training after introduction of the 10+2+3 educational structure as recommended by the National Committee on Education.

     Candidates who have passed 10+2 from Open School or as private candidates shall not be eligible to appear for ‘National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test’. Furthermore, study of Biology/Biotechnology as an Additional Subject at 10+2 level also shall not be permissible.*

    *The candidates who have passed 10+2 level with Biology as an additional subject will also be eligible for MBBS Entrance Examination (as per Hon’ble High Court Order No. 2341/-W/DHC/WRIT/D-1/2019 dated 24/09/2019 in the Writ Petition (C) No. 6773/2019.

 If the institute has to consider an examination of an Indian University or of a foreign/university to be equivalent to the 12th Class under 10+2 scheme/intermediate science examination, the candidates shall have to produce a certificate from the concerned Indian University/Association of Indian Universities to the effect that the examination passed by him/her is considered to be equivalent to the 12th class under 10+2 scheme/intermediate science examination.

CODE: 03 The Intermediate/Pre-degree Examination in Science of an Indian University/Board or other recognised examining body with Physics, Chemistry, Biology /Biotechnology (which shall include practical test in these subjects) and also English as a compulsory subject.

CODE: 04 The Pre-professional/Pre-medical Examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Biotechnology and English after passing either the Higher Secondary Examination or the Pre-University or an equivalent examination. The Preprofessional/Pre-medical examination shall include practical tests in these subjects and also English as a compulsory subject.

CODE: 05 The first year of the three years’ degree course of a recognised University with Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology including practical tests in these subjects provided the examination is a University Examination and candidate has passed the earlier qualifying examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/ Biotechnology with English at a level not less than a core course.

CODE: 06 B.Sc. Examination of an Indian University provided that he/she has passed the B.Sc. Examination with not less than two of the subjects Physics, Chemistry, Biology (Botany, Zoology)/Biotechnology and further that he/ she has passed the earlier qualifying examination with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English.

CODE: 07 Any other examination which in scope and standard (Last 02 years of 10+2 Study comprising of Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Bio-technology; which shall include practical test in these subjects) is found to be equivalent to the Intermediate Science Examination of an Indian University/Board, taking Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Biotechnology including practical tests in each of these subjects and English.

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