NEET 2020 Rules and Regulations

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test which is the full form of NEET is an entrance examination for students who are interested in studying undergraduate and postgraduate medical courses (MBBS, MD, MS) and dental courses (BDS, MDS) in government or private medical colleges and dental colleges which are in India. NEET is the most sought-after medical entrance examination. This article is exclusively for NEET Undergraduate students program.

The National Testing Agency which is known in short form as NTA conducts NEET once a year to provide admission to the eligible candidates in MBBS/BDS Courses. NTA offers around 63,835 seats through the medical entrance examination. Candidates shall remember that they can apply for only 15% of seats in each college through the NEET entrances examination. This process is known as the All India Quota seats. The other 85% of the seats will be distributed according to the State government and the college policy. NEET 2020 exam is conducted online and in 10 different languages including English, Hindi, Odia, Marathi, Tamil, Urdu, Telugu, Kannada,  Assamese, and Bengali.  An aspirant of NEET must attempt 180 questions in 3 hours. The exam paper is divided into three different sections, which are Biology, Chemistry, Physics. 

Latest Update of NEET

  • 17, 2020, August: The petition was filed seeking for the postponement of the NEET 2020 exam which has been rejected by the Supreme Court of India.

  • 15, 2020, July: The application form for correction of the facility for the NEET exam 2020 is extended to July 20, 2020. 

  • 3, 2020, July: The application form correction facility for the NEET examination 2020 examination has been responded to and it will stay open until July 15, 2020.

  • 3, 2020, July: on the same day the Union HRD Minister has announced that the NEET 2020 examinations will be held on September 13, 2020, based on the ongoing situation caused by the highly infectious coronavirus infection(COVID-19). The date to download the admit card for the NEET entrance exam 2020 will be announced 15 days before the examination date. The results for the same will be announced shortly after a few weeks of time. 

  • 29, 2020, June: There was a great deal of confusion among the students and the exam authorities regarding the exam dates for NEET 2020 due to the COVID virus.

  • Even after the hardships being faced by the candidates and instead everyone due to COVID-19 and the various requests by candidates for the correction of information in the application form for NEET 2020, the NTA has decided to reopen the application correction portal till May 31, 2020. Candidates can now make corrections on various fields in the application form and their preference for center cities according to their convenience.

Strictly Barred Items

There are certain items that are strictly barred from the examination center and candidates must not carry them along with themselves to the same, these items are banned for the safety and fair examination point of view. The NTA has listed out these items, possession of the same will be seen as the adoption of unfair means and malpractice. Candidates can refer to the table below for the barred items list are mentioned below

NEET 2020 Rules and Regulations - Barred Items List Includes the Following Items




Bracelets, earrings, nose pin, chain, necklace, pendant, badge, brooch, ring, etc.

Stationery Items

Text material which is printed or written, paper bits, calculator, pen, scale, pen drive, writing pad, eraser, log table, electronic pens, etc.

Communication Devices

Wristwatch/watch, camera, etc.


Any eatable item packet or open, water bottle also.


Wallet, goggles, hair band or pin, belts, amulets, scarf, cap.

Eligibility Criteria for NEET 2020

There are a total of three types of seats available at any medical college across India. Of those three types, one is admission through NEET and these are called NEET All India Quota seats which includes the three categories. A total of 15% of the seats will be reserved in this quota which we follow. Candidates who are interested in taking the NEET Exam will be competing for this 15% of seats in all the medical colleges across India. That is why the competition is said to be extremely high in the NEET Examination.

Apart from all these things, all applicants are eligible to apply for AIIMS and JIPMER using a valid NEET Score.

In this 15% of the seats, NTA has set details and reservation criteria of which is in the following table. This whole thing further reduces the number of seats available for General Category students all over India. It is understood that the available 15% All India Quota Seats is a race to the finish and compete for all applicants.




15% seat is reserved 


7.5% of seats are there for them.


27% of seats are there.


5% of seats are there for them.

NEET 2020 Counseling

Counseling for the NEET 2020 examination will begin shortly after the exam. However, seat allotment will be based on the availability of the present scenario seats. Other things to keep in mind are listed below:

  • All India Quota Counselling is conducted by MCC whose full form is- Medical Counseling Committee, while Counselling of state will be conducted by the respective state exam authority.

  • Candidates are required to be present at the mentioned location on the specified date for the offline or online process of counseling.

  • All candidates which are intended to appear the exam must carry the required documents for the counseling process like 10th and 12th marks card, photo, valid ID, etc.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

1. In 2020 How Many Times Will the NEET Exam Occur?

NEET 2020 was supposed to be conducted once only in the month of May. However, the students have requested the NTA that examination should be conducted twice in the year, so NTA is thinking upon it and it may be implemented from the year 2021-22.

2. In the NEET Form Can the Category Be Corrected?

If there is a mistake from our side in filling the form we can correct it now and not later. The candidates who have registered for NTA NEET UG 2020 and paid their fees can do the corrections in both cases no matter whether the NTA has sent us a mistake in form or not.

3. Can an 11th Grader Attempt NEET 2020?

At this age, one cannot do the course. The minimum age to attempt the exam is 17 years and the maximum age for attempting is 30 years for PWD and reserved category.