NEET 2020-Latest News and Updates

By Sagar Mankar, April, 2020

The National Testing Agency (NTA) shall be conducting National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2020. It shall offer 26,949 BDS Seats, 76,928 MBBS Seats, 52,720 AYUSH Seats, 200 JIPMER Seats and 1,205 AIIMS Seats. As per NEET 2020 latest news, as a result of merging of JIPMER and AIIMS admissions, the total number of NEET 2020 registered aspirants has increased to a whopping 15,93,452*. NEET 2020 shall be conducted in a total of 155 cities and in a total of 2456 exam centres all across the country. The NEET regulatory body has reactivated the NEET official website from the 17th of February 2020. This was under maintenance from 11th of February 2020. 

 


NEET Latest Updates

NEET is the single major and most sought after undergraduate entrance exam for admissions in MBBS BDS, AYUSH, BUMS, BAMS, BHMS, A.H, and B.V.Sc courses and colleges including JIPMER and AIIMS all across the country.  Here is a list of the recent NEET 2020 updates.

  • On 17th February the NEET conducting authority- NTA has reactivated the NEET official website ntaneet.nic.in. This website was under maintenance from 11th of February 2020. Most of us were expecting some changes, notifications, or announcements to be made by the NEET  2020 conducting authority- NTA. However, as per NEET news 2020, nothing of this sort has happened. All aspirants are advised to always remain alert in case the NEET authorities put forward any announcements.  To stay completely updated keep yourself tuned to NEET latest news 2020 from time to time. Looking at the recent trends the NEET conducting authorities are expected to NEET application form date yet again.

  • On January 15th 2020 the NEET conducting authorities had reopened the NEET 2020 application form to let applicants make corrections to their respective NEET forms if any. The application window ran between January 15th 2020 and January 31st, 2020. On 31st January 2020, the NEET conducting authorities announced another window for NEET application corrections running between 3rd February and 9th February for the already registered applicants. 

  • On January 3rd 2020 the National Testing Agency had officially changed the Office name and address through publishing a notice. As per the NTA NEET news, the updated address of the Medical Council of Tamil Nadu State is- the Secretary Selection Committee, Directorate of Medical Education, EVR, Periyar Salai, Kilpauk, Chennai – 600010

  • On 31st December 2019, the last date to fill the NEET 2020 application form had been extended to January 6th 2020. All candidates who have did not apply as on 31st December 2019 were given another window to complete their application. 

  • On 18th December 2019, the NTA had put out the official notice containing detailed guidelines pertaining to the State of Eligibility for the 15 per cent All India Quota Seats. The NTA put out the official notice in an attempt to resolve all significant queries received about the same. 

  • On 15th of December 2019, the NTA announced through publication of an official notice the set-up of nine added nodal centres for Leh and Kashmiri candidates in Pulwama, Srinagar (2), Ganderbal, Anantnag, Leh, Kupwara, Baramulla, and Kulgam.

  • On 9th of December 2019, NTA put out an official notification for Kasmiri candidates who have previously not been able to register for NEET 2020. The official notice  released states that all Kashmiri aspirants who wish to sit for NEET 2020 but have previously been unable to apply for NEET 2020 can either procure, fill and submit their NEET 2020 application to the relevant nodal centre. They can also choose to download the NEET 2020 application form, fill the form and submit it to the relevant nodal centre. Such aspirants need to pay their NEET application fees via a Demand Draft in favour of “Director-General, National Testing Agency payable at Noida (UP)’.

  • On 3rd December 2019, the NTA had put out NEET prospectus 2020 in eleven languages namely English, Hindi, Bengali, Assamese, Kannada, Oriya, Urdu, Tamil, Telegu, Gujrati and Marathi. All candidates can download NTA released NEET 2020 prospectus in their language of preference from the available links on the NEET official website.

  • On 2nd of December, the NEET 2020 Application for was release as announced earlier by the NTA. 


NEET Admit Card 2020

As per NEET latest news 2020, the NTA has stated that it shall be releasing the NEET admit card 2020 on 27th of March 2020. Once the NTA releases the NEET admit cards 2020, all candidates can download the same by inputting their date of birth and their application number. Here is a list of steps you must follow to download your NEET admit card 2020.

  • All applicants must go to NEET’s official website in order to download the NEET 2020 admit card.

  • Applicants then should click on the admit card option. Once you click on this option, you will be asked to log in by inputting your date of birth and application number. 

  • Input the requisite details, as mentioned in your NEET 2020 application form.

  • Once the site correctly verifies your details, it will show you your NEET 2020 admit card. You must download it and save it.

  • You will need your NEET 2020 admit card all throughout the selection process, hence, it is important to keep it handy and safe. 


NEET 2020 Significant Dates

As a NEET aspirant, it is only imperative that you have full knowledge of all significant NEET 2020 dates. Through the medium of an official notice the NTA has announced all NEET 2020 important dates. The following tables have been provided to give you all information regarding significant dates for NEET 2020 as per NEET latest news.


NEET 2020 Pre-Exam Dates

Events 

Dates

NEET 2020 Notification

August 21st 2019

Application Form date 

December 2nd 2019 from 4 PM Onwards 

NEET 2020 Registration Last Date

January 6th 2020

NEET 2020 Application Fee Payment Last Date

January 7th 2020

NEET 2020 Application form Correction Dates 

January 15th to January 31st 2020

Re-opening of NEET 2020 Application Form for Corrections 

February 3rd to February 9th 2020

Admit Card Release Date

March 27th 2020

NEET 2020 Exam Date 

To be announced.


NEET 2020 Post Exam Dates

Events

Dates

Provisional Answer Key Release 

Last Week of May 2020*

Official Answer Key Publication

June 4th 2020*

NEET 2020 Result Date 

June 4th 2020

NEET Counselling Start Date

Second Week of June 2020*

Display of Recorded Responses of Aspirants

Last Week of May 2020*


Please note the sign “*” means that As per NEET 2020 news these dates are tentative.


NEET 2020 Dress Code

If you want to sit for NEET 2020 and clear the same, you must follow the prescribed NEET 2020 dress code as part of the protocol. Anyone found in conflict with NEET 2020 dress code may have to face cancellation of candidature and may be prohibited from sitting for NEET 2020. NTA has set certain prudent guidelines that must be followed to avoid all possible irregularities and malpractices.  As per the latest news about NEET 2020, the NEET 2020 dress code specifies the following.

  • Males: As per NEET latest updates Male candidates must wear light coloured half sleeves shirts or t-shirts. They must wear a shirt or t-shirts with only medium-sized buttons. The clothes must be without pockets, zips, large buttons or any large embroidery. They can wear light clothes such as jeans and pants. Males are prohibited from wearing Kurta Pyjamas during NEET 2020 examination. They are permitted to wear shoes. They must either wear sandals or slippers. Male candidates cannot wear any kind of ornaments.

  • Females: As per NEET updates, female candidates should not be wearing clothes with brooches, buttons, embroidery or flowers. They can wear light coloured tops, kurtis, salwar, and trousers. They are not allowed to wear any kind of ornaments, (nose rings, bangles, bracelets, rings, sunglasses, chains, necklaces, watches etc.), saree, and caps. Female candidates cannot wear shoes or high heels. They must wear sandals or slippers with no or low heels. Married women can wear bangles. 

  • Men and women from the Sikh religion can wear Kada and Kripan. Neither male nor female candidates can wear caps.

  • Candidates can only wear doctor prescribed specs and lens only. 

  • As per the latest news on NEET 2020 candidates are barred from carrying certain items to the NEET 2020 examination centres. Following is a list.

  1. Electronic devices such as Mobile Phones, Earphones, Bluetooth Devices, Health Band, Pager, Microphone, Camera etc.

  2. Items such as Sunglasses, Belt, Handbags, Caps, Bracelets, Watches etc.

  3. Any light or heavy metallic ornaments.

  4. Stationery items such as Calculator, Writing Pad, Log Table, Pencil Box, Geometry Box, Plastic Pouch, Scale, Pen, Pen Drives, Electronic Pen, etc

  5. Any eatable items either closed or opened. Only diabetic patients are allowed certain eatables inside the exam centre. 

  6. Water bottle.

  7. Any other  items that can be potentially utilized for any kind of unfairness

As per NTA’s notice and the NEET updates 2020 anyone found in possession of any of the items barred by NEET 2020 conducting authorities will be considered to have used unfair means and strict action will be taken against the person under consideration as per the relevant provisions.


NEET 2020 Exam Pattern

As per the latest news of NEET 2020 significant competitive exams such as AIIMS, JIPMER and AIPVT have been merged with NEET 2020. Hence, the importance of this already significant examination has four folded. It is now even more imperative to be absolutely familiar and completely thorough with the NEET 2020 exam pattern. NEET 2020 latest news by NTA has stated that this exam shall have to be divided into 3 sections, namely Biology/Biotechnology, Chemistry, and Physics. It has a total of 180 multiple-choice questions. The Biology/Biotechnology section comprises of 90 questions, Chemistry section comprises of 45 questions and Physics section comprises of 45 questions. The total marks are 720 marks. For each correct answer you shall secure 4 marks each. For each incorrect answer, there is a negative marking of 1 mark. It is a 3-hour exam that can be attempted in various languages such as English, Hindi, Bengali, Kannada, Gujrati, Assamese, Marathi, Tamil, Odia, Telegu, and Urdu.  If you are thorough with the NEET exam anatomy them nothing can stop you from acing your NEET 2020 exams. 


NEET 2020 Reservation Policy

NEET UG 2020 latest news states that NTA has announced its NEET 2020 Reservation Policy for the 15% AIQ (All India Quota) seats allotments. You can have a look at the following list to grab a better understanding of the same.

  • For the Other Backward Classes (OBC) 27 per cent seats are reserved.

  • For the Scheduled Tribes (ST), 7.5 per cent seats are reserved.

  • For the Scheduled Castes (SC) 15 per cent of the seats are reserved

  • For the General EWS candidates, 10 per cent of the seats are reserved.

As per NEET exam news other 85 per cent seats are made available for the state quota admission for the remaining candidates.


NEET 2020 Results and Cutoff

NEET 2020 latest update states that first, the NTA calculates the raw score secured by the candidates and then determines the ranks on the basis of the cutoff. The official website of NEET 2020 will announce the subject wise marks of each candidate along with the percentile score.

  • Cut Off NEET 2020

The cut off marks for NEET 2020 shall be determined in a percentile format. All aspirants who secure equal or more than the minimum NEET 2020 cut off percentile shall be included in the merit list.  As per latest news NEET 2020, the minimum cut off percentile list of different candidate categories is as follows.

  1. OBC-PH- 40th 

  2. OBC-45th 

  3. SC-PH-40th 

  4. SC-40th 

  5. ST-PH-40th 

  6. ST-40th 

  7. UR-PH-40th 

  8. Other-50th 

  • Merit List

The NEET latest update states that the 15 per cent All India Quota Seat merit list and other merit lists shall be released separately. In case of a tie while the allocation of rank the following procedure shall be used in order to break the tie.

  1. Candidates who have scored more marks/percentile in the Biology/Biotechnology section shall be allocated higher rank.

  2. Candidates who have scored more marks/percentile in the Chemistry section shall be allocated higher rank.

  3. Candidates who have attained a lower proportion of the number of correct-incorrect answers shall be allocated higher rank.

  4. If none of the above methods works to break the tie, then the older candidate is allocated the higher rank.