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NEET UG exam | MBBS Without NEET

So, you’ve decided to attempt the NEET exam, more power to you. With a vast syllabus to cover, and with over 15,00,000 candidates across India trying to crack the exam every year, NEET is the most significant and challenging medical entrance examination a medical aspirant can attempt in India.

As the title suggests in this article, we will cover all the aspects from registering to preparation and other essential details you should know regarding the NEET-UG exam.

Introduction to NEET-UG

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is an all-India level medical entrance exam conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). Qualifying for NEET is the first step for aspirants to a medical career in India.

The exam is a three-part Multiple-Choice Question (MCQ) based, which takes around three hours to complete. It is conducted in India across 154 examination centers every year.

Here are some of the essential dates one needs to keep in mind:

NEET UG Important Dates 2020
DateEvents
December 2, 2019The application window opens for NEET 2020.
December 31, 2019This is the last date to apply for NEET 2020.
January 01, 2020Last date for the payment of the NEET registration fee
January 15, 2020Corrections window opens to correct any mistakes made in the NEET application form.
January 31, 2020This is the last date to submit corrections in the NEET application form.
March 27, 2020Release of NEET 2020 candidate admission card
May 03, 2020NEET UG 2020 exam date
Last week of May*Release of NEET-UG Provisional answer key online
June 04, 2020Result date for NEET Paper 2020

*Subject to change.

NEET UG 2020 Predictions, Expectations & Results

MBBS Seat Allocation Across India

Type of College/UniversityNumber of Colleges/UniversitiesNumber of MBBS Seats
Government Colleges27241,388
Private Colleges26035,940
Total53277,428

Source: Medical Council of India

Top Medical Colleges Across India

S. No.Name of the InstitutionNo. of Seats
1Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College – Mumbai250
2Armed Forces Medical College – Pune130
3King George Medical College – Lucknow250
4Maulana Azad Medical College – New Delhi250
5Grant Medical College – Mumbai200
6Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Medical College – Ahmedabad250
7Lady Hardinge Medical College – New Delhi200
8Kolkata Medical College – Kolkata250
9Patna Medical College – Patna150
10Institute of Medical Sciences Banaras Hindu University – Varanasi84

Source: SuccessCDs

NEET-UG Eligibility Criteria

The NEET examination has specific criteria for its candidates to be met and to be eligible for the exam.

  • Age Limit: The candidate must be 17 years of age to be eligible for registration. The upper limit for general quota is 25, while OBC-NCL (Non-Creamy Layer)/ SC/ ST/ PwD, are given a five-year relaxation bringing the upper limit to 30 years.
  • Academic Qualification: Candidate must have successfully completed their 12th standard exam with Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and English with at least 50% of marks while OBC-NCL (Non-Creamy Layer)/SC/ST requires 40% and PwD candidates require 45% for admission.

Documents Required to Apply for NEET-UG

The NTA requires NEET aspirants to apply through the online portal for NEET 2020 registration.

Let’s break this down for you.

  • Step 1: Visit the NEET portal and go through the Instructions.
  • Step 2: After going through check the box “I have read and understood all the instructions mentioned…“ and click on the Proceed to apply for online NEET (UG) 2020.
  • Step 3: Fill the required details and upload the required documents.

Note: The system will not accept the documents if it is under or above the recommended size.

Sl. No.Scanned DocumentsAcceptable Size Range
1Passport size photograph (color photograph with the white background). It must be taken on/after September 1, 2019.10–200 KB
2Postcard size photograph, i.e., 4” x 6” (color photograph with the white background)50–300 KB
3Candidate’s signature4–30 KB
4Left-hand thumb (ideally) or right-hand thumb impression of the candidate10–50 KB
5Class 10th passing certificate100–400 KB

Source: Collegedunia

Note: If the candidate is a student from Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh and opting for 15% All India Quota, the NTA system automatically generates a self-declaration once the NEET application is submitted. It is recommended to keep this copy of such self-declaration for the record.

NEET-UG Exam Fee Structure

CategoryFee
For General (UR)Rs. 1500/– (INR)
For General-EWS/OBC (NCL)Rs. 1400/– (INR)
For SC/ST/PwD/TransgenderRs. 800/– (INR)

Source: Collegedunia

Note: The fee above is not inclusive of GST.

Community-Based Seat Reservation

This is the all-India medical reservation list.

CategoryReservation
General Economically Weaker Section (GEN – EWS)10%
Scheduled Caste (SC)15%
Scheduled Tribe (ST)7.5%
Other Backward Caste (OBC-NCL)27%
Persons with Disabilities (PwD)5%

Source: Collegedunia

NEET-UG Exam Pattern

Syllabus

The NEET-UG examination test paper includes Multiple Choice Questions from Botany, Zoology, Chemistry, and Physics. You can check and download the curriculum from the official MCI website here.

Subject-Wise Distribution of Questions and Marks

SubjectsNo. of QuestionsMarks
Biology (Botany + Zoology)90360
Chemistry45180
Physics45180
Total180720

Source: Collegedunia

Marking Scheme

According to the NTA, every correct answer is awarded four marks while incorrect ones deduct one mark each.

NEET 2020 Preparation Tips

There are abundant “complete study guides” in preparation for NEET exams. However, unlike those filler materials, In this section, let us share actually useful tips on preparing for the NEET-UG examination.

1. Plan

Nothing is ever possible without planning. Your first point of action should be to set-up a study plan that is in line with your learning capacity and goals.

There is no one size fits all approach to this matter. You know yourself best, sit down with a piece of paper, and start crafting a study routine that is balanced, efficient, and won’t burn you out.

2. Break-Down the Syllabus

Unlike school, you only have four subjects to cover. Go through all the topics and list them out in an orderly manner, which you will feel comfortable covering. Also, check out the concepts in-depth to gauge your understanding of it.

Finally, prioritize topics that you are unfamiliar with first and the rest later. Please Keep them in sizable chunks so that you will be able to complete it in due time.

Here are some crucial topics you should be focusing on:

Biology

  • Plant Anatomy
  • Planning diversity
  • Biodiversity
  • Plant Physiology
  • Pollination
  • DNA Replication
  • Polygenic inheritance
  • Photosynthesis
  • PAGE Theory
  • Endocrine System
  • Mendelian disorders
  • Excretory and Nervous System
  • Digestive System
  • Reproductive Health

Chemistry

  • Organic and Inorganic Chemistry
  • Atomic structure
  • Chemical Equilibrium
  • Chemical bonding
  • Chemical Acids
  • P-Block elements
  • Coordination Compounds
  • Chemical Bonding
  • Organic Chemistry-I
  • Carbonyl Compounds

Physics

  • Modern Physics
  • Electrodynamics
  • Magnetism
  • Magnetic Effects
  • Semiconductors
  • Wave Optics
  • Heat
  • KTG & Thermodynamics
  • Thermo Dynamics
  • Rigid Body Dynamics
  • Oscillations

3. Make Notes

One of the most common advice that successful aspirants and mentors preach is making notes. Making notes will help you memorize faster and allow you to recall all the concepts just by glancing at them.

Mind mapping, learning in code, and charting concepts is a great way to condense complex topics into in-depth yet straightforward content. While trying to understand complicated subjects, you can use the Feynman technique to grasp the material quickly.

4. Time Is of the Essence

It is best to chart your time beforehand and utilize it efficiently to avoid burning yourself out at the last moment. Divide the preparation period into three stages; focus all your effort on the first stage on understanding major topics while simultaneously noting down all the areas you struggle with.

In the second stage of preparation, utilize the time table to get guidance on subjects you struggle with. In the final stage, dedicate all your time to revision and testing your knowledge. This allows you to be confident about your preparation and lets you cover all the topics at a more relaxed phase.

5. Practice

Sign up for an online test series practice every day after the second stage of preparation; this will help you gauge your understanding of the topics and identify weaker areas that need attention.

Also, practice with the previous year question papers and time yourself to measure your capacity; an ideal time frame for each question should not exceed 35–50 seconds this way, you will have ample time to check your answers at the end.

6. Concentrate on Weaker Sections Earlier

Once you have gone through the entirety of the syllabus, you will be able to assess your strong and weak areas. Make sure to concentrate on more vulnerable areas at the earliest, as you will not have time or the patience to tackle them down the road.

7. Partake in Study Groups

Join a study group online and offline, if possible. This will help you connect with like-minded individuals who are also on the same boat as you. Involving yourself in discussions will help you learn faster, share resources, and discover various perspectives on a subject matter.

8. Stay Motivated

Even the best have their down days. It is vital to keep your head in the game if you wish to succeed. Be careful not to overwhelm yourself with studies. This is where proper planning comes to play.

9. Prioritize Health

Success is nothing if you are trading it for your health. Take care of yourself, get some sleep, relax from time to time, and eat healthily.

10. Selecting the Right Study Material

Choosing the right study material is crucial for success. You should not overwhelm yourself with too much, nor should you leave anything to chance.

Some of the best study materials we think are worth your time and money.

Physics

  • Concepts of Physics Vol I and II – H.C. Verma
  • Fundamental Physics – Pradeep
  • The Feynman Lectures on Physics Vol. II & Vol. II
  • Physics for NEET – C.P. Singh

Chemistry

  • Elementary Problems in Organic Chemistry for NEET/AIIMS – M. S. Chauhan
  • Organic Chemistry – MConcise
  • Inorganic Chemistry – J.D. Leeorrison and Boyd
  • Objective Chemistry for NEET Vol. 1&2 – R.K. Gupta
  • Modern Approach to Chemical Calculations – R.C. Mukherjee

Biology

  • Elementary Biology Volume 1 & 2 – Trueman
  • Trueman’s Objective Biology for NEET – M.P. Tyagi
  • Objective NCERT at Your Fingertips for NEET
  • Pradeep Publication’s Biology
  • AC Dutta for Botany

If you are the time who prefers to learn through online resources, we got you covered too. The list of resources mentioned below is free and paid, so we suggest you check it out thoroughly before you make a decision.

11. Digital Tools That May Help You Prepare for NEET Exam

Here are some apps which will aid you in your NEET exam preparation.

AppsDescription
Toppr
Rating: 4.2/5
Versions: Free/Paid
If you wish to brush up on your basics in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology, Toppr is the right place to start. Toppr offers specialized learning for NEET aspirants too.
DARWIN
Rating: 4.7/5
Versions: Free/Paid
Darwin is a free preparation app by the acclaimed mentor Ashish Arora. The app offers over 25,000+ MCQs, detailed explanations, and daily tests, which can be very useful for those who wish to sharpen their minds.
Byjus
Rating: 4.6 /5
Versions: Free/Paid
How can we make an educational app list without Byjus? Yes, the ed-tech company also offers a course on NEET preparation, which you can take advantage of for your training.
WebsitesDescription
EmbibleEmbible is a simple but effective website that you can use to study and test yourself on specific topics related to the syllabus of NEET.
CareerOrbitsCareerOrbits is an educational website that offers various paid courses and prep test series. These courses claim to be in-depth and provide real-time performance scores to keep you informed about your preparation progress.
SimplylearntSimplylearnt offers high quality and well structured free and paid study materials for your NEET preparation.
YouTubeYouTube has become a popular learning platform for many. There are many lectures, In-depth explanation, Animation, and Advice for NEET aspirants. Here are some of the most useful channels you should subscribe to and watch.
Unacademy NEETUnacademy is a well-known ed-tech site, and its YouTube channel mentioned here focuses on NEET Exams. It is one of the best resources you can find on YouTube.
Khan AcademyKhan Academy is yet another well-known ed-tech site, but unlike other resources, its content is much more approachable, detailed, and available in some regional languages for better understanding.
Etoos EducationEtoos Education’s YouTube has over a million subscribers, along with hundreds of hours worth of free educational content. You will find it to be quite useful in preparation for the NEET exams.

Note: We have no affiliation with any of the above-mentioned educational resource providers and urge the users to conduct their own research about the materials and services for their own satisfaction and understanding before committing to them.

Exam-Day Checklist

Here are the documents the candidates have to carry on the day of the exam.

  • A copy of the NEET admission card with the same passport size photo which was used at the time of registration on the NEET portal
  • A copy of the same passport size photograph used while registering and on the hall ticket
  • A copy of proforma with a postcard-sized photograph affixed to it
  • An original photo ID for Identification (it can be a Driving License/Aadhaar Card (with a photo)/Voter ID/PAN Card/Passport/Ration Card)

Dress Code to Be Followed

According to the bulletin released by the NTA, these are the dress code to be adhered to be allowed into the exam hall.

  • Candidates who choose to wear traditional or customary dresses are required to arrive an hour in advance for proper inspection by the officials.
  • Ornaments such as earrings, rings, nose pin, necklace, chain, pendants will not be permitted to be worn inside the exam hall. So candidates are advised to remove them before inspection and entry.
  • Candidates are advised to wear light-colored clothes with half sleeves paired with salwar/trousers.
  • Clothes should be devoid of big buttons, badge/brooch, flower, and print.
  • Candidates are advised to wear slippers, sandals with low heels, and not shoes or high top boots.

Banned Items in the NEET Exam Hall

The NTA has also banned some items for candidates inside the exam premises they are as follows:

  • Electronic Devices – This includes mobile phones, cameras, calculators, smartwatches PDAs, and other such electronic devices are banned.
  • Any Type of Paper – candidates will be provided with rough sheets for calculation and other rough work, so any other paper carried by the candidate is banned.
  • Wallet or Purse – Wallets and purses are also banned inside the exam premises.
  • Ornaments – Candidates are prohibited from wearing any embellishments such as noserings, chains, bracelets, anklets, and bangles.
  • Stationary – Attendees will be provided with a blue or black ballpoint pen and are not advised to bring any stationery with them to the exam hall.
  • Edibles – Water and food opened or unopened are restricted unless the candidate is a medically certified and pre-informed diabetic.

Punishment for Offenders

If a candidate is identified to be violating the rules mentioned above, then he/she shall be banned from attending the NEET exam for 3-years and shall also be liable for criminal action as deemed fit by the authorities.

You can learn more about the instructions here.

Here is the timeline on the day of the exam:

TimeAction
12 PMThe NEET examination centers will be open for candidates.
12.30 PMInspection for candidates who are attending the exam in customary or traditional clothing
1.15 PMCandidates are seated in the exam hall.
1.30 PMThe entry window closes for candidates.
1.30–1.45 PMVerification of admission cards and the NEET exam standing instructions are given to the candidates.
1.45 PMThe NEET booklets are distributed to the candidates.
1.50 PMCandidates are instructed to fill in the details of the front page.
2.00–5.00 PMNEET Exam commences and concludes.

Source: Careers360

NEET 2020 Result

NTA has announced that the NEET 2020 result will be declared on June 4, 2020, according to their website.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the regional language options for NEET 2020?

Candidates can take the NEET-UG exams Telugu, Tamil, Odia, Marathi, Kannada, Gujarati, Bengali, Assamese, Urdu, Hindi, and English.

What are the timings for the NEET exam?

The exam timings are from 2 PM to 5 PM, although they will have to reach the exam center before 1.30 PM.

What is the maximum number of attempts for NEET?

A candidate can have a maximum of three attempts.

What is the price of a NEET form?

For General (UR) Rs.1500/- (INR) For General-EWS/OBC(NCL) Rs.1400/- (INR) For SC/ST/PwD/Transgender Rs.800/- (INR)

Is NEET difficult?

It is difficult for the ill-prepared. But with the right regiment and dedication towards preparation, it will not seem challenging.

Is NEET online in 2020?

No, it is conducted in examination centers with OMR sheets.

Is NEET 2020 conducted twice a year?

No, it will only be conducted once in a year.

What does NEET mean?

NEET stands for National Eligibility cum Entrance Test.

Will NEET 2020 be difficult?

According to subject matter experts, it will not be difficult. If you plan in advance and prepare properly, you can crack NEET 2020 easily.

Is AIIMS canceled for 2020?

According to the National Medical Commission Bill (chapter IV, point 14 [1]), yes. NEET seems to be the only deciding exam for medical UG admission. Still, one cannot be sure until official notification is made by AIIMS management.

Can I become a doctor without clearing NEET?

Yes, you can, but you will have to study abroad.

Is NEET canceled for 2020?

No, it is scheduled for May 3, 2020.

Can I do MBBS at the age of 35?

There is no upper limit for MBBS, although there is for NEET Exam. Therefore, no.

Is AIIMS under NEET in 2020?

No official notification has been issued at the time of writing. Therefore, no.

Is NEET only for medical?

Technically, yes. But in detail, NEET-UG includes the following:
1. MBBS – Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
2. BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)
3. BSc Nursing – Bachelor in Nursing
4. Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
5. Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (BUMS)
6. Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery (BHMS)
7. B.Pharm – Bachelor of Pharmacy
8. D. Pharma – Diploma of Pharmacy
9. DHMS – Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery
10. BNYS – Bachelor of Naturopathy and Yogic Sciences
11. BMLT – Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Technology
12. BOT – Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
13. BPT – Bachelor of Physiotherapy
14. Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc)

How should I study for NEET?

You can check out the guide above.

How many seats are there in NEET?

There is no cap for seats on the NEET exam. Anyone meeting the eligibility criteria can write the exam. But, there are only limited medical seats.

How many marks are required in NEET to get an MBBS seat?

It hugely depends on the college you’re trying to get into an average percentile stats. An average score of at least 500+ is good.

Which book can I refer to prepare for the NEET exam?

Some of the best study materials we think are worth your time and money.
Physics
– Concepts of Physics Vol I and II – H.C. Verma
– Fundamental Physics – Pradeep
– The Feynman Lectures on Physics Vol. II & Vol. II
– Physics for NEET – C.P. Singh
Chemistry
– Elementary Problems in Organic Chemistry for NEET/AIIMS – M. S. Chauhan
– Organic Chemistry – MConcise
– Inorganic Chemistry – J.D. Leeorrison and Boyd
– Objective Chemistry for NEET Vol. 1&2 – R.K. Gupta
– Modern Approach to Chemical Calculations – R.C. Mukherjee
Biology
– Elementary Biology Volume 1 & 2 – Trueman
– Trueman’s Objective Biology for NEET – M.P. Tyagi
– Objective NCERT at Your Fingertips for NEET
– Pradeep Publication’s Biology
– AC Dutta for Botany

What will be the cutoff marks to get a medical seat?

The NEET 2020 cutoff marks will be announced in June 2020 on the official website.

How can I prepare for NEET 2020 without coaching?

Please go through the guide above.

How do I start preparing for NEET 2020?

Start with the syllabus and break down the portions, make a schedule, and assign topics factoring your capacity and time at hand.

What are the courses that come under NEET?

Under NEET-UG
1. MBBS – Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
2. BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)
3. B.Sc Nursing – Bachelor of Science in Nursing
4. Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
5. Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (BUMS)
6. Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery (BHMS)
7. B.Pharm – Bachelor of Pharmacy
8. D. Pharma – Diploma of Pharmacy
9. DHMS – Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine & Surgery
10. BNYS – Bachelor of Naturopathy and Yogic Sciences
11. BMLT – Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Technology
12. BOT – Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
13. BPT – Bachelor of Physiotherapy
14. Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc)
NEET-PG, on the other hand, has the following
1. MD
2. MS
3. PG diploma courses

Can I crack NEET by studying by myself?

Yes, It is possible with the right study plan, resources, effort, and unconditional commitment.

Which is the best college to study MBBS?

Here are some of the top medical colleges across India
– Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College – Mumbai
– Armed Forces Medical College – Pune
– King George Medical College – Lucknow
– Maulana Azad Medical College – New Delhi
– Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Medical College – Ahmedabad
For More Refer to the list mentioned above. [Top Medical Colleges Across India]

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Parting Thoughts

In conclusion, preparing for the NEET exam is no ordinary task. A candidate needs to factor in various elements for the preparation and execution of the exam successfully.

However, with the right attitude and plan, it is possible to clear the exam with flying colors. Hopefully, this guide has helped you in your preparation for the NEET-UG exams.

Work hard, and good luck!

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