NTA NEET UG Exam Pattern, Syllabus & Exam date 2020. NTA NEET UG 2020 Exam date, Eligibility, Syllabus, Application fees, counselling details to be announced by NTA. NEET UG 2020 Schedule announced in July. Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar last week announced that the JEE (Main) and NEET will now be conducted twice a year. The NTA will also conduct the National Eligibility Test (NET). All these tests were earlier organised by the CBSE. All those candidates who have passed class 12 are eligible to appear for the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET UG 2020).
The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) (Main), for undergraduate admission into various engineering colleges, will be held in January and April. The National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET), for admission into medical and dental courses, will be held in February and May. At present, both these tests are held only once a year.
NEET UG 2020 exam pattern: NEET is a three-hour long exam which includes three sections – physics, chemistry and biology. Of the total 180 questions, 90 would be from biology and 45 each from physics and chemistry. Preparation syllabus includes the whole of class 11 and 12 standard NCERT textbooks in the respective subjects. Every correct answer would get plus four marks and every incorrect answer results in a negative mark. Questions that are not attempted do not have any penalty marks.
NTA NEET UG 2020 Important Dates
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NTA NEET 2020 likely to be conducted only once in pen and paper format, a decision this week: National Eligibility and Entrance Test, NEET 2020 are expected to be conducted only once and in pen and paper format. As per reports, the Ministry of Human Resource Development, MHRD is considering the concerns raised over the proposal of conducting NEET 2020 in online mode. With restrictions of rural candidates, sources close to HRD have suggested that the proposal of continuing NTA NEET UG 2020 in the same pattern and format is being considered and a decision is expected this week. NEET 2020 would be conducted by the National Testing Agency, NTA as announced by HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar. However, instead of the proposed twice a year, the examination may be conducted once, in the month of May or June, as was the case under CBSE till this year.
As per the announcement, NTA had planned NEET 2020 to be conducted in computer-based format I February 2020 and then again in May 2020. Though the reports have not been confirmed as yet, the sources have shared that the Health Ministry has approached HRD to reconsider its plan to conduct the examinations in an online or computer-based format. The health ministry has also reportedly asked HRD to rethink its decision to conduct NEET twice a year. Prakash Javadekar“The health ministry also feels that CBSE should assist NTA in the conduct of the exam as the Board has been conducting it for many years earlier in the form of PMT”..
The HRD is considering the requests and proposals and a decision on the same is expected within this week. As for the pros and cons of the decisions, various experts feel that the transition would be a concern but computer-based tests are the future. Many pointed out that with NEET being the single point examination for admissions to all undergraduate medical and dental seats, the logistic challenge of conducting the examination in online format were immense.“Its not merely the number of students that appear for the examination. It is the fact that students even from remote areas appear for the examination that is the concern.
Making sure that all the students are able to transition without concerns to the online mode is a task which NTA would have to facilitate,” shared an expert. As for the twice a year or once a year debate, experts pointed out that the decision, in the end, is about the feasibility of the examination. “If the ministry was to consider pen and paper based format, the cost of conducting the examination twice a year could be an evident challenge.” Experts however are divided over the debate and believe that it would be a balancing act for the HRD ministry.
In another significant change, these exams will be held over many days, and students will have the option to choose a date. Moreover, if a student appears for the JEE (Main) and NEET both times, the best of his/ her two scores will be taken into account.
Important dates to remember:
Registration process:2nd to 31st December 2020
Admit card:27th March 2020
Date of examination:May 3
The National Testing Agency (NTA) would conduct the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test NEET (UG) 2020 in pen and paper mode at different centres located in 154 cities throughout the country on May 3, 2020. The candidates, who have applied for the NEET UG 2020, can download the e-Admit Cards of NEET (UG) 2020 from NEET website www.ntaneet.nic.in w.e.f. April 15, 2020.
The conduct of NEET (UG) 2020 Examination would be video graphed. The candidates are required to keep their head in upright position and face the camera during the videography so that their identity could be clearly established.
Exam Pattern of NEET (UG) 2020:
a.Pattern of the Entrance Test
Physics: 45 Objective Type Questions = 180 Marks
Chemistry: 45 Objective Type Questions = 180 Marks
Botany: 45 Objective Type Questions = 180 Marks
Zoology: 45 Objective Type Questions = 180 Marks
Four options with single correct answer from Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany & Zoology) to be answered on the specially designed machine-gradable sheet using Ball Point Pen provided at examination centre only.
Total: 180 Objective Type Questions = 720 Marks
b.The duration of test would be three (03) hours from 02:00 pm to 05:00 pm.
c.Each question carries four marks. For each correct response the candidate will get four marks.
d.Medium of the Question Papers: English / Hindi / Assamese / Bengali /Gujarati / Kannada / Marathi / Odia / Tamil / Telugu / Urdu
Candidates opting for English would be provided Test Booklet in English only. Candidates opting for Hindi would be provided Bilingual Test Booklet in English and Hindi. Candidates opting for Regional languages would also be provided Bilingual Test Booklet in selected Regional language and English. In case of any ambiguity in translation of any of the questions, its English version shall be treated as final.
Candidates qualifying NEET (UG) – 2020 would be eligible for All India Quota and other quotas under the State Governments/Institutes, irrespective of the medium of the examination, subject to other eligibility criteria.
NEET UG 2020 Exam pattern and syllabus:
The NEET is a three-hour long exam which includes three sections
I Section – Physics,
II Section – Chemistry and
III Section – Biology.
Of the total 180 questions,
90 would be from biology and
45 from physics and
45 from chemistry.
Preparation syllabus includes the whole of Class 11 and 12 standard NCERT textbooks in the respective subjects. Every correct answer would fetch you plus four marks and every incorrect answer results in a negative mark. Questions that are not attempted do not have any penalty marks.