National Testing Agency has announced the important dates of NEET 2020. National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) exam 2020 will be held on May 3, 2020 (Sunday) to offer admission into MBBS/BDS courses offered by public and private medical colleges of the country. National Testing Agency, also knowns as NTA will be conducting NEET exam for the second time in 2020. The application process will begin in the online mode from December 2 and will close on December 31. The candidates desired to appear in the exam can apply at ntaneet.nic.in.
The candidates want to appear in the exam must fulfill the eligibility criteria as prescribed by NTA. The candidates who have passed class 12 from a recognized board are eligible to appear for the National NEET-UG 2020. The exam will be held in the pen-and-paper mode and the applicants can download the NEET admit card from March 27. The result for NEET is scheduled to release on June 4.
NEET 2020 exam pattern: NEET is a three-hour long exam which includes three sections – physics, chemistry, and biology. There will be a total of 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.
Last year, the National Testing Agency (NTA) was set-up by the government of India responsibility of NTA to conduct the entrance test. Earlier, the competitive entrance exams including NEET-UG, JEE, NET, etc were conducted by CBSE.