FAQs About New Changes in NEET 2020

1. Will MBBS admissions in AIIMS and JIPMER also happen through NEET-UG from 2020?

Yes, for academic session 2020, the admissions in AIIMS and JIPMER will happen through NEET-UG from 2020 as per National Medical Commission Act. Union Health Ministry, under which comes AIIMS and JIPMER, have made regulations to conduct these two through NEET.
Not only AIIMS and JIPMER, but entrance exams for many other medical colleges of national importance will also take place through NEET 2020 to actualize the concept of the Common National Entrance Test.


2. What will bethe pattern of questions in the NEET 2020 after scrapping AIIMS and JIPMER?

NEET 2020 exam pattern remains the same as that in previous years. In simple terms, there are no changes regarding the NEET 2020 exam pattern. The mode of the examination is offline. NEET 2020 question paper will consist of a total of 180 questions, and the total time allotted for the exam remains 3 hours.
Physics and Chemistry will account for 45 questions each while Biology sections will comprise a total of 90 questions.

3. What will be the NEET 2020 marking scheme since it is merged with AIIMS and JIPMER?

Each right answer will be rewarded 4 marks, and there will be a deduction of 1 mark for every wrong answer. The total number of multiple-choice questions for all three sections will be 180. Biology sections will comprise of 90 questions, whereas Physics and Chemistry sections will consist of 45 questions each.

4. Will NTA add General Knowledge, Logic & Reasoning, and English language into the NEET exam now that AIIMS and JIPMER are canceled?

NTA has not made such changes in the NEET 2020. These changes are not feasible as there are lakhs of students who were preparing only according to the NEET syllabus and exam pattern.

As Union health minister assured that the reforms to conduct medical entrance exams through one Common National Entrance Test came into existence to “help set common standards in the medical education sector” and to “save students and guardians from unnecessary physical and financial trauma.”

5. What changes should be made in preparation for NEET 2020 after the NMC Act?

Students need not make any changes in their strategy or anything else, as there are absolutely no changes in the NEET exam pattern as well as the syllabus.

6. Will the level of questions in the NEET exam get difficult like AIIMS paper after NEET becoming the only exam for MBBS admission?

It is hard to predict the difficulty level of the NEET 2020. The syllabus and study material for NEET as well as AIIMS and JIPMER was very much similar. Because the syllabus remains the same, the exam difficulty level too should not vary much. Students should work on the concepts of Physics, Chemistry, and Biology as well as study  NCERTs thoroughly before the exam.

7. What are the changes in the NEET 2020 syllabus that will be conducted by NTA?

There are no changes in the NEET 2020 exam pattern, as well as the syllabus. The syllabus for NEET 2020 remains the same as it was for previous years. So, it is safe to say that except for the inclusion of AIIMS and JIPMER entrance exam in NEET 2020, everything remains the same as before.


8. Will NEET 2020 be conducted in online mode?

NO. The mode for NEET 2020 will be offline. Though last year, the decision to make NEET 2020 CBT (i.e. online) was taken. But it was soon reversed considering the considerable number of aspirants.

9. Is NEET going to be held twice in 2020?

No. NEET 2020 will be held only once in 2020. So, students should keep in mind while preparing that they have only one shot and therefore try their best.

10. Is NEET 2020 in February?

No. NEET 2020 will take place only once in May 2020. Students should prepare accordingly. 

11. Is NCERT enough for NEET 2020?

The syllabus notified by NTA for the NEET exam mainly consists of the 11th and 12th standard syllabus. That’s why NCERTs are the best study material for aspirants to start their preparation.
Thoroughly study the NCERTs for Biology, Physics, and Chemistry as NCERTs will cover most of the syllabus.
But once students have 11th and 12th NCERTs on their fingertips, they can move to other reference books such as Scobotic Smart Books.

12. Is there any age limit for NEET 2020?

There is no upper age limit for the aspirants to appear in the exam. But the lower age limit for the admission stands at 17. So, a person who has completed age 17 at the time of admission or will complete his/her age of 17 as on 31st December of that year is eligible for the admission.

13. Will there be EWS Quota in NEET 2020?

Yes, there is provision for EWS Quota in NEET 2020. EWS stands for the Economically Weaker Section and applies to the general category. So students who belong to the general category but fall under EWS Quota can avail up to 10% reservation for their admission in medical colleges.

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