NEET 2020 is a national level medical entrance exam. It will be conducted for MBBS/BDS admission in all MCI/DCI approved colleges in India. NTA will conduct NEET 2020, taking over the responsibility of organizing medical entrance exam from CBSE. With NTA coming into the picture, many things have changed in NEET 2020 such as mode of exam, its frequency. However, for those who are in class 11 or 12, their focus at the moment should be exam preparation.
National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct NEET 2020 in Feb and May. The dates of exam are expected to be in first-second week of Feb 2020 and second – third week of May 2020. First time NTA NEET, National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (UG) was held from 03-17 Feb and 12-26 May. Please note though, NTA may change the exam schedule in tune with changes expected in NTA NEET.
|NEET 2020||Important Dates (expected)|
|NEET 2020 Exam Date||1st-2nd week of Feb 2020, 2nd-3rd week of May 2020|
|NTA to release NEET 2020 application form||Oct 2019, Mar 2020|
The NEET 2020 exam date and other important dates will be announced by NTA in November/December 2019.
What are the changes in NEET 2020?
This is one question that has really been bothering many medical aspirants. You have just completed your class 10 and taken the dive into PCB / BiPC. On one hand your concerns are coping up with pressure of studies, and on the other hand you have to worry about what changes may come up in NEET 2020.
To ease your worries, let us explain to you what are the changes in NEET 2020:
- NEET 2020 will be held in online mode.
- NEET 2020 will be held twice a year.
You can read this news to understand history of above-mentioned changes that are to happen in NEET 2020.
Syllabus, exam pattern will not change.
If your aim is to qualify NEET 2020 and you are starting from today, then you have pretty good chances of not only qualifying, but also getting a good rank. It is important to aim for a good rank in NEET 2020 as you will compete with close to 15 lakh students for only 63,900 seats.
Total number of colleges teaching MBBS in India: 491.
Subject to changes by MCI.
So to realize your goal, you have to start preparing for NEET 2020 now.
How can I prepare for NEET 2020 now?
So you have two years (just a little less than that). That’s ample time to prepare for NEET UG.
First thing you should keep in mind is that you must pay attention in class from day 1.
One mistake that students make is they think they will study everything in tuition or coaching. Instead, they should first pay attention in class, understand everything, and then leave extra learning to self-studies / tuition / coaching. Syllabus of class 11 and 12 is a quantum leap for many from class 10. So every bit of knowledge you get from various places is valuable.
Second thing is that NCERT books are the best for NEET preparation.
All you need to cover in the NEET syllabus is NCERT books of class 11 and 12 physics, chemistry, biology. This is usually the standard textbook in most boards. However if it is not in your board, then you can refer board prescribed books for board exams and NCERT for NEET preparation.
Third is the NEET 2020 preparation strategy.
NEET 2020 Preparation Strategy
Strategy comprises of:
- What should be your daily time table?
Answer: Your daily time table is dependent on your activities of the day and your sleeping habits. Since you are in class 11, you must be going to school. If you are an early riser, then you can wake up around 4:30 AM and study for one hour before school. Then you come back from school around 2 PM. After that you eat and rest until around 4 PM. After that you can study for two hours. Then go out for some physical activities. Come back and study again for three hours at least. If you wake up late and sleep late, then you can shift your morning’s one hour study time to night. With this time table, you can study at least 6 hours every day yourself.
Later on, when your school ends, you can put in more hours of self-studies. If you go to coaching/tuition then it becomes hectic to take out time for self studies. Therefore opt for such a coaching which is not too far from your home so that travel time is eliminated.
- What should be your monthly goals?
Answer: To begin with, you should study all that is being taught in school. Whenever a topic gets over, practice its MCQs.
There are 59 topics in NEET syllabus, and you need to finish them before December 2019. So divide the number of chapters by the number of days you have left. Say if that comes out to be 2 chapters in a day, then please make sure that you actually cover 2 chapters in a day. This way you can set your monthly targets.
- How to do self-assessment?
Taking a shot in light is better than a shot in the dark. By self assessment you will know about your strengths and weaknesses. You can do self assessment by solving MCQs and taking mock tests. After every chapter, solve its MCQs. After completing syllabus take several mock tests and solve past year papers.
- How to convert strengths into weaknesses?
Once you know your weaknesses, immediately seek help of a teacher or mentor. Usually the problem lies in grasp of concepts. Once that is clear, you can solve its questions better. That, and continuous practice is the key.
NEET 2020 Syllabus and Exam Pattern
The exam pattern of NEET 2020 is expected to remain same as it was held this year. On basis of the most recently held NEET UG, exam pattern is described below. Candidates are requested to note that if there are any changes then they will be announced by NTA in November / December 2019. We will also update details here then.
Expected exam pattern of NEET 2020
|Subject||Number of questions||Maximum Marks|
Expected syllabus of NEET 2020
Physics syllabus of class 11th
- Physical world and measurement
- Laws of Motion
- Work, Energy and Power
- Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body
- Properties of Bulk Matter
- Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory
- Oscillations and Waves
Physics syllabus of Class 12th
- Current Electricity
- Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism
- Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents
- Electromagnetic Waves
- Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation
- Atoms and Nuclei
- Electronic Devices
Chemistry syllabus of class 11th
- Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry
- Structure of Atom
- Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties
- Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
- States of Matter: Gases and Liquids
- Redox Reactions
- s-Block Element (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals)
- Some p-Block Elements
- Organic Chemistry- Some Basic Principles and Techniques
- Environmental Chemistry
Chemistry syllabus of class 12th
- Solid State
- Chemical Kinetics
- Surface Chemistry
- General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements
- p- Block Elements
- d and f Block Elements
- Coordination Compounds
- Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
- Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers
- Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids
- Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen
- Chemistry in Everyday Life
Biology syllabus of class 11th
- Diversity in Living World
- Structural Organisation in Animals and Plants
- Cell Structure and Function
- Plant Physiology
- Human physiology
Biology syllabus of class 12th
- Genetics and Evolution
- Biology and Human Welfare
- Biotechnology and Its Applications
- Ecology and environment
Books Recommended For NEET 2020
NCERTs are a must. So you should have the following NCERT books:
- Physics for class 11
- Physics for class 12
- Chemistry for class 11
- Chemistry for class 12
- Biology for class 11
- Biology for class 12
Other than them, you need books to get in-depth knowledge and practice MCQs. A list of good books for NEET 2020 preparation are given below.
- HC Verma
- DC Pandey
- Physical: Avasthi Problems In Physical Chemistry.
- Organic: Solomons and Frythle’s Organic Chemistry, Morrison Boyd, Himanshu Pandey.
- Inorganic: VK Jaiswal Inorganic Chemistry.
- Objective Chemistry by S.Dinesh
- Modern’s ABC of Chemistry
- Trueman’s elementary biology
- Modern ABC of Biology
If you have any queries on NEET 2020, please ask in comments below.