NEET 2020 New Changes by NTA - AIIMS and JIPMER MBBS Admission
Last Updated : December 2, 2019.
The admission to MBBS course in AIIMS, New Delhi, JIPMER and all AIIMS like institutions will also be made through NEET.
NEET 2020 will be conducted by NTA. There is a buzz around that NTA is going to make some changes in the NEET 2020 exam pattern and syllabus due to inclusion of AIIMS and JIPMER MBBS admission through NEET.
Note : "There will be No Change in Pattern or Difficulty Level of the NEET 2020 Examination" - Vineet Joshi (NTA Director).
Here are some FAQs and queries from students about new changes in NEET 2020.
Will MBBS admissions in AIIMS and JIPMER also happen through NEET-UG from 2020?
Yes, Admission to MBBS courses in AIIMS and JIPMER will be through NEET-UG from 2020. Institute of National Importance like AIIMS, JIPMER, PGIMER will Not Conduct any UG entrance examination from year 2020 onwards. NEET will be the Only entrance exam to MBBS & few other UG medical courses from the next academic session.
What will be the pattern of questions in the NEET 2020 after scrapping AIIMS and JIPMER?
There is no change in the NEET 2020 question pattern. NEET 2020 question paper will have total 180 objective type (multiple-choice) questions of Physics, Chemistry and Biology. 45 each in Physics & Chemistry and 90 questions from Biology (Botany, Zoology).
Will there be any change in the NEET 2020 paper pattern since it is merged with AIIMS and JIPMER?
No, there is no change in the NEET 2020 paper pattern (after inclusion of AIIMS and JIPMER).
Will NTA add General Knowledge, Logic & Reasoning and English language into the NEET exam now that AIIMS and JIPMER are canceled?
No, NTA will not add AIIMS and JIPMER sections like general knowledge, logic & reasoning and English language into the NEET exam. There are lakhs of students who only prepare for NEET, adding extra sections to NEET will further complicate it more as there are very few months remaining for the exam.
What changes should be made in preparation for the NEET 2020 after the NMC Act?
There is no change required in NEET 2020 preparation after the NMC Act. Continue your NEET preparation, the way you were doing so far.
Will the NEET 2020 paper going to be tough or easy because there is no AIIMS and JIPMER?
NEET 2020 paper is likely to be the same level as previous years, AIIMS and JIPMER will have no say regarding questions of NEET paper. It's up to NTA whether they will make paper easy, moderate or tough. You should prepare well for any possibility.
What will be the level of NEET exam paper 2020 after mixing of all 3 papers - JIPMER, AIIMS and NEET?
The level of NEET exam paper 2020 is expected to be moderate. The competition will rise due to mixing of all 3 papers (JIPMER, AIIMS and NEET) which may result in slight increase in difficulty level by NTA. NCERT will remain the main source of preparation along with NEET coaching modules.
Will the level of questions in NEET exam get difficult like AIIMS paper after NEET becoming the only exam for MBBS admission?
No. Saying that level of questions in NEET exam will be difficult like AIIMS is a little bit exaggerated. For Biology, NCERT is recommended and in Physics and Chemistry, the paper will check your clarity on concepts. There may be a small increase in the difficulty level of questions as NEET will be the single entrance exam for admission to prestigious medical colleges like AIIMS, JIPMER.
What are the changes taken by NTA for the NEET 2020?
Currently there are no changes taken by NTA for NEET 2020 except inclusion of NEET and AIIMS admissions through NEET.
Will NEET 2020 be conducted in online mode?
No, NEET 2020 will be conducted in Pen and Paper Mode only. A decision was taken last year to conduct NEET exam in online (CBT) mode, but due to concerns regarding number of aspirants and online test practice centres (TPCs), it was changed back to offline mode.
Is NEET going to be held twice in 2020?
No, NEET 2020 will take place one time only (in the month of May). Don't make any changes to your preparation schedule by thinking about it.
Is there any change in the NEET 2020 syllabus by NTA?
There is no change in the NEET 2020 syllabus by NTA. The NEET 2020 Question Paper will be based on a common syllabus notified by the NMC after review of various State syllabi as well as those prepared by CBSE, NCERT and COBSE.
Is NEET 2020 in February?
No, NEET 2020 will not be conducted in February. NEET 2019 was announced to be conducted twice in February and May but the decision was reverted due to objections raised by students and parents.
Is NEET 2020 online or offline?
As already informed by NTA, NEET 2020 will be offline, in pen-paper mode.
Is there any change in NEET 2020 exam pattern by NTA?
There is no change in NEET 2020 exam pattern by NTA. NEET 2020 entrance test will consist of one paper of duration 3 hours. It will be conducted in pen-paper mode and once a year only.
Is NCERT enough for NEET 2020?
NCERT books are recommended for NEET examination preparation as the syllabus of NEET 2020 syllabus is largely based on NCERT class 11 and 12 syllabus. For solving problems and regular tests, you can refer NEET study material or reference books.
Is there any age limit for NEET 2020?
There is no upper age limit for NEET 2020. Supreme court has allowed above 25 years candidates to appear in the NEET exam. NEET 2020 Minimum age limit : He/she has completed age of 17 years at the time of admission or will complete that age on or before 31st December of the year of his/her admission to the 1st year MBBS/BDS Course.
Will there be EWS Quota in NEET 2020?
Yes, EWS Quota will be applicable for NEET 2020. EWS Quota is implemented from NEET 2019. There is a 10% Reservation quota for the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) among General Category candidates in medical colleges.
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