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Changes Expected in NEET Syllabus 2020 and How to Prepare for It?

Changes Expected in NEET Syllabus 2019 and How to Prepare for It

From 2019 onwards National Testing Agency (NTA) will take over the reign of conducting entrance exams in India, which Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) used to conduct.

What scenarios lead to the chaos about the NEET Syllabus?

About CBSE NEET Exam 2020:

  1. Students following the state board curriculum raised their voice against the CBSE NEET syllabus.
  2. In concern of the above issue Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar decided to include the state board curriculum in the CBSE NEET entrance exam.
  3. This statement leads to an outcry among the students and parents, as the candidates who were already preparing for NEET 2020 had already covered more than half of their syllabus. And it would be difficult to cover the state board syllabus in this short duration.
  4. As a result, CBSE announced that syllabus won’t change for 2020 NEET exam.

About NTA NEET Exam 2020:

At the present time syllabus of NEET Exam 2020 is the same. It has not been changed.

And now as we know that instead of CBSE, NTA will conduct the NEET 2020 exam, they have clarified the above statement. The mode of 2020 NEET exam is offline, which is the pen and paper mode.

What has changed in the NEET 2020 exam?

The rules and regulation regarding the age limit and the number of attempts to appear for NEET 2020 was a matter of confusion. Especially for the ones who have already appeared in the examination and intend to appear again.

The eligibility criteria for NEET 2020 is revised. As indicated by the most recent notice released on the official website, candidates who are belonging to the reserved category (i.e. SC/ST/OBC) are given 5 years of relaxation. This means that if your upper age limit is 30 years on 3rd May 2020 (the exam day) you are eligible to appear NEET 2020 exam.

The candidates who come under the unreserved category (i.e. GEN) should have age limit less than or equal to 25 years as on 3rd May 2020.


To be precise, check out below:

Category Birth date
Reserved (SC/ST/OBC, including PH) Applicants should be born on or between 5th May 1989 and 31st December 2002

NOTE:  Your upper age limit should be 30 years

Unreserved Applicants should be born on or between 5th May 1994 and 31st December 2002

NOTE:  Your upper age limit should be 25 years


Also, the minimum age required is 17 years, which means candidates should have born on or before December 31, 2002.

NOTE: Candidates who have completed 10+2 from Open School or as private candidates will not be qualified to show up for ‘National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test’. Besides, the study of Biology/Biotechnology as an additional subject at +2 level likewise will not be permissible.

Selecting NEET Exam question paper medium

  • If you have opted the question paper medium as English then you will receive the test booklet in English only.
  • If you have opted the question paper medium as Hindi or any regional language then you will receive the bilingual test booklet i.e. in Hindi or the selected language & in English. In case of any ambiguity in translation, the English version should be considered as the final one.

Syllabus for NEET 2020

From Class 11th

1 Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body Structure of Atom  Cell Structure and Function Biology and
Human Welfare
2 Work, Energy and Power Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry Structural Organisation in Animals and
Plants Genetics and Evolution
3 Kinematics Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties Diversity in Living World Reproduction
4 Properties of Bulk Matter Thermodynamics Human physiology Ecology and environment
5 Physical world and measurement Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure Plant Physiology Biotechnology and Its
6 Laws of Motion States of Matter: Gases and Liquids
7 Thermodynamics Equilibrium
8 Gravitation Redox Reactions
9 Oscillations and Waves Organic Chemistry- Some Basic Principles and Techniques
10 Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory s-Block Element (Alkali and Alkaline earth metals)
11 Some p-Block Elements
12 Environmental Chemistry
13 Hydrocarbons
14 Hydrogen


From Class 12th

1 Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism Solid State Reproduction
2 Electromagnetic Waves Electrochemistry Ecology and environment
3 Electrostatics Solutions Genetics and Evolution
4 Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents Chemical Kinetics Biotechnology and Its Applications
5 Current Electricity General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements Biology and Human Welfare
6 Atoms and Nuclei Surface Chemistry
7 Electronic Devices p- Block Elements
8 Optics d and f Block Elements
9 Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation Biomolecules
10 Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
11 Polymers
12 Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids
13 Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen
14 Coordination Compounds
15 Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers
16 Chemistry in Everyday Life


How to prepare for NEET 2020 exam?

As now you know about the NEET syllabus 2020, it’s time to look at, how you can prepare well to make the most of this opportunity.

NEET exam demands full devotion. For this, make sure you do the followings:

  • Initially, you ought to make a study timetable and keep the complete track of time spent on every one of the subjects.
  • Study NCERT theories & solve their problems. You may also use any reference book or any kind of study material to get clarification on your concepts.
  • Take short breaks during your study hours.
  • Solve past years’ NEET mock test papers.
  • After, completing a chapter, take a chapter-wise test to evaluate what you have learned and what you have to work on.
  • Online tests also add on value to your preparations. As you will be able to judge the time spent on each question.
  • Watch videos related to the syllabus. Sometimes, videos can help you grasp the essence of critical topics.


Wrapping up

NEET is one of the supreme medical entrance tests in India. Lakhs of applications are filled and only a few are able to qualify it. In NEET 2020 exam, more than 13 lakh applicants are likely to show up. This includes both the first time appearing candidates and the ones who have already appeared the exam in the past. So, practice well and nail it.

After qualifying the exam, if you need any assistance regarding the further admission procedure or want to study abroad, do contact us. We are always ready to help you out in making your best career decision.

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