NEET UG exam is conducted by NTA for admission to various MBBS and BDS colleges across India. Around 15 lakh students registered for NEET 2019 while 14 lakh appeared for the exam. Once you think of these numbers, you can understand the magnitude of competition.
NTA released the application form for NEET 2020 on 2 December 2019 at their official website www.ntaneet.nic.in. The last date to register for NEET 2020 is December 31, 2019. All the aspirants must complete the registration process before the deadline. Candidates can apply for NEET 2020 through “online-mode” only.
Let us see how you can apply for NEET 2020 and what are the documents required for the NEET 2020 application.
1- Steps to fill NEET 2020 application form online
Here are the steps you must follow to complete the NEET exam application process:
Step – 1: Registration
- Go to the official NTA website, i.e. www.ntaneet.nic.in and click on the link ‘Apply Online’.
- You will be asked to enter your name, father’s name, mother’s name, mobile number, email id, date of birth, category and complete address with pin code along with your contact details.
- Once you click the submit button, you will get a registration number which you must note down.
Step – 2: Fill the Application form
- To complete the application form, login using your registration number on the login panel.
- You will be asked to enter your personal details along with parents’ details, qualifying exam details, state/UT code, the language of examination, choice of exam city, etc.
- Verify all the details entered before making the final submission. Once checked, you can press the ‘Submit’ button.
Step – 3: Upload photo and signature
- Now, you have to upload the scanned images of your passport-sized photo, postcard size photo, candidate’s signature and left-hand thumb impression in the prescribed JPG/JPEG format.
NOTE: Recommended size and format of the documents:
Photograph: 4″x6″ in 50 to 300 KB taken on or after 01 September 2019.
Signature: Full signature in running handwriting on white paper with a black ink pen in 4 to 30 KB size.
Left-hand thumb impression: Thumb impression on white paper with blue ink in 10 to 50 KB size.
Step – 4: Pay the application fees
- Once you have successfully uploaded the docs, you have to pay the application fee via credit or debit card/ Net banking/ UPI or PayTM. The fees for the general category is INR 1500, General-EWS/OBC-NCL is INR 1400 and for SC/ST/Transgender/Physically handicapped candidates is INR 800 (GST Extra).
2- Documents required for NEET 2020 application process
The registration process can become an exhausting task as you have plenty of things to look for while registering. To help you out, we have compiled a list of documents required for NEET 2020 registration. You should keep the scanned copies of the following documents ready when filling the application form:
- You must have your Class 10th mark sheet and passing certificate.
- Scanned copy of passport size photo and a postcard size photo with a white background (maximum size 100 kb). It is strongly suggested that you avoid wearing sunglasses, caps or any other accessories in your photo. However, you are permitted to wear your spectacles.
- Scanned copy of your full signature on a white background (maximum size 20kb)
- A valid ID proof. You can use your Aadhar card, Ration Card or Passport for identity.
- A jpg/jpeg file of your left hand’s thumb impression.
3- NEET 2020 Eligibility Criteria
A candidate must fulfil the following eligibility criteria to qualify for NEET 2020:
- Nationality – Indian National, Non-Resident Indians (NRI), Overseas Citizen of India, Persons with Indian Origin, Foreign National Citizens can apply.
- Age Limit – A candidate must complete 17 years of age on or before 31st December 2020 while there is no upper age limit for NEET 2020. To put it simply, the candidate must be born on or before 31st December 2003. The upper age limit is 25 years as on the date of the exam, with a relaxation of 5 years for SC/ST/OBC & PWD candidates.
- Qualification – A candidate must have completed Class 12 or equivalent from a recognized university with Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Botany and English as compulsory subjects.
- General category students must score a minimum of 50% aggregate marks in PCB while students from OBC-NCL, SC, and ST category need to have at least 40% aggregate in PCB. For the unreserved students in PH category, the PCB aggregate marks in the qualifying examination are 45%.
4- NTA NEET Correction Form 2020
Candidates tend to commit mistakes while filling the NEET application form. Therefore, NTA provides another chance for making the correction and submitting validated details from 15th January 2020 to 31st January 2020. If you wish to correct your NEET form, just follow the steps mentioned below:
- Firstly, you have to sign in to the official website using the NEET 2020 login detail.
- You will find a link for correcting the NEET Online form from 15th Jan to 31st Jan 2020 only.
- Ensure that you make changes in the application form very carefully as it would be your last chance for making the correct.
- Verify your details carefully before hitting the submit button in the correction window.
5- Some tips for NEET 2020 applicants
Here are some tips for NEET applicants which will ease their work:
- Once you have submitted the application form, you cannot withdraw it. So, make sure you fill the form very carefully.
- You cannot fill multiple forms by the same details as it won’t be accepted. You can contact the NTA helpline for support rather than filling multiple forms.
- Save a copy of the bank transaction or receipt having the NEET 2020 registration number for future use.
- You cannot make the payment offline, so do not send any demand draft, cheque or cash to NTA.
- In case you forget the registration details, do not panic. You can retrieve them through the ‘Forgot Password’ link.
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We bring you each and every information that is required for the NEET 2020. Be sure to stay tuned to our blog. Candidates are advised to regularly visit the NTA website for latest updates too.
Hopefully, this blog helped you clear your queries regarding NEET 2020 application process and the documents required for NEET 2020 application. All the best for your NEET exam.
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