How to crack NEET Exam along with board exam preparation?


With the class 12th board exams about to commence in a few weeks, it is time for the students to start working on their weak areas and address the shortcomings before the exams. But there is a big challenge facing the students from the medical stream, i.e., balancing their preparations for class 12th board exams and the NEET 2020. It is imperative for the medical students to score well in their board exams along with obtaining the required percentile for the NEET. As per the rules, students need to score at least 50% marks (45% in case of physically handicapped and 40% in case of reserved categories) in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology or Biotechnology subjects during the board exams along with the required percentile in NEET to be declared as qualified. 

NEET 2020 Important Details

Exam Name National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test
Conducting Body National Testing Agency
NEET Exam Date 3 May 2020
Exam Category Undergraduate
Exam Mode Offline
Total Marks 720
Total Questions 180
Subjects Physics, Chemistry & Biology
Examination Centres
Languages available for taking the test
English, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Oriya, Assamese


NEET 2020 Examination Important Dates

Take a look at all the important dates for the examination.

Release of NEET application form 2 December 2019
Last Date of Registration 31 December 2019
NEET Admit Card Download 27 March 2020
NEET 2020 Exam Date 3 May 2020
NEET 2020 Results 4 June 2020


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NEET 2020 Examination Pattern

The candidates appearing for NEET 2020 are expected to have thorough knowledge regarding the examination pattern. Understanding the examination pattern is essential to crack this entrance examination to get into the world of medical studies.

  • The examination will be conducted for 3 hours with 180 questions.
  • 3 sections viz. Physics, Chemistry, and Biology will be included.
  • 4 marks will be awarded for a correct answer whereas 1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.
  • Total marks for the test will be 720.
  • 45 questions in Physics, 45 questions in Chemistry, 90 questions in Biology section will be included.


Here are some useful tips to help the students crack the NEET Exam 2020 along with their class 12th board exams: - 


Prepare a time-table: - “Failing to plan is planning to fail,” this saying best describes the importance of having a proper time-table for studying. Students must prepare a proper time-table wherein more time is allocated to weaker concepts and vice-versa. This practice will help with better management of the time available and ensure coverage of all the key concepts for NEET 2020 as well as class 12th board exams. 


Take one subject at a time: - “Too many cooks, spoil the broth.” Remember that having concepts clarity is essential in clearing both  NEET and class 12th board exams. So during the preparations, take one subject at a time and clear all your doubts pertaining to it before moving on to the next subject.


Study NCERT Books: - Including NCERT books during your preparations will help you significantly. As per experiences shared by students who have cleared NEET previously, most of the questions come from the NCERT textbook. So including it in preparation plans will help with class 12th exams as well as NEET 2020. 


Mock Test: - Practice mock tests for NEET 2020 as well as the board exams on a regular basis and in a time-bound manner. This will help you get rid of the jitters and be more confident while taking the exams. 


It is not an easy task to manage both the board exams as well as NEET preparations simultaneously, but that being said, it is not impossible either. With a little dedication and a lot of effort, you can indeed achieve both these objectives.


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