MBBS Admission – 2020

Planned to pursue MBBS in India? The complete update for Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) that you need to know is listed below.

Until 2019, students had three major entrance exams in India to pursue MBBS, which are NEET-UG, AIIMS MBBS, and JIPMER MBBS. But from this year (2020) all admissions to MBBS/BDS are to be done on the basis of NEET scores, including for AIIMS and JIPMER institutes.

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), has always been considered as one of the most novel undergraduate courses among the other medical degrees in India. It is considered so prestigious because it is one of the challenging courses when compared to other degrees.

MBBS has a course duration of 5.5 years during which the students receive an academic understanding of various concepts as human anatomy, medicine, chemistry, drug formulation, and effects, and gain theoretical and practical exposure over clinical procedures. The major subjects that are covered during the MBBS course include,

MBBS Syllabus

General SurgeryRadiotherapy
General MedicineBiochemistry
GynaecologyIntroduction to Humanities and Community Medicine
Forensic Medicine and ToxicologyHuman Physiology
Ear, Nose and ThroatHuman Anatomy
Dermatology & Sexually Transmitted Diseases 
MBBS Syllabus

Students receive the degree in “Bachelor of Medicine” or “Bachelor of Surgery” on the successful completion of the course which is valid across the globe enabling them to practice across the nations.

Due to the limited number of seats available, the competition for it is really high. Students face a tough war to gain MBBS admission in India. This leads to a fair share of students to move out of the country for higher studies every year.

Medical courses in India for an Undergraduate degree

  • MBBS – Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
  • BDS – Bachelor of Dental Surgery
  • BAMS – Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery
  • BUMS – Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery
  • BHMS – Bachelor of Homeopathy Medicine and Surgery
  • BYNS- Bachelor of Yoga and Naturopathy Sciences
  • B.V.Sc & AH- Bachelor of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry

However, there are a number of medical courses that are offered to students without NEET. Such medical courses are listed below for reference.

  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
  • Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology
  • Bachelor of Technology in Biomedical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Microbiology (Non-Clinical)
  • Bachelor of Science in Cardiac or Cardiovascular Technology
  • Bachelor of Perfusion Technology or Bachelor of Science in Cardio-Pulmonary Perfusion Technology
  • Bachelor of Respiratory Therapy
  • Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Bachelor of Science in Genetics

Eligibility criteria for MBBS admission in India

  • Must pass12th or equivalent qualification with science subjects – Physics, Chemistry and Biology with English.
  • Must have an aggregate score of 50% in the 12th qualification exam.
  • Age to be between 17-25 years at the time of the mbbs admission process.
  • Should have cleared NEET 2020 with the qualifying score.

Top 10 Government Medical Colleges in India

1 All India Institute of Medical SciencesNew Delhi
2King George’s Medical UniversityLucknow
3Maulana Azad Medical CollegeNew Delhi
4Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and ResearchPuducherry
5 University College of Medical Sciences, University of DelhiNew Delhi
6 Institute of Medical Sciences Banaras Hindu UniversityVaranasi
7Madras Medical CollegeChennai
8 Government Medical College and HospitalChandigarh
9Armed Forces Medical CollegePune
10Sawai Man Singh Medical CollegeJaipur
Top 10 government medical colleges

Top 10 Private Medical Colleges in India

1Christian Medical College, VelloreVellore
2Kasturba Medical College, ManipalManipal
3Amrita School of Medicine, KochiKochi
4Kasturba Medical College, MangaloreMangalore
5JSS Medical College, MysoreMysore
6Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, ChennaiChennai
7Christian Medical College, LudhianaLudhiana
8MS Ramaiah Medical College, BangaloreBangalore
9Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, LudhianaLudhiana
10Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital, BhubaneswarBhubaneswar
Top 10 private medical colleges

NEET 2020

NEET entrance exam is conducted by the Medical Council of India (MCI) and Government Authorities of India every academic year. The allotment of medical course seats is purely based on merit by the score obtained in the NEET entrance exam through the state and national counseling.             

The National Testing Agency (NTA) is the conducting body of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET). The mode of examination is offline with language options of English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Oriya, Kannada, and Urdu. The duration of examination is 3 hours for a total mark of 720 and the total number of questions in NEET is 180. The exam does have negative marking and the subjects that candidates are tested on are Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.

NEET Application Procedure:

To enroll for the NEET 2020 entrance exam, an online application form had to be submitted online with complete student details before the last date of registration. During the time of submission, a non-refundable application fee has to be paid to complete the application submission process. The fee amount varies with the candidates’ category which as mentioned in the table below.

NEET 2020 application fee

CategoryApplication fee (In Rs)
General EWS/ OBC1400
SC/ ST/ PWD800
neet application fee

Events and its respective dates with regards to NEET 2020

Application forms available online02-12-2019
Deadline to fill the application06-01-2020
Deadline to pay the registration fee06-01-2020
Correction window for the application form15-01-2020 to 31-01-2020
Extended correction window (First)01-04-2020 to 03-05-2020
Extended correction window (Second)15-05-2020 to 31-05-2020
Extended correction window (Third)04-07-2020 to 20-07-2020
Release of admit card26-08-2020
NEET 2020 exam conducted on13-09-2020
Release of provisional answer keyExpected on last week of September
Release of final answer keySecond week of October
NEET 2020 resultLast week of September
neet 2020 exam dates

Tentative dates, subject to change.

NEET 2020 Result

The NEET 2020 result is expected to be announced soon. The results will be declared online. The candidates can check the results by logging in to their official registered accounts. After the declaration of result, the qualified candidates’ list and the merit list will be released. Based on the merit list, the candidates will be participating in the counseling process.

Whether a candidate has been qualified in the examination or not is determined by the cut-off for the respective category. Different categories have different cut-offs. The candidate has to clear the cut-off for his/her particular category.

Previous years’ NEET cut off for MBBS

CategoryMinimum Qualifying PercentileCut off marks for 2019Cutoff marks for 2018
UR – PWD45120107
SC/ ST/ OBC/ PWD4010796
neet cut of in mbbs

*UR- Unreserved category, PWD- Persons with disability, SC- Scheduled Caste, ST- Scheduled Tribe, OBC-Other Backward Classes