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One of the prestigious exams National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test, or better known as NEET, is organized by the National Testing Agency (NTA). During this lockdown, there has been a lot of postponing and rescheduling of the NEET exam keeping the students on their toes all the time. NEET 2020 was conducted on 13th September 2020. As for NEET 2021, it is tentatively scheduled in May 2021.
So, students are urged to make a comprehensive study plan, and for that, knowing and understanding the syllabus is a must. Let’s browse through the essential tips and tricks to prepare a perfect NEET 2021 study plan here below.
How to put together a smart study plan for NEET 2021?
With the reduction in CBSE Syllabus for 2020 to 2021, it may impact NEET 2021 syllabus as well. So, stay tuned for official updates. Students have to be prepared with whatever the changes that the NTA will decide. Given below are some of the most effective factors of a smart study plan, that will help you crack the NEET 2021 exam with flying colours.
- Make the syllabus familiar
Let’s face it, the NEET Syllabus is vast, with students being overwhelmed whenever they lay their eyes on it. However, don’t worry about the exam much, because being familiar with the syllabus can make this mountainous task seem a lot easier. Make sure you keep glancing at this syllabus frequently, as soon as you get it in your hands. This will make the concepts seem easier and ultimately help a lot in knowing where you stand in your study preparation.
- Quality Study Material
You will be recommended many of the study materials, not just by your tuitions, but also by the authority of NEET 2021. Those are adequate enough, but along with that, you are supposed to be collecting relevant study material to prepare for this year, including texts as well as question and sample papers.
- Make a comprehensive but simple timetable
Study timetables will not be effective – they give the students a clear sense of how to proceed with their studies. The timetable doesn’t have to be extravagant in its preparation – just a simple timetable, but comprehensive and covering all the syllabus one should be made by the students. The students are advised to spend more time on making a personalized timetable so that they get more than enough time to not only study but revise as well.
- Make quick notes
Just studying and byhearting is not the key to wholesome learning and not at all a recommended move if you are wishing on cracking the NEET 2021 exam. Make sure that you have fast notes while studying so that they can be the anchor you can fall back on while revising or even before going to the exam. If you want to be successful in NEET, make a separate book for these notes – this book will be the key in your revision time, making it easy and comfortable.
Study Plan For Memory Retention and Practice
Given below are some tips which will help you stay regular on your studies and also ensure that you do not forget what you have learned in the past few days-
Once you are done with your initial studying, spend a day without touching anything from your study. Then dive in for a revision with a legitimate NEET Revision Plan, and it should be a thorough revision. Make sure your timetable dedicates enough time for revision. Peruse the notes that you made while studying and go through the topics that you found particularly hard during studying. Take help of online options, including Google and YouTube, so as to help you revise even more comfortably.
- Solve sample papers and mock tests
NEET Sample papers and mock tests are available in plethora, not just online, but also in your classes or from those who’ve appeared for the exam before. The students actually benefit the most from solving sample papers and appearing for mock tests. Not only do they give you an adequate sense of timing, but also makes sure that you are ready for any kind of questions that come in the NEET exam 2020 and NEET 2021; because these sample papers and mock tests will help you whenever you appear for it.
- You come first
Students think over exhausting themselves would make sure that they are successful in their NEET 2021 exam. However, that’s not the case at all. Whatever you have planned in your timetable, you have to add enough time to get rest and relax from all the exam hullabaloo. Proper diet, a little bit of exercise and breaks in between the study sessions are important. No exam is worth you tiring yourself; and if you are happy and healthy, you can concentrate more properly and have a better chance of passing your examination with excellent grades.
Study Materials for NEET 2021 Preparation
Mentioned below are some of the much-needed books and reference texts that students can peruse while studying for the NEET 2021 examination –
|Physics||NEET 2020 Physics Guide- 5th Edition||Disha Publications|
|Concepts of Physics||H.C. Verma|
|Fundamentals of Physics||Halliday, Resnick and Walker|
|Chemistry||Physical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Inorganic Chemistry||O.P. Tandon|
|40 Days Chemistry for NEET||Sudhanshu Thakur|
|Objective Chemistry for NEET Vol. 1&2||R.K. Gupta|
|Biology||Complete NEET Guide: Biology||MTG Editorial Board|
|Elementary Biology Volume 1 & 2||Trueman|
|NEET 2020 Biology Guide- 5th Edition||Disha Publications|
The COVID-19 pandemic has rendered everything into chaotic confusion, but the students are advised to not lose their hearts and still study as hard and dedicatedly as possible. There is always the question of how to prepare for all of the competitive examinations, even more so for the NEET examination, may it be of the previous year or even NEET 2021.
The tips and strategy for NEET 2021 mentioned in this article will not only help the students to concentrate on their studies but also increase their chances of appearing in the top ranks. Concentrate and focus is the mantra for cracking the test!
Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) has released the final list of seat allotment for NEET 2020 (UG) Counselling for Round 1 on 7th November 2020. The MBBS and BDS seats under 15% All India Quota have been allotted to candidates as per their preferences provided during choice filling. This year NEET Counselling includes deemed & central universities, along with AIIMS, JIPMER, ESIC and AFMC seats under 15% AIQ.
Candidates can now also download the seat allotment letter and report to their allotted colleges for completing requisite formalities. As per the official letter, candidates were advised to wait till the final result to report at colleges as provisional allotment is subject to changes.
Reporting To Medical / Dental Colleges
Candidates can report to the allotted institutes from November 6 to 12, 2020. Those who do not report will lose their allotted seat. The process of reporting might be altered with certain safety guidelines due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Documents that must be submitted at colleges while reporting are given below-
- Allotment Letter issued by MCC
- Admit Cards of Exam issued by NTA
- Result / Rank letter issued by NTA
- Date of Birth Certificate (if Matric Certificate does not bear the same)
- Class 10th Certificate
- Class 10+2 Certificate
- Class 10+2 Marks Sheet
- Eight (8) Passport size photographs – same as affixed on the application form
- Provisional allotment letter generated on-line.
- Proof of identity (Aadhar/ PAN/ Driving Licence/ Passport)
- For NRI/ OCI candidates appearing for Deemed Universities following documents are mandatory:
- Passport copy of sponsorer, embassy certificate
- Sponsorship affidavit (stating that sponsor is ready to bear the expenses for the whole duration of study)
- Relationship Affidavit (Relation of Candidate with the sponsor)
Do note that the original documents along with attested photocopies must be provided during reporting or admission at the institute. In case a candidate has availed benefit or certain category, he/she must also submit the category certificate.
What After Round 1 Seat Allotment?
The reporting for colleges allotted in round 1 of NEET Counselling ends on 12th November 2020.
- Soon after this, Round 2 process will commence from 18th November 2020.
- Reporting for seats allotted in round 2 will close on 2nd December 2020.
- Mop-up round counselling will be conducted from 10th December 2020 for seats in Deemed, Central University, ESIC, AIIMS & JIPMER.
- In case of seats left vacant after both rounds, Stray vacancy round will be conducted from 27th to 31st December 2020.
After a long wait of almost a month, medical aspirants will finally be able to predict a suitable course and college for themselves. NTA has announced the NEET (UG) 2020 Results on the official website. This also comes with the final answer keys for NEET 2020. Check NEET 2020 Results Here
Previously, NTA also released provisional answer keys for candidates to challenge. Later on, the scanned images of OMR answer sheets and recorded responses were also released. Check Final Answer Keys Here
How To Download NEET 2020 Scorecard?
Downloading NEET 2020 Scorecard from the official website is easy-
- Visit the official website i.e. ntaneet.nic.in
- Click on “NEET 2020 Scorecard”
- Enter your Application Number, DOB and Password for NEET 2020 Login
- Click on ‘Submit’ and your scorecard will appear.
- Download the scorecard and save it as PDF for future reference.
Based on the ranks scored in NEET (UG) 2020, candidates will be able to secure admissions in 80,000 MBBS seats, 27,000 BDS seats, 52,000 AYUSH courses seats in top medical colleges of India. Students will also be able to compete for 1205 AIIMS MBBS seats and 200 JIPMER MBBS seats.
NEET 2020 Expected Qualifying Cut Off
Given below is the expected cut off for NEET (UG) 2020-
|Category||Qualifying Percentile||Expected Cut Off Score|
|Open||50th Percentile||710 – 150|
|OBC/SC/ST||40th Percentile||150 – 124|
|UR-PwD||45th Percentile||150 – 124|
|OBC/SC/ST-PwD||40th Percentile||150 – 124|
Based on the qualification in NEET 2020, candidates can take part in NEET Counselling. Seats are reserved under two special quotas namely – 15% All India Quota (AIQ) and 85% State Quota. The counselling for AIQ seats is managed by the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) on national level.
The Supreme Court of India has favoured their decision towards the benefit of many students who were affected by COVID-19 lockdown or stuck in containment zones. In its judgement, the apex court has directed National Testing Agency (NTA) to declare NEET 2020 Result on 16th October 2020.
Students who were not able to appear for NEET (UG) on 13th September due to COVID-19 or other reasons must be given the opportunity of re-exam on 14th October i.e. Wednesday.
NEET 2020 was conducted by NTA amid COVID-19 with full safety precautions and SOPs. Due to COVID-19, around 10% to 15% of approximately 16 lakh candidates were not able to take the exam. Many students who were COVID-19 positive, appeared for the exam, but were returned from the exam centres due to safety reasons.
Due to this reason, many eligible candidates have raised questions and filed a plea at the Supreme Court for re-examination. NEET (UG) is conducted in pen & paper mode, which makes it much easier to conduct within a short span of time.
Now, it is to see if NTA will be able to conduct the exam again within the stipulated time of 2 days and also release the results by 16th Oct for all the candidates. The expected cut off for NEET 2020 is also going to rise as the number of candidates have increased this year, with a much easier exam compared to previous years.
Based on the NEET 2020 Ranks, candidates will be able to take part in NEET (UG) Counselling conducted by MCC.
Even though students have been waiting for the response sheets of NEET (UG) 2020, NTA has instead released the NEET 2020 Question Papers on the official website i.e. ntaneet.nic.in. All the question papers are downloadable in PDF format. NTA has released the question papers of all sets i.e. from E1-H1 to E6-H6.
How To Check NEET 2020 Question Papers?
The steps to check the newly released NEET 2020 question paper PDFs is easy.
- Head to the official website of NTA NEET (UG) 2020 – www.ntaneet.nic.in
- Click on the ‘Notice’ tab in the menus available at top.
- Now all the question papers will be available to download.
The question papers are available in following languages-
- English + Hindi
NEET 2020 was conducted on 13th September 2020 with full COVID-19 safety measures. The NEET 2020 Answer Keys have been released by NTA recently. It is being anticipated that the NEET 2020 Result will be announced soon or at least by 12th Oct 2020 as per previous trends.
NTA conducted the NEET 2020 on 13th September all over the country. Many candidates have expected that the NEET 2020 Results are going to be announced in the last week of September 2020, as the exams have already been delayed due to COVID-19. But it seems that NTA is planning to announce the result for NEET (UG) 2020 around the first week of October 2020.
NTA has already released the NEET 2020 Answer Keys for candidates along with the challenge window. However, the candidates have not been able to check their responses in the exam as NTA has not yet released the OMR Response Sheets.
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Is NTA Not Going To Release NEET OMR Responses?
This whole academic year has been delayed amid the COVID-19 pandemic. NEET 2020 was delayed by about 5 months, consequently delaying the admission process to various medical colleges of India. As NEET is conducted in pen and paper mode (using OMRs), it will be a long and tough task for providing the scanned OMR response sheets to each and every candidate. Due to these factors, it is possible that NTA might skip this step before releasing the NEET 2020 Results.
When Is NTA Going To Announce NEET 2020 Result?
According to the information bulletin on the official website, the exam date and result date as per the original schedule (before COVID-19) was 1 month apart.
As per the various rumours and news sources, the expected date for NEET Result is 12th Oct 2020 or before. However, NTA has made no official announcement regarding this. If taking the previous year trends, the result could be announced within the first week of Oct 2020 i.e. within 3 or 4 days.
A day after the National Testing Agency (NTA) released the NEET 2020 answer key of the recently concluded NEET exam. Several students have now raised challenges to two questions from the exam paper. NTA has announced accepting challenges to NEET 2020 Answer Key between 27th September and 29th September (by 2 PM). To challenge the answer keys, students will have to pay 1,000 INR. The fee will be refunded in case the challenge is found to be correct.
How to Challenge NEET 2020 Answer Key?
No one can challenge the NEET 2020 answer key without the receipt of the challenge fee. If any challenge is accepted by NTA, students who appeared in the exam will be awarded a bonus of four marks for each question. Mentioned below are the steps to download the answer keys:
- One must visit the NTA NEET official website – ntaneet.nic.in
- Then students must click on the ‘Key challenge’ link present on the top left side of the homepage.
- Using the application ID and password one can log in.
- Students can see the response ID along with the correct option ID for each of the questions.
- Students can simply select the checkbox on the NEET 2020 answer key that they want to challenge.
What’s new with NEET 2020 Answer Key?
NTA releases the OMR sheets every year with the NEET Answer Keys 2020. But, there is an exception this year. The NEET OMR Sheets 2020 are not released as the exam, and consequent admission process is delayed this year due to the pandemic. But this action didn’t go well with students and their parents. They opine that without NEET OMR Sheets 2020, students are unsure about their responses.
Aspirants who have taken NEET 2020 this year will now be eagerly waiting for the results after the release of the NEET 2020 Answer Key. Aspirants who have doubts with particular questions should first consult with friends and teachers before challenging the answer keys by 29th September.
The application form correction window of NEET-UG 2020 is open yet again. Aspirants who have appeared in the exam on 13th September can correct a few details again by visiting the official website. Adding to it, the NEET 2020 Result is likely to be out by 12th October.
The National Testing Agency (NTA) published a notice regarding this decision as most aspirants faced hardships to access NEET Form Corrections window earlier.
Aspirants who have taken the NEET 2020 UG can make the corrections online on the official portal – www.ntaneet.nic.in. The deadline for form correction is 30th September 2020, until 5 pm. Aspirants can, however, pay the fee only by 11.50 pm on 30th September. Scrolling down, you will find the details about the fields that can be corrected.
NEET Form Correction: What Fields Can Be Corrected?
With this facility, specific details can be corrected by the candidates once again on the official website. Mentioned below are the particulars on the NEET UG 2020 registration form that NTA is allowing to make corrections are:
- Name of Mother
- Name of Father
- Candidate’s Gender
- Candidate’s Category
- Mention Disability (if any)
- State Code of Eligibility
- Nationality of the Candidate
For other updates related to NEET 2020, aspirants must visit the NEET’s official portal. Aspirants can also contact the following numbers for any queries related to NEET UG 2020 exam – 8700028512, 8178359845, 9650173668, 9599676953, 8882356803.
Finally, NEET 2020 is concluded on 13th September. About 90 per cent of aspirants appeared for this exam across 3,800 centres on Sunday. All COVID-19 Safety Protocols were followed by NTA to conduct the exam safely. After the conclusion of the exam, the reactions of the students are out as well, and now the speculation will be on the NEET Answer Keys 2020. Here, we will look at the NEET 2020 Paper Analysis, Answer Keys & expected Cut-Offs.
The NEET 2020 Results are expected to be out very soon, during the last week of September 2020.
NEET 2020 Paper Analysis
The NEET 2020 exam paper was overall “easy”. The questions asked were mostly from NCERT. The paper had 180 questions with 720 marks. Find the NEET 2020 subject-wise paper analysis below:
NEET 2020 Zoology Exam Analysis
- Level of Difficulty – Moderate with a few exceptions.
- Multi-conceptual questions were asked. This required logical thinking, and accuracy. Few questions were tricky.
- Few terms were out of the NCERT domain.
- In general, the questions were thought-provoking and required aspirants to be alert.
NEET 2020 Botany Exam Analysis
- 1-2 questions were controversial and had more than one correct answer.
- Two questions came out of the NCERT books.
- Most of the questions were based on concepts. Few of the questions were facts-based.
- The paper was not lengthy.
NEET 2020 Paper Analysis – Chemistry
- The Difficulty level was from easy to moderate.
- The questions were straight forward, and easy. They were based on NCERT books.
- The paper was not lengthy, and even average students can attempt at least 40 questions with ease.
NEET 2020 Paper Analysis – Physics
- This paper was easy with comparison to previous years.
- Questions based on NCERT hover between 30 – 40% of the total questions.
- The questions were based on syllabus only with no controversial questions.
NEET 2020 Answer Keys
The official NEET 2020 Answer Keys will be released on the official website soon. The unofficial answer keys are released by coaching institutes like Aakash which are given below-
|NEET UG Papers 2020||Question & Answers Key|
NEET 2020 Cut Off
The NEET 2020 Cut Off will be released soon. But here you can find the last year cut-offs below:
|Categories||NEET Cut off 2019||NEET 2018 Cut off|
|General Category (50th percentile)||701 – 134||691 – 119|
|SC/ST/OBC (40th percentile)||133 – 107||118 – 96|
The NEET Answer Keys and cut-offs are the next big thing on which all eyes are glued. Both of them will be officially released soon on the NTA website. Now that the exams are successfully concluded, test-takers must stay alert to official notifications.
It was mandatory for all MBBS aspiring students to take the NEET (UG) exam before pursuing their graduation from a foreign institute or university. However, the Medical Council of India (MCI) has made an exception this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic, following which students can skip NEET 2020 exam on 13th September 2020.
However, this exception does have a condition i.e. students must qualify in NEET (UG) 2020 or NEET (UG) 2021.
- COVID-19 Advisory for NEET 2020
- NEET 2020 Admit Card Released, Check How To Download
- As per MCI, “If the student fails to qualify in NEET, the decision to further pursue the medical course in a Foreign Institute would be at his/her own risk. The student will not be allowed to take the MCI Screening Test or FMGE Exam. Further, the State Medical Council or MCI will not grant them the licence of Registered Medical Practitioner.”
The rule of mandatorily qualifying NEET 2020 for pursuing MBBS from a foreign college or university was brought by MCI in 2018. Today, a large number of students hope to pursue their education in medical fields from countries like Russia, Hong Kong, China, Germany, USA and more.
The admissions to the foreign universities usually begin soon and NEET 2020 has already been delayed thrice. Moreover, international travel has been banned amid the COVID-19 pandemic, due to which even after qualifying NEET 2020, students might not be able to travel abroad for education. This was making it difficult for students to take a firm decision regarding their higher education.
Also, all the students must fulfil the criteria under the “Eligibility Requirement for Taking Admission in an Undergraduate Medical Course in a Foreign Medical Institution Regulations, 2002”.
NEET 2020 is scheduled for 13th September 2020. It will be conducted in a single shift in around 6000 exam centres. The total number of participants for NEET this year are expected to be around 15 lakhs.