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Union Health Minister, Harsh Vardhan announced on Thursday that NEET PG 2021 has been postponed amid the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic in India.
Amid the surge in COVID-19 cases throughout the country, NEET PG 2021 has been postponed. The information about the postponement of the postgraduate medical entrance exam was given by the Union Health Minister, Harsh Vardhan, on Thursday.
The minister tweeted, “In light of the surge in #COVID19 cases, Government of India has decided to postpone the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test-Postgraduate exam which was earlier scheduled to be held on April 18. Next date to be decided later.”
#NEETPG2021 POSTPONED !
Health & safety of our young doctors is paramount.
— Dr Harsh Vardhan (@drharshvardhan) April 15, 2021
Demand for Postponing the Exam by Aspirants
The demand for postponing the NEET PG 2021 exam was put forth by thousands of MBBS students. On Thursday afternoon, a group of students also filed a petition for postponement of the exam in view of the surge in COVID-19 cases. The exam was scheduled to be conducted on April 18, 2021. NEET PG Admit Card 2021 has also been released by the National Board of Education. However, new admit cards will be released after the announcement of the revised exam dates.
Many MBBS students are already working at their respective institutes for treatment of patients with COVID-19. This was already putting them under pressure, while risking a large population towards the spread of coronavirus.
CBSE Board Exams Postponed
The update on postponement came after the postponement of CBSE Class 12th board exams. CBSE also cancelled the exams for Class 10th. The decision for postponement or cancellation of exams have been taken in the interest of student’s health and well-being.
The revised NEET PG 2021 Exam Dates will be announced on natboard.edu.in and nbe.edu.in. Keep visiting our website for regular updates on NEET exam dates, admit card, application and more!
There was a bit of confusion with whether NEET 2021 to be conducted twice this year. But now, all this confusion has subsided with the declaration of the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare recently. According to them, NEET 2021 will be conducted twice and will be conducted on the lines of JEE Main Exam 2021.However, the schedule of the examination is not finalised yet.
NEET 2021: Why will it be conducted twice?
The Health Ministry officials recently met with their counterparts from the Education Ministry and the National Testing Agency. Various issues were discussed on – Online and Offline modes of the NEET 2021 exam and multiple sessions.
A senior official in the medical education department of the Health Ministry said – “While we felt that a large number of NEET aspirants still may not be ready for appearing in the examination in online mode, there is now a consensus on conducting the test twice this year”.
If NEET 2021 is conducted twice a year, it will allow the aspirants to be ranked on the basis of the best score out of two attempts. The same format has been followed in the JEE Main exam since last year. According to a NTA official, this format of NEET 2021 exam will destress the students and will allow them to improve upon their last score.
Last week, Mr. Ramesh Pokhariyal Nishank during an interview to a TV channel, had confirmed that officials from the Education and Health Ministry had a lengthy meeting on the various issues faced by the students. They discussed the topic of NEET to be conducted twice in a year.
NEET is usually conducted in the first week of May every year. But due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was delayed till September last year. Hence, the National Testing Agency is yet to release the dates for the exam this year. Now, aspirants are at least little relieved after knowing about this recent update on the NEET 2021 exam.
With NEET 2021 dates not out yet officially, aspirants must be involved in intense preparation for the time being. So here are the best study supplements for the aspirants who are at their final level of preparation. To crack NEET 2021 on the first attempt, aspirants must follow an effective study plan and use the best study supplements like – Mock Tests, Online Education Portals, Books, etc.
Study Supplements for Effective Preparation
During your NEET 2021 preparation, medical students must follow some of the books written by experts. These books contain sample and previous year exam papers which you can revise during these final hours. Some of the best books for an effective NEET 2021 preparation are mentioned here:
- Concept of Physics by H.C. Verma
- Organic Chemistry by Morrison Boyd
- Physical Chemistry by O. P. Tandon
- Concise Inorganic Chemistry by J.D. Lee
- Objective Biology by K.N. Bhatia
You can also watch online lectures on various social media platforms given by experts or NEET Toppers to strategize for your exam during the final phase. You will find plenty of such lecture series on the official website of NTA as well.
The IIT-PAL videos are available separately on the NTA website for all the three subjects of NEET 2021 that is – Physics, Chemistry and Biology. You can also take mock tests, and access to question papers on various Educational Portals available these days.
Also Check | NEET 2021 Revision Plan
Few NEET 2021 Preparation Hacks
- Revision of the topics is important during the final stages of preparation. This will help to memorize each and every concept till the exams.
- Make notes on important chapters and concepts and put them on sticky notes and put them on the walls of your study room so that they appear before your eyes every day.
- Practise more and more mocks. You can also download the NTA’s National Test Abhyas App for taking mocks.
- Refer NCERT Books so that you don’t miss any important topics as the questions of NEET 2021 will be based on these books mostly.
- Take care of your health and also take sufficient breaks to relax your mind.
Stay tuned for the latest updates on NEET 2021 and keep preparing!
There is a constant worry among parents and students about the NEET 2021 dates. The Education Ministry has not clarified on delaying the announcement of the exam. This has led to worries among the NEET 2021 aspirants as they are not sure whether the exam will take place before the 12th boards or not. Even if it is delayed, a declaration from the Education Ministry will help them to plan accordingly. Many parents and students are curious as to why there is a delay in any announcement on NEET 2021, meanwhile JEE Main 2021 is already accepting applications.
Why Are NEET Aspirants Worried?
Mr. Ramesh Pokhriyal (Nishank) has already declared the dates of the JEE Main 2021 and JEE Advanced 2021. These exams will happen as per schedule.
But for NEET 2021 there are no notifications, and neither the authorities are coming clean on when they will release the notifications. Hence, there’s worry among the aspirants and parents about the fate of the NEET 2021 exam.
Some of the major queries among students are mentioned below-
1.What will be the NEET Paper Pattern?
Many NEET 2021 students are unsure about their NEET syllabus and NEET 2021 Exam Pattern. The Honorable Education Minister, Mr. Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ has already stated that there will be reduction of the syllabus. But there is no clarity on the final topics which is to be declared by NTA.
2.What will be the age limit for the NEET 2021 exam?
Students have questions on the NEET age limit as well. As per existing norms, the lower age limit for admissions is 17 years.
3.When is NEET 2021 going to be conducted by NTA?
According to Mr. Ramesh Pokhriyal, NEET 2021 will not get cancelled. But there are no notifications about the exam yet.
4.Will NEET be conducted twice a year?
The Education Minister has recently announced that the JEE Main 2021 will take place 4 times – February, March, April, May. So, various NEET 2021 aspirants are suggesting to make the exam available two times a year. This will give an opportunity to them to attempt the exam twice.
5.What are the provisions for the NEET 2020 dropouts?
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, many students did not take the exam last year. So, aspirants who want to appear this year have questions about their applications.
6.Will the NEET 2021 be conducted offline again?
The Education Ministry will consider the option to conduct the exam online. But having said that, the authorities have said that conducting such a popular exam online in this pandemic will require robust infrastructure which they don’t have yet.
What are the reactions of NEET 2021 aspirants so far?
Many parents and students are stressed due to delay in notifying about the NEET 2021 exam dates. Many have moved to social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook to express their concerns.
Likewise many aspirants shared their concerns with the Education Minister. One more candidate requested to conduct the exam online and also asked about the syllabus.
Aspirants are now eagerly waiting for the Education Ministry to come forward and break the suspense over the NEET 2021 exam dates, syllabus and exam mode. This will lessen all their worries so that they can plan accordingly.
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.