National Testing Agency (NTA) has extended the correction in NEET 2020 Application Form 2020 to changing exam city preferences. The last date to make any corrections or changes is 14th April 2020 till 5.00 PM. This means that counting from today, the number of days left for correction window is only two. Candidates are advised to check for any errors in the NEET Application Form and correct the same before this window closes, as this will be the third and probably the last window for correction.
The change in exam city preference has been provided due to the problems faced by multiple candidates stuck in a particular city due to the 21-day lockdown announced by PM Modi after the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic starting growing in the country. Candidates can update their preferences for change in exam city with the help of correction window provided on the official website of NEET 2020 – www.ntaneet.nic.in.
There will be no fee required for a change in exam city preference although if there is any fee required, the same will reflect on the final page before submitting the changes. The required fee can be paid via Net Banking, Debit/Credit Card, UPI, Online Wallets.
NTA said in the official notice issued on the website that although the maximum effort is put to ensure all the candidates are allotted exam center in the first city preference provided by them, it is possible that a different city (second preference) is allotted due to unavailability of additional seats.
Recently, amidst the outbreak of this fatal disease, NTA postponed major examinations such as JEE Main 2020 and NEET (UG) 2020 to ensure the safety of students as well as the whole country. Soon after, NTA opened correction windows for both the exams as an opportunity by candidates for one last time, if required.
Some suggestions for choosing the exam city preference amidst lockdown are given below.
- Choose your current residential city. If you are away from your hometown, choose the city where you currently reside. It may be possible that the government might allow conducting the examinations amidst lockdown due to urgency.
- Travel using trains. If required, travel using rail transport. Indian Railways has ensured proper sanitization of coaches to prevent the spread of COVID-19 disease. Hence, it is suggested to use trains instead of buses or other private transport.
- Do not choose a city out of state borders. It is possible that the state borders are sealed. In such a case, provide preferences to nearby cities within the state. That way if 2nd preference is allotted, you will still be within your state.