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While registered candidates of NEET 2020 are in an unfavourable situation due to COVID-19, NTA has released the information regarding exam centre city allotted as per the preferences provided. In a public notice (dated 20th Aug 2020), NTA stated that the exam is going to be conducted as per revised schedule on 13th September 2020 without any further delay. The NEET (UG) 2020 will be conducted in a single shift of 2 PM to 5 PM only.
How To Check Your NEET Exam Centre City?
Candidates can check the same using a link provided on the official website. Complete steps are provided as below-
- Head to the official website of NEET 2020 i.e. www.ntaneet.nic.in
- Click on “Know your centre city”
- Enter the NEET Application Number and password.
- Click on ‘Login’ and you will be able to know the exam centre city allotted to you.
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This facility will urge students to request NTA in advance to change the exam centres allotted in case of any discrepancy. Moreover, students usually forget their password or application number while downloading NEET Admit Card, which can be retrieved beforehand to avoid any last minute hassles.
The Director-General of National Testing Agency, Mr Vineet Joshi, has said that the new list of new NEET exam centres will be released within a week. The list will have information about all the exam centres which are now being added to improve social distancing norms considering the situation of COVID-19 pandemic across the country. The list for new exam centres for the JEE Main 2020 will also be announced.
In an interview, he said, “We are in talks with all the organizations and the list of examination centres will be announced within a week, and not more than that.”
Mr Vineet Joshi also said that the examination body, NTA, is going for trials runs of home-based “proctored” tests for some small examinations in order to combat the risks of travelling amid COVID-19 outbreak. He added, “We are trying to introduce this for the smaller examinations for now. We’ll begin the smaller ones, learn the lessons and move on the bigger examinations soon enough.” Although, NEET and JEE Main would not come under this.
Social Distancing Guidelines For Students
New exam guidelines are being set up as a precautionary measure which shall be followed at NEET Exam Centres. He stated that parents will be asked not to escort their children to the exam centres except if it is very essential such as in the case of an exam centre being situated in the outskirts of a city or if the child has special needs. He said that barricading shall be in place to ensure that candidates do not crowd at gates or break social distancing. Entry will also be maintained in such a way that the gates do not get too crowded. Social distancing will be followed before, during and after the examination.
Conducting Exams with Extra Rooms and Centers
NEET is conducted in Pen and Paper mode only. Moreover, the examination shall be conducted on a single day i.e. 26th July 2020 with approximately 11 lakh aspirants appearing for the examination. According to Mr Joshi, NTA is under talks with schools and colleges to provide extra rooms and centres so that maximum number of centres are available to maintain social distancing. This will also help students get their first preference for the exam centre. But this also raises a question of whether the newly set-up exam centres will be able to prevent any leakage of data?
A lot of students face problems due to missing photographs or documents. Students will be asked to carry a photograph so that they can appear for the examination. But “no student shall be turned away because of these problems”, he said.
On dates of NEET Admit Card, he said that if the situation is stable, admit cards will be released around 21 days prior to the exam dates. And for NEET 2020 Results, they will try to release the results in about 15 to 20 days after the exams are concluded as inspection of OMR sheets might take some time. While for the results of JEE Main, he told that NTA would be able to release results soon after the exam as JEE is conducted completely in computer-based mode.
On NEET 2020 being conducted in Pen and Paper mode, he said that they are reviewing the possibility of conducting future NEET examinations in an online computer-based mode as the ‘logistics of computer exams are much easier to maintain than an exam on pen and paper.’
Due to the pandemic of COVID-19, NTA has doubled the number of NEET Exam centres to ensure the regulations of social distancing implementation. NTA has also revised some of the NEET 2020 exam centres due to general elections. The authority reopened the NEET Application Correction Window till 20th July, 2020, so that the aspirants can modify their preferable exam centres.
Update: NTA has provided facility to check allocated exam centres in advanced. Candidates will be able to download NEET Admit card approximately 15 days prior to the exam. Read More
Students from UAE are advised to choose their NEET exam centres in UAE only, since it is not possible to travel from the country to India to appear for the NEET 2020 exam. In this regard, NTA got support from Pinarayi Vijayan, CM of Kerala in favour of the demand for local exam centres.
Students can give their choices of top 3 NEET 2020 exam centres as per their preference. But the examination authorities will allot the final examination centre. The students do not have flexibility to change the allotted exam centre. NTA has released NEET exam dates 2020 at their official site as well.
NEET Exam Centres and their Codes
NEET Exam Centres from Andaman & Nicobar to Delhi/New Delhi
|State/UT||City||Code of City|
|Andaman & Nicobar||Port Blair||1101|
|Chandigarh||Chandigarh / Mohali / Panchkula||1601|
|Chhattisgarh||Bhilai/ Durg/ Bhilai Nagar||1701|
|Dadra & Nagar Haveli||Dadra & Nagar Haveli||1801|
|Daman & Diu||Daman||1901|
|Delhi/New Delhi||Delhi/New Delhi||2001|
NEET Exam Centres from Goa to Punjab
|State/UT||City||Code of city|
|Goa||Panaji/ Madgaon/ Margao||2101|
|Jammu & Kashmir||Jammu||2501|
|Gulbarga / Kalaburagi||2705|
|Kozhikode / Calicut||2808|
NEET Exam Centres from Rajasthan to West Bengal
|State/UT||City||Code of City|
|Noida / Greater Noida||4410|
|West Bengal||24 Pargana||4601|
NEET 2020 Test Centres
- NTA has established a wide network of test centres for the aspirants from rural areas.
- The candidates, who are willing to complete their UG coursework in AYUSH (that is Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy), need to apply for NEET 2020 Exam.
NTA Doubles NEET 2020 Exam centres
Approximately 15 Lakh aspirants will sit for NEET 2020 exam. Amidst the pandemic of COVID-19, it is very challenging to seat that number of students while conforming to the social norms. Consequently, NTA has increased the number of exam centres in 2020. It will help to maintain social distancing.
- As per their planning, the candidates will sit two metres apart from the other candidate. The gap between two aspirants was 1 metre last year.
- To obey the government orders, the number of test centres for NEET 2020 will be increased to 6000. Initially, the number of NEET 2020 exam was 3000.
- Mode of exam for the single shift and single day will be same.
Initially the NEET aspirants can choose their preferable exam city and centre. Nonetheless, NTA will conduct the final seat allotment for the students. For instance, in the situation like overbooking and underbooking, NTA will change the seat allotment to the aspirants. Read More
Process of Choosing NEET 2020 Exam Centres
- NTA allots the NEET exam centres to the aspirants.
- The candidates should choose three preferable exam centres during the NEET Application 2020 form fill up process.
- Once the students login to their account, they need to provide detailed information. The information is related to their choice of preferences.
- Kindly note it down that you will not be eligible to edit your application once you submit it.
- Candidates should double check every entry, based on their accessibility.
- The booking slots for online exams are dependent upon first come first serve basis. There are eight different settings for online exam.
- You are advised to book your slots as soon as possible. Kindly note it down that queries related to the same matter will not be entertained.
- The aspirants from Assam, Meghalaya, Jammu and Kashmir should bring Aadhaar Card number to the exam centre. Otherwise they must choose the exam centres only within their state respectively.
- NEET exam centres will be allocated based on first-come-first-serve basis.
Exam Centres of NEET 2020: Based on the Language
The candidates can give their exam in 10 different languages (as per their preferences). The following table shows the enlisted languages and the available exam centre correspondingly:
|Languages you prefer||NEET 2020 Exam Centre|
|English, Hindi and Assamese||NEET Examination Centres in Assam|
|Hindi and English||All NEET 2020 examination centres and cities|
|English, Hindi and Gujarati||NEET Examination Centres in Gujarat, Daman, Dadra and Nagar Haveli|
|Bengali, English, and Hindi||West Bengal and Tripura NEET Examination Centres|
|English, Hindi and Marathi||Maharashtra NEET Examination Centres|
|Hindi, English, and Telugu||NEET Examination Centres in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana|
|English, Hindi and Tamil||Tamil Nadu NEET Examination Centres|
|Kannada, English, and Hindi||NEET Examination Centres in Karnataka|
|English and Urdu||All NEET Examination Centres 2020|
|Oriya, English, and Hindi||NEET Examination Centres in Odisha|
NEET 2020 Exam Day Instructions
- NEET exam centre will be opened 2.5 hours before the exam time, i.e., at 7:30 am. No entry will be allowed after 9:30 am so candidates are advised to reach the exam centre on time.
- Candidates must carry their NEET Admit Card at the exam centre.
- The applicants must carry a passport-sized photograph at the exam centre to be pasted on the attendance sheet.
- Without the NEET admit card, candidates will not be allowed into the exam centre.
- Candidates are advised not to carry any personal belongings at the exam centre may or may not allowed to keep anything at the NEET 2020 exam centre
- No applicants will be allowed in the NEET 2020 exam centre with any digital instrument such as calculator, Mobiles.
- If any candidates found with any digital instrument then his/her exam will be cancelled.
The students are advised to book their exam centre as early as they can to avoid being allocated randomly by the exam authority.
Documents Needed at NEET Exam Centres
On the NEET exam day, the aspirants should carry admit cards and few other essential documents. Go through the following content in order to get to know about the essential testimonials, which are needed to carry on the NEET 2020 exam day.
- One passport size photograph. It will be attached with the NEET admit card
- Another passport size photograph will be attached with the attendance sheet
- You will need to show your valid identity proof. Do not forget to carry your PwD certificate (if applicable).
- One postcard size coloured photograph (4”*6”), which has been taken in white background, will need to be attached with the downloaded Proforma. It will need to be handed over to the invigilator.
- To enter to the exam hall, the aspirants should bring all the aforementioned documents along with admit card.
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NEET 2020 Exam Day Schedule
Find the below mentioned table to identify the NEET 2020 exam day schedule:
|Last Entry to the exam hall||1.30 PM|
|Sitting on the seat||1.15 PM onwards|
|Announcement of instructions and checking of NEET Admit Card||1.30 to 1.45 PM|
|Distribution of Test Booklet||1:45 PM|
|Writing of particulars on the test booklet by the candidate||1.50 PM|
|Test Concludes||5.00 PM|
Guidelines Follow to the Disabled Candidates in NEET 2020 Exam
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare released the NEET examination guidelines for the disabled aspirants on 23rd April, 2019. The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment issued the notice on 29th september, 2018. Finally, NEET 2020 will be going to implement the rule for the candidates with disabilities.
Read the following guidelines to find the revised rules and regulations for the disabled candidates:
- Considering the improvement in technology in new avenues, it is necessary to start a uniform and comprehensive policy for the benchmark disabled candidates.
- No added advantages or criteria for the regular candidates.
- The disabled benchmark candidates will get the facilities like scribe/reader or lab assistant.
- Aforementioned facilities will be provided once a certificate of their disability will be submitted. The certificate should highlight the fact that the candidate is unable to write. Consequently, he needs a scribe to write the exam, on his behalf.
- Candidates will get the opportunity to choose their own scribe. In order to check his suitability, the candidate will get a chance to meet with the scribe two days before the exam.
- In case of providing the scribe to the disable candidates from the examination authority, then the scribe should not be more than matriculate qualification.
- If the candidate brings scribe on their own, then the aspirant needs to submit the details and qualifications of the scribe.
- In case of ocurring emergency, the aspirants can ask for more than one scribe to complete the writing of the papers. For instance, one scribe for each paper is allowed.
Some More Tips for Disabled Candidates
- The disabled candidates are required to select the mode of giving the written test that is Computer/Braille/large print. Apart from this, the candidates will be able to record the answers.
- Benchmark disabled candidates will be able to check their system prior to the exam, if they choose the computer based mode. Besides, if they find any discrepancy, they can rectify it immediately.
- Candidates are allowed to carry gadgets like talking calculator, braille slate, geometry kit, abacus, tailor frame, communication chart, braille measuring tape and electronic devices etc.
- The sitting arrangement for the disable candidates will be at the ground floor.
- Once the exam starts, the disabled candidates will get the supplementary sheets timely.
- In case of open examination, the examining body will provide reading material in Braille/e-text and special computer screen reading software.
- The hearing-impairment candidates will get alternative objective questions.
The aforementioned guidelines, rules and regulations will be followed by the exam authority in case of conducting the test for disabling aspirants.
NEET 2020 Exam Centres FAQs
Ans. No, you will not be able to change your NEET 2020 exam centre. Since you have chosen vernacular languages as the mode of exam, hence, the exam centre will be allotted to the respective state. Hence, your NEET 2020 exam centre will be in Assam.
Ans. Yes, you can allot your seat as per your preferable choice, even if it is not mentioned in the application form.
Ans. Yes, you definitely can choose Delhi as the preferred location. However, you are advised to select the NEET 2020 exam centre to your nearby location. It will be convenient for you to reach by time.
Ans. No, it is not possible to change the NEET 2020 exam centre by the aspirants if the admit card has been released.
Ans. Yes, it is better to carry since the NTA authority will not provide you such kind of stuff.
Ans. No, you will not get permission to enter the exam hall if you do not carry it with yourself.