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NEET Counselling 2020: Round 1 Result For MBBS, BDS Out; Download Seat Allotment Letter

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.

Download NEET Counselling Round 1 Seat Allotment Letter

Reporting To Medical / Dental CollegesNEET Counselling 2020

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:
    1. Passport copy of sponsorer, embassy certificate
    2. Sponsorship affidavit (stating that sponsor is ready to bear the expenses for the whole duration of study)
    3. 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.

Download Round 1 Final List of Seat Allotment

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.

NEET 2020 Answer Key: Challenge window is open till 29 September

Challenge NEET 2020 Answer KeyA 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:

  1. One must visit the NTA NEET official website – ntaneet.nic.in
  2. Then students must click on the ‘Key challenge’ link present on the top left side of the homepage.
  3. Using the application ID and password one can log in.
  4. Students can see the response ID along with the correct option ID for each of the questions.
  5. Students can simply select the checkbox on the NEET 2020 answer key that they want to challenge.

Also Check NEET 2020 Paper Analysis

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.

“Career of Students Under Jeopardy”, Says Supreme Court, No More Delay in NEET 2020

The students are worried and so are parents. But it seems that they have to move on. The Supreme Court of India rejected the plea demanding postponement of NEET 2020 and JEE Main 2020 exams till the normalcy is restored after the COVID-19 pandemic. Late night on 17th August 2020, the National Testing Agency (NTA) also released the ‘JEE Main April/September 2020 Admit Cards’ for candidates pretty quick after the final verdict of the Supreme Court. This could mean that NEET 2020 Admit Cards might be released soon enough.

“Students Could Lose The Academic Year”

The Supreme Court bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra was hearing the plea, who also announced the final verdict. Since the plea demanding postponement has been dismissed, the NEET 2020 will be held as per the revised schedule on 13th September 2020.

“Life should move on even during COVID-19. How can we just stop the exam? We must move on”, said Justice Arun Mishra over the plea demanding NEET postponement. He also said that not conducting the entrance exams will be a loss to the country. Students will lose the entire academic year and their career will be put under jeopardy.

NTA vs Students

Solicitor General, Mr Tushar Mehta, advocate for NTA, assured the SC bench that both exams will be conducted taking all necessary precautions to stop the spread of COVID-19.

While on the other hand, Advocate Alok Srivastava cited the Prime Minister’s 15th Aug speech that a vaccine for COVID-19 is coming soon. Hence, the exams need not be postponed indefinitely but only for some time until the vaccine is out.

But, the Supreme Court bench rejected the petition to postpone NEET and JEE exams. Justice Arun Mishra dismissed the plea saying that delaying the exams any further will put the ‘Career of students under peril’.

The petition filed on behalf of 11 students by Advocate Alakh Alok Srivastava has the following requests from students-

  1. Exams must be postponed as the COVID-19 cases are increasing rapidly.
  2. NEET exam must be conducted only after normalcy is restored post COVID-19
  3. Exam Centres must be increased and each district must have an exam centre to ensure students need not travel outside their city.
  4. Aspirants must be provided a fresh opportunity to fill the application form along with exam centre preferences from scratch.

NTA to double NEET Exam Centers to prop up Social Distancing

NTA will conduct the NEET-UG exam on 26 July. With this announcement, the National Testing Agency is at a crossroads to administer the pen and paper exam for around 15 lakh aspirants while conforming to the norms of social distancing amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

As NEET-UG is a pen and paper-based exam, it is conducted all around the country at the same time, unlike JEE Main and JEE Advanced, that are conducted online and in multiple shifts. To resolve this issue, NTA is planning to conduct the exam at around 6000 exam centers contrary to the 3000 centers for normal conditions. This plan will enable a minimum of 2 metres distance between two students. Usually, Kendra Vidyalayas, CBSE-affiliated schools, engineering colleges and state government colleges are chosen for the exam. It will be challenging for the agency to figure out additional 3000 exam centers in a limited time.

Furthermore, NTA is also planning on increasing the number of shifts and add around 200 more exam centers to maintain social distancing for JEE Main. As for JEE Advanced, the exam will be conducted in 600 exam centers as the number of students qualifying for the exam is estimated to be only 2 lakhs.

NEET Compulsory for Veterinary Sciences & Animal Husbandry courses

The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is scheduled on May 3, 2020 for admission of the eligible students to Veterinary Sciences & Animal Husbandry. As per the Veterinary Council of India (VCI), the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is responsible for conducting NEET exam for those seeking seats under 15% All-India Quota.

For appearing in the exam, students have to fill the application form. Students from National Institute of Open Schooling faced a problem termed as “Technical Glitch” while submitting the application form. Because they have to directly write the exams for Class XII without appearing in Class XI.

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Will NEET 2020 be tougher or easier – what is the prediction

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National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, commonly known as NEET, is the flagship medical entrance exam of the country. It is a mandatory exam for taking admission in MBBS/BDS courses throughout the country. More than 1 million candidates appear for this exam every year to a seat in the best medical institutes of the country.In this article you will get to know will NEET be tougher vs easier with last years? Read Paper Analysis for NEET 2020

NEET 2020 is scheduled on May 03, 2020 in Pen and Paper based mode. Click here to check Answer Key

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