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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.
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.
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.
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.
The verdict is out and it’s again the same. NEET 2020 will not be postponed. The complete order will be uploaded by the court which will reveal what the 3-judge bench of Supreme Court said while rejecting the review plea on postponing NEET and JEE entrance exams during COVID-19 pandemic.
The review plea was heard ‘in-chamber’ where the lawyers were not allowed to put forward any arguments on their behalf. The judges who were hearing the plea are- Justice BR Gavai, Justice Ashok Bhushan, Justice Krishna Murari.
Supreme Court rejects review plea filed to postpone the conduct of #NEET_JEE exams.
Three-judge bench says plea does not merit reconsideration #SupremeCourt #reviewplea #dismissed #jeeneetpostpone #NEETisSocial_Injustice #ExamsInCovidASuicide #speakforstudentsafety pic.twitter.com/YPdjcYRz8F
— Bar & Bench (@barandbench) September 4, 2020
As per the recent reports, the plea was rejected as the bench said that it does not carry any merit for reconsideration. It is to note that NEET 2020 is going to be conducted in a single shift on a single day only i.e. 13th September, with almost double candidates than JEE Main 2020.
— Bar & Bench (@barandbench) September 4, 2020
As it is evident, the review petition has been rejected. Students who have been deprived of resources amid COVID-19 must request the authorities to ensure proper management at exam centres, so that the risk of spread of coronavirus is decreased. What events will unfold next, will decide the career of more than 15 lakh students.
While, National Testing Agency (NTA) is firm on their decision of conducting JEE Main 2020, six states who filed review petition, are firm to get NEET 2020 postponed. The hearing for the review petition will be heard by the Supreme Court of India at 1:30 PM.
The review petition has been filed on the decision taken by the Supreme Court on not postponing the NEET 2020 and JEE Main exam, specially when COVID-19 cases are rising every day by 80,000. The apex court rejected the plea citing that not conducting entrance exams will put the “Career of students at peril.”
A three-judge panel led by Justice Ashok Bushan will hear the review plea today. The plea was filed by the following opposition states-
- Maharashtra (Uday Ravindra Sawant)
- West Bengal (Moloy Ghatak)
- Chhattisgarh (Amarjeet Bhagat)
- Jharkhand (Rameshwar Oraon),
- Rajasthan (Raghu Sharma),
- Punjab (B S Sidhu)
Dear #NEET_JEE Friends,
Tomorrow at 1.30 PM, a 3-Judge Bench led by Hon’ble Justice Ashok Bhushan, will consider 3 Review Petitions seeking #POSTPONEJEE_NEET
Hon’ble Justice Ashok Bhushan had recently allowed States to Postpone #UGC final year Exams.
Let’s hope for the Best🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/rz1ZYAqfA1
— Alakh Alok Srivastava (@advocate_alakh) September 3, 2020
West Bengal Chief Minister, Mamta Banerjee, on Tuesday said that more than 75% students were absent for JEE Main 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is to be noted that JEE Main 2020 is being conducted in several shifts in a span of 6 days i.e. 1st to 6th September.
While on the other hand, NEET 2020 will be conducted in a single shift on 13th September only. Moreover, the number of candidates for NEET 2020 are much higher around 15 lakhs, while for JEE the number is only 8.5 lakhs.
As per the official website of NTA NEET (UG) 2020, the admit cards for NEET 2020 have finally been released on 26 August 2020. More than 15.9 lakh candidates have registered for NEET 2020 which will be conducted on 13th September 2020.
- Considering the safety amid COVID-19 pandemic, NTA has increased the number of NEET exam centres from 2546 to 3843.
- Numbers of candidates per room have been reduced from 24 to 12 in order to maintain social distancing.
Candidates can download the NEET 2020 Admit Card from the official website – ntaneet.nic.in
How To Download NEET Admit Card 2020?
Students have to enter their application number, password, DOB and a security pin in order to download the NEET Admit Card 2020.
The complete steps are given below-
- Open the official website – ntaneet.nic.in
- Two links will be provided to download NEET Admit Cards.
- Click on any link saying “Download Admit Card”
- A new tab will open. Enter the details such as NEET Application Number, Password, DOB and security pin (captcha).
- Click on the submit button.
- Your NEET 20202 Admit Card will appear.
- Click on Print or use the print option on your browser to save the NEET 2020 Admit Card as PDF.
- Ensure that PDF has been downloaded and stored safely.
The NEET Admit Card 2020 will have multiple details this year as mentioned in the Advisory Regarding COVID-19, published by NTA recently.
- NEET Admit Card will provide a hyperlink to check directions to the exam venue/centre.
- “Do’s and Don’ts” at the exam centre and exam halls will also be mentioned.