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COVID-19 Cases Are Declining, But Will NEET 2021 Be Postponed Further?

As per the schedule released by NTA, NEET 2021 is scheduled to be conducted on August 1. The situation created by the pandemic has brought us to the question of the exam postponing this year again.

Though the exam schedule has been released, NTA has not yet released the notification for National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2021. The application process and other details will be announced on the official website ntaneet.nic.in in the coming days. However, as per reports, there are chances of NEET 2021 being postponed due to the surge in COVID-19 cases throughout the country. Recently, the Prime Minister’s Office took the decision to postpone NEET PG till 31 August, 2021. However, no decision has been taken on NEET UG. As per the last official notice, NEET 2021 will be conducted on August 1, 2021 (Sunday).

Will NEET 2021 Be Postponed Further?
Will NEET 2021 Be Postponed Further?

Pen and Paper Mode Needs To Change?

The notice stated that NEET 2021 will be conducted in Pen and Paper Mode in 11 languages. However, amid the recent rises in COVID-19 cases, this method of examination is questionable. The Information Bulletin with detailed information on Eligibility Criteria, Syllabus, Examination Fees, Exam Centres, etc. will be announced soon.

NEET UG 2021: Will it be Postponed?

Last year, NEET UG was conducted on September 13, 2020. The second phase of the exam was conducted on October 14, 2020 for the students who either stayed in containment zones or were themselves infected by the virus. The situation this year is also similar, or considerably worse than last year. This has posed the question of postponement of the exam again this year.

Some other exams like JEE Main (April and May session), NEET PG 2021, Class XII board exams, UPSC CSE (Prelims) have already been postponed in light of the second wave of the pandemic. If the situation worsens, there are chances that NTA might postpone NEET UG 2021 too.

However, it must be kept in mind that NEET 2021 is scheduled for August 1, 2021, which is already quite late. So candidates must keep their preparation on track and rely only on official notice released on the website. Until any official communication about the postponement is conveyed, students must consider August 1 as the final date. Do check out some important topics for NEET UG 2021.

NEET 2021: Health Ministry Says ‘Yes’ to Twice a Year Format for the Exam

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.NEET 2021 Twice a year

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.

Preparation For NEET 2021 Through NTA Offered Study Supplements, Check Details

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 PreparationNTA Study Supplements NEET 2021

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

Apart from books, you can take the NTA NEET Mock Test on the official website of NTA – https://nta.ac.in/Quiz. Taking mock tests are vital during the final hours of preparation.

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.

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Few NEET 2021 Preparation Hacks

  1. Revision of the topics is important during the final stages of preparation. This will help to memorize each and every concept till the exams.
  2. 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.
  3. Practise more and more mocks. You can also download the NTA’s National Test Abhyas App for taking mocks.
  4. 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.
  5. 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!

NEET 2021: Worried Aspirants Want Answers On Exam Schedule, Syllabus and Long Delay

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.NEET 2021

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.NEET 2021

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.

NEET (UG) 2020 Form Correction Window Reopens: Check What Can Be Corrected

NEET 2020 UG Application Form CorrectionThe 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. NEET Application Form correction notice

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.

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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.

[Latest] NTA Releases NEET 2020 Admit Card @ ntaneet.nic.in

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.

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  • 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

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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.

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The complete steps are given below-

  1. Open the official website – ntaneet.nic.in
  2. Two links will be provided to download NEET Admit Cards.
  3. Click on any link saying “Download Admit Card”
  4. A new tab will open. Enter the details such as NEET Application Number, Password, DOB and security pin (captcha).
  5. Click on the submit button.
  6. Your NEET 20202 Admit Card will appear.
  7. Click on Print or use the print option on your browser to save the NEET 2020 Admit Card as PDF.
  8. 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.

NEET (UG) 2020 Application Form Correction Window Reopened Again Till 15th July

Mr Ramesh Pokhriyal announced the postponement of NEET 2020 exam till 13 Sept 2020. With that, NTA is providing another chance to candidates for NEET Application Form Correction. The NEET Form Correction Facility has been re-opened by the NTA from 4th July to 15th July 2020. As per the public notice by NTA, candidates will be allowed to update their NEET Exam Centre preferences using this correction facility. Along with this, NEET Admit Card 2020 will be released 15 days prior to the exam.

The NEET Form Correction Window will be open only till 5:00 PM on 15th July 2020 and correction fee can be paid (if required) only till 11:50 PM. The additional fee for correction (if required) can be paid via Debit/Credit Card, Net banking, UPI or Online Wallets.

Candidates can access NEET (UG) 2020 Form Correction Window using steps below-

  • Head over to ntaneet.nic.in
  • Click on the ‘Candidate Login’ link

Form Correction Window

  • A new window will open
  • Enter the Application Number and Password, and click on ‘Login’
  • Now you can make edits to your NEET (UG )2020 Application Form
  • Make necessary changes and click on ‘Submit’
  • Once done, pay any required fee and download the updated application form.

NEET 2020 has been postponed until 13th September 2020. Multiple questions are being raised over whether this additional 2 month gap will be enough to curb the COVID-19 pandemic in India. What should the government do? Should NEET 2020 be postponed further or be cancelled completely? Post your comments below! Wash your hands and stay safe!

Live Update on NEET, JEE Main, MHRD declares New Dates

Owing to the novel COVID-19 outbreak, the HRD ministry has finally postponed NEET, JEE Main and JEE Advanced. NEET 2020 exam date is set on September 13, 2020.

NEET, JEE Main and JEE Advanced examinations were supposed to be conducted in the months of April and May. The ministry had to postpone the examinations due to the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdown. It was anticipated that the condition will get better in the month of July and hence all the medical and engineering entrance exams were rescheduled to be conducted this month. NEET 2020 was all set to be conducted on July 26, 2020. 

However, the COVID-19 cases are rising at a dangerous rate, reaching almost 21,000 on July 3. This has made the conducting of exams extremely impossible. Additionally, MHRD and NTA received thousands of messages from NEET and JEE Main aspirants, urging the authorities to postpone the exams as taking these exams would make lakhs of students vulnerable to the virus. 

After the cancellation of CBSE examinations, JEE Main and NEET aspirants grew more anxious. Over the last month, numerous petitions were signed by both Indian and NRI students to act upon this matter. In fact, various hashtags such as #PostponeNEETJEE #NoExamsinCovid were trending on Twitter too.

Yesterday, MHRD set up a panel to discuss the logistics and other factors and asked the experts to send their recommendations by today. Observing the current scenario, NTA and MHRD had no choice but to postpone the exams to September. The news was declared by MHRD minister, Mr. Ramesh Pokhriyal in a live webinar with Sunil Chettri and PV Sindhu.

It is quite evident that this tweet by Mr. Ramesh Pokhriyal “Nishank” brought a sigh of relief to lakhs of students as it received a commendable 16,000 likes in no time. For now, the authority has set the NEET exam date on September 13, 2020, and NEET Admit Card will be issued 15 days prior to the exam. However, nothing concrete can be said presently, as it is very unlikely that the spread of the virus will curb by the end of August.

NEET 2020 Aspirants getting Fake calls and SMS, NTA Warns Candidates

Candidates applied for NEET 2020 are getting fake calls and SMS asking for their personal details and application information. NTA on Monday informed candidates that these calls are not done on behalf of the exam authority. NTA asked students to not disclose any personal details in response to calls, SMS or email. NTA does not ask any personal details of candidates through calls or SMS.

The statement released by the NTA, “All the candidates who are going to appear for NEET (UG) 2020 examination are informed that NTA does not ask for any personal information through call, SMS or e-mail. If any such calls or messages/emails are received, please do not share any information.”

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The exam authority, NTA, said that they will take strict action against these fraudulent calls. NTA asked NEET 2020 appearing candidates and their parent to follow the information provided on the official website. Candidates are advised to not respond to any calls or SMS.

NTA will conduct the NEET 2020 exam on 26 July. As it is an offline paper, NTA has doubled the NEET Exam centre to maintain the social distancing.

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For any query, candidates can contact the exam authorities. The helpline number are –8287471852, 9650173668 and 8882356803 or mail at [email protected]