Lockdown 6.0 – How will the delay impact the NEET 2020?

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The pandemic situation has become baffling for NEET aspirants. The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2020, is to be held tentatively on July 26, 2020, as per the latest update by NTA. The delay in the exam is due to COVID-19, which is the initial step taken by the officials to safeguard students. So, aspirants who are planning to make their career in medicine, have some more time to practice via online crash courses or zoom classes conducted by the professionals.

Latest Updates on NEET 2020

On June 25, 2020, CBSE canceled the left board exams that were supposed to be held on July 1-25, 2020. As per the investigation, 12th pending exams have become optional and can be organized when the pandemic gets over. On June 23, 2020, the confirmation by NTA and MCI was sent to Kerala HC that NEET exams centres will not be set up abroad and in the Gulf countries.

According to the reports of the media, Naveen Patnaik, CM of Odisha, gave his suggestion about NEET. As per his words, the exam should be organized, once class-12 examinations get over. On June 17, 2020, NTA had given a warning to aspirants, regarding fake news about the postponement, NTA has announced such claims as fake. On June 11, 2020, The rejection of plea gaping OBC’s quota for admissions in medicines. By the Supreme court.

The launch of the Abhyaas App, By HRD Ministry, was done for JEE Main and NEET aspirants on May 19. The app is crafted in both English and Hindi. A notice by NTA, The authority has claimed no alterations in the exam syllabus.

As per the current situation prevailing in the country, NTA is working on to double the 2020 examinations centres to fit in 15 lakh candidates. As per the updated notice by SC, from now, it is mandatory for all the medical students to crack the exam, in case they want to have their future in medicine, as per the guidelines of the university or college they are opting for.

Please Note – The NTA has put off NEET SS (Super Specialty courses), on account of slow up exit examinations in institutes.

NEET 2020 Exam changes by NTA

As per the considerations, some critical changes have been noticed in NEET 2020. Some needed changes are introduced by authorities to restrict issues of impersonation and other false practices to the test-giver verification process. The following are some of the changes introduced by authorities:

Now onwards, JIPMER and AIIMS admissions will be made under this exam. From this year, this exam will be going to the supreme examination for medicine aspirants, who want to make their careers in BDS or MBBS courses in the country.

Application Fee – The application fee has been increased. The below table is constructed for the further fee details.

  1. General – INR 1500
  2. GEN-EWS/OBC-NCL – INR 1400
  3. SC/ST/PwD and Transgender –  INR 800

Uploading of Scanned Photographs: Till 2019, candidates had to upload their scanned signatures and photographs in their application form. From 2020, Candidates are supposed to upload their left-hand thumb. Postcard size photograph and class x passing certificate.

Examination Centers: The NEET exam has been organized in 155 cities. This year Ladakh is an addition in the list of exam centres.

Self-declaration form: The candidates of Ladakh and Kashmir have a compulsion to fill a self -declaration form for their seat allotment process under AQI.

Thus, 2020 has come up with new changes in the exam.

Steps to Apply for NEET 2020 Exam

The below steps will describe the application process

  • Register your details for NEET 2020, and secure your login details for future
  • Give all your details and fill-up the form
  • Upload all the scanned documents including photograph and signature
  • Pay the application fee
  • Download and print the form
  • Cross-check all the filled information and save it for future references

Preparation Tips for NEET 2020

Students should do mock-tests on the Abhyas app and check their scores. Before attempting the entrance exam, clear out your doubts by self-evaluation. Try to solve the mock test paper, as per the timings. Do the practice of last year’s sample papers.

The Lockdown let NTA launch the “Abhyas App” for NEET 2020 & JEE Main aspirants

The ‘National Test Abhyas’ app was launched a few days back By National Testing Agency (NTA). The objective was to assist candidates with mock tests and sample papers. NTA has come up with the abhyas app to help thousands of aspirants, who want to learn and grab knowledge for the JEE mains or NEET.

The Minister of Human Resource Development, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, said that the NTA app is crafted to ensure that no candidate remains at the back in his/her practice testing. Mostly when students have lost their learning via educational institutes, as NTA Test practice institutes are closed due to pandemic.

As per the update, India has finally marked its lead-in restoring the semblance in one significant area, i.e. test preparations. Students residing in any part of the world will use the NTA app for NEET 2020 exam preparations or other competitive exams.

The app is economically fit in the student’s schedule; The test easily gets downloaded. The students can do offline preparations too. The Abhyas app has a unique feature of doing a mock test on offline mode. The app is easily downloaded on Smartphones via Google play and soon to be available on iOS.

NTA Mock Test App will let students know their actual performance to achieve better scores in the main exam.

Final Verdict

The above pattern and alteration made by NTA are for the betterment of the aspirants. The NEET Exam 2020 is all set to go in the 1st or 2nd week of July. The aspirants start your weekly mock tests and are ready to attempt the most awaited exam. Surely the exam will decide the future of various career-oriented students.

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