NEET 2020 exam delay causes students to look for alternate medical career options
NEET 2020 exam delay causes students to look for alternate medical career options - A significant number of medical aspirants nationwide have started looking for alternate medical career options due to the delay in NEET exam. Candidates must be aware that the National Testing Agency conducts NEET on the first Sunday of May every year. Following the trend, NEET 2020 was slated to be held on May 3, in pen paper based mode. However, the postponement of the examination due to the sudden outbreak of COVID-19 in the country has created much confusion and chaos among aspirants. This has made them look for alternative medicine courses and medical courses without NEET. For more details candidates can refer to the article that follows titled ‘NEET 2020 exam delay causes students to look for alternate medical career options’.
Why is NEET 2020 delayed?
As aforementioned NEET 2020 was scheduled to be held in pen paper based mode on May 3. However, the rapid spread of Coronavirus pandemic has led to nationwide lockdowns and emergence of social distancing. As per the authorities,nearly 16.84 lakh students have registered for NEET 2020 and conducting an offline examination for such a big number of students, while also following government guidelines on safety is not an easy task. This is why even after two months of postponement, although the date of NEET 2020 conduction is announced, which is September 13, we are not sure enough that the exam will be conducted on this day. Will NEET 2020 be postponed again? Is a constant question in the minds of aspirants, parents, guardians and teachers.
NEET examination delays - Dates and effect on candidates
NEET is the single national level medical entrance examination for undergraduate courses, making it the most sought after exams of medical aspirants. The constant postponement and delay has put candidates in a tough spot. Some are now wanting that the exam be conducted on the announced date so that they are done with the daily pressures and begin with their classes. Others are urging the authorities to consider the health of candidates and for further postponement of NEET. This has made NEET 2020 one exam with different opinions. Candidates can check below the recent postponements:
May 5, 2020 - NEET 2020 was postponed from May 3 to July 26. This was announced by the Education Minister of India through a live session.
July 3, 2020 - The authorities announced that considering the current situations NEET is further postponed to September 13, 2020, however, the mode of exam remains unchanged.
These constant postponements and lockdown have made candidates look for answers to questions like:
Which are the medical courses without NEET?
Some of the medical courses which can be pursued without NEET are as follows:
1. Perfusionist - Healthcare professionals who are aware of the operating systems of a machine in the operation theatre, and who keep alive a patient who is undergoing surgical procedures, are known as Perfusionists. An example of the same is, when there are open heart surgeries and doctors are performing the operation, the role of the perfusionist is to ensure that blood is circulating well to other organs of the patient's body to keep him alive.
2. Nutritionist - After patients have gone through some surgeries, or allergies, or are suffering from any health problem, they refer to a nutritionist. The latter advises them of healthy food choices and most of the time prepares a food chart for patients to follow. Nutritionists mainly concern themselves with the promotion of a healthy lifestyle through healthy food.
3. Biotechnologist - The synthesis of knowledge of technology and biology is done by Biotechnologists. This is done by them in order to improve the quality of life by developing processes for the same. This may involve the study and understanding of the genetic manipulation in microorganisms.
4. Psychologist - All sorts of mental health and life issues which strain the mental capacity are dealt with by Psychologists. They are able to do this effectively using methods which are therapeutic and also conduct psychoanalysis and other relevant tests on the patient. Psychologists who have clinical expertise may also suggest patients with appropriate medicine to enhance the quality of their life.
What are the alternative medical career options?
With inclination of medical aspirants towards alternative medicine career options due to NEET 2020 delay, it is essential for them to be familiar with alternative medicine courses. This will help them make informed choices when selecting a course and career for themselves. For the convenience of medical aspirants, some of these are mentioned below.
Alternative Medicine Courses
10+2 with PCB
Five and a half years
10+2 with PCB
Five and a half years
10+2 with PCB
Five and a half years
10+2 with PCB
Five and a half years
Bachelor of Yoga Therapy
Bachelor of Electro Homeopathy
Bachelor of Acupressure
Bachelor of Homely Medicine
Diploma in Acupuncture
Diploma in Yoga Therapy
Candidates must note that admission to these courses are merit based at some places and entrance examination based in others. Thus, candidates are advised to refer to the information booklet of the college/university of their choice.
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - NEET 2020 exam delay causes students to look for alternate medical career options
Question: When will NEET 2020 be conducted?
NEET 2020 is scheduled to be conducted in pen-paper mode on September 13.
Question: How many times has NEET been postponed until now?
Until Now NEET 2020 has been postponed twice, from May 5 to July 26 and then from July 26 to September 13.
Question: What are alternative medicine courses?
Any form of treatment that we undertake in dire circumstances which is not tested and does not count as a medicine technically is known as alternative medicine.
Question: What is the duration of NEET 2020 exam?
According to the exam pattern of NEET, the examination will be conducted for a duration of 3 hours (180 minutes)
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Questions related to NEET
There are any chances of cancellation of jee and Neet exams?
At this point in time, there is no clear notification regarding the same. A parents body has filed a PIL in the Supreme Court requesting for JEE Mains and NEET to be postponed further due to the increased cases. They have come up with 10 reasons as to why JEE Mains should be postponed. And IIT Delhi has already cancelled conducted JEE Advanced in Foreign Countries. And Parents body from Gujarat also filed a PIL requesting NEET and JEE Mains to be conducted as per schedule without any delay. Supreme Court is yet to pass an order on it. So until there is an official notification regarding this from either NTA or MHRD, we have to assume that JEE will be conducted as scheduled from September 1st to 6th. There are 36 days more to go for the D day and anything might happen. If Supreme Court accepts the PIL, it might then ask MHRD and NTA to file in their petitions and then a call will be taken accordingly after all the pleadings are heard. So while it is still under hearing, we cannot say anything at this point in time. We have to wait to hear from either NTA or MHRD regarding the same. Until then the only wise thing to do would be to prepare for JEE as if it is going to happen from September 1st to 6th and NEET for September 13th so that if the schedule doesn't change, you are not thrown off the guard.
Looking for details for NRIs. my kid is in 12th grade now and will finish her 12th grade by May 2021 here in USA. and planning to take some trainings from India for NEET. She did all Biology, Chemistry and Physics. What are the fees for NRIs in AP?>
It's nearly 30 to 35 lakhs per annum.
If I get 450 marks in neet 2020 .will I get free seat in private college in telangana and andhrapradesh .my caste is BCB?
There is no concept of Free seat. There are 3 Categories in Private Medical Colleges. Category A is the Government Quota Seats. And only candidates of the home State are eligible to apply for these seats. Under this Category, 417 marks secured a seat in Mahavir Institute of Medical Sciences under OBC Category. That was the cut off. Now this is 2018 data and cut offs change every year. Cut offs change every year depending on various factors such as no.of Candidates appearing for the exam, no.of Candidates qualified, top NEET score and difficulty of the exam. So even for Category A seats in Private Medical Colleges, you need to aim for atleast 475 and above. 450 might not be enough. And if you are preparing for NEET, you may as well try our NEET Knockout package: https://learn.careers360.com/knockout-neet-may/ . And because you have 34 more days to prepare for NEET, you may as well use this opportunity.
B Category seats are also called Management Quota Seats and they are filled through State Counselling and the remaining seats are filled through direct Admissions by contacting the College directly provided the Candidate has registered for the respective State Counselling and has not been able to secure a seat in the Counselling. Here the fees is usually nothing less than 40 lakhs. The last Category is NRI seats Category and you cannot apply for that.
neet marks required for cmc ludhiana for aiq-ur?
CMC Ludhiana is a Christian Minority Private Medical College. We do not have 2019 data. But in 2018, under All India Quota, 530 marks secured a seat in CMC Ludhiana under General Category. And 459 marks secured a seat in this College under Minority Category. Now this is 2018 data and cut offs change every year. Cut offs change every year depending on various factors such as no.of Candidates appearing for the exam, no.of Candidates qualified, top NEET score and difficulty of the exam. For a seat in this College under General Category under All India Quota, you should aim for more than 575. And if you are preparing for NEET, you may as well try our NEET Knockout package: https://learn.careers360.com/knockout-neet-may/ . And because you have 34 more days to prepare for NEET, you may as well use this opportunity.
neet marks required for hamdard institute of medical sciences, new delhi under aiq?
Hamdard Institute of Medical Sciences is a Deemed University. . Under All India Quota, All the 15% of All India Quota Seats except for Jammu and Kashmir, 100% Seats at Deemed and Central Universities, IP Quota seats in ESIC Colleges, Seats at AFMC, AIIMS and JIPMER are filled by DGHS. Going by this Hamdard also fills its seats through All India Counselling. In 2019, under All India Quota, 543 marks secured a seat in Hamdard Institute of Medical Sciences under General Category. This was after the stray vacancy round. And that was the cut off. Now as mentioned, this is 2019 and cut offs change every year depending on various factors such as no.of Candidates appearing for the exam, no.of Candidates qualified, top NEET score and difficulty of the exam. So for a seat in 2020 in Hamdard you will need more than 600 if you belong to General Category and atleast 500 if you belong to Reserved Categories. exam And if you are preparing for NEET, you may as well try our NEET Knockout package: https://learn.careers360.com/knockout-neet-may/ . And because you have 34 more days to prepare for NEET, you may as well use this opportunity