Will NEET 2020 be postponed again? - Live News and Updates
Will NEET 2020 be postponed again? - National Testing Agency (NTA), on August 2020 has confirmed that the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) will be conducted on September 13, 2020, from 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM for admission to around 1,63,150 MBBS, BDS, AYUSH, and BVSc & AH seats. As per the NEET 2020 latest update on the postponement, the Education Ministry is going to issue a video on NEET conduction. Earlier there are mixed reactions on conducting NTA NEET 2020. As many as 43 members of academic fraternity have signed a letter in support to conducted NEET exam 2020, which can be checked below. Also, several politicians and state governments are discussing and requesting the central government to postpone NEET entrance exam. Tamil Nadu government has requested to either scrap NEET 2020 exam or exemption of medical students from attending the entrance test. Congress president, Sonia Gandhi held a meeting with seven Chief Ministers on NEET postponement. While Punjab CM will file a petition for NEET postpone 2020. Mamta Banerjee has asked all the opposition CMs to jointly approach the Supreme Court to postpone NEET 2020. Along with these, earlier politicos like Manish Sisodia, Akhilesh Yadav, Chirag Paswan and Swamy Subramanium have written or tweeted to the central government to postpone NEET entrance exam. The previous year toppers have also tweeted to postpone NEET 2020. The question 'Will NEET 2020 be postponed after September 13?' is trending. With NTA press release it has been clarified that NEET 2020 will be held on scheduled date. Candidates can read the activities on will NEET UG be postponed or not below.
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The new exam date, which is September 13 was announced by the Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal on July 3. A total of 16.84 lakh aspirants will take the exam from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM. After the cancellation of the remaining exams of CBSE on June 25, 2020, the chances of NEET postponement was also increased. Earlier, Human Resource and Development (HRD) Minister during a live interview has confirmed that the entrance exam will be going to be conducted as per its schedule but keeping the safety of aspirants in mind, now he announced NEET new exam date.
Earlier the NEET exam was postponed on March 27, 2020, and now on July 3, due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown for more than three months. Seeing the status of COVID-19 cases across the nation, the government might extend the lockdown, which eventually increased the chances of NEET postponement 2020 again. Therefore, the answer to the only question asked across by medical applicants is Will NEET 2020 be postponed again? has been given by HRD Minister.
“Will the NTA NEET 2020 be postponed again after September 13?” or “If the lockdown is extended, will NEET 2020 be further extended?”, "Is NEET 2020 will be cancelled" or “What are the chances of postponing the NEET 2020 due to Coronavirus pandemic?” and several more questions have been asked on Facebook, Quora and Careers360 QnA platform regarding NEET postponement again and trending with #postponeneet, #protestagainstexamsincovid, which will be somehow halted now because new NEET exam date has been announced. With the effect of coronavirus, increases the chances of NEET 2020 postpones. However, candidates are advised to utilize the time in NEET preparations rather than worrying over the situation, as nothing can be changed. It must be noted that the previous year NEET exam for Odisha was postponed due to the major effect of Cyclone Fani and was re-conducted on May 20, 2019. Read the article to know will NEET 2020 be postponed again and answers to such questions.