Will NEET 2020 be postponed again? - Live News and Updates
Will NEET 2020 be postponed again? - National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to around 1,63,150 MBBS, BDS, AYUSH, and BVSc & AH seats. Putting an end to all speculations, the Education Minister of India, Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ has tweeted about the new entrance exam date and now NEET 2020 will be conducted on September 13, in offline mode. Earlier experts have been advised to review the situation and submit its recommendation for NEET 2020 conduction or postponement to MHRD, latest by 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 of 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 July 26?” or “If the lockdown is extended, will NEET 2020 be further extended?” 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, 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.
Will NEET postponed again? - Latest news and updates
- July 3, 2020 (7:27): HRD Minister has announced the new NEET exam date i,e. September 13.
- July 3, 2020: It is expected that HRD Minister will announce a new update on NEET conduction, any time soon after the submission of the NTA report after reviewing the current scenario.
- July 2, 2020: Due to the number of requests received from students and parents, HRD Minister asked NTA to submit their recommendation the MHRD latest by July 3, 2020. Check the official tweet of HRD Minister regarding NEET 2020 below.
Looking at the prevailing circumstances & requests received from students & parents appearing for #JEE & #NEET examinations, a committee consisting of @DG_NTA & other experts has been advised to review the situation & submit its recommendations to @HRDMinistry latest by tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/xByKLUqAIc— Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (@DrRPNishank) July 2, 2020
- June 30, 2020: NEET postponed petition has been started by Akshay Sharma to Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank', Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and NTA. The online petition of NEET postponement 2020 titles - "Postpone JEE and NEET to the end of 2020". Check the details of the NEET petition for postponement below.
- June 27, 2020: In an interview with Zee News, Pokhriyal has explained that the authorities will “try to conduct” the NEET 2020 as per the earlier schedule. HRD Minister has also confirmed that as per now there are no changes in NEET 2020 exam date.
- June 25, 2020: The Center announced that the remaining examination of CBSE will not be conducted. As NTA was about to keep a close look over this decision and now it is highly expected that authority will postpone NEET 2020 and announce the new exam date soon.
- June 23, 2020: The authority is expected to postpone NEET 2020 and announce the new date after June 25, as the Supreme Court's hearing on CBSE board exam postponement has been delayed till June 25, 2:00 PM. After the apex court judgment on CBSE board exams postponement due to Coronavirus, NTA is expected to take decision on NEET exam date 2020.
- June 18, 2020: As per the reports, NEET 2020 new date will be announced by the Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD) by June 22. Also, the proposal to conduct NEET UG in both online and offline mode is being asked in order to avoid crowd at the exam centres.
- June 17, 2020: National Testing Agency (NTA) released a notice on the spreading of fake news of NEET UG postponements. Students and their parents/guardians are requested to stay away from these rumors. The investigation is going on and strict action will be taken against it.
- June 15, 2020: As per the latest news reports, due to COVID-19, most parents and guardians are worried about CBSE and CICSE exam, which are scheduled from July 1, 2020. Such parents and students are demanding postponement of Class 10 and 12 entrance exams. A petition has also been filed by four parents n the Supreme Court requesting to cancel the board exams due to Corona disease.
- Some online campaign hashtagged such as studentlivesmatter, livesoverexams and cancelboardexams have been launched by parents.
- As per the reports, parents are also demanding to postpone the remaining CBSE board exams in July.
- June 14, 2020: Also, Lokmat mentions that the Delhi Deputy Chief Minister, Manish Sisodia said that the number of COVID-19 cases in Delhi may increase. The official of MHRD mentions in the report that the request by parents and students cannot be ignored.
What is NEET exam?
For granting medical undergraduate admission, NTA NEET 2020 is the single most important entrance exam. The admission in MBBS, BDS, B.V.Sc & AH and AYUSH courses - BHMS, BAMS, BUMS, BSNS, BYNS will be granted on the basis of NEET 2020 exam.
Exam highlights of NEET
NEET 2020 details
Name of the Examination
National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET-UG)
National Testing Agency (NTA)
10+2 or equivalent with PCB
Mode of the NEET exam
Pen and paper mode
Scope of NEET
Admissions to all medical undergraduate course
164,325 UG medical seats
Number of NEET 2020 applicants
NTA take on NEET 2020 re-postponements
On May 22, 2020, National Testing Agency released the notice regarding the exam date and timings along with the release date of NEET 2020 admit card. The notice is mentioning the NEET exam date i.e. July 26, 2020. The authorities have also mentioned that they will release the date of NEET admit card, 15 days prior to the examination date i.e. July 11, 2020. The queries regarding the NEET 2020 re-postponements, somehow might be resolved after the releasing of the NTA official notice mentioning the exam date and timing. Read the official NTA notice of NEET examination day and timing below.
Chances of NEET 2020 to be postponed
As of today, it is tough to predict the chances of NEET postponement further. As, India is on the verge of Unlock 1.0. Where the government is giving some liberalisation in the rule of lockdown. Many of the transportation, working of the offices and many other things have been started. So, it might be possible that NEET 2020 will not postpone further but the fear of the COVID-19 is still revolving around the country. So, candidates may have to appear for the exam with new NEET 2020 exam guidelines. However, due to the number of cases in India and transportation conveyance, it is still a question of doubt whether NEET 2020 will be further postponed or not.
What can be the reason if NEET 2020 will be postponed?
Seeing the current hike in the Corona cases of the country, the situation will be worse, which we all are not hoping there might be a situation where authorities have to postpone the NEET 2020 to the further date. If we see the number of the COVID-19 cases in India on May 3, it was around 40,000 and as per now it has hiked up to around 2 lakhs cases across the country. Due to this Unlock 1.0, we might see a huge hike in the Corona cases in India. According to the AIIMS Director, Randeep Guleria, in India Corona cases might see its peak in the month of June or July, which might be one of the reasons to postpone the NEET 2020 exam.
Social media influencers on NEET UG 2020 postponements
If the situation worsens, candidates do not want authority to prioritize exams over the health of the aspirants. Social media like Twitter, Facebook people on NEET postponement and describing what they want. Like Twitteratis have demanded and requested Ramesh Pokhriyal to postpone the date, while quora people are asking whether it will be postponed or not.
Twitteratis demands to postpone NEET 2020
The socially active people on twitter are demanding MHRD minister as well the NTA to re-postpone the exam date of NEET 2020. There are some tweets which are demanding the postponement of NEET 2020 with full logics and stats. Aspirants can go through the tweets from below regarding the NEET postponements.
Questions on Quora on NEET 2020 re-postponements
Medical registered aspirants are very anxious to know the answer to the query regarding “Will NEET 2020 be postponed again?” The social media QnA platform like Quora have the plenty of questions regarding the query related to re-postponements of NEET exam. Some of the queries related to NEET 2020 re-postponements have been mentioned below.
NTA Director General on conducting NEET 2020
In the live conversation with Careers360, Mr. Vineet Joshi, NTA DG, has confirmed that special safety measures will be taken for the NEET aspirants appearing for the examination. Aspirants, as well as, parents do not have to worry about safety, rather focus on the NEET 2020 preparations.
The exact official date for the admit card of NEET will also be announced after the lockdown will be lifted. The admit card will be made available on the official website ntaneet.nic.in, said Joshi.
Will NEET be a proctored exam?
During the live interaction with NTA DG Mr. Vineet Joshi, Careers360 tried to find the answer on the possibility of NEET proctored exam. Proctored exam is basically a home based exam, where aspirants can appear for the exam by sitting at home in online mode. NTA DG has indicated that NTA is looking at the possibility of making smaller exams home -based and proctored so that the problems of travel and COVID risks will be reduced. If this is successful, then the system will be looked at for the other exams too. However, Joshi clarified that NEET will not be under this.
Experts opinion on NEET 2020 re-postponements
As per the experts of medical education and previous years toppers, candidates should not think about any postponements or any rescheduling of the NEET 2020 exam events. The primary things should be focussed id the preparation for cracking the NEET. As everyone is equally affected and there is no other solution, candidates should take the benefits out of it and do the revision of NEET 2020 as much as they can.
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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - Will NEET 2020 be postponed again? - Live News and Updates
Question: Are there any chances of NEET postponement or cancellation?
If the situation will be worse, there will be chances of NEET 2020 postponement or cancellation.
Question: What is the new exam date of NEET 2020?
The revised exam date of NEET is July 26, 2020.
Question: Are there any chances of NEET 2020 re-postponements?
As per the latest news and updates of NEET 2020, it is to be conducted as it is rescheduled.
Question: Will authorities conduct NEET, home-based?
NTA has not specified any of the information regarding the NEET to be a proctored examination.
Question: What to do if the NEET 2020 exam is re-postponed?
Instead of focusing on the exam date, candidates should focus on their NEET preparation.
Question: How to make these NEET events postponements?
Candidates should be benefited by doing the revision of NEET 2020 as much as they can.
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Questions related to NEET
my passport photograph does not have name and date on it and it is also different from postcard size photograph.Should i change passport photograph with one having date and name and similar to postcard one in neet ug2020????
Yes, you should re-upload your passport photograph clearly stating date when picture is clicked and your name. You should follow following guidelines when uploading your photograph:
- The size of Passport size Photograph should be 10 kb to 200 kb
- Photograph should be taken on or after 1st September 2019
- Photograph must cover 80% of your face.
- Spectacles are allowed only if being used regularly.
- Photograph should not be with cap or goggles.
Also, Same Passport size and Post Card size photographs are to be used for uploading with Online Application Form and for pasting on Attendance Sheet at the Examination Centre/Counselling/Admission.
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If,I failed in physics,does betterment in physics accepted in neet
First of all, in neet there is criteria of percentile nowadays. So no one can be judged on behalf of fail or pass. Now come to part of physics, so being a medical aspirant you should have good grip over physics in order to improve your rank. This will help you alot to get good rank. I suggest you should not avoid it.
I have once made correction in photos for neet 2020. but I scanned postcard photo (hard copy ) and resize it to upload it for passport photo .do I need to change passport photo ? pls tell
Mrunal, you haven't mentioned when you made these changes and if NTA has notified about regarding making the changes to the Passport Photograph. Your Photograph should be atleast between a size of 10kb and 200kb with JPG format and 2.5*3.5 inches with 72 DPI. Now your face should also be 80% clear and ears should be visible. If this holds the case with your uploaded Photograph, then you are fine and you needn't upload another Passport size photo. But if you feel that the photograph is not clear, then we would suggest you to make the changes. And the last date for making corrections to the NEET application form is July 15th and so you may have to hurry. If you are changing the Passport Photograph, make sure to take the print out of the confirmation page for your future reference. 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 2 more months to prepare for NEET, you may as well use this opportunity.
what is syllabus for JEE & NEET if I am studying along with Maharashtra HSC board? Suggest books? Are NCERT, Maharashtra (revised syllabus) books sufficient?
the syllabus of JEE mains are as follows
for mathematics - sets, relations and functions , complex numbers and quadratic equations , matrices and determinants, permutations and combination , mathematical induction , binomial theorem and its simple applications, sequences and series, limit continuity and differentiability , integral calculus , differential equations, coordinate geometry, three dimensional geometry , vector algebra , statistics and probability , trigonometry , mathematical reasoning
for physics - physics and measurement ,kinematics, laws of motion , work, energy and power , rotational motion , gravitation , properties of solids and liquids , thermodynamics , kinetics theory of gases , oscillations and waves , electrostatics , current electricity , magnetic effects of current and magnetism , electromagnetic induction and alternating currents , electromagnetics waves , optics, dual nature of matter and radiation , atoms and nuclei , electronic devices ,communication systems
for chemistry - some basic concepts in chemistry , states of matter , atomic structure , chemical bonding and molecular structure , chemical thermodynamics, solutions , equilibrium , redox reaction and electrochemistry , chemical kinetics, surface chemistry , classification of elements and periodicity in properties ,general principles and processes of isolation of metals , hydrogen , S- Block elements , P Block elements , D and F block elements , coordination compounds ,environmental chemistry , purification characterisation of organic compounds , some basic principle of organic chemistry , hydrocarbons , organic compounds containing halogens, organic compounds containing oxygen ,alcohols ,phenols and ethers ,carboxylic acids, organic compounds containing nitrogen , polymers , biomolecule, chemistry in every day life , principle related to practical chemistry , chemical principles involved in the following experiments
for more detailed syllabus refer to the link
for jee mains books https://engineering.careers360.com/articles/best-books-for-jee-main
all the best !
sir i can give neet with b pharmacy
Yes you are eligible for giving Neet examination even if you are doing B Pharma provided
you must have passed your 12th with English and PCB (pass in both the theory and practical ) with at least 50 % in aggregate of PCB ( in theory +practical) in 12th examination if you belong to general category or at least 40% in aggregate of PCB if belongs to Obc/ Sc /st
Also, there's no upper limit for neet examination, so you don't need to worry about your age also
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