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
correction window of neet ug is open for uploading / correction in photograph /signature(9-15 July) a, I found out that my one ear was not visible clearly,so I got my passport size photo clicked again but given the date of 10 July 2020 NTA has not mailed any rectification can I correct it if I feel
Yes you can correct it before 15 july,there is no issue with correction,if you feel like you can correct,one ear not fully visible is bot a big issue,it now depends on you,if you want you can otherwise no need to correct.
suggest me the dress preferred for neet
dress code is mandatory to follow to appear in neet ug courses,
for girls and boys both needs to wear sandals and avoid to use shoes or snikkers,
dress code for male candidates,
Pick light clothes, half-sleeved shirts, not with big buttons
Wear light-coloured trousers, pants
Avoid wearing jeans
Sandals, slippers with low heels are allowed. Boots, shoes, sneakers, loafers are not permitted.
Kurta-pajamas, layering of clothes with jackets etc should be avoided
dress code for female,
Wear light-coloured, simple, half-sleeved clothes. Long and fancy sleeves are not allowed.
donot wear any fancy dressings
Sandals or slippers with low heels are permitted but shoes, closed/covered sandals, slippers, high heels, stilettos and other fancy footwear are not allowed.
Layering clothes, with sweatshirts, jackets, shrugs etc should be avoided
Metallic /non-metallic jewellery should be avoided
hello, I am from rbse board and I have grace marks of 1 in chemistry and percent in pcb is 55 and overall percent is 65 can I eligible for neet exam
Yes, you are still eligible to appear in NEET. A candidate must have passed 10+2 with Biology/Biotechnology, Physics, Chemistry and English from a recognized board. Candidate belonging to general category must have passed with 50% marks in Biology/Biotechnology, Physics and Chemistry. For SC/ST it is 40% and for PWD category it is 45% marks to be eligible to appear in NEET.
when i can fill forms for neet
It isnt clear if you are enquiring about NEET 2020 or NEET 2021. If it is anout NEET 2020, the application process has closed and now NTA also has released the fresh schedule for NEET 2020 and is scheduled for September 13th. And so now you cannot apply for NEET.
But if you are enquiring about NEET 2021, it is usually conducted on the first Sunday of May. But this year due to Corona Pandemic, as NEET 2020 has been pushed to September, it is yet to be seen as to how would NEET 2021 be scheduled. Usually the NEET online applications are released during the month of December but as the Academic session in most of the States hasn't started, it needs to be seen as to how things unfold. But if you are planning on appearing for NEET 2021, you need to be 17 years atleast by December 31st of 2021 and to be eligible for NEET, you should have completed your 12th, passed in all subjects and secure a minimum aggregate of 50% in Physics, Chemistry and Biology. It is 50% for General Category, 45% for PWD and 40% for OBC,SC,ST. Now if you belong to OBC Category, the Category you belong to should be also listed in the Central OBC list. Or else you will be considered as General Category and so you have to secure a minimum aggregate of 50% in Physics, Chemistry and Biology. This 50% is inclusive of the Theory and Practical marks scored in Physics, Chemistry and Biology collectively. You needn't score 50% in Physics, 50% in Chemistry and 50% in Biology separately. You need an aggregate of 50% or 40% depending on your Category as an aggregate in Physics, Chemistry and Biology. And along with Physics, Chemistry and Biology, you should also have studied English as one of the core subjects in your 12th. If you are preparing for NEET 2021, please stick to NCERT books as MHRD did announce that NEET 2021 will be conducted with reduced and revised syllabus. But the syllabus hasn't been officially released. So sticking to NCERT books is a better idea rather than buying any books from the market for preparation.
NEET 2020 ABROAD LA CANCEL AAGUMA ,BCOZ OF COVID-19
The MHRD has come up with a new schedule for JEE Mains, JEE Advanced and NEET 2020. JEE Main examination will be held between 1st-6th Sept, JEE advanced exam will be held on 27th Sept & NEET examination will be held on 13th Sept. And because this is still July and we are still 2 months away from the schedule, we cannot predict anything at this point in time. Until NTA or MHRD make an official announcement, we have to consider NEET to happen as per the schedule. So please prepare with that in mind and do not fall any prey to fake social media news. 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.