Owing to the limited number of government seats for MBBS, NEET is considered as one of the most important exams for any students who aspire to be a doctor. But amongst this cutthroat competition, it has become imperative for the aspirants to be aware of NEET as well as choose for best NEET coaching. This is because coachings ward special attention to the students and also prepares them well for the exam.
Further, it is also crucial for the aspirants to know about the details related to this exam. For fulfilling that purpose, this article deals with all the necessary updates which the students need to know about NEET’2020.
What IS NEET (National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test)?
Conducted by the NTA (National Testing Agency) that has been set up as an independent autonomous as well as self-sustained premier testing organization, the (National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test) (UG) 2020 helps the aspirants to get admission into MBBS/BDS Courses as well as other undergraduate medical courses. Now even the admission to MBBS courses in AIIMS, New Delhi, JIMPER as well as other AIIMS like institutions will be made through NEFT.
Eligibility Criteria: All those candidates who are applicable to appear in NEET (UG) shall also apply to candidates who are desirous to take admission into INIs like AIIMS.
Age Limits For NEET 2020: The upper age limit for the students who want to appear for NEET 2020 has been capped at 25 years on 31st December 2019. The lower age limit for the same is 17 years as on 31st December.
Availability Of Application Forms: The application forms were available from December 2’2019 and the last date for the same was December 31st’2019. The window enabling the candidates to make corrections was reopened on 13th March’2020 and they had the opportunity to make the same till March 19’2020.
However due to the unprecedented pandemic, the same has been extended till May 31. The candidates can easily modify their particulars and can also change their choice of centers by 5 pm. Even earlier the National testing Agency had extended the date of application as well as the date of form correction after the announcement of lockdown and extension. To fill the application form, the following steps can be taken :
Register for an online entry with the help of filling basic details such as Name, Category, Nationality, ID Proof Number, etc. The students are required to note down the user ID and PW that has been generated. They can log in successfully by logging in with the help of the registration number and password for filling the NEET application form.
Further, they are required to fill up the other details such as choice of exam city, residing address, qualification, and other similar stuff. The students are further required to submit the scanned copies of the photograph, signature, left-hand thumb impression, etc as per the needs and specifications.
After this, the applicants are required to step off the Application Fee Payment as well as the respective amount.
The students can take a printed copy of the confirmation page for future use after successful payment.
Application Fees: As compared to last year, the application fees have been hiked to Rs 1500 from Rs 1400 for general candidates. While filling the form, the students can even upload live photographs. The General EWS applicants are required to pay Rs 1400 whereas the applicants belonging to the reserved category have to pay Rs 800.
Language Of The Exam: Conducted throughout the country in 155 cities having 2546 test centers, the entrance test would be conducted in 11 languages that include Hindi, English as well as other 9 regional languages all over India.
Date For Downloading Admit Card: All those candidates who have registered for NEET successfully can download the NEET 2020 Admit Card on March 27’2020 by logging via their NEFT registration No as well as password. Due to the lockdown, the date will be announced soon. Now, the dates of downloading the admit cards indicating the roll numbers, as well as the center of the examination, will be displayed on the official website of NTA and NEET UG 2020 15 days before the conduct of this exam.
When Will It Be Conducted?: The National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (UG) – 2020 was scheduled to be conducted on Sunday, the 03 May 2020 but due to the pandemic situation prevailing in the country, the same has been rescheduled for July 26’2020 now. As a result of an appeal by hundreds of applicants and in view of the never flattening CoVID 19 curve, the National Testing Agency has rescheduled the dates for NEET from July 26’2020 to September 13’2020.
Changes That Have Been Introduced For NEET 2020: From now, students are required to upload the scanned images of their postcard-sized photographs, left-hand thumb impression as well as Class Xth pass certificated. They are also required to give their XIIth board roll numbers while filling their application forms.
All those aspirants who are appearing for class 12 boards will have the opportunity to access the edit window for punching in their roll numbers. This is because the registration for NEET 2020 would get over before the students would be given their admit cards.
What is the Syllabus of NEET 2020: As per the syllabus defined by the National Testing Agency NEET’2020 consists of questions that consist of three subjects that are Physics, chemistry as well as biology. Its syllabus normally overlaps the syllabus from Class Xth to class XIIth which the students have studied already.
Application Correction Window: On the demands of various candidates regarding the correction of in Candidate Particulars as well as a choice of center of examination, the NTA has allowed the candidates to make changes in their online application form. The students can easily make corrections in their forms from July 4’2020 to July 15’2020.
What Is The Exam Pattern: Conducted offline, the NEET exam consists of 180 MCQ’s that are to be solved by the aspirants within 3 hours. For every wrong answer, there is negative marking.
What will happen to the exam center allocation after the unprecedented advent of coronavirus: Due to the CoVID 19 endemic and for following the social distancing norms that will stay, the National Testing Agency will try its best to allot the city examinations in order of the preference of candidates. This would, however, be subject to the availability of capacity in the desired cities. Due to administrative reasons, there is a possibility that a different city may be allotted to the students.
The Final Thought: Tips To Prepare For NEET 2020: Amongst this situation of pandemic CoVID 19, all the coaching centres have been closed till date which is unknown to anyone right now as precautionary measures. Thus during this lockdown, the aspirants access the best NEET Coaching that is Margshree coaching which provides online classes for preparing the aspirants to crack NEET.
The classes are recorded which means that the students can view them again whenever they want to. Attendees also have the opportunity to resolve their doubts through a quick session that takes place before as well as after the class. The students can also study from the e-book format that is updated as well as well researched.
The students should also take up mock tests regularly and thus for that purpose, the students can also opt for the online test series that are available for NEET by Margshree coaching. They can choose for creating a real exam environment by taking the quarter syllabus tests as well as the full syllabus tests that are easily available at affordable rates.
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Shruti Kakkar is a content writer at Margshree Coaching. Having an experience of 2+ years she has written blogs in various fields of education ranging from coaching institutes to online learning tools. Follow her on LinkedIn here.