How Changes in NEET Exam Date 2020 Affecting Preparation?

Simran Saini
Simran SainiPublished On: August 12, 2020 | NEET UG

Due to the COVID-19 crisis in India, the preparation of the NEET aspirants has gone for a toss as the exam date has been postponed twice. Let us have a look at what the students and experts have to say about changes in NEET exam dates.

Changes in NEET Exam Date Affecting Preparation, How are Changes in NEET 2020 Exam Date Affecting Preparation

Due to the COVID-19 crisis in India, the preparation strategy of NEET aspirants has gone for a toss completely. The ongoing crisis has totally changed the education scenario of the country. Over 16.84 lakh students will appear for the NEET 2020 exam this year. Most of the students preparing for the exam opt for coaching classes as well as self-study.  For a 600+ score in NEET, students start preparing for the exam a year ago, as the long term preparation with the right revision is the key to success.

This year due to the postponement of the NEET exam date twice, the preparation and strategy of the exam are getting affected. The exam was initially scheduled to take place on 3rd May to which it was postponed to 26th July and the exam got postponed again to September 13 due to the increasing number of COVID-19. NTA decided to change the exam date again to ensure the safety of the students and to increase the exam centers for maintaining social distancing.

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What Students Have to Say About Changes in NEET Exam Dates?Experts/ Teachers View on Changes in NEET Exam Dates
Right Preparation Strategy for NEET September Exam-

What Students Have to Say About Changes in NEET Exam Dates?

We spoke to some of the students appearing for the exam and this what they have to about changes in NEET exam dates:

Safety Comes First: With the number of COVOID-19 cases increasing with an alarming rate in the country, there is no doubt that the safety of the students comes first while conducting the exam. Moreover, NEET is a pen and paper exam which implies that the exam has to be conducted in a single day. Therefore, the right thing to do is let the National Testing Agency increase exam centres to ensure proper safety and in such case postponement of the NEET exam date was the right decision to take.

Losing Interest in Preparation: According to some students, changes in the NEET exam dates have made them lose interest in the exam. The changes in the exam date second time made the students lose interest and they lost the track of their preparation. Some of them feel that the right time for the entrance exam is right after board as they are habitual of long hour preparation and the revision is fresh and it's easy for them to focus.

Added Stress and Anxiety: Not only students but their parents are also stressed and anxious about changes in NEET exam dates due to the prevailing situation. Students are of the view that the postponed of the exam twice has started affected them mentally as they are uncertain now and studying the same thing over the past few months is leading to exhaustion and their preparation strategy is getting affected.

Right Decision by NTA & Government: Even after the changes in NEET exam dates twice, some students are demanding that the exam should be postponed again as there is no vaccine available and it is not right to put the lives of 16 lakh students, faculty and invigilators, and staff in danger. These students believe that NTA and the government took the right decision to postpone the exam and it will help students who were unable to prepare for the exam to do so now.

Experts/ Teachers View on Changes in NEET Exam Dates

NEET experts/ teachers are of the view that the government took the right decision to change the NEET exam dates as the safety of the students comes first. With most of the state/ cities still under lockdown and some of the areas under the containment zone, it would have been not possible to conduct the exam. NTA was not equipped with adequate NEET exam centers and safety measures to conduct the exam on July 26, 2020, as the cases were rising. NEET exam experts are advising students to stay calm and not to come under any pressure as the situation will return to normal.

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Right Preparation Strategy for NEET September Exam

With a lot going on in the student's mind at the moment, it is important to follow the right preparation strategy for the preparation of the NEET September exam. After speaking to students and NEET experts, we have come up with a Preparation Strategy to help you crack the NEET September exam:

Focus on Important Topics:  Now is the time to focus on NEET Most Important Topics. This will not only prepare you to get 600+ but will also help you identify your weak areas and work on the same.

Take Practice Papers: As of now most of the students are thorough with NCERT books and it is advised to start taking up NEET Practice Papers/ Sample Papers as it will help you work on your time management skills which will help you score well.

Maintain Good Health: With such unprecedented times and students also staying at home is important for the students to do some sort of physical as it will help them keep their mind healthy and help in the effective preparation of the exam.

NEET Preparation Articles:

You may click on the links given below to know more:

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