Will NEET 2020 September Exam be Cancelled?

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

With the ongoing COVID-19 crisis in India, the big question is What are the Chances of NEET 2020 exam be Cancelled? Let us have a look at what experts have to say about whether NEET exam will be cancelled or not.

Will NEET 2020 Exam be Cancelled

After multiple requests from students, educationists, parents, NEET 2020 got postponed twice and the exam will now take place on September 13, 2020. NEET exam has been postponed twice due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and rise in the name of cases. According to the reports and the data, India may witness a spike in the coming months and there is doubt among the students and parents whether NEET 2020 which is scheduled in September will take place or will be postponed again.

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12th September 2020: Right time for thestudents to cross-check all the information and important documents to be carried on NEET 2020 exam day
11th September 2020: NTA has changed the exam centres for some candidates due to the implementation of COVID-19 measures laid down by the government. There is no change in the exam cities only centres have been changed. Such candidates have been informed via SMS/ email/ Phone. Such candidates will have to download the latest NEET 2020 admit card.
11th September 2020: Government has issued revised SOP guidelines for conducting exams amid COVID-19. Symptomatic cannot appear in the exams.
10th September 2020: NEET exam is just a few days away and its time students are familiar with NEET 2020 Dress Code. To maintain the sanctity of the exam, NTA has issued certain guidelines about what to wear on the NEET exam day.
9th September 2020: The Supreme Court today declined to entertain pleas seeking postponement of NEET 2020. The court said that NTA is taking all measures and safety concerns.
9th September 2020: SC will hear a fresh plea regarding the postponement on 9th September 2020. The fresh plea has asked for increasing the number of examination centres and conducting NEET 2020 in more than one shift.
8th September 2020: As per the NEET 2020 Pre- Exam Analysis as the number of candidates appearing in the exam is way more as compared to the last year. Also, with the cancellation of JIPMER and AIIMS MBBS exam, the competition is expected to increase.
7th September 2020: Candidates appearing in the NEET September 13 exam must ensure that they reach the exam centre as per the Staggered Slot Time mentioned on their admit card. This step has been taken by NTA to avoid overcrowding.
4th September 2020: The Supreme Court has rejected the review petition filed by six Cabinet Ministers to postpone the NEET September 13 exam.
4th September 2020: SC is hearing a plea on the postponement of NEET 2020 exam. 16 lakh candidates will appear in NEET exam and many of are the view that the exam should be either cancelled or conducted in phases.
3rd September 2020: Since the NEET 2020 exam is just a few days away, aspirants should revise NEET-UG 2020 Most Important Topics to get 600+ score in the exam.
2nd September 2020: NEET aspirants gear up for the exam as the exam will definitely as NTA starts with JEE Main B.Tech exams from today. Have a look at the NEET 2020 Exam Guidelines so that you do not miss out on the important information on the exam day.
1st September 2020: Railway allows special Special Surburban Services in Mumbai on the day of NEET September 13 exam.
31st August 2020: Delhi L-G rejects proposal to postpone exams, gives permission to conduct NEET-UG 2020 exam as per the schedule.
29th August 2020: 6 States File Review Petition In Supreme Court to Postpone NEET exam scheduled to take place on September 13.
28th August 2020: Over 10 Lakh students downloaded NEET 2020 Admit Card despite protests for postponement.
27th August 2020:  Higher Education Secretary Amit Khare is of the view that the NEET 2020 exam should not be postponed. The postponement of NEET 2020 till Diwali will wash out an entire semester and affect fresh admissions over the next few years.
26th August 2020: From environment activist Greta Thunberg to Ministers of different Indian states, politicians have joined the chorus demanding postponement of NEET 2020 exam.
26th August 2020: NTA has released the NEET 2020 admit card. In case you forget your NEET Login Application Number and Password, follow the steps given below to retrieve your NEET Login Application Number and password.
26th August 2020: According to the reports, NTA to release the NEET 2020 admit card soon. The downloading of Admit Cards indicating Roll Number, Test Centre Number & Address, Question Paper Medium, Reporting/ Entry Time and Gate Closing Time of Centre shall commence shortly.
25th August 2020: DMK President MK Stalin has written to union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, requesting him to postpone the NEET 2020 exam until the situation improves.
24th August 2020: Over 4200 students went on a day-long strike demanding the postponement of NEET 2020.
23rd August 2020: MCI informs Supreme Court that postponing NEET 2020 exam further will lead to a drastic deviation from the academic schedule.
20th August 2020: Two days after the SC dismissed the plea to postpone NEET 2020. Students' lawyer has written to PM Narendra Modi and Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank seeking postponement of the NEET-UG 2020 due to an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases.
17th August 2020: The Apex Court has dismissed the plea and stated that students future cannot be put a hold for long. Therefore NEET 2020 exam will not be postponed and will take place as per the schedule.
17th August 2020: Supreme Court to hear petition against for and against the postponement of NEET September 13th exam.PILs have been filed in SC with regard to the postponement of the NEET exam.
12th August 2020:Changes in the NEET 2020 exam dates twice is affecting students preparation. Students are stressed and anxious about their future.
12th August 2020: As per reports, 11 NEET aspirants from 11 states have filed a petition in the SC for the postponement of the NEET exam. The students asked for more number of exam centres as a precautionary measure and have also asked for transportation facilities.
10th August 2020: Have a look at the NEET 2020 Marks Vs Rank Analysis as the exam date is just around the corner. This will help students plan their choice of colleges.
6th August 2020: Students demand that NEET exam should not be postponed anymore as they fear any further postponement may affect their entire academic year.
4th August 2020: Medical aspirant seeks NEET exemption for the overseas course, Delhi HC asks MCI to consider a plea. 
30th July 2020: SC seeks response from MCI on plea to hold NEET 2020 exam in gulf countries. The plea is filed by parents of nearly 4,000 NEET US aspirants sought to alternatively postpone the examination until the COVID-19 crisis is going on.

As of now, all state exams have been postponed. Some of the state-level entrance exams which were to take place in August have been called off and no new dates have been released yet.

NOTE- This is just the analysis shared by Educationists and experts whether there is a chance for the NEET 2020 or not.

Will NEET 2020 September Exam be Cancelled?

With AIIMS and JIPMER exam being cancelled from this year, and NEET being the only gateway for admission to MBBS/ BDS colleges in India, providing admission to the students on the basis of class 12 marks is not possible. It is also expected that the competition in the NEET exam will be high this year. However, if the situation gets worse and with non-availability of vaccine and medication, the government will have no choice but to cancel the exam. Cancelling NEET 2020 will adversely affect admission to top-notch institutes such as AIIMS Colleges in India.

Also, many medical aspirants take up the strategy to focus more on NEET exam rather than class 12 board exams, in this scenario if admissions are cancelled and admission is on the basis of merit students may suffer and those students who actually prepared for the same may not get a medical college of their choice.

What will be the Admission Criteria if NEET 2020 is Cancelled?

In case, the government decides to cancel the NEET 2020 exam, then NTA may come up with an alternative assessment i.e. marks score by the candidates in the core subjects (Physics, Chemistry, Biology) may be considered for admission to medical colleges in India.

However, the chances for NEET 2020 September exam being cancelled is less as NTA has worked hard to revise the guidelines for conducting NEET exam. NTA is already working on increasing the NEET 2020 exam centres and will not do physical frisking on the students.

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