After being postponed twice, NEET aspirants still had many questions regarding the possibility of further delay of the examination. Groups of students and various parents bodies had moved to the Supreme Court of India seeking indefinite postponement of NEET 2020 exam. With chances of further postponing NEET admit card release was also doubtful. But, all concerns have been put to rest after the apex court announced its verdict against further postponement. According to the Supreme Court, the postponement or cancellation of NEET 2020 exam will unnecessarily put the “career of the students in peril”. It will also delay other events of the exam like release of the admit card, NEET results, counselling, admissions, etc. Now the exam will happen on September 13, 2020, students must be aware of exam guidelines and know about NEET Admit Cards.
NEET Exam Dates
|Exam Date||September 13, 2020|
|Exam Timing||2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.|
|Date of release of NEET Admit Card||15 days prior to the examination|
|Admit card issuing and Exam conducting Authority||National Testing Agency (NTA)|
NEET Admit Card Downloading Procedure
NEET Admit Card will be made available at least 15 days before the exam date. Aspirants must check the official website for any updates. Before downloading the admit card, examinees should keep the registration number and the password provided at the time of filling up the application form, within reach. Follow the steps given below to download the Admit card:
Step 1: Go to the official website- ntaneet.nic.in
Step 2: Click on the link for “NEET Admit Card.”
Step 3: Log in with the required credentials, namely, registration number, password, Date of Birth (as may be asked)
Step 4: Click on the “Submit” button
Step 5: Download or print the Admit Card and save the soft copy for future reference.
Details Mentioned on NEET Admit Card
After downloading the NEET Admit Card, cross-check all the details mentioned on it. The spelling of the Candidate’s name and their guardian’s name, his/her Date of Birth and such minute details must be checked properly. These are often missed out, leading to problems in the future. The NEET Admit Card will contain the following information:
- Candidate’s name
- Candidate’s Father’s name
- Date of Birth
- Address of the Candidate
- Slot for Candidate’s signature (to be done in the presence of the examiner)
- Slot for guardian’s signature
- Application number
- Roll number
- Reporting time and gate closing time
- Language medium of Question paper
- Address of the exam centre
Candidates are required to attach a passport size photograph (same as the one uploaded at the time of application) in the space mentioned on the admit card.
Documents to be carried inside Exam Centres
Aspirants will be allowed to carry only the following documents inside the exam centres.
- Printed hard copy of the NEET Admit Card with one passport size photograph pasted on it
- One passport size photograph (same as the one uploaded at the time application)
- One postcard size (4”*6”) photograph, to attach with the Proforma downloaded along with the NEET Admit card
- Original and valid Government authorised photo ID card (for example, PAN card / Driving License / Voter ID / Passport / Aadhaar card or the like)
- PwD Certificate, if applicable
- Scribe letter, if applicable
NEET 2020 Exam day Guidelines
- A candidate must carry the NEET Admit Card necessarily; otherwise, they will not be allowed to enter the exam hall.
- Candidates must occupy their allotted seat within the stipulated time. If found in another room, their candidature will be cancelled.
- The Authority shall make no provision for safekeeping of all possessions of the students.
- Candidates cannot leave the examination hall before 5:00 pm. Test booklets should be handed over to the invigilator only at the end of the Exam.
- Any candidate who has diabetes will be allowed to carry sugar tablets or fruits and transparent water bottles. No prepared food will be allowed.
- All signatures on the admit card and attendance sheets will be done in the presence of the invigilator.
- Re-test shall not be conducted under any circumstances.
NEET Standard Operating Procedure
A group of medical experts from AIIMS have framed Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the smooth and safe organisation of NEET exam. To ensure good health of the aspirants amid COVID-19, the NTA has accepted these recommendations. The Authority will release a final draft of the SOPs before the Exam. Candidates have to enter the exam centre with their face masks on, and wear hand gloves and carry a small bottle of hand sanitiser. They will have to carry their own transparent water bottles. The temperature of each Candidate will be checked when entering the hall. Aspirants with temperatures above average will be placed in an isolated room.
Physical frisking will not be done; instead, all checking will be done using a metal detector. Aspirants will have to remove their masks while verification, to avoid any impersonation. Exam centres will be deeply sanitised before and after the Exam. The seating arrangement will be made abiding by the social distancing norms. There will be live streaming for invigilation, and two examiners will be keeping a check on 12 aspirants each.
assembly and handwriting samples will be taken at the seat. Students will be provided with fresh masks along with the test booklet. All staff members and examiners will come with masks and gloves and carry home-made food and water. In addition to these, the experts from AIIMS have also recommended doubling the number of exam centres across the country.
Now, the exam is sure to be happening as per guidelines, students must stay tuned to official updates on NEET Admit Card release and continue with their final preparation without any further worries.