What Changed in NEET 2020 & What Didn’t

Big changes in NEET 2020. Thats exactly what most of the experts and students likewise expected. They all stand correct. There are changes, but most of them are only good ones which NTA came up as it looks forward to simplify the admission process to MBBS courses in medical institutions across the country. 

Here we have prepared an extensive list of what changes have come to NEET 2020 and in what aspect. 

What Have Changed in NEET 2020

1- The biggest change: AIIMS and JIPMER entrance exams abolished. 

As you must be aware of the above said news, and since NTA NEET 2020 official notification is out, its now confirmed that JIPMER and AIIMS entrance tests have been abolished and the admission to those institutions will now be done through NEET only. 

Prior to this year, AIIMS and JIPMER used to conduct their own entrance exams for admissions to their affiliate colleges. But not in 2020. The HRD ministry and the National Testing Agency (NTA) had made it clear that students will now have to appear for NEET to take admission to AIIMS an JIPMER institutions too. NEET rank and scores would be the measure for their admission processes. 

2. Application Fees slightly increased: 

In 2019, the fees for NEET application was Rs 1400/- for General/OBC and Rs 750/- for SC/ST/PH/Transgender candidates. 

But for NEET 2020, the application fees has changed. The fees for General candidates is Rs 1500/-, Rs 1400/- for General-EWS/OBC-NCL, and Rs 800 for SC/ST/PwD/Transgender students. 

3. Changes in NEET 2020 Application form process

NTA has made documents and photo uploading requirements in NEET 2020 to avoid forgery which was seen last year. 

For NTA NEET 2020, the requirement is that student’s photo should be of post card and passport size, should contain 80% face. The photo should be in white background with name and date. 

The signature uploading requirement are now that the signature should be with running hand and continuous, on white paper and with no capital letters.

Priority is given to left hand thumb impression which should be clearly visible. However, of thats unavailable, you can upload right hand thumb impression too. 

NEET 2020: What did not change

Exam pattern did not change: There were a lot of anxiousness among students and facilities alike that NTA might introduce some changes to NEET 2020. The abolishment of AIIMS entrance test made experts anticipate the introduction of reasoning, logical intelligence and General awareness sections in the NEET exam pattern. However NTA did not made any change in NEET 2020 exam pattern. 

  • The exam duration will be 3 hours. 
  • Exam date is May 3rd, 2020. 

Language/Medium– English, Hindi, Urdu, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Oriya and Kannada.

180 multiple choice questions will be asked in the exam meaning paper will carry total 720 marks. Each question will carry 4 mark and there will be negative marking too i.e., 1 mark will be deducted on each wrong answer. 

Exam will have 3 sections: Physics (45 questions, 180 marks), Chemistry (45 Questions, 180 marks), and Biology (90 questions, 360 marks). 

NEET 2020 will be conducted only in offline (pen and paper) mode, not in online mode.

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