NEET 2020 Latest News and Updates - In view of the hardships faced by the candidates while making changes in NEET 2020 application form, the authority has re-opened the correction window facility from April 1 to 14. Earlier, to massive Coronavirus (Covid-19), National Testing Agency on March 27, 2020 has postponed NEET 2020 examination which was earlier scheduled to be conducted on May 3. NEET 2020 admit card, which was also scheduled to be released on March 27, has also been postponed until the current Covid-19 situation gets better. The authorities have advised the students as well as the parents to be safe and dedicate their time into the preparation. Medical aspirants appearing for the national level entrance examination can get notifications regarding the latest news and updates of NEET 2020 here.
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) has been seen doing a lot of major changes in the field of medicine. The official brochure had been released on December 1, 2019, with some latest changes which can be checked below. The last date to fill application form has been extended up to January 6, 2020. While the official website, ntaneet.nic.in was updated on November 30, 2019. One of the major NEET 2020 latest news by MoHFW is the scrapping of AIIMS MBBS and JIPMER MBBS from the year 2020, and the conduction of a single medical UG entrance test, i.e., NEET 2020. This is being done under the effect of the National Medical Commission Bill (NMC) introduced this year.
Following the trends of previous years, NEET for the year 2020 was also scheduled to be held on the first Sunday of May, i.e., May 3. However, due to the massive outbreak of Coronavirus, it has not been postponed until further notification. This article by Careers360 will keep updating you about all the latest news and updates of NEET, change in exam pattern, timings, dates of events, etc.
NEET Latest News and Updates 2020 - Date-wise
As aforementioned, NMC bill has been passed in the year 2020, which affixes itself on the top of NEET 2020 latest news and updates and will somehow be the basis of all the forthcoming changes. Medical aspirants can check below for the latest news and updates of NEET (date-wise)
April 1, 2020- Due to the difficulties faced by the aspirants in making corrections in the NEET 2020 application form due to the COVID19 epidemic, NTA has re-opened the correction window facility from April 1 to 14.
March 27, 2020- NTA has postponed NEET 2020 examination as well as the release of the admit card of NEET 2020 till the due to the outbreak of Coronavirus. As per the official notice, NEET 2020 admit card will be released April 15, on the other hand, NEET 2020 exam has been postponed until further notice.
March 13, 2020- NTA has re-opened the facility of the NEET 2020 application form correction window for all the registered candidates. Jammu and Kashmir NEET 2020 aspirants can also avail the facility from ntaneet.nic.in.
February 17, 2020 - NTA has refunctioned its official website of NEET 2020. Till now no changes has been observed in the official NEET website. Any new changes will be notified on this page.
February 11, 2020 - The official website of NEET, i.e., ntaneet.nc.in has gone under maintenance. Candidates are advised to not panic and keep patience for it to start working again. Any change after the website starts working will be notified in the article above.
February 3, 2020- For already registered aspirants, NTA has re-opened the NEET application form till February 9. Registered candidates can complete the NEET 2020 application form within the due date.
January 31, 2020- NTA will re-opened the NEET application form 2020 processes from February 3 to 9 till 11:50 PM for the already registered applicants.
January 15, 2020- NTA has opened the NEET 2020 correction window on January 15, for students who have successfully registered. Aspirants can make changes in their application forms till January 31, 2020.
January 3, 2020 - The authorities have published notice regarding corrigendum in the State Medical Education and Directorates & Offices for the state of Tamil Nadu.
December 2, 2019 - The candidate login window for NEET UG 2020 has been opened. However, it has not been activated yet, due to unavailability of application form. NEET application form will be released on December 2, 2019, by 4:00 PM.
December 1, 2019 - NTA has released the official brochure of NEET 2020, with the major changes. As per NEET 2020 latest changes, a postcard size photograph and Class 10 passing certificate should also be uploaded while filling the application form. In order to check NEET UG latest changes, click on the link available above.
November 30, 2019 - NEET official website, ntaneet.nic.in, for academic session 2020-21 was updated, including the exam date and other latest information. To read more details, click here.
November 13, 2019 - The current website of NEET 2020 i.e. ntaneet.nic.in mentions that "NEET website is under maintenance'. Therefore, it is expected that NTA is soon going to launch NEET 2020 official website. Check the screen shot of the website below.
October 4, 2019 - Heretofore, AIIMS MBBS and JIPMER MBBS was being conducted by AIIMS, New Delhi and JIPMER, Puducherry respectively. As apprised by MoHFW in NEET latest news and updates 2020, the national level entrance examination will be single medical entrance exam for undergraduate courses in the country, thus, AIIMS MBBS and JIPMER MBBS have been scrapped henceforth.
August 21, 2019 - In accordance with NEET 2020 latest news and updates, NTA announced all the important dates of NEET 2020. These include NEET application form 2020, exam and result dates.
August 8, 2019 - President Ram Nath Kovind gave his approval to the NMC Bill by signing the same. The bill will come into full force within a period of three years, i.e., by 2021. Fractional changes from the bill can be seen being implemented by the ministry, one of which is scrapping of AIIMS and JIPMER entrance examination for undergraduate courses
July 22, 2019 - The list of latest news and updates of NEET is being topped by the NMC bill which was introduced in the Lok Sabha. Until now, NEET was being conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA), but in lieu of the same NMC is going to be the new Medical Council for all admissions and queries in the field of medicine. NMC bill introduces National Exit Test (NEXT), which is to be applicable on all the medical institutions including those of national importance. Hence, there is going to be a common medical entrance test for undergraduate courses.
What is NMC bill?
NEET latest news and updates 2020 suggests that NMC bill aims at replacing the Medical Council of India (MCI) which is nearly sixty three years old . On July 22, 2019, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Minister of MoHFW proposed the bill in the Parliament. The bill will bring in changes as cited below:
The medical field will be strengthened with the presence of highly qualified and adequate number of medical professionals
Medical professionals will be able to adopt the latest methods of medical research
The NMC bill will assure periodic evaluation of all the medical institutions
Additionally, there will be an effective mechanism for grievance redressal