The Indian government and the honorable Supreme Court has decided to hold the NEET exams on 13th of September with more than 10 lakh students confirmed to appear. In the situation of the covid 19 pandemic, the National Testing Agency (NTA) has issued an elaborate advisory for the safe and sound conduct of the NEET exams. National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct the NEET exam on September 13, 2020, in pen and paper-based mode.

NEET exam 2020 will be held from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM at 155 exam cities. As per the latest NEET update, the authorities have released the admit card of NEET in online mode on August 26, 2020. Officially, a total of 15.97 lakh candidates will be appearing for NEET exam 2020 for admission to 82,926 MBBS, 26,949 BDS, 52,720 AYUSH and 525 BVSc & AH offered in colleges of India. NEET 2020 will be held for three hours with 180 multiple choice questions. The admit cards are available on the official site of NTA NEET, the admit cards were availed from 26th August. Candidates can download their NEET 2020 admit card by entering application number, password, date of birth and security pin. 

The admit card contains instructions for both exam as well as the social distancing guidelines.

A Standard operating procedure (SOP) for NEET 2020 which is drafted by the medical experts of the All India Institute Of Medical Science (AIIMS), was released by the NTA with the necessary social distancing guidelines as well as the rules and regulations for safe conduct at the examination center. There are guidelines of safety issued for both students and staff alike.

NTA has also released an official notice regarding the fraudulent SMS, calls and emails to NEET 2020 students. As per the notification, registered NEET UG 2020 aspirants are receiving fake messages and calls asking their NEET application number and personal details.

After the exam, coaching centres will release NEET answer key for candidates to calculate estimate scores. NEET official answer key 2020 will be published with OMR sheet, which can be challenged. 

Earlier there were petitions filed in the Supreme Court and there were appeals by politicians, activists and the students for the postponement of the NEET and JEE exams, which were denied by both court and government. There has been backlash as well as support for the decision from different sections of society.

The government has ensured that proper safety measures will be taken, and that’s why the students are generally provided with the first choice of city in center preferences. The elaborate guidelines issued by the government, are divided in three parts, for pre examination, during examination and post examination conduct. Apart from that the students are required to provide their recent travel details. There will be thermal scanning and hand sanitizers for entry in center with clean and sanitized floors, classrooms, desk and tables for safe examination.