NEET Special Exam for students affected by COVID-19 to be held on October 14

The Supreme Court has allowed conducting the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET)  2020 for students who could not appear for the medical entrance test due to COVID-19 infection or because of residing in containment zones. As per the reports the NEET Special exam will be held on October 14, 2020.

The result of NEET 2020 which was scheduled to be released on October 13 will now be declared on October 16 after the special exam is held. Students can check their score, all India rank and qualifying status at once the result is announced by NTA

The NEET 2020 was conducted on September 13, 2020 adhering to strict health guidelines issued by the government in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.  As per the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) students who were infected with COVID-19 or residing in containment zones were not allowed to take the NEET 2020 exam.

NEET is a nationwide combined entrance exam for admissions in MBBS, BDS and other undergraduate medical courses in India. From the academic session 2020-21, admission to AIIMS and JIPMER institutes will also be done on the basis of NEET Scores. 

To qualify in NEET 2020, candidates belonging to general category will have to obtain a minimum of 50 percentile. There is a relaxation of 10 per cent for reserved categories including SC and ST category, while 5 per cent relaxation for PwD candidates.

Candidates who qualify the exam will have to appear for the counselling round for 15 per cent of All India Quota Seats.