NEET to be held again for those who missed first attempt due to COVID-19

The Minister of Education, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, also informed through this Twitter handle that the result will be announced on October 16.

NEET to be held again for those who missed first attempt ( Pic Courtesy: Social Media)

The National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) will be held again for students who could not appear for the exam due to the coronavirus restrictions. The exam will be held on October 14 and the result will be announced on October 16. The result will be combined for both the attempts.

The decision to reconduct the exam was taken by the Supreme Court. It was reported that several students could not appear for the exam because of the lockdown restrictions. Over 14.37 lakh candidates had appeared for NEET 2020 while nearly 16 lakh had registered for it.

Minister of Education:

The Minister of Education, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, also informed through this Twitter handle that the result will be announced on October 16. He also wished the students who appeared for the medical entrance exams. The result will be available at ntaneet.nic.in. Students will have to enter their roll number mentioned on the admit card to check the result.

The entrance exam was conducted on September 14 amid COVID-19 protocol after it was postponed on several occasions due to pandemic lead situations.

NTA NEET Result 2020: When and where to check

Once released, the candidates can check the result through the websites- nta.ac.in, ntaneet.nic.in.

Visit the official website ntaneet.nic.in

Click on the download result link

Enter registration number, roll number

Results will appear on the screen

Download it, and take a print out for further reference.

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To qualify for MBBS/BSD courses, candidates need to obtain a minimum 50th percentile in NEET. For those belonging to reserved categories including SC and ST category, the minimum marks are 40th percentile and for PwD candidates it is 45th percentile. The NEET score is accepted in Indian colleges and institutes and as per the latest rule, NEET is also mandatory for Indian students aspiring to study medicine and related fields abroad.

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Counselling

Candidates who qualify for counselling are those who are under 15 per cent of all India quota seats. The NTA will forward the list of successful candidates to DG of Health Services, medical examination cell of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. While the NTA will be declaring the rank, the counselling will be done by the Ministry.

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