NEET UG 2020: NTA may introduce changes in registration to curb malpractices

NEET UG 2020

In order to curb malpractices, the National Testing Agency may introduce certain changes in the registration and verification process for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2020. The notification for the exam will be released on December 2.

Candidates who cherish the dream to become doctors, seeking admission in medical colleges across the country can fill the application form on or before December 31. The exam is scheduled to be held on May 3, 2020 in pen and paper-mode.

From this year, there won’t be any separate exam for admission into All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) as eligible candidate would get admission on the basis of NEET score.

The move comes at a time when 6,000 undergraduate medical admissions in Tamil Nadu are under the scanner.

Changes in Registration & Verification

In a bid to discourage impersonation issues and cheating case, NTA may ask candidates to upload a live photo during registration process.

Live photograph means that a photo will be taken during the submission of the application by posing in front of the webcam. The strategy is to cross verification of candidate whether he or she, applying for the exam is the same as one sitting for the exam. In addition, candidates could be told to declare their roll numbers for the Class 10 and 12 board exams and provide identification proof including Aadhar card at the time of filling the form.

“An applicant may also need to upload a live photo. The class X and XII roll numbers will also be used to verify the candidates. At the test centres, candidates may also be asked to show the identity card uploaded at the time of registration,” an official was quoted saying by the report.

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