NEET 2020 application registration process to begin today, ‘Bhurkha’, ‘Kirpan’ to be allowed next year year onwards

NEET UG 2020

National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test-UG to allow students wearing ‘Hijab’, ‘Burkha’, ‘Kara’ and ‘Kirpan’ from next year.


The application registration process for National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test-UG 2020 to be conducted on May 3, 2020 will begin today i.e., Monday, December 2, 2019 from 4.00 pm onwards.

Students can apply through online mode only by submitting their application on the official website of NEET. The last date to apply and pay the application fee for NEET (UG) 2020 exam is December 31, 2019.

The National Testing Agency (NTA) will be conducting the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (UG) – 2020 on May 3, 2020 from 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm. The gates of the exam centres will close at 12.30 pm.


Also read: NTA to release NEET Official Notification

The application fee for General/OBC candidates is Rs 1,500/-, for General- EWS/OBC – NCL is Rs 1,400/- and for SC/ST/PwD/Transgender candidates is Rs 800/-.

Starting this year, the admission to JIPMER, MBBS course in AIIMS, New Delhi and all AIIMS like institutions will be made through NEET only. There are no changes in the question paper. The paper will consist of physics, chemistry and biology (zoology and botany) which will comprise a total of 180 questions, 45 questions for each section. The counseling will be done by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) even for the AIIMS and JIPMER.

As per the new security feature, the candidates will be required to upload a ‘postcard size’ photograph as well. This in addition to the passport size photograph to be uploaded. The postcard size photograph will be made available at the centres and the candidates will get a performa along with the admit card where they will have to paste the uploaded postcard size photograph.

NEET-UG 2020 will be conducted in 11 languages and for the first time the information bulleting will also be made available in all these languages. Also, NEET-UG entrance will be using AI to flag similar looking photographs or problem cases.

One of the major highlights of NEET 2020 is that next year onwards students wearing ‘Hijab’, ‘Bhurkha’, ‘Kara’ and ‘Kirpan’ will be allowed to appear for the exam. However, the students wearing any of these dresses or carrying any metallic items are required to report to the designated exam centres an hour before the gate closing time. Though candidates who will be wearing anything in deviation of the dress code or carrying any assistive devices for medical reason, they will be required to take prior approval for the same before admit cards are issued.

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