NEET 2020 EXAMINATIONS and RESULTS – IN DETAIL

NEET 2020 RESULTS

NEET 2020 RESULTSNational Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is the sole entrance examination to get admission in the medical and dental colleges in India. This year, NEET UG 2020 cut off score is anticipated to be higher as the number of applicants who took the test was more, and also students got more time to prepare because of Covid-19 pandemic.

The NEET 2020 question papers are accessible in English, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Urdu, Tamil, Kannada, Gujarati, Bengali, and Assamese languages. The NEET 2020 exam had a total of 180 multiple choice questions and are divided into three sections – Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany + Zoology) with 45 questions each for each subject. The total marks for NEET 2020 are 720. As per the official NEET marking scheme 2021, 4 marks to be allotted for the correct answer, while 1 mark to be subtracted for the wrong attempt and 0 marks for unanswered questions. The total duration for the NEET Examination is 3 hours. Candidates are instructed to use only black/blue ballpoint pen to mark their answers in the one sheet.

 NEET 2020 Examination was held on September 13. The aspirants who couldn’t take NEET exam on September 13 either because they were infected with Covid-19 or due to being stuck in containment zones are given a chance to appear in NEET exam which will be held on October 14. National Testing Agency (NTA) is responsible for creating results of NEET Examinations. The NEET 2020 results were expected to release on October 12 but Supreme Court on October 12 directed National Testing Agency (NTA) to declare results on October 16 along with the results of the aspirants who will take their NEET exam on October 14.

The supreme court took this decision because of the request made by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to allow the aspirants who couldn’t attend the exam held on September 13.

The entrance examination which was conducted on 13 September was attended by around 13 lakh candidates although 15.79 lakh candidates registered. Roughly 85 to 90 per cent of aspirants took the examination that was conducted at over 3,800 centers across the country on September 13. A total of  80,055 MBBS, 26,949 BDS, 52,720 AYUSH, and 525 BVSc and AH seats are offered by various colleges in India.  A total of 15 AIIMS and 2 JIPMER institutes grants admission based on the marks and rank secured by candidates in NEET Examination and also around 1.5 lakh colleges grants the admission based on NEET results.

Generally, NEET candidate score varies every year. It depends on the difficulty level of the NEET question paper, level of preparation of aspirants and number of students appearing for the exam. The cut-off score is higher if the paper is easy and vice versa. Candidates belonging to general or unreserved category need to score 50 per cent or more to qualify the medical entrance examination. The cut off for unreserved PH candidates is set at 45 per cent, while for SC, ST, OBC category it is 40 per cent.

NEET counselling under the 15 per cent all-India quota (AIQ) comprise seats at government colleges (except those in Jammu and Kashmir), central and deemed universities, seats reserved for wards of insured persons (IP quota) in Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) medical colleges and seats available at the Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC) Pune. The remaining 85 per cent seats are reserved for the state quota.

Six states had over one lakh candidates each in NEET 2020. They are Maharashtra: 2,28,914, Uttar Pradesh: 1,66,582, Karnataka: 1,19,587, Tamil Nadu: 1,17,990, Kerala:1,15,959, and Rajasthan with 1,08,537 candidates.

As per 2019 NEET Exams cut off, students who secured 701 marks or above got the first rank. Those who secured marks between 690 and 681 were ranked between 20 and 88. Rajasthan’s Nalin Khandelwal crowned NEET result 2019 by scoring 701 marks out of the total 720 marks. Overall, Rajasthan was the best-performing state in the NEET exam result last year. There were 20 women in the top 50 list.

STEPS TO CHECK NEET 2020 RESULTS

 Step 1: Visit the official NEET. Website https://ntaneet.nic.in

Step 2: Click on the link for NEET result

Step 3: Enter roll number, date of birth and submit

Step 4: Results will appear on the screen

Step 5: Download and take a print of your result.

SCHOOLS SET TO REOPEN FROM OCTOBER 15, 2020

SOP for Schoolos Reopening

SOP for Schoolos ReopeningThe education ministry on October 5, 2020, published guidelines which are to be fulfilled while reopening schools. The country is in lockdown since March 2020 and it is being revoked by launching unlock phases. Now, through unlock 5.0, the central government circulated protocols for reopening of schools, colleges and other educational institutions. Nonetheless, the final decision is bestowed to States and Union Territories whether they want to reopen the educational institutions or not.

Education Minister further tweeted that States and Union Territories should develop their own Standard Operating procedures(SOPs) viewing health and safety precautions for reopening of educational institutions. Central Education Minister Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank further affirmed that students will simply attend the school only with the approval of their parents or respective guardians. Those who don’t have access to physical schooling can resume taking online classes. Students are certified to go to school precisely on voluntary motive. Nevertheless, the lecturers and students who inhabit in containment or red zones, are not permitted to visit schools until the situation gets better.

The school management needs to supervise and execute sufficient cleaning and disinfecting methods around school premises. Each and everything and the entire place on school campus should be disinfected thoroughly using disinfectants and sanitizers. Thermal scanners for examining body temperatures are mandatory at the school entrance. The school Managements are highly recommended to establish committees for hygiene examination, emergency care and support. Educational societies should acquire all contact information and should communicate with closest hospitals, and emergency healthcare centres. Schools must ensure that there is adequate airflow in indoor spaces. Students, teachers, and other staffs at school inescapably have to wear face mask/ cover throughout the whole time and it is also better to wear gloves. Carrying a sanitizer always is an advantage.

Schools need to make sure that the timing of entry and exit of students should not overlap and everyone from pupils to non-teaching staff must obey social distancing rules. So the schools need to introduce a fresh seating structure that coordinates with social distancing regulations. Obtaining information about the student’s health is one of the prominent duty of their respective schools and during school hours if anyone shows the symptoms of COVID-19 the schools are instructed to interpret the procedures handed out by the central government. As per government suggestions, the schools with the midday meal program should serve the food which needs to be hot and well cooked.

The States has the responsibility to formulate a new academic calendar with planned classes, holidays and examinations. The government has announced that till next 2-3 weeks there will be neither teaching nor assessment and told teachers to enlighten students considering pandemic and to nurture their emotional strength. All schools in New Delhi will continue to be shut until the end of October. As for higher institutions, clearance is given to only PhD and PG students in science and technology with lab work or experiments.

GATE REGISTRATION, 2021

GATE 2021
GATE 2021
Official GATE 2021 Logo from IIT BOMBAY

GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) is an annually conducting entrance examinations organized by IISc, Bangalore and IITs (Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee).GATE is organized basically on behalf of the National Coordination Board (NCB)-GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education (MoE), Government of India. GATE 2021 will be organized by IIT Bombay. It can be considered a gateway examination through which students get admission to Master of Engineering, Master in Technology and also assess to direct PhD admissions to IIT, NIT and IITs. GATE also helps the students to avail MoE and other such Government aspiring scholarships according to the institutions criteria.

Students’ GATE score is very useful and the score can be used for recruiting under Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) and some other institutions of India as well as abroad. But the score will be valid only for 3 years for the students for utilization. The official website is gate.iitb.ac.in. IIT Bombay will be running the graduate entrance exam on February 2021. Candidates need to complete the registration procedure in an online manner. The last so far to fulfill the GATE 2021 Software Form with regular prices was extended until 7th October 2020.

GATE 2021 – Important Information:

Registration Starting Date

11th September, 2020
Last Date of Registration

(Without Late Fee)

 7th October, 2020

Last Date of Registration

(With Late fee)

12th October, 2020
Mode of GATE Registration

  Online

(Gate Online Processing System- GOAPS)

Registration Correction

             2nd Week of October, 2020

             (Online)

Exam Commencement

5th-14th February, 2021

Exam Type

Objective (Computer Based)
GATE Syllabus  

Revised (Due to Covid Pandemic)

  • Two new subjects are introduced this year to expand the reach of GATE. Environmental Science and Engineering (ES) and Humanities and Social Sciences (XH) , summing up with 27 as the absolute number of topics offered for examination.

General Eligibility:

  • Candidates looking in their qualifying exam (final year) annually 2021 will be eligible to apply for GATE 2021.
  • Age limit: There will be no age limit to use for GATE 2021

What Documents are Required For GATE ?

  • Category Certificate (Scanned Copy)
  • Dyslexic Certificate
  • Eligibility Certificate (pdf format)
  • Photograph & Signature (Scanned copy)
  • ID Proof (ADHAAR Card/ Driving Licensee etc)

Registration Fee:

  • Students can submit fees through online mode.
  • Students can opt for the use of credit cards, debit cards, or net banking.
  • The application fee is non-refundable under any circumstances

 

Female/ ST/SC/PwD  INR 750/- INR 1250/-
UR & others INR 1500/- INR 2000/-
Singapore & Dubai US $ 100 US $120
Other Foreign Countries US $50 US $70

Steps to Apply For GATE 2021:

  • Visit official website
  • Enter your name, parent’s name, mail Id, phone number, etc.
  • Now you will receive an enrollment ID in your registered mail ID.
  • After that, go to the ‘Declaration’ then to ‘GATE 2021 Application Form’.
  • Fill and submit all the required documents in the proper position.
  • verify the Registration and proceed with “submit.”
  • A confirmation page will appear now appear and take a print of it for future use.

GATE Application Correction:

It’ll get started via online mode from 2nd week of October 2020. Candidates might need to use their login credentials to personalize their errors from the application form. No modifications will be permitted when the correction procedure is finished. GATE will confirm the correction of the application through the registered SMS & email ID of the candidate.

For further details and to fill the online application please visit the following link:

https://gate.iitb.ac.in/

Digital Education in India: Bunch of Hopes

Online- Education

Online- EducationTo continue the learning process amidst coronavirus pandemic, digital education is a must. Like other countries our India is trying to adapt digital education by arranging a digital ecosystem. This digital ecosystem in our education system can give us our desired life!

We all know that there is teacher shortage in India. The advent of interactive digital education can solve the shortage of teachers in our country. Moreover, digital tools connect students with different types of perspectives which will help them to grow properly.  Digital tools will also help students in engaging themselves. Nevertheless, the educationists have to think about the proper implementation of these tools. In this way, digital education can be effective for all. The most important thing about digital education is that every student should have the access and flexibility to attend the classes. In India, the quality of education varies from school to school.

In English medium schools, the quality of education is quite good. But in most other schools the quality of education is questionable. If Indian government can ensure digital education all over the country, the discrimination of education quality can be reduced.  But India is facing inadequate internet service, slow internet speed, no standard policy, parenting issues, teacher training etc problems. Besides, all of the educational institutions remain closed for the increasing rate of coronavirus cases. In this situation, online education is kind of a bright light in the darkness. India is trying best to minimize the problems.

Online EducationNational Optical Fiber Network (NOFN) now known as Bharat Network is trying to connect all the panchayats. According to the government, every Gram Panchayat will get 100 Mbps bandwidth from Bharat Network. In this way, everyone, especially the rural Indian learners, will get access in online education.

Like Bharat Network, National Knowledge Network (NKN) provides a high speed network for educational institutions in our country. Only some institutions can take the full advantage of this network. That’s why NKN is becoming flexible and expanding rapidly. Though technological intervention cannot substitute human connections, teachers are trying their best to overcome this. Indian government is planning to arrange training for the teachers to make them technically sound and psychologically alright. These steps will help the students a lot.  Already students have become digitally literate as well as good learners. As education becomes smoother, students are enjoying the learning process. This digital education is paving our desired path and making us more hopeful.

Get Ready And Crack UPSC

UPSC

UPSCFinally, the most awaited admit card has been released. India’s premier central recruiting agency, The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the Prelims admit card. Through these exams, lots of young people get the chance to serve India in different sectors. This is one of the most respectful jobs in our country. That’s why the highest number of candidates prepare themselves for this exam.

UPSC Preliminary examination, 2020 is going to be held on 4th October 2020 which was scheduled to be held on May 31, 2020, and stood deferred due to coronavirus. The timing for the morning paper (General Studies) is from 9.30 am to 11.30 am which will contain 100 questions of 200 marks. Whereas, the timing for the second paper (CSAT) is from 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm which will contain 80 questions of 200 marks. In both papers, the candidates will face a negative marking of 1/3rd for each wrong answer. This exam is going to be held in different UPSC centers across the country.

UPSCThose who would be able to clear the Prelims exam will get the chance to sit for the mains examination from 8th January 2021. To download the Prelims admit card, the candidates will have to visit the UPSC official website and fill the necessary details along with their roll number and registration number. If they face any kind of issue at the time of downloading the admit card, they can send email to UPSC officials through the provided email address. In the UPSC prelims exam center the aspirants have to carry an admit card, two passport size photographs, a valid photo ID, and a black ballpoint. Candidates must have to wear face masks and follow personal hygiene as well as social distancing in the premises of the venue and inside the exam hall.

According to specialists, candidates should revise all of their studied topics and not go for studying new topics. They should revise their previous topics as much as they can. And in the exam hall at first, they should go for the easy questions. There is no new suggestion for the UPSC candidates. All they have to do is to keep calm at the time of examination. If they can ensure their mental peace during the examination, they will be able to maximize their performance which is going to ensure their expected results. Candidates should keep in mind that whoever succeeded and got into civil services, once they all were common candidates like you. So, delete your nervousness, try best and crack this UPSC.

New Education Policy 2020

National Education Policy 2020

New Education Policy 2020 – The upgraded version of 10+2+3

     The day 29th July 2020 will be marked as a special day in the Indian Education System with the introduction of New Education Policy 2020. The policy has been approved by the Union Cabinet which is going to change the complete format of the present 10+2+3 education system. The draft was circulated to several scholars across India for review and the final amended version was submitted to the cabinet for approval. 

     The New Educational Policy will be based on the credit system at graduation level, where a student will have the option to transfer their credit score during their change, of course, college or university. The credits can also be used to finish their graduation after a certain time frame, even if they have stopped for a while due to unforeseen circumstances.

Foundation education will be introduced in government schools also. The pre-schooling structure which consists of Nursery, Lower Kinder Garden (LKG), and Upper Kinder Garden (UKG) was not available in the government-run schools, even though, most of the private schools are following this stream. With the implementation of New Education Policy 2020, foundation education will also be introduced in the government-run schools.

     The preferred language of learning will be of the local language as a preference with the option of choosing a national language and international language falling in second and third place. This will enable most of the students to learn the subjects in their mother tongue and can make them understand easily.

In the New Education Policy, the government may regulate the fees for the private institutions, thus private institutions are not permitted to collect more fees than the prescribed limit. This will help the students and their parents to get monetary benefits from private schools as well.

The migration to the New Education Policy may happen gradually by considering all the factors such as the impact on the academic year, infrastructure, feasibility and these factors may be observed during this transition period.

The document related to the New Education Policy 2020 can be downloaded from the following link:

https://www.mhrd.gov.in/sites/upload_files/mhrd/files/NEP_Final_English_0.pdf