Earlier National Testing Agency (NTA) announced that National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET UG) 2019 will be conduct in online mode twice a year. First exam of NEET 2019 will be held from February 01 to 17 and the second paper will be conducted from May 12 to 26, 2019. All was set until MHRD announced that NEET should not be held twice. Now, the candidates are awaiting final decision on whether NEET should be held twice or not and how substantial is it to conduct it online.
If NEET 2019 is conducted online then rural student will suffer the most. Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) is concerned on how they will consider the problems of rural students and class 12th students if NEET is held online.
Problems to be faced by rural students
In case the NEET takes place in online mode, the major problem will be faced by aspirants in rural areas. The trouble lies in the lack of resources available to these students. In a pen and paper-based test, they can practice from the offline sources like books, test papers etc. In addition to that, they don’t have to visit far off places to take mock tests for the exam. Whereas in the computer-based test, they need proper infrastructure and logistics.
Being living in areas where electricity is a major problem how can students access and afford the computer facilities. To solve problem MHRD has released the statement that the exam conducting body will assist the rural students in every possible way. The ministry proposed to open online test centers in the labs of Schools/ Engineering colleges in nearby areas. Even if the solution is viable, it will lead to the extra burden of visiting the centers and wait for their turn to use the facility.
The other problem arises is that lack of computer usage knowledge among the rural students. There are many students who still haven’t used computers in their lifetime. So, such students have to take classes to learn how to attempt test in online mode.
What other Students saying
Regarding this problem, there has been much discussion on the social media platform. Many people are supporting the online examination as the fair mean to conduct the exam. Many suggested that NEET continue in offline mode for the underdeveloped students.
It is also ben requested to hold the decision for NEET online for one year. Such that students get adapted till then and do not have to change the exam strategy with the unpredictability regarding the mode of examination.
Let’s wait for the final decision to come. We expect that decision favors all the students and does not lead to any injustice to the rural students.
NEET until 2018 was conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). The exam takes place for admission all over India to fill the medical and dental seats. Candidates appearing for NEET must have Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and English in the 12th standard. The paper has multiple choice questions from Biology, Chemistry, and Physics with 90, 45, 45 questions respectively.
नीट परीक्षा NTA द्वारा ऑनलाइन मोड में लिए जाने का निर्णय सर्वथा उचित है। सबसे बड़ी समस्या पेपर लीक होने की दूर होगी ही साथ मे विस्वसनीय होगी। जहां तक ग्रामीण क्षेत्रों की बच्चो की बात है, आज सभी स्मार्ट फोन उपयोग कर रहे है। छत्तीसगढ़ में तो सरकार bpl लोगों को मुफ्त में स्मार्ट फोन बांट रही है,साथ में छः माह की मुफ्त डेटा दे रही है। इसका उपयोग सही दिशा में होगी। बच्चों में तकनीकी के लिए रुचि बढ़ेगी। ऑनलाइन मोड होना ही चाहिए। रही बात बतंगड़ की वो तो होगी है। नई तकनीकी को अपनाने में लोग जल्दी से मानसिक रूप से तैयार नही होते है।
Pen and paper mode is best
Neet should be conducted twice that makes A great releif to students and it reduce intense pressure on students
it is good that exam held online. but not twice in a Year it create problem for twelth class students
Offline or online neet must be conducted twice in a year from 2019 as already announced by honourable minister in parliament/outside . Any deviation to conduct neet once in a year will lead to massive disturbances and definite court cases on the ground that engineering entrance is being conducted twice but medical is not.Government has already made ground for court cases by declaring on 07.07.2018 in mass media/Twitter/ in parliament and outside which is already on record that neet to be taken twice in February and may 2019.Government cannot play with the life of the students who are going to be the doctors of our country .Government should feel the pulse of lakhs of medical aspirants and declare at the earliest possible opportunity to mitigate the stress of the students. By hanging the matter in balance is putting further fuel on already burning fire.Restoring early peace is of utmost importance.
How does English came ??
i thing health is most important continously exam .feb march an may it may suffer
if neet is held twice in a year it will be very usefull for the students, as they can get chance to get throught the exam… if we talk about the rural students they can get much practise in the nearer practice centres… Plzz conduct neet exm twice a year. …. ….. …..
Offline mode is best
Yeah…it would be better to conduct the exam twice so that it gives an oppurtunity to many students…nd it will be a gr8 advantage for us…pls co duct it online…so tht we can save time in bubbling i mean OMR marking
Need should be conducted twice a year.. it will relieve stress..and as for 12 students..they should be happy..and relieved..not depressed..and NEET should eb conducted twice a year.equality for all(not only class 12 students )..whether online or offline..
Need should be conducted twice a year.. it will relieve stress..and as for 12 students..they should be happy..and relieved..not depressed..and NEET should eb conducted twice a year.equality for all
..whether online or offline..
Plzz conduct Neet twice a year… Bcom it’s very useful…
I think neet should be held twice for 2019 otherwise this descision can make a vast effect on 2019 loksabha elections… I hope everyone understood this… And support neet 2019 to be twice… And for 12th current year… They are getting 2 chances… Is it not enough! Afterall they have to appear the test on may,19… So they can take a chance to clear it by feb! This will might reduce berden of getting selected and all for some meritorious students who can then score for boards and all…
Mode should be any whether cbt or pen paper twice is necessary