National Testing Agency (NTA) has activated the NEET 2020 OMR challenge login window at ntaneet.nic.in. After a long wait, the OMR display has finally been started on October 5, 2020. Students who appeared in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test can now check the recorded responses in OMR sheet and challenge the same.
To do so, one has to go to ntaneet.nic.in and click the link “OMR Challenge” under current events. Then login with their application number and password. Upon login, candidates view their OMR sheets, and access the challenge facility.
Last year NTA had provided the OMR display and challenge window from May 31 to June 2, and announced the result on June 5. Therefore there are high chances that the NEET 2020 result could be announced in the next 4-5 days, that is this week itself.
Candidates have to pay a fee of Rs 1000 per question challenged. The mode of fee payment is through the payment form provided in the OMR challenge window.
NTA will go through the challenges, and for the representations made that are found to be correct, fee will be refunded. However the agency has made it clear that they will not intimate any candidate separately about the status of their challenges.
At the time of publishing this news, NTA has not published any notification regarding the display of OMR sheets. It is expected that a notification will soon be made available at ntaneet.nic.in, and nta.ac.in. The last date of OMR challenge will be announced through the notification.
The national level medical entrance exam NEET UG was conducted after several delays on September 13, 2020. The official answer keys of all sets E1-6, F1-6, G1-6, H1-6 were published on September 26, 2020. Candidates could challenge the answer keys from September 27 to 29, 2020. As per usual NEET exam trends, it was expected that the OMR challenge would also open on September 29, 2020. However since that did not happen, candidates had been growing concerned in the past few days about availability of the facility.
Now with the recorded responses in OMR sheet, as well as answer key both in hand, candidates can also calculate their marks. They can check the correct answers against the answers they have marked. For every correct answer, they get 4 marks. Whereas for every incorrect answer, and multiple answers marked, 1 mark is deducted as negative marking.
The maximum marks that can be obtained in NEET is 720. Last year NEET topper Nalin Khandelwal scored 701 marks. In 2018, Kalpana Kumari topped the exam with 691 marks. In the year before that, Navdeep Singh had obtained rank 1 with 697 marks.
Once the NEET result is announced, counselling shall take off. MCC will look after the national level counselling and admission, and the various state level medical organizations shall carry out the counsellings for state level admissions.