The authorities determined to conduct the computer-based JEE (Main) twice a 12 months in 2019 and expanded it to 4 occasions a 12 months from 2021. However, the medical entrance check continues to be held in pen-and-paper mode and simply annually. Close to 16 lakh aspirants registered for NEET-UG 2020, of which greater than 13.5 lakh candidates appeared.
Dr Rakesh Yadav, president, Faculty Association of AIIMS, and Dr S Kumar, chancellor of Sri DevCaraj Urs University in Kolar, really feel ‘one dangerous day mustn’t lead to losing an instructional 12 months’. “A pupil might not be in a position to seem attributable to varied causes or might have a nasty day. Therefore, like the engineering entrance, NEET can also be carried out a number of occasions,” stated Yadav.
Two key factors on the agenda for Monday’s assembly, based on authorities sources, are whether or not the entrance check ought to shift from pen-paper mode to computer-based and carried out twice yearly. “World over, reliance on on-line exams attributable to its reliability and safety is nicely established. So it’s time for NEET to surrender the pen-paper mannequin as majority of pilferage occurs throughout switch of fabric to varied examination centres,” stated Kumar.
“If NTA can handle the logistics, NEET as a computer-based examination is a good suggestion,” added Yadav.
While the remaining choice rests with the well being ministry, senior schooling ministry officers say that other than profit to the candidates, the computer-based check would be extra clear, quicker and with a better analysis course of, and there’ll be no delay in declaration of outcomes.
Students really feel they need to get the advantage of a number of assessments like the engineering aspirants. However, some are sceptical of constructing it computer-based. P R Subbaraman, a pupil from Chennai, stated he welcomes the thought of NEET twice a 12 months. “But on-line assessments have many challenges, together with connectivity points. It’s higher to put in writing a pen-paper examination,” he stated.
However, there are aspirants who really feel that as NTA and IITs have efficiently carried out JEE (Main), making NEET-UG computer-based wouldn’t be an issue.