NEET entrance exam will be on 12th September: Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Monday that the NEET entrance exam for undergraduate medical and dentistry programmes will be held on September 12. The examination was supposed to take place on August 1st.
NEET application procedure will commence at 5 p.m. on July 13
According to the Minister, the application procedure will commence at 5 p.m. on July 13 on the National Testing Agency website.
“The number of cities where examinations will be held has been raised from 155 to 198 in order to ensure social distancing standards. He also stated that the number of examination centres will be raised from the 3,862 centres utilised in 2020.
Face masks will be supplied to all applicants at examination centres, according to the Minister. In accordance with COVID safety regulations, the NTA will also employ staggered time slots for entry and departure, contactless registration, appropriate sanitisation, and seating with social distance.
What is NEET (UG), or National Eligibility cum Entrance Test?
NEET (UG), or National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (Undergraduate), is a test that is used to determine eligibility for admission to MBBS and BDS programmes, as well as alternative and traditional medicine and nursing programmes. Last year, more than 16 lakh candidates took the test.
There is no word on whether the NEET curriculum would be lowered or whether there will be more internal choice in the question paper, given that several school boards have cut their syllabi by up to 30% owing to the epidemic.
The NEET test is generally held in May, shortly after the Class 12 board exams, in order to finish admissions by August. However, with the second wave of the epidemic causing the Class 12 examinations to be cancelled, there was some concern regarding NEET’s destiny.
NEET was held in September last year, and then again in October to accommodate individuals who missed the exam owing to COVID. Multiple attempts should be allowed this year as well, as they are for the engineering entrance exams JEE.
The NTA has previously said that in 2021, NEET will be reduced to a single date. It will also be administered in a pen-and-paper format, as opposed to JEE, which is a computer-based exam administered across many sessions.