National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, NEET 2021 exam date has been announced. National Testing Agency has announced that NEET 2021 would be conducted on September 12, 2021. Students who wish to appear for the examination can apply online on ntaneet.nic.in from tomorrow – July 13, 2021.
NEET registration process would be completely online and would begin on the official website. Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today announced that the examination would be conducted in September. A formal release for information bulletin of NEET 2021 would be released shortly on ntaneet.nic.in.
Education Minister has informed that the registration would begin from 5 pm on July 13. Check the tweet below.
Minister also writes, “In order to ensure social distancing norms, number of cities where examination will be conducted has been increased from 155 to 198. The number of examination centres will also be increased from the 3862 centres used in 2020.”
Students would be provided with facemasks at the centre. Also, the entry would be staggered and proper COVID protocols would be followed.
Earlier schedule of NEET 2021 on August 1, 2021 has been postponed. The officials have shared that new information would be shared on the official website in due course of time.
NEET 2021 Exam Date
Finally ending the long wait, the newly appointed Education Minister has informed that the exam would be conducted on September 12. Students would have 2 months from the date of announcement, which is today.
NTA official recently dismissed the reports of NEET 2021 on September 5 after a fake notice was found circulating online. Not sharing the dates, officials had hinted that September seems likely. The date has now been announced.
Experts had suggested that given the present situation, it is likely that NTA may conduct the exam in September. Sources have also hinted that the possibility of conducting NEET in different phases, similar to JEE Main 2021 exam or at least twice is also being considered.
The biggest concern at present is the possibility of a third wave. Experts have suggested that it is essential for NTA to find a window of opportunity to conduct the examination in.
Over 16 lakh candidates are expected to write the exam this year. The examination, former Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank had confirmed, would be in pen and paper mode. The formal notice released on March 12, 2021 by NTA had also shared the same. A few changes, however, are expected given the present circumstances.