As per the various news media reports, the result of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) will be used for admission to more courses from this year onwards. National Testing Agency in its NEET 2021 Notification has said that admission to BSc Nursing and Health Science Course will be done on the basis of NEET 2021 scores.
The NTA notification reads, “The Result of NEET (UG) – 2021 may be utilized by other Entities of Central/State Governments (including Indian Nursing Council/ Nursing Colleges/ Schools, JIPMER) for counselling / admission to relevant courses [including B.Sc. (Nursing) and B.Sc. (Life Sciences)] in accordance with their rules / norms / guidelines.”
Till 2020, NEET UG scores were used for admission to MBBS, BDS, AYUSH (BAMS, BSMS, BUMS and BHMS) and Veterinary programs.
NTA will conduct the undergraduate medical entrance exam NEET 2021 is scheduled to be held on August 1, 2021. The Information bulletin for the same is yet to be released by the agency.
Confirming the news, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) recently said that the institute will not be conducting separate entrance exam for Nursing and Life Sciences admissions, instead NEET-UG scores will be used for admission to these courses. The counselling and admission process for the aforementioned courses will be done by JIPMER,” it added.