Exam date for NEET 2021 to be released soon by NTA

National Testing Agency (NTA) will not conduct the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET-UG) 2021 twice a year.  The National Testing Agency DG Vineet Joshi has confirmed that the medical entrance examination for undergraduate courses will be held only once this year, the way it has been done since years.

NTA was in consultation with the union education ministry and other stakeholders to explore the feasibility of organizing the exam twice.

The speculations of more attempts rose after Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal had hinted at increasing NEET 2021 attempts.  He said that, “The government was exploring the possibility of holding NEET exam multiple times in a year.”

He has also hinted that there might be more internal choice questions for NEET 2021, however, there will not be any syllabus cut.

The students have been demanding to increase the NEET 2021 attempts due to their studies getting affected in the view of Covid 19 pandemic.  

Since last year, admission to MBBS courses in All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) are also held through NEET. 

 As per  the report, the exam date for NEET 2021 will be released soon by NTA.