The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2021 will be conducted on a new exam pattern. Medical aspirants will have internal choices in the exam. Students also have a choice of appearing for the exam in the language of their choice. The NEET 2021, for the first time, will be held in 13 languages.
This year, each subject in NEET 2021 will be divided into two sections. In section A, there will be 35 questions and section B will have 15 questions. In section B, students will have to attempt only 10 questions of their choice. So, the total number of questions will remain the same. All the questions will be MCQ or multiple-choice questions.
Even though the exam pattern has been changed, the syllabus for the medical entrance exam remains the same. The marking scheme as well is the same as that of earlier. For every question answered correctly, students will get four marks, however, if a student answers wrong, one mark will be deducted.
In another first, the exam will be conducted in 13 languages including English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi, Odia, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, Punjabi. While filling the form students will have to select their language of preference as well.
This year, for the relief of students, the NTA has allowed internal choice in the exams. This is being allowed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier when the state and central boards had curtailed their syllabus but 30 per cent, the government had announced to offer relaxations in entrance exams. In JEE Main too there were internal choices and now the NEET also has the same option.
NEET 2021 will be held on September 12. A day after announcing the much-awaited exam dates, the National Testing Agency (NTA) has released the application forms as well. The application-cum-registration process has begun at ntaneet.nic.in or nta.ac.in. Interested candidates can apply till August 6.