NEET 2021 HIGHLIGHTS: The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2021 will be held on September 12 across the country, informed Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan. Within days of joining the office, Pradhan has answered the much-awaited question by students – ‘when will NEET 2021 be held?’. The application process for NEET 2021 will begin tomorrow from 5 pm onwards at ntaneet.nic.in.
Considering the COVID-19 situation, the number of exam centers and exam cities have been increased this year. “In order to ensure social distancing norms, the number of cities where the 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,” Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan informed
NEET 2021 exam pattern is also expected to change. It is expected that, just like JEE, for NEET 2021, the number of questions asked in each section will increase and students will have internal choices. This will be confirmed as the brochure will be released. An official statement regarding this will be announced tomorrow as the application form and brochure is released.
NEET 2021: Some Demand postponement till October
As the Union Minister of Education Dharmendra Pradhan announced to conduct NEET 2021 on September 12, some candidates are still demanding postponement till October.
Majority of the students want exam in October then why it is ignored by the government and they declare 12th September as the exam date. #PostponeNEETUGtillOctober— Raima (@jal_bearer) July 12, 2021
NEET 2021: Pradhan announced Exam Dates
The NEET (UG) 2021 will be held on 12th September 2021 across the country following COVID-19 protocols. The application process will begin from 5 pm tomorrow through the NTA website(s).— Dharmendra Pradhan (@dpradhanbjp) July 12, 2021
NEET 2021: NTA consulted with Education, Health Ministry to finalize dates
A meeting was held between officials from the Ministry of Education. Ministry of health to finalise the dates for the medical entrance exam. Considering the large number of students, there were concerns regarding holding the exam.
NEET 2021: What to expect tomorrow?
The application form for NEET 2021 will be released tomorrow. Along with the application form, students can also expect the application brochure with details on exam pattern, reservations etc. With multiple announcements, new quota for admission, and change in exam pattern are expected.
NEET 2021: How to apply
The application form will be released at ntaneet.nic.in at 5 pm. Candidates need to apply for the exam by following these steps -
Step 1: Visit the official website, ntaneet.nic.in
Step 2: Click on the application form link
Step 3: Register using credentails
Step 4: Fill form, upload documents
Step 5: Pay fee, Submit
If NEET Can be held in September, why not JEE 4th Attempt, ask Candidates
Engineering aspirants who have been demanding to reschedule of the fourth attempt of the JEE Main are taking to Twitter to express displeasure. Asking "If NEET 2021 can be held in September the why not JEE Main fourth attempt?". Students are unhappy ever since the JEE Main new dates have been announced. After months of wait, the jee main third and fourth attempt dates are announced, however, the difference between the two dates is only of two-days. Usually there is a 20-day window between two attempts.
NEET 2021 on September 12: Here's How students reacted
With the announcement of the new exam date, students are relieved that there is some clarity regarding the medical entrance exam now. Many have taken to Twitter to thank the new Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan
NEET 2021: COVID warrior quota Introduced
This year, students applying for college admissions (based on NEET 2021) will also get a new quota - COVID-19 warrior. A total of five MBBS seats under the central pool for children of Covid warriors, introducing a new category called ‘wards of Covid warriors’ for the academic year 2020-21.
NEET 2021: Ensure This Size of Image While Uploading
Students cannot upload any size od documents. While uploading it is critical that students maintain the size of document, as specified by NTA. The Scanned image of the passport size photograph of the candidate should be in JPG/JPEG format and the image size should be between 10Kb to 200Kb. For signature, the image size should be between 4Kb to 30Kb. The thumb-impression should be in JPG format image size should be between 10Kb to 50Kb. For class 10 certificate and a postcard photograph, the format is JPG and image size be between 100Kb to 300Kb, and 50Kb to 300Kb, respectively
NEET 2021: Can the exam pattern be changed?
It is expected that the NEET 2021 exam pattern will be changed this year, Earlier, under the leadership of Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank had said that the ministry will allow students flexibility in both NEET and JEE exams. In JEE Main exams, the number of questions per section was increased to allow more internal choice. It is expected that the same will be done with NEET 2021.
NEET 201 to be held amid COVID protocol
NEET being a physical exam held on a single day, the same was deferred to ensure the safety of students. However, now as the number of cases are on a decline, the exam will be held amid strict COVID-19 protocol. "To ensure adherence to COVID-19 protocols, face mask will be provided to all candidates at the centre. Staggered time slots during entry and exit, contactless registration, proper sanitisation, seating with social distancing etc. will also be ensured," Pradhan informed.
NEET 2021 to be held across 198 cities
The number exam centers and exam cities will be increased this year. "In order to ensure social distancing norms, the number of cities where the 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," Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan informed.
NEET 2021 HIGHLIGHTS: Every year, at least 14 lakh students appear for the medical entrance exam. Students had been demanding a postponement of the exam since a couple of months now. The exam was earlier scheduled to be held on August 1, however, the application forms had not been released till now. The same will be released soon. The medical entrance test has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To be eligible for admission to undergraduate medical and dental courses, one needs to clear NEET.