tudents who are set to appear for the NEET UG 2021 entrance test are uncertain about the dates and schedule in view of the current pandemic situation. It is currently being speculated that the NEET UG 2021 exam will be postponed.
As per several media reports, the National Testing Agency (NTA) is planning to postpone the upcoming National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) UG 2021 amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Media reports suggest that NTA will notify the new dates of the medical entrance exam soon. It is being speculated that the NEET 2021 examination will later be conducted in September 2021, as opposed to in August, as per the original schedule.
The NEET-UG 2021 examination is currently scheduled to be conducted on August 1, 2021. No official news regarding the postponement of the NEET 2021 UG examination has been issued by NTA yet. Candidates are requested to keep a close check on the official website, i.e., ntaneet.nic.in for more details.
Students against NEET-UG 2021 entrance
Ever since the CBSE Class 12 board exams 2021 have been canceled, students are also demanding the postponement of the NEET-UG 2021 in view of the second wave of the pandemic. Students have stated that the conduction of physical exams in the current situation is unfair.
Many students have also suggested that the medical entrance exam should be conducted twice or thrice this year, just like the JEE Main 2021 examination. NTA later clarified that the NEET UG 2021 exam will only be conducted once this year.
The schedule for the online registration process and the final dates for the NEET UG 2021 examination will be announced once the newly appointed Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan holds a meeting with all the concerned authorities.
The NEET exam was postponed last year as well in view of the Covid-19 pandemic and the nationwide lockdown. The exam was ultimately conducted in September 2020 in physical mode after being postponed several times.
Courtesy – India today