The Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday announced the exam date of NEET UG Entrance Test 2021. The entrance test for admission in MBBS/ BDS courses will be held on September 12, 2021. The application process for NEET UG Entrance Test will begin from 5 pm on July 13.
“In order to ensure social distancing norms, number of cities where 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 wrote.
“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,” the education minister said on twitter.
In view of the huge spike in Covid-19 cases, NTA had announced postponing the NEET UG 2021 examination until further notice. The exam was scheduled to be held on August 1, 2021. But due to the ongoing second wave of coronavirus across the country, NEET UG 2021 has been postponed to September.
NEET UG Exam?
The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is an all India entrance examination conducted once a year for admission to MBBS. The NEET Undergraduate (UG) is the only entrance exam for admission to all the medical institutes spread across the country including All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) according to NMC Act, 2019.
The All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT) was replaced by National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (UG), popularly known as (NEET-UG) from 2012 onwards. NEET is a competitive entrance exam conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) until 2018 for admission to MBBS and BDS courses.