According to official statement of ministry of education there is no change in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (Undergraduate) or NEET UG Exam 2021 dates, though aspirants have been demanding its rescheduling due to back-to-back exams including those conducted by CBSE.
The ministry of education says, any changes in NEET-UG dates now will delay the exam by at least 60 to 70 days due to logistical issues and may also result in indefinite delay due to other uncertainties. The exam is scheduled for September 12, 2021, with a record 16.1 lakh candidates have registered for the test for admission to various medical science-related courses.
NTA DG Vineet Joshi said, “There is no direct clash of NEET with CBSE board exams, it will be held as scheduled on September 12.” Regarding, increase of attempts in NEET, the NTA official said, “The decision regarding multiple attempts in NEET will be taken by health ministry. As of now, there is no plan to increase the attempts of the medical entrance.”
A section of students is demanding to postpone NEET as there is a clash with the CBSE board improvement, compartment exams, other entrance exams. CBSE Class 12 students will have Biology exam on September 6, Physics on September 9, two major science papers on the same week of NEET exam.