NEET 2021: Exam dates announced & other NEET updates

NEET 2021: Exam dates announced & other NEET updates

The National Testing Agency (NTA) on Friday (12th March 2021) announced that NEET-UG 2021 exams are to be held on 1 August 2021. The NEET exam is to be held in 11 different languages and will be conducted in pen and paper mode. Union Education Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal has said that there is no plan to cancel the NEET-UG 2021 exam.

With the online application process to commence soon, NEET-UG 2021 exam will be conducted offline with total marks of 720. Physics and Chemistry will carry 180 marks each and 360 marks are allotted solely to the Biology section. The total duration of the NEET-UG 2021 will be for 180 minutes that is for 3 hours.

Conducted by NTA, the NEET-UG exam will facilitate admission for the MBBS, BDS, BAMS, BSMS, BUMS & BHMS courses as per the rules & regulations stipulated by the NTA officials. NEET-UG qualification will also grant admission to B.Sc Nursing & B.Sc Life Sciences in other states/central government colleges.

Step By Step Guide To NEET-UG exam 2021:

  • 1. Visit the official website:
  • 2. Click on the registration link.
  • 3. Submit all the details and generate login credentials.
  • 4. Login and fill your NEET form.
  • 5. Pay the application fee.
  • 6. Submit the form.

NEET 2021 to be conducted only once:

It was reported that due to a higher number of applicants for the NEET-UG exam, the ministries were considering holding the NEET-UG exam twice a year starting from this year. With over 10 lakh applicants every year, it seemed logical as well. But Director-General NTA Vineet Joshi has confirmed that the NEET-UG exam 2021 will be conducted only once this year. One of the main reason for it has been cited is to avoid changes in the exam pattern at the eleventh hour. The plan to hold the NEET-UG twice has been shelved for now but remains a talking point for the officials and can be considered for the coming years. This change in the exam frequency of the NEET exam has been inspired by the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) meant for admission to engineering colleges.