NEET 2021 Schedule Likely to be Announced Soon

It’s needless to say that NEET Aspirants across the country are waiting eagerly for the medical entrance exam schedule. Some of them even took the matter further and went to social media to request Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, the Education Minister, that the exam should be conducted twice in a year, seeing the grim of the pandemic. The exam is generally conducted once in a year.  The minister, in an interview with India TV Digital, hinted that conducting the entrance test twice a year might be a possibility.

Question of the hour: When will the exam date be announced?

 “Medical entrance exam date announcement could be in the next couple of weeks” Said, Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank. Last year the exam was postponed twice due to the pandemic and was finally held on September 13. Over 13.66 lakh aspirants appeared for the exam and a total of 7,71,500 candidates had qualified.

Is there possibility of the exam being conducted twice a year?

Probably YES. If we have noticed anything in these unprecedented times, it is to consider out-of-the-box measures. So, we won’t be lying if we say the Govt. is considering the viability of conducting NEET twice a year.

Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said “We are exploring all the possibilities of conducting the exam twice a year, keeping in view concerns of students,”

 

The newly form National Testing Agency (NTA), recently had written to the Union Health Ministry. It stressed on the fact that allowing for a second exam would massively cut out the stress caused to the students.

Last year, the testing agency had reduced the number of candidates per room from the earlier 24 to 12 to follow the policy for strict standard operating procedures in view of the pandemic. The number of centers was increased from 2,546 in 2019 to 3,862 to ensure crowd management and staggered entry and exit protocols. The test was offered in 11 languages — English, Urdu, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Odia, Marathi, Kannada, Gujarati, Tamil and Telugu.

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