Highlights on NEET 2021:
Medical Aspirants have flooded the social media platforms requesting the Union Education Minister to resolve their queries related to National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2021 exam dates, exam mode, syllabus reduction, number of attempts, etc.
Mumbai: After the Union Education Minister, Mr. Pokhriyal announced the Exam dates for IIT JEE Mains and Advanced Exams 2021, the students of NEET took to social media to request the minister to declare the dates for NEET 2021 as soon as possible. The students have flooded Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms with queries related to NEET 2021 exam dates, exam mode, syllabus reduction, number of attempts, etc.
As per the sources, Mr Pokhriyal is likely to declare the exam dates for NEET 2021 in or before the last week of January 2021.
NEET is generally held on the first Sunday of May after the conclusion of Class 12 CBSE boards. This year it is expected to be held in June or July as CBSE Class 12 boards will be held from 4th May to 10th June 2021.
As per the sources, NTA has requested the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to conduct NEET exam twice a year and also in online mode as it will give a relief to the medical candidates. Aspirants are also requesting the Union Education Minister to increase the number of attempts or to postpone it till June 2021 using #NEET2021TwoTimes.
Earlier, Mr Pokhriyal had said in his live webinar that the decision to conduct NEET 2021 in online mode will be taken after consulting the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and National Medical Commission (NMC).
Due to the reduction of 30% in CBSE Syllabus, the students appearing for NEET are not sure about the NEET syllabus as it is based on the CBSE syllabus. Thus, they have requested the Union Education Minister to announce the NEET syllabus and provide clarity to them.
NEET may also be held at centres in abroad. However, the decision depends entirely on the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.