NTA suggests 3 tentative dates for NEET 2023: Report
New Delhi: The largest national level examination, the National Eligibility-Cum-Entrance Undergraduate (NEET-UG) Examination is expected to be held in May or June next year.The National Testing Agency, which conducts the medical entrance examination every year, has reportedly shared three probable dates with the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), reports Times Now.NEET...
New Delhi: The largest national level examination, the National Eligibility-Cum-Entrance Undergraduate (NEET-UG) Examination is expected to be held in May or June next year.
The National Testing Agency, which conducts the medical entrance examination every year, has reportedly shared three probable dates with the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), reports Times Now.
NEET UG is the centralized common entrance examination, which all the medical aspirants in India must pass in order to secure admission in the MBBS, BDS, BAMS, BSMS, BUMS, BHMS programmes. Apart from this, NEET score is also valid for admission to BSc Nursing and BSc Life Sciences courses. Last year, the exam was conducted on July 17, 2022.
For the next year, the notification for NEET UG 2023 is expected to be released by the National Testing Agency (NTA) within a few weeks from now. While the official notification has not been released yet, the NTA officials have shared the probable dates for NEET 2023 with the Health Ministry.
As per the latest media report by Times Now, sources suggest that NTA has shared three probable dates for NEET UG 2023. These dates are May 28, June 11 or June 18. While the final date will be announced only after the National Medical Commission and Union Health Ministry's nod, the NTA officials have shared their intent for conducting the NEET UG Examination latest by June to adjust the academic calendar.
The daily adds that a senior official with the ministry has informed, "Medical Education has been severely impacted by the pandemic. While the academic calendar for all has been affected, for medical colleges, this was more so. With PG exams postponed to accommodate the high demand for doctors, these resulted in delays. The trickle down impact is that the first year classes were delayed by about 4 months."
"There is a possibility that NEET UG date might be delayed till July as well. However, for most June 18 seems to be the most favourable and latest date by which the exam ought to be conducted. Final date, however, would be decided only when the schedules are available and the calendar is drawn out," shared an NTA official on conditions of anonymity.
Therefore, it is expected that NEET 2023 would be conducted in last week of May or by mid-June. While the official notification is yet to come, NTA might announce the final date only by January 2023, adds the daily. Thereafter the registration process is expected to commence from February 1, 2023 on neet.nta.nic.in.