NEET 2021: New dates to be announced by Education Minister soon
New Delhi: The latest speculations regarding the conduction of NEET-UG examination has come up suggesting that the exam is likely to be postponed to September. However, the new dates will be released soon.
According to TOI, after a review meeting by the newly appointed Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, the fresh schedule, and also the guidelines regarding the registration process might be released in the coming week.
Medical Dialogues had earlier reported that NTA, operative under the Ministry of Education, the government of India, had informed that the NEET (UG) 2021 would be conducted in 11 languages, through Pen & Paper mode on 01 August 2021 (Sunday).
While no further decision was taken on NEET-UG, the registration for the exam, which was supposed to commence from May 1, was kept in abeyance.
As per the latest media report by the Times of India, although the education ministry had released the new dates for JEE (Main)'s April and May sessions on July 6, there is still uncertainty regarding the conduction of NEET-UG examination that was earlier scheduled to take place on August 1.
Recently a fake NTA notice started circulating on social media claiming that the undergraduate medical entrance examination (NEET UG) would be held on September 5. However, NTA soon clarified the notice to be fake and advised students to remain in touch with the official websites for further updates.
While speaking to TOI, a senior government official has clarified that the August 1 date for NEET is no longer feasible and it is likely to be postponed. He further mentioned that "The fresh schedule along with guidelines for the online registration process is to be announced next week. The new education minister who took charge on Friday would soon take a review meeting. Thereafter, the dates will be announced by NTA. Consultations are on and the exam is likely to be scheduled in the middle of September."