With no clarity on NEET 2021 dates, aspirants remain in dark
New Delhi: Seeing no clarity over the dates of NEET 2021, the MBBS and BDS aspirants are eagerly waiting for the National Testing Agency (NTA) to release the time table for the entrance test.
Moreover, the aspirants are worried about the syllabus and examination pattern of the NEET 2021 while at the same anticipating major changes in its mode of conduction as well.
Last month, the NTA, the exam conducting body for NEET, was looking at the possibility of conducting the NEET exam twice a year and in online mode. If implemented, this can be a big relief for candidates seeking admission to medical colleges. Asking for the same, the NTA had written to the Ministry of Health for this and sought suggestions as to whether such a possibility exists.
NEET, National Eligibility cum Entrance Test is a big competitive exam, which is conducted once a year only on pen-paper mode for admissions to MBBS and BDS courses across the country. This year for NEET 2020, 13,66,945 students participated and over 15,97,435 candidates registered for it.
While giving this exam, the aspirants go through a lot of stress, if the exam is conducted more than once a year, then the stress of the students will resultantly be less. Besides, with this year's academic year being very chaotic due to the coronavirus epidemic and candidates faced a lot of pressure.
More so, the Union Ministry of Education had earlier decided to hold the JEE Main Examination for admissions to engineering colleges online four times in 2021. After the announcement of the JEE Main 2021 schedule, all eyes are on National Testing Agency, NTA and Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal for the announcement on NEET 2021.
As the students eagerly await the NEET 2021 exam dates, social media has been flooded with requests by the MBBS, BDS aspirants.
The delay is evidently due to the COVID-19 pandemic and consequent postponement of Class 10th and 12th exams, but soon after the Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' made the aforesaid announcement on JEE Main 2021, many medical and dental aspirants took to Twitter to seek clarity on NEET 2021 exam dates and pattern.
Education Minister Pokhriyal has been actively engaging with students over the past months, keeping them updated with the latest exam notifications.
Every time his webinar is declared, more than half a million students across the country tune into a live address broadcasted simultaneously on Facebook and Twitter with the hope that this time they might get a clue on NEET 2021 dates.
JUSTICE FOR NEET ASPIRANTS— Aurora (@night_fury01) January 7, 2021
THERE HAS BEEN NO ANNOUNCEMENT,WHY ARE NEET ASPIRANTS NOT GIVEN A SECOND CHANCE WE NEED 2 ATTEMPTS IN 2021,IF JEE MAINS CAN BE HELD 4TIMES WHY CAN'T NEET BE HELD TWICE, ALSO NEET SHOULD BE ONLINE.Lets Flood Twitter guys ,we deserve a chance#Neet21Twice pic.twitter.com/hizcGZQlNd
Sir are you even giving a thought to NEET 2021? It is unbelievable that there has been no response from your side regarding the medical entrance exam. Clearly shows your indifference to the country's health @DrRPNishank @EduMinOfIndia 👏👏👏 https://t.co/ULWE037Hlu— Ria Mehta (@RiaMeht78251498) January 6, 2021
NEET 2021 Exam Dates Are As Important As IIT JEE Advanced Paper Schedule@EduMinOfIndia— Faiz Mintorian (@FMintorian) January 7, 2021