NEET UG to be held in Dubai

In a first, NEET-UG exam to be held in Dubai

July 23, 2021

For the first time, NEET examination will be conducted in Dubai, the Education Ministry said on Thursday. The ministry on Thursday announced in a Tweet that in addition to the one in Kuwait, it has also created another centre in Dubai.

Education Minister had previously said that in order to facilitate the Indian student community in the middle east, an examination centre has been opened in Kuwait.

“The National Testing Agency (NTA) has decided to create one more centre city in Dubai in addition to the one already created at Kuwait city during the year 2021,” HRD Secretary Amit Khare said in a letter to Foreign Secretary, Ministry for External Affairs.

“The Indian community in the Gulf countries may appropriately be informed about this. I would also be grateful if the Indian embassies in Kuwait and Dubai are advised to extend their full cooperation to the NTA in conduct of the exam in fair and secured manner,” he added.

Recently, the Education Ministry has also introduced additional NEET-UG examination centres in Tamil Nadu. Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan while announcing the additional NEET UG exam centres in Tamil Nadu said: “.. for the convenience of the students of Tamil Nadu, four cities — Chengalpet, Virudhunagar, Dindigul and Tiruppur — have been added to the list of places where NEET(UG) will be conducted.”

The NEET (UG) 2021 will be for the first time conducted in 13 languages with new addition of Punjabi & Malayalam. The languages now being offered are Hindi, Punjabi, Assamese, Bengali, Odia, Gujarati, Marathi, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil, Urdu and English. This is in line with the vision of promoting regional languages under NEP 2020, the education minister Dharmendra Pradhan had said in his Twitter handle.

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