NEET PG 2021 postponed

NEET 2021 to be held on September 12

July 14, 2021

The Union government announced new exam date for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for postgraduate courses. The exam will be held on September 12. It was previously decided to be held in January was later postponed to April 18 owing to the steep spike in Covid cases. The exam was again postponed to August and cancelled.

The NEET-PG 2021 is the eligibility-cum-ranking examination for admission to various MD/MS/PG Diploma courses for the academic year 2021. The examination saw almost 2 lakh registrations this year.

After the NEET-PG examinations were postponed, the Centre announced that medical workers who were waiting to take the examination would be deployed in Covid management duties, to reduce the pressure on medical workers and address the issue of availability of sufficient healthcare personnel. The Centre had also announced that final year MBBS students would be utilized in teleconsultation and for monitoring mild Covid cases under the supervision of their teachers.

The delay in NEET examination means the loss of almost an entire year for postgraduate doctors to serve in the medical department. Candidates may visit the official website https://nbe.edu.in/ for more information about admit card, eligibility for examination, examination centre and other relevant information.

Meanwhile, the National Testing Agency (NTA) has opened the registration window for registration to NEET UG 2021 exam. Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday announced the new exam dates for NEET-UG 2021 exam. NEET aspirants can register themselves for the exam at ntaneet.nic.in from July 13, 5 pm onwards.

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, said education minister Dharmendra Pradhan in his official Twitter handle.

For the first time in the history of NEET (UG) exam and in order to facilitate the Indian student community in the middle east, an examination centre has been opened in Kuwait, added the Education Minister. 

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