Union Education Minister has announced on 12th July 2021 that NEET UG 2021 will be held all over India on 12th September 2021. He also added that from 13th July 2021 at 5 p.m. the application procedure will begin on the NTA’s NEET website.
The protocols of COVID-19 will be maintained and a face mask will also be given at the exam center to the candidates as said by Dharmendra Pradhan, the Union Education Minister. He also said that the exam cities’ numbers where the NEET UG 2021 will take place have been extended from 155 to 198 so that the norms of social distancing can be ensured.
Also, the examination centres’ numbers will be extended in comparison to last year when it was 3862.
He further said that various things will be ensured such as, at the time of entry & exit staggered time slots will be maintained, registration will be contactless, students will be seated maintaining social distancing, sanitization will be done properly, etc.
NTA conducts the NEET UG Exam and this exam forms basis for UG admission in various medical courses all over the country. Last year, around 13.66 lakh students undertook various UG medical courses after appearing for this examination.
For getting admission in various courses which includes BDS, MBBS and AYUSH (BUMS, BAMS & BHMS) in different private and government colleges, the marks obtained in the NEET UG Exam play a very important role.