With the dates of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) exams and Joint Entrance Examination declared by the education minister, Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal, and the National Testing Agency (NTA), students are now eagerly waiting for an update on the medical entrance exam, NEET 2021.
After the education minister had declared that JEE Main would be conducted multiple times, students had been pressing the demand that NEET too be held multiple times in a year.
Earlier this month, Pokhriyal, while speaking to Times Now, had announced that the Ministry of Education is considering conducting NEET 2021 more than once, just like JEE Main 2021.
Now, as per the report by India TV Digital, the NTA has also written to the Union Health Ministry about the same. The report states that the NTA has asked the ministry whether the medical entrance test could be conducted twice a year. The NTA has also stated that the move would lessen the stress and pressure on students.
As per the latest development, the dates will be announced by February-end or early-March.
The update was shared by NTA Director-General Vineet Joshi while speaking to India TV digital on the delay in announcing NEET 2021 dates.
Last year, NEET was conducted on September 13 amid strict precautions in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. Over 14.37 lakh candidates appeared for the medical entrance exam on September 13 despite the protest to postpone the exams amid the pandemic.