NEET postgraduate exam will be held on September 11, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said on Tuesday.
"We have decided to conduct #NEET Postgraduate exam on 11th September, 2021. My best wishes to young medical aspirants!," the newly-appointed Union Health Minister tweeted.
For the uninitiated, the entrance exam is held for admission to postgraduate medical courses.
On Monday, Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan announced that the NEET undergraduate exam will be conducted on September 12.
"The NEET-UG 2021, will be held on 12th September across the country following COVID-19 protocols. The application process will begin from 5 pm tomorrow through the NTA website," Pradhan said in a series of tweets.
"To ensure adherence to COVID-19 protocols, face mask will be provided to all candidates at the centre. Staggered time slots during entry and exit, contactless registration, proper sanitisation, seating with social distancing etc. will also be ensured," he said.
The Education Minister further said that in order to ensure social distancing norms, the number of cities where examination is conducted will be increased from 155 to 198. The number of examination centres will also be increased from 3,862 used in the 2020.