NEET 2021: Health Ministry Agrees on Conducting it Twice a Year Now


As announced by the Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare recently, the National Entrance-cum-Eligibility Test (NEET) will be conducted twice a year, starting from 2021. 

neet 2021


NEET 2021 competitive exam will now be held in the same pattern which is followed for the Joint Entrance Examination (Mains). 

With this new update rolled out, the examination schedule for this year’s test has yet to be released.

This entrance examination is the only means to score and attain eligibility for medical, dental and several other related courses. 

In a recent meeting held with the National Testing Agency and the Education Ministry, officials discussed various issues like modes of examinations and the possibility of multiple sessions as well. 

CBSE Date Sheets for Class 10th and 12th Board Exams Released

A senior official in the medical education department stated his opinion on the matter as well, “While we felt that a large number of NEET 2021 aspirants still may not be ready for appearing in the examination in online mode, there is now a consensus in conducting the test twice this year.”

This new system will give students the opportunity to be ranked on the basis of best of the two scores if they appear for this test on both the scheduled dates. 

An official from the NTA said, “The idea is to reduce the stress on the students and allow them to better their scores.” 

In an interview given to a TV channel last week, the Education Minister, Ramesh “Nishank” Pokhriyal revealed that some officials from his ministry and the HM interacted to discuss the possibilities of conducting the exams twice a year, offering students the opportunity to improve their rank and scores. 

With the pandemic going into the second phase last May, the NEET was postponed to be conducted in September, with all precautions and measures implemented in examination centres. 

75% Eligibility Criteria Removed by Education Ministry for Jee Mains 2021

This year, the schedule for the test and centres are yet to be released, which will be given by more than 10 lakh students despite the decreasing popularity and rise in the number of MBBS seats over the recent years.

Related articles

JEE Mains 2020 Results Out, How To Check Your Rank

NTA JEE Main Result 2020 is out and available online for the students to check their performance. You...

Details on Unlock 1.0 Starting From June 1st and PM Modi’s Addressal

The lockdown is finally heading towards, Unlock 1.0, an end, and now that we're into it for almost...

Here are New Rules And Regulations by Indian Government Instating From August 1

Indian Government has made some tremendous changes in their various existing policies and have introduced some drastic changes...

PAN Card Holders Could Be Fined For INR 10,000 Over This Mistake

PAN cardholders could be fined for a sum of 10,000 over a simple mistake of having a secondary...

Amazon Great Indian Festival is Back with amazing offer, check out now.

The Amazon Great Indian Festival Sale is live now and will be continuing up until the 17th of...

New TDS Rules Will Be Instated From July 1st, Check Now

CBDT has effectively pre-arranged a rundown of citizens who should pay higher TDS and TCS from tomorrow (July...

Income Tax Dept to Launch New ITR Filing Portal on June 7:New Features and Benefits

The Income Tax (I-T) Department is going to launch a new ‘taxpayer friendly’ income tax e-filing portal –...

What is DigiLocker and How to Upload Documents on it.

  In the current fast paced world everything is online. DigiLocker is a cloud storage service that stores all...