In 2021, NEET (UG) Will Be Conducted By NTA Only One Time: Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal

Swarajya Staff

Mar 15, 2021, 02:44 PM | Updated 02:44 PM IST

HRD Minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal (@DrRPNishank)
HRD Minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal (@DrRPNishank)

In a written reply in Lok Sabha, Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal said that the In 2021, the NEET (UG) will be conducted by NTA only one time, reports ANI.

“National Testing Agency (NTA) under Ministry of Education conducts Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for undergraduate programme in medical sciences, in consultation with Ministry of Health & Family Welfare,” the minister said.

"In 2021, the NEET (UG) will be conducted by NTA only one time. NTA has informed that they have not received any memorandum in this regard,” he added.

The NTA has also announced that this year the NEET will be conducted as per the Government's new National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, giving the students the option to attempt the examination in 11 languages.

NTA also shared that NEET (Graduate) 2021 for admission in MBBS, BDS, BAMS, BSMS, BUMS and BHMS courses will be conducted in an offline medium on 1 August.

Last year, around 15.97 lakh candidates had registered for NEET, out of which 14.37 lakh appeared for the examination on 13 September despite the menace of the COVID-19 pandemic being at its prime in the country.

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