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Medical entrance exam NEET 2021 to be conducted on August 1

By Priyanka Verma 
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Ministry of Education’s National Testing Agency (NTA) announced on Friday that medical entrance exam — National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to undergraduate medical courses — will be conducted on August 1 of this year.

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“The exam will be conducted in 11 languages, including Hindi and English, through pen and paper mode on August 1,” the NTA said in an official notification.

In the release, the National Testing Agency (NTA) said that NEET (UG) 2021 will be conducted for admission to MBBS, BDS, BAMS, BSMS, BUMS and BHMS courses as per the relevant norms / guidelines / regulations notified by the concerned regulatory bodies.

The result of NEET (UG) 2021 may be utilized by other entities of central / state government (including Indian Nursing Council / nursing colleges / schools, JIPMER) for counselling / admission to relevant courses {including B.Sc. (Nursing) and B.Sc. (Life Sciences)} in accordance with their rules / norms / guidelines, it added.

Details with information regarding the test, syllabus, eligibility criteria for age, reservation, categorization of seats, examination fee, cities of examination, state code will be available shortly when the submission of the application form for NEET (UG) starts, the testing agency said in its notification.

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Candidates are advised to keep visiting the official websites — nta.nic.in and ntaneet.nic.in — for updates regarding NEET 2021 – the medical entrance exam for undergraduate admissions.

Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ had earlier said that students may be allowed multiple attempts for JEE, NEET 2021 based on the Covid-19 situation in India.

NEET 2021 Exam will be held in offline mode for a total of 720 marks. While Physics and Chemistry sections will carry 180 marks each, 360 marks will be given to the Biology section.

NEET 2021 exam: How to register

Step 1: Go to NTA official website—ntaneet.nic.in

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Step 2: Click on the link for registration

Step 3: Submit required details to generate login credentials

Step 4: Login and fill the NEET 2021 application form

Step 5: Pay the application fee, submit the form.

Note NEET 2021 aspirants will be required to Upload scanned images of the candidate’s latest passport size photograph (size: 10 kb to 200 kb), post card size photograph (4”X6”) (Size: 50 kb – 300 kb), the candidate’s signature (file size: 4kb – 30kb), left hand thumb impression (file size: 10 kb-50 kb) in JPG/JPEG format, class 10 pass certificate (file size: 100 kb to 400 kb) in JPG/JPEG format.

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