NEET 2021 exam to be held on September 12; registration opens July 13
As lakhs of medical aspirants across the country are waiting for the announcement of the NEET 2021 exam, the new EduMin has finally announced the entrance exam date. Taking to Twitter, Dharmendra Pradhan stated that NEET 2021 will be held across the country on September 12. The registrations for the same will start on July 13.
He added that to ensure social distancing norms, the number of cities where the examination will be conducted has been increased from 155 to 198. The number of examination centres has also increased from the 3862 centres in 2020. Answering concerns about the SOPs, he added that to ensure adherence to COVID-19 protocols, the exam centres will provide a face mask to all candidates at the centre. NTA will also ensure staggered time slots during entry and exit, contactless registration, proper sanitisation, seating with social distancing etc.
Eligibility for NEET 2021
With amendments in 2018 for NEET 2021 eligibility criteria, NTA removed the restrictions on the number of attempts for NEET. Thus, there is no restriction on the number of attempts for NEET 2021. So, as per the NEET 2021 eligibility criteria, candidates will be allowed to appear for the entrance exam as many times as they would like to only if they are eligible.
The basic eligibility requires that students have 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology or Biotechnology in their Class 12 or HSC examination.
How to register for NEET 2021 exam?
NTA will accept NEET 2021 applications in online format only. The form will open on the official website of NEET on July 13 at 5 PM. The last date for submission of the NEET application form 2021 is probably the second week of August.
To register for NEET 2021, click on the link given above. Read the instructions carefully and confirm that you have read all the instructions by marking the checkbox at the end of the page. Now click on proceed to apply online NEET (UG) 2021, where a new Registration form will open. Enter the following details: Candidate’s Name, Mother’s Name, Father’s Name, Category and PwD status, Date of birth, Gender and Nationality. Enter the ID Details, mobile number and email ID and the Captcha.
Check the details that you have entered with “Preview and Next”. If all the details are correct, create a password, choose a security question and answer. Click on OTP Verification and you will receive a 6-digit OTP on your registered email Id/ mobile number. Enter the OTP and submit the registration form. Pay the fees.
Fee Details for NEET 2021
Last year, the fee structure was as follows, which NEET 2021 exam will perhaps mimic:
General (UR) – Rs 1500
General-EWS/OBC(NCL) – Rs 1400
SC/ST/PwD/Transgender – Rs 800