NEET 2021 exam date announcement likely in a week; registrations may begin soon

Recent reports have stated that NTA may announce the NEET 2021 exam date and the beginning of registration for the medical entrance exam within this week.

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NEET 2021 exam date announcement likely in a week; registrations may begin soon

Recent reports have stated that NTA may announce NEET 2021 exam date within this week. The single-day exam would have happened on August 1, if not for the COVID-19 second wave and the subsequent lockdown. Further, to conduct the NEET 2021 exam on August 1, NTA would have to begin registrations in June 2021. Thus, postponement of the medical entrance exam is imminent.


Reports suggest that NTA may announce both NEET 2021 exam date, as well the registration dates. India TV reported that the new EduMin, Dharmendra Pradhan who takes over from Ramesh Pokhriyal may announce the dates in July 3rd week. Further, medical aspirants have flooded his social media with questions about the NEET 2021 exam date and registrations. While NTA has announced the remaining sessions of the engineering entrance exams, the postponement, as well as the exam date for NEET 2021, have been a constant source of frustration for students.

Infact, after a fake post started doing rounds on social media about September 5 exams, NTA issued a notice. The fake post stated that NTA would conduct NEET 2021 on September 5. The testing agency has denied the date and said, “It has come to the notice of the NTA that a fake Public Notice with the subject line – “Conduct of National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (UG) – 2021” is being circulated through various means, including social media. It is vehemently denied that no such Public Notice, declaring the conduct of NEET (UG) on 5th Sep 2021, has been issued by the National Testing Agency so far.”

NTA to announce NEET 2021 exam date soon

“The NTA is still in consultation with the concerned Stakeholders for finalizing a suitable date for the conduct of NEET (UG) – 2021, keeping in view the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic,” NTA stated. It advised aspirants and their parents to pay no heed to such miscreants and misinformation and to keep a tab on the official NEET website for updates and announcements. These including the dates of the launch of the online application as well as the single examination date.

Further, students have been echoing the need to conduct NEET 2021 in October. Taking to Twitter, they have urged the new EduMin to postpone the NEET entrance exam till October. Students have been waiting for the government’s decision for the pen and paper-based medical exam. The delay in the conduction of the board exams had already increased the uncertainty around NEET. But, with the update on CBSE Class 12 results and now JEE Main exams, students can expect a decision soon.