The NTA and the Education Ministry have still not announced the dates of the Medical entrance - NEET 2021. The mounting suspense has raised student's expectations. Further, according to reports, NTA and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare will meet today to discuss the modalities of the exam. In this meeting, they ought to discuss the possibilities of conducting NEET 2021 exam online and two in the year.
Agenda for the meeting
According to a TOI report, two senior officials, Dr Rakesh Yadav, President, Faculty Association of AIIMS; Dr S Kumar, chancellor of Sri DevCaraj Urs University in Kolar have commented on the issue. They have stated that one bad day should not result in wasting an academic year. Because students may not be able to appear due to various reasons or may have a bad day. Therefore, like the engineering entrance, NEET, too, can happen multiple times. He further told TOI that the meeting will discuss two key points. One, whether NTA can hols the entrance test in CBT mode as opposed to PBT. Second, if they can conduct the exam twice annually.
Many institutions have already shifted to online in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. But the decision should rest on what students want and what benefits them the most. A delay in exam dates will only result in a late academic session. Thus, NTA should announce the exam dates as soon as possible.
Students Speak on Conducting NEET 2021
First, let us know what you think
Some tweets from students
Please release #neet2021 date
— Anuradha Yellanti (@AYellanti) January 25, 2021
#NEET2021 SHOULD BE TWICE A YEAR
— Sonu (@Sonu54405523) January 24, 2021
PLEASE SIR GIVE CLEAR INFORMATION ABOUT #neet2021
STUDENTS ARE WORRIED ABOUT IT.😭😭😭
— ironic (@VasuNagar5) January 24, 2021
Please make NEET2021 twice, but keep it offline only.#neet2021
— Sejal (@Sejal86194522) January 24, 2021
Many students have been voicing their demand for increasing the number of NEET 2021 entrance exam on social media. They want the NEET 2021 exam to be held twice, similar to JEE Main 2021. Many have even reached out to Mr Ramesh Pokhriyal on Twitter and urged him to increase the same.