Dharmendar Pradhan, the Education Minister announced the Medical entrance exam date on Monday. The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET UG 2021) Will be conducted on September 12,2021. The application form was released on July 13, 2021. NEET aspirants can apply for the exam through National Test Agency’s official sites (https://neet.nta.nic.in) and the last date to apply is August 6, 2021.
The National Test Agency (NTA) has revealed about the changes in NEET UG 2021 exam pattern. Unlike earlier, this year the exam paper will be divided into two sections. Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany & Zoology) all these question papers will consist of Section A with 35 mandatory questions and Section B with 15 questions (only 10 questions to be answered out of 15 questions). Hence the total number of questions will be 180 and the time duration will be 3 hours (180 minutes).
“To rationalize the decision of reduction in the syllabus by various school educational boards, the NTA has taken the decision to provide choice in section “B” for each of the four(4) subjects,” NTA mentioned.
As per NEET UG 2021 marking scheme, each right answer for the question will be awarded 4 marks and for each wrong answer 1 mark will be deducted. But there will be no negative marking for unanswered questions.
According to NEET eligibility criteria, a candidate can apply for NEET only after completion of 17 years of age at time of admission or before December 31,2021. The upper age limit is 25 years as on the examination date with relaxation of 5 years for the SC/ST/OBC-NCL category candidates and Person with Disability (PwD).
The NEET examination will be conducted in 13 languages (Hindi, Assamese,Punjabi, Bengali, Odia, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada, Urdu and English).
As the examination will be held offline (pen and paper Test) amid the ongoing Pandemic , the number of exam cities is increased from 155 to 198 while the examination center is increased from 3,862 in 2020. Candidates can check the allotted cities by using the application number and password and the cities will be allotted as per candidates preferences mentioned in the application form.