The NEET (UG) 2021 will be held on September 12, 2021 across the country following COVID-19 protocols. The application process begins today from 5 pm through the NTA website(s). The examination was earlier scheduled on August 1, 2021.
The New Union Education Minister Mr. Dharmendra Pradhan in his tweet said, “In order to ensure social distancing norms, number of cities where examination will be conducted has been increased from 155 to 198. The number of examination centres will also be increased from the 3862 centres used in 2020”.
Mr. Pradhan further said to ensure adherence to COVID-19 protocols, face mask will be provided to all candidates at the exam centres. Staggered time slots during entry and exit, contactless registration, proper sanitisation, seating with social distancing etc. will also be ensured,” he added. In addition to the common places, all furniture & fixtures, and seats will be sanitized before and after the exams. The examination room/halls will have open windows and fans for proper air circulation.