In a big relief for the medical aspirants, it is now official that the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2021 will not be held on August 1. The medical entrance exam has been postponed till additional notice. The exam conducting body, National Testing Agency (NTA) in its latest circular said, that it 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”.
The NTA additional said that it will “soon” be making announcements regarding NEET 2021 including the dates on which the online application will be launched and the examination will be conducted. As a usual practice, the application forms are open for at least 60 days ahead of the exam. This not only gives time for students to fill the form but also the organizing agency to finalize admit card, exam center locations etc based on the number of applications.