NEET 2021 To Be Conducted Twice a Year! Latest update by Education Minister

By Rahul Singh|Updated : February 9th, 2021

Discussion around NEET has been happening for a while now, while NEET 2021 aspirants continuously demanded for clarity in live seminars of Education Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal. But, no confirmed news or information was given about the exam schedule, mode of examination & number of attempts.

Exact information about schedule & mode of examination is yet to come, but there has been a consensus on conducting NEET twice from this year just like JEE Main 2021. Ministry has given their nod to go ahead with it as it will reduce the stress among the students as they will get 2 shots at the exam.

There were speculations of NEET being conducted twice last year as well, amid the pandemic. But, NEET was postponed rather than happening twice. NEET 2021 Official Notification is expected to be out soon in the second week of february, which will give clarity on exam schedule & other important information.

NEET Exam 2021 Latest Update!  

Chances of NEET 2021 exam getting conducted in online mode is very less as everyone feels NEET aspirants might not be ready for such change now. Merit will be decided on the best of the two scores just like JEE Main. Official announcement regarding the major change can come out soon, so keep checking the official website. 

NEET is usually conducted in the first week of May, so there are high chances of first attempt happening around the same period. That gives you about 3 Months to give a final touch to your preparations. Also, NEET getting conducted twice doesn’t mean you can take one attempt lightly as it will surely hamper with your final merit & percentile. So keep your books open while looking for 

Updates on the internet.

All the best

Team BYJU'S Exam Prep


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  • The full form of NEET is National Eligibility cum Entrance Test.

  • The exam will most likely to take place in May 2021.

  • Yes, NEET will now held twice every year.

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