National Testing Agency (NTA) announced on India TV Digital (Wednesday) that The National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) will not be conducted twice a year.
On Wednesday, the National Testing Agency (NTA) told India TV Digital that the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) will no longer be held twice a year. Aspirants had high hopes for a second chance because the testing agency was in negotiations with the Ministry of Education and other stakeholders to see whether it was possible to hold the exams twice. The testing agency recently asked the Union Health Ministry if the entrance exam could be held twice a year, claiming that this would alleviate students of stress and pressure. However, the NTA has decided against it.
“The exam will be conducted only once, as it has been in the past,” NTA Director-General Vineet Joshi said to India TV Digital”
Meanwhile, NEET candidates have been waiting for the exam date to be revealed. The NTA Director-General responded by saying that an announcement will be made this week.
The National Testing Agency (NTA) administers the NEET for admission to MBBS/BDS and other undergraduate medical courses at approved/recognized medical/dental and other colleges/institutions in India.
Joshi mentioned in a late February interview that the exam date will be announced by the end of February or early March. Joshi explained the reason for the delay in announcing the exam date by explaining that the brainstorming process includes a total of 28 boards, two ministries, and the NTA, which takes time.
“In the best interests of students, we are consulting with all stakeholders and taking into account all relevant factors. By the end of February, we hope to have made a final decision “According to India TV Digital, the director-general said.
After being postponed twice due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the exam was eventually held on September 13 last year. There were a total of 7,71,500 candidates who qualified for the exam, with over 13.66 lakh of them taking it. English, Urdu, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Odia, Marathi, Kannada, Gujarati, Tamil, and Telugu were among the eleven languages available for the examination.