The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, reviewed oxygen and medicine availability in the nation in a virtual meet with experts, reported the Asian News International (ANI). In the meet, measures were discussed to incentivise the students and pass-outs of medical, as well as, nursing courses to join Covid duty. The details will be available tomorrow, May 4, 2021. In addition to that, the ANI also informed that the details awaited tomorrow may also include delaying of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET UG) 2021 and incentivizing MBBS pass-outs studying for it to join COVID duty.
The decisions may also include utilising services of final year MBBS and nursing students in Covid Duty.
All the details in more clear light are expected by tomorrow. NEET 2021 is scheduled for August 01, 2021, in offline mode across the nation. The application process has yet not started. However, if the exam is delayed then the application process may also be delayed further.
ANI tweeted the above details via the microblogging site Twitter. The tweet regarding postponement of NEET 2021 read:
“Decisions may include delaying NEET and incentivizing MBBS pass-outs studying for it to join Covid duty. The decisions may also include utilizing services of final year MBBS & nursing students in Covid Duty: Govt of India Sources”.
Check the tweet below:
Other tweets in the tread were about the review oxygen and medicine availability, augmenting human resources for effective management of COVID-19 in the country by taking steps to incentivize students & pass-outs of medical & nursing courses to join Covid duty, preference to medical personnel doing Covid duty in Government recruitment as well as a financial incentive, etc.
Check the twitter thread by ANI below:
So far, the official website of NEET 2021 reads,“NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY CUM ENTRANCE TEST, NEET (UG) – 2021 will be conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) on Sunday, the 1st August 2021 in Pen & Paper mode in 11 languages, as a uniform entrance examination for admission to MBBS/BDS/BAMS/BSMS/ BUMS/BHMS and other undergraduate medical courses in approved/recognized Medical/Dental /AYUSH and other Colleges/ Deemed Universities /Institutes (AIIMS & JIPMER) in India”
Just like 2020, academic session 2021 is also very unpredictable. The second wave of COVID-19 has jolted the nation to the core. During these tough times, most of the entrance exam and board exams are being postponed. Hence, there is a possibility that NEET might also be delayed.
This year NTA has suggested that NEET 2021 scores can be utilised by institutes for admission in B.Sc Nursing and B.Sc Life Science courses. However, it is not compulsory.
Further, the Ministry of Education has confirmed that the syllabus of NEET UG 2021 will not be changed. In all 180 questions come in NEET. The candidates are given 3 hours to complete the full paper. The total marks allotted in NEET are 720 marks. There is a total of 3 sections, they are – Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. There are 11 languages in which NEET question papers are framed – English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Odia, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu. Each question carries 4 marks and for any wrong attempt candidates get a penalty of 1 mark. However, the exam pattern is subjected to change.