National Testing Agency (NTA) is conducting the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test UG (NEET) 2021. Amidst the rising queries on whether NEET UG 2021 will be postponed or not, recent news reports have referred to the website neet.nta.nic.in to confirm that application form will be released soon. However, it is relevant to point out that the website has been live since March, and the message about application form has been there since the exam date was announced.
The exam date of NEET 2021 is supposed to be August 1, 2021, as per NTA’s official announcement. Whereas the exam date was announced on March 12, 2021, the new official website neet.nta.nic.in became active around March 23, 2021. Shortly after launching it, the message indicating that online application form will be available soon was put up.
The official website of NEET UG was ntaneet.nic.in last time. This time, the official website is neet.nta.nic.in.
The website has the standard demarcations as in an NTA website, with sections on home, contact us, current events, additional links, introduction, news and events, and important links. At the moment, only two useful pieces of information are up on it – one is the introduction section that describes NEET UG, and second is the flash message on top of the page that says “online application form will available soon” (sic).
Will NEET UG 2021 be Postponed or Not?
Yesterday, the historic decision to cancel class 12th CBSE exams was taken by the Government of India. This step was followed by announcements by HBSE, and CISCE to announce their exam cancellation.
As soon as these critical things happened one after the other, medical aspirants across the country started asking what would happen to NEET 2021. Until then, the assumption was that the exam could be delayed due to postponement of board exams. However now that board exams will not be held, chances of postponement of NEET exam have gone down.
As mentioned in our previous report, now only two things can lead to a delay in the exam – one is if the pandemic does not stabilize by August 1, and second is if any state board holds exams in July-August.
Nevertheless, the official websites of NTA and NEET namely nta.ac.in, neet.nta.nic.in have not published any concrete confirmation on the matter. A decision is expected once all boards announce their stand on conduct or cancellation of board exams.