The National Board of Examinations is going to conduct the NEET PG 2021 exams in April/May 2021. Dr. Pawanindra Lal, Executive Director of NBE spoke up in a latest web interview about upcoming events of the Board in 2021. Earlier, when the NBE announced the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2021, the exam was scheduled to be held on January 10, 2021. Dr. Lal has confirmed that the Board is awaiting an approval from the Government of India to conduct the exam. NEET PG 2021 is an entrance exam for admission to PG programs such as MD/MS/Post Graduate Diploma in top medical colleges of India.
On being asked about when the NBE is planning to conduct the NEET PG 2021 exams, the Executive Director was quoted saying “the NEET exam is going to be announced very soon. We are just waiting for a nod from the Government of India to give you the dates“. The NBE is yet to officially announce the exam dates and initiate the online registrations for NEET PG 2021 at the NBE website. However, the confirmation from the ED Dr Lal himself is assuring for more than 1.5 lac candidates who register every year.
Candidates aspiring for admission through NEET PG 2021 can expect the registrations to start from January 2021 based on previous year schedule of events. The NBE has been consistently conducting the NEET PG exam in the month of January for the last few years. This year has been an exception as the NBE was recommended by the National Medical Commission (NMC) to delay the exam till at least March/April 2021. NMC issued an official recommendation notice to delay the exam due to a number of associated factors.
Dr Lal has confirmed the exact time when the NEET exam is going to be conducted for PG admissions. He said in the video “It should happen sometime in April or May. It could happen in either of the two months”. In such a case it is also expected that the admit cards for NEET PG 2021 may release tentatively during February 2021.
The official information brochure of NEET PG 2021 is expected soon at the official website i.e. nbe.edu.in. Candidates intending to appear in the exam may note that last year, the exam was conducted as a Computer Based Test in centres across the country. Candidates have to solve a question paper consisting of 300 questions divided into three parts viz. Part A, B and C. The examination is conducted for a duration of 3 hours and 30 minutes. Aspirants are advised to visit the official website from time to time for the latest updates.