With the JEE Main exam getting four attempts, speculations were rife that the NEET 2021 is also expected to have multiple attempts. However, the National Testing Agency or NTA put a stop to all these speculations by confirming that the medical entrance exam is not going to get any extra attempts. Vineet Joshi, the DG of the National Testing Agency confirmed that this won’t be the case and NEET 2021 will just be held once this year.
The speculation caught fire when the Union Education Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal “Nishank” announced that the JEE Main exam will be held four times in this year – February, March, April, and May. In line with this announcement, the students and teachers demanded to increase the number of attempts for NEET 2021 taking into account the study loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In early January of this year, the Union Education Minister “Pokhriyal” had hinted that NEET 2021 may have more internal choices for the questions, but the chances of getting a syllabus cut seem bleak.
Starting last year, admission to the MBBS courses in All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) are held on the score of the NEET entrance exam. More than five extra seats are reserved for children of Kashmiri migrants as well as Kashmiri pandits or Hindu families in college admissions.