Newly-appointed Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday announced that the NEET-UG 2021 examination — the entrance test for admission in MBBS and BDS programmes — will be held on September 12. The application process for the examination will begin from July 13.
In order to ensure social distancing norms, the number of cities where the examination will be conducted has been increased from 155 to 198. The number of examination centres will also be increased from the 3,862 centres used in 2020.
“To ensure adherence to COVID-19 protocols, face masks will be provided to all candidates at the centre. Staggered time slots during entry and exit, contactless registration, proper sanitisation, seating with social distancing etc. will also be ensured,” the minister tweeted.