Will NEET 2021 be postponed due to Coronavirus? - Latest Update by NTA, Twitter, Quora
Will NEET 2021 be postponed due to COVID-19/Coronavirus - National Testing Agency (NTA) has announced the exam date of National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) which is, August 1, 2021. While the application form of NEET 2021 has not been released yet. As the COVID cases surge and the situation is worsening day by day, the demands of NEET 2021 postponement are also increasing. Questions like ‘is NEET 2021 postponed’, ‘Is there any chances of NEET postponed’, 'Will NEET 2021 postpone'are being asked on Twitter, Quora, Careers360 Q&A platforms.
Every year NTA receives more than 15 lakh NEET registration at ntaneet.nic.in. It is expected that millions of students may appear for NEET 2021 on exam day. Considering the number of COVID-19 cases across the nation, there might be chances that NTA postpone NEET 2021 exam. However, any official confirmation by NTA regarding the NEET 2021 postpone is still awaited. Therefore, candidates are advised not to worry over the situation, stay safe and utilize the best time in NEET preparations. Read the article below to go through each and every aspect regarding the NEET 2021 postponements and regular updates on is NEET 2021 postponed.
Will NEET 2021 be postponed - Latest news and updates
April 20, 2021: In a latest update, the Directorate General of Medical Services (DGMS) has announced the postponement of Indian Army BSc nursing exam. DGMS was scheduled to conduct MNS 2021 in the last week of April. Due to COVID crisis, several entrance and board exams have been cancelled.
April 20, 2021: As per latest news on exams postponed due to COVID, another national level entrance test, UGC-NET conducted by NTA has been postponed. Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' announced the postponement of the exam due to COVID-19. With several NTA conducted exams being postponed, the chances of NTA NEET 2021 postponement are expected.
April 18, 2021: NTA has postponed the engineering entrance test - JEE Main for the April 2021 session. NTA released a notice on April 18 stating that owing to rising COVID cases, JEE main 2021 April session has been postponed.
April 16, 2021: NTA has announced the exam date but registration for NEET 2021 is still awaited.
Why may NEET 2021 postpone?
The major exams including CBSE class 12 boards have been postponed to June due to the increasing effect of COVID cases. On that account, the chances of NEET 2021 postpone is a heated debate/hot button issue. According to the official education minister said, “The Board Exams for Class XIIth to be held from May 4 to June, 14, 2021 are hereby postponed. These exams will be held hereafter. The situation will be reviewed on 1 June 2021 by the Board, and details will be shared subsequently. A notice of at least 15 days will be given before the start of the examinations.”
In consideration of the postponement of CBSE board exams, various state boards, including Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Maharashtra, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha have postponed class 12 exams. Along with this CBSE and Haryana Board class 10 exam got cancelled.
Other reasons which may postpone NEET exam
The second wave of COVID 19 is increasing rapidly in our country. India is experiencing more than lakhs of COVID cases every day.
Now, more than 50% COVID cases are from rural areas and various states have implemented night curfew which will be a big issue of transportation.
Despite the increase in the NEET exam centre to 3,862, the exam centers are not available in every district.
To avoid inconvenience, students with exam centers in different cities would have to reach that city at least a day before which increases their susceptibility of getting infected.
Major states like Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat are the worst-hit with the most number of active cases, followed by Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi. So authority might consider this to postpone NEET 2021 to a new date.
Chances of NEET 2021 to be postponed
Till date, it is tough to predict the chances of NEET postponed further. If the COVID cases will be out of control, the Indian Government will implement a nationwide lockdown. In case of strict lockdown alike last year, there will be chances of NEET 2021 postponements. The surge in COVID-19 cases will increase the chances that NTA may decide to postpone the NEET 2021 exam.
In contrast to it, NEET 2021 exam is scheduled to be held on August 1, which is just a few months away. As it is expected and a beacon of hope that the COVID situation will be under control till the NEET exam date. So, in that scenario, NEET 2021 may not postpone.
Will NEET 2021 postpone - What NTA has to say?
Other than releasing the NEET exam date, NTA has not released any notification regarding the NEET 2021. No official statement has been shared by NTA on the postponement of NEET 2021. Students are now waiting for the NEET 2021 application form and bulletin to release.
In case of any confirmation regarding the NEET postpone will soon be updated on this page. So medical aspirants are requested not to believe any rumor regarding the NEET 2021 postponements and track NTA official website - nta.ac.in or ntaneet.nic.in.
Will NEET 2021 postpone? asks aspirants
The situation is worsening day by day, due to which several exam boards have been postponed or cancelled. The National Board of Examinations (NBE) has postponed NEET PG 2021 exam for admission to Master of Surgery (MS) and Doctor of Medicine (MD) courses. Now medical aspirants also want NTA not to prioritize exams over health. Students and parents are using social media platforms to request the education minister and NTA to consider the COVID situation and postpone the NEET 2021 exam. Check some of the tweets by candidates for is NEET 2021 postponed below.
A NEET aspirant has tweeted that "If the Board exam postponed, I think about neet freshers how we can practice mock test and revise class 11 and 12."
#postponeneetug2021— JAYAM CHESS (@JAYAMCHESS) April 14, 2021
if the Board exam postponed, I think about neet freshers how we can practice mock test and revise class 11 and 12.
Harshit Singh a NEET aspirant has tweeted his query "There is no any chance that 12th boards will held before July and it takes 1 month for boards. That means 12th boards will end in August & NEET is on 1 Aug " then what about NEET 2021.
What about #neet2021 I mean 12th exams decision will be taken after 1 June & if they take the decision to held 12th exams, there is no any chance that 12th boards will held before July and it takes 1 month for boards .. That means 12th boards will end in August & NEET is on 1 Aug— Harshit Singh (@Harshit95550245) April 15, 2021
"Will NEET 2021 be postponed taking into consideration the current escalations?" tweeted a NEET aspirant.
Will NEET 2021 be postponed taking into consideration the current escalations? @NeetFiles— Keya (@keya_1_4_3) April 14, 2021
Dear Hon’ble @DrRPNishank ji,— Licypriya Kangujam (@LicypriyaK) April 16, 2021
Cancel Class 12th exam @cbseindia29, NEET, JEE, JEE Mains, SSC and tell all other state Govt to cancel the ongoing or upcoming state board exams. This is not the right time to conduct any exams.
Save millions of students lives. 🙏🏻
Questions on Quora on NEET 2021 postponements
Medical registered aspirants are very anxious to know the answer to the query regarding “Is NEET 2021 going to postponed due to COVID?” The social media QnA platform like Quora have the plenty of questions regarding the query related to postponements of NEET exam. Some of the queries related to NEET 2021 postponements have been mentioned below.
Is the NEET 2021 going to be postponed?
What are the effects of getting the NEET 2021 postponed?
Can NEET 2021 postpone due to COVID-19?
What if NEET UG 2021 is not postponed?
As scheduled, NEET 2021 will be conducted on August 1 across the country. NTA may issue new NEET exam day guidelines and COVID advisory. Authorities have to take care of hustle-free movement for aspirants amid travel restrictions on NEET UG exam day 2021.
As a precautionary measure, NTA may increase the number of NEET 2021 exam centres and allot the exam centre as per the aspirant’s convenience. NTA may provide COVID-19 safety gear kits to candidates which will include a face mask, face shield, and hand sanitizer sachets. In order to maintain a safe and secure environment for all the people - from candidates to staff involved in NEET 2021, NBE will have to take care that NEET will have to be conducted under Standard Operating Procedure (SOP).
What is the NEET exam?
For granting medical undergraduate admission, NTA NEET 2021 is the single most important entrance exam. The admission in MBBS, BDS, B.V.Sc & AH and AYUSH courses - BHMS, BAMS, BUMS, BSNS, BYNS will be granted on the basis of NEET 2021 exam.
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - Will NEET 2021 be postponed due to Coronavirus? - Latest Update by NTA, Twitter, Quora
Question: When NEET 2021 exam will be conducted?
NTA will conduct the NEET 2021 on August 1, 2021.
Question: Is NEET 2021 postponed?
No, NEET 2021 is yet not postponed.
Question: What are the chances of NEET 2021 postponement?
Till date, it is tough to predict the chances of NEET postponement.
Question: What NTA has to say about NEET 2021 exam postponement?
No official statement has been shared by NTA on the postponement of NEET 2021.
Question: How many students are appearing for NEET 2021 amid COVID?
It is expected that millions of students may appear for NEET 2021 on exam day.
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Questions related to NEET
I am a neet 2021 aspirant if I attempt only BIOLOGY section in my exam so can I qualified neet if I have attempt only bio section not other two physics and chemestry
Yes ,you can qualifying neet to exam even if you attempt only biology and don't attempt Physics and Chemistry i. e get zero marks in physics and chemistry.
This is because
There is no sectional cutoff in NEET examination i. e there is no separate cut off for each of physics chemistry and Biology in NEET examination , there is only overall cutoff .
In neet 2020, a general category required at least 147 marks to qualify Neet examination so let's say if a candidate had attempted only biology then also he was qualified for neet provided he had at least 147 marks in biology.
To help you further,
When we go through past year qualifying cut off trends then last 3 years qualifying cut off data is given below for reference :-
. . Year wise cut off marks
Category 2020 2019 2018
General 720-147 701-134 691-119
UR-PH 146-129 133-120 118-107
Obc/sc/st 146-113 133-107 118 - 96
You can check the same at
So , to be on the safer side you should try to get at least 15 to 20 marks more in comparison of Neet 2020 cut off as per your category i. e if you belong to general category then try to get atleast around 165 marks in order to qualify Neet 2021.
Now , limited time is left for your neet 2021 examination, so focus on preparation, go through the chapters , practise questions and then revise them, go through mock test papers once you are done with complete syllabus.
I am a neet 2021 asspirant i want to know that the neet ug national entrance eligiblity taste will postpond Or not
NEET UG 2021 is scheduled to be conducted on 1st August, though application form isn't released yet ,and moreover board exams stands postponed until further notice, a final decision regarding the status will be made only after reviewing the situation in June, there is still two and half months to go for neet exam if it happens as per schedule but that will be more dependent on existing situations, the entire country is dealing with extremely grim phase, and if within these specific time period things don't improve in any greater manner then a reschedule might happen, but I would still say if you're NEET aspirant then please continue with your preparation and don't stop it at all, NEET is a highly competitive exam, and the time is extremely valuable, so use judiciously.
HELLO NAMASKARAM ....I AM A NEET ASPIRANT AND STUDYING IN MOTION EDUCATION CENTRE ...I AM GIVING CONSTANT TEST SERIES OF MOTION FOR DROPPER BATCH ALTHOUGH I AM NOT A DROPPER ...MY SCORE IN THOSE AITS IS ABOUT 400-480 ..CAN I SCORE GOOD IN NEET AND HOW MUCH ?
I believe you are referring to Motion Kota, or perhaps whichever coaching institution, securing 400-480/720 on an average is a good sign. You perhaps now need to improve your test taking strategy, undergo a good revision and youll surely be across 500-550 Range in NEET. Assuming youre a General Category aspirant you need to target atleast 550/720, to secure a seat at some of the Top Government ot State Medical Colleges for MBBS.
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I am neet 2021 aspirant I want gov. college for bams . minimum marks i need to score so that I easily secure a gov. seat from rajasthan ews
To get admission in BAMS course you need to appear for NEET 2021 and being from EWS category you need to have at least 550 marks or more out of 720 for government colleges through State quota counselling.
Note that the above prediction is made on the basis of previous year's cut-off and the cut-offs are bound to change every year depending upon various factors such as the number of candidates appearing in an examination, the number of candidates qualifying an examination, difficulty level of the paper, and so on.
To have a list of all those colleges which you can get based upon your marks, category, and state you can use NEET College Predictor because it will make you comfortable while choice filling in counselling :-
If you are preparing for NEET 2021 then to help you in your preparation we have some resources which you can access from the link given below :-
I hope this information helps you.
whether the application for neet 2021 is given or not?
No, the application process for NEET 2021 has not yet started. Due to the lockdown in few states and surge in corona cases the release of online application may get delayed by a bit. Until then you have to wait but please keep checking for updates from time to time. You can refer our article on NEET Application form 2021 to check the updates and important dates.
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