NTA Alters Pattern Of NEET-UG 2021 Exam; Know The Changes

New Delhi: Registration for NEET-UG 2021 began on July 13 and will be open till August 6.

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has, however, altered the exam pattern of this year’s NEET-UG.

The entrance test previously comprised of 180 objective type questions from Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany and Zoology). There were four options from which the correct answer had to be ticked on the specially designed machine-gradable sheet using a ballpoint pen.

This time, the test will comprise of two sections for each of four subjects — Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology. Section A will have 35 questions and Section B 15 questions. Of the 15 questions in Section B, candidates have to attempt any 10.

Thus, the total number of questions to be answered (180) and utilisation of time will remain the same.

“To rationalise the decision of reduction in the syllabus by various school education boards, the NTA has taken the decision to provide choice in Section B for each of the 4 (four) subjects,” NTA said in its information bulletin.

The age limit for candidates eligible to apply for the medical entrance exams is unchanged. That is, candidates should be 17 years old at the time of admission or will reach that age on or before December 31 of the year of his/her admission to the first year of UG medical courses.

The upper age limit for NEET-UG remains 25 years on the date of examination, with a relaxation of 5 years for candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC-NCL category and PwD (person with disabilities) candidates.

The NEET-UG will held on September 12. Admit card will be released three days before the exam.

Candidates will be able to make corrections in application forms from August 8 to August 12. The last date of paying fee through credit/debit card/netbanking/UPI/Paytm wallet is August 7.


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