The National Testing Agency (NTA) on Tuesday announced the fresh dates to conduct the pre-medical entrance test as the nation strives to combat the second deadly wave of Covid-19.

The NEET-UG registration process has been started by the NTA.

According to Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, MBBS/BDS entrance exam will take place on September 12. Aspirants of NEET will be able to register for the exam from 5 pm on July 13 onwards at

Keeping in mind the pandemic situation, the NTA has decided to increase the number of test cities from 155 to 198 to ensure social distancing. With this, the number of test centers has also been escalated. Last year, a total of 3862 centers were fixed to conduct the examination.

Pre-requisites to register for the exam:

In order to book the exam, the candidates are required to have soft copies of the following:

1.   Candidate’s photograph

2.   Signature

3.   Left-hand thumb impression

4.   Class 10 mark sheet

5.   Class 10 passing certificate

6.   Class 12 mark sheet

7.   Class 12 Passing Certificate

8.   ID Proof (Aadhaar Card, etc)

In order to make payment for the examination the candidates have been directed to pay the fee for NEET 2021 through Debit/Credit/ Net Banking or Unified Payment Interface (UPI) using State Bank of India/ Syndicate Bank/ ICICI Bank/ HDFC Bank/ Paytm service provider. The last date to make the fee payment is August 7.

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Steps to apply for NEET-UG 2021:

1.   Visit the official website,

2.   Scroll to the bottom of the page, and click on “Fill Registration Form”

3.   Fill your credentials in the form, note down the application number

4.   Upload the aforementioned documents

5.   Pay fee through the prescribed modes

6.   Save the fee confirmation page after successfully making payment

Aspirants should note that the registration process for the NEET-UG 2021 will conclude on August 6. Also, the admit cards will be available to download three days prior to the examination date.

The NEET-UG 2021 will be held on September 12. It will be a three-hour-long exam that will take place from 2 pm to 5 pm.

What is the updated exam pattern?

For the exam, the aspirants will be given one question-paper containing 180 multiple choice questions from Physics, Chemistry, and Biology (Botany and Zoology).

The latest test pattern will have two sections. Each subject will consist of two sections. In Section A, a total of 35 questions will be there while in Section B, 15 questions will be asked. Out of these 15 questions, the candidates have to answer only 10 questions of their choice. 

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