NEET UG to be conducted twice a year? Here's what Govt said in Lok Sabha
Currently, the National Testing Agency (NTA) conducts the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (UG) once in a year as an eligibility/ entrance test for medical courses in India.
NEET UG to be conducted twice a year? Clarifying the air, the Minister of State in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Bharati Pravin Pawar in the Lok Sabha said that there is no proposal to conduct NEET UG twice in a year. Currently, the National Testing Agency (NTA) conducts the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (UG) once in a year as an eligibility/ entrance test for medical courses in India.
The minister’s clarification was in response to a question raised in the Lok Sabha which asked the government if the authorities are willing or planning to follow JEE Main’s exam pattern and schedule NEET UG twice a year to reduce the exam stress and anxiety of medical aspirants.
NEET curbs malpractices in the medical field across the country
He also added that the government believes NEET has helped curb malpractices in the medical field around the country. “NEET is a historic reform promoting meritocracy and providing opportunity to meritorious students to get admission in the best medical institutions in the country. It has resulted in curbing malpractices in medical admission, greater transparency and reducing the burden on prospective students of appearing in multiple entrance exams,” Pawar explained.
No proposal to conduct NEET twice a year!
“Whether the Government proposes to conduct NEET UG examination on the pattern of JEE (Mains) to provide two chances in a year to save NEET aspirants from stress and depression in cracking the difficult competition in single attempt only or lose one precious year,” Ramesh Chand Bind, a member of the Lok Sabha, asked.
Pawar then clarified that the “National Medical Commission (NMC) & National Testing Agency (NTA) have informed that there is no proposal to conduct NEET UG exams for providing two chances in a year”.
NEET UG syllabus based on all state and national boards
Talking about NEET Syllabus, the minister also added that the syllabus of NEET UG is based on the syllabi of all the state boards and national boards.
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