Earlier as reported, the National Testing Agency (NTA) had opened the application form of the much awaited NEET UG 2021 exam. The exam was highly anticipated by the students seeking medical education and their parents. The application which started on 13th July 2021 and was scheduled to be closed on August 6 has been now extended till 10th August 2021. However, the scheduled exam date for the NEET UG 2021 remains unchanged, i.e., 12th September 2021.
The decision was taken in the lieu of helping aspiring candidates, including students seeking admission to BSc Nursing courses. With the revised schedule the application form correction window will now be opened from August 11 to 14 instead of 8 August 2021 to 12 August 2021. Students can register online at neet.nta.nic.in.
In regards to this decision the agency stated that, “It has been decided to extend the application period for NEET (UG)-2021 upto 10th August 2021 (05:00 PM) and payment of application fee upto 10th August 2021 (11:50 PM), to enable the aspiring candidates [including the students seeking admission to B.Sc (Hons.) Nursing Course], to apply for NEET (UG) 2021,” in its issued notification dated on 3 August 2021.
The notification further reads as “The correction window will be opened from 11.08.2021 to 14.08.2021 (02:00 PM), to enable the Candidates to make corrections in the permissible fields in their respective online application form”.
This would be the first time when NEET scores will be used for admitting students to BSc Nursing and Life Sciences programmes alongside the MBBS and BDS programmes.
Further stating about the use of NEET score cards the notification states that “The Result of NEET (UG) – 2021 may be utilized by other Entities of Central and State Governments, in accordance with their respective eligibility criteria / other norms /applicable regulations/guidelines/ rules. The result data will also be utilized for B.Sc. (H) Nursing courses in accordance with their respective eligibility criteria / other norms /applicable regulations/guidelines/ rules”.
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