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In a letter to the Foreign Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs, HRD Secretary Amit Khare said, “The National Testing Agency (NTA) has decided to build one more centre city in Dubai in addition to the one previously created in Kuwait city during the year 2021.” The Ministry of Education has declared that Dubai would host a new National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test Undergraduate (NEET UG) test centre. In addition to the current Kuwait centre, a new test city has opened in Dubai.
More centers added for exam
The Education Ministry stated earlier in the month that Kuwait will be organizing the test for the first time to help the Indian student community in the Middle East. The Ministry of Education entailed on Thursday that Dubai will be facilitating the medical entrance test NEET for the first time this year. “This is something that the Indian community in the Gulf nations should be aware of. I’d also appreciate it if the Indian embassies in Kuwait and Dubai were encouraged to provide the NTA with their full assistance in conducting the test in a fair and secure way, “he continued.
In Tamil Nadu, the Education Ministry recently established extra NEET UG test centers. While announcing the additional NEET UG exam centres in Tamil Nadu, Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said: “…for the convenience of the students of Tamil Nadu, four cities — Chengalpet, Virudhunagar, Dindigul, and Tiruppur — are there in the list of places organizing NEET(UG).”
More information about NEET
The date for NEET UG 2021 as well as the application form is now available. The National Testing Agency (NTA), which is in charge of conducting NEET 2021, has issued the test pattern along with the notice. Unlike prior years, the NEET exam paper will have internal alternatives. The paper will be in pen-and-paper format on September 12 at selected locations around the country. The NEET application procedure has already started. Candidates interested in participating in NEET 2021 can register at the official websites nta.ac.in and ntaneet.nic.in. Hindi, Punjabi, Assamese, Bengali, Odia, Gujarati, Marathi, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil, Urdu, and English are the 13 languages in which the test will be administered this year. Punjabi and Malayalam are two additional languages marking their presence in the list.
More care for student health
While releasing the NEET application, the Education Minister promised that NTA will take steps to safeguard students’ safety. “The number of cities organizing the test have elevated from 155 to 198 to ensure social distancing standards. The number of test centers shall also increase from the 3862 utilized in 2020, according to the ministry. It took place on September 13, 2020, with additional safeguards in place due to the coronavirus epidemic. There were a total of 13.66 lakh applicants that took the test, with 7,71,500 passing.
The decision has been more beneficial to the students especially during this pandemic. Due to the addition of one more center, there will be more care for students. So have a good exam and stay safe. Best of luck!