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NTA on JEE 2021:
The National Testing Agency (NTA) and the education minister jointly issued a notice that the JEE MAINS from 2021 onwards will have four attempts. If a student is unavailable to give his/her exam on the first specified date then the candidates won’t have to waste an entire year waiting to grab the next attempt, they can appear for the same exam the same academic year at some different date which will be released soon. A candidate will have four attempts to appear making it easy for them to preserve a whole year.
NTA on NEET 2021:
After the release of the notice of four attempts for JEE MAINS, the NEET candidates started tweeting to offer them multiple attempts as offered to the JEE MAINS candidates. The proposal of this offer has been marked as “Underactive consideration” which implies that there is a fair chance that the NEET candidates would have multiple attempts as of JEE MAINS. Vineet Joshi, the director-general of NTA while in a press meeting said that the proposal is still under consideration but it is fair enough that this won’t be implemented this year. It would take some time for the authorities to implement it totally which would provide relief to candidates. He added that though this is under consideration, the final decision and implementation solely rests on the Health Minister. He also added that they will try and implement it as soon as it is ready to be practiced.
What about the 2021 NEET?
For the academic year 2021, the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test Undergraduate (NEET-UG) is scheduled to be taken on the 12th of September 2021 and the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test postgraduate (NEET-PG) is scheduled to be held on the 11th of September 2021 without any further postponement chance persisting. Despite the hike in tweets, NTA said that the exam would be taken on the due date without any delay in the exam. They added that, if the situation looks hazardous by that time, the matter might be taken into consideration. But no issues such as traveling in danger should persist because there is enough increase in the center’s and the candidates would be only provided the nearest center for their exams so that no travel issue persists. The authorities also ensured that the safety of the students will be their priority.
Change in Paper Pattern:
The pattern has been changed this year to ease the load from students providing them few options which would let them choose between them. The questions will be divided into two sections: A and B for each subject, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. Section A would consist of a total of 35 questions which would be mandatory to attempt and there would be no choice in the first section. Section B would have a total of 15 questions out of which the candidate has to attempt only 10 questions which imply that 5 questions would be optional. Though there would be no change in the number of questions and the number of marks, the optional questions will ease the load.