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NEET UG 2021 Exam to be Held in 13 Languages Including Punjabi, Malayalam: Pradhan

The exam will now be offered in Hindi, Punjabi, Assamese, Bengali, Odia, Gujarati, Marathi, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil, Urdu and English, he added.

Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, announced NEET UG exam details on July 13, 2021.(PTI Photo)

New Delhi: In a first, medical entrance exam NEET-UG Exams will be conducted in 13 languages which will include Punjabi and Malayam also as the new addition, Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan announced on Tuesday.

The language medium for the exam that are now being offered include Hindi, Punjabi, Assamese, Bengali, Odia, Gujarati, Marathi, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil, Urdu and English, he added.

“This is in line with PM Narendra Modi’s vision of promoting regional languages under New Education Policy 2020,” Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said.

The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2021 for admission in Undergraduate medical courses will be held on September 12 across the country following Covid-19 protocols, Pradhan had announced earlier on Monday. This time, the Centre has decided to open an exam centre in Kuwait, for Indian students in Middle east, who plan to give medical entrance exam.

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“For first time in the history of NEET(UG) exam, in order to facilitate the Indian student community in the middle east, exam centre has been opened in Kuwait, he announced.

Registrations for NEET(UG) 2021 started on ntaneet.nic.in from 5 pm on July 13, 2021. The revised schedule comes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi postponed the NEET (PG) exams for at least four months in May 2021.

The NEET examination was earlier scheduled to be held on August 1.

According to an official release issued by the Ministry of Education, in order to ensure social distancing norms, the number of cities where the examination will be conducted has been increased from 155 to 198. The number of examination centres will also be increased from 3,862 centres used in 2020, the Ministry said.

To ensure adherence to Covid-19 protocols, the Ministry said face masks will be provided to all candidates at the centre.

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(With inputs from ANI)

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