NEET UG 2021 exam will be conducted in Dubai for the first time, informed the Ministry of Education.
The exam centre has been created in Dubai which is in addition to the one already opened in Kuwait city, the National Testing Agency (NTA) said in a notification.
The new addition has been made to facilitate overseas Indian students based in Middle-East Countries to appear the NEET (UG)-2021 exams. Those candidates who wish to apply online for NEET (UG)-2021 with Dubai as Exam City, can do so from today (July 23 2021, 5.00 PM). While the last date for applying is August 6, candidates can pay the exam fee upto August 7, 2021 (11:50 P.M.) on the official NTA website- www. neet.nta.nic.in
As per the official NTA notification, the candidates who have already applied for NEET (UG)-2021, can change their Choice of City for Exam Centre to Dubai (if they wish so) during the correction period from August 8 to 12.
The NEET which was earlier scheduled to be held on August 1 has been postponed to September 12, 2021.
In another first, the NEET-undergraduate exams will be conducted in 13 different languages with Punjabi and Malayam being the new additions.
The medical entrance exam will be conducted in languages to ease opportunities for the states. The languages that will be offered include Odia, Hindi, Punjabi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil, Urdu and English. Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan had earlier announced that the total number of cities where the medical examination will be held have been increased to 198 from the existing 155 cities.