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Vikash Sharma

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has released an important notice for candidates regarding the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (UG) – 2021.

The NTA had declared the results on November 1 after the conduct of the examination on September 12, 2021.

“The Result of NEET-UG, 2021 has been declared based on the qualifying criteria prescribed by the National Medical Commission (Medical Council of India and Dental Council of India) and also based on the information submitted by the candidates in their online application forms,” the NTA notice read.

As per NTA, all India merit list has been prepared in percentile determined on the basis of highest marks secured in the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (UG)-2021 for admission to MBBS/BDS courses as per Para V (II), Chapter II of Graduate Medical Education Regulations issued under Medical Council of India Act & Dental Council of India Act.

“The responsibility of NTA is to conduct the examination and declare the result based on eligibility criteria provided by the National Medical Commission. "Candidates submitted their category as per the National Category List and based on the same the result has been declared. NTA has provided All India Rank to the candidates and the admitting Authorities will draw a merit list based on All India Rank for the seats of MBBS/BDS falling under their jurisdiction. When candidates apply to their State, they will mention their category as per State Category List. State Counselling Authorities will accordingly make their Merit List. The same is the case with the domicile. The NTA has no role in it and no change in any data will be made by the NTA,” the notice read.

NTA has clearly stated that the qualified candidates have to further complete the formalities with the respective Counselling Authorities viz DGHS, Medical Education Directorates of States, for admission to MBBS/BDS Courses. Further, the details and schedule of counselling would be available on the websites of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Medical Education Directorates of States as applicable.

The counselling would be conducted by the respective Counselling Authorities subject to prevailing rules and norms for admission in Medical Colleges/Dental Colleges under their ambit.

"Candidates are advised to be in touch with the respective Counselling Authorities and Institutions concerned for further details. During counselling, the eligibility criteria, self-declaration, various documents, etc. of the eligible candidates shall be verified as per norms specified by the respective authorities and/or Medical / Dental Colleges. NTA does not have any responsibility towards the correctness/genuinity of the uploaded information/documents during the application process,” the NTA notice added.

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