Interacting through an online webinar with students Union Education Minister Dr. Ramesh Nishank Pokhriyal on Thursday said that the NEET 2021 examination will not be cancelled. Answering a question raised by a student on next-year NEET UG examination, MoE replied that there are no plans to cancel the NEET 2021 examination as it will affect millions of students. However, Minsiter said that there would be a consideration of conducting the NEET examination in Online mode.
Union Minister Pokhriyal was addressing the concerns of students and parents related to the board and competitive examinations to take place in year 2021. Questions were asked on CBSE exams 2021, JEE 2021, and NEET 2021, on mode of exam, exam dates, and time frame and other changes that concerned agencies could make.
The online interaction was held amid under the hash tag EducationMinsiterGoesLive specially dedicated to the upcoming board and competitive exams in 2021. Thousands of students joined the online webinar, started at 10 am on Thursday, December 10. The webinar was called by Education minister on his Twitter handle @DrRPNishank and his official Facebook page - Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal- Nishank with hash tag EducationMinisterGoesLive.
Reply to a question on NEET 2021:
Education Minister: NEET 2021 will not be cancelled because it will be a big loss for the students and the nation. We postponed NEET 2020 thrice and gave students an opportunity to change their exam centres. We could have cancelled the exam but it would result a great loss for the students as well as the country.
On Mode of NEET 2021 Examination:
Education Minister: We have conducted NEET in offline mode till now, but we will take it into consideration if students want online NEET exam.