There are several posts that claim to have found a new pattern for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2021 paper are appearing on social media. There were no official details on how many questions would be asked in the medical admission test. However, several posts stating that there are screenshots of the newly released NEET 2021 brochure states that there will be 50 questions per category at NEET 2021 instead of 45.
Depending on the media coverage on social media, there will be a choice in the exam and students will have to answer 45 of the 50 questions asked. The consideration is based on the fact that the Department of Education has announced that the JEE and NEET entrance exams will be optional in this year’s exams. The JEE Main exam pattern has been released and the exams are underway. There is no official guarantee on the exact number of questions to be asked at NEET this year.
“The JEE and NEET curriculum will remain unchanged in 2021. However, unlike previous years, this year the candidates will have options to answer questions on JEE and NEET. The exact pattern of NEET (UG) 2021 is yet to be announced. Since there has been the reduction of syllabus by certain boards across the country, the NEET (UG) 2021 questionnaire will also have options on the JEE (Main) line,” the Department of Education said in an official statement earlier this year.
The government has been aware of the situation and has also announced that the post on the NEET 2021 social media platforms is fake. The government’s truth watchdog issued a statement warning students not to rely on such forums.
“A few posts that @DG_NTA has released the #NET2021 test pattern are circulating on the social media platforms #PIBFactCheck: This #Fake & Testing method is not released by NTA. For updates, visit the official NTA website: https://nta.ac.in,” PIB tweeted.
NEET 2021 has been delayed this year from being held on August 1. Earlier, there were suggestions that the trial would be held twice a year. However, the Department of Health and the Department of Education could not reach a similar agreement and therefore only held once this year. Students who want to be admitted to nursing and dental degrees must cancel NEET.