New Delhi: The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (Undergraduate) may be attempted in Malayalam this time.
The pre-medical entrance NEET exam which is to be held on September 12 will be conducted in 13 languages this time. The languages which are now being offered are Hindi, Punjabi, Assamese, Bengali, Odia, Gujarati, Marathi, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil, Urdu and English.
Students can write the exam in Malayalam at exam centres located in Kerala and Lakshadweep.
Candidates will have to clarify the language of choice in the application. Those who choose Malayalam will get a test booklet in Malayalam and English.
The application process for the pre-medical entrance test began on Tuesday through the National Testing Agency website(s).
All districts except Pathanamthitta and Wayanad have NEET examination centres. Angamaly of Ernakulam district is also an exam centre.
A NEET examination centre has also been opened in Kuwait.
Strict adherence to Covid protocol
The NEET -UG will be held on 12th September 2021 across the country following COVID-19 protocols, Union Minister for Education Dharmendra Pradhan had announced on Monday.
In order to ensure social distancing norms, number of cities where examination will be conducted has been increased from 155 to 198. The number of examination centres will also be increased from the 3862 centres used in 2020.
To ensure adherence to COVID-19 protocols, face mask will be provided to all candidates at the centre. Staggered time slots during entry and exit, contactless registration, proper sanitisation, seating with social distancing etc. will also be ensured.
In addition to the common places, all furniture & fixtures, and seats will be sanitized before and after the exams. The examination room/halls will have open windows and fans for proper air circulation.
The Examination was earlier scheduled on 1 August 2021.