NEET to coincide with a slew of entrance tests, students seek postponement

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New Delhi: Several candidates who have applied for the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for under-graduate medical college admissions have demanded postponing it to October as a few other tests are coming up in the next few weeks.

The NEET (UG) 2021 is scheduled to be held on September 12. The admit cards for the NEET-UG exam will be available from September 9, the National Testing Agency (NTA) announced.

Meanwhile, the CBSE is holding improvement and compartment exams from August 25 to September 15 for Class 12.

The ICAR's All-India Entrance Examination for Admission (AIEEA), the national entrance exam for UG admission to various Agricultural Universities, will be held on September 7, 8 and 13.

And CoMEDK, the entrance exam for professional courses other than MBBS and BDS in Karnataka, will be conducted on September 14. The Odisha government's Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) will be held from September 6 to 18.

Several students from Kerala will be taking the agricultural entrance exam and CoMEDK.

The students say that it is not practical to travel to another centre for the ICAR-AIEEA, the very next day after appearing for NEET. Various parents’ communities have also submitted a memorandum to the central government.

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