NEET UG for admissions in MBBS likely to be conducted twice
The National Testing Agency (NTA) is considering holding the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) twice in a calendar year, NTA director Vineet Joshi said. The planning is at the initial stage and the exam authority will proceed only after receiving an approval from the Ministry of Health, he informed.

“We have received lots of communications from the students and teachers across the country and are, therefore, thinking of conducting it twice a year, like the JEE Main,” Joshi remarked.

The director stated that there will be no change in the exam dates or pattern for 2020. “The exam schedule for NEET 2020 will remain unaffected. Even if we plan to conduct the medical entrance exam twice, it will happen only in 2021.”

After the decision of the Health Ministry to make NEET a single entrance examination even for AIIMS, JIPMER, students and teachers from across the country demanded that the medical entrance examination be held twice a year.