NEET 2021: NTA has released an important notification about the B.Sc Nursing course; check here.

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has released a crucial update regarding the NEET 2021 B.Sc Nursing course. The notice is about the minimum age, educational qualification, and reservation policy needed to be fulfilled by the candidate. Candidates are advised to keep an eye on the official website of NTA on nta.nic.in.

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As per the notice, the NTA has directed that those candidates who wish to take admission into B.Sc Nursing course for the academic year of 2021-22 should be of a minimum age of 17 years as of December 31 of 2021. The minimum educational qualification and the reservation policy as per the official notification are given below.

Minimum Eligibility Criteria

  • A candidate should have passed in the subjects of PCB (Physics, Chemistry,  and Biology) and English and must have obtained a minimum of 45% marks taken together in PCB at the qualifying examination (class 12).
  • Candidates are also eligible from State Open School recognized by State Government and National Institute of Open School (NIOS) by Central Government having science subjects and English only.
  • For a candidate belonging to SC/ST or Other Backward  Classes (OBC), the marks obtained in PCB taken together in the qualifying examination will be 40% instead of 45% as stated above.
  • English is a compulsory subject in class 12 for being eligible for admission to B.Sc.Nursing/B.Sc.(Hons.) Nursing.

Reservation Policy

For Divyangjan candidates: 3% Disability reservation to be considered with a  disability of locomotor to the tune of 40% to 50% of the lower extremity and other eligibility criteria about age and qualification will be the same as prescribed for each Nursing programme. 

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The eligibility criteria are minimum as prescribed by the INC. However, note that the c candidate seeking to take admission into B.Sc Nursing courses in various Nursing colleges and institutes across India should check the eligibility criteria laid down by the respective colleges and institutes. The NTA takes no role in laying down the eligibility conditions, and the same is being communicated as per INC.

Important Dates

EventDates
Last date to apply for the NEET 2021August 11, 2021
Correction Window will open August 11, 2021
NEET 2021 examSeptember 12, 2021

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