No, NTA did not release NEET 2021 exam date. The viral circular is fake.

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A circular has been forwarded all over internet since July 5 announcing the exam date for NEET 2021, released by National Testing Agency. The below attached circular is the one.

This circular contains all the details right from filling the application date, paying the candidate fee to date for appearing for the exam.

 

Twitter

 

The reply to this particular tweet claims that NEET will be held on September 5 2021.

 

The same claim has been made below this tweet as well.

 

This tweet by NDTV forwarding the same circular was deleted later.

 

Facebook

 

Truth

The circular is fake because NTA themselves clarified this fake news and warned students to not fall prey to such rumors. They released a separate circular addressing this news on July 7 2021.

 

Along with this several other fact checking websites and recognized news outlets also denied any such claim and asked everyone to refrain from forwarding such news.

Attached below is an image of original and fake circular put together by FACTO – fact checking agency to help people understand the difference. IT is very clear that the person who made this fake circular did a very shabby job.

 

NTA posted the below warning on their official website – nta.ac.in

Many other fact checking sites and individuals have notified people that the news is fake and not to believe it.

Twitter

 

 

Attached below are some more news outlets clarifying the rumor

NTA dismisses ‘fake’ notice announcing NEET 2021 dates on social media – Education Today News (indiatoday.in)

NEET-UG Exam Fact Check: NTA clarifies about exam dates, calls it fake (republicworld.com)

 

NTA also went on to post about the fake news on their official Instagram handle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Surabhi Srivastava

Student of Journalism at Symbiosis institute of Media and Communication, Pune