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Will NEET 2022 be postponed? Over 10,000 MBBS Aspirants Write to NTA Demanding Postponement of the Exam

Chinmayai Ajay Bobade
Chinmayai Ajay BobadeUpdated On: May 19, 2022 03:02 pm IST

NEET UG 2022: For reasons of a lesser preparation gap and ongoing counselling rounds, over 10,000 NEET UG aspirants have written to NTA to postpone the exam. Read below for more information.

NEET UG 2022 Postponement

NEET UG 2022: After NEET PG postponement issue, now over 10,000 MBBS aspirants, who have registered for NEET UG exam this year, have written to the conducting authority, the National Testing Agency (NTA), requesting that the medical entrance examination, National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), for undergraduate admissions be postponed due to the meagre gap the current date offers between other competitive exams. In the letter to the NTA, the MBBS aspirants stated the fact that counselling for last year's examination (NEET UG 2021) has not yet concluded.

NEET UG 2022 is currently scheduled to be held on July 17, 2022, and as of May, the NEET UG 2021 counselling process is still ongoing in many states across the country. Other state-level entrance exam dates are around the same time as well which leaves students with insufficient time for preparation. For the same reasons, students had earlier taken to Twitter to demand postponement. Read more.

"Many NEET applicants, along with the droppers from the previous year, waited till the mop-up round of NEET UG 2021 counselling in the hope of obtaining a medical seat but were unsuccessful," the letter to NTA reads.  "This year, many students could not predict their percentage of receiving a seat owing to the revised reservation policy of NEET 2021 counselling and then, suddenly after three days, NTA stated on April 6 that NEET UG 2022 will be held on 17 July 2022."

The letter furthermore continues, “CUET is also slated for the first and second weeks of July, while the JEE mains second attempt is set to begin on July 21, 2022. Students will face a significant burden if NEET 2022 is held between these dates on July 17th. A large number of droppers and freshmen will not have enough time to prepare for NEET 2022 Exam.”

Also Read: NEET 2022 Application Form to Close on May 20, Check Form Correction Dates Here

"MBBS is a dream of lakhs of students, and the emotions of their families and professors are intertwined with it. However, as a result of this pronouncement of early dates, many are beginning to give up on their ambitions. Please give them enough time to study for the exam." the letter concluded.

However, if the last week’s Supreme Court decision on NEET PG 2022 postponement is taken as a reference to the NEET UG 2022 Postponement issue, the exam will not be postponed. Read the complete Supreme Court Verdict on NEET PG 2022 Postponement here.

For more Education News updates on NEET UG 2022, stay tuned to CollegeDekho!

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