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Will NEET PG 2022 be postponed? Latest updates on exam date deferment

Sakunth Kumar
Sakunth KumarUpdated On: May 13, 2022 08:23 am IST

Less gap between NEET PG 2021 counselling and the NEET PG 2022 exam date, the ineligibility of 5,000 interns for the 2022 exam have sparked the demand for the postponement of the NEET PG 2022 exam scheduled on May 21.

Will NEET PG 2022 be postponed? Latest updates on exam date deferment

Will NEET PG 2022 be postponed? This question has been in the minds of PG medical aspirants for a while. The 2021 NEET PG AIQ counselling process concluded on May 3, and the state-level PG admissions is still underway. On the other hand, the NEET PG 2022 exam is scheduled to be conducted on May 21 which is just a few weeks after the conclusion of AIQ counselling. Many aspirants have been demanding the government defer the NEET PG 2022 exam date at least by two months so that there will be enough time gap after the conclusion of the 2021 counselling process. Now the matter is with Supreme Court which will hear the plea to postpone the exam on May 13. 

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The Medical Students' Association has written to Union Health Minister requesting to postpone NEET MDS and NEET PG 2022 at least by 8-10 weeks. 

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While MCC is firm on commencing the academic session for PG medical courses in August, the aspirants are seeking deferment of the NEET PG 2022 exam at least till July. NEET PG 2021 counselling schedule was changed almost 7 times causing a lot of uncertainty among students. The mop-up round counselling was cancelled as well.

As per the previous postponement notice of the exam, the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare clearly indicated that there should be a minimum of 6-8 week gap between the counselling and entrance exam.

In 2021, the NEET PG exam was delayed till August as the Government of India called for young doctors to serve the nation owing to the Covid-19 pandemic. Due to this, almost 5,000 interns have become ineligible to appear for NEET PG 2022 due to the delay in the completion of internships. Therefore, these students have approached the President of India to address the issue.

Also Read:Why Should NEET PG 2022 be Postponed?

Owing to multiple issues and aspects surrounding NEET PG 2022, there are certain chances for the deferment of the NEET PG 2022 exam date. As a lot of students have been requesting the government to postpone the exam till July, it is yet to be seen what decision the government is going to take. Considering the current scenario, it is better to postpone the exam for at least by 2 months so that students will get enough gap.

MP Tejasvi Surya has also written to Health Ministry seeking NEET PG 2022 postponement for at least by two months. 

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