The Ministry of Health and Family Care extended the date of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) MDS 2022 by four to six weeks on Thursday. Furthermore, the date for completion of the mandatory rotating internship to qualify for admission into MDS courses has been postponed to July 31 instead of March 31. The official notice stated that the exam can be held around the same time as NEET PG 2022.
“The competent authority has decided that the date for conducting the NEET-MDS study, 2022, may be postponed by 4-6 weeks and preferably around the same date as that for NEET-PG 2022: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare” , the statement from the Ministry of Health said.
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“It has been notified that the matter is under investigation in this ministry, and in order to bring equality between the NEET-MDS 2022 and NEET-PG 2022 exams, it has been decided by the competent authority that the date for conducting NEET-MDS exam is for 2022 may be delayed by 4-6 weeks and preferably around the same date as the NEET-PG 2022,” Secretary Rajeev Kumar said in a letter to the National Examination Board of Medical Sciences.
This came in the wake of NEET MDS students demanding an extension. After the Ministry of Health announced that the NEET PG 2022, which was to be held on March 12, will now be held on May 21, the MDS aspirants claim they felt neglected.
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Earlier, the All India Dental Student Association (DENTODONTICS) had filed their demand to postpone the NEET MDS 2022 examination. The association had written a letter to the Chairman of the Dental Council of India, Dr. Dibyendu Mazumdar, expressing their concerns about MDS 2022. NEET MDS 2022 is scheduled for March 6, as previously reported by News18.
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