Amid rising demand to postpone the National Eligibility Entrance Test for Postgraduate (NEET) PG 2022, a meeting was held on Tuesday with the officials of the Ministry of Health and members of the All India Medical Association (FAIMA) to discuss the case to investigate.
While medical aspirants have demanded a delay of approximately 8-10 weeks, it is likely that the exam could be delayed until June, allowing candidates to be extended by approximately 4-5 weeks. The exam is scheduled for May 21. The exact announcement about this is expected soon.
The FAIMA president took to Twitter on Tuesday to announce the news of the meeting. The chairman said that the final decision on conducting the NEET PG exam on the scheduled date is likely to come soon. In his Tweet he said:
The news of the meeting comes in the wake of rising demand to postpone NEET PG exams by dozens of doctors and MBBS graduates. After writing a letter to the Ministry of Health, starting an online petition and launching a weeks-long online protest, several doctors also recently took to Twitter with hashtags such as #PostponeNEETPG_Modiji to demand that he postpone the exam.
With only a few weeks to go before the exam, candidates have left no stone unturned to demand that the authorities postpone the exam date. These NEET PG aspirants have requested a postponement of the exam due to the delay in NEET PG 2021 guidance process. Earlier, some of the aspirants had previously written to President Ram Nath Kovind to demand a postponement of the exams.
The aspirants pointed out that as a result of the NEET PG counseling 2021 is not over yet, the candidates have left with a very small gap between the counseling and the next exam. They further added that at the time the application forms were available, the doctors who were the last to pass their exams had not yet been awarded places, and are waiting for the NEET PG counseling 2021. In this way, many may have missed the opportunity to apply. to register for the NEET-PG 2022.
Recently, AIMSA had also written a letter to the Ministry of Health and Family Care requesting that the NEET PG 2022 be postponed by 8 to 10 weeks. “Students who have run out of places but have not registered because they are busy with counseling or who have lost their place during the mopping cancellation need time to prepare and register for the exam. Giving them time to educate and squeeze them into the current schedule can be chaotic,” the medical students’ bodies said in their letter.
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