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NEET PG 2022 Postponed? All You Need to Know

NEET PG 2022 has not been postponed (Representative image)

NEET PG 2022 has not been postponed (Representative image)

NEET PG 2022 is scheduled to be held on May 21. Several aspirants of the medical entrance exam have been demanding the exam be postponed

A fake circular has been doing rounds that the National Eligibility Entrance Test for postgraduate (NEET) PG 2022 has been postponed to July 9. As per the official notice, it will still be held on May 21. The government fact check arm, PIB Fact Check, on Twitter, has pointed that the exam has not been postponed.

“A #FAKE notice issued in the name of the National Board of Examinations claims that the NEET PG exam has been postponed & will now be conducted on 9th July 2022. The exam has not been postponed. It will be conducted on 21 May 2022 only,” tweeted PIB Fact Check.

The fake circular comes amid demands from aspirants that the exam be deferred. They claimed that due to the delay in NEET PG 2021 counselling process, they will not have enough time to prepare for the exam. The candidates had said that conducting the exam would make around 5,000 medical interns ineligible to appear for the exam, who had served during the Covid-19 pandemic as Covid warriors.

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A petition was filed earlier in the Supreme Court seeking clarification on the EWS criteria regarding its validity. The case has been pending in the case relating to 2022 counselling. The petition sought direction from the apex court to specify in the information bulletin about the EWS criteria for the academic session 2022-23.

A section of aspirants had earlier written to President Ram Nath Kovind demanding postponement of the exams. They had pointed that since the NEET PG counselling 2021 is not over yet, it leaves the very little gap between the counselling and the next exam. Further, they added, that while the application forms are currently available, the doctors who have cleared their exam last and are yet to get the seats are waiting for the NEET PG counselling 2021 to get over. This way they will miss the chance to apply for the NEET PG 2022.

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The young doctors had said that they will be left with no choice but to surrender their prestigious medical degrees to the government. In the letter to the president, they had said hat the exam bodies are harassing them and there is no one to show empathy or compassion to them.

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first published:May 07, 2022, 14:09 IST