NEET Postponement: The row over NEET-OG 2022 refuses to buzz with thousands of MBBS aspirants demanding the postponement of medical entrance exam scheduled on July 17, saying it’s “too close” to other competitive exams, such as JEE Mains and CUET, giving them very limited time to prepare. #PostponeNEETUG has once again been trending on Twitter and the aspirants have also started an online petition regarding the same, which has been signed by over 24,000 students.Also Read – Postpone NEET UG 2022: Parents Association Makes Fresh Appeal to PM Modi to Consider Delaying Medical Exam
In their petition, the medical aspirants said the counselling of National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (Undergraduate)-UG 2021 ended just in March, and the 2022 edition is scheduled on July 17. “How are we to revise such a vast syllabus in just 3 months? Moreover, other important exams like the Board Exams, CUCET, JEE Mains are also scheduled around the same time. Imagine the trauma and pressure we students are having to go through with all these significant exams scheduled one after the other. Is this a fair decision?” the petition demanded. Also Read – CUET UG Exam 2022 Dates Announced; Check Mode of Examination, Schedule Here
The NEET-UG 2021 was initially scheduled for August 1 but was postponed to September 12 due to the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. “So much stress in the last days of exams. I’m losing my hope. No one wants to hear, no one wants to help us, no one wants to understand us. We, the aspirants, are in great trouble. Please postpone the NEET-UG,” said Sanjana Gupta, an aspirant. Also Read – NEET UG 2022 Has Not Been Postponed to Sept 4, Will be Held on July 17: PIB Calls Circular on Social Media ‘Fake’
NEET must be held after JEE MAINS: Advocate Anubha Srivastava
According to Anubha Srivastava, a lawyer and the president of the India Wide Parents’ Association, NEET and Common University Entrance Test (CUET), are happening at the same time causing inconvenience to students. “NEET must be held after JEE MAINS so that students can prepare well. Already the session is not going to start before Feb 2023 for NEET Aspirants as the counselling will take time,” she said.
CUET-UG from 15 July-10 August
The National Testing Agency (NTA) announced on Wednesday that the debut edition of CUET-UG will be conducted from July 15 to August 10. “Dear @DG_NTA and @EduMinOfIndia please hear the plea of the students, and their small demand, it’s not an unjustified one. There are many reasons, plus NTA announced the CUET date which directly clashes with NEET exam,” a Twitter user said.
NEET-UG 2022: Things to Know
- The number of registrations for medical entrance exam NEET has crossed 18.72 lakh this year — 10.64 lakh women, 8.07 lakh men — recording a significant jump of over 2.5 lakh since last year.
- Among the candidates registered this year, 771 are foreigners, 910 Non-Resident Indians and 647 Overseas Citizen of India card holders.
- The highest number of candidates have opted English as the medium of exam, followed by Hindi and Tamil.
- The NEET-UG is the qualifying entrance exam for admission to Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Bachelor of Siddha Medicine and Surgery (BSMS), Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (BUMS), and Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery (BHMS) and BSc (H) Nursing courses.
(With inputs from PTI)