Several NEET PG aspirants gathered at a site near Jantar Mantar on Sunday (May 8, 2022), urging the National Board of Examinations (NBE) and Medical Counseling Committee (MCC) to postpone the NEET PG exam 2022, which is scheduled to take place on 21st May 2022.
National Entrance-cum-Eligibility Test Postgraduate (NEET PG Exam 2022 candidates are requesting to postpone the exam citing clash with the ongoing counseling for NEET PG 2021. Many students complained that they had to choose between appearing for a counseling round and their INI-CET exam is to be held on May 8.
Immediately after completing their National Importance Joint Entrance Examination (INI-CET), which concluded at 2 pm on Sunday, NEET PG aspirants gathered in the national capital to protest the “shortcomings” of the NBE. A student said that due to lack of work and efforts of NBE, students are facing difficulties and they are in dilemma to make the right choice. “NBE has failed and medical students are facing the consequences of its shortcomings.
Candidates are also complaining that due to their COVID duties, many of them were unable to complete their internship on time. Another aspirant and one of the main volunteers of this protest, holding the placard ‘Save Covid Warriors’, urged the Indian government to intervene and help the members of the medical fraternity to pursue their professional life.
We did our parts and duties, and helped the government when Covid-19 pandemic was at its peak. It was our duty and we are happy we could do it, but now the government should do its part, too, and help us when we need its help. We deserve this and are not asking for something irrelevant. We only want the exam to be postponed by eight to 10 weeks so that we can study with a peaceful mind. The authorities cannot expect students to prepare and revise 19 subjects within such a short span and ace the exams,” she said.
Adding to this, another protestor, said, “The authorities postponed the exam during the peak time of Covid-19 because they needed us. However, now they refuse to postpone it because they feel this is not a valid reason.”
More than 15,000 students joined hands and wrote a letter to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) seeking an appointment to share their concerns. “More than 20 MPs and several medical associations have written to the government in favour of us. They understand our plea, but there has been no response from the government or the NBE. Their silence is spreading more panic among the medical fraternity.”
circular that was circulating online claiming the NEET PG exam had been postponed. “It has come to the notice of NBEMS (National Board of Examination in Medical Sciences) that some unscrupulous elements are circulating false and bogus information using spoofed notices in the name of NBEMS,” the official statement read.