Supreme Court dismisses plea to postpone NEET PG 2022 exam: The Supreme Court on Friday (May 13) dismissed a petition seeking adjournment of the Neat PG 2022 exam. The bench, headed by Justice DY Chandrachud, ruled that the postponement of the NEET entrance test was likely to create confusion and uncertainty among the students. The NEET PG 2022 exam will be held on May 21 from 9 am to 12:30 pm. This test is performed in computer based mode. Admit cards for the exam will be released on the official website nbe.edu.in from May 16.
Why are students demanding that Neat PG 2022 be postponed?
In fact, in the past, the NEET PG entrance test date was fixed as March 12, but with the intervention of the Union Health Minister, the test was postponed for six to eight weeks. The National Board of Examinations in Medical Sciences (NBEMS) then announced on February 3 that it would conduct the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) on May 21.
Protests from March 10 ..
Students have been protesting since March 10 demanding the postponement of the NEET PG exam. The days of last week have intensified further. Many students (in the month of April) also requested to postpone the exam through social media. Students asked the center to postpone it for at least 8 to 10 weeks due to lack of preparation time. Neat PG Counseling stated that the 2021 exam was delayed, to give enough time to prepare for the exam, hence the need to postpone the exam. Fifteen medical students who have completed MBBS in this order have also filed a petition in the Delhi High Court.
On April 27 ..
Many medical organizations and applicants have written to Health Minister Dr Mansukh Mandavia, asking him to give some time for preparation, saying that NEET PG Counseling 2021 for the last academic year is still ongoing and that it would be unfair to conduct the NEET PG 2022 entrance test this year under such circumstances.
On April 28 ..
Some neat PG candidates also staged protests at Jantar Mantar demanding postponement of the exam date.
Letter to IMA to postpone Neat-PG exam.
The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has written to Dr Mandavya seeking postponement of the NEET-PG examination. There has been a delay in conducting the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET-PG) 2021 exam to see that more doctors are available for duties during the Kovid calm. The entrance exam was held in September 2021, five months after the scheduled time. Also the counseling started late as the decision on the reservation of medical seats was pending. Counseling, which was supposed to start on October 25, 2021, was further delayed due to the Supreme Court ruling on March 31, 2022. The letter also said that the test date should be changed this year as well, stating that the special round of counseling has been canceled and the map-up round has been conducted.
Controversy reaches Supreme Court ..
The Supreme Court has finally agreed to hear a petition filed in the Supreme Court seeking adjournment of the examination citing discrepancies arising out of NEET PG 2021 counseling. A bench comprising DY Chandrachud and PS Narasimha held a hearing on Friday (May 13) at the request of senior advocate Rakesh Khanna.
Supreme Court dismisses petition
The apex court commented that postponing the NEET exam was not a good idea and that the exam would only cause embarrassment to some students. The bench said that most of the students were preparing for Neat PG 2022 and postponing the exam would create confusion and uncertainty among the students. It will also affect the treatment of patients along with the 2 lakh candidates who have prepared for the exam, ”the tribunal said. The tribunal to this extent dismissed the petitions filed seeking adjournment of the NEET PG 2022 examination, as counseling for NEET PG2021 was underway.