INI CET 2021: Notice saying exam postponed fake, says AIIMS director

There are demands that INI CET 2021 be postponed on Twitter but the notice announcing postponement is fake.

INI CET 2021: Notice saying exam postponed fake, says AIIMS director INI CET 2021: Notice says exam postponed is fake
Pritha Roy Choudhury | Jun 8, 2021 - 1:32 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: A ‘notice’ circulating online claiming that the INI CET 2021 exam has been postponed is fake, clarified Dr Randeep Guleria, director, All India Institute of Medical Sciences. AIIMS conducts the Institute of National Importance - Combined Entrance Test, or INI-CET, for admission to postgraduate programmes in medicine in top public medical colleges.

On May 28, AIIMS Delhi announced that the exam will be held on June 16 and that decision still stands although, as NDTV reported, a section of MBBS doctors hoping to write the entrance exam have moved the Supreme Court seeking postponement.

MBBS doctors, many of whom are on COVID-19 duty have been protesting against the decision to hold the exams in June. They argue that the very short notice leaves them no time to prepare and that many of them are on COVID-duty. They have also pointed out that the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for postgraduate courses -- NEET PG 2021 -- has also been postponed.

Fake notice says INI CET 2021 postponed

The fake notice displaying today’s date (June 8) says that the exam has been postponed and that "revised dates for the conduct of the said examination will be notified in due course of time through website aiimsexams.ac.in."

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“It’s fake news,” said Guleria and another AIIMS official, requesting anonymity, added that the exam authorities are now considering sending “individual SMSes to all the students who are appearing for the exams” to alert them to such fakes. “Students need to follow all the activities in the AIIMS exam website aiimsexam.ac.in or the sms received from the exam department,” added the official.

The exam for the INI CET July session which was originally scheduled to be held on May 8 was postponed due to the massive rise in the COVID-19 cases at the time. On May 28, a fresh date was announced.

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