NTA fake notice on NEET 2020 postponements circulating; beware of rumors
NEW DELHI: National Testing Agency (NTA) notice over the chances of postponements or cancellations of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is circulating all over the media. The Press Information Bureau (PIB) on June 17, 2020, tweeted regarding the circulation of fake NTA advisory notice on WhatsApp, regarding the postponement of NEET 2020 to the third week of August. PIB advised people to be aware of these fake notices on postponements and only to rely on the authentic sources.
PIB claims that a Whatsapp forward is being circulated all over the nation of an alleged public notice by NTA DG regarding the NEET postponement. The tweet clearly stated that this is a fake notice as no official confirmation has been announced by NTA.
Fake notice on NEET 2020 postponement
As per the twitter source of PIB fact check, candidates can go through the viral fake notice of NEET postponement notice.
With this notice, candidates and their parents/guardians are advised not to fall for such fake news and stay tuned to official website ntaneet.nic.in or nta.ac.in for further developments on the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test.
Twitteratis reply on PIB fact check
Replying to the tweet, aspirants are requesting and demanding for cancellation of the national level entrance examination for engineering and medical courses. Some of the tweets can be checked below.
Demands of Educationists and parents on NEET 2020 postponements
Many education experts are also demanding to scrap the medical entrance exam as asking authorities not to prioritize exams over the health of the students. Some online campaign on social media is also trending hashtagged such as #studentlivesmatter, #livesoverexams, and #postponement which have been launched by parents and students across the nation.
As per recent notice by NTA, the exam for admission to MBBS, BDS, AYUSH, BVSc is going to be held as per the revised schedule on July 26, 2020. The entrance exam is conducted for granting admission to around 1,63,150 MBBS/BDS/AYUSH/BVSc&AH seats. Around 16.84 lakhs students have been registered for appearing for the medical entrance test. Being a single entrance examination after the merger of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), NEET is the most sought-after exam amongst aspirants.