‘Postpone NEET PG, NEET MDS 2022’: Medical students’ association writes to Mansukh Mandaviya

NEET PG 2021 counselling still underway, less gap between NEET PG 2022 and counselling, ineligibility of 5,000 interns – AIMSA’s reasons for deferring exams.

‘Postpone NEET PG, NEET MDS 2022’: Medical students’ association writes to Mansukh Mandaviya Medical aspirants demand NEET PG 2022, NEET MDS 2022 postponement (Representational Image: Shutterstock)
Vagisha Kaushik | Apr 25, 2022 - 1:45 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The All India Medical Students Association (AIMSA) has written to Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya demanding postponement of National Eligibility Entrance Test for postgraduate and master of dental surgery, NEET PG 2022 and NEET MDS 2022 by 8 to 10 weeks citing ineligibility of medical interns to appear for exams, delay in NEET PG 2021 counselling, and less gap between entrance exams and counselling.
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“We are NEET PG and NEET MDS aspirants and would like to bring to your notice the issues faced by the aspirants as well as the interns who cannot appear for the upcoming medical post graduation entrance exams,” said the AIMSA letter while listing down the reasons to postpone the two exams.

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According to the letter, the issues faced by NEET PG and NEET MDS 2022 aspirants are:

  • NEET PG 2021 counselling is still underway and scheduled to be over by May 3, 2022. The uncertainty regarding the counselling process has left students in dilemma about its proper conduct and concluding date.
  • The difference between NEET PG 2022 date and NEET PG 2021 counselling mop up round is too less for a student to prepare for the exam. This will lead to stress amongst mid-ranker students who form a huge chunk of the appearing candidates as they hope to score better if they do not get a seat in counselling.
  • Students who didn’t get a seat in NEET PG 2021 counselling and didn’t register for NEET PG 2022 as they were busy with counselling as well as those who lost seats due to cancellation of mop-up round counselling need time to register and prepare for exam.
  • 5,000 interns who served during COVID-19 pandemic are ineligible for NEET PG 2022 and NEET MDS due to delay in their final exams.

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Citing these reasons, the medical students’ association president urged Mandaviya to defer the exam by 8-10 weeks for “smooth conduct of counselling while solving other issues.”

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