Why not NEET UG? Aspirants' postponement demand rises; education minister, NTA silent

Aspirants have pointed out the insufficient gap between NEET 2021 Counselling and NEET UG 2022 exam date, and also the clash with CUET 2022, other exams.

Why not NEET UG? Aspirants' postponement demand rises; education minister, NTA silent Postpone NEET UG 2022: Students have been demanding for over a month now (Representative image)
Anu Parthiban | May 6, 2022 - 11:18 a.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: Medical aspirants have been demanding for NEET UG 2022 postponement for over a month now. The students have been requesting the National Testing Agency (NTA) to postpone the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test undergraduate (NEET UG 2022) immediately after it deferred the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE Main 2022), the national level engineering entrance exam.

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Saying that there is not enough time for NEET UG 2022 preparation, the students have been demanding the education minister Dharmendra Pradhan and NTA to conduct the medical entrance exam in late August or early September.

The aspirants have also pointed out the insufficient gap between the NEET 2021 Counselling and the NEET UG 2022 exam date, and also the clash with the Common University Entrance Test (CUET 2022), and other state entrance exams.

As per the revised NEET 2022 registration date, applicants can register for the exam till May 15, 2022 at neet.nta.nic.in.

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‘Need extra time’: NEET UG 2022 aspirants demand

Students have been sending postcards to the Union education minister Dharmendra Pradhan requesting him to take steps to defer the exam. The letter read, “...Please postpone this exam (NEET UG 2022) for at least a month. If JEE Main 2022 and advanced exam can be postponed, why not NEET UG 2022.”

Addressing the education minister, another student in a video message said that she aspires to be a “good doctor” and pointed out the reduced time gap between different exams. Further asked to postpone the exam for a few weeks from the scheduled date.

“Reason many capable students are leaving their own country is because our govt is not giving us fair chances.If Jee can be postponed and held twice then why not neet? U were the one to delay counseling, then take the responsibility. Why do we have to suffer?” a student wrote on Twitter.

Demanding a reply from the education minister and NTA, another Twitter user wrote, “If you have announced the EXAM on the month of JAN every aspirants would have been mentally prepared but every process DELAYED and we are now suffering from mental depression POSTPONE NEET UG 2022 its a reasonable plea REPLY US.”


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