NEET-PG 2021 has been postponed
In light of the recent events which saw a major spike in the number of Covid cases, the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test - Postgraduate (NEET-PG 2021) has been postponed. This comes after a week-long uproar from the students, parents and doctors. Due to the sudden surge in the number of Covid cases, hundreds and thousands of medical students were asking for a postponement of NEET-PG 2021 all across the nation. A petition by the doctors was also filed in the Supreme court asking the government to postpone the NEET for the postgraduate students.
The initial date of the exam was set on 18th April’21. But now keeping the well-being of the medical students in mind, the government of India has decided to postpone the NEET-PG 2021. The next date is yet to be announced.
Dr Harsh Vardhan, the Union Health Minister has confirmed it in his tweet saying the earlier date of 18th April’21 for NEET-PG 2021 has been scrapped and a new date is yet to be declared.Read the full tweet.
NEET is conducted by The National Board of Examinations (NBE) every year. Before this announcement, the official website of NBE had already issued the admit cards of the candidates online. On 15th April’21, three days before the initial date, the rising voices of the candidates coupled with increasing covid cases led the government to finally postpone the NEET-PG 2021. The students took to their Twitter handles with the trending hashtag: #postponeneetpg to which many eminent personalities have shown their support. And with CBSE postponing their 12th Board Exams, it was almost imminent that NEET-PG 2021 was deemed to be postponed.
The official notification has been issued which states that considering the current scenario of the pandemic and the safety of the young medical aspirants, it has been decided that NEET-PG 2021 scheduled to be held on the 18th of April’21 has been now postponed. The next revised date shall be announced after reviewing the situation amidst conducive conditions.
There has been a mixed reaction to this announcement so far. Where some of the candidates are relieved to have gotten more preparation time others are quite distressed about the last minute changes. However, on one account every agrees and are on the same page is the fact that health safety is of the utmost importance and precaution is progress.