CUET Dates Conflict With NEET; Candidates Request Medical Entrance Postponement

The Common University Entrance Test (CUET) dates have been released, and they conflict with the NEET, the country's medical entrance exam. NEET will be held on July 17 in between the CUET, which will begin on July 15 and go through August 10. Due to conflicting dates, candidates who plan to take both exams ask for a postponement of NEET.


CUET Dates Conflict With NEET

The hashtags #JUSTICEforNEETUG, #postponeneetug2022, and #shiftNEETUG have been used by NEET aspirants on Twitter to call for a postponement. Additionally, this is the first time that CUET would be offered for admission to all central colleges and universities in India.

Also read: NTA claims it has received requests to postpone NEET-UG

Students desire at least a 40-day break between the two tests and have asked extra time to study for NEET. "Please give us enough time to prepare; we can't breathe. The vast majority favour delaying. Please complete your work with kindness. What will applicants do in the exam room if they are unprepared? We are also people, not machines," one Twitter user commented.

Additionally, candidates started an online petition, which according to PTI has almost 24,000 student signatures. According to the students, there wasn't much time left for them to prepare for NEET 2022 after the counselling for NEET 2021 ended in March.  “Postponing NEET UG for 50 days will not interrupt the ongoing session OR the upcoming session as it will not start before Feb 2023. Droppers need a fair chance,"  a person on Twitter stated. 

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“How are we to revise such a vast syllabus in just 3 months? Moreover, other important exams like the Board Exams, CUCET, JEE Mains are also scheduled around the same time. Imagine the trauma and pressure we students are having to go through with all these significant exams scheduled one after the other. Is this a fair decision?" the petition said.

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