Aspirants from across the country flooded Twitter with petitions to postpone the NEET UG exam 2022 (17 July) after the National Testing Agency (NTA) released the dates.
Candidates petitioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi to postpone the entrance test dates, and the hashtag # MODIJIdeferNEETUG trended on social media.
Why are students requesting that the medical entrance exam be postponed? The following are the specifics.
What is the significance of this story?
One of the most important undergraduate entrance tests for medical students is the National Eligibility Entrance Test-Undergraduate (NEET-UG 2022). The medical entrance exam will be administered in an exam format, with students having three hours and twenty minutes to complete the 200 multiple choice questions (MCQs).
For a variety of reasons, aspirants want the NEET-UG 2022 exam postponed.
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Counseling was completed in March, and the CBSE exam was completed on June 15th
NEET-UG 2021 counselling ended in March, giving students only three months to revise the entire syllabus, according to the students.
Furthermore, aspirants who are taking the NEET for the first time mentioned that they will only have a little window of opportunity to focus completely on NEET UG 2022 because the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) class 12 board examinations ended only on June 15.
NEET UG 2022 will be held at the same time as CUET 2022 and JEE 2022
For NEET hopefuls, the overlap between the NEET and other national-level entrance tests is a further source of concern.
Students who are concurrently applying for undergraduate courses through the Common University Entrance Test for central universities (1st and 2nd week of July), JEE Main Session 2 (July 21), and NEET 2022 may not have enough time to focus on the medical entrance exam.
NEET should be postponed by 4-6 weeks, according to medical students
Medical students asserted that the next academic session will not begin until February of the following year. Instead of allocating six months solely for counselling, the NTA and other relevant authorities should allocate an extra 40 to 60 days for exam preparation.
NEET 2022 dates should be shifted back by at least four to six weeks, according to aspirants.
Despite the fact that 10,000 students wrote to the NTA, officials have yet to respond
Candidates from all around the country have written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, pleading with them to postpone the exam. Over 10,000 people have already written to the NTA to voice their displeasure with the current situation.
Any requests for the exam to be postponed have yet to receive a response from the authorities.
Meanwhile, on June 16, the NEET UG application correction window closed.