New Delhi: The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has written a letter to Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya urging him to reschedule the NEET-PG examination which is scheduled to be held on 21 May.
"As a result of the delayed counselling schedule, NEET PG 2022 was deferred from April 2022 to May 2022, so that the candidates could appear for the final stray vacancy round of NEET PG 2021 and can still have plenty of time for preparation and reappearance for the next NEET PG 2022 exam, if they failed to secure a seat this year. However, the AIQ Counselling anticipated to be completed by the end of March 2022, is still in process and is uncertain if it will end by May 7. Several States will also be finishing the counselling around the middle of May 2022," the IMA wrote in its letter.
The IMA also added in its letter that the difference between the NEET-PG examination date and the completion of 2021 counselling is too short for an aspirant to prepare and appear for a gruelling examination like NEET-PG.
Meanwhile, the National Board of Examination in Medical Sciences (NBEMS) has asked the stakeholders to be vigilant against "false and bogus information" being circulated in its name.
It comes in the wake of a certain section of the media reporting that the NEET PG exam this year will get postponed to July 9.
"A FAKE notice issued in the name of the National Board of Examinations claims that the NEET PG exam has been postponed & will now be conducted on 9th July 2022. The exam has not been postponed," Fact Check handle of the Press Information Bureau said via a tweet.
It added that the exam will be held on 21 May 2022.