Dates clashing with CUET: MBBS aspirants demand NEET postponement

Thousands of MBBS candidates have demanding that the medical entrance test NEET, which is set for July 17, be postponed since it is “too close” to other competitive examinations, leaving them little time to study.

The hashtag ‘PostponeNEETUG’ has been trending on Twitter, and aspirants have also established an online petition, which has been signed by over 24,000 students.

According to their appeal, the National Eligibility Cumulative Entrance Test (Undergraduate)-UG 2021 counselling finished in March, and the 2022 edition is set for July 17.

“How are we going to revise such a large curriculum in just three months? Furthermore, other major examinations such as the Board Exams, CUCET, and JEE Mains are scheduled around the same period. Imagine the pain and strain us students are under with all of these important tests planned one after the other. Is this a reasonable decision? “the petition requested

Last year’s test was set for August 1 but was pushed up to September 12 owing to the second wave of the COVID-19 epidemic.

“So much anxiety in the last days of examinations. I’m losing faith. Nobody wants to listen to us, nobody wants to assist us, nobody wants to understand us. Aspirants, we are in big danger. Please reschedule the NEET-UG “Aspirant Sanjana Gupta stated

According to Anubha Srivastava, a lawyer and the president of the India Wide Parents’ Association, the NEET and Common University Entrance Test (CUET) are taking place concurrently, causing students trouble.

“NEET should be conducted after JEE MAINS so that students may properly prepare. Because counselling takes time, the session for NEET aspirants would not begin until February 2023 “She said.

The National Testing Agency (NTA) announced on Wednesday that the CUET-UG would be held for the first time from July 15 to August 10.

“Dear @DG NTA and @EduMinOfIndia, please hear the students’ appeal and their tiny need, it’s not an irrational want, there are many reasons additionally NTA declared the CUET which directly clashes with NEET exam,” a Twitter user stated.

The number of registrations for the NEET medical entrance test has surpassed 18.72 lakh this year, with 10.64 lakh women and 8.07 lakh males, representing a considerable increase of over 2.5 lakh since 2021.

This year’s applicants include 771 foreigners, 910 non-resident Indians, and 647 Overseas Citizen of India card holders.

The most participants chose English as their test medium, followed by Hindi and Tamil.

The NEET-UG is the qualifying entrance exam for admission to Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Bachelor of Siddha Medicine and Surgery (BSMS), Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (BUMS), Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery (BHMS), and Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery (BHMS) and BSc (H) Nursing courses.

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