Medical aspirants across the country are demanding the postponement of NEET PG 2022 with a new reason to support their argument. Presently, the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) is conducting the NEET PG Counselling 2021 Round 1. The National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) PG 2021 examination was conducted in September 2021. However, the COVID-19 pandemic caused a delay in the counselling process. After much wait and anticipation, the counselling process commenced this month.
With the counselling process of the previous session still underway, the National Board of Examination for Medical Sciences (NBEMS) has released the NEET PG 2022 application form. In fact, the exam is all set to be conducted on March 12, 2022. Candidates are expecting the 2021 counselling process to continue till March 2022. So, invariably, both sessions will face a clash of dates, creating chaos and confusion among candidates.
A clash between NEET 2021 and NEET 2022
NEET PG 2021 Round 1 registration is scheduled to end today, January 17, 2022. Thereafter, document verification process will take place on January 18 and 19, 2022, followed by the seat allotment process on January 21, 2022. The allotment results will be announced on January 22, 2022. Similarly, the Round 2 seat allotment process will take place from February 03 to 07, 2022. Finally, the third round is scheduled from February 24 to 28, 2022. In case of any vacant seats, additional rounds of counselling will take place subsequently.
As of now, the NEET PG 2022 examination is scheduled for March 12, 2022. There are some candidates who have applied for the counselling process while preparing for NEET PG 2022. Although there won’t be an exact clash of dates, such candidates will have to juggle between counselling and preparation.
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What issues will a NEET PG aspirant face?
The year 2021 has already been chaotic for PG medical aspirants, especially due to a delay in counselling caused by the pandemic. Now that things have started to stabilise for these aspirants, NBE has commenced a new session. Hence, some candidates may face issues concentrating on NEET PG 2022 preparation while managing the counselling process for the previous session. This will invariably, affect a candidate’s performance in the upcoming exam.
Is there a possibility of NEET PG 2022 getting postponed?
Ideally, one session should end before the commencement of another session. However, any postponement in NEET PG 2022 will disturb the exam calendar for the year 2022-23. So, there is a 50-50 chance of NBE postponing the upcoming session. Although candidates have acknowledged these concerns, they are still demanding for a postponement of exam to a later stage, preferably once the NEET PG 2021 counselling ends.