Yet another arrow of confusion and anticipation has been added to the quiver of NEET PG 2022 with the Supreme Court heart scheduled today, May 13, 2022. After incessant protests by aspirants across the country, the apex court is set to hear the matter and announce the verdict today itself, since the case is placed under “urgent hearing”. As of now, the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) PG 2022 is all set to be conducted on May 21, 2022, through the computer based format.
The National Board of Examinations for Medical Sciences (NBEMS) is going to release the NEET PG 2022 admit cards on Monday, May 16, 2022. However, with the apex court hearing today, only one verdict matters today – whether or not the PG medical entrance exam be postponed?
NEET PG 2022 aspirants not very optimistic
After 8 weeks of incessant protest, the case of NEET PG 2022 postponement has reached the Supreme Court. The decision of postponement has a 50-50 chance of going either way. However, students are not very optimistic about the verdict with most believing there to be a grim chance of postponement. On such short notice, the court may provide an interim solution but, not postpone the exam entirely.
The COVID-19 pandemic has already caused a delay in the PG admission process. So, any further postponement is likely to hamper the upcoming academic year 2022-23.
No response from NBEMS
Interestingly, neither the NBEMS nor the Health Ministry have responded to demands put forth by NEET PG 2022 aspirants. However, the board did issue a public notice recently, warning candidates against believing in fake notices circulated on social media. This notice was in response to a fake notice being shared on Twitter, claiming that the exam has been rescheduled. However, in reality, no such decision was taken by the board.
An official from the Health Ministry had confirmed that the NEET PG 2022 postponement matter was being discussed and deliberated. However, as reported by Times Now, the official did not provide any clarity on the final decision.
Court hearing presided over by J. Y. Chandrachud
The Supreme Court hearing is scheduled to begin today, at 10:30 am. It is set to take place in front of a bench headed by J. Y. Chandrachud. The petition filed in the apex court cites the reason for seeking postponement as “clash with NEET PG 2021 counselling” which ended recently, on May 07, 2022.
Although aspirants seem less than optimistic, nothing can be said for certain. However, the plight and confusion surrounding NEET PG 2022 might just end today, with the court announcing the verdict soon.