The National Board of Examinations (NBE) has already concluded the online application process for the NEET MDS 2022 entrance examination. As per the information bulletin, the examination date falls on March 06, 2022. However, despite all these, students have taken to Twitter and are now demanding the postponement of the examination.
As per the image attached above, the primary demand that the candidates are making is for the postponement of the NEET MDS exam. The logic behind this is that the present first-year students have not been promoted to the second year. Even if the examination is held, then the qualified students will be unable to start their colleges immediately. The present batch that is still continuing in the first year have enrolled in November, 2021 and as a result, the new batch will not be able to start immediately.
Relaxation in Eligibility Criteria
Another important issue related to NEET MDS 2022 is the relaxation in eligibility for which candidates have started an online petition. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the education system has already gone major changes in terms of academic duration. Moreover, the regular and odd semester batches had to lose some months during the final duration of the BDS 2020-2021 examination. As a result, the internship of most of the students got postponed due to this.
The eligibility criteria clearly state that candidates who are in their final qualifying examination and are going through the compulsory 12-month rotatory internship can also apply. However, the internship must be completed by March 31, 2022. Now, due to the alterations in the academic timeline owing to the pandemic, many students are having to complete their internship by April, 2022 and hence, stand ineligible for the examination.
This delay in one month debars them from being eligible for the exam. Usually, the students would complete the internship by March. As a result, after the commencement of the NEET MDS examination, students had a time of three months to complete their internship. They are of the opinion that if the protocol was followed previously, then why is the same not being adhered to this time. Hence, they have now requested the DCI and NBE to look into the issue and alter the eligibility criteria accordingly.
At this point, there are only two decisions, out of which the conducting body has to choose one. Either the examination has to be postponed in order to start the classes on time or the eligibility criteria has to be tweaked so that eligible candidates do not get debarred from the examination. It’s just a matter of time to see what is done given the present circumstances.