Following the recent rescheduling of the INICET 2021 exam date, doctors have taken to the microblogging website Twitter in demand of at least a month’s notice before the exam. INICET is conducted by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi for admission to postgraduate medical programs. The exam was earlier scheduled to be held on May 08, 2021, but was postponed on account of the COVID-19 pandemic in India. Now AIIMS Delhi has announced that the INICET 2021 exam will be conducted on June 16, 2021.
Twitter is witnessing numerous posts bearing the hashtag #PostponeINICET made by doctors who are aspiring to the appear in the INICET exam this year for admission to post graduate medical programs. Apparently, while previously it was assured that at least one month’s notice will be given before conducting the INICET 2021 on a revised date, AIIMS Delhi announced the exam date with only 18 days time in hand.
One user posted on Twitter – “We were assured that at least a month will be given for preparation. Where it is? INI-CET in 18 days?” and attached a screenshot of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s latest tweet regarding the fate of medical exams in 2021 and other important decisions (see image below).
Demanding for a postponement of the revised exam date of the INICET 2021, a Twitter user (and presumably an INICET 2021 aspirant) has posted – “One day you cancel all paramedical exams. The next day you announce INICET within 18 days. We are not invincible” (see image below).
Another user has expressed clear dissent that they were assured of sufficient time to prepare for the INICET exam when they were asked to join COVID duties earlier. Now that the INICET 2021 exam has been rescheduled with only 16 days of time left now, the user is of the view that there is not enough time for preparation. “THIS IS A CAREER DECIDING EXAM FOR US….DONT PLAY WITH OUR FUTURE” – the tweet read (see image below).
Some aspirants have clearly expressed that the decision to conduct the INICET 2021 exam on June 16, 2021, is an unfair decision for doctors engaged in COVID duty during the pandemic. For instance, an aspirant tweeted – “Giving prior information would have been a fair way to conduct the exam”. The aspirant requested for postponement of the exam. Some aspirants have clearly expressed that the decision to conduct the INICET 2021 exam on June 16, 2021, is an unfair decision for doctors engaged in COVID duty during the pandemic. For instance, an aspirant tweeted – “Giving prior information would have been a fair way to conduct the exam”. The aspirant requested for postponement of the exam.
All of such Twitter posts bearing the hashtag #PostponeINICET have demanded a postponement of the exam. However, no comments have been made by AIIMS Delhi in this regard. Aspirants are advised to remain vigilant on the official website for the latest updates regarding further postponement of the exam.