If you google the meaning of “ad infinitum“, you will get the meaning of this term as “again and again in the same way” and “forever”. Other meanings suggest eternally, perpetually, endlessly, etc. Thus the meaning NEET 2021 postponed ad infinitum is the postponement of NEET 2021 until any definite time.
Actually, students started to dig out the meaning of the term: “NEET 2021 postponed ad infinitum”, after a report published by the Times Now. The report was titled “NEET 2021: Postponed ad infinitum? Silence from NTA leaves students anxious”. The headline led the students to search for the meaning of “NEET 2021 postponed ad infinitum”. The reason might be that many students are not familiar with the term “ad infinitum”. NEET is the only national-level UG medical entrance exam in the nation. Therefore, any report based on the examination tends to catch the attention of around 15 lakh students and it thus becomes a matter of discussion.
Especially during this time, when all National Eligibility cum Entrance Test UG candidates are longing for any update on NEET dates. NTA has announced the exam dates of NEET 2021 as August 1, 2021. This date was announced on March 12, 2021. Along with the dates NTA also announced that the application process will also start soon. However, since then there are no application forms released, nor there has been any update on the examination.
Hence, the question comes, NEET 2021 postponed ad infinitum? or Is NEET 2021 postponed till further notice? Aspirants are worried that the exams might be delayed, as the forms are yet not out. Normally, NTA releases the NEET application at least 5 to 6 months before the exam.
However, NTA is silent on any update regarding the exam. The National Testing Agency has already announced the postponement of the rest of the 2 attempts of the engineering entrance exam, JEE Main 2021. However, when it comes to NEET, there is no word out.
Aspirants at this time need an update. Update on whether the exam will be held on August 1, when will the forms release, and is the exam going to be postponed. Students say that they have now become anxious as there is no update, many have been preparing for this exam for the last 2 years too.
The only notice for NEET 2021 by NTA read:
“NEET (UG) – 2021 will be conducted in 11 languages, including Hindi and English through Pen & Paper mode on 01 August 2021 (Sunday).
The Information Bulletin containing detailed information regarding the Test, syllabus, eligibility criteria for age, reservation, categorisation of seats, examination fee, cities of examination, State Code, etc. will be available shortly on the website ntaneet.nic.in, when the submission of the Application Form for NEET (UG) 2021 starts.”
Further, an RTI was filed by Vivek Pandey, a medical student from Madhya Pradesh for NEET 2021 dates in the month of April. NTA has replied that the NEET UG dates are still under discussion. Read details.
Meanwhile, there is unrest amidst the NEET 2021 candidates.
Last year too, NTA had to postpone the NEET exam due to the pandemic. Over 15 lakh students had registered to write the NEET examination last year, which was postponed twice. The exam was originally scheduled for May 3, was postponed to July 26, and then to September 13. Later, NTA had conducted a re-exam on October 14 for those who were unable to take NEET on September 13.