The Union Health Ministry has asked the National Board of Examinations (NBE) to postpone NEET PG 2022 by six to eight weeks as it clashes with the NEET PG 2021 counselling.
On January 25, six MBBS graduates filed a plea in the Supreme Court seeking postponement of the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) scheduled on March 12 for admissions in postgraduate medical courses. The students claimed that many graduates would not be able to take up the examination due to non-completion of the mandatory internship period.
Dr B Srinivas, Assistant Director General (Medical Education) and Member Secretary of the Medical Counselling Committee, in a communication sent to Dr M Bajpai, executive director of NBE, said that medical doctors are requesting to postpone the NEET-PG 2022 examination as it was clashing with the NEET PG 2021 counselling.
Also, many of the interns would not be able to participate in the PG counselling 2022 in May-June, Srinivas added.