NEET PG 2022 Exam-NEET PG Counseling 2021 Clash Leaves Candidates in Frenzy

NEET PG 2022 Exam-NEET PG Counseling 2021 Clash Leaves Candidates in Frenzy

The problems don’t seem to be quite ending for the NEET PG 2021 candidates. They have yet again taken social media by storm demanding the difficulties they currently face over the dates of counseling and the upcoming exam.

The issue concerning them is the clash of dates of the NEET PG Exam 2022 and the NEET PG counseling 2021. Apart from this, what also troubles them is the fact that some students have to attend offline counseling in the states at a time when they should be preparing for the upcoming exam. 

Additionally, many students are currently undergoing internships that will last till June 2022 after which, they won’t be eligible for examination. So with the exam being held before, this leaves them in a precarious position.

Student Reaction

Students have mostly talked about the constant hiccups in the smooth process of the NEET PG and the difficulty to study with peace of mind. Many have even referred to this as “torture”

Some have highlighted the decision to postpone the NEET MDS 2022 to incorporate the “16-month gap” between the 2021 and 2022 exams. They have requested for the same treatment to be given to the NEET Exam 2022 as well.

This mainly poses a problem to the students getting border ranks who aren’t guaranteed placement after counseling. Thus, they’re conflicted between whether to trust the NEET PG 2021 Counselling or go for the NEET PG Exam 2022.

Junior Doctors Taking Charge

One of the 1st organizations to take up this issue is the “Maharashtra Chapter” of the IMA Junior Doctors Network. They wrote a letter addressed to the President of the MMC, who also happens to be a member of the NMC. The most important points highlighted in it include: -

  • Students scoring average marks in 2021’s NEET Exam aren’t sure of the placement and thus, have to wait till the end of the mop-up round (March 12, 2022), after which, there’s quite less time to prepare for NEET PG 2022.
  • The gap between NEET PG Counseling 2021 and the NEET PG Exam 2022 is not even 6 months. This will lead to chaos and “improper functioning of colleges and hospitals”
  • Students of various states are undergoing internships that will last till June end. This will make them ineligible for the 2022 Exam and thus, waste 1 academic year of theirs.
  • Without a definitive decision on the EWS reservation case (next hearing on March 2022), the NEET PG 2022 could also face the same problems and delays as before.

The Federation of All India Medical Association (FAIMA) is going to hold a meeting with the state RDAs to discuss on a future course of action. FAIMA President Dr. Rohan Krishnan, however, says that it’s best for the government to take a call.

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