The Supreme Court is likely to hear the plea on the postponement of National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (Postgraduate) 2022 or NEET PG 2022 on Thursday i.e. February 4. The case was earlier listed on February 7 and sources had told Health Wire that the petitioners may file an application before the top court seeking an urgent hearing of the PIL, which was filed on January 25.
The plea was filed as thousands of students are angry over the clash in dates of ongoing counseling for 2021 and the NEET PG 2022 exam schedule. It must be noted that the NEET PG 2022 is scheduled for March 12, 2022 and the counseling for the 2021 exam will continue till March 16.
The plea, filed by MBBS graduates through Dubey Law Chambers, is seeking a direction to the National Board of Examination (NBE) to defer the scheduled test till the completion of their internship.
The petitioners claimed that they, along with many more students, were on COVID-19 duty and that is why their internships were postponed but none of them were told that this could result in them becoming ineligible to appear for their PG exam.
The exam has to be conducted with 12 months gap but they got delayed last year because of the coronavirus pandemic. While students maintain that the situation was unavoidable, they also demand that there should be at least four months gap between two exams – which is one of the hardest to crack.