Medical aspirants applying for the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET-UG) in 2022 have requested a postponement of the exam this year for a variety of reasons, including lack of time to prepare for the test. The students indicated on July 17 that they need more time to prepare for the exam as several other entrance exams will be held around the same time.
“Admissions into the current academic year (2021-22) are still ongoing, and there is not enough time for some of us who intend to wait until the end of this admission process before reapplying for the admission test, said one of the students. Many have approached the National Testing Agency (NTA) to hear their plea and delay the admissions test by at least a month until August.
Admission to most undergraduate professional courses started after a delay in 2021 due to delay in conducting admission tests – NEET-UG was conducted in September last year. This year, students feel that they have had less time to prepare for the admission test.
“CBSE students are busy with their board exams until mid-June. As a result, we have less than a month to prepare for the exam. Also, many students will appear for the Central University Entrance Test (CUET) which is also scheduled for the first week of July.There will be no time to prepare for the test,” said Gayatri Das, a NEET-UG aspirant.
Recently, CBSE 12th grade students aspiring to the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE-Mains) have requested a postponement of the test to accommodate their exam schedule. After receiving a series of complaints and requests, NTA decided to move the JEE-Mains session from April to July.
“Since they have already granted the request of JEE aspirants, we really hope that our request will also be considered. Since there is already too much fear among students about the exam, we need enough time to prepare for this one entrance tests,” said Priya Sharma, another student.
Repeated attempts at a response from NTA went unanswered.