NEET-PG Entrance Examination Postponed Amid Paper Leak Row, Fresh Dates To Be Announced Soon

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Earlier, the exam was scheduled to take place on June 23.
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As per the Health Ministry, the fresh dates for the examinations will be announced soon

NEET-PG Entrance Examination, conducted by the National Board of Examination for medical students, has been postponed as a “precautionary measure” in the wake of recent allegations on the integrity of certain competitive exams. Fresh dates for the examinations will be announced soon, the Health Ministry said on Saturday. The exam was scheduled to take place on June 23.

“Taking into consideration, the recent incidents of allegations regarding the integrity of certain competitive examinations, the Ministry of Health has decided to undertake a thorough assessment of the robustness of processes of NEET-PG Entrance Examination,” the ministry said in an official statement.

“It has accordingly been decided, as a precautionary measure to postpone the NEET-PG Entrance Examination, scheduled to be held tomorrow i.e. 23rd June, 2024. Fresh date of this examination will be notified at the earliest,” it added.

The Health Ministry further expressed regrets over the inconvenience caused to the students. “This decision has been taken in the best interests of the students and to maintain the sanctity of the examination process,” the added.

Opposition Attacks Centre

Congress leader Jairam Ramesh took to his official X account and attacked the government for the postponement of the NEET UG exams. He said, “No day is complete without news of cancellation of an exam because of the total incompetence of the non- biological PM and the people around him. The latest exam to be put off is NEET-PG, which was scheduled to be held tomorrow.”

NCP Spokesperson Clyde Crasto also attacked the ruling government and called this a continuous failure of the Education Department of the centre. Taking to X, he said, “Due to their inability to do their job, the government is playing with the lives and future of children. By sacking the #NTA DG (Exam Body Chief), Union Education Minister Mr. Dharmendra Pradhan cannot absolve himself from his failure in doing his duty. He should also step down as minister and accept accountability for all the mess and malpractices in the examination process in our country.”

On postponing NEET PG exam, Congress leader Pawan Khera said, “NEET PG exam which was supposed to be held tomorrow has been postponed tonight…This government is not able to conduct exams. This government has completely lost its trust among the youth. The Education Minister who was giving a clean chit to NTA 4 days ago, is now removing the Director General of NTA. Who is responsible for the exams? Who is being saved? When will this investigation happen? When will this government be able to get the exam done properly? People are not getting answers to these questions.”

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