New Delhi: With less than one month left for the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test 2022, the aspirants have escalated their demands for postponing the exam by trending #JUSTICEforNEETUG on Twitter.
Supporting their demands, India Wide Parents Association wrote to the Prime Minister yesterday urging him to defer the exam by atleast 40-45 days. Meanwhile, the aspirants have started signing an online petition with an aim to postpone the exam to the first week of September.
The NEET 2022 aspirants had been demanding postponement of the exam for the last few weeks. Medical Dialogues had earlier reported that around 10,000 aspirants had written to National Testing Agency (NTA) requesting to postpone the exam and allocate them with enough time for preparation. Writing to the agency, the aspirants had pointed out how the counselling for the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test 2021 was incomplete and the scheduled date for NEET on July 17 is almost clashing with the dates for CUET & JEE Mains.
“Pursuing MBBS is a dream of lakhs of students and the emotions of their parents and teachers are connected therewith. But due to this declaration of premature dates, they are starting to give up on their dreams. Please allocate them an adequate amount of time so that they can prepare well for the exam,” the students had mentioned in the letter.
Recently they also wrote to the Union Education Minister with the similar demands. The candidates had earlier used hashtags such as #postponeneetug2022 and #JusticeforNeetStudents for voicing their concerns regarding the present schedule of NEET UG 2022. In fact, referring to the short time gap for preparation, the candidates had started signing an online petition demanding to defer the exam to August. The petition, a copy of which was circulating on the social media platforms, had pointed out the situation of the aspirants who are facing immense mental stress and pressure because of NEET UG schedule in July. They also used the hashtag #MODIJIdeferNEETUG for directly approaching PM Modi with their demands for postponing the exam.
Even though there has been no response from the authorities yet and the schedule for NEET UG 2022 remains unchanged on July 17, the aspirants are not ready to give up. With less than one month for the exam, the aspirants have started trending #JUSTICEforNEETUG on Twitter.
Urging the authorities to postpone the exam to September 1st week, the aspirants are requesting more people to sign an online petition as well.
“Counselling of NEET-UG 2021 has just ended in March and then NEET-UG 2022 is scheduled in July. How are we to revise such a vast syllabus in just 3 months? Moreover, other important exams like the Board Exams, CUCET, JEE Mains are also scheduled around the same time. Imagine the trauma and pressure we students are having to go through with all these significant exams scheduled one after the other! Is this a fair decision?” read the online petition.
The demands for postponing NEET 2022 has been supported by All India JEE-NEET Students Association, which demanded justice for the aspirants.
Recently, the India Wide Parents Association wrote to the Prime Minister requesting him to postpone the exam by atleast 40-45 days.
“The main concern is the preparation time as the state counselling concluded few days ago and board exams are also going on so students are not getting proper time for preparation. The academic session for this batch will not start until February 2023 as per the recent notification,” read the letter.
“Then why students are being forced to appear for exam when there will be no impact on their academic session. Several other entrance exams are also scheduled during that time so it will be very difficult for students as they will be travelling to other cities to appear for these exams,” it added.
They urged, “I therefore request you to kindly intervene and discuss with all the stake holders and take a decision immediately and defer the exam by atleast 40-45 days in the interest of lakhs of students.”