Will NEET PG 2021 be Postponed? - Latest news, Twitter, Health ministry updates
Will NEET PG 2021 be postponed? - As per latest update, NEET PG 2021 has been postponed for at least 4 months. Prime Minister Narendra Modi took the decision to postpone NEET PG exam to boost the availability of medical personnel to fight COVID-19. Earlier Health Minister, Dr Harsh Vardhan had tweeted that NEET PG exam has been postponed owing to increasing COVID cases in the country. The new NEET PG 2021 exam date will be announced later, which is scheduled to be conducted after 4 months. Earlier, the National Board of Examinations (NBE) was scheduled to conduct NEET PG on April 18, 2021. In the latest update, medical personnel completing 100 days of COVID duties will be given priority in forthcoming regular Government recruitments. As per PMO, Medical Interns to be deployed in Covid Management duties under the supervision of their faculty.
India reports more than 3 lakh COVID-19 cases every day resulting in students requesting NBE to postpone NEET PG 2021. A total of 1,74,886 registered candidates will appear for NEET PG 2021. Check the article below to know the latest updates by NBE on NEET PG 2021 postpone.
Will NEET PG 2021 be postponed - Latest updates
A detailed press release has been released from Prime Minister's Office to postpone the NEET PG exam for at least 4 months. Aspirants can go through the detailed press release regarding NEET PG 2021 postponement.
NEET PG 2021 exam has been postponed for at least 4 months to boost the availability of medical personnel to fight COVID-19.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi authorises keys decisions to boost availability of medical personnel to fight COVID-19. NEET-PG Exam to be postponed for at least 4 months: Prime Minister's Office— ANI (@ANI) May 3, 2021
In a latest update, NEET PG 2021 is postponed. Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Heath Minister tweeted that NEET PG 2021 postponed. His tweet read, "In light of the surge in #COVID19 cases,GoI has decided to postpone #NEETPG2021 exam which was earlier scheduled to be held on Apr 18 Next date to be decided later. Decision has been taken keeping wellbeing of our young medical students in mind."
In light of the surge in #COVID19 cases,GoI has decided to postpone #NEETPG2021 exam which was earlier scheduled to be held on Apr 18— Dr Harsh Vardhan (@drharshvardhan) April 15, 2021
Next date to be decided later
Decision has been taken keeping wellbeing of our young medical students in mind.@PMOIndia @MoHFW_INDIA #NEETPG
As per reports, a group of MBBS doctors have filed a petition in the Supreme Court to postpone NEET PG 2021. Students are requesting for NEET PG postponement owing to rising COVID-19 cases in the country. NBE is scheduled to conduct NEET PG 2021 on April 18.
MP, Shashi Tharoor has extended his support to the postpone NEET PG campaign via twitter. His tweet reads, "While the Govt has suspended school exams, the National Board of Examinations has scheduled the NEET PG exam for 18th April 2021. Around 1.7 lakh applicants around India, including residents working in private& govt hospitals, will be exposed to Covid19. #PostponeNEETnow! "
While the Govt has suspended school exams, the National Board of Examinations has scheduled the NEET PG exam for 18th April 2021. Around 1.7 lakh applicants around India, including residents working in private& govt hospitals, will be exposed to Covid19. #PostponeNEETnow!— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) April 15, 2021
MLA and President of DMK, M.K.Stalin tweeted asking the authorities if it is the right time to conduct NEET PG 2021 amid rising COVID cases. His tweet read, "CBSE exams have now got cancelled due to the second wave of #COVID19. With increasing cases and fatalities, when our doctors are fighting hard against all odds, is this the right time to hold National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) for PG courses?"
CBSE exams have now got cancelled due to the second wave of #COVID19. With increasing cases and fatalities, when our doctors are fighting hard against all odds, is this the right time to hold National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) for PG courses?@PMOIndia@drharshvardhan pic.twitter.com/ALMtqnLXLA— M.K.Stalin (@mkstalin) April 15, 2021
As per a recent report by Hindustan Times,NEET PG aspirants from Maharashtra are appealing to state leaders and state medical Education MInister, Amit Deshmukh, for postponing NEET PG 2021. Candidates are requesting for NEET PG postponement due to rise in COVID cases in the state and increasing risk of infection.
NBE has confirmed that NEET PG 2021 will not be postponed. NBE relased a notice on release of NEET PG admit card and conduct of exam on the decided date. Check the notice below.
NBE was scheduled to release the NEET PG admit card on April 12, 2021. However, NBE has postponed the NEET PG admit card 2021 release date owing to technical reasons. The NEET PG 2021 hall ticket will now be released on April 14 at nbe.edu.in.
Postpone NEET PG 2021 - What NBE has to say?
NBE in its latest notice on NEET PG 2021 has been postponed. The notice by NBE on NEET PG 2021 read, "The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), Govt of India vide its letter no. V.11025/215/2020-MEP(FTS-8079808) dated 15.04.2021 has directed that in light of the present situation of COVID-19 pandemic and taking into account the safety and well-being of the students, the conduct of NEET-PG 2021 examination scheduled to be held on 18th of April 2021 be postponed"
Earlier, NBE, on April 9, 2021, released a notice titled “Conduct of NEET-PG 2021 with COVID-19 Appropriate Behaviour” at nbe.edu.in. The official notice on conducting NEET PG exam was released in response to question ‘Will NEET PG 2021 be postponed again?’ raised due to rising coronavirus cases. It was highly expected that NBE will postpone the NEET PG 2021 exam. However, NBE stated two reasons for not delaying NEET PG exam further.
Since the hike in Coronavirus cases remains unpredictable, the NBE has decided not to delay NEET PG exam. NBE in its notice on NEET PG postpone, said that, “In view of the recent unanticipated surge in COVID 19 cases throughout the country, with exponential rise of patients in the last seven days, it has been decided not to defer this examination, as the peak of cases remains unpredictable.”
The major reason for not delaying NEET PG 2021 exam is to not further postponement of admission and training of PG graduates. “Considering the importance of the examination in admitting post-graduates in their respective subjects for further training, it is in the best interest of candidates to continue to hold this examination on the announced date,” reads NBE notice on NEET PG 2021 postpone. Further, NBE in its notice on NEET PG 2021 postpone discussed the precautionary measures to be taken for safe conduct of the exam.
Will NEET PG 2021 postpone; asks aspirants
If the situation worsens, candidates do not want authority to prioritize doctors/medical aspirants above examination. Aspirants took to Twitter, Quora, Careers360 QnA to raise concerns regarding NEET PG 2021 postponements amid second COVID-19 wave in the nation. In addition to students, Twitteratis have also requested NBE to postpone NEET PG 2021.
In tweets addressed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, health minister, National Medical Commission (NMC), and other concerned authorities, candidates are requesting and questioning on whether NEET PG will be postponed? Check some of the tweets by candidates under #postponeneetpg campaign for NEET PG 2021 postpone below.
A candidate explains why conducting NEET PG 2021 can be a COVID-19 spreader event.
Many candidates are coming for exams— Akshay.R.Nair (@akshayrnair) April 11, 2021
after hospital duty without proper quarantine or covid tests.
Writting exam along with such a group is extremely stressful
please postpone neetpg2021 Till the wave settles down.#postponeneetpg@PMOIndia @AmitShah @ShashiTharoor
Former advisor to Late President APJ Abdul Kalam, Srijan Pal Singh Kalam tweeted extending his support to #postponeneetpg campaign.
#NEETPG2021 is scheduled to be held on 18th April across India. We are seeing record numbers of COVID infections now, this will put a lot of risk & stress on 2 lakh candidates & their parents.@PMOIndia must consider postponing it by 2 weeks to save students.#postponeneetpg— Srijan Pal Singh Kalam 🇮🇳 (@srijanpalsingh) April 10, 2021
Another NEET PG aspirant describing COVID spread as a national health emergency asked authorities to postpone NEET PG 2021 by two to three weeks.
#postponeneetpg No medication available, No vaccines available, shortage of workforce. It’s a National health emergency. Please postpone Neet pg by 2-3weeks. 🙏🙏 @PMOIndia @drharshvardhan @profplal @NMC_IND @NbeIndia @ndtv @careers360 @srijanpalsingh @official_aimsa @aajtak 🙏🙏 https://t.co/UOIaE0bAJH— HK (@Iaa_Hk) April 12, 2021
Another NEET PG 2021 aspirant said, conducting NEET PG amid COVID-19 second wave could cost aspirants their lives.
There is no way of not contracting the virus after sitting for 3.5 hrs in supposingly room full of 30-40 candidates out of whom 5-10 would definitely be +ve.1-2 months postponement is not affecting anyone's career but can definitely cost few people's lives.#postponeneetpg@ANI— Dr Himanshu Sachan (@DrHimanshu_IND) April 12, 2021
A candidate requests authorities to postpone NEET PG as medical officers are not granted leave to appear in NEET PG 2021.
Regarding Medical Officers In Chattisgarh Wont Be Granted Any Kind Of Leave for appearing in NEET-PG 2021. Applications Received For Applying The Leave has been Rejected— Dr. Niraj Singh (@DrNirajSingh4u) April 13, 2021
Save life & career @PMOIndia @drharshvardhan @IMAIndiaOrg @priyankagandhi @SatyendarJain pic.twitter.com/7kZDRKd6XS
What if NEET-PG 2021 is not postponed?
As decided, NEET PG 2021 will be conducted on April 18 across the country. NBE has started releasing the NEET PG 2021 admit card from April 13 onwards. Along with the admit card of NEET PG 2021, a COVID e-pass to candidates for free movement amid travel restrictions on NEET PG exam day is being issued.
As a precautionary measure, NBE has increased the number of NEET PG exam centres 2021 and are allotted in their state residency. NBE will also provide COVID-19 safety gear kits to candidates which will include a face mask, face shield, and 5 hand sanitiser sachets. Candidates must wear the face mask and shield at all times at the NEET PG exam centre. NBE will inform candidates about the time slot to report to the NEET PG exam centre on their registered mobile and email address.
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - Will NEET PG 2021 be Postponed? - Latest news, Twitter, Health ministry updates
Question:What is NEET PG exam date 2021?
NEET PG 2021 has been postponed. NEET PG 2021 exam date will be announced later.
Question:Will NEET PG 2021 be postponed?
Yes. Health minister has confirmed that NEET PG 2021 has been postponed.
Question:Is NEET PG admit card released?
Yes, NEET PG 2021 admit card is now live. NBE has started releasing the admit card from April 13 onwards.
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Questions related to NEET PG
when the application forms will be out for ss neet pg 2021
The date for the release of application form for NEET SS 2021 examination has not been announced yet dear but yes your application will be released in online mode at its official website i. e nbe.edu.in (http://nbe.edu.in) so you can keep an eye on it to get updates regarding application form release or alternately you can follow our page for updates at
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Neet SS examination pattern is provided below so that you can prepare accordingly :-
Mode in which NEET SS is conducted
Computer Based Test i. e online mode
Types of questions asked in NEET SS 2021
Medium of your neet question paper
Number of section in your NEET SS question paper
There will be 2 parts :-
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I am a neet 2021 asspirant i want to know that the neet ug national entrance eligiblity taste will postpond Or not
NEET UG 2021 is scheduled to be conducted on 1st August, though application form isn't released yet ,and moreover board exams stands postponed until further notice, a final decision regarding the status will be made only after reviewing the situation in June, there is still two and half months to go for neet exam if it happens as per schedule but that will be more dependent on existing situations, the entire country is dealing with extremely grim phase, and if within these specific time period things don't improve in any greater manner then a reschedule might happen, but I would still say if you're NEET aspirant then please continue with your preparation and don't stop it at all, NEET is a highly competitive exam, and the time is extremely valuable, so use judiciously.
I have completed MBBS final year from karnataka govt Medical College now I want to do internship from outside Karnataka. Will I be eligible for neet pg Karnataka state quota?
Yes, you will be eligible for NEET PG in Karnataka State quota, only if you belong to the Karnataka State or if you have studied in Karnataka form many years.
List of Best colleges in Karnataka to do PG Medicine Course.
- A J Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre
- JSS Medical College, Mysore
- M S Ramaiah Medical college, Bangalore
- St John's Medical College, Bangalore
- Bangalore Medical College, Bangalore
For best Medical Colleges in Karnataka go through below link.
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Will there be NEXT exam for PG from 2022? Or they will continue with NEET PG?
MCI which stands for Medical Council of India has been replaced by NMC which stands for National Medical Council.NMC has proposed to scrap off NEET PG and will conduct an Exam known as the National Exit Test.
NEXT will become operational and will replace NEET PG by 2022.Students who started their MBBS in 2017 will appear in NEXT for the first time.Though we need to wait for the official confirmation to be sure about it.
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can i get PG seat in deemed universities if i get like 30,000 rank in NEET PG. If yes , How much cost it will be
Dear pranay veeraamaneni
I hope you are doing good. As per your query , I would glad to say you that you have a scored a very decent rank in Neet exam . At your rank you holds chances of getting admission in some good deemeed universities. I would suggest you to go for the following universities or prepare for next attempt if you think you are meant for top notch colleges. Below are the some names
1. Kasturba Medical College
2.Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute -chennai
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