No delay in NEET-PG 2022, fake letter in circulation: Ministry of Health

Many aspirants have urged the Union Health Ministry to postpone NEET PG 2022 so that NEET PG 2021 candidates participating in the ongoing counseling process have enough time to prepare for it.

The Union Ministry of Health on Saturday May 7 clarified that the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Tes for Postgraduate (NEET PG) 2022 has not been postponed, adding that a letter circulated in this regard is fake. The ministry said the bogus letter is being circulated on behalf of the National Board of Examinations (NBEMS). Several NEET PG aspirants and medical groups have urged the Union Government to postpone the NEET PG 2022 exam, scheduled for May 21, so that current NEET PG 2021 aspirants participating in the ongoing counseling process have sufficient time. to prepare for it.

Announcing that the letter was fake, the Press Information Office tweeted: “A #FAKE notice issued on behalf of the National Examinations Council claims that the NEET PG exam has been postponed and will now take place on July 9, 2022. The exam was not postponed. It will take place on May 21, 2022 only. »

The fake letter circulating on social media read: “The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India has ordered over five thousand trainees to be ineligible for exams and due to insufficient time between counseling the old NEET PG and exams therefore the conduct of the NEET PG 2022 exam scheduled for May 21, 2022 must be postponed. He also added that the NEET PG 2022 will start on July 9.

In response to the letter, the Department of Health said: ‘The NBEMS has been made aware that certain unscrupulous elements are circulating false and untrue information using spoofed notices on behalf of the NBEMS.’ He said all stakeholders have been advised not to be misled by an unverified review and should cross-check any information about SSNNB through its website.

As several states are set to conduct their raking cycle or third counseling cycle for NEET PG 2021 around May, the aspirants requested more time to prepare for the exam and demanded that the Ministry of Health postpone it.

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Maria J. Book