The Covid-19 second wave has outbreak had a devastating impact on the student studies and academic calendar. The National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test Postgraduate, NEET PG 2021 has postponed now for the coming four months. The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said that the exam will not be held before August 31, 2021. Additionally, the PMO said that the students will also get at least one month to prepare for the exam.
The NEET PG is one of the most competitive exams held for admission to various Doctor of Medicine, or Master in Surgery, and PG Diploma courses across the country. Earlier, the NEET PG exam was scheduled for April 18 but due to the rise in Covid-19 cases, it got postponed for the time.
NEET PG 2021 Postponed till August 31
The medical entrance exam for postgraduate courses postponed and approved by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The decision made in order to boost the availability of medical personnel in the country to fight against the Covid-19 second wave.
Gaurav Tyagi, Founder-Career Xpert said, “There is a sudden surge in the number of Covid-19 cases in the country which can somewhat affect the aspirants. The pandemic situation of the country is perilous. Traveling to other states and giving exams during this pandemic situation is a hurdle. Even if an aspirant travels and appears for an examination, it can affect others present too. Risking our lives at the cost of examination was not an option. The decision to delay exams for 4 months taken now is in the favor of aspirants. I appreciate the decision taken by the concerned authorities.”