Following Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan’s announcement of conducting the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2021 on September 12, students have demanded postponement of the medical entrance exams by another month. A large section of medical aspirants is trending #PostponeNEETUGtillOctober on social media platforms including Twitter and Facebook.
The NEET 2021 aspirants have raised concerns against a possible third wave of Covid-19 if the exams are conducted in September. A Twitter user called the decision “level of hypocrisy” stating that conducting the exams, which will be attended by lakhs of students may lead to another Covid-19 wave while another user called out the minister saying he won’t be the one sitting for three long hours between these students.
Majority of the students want exam in October then why it is ignored by the government and they declare 12th September as the exam date. #PostponeNEETUGtillOctober— Water bearer (@jal_bearer) July 12, 2021
#RescheduleJEEMains#RescheduleJEEMains#PostponeNEETUGtillOctoberSir postpone atleast 2nd week of October sir please consider all the students request ? sir in many states some areas are strictly under lockdown sir it is highly impossible for them to apply for neet application— bala Kumar (@balaSen17848631) July 8, 2021
The registration process for the NEET 2021 will begin today at 5 pm at the official website of the National Testing Agency (NTA). Every year at least 14 lakh students appear for the exams.