NEET UG 2022: The exam is scheduled to held on July 17. Students are demanding to postpone the exam as they are getting less time to prepare for the medical entrance after board exams.

The students are on their demand to postpone National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (Undergraduate) (NEET-UG 2022) as they are getting less time to prepare for the medical entrance after their board exams. The medical exam is scheduled to held on July 17.

Saptak Sharma, a CBSE 12th aspirant said that students having Science stream (PCMB) will have to appear on their last paper on Mathematics paper on June 7, while students having Computer Science, the 12th exam will be concluded on June 13. “We will just get a month to focus on medical entrance- exam preparation. And unlike JEE, we have just one attempt, is this justified? Should not consider these scenario before announcing the dates for the exam?” the student argued.

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Another student Harsh Goel who is having ISC second semester exam from April 26 said that just a month for the medical exam preparation is not enough to do well in such an important competitive exam. Mr. Goel’s ISC exam will conclude on June 1 with Computer Science. “NTA should postpone NEET date to August at least as we will get months to prepare for the NEET. NEET on July 17 will be a burden for medical entrance aspirants,” the student said. Mr. Goel also demanded two attempts of NEET UG 2022 like JEE Main 2022.

#PostponeNEETUG2022 is also trending on social media, here are some reactions on micro blogging site- Twitter.

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Hardeep Rana, tutor at Goel Academy said that the gap between the board exams and NEET is too less. “A time gap between these two important exams; Plus 2 and NEET will be beneficial for the students preparing for medical entrance. For JEE, students have a chance to improve, but this is just one attempt, and have to wait for a year again.”

The medical entrance exam also went through a slew of changes this year, from increase in exam duration to removal of upper age limit. Anurag Tiwari, National Academic Director (Medical), Aakash Educational Services Limited said, “This change is favorable and in the interest of students. Many students have shown dissatisfaction and complained that they could not attempt the entire medical paper due to the crunch of time as they had to read all 200 questions although only 180 questions were to attempted.”

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“Now with the 20 minutes additional time, students will have extra time to spend on all 15 questions of section B in each subject and then can choose the best 10 questions to answer for which they are pretty much confident,” said Mr. Tiwari.

NEET UG 2022 will held in 543 cities across India and 12 countries abroad- United Arab Emirates, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Qatar, Nepal, Malaysia, Kuwait, Nigeria, Bahrain, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Singapore. The application process will concluded on May 6 at

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