Things are getting much tougher for NEET aspirants and authorities as of Thursday. Students are requesting a one-month postponement of the exam to Modi Ji.
NEET-UG 2022 (National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test for Undergraduates) postponement requests are becoming increasingly urgent, as candidates have written to India’s Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi Ji, asking for his intervention.
Aspirants for the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test 2021 have used the hashtag #MODIJIdeferNEETUG to express their frustration with the schedule of the common medical entrance test on July 17.
Medical aspirants on Thursday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to postpone the NEET UG 2022 exam, citing concerns that the exam schedule is too close to other competitive exams.
They had written to the National Testing Agency (NTA) requesting a postponement of the medical admission exam.
Why are students requesting a postponement of their NEET Exam?
According to an earlier statement from the NTA, the NEET UG 2022 will be held on July 17.
This leaves candidates with a very short time gap between the common medical entrance test and the counselling dates for the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test 2021.
Medical students believe they will have less time to prepare because the CBSE Board exam will end on June 15 and the NEET UG 2022 exam will follow on July 17.
Candidates who applied for both the NEET and the CUET exams, they believe, will have a few days to prepare for the medical entrance exam. They went on to say that it would put more strain on the students.
What are the current postponement trends?
As a result, they expressed their dissatisfaction and launched the #MODIJI defer NEETUG campaign on Twitter.
#MODIJIdeferNEETUG began trending on Twitter shortly after their internet campaign. In response, more than 2 lacs Tweets have been sent.
Students believe the NTA’s approach is biassed.
Some of the students said that when it came to the JEE Main 2022 exam, the NTA moved it without hesitation.
If that’s the case, they asked, why are the authorities so biassed about moving the NEET UG 2022 exam?
What are the views of parents and other well-known figures on the matter?
This time, it’s not just the students who want the exams to be moved. This time, the parents of the students have also asked for the exams to be moved in order to help their children’s careers.
Some student groups and well-known people, especially on social media, have talked about the issue.
What steps have students made in this regard, and how?
Students have also written to government officials and asked them to think about putting off the exam.
On Twitter, NEET UG 2022 aspirants have been pleading for justice. Candidates used hashtags like #postponeneetug2022 and #JusticeforNeetStudents to demand a one-month postponement of the exam.
Candidates had started signing an online petition to defer the exam to August due to the short preparation period. The petition, which was shared on social media, described the mental stress and anxiety NEET UG aspirants face in July.
Aspirants have now explicitly asked the PM to intervene. Aspirants are demanding PM Modi postpone the test with the hashtag #MODIJIdeferNEETUG.
The organization has also written to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), the Union Education and Health Ministers, and the Education Minister of Bihar, explaining what they want and why.
If the exam is not postponed, what influence do students and other figures believe it will have?
Some students fear that it will produce a lot of stress, which could lead to anxiety and depression.
Some students think this is their last opportunity. Because of money and/or other problems, they would not get an extra year to prepare.