Hasty NEET PG 2023 Decision leaves Students Ineligible

Many are questioning- ” Is NEET PG 2023 extended?”. No, only the cutoff date for the internship has been extended. On 14th January 2023, NBE announced that they have revised the dates and it is now 30th June instead of 31st March. This comes after several proposals were made to rectify the error and provide a valuable outcome.

However, over 8000 students are left ineligible to appear in the exam and many are requesting the postponement. Students from states like Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Telangana, and Pondicherry are finishing their internship in July.

This renders them ineligible to appear in the exam. An array of efforts from IMA and FORDA appears to be ineffective now as the decision did not cover all of the aspiring students.

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On 7th January, NBEMS presented the final verdict on NEET PG 2023 exam. This came after a long wait and much fake news being published in newspaper media (TOI).

The cutoff dates were set for 31st March which set a mass panic and sense of indifference amongst the students. Several petitions were made to rectify the error. Many organizations came up and supported the cause.

On 12th January, Twitter was flooded with tweets that concluded the dates have been extended. This was in response to the meeting that was held between officials and IMA.

On 13th January, the information bulletin at NBEMS was updated and a new announcement was released:

  1. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), Govt. of India vide its email dated 13.01.2023 has revised the cut-off date for completion of the internship for the purpose of eligibility for NEET-PG 2023 to 30th June 2023.
  2. Pursuant to the recommendations of the National Medical Commission vide its letter no. NMC-23(1) (222)/2022/Med./PG dated 13.12.2022 and subsequent approval of the MoHFW, Govt. of India vide its letter No. V.11025/03/2021 – MEP {FTS. 8090901} dated 22.12.2022 and V.11025/03/2021 – MEP {FTS. 8090901} dated 06.01.2023, the cut-off date for completion of internship towards eligibility for NEET- PG 2023 was kept as 31st March 2023.
  3. The last date for submission of online applications is 27th January 2023 (Till 11:55 PM).
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We recently conducted live polls on the issue and over 95% voted the exam should be postponed:


This appears to be a decision made in haste and without considering all the deadlines of students from the entire nation. These are fruitless efforts that have led to nothing but more panic among those who are still ineligible.

Since the dates have been changed on request from IMA, there are no chances left to rectify this error now. The NEET PG 2023 shall be held on 5th March with no further changes, including the postponement or extension.

This is undoubtedly a hardcore stamp from NBE and authorities such as IMA and FORDA, that there is nothing the students can do anymore.

NMC already disdains the students, if they had, proper actions and notifications would have been published with priority to resolve the issue at a more authentic level.

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Some still have hope and trying their best to reach the authorities. We will voice out their concerns here:


Currently, there are two valid options. Either the NEET PG Internship dates should be extended till July or the exam is postponed itself.

The former seems invalid now since NBE hardly keeps its ear open for such requests. And the latter because the previous change in date has made sure that no further changes be considered.

If you are tired and exhausted from trying hard for NEET PG, perhaps you can try seeking other alternatives like the PLAB exam for the UK license.

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