On 7th January 2023, NBEMS released the final notification regarding NEET PG 2023 dates. But it was a massive disappointment as the Cut-off date for completion of the internship is 31st March 2023.
Due to this action, interns from over 23 states will not be able to sit in the exam. Help us by voting on- NEET PG 2023 Postponed vs Extension of Cutoff Date for Internship Completion Date.
This is a public opinion and reflects what doctors and aspiring students think should be the necessary step:
The Mass Panic
Fake News Published on 5th January 2023
For a long, students and doctors from India panicked over one simple question- “Is NEET PG 2023 Postponed? A fake news bulletin was published on authentic news media on 5th January.
NBEMS Clarification on NEET PG 2023 Postponed
However, this was clarified by NBEMS stating that no official announcements were made and applicants are asked to wait for the release in upcoming days.
Release of Official Dates
On 7th January 2023, the final verdict came out and it was disastrous:
FORDA requests MoHFW for Rectification of the Error
On 8th January 2023, FORDA, the official account on Twitter for the Federation of Resident Doctor’s Association requested MoHFW for prompt resolution of the NEET PG 2023 bulletin controversy affecting interns.
They stated- “this unfortunate decision has rendered a majority of current interns across the country ineligible for sitting in the exam”.Additionally, this action from NBEMS will create a sense of inequality and unrest amongst the students who have long waited for the exam.
It is yet to be decided- NEET PG 2023 postponed or Cutoff dates will be extended for Internship Completion.
FORDA India Updates
Change in Cutoff Dates for Internship Completion
Dates for Internship completion have been changed by NBEMS. The internship completion date cutoff is now 30th June instead of 31st March 2023.
UDA India Requests for Postponement
UDA India has requested for postponing the exam for another 2-3 months.
Haste yet Futile Decision?
The cutoff dates were extended to 30th June 2023. This has created another dilemma as over 8000 students from states like Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand are still ineligible to appear for the exam.
Some of the worth noting tweets are:
IMA Response to NEET PG 2023 Postponed
IMA, Indian Medical Association has written a letter to NBEMS requesting for addressing this issue. They quoted:
Many aspiring MBBS students are yet to complete their internship as per internship schedules. These students will miss their opportunity to seek postgraduate education as the NBE criteria notification dates do not synchronize with the dates of completion of internships in various parts of the country.
IMA has requested NBEMS to address the issue of eligibility criteria and schedule dates in the NBE notification for NEET PG 2023.
Additionally, a request for seeking immediate meeting for safeguarding the interests of all medical students and medical education in the country. Hope a resolution on whether NEET PG 2023 is Postponed or the Cutoff dates for the Internship are extended is made.
Admit cards shall be made live on the National Board of Examination in Medical Sciences website https://nbe.edu.in on 27 February 2023. Admit cards will not be issued to candidates found ineligible before the conduct of the examination.
The result for NEET-PG 2023 will be declared by 31st March 2023. The result shall be available at the NBEMS website- https://nbe.edu.in and https://natboard.edu.in.
- Candidates in possession of an MBBS degree or Provisional MBBS Pass Certificate recognized as per the provisions of the NMC Act, 2019 and the repealed Indian Medical Council Act 1956 and possessing a permanent or provisional registration certificate of MBBS qualification issued by the NMC/ the erstwhile Medical Council of India or State Medical Council and have completed one year of internship or are likely to complete the internship on or before 31st March 2023, may apply for NEET-PG 2023 through online application system at the website- NBE and Natboard.
- Requests for appearing in NEET-PG 2023 from candidates completing internship after 31 st March 2023 or having qualifications that are not recognized as per the NMC Act, 2019 and the repealed IMC Act, 1956 shall be summarily rejected. Candidates are further advised not to canvass for the same.
Whether the action is taken or not, the damage has already been done. Many students are already depressed over the decision made by NBE, directly disqualifying them from taking this exam.
The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (Postgraduate) is a qualifying and ranking examination in India, for MBBS students who wish to study various postgraduate Doctor of Medicine, Master of Surgery, and diploma courses, in government or private medical colleges in the country after MBBS.
We hope some decision is taken over the grave issue and authorities respond to the situation. Let us pray haste action is taken either for NEET PG 2023 Postponed vs Extension of Internship Completion Date. If you have any queries or feedback, leave them in the comments below.