NEET – PG: Lakhs of candidates appeared for the test…

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NEET – PG 2021 (National Eligibility Entrance Test – Postgraduate), was held on 11 September 2021 over 679 centres across 270 cities of the country. Around 1.6 lakhs candidates appeared for the exams. Due to Covid-19, the exams were rescheduled twice and the exam was conducted keeping in mind all the precautions of Covid-19 and following the protocols. Many students complained regarding the change in the centre at the last moment which caused a lot of trouble and inconvenience. 

Change in exam centre at the end moment 

Many candidates complain regarding the changing of their exam centre at the 11th hour causing them a lot of inconvenience and trouble. 

Shashi Tharoor, a Congress leader tweeted claiming, students claimed that their centres were changed at the last minute causing them a lot of inconveniences. 

Professor Pawanindra Lal, the Executive director of NBEMS (National Board of Examinations in Medical sciences) said regarding the tweet that only two centres in Sonipat and Panipat were changed on 8th and 9th September respectively due to some security issues and new centres were allotted in New Delhi. 

Furthermore, Tharoor in a microblogging site added, tagging various screenshots, that around a hundred NEET – PG  aspirants wrote to him about the change of centre because the government was not responding to them. He also stated that students wrote, they were in crisis as the exam is the very next day and they have now been informed that their centres are changed. Adding even more he said many students didn’t even get their admit cards. 


Addressing this statement Professor Lal said that care was taken to inform every student via calls, SMS, or emails to make sure that every student downloaded their new admit card with new centres and reached the centres in time. 

Reshedulation of NEET – PG 2021 

The NEET – PG 2021 was scheduled to be held on 10th January but due to Covid – 19, it was postponed and scheduled on April 18. Further, due to the coming of the second wave of Covid the exam was postponed and was said it would be held after 30th August. Lastly, the exam date was announced as 11th September. 

Further Information… 

Around 1,66,259 aspirants appeared for the NEET -PG on 11th September, Saturday. Professor Lal said all the precautions were taken and candidates were provided with protective gear which had face shields, masks and sanitisers so that exams can be conducted properly. In the NCR region if Delhi faced heavy rainfall on the day of the exam leading to traffic jams causing trouble to the students reaching the centre.


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