NEET PG 2021 exam to be postponed for 4 months as India battles 2nd COVID wave
NEET-PG has been postponed for at least four months, and the exam will not be held before August 31st, 2021.
The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) Exam 2021 has been postponed for at least four months due to an increase in COVID-19 cases. After the revised date is announced, students will have at least one month to prepare. This decision was made following Prime Minister Modi's review meeting on Sunday (May 2nd).
“A decision was taken to postpone NEET-PG for at least 4 months and the exam will not be held before 31st August 2021. Students will also be given at least one month of time after announcement of exam before it is conducted. This will make a large number of qualified doctors available for Covid duties,” the Health Ministry said.
Prime Minister Modi has also approved key decisions to increase the availability of medical staff to combat the deadly virus. As India grapples with the second wave of COVID-19, MBBS graduates, MBBS final-year students, and nursing students will be put on COVID-19 duty. Medical staff on COVID-19 service may be given priority in government hospital recruitment and may also be eligible for financial benefits.
On Sunday (May 2nd), Prime Minister Modi presided over a high-level meeting after healthcare workers were overwhelmed due to an increase in COVID-19 cases. Testing facilities are overburdened too.
The exam had been scheduled for April 18th, 2021, and the admit card had already been published on the NBE's official websites—natboard.edu.in and nbe.edu.in.
Here's how the candidates will be able to download their NEET PG Admit Card 2021:
Step 1: Log on to the official NBE website at natboard.edu.in
Step 2: Click on the 'NEET PG Admit Card' link
Step 3: Enter your credentials
Step 4: Click on submit
Step 5: Your NEET PG Admit Card 2021 will appear on your screen.
Step 6: Download it and save a printout for further reference.