Centre postpones NEET-PG entrance exam amid row over paper leaks

In light of recent allegations questioning the integrity of several competitive examinations, the Health Ministry has decided to conduct a comprehensive review of the NEET-PG entrance exam process.
The image is used for representational purposes only.
The image is used for representational purposes only.Express Illustrations

NEW DELHI: The Union Health Ministry on Saturday said it has decided to postpone the NEET-PG entrance examination, scheduled to be held on June 23, as a "precautionary measure."

The new date for the entrance examination will be announced soon.

In light of recent allegations questioning the integrity of several competitive examinations, the Ministry of Health has decided to conduct a comprehensive review of the NEET-PG entrance examination processes, conducted by the National Board of Examination (NTA) for medical students

The exam, conducted by the National Board of Examinations for medical students, was scheduled for June 23, 2024. However, as a precautionary measure, the Ministry has decided to postpone the examination.

The Ministry of Health said it regretted the inconvenience this may cause to students. This decision has been made in the best interests of the students and to uphold the integrity of the examination process, it said.

The National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (Postgraduate), or NEET-PG, is an entrance examination in India conducted by the National Board of Examinations in Medical Sciences (NBEMS). It had replaced the All India Post Graduate Medical Entrance Examination (AIPGMEE).

The NEET-PG entrance exam determines the eligibility of candidates for admission to postgraduate medical programs in both government and private medical colleges.

These programs include Doctor of Medicine (MD), Master of Surgery (MS), PG diploma, Diplomate of National Board (DNB), Doctorate of National Board (DrNB), and NBEMS diploma courses.

The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) oversees the counselling and seat allotment processes.

The image is used for representational purposes only.
NTA chief Subodh Kumar Singh sacked amid allegations surrounding NEET-UG, UGC-NET paper leaks

Related Stories

No stories found.

X
The New Indian Express
www.newindianexpress.com