A recent Tweet from PIB Fact Check warned against a bogus notice being disseminated regarding the exam delay, breaking the hearts of the NEET UG 2022 applicants who have been asking for deferment of the exam.
Despite their repeated requests and persistent Tweets for a delay, the aspirants have not yet received a response from the authorities. However, PIB Fact Check urged the applicants on Tuesday not to believe the rumors regarding the exam’s postponement.
The Twitter account of PIB Fact Check stated about a notice that was making the rounds on the Internet that the exam had been moved from July 17 to September 4: “A notice is doing the rounds on social media claiming that the National Testing Agency (NTA) has rescheduled the NEET (UG) for 4th September 2022 instead of July 17th, 2022.”
PIB further mentioned that “This notice is #Fake”, and “@DG_NTA has not issued any such notice.”
Aspirants for the NEET UG 2022 exam have been increasing their demands for a one-month exam postponement, according to Medical Dialogues. Beforeto the exam, almost 10,000 candidates wrote to the National Testing Agency (NTA) asking for a postponement so they might have adequate time to prepare. In a letter to the agency, the candidates complained that the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) 2021 counseling was lacking and that the test’s scheduled date of July 17 nearly conflicted with the dates for CUET and JEE Mains.
“Numerous students dream of going to medical school, and this inspires strong feelings in their parents and teachers. However, people are beginning to give up on their aspirations as a result of this pronouncement of early dates. Please give them enough time so they may adequately prepare for the exam “In the letter, the students made reference to this.
They recently made identical demands in a letter to the Union Education Minister. The candidates have previously voiced their worries over the current timetable of NEET UG 2022 using hashtags like #postponeneetug2022 and #JusticeforNeetStudents. In fact, the candidates had begun signing an online petition calling for the exam to be postponed to August due to the limited amount of time for preparation. A copy of the petition, which was circulating on social media sites, highlighted the predicament of the applicants, who are under tremendous mental stress and anxiety due to the July NEET UG timetable. Additionally, they contacted PM Modi directly with their requests to postpone the exam by using the hashtag #MODIJIdeferNEETUG.
As the India Wide Parents Association wrote to the Prime Minister seeking him to delay the exam by at least 40-45 days, the parents of the candidates supported the requests for a delay.
“The biggest issue is the pupils’ lack of preparation time because board examinations are simultaneously taking place and state counseling just ended a few days ago. According to a recent notification, this batch’s academic year won’t begin until February 2023 “examine the letter.
“So why are students being compelled to take exams when there will be no effect on their academic programme? It will be quite tough for students because they will have to travel to different places to take these tests because a number of other entrance exams are also scheduled during that time “It was stated.
The authorities remained silent despite the fact that the requests for a postponement had been becoming stronger by the day. In the midst of all of this, a bogus NTA public notice recently began spreading online, stating that the timetable for NEET UG 2022 has been modified from July 17 to September 4.
The announcement stated, “The amended date for the conduct of National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test [NEET(UG)] – 2022 is Sunday, September 4, 2022.” PIB Fact Check shared the information on its Twitter page and highlighted that the notice in question is fraudulent and was not issued by the NTA.
Such a reply from the Government can only be seen as a “No” from the authorities regarding the prayers for postponing the exam while applicants are eagerly anticipating a favorable response to their demands for delay.