The Central Government has issued a communication that this year’s NEET PG exam would be held in just one session. This decision is apparently in response to the growing demand to hold National Eligibility cum Entrance Test(NEET) for both PG medical and dental courses.
Ever since NEET was made the only entry point to PG and SS courses, the medical fraternity has demanded that NEET PG be held in a single session to ensure a level playing field for all PG aspirants.
“For post graduate admission in our country, with one national level exam, around 1 lakh doctors would give the exam after MBBS for entry into PG. It is important that the exam pattern creates a level playing field for all students. Till now, the exam is held over a duration of 8 to 10 days, with each student getting a specific date, with students being exposed to a number of luck factors rather than fairness. Moreover, students are also exposed to inefficient infrastructure and suffer with major drawbacks such as system failure and computer crashes. It is important that all these issues be sorted out before holding NEET PG and NEET SS this year,” said Dr. Sagar Mundada, ex- President of MARD(Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors).
With such issues in the backdrop, on June 2017, a complaint was filed with the Prime Minister’s office. In response, the Prime Minister’s office itself has stated that NEET PG would be held in a single session, and also that Prometric would no more conduct the exam.