Will the NEET 2022 exams be run twice a year like the CBSE? The Ministry of Health will soon resume discussions with the Ministry of Education

Latest update for NEET 2022 exams: Amid growing demands from various quarters to hold the NEET 20222 exams twice a year, reports suggested Thursday that the Education Ministry and the Health Ministry would soon resume discussions on holding the exam. entry into medicine twice a year.Read also – Air pollution in Delhi-NCR: Supreme Court again imposes building ban, Delhi government must pay 5,000 rupees to affected workers

According to a News 18 report, a discussion on the matter first took place last year when Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank was the Minister of Education. However, there is no consensus on the issue yet. Also Read – NEET PG 2021 Latest Update: Amid Delay in NEET PG Counseling Schedule, Students Say Not Received Answer Key, Complain about Exam Gap

Stakeholders have long called for NEET to be held twice to ensure that it is not a “litmus” review dependent on a single day of performance. Claims began to rise after several suicide cases were reported by medical aspirants in various states. Also Read – Don’t Be Wooden, Understand Realities Of Social Life: SC Orders Establishment Of IIT Seat For Dalit Student

The government of Tamil Nadu had set up a committee to assess the social and economic impacts of the NEET exam, which pointed out that the exam had given rise to a culture of training in the country where children from families well-off only passed the exam.

The Tamil Nadu government committee also pointed out that students who were enrolled in MBBS courses through the NEET exam performed poorly than students who enrolled on the basis of class 12 grades.

Experts express their concern: Even though there is a growing demand to run NEET exams twice, experts have expressed concern about it. They said it was difficult to hold exams for more than 15 lakh candidates in pen-and-paper mode each year, especially during the pandemic.

As NEET 2021 was marred by several controversies ranging from cheating to scandals, experts have raised concerns about the review being conducted in a fair and genuine manner.

Previously, it had been reported that the Ministry of Education was in favor of holding NEET 2022 exams twice a year. However, no official statement on this has been released yet.

Annual income limit of Rs 8 lakh for the EWS category: In the meantime, the Center told the Supreme Court on Thursday that it had made a thoughtful decision to review the Rs 8 lakh annual income limit set to determine the category of economically weaker sections (EWS) for booking in the NEET admissions for postgraduate medical studies. Classes.

During the hearing of the case, the Supreme Bench of Justices DY Chandrachud, Surya Kant and Vikram Nath were informed by Solicitor General Tushar Mehta that a committee would be formed to determine the criteria for the SAP and that this would take four weeks. .

Representing the Center, Mehta said NEET (PG) advice would be postponed for another four weeks, in line with assurances previously given to the court.

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