Nagpur: The National Testing Agency (NTA) has said that they have received representations from students with a demand to delay NEET-UG which is scheduled for July 17.
Replying to a query filed under the Right To Information (RTI) Act, NTA also said that so far no changes have been made in the schedule.
Many students who are scheduled to appear for NEET-UG have been urging authorities to postpone the exam from anywhere between 30 to 45 days.
On Saturday, the hashtag #JusticeForNEETUG was trending with over 1.41 lakh tweets at around 7pm on Twitter.
@tara_suzu wrote “Frankly speaking if government just postpone the #NEETUG2022 for 20 days i would be more than happy. Something is better than nothing.”
@Postpone_ug_pg wrote “#NEETUG2022 Aspirants concerns have reached the competent authorities. Now it’s upto the officials.Aspirants keep studying. Well wishers push to authorities is ongoing. All keep studying&we keep supporting.”
Students commented on other social media platforms like YouTube and Instagram too.
Neha Kumari wrote “It’s accepted from NTA’s side that they never understand medical student problem. NTA always support JEE students.” Kumari added that NTA gives more than one attempt to JEE students and this year their exam was postponed as well.
A user who went by the name “One Man” wrote that it’s time to rethink career options. “I’ll suggest my juniors to not opt for Biology batch when they get in 11th. And if they choose Biology then I’ll strongly suggest them to not choose Medical as their field,” he wrote on the YouTube comments section.
Priya Sisodia wrote “We will try till the last (moment) and JEE got postponed few days before so I will not lose hope and also study hard.”
Username Dr Vicky wrote “Why only 90 days for 98 chapters???? and why always love for JEE students????”
Another user by the name ‘Hande Ercel’ wrote “JEE ka 15 din pehle hua tha…..hope so hoga it will be very beneficial for all of us.” (JEE was postponed just 15 days before).
On Twitter the hashtag #PleaseDelayNEETUG was used by many students. One photo being shared online had the following text which compared the 2022 and 2021 exam. “Last year NEET was held on September 12 and this year scheduled for July 17. Droppers are not getting even 10 months. Took time for counseling, took time for declaring results, everything was done in such an irresponsible way,” the text said.