News: 1-Year Internship Compulsory in NEET PG Entrance Eligibility Criteria
The NEET PG Exam 2022 is scheduled to be held on May 21st. However, MBBS students who are to appear for their masters’ entrance exam in 2022 are put into a dilemma with the new criteria imposed by the National Board of Examination. This new eligibility criteria require MBBS students to have completed a year of internship before 31st May.
Students are perturbed by the unthoughtful addition to the NEET PG eligibility criteria. Due to the compulsory COVID-19 duties, and the health issues faced by the students and their families during the pandemic led to the postponement of their internship, making them ineligible for the entrance exam.
The MBBS students are seeking an extension of the deadline of mandatory internship beyond 31st May. However, the supreme court has asked the students to make a representation for the same to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The bench of justices including Vikram Nath, Surya Kanth, and DY Chandrachud said that the representation might be looked into within a week of the submission.
Decision-making is sought for there is no definite date of the commencement of the internship from which a year can be calculated as per the criteria. Therefore, the petitioners are requesting the termination of the new criteria so that all the aspirants can attempt the entrance exam.
The deadline for the submission of applications for NEET PG 2022 which was earlier scheduled till February 4 will now continue till March 25. As per the revised schedule, the students will also be able to edit the NEET-PG 2022 application form between March 29 and April 7, 2022. The admit cards will be available to the candidates from May 16 and the result is scheduled to be declared on June 20.
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Is internship compulsory for MBBS students?
According to NMC standards, MBBS students must complete a minimum of 12 months of internship. The intern must spend time in each department and gain the relevant skills throughout this time.
How many attempts are in NEET PG?
The number of attempts allowed for NEET PG has not been set by NBE. As a result, a candidate can take the exam as many times as necessary to gain admission to the desired course/institution.
Is NEET PG compulsory?
For doctors to pursue their specialties, they must clear NEET PG and have a postgraduate degree.
What is the age limit for NEET PG?
To appear in NEET PG 2022, the conducting authorities have not defined an upper or lower age limit. To be eligible for the exam, one must have a UG degree as well as the required internship certificate.