Doctors’ body seeks postponement of NEET PG-2023 by two-three months


The United Doctors Front Association has written to Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya seeking postponement of the NEET PG-2023 examination, scheduled on March 5, by two-three months. The doctors’ body has also sought to revise the new internship cut-off date, stating that many interns still remain ineligible. The Union Health Ministry on January 13 extended the MBBS internship cut-off date to June 30. Earlier, the cut-off date for aspirants to complete their mandatory one-year internship was March 31, 2023. The doctors’ association said medical students are in a state of turmoil and unable to concentrate on their studies due to major ongoing issues related to the early scheduled date for NEET PG-2023. “Sir, as per NBEMS revised internship eligibility criteria for NEET PG-2023, internship completion date i.e. June 30 is not justifying criteria for ongoing internship batch. Around 10,000 interns from many states are still ineligible for NEET PG-2023 after revision,” the letter dated January 18 stated. “Recently, NEET-PG 2022 special stray round counselling was conducted on January 10. Many of the NEET-PG aspirants were busy in attending counselling. So NEET-PG participants/aspirants are getting less time to prepare for upcoming exam scheduled on March 5.