neet pg postponed: NEET PG Exam 2021 postponed due to Covid-19

NEW DELHI: Union health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Thursday announced that the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test-Postgraduate exam has been postponed amid surge in Covid-19 cases in the country.

The exam was scheduled to be held on April 18. However, a new date will be decided now. This decision has been taken keeping wellbeing of our young medical students in mind, he said.

“In light of the surge in Covid-19 cases, GoI has decided to postpone NEET PG 2021 exam which was earlier scheduled to be held on Apr 18. Next date to be decided later. Decision has been taken keeping wellbeing of our young medical students in mind,” Harsh Vardhan tweeted on Thursday.

The National Board of Examinations had issued the admit cards for NEET PG 2021 on Tuesday on its official portal.

Issuing a notice on Thursday, Amit Biswas, undersecretary to the Government of India, said, “Looking at the present situation of the pandemic and taking into account the safety and well being of the students, it is decided that the NEET-PG 2021 exam scheduled to be held on 18th April 2021 be postponed.”

The notice further reads “The next date of examination would be announced after reviewing the situation later. A notice will be issued well in advance before the conduct of examination.”

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