NEET PG Postponed as ‘Precautionary Measures’ amid paper leak rows

The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Postgraduates (NEET-PG) has been deferred, with a new date to be declared shortly. The postponement follows allegations of paper leaks, prompting the health ministry to reassess the examination’s procedures, managed by the National Board of Examination (NTA).

Postponement Announcement:

  • Exam Delay: The NEET-PG was set for June 23 but is now postponed1.
  • Integrity Concerns: Recent competitive exam leaks have led to a review of NEET-PG’s processes.
  • New Schedule: A fresh date for the exam will be communicated soon.

Political Repercussions:

  • Trust Issues: The government’s last-minute decision has drawn criticism from the opposition, questioning the administration’s credibility among the youth.

Administrative Changes:

  • Leadership Shuffle: Amidst the controversy, the NTA’s director general has been replaced2.
  • Reform Committee: A high-level panel has been established to enhance the transparency and fairness of exams.

The health ministry has expressed regret for the inconvenience caused to students and assures that the decision was made in their best interest and to uphold the examination’s integrity3. The recent developments have sparked a broader discussion on the security and reliability of competitive examinations in India.