Maharashtra: Union minister skips update on NEET UG; students worried

Mumbai: The students raised several questions regarding the conduct of National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) Undergraduate (UG) and Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class 12 assessment policy on social media platforms Facebook and Twitter on Friday when the Union Minister of Education Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank addressed the issue of CBSE examinations. But unfortunately, the minister did not announce any update regarding the conduct of the NEET UG exam.

Akansha Lalwani, a student said, "The education minister reiterated the CBSE assessment policy. But, no information was provided about the conduct of NEET UG exam."

As of now, NEET UG for admission to medical (MBBS), Bachelor of Dental Studies (BDS) courses and other fields of medicine is scheduled to be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) on August 1, 2021, via offline mode.

Students posted several questions and comments on Facebook and Twitter in response to the Union education minister's address but none were answered.

Mehul Sharma, a student said, "Why were we asked to post questions by the education minister when they were not going to be answered? All competitive examinations have been deferred. We hope a decision regarding NEET UG will be taken soon."

In his address, the Union minister said, "I have received several emails and messages from students. I want to inform students that all decisions regarding examination, assessment and results have been taken keeping the safety, health and future of students as priority."

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