PG NEET-SS Exam 2021 to be conducted with old pattern; New pattern from next year
The post-graduate NEET-SS Exam 2021 will be conducted this year in accordance with the old pattern and the new pattern will come into effect from the next year. The central government and the National Board of Examinations on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that post-graduate National Eligibility cum Entrance Test-Super Specialty (NEET PG-SS 2021) will be conducted as per the old pattern this year.
The Centre further told the Supreme Court that the new pattern for PG NEET-SS exam will come into effect from next year.
Earlier on Tuesday, the central government filed an affidavit before the top court stating that it has decided to postpone the PG NEET-SS 2021 for two months which will now be held on January 10-11, 2022 so as to provide ample time to all the candidates for the preparation for the entrance examination under changed patter.
In an affidavit, it said the exam pattern of the NEET-SS was changed to bring more flexibility for the students and to ensure that they are tested on the basis of the courses which they already know.
Saying that it has decided to hold the exam in January next year, the affidavit stated, “All the authorities… also felt and observed that candidates must not feel that they have not been extended sufficient time to prepare for the examination under the Revised Scheme. In the circumstances, it was decided that NEET-SS be deferred by a period of two months and be held on January 10-11, 2022 so as to provide ample time to all of them for their preparation for the entrance examination under the revised scheme.”
The revised pattern will also ensure that the Super Specialty seats will not go vacant, it has said.