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The Supreme Court refused to postpone the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Postgraduate (NEET-PG) 2022 examination on Friday (May 13, 2022). The petition, submitted by a group of doctors, requested a postponement of the postgraduate medical entrance exam, claiming that the present exam, set for May 21, clashed with the ongoing NEET PG 2021 counselling process. It should be mentioned that the exam will take place on May 21.

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) had written to Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Thursday, requesting that NEET PG 2022 be postponed. In a letter to the health minister, the IMA requested that the exam set for May 21 be postponed.

The IMA claimed in the letter that there is a little gap between 2021 counselling and the exam, as well as the ineligibility of 5,000 medical interns to take the exam and the delay in counselling.

"The time between the NEET PG 2022 exam date and the conclusion of 2021 counselling is far too short for an aspirant to study and appear for such a demanding exam as NEET PG," the IMA wrote to the health ministry.

"Another 5,000-10,000 innocent interns who served as COVID fighters during the COVID-19 pandemic are ineligible to compete for NEET-PG due to a delay in completing their final test and, as a result, their internship exceeding the eligibility limits set for the examination," according to IMA.