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PG medical entrance exam postponed, a breather for 9k Gujarat studentsAhmedabad: As many as 9,000 students from various medical colleges across Gujarat heaved a sigh of relief after the central government decided to postpone the NEET-PG medical entrance exams on Thursday.

The Covid-19 situation has been worsening in the state from the last few days in the fresh wave of Covid-19 cases that has gripped many parts of the country. The medicos are serving Covid-19 duty across various hospitals in Gujarat.

The National Board of Examinations (NBE) was scheduled to conduct the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test – Postgraduate on 18 April.

The next date of the NEET-PG medical entrance exams, in which an estimated 1.7 lakh medical aspirants are expected to participate from across the country, will be decided later.

The PG medical entrance test is conducted for admission to MD, MS, PG diploma programmes for the academic session 2021.

“In light of the surge in Covid-19 cases, the government of India has decided to postpone NEET-PG 2021 exam, which was earlier scheduled to be held on April 18. Next date to be decided later. Decision has been taken keeping well-being of our young medical students in mind,” Union health minister Harsh Vardhan wrote in a social media post.





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