the other backward class (OBC) and economically weaker section (EWS) quotas in all-India medical and dental seats, National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test postgraduate (NEET-PG) aspirants are a worried lot. Many have approached the National Board of Education (NBE) seeking help in re-opening of the NEET-PG registration website in order to accommodate the latest changes in reservation system.
“Registrations for NEET-PG were completed last December itself because NEET-PG was originally scheduled to take place in January 2021. Increasing Covid-19 cases forced the exam to be postponed and now we want to make changes to the registration form in order to be eligible for the new quotas,” said Harshit Sahai, a NEET-PG aspirant.
Several students have approached the NEET-PG exam conducting authority, demanding that the registration window be made active once again for the benefit of students.
Earlier this week, the Centre announced 27% reservation for OBC students and 10% for EWS students in the all-India quota (AIQ) seats for undergraduate and postgraduate medical and dental courses.
Government medical seats in India are assigned under two streams – AIQ (15% of undergraduate seats and 50% of PG) and state quota. AIQ, originally set up under the Supreme Court’s orders in 1986, is for candidates from across the country and the state quota largely caters to domiciled students.