NEET 2023 Exam Date: NMC’s MBBS calendar hints at a delayed NEET UG exam
NEET 2023 exam dates would be announced by NTA soon on nta.ac.in and neet.nta.nic.in. Meanwhile, the academic calendar shared by NMC hints at a delayed exam next year as well. While experts reason that the exam would be conducted earlier, a May date seems unlikely.
National Testing Agency, NTA would be releasing the calendar for the next year’s examinations soon. Amongst the many, National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, NEET 2023 exam date is of great interest to over 15 lakh students at least. While no date has been officially announced, there is a probability that NEET 2023 may not be conducted in May, as is being speculated.
A report last week suggested that the NEET UG examination may be conducted in May. However, soon after the National Medical Commission, NMC released the revised MBBS academic calendar. The calendar lists that 1st year for students who have taken admitted this year would end on December 15, 2023.
It is important to point out that the academic year for medical education is decided centrally and followed by all colleges. This is also in line with the new batch of students who would enrol the next year.
With the first year of this year’s batch completing in December itself, it can be presumed that starting the new batch of MBBS before the end of November might be a bit of a challenge.
Because of the same, it can be suggested that the undergraduate NEET counselling might end by the First week of November. If MCC takes about two months to conduct the counselling, the examination would likely be conducted about 3 to 4 months before that.
Simple mathematics suggests that the NEET 2023 exam is most likely towards the end of June or maybe in July. Conducting the exam in May would suggest that the result would be released by June or July and counselling could begin in August. This might create a gap for the new admissions.
Experts have also pointed out that the Health Ministry would want to quickly compensate for the months lost to the pandemic. While it would be top on the wish list, achieving the same would require a higher level of planning. For now, we all are waiting for NTA to announce the NEET 2023 exam dates. NTA would also announce the dates for JEE Main 2023 as well as the CUET UG examination. Over 18 lakh students appeared for the NEET 2022 examination, which was conducted in July this year.