NEET MDS 2024: Exams likely postponed; schedule shows ‘under process’, RTI reveals. Details here

The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for master’s in Dental Surgery (NEET MDS), has likely been postponed. As per the original schedule, the NEET MDS 2024 exam was going to be held on March 18, 2024. The National Board of Examinations in Medical Sciences (NBEMS) conducts the NEET MDS exam. However, an RTI reply from the All India Student’s Union (AISU) stated that the schedule for the NEET MDS 2024 exam is ‘under process’.

The student union shared a screenshot of the reply and mentioned that they filed an RTI seeking information about the NEET MDS exam postponement. They received a response stating that their representations are ‘under process’ in the ministry. Meanwhile, the official website of the NBEMS has still not made any official announcement on deferring the NEET MDS 2024 exam.

Admit card As per the official NEET MDS schedule, the exam will be conducted on March 18, 2024. The NEET MDS admit card will be issued on March 13, 2024. Meanwhile, the NEET MDS 2024 internship cut-off date is March 31, 2024, and the results are scheduled to be declared on April 18, 2024.

Students demand postponement The NEET MDS aspirants and student organisations are demanding the exam to be postponed to July 2024. The matter was also taken to the Supreme Court however, the apex court refused to intervene and asked the Centre to take a call. NEET aspirants are now waiting for an official announcement from the NBEMS regarding the exam schedule. MDS aspirants demand the postponement as NBE rescheduled NEET PG 2024 to July. For the latest updates, candidates are advised to check out the official NBE website.

The student union also emphasised the disparity in the notification period, noting that NEET PG candidates were informed about their exam postponement six months prior, while NEET MDS candidates were given only two months’ notice. Originally scheduled for February 9, the NEET MDS exam’s postponement was officially announced on January 20, with the new date set for March 18. The delay in announcing the NEET MDS dates has significantly hampered aspirants’ preparation and deteriorated their mental health, the AISU letter mentioned.