An official statement has announced that the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET-UG) 2023, which was supposed to be held on May 7, 2023 (Sunday) for students who are interested in pursuing medical courses in different colleges and universities, will be postponed. This decision has been made due to the current law and order situation in Manipur and has come in response to a request from the state government.
When will NEET UG 2023 Manipur be held?
The NTA has not yet released the new exam date for the NEET UG 2023 entrance exam in Manipur, but it is expected to be announced soon. More than 20 lakh students have registered for this exam, and we will provide updates on the exam date as soon as we receive them. Keep checking back for more information.
NEET UG 2023 Exam: Check NTA’s Official Statement
An official notification from the NTA has informed that the NEET (UG)-2023 exam has been postponed for candidates who were assigned examination centres in Manipur. These candidates will have their exams rescheduled for a later date. The NTA has also stated that the affected candidates are being notified via automated phone calls and emails.
Just to refresh readers’ memory, the NTA is scheduled to administer the NEET UG exam to a total of 20,87,449 candidates across 499 cities throughout India, along with 14 cities outside of India, on Sunday, May 7, 2023. The exam will take place between 02:00 PM to 05:20 PM Indian Standard Time.
Dr Raj Kumar Ranjan Singh, who is the MoS Education and a BJP MP from Manipur, has stated that he had requested the NTA to postpone the NEET (UG)-2023 exam for candidates who were assigned exam centers in Manipur due to the current situation in the state. The new exam date will be announced later. As per reports, 5751 candidates were scheduled to appear at the two centers in Manipur.
The reason for the postponement of the exam in Manipur is due to the ongoing violent clashes in the state over the proposed grant of scheduled tribe status to the Metei community, which forms a majority in the state. Opposing this move, Naga and Kuki tribes organized a ‘Tribal Solidarity March’ on Wednesday, which resulted in the clashes.