A Great Day For NEET SS 2021 Aspirants: New Pattern To Be Implemented From 2022

NEET SS 2021-Old pattern to be followed this year

Putting to rest all the guesswork and apprehension related to the fate of NEET SS 2021 aspirants, the Centre told the Supreme Court that the updated NEET SS pattern would be implemented from the academic year 2022-2023. There won’t be a change in the existing exam schedule (as per the latest information). And the aspirants can resume their NEET SS preparation according to the pattern they were following before the unanticipated turn of events. This news brings in some relief to the doctors who had to take matters to court following the recently introduced changes in the exam pattern.

Let’s take a look at what exactly happened:

DateEvent
23rd July 2021NEET-SS 2021 dates are announced (13th and 14th November)
31st August 2021The NBE announces a significant change in the exam pattern
Following the last-minute changes, 41 doctors file a plea and shared their concerns
27th September 2021Responding to the petition, Justices DY Chandrachud and BV Nagarathna questioned the National Board of Examinations (NBE) for the last-minute changes. They asked why the new changes could not be implemented from next year as doctors start preparing for the Super Speciality exam months in advance. 
5th October 2021The NBE says that the recently introduced pattern is more flexible, and will ensure that no SS seats remain vacant. It proposes to postpone the NEET-SS 2021 to January 2022.
5th October 2021Considering the adverse impact of the changes on the aspirants, the SC gives Centre 24 hours to revert to the old pattern. 
6th October 2021The Centre tells the Supreme Court that it will implement the new pattern from 2022-2023 academic year; The NEET SS 2021 will be conducted as per the old pattern.

The final verdict on the matter gives you the clarity you have been seeking to resume your preparation in the right direction. Now that you can see your path clearly once again, we wish you luck for the last phase of the preparation and the exam!

Ridhima Arora

Ridhima is a Content Writer at PrepLadder. She aims at making a significant difference in the academic journeys of Medical PG, NEET SS, and CAT aspirants through her content.