SC ignored the request of rescheduling the NEET Exam: Exam to be held on May 1 only


SC has declined to entertain the request of rescheduling the NEET medical exam, saying first phase of the exam will be held on May 1. The petition being filed by a group of students stating, syllabus of CBSE & state boards are different and they will have no time to prepare.

But the court dismissed their appeal and said “let the exams go on.”

Further, the Supreme Court has said that the entrance test for the admissions in MBBS and BDS courses for the academic year 2016-17 will be done as per schedule and through National Eligibility Entrance Test only.

 The first phrase has been scheduled on May 1 and almost 6.5 lakh students are supposed to take it. Second phrase being scheduled on July 24 would be taken by nearly 2.5 lakh students. Results for the two phases will be announced jointly on August 17. The admission process, based on the single test will be over by September 30.

On Friday, the court had had refused to entertain a similar plea by the Central government seeking to postpone the holding of the test. Refusing to hear the Centre's plea, the court said it will not pass any further order on NEET.

Now NEET, a single & common entrance test for all courses like MBBS, BDS and PG courses will be applicable to all government and private medical colleges.

In the absence of a common entrance test, students seeking admission to the medical course had to make multiple applications and take scores of tests. This led to extremism and complaints against college managements.