Supreme Court reserved its order on NEET: Centre proposed TWO Phased common entrance exam

Supreme Court of India

New Delhi: Today, on Thursday, 28th April, the honourable Supreme Court of India found reserving its order on a plea seeking directions to the Centre to hold single common entrance test for MBBS, BDS and PG courses through NEET- National Eligibility Entrance Test.

It is also seen that the month of May is selected by the Centre and MCI- Medical Council of India as a scheduled date for All India PMT- Pre-Medial Test exam, and this would be treated as NEET- 1 and the second phase would be treated NEET- 2 which will be held on 24th day of July, this year and combined results would be declared by 17th day of August.

However, the States like the State of Tamil Nadu and also Association of the Karnataka Medical Colleges found opposing the decision where the entrance exam to be hold through NEET. Also minority institutions like CMC Vellore found stating that the same is illegal and not constitutional.

Thus, the said state of Tamil Nadu found strongly objecting the NEET- National Eligibility Entrance Test and also it is found stated by the said State that there is no culture of entrance exams in the State, since from the year 2007.

Moreover, when the concerned bench of the honourable Apex Court, which comprising of Justice- A. R. Dave, Justice- Shiva Kirti Singh and Justice- A. K. Goel found that the said issue is running “against the time”, then they decided to reserve its previous order. The decision is made in the plea preferred by the Non- Governmental Organisation- Sankalp Charitable Trust through the petition.

On the 11th day of this month, the honourable Apex Court had recalled its controversial judgement, which was delivered by the then Chief Justice of India- Altamas Kabir, and scrapped the single common entrance test, in connection with the admissions for MBBS, BDS and PG courses, in any medical college in the country.

The petitioner in its claim found stated that as per its conducted research, there were around 90 entrance examinations being held by the private and government authorities separately, and this as per the petitioner resulting in the shelling out of lakhs of rupees in taking the examinations.

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