NEET won’t be postponed, says Court

NEET judgement supreme courtPassing a judgment on Monday, the Supreme Court of India dismissing the plea to postpone the examination date of NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) 2017. The examination is scheduled on May 07, 2017 and will be held on the said date only, report said.

Earlier this month, CBSE has to open the application window for aspirants over 25 yrs due it’s circular, which ruled out those candidates from taking NEET, and then withdrew that decision. Citing the same reason, even the admit cards release is delayed by a week. The admit cards would be issued on April 22 now.

A plea seeking the postponement on the scheduled date of NEET examination was filed in the Supreme Court after the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) announced the date of the NEET UG 2017 Examination.

All the aspirants seeking admissions in medical & dental undergraduate courses offered by many colleges under the purview of Medical Council of India (MCI) and Dental Council of India (DCI) will have to clear the NEET Examination now.

There would be four categories, all-India quota, management/ NRI quota, state government quota,  and central pool quota on the basis of which seats would be classified.

NEET 2017 will have a single question paper of 3 hours comprising of 180 questions from Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.

The plea of postponement of the exam date was filed by Sankalp Charitable Trust stating that there is no much gap between the Board examination and the national entrance test. The trust argued that such a small gap does not provide students enough time to prepare for the examination. Chairman of Sankalp Charitable Trust, Dr (Major) Gulshan Garg (retd), also claimed that last year there was an interval of two months.

“CBSE notified the inclusion of AYUSH and Veterinary Sciences in the later stage of the application process and the decision to include Veterinary Sciences was taken four days before ending of NEET registration date. The students interested in these courses couldn’t apply so soon”, an aspirant reported.

Before NEET, students had many options to choose from but as NEET is introduced the students are not left with many choices. If they fail on this exam of national level, it would cost them an academic year, said Dr (Major) Gulshan Garg (retd), Chairman of Sankalp Charitable Trust.

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