All medical aspirants across the country are in a state of scepticism since the day Supreme Court lifted ban on NEET and approved the schedule proposed by Medical Council of India. The proposed schedule mentioned NEET to be conducted in two phase from this year with AIPMT to be considered as its first phase.
First phase of NEET (AIPMT) has been conducted on 1st May in which over 6 lakh students appeared. Now the second phase is slated to be held on June 24. As per the schedule, the results of both tests will be announced on same day August 17.
Since the NEET acts as a common entrance test for all medical institution across the country (Government/Private), several states and private institutions opposed its implementation. Hearing the plea on Thursday, the Supreme Court referred the matter to the central government. The court asked the Solicitor General to seek the government’s response on whether state governments can hold their own exam, only for this year. Considering the gravity of case, the court will the matter again on Friday.
Adding to the confusion, Supreme Court turned down private institutions to conduct their own entrance exams for admission process. However, the bench sought reply from Centre on state government’s request.
The court had set up a 3-member panel headed by former CJI R M Lodha to administer the functioning of MCI on NEET.