NEET effect: Defer exam by a year, demand irked parents

NEET effect: Defer exam by a year, demand irked parents

The Solicitor General has mentioned before the Supreme court that NEET should also be conducted in Tamil, Telugu, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi & Urdu.

The same bench had on 10 May said that the Centre and the CBSE will conduct a single common entrance test for admission to MBBS and BDS courses through the NEET.

Meanwhile, on Monday, the Supreme Court said that students who appeared for NEET 1 would be allowed to take NEET 2 provided they forego their NEET 1 scores.

According to the schedule fixed up, the All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT) held on May 1 has to be treated as the first phase of the NEET.

Admission to all undergraduate medical and dental courses in the country will now be through only the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET).

"Prima facie, we do not find any infirmity in the NEET regulation on the ground that it affects the rights of the states or the private institutions. I do agree with the members and even I have my own personal experience that you can not expect children all of a sudden to switch over to a new system without getting prepared for the same", Naidu said in the parliament.

Congress member Rajeev Satav regretted a weak role of the Centre and asked it to go to the Apex Court again or issue an Ordinance to allow the state-level entrance tests. "Also, only NEET would facilitate students to get admission to MBBS/BDS courses", it said.

Their parents are pinning their hopes on the Gujarat government, which is expected to move the Supreme Court with a petition requesting a review of its order.

However, the NEET was restored on April 11, 2016 when the five judge constitution bench of Justice Dave, Justice A.K. Sikri, Justice R.K. Agrawal, Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel and Justice R. Banumathi recalled July 18, 2013 order. To this extent the earlier orders stand modified.

Himali Jhaveri, a science student, said that she was appearing for today's exam only at her parents' insistence knowing that the score will not count anymore for admission.