Supreme Court approves NEET for admission in MBBS

CBSE has proposed to conduct the common entrance exam in two phases - May 1 and July 27

Written by Utkarsh Anand | New Delhi | Updated: April 29, 2016 12:45 pm
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The Supreme Court Thursday fixed the timeline for conducting the common all-India medical entrance test for admissions to MBBS and BDS courses and clarified that its directive will supersede all other orders relating to medical admissions. With this clarification, the three-judge bench led by Justice Anil R Dave made it unequivocal that all other admission tests, already held or scheduled for later, for admission to government colleges, deemed universities, private medical colleges, minority and linguistic minority colleges, stand scrapped.

On Thursday, the bench, also comprising Justices Shiva Kirti Singh and Adarsh K Goel, approved the schedule placed before it by the Union Health Ministry, CBSE and the Medical Council of India (MCI).

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According to the schedule, the All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT) scheduled for May 1 will be treated as first round of the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET). However, those who have not applied for AIPMT will be given opportunity to appear in round two on July 24. The combined result will be declared on August 17, in order to complete the admission process by September 30 — a deadline set by the apex court in its previous orders.

Around 6.5 lakh students are likely to appear for the entrance exams. “We further clarify that notwithstanding any order passed by any Court earlier with regard to not holding NEET, this order shall operate. Therefore, no further order is required to be passed at this stage,” the bench said.

The court also rejected a submission made by counsel for some private medical colleges from Karnataka and other states that a batch of review petitions on validity of the common medical entrance test was already pending and hence the order on NEET must wait for a decision in those cases too. The counsel requested the court to clarify that the order to hold NEET would not impact the private colleges, which are parties in the review petitions, but the bench shot down the plea.

“We do not agree with the first submission for the reason that the said judgment has already been recalled on 11th April, 2016 and therefore, the notifications dated 21st December, 2010 are in operation as on today,” it said. While the 2010 notification had made NEET mandatory for admissions, the apex court in 2013 had declared it illegal, an order that was this month recalled.

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Thursday’s court order came on a PIL filed by NGO Sankalp Charitable Trust, which had sought directives for conducting NEET in the wake of a Constitution Bench judgment, which had a fortnight ago recalled the 2013 order against holding the NEET.

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The 2013 judgment had courted controversy after reports emerged it had been allegedly leaked before the order was pronounced. Justice Dave, who recently authored the recall order, had in 2013 dissented from the majority view, pointing out there was no discussion among the bench before ruling against the validity of the common test.

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First Published on: April 29, 2016 12:36 am
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    Kumar Prashant
    Apr 29, 2016 at 4:13 am
    Ping such orders just a couple of days before the exam is like distortin mental status of students. Annoying decision
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      sp
      Apr 28, 2016 at 4:03 pm
      Its very good decision but so late. I have paid about 20000 thousands rupees for fee of forms. Think pcpmt raj declared 8000 rs only form filling fee. We are living in independent India. One nation one exam we like 👍 this type of India
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        NARAYANAN
        Apr 29, 2016 at 3:34 pm
        ITS NOT FARE
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          aaru
          Apr 28, 2016 at 1:45 pm
          this is totally crazy ... its directly going to lead to protests and student sucides ... this decision will make all students pay ... atleast give atleast a month or 2 to study according to schedule ...
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            Sadhna
            Apr 29, 2016 at 2:22 am
            Duffer people of sc
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              Sadhna
              Apr 29, 2016 at 2:14 am
              Duffers! s!
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                Sadhna
                Apr 29, 2016 at 2:13 am
                How can people sitting in such high ranks b unjust lyk dis? Vry cruel n unfair decision. Mentally vry depressed. There's no way out after 1 st may! They hav left no options left!
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                  Sadhna
                  Apr 29, 2016 at 2:22 am
                  ic decision by ic people
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                    Sadhna
                    Apr 29, 2016 at 2:20 am
                    Whyr u nt letting me post my cmment !
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                      Sadhna
                      Apr 29, 2016 at 2:23 am
                      Ya now its ok.u let me abuse them
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                        Sadhna
                        Apr 29, 2016 at 2:14 am
                        F*ck SC
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                          Sadhna
                          Apr 29, 2016 at 2:15 am
                          Heh now u post my prev cmment. Coz i knw u can
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                            Sadhna
                            Apr 29, 2016 at 2:03 am
                            Untlerable! Hatsoff for ur bravery! SC!
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                              Sadhna
                              Apr 29, 2016 at 2:09 am
                              What about private exams like mu oet manipal?
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                                Tony Stark
                                Apr 29, 2016 at 4:21 am
                                Hope Neet was conducted equally for everyone on july 24.
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                                  Aditya(an aspiring
                                  Apr 29, 2016 at 12:09 pm
                                  If this is so..then who's gonna pay back the application fee amount for various application forms which has been already filled??
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                                    Afzal Azad
                                    Apr 29, 2016 at 2:00 pm
                                    its a very good decision
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                                      Mehak
                                      Apr 29, 2016 at 12:30 pm
                                      Very good decision.... Hats off SC!
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                                        Kalpana
                                        Apr 28, 2016 at 1:08 pm
                                        Neet is good but in2 phases is wrong and some of the student get more time for prepare for phase 2 not get time for stu.if phade 1 this is not justice according this its clear that phase 2 student get good msrks tjan phase 1 student if want to held neet than it held on same day not in phases
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                                          Anwer
                                          Apr 29, 2016 at 10:02 am
                                          If I absent for AIPMT. Can I apply July NEET test.
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                                            Asmitha Saravanan
                                            Apr 30, 2016 at 12:11 am
                                            It's not fair.. Why those who applied for aipmt cannot apply for NEET that going to be held on 24 July.. Candidates of Tamil Nadu state Board who applied for AIPMT will be affected... So we need a strong reason for why we cannot apply for NEET??
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