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No Changes in 2016 NEET Schedule; SC rejects Centre's Plea

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29 April 2016 9:32 AM GMT
No Changes in 2016 NEET Schedule; SC rejects Centres Plea
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Supreme Court of India Today has rejected the Central Government's Plea to change the Schedule of National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2016. Today morning Attorney General of India Mukul Rohatgi mentioned the matter before the Three Judge Bench headed by Justice Anil Dave and submitted that it is very difficult to conduct the examination this academic year. He reportedly suggested that the Supreme Court could scrap the May 1, 2016 NEET exam, allow State exams to go on and only allow the July 24, 2016 exam to be conducted, including in vernacular languages. But the Bench has rejected the suggestion holding that “we have passed our order yesterday”, “Let the examination go on”

Yesterday, the Bench had issued the following Order

“AIPMT 2016 to be held on 1st May, 2016 shall be phase I of NEET. Phase II of NEET for the left out candidates shall be held on 24th July, 2016 by inviting applications with fee. Combined result of both the Tests shall be declared on 17th August, 2016. CBSE will provide All India Rank. Admitting Authorities will invite applications for Counselling and merit list shall be drawn based on All India Rank. All associated with conduct of Exam including Central Govt., State Govt., institutions, Police etc. will extend all necessary support to CBSE and permit security measures like use of electronic and communication devices Jammers etc. for timely and fair conduct of the NEET. Any difficulty with regard to implementation of orders of this Court the stake holders may approach this Hon’ble Court.”

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