The Supreme Court today rejected a writ petition filed seeking direction for rescheduling of NEET Under Graduate examination conducted for admission to medical and dental courses
The National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct the National eligibility cum entrance Test postgraduate (NEET UG) 2021 held by the National Board of Examinations in Medical Sciences (NBEMS) on September 12, Saturday. The Supreme Court today rejected a writ petition filed seeking direction for rescheduling of NEET Under Graduate examination conducted for admission to medical and dental courses to a date after CBSE declares the results of the private, compartment and patrachar exams.
The students who made the appeal at the apex court said that the entrance exam will be clashing with other exams. The court said that over 16 lakh candidates are taking the exam and it cannot be deferred on plea of few students.
A Bench comprising Justice AM Khanwilkar, Justice Hrishikesh Roy, and Justice CT Ravikumar further asked the board to go ahead with the exam. “We do not want uncertainty.” the bench said.
The National Testing Agency has earlier clarified to the bench that the candidates can take the entrance exam irrespective of CBSE declaring results by September 12. “The results will only be required during the counselling” the examination conducting body had said.
The admit cards for NEET UG 2021 will be released this week. The information Bulletin says, that the admit card will be released latest by three days before the exam, i.e. September 9. The NTA will conduct NEET UG 2021 Exam at different test centres in 202 cities from 2 PM to 5 PM.
Meanwhile, NEET PG 2021 entrance examinations will be conducted for admissions to postgraduate medical degree (Doctor of Medicine), postgraduate surgical degree (Master of Surgery) and PG diploma courses across India on September 11 for more than 1.74 lakh students. The NBEMS will issue fresh admit cards on its website nbe.edu.in on 6 September, as per the notice.