NEET 2016 Latest News & Updates – Amidst all the confusions regarding NEET and the future of state-organised medical entrance examinations, here are the latest developments you need to know.Find all Updates related to NEET I and NEET II Exams and latest SC Verdicts on State Board Medical Exams.
April 28, 2016: The Supreme Court clears decks for holding of NEET in two phases for the academic year 2016-17 with May 1 AIPMT exam to be considered NEET-1 and NEET-2 for those candidates who have not appeared in the first phase exam.
With this clarification, the three-judge bench led by Justice Anil R Dave make 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.
May 1, 2016: CBSE conducted the first phase of NEET. As many as six lakh candidates appeared for the exam.
May 3, 2016: On May 3, the Supreme Court had asked the Health Ministry and the Medical Council of India (MCI) to respond to the state governments’ plea to hold separate exams for admission in medical courses.
The apex court had on April 29, said that the entrance test for admission to MBBS and BDS courses for the academic year 2016-17 will be held as per the schedule through the two-phased common entrance test NEET on May 1 and July 24.
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May 5: The apex court asked, “Why is this question arising. Our order on NEET is in operation. We never said do or not to do. No need for clarification from court now.” The matter will be heard tomorrow at 2pm.
Shyam Dhawan who represented Maharashtra urged for modification of NEET order and said, “As far as Maharashtra is concerned, NEET should be exempted.” Common Entrance Test (CET) 2016 was conducted today wherein 4 lakh students from Maharashtra appeared.
Last week, acting on proposal drafted by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and Centre, the Supreme Court had decided to scrap All India Pre Medical test (AIPMT) and implement NEET instead. As per the earlier decision, the first round of NEET was scheduled on May which was appeared by over six lakh students.
While the first phase of NEET has already been conducted on May 1, there is a lot of apprehensions and confusions among the students and parents on whether to appear for their state’s respective examinations.
Meanwhile, some states like Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra have already conducted the common entrance test for their states.Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has asked students to not panic about the second phase of NEET which is to be held on July 24, 2016, and keep going ahead with their preparations.
The apex court had also upheld the provisions of a Madhya Pradesh law which enables government to have 50 per cent shares in management seats in private dental colleges
The Supreme Court Thursday heard the pleas of Jammu and Kashmir and other states on National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) for medical courses. The case will be taken up again tomorrow, May 6 for judgement.
MAY 6 :
In a much-awaited decision, the Supreme Court on Friday ruled that the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) will continue but added that it may allow a state-level common entrance test (CET) for admission to government medical colleges only.
Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar said that the Central health officials are meeting with their counterparts in several States this weekend to iron out several issues linked to having NEET and State exams side by side.
Again, the Centre said it would by May 10 respond to a query by the court on whether students who appeared for NEET-1 on May 1 should be given a second chance in the second phase on July 24.
“Give us some time. We are having meetings in the next two days with the States. They want to resolve this issue,” Mr. Kumar submitted.
At the very start of the hearing, Medical Council of India submitted that State governments should be permitted to hold entrance exams to State government colleges in this academic session.
Senior advocate Vikas Singh, for the Council, submitted that private colleges should not be allowed to conduct their own exams and fall in line with NEET.
“We have already said this. One: There shall be NEET. Two: No private colleges or associations will be permitted to have their own exams. Three: States will be allowed to conduct their exams after we consider what the Solicitor-General has to say on it on Monday,” Justice Dave said categorically at the end of the half-hour hearing.
NEET 2016 important dates:
- First phase on May 1, 2016
- Second phase on July 24, 2016
- Results to be declared on August 17, 2016
- Final procedures for admission may go on till September 30, 2016
Student Reactions :
Why can’t they hold one phase and have the paper translated in all the local languages? Won’t that be equal chance for all? #NEET
— Saloni (@dt_saloni) May 5, 2016
Tensed af. No patience. Just don’t delay it for another day 😔#NEET
— Joe (@AasthaJyoti) May 5, 2016
Such logicless people. When they are giving the result for both d phases on d same day, why don’t they make d exam on a single day ? #NEET
— Arush Baijal. (@arush_baijal) May 5, 2016
— कलयुग का दुर्योधन (@amitbalyan5004) May 5, 2016
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