New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday approved CBSE schedule to conduct the common medical entrance examination in two-phases for this academic session.
The apex court has directed to hold the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET), a common medical entrance test to offer admissions to MBBS and BDS courses.
Scrapping all the admission test, conducted earlier and scheduled later, the court clarified that those test will not be considered valid to seek admission in government colleges, deemed universities, private medical colleges, minority and linguistic minority colleges.
CBSE had sent a proposal to conduct two-phase exams, which is scheduled to be held on May 1, 2016 and July 24, 2016 respectively.
The bench comprising Justices A R Dave, Shiva Kirti Singh and Adarsh K Goel approved the proposal of the government, CBSE and the Medical council of India to consider the All India Pre-Medical and Pre-Dental Entrance Test (AIPMT) as phase-I of NEET.
All India Pre-Medical and Pre-Dental Entrance Test (AIPMT) is scheduled to be held on May 1, 2016 will be treated as the first round of the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET). Nearly 6.6 lakh candidates are appearing for AIPMT.
However, students who have not registered for AIPMT will be given opportunity to appear in Phase -II, which will be held on July 24, 2016.
The results of both the phases of examination will be combined and declared on August 17, 2016.
" NEET will not be applicable for admission in PG courses as the exam has already been conducted and counselling process is on," the bench stated.