The Supreme Court of India on Monday rejected a writ petition filed seeking directions for rescheduling of NEET-UG 2021 examination to a date after the declaration of the CBSE compartment, private, correspondence exams.
The examination will be held as per schedule on September 12, the Supreme Court said. “NEET will not be postponed,” the Supreme Court said as it turned down a plea for postponing the NEET examination scheduled for September 12.
The SC rejected the petition of a batch of students who argued that NEET 2021 entrance exam will be clashing with other exams saying that “Over 16 lakh students take NEET. It can’t be deferred on a plea of few students.”
“We will not entertain this petition. We do not want uncertainty. Let the exam continue,” a Bench comprising Justice AM Khanwilkar, Justice Hrishikesh Roy, and Justice CT Ravikumar added.
The hearing was earlier adjourned on Friday. The petitioner prayed for rescheduling the medical entrance exam on a suitable date immediately after the ongoing board exams and other competitive exams.
NTA DG Vineet Joshi had earlier told IndiaTV that NEET will not be postponed. “There is no direct clash of NEET with CBSE board exams, it will be held as scheduled on September 12.” Regarding, an increase of attempts in NEET, the NTA official said, “The decision regarding multiple attempts in NEET will be taken by the Health Ministry. As of now, there is no plan to increase the attempts of the medical entrance.”
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