AIPMT Cancelled and to be Treated as NEET Phase 1 – Phase 2 Scheduled to be Held in July 2016
Supreme Court on Wednesday told the Centre to implement the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) from the academic year 2016 – 2017. NEET Examination will be scheduled on 1st May 2016 over AIPMT. It is decided officially as AIPMT will be treated as Phase 1 of NEET. Nearly 6.5 lakhs students applied for the AIPMT examination, it conducts the examination to intake admissions into the Medical colleges, now the students can attend for NEET Phase 1 examination on May 1 and Phase 2 examination will be conducted on July 24. The combined result of both stages of NEET 2016 will be declared on August 17.
NEET Phase 1 and Phase 2 scheduled to be held in July
The court decision has come just 3 days before National Level Medical Entrance Test AIPMT is scheduled to be held across India for 15 percent all India quota seats in govt Medical colleges. Since 2013 many State govt are conducting their admission tests separately. There are nearly 80 to 90 entrance examination conducted by different examintion authorities for admissions to about 52000 MBBS seats in more than 400 medical and dental colleges of India. Central Board of Secondary Education and Medical Council of India has made a provisional schedule and presented it in the Supreme Court.
Supreme Court ordered the Centre
Supreme Court was hearing a petition filed by an NGO called Sankalp Charitable Trust. The candidates who are seeking admission in a medical college has to shell out lakhs of rupees in taking an examination and most of the tests are not conducted in a fair manner.
Justice Anil R. Dave the court bench headed gave its nod to two phases holding of the NEET by the central board of secondary education as it declined the submission by certain states and associations of private medical colleges.
Group of medical colleges or institutions including the Christian Medical College in Vellore move to the Supreme Court that having a common entrance test violated the rights of minority institutions to establish administer educational institutions of their choice under Article 30 of constitution. The examination conducted by different examination authorities for admissions to about 52000 MBBS seats in 400 medical and dental colleges in India.
Supreme Court cancelled all other admission tests already held or scheduled for later admission to Government colleges deemed universities, private medical colleges, minority and linguistic minority colleges.