The directive of the Supreme Court in India that has made NEET or the National Eligibility Entrance Test the only examination for taking admission to the medical and dental courses in the top medical colleges in the country have invited mixed responses from different quarters. While some of the students are still in awe, it is time to take a call and move ahead with adequate preparation. Will there be a change in the syllabus or the total marks allotted for this examination? The truth is that the pattern of the examination will be similar to that of AIPMT or the All India PreMedical or PreDental Tests that were previously held across the country.
Efforts to abort the judgment
The efforts to abort this directive of the Supreme Court according to which no examination will now be held at the state level has fell flat as the Apex Court refused to make any changes or modify the judgment. Read the following points for the highlights of this examination.
- According to the directive of the Supreme Court, the students can take NEET Exam 2016 regardless of their appearance in the first phase of the examination that was held on May 1 this year.
- The students considering the options of the second phase of this examination will have to give up the scores that they have obtained in the first phase.
- The students that took the first phase of the examination but are not sure about their performance can now sit for the second phase of the examination.
- All the pleas of the state government to consider taking the examinations at the state level have been rejected by the court in favor of a single examination for taking admission to the medical colleges in India. Although there is some confusion about the syllabus and the pattern of the examination at present, the objective of considering a single examination will come into effect in future.
- Despite the arguments of the state government pleaders about the way in which the fate of the students can be affected with the implementation of the new directive, the Court did not listen to these pleas and the National Eligibility Entrance Test is still in place with the first phase of the examination already taken place.
- A similar attempt was made by the private medical colleges to save their students although it did not have much effect on the directive of the court.
Things to know
The Supreme Court has further instructed the authorities to ensure that no false play takes place while conducting this examination. Therefore, the state and the private medical colleges have already issued clarifications to the students and have put up notices of cancellation with the Supreme Court refusing to listen to their appeal. With hundreds of students that intend to take admission to the medical colleges in India, it is time to watch out for the results and the credibility that follows this examination. The replacement of a single medical entrance test that has come into effect has a lot to speak for the future of the students that have been trying hard to try their luck with a career in medicine.