NEET UG Phase I was conducted on 1st May as per the direction from Hon’ble Supreme Court. CBSE conducted the exam successfully (pat on their back), though there was report of paper leak in Patna which was denied by CBSE. We have also gone through the reports, we found that the reported leaked paper is not the same, it might be job of scrupulous people to spread rumour. Phase I paper had a moderate level of difficulty with Physics section being on the difficult side, a typical AIPMT paper like previous year.
Even after the NEET-UG Phase II is scheduled for 24th July it’s not very clear that whether it will be actually conducted or not. Supreme Court had allowed CBSE to conduct NEET-UG but Supreme Court in its earlier hearing added “It may however be clarified that by this order hearing of the petitions which are pending before this Court will not be affected. The petition be now listed in due course.”
So this meant that Supreme Court allowed CBSE to conduct NEET-UG in due time but didn’t exactly rulled out other entrance exams. Special leave petition have been filled by States like J&K & Private Medical Associations like COMED-K & others.
Similar situation was in 2013, when NEET-UG was allowed to be conducted but latter many Private Medical Colleges moved to Supreme Court seeking to scrap NEET. Supreme Court was on Summer vacation holidays but due to deadline of admission process, Supreme court had to include it for the vacation list. Latter on 18 July 2013, SC gave the decision in favour of 115 petitions and made NEET-UG voluntary (only interested institutions/states can participate). I hope the same doesn’t happen this year too.
Many students are already agitated by the SC decision of NEET-UG being announced just 2 days before. Students were not mentally prepared, there was a lot of confusion over it. But after giving Phase I exams students felt sigh of relief. Personally I favour NEET, now since the NEET-UG has been conducted again from this year (after 2 years gap), it should not be stopped by any judgement. Justice Anil R Dave said in its earlier hearing “let it go on”, so do I now think that Phase II should also “go on”.
Today, SC will be hearing special leave petition of some states & private colleges, it is excepted that the final decision whether State or private colleges will participate in NEET-UG or not will not out today. This will also clear fortune of the already scheduled exams of state & private colleges.
Latest Update: 3 pm (3/05/2016)
Supreme Court heard the State plea to let them conduct their own entrance exam this year. After hearing the matter SC asked MCI to respond the matter. MCI has sought time & will respond to the State on Thursday.
So the next hearing is on 05/05/2016.
We will update on the next hearing on this page only.
(Posted on 3/05/2016)
Update from the Supreme Court (5/05/2016):
Hearing on the matter started at about 2pm. Here is how things are going on inside court room:
- Argument started with Senior advocate Tushar Mehta representing Gujrat, he say Gujrati medium students won’t be able to solve english medium NEET paper as the terminologies are different.
- Tushar Mehta says, There may be 5 good reasons for conducting NEET but if there is one reason for defeering it then consider it. He says out of 64K Gujarati medium students only 24K had applied for AIPMT, which is less than 50%.
- Prashant Bhusan representing some students also joins. He says NEET Phase I should be cancelled & there should be a single exam on 24 july for all students as the students were not prepared for it.
- Kapil Sibal joins argument, he says if NEET is going to be held, then your lordship is in hurry.
- J&K says Education is a state subject & J&K never gave seats to All India PMT. It has reservation policy of 50% for women & men.
- R Dhawan representing CMC, vellore says, 3 bench judges can’t pass order, as the Lordship doesn’t know who will pass the final order. Judgement can’t be overruled. He asks judges recent order & says how can a 3 judges bench judge questions 5 judges bench order, referring to 2013 judgement of NEET.
- Shyam Dhawan representing Maharashtra joins in he says, Maharashtra should be exempted from NEET as they have different regulations for admission. He also adds that those students who appeared for Phase I should also be allowed to sit in Phase II.
- V Giri representing Tamil Nadu now starts his argument & made his submission.
- Counsels are now requesting to hear the matter tomorrow
- Justice Dave says, all arguments made by states are same, its sheer waste of time.
- Now the matter will be heard tomorrow from 2pm onwards. All applicants are asked to submit thier application in 1page
- The Supreme Court has clarified that the private colleges would not be allowed to conduct separate exams for medical admissions. SC also asked CBSE about the possibility of conducting single exam on 24th July & cancelling Phase I. CBSE will reply to this tomorrow.
Update from the Supreme Court (06/05/2016):
Hearing on the matter started at about 2:30pm. Here is how things are going on inside court room:
- Vikas Singh on behalf of MCI submits three suggestions:
- 1) Only States PMT can be kept out of NEET.
- 2) Banks will consider giving loans to poor students without collateral security.
- 3) Students who have appeared for Phase I should not be allowed for Phase 2 in july.
- States PMT can be exempted although no order has been passed yet.
- Now the matter will be heard on Monday.
- Consultation with states going on & we will find some solution on States PMT by Monday, MCI tells SC, case adjourned for Monday.
Update from the Supreme Court (09/05/2016):
Hearing will start from 2:30pm.
- “States can conduct their own entrance for gov’t medical colleges for this year; all private colleges under NEET”, Centre to SC
- NEET can also be conducted in 7 ( Tamil, Telugu, Bengali, Assamese, Gujarati, Marathi & Urdu) vernacular languages as prescribed by CBSE in 2013
- NEET Phase II will be open to all students, irrespective of NEET Phase I exam
- MCI Counsel is insisting that English be the standard language for NEET this year; bench is hearing arguments
- NEET court is inclined to close the matter for order. It may not pronounce the order in court.
- 2200 centres for NEET on 24th July 2016 as per CBSE
- Final order will be uploaded on SC website
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