Relief for medical students, NEET deferred to next year

Relief for medical students, NEET deferred to next year

Submitted by Kumuda on Fri, 2016-05-20 12:34 New Delhi: The Centre on Friday cleared the ordinance to postpone the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) exam by a year so that the students have enough time to prepare. The decision comes after a meeting chaired between Union Health minister JP Nadda and other state health ministers over the matter. The meeting was convened after several parliamentarians opposed the common medical entrance test, saying the NEET has created confusion among the students who have already applied for the state entrance exams. Earlier today, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking him not to bring any order against the Supreme Court ruling on NEET, saying the students had welcomed the decision as it discouraged well endowed parents from making 'donations' to get their children admitted into reputed private medical colleges.