Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh High Court on Wednesday
stayed the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for
the undergraduate medical course in the state.
The proposed switch from state-level entrance exams to
the NEET is being opposed by some states.
N Appa Rao and four others, formerly associated with
Indian Medical Council, have filed a writ petition saying that
introduction of NEET from the current academic year would
greatly harm interests of Andhra Pradesh students.
Justice Vilas Afzalpurkar today stayed NEET (in the
state), posting the mater for hearing after four weeks.
NEET would be conducted by Central Board of Secondary
Education (CBSE) in April-May 2012 under the auspices of MCI,
and the medium would be English/ Hindi.
According to the state data, about 65,000 students appear
for the medical seats of the Eamcet exam (held at the state
level) every year, and nearly 25,000 of them write the exam in
The state government as well as the students apprehend
that sudden change of medium and syllabus will become a
The state government had reportedly written to Union
Health ministry, seeking exemption for students from Andhra
Pradesh from NEET at least for two years.