NEET row: SC refuses to stay ordinance allowing states to conduct separate entrance test

The SC had earlier ruled that admission to MBBS/BDS courses would be done only through NEET.

Updated: Jul 14, 2016, 15:52 PM IST
NEET row: SC refuses to stay ordinance allowing states to conduct separate entrance test

New Delhi: While revisiting the issue surrounding National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET), the Supreme Court on Thursday refused to stay ordinance allowing states to conduct separate entrance test for admissions to MBBS, BDS

The top court rejected plea for centralised counselling for candidates of various entrance tests saying, half the states have already conducted their test.

The top court was hearing a petition challenging the government ordinance diluting an apex court order declaring the NEET as the sole means to gain admission to undergraduate MBBS and BDS courses for the academic year 2016-2017.

The SC had earlier ruled that admission to MBBS/BDS courses would be done only through NEET and scrapped the entrance tests conducted by the state governments and private medical colleges.

The court had revived NEET after recalling its 2013 order by which the common entrance test was declared unconstitutional.