NEET Exam Postponement Petition Denied

The Supreme Court declined to postpone the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET)-UG examination, which is set on September 12, stating it does not want to meddle with the process and that rescheduling it would be "extremely unjust."

On September 12, Saturday, the National Testing Agency (NTA) will hold the National Eligibility cum entry Test postgraduate (NEET-UG) 2021, which will be held by the National Board of Examinations in Medical Sciences (NBEMS). The Supreme Court today dismissed a writ petition seeking rescheduling of the NEET Under Graduate test for admission to medical and dental institutions to a date after the CBSE announces the results of the private, compartment, and patrachar examinations.

The students who filed the petition with the Supreme Court stated that the admission exam will conflict with other exams. The court stated that nearly 16 lakh applicants are sitting the exam and that it cannot be postponed on the basis of a petition of omission. The bench, which included Justices AM Khanwilkar, Hrishikesh Roy, and CT Ravikumar, also directed the board to proceed with the test. “We don't want uncertainty,” stated the bench.

The National Testing Agency previously informed the bench that applicants might sit the entrance test regardless of whether the CBSE declared results by September 12. The examination organisation had said that “the findings would only be necessary throughout the counselling process.”

The NEET-UG 2021 admission cards will be available this week. According to the Information Bulletin, the admission card will be available three days before the exam, on September 9. The NTA will hold the NEET UG 2021 Exam at several locations.

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