The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for undergraduate courses for the year 2021 will be held as scheduled on September 12 after the Supreme Court on Monday dismissed petitions seeking a deferment/ rescheduling of the exam.
The top court was hearing petitions for rescheduling NEET on the ground that it is slated to be held in the midst of CBSE board improvement exams, compartment exams, other entrance exams.
CBSE Class 12 students will have Biology exam on September 6, Physics on September 9, two major science papers on the same week of NEET exam, the plea filed through advocate Sumanth
Nookala had said. However, the Bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar, Hrishikesh Roy and CT Ravikumar said that merely for the convenience of some students appearing in multiple exams, NEET cannot be postponed. “If you have to appear in multiple exams, you have
to make the choice, the Court said. The Court also remarked that it is not inclined to meddle too much into education matters since lakh of students will be affected by its orders.
“We really need to lay down the extent of our judicial intervention. These students should burn the midnight oil and prepare. How much can we intervene as a court,” the Court said dismissing the plea.
The plea sought quashing of the July 13 public notice scheduling NEET on September 12, Sunday as being “manifestly arbitrary and in violation of Article 14 of the Constitution.
The petitioner, therefore, asked the Court to issue a direction to shift the medical entrance exam to a suitable date soon after the ongoing board/other competitive exams.