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NEET on schedule from May 1, rules apex court

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  30 April 2016 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, April 29: The Supreme Court on Friday said that the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will conduct the tiol Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) on May 1 and July 24 for admission to under-graduate medical courses as it had earlier directed.

Besides NEET, the medical entrance examition being conducted by some states including Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Telanga and others will also take place separately.

Saying that the examitions will go on, an apex court bench headed by Justice Anil R. Dave asked Additiol Solicitor General Pinky And and others to file applications seeking whatever relief they want.

Earlier in the morning, Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi addressed the court seeking modification of its first day order contending that a large number of students who had their schooling in the regiol languages not proficient in English will find it difficult to appear in NEET 1 to be held on May 1.

This would be discrimitory, the attorney general said, making a strong plea that the court should allow the exam being conducted by states along with NEET.

The CBSE is conducting the NEET in the current year only in English and Hindi.

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