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Govt not planning to put an end to NEET through ordinance: Minister

education Updated: May 20, 2016 21:39 IST
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Health minister JP Nadda said on Friday that the government is not planning to end or change the scheduled of a national common medical test (NEET) through an ordinance.(Pratham Gokhle/HT Photo)

The government is not planning to bring an ordinance to end or change the scheduled of a national common medical test, health minister JP Nadda told ANI on Friday evening.

The comments came after a day of reports that the Union cabinet had cleared a proposal for an ordinance that partially bypassed the Supreme Court-mandated National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) and deferred the examination by a year.

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“Let me make it clear, #NEET has been implemented and is in existence, first phase is over & 2nd phase will take place on 24th July: JP Nadda,” news agency ANI tweeted.

Over 650,000 candidates took the first phase of NEET on May 1 for admission to undergraduate and postgraduate medical and dental courses.

The second phase – which was to decide admission to around 85% of India’s 40,000-odd medical seats – is scheduled for July 24.

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