No end to ambiguity over NEET for medical aspirants in Maha

  • HT Correspondent, Mumbai
  • Updated: May 04, 2016 09:59 IST
The students coming out after taking the "NEET" exam at the examination center at Kerala School in New Delhi. (Photo by Sushil Kumar/ Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)

Students in Maharashtra are a worried lot after the hearing of a review petition filed by Maharashtra education department on the future of NEET examination in the state was postponed to Thursday.

The MH-CET, Maharashtra’s entrance examinations for medical seats in the state, is also scheduled for the same day.

“We are anyway worried about being forced to take the NEET examination in its second phase and with the hearing being postponed, the ambiguity continues,” said Archita Waghela, a candidate.

She added that more students are now rushing to the coaching classes for a crash course to prepare for the second phase of NEET, which will be held on July 24.

T he review petition by Maharashtra, filed against the court order that all states will have to follow NEET, was accepted by the SC on Monday and the hearing on Tuesday got postponed till Thursday so that the Medical Council of India (MCI) could respond on the same.

Maharashtra, in its petition, has asked either for exemption from NEET altogether or implementation of the same only in the year 2018. “We are hoping for a positive response from the SC,” said a senior education official.

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