Supreme Court allows students who missed earlier NEET exams to sit for exam on Wednesday
Gangtok, October 13: On October 12, the Supreme Court allowed students who missed this year’s earlier National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) examination held on September 13, which is an entrance examination in India for students who wish to study undergraduate medical courses and dental courses in government or private medical and dental colleges in India, allowed for the examination to be conducted on October 14 again.
Many students missed the NEET examination due to being infected with COVID-19 or being located in containment zones, leading to the Supreme Court allowing for the examination to be conducted on October 14. Whereas the examination results of September 13 were initially expected on Monday, due to the ruling results will be published on October 16 altogether combined with the examination to be held on Wednesday.
Earlier a request was made by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to the Apex Court to allow the students mentioned above to sit for the examination and a submission was made by the Solicitor General Tushar Mehta appearing for the National Testing Agency, yo which the Court’s bench headed by the Chief Justice of India (CJI) SA Bobde and Justices AS Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian allowed for the same.
While earlier almost six states- West Bengal, Jharkhand, Rajasthan, Chattisgarh, Punjab, and Maharashtra, had appealed to the Supreme Court to postpone the NEET and JEE examination to be conducted in September, given the constant burgeoning cases of COVID-19 to which the Supreme Court had rejected pleas twice, one by students and one by the above mentioned six states, and despite strong protests from students were conducted in September.