NEET exam cannot be postponed, Medical Council tells SC
New Delhi: The Medical Council of India (MCI) informed the Supreme Court that the NEET exam, which is scheduled to take place on September 13, cannot be postponed and that exam centres cannot be allotted in Gulf countries. The medical council also made it clear in the affidavit filed in the apex court that the exam cannot be held online too.
Postponement of NEET exam will affect the academic calendar and any further delay in the admission process would make it difficult for the newly admitted students to get quality education or training, Medical Council of India stated.
Exam centres for NEET cannot be allotted in foreign countries like in JEE exams. Detailed planning is required to conduct exams in foreign exam centres. However, that is not possible now. Medical Council of India also made it clear in the affidavit they filed in Supreme Court that the exams cannot be held online.
National Testing Agency in a press release said that NEET exams will be held on September 13. The security protocol for conducting the exam will be released next week.
A plea has been filed in Supreme Court seeking to avoid quarantine for students and parents who return from abroad to attend NEET exam. The plea was filed by Qatar KMCC in the court.
KMCC advocate Haris Beeran stated in the plea that 28-day quarantine period is mandatory in certain states, including Kerala, for foreign returnees. However, this will not be possible for the students who attend their JEE exams abroad and have to come to India for their NEET exams. The Supreme Court will consider this plea next week.