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President Mukherjee signs NEET ordinance; not appliance for 2016 students

President Pranab Mukherjee Today Signed The National Eligibility And Entrance Test (NEET) Ordinance Passed By The Cabinet, Postponing The Supreme Court Order, Which Made It Compulsory. But, Students Appearing For The Exam In 2016, Will Not Compulsory For Them.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Pankaj Samantray | Updated on: 24 May 2016, 10:44:53 AM
President Pranab Mukherjee

New Delhi:

President Pranab Mukherjee today signed the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) ordinance passed by the Cabinet, postponing the Supreme Court order, which made it compulsory. But, students appearing for the exam in 2016, will not compulsory for them.

Aspirants of 2016 will face issues if implemented this years, as have prepared according to the old syllabus, many of them were from regional language boards and the time was too less to adapt to the new format.

Earlier, the President had sought legal advice on the ordinance to keep state boards out of the ambit of uniform medical entrance examination, NEET, for 2016.

The ordinance was aimed at partially overturning a Supreme Court verdict which said all government colleges, deemed universities and private medical colleges would be covered under NEET.

More than 15 states were opposed to NEET and had raised issues like different syllabus and languages during the recent state health ministers' meeting.

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First Published : 24 May 2016, 10:27:00 AM