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NEET UG 2021: NTA Makes Big Announcement, Says CBSE Compartment, Private And Patrachar Students Can Appear For Exam Before Declaration of Results

NEET UG 2021 Latest Update: The announcement from the NTA came as petitioners said they were not being unable to appear for NEET UG exam scheduled on September 12.

Updated: September 3, 2021 11:08 PM IST

By Education Desk | Edited by Manmath Nayak

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NTA has a big update for candidates preparing for NEET UG 2021.

NEET UG 2021 Latest News Today: Candidates preparing for NEET UG 2021, here comes a big update for you. The National Testing Agency on Friday made a big announcement, saying the CBSE compartment, private and patrachar students can appear for the medical exam before declaration of their results. In response to a bunch of pleas at the Supreme Court, the NTA said that the non-declaration of the results of CBSE Private, Compartment and Patrachar exams for Class 12 will not prevent the students from appearing in NEET-UG exam. The announcement from the NTA came as petitioners said they were not being unable to appear for NEET UG exam scheduled on September 12.

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In the Supreme Court, the NTA also stated that clearing the CBSE exams will just be a criterion for counselling in case the students qualify for NEET UG 2021.

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A Bench comprising Justice AM Khanwilkar, Justice Hrishikesh Roy and Justice CT Ravikumar was hearing a writ petition filed for rescheduling of NEET UG21 to a date after the declaration of the CBSE compartment/private/patrachar exams.

While hearing the matter, the Supreme Court asked the petitioner to serve an advanced copy to the All India Council For Technical Education (AICTE). AICTE is the top technical education regulator in the country.

Filed in the Supreme Court, the plea sought quashing of public notice scheduling NEET UG-2021 to be held on September 12.

After hearing the matter stated by the NTA, the top court bench orally told the petitioner’s counsel “Your grievance is other exams will commence and your result isn’t declared. The relief claimed is unnecessary as authorities say you will be permitted to appear”.

The Supreme Court also heard another writ petition which sought for directions to change the datesheet of CBSE compartment, private and patrachar exams and to declare the results early so that they won’t clash with other entrance tests. However, the Supreme Court has adjourned the pleas to September 6 for further hearing.

In the pleas, the petitioners have argued that NEET UG’s schedule clearly hampers a segment of applicants. They also argued that while authorities have given relief to similar exams such as JEE Mains 2021 by rescheduling 4th Session of Exam, no such accommodation has been extended to NEET UG applicants despite repeated requests through various modes.

This week, thousands of students signed an online petition and urged the Centre to postpone NEET UG 2021 saying the medical exam clashes with the board exams of states like Himachal Pradesh and Haryana. They also claimed that it would put undue stress on them to appear for both exams together.

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Published Date: September 3, 2021 8:43 PM IST

Updated Date: September 3, 2021 11:08 PM IST