New Delhi, April 29: The Centre on Friday urged Supreme Court to reconsider its order that approved to conduct first phase of  National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) examination of May 1. Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi requested the apex court to hold NEET on July 24 in one phase so that students get enough time to prepare for the exams. Rohatgi also urged the court not to scrap state exams.Also Read - NEET-PG Counselling 2021: Doctors Express Concern Over Postponement, Call For Nationwide Strike From Tomorrow

The court on Thursday had agreed to Centre and CBSE’s proposal to hold NEET in two phases. It decided that 6.5 lakh candidates will appear for the entrance test on May 1 while the second phase will be conducted on July 24 where 2.5 lakh candidates shall appear. Joint result will be announced on August 17 and admission procedure will be completed by September 30. (ALSO READ- NEET 2016 trouble: Maharashtra medical aspirants in fix as entrance test based on CBSE syllabus) Also Read - Will NEET Exams 2022 be Conducted Twice a Year Like CBSE? Ministry of Health to Resume Talks With Education Ministry Soon

The Supreme Court’s order to conduct  NEET instead of  All India Pre Medical test (AIPMT) for the academic year 2016-17 have put Maharashtra’s aspiring candidates in a fix. The students are expected to appear for an exam based on CBSE syllabus which will be held in the next three months. Also, students are not clear if the state-level Common Entrance Test (CET) will happen or not. Originally, CET was scheduled to be held on May 5. While students from Maharashtra have been preparing for the AIPMT based on Maharashtra state syllabus, NEET is based on CBSE.  Over 1.4 lakh students have applied for CET and it is not clear if they registered for AIPMT also. (ALSO READ: NEET exams on May 1 and July 24; Joint result on August 17) Also Read - Delhi-NCR Air Pollution: Supreme Court Re-Imposes Construction Ban, Delhi Govt to Pay Rs 5000 to Affected Workers